- The team recently bid farewell to most of its players
- According to some reports, however, they have already signed a number of new stars
- Chovy was also initially released but was allegedly re-signed to the roster
Following a quarterfinal exit from the LoL World Championship 2023, Korean organization Gen.G has allegedly restructured its team by signing Kiin, Canyon, and Lehends.
After League of Legends World Championship 2023 ended this Sunday with the victory of T1, many organizations have started preparing for the new competitive season. This preparation often includes roster changes, which in some cases can see entire lineups being released. This is what happened to the Korean organization Gen.G, which parted ways with almost all of its members a couple of days ago, leaving only Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan.
Although this is quite a big change, it seems the organization is preparing to rebuild with a superstar roster, centered around Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon. Gen.G has not yet talked about this, but rumors are swirling around and according to a report by Korean outlet OSEN, the organization has already signed contracts with Chovy and a few other players.
Interestingly, Chovy was initially also released as a free agent alongside the other now-ex-Gen.G members, but the report says his contract with the organization was quickly renewed. It also seems that during the negotiations of the re-signing of the contract, the Korean team also offered Lehends a spot in the lineup as well. “Gen.G (…) renewed the contract with Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon, and naturally brought Kim “Gi-in” Ki-in and Son “Lehends” Si-woo to the negotiation table and succeeded in signing a contract,” a translation of OSEN’s report reads.
What Could This Mean for the Org?
If the rumors turn out to be true, Gen.G would have quite a formidable roster for the next season of competitive League of Legends. Allegedly, Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and Kim “Kiin” Gi-in have also signed contracts with Gen.G. All of the aforementioned players have played in the 2023 League of Legends Worlds Championship, making it a potential superteam for next season, while for Lehends it would also be a return to an organization he was part of in 2022.
He has also played alongside Kiin following a season with KT Rolster as both players competed in the Worlds this year. Unfortunately, their team was eliminated in the quarterfinals, but the experience gave both the opportunity to once again play, this time in Gen.G.
Speaking of Gen.G, their journey throughout the tournament was ended abruptly in an unexpected 3-2 loss to the LPL’s Bilibili Gaming in the quarterfinals. Apparently, the loss was so bad that it necessitated the release of most of the team’s players, wjhich cams as a shock to many fans.
Despite that, if the rumors turn out to be true, the Korean oprganizaiton has already set up quite a formidable team for the upvoming LoL season.