After a dire 2019 League of Legends summer season, Gen.G is parting ways with Lee “CuVee” Seong-jin, Kim “Roach” Kang-hui, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Yoon “SeongHwan” Seong-hwan, Song “Fly” Yong-jun, Lee “Kuzan” Seong-hyeok, Lee “Rich” Jae-won, and Kim “Asper” Tae-gi. But the team is extending the contracts of bottom lane players Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk and Kim “Life” Jeong-min, the organization announced today.
Gen.G achieved a sixth-place finish in the 2019 LCK Summer Split, failing to qualify for Worlds despite the organization’s track record. The bot-centric roster had gaping holes of inconsistency, barely breaking even in the standings. They had a slow start to the season before improving steadily throughout the summer. In spite of their best efforts, though, they narrowly missed the required circuit points to advance to the playoffs.
Top laner CuVee and bot lane duo Ruler and Life were redeeming factors of the team. CuVee had been with the team since 2014 and had multiple Worlds performances. He even won Worlds in 2017 against powerhouse SK Telecom T1 with a previous iteration of the roster.
Now, Gen.G’s 2020 lineup is up in the air. There are many available candidates with a magnitude of players’ contracts ending this week. If Gen.G wants to compete for a world title again, it might have to take a few risks.