Ggoong, Watch, Cain, Pure, Ohq, Tank and head coach depart NaJin e-mFire

by theScore Staff Nov 30 2015
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Almost the entirety of NaJin e-mFire's 2015 Summer Split roster has decided to terminate their contracts with the organization, resulting in a mass departure, the organization announced on Monday.

Jungler Cho "Watch" Jae-geol, mid laners Yu "Ggoong" Byeong-jun and Park "TANK" Dan-won, AD Carry Oh "Ohq" Gyu-min, supports Kim "Pure" Jin-sun and Jang "Cain" Nu-ri, and head coach Park "Reach" Jung-suk have all left NaJin e-mFire,

NaJin has been in the midst of a significant decline throughout 2015, finishing fifth in both the SBENU Champions Spring and Summer season and failing to qualify for the World Championship. NaJin has had representatives at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 World Championships, but hasn't found significant success since the Korean merger at the start of the year.

Watch has been a long time member of the organization, starting with Black Sword in 2012. He played in all three World Championships which NaJin attended, first with Black Sword and later with White Shield. He finished the summer season with a 3.78 KDA.

Cain, much like Watch, has thus far only played for NaJin, starting in 2012. He played at both the 2012 and 2013 World Championship for Black Sword. Despite his pedigree, Cain did not start a single game throughout the summer season.

Ggoong joined NaJin White Shield in June 2013, and has been with the organization ever since. He played in the 2014 World Championship for White Shield before moving to the starting role after the merger. He finished the summer with a 4.21 KDA, primarily choosing Viktor and Cassiopeia.

TANK is a newer addition to the team, who joined in Feb. 2015, formerly under the name "Rain". Although he split duties with Ggoong in the spring season, he only started one game during the summer, a win on Viktor in which he went 2/0/4.

Ohq started with the Xenics organization, but came to prominence once he was acquired by NaJin in May 2014. He has always been considered to have the potential to become a top AD Carry in the world, but has struggled alongside NaJin for the past few years. He finished the summer season with a 5.32 KDA, sticking mostly to Sivir and Lucian.

Pure joined the organization in March 2014, at first splitting duties with Cain but eventually taking over as the main starting support. He finished the summer with a 3.31 KDA, playing the majority of his matches on Alistar.

The announcement only leaves two players from the summer roster, Lee "Duke" Ho-seong and Yoon "Peanut" Wang-ho, however NaJin has yet to confirm if they have been signed to further contracts for the coming year. As for the departing players and coach, their future is at this time unknown.

Nic Doucet is a News Editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.