Deft will continue his journey in the LCK into the new season, but in a different shirt.
At Worlds 2022, even though it only started from the Play-in Round, DRX has written a magical story by overcoming opponents one by one to win the tournament. Deft is one of the names mentioned a lot when he overcame Faker in the Finals to own the World Cup in his massive trophy collection.
However, the joy was short-lived, recently DRX suddenly announced that all 5 members who had just attended Worlds 2022 had expired contracts and became free players. This is a rather unfortunate ending for DRX when this team cannot maintain this line-up to continue playing next season.
DRX roster disbanded after winning Worlds 2022
Deft and the DRX members received negative reactions from fans when they were accused of asking for salaries that exceeded the team’s pay threshold. The former gunner of DRX had to go to the livestream to explain and clarify the incident.
“What I want to say is that not everyone wants a lot of money, even all are willing to take a pay cut to be able to play together. Many people say Kingen left for money, but he’s not that kind of person.
I know DRX did their best, all the players are willing to lower their salary as low as possible to continue playing together but DRX still demands more reduction. So no member is at fault” – Deft shared on livestream
Deft decided to leave because DRX did not meet the minimum wage
After leaving DRX, Deft was the first to find a new destination. He joined Damwon KIA and will continue to play in the LCK Spring 2023. Sharing about this decision, Deft said: “Canyon sent me a message on KakaoTalk, he said he wanted to play with me. How can I decline the invitation?”.
In addition to Deft, DK also successfully recruited Canna and completed the squad to compete in the LCK Spring 2023 including: Canna – Canyon – Showmaker – Deft – Kellin.
DK’s huge line-up in LCK Spring 2023
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