Chovy Extends Contract With Gen.G

Chovy Extends Contract With Gen.G

Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon' has extended his contract with Gen.G, the Korean esports organization, announced on Monday, June 13.

Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon’ has extended his contract with Gen.G, the Korean esports organization, announced on Monday, June 13. As revealed, the League of Legends mid laner has signed a one-year extension, which keeps him tied with Gen.G until the end of 2023.

LCK Superstar Re-Signs

Chovy is widely known as one of the most talented Leagues of Legends players, a tag he has earned very early in his esports career. The 22-year-old first appeared in the LoL competitive scene with Griffin in March 2018, and his path has been nothing but exceptional ever since.

With Griffin, Chovy spent two seasons helping the Korean esports organization win the Challengers Korea 2018 Spring in his first split with the team. That achievement started what is now known as one of the most impressive success stories of an esports organization.

Griffing would not only qualify for the LCK 2018 Summer, but the recently promoted side finished the regular season in second place, with a 13-5 record. Moreover, Griffin would go and reach the LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs, where they lost against KT Rolster 2-3.

Unfortunately, Griffin did not qualify for the LoL World Championship that year, coming one win short in the Korea Regional Finals, where they lost against Gen.G. Still, Chovy and co. would find immense success the next season.

With Griffin, Chovy won KeSPA Cup 2018, LCK 2019 Spring regular season, and placed second in the playoffs. In summer, the story repeated itself, as Griffin won the regular season but lost the finals against SKT T1.

Still, that was enough to qualify for Worlds, where Griffin reached the quarter-finals but got eliminated by the defending champions, Invictus Gaming.

Following controversy in Griffin, which led to the disbandment of the entire roster, Chovy left to play with DRX, who he helped qualify for the 2020 World Championship, where he would again fall in the quarters. In 2021, Chovy then moved to Hanwha Life, who he led to 2021 Worlds, yet again placed top-eight.

But after years of chasing his first LoL Worlds title, Chovy joined the Korean superteam, Gen.G, with who he placed second in LCK 2022 Spring and made it all the way to the finals in the playoffs.

Gen.G Want To Keep The Roster Intact

By extending Chiovy’s contract, Gen.G guaranteed that it would keep its League of Legends roster intact for at least one more year – a decision that makes a lot of sense.

“I was assured of a successful future with the team’s utmost support, and I decided to continue my journey with Gen.G,” said Chovy.

“I will do my best to repay the support from the team and fans, aiming for the championship title in the upcoming summer season.”

Ahead of the 2021 season, Gen.G opted to completely rebuild its roster in a bid to help the org re-emerge as one of the region’s top teams. By replacing all players besides ADC Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, Gen.G formed the next LCK superteam with Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon, Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, and Son “Lehends” Si-woo.

And even though the new-look roster failed to win the LCK crown in the first split of the year, Gen.G have emerged as one of the top teams in the league.

Chovy and his crew placed second in the LCK 2022 Spring, losing only to T1, who achieved the unthinkable and ended the season with a perfect 18-0 record. In the playoffs, Gen.G looked just as impressive, but they again had to admit defeat to T1, who defeated them 3-1 in the finals.

Regardless, by making the finals in the team’s first split together, Gen.G have set the bar high, as they now aim to further improve in the LCK 2022 Summer. The second split of the season will kick off on Wednesday, May 15, with the opening games of the split.

Gen.G will play their first match of LCK 2022 Summer a day later, on Thursday, June 16, when they face off against KT Rolster.