UPDATE #2 - Nov. 23: Shortly after Gen.G announced that their long-time bot laner, Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk will be with the team in 2022, they've also announced the acquisition of the top laner, Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon.
Debuting in the LCK as the top laner for Griffin, Doran played for DRX in 2020, and KT Rolster in 2021. While he failed to find success with KT, the carry potential that comes from his aggression was widely recognized by the community and experts alike.
Meanwhile, Gen.G confirmed that they've parted ways with 4/5th of their 2021 roster, with the exception of their long-time bot laner, Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk. Only the mid laner and the support player for Gen.G is yet to be officially announced, but sources point towards Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon and Son "Lehends" Si-woo to fill those vacant roles.
More to be updated soon.
UPDATE - Nov.23: Gen.G announced that their bot laner for Gen.G, Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk, will continue playing for the team for the 2022 season. 2022 will mark Ruler's sixth year with the organization. First joining the team when they were once known as Samsung Galaxy, Ruler won the World Championships with his sqaud in 2017, 3-0ing SKT in the finals.
In the 2021 season, Gen.G finished 2nd place in LCK Spring and 3rd in Summer. Gen.G made it all the way to the semifinals of Worlds this year, losing to EDward Gaming 3-2 and finishing top four in the tournament. Currently, Gen.G is undergoing a rebranding of the team for the 2022 season.
Co-President/Chief Operating Officer of Gen.G, Arnold Hur, commented via his Twitter: "Glad to have Ruler back for next season. His passion for the game has always been what impressed me the most, and I appreciate his trust in us from the start of the rebuild."
UPDATE - Nov. 19: Gen.G also announced the departure of their jungler, Kim "Clid" Tae-min. Gen.G commented the following about Clid's departure:
"We would like to thank Clid for the contributions he has made for the team, as well as the dedication he has shown during his time with the Gen.G Lol team. We wish him the best of luck on his journey, wherever he may take them."
On Nov. 16, Gen.G announced that they are parting ways with top laner Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee, jungler Ko “YoungJae” Yeong-jae, and coach Yu “Ggoong” Byeong-jun. Gen.G said, “We would like to thank Rascal, YoungJae, and Ggoong for the contributions they have made to the team, as well as the dedication they have shown during their time with the Gen.G LoL team.”
Rascal joined Gen.G along with Kim “Clid” Tae-min and Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong at the end of 2019. Together, they maintained a high position in the LCK and participated in two World Championships. YoungJae started from Gen.G’s Challengers team this year and was moved up to the main roster before Worlds. Ggoong joined the team as a coach last year.
Along with the releases on the main roster, Gen.G also announced that they are parting ways with Han “Lonely” Gyu-jun, Seong “Flawless” Yeon-joon, Lee “Envyy” Myeong-jun, and Kim “Dokgo” Kyeong-tak as well.
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