Team WE starting support Nam “Ben” Donghyu is unable to travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan because of visa issues. As a result, substitute support Yoon “Zero” Kyungsup will start for Team WE, and the team’s second top laner, Zhou “LaoZhou” Chao, will come as the official substitute.
“Because of a visa-related problem,” Team WE’s weibo reads, “Ben is unable to accompany the team to Kaohsiung to attend this year’s Rift Rivals. Zero will act as the starting support for this tournament. At the same time, LaoZhou will change from an emergency substitute to an official substitute.”
Zero played with Team WE as its main support throughout 2016 and was the starting support for WE when it defeated SK Telecom T1 in a best-of-one at the Mid-Season Invitational in May. Zero is also a 2014 League of Legends World Championship finalist and previous member of Star Horn Royal Club.
Team WE will play SKT once again in the main Rift Rivals group stage. The tournament for the LPL-LMS-LCK region starts Thursday.
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