After the Korean eSports organization CNJ acquired Saigon Buffalo, the international LoL fan community has thought of interesting scenarios in 2023.
CNJ Esports organization of JUEGO company in Korea has just confirmed the complete acquisition of Saigon Buffalo and is ready to debut in VCS 2023. Not only the competition, the entire staff including the coaching staff to the players of CNJ will be drastically changed.
Immediately after this information was shared on forums, social networks, the international fan community had an interesting opinion: if CNJ wins a place to attend Worlds 2023, it can be considered as a “seed” like the number 5” of the LCK after 4 official representatives.
And the “expansion” of Korean League of Legends has not stopped there when the North American League of Legends (LCS) teams are also gradually “LCKing” the squad next season. The most typical is the case of Team Liquid when this team is about to launch a lineup consisting of many Korean players.
After the failed “super team” 2022 plan, TL changed its strategy when preparing to recruit Jungler Pyosik and Top Lane Summit, these will be the two foreign players of the team. Meanwhile, the remaining 3 “internal” slots include Support CoreJJ (original Korean) and 2 young players, Mid laner Haeri (Korean Australian) and ADC Yeon (Korean American).
Previously, TL also announced that the former Top Lane of SKT T1 Marin will take on the position of head coach. So in the next season, TL will be able to communicate completely in Korean despite playing in the LCS and not having language difficulties.
Not as loud, but Team Liquid but Flyquest is also a team in the LCS that implements this strategy. According to reputable sources, FLY is about to welcome the duo Prince and Vicla. These are two highly rated players in the ADC and Mid lane positions in the LCK last season. In addition, FLY is also ready to recruit Impact in Top Lane, thereby having a lineup of 3 players with Korean nationality.
Therefore, many people think that if CNJ Esports, Team Liquid and Flyquest all participate in Worlds 2023, it will be interesting when the LCK has 3 more unofficial slots.