The Korean e-Sports Association (KeSPA) has announced that T1, the dominant force in the LCK league, would be prominently represented in South Korea's national League of Legends team for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games. During the 19th Asian Games, the country will proudly represent China at Hanghzou, China.
T1 takes the lead, with three players securing their spots: Choi "Zeus" Woo-je, Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, and Ryu "Keria" Min-seok, the winners of MSI 2023, followed closely behind, with Seo "Kanavi" Jin-hyeok and Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk making the team. The final player on the roster is Gen.G's Jeong "Chov
KeSPA's selection process included a thorough evaluation of players' performances in domestic and international tournaments, including the recently concluded MSI 2023, as well as consideration of individual awards. Eligibility was limited to players who were at least 16 years old as of February 2023 and who participated in one of the four major regions (LCK, LPL, LEC, and LCS).
Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun will lead the national team as coach, well-known for guiding SK Telecom T1 to successive World Cup championships in 2015 and 2016. This is a significant milestone for esports, as the Asian Games will feature official medal events for the first time.
South Korea will be bringing national teams to PUBG Mobile, FIFA Online 4, and Street Fighter 5, further demonstrating their dedication and skill across several gaming disciplines.
The 19th Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China between the 23rd and 8th of October. Originally planned for September 2022, the event had to be postponed due to the global health emergency, increasing the anticipation for these highly competitive and thrilling events.
Choi "Zeus" Woo-je (T1) is the top laner in the game.
Seo "Kanavi" Jin-hyeok (JD Gaming) is a Jungler.
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok (T1) and Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon (Gen.G) are among the mid-laners.
Park "Ruler" Jae-hyuk (JD Gaming) is a director of AD Carry.
Ryu "Keria" Min-seok (T1) is providing support.