The Korean League of Legends Championship (LCK) will begin this Wednesday with a thrilling bout between two of the chief contenders for the 2020 title, T1 and DAMWON Gaming.
Afreeca Freecs swept SANDBOX Gaming in the finals of the KeSPA Cup on Sunday to claim their maiden title and ₩40,000,000 (US $34,300) in prize money.
The 2019 KeSPA Cup will run from Monday, December 23 to Sunday, January 5 in Ulsan, South Korea. A field of 20 League of Legends esports teams will compete for a share of ₩ 158,000,000 (US $136k), with ₩ 40,000,000 (US $34.5k) going to the winner.
Only three days after announcing his retirement from the professional League of Legends esports scene, Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong rejoined Royal Never Give Up after a three-year absence to replace Chou “Steak” Lu-Hsi as the team’s head coach.
Former SKT Telecom T1 support and jungler Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan announced his retirement from professional League of Legends esports on Friday, ending his seven-year-long career to focus on his mental health.
On Monday, Griffin announced they had destroyed all existing contracts with their League of Legends esports players following the recent turmoil involving former coach Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho and former team director Cho Kyu-nam.
The fourth season of the Korea StarCraft League will enter the semi-finals this Thursday, when four of the best StarCraft II esports players from South Korea will duke it out for a spot in the grand finals.
Team Griffin, the runner-up from LCK and one of the finalists at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, have found themselves under investigation by Riot Korea after rumours surfaced claiming the team management forced their players into signing unfair contracts.
The 2019 LCK Regional Finals will continue this Thursday when SANDBOX Gaming take on Kingzone DragonX for the chance to face DAMWON Gaming in the decider.
The annual GSL vs The World tournament will return to our screens on Thursday, August 15, marking the second WCS Global Event of the year following IEM Season XIII – Katowice.