On November 18, reports suggested that DWG KIA's roster for the 2022 season to be Jang "Nuguri" Ha-gwon, Kim "Canyon" Geon-bu, Heo "ShowMaker" Su, Seo "deokdam" Dae-gil, and Kim "Kellin" Hyeong-gyu.
One of the most hot issues for this year's stove league is the destination of DWG KIA players. DWG KIA has been the most dominant LCK team past two years, winning three LCK championships and a World championship after making it to two consecutive Worlds finals.
Top laner Kim "Khan" Dong-ha, Canyon, ShowMaker, and Cho "BeryL" Geon-hee became FA. As the contract of four players ended, whether DWG KIA can re-sign their players has been under the spotlight.
Reportedly, DWG KIA looks to re-sign jungler Canyon and mid laner ShowMaker. As the two players were the core for DWG KIA's dominance past two years, it will be a great news for the team if they can make an agreement to continue the dominance.
DWG KIA looks to bring back Nuguri after Khan parted ways with them. Nuguri's LCK debut was with DAMWON Gaming [DWG KIA] in 2018. Nuguri played with DWG from the LCK promotion to winning the World Championship in 2020. He transferred to FunPlux Phoenix for the 2021 season, but became FA after the season ended — now returning to home for a reunion.
There are reports that BeryL will sign DRX. The new bot lane duo for DWG KIA is suggested to be former NongShim REDFORCE bot lane duo deokdam and Kellin. Meanwhile, the starting bot laner for DWG KIA in 2021, Jang "Ghost" Yong-jun is signed until 2022. It is undecided where he will be during the 2022 season.