DRX’s Worlds 2022 champions are now free agents

The team that won the 2022 Legends World Championship finals are now free agents, DRX has announced.

The announcement was made via Twitter, in which it was revealed that jungler Hong “Pyosik” Chang-hyeon, top laner Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon, mid laner Kim “Zeka” Geon-woo, bot laner Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, and support Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee’s have all had their contracts with the team expire.

Additionally, the team’s coaches Lee “Mowgli” Jae-ha and Shin “Shine” Dong-woo, alongside head coach Kim “Ssong” Sang-soo are all also currently free agents.

DRX has previously committed to maintaining the current roster, and said that they would be negotiating with the roster in order to renew their contracts, adding on twitter that:

“In order to continue the enjoyable challenge with these players, DRX will communicate with them to try to renew their contracts.

“Thank you for being on the companion of 2022 DRX, and DRX promises to write an even more shining story with the best players next year.”

It’s no surprise that DRX wants to hang on to the team, given that they achieved victory at the Worlds 2022 finals, pulling a surprise victory over T1 with a final score of 3-2.

It’s not yet clear which of the players will or will not return to DRX - with two exceptions. Deft, in an article for The Players’ Tribune, stated that he has no intentions of retiring - and given the praise he heaped on DRX staff, he’s unlikely to be going anywhere.

“One of the reasons I decided to return to DRX earlier this year was because I felt that my previous performance in the team had not been great, and I wanted to replace those memories with new ones,” said Deft. “I’m glad that I was able to do that. I would like to thank all the staff at DRX who helped me overcome many obstacles this year.”

Meanwhile, rumours are circling that Zeka wants to return to LPL, but is waiting to see how much money teams are able to offer him.

Time will tell where this Championship-winning roster will end up, but they’re bound to be a huge boon to whoever picks them up.

Either way, we won’t be seeing the League of Legends team for a little while yet - but there’s plenty of esports action on hand. Over on the CS:GO scene, the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals are about to kick off. We have everything you need to know about that right here.

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