The 2021 LoL World Championship begins with two former members of Griffin, Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong dealing with off within the first match of the event. LCK’s 4th seed, Hanwha Life Esports, is slated to face off towards LPL’s 4th seed, LNG Esports within the first match of the play-in phases.
Chovy and Tarzan first turned teammates in 2018, when Griffin was nonetheless a part of Challengers Korea. Alongside Choi “Sword” Sung-won, Park “Viper” Do-hyeon [who’s in attendance at this year’s Worlds with EDward Gaming], and Son “Lehends” Si-woo, Griffin efficiently gathered the 5 items of Exodia.
After Chovy joined the crew, Griffin was extremely profitable. They have been promoted into the LCK and made it to the LCK finals 3 splits in a row, shortly making them one of many greats. On the time, Griffin was identified for his or her laning, close to good teamfighting, and unpredictable drafts.
Nevertheless, the crew’s success didn’t final. In November of 2019, Griffin was part of a string of controversies, which began from firing their head coach on the time, Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho. Since then, beginning gamers like Chovy left the crew; Griffin was on their street to downfall. Ultimately, they acquired demoted from the LCK in 2020 Summer season, and formally broke up in January of this yr.
Since then, Chovy and Tarzan have walked very completely different paths. Chovy discovered success from his time in DRX and HLE, solidifying his spot as among the finest mid laners within the league. Alternatively, Tarzan was a part of Griffin till their departure from the LCK, and took a break from aggressive League of Legends for half a yr.
Each gamers had their justifiable share of bother to get to Worlds this yr. Each HLE and LNG are aiming to get 1st of their play-in group, so this match is essential for them. The winner of this match has their possibilities of getting out in 1st place go up considerably, and because the two groups that can most certainly make it to the group phases, getting a greater seeding is vital.
Who will turn into victorious in the long run? HLE and LNG will kick off Worlds on Oct 5, 8pm [KST], within the very first match of the event.
https://www.invenglobal.com/articles/15267/from-teammates-to-competitors-on-the-rift-two-griffin-players-reunite-on-the-worlds-stage | From former teammates to rivals on the Rift; the Griffin derby between Chovy and Tarzan