The Korea e-Sports Association (KeSPA) has unveiled the official candidates for the League of Legends roster that can represent Korea on the highly anticipated Asian Games 2023. After an intense selection process, only six players out of the initial 20 have made it to the final reduce, with each player assigned to a specific role, along with a substitute player.
The final candidates for Team Korea’s League of Legends roster encompass three gamers from T1, one participant from Gen.G, and two players from JD Gaming, who were a half of the victorious Mid-Season Invitational (MSI 2023) roster.
Team Korea unveils final candidates for its League of Legends player roster for Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China
Securing their positions as the highest selections for the national team are T1’s prime laner Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, and support Ryu “Keria” Min-seok.
Among the candidates, Faker stands out as a seasoned participant, making this his second look in the multi-sport event. The three-time Worlds champion previously participated within the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he and bot laner Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk claimed the silver medal.
The roster will also witness the reunion of former teammates. JD Gaming’s AD carry rejoins forces with Gen.G’s mid laner, Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon. The duo, who previously secured the LCK Summer 2022 championship title with a convincing 3-0 victory towards T1, will once again display their synergy.
Ruler departed from Gen.G after season 12 to join the Chinese area and play under the JDG banner, alongside three-time League of Legends Pro League (LPL) champion Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok.
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The specific roles of Faker and Chovy within the beginning lineup have but to be decided, leaving followers eagerly awaiting the final choice by KeSPA.
Renowned coach Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun shall be main the staff and overseeing their training as the multi-sport occasion approaches.
KeSPA performed an intensive analysis of the gamers, considering their individual awards, as well as their domestic and worldwide information over the past two years, together with this year’s MSI, as acknowledged within the association’s official announcement.
It is essential to notice that these candidates are pending approval from the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee to officially characterize the nation at Asian Games 2023. Once accredited, the shortlisted players will become the country’s official representatives.
Prior to the official announcement, ONE Esports created its South Korean League of Legends dream staff for Asian Games 2023, with 5 of their decisions aligning with KeSPA’s final selection.
Team Korea’s ultimate candidates for its League of Legends roster at Asian Games 2023
Asian Games 2023, the 19th edition of this prestigious continental multi-sport event, is scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8. The esports self-discipline will encompass eight titles, including Arena of Valor (Asian Games version), Dota 2, Dream Three Kingdoms 2, EA Sports FIFA-branded soccer video games, Hearthstone, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile (Asian Games version), and Street Fighter V.
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