South Korea is eagerly preparing for the Asian Games in Hangzhou from 2022 to 2023. So naturally, this nation wants to win as many medals as possible in the esports events that will be contested in the Asian games; some time ago, it took the time to select the country’s best representatives.
One of the esports that will be contested in the Asian games is League of Legends, and let’s remember that South Korea has a very strong competitive scene. So it has not been an easy task to select the representatives. However, it has already been announced which players will wear the Korean jersey in the Asian games.
T1 players lead South Korea’s LoL national team
As we mentioned, selecting among so many talented LoL players has not been easy for Korea; however, they have already decided who the representatives will be.
Korea’s national LoL team is mostly led by T1 players, one of the best teams in the country.
South Korea LoL National Team
Yesterday the names of the six professional LoL players who will travel to China to seek the gold medal in the Asian Games were announced.
Of this list of six players, three belong to the T1 team
- Choi “Zeus” Woo-je
- Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
- Ryu “Keria” Min-seok
On the other hand, two members of team JD Gaming are the current MSI 2023 champions.
- Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok
- Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
Last but not least, a player from the Gen.G team will be in this squad.
- Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
According to the information revealed by KeSPA, each player was selected based on individual achievements. In addition, the players’ performances in the past two years were considered in domestic and international competitions and the 2023 MSI.
On the other hand, players over 16 years old and competing in one of the four major regions, such as the LCS, LPL, LCK, and LEC, were also considered.
The Asian Games are held once every four years, originally scheduled for 2022; however, security measures against COVID-19 postponed them until 2023. As a result, it is a multisport event where for the first time, esports will be included and will receive medals.
For its part, South Korea will have teams in FIFA Online Four, Street Fighter 5, PUBG Mobile, and League of Legends. Undoubtedly, each player representing Korea’s jersey will fight for the gold medal.
The Asian Games sporting events will occur from September 23 to October 8 in Hanghzou, China.
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