Zeal Esports are now on the lookout for candidates to fill a coaching position following the transition of Yuki “Zyki” Uruma towards a managerial role.
PHILIPPINES — Yuki “Zyki” Uruma will no longer be the coach of Zeal Esports, the Cebuano organization has announced. Instead, he will now assume a managerial position within the organization. As Zeal Esports look toward the second stage of VALORANT Champions Tour this year, Zyki will shift his focus to aiding the team outside the server as the team begin searching for a new coach.
“I would like to thank everyone for the unending support, especially to the ones who believed in me as a coach. I am now stepping down as a coach of Zeal Esports to focus on the opportunity that was given to me as a team manager. I might not be the coach anymore, but I will still be under the banner of Zeals to Zeal More Deals.” Zyki stated on his personal Facebook page.
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During his tenure, Zeal Esports managed playoff appearances in a number of high-profile tournaments in the Philippines, including a 3rd-4th finish in the 2021 Mineski VxV Invitational, a 5th-6th placement in the Intel Rival Series, and most recently, a 5th-6th finish in the VCT Philippines Stage 1 Challengers Playoffs.
The following lineup is on the lookout for a new coach:
- 🇵🇭 Carl “senyocarL” Carandang
- 🇵🇭 James “2ge” Goopio
- 🇵🇭 Keith “FireSaiyajiN” Madarang
- 🇵🇭 Craig “craigys” Salgado
- 🇵🇭 Cyle “beats” Pontilar
- 🇵🇭 Yuki “Zyki” Uruma (Manager)
Cover photo courtesy of Zeal Esports