OPL Update: Rusty joins as Head Coach

Sat 8th Dec 2018 - 4:17am

We are extremely excited to announce that Zack "Rusty" Pye has signed to Avant Gaming as our Head Coach moving into 2019 of the Oceanic Pro League. Zack is world-renowned for his casting over in the League of Legends Pro League in China, whilst also having stints in the likes of Rift Rivals and the Mid-Season Invitational events; not to mention his appearances during the 2016 and 2017 World Championships. Prior to Zack's casting career, he played professionally in this region during its early stages of competitive play; appearing on teams such as Legacy Esports and Chiefs Esports Club.

Our CEO, Wesley Collier, had a few words to say about Rusty's arrival;

"Rusty approached us towards the end of this year and showed interest in joining Avant Gaming as a part of our coaching staff and I just couldn't say no. After speaking with him I soon realized that he has extremely good management skills, an exceedingly strong passion for the game and not to mention his wide knowledge of the game from his experience in the LPL. I'm looking forward to seeing what he can bring to the table next year and also look forward to working with such a talented individual!"

We also got some words from Rusty on his arrival to Avant Gaming;

“I'm excited to be working with and returning to one of my old orgs in Avant, I'm hoping that by coming back I will be able to provide to the region that kick started my career and help to build something great.With the team I'm looking to build and provide a strong culture for the team, where success is easier to find once the foundations are set. I'm excited to Work with Avant in creating that winning culture.”

All of us here at Avant Gaming are extremely confident that Zack will be able to provide the goods in terms of both cultural results and in game results. We want to build a strong relationship with our new team and we believe that Zack has the skill-set to be able to do so. Stay tuned over the next little while, as we bring you the announcements of our new players moving into next year.

Want to connect with Rusty? Check out his Twitch channel, as he is about to go live; otherwise connect with him on his social media platforms listed below!




Welcome Rusty!



Ben Scott