On January 13, Hanwha Life Esports (HLE) announced they have recruited Kang “Tempt” Myung-gu and Kim “Bono” Ki-bum. HLE is in preparation for the upcoming 2019 LoL Champions Korea Spring Split.
Tempt, who joined Hanwha Life Esports, made his debut as a mid laner for ESC Ever(currently BBQ Olivers) in Korea in 2015. At the time, he played an important role for the team and was successfully promoted to the LCK.
Bono, who will work with Tempt, has won a number of competitions including “AfreecaTV LoL 2017” and the “2017 President KeG”. He made his debut as a jungler in BBQ Olivers and played an impressive game in the KeSPA Cup.
Kang Hyun-jong, the head coach of Hanwha Life Esports said, "Both of the players who have signed this year have great potential. These players will make a big contribution to changing the atmosphere of the team and producing good results. I am looking forward to working with both players.”