Season 6 League of Legends World champion runners-up Samsung Galaxy has retained its five-man starting roster ahead of the next LCK split, the team announced on Facebook Thursday.
The move follows in the wake of massive roster shake-up for Samsung’s main Korean competitors. Defending LCK champions ROX Tigers saw its roster disband, defending World champions SK Telecom T1 has signed former star ROX jungler Wang-ho “Peanut” Han, and LCK runners-up KT Rolster has made three splash signings, bringing back two stars to Korea from China and signing former star ROX top laner Kyung-ho “Smeb” Song.
Samsung was a surprise top performer at Worlds, only barely qualifying for the tournament by making a late run through the Korean regional qualifiers and besting KT Rolster. Samsung was placed into a very difficult Group D, along with North American champions Team Solo Mid and Chinese runners-up Royal Never Give Up, but came out on top of the group with a 5-1 record. Samsung was fortunate to not have to face any Korean teams until the finals, sweeping both Albus NoX Luna and H2K in the bracket stage before falling to SKT in a five-game final.
Samsung Galaxy’s lineup in 2017, the same as in Summer 2016:
- Top: Seong-jin “CuVee” Lee
- Jungle: Chan-yong “Ambition” Kang
- Mid: Min-ho “Crown” Lee
- ADC: Jae-hyuk “Ruler” Park and Seung-ju “Stitch” Lee
- Support: Yong-in “CoreJJ” Jo and Ji-min “Wraith” Kwon