Unprecedented, but a sudden reveal of Vici Gaming roster changes find Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong heading to China for the upcoming League of Legends season.
On SK Telecom T1, the three-time world champion earned a reputation as one of the best junglers in the world. Popularly referred to as the Right Hand of God, Bengi played a total of ten games in the 2016 League of Legends World Championship of which SKT won eight. In the sensational grand finals against Samsung Galaxy, Bengi was instrumental in SKT’s victory.
In comparison to other players, he relatively played less games during the LCK Summer Split. However, that doesn’t take away the fact that his presence in the jungle is unarguably a priceless asset for any team.
The latest Vici Gaming roster changes see Bengi replacing Choi “DanDy” In-kyu as the starting jungler for the multi-game Chinese esports organization. There’s no news on whether Dandy is interested in finding a new team in China or take up offers from Korea or other regions.
Bengi isn’t the only former world champion in the starting lineup of Vici Gaming. Former SKT mid laner and colleague Lee “Easyhoon” Ji-hoon will be playing alongside Bengi once again. As such, the famed jungler shouldn’t need additional time to make himself at home.
Vici Gaming placed 5th in the 2016 LPL Spring playoffs. The results didn’t improve much with the Summer playoffs where it registered 6th. Disastrously, the year’s Chinese Regional Finals saw Vici Gaming take last place.
Perhaps, the acquisition of another world champion jungler will change all of that next year. After all, Bengi developed a habit on SKT of always being there for the mid laner.
The final League of Legends roster of Vici Gaming is as follows:
- TOP: Zhu “Loong” Xiao-Long
- JUN: Bae “Bengi” Seong-ung
- MID: Lee “Easyhoo” Ji-hoon
- ADC: Xu “Endless” Hao
- SUP: Duan “Caveman” Deliang