Barely open, the transfer market (embodied by the start of the free agency, Monday) from League of Legends has already delivered what will likely go down as one of the most important moves of the offseason. This Wednesday morning, South Korean adc Hyuk-kyu “Deft” Kim (26), world champion less than a month ago with DRX, has officially joined another LCK club (South Korea’s strongest league in the world): DAMWON. The winning structure of the world title in 2020, finalist in 2021.
The sacred quintet this year will therefore not defend its property in 2023 and it will not have taken too long to implode after its exploit in the United States, where no one expected such a scenario. But for Deft, it’s the continuation of a magnificent story, a little crazy: not far from stopping his career a few weeks ago (these Worlds were to be his last competition), one of the veterans of the scene South Korean professional has just won the supreme title and joined one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.