Ruler recently made surprising revelations about his future.
Despite failing to win the 2023 World Championship, JD Gaming (JDG) still achieved a lot of success last season. They won the LPL Spring and Summer championships as well as won the prestigious MSI 2023 title. Contributing greatly to these prestigious championships is the star Ruler in the Gunner position as he is always an important fulcrum of the JDG squad.
Ruler is always an excellent “carrying” player at JDG
Even at Worlds 2023, JDG almost faced the risk of being eliminated in the Quarterfinals when KT Rolster played too well in game 4. If it weren’t for Ruler’s “star moment” to end the game, then JDG could very well have failed, even been eliminated from the Quarterfinals. So as soon as rumors appeared that Ruler re-signed with JDG, fans of this team were extremely happy.
Without Ruler’s brilliance, JDG would have faced the risk of being eliminated right from the Quarterfinals
However, Ruler himself recently made surprising revelations about his future. Specifically, Ruler shared: “Actually, I have not renewed the contract with JDG yet. I haven’t joined any team yet and don’t know what I will do next year. Return to LCK? That’s also something that could happen.”
Ruler recently admitted: “I have not re-signed with JDG yet. Maybe will return to LCK in the future”
With his reputation and class, Ruler will definitely want to join a strong team in the LCK and have a chance to compete for the title. However, strong teams in the LCK such as T1, Gen.G, Hanwha Life Esports, KT Rolster, Dplus KIA have all announced the Gunner position. Therefore, it will be very unlikely for Ruler to return to the LCK to play next season.
Most of the strong teams in the LCK already have Gunner players
Meanwhile, Ruler seems to have more options in the LPL as the transfer market is still active. Teams like EDward Gaming, Weibo Gaming, LNG Esports… have not “finalized” personnel for the Gunner position. Even re-signing with JDG himself could be a reasonable move for this star.
JDG fans have great hope that Ruler will stay on this team
Hopefully in the near future, Ruler will soon find the most suitable landing spot for himself. It would be a shame if an excellent Gunner like Ruler chose to take a break from competition in the upcoming 2024 season.