SwordArt, Who Left Flash Wolves, Takes on a Challenge in the LPL
Many players have taken on new ventures in 2019. GorillA went to Misfits while Ambition began the 2nd part of his gaming career as a streamer. Other players that represented the LCK are in the midst of preparing for their new start in different environments. Korean players aren't the only ones; SwordArt, the face of the LMS and the star of the Flash Wolves franchise also joined the LPL. SwordArt is a name many League of Legends fans are familiar with. He was a player that stood out the most in Flash Wolves. SwordArt made his debut in 2012 as part of ahq Amateur. In 2013, he made his first appearance in an international tournament with the Gamania Bears, but was met with bitter defeat. Later that same year, he joined Flash Wolves. The period he began to climb to the peak was in the years 2015 and 2016. There was no one to compete against him in the LMS and he had proven his strength in both the MSI and Worlds.Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek Jan 14, 2019
Former LoL Pro, Ambition: "I’m just happy that we can sleep and wake up together. This was a life that I was dreaming of for so long."
Ambition, the LoL pro that started from being ‘the best mid laner in the world' and who then became the best ‘jungler' in the world, has retired from the pro scene. On December 24th, 2018,Yeonjae "Arra" Shin Jan 10, 2019
[Interview] PraY on His Much Needed Break - The Uncertainty of His Return
PraY has chosen to leave temporarily; during our interview on December 27th, PraY himself put an end to the rumors about him returning. PraY seemed exhausted as he opened up to speak. The funny side that we so often saw in front of the camera was nowhere to be seen and he was at a loss for words now and then when talking about his feelings during the interview. It wasn't an easy decision, but PraY admitted that “It feels nice to live like a decent human being now.” He had many thoughts crowding his mind, yet couldn't easily speak of them out loud to anyone. He was afraid of having his true feelings told to his colleagues, family, and fans. However, he said that it was very hard for him to keep his turmoil to himself this year; that is why he, for the first time, told his parents about his true feelings. He was afraid that the end was close as he held back his tears alone.Changsik "Alle" Son Jan 1, 2019
KT Rolster Smeb Opens up about His Thoughts on the LCK, Rumors about the Coaches, His Dispute with Mata, and PraY
It's been a while since the trading window closed. Amongst the rebuilt teams, KT Rolster had their fans on the edge till the very end with the temporary contract of their unpredictable AD Carry, Bdd, Score's military service problem, and Smeb's curious decision to stay in the team. The subject of Smeb's decision was quite simple though; Smeb is known for his simplicity among the pro gamers. There's is no simpler and sweeter goal than victory for pro gamers; the way to get it is easy as well. They just have to prepare hard and perform well. Smeb was able to set the foundation of that goal quickly by staying in KT Rolster rather than joining the complex trading window. Being the team's legend or the star of the franchise were ideas that felt distant for Smeb. During the course of the interview, I had the feeling that he let go of many things. It also seemed that he had become more relaxed.Changsik "Alle" Son Dec 27, 2018
Interview with Gen.G Esports Life: "I will play while having faith in Ruler"
Gen.G Esports defeated SANDBOX Gaming by 2-0 and made it to the 2nd round in the League of Legends KeSPA Cup 2018 on December 24th. The match between Gen.G and SANDBOX was almost like watching their LCK game beforehand; although the result was 2-0, the games themselves were very intense and fun to watch for the fans. Notably, Life, who has made his debut in this tournament, displayed outstanding performance like a true prospective player for the year 2019.Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek Dec 24, 2018