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Ambition: “Since the players in Korea have been doing so well, I think it’ll be hard for returning players to play to their full abilities.”

Samsung Galaxy’s veteran jungler Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong is one of the few people seemingly not impressed with Korean League of Legends players returning to their home region.

Ambition said in an interview with Daily eSports’ Lee Yun-ji that he expects the players who have been in Korea to consistently perform.

“I’m curious as to how well the other teams will play,” he said. “Since the players in Korea have been doing so well, I think it’ll be hard for returning players to play to their full abilities. I think the players who have been in Korea will play consistently well.”

Samsung, the worlds runner-up, is one of the few organizations that didn’t undergo massive changes. While retaining all of its starting roster, Samsung also added former CJ Entus player Kang “Haru” Min-seung as a substitute jungler. Ambition said the continuity will be important heading into a new season.

“I think it will be good for the spring split to maintain the strength we have had,” he said. “It’ll be back to square one in the summer. Maybe it’s because I’ve been a pro for a long time, but I don’t have any strong feelings towards competition (for the position).”

Ambition also shared his goals for the coming season and said that he wants to “win the world championship with responsibility and pressure following our success last season.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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