The LCK offseason roster turmoil continues with Lee “Kuro” Seo-Haeng, Ha “Kramer” Jong-Hun, and Park “TusiN” Jong-Ik all vacating the Afreeca Freecs roster today. All three players started for Afreeca at this year’s League of Legends World Championship. Additionally, the contracts of coaches, Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min and Lim “Comet” Hye-Sung, have also expired today.
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As Afreeca described, Kuro was the “captain” and “anchor” of the Freecs, always looking out for the younger players on his team. In playstyle too, that sentiment definitely showed. Kuro often received criticism as one of the weaker links on ROX Tigers, but he proved each and every game on Afreeca, that he was still one of the best in the world. Like the rest of Afreeca, Kuro had a rough showing at Worlds, but will be one of the most desirable mid laners in Korea this offseason.
The bot lane of Kramer and TusiN was far from flashy, but totally serviceable the last two years. It is unlikely that they will go as a package deal, but any solo lane invested team should look into the pair. Afreeca’s roster changes also signify the team’s most significant roster changes since the team first overhauled the Rebels Anarchy roster, making for another Korean team in the rebuilding phase. Whether or not Afreeca will have the talent to support superstar top laner, Kim “Kiin” Gi-In, remains to be seen in the future.