Two more Korean players have been added to a storied Turkish sports organization.
Fenerbahçe made the official announcement through Twitter that they have finalized their roster for 2017 on Saturday, revealing the six players that will be competing in League of Legends. Of the six players, two were Kim “Frozen” Tae-il and Lee “Reach” Joo-won.
Frozen was previously part of the League Champions Korea team Longzhu Gaming as a mid laner and was fondly referred to as the “heart of Longzhu.” After debuting in 2013, he’s been part of Longzhu since 2014 and though he proved himself to be a solid player was often criticized for his lack of playmaking ability. After a brief hiatus from play due to “health concerns,” he returned to the LCK until he was released by Longzhu recently.
Reach was a jungler for Turkish team Turquality, a team that boasts one of the most passionate fans in Turkey. Although one of the more popular teams, they have been showing some lack luster performances, placing sixth in the most recent Turkish Champions League Playoffs Winter 2016. Reach himself played in the 2016 KeSPA Cup as a member of CJ Entus, but no formal signings were made, and he returned to Turquality.
The other players of Fenerbahçe are former top laner for the Turkish team SuperMassive Berke “Thaldrin” Demir, former support player of SuperMassive TNG Bahadır “JAPONE” Çolak, former support İshak “Un1tback” Yılmaz’ı, and former AD Carry for Team Aurora, Bertuğ “J1mmy” Bayrak.