Following the recent changes in Korea,Â Yeon “TrAce” Chang-dong, Lee “Chaser” Sang-hyun, and Kang “Cpt Jack” Hyung-woo have ended their contracts with the Jin Air Green Wings. It is so far unknown where the players may end up next.
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“And you the fans must be disappointed as well. But these players all have very bright futures, and although they will unfortunately not be with Jin Air, we believe that you fans will see these players return with a ‘nicer look’.” Jin Air said on Facebook. Continuing on to say that the future is “only full of good things.”
Making it to the finals of the 2015 LCK Regional Qualifiers before falling to KT Rolster, Jin Air looks to rebuild after also recently losing star mid laner Lee ‘GBM‘Â Chang-Seok to North American Squad NRG.
NoL will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
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Purchasing the LCS spot of the recently requalified Team Coast, newly created organization NRG eSportsÂ has revealed their lineup and support staff for the 2016 NA LCS. With a mix of familiar stars in Impact, Altec, and GBM, and fresh talent in KonKwon and Moon, the roster has been completely revamped for the upcoming season.
We’re proud to officially announce NRG – an LCS team set to compete next split! Follow us on twitter and https://t.co/fWd6znxGvH
â€” NRG Gaming (@lolNRG) November 16, 2015
Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong – Top (Team Impulse, Sk Telecom T1)
Lee “GBM” Chang Seok – Mid (Jin Air Green Wings)
Galen “Moon” Holgate – Â Jungle (Team Imagine)
Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon – Support (Team Coast)
Johnny â€œAltecâ€ Ru – AD Carry (Gravity Gaming, Winterfox, Curse Academy)
Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton – Strategic coach (Formerly of Origen)
Head Coach – Charlie Lipsie (Formerly of Cloud 9)
This is the second NA LCS team that has sold its spot leading up to the 2016 Spring Split,Â afterÂ Team 8. Who is behind the latest “buy in” of the LCS?Â Andy Miller, a former Apple executive, and Mark Mastrov, the founder of gsym chain 24-Hour Fitness. BothÂ share minority ownership of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
As for the future of the former Team Coast roster, things are uncertain.Â Cris, Shrimp, Pekin Woof, and Mash were all replaced, with KonKwon the only surviving member of the roster who qualified for the spotÂ via LCS promotion. Follow all of the offseason changes in our 2015Â Offseason Roundup.
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As IEM San Jose draws nearer, ESL has announced that they have invitedÂ Korea’s Jin Air Green Wings to join the competition. Jin Air recently placed second in the 2015 LCK Regional Qualifiers falling short of qualifying for the 2015 World Championship.
Jin Air is set to compete withÂ the other teams from Europe and North America, with the Chinese region’s voting currently underway. Lineup so far:
- Fnatic (Europe #1 Seed)
- Origen (Europe #2 Seed)
- Team SoloMid (North America #2 Seed)
- Counter Logic Gaming (North America #1 Seed)
- Jin Air Green Wings (Korea #6 Seed)
IEM San Jose is set to kick off on November 21st, at the SAP center in San Jose.
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In a last minute adjustment, ESL has confirmed Team World Elite will be fielding a different roster for IEM Katowice.
From the announcement:
The alternate roster, as featured on theÂ Intel Extreme Masters website, will replace their current LPL mid laner Noh “Ninja” Geon-woo for current substitute playerÂ Su “Xiye” Han-Wei. Â Former Jin Air Green Wings AD carry Jin “Mystic” Seong-jun will replace current LPL AD carryÂ Qu “Styz” Zi-Liang.
World Elite Roster at IEM Katowice
Zhenming â€œAlukaâ€ Peng (Top)
Dayun â€œSpiritâ€ Lee (Jungle)
Su â€œXiyeâ€ Han-Wei (Mid)
Jin â€œMysticâ€ Seong-jun (ADC)
Zhe â€œYuZheâ€ Zhang (Support)
See the full announcement for complete details.