MaRin joins LGD Gaming

by theScore Staff Dec 10 2015
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LGD Gaming have signed Jang "MaRin" Gyeonghwan for the 2016 LPL season. The team posted the news to weibo after unveiling the other components of their roster for next year.

The weibo post confirms earlier reports and rumors that MaRin would join the team, though no information on his salary was made public.

MaRin will play top lane primarily while LGD's other Korean top laner, Choi "Acorn" Cheonju, shares coaching duties with Lee “Heart” Gwanhyung. MaRin was awarded MVP at the 2015 World Championship with a KDA of 4.4. He was praised for his carry-oriented playstyle and his leadership as SK Telecom T1's captain.

After a disappointing performance at the World Championship and at Intel Extreme Masters San Jose this December, it makes sense that LGD Gaming would look to make changes for 2016. MaRin's addition is likely to be the last of LGD's changes for the coming season, making their current roster:

Top: Jang "MaRin" Gyeonghwan
Top: Choi "Acorn" Cheonju
Jungle: Xie "Eimy" Dan
Mid: Wei "pAinEvil" Shen
ADC: Gu "imp" Seungbin
Support: Chen "Pyl" Bo

Coach: Lee "Heart" Gwanhyung
Assistant Coach: Choi "Acorn" Cheonju
Analyst: Huang "FireFox" Tinghsiang

MaRin and Pyl both play in All Stars Los Angeles 2015 before returning to China for the LPL in 2016.

Kelsey Moser is a staff writer for theScore eSports. You can follow her on Twitter.