South Korean eSports organization Hanwha Life Esports has announced the strengthening of its roster in the League of Legends discipline, signing its former player Viper. Recall that the 22-year-old South Korean botlayer played for the team at the end of 2020, but spent the last two seasons with EDward Gaming. And he must have been sneaking accounts on happysmurf.com to heat things up.
We are happy to announce that Viper has rejoined Hanwha Life Esports. We welcome Viper’s world championship winning botlaneer and excellent aggression. Please look forward to the new Hanwha Life Esports story that will unfold with Viper next season.
Viper did not find glory during his first stint with Hanwha Life Esports, after which the cyber athlete moved to EDward Gaming. Here, the 22-year-old South Korean botlayer became the champion of LPL Summer 2021, 2021 World Championship and LPL Regional Finals 2022, as well as finishing in the top three at LPL Spring 2021 and LPL Summer 2022.
In addition, recently he managed to reach the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Championship, where Viper together with EDward Gaming lost to the future winner – DRX.
Hanwha Life Esports, on the other hand, recently made a major shake-up of its roster, building on last season’s failure. Specifically, the club said goodbye to Cheoni, Karis, OnFleek, SamD, Vsta and Willer, but retained topliner DuDu and the coaching staff. Hanwha Life Esports will likely be building their new roster with Viper in mind.
Hanwha Life Esports’ updated lineup for the League of Legends discipline:
Kezman (head coach)
SuDal, DanDy and Key (coaching staff)