South Korean organisation T1 have announced their entry into competitive League of Legends: Wild Rift on Tuesday (6 July) despite there being little development in the game's esports scene in the country thus far.
In a post on their official Twitter account, T1 revealed that its new Wild Rift roster is comprised of Park "JJong" Kyung-Min, Lee "JY" Joon, Jeong "Core" Yung-hoon, Kim "Haru" Hae-sol, and Lee "PenGuin" Kyung-ho with Kim "Jun" Young-jun as their head coach.
Wild Rift was initially released in closed beta in Southeast Asia in September last year, which expanded to include South Korea and Japan the next month. The beta has continued to expand to include other regions in the months since its initial release.
Wild Rift esports then got its headstart in Southeast Asia, where EVOS Esports Thailand was crowned as its first regional champion in late June. Wild Rift developer Riot Games has yet to announce its plans for the game's esports scenes in major regions like South Korea and North America, however.
With that said, T1's entry into Wild Rift should signal that Riot may finally be revealing its plans for the game's esports scene in South Korea soon.
T1 is arguably the most prominent esports organisation in South Korea, with its flagship League of Legends team notably winning the game's world championship tournaments in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
T1 will get a chance to earn another world championship trophy in another MOBA title, Dota 2, as its Southeast Asian Dota 2 roster has earned a direct invite to The International 10 (TI10) in October.
Aside from League of Legends, Wild Rift, and Dota 2, T1 is also fielding teams in VALORANT, Fortnite: Battle Royale, Apex Legends, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Hearthstone, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros, and Pokémon.
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