One of the best League of Legends Players from North American history could join one of the region’s top organizations for another run at the LCS Championship.
According to reports from Impact, the veteran top laner is set to join Team Liquid for the 2024 season Esports journalist Brieuc Seeger. If this move goes through, he would replace current top laner Park “Summit” Woo-tae, whose contract expires at the end of November this year.
Impact last played for Liquid in 2018 before leaving the band to play with Evil Geniuses for two years and FlyQuest for a single year. In three years without Liquid, Impact has only won a single LCS championship despite being featured on a handful of high-profile rosters that included superstar talent like Inspired, Jojopyun, Spica, Vulcan, Prince, and the retired AD Carry phenom . Danny.
However, with Liquid, the 28-year-old top laner enjoyed several successful seasons, including four consecutive LCS championships between 2018 and 2019, a finals appearance at the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, and four All-Pro nominations.
Impact’s rumored addition represents one of many decisions Liquid will have to make this offseason, with two other key members’ contracts expiring this year. Superstar supporter Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in and jungler Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon are expected to enter free agency unless they renew their contracts with the team.
Both CoreJJ and Pyosik were crucial building blocks to Liquid’s efforts in 2023 and will be big targets for other teams in the offseason. If Liquid wants to retain his services into 2024, they need to put their contingency plans into action now so they don’t have to constantly fight for players as the free agency period rages on.