— kenzi (@kenzi131) 18 May 2016
The Korean marksmen joined G2 in December, helping the organization to win the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split with a 3-1 win against Origen in Rotterdam, followed however, by a disastrous performance at the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational, which costed Europe its first seed for the upcoming World Championship.
Before landing in the Old Continent, Emperor played for Keyd Stars at the Campeonato Brasileiro de LoL (CBLoL), Brazil’s top League of Legends tier, followed by a stint in North America to defend Team Dragon Knights’ colors, where he was haunted by visa problems which ultimately assisted leading to his team’s relegation from the NA LCS.
Now back to his home country, Emperor will compete against the likes of Lee “Fury” Jin-yong and Kang “Cpt Jack” Hyung-woo for a starting position within Longzhu, although it is almost certain that the latter will stop his journey as a professional League of Legends player in order to dedicate himself exclusively to an academical career, following his admission into one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.
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