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Japanese team Sengoku Gaming announced that former SK Telecom T1 jungler Kang “Blank” Sun-gu joined their team. Blank will play for the team as their starting jungler during the 2019 LJL Summer Split. He joins one other Korean player, bot laner Song “OdduGi” Kwang-ho. The other three players are Japanese, excluding another three Japanese substitute players.
NOTICE: Blank, former SKT-T1's world champion player, had joined Senogku Gaming.
This is a great plus one news, you can look forward to his success.
— Sengoku Gaming (@Sengoku_Gaming) May 27, 2019
Blank joins Sengoku Gaming
“We are pleased to announce that Blank has joined the Sengoku Gaming League of Legends team,” wrote Sengoku Gaming. “Blank has been a member of the prestigious team SKT T1 in the past, has much experience winning world championships, and has a world championship skin of his favorite champion. We look forward to seeing you all at LJL.”
The Japanese esports organization followed this up with a list of his tournament achievements.
- IEM Season 10 World Championship (Winner)
- 2016 Mid-Season Invitational (Winner)
- 2016 World Championship (Winner)
- 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (Winner)
- 2017 World Championship (Second Prize)
Blank’s time on SKT
Kang “Blank” Sun-gu first started his competitive League of Legends career on Energy Pacemaker.Carries in 2014. The team managed to qualify during the LSPL 2015 Spring Relegation. Following this team, he joined Star Horn Royal Club where they achieved first during the LSPL 2015 Summer Split. Unfortunately, they did not do so well during the LSPL 2015 Summer Playoffs.
His next team is what he is most known for when he joined SK Telecom T1. The roster included Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan, Lee “Duke” Ho-seong, Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, and more. While the team had Duke and Huni on the top laner position, the team locked in great results. Multiple first place finishes were achieved by this roster during the IEM Championships, LCK season, Mid-Season Invitational, and World Championships.
However, Duke left the team to join the LPL’s Invictus Gaming. Later, Huni also left to join Echo Fox in the LCS. Later, after a switch was made to Untara and Thal, the team did not do as well. During the LCK 2018 season, the team started to decline and did not manage to make it to Worlds. Afterward, the entire team was released except for Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.
Blank will be great for the Sengoku Gaming lineup. His experience during his time on SKT will help a lot. Communication may be a problem with only one other Korean player though. The 2019 LJL Summer Split begins on June 15. Keep up with all of the latest League of Legends news and content at Daily Esports.
Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.