Following jungler Lucas “Santorin” Larsen’s announcement that he would be leaving NRG, mid laner Chang-seok “GBM” Lee announced on Twitter that he is now a free agent.
The former Jin Air mid laner, who made his name in Korea’s top league and by wearing bowties on stage, also said he would be switching positions to jungler.
I am now officially a free agent.— GBM (@GBM_lol) August 11, 2016
I will return next season as a strong jungler and leader.
You can look forward to it
A lot of coaches recommanded that— GBM (@GBM_lol) August 11, 2016
I should change positions to jg throughout my career i want to give it a try
I've been preparing 1year
GBM was one of two marquee signings on NRG’s initial roster before the Spring Split, along with top laner Eon-yeong “Impact” Jung. The team made the playoffs before being knocked out by Team Liquid, and a wholesale roster change between splits left only GBM from the Spring squad.
The team languished to a ninth-place finish, getting relegated after being swept by both Cloud9 Challenger and Echo Fox in the promotion tournament.
NRG has not yet announced what it plans to do with its Challenger Series spot. The other LCS team relegated this year, EU’s FC Schalke 04, said it plans on competing in Challenger and returning to the LCS.