SSG Replaces ROX for IEM Gyeonggi League of Legends Event
Additional teams have confirmed attendance for this month’s IEM Gyeonggi League of Legends tournament at the Goyang Sports Complex stadium in South Korea.
Currently busy with roster changes, ROX Tigers has failed to submit a full team and must abandon its seed for the event. Its place is being taken by Samsung Galaxy as the second representative for LCK, the first being Kongdoo Monsters, and will be playing with its Worlds 2016 roster intact.
An update from earlier today also confirms the inclusion of former world champions Taipei Assassins under the new banner of J Team from the side of LMS. Currently ranked in the top four for the respective region, J Team is looking hungry to prove its worth on the international stage.
Furthermore, Intel Extreme Masters has confirmed that Giants Gaming will be representing the European League Championship Series (EU LCS) while Immortals will be filling in the seed for the North American League Championship Series (NA LCS).
It’s surprising to see Immortals heading into the upcoming League of Legends invitational. The team has been in a state of flux with most of its members jumping over to other teams. As of now, only Eugene “Pobelter” Park remains on the team as its original mid-laner. According to IEM, the North American team will be bringing an entirely new squad for the event. Based on that, we expect Immortals to announce its new lineup for the 2017 League of Legends season in the coming days.
Last week, Vega Squadron and Dark Passage were confirmed as the two Wildcard League of Legends teams for IEM Gyeonggi. The former is a Russian organization looking to make a name for itself and features former Gambit Gaming support player Edward “Edward” Abgaryan. The latter is one of the best Turkish teams around with fair experience on the international stage, having won multiple splits and appearing at the 2014 League of Legends World Championship.
The IEM Gyeonggi League of Legends event is scheduled to take place on December 16-18 and will feature a total of eight teams. The remaining teams will be confirmed soon.