Comets League of Legends Team Brings On New Student Competitive Staff

Posted by Eric Aaberg December 12, 2020 in Team News

With the Comets in their off-season, the UT Dallas Esports Program has brought on new student competitive staff members to the varsity League of Legends team. Our new student-staff will help push our student-athletes to a new level of competitive skill for their upcoming leagues, tournaments, and matches.

First off in today’s roster change announcement, we’d like to congratulate Hemal Salvi on his promotion to the Student League of Legends Head Coach!

I’m Hemal Salvi, a Computer Science major at UTD. I joined the League of Legends team here in the fall of 2019, joining as the head analyst. At the start of Fall 2020 I transitioned to being an assistant student coach with the team, and I’m pleased to announce that going into 2021, I’m the new head coach for the League of Legends team at UTD.

As the new head coach, I’m excited to work with the team, specifically when it comes to reaching a shared view of the game and on improving our fundamentals. I hope that with this bottom-up approach to coaching, we can play a version of the game that lets our player’s strengths and synergy shine. I hope you’ll watch us as we enter CLoL next year!

Hemal Salvi, Student League of Legends Head Coach for Esports

Second, we’d like to welcome Ryan Joslin as the latest Student League of Legends Assistant Coach!

Ryan is a new assistant coach for the League of Legends varsity team. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a plan to graduate in spring 2022. Ryan previously played on League’s B-team roster and is eager to be in his new position. Outside of the team, he likes playing tabletop games and off-road biking. He looks forward to this being the most productive year for the program.

Ryan Joslin, Student League of Legends Assistant Coach for Esports

And lastly, we’d like to welcome Sahaj Mann as the Student League of Legends Team Manager!

Hi, Im Sahajveer Mann but just go by Sahaj. I am a Biology major and Public Health Minor at UTD with future plans of pursuing my master’s. Two of my favorite hobbies include drawing and playing videogames. I love interacting with other people and participating in social events to meet new people.

My journey in the Esports Program was interesting. For the first 3 years of my college career, I was just a player in the lower division collegiate league of legends competition where some of the amateurs can team up with their friends and compete for small prizes. This was set up and done by the UTD league of legends club. At the beginning of my Senior year I become an officer of the UTD league of legends club and by showing my hard work, dedication to improving the community, and passion for league of legends. With the position for the League of Legends Team Manager spot opening, I knew I had to apply and am honored to have gotten the position and become the new UTD League of Legends Team Manager.

My goals for the program are simple. We already have an amazing esports program and I want to help keep that expectation but also, I want to go beyond that. For aspiring students looking at futures in esports, I want UTD to be one of the names they think of as a school they need to apply to. Making UTD a powerhouse school is my goal. With the help of our players and staff, it won’t be a matter of IF we achieve this goal it’s just a matter of WHEN.

Sahaj Mann, Student League of Legends Team Manager for Esports

Well that’s all we’ve got for this roster change announcement! We’re more than thrilled to bring on some new faces & familiar faces to our program’s competitive student staff, and where they take our teams the semesters to come!

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