In an official announcement on the team’s Weibo page, Choi “DanDy” In-kyu has left Vici Gaming.
DanDy is currently a free agent after being on Vici Gaming ever since picking up a World Championship ring with Samsung White in 2014. The members of the team went their separate ways after the victory, mainly looking for higher paying contracts in China while still attempting to compete at a high level. This worked for most of the members, but not DanDy, as he is the only former starter of Samsung White that has not won an LPL title. Aside from Gu “imp” Seung-bin, all ex-Samsung White starters are now free agents, and many have expressed interest in making a return to Korea.
During his time on Vici, DanDy has seen play both in his main role as jungler, as well as subbing in at top when Wang “Akira“ Zu-Jing, known as Carry at the time, was hospitalized in 2015.
Vici Gaming failed to reach the World Championship in 2016, after taking 5th/6th place in the LPL Summer Playoffs and 4th place in the LPL Regional Finals.
With both Royal Never Give Up and EDward Gaming having a strong grip at the top of the Chinese League of Legends circuit, the move theoretically puts Vici in an even worse position, as DanDy is a top-tier player.
The former world champion is looking for a new home, and so are most of his old teammates.
Who do you think Vici Gaming will pick up as their main jungler now that DanDy has left? Where will DanDy go?
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James Mattone is a journalist for GAMURS and can be contacted on Twitter –@TheJamesMattone.