The former ROX Tigers bottom lane of AD Carry Jong-in “PraY” Kim and support Beom-hyeon “GorillA” Kang has found a new home. Both players have been signed by Longzhu Gaming, the team announced on Facebook Sunday.
안녕하세요. LongzhuGaming입니다. 그동안 오래 기다리신 LongzhuGaming 팬들께 기쁜 소식을 전해드리게 됐습니다. 전 ROX Tigers 소속이었던 Pray 김종인 선수와 Gorilla 강범현 ...Posted by Incredible Miracle on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Both players had been with the Tigers since November 2014, making the Worlds finals in Season 5 and semifinals in Season 6 (losing to SK Telecom T1 both times). The Tigers finally won an LCK title in the 2016 Summer Playoffs — the first for the organization after three first-place regular season finishes in the previous four splits.
Longzhu has recently received a boost in the form of a financial investment, and more high-profile signings are still expected to come. PraY and Gorilla’s former teammates Smeb and Peanut have already ended up with KT Rolster and SK Telecom T1, respectively.
Previously known as Incredible Miracle, Longzhu had a rough 2016 with its new 10-man roster. After a seventh-place finish in the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Longzhu finished in eighth in the Summer. A first round exit to Jin Air in the KeSPA Cup and a 2-0 semifinal sweep to Flash Wolves at IEM Oakland brought an end to Longzhu’s 2016 competitive season.