With an official statement in Twitter, Simplicity have announced that Jon ‘Equinox’ Peterson will be their new Head Coach. A bit of a surprise no doubt, since Peterson recently left the competitive scene with plans of taking a long break, due to burnout.
That doesn’t seem to be the case, after all, it’s nice to see him not giving up on the game yet. This won’t be the first time he’s coming out of retirement, as back in 2016 he replaced Richard ‘Kladeous’ Tran in Astral Authority. Sadly, that team disbanded a few months later but was acquired by Tempo Storm right after.
There’s just one issue left, Simplicity are still missing a player, as they’re currently with an incomplete roster of four. Their former teammate Aaron ‘erho’ Kappes was released due to breaking Blizzard’s official rules of conduct and the temporary stand-in Kyle ‘Prismaticism’ Belaiche has also left after the most recent tournament. It looks like they’ll have to find a replacement before the next event, which should be easy as there’s plenty of players just floating around teamless at the moment.
The team was created at the start of this year on 17 January and so far, they’ve participated only in the HGC North America Pro League, where they managed to get to the sixth place. You could say their whole future is ahead of them and with an experienced coach like Equinox they should have no trouble playing on a world-class level.