After falling in the group stage of worldsTop Esports would have put an end to a stage of the club with the departure of Zhuo Ding «knight«. The medium would leave TES four years later and head for one of the entity’s direct rivals: JD Gaming. However, the Chinese organization would have achieved one of the most recognized players in the history of the League of Legends Pro League (LPL). According to rumors and confirmation from LNG Esports outlet Kim Tae-sang.”Doinb«, Top will sEsports ExtrasSong Eui-jin «rookies» by 2023.
Rookie would play Yu Wen-Bo again.”JackeyLove” three years later. Both players were part of Invictus Gaming that was proclaimed world champion in 2018 with a resounding 3-0 win over Fnatic. JackeyLove gave a surprise at the end of 2019 by leaving IG after reaching the semifinals of those worlds. Rookie and Kang Seung-lok”TheShy» They waited until the end of 2021 to leave Invictus, having a year full of ups and downs.
While JackeyLove has established himself in Top Esports since his departure from Invictus Gaming, Rookie has been the main leader of the Victory Five throughout 2022. In the spring season V5 was one of the great favorites, leading the regular phase and finishing third, but in summer the team did not achieve its best form for the playoffs and the Regional Tournament. Victory Five failed to qualify towards worldssomething that would have as a direct consequence the exit of the medium.
Beyond the addition of Rookie, Top Esports would not have planned any further changes to its starting lineup. TES would continue with JackeyLove, Huang Ren-Xing”Wayward“Gao Tian Liang”tian» and Ling Xu «Mark«. On the other hand, Victory Five would be clear that the replacement for the South Korean would be Tan Wen-Xiang “Dream”. The Chinese medium replaced the world champion during the start of the Summer Split and it was one of the great sensations of the LPL. V5 would be looking for the addition of Zhang Xing-Ran «Zoom“as a substitute for Lee Jae-won”Rich«.