T1 Teddy Exploring His Options, Might Sign for an LCS Team
AD carry extraordinaire Park “Teddy” Jin-seong (of T1 and Jin Air Green Wings fame) is currently exploring his options, and has even “accepted initial talks” with at least two LCS organizations, as per a report by Upcomer.
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing how T1 had opted to start with Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong for the entirety of their 2021 World Championship run. Which of the two players is better is up for debate, but it’s obvious that Gumayusi is T1’s preferred choice going forward.
The twenty-three-year-old veteran will therefore part ways with the organization; the fact that he’s reportedly fielding a couple of offers from North America is definitely an interesting surprise — one that is wholly in line with the off-season craziness we’ve been subjected to over the last few weeks.
Nothing Is Set In Stone Just Ye
Several LCK teams are currently trying to get Teddy signed, but a move abroad might be a bit more alluring for the LCK veteran; he had only competed on Korean soil thus far and signing for, say, TSM FTX would probably be a much more lucrative decision. It’s not all about the money, of course, but the difference we’re talking about is potentially life-changing, so it’s well worth pondering.
And, well, it goes without saying, but Teddy will serve as a boon to any team he ends up signing for, no matter if it’s in the LCS or LCK. He’s a phenomenal player with an incredibly high skill ceiling, so he probably has no shortage of options right now. Where he’ll go next still remains to be seen, but if he gets a good enough offer, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him compete in North America next year.
Then again, his LCS options are fairly limited seeing how most teams already have their AD carries “locked in.” In any case, we’re bound to find out in just a few days!