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Worlds rosters released; Untara left off SKT’s list

Worlds rosters were revealed Sunday
Untara was left off SKT's roster for worlds. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Riot Games has revealed the rosters of the 24 teams competing in the League of Legends World Championship, and SK Telecom T1 elected to bring Heo “Huni” Seung-Hoon as its sole top laner.

Each team is allowed to bring six players (five starters and one substitute) and one coach that accompanies the team onstage during the drafting phase. Most of the rosters were straightforward, but the decision was interesting for two Korean teams in particular: SKT and Longzhu Gaming.

SKT used two subs liberally throughout the summer split: Park “Untara” Eui-jin and Kang “Blank” Sun-gu. Untara had a better win rate than Huni, but SKT elected to bring only Huni for the top lane and used its sub position for more jungle security in Blank.

Longzhu also had an interesting decision, as the team had four sub choices. In the end, Longzhu brought Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee to back up Kim “Khan” Dong-ha in the top lane.

Worlds begins Saturday with the play-in stage. The top four teams from the 12-team play-in stage will join the remaining 12 teams to comprise a 16-team group stage. The tournament runs through the first week of November.


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