Staff Members

GEEA Leadership

GenG Elite Esports Academy

Joon Kim, Principal

Yonsei University / University of Toronto 

“I will build a strong future for the students at GEEA. I will seek to understandeach students’ characteristics to most effectively teachcourses and helpthem to realize their true vision as well as to help them become successful pro gamers.”

Joseph H. Baek, Program Director

Johns Hopkins / University of Pennsylvania

“It’s amazing to me that we have been able to build an institution where we can take a passion for gaming and turn it into opportunities for future success. I decided to help create GEEA because I want to invest in a future where all types of students have access to meaningful education that leads to fulfilling careers.”

Jake Lee, School Director 

Reinhardt University / YGU Graduate School

“I am in charge of every little thing happening at GEEA. With my 12 years of education background and experiences in the USA, I will be able to help GEEA students with what they need to prepare for the future. I will do my best to help the staff members and the students to create the best esports academy in the world!”

Sylvia Kim, Administrator

Hanse University

“I am in charge of every little thing happening at GEEA. With my 12 years of education background and experiences in the USA, I will be able to help GEEA students with what they need to prepare for the future. I will do my best to help the staff members and the students to create the best esports academy in the world!”

We offer the best Esports education

with Gen.G Esports developed education curriculum 




Esports Coaches

GenG Elite Esports Academy

"MC" Minchul Jang

Head Teaching Coach 

League of Legends
MC started his pro gaming career as a Starcraft player. After transitioning to Starcraft II, he won two world championships and ranked #1 in tournament earnings for many years, later retiring as one of the most successful Starcraft II players of all time. He then became the head coach of Kongdoo Monsters, a League of Legends pro team in the LCK. He has also been featured in numerous documentaries, hired repeatedly as an esports commentator, had success as a streamer, and continues to star in a Youtube comedy series called Whyman(왜냐맨). With over a decade of varying experiences in the world of esports, MC’s knowledge of the industry is on par with the best. With MC’s methodical and analytical approach, students will be challenged to creatively approach their play, assess opponents’ strengths and weaknesses, and broaden their view of esports to dramatically grow and improve as both esports athletes and students.

"Tairong" Taeyoung Kim

Teaching Coach 

Overwatch

Achieving Ranker from 2009 to 2010 in League of Legend Season 1 first opened Tairong’s eyes to the world of competitive esports. Eventually, he transitioned to the FPS genre and officially started his pro gaming career with an Overwatch team called MiG. He then served as the co-head coach of three teams including the Overwatch team for NGA Club in China. Once MiG became sponsored and renamed Africa Freecs in Korea’s Contenders League, he became the head coach for about two years. He was then appointed as the first head coach of the Overwatch League (OWL) team Houston Outlaws, leading the team throughout the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Desiring to see a positive change in professional esports, he decided to become a teaching coach at GEEA to mold a new generation of esports leaders who could enact these very changes. As a seasoned coach who has mentored the very best of esports athletes, Tairong emphasizes the importance of understanding concepts, theory, and data before approaching effective application. His coaching and education philosophy focuses on taking theory and using it for growth and development of strategy and skills through analysis, feedback, and communication.

"Bingo" Jaeyoung Choi

Teaching Coach 

League of Legends
Before joining GEEA, Jae Young had experiences as a pro player and teaching coach on pro teams such as the LCK League Ctu Team and LSPL League PE Team. With his background in the pro scene both online and offline, he has developed a deep understanding of League of Legends and the essential skills required to be an outstanding player. However, his philosophy for teaching goes beyond the scope of the game, emphasizing things such as teamwork management and character building. More than anything. Jae Young believes that to truly become a standout esports athlete, students must build the right mindset and be sensitive to team chemistry.
 

"Mobugi" Jeehoon Yu

Teaching Coach 

Overwatch
Jeehoon is both the main coach for GEEA Overwatch and one of the primary coaches for Gen.G’s pro trainee teams. With mechanics and understanding of the game that many in the industry say rival those of pro players, Jeehoon has trained and guided numerous trainees to become pro players in both the OWL and Contender’s League. He was also a coach for the Korea Overwatch Trial S3 4th GWS (Goin Waters) Gen.G Trainee. With deep knowledge of how to instill core skills and develop a professional mindset in his students, Jeehoon utilizes his philosophy of training the mind before all else to help guide GEEA students to become the best version of themselves.

A customized education for Esports athletes 

with blended learning offered through Elite Open School 


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Mentoring Teachers and Consultants

GenG Elite Esports Academy

Eunji Ahn, Head Mentoring Teacher
Yonsei University
Ewha Graduate School, Counseling Major
Lowell Stevens, Mentoring Teacher
Murray State University, English and Film Studies
Julie Yu, Mentoring Teacher
University of Massachusetts
Julie Cho, Associate Consultant
USC, Public Policy
Master of Public Policy at USC
Yuna Kim, AP Math
Boston College, Math
Ahromi Wang, Associate Consultant
UCLA, Biology
M.D at Poznan University of Medical Science

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