Gen.G Sign Chovy To LoL Roster

Gen.G Sign Chovy To LoL Roster

Jeong "Chovy" Ji-hoon has been officially confirmed as Gen.G's starting mid laner for the 2022 season on Wednesday, November 24.

Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon has been officially confirmed as Gen.G’s starting mid laner for the 2022 season on Wednesday, November 24. At Gen.G, the Korean LoL esports superstar will reunite with two former Griffin teammates, rounding up a new LoL superteam.

A Start OF A New Journey For Chovy

A roster move that has been in the works for weeks was confirmed on Wednesday when Gen.G announced the signing of Chovy. The 20-year-old mid laner has joined Gen.G to form a new Korean LoL esports superteam.

At Gen.G, Chovy will reunite with top laner Choi “Doran” Hyeon-joon and support Son “Lehends” Si-woo. The trio played alongside one another at Griffin in 2018-2019, before the team disbanded.

Chovy made his debut in the LoL Champions Korea (LCK) with Griffin and has since played for some of the strongest teams in the region. That includes DragonX (later DRX) and, most recently, Hanwha Life Esports.

Unfortunately, Chovy hasn’t achieved much success over the last two years, many believing it was because he hasn’t had the right team around him. Since his time at Griffin, when he placed runner-up in the LCK 2019 Spring and Summer, Chovy has only managed to emulate the same success once.

In 2020, he led DRX to the finals of the LCK 2020 Summer Playoffs, where the team would lose against DAMWON Gaming. The same team would then eliminate DRX from the 2020 LoL World Championship, denying Chovy from improving upon his fifth-eight place finish in LoL Worlds 2019.

DRX disbanded its roster the next season, sending Chovy to Hanwha Life Esports, where the 20-year-old hasn’t achieved anything of note. Although Hanwha Life managed a third-place finish in the LCK 2021 Spring Playoffs, their success was fairly limited.

Most notably, HLE crashed out of the 2021 LoL Worlds in the quarter-finals.

Chovy is the latest and final addition Gen.G have made to its LoL esports team. And while he is the most talked-about addition to the team, Gen.G have made several other high-profile signings this offseason.

A New Superteam Is Born

Even though Gen.G’s rebuild process only started on Tuesday, the Korean LoL powerhouse needed just two days to finalize its roster. However, it all started with the departure of top laner Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee and coach Yu “Ggoong” Byeong-jun.

After re-singing ADC Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk on November 22, Gen.G announced the departure of three players. That includes jungler Kim “Clid” Tae-min, mid laner Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong, and support Kim “Life” Jeong-min.

Shortly thereafter, Gen.G unveiled the signing of a new jungler, top laner and support in Han “Peanut” Wang-ho, Doran and Lehends. Gen.G needed a mid laner to finalize its roster – and they found it a day later.
On Wednesday, Gen.G officially announced the signing of Chovy, rounding up its roster for the 2022 season.

With that, Gen.G assembled a roster of some of Korea’s biggest LoL esports stars. Interestingly, Ruler is the only player on the team to have ever won the LoL World Championship – in 2017 with Samsung Galaxy.

Regardless of the roster’s lack of international success, Gen.G have emerged as one of the top teams heading into the 2022 season. And while it’s unclear who other teams will look like next term, it’s unlikely we will see another roster featuring as much talent as Gen.G.

The only team that could challenge Gen.G for the title are the 2020 world champions and 2021 runners-up DWG KIA. However, the team is currently in a tricky spot, having lost most of its core players.

The 2022 LCK season is set to begin with the LCK 2022 Spring, slated for January 2022. The exact dates are still unknown, but we can expect the split to kick off in mid-January based on previous seasons.