Suning have announced the departure of substitutes Xie “Jinjiao” Jin-Shan and Kang “ADD” Geon-mo, with the duo having departed the League of Legends team with immediate effect. It is not yet known what the next step for both players will be, however Sunsing took the time to thank them for their efforts.
Speaking via Weibo, Suning stated:
“Thank you, Jinjiao and ADD, for your dedication and contribution to this spring. We wish you all the best in your future career paths.”
Why Jinjiao & ADD Parted Ways with Suning
Top laner ADD only joined Suning back in March, with the South Korean having not had the opportunity to compete on the LPL stage during his time. The 22-year-old has competed under the banner of MVP and Bilibili Gaming in the past and is best known for his play on Sion and Poppy.
Meanwhile, Chinese bot laner Jinjiao joined Suning in December last year, before being benched after just 24 days. Jinjiao was added to the Suning roster ahead of the 2021 LPS Spring Split, however he also failed to make an appearance this season. The 23-year-old made his name last year with Bilibili Gaming, who he won a host of MVP titles for. With Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram having been named in their starting lineup, Jinjiao did not feature in the split.
What Does the Future Hold for Jinjiao & ADD?
Due to their lack of game time, it remains to be seen as to whether the duo will be picked up before the LPL Summer Split. However, with the duo having good experience, it would not come as a surprise should they sign for a new team in the coming weeks.
2020 World Championship vice-champions Suning only just qualified for the Spring Playoffs, having ended the split in seventh position. They were defeated by Top Esports n the third round, while they now have their work cut out to reach the next Worlds. This quest has been made harder due to the fact that only four LPS teams will qualify. The Summer Split rankings could well be key.