Longzhu Gaming has yet to find the right formula, and they will be trying a new one for the summer split of League Champions Korea by signing top laners Kim “Rascal” Gwang-hee and Kim “Khan” Dong-ha.
The Korean e-Sports Association revealed the final rosters for all LCK teams on Twitter on Wednesday, and Longzhu Gaming went through the largest change from its spring split roster among the 10 teams. In the top lane, Ku “Expession” Bon-taek was removed from the roster in favor of Rascal and Khan. Khan in particular is an interesting choice as he was a top laner for numerous Chinese organizations during his career — most recently the QG Reapers — before he moved back to Korea and joined Longzhu. Rascal appears to be a relatively under the radar acquisition.
In the mid lane, with Song “Fly” Yong-jun leaving for North American Challenger team Gold Coin United to join Hong “MadLife” Min-ki, Longzhu was down a mid laner. Longzhu kept Kwak “BDD” Bo-seong in that position while also adding Yoon “Justice” Seok-joon, who has been a part of Longzhu for his whole career and was a previous substitute.
The bottom lane also saw some new names. While Kim “PraY” Jong-in and Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun will stay on the roster, the team added Lee “Jin” Woo-jin as an AD Carry and Jang “Zzus” Joon-soo, the latter of whom was part of Longzhu’s 2016 roster but was moved out of the starting lineup for further practice.
The Jungle actually saw the least amount of change despite the departure of Lee “Crash” Dong-woo, who left for the Chinese team Vici Gaming. Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan, a 17 year old high ranking rookie who was added to the Longzhu team in the spring split, will now be the sole jungler for the team. Although he didn’t see any play in the spring split, he will be the starting jungler as a rookie.