Changing Tides — The Oceanic stars headed overseas in 2020

Aaron “ChuChuZ” Bland

Career highlights
  • 3x OPL Runner-up (player)
  • 1x OPL Runner-up (coach)

ChuChuZ was one of the pioneers of Oceanic League of Legends, proving his talent on the Rift before finding moderate success in his switch from the playing roster to the backroom staff.

The three-time OPL finalist was a foundation member with Legacy Esports, and was a key figure in the early years of the Chiefs vs Legacy rivalry that set the tempo of the league in its fledgling seasons. Through his transition to coaching, Bland has worked with LCS stalwart Nick “Inero” Smith and Order general manager Jake “Spawn” Tiberi.

ChuChuZ’s standout moment at the helm for Order came in the first postseason gauntlet of 2019, where he guided the Melbourne roster through a stacked bracket to score a 9-1 record on their way to a grand final showdown against the Bombers in Sydney.

Now, Aaron has landed himself an assistant coaching role at the Golden Guardians for the 2020 season, and will be working alongside Inero and Samuel “Spookz” Broadley as the LCS roster looks to make another bid for finals. It’s clear GGS have made a commitment to developing flourishing talent like Victor “FBI” Huang and Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer with an extended coaching roster, and ChuChuZ is sure to add to that in a big way.

Andrew Wray
ProducerJosh Swift
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre is Snowball Esports' editor in chief and head of editorial, leading coverage on Oceanic & Asia-Pacific gaming talent at home and abroad.

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