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Korean LOL Team for 2018 Asian Games Announced

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The Korean esports team roster for the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games has been announced.

The roster was revealed on the 31st of May (KST), and the members are as follows: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Go “Score” Dong-bin, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Kim “Kiin” Gi-in, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk and Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in.

The head coach for the League of Legends team is Choi “Edgar” Woo-beom; according to the recent international and national competitions, the strategy committee picked Edgar as the head coach. As for the players, there were many opinions; after talking with each team, they decided on these six members.

Kiin was picked first out of the many top laners. Although he’s a rookie, he has stable laning and a varied champion pool. In the jungle, Score was selected since he’s a jungler who can create synergy with any type of player and Peanut was also picked thanks to his reputation as Korea’s best jungler.


In the mid lane, Korea’s superstar Faker was called upon. The bottom lane was a big issue. They prioritized picking the bottom lane as a duo. Many duos were debated, but Ruler and CoreJJ were picked in the end.

The 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games will hold preliminary rounds in China during early June. For League of Legends, there will be three slots for the East Asian region in the main event. From Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia, only one slot will be given. Indonesia secured a spot as the host.

Meanwhile, the leagues that have conflicting schedules with the Asian Games will be rescheduled. Riot Games will be announcing the schedule for the LCK Summer Split on the 5th of June.



■ 2018 Asian Games Korea League of Legends Team Roster

Head Coach: Choi “Edgar” Woo-beom
Top: Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
Jungle: Go “Score” Dong-bin, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho
Mid: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
ADC: Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
Support: Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in

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  • -1

    level 1 GutsXAzula

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    Let me do you one better:

    Top: Smeb

    Jungle: Peanut

    Mid: Faker

    ADC: Deft

    Support: Gorilla

    • -1

      level 1 Issac_Kim

      @GutsXAzula

      Let me add one change

      Top: Smeb

      Jungle: Peanut

      Mid: Faker

      Adc: Pray

      Support: Gorilla

    • 0

      level 1 GutsXAzula

      @Issac_Kim

      Pray got rocked by Uzi, and Deft danced around Uzi for two years, plus I never truly saw Deft Mata lose to Pray Gorilla in LCK spring this year, and both splits last year. Team shit more or less made the victor. So either Deft or Bang, but I'm bored of Bang Faker so lets go ahead with Deft in this fantasy world of mine.

    • 0

      level 1 Genryou

      @GutsXAzula

      I'd prefer TusiN over Gorilla.

    • 0

      level 1 Sugi_Khan

      @GutsXAzula

      Deft is biggest tilt machine ive seen, i dont care about domestic results but there is reason why he has never won worlds, its because he tilts on big games. PraY is lot better and so is ruler

    • 0

      level 1 aat_ish

      @GutsXAzula

      @GutsXAzula no Score is more consistent than Peanut u need to put both and we already saw how peanut performs when the meta doesnt favor him in worlds and how he does when its his kind of meta and still does bad in MSI.

      Deft is a tilted always makes game losing plays. You are comparing results from 2015 to now? UZI is a completely different monster this year and your comments about Deft beating Uzi is still debatable. Uzi has always been known to take a step back and let the team to gain confidence and do their thing when his team starts losing but this year he has decided to always pick a carry champ and not a utility adc None of the ADC stood up to Uzi this MSI so its not debatable. Deft hasnt played against UZI for along time you cant judge him right now. But ruler has shown that he can perform in international stages and bang has too. Also if u really looked at the LCK recently you would have put TUSIN over Gorilla

    • 0

      level 1 Osuka_Yun

      @aat_ish He picked ez 3 or the 4 games. Ez is literally the definition of a utility adc. Carry adc is someome like vayne or jinx. 
    • 0

      level 1 Khoagia1996

      @Issac_Kim

      I don't agree with you.
      Top: Cuvve/Kiin

      Jungle: Score

      Mid: Faker

      Adc: Ruler

      Support: CoreJJ

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    level 1 rex_regum

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