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Samsung Galaxy retains roster from Worlds runner-up performance

Cuvee, Crown and the gang are all coming back.

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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.

안녕하세요. 팬 여러분. 삼성 갤럭시 게임단 입니다. 2017년 LOL팀을 이끌어갈 선수단 소식을 알려드립니다. 삼성 갤럭시 팀은 이성진(Cuvee), 강찬용(Ambition), 이민호(Crown), 박재혁...

Posted by 삼성 갤럭시 프로게임단 on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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