Team Liquid fields an all-Korean LoL roster in North America

LCS organization Team Liquid kicks off a new era with an all-Korean roster for 2023.

In a YouTube video, team co-CEO Steve Arhancet announced two important signings to complete their 2023 LCS roster – Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon and Park “Summit” Woo-tae.

Pyosik made his mark in the LCK as a world-class jungler. He recently worked wonders at the 2022 World Championships with DRX, who became the first play-in team to win an international tournament.

After three years of playing under Liiv SANDBOX, top laner Summit spent the 2022 season abroad, playing for Cloud9 in the spring and FunPlus Phoenix in the LPL in the summer.

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Team Liquid signs Pyosik and Summit, promotes two youth players for 2023

DRX Pyosik to compete during World Championship 2022
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TL also promoted mid laner Harry “Haeri” Kang and bottom laner Sean “Yeon” Sung from their academy roster. The duo has been in the G-League for two years.

Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, the last member of the 2022 season, continues in a support role for the 2023 season. The mainstay of TL remains the dominant player in the region. He has won two LCS titles and has been named to the LCS All-Pro First Team six times over the past four years.

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“He’s been our cornerstone. CoreJJ has been instrumental in teaching other players. He’s really been involved in the development of the TL ecosystem,” said Arhancet.

The all-Korean lineup complies with the LCS’s rule that only two foreign players can be sent at a time. Haeri and Yeon have residency in OCE and NA respectively, allowing Summit and Pyosik to occupy two import positions.

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Leading the team is former SKT top laner Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan, who will take over as head coach for the next two years.

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TL also welcomes back Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin as their assistant coach. The veteran LCS coach played for the organization in 2017 as a jungler.

The team is currently undergoing three weeks of recruit training in South Korea in preparation for the new year, Archancet said.

LCS 2023 Team Liquid Roster Role
Park “Summit” Woo Tae optimal
Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon jungle
Harry “Haeri” Kang middle road
Sean “Yeon” Sung get off the road
Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in support
Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan head coach
Kim’s “re-rule” progresses assistant coach

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