Despite being the most successful team in Vietnam with 7 VCS championships, GAM Esports used to be unpopular with many fans. The cause is not related to professional issues but comes from many scandals related to the way the board of directors of this team treats some of the players under their command.
But since changing to a new owner, things have changed a lot. Specifically, with the appearance of TK Nguyen, the black and yellow shirt team had a spectacular makeover, successively winning many different achievements in a short time.
That success started with landmark changes. First, the most significant difference that TK Nguyen makes is the completely new face of the leadership team. If the previous owners only appeared in the form of “rumors”, after directing but did not come out and answer questions of public opinion, then TK Nguyen chose to be transparent and clear.
Almost wherever GAM appears, there is TK Nguyen. From large and small promotional events to the stadium, the 35-year-old boss has turned himself into the 6th player, constantly spreading fire to his teammates and not afraid to interact with reporters. On social media, TK is equally active. He regularly posts daily pictures of the players, interacting and answering questions from fans.
GAM under the Nguyen Dynasty also changed a lot in the way of content creation. They make interesting series revolving around the behind-the-scenes of the players. In addition, this team also actively organizes offline in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to help fans interact directly with the players, thereby gaining a warm response from the community.
In GAM’s campaign to apply for a Visa to Worlds 2022, TK Nguyen plays a very important role.
In the past 3 years, when Covid-19 broke out around the world, Vietnamese League of Legends has been greatly affected. The best VCS teams could not attend the tournament organized by Riot Games due to many force majeure reasons. When the epidemic calms down, the problem of applying for a Visa becomes a new nightmare. In 2021, it was GAM Esports who had to sit at home to watch Worlds because they couldn’t get a Visa. This is a great regret in the context that their squad is rated the strongest in the history of Vietnamese League of Legends.
To prevent the same story from happening, TK did everything possible. With experience and connections, the 35-year-old CEO has guided the players from A to Z, from dressing style, how to maintain confidence to how to answer interviews so that they are “intelligible”. questioner. At the same time, he also constantly updated the situation on his personal page to reassure fans.
TK’s individual efforts and GAM’s collective have finally yielded sweet fruit. On September 22, 80% of the members of this team obtained a visa to the US.
In addition to the above, TK Nguyen personally also had luck when he acquired GAM at the right time. In 2022, Vietnam will become the host of the SEA Games, and League of Legends will become a medal competition. This could not be a better opportunity for Esports players to bring glory to the nation, and neither GAM nor TK let it slip away.
If in the selection round GAM outperformed the rest of the Vietnamese teams, in Southeast Asia, the gap is even larger. The Gold Medal therefore automatically belongs to Levi and his teammates. The moment of standing on the podium to receive the medal, the joy of GAM Esports members most clearly demonstrated the importance of this title.
For TK Nguyen personally, that medal has even greater significance. When he first bought GAM, this CEO once revealed his vision, that GAM would be the first step to help Esports be more recognized and supported in Vietnam. The impressions that the yellow and black shirt team left at the last SEA Games show that TK’s goal is gradually becoming a reality.
That is to see that with a lot of effort and a little luck, TK Nguyen has rebuilt the image for GAM Esports and gradually realized the vision. His enthusiasm made everyone forget a “ugly” period of the yellow and black shirt team, replacing it with the current positivity. In the future, we can believe that GAM organization will develop further under TK. If lucky, the right way of this CEO will be replicated to the whole Vietnamese Esports ecosystem in general, not just League of Legends.