EG substitute Kaori becomes first foreign player to reach Challenger in Korea

It took him fewer than 200 games.

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Muhammed Hasan “Kaori” Şentürk has become the first foreign League of Legends player to hit Challenger on Korea’s ranked ladder out of all the players who traveled to the country to participate in this year’s Mid-Season Invitational, according to

The 20-year-old is a substitute AD carry for the 2022 LCS Spring Split champions, Evil Geniuses. Kaori reached the Challenger rank in fewer than 200 games, making the achievement even more impressive. At time of writing, he has recorded 186 matches played and 111 wins, favoring champions including Ezreal, Samira, Senna, and Xayah.

As a substitute, the player almost certainly has more time to grind solo queue than his teammates, who are likely prioritizing scrims. But that being said, EG starters Danny and Inspired have reached the Grandmaster rank, which is impressive in itself.

MSI 2022 begins tomorrow at 3am CT. In the first match, the home crowd favorites, T1, will take on Saigon Buffalo. EG will play one game later that day against G2.

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Mateusz Miter

Polish Staff Writer. Mateusz previously worked for numerous outlets and gaming-adjacent companies, including ESL. League of Legends or CS:GO? He loves them both. In fact, he wonders which game he loves more every day. He wanted to go pro years ago, but somewhere along the way decided journalism was the more sensible option—and he was right.