SK Gaming have chosen to allow their carry jungler Trick to explore other options.
SK Gaming appear to be considering an entire new roster going into 2021. If the announcements that Limit, Zazee, and Crownshot have been allowed to consider new opportunities weren’t shocking enough, the decision to allow star jungler Kang Yun ‘Trick’ Kim to contemplate joining another team has shocked the esports sphere.
In response to the shocking news, multiple competitive LoL icons responded to Trick’s decision. G2’s Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković called Trick “the most underrated jungler EVER” in a tweet that was retweeted over three and a half thousand times.
His former colleague , Limit, also joined the plethora of LoL professionals reacting to the news, stating that Trick was the “player who taught me the most out of anyone”.
Trick has graced several of the LEC’s best teams throughout his career. From 2015 to 2017 he was the starting jungler for LEC legends G2 Esports, before moving back to Korea to pursue a jungling career on some smaller teams.
However, 2019 saw the return of one of LoL’s most famous players, seeing Trick join Schalke Esports for a brief five month stint. In 2020 he then found himself on the roster of SK Gaming, and his impact was certainly felt.
After a rocky start during the 2020 Spring Split, the Summer Split saw SK Gaming propel themselves into playoffs, largely based off of the back of some carry plays by Trick. Although they finished in fifth place, this was yards better than the ninth place ranking during Spring.
What does the future hold?
While Trick’s esports future with SK Gaming is unclear, it’s obvious that he is a sought after player. I can’t wait to see where he ends up next. Where do you think Trick would fit in perfectly? Do you think SK will really let their star player go? Let us know in the comments section.
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