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LoL Asian Games: South Korean Roster Revealed
This year, the 2022 Asian Games will take place. They were pushed back due to a Covid-19 outbreak in China last year, but will take place this year and esports is going to be present at the event... and we're not talking about the whack "esports" the IOC is trying to make Olympic.
South Korea and China will be competing at the tournament. For Korean players winning a medal has even more meaning. If they manage to bring home gold, then every player on the team will be exempt from the mandatory military service that every able-bodied Korean male has to complete.
LoL: South Korea Names Asian Games Roster
One name has been known for a while to be a part of the team and that is none other than the head coach of the squad. Already last year none other than legendary League of Legends coach, Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun will be the out of game leader for the team.
- Support South Korea at the Asian Games by picking up some merch, like sweaters, in whatever colour you can envision!
The biggest question had been the players that would be brought to Hangzhou for the 19th Asian Games. After the results of the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational Kespa (Korean esports Association) has come to a conclusion and decided upon a 6-man roster that would represent the country.
|Top Lane||Choi "Zeus" Woo-je||T1|
|Jungle||Seo "Kanavi" Jin-hyeok||JD Gaming|
|Mid Lane||Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon||Gen.G|
|Mid Lane||Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok||T1|
|Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk||JD Gaming|
|Support||Ryu "Keria" Min-seok||T1|
The team will be made up of two mid laners, meaning that it's still up in the air whether the team will start Faker or Chovy.
With the performance of the two Korean players on JDG during the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational it's no surprise that both Kanavi and Ruler have been invited to represent their home country at the Asian Games. The esports matches will take place at the Xiacheng District Esports Venue which seats a total of 4,087 fans.
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