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Major roster additions announced to Faker’s SK Telecom T1

Published: 22/Nov/2018 10:45 Updated: 22/Nov/2018 10:58

by Joe O'Brien

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The most decorated organization in League of Legends is rebuilding after a disappointing 2018 season.

After their first year ever without a trophy, SK Telecom T1 revealed five new players joining for the 2019 season, including some star names at key positions.

In the top lane, the team have signed Kim ‘Khan’ Don-ha, formerly of Kingzone DragonX, and Kim ‘Crazy’ Jae-hee, formerly of BBQ Olivers.

In the jungle, former Gen.G player Kang ‘Haru’ Min-seung joins, while Kim ‘Clid’ Tae-min returns to Korea after making his name with JD Gaming in the LPL.

Finally, the team confirmed the addition of former Jin Air AD Carry Park ‘Teddy’ Jin-seong, which had been reported by former pro player and NA LCS coach Choi ‘Locodoco’ Yoon-seop.

The team confirmed on November 19 that they would be overhauling their squad for the coming season, parting ways with seven players from the 2018 roster.

LoL EsportsFaker will be looking to reclaim his throne after failing to reach the World Championship this season.

They subsequently confirmed that super-star mid-laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok had re-signed with the organization, as had support player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho and AD Carry Han ‘Leo’ Gyeo-re.

SK Telecom also announced that they are still to add players at mid-lane and support. While the former will inevitably be a back-up behind Faker, there have been rumors linking SKT to 2014 World Championship MVP Cho ‘Mata’ Se-hyeong as a potential starter at support.

After one of the organization’s most underwhelming seasons in 2018, fans were desperate to see more talent added alongside Faker for the coming season, and SKT have certainly delivered so far.

Though he comes off a slightly less impressive season, Khan established himself in 2017 as a legitimate carry force even among the elite of the top lane. Meanwhile, Teddy was one of the top-performing AD Carries in the LCK in 2018, the sole win condition for an otherwise struggling Jin Air.

Along with new Jungle talent, the additions on paper give SK Telecom threats in all three lanes and the means to support them properly. Even in the early days of the off-season, SKT are shaping up to reclaim their position as both a domestic and international favorite.

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Watch K/DA’s new video MORE with Seraphine’s debut

Published: 28/Oct/2020 14:07

by Lauren Bergin

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The second instalment from K/DA’s new “ALL OUT” EP has dropped, titled MORE, and it’s definitely ‘the baddest’ so far.

League of Legends’ K-Pop powerhouse K/DA are back with the music video for newest single from their upcoming EP, “ALL OUT”.

The track, entitled MORE, was released on October 28, and features the familiar vocal talents of Madison Beer, SOYEON and MIYEON of (G)I-IDLE, Lexie Liu and Jaira Burns.

The song is the title track of the five-track EP, which includes the already popular THE BADDEST, as well as three other songs entitled I’LL SHOW YOU, VILLAINS, and DRUM GO DUM.

There was also an also aftershow livestream following the premiere of the song on TikTok, starting at 5 minutes after the song dropped, where the band are teasing behind the scenes treats and interviews.

Seraphine’s K/DA debut

This song, however, has a difference: it’s the first K/DA track to feature LoL’s newest pop princess, Seraphine.

While the mysterious artist Seraphine has been heavily active on Spotify, releasing covers of KDA’s POP/STARS and iconic tracks such as t.A.T.u’s ‘All the Things She Said”, we have yet to see her make her mark on stage alongside the other K/DA artists.

It’ll be exciting to see how Seraphine continues to fit into the already establish foursome of Ahri, Akali, Evelynn and Kai’sa, especially considering the vast differences in each artist’s vocal styles. Seraphine’s music has been much softer with an acoustic focus – entirely different from K/DA’s, yet she’s proven that she can adapt to be exactly what K/DA needs.

Will K/DA perform MORE at the World Finals?

It’s safe to assume that K/DA are lined up for the World Finals performance, something that their whirlwind tour around Shanghai.

Either way, it’s exciting to watch the band grow the closer they get to the finals, and LoL fans can’t wait to play them in game and get to know them even better.