Transfer updates: KT Rolster confirms arrival of Doran; Suning releases SwordsArt

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Ahead of the 2021 LCK season, former DragonX top laner Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon will be joining Ucal as KT Rolster formally announces his acquisition.

Doran has experienced a meteoric rise just a year after making his competitive League of Legends debut with Griffin. This is indeed a quick rise through the ranks.

During his stint with DRX, he signed for, in 2020, Doran finished in second place in the LCK Summer Split, which automatically qualified for Worlds.

At the Worlds, he had a respectful group stage appearance but could proceed past the quarter-finals by losing to DAMWON Gaming.

After recording an underwhelming year, KT parted ways with the majority of its roster in November. The organization released its full starting lineup, except mid laner Son “Ucal” Woo-hyeon.

Doran, who is a formidable top laner, is, however, not a carry. Therefore, KT will need further signings that can complement Doran if it wants to truly contend in 2021 and improve on its six-place finish in the summer.

With Ucal and Doran now on their roster, the organization will now rebuild its team around the pair going into next season. Rookie players or tried and true veterans may be used to complement them, and it could prove to be the solution.

In another development, Suning has officially released Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh ahead of next year’s LPL season.

The organization, in its announcement on Twitter on Wednesday, appreciate the support for his contribution.

Suning is the 2020 Worlds runner-up after losing the title to LCK’s DAMWON Gaming 3-1.

It wants to improve its position and take a new direction in 2021 by reinforcing the support position.

SwordArt played a crucial role in the team’s success in 2020 after experiencing gradual improvement over the year.

Unfortunately, be leaving the team after ending the Worlds with Suning in second place from a disappointing 11th place finish in the LPL Spring Split.

  Written by Oladipupo Mojeed