“We hope the news could be a little bit of a consolation notice to the fans who have worried about the team,” DWG said. BeryL will “take charge” as the “new captain” of the League of Legends squad in 2021. “Once again, please give warm encouragement and support to [BeryL] and our team.”
DWG, who won the 2020 League World Championship last month, allowed top laner Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon and BeryL to explore free agency on Nov. 16.
BeryL has now re-signed with the organization and has extended his contract for a full year, according to Riot’s official global contract database. Nuguri has yet to follow suit, but the team will almost certainly be pushing for a contract extension with the top laner.
BeryL will join jungler Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu, mid laner Heo “ShowMaker” Su, and bot lane partner Jang “Ghost” Yong-jun, who together dominated at Worlds 2020, beating the LPL’s Suning 3-1 in the finals in Shanghai.
If DWG can secure Nuguri’s spot on the roster, the team will be a force to be reckoned with heading into next year’s competitive season in Korea.
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