Hanwha Life Esports has officially announced the signing of Park “Viper” Do-hyeon to the roster. This comes after Griffin released most of their roster after their recent relegation from the LCK. Viper will now share the ADC role on the team alongside Oh “Vsta” Hyo-seong.
Viper joins the HLE roster after the Griffin roster was relegated from the LCK after a disastrous LCK Spring Split 2020. The organization was plagued with administrative issues. Clearly this had a significant impact on the very recent World’s 2019 quarterfinalists.
📍Griffin official announcement
안녕하세요. 팀 그리핀입니다. 그리핀은 오늘부로 바이퍼(박도현), 유칼(손우현), 운타라(박의진) 선수와 상호 합의하에 계약을 종료하였습니다. 매 순간 최선을 다해 달려온 선수들에게 진심으로 감사드리며, 앞으로의 앞날을 항상 응원하겠습니다. 감사합니다. pic.twitter.com/q0fmubo2QB
— Team Griffin LoL (@TeamGriffinLoL) May 17, 2020
Viper enters a new adventure in his career as he has only ever played with Griffin. He has been in the Griffin line-up since 2017 and has only ever been with these team in professional play. His move to HLE is a new leg in his career. Although there are some familiar faces in the team.
Son “Lehends” Si-woo will now reunite with Viper after a brief breakup in the bot lane. Before the Spring Split, Lehends left Griffin for HLE on December 2nd in preparation for the new LCK Season. The roster is building on a great synergy, one that saw Griffin qualify for Worlds 2019.
The HLE roster is looking much stronger with this singing. As it stands, Vsta and Viper are sharing the role. However, it would not be too surprising to see him start the Summer Split. Viper is one of the best ADC players in the entire LCK league. Vsta’s rookie season was not the best stat-wise. No doubt Vsta will learn a lot from having the well-refined Viper on the team.
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넓은 챔프폭과 안정적이고 강력한 플레이가 돋보이는 'Viper' 박도현 선수가 한화생명e스포츠와 함께 합니다. ‘Viper’ Park Dohyeon, with a wide range of champions and stable and compelling play, has joined HLE.https://t.co/QPncm0rSTa pic.twitter.com/qPtXAFsQlz
— HLE.official (@HLEofficial) May 18, 2020
This roster move comes a day after Griffin’s official announcement on May 17th. This will likely be the first of many roster changes in the LCK. No doubt LCK teams will look for quick upgrades as great players find ways back into the LCK.