[UPDATE Nov. 18th] FunPlus Phoenix also announces the departure of their jungler, Tian, alongside Nuguri


UPDATE Nov. 18: FunPlus Phoenix also announced the departure of their jungler, Tian. FPX commented the following about Tian's departure:


"It was a fantastic adventure for us. We have been together throughout the ups and downs, witnessed your growth and incredible achievements in the past three years. We are super thankful for all your brilliant contributions, and we will never forget every moment we spent with you. Today the journey of FPX.Tian has come to an end, but the story of Gao Tianliang is still waiting for you to write. No matter where you are in the future, we wish you could keep being yourself and make your own path. "


On November 17, FunPlus Phoenix announced that they have parted ways with top laner Jang "Nuguri" Ha-gwon. In their tweet, they said "We are very grateful for your dedication to the team over the past year. Your incredible performance throughout the journey will be remembered by all of us."


Nuguri started his professional career in 2017 with I Gaming Star [NongShim RED FORCE]. He joined DAMWON Gaming [DWG KIA] in 2018, and qualified to the LCK through the promotion tournament. In 2020, DWG won the LCK Summer split and the World Championship as well. Nuguri was awarded the final MVP for 2020 LCK Summer split.


After winning Worlds 2020, Nuguri left DWG and signed with FPX for 2021. Nuguri once again qualified to Worlds this year, but did not make it out of the group stage as FPX was the first team to be eliminated.


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Nuguri is still one of the hottest top laners in the game. It is not yet known which team he would join.

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