Summit to join FunPlus Phoenix
LNG Esports mid laner Kim “Doinb” Tae-sang has once again leaked another roster move, this time surrounding his former team FunPlus Phoenix. According to him, FPX has plans to replace their solo lanes, and has already settled on a top laner who is rumored to be Park “Summit” Woo-tae.
A user on the r/leagueoflegends subreddit translated Doinb’s statements during his stream. It seems that Summit will be arriving at around the same time as fellow Korean Victory Five (soon to be Ninjas in Pajamas) mid laner Song “Rookie” Eul-jin.”FPX has signed with a Korean top laner. They also wanted to sign a new mid laner because Gori left, but it’s really hard… he isn’t for sale. They signed with that Korean top laner long ago, but due to visa problems he will be arriving here the same time as Rookie, in around late June or early July. Not exactly the same day as Rookie, but the date is really close.”
The League of Legends Pro League, or LPL, is set to begin its Summer 2022 Split on June 10, 2022. This means FPX Summit won’t even be present for the first few weeks of the season.
“I’ve heard that they signed for a half year. If it’s true, that top laner will arrive in China in July, and end his quarantine in mid July. If FPX doesn’t make playoffs he can only play for a month, and should go back after the regular split.” Doinb added. “They signed for a half year, but you know he can only play for one or two months. If they make Worlds, he can play longer, from July to around October or November. But if they don’t make Worlds, then he can only play for a month, and you must pay him a half year’s salary.”
Summit previously played for Cloud9 in the North American league LCS, where he had a great showing during the LCS Spring 2022 regular split. However, things fell apart for Summit and the rest of the Cloud9 squad during the playoffs, where they severely underperformed. Cloud9 has since announced their rebuild of their LCS roster, and with Ibrahim “Fudge” Allahi’s role swapping back to top lane, no space is left for Summit.
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