Deft wants to return to Korea, “not expecting pay like I had in China.”

EDward Gaming’s previous AD Carry Kim “Deft” Hyuk-Gyu will be heading to Korea after his departure of the Chinese squad in search of a worlds championship, writes Fomos’ Son Chang-Sik.

Deft and his teammate Heo “Pawn” Won-Seok announced their departures from EDG on Halloween, and in an interview with Fomos, Deft revealed that he is looking to return to his native region in search of being the top of the world.

“I think I made had good performances in China, but I’ve always been disappointed at worlds,” he told Fomos in a phone interview. “I don’t think I have a lot of time in which I can continue to perform well. I wish to return to Korea where I have a higher chance of winning worlds.”

He also added that his pay is second nature for his thirst to win worlds, saying that he actively turned down the very lucrative Chinese pro life.

“Since I want to return to Korea, I’m not expecting the level of pay like I had in China,” he said. “I hope the fans still support me since I’ll be returning for the first time in a while.”

Some Korean squads have certainly showed interest in Deft’s skills, some reportedly saying that they could “match the pay” in terms of Deft’s yearly income.

Deft played for Samsung Blue the year Samsung White won the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. He also won the 2015 Mid Season Invitational during his time in EDG.

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Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case. You can reach him at Andrew@slingshotesports.com

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