Star support player Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon, formerly of Kingzone DragonX, has signed with LEC’s Misfits, the organization announced Friday. The signing completes Misfits’ core line-up ahead of the inaugural LEC franchise season.
IT'S HAPPENING 🦍
Welcome to EU, @lolGorillA!
— Misfits Gaming (@MisfitsGG) November 23, 2018
GorillA’s first venture outside of South Korean teams will pair him with French AD carry Steven “Hans Sama” Liv, who re-resigned with Misfits for two more seasons. With the arrivals of top laner Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten now confirmed, Misfits core five is complete.
GorillA’s arrival to Europe brings in a mountain of experience playing in League of Legends’ most competitive region. The support began his career in 2013, playing for NaJin Shield and has since represented some of the strongest teams in South Korea, including Tigers, Longzhu Gaming and Kingzone. Although he’s yet to life an international trophy, GorillA has done more than well domestically, winning three LCK playoff and one KeSPA Cup titles.
Thus, the union between the seasoned veterans and Misfits is an exciting one for fans. In 2017, Misfits became one of the most captivating teams at worlds, coming close to upsetting SK Telecom in the quarterfinals. The organization didn’t have the best 2018 but the new additions to the team bring a potential for much greater deeds at the very least.