Kim "Croco" Dong-beom got the honor of becoming this year's LCK Rookie of the year.
Croco joined Liiv SANDBOX in November 2020. He got a chance to play in LCK since the Spring split in lieu of Kim “OnFleek” Jang-gyeom, who was penalized with a ban for three competitive matches. Not only did he make up for OnFleek’s absence, Croco received the most POG in the team. He is evaluated as the best rookie junglers with Lee "Dread" Jin-hyeok and Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon.
On attending the 2021 LCK Awards, Croco said “I am proud for coming to a stage with great players. For winning the Rookie of the Year, he said “A lot of rookies were competing, and others could have been chosen as the Rookie of the Year. I am glad that I won amongst those players.”
Croco also continued to talk about Liiv SANDBOX roster for 2022 — “Dove swapped his position, Clozer became a main starting player, Envyy and Kael won CK. I think it’s a good enough roster to expect some results.”
Croco added “As I am now a veteran in the team, I will put more effort in and teach more to my friends. I will become a person who can explain the road to Rookie of the Year to other players.”