South Korea Telecom T1 announced that they have signed top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon from Immortals. This comes after SKT’s previous top laner, Lee “Duke” Ho-seong, departed the team following a year that featured an LCK Spring Split Championship, a Mid-Season Invitational crown and a World Championship.
— SeungHoon Heo (@SKT_Huni) December 2, 2016
Huni spent the year playing top lane for NA LCS powerhouse Immortals. Despite having a 33-3 record in the Round Robin stage of both splits combined, Immortals failed to make it through the semifinals of the playoffs in either split. Then, in the NA Regional Finals, Immortals fell 1-3 to Cloud9, failing to qualify for Worlds after dominating the region almost the entire year.
Huni saw a mix of results in NA. His raw mechanical skill is among the best in the world, however, he was often faulted for his off-meta picks and carelessness. It is also worth noting that this is the first time Huni has not been on a team with Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin, as they both joined Fnatic in 2015 in Huni’s rooke split, and then played for Immortals.
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