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Griffin Announce Roster Ahead of CK Challenger League

Craig Robinson  | 
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Griffin sign new roster for CK Summer Season, Sword to take a temporary leave. (Photo courtesy Riot Games - LCK)

Griffin has announced their roster ahead of the CK Summer Split Challenger League. The team has reformed most of the roster after they left for other teams, free agency, or took a leave of absence. These roster moves come after the team’s relegation to the Challengers Korea League in the Spring Split.

The roster competing in the Summer Season of the CK for Griffin is:

Top – Yoon ‘Hoya’ Yong-ho
Jungle – Byeon ‘Citrus’ Ji-woong
Mid – YooNaehyun’ Nae-hyun and Park ‘Bay’ Jun-byeong
Bot – Hwang ‘Wayne’ Seo-hyeon
Support – Kwak ‘Yusin’ Yu-sin

Naehyun, Bay (previously zzun), Wayne and Yusin join the main team from the Griffin trainee roster. With the exodus of their previous talent, the team needed to adopt a core roster. Most of the trainees will continue to play together now on the main roster. These trainees reunite with Hoya, who was brought to the main roster back in February to compete in the second half of the LCK Spring Split 2020.

Hoya originally debuted for the team at the end of February, competing alongside Choi ‘Sword’ Sung-won. However, Hoya will remain as the starting toplaner for Griffin. Sword has announced he is taking a temporary leave from competitive League of Legends. Sword joined Griffin in 2017 and has been with the team since. This break comes after Griffin went from a topeight team at Worlds 2019 to relegated from the LCK.

Finally, Citrus is the newest member of the roster. Citrus has been in Korean free agency since he departed from Team Dynamics in January 2020. He now joins Griffin and will return to the CK league.

Griffin will compete in the last Challengers Korea league as we know it. Franchising is set to hit Korea in 2021, meaning the Challengers Korea will no doubt change for 2021. The storyline for Griffin’s season will be them trying to return to their former glory and clear their name after their Spring Split drama. The Challenger Korea league begins June 18th.

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson
Craig is passionate about two things: History and Gaming. Whilst at university, Craig focused his degree on history and voluntarily wrote about esports on the side. Nowadays, he tends to write about esports whilst enjoying history as a hobby.