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Rumor: Immortals Signing Former SKT World Champions
Immortals is rumored to be signing two world champions to represent the team in the upcoming North American League Championship Series (NA LCS).
Earlier this week, SK Telecom T1 announced its pre-season roster changes that saw both top-laner Lee “Duke” Ho-Seong and jungler Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung part ways with the team. According to sources close to WWG, the players are considering to jump over to the western competitive circuit.
While Immortals owner Noah Whinston has refused to comment on rumors, sources are fairly certain that the players are nearing a deal that will go down as the biggest transfer of the year.
Alongside his formidable presence in the top-lane, Duke has also taken on a nasty habit of procuring MVP awards every time he sets foot on the Rift. His most recent accolade, besides the crown of reigning world champion, is the 2015 LCK Spring Split MVP award.
Bengi has an insane win-ratio in his championship matches and a key factor in all of SKT’s championship victories. His ability to focus mid-lane and put Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok at ease has rightfully earned him the nick, “Right hand of god”.
If the rumor is legitimate, the new additions to the Immortals’ League of Legends roster would surely change the team’s narrative. Majority of the Immortals’ roster has made its exit this pre-season, leaving behind just two original members: top-laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and mid-laner Eugene “Pobelter” Park. Even they are rumored to be considering alternatives.
Yesterday, head coach Dylan Falco parted ways with the team. Last week, jungler Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin and support Adrian “Adrian” Ma ended their ties with Immortals. ADC Jason “WildTurtle” Tran is also no longer under the Immortals banner.
In the wake of speculations of whether Immortals should just sell its NA LCS spot and call it a day, CEO Noah Whinston confirmed that the organization has no such plans.