On 20th of December, FlyQuest formally announced its 2018 NACLS staff through its official Twitter account, welcoming Jung “RapidStar” Min-sung as the strategic coach, as well as the formal Immortals coach Robert Yip as the head coach.
— FlyQuest (@FlyQuestSports) December 19, 2017
A Career 7 Years in the Making
Most of the Western audience will remember RapidStar as one of the SKT coaches, but not many fans know that RapidStar has a long and rich career history, going back as far as the legendary names of Azubu and Entus.
Jung “RapidStar” Min-sung began his career in 2011 as the mid laner of Azubu Frost, making him one of the “OG” players of LCK. During his career as a professional player, he was known for his aggressive play-style and prowess in champions such as Anivia, Lux and Xerath. In early 2014, RapidStar retired from professional League scene to become a part-time caster, shout-casting for Afreeca TV and SPOTV Games.
In 2016, RapidStar took up a new calling of coaching; he became the coach for EDward Gaming and took his team to 2nd place in 2016 Spring Playoffs and 1st place in 2016 Summer Playoffs. In 2017, RapidStar returned to Korea to become an assistant coach for SKT T1, working closely with the legendary Kim “kkOma” Jung-gyun and serve the team strategically.
As RapidStar joins FlyQuest, he will be reunited with his formal colleague Lee “Flame” Ho-jong. Flame and RapidStar both played under LCK’s Azubu/CJ Entus in 2012 and 2013, where RapidStar played as the mid laner for the organization’s Frost sister team while Flame played as the top laner for the organization’s Flame iteration.