Former FPX Mid-Laner Gori Joins PSG Talon Ahead of Summer Split
The Pacific Championship Series (PCS) representative, PSG Talon (PSG), which made heads turn during the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022 in Busan, Korea, announced major roster changes ahead of the Summer Split via its social media. On 2nd June, PSG revealed that it has parted ways with its mid-laner Park "Bay" Jun-byeong and jungler Lee "Juhan" Ju-han, who played with the team in the MSI tournament.
On 5th June, the team revealed that Kim "Gori" Tae-woo is its new mid-laner and took to social media handles to make the announcement.
PSG Talon wrote on Twitter, “NEW MID LANER UPDATE. Let's send a big PSG FAM welcome to Gori as our new mid-laner!! We are excited to welcome the LCK 2021 Summer MVP and former EDG, NS, and FPX superstar to our ranks. *Pending Riot Approval.”
Who is Gori?
Gori has been associated with League of Legends esports since August 2017 and was a part of multiple Korean teams before moving on to China to join EDward Gaming (EDG) and then FunPlus Phoenix (FPX) recently.
Gori debuted alongside Gangwon which was later rebranded as Reverse Gaming, a Korean Challengers team in 2017. Following this, he was roped into SK Telecom T1 (SKT1), now called T1, in 2018 but was constantly overshadowed by Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Notably, Gori only played one match in the LCK as T1’s mid-laner.
After spending almost two years with T1, he joined EDG in 2020 where he was a regular player in the Demacia Cup. However, Lee “Scout” Ye-chan took him over during the spring season as the starting mid-laner.
Following this, Nongshim RedForce took Gori under its banner in 2021 and showed great promise in the mid-laner. In the 2022 off-season before Spring, Gori joined FPX and was an active part of the roster at the beginning of the split. However, the team called in Yang "Care" Jie to fill in the position for the second half of the split.
Gori would be the third player to join PSG Talon, who was a part of the NS RedForce roster in the past. Both Bay and Juhan were also members of the Nongshim RedForce Challengers team.
PSG Talon has only revealed its new mid-laner and is yet to make announcements about its jungler. However, it is speculated that the jungler would also be a Korean player. Once the jungler is finalized, PSG Talon would have rounded out its roster and shall look to retain the number one position in its league in the Summer ahead of the World Championship later this year.