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Hanwha Life players and coaching staff test positive for COVID-19
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Hanwha Life players and coaching staff test positive for COVID-19

Hanwha Life Esports bot laner Lee “SamD” Jae-hoon, substitute jungler Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon, and coaches Kim “Bibra” Hyun-sik and Son “Kezman” Dae-young have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by the organization today.As a result, the team will make use of substitutes from its academy squad, according to a translation by Korizon Esports. The squad is scheduled to take on Liiv SANDBOX and T1 in week six of the 2022 LCK Spring Split.Hanwha Life Esports bot laner Lee “SamD” Jae-hoon, substitute jungler Kim “Willer” Jeong-hyeon, and coaches Kim “Bibra” Hyun-sik and Son “Kezman” Dae-young have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement by the organization today.As a result, the team will make use of substitutes from its academy squad, according to a translati...
LCK power rankings: 2022 Spring Split week 5
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LCK power rankings: 2022 Spring Split week 5

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Just four weeks remain on the LCK schedule for the Spring Split, and the race for the playoffs is tightening up as the first half of the 2022 professional League of Legends season winds down. Currently, six teams in the LCK are separated by just one match as the second round robin of the split gets underway. One match could be the difference between finishing with a top-four seed in the playoff bracket and finishing dead last in the LCK, especially if the competition continues at its current rate. With such...
T1 mid laner Faker reaches 1,000 games played
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T1 mid laner Faker reaches 1,000 games played

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Legendary T1 mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok has become just the second player in history to reach 1,000 games in their professional career.Faker’s match against KT today had many implications and stakes on the line. As the three-time World Champion took his seat in the LCK Arena, he got himself ready to play the match that would decide if T1 would end the first half of the round-robin undefeated.In the end, Faker and T1 staved off KT Rolster in today’s series as the mid laner pulled out two of his signatu...
KT Rolster signs Mask to Challengers team
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KT Rolster signs Mask to Challengers team

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} KT Rolster has signed former Hanwha Life Esports Challengers mid laner Mask to its Challengers lineup as a substitute mid laner.Mask was previously the mid laner for Hanwha Challengers throughout the 2021 LCK CL, where he was able to reach second place with the team in the 2021 LCK CL Spring Split. Though, in summer, Hanwha failed to achieve similar results when they finished eighth in Summer. Mask was subsequently released from the team in the offseason and without a team to start the 2022 LCK season. Now,...
Gen.G improve to 7-2 in 2022 LCK Spring Split, NS RedForce lose fifth straight series
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Gen.G improve to 7-2 in 2022 LCK Spring Split, NS RedForce lose fifth straight series

/*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Gen.G beat Nongshim RedForce today in a two-game sweep, dropping NS RedForce down to seventh place in the overall 2022 LCK Spring Split standings.NS RedForce had more to lose than Gen.G had to gain heading into today’s match in week five of the 2022 LCK Spring Split. For Gen.G, losing today still meant they’d be in second place in the regular-season standings. But for NS RedForce, a win meant the difference between tying KT Rolster for fifth at the regular season’s halfway point or dropping down to seventh ...
LCK OFF-SEASON ROSTER UPDATES 2021 – WHO WERE THE BIG WINNERS?
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LCK OFF-SEASON ROSTER UPDATES 2021 – WHO WERE THE BIG WINNERS?

Following our LEC & LCS Off-Season Roster Trackers and updates, we’re going to be looking at how teams are shaping up over at the LCK. Plenty of important transfers are shaping up a formidable LCK season in Spring. Most teams are looking to spice things up one way or another, with only a select few sticking to their guns. Here’s all the important LCK roster transfers this off-season. AFREECA FREECS REBUILD AROUND KIIN Afreeca Freecs placed sixth in the 2021 LCK Summer Split. They made the decision to rebuild around its top laner Kiin, considered one of the best players in his role in Korea. The organization let go Dread, Fly, Bang, Lehends, and Keine at the beginning of the off-season, and signed FATE, Ellim, Teddy and Hoit, as the team is looking to compete for a...
ADC Legend Bang, of T1 Fame, Retires from Pro LoL
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ADC Legend Bang, of T1 Fame, Retires from Pro LoL

Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, one of the best AD carries of all time and a bonafide legend of the game, has decided to hang his mouse and keyboard and call it a career — and what a spectacular journey it was! One that is adorned with more titles and medals than most players could ever dream of.One would need an astounding list of superlatives so as to accurately highlight his many accomplishments. As far as careers go, Bang has had a historic one.His stint with T1, formerly known as SK Telecom T1, lasted for five years — an eternity in esports. During that half a decade, Bang had won more LCK titles with T1 than he knows what to do with, two Mid-Season Invitational trophies, and two World Championships (back-to-back, no less). Add to that a host of second and third-place finishes, and you get a play...
T1 Full 2022 LCK Roster Announced, Bengi Promoted
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T1 Full 2022 LCK Roster Announced, Bengi Promoted

T1, the most revered League of Legends organization in the world, has finalized its 2022 roster and, well, it’s absolutely stellar! Not that we expected anything less after their dominant run at this year’s World Championship. Fans were hoping for a spectacular showing and T1, to their credit, delivered when it mattered most.Still, with their players performing so darn well, we had our fears that the team would get picked apart by the many LPL and LCS teams willing to sign a blank cheque. It’s hard to say no to someone willing to pay you millions upon millions of dollars. A career in esports is often short, and it’s completely normal that players want to maximize their earnings and capitalize on all opportunities.It seems, however, that playing for this venerable organization is an honor a...
2021 LPL & LCK Off-Season: Chovy to Gen.G, Bdd to Nongshim
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2021 LPL & LCK Off-Season: Chovy to Gen.G, Bdd to Nongshim

The 2021 LPL and LCK off-season has been wholly chaotic, which was to be expected — we’re talking about two regions with the absolute best and most sought-after players the world of competitive LoL has to offer.Keeping track of it all is quite a tedious task and, well, it is made ever more complicated by the unrelenting onslaught of rumors and unverified reports. Fortunately, with the off-season slowly but surely reaching its end, the bigger picture has finally started to appear.There’s a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get down to the nitty-gritty! /*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-w...
Gen.G Reportedly Signs Doran, Peanut, Chovy, and Lehends
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Gen.G Reportedly Signs Doran, Peanut, Chovy, and Lehends

Gen.G is seemingly not content with their Top 4 finish at this year’s Worlds which is why they’ve opted for a thorough restructuring. This venerable LCK giant is reportedly on the verge of signing Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon (of Griffin and DRX fame), Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, and Son “Lehends” Si-woo. If things pan out as expected, these four titans will join ADC legend Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk for the 2022 competitive season.What a truly spectacular roster, one that will, no doubt, compete for a spot at the very top of the LCK. Three former Griffin players (all of which are absurdly talented), one of the best Korean junglers of all time, and a mid lane behemoth. A Korean esports journalist first reported this, and, well, we certainly hope his sources are correct as we’d love ...