Is CoreJJ leaving Team Liquid to go to Brazil?

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A social media post about Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in playing in Brazil has taken the League community by storm, but is the South Korean World Champion leaving Team Liquid this off-season?

CoreJJ has been an integral part of Team Liquid since he joined the squad in 2018. Before importing over from South Korea to TL, CoreJJ won a World Championship with Samsung Galaxy and played on Gen.G for a time.

Before his stint with SSG, CoreJJ played in the LCS for Dignitas as an ADC, he changed his role to support shortly after returning to South Korea.

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With Team Liquid, CoreJJ has been a mainstay for the team and the longest-standing member on the current roster with a 5-year tenure. The support player is currently set to be released into free agency if his contract isn’t renewed by TL.

A social media post has seemingly linked the player to a move to Brazil and the CBLOL league, which would be a significant move not just for CoreJJ, but the Brazilian league as well.

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CoreJJ possibly going to Brazil for the 2024 season?

The post said that the World Champion would be competing for a shot at the “CBOLÃO trophy” and even tagged the player.

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However, the CBOLÃO is not the Brazilian league and is instead an off-season tournament run by streamer and former pro player Gustavo ‘Baiano’ Gomes. The tournament brings together players from the Brazilian league, some big-name free agents, and solo queue stars in a LAN setting.

Team Liquid’s Brazilian X (formerly Twitter) account had to clarify the news in a post about the event.

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“The news that the player CoreJJ will leave our organization to play professionally in a team that we cannot mention in CBLOL 2024 is FALSE.” the post said via a machine translation.

CoreJJ is an LCS star who is not expected to leave the league anytime soon. The player earned his North American residency in 2022 and has been a cornerstone piece for Team Liquid. However, the player is not currently signed to a squad and has yet to announce his plans for 2024 as the League off-season continues to march on.

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