Liquid 2017 Update: Reignover Strikes Back

December 13 2016
For a long time, our League of Legend's team lacked a true leader. Since the departure of Dominate, the shotcaller role was divided amongst our rookie players. While the job got done, the ultimate outcome could have been better and it showed in the end when the team would garner leads off mechanic skill alone but falter when a strategy needed to be developed in the heat of the moment.

In 2017, we hope this changes, as we welcome someone that embodies the leadership we sought after. Today, we announce Kim "Reignover" Ui-jin will be returning to the NA LCS as Liquid LoL's starting jungler. With an incredible amount of innate talent, we feel his addition combined with our support staff will push our team to new heights.

"Reignover is a player that has the complete package. He has the necessary in game skills to be a top pro player as well as the aspects of being a leader, I look forward to seeing how he develops even further with our team."

- David "Dlim" Lim, Head Coach

As a former member of Immortals and Fnatic, Reignover comes in with a lot of experience, and has shown everyone that he's not just mechanically-inclined, but is capable of making on-the-fly decisions that heavily influence the macro game. Despite previously playing on teams with star-studded rosters, Reignover played an integral role in the success of his past teams, which include a stellar 33W-3L NALCS regular season record, and a semi-finals run at the 2015 World Championships.

"I consider Reignover to be one of the best players in his position. He brings shot-calling, experience, and overall positivity to the team and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with our new coaching and support staff."

- Steve "LiQuiD112" Arhancet, co-Owner and CEO

Touted as one of NA's most efficient junglers in-terms of pathing, Reignover is a force to be reckoned with on the Rift. But it's not just his skills, it's his ability to make quick decisions that will make him a valuable asset to Team Liquid. We're no strangers to making the most out of our player's talents, but we know for sure Reignover has a lot of it to spare.

Kim "Reignover" Ui-jin

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Kim "Reignover" Ui-jin made his debut in 2013 as a member of the Korean team, Incredible Miracle. After the team ultimately failed to qualify for the LCK, he transferred to Europe to join the legendary esports organization, Fnatic. There he went on to become a true star, achieving greatness through an undefeated 18-0 split, a Game 5 push against world champions SKT1 at the Mid-Season Invitational, and a grueling semi-finals run at Worlds 2015.

Despite an amazing career with Fnatic, the young South Korean native would see himself in North America as a member of Immortals. Although he failed to qualify for Worlds 2016, he was a major catalyst in pushing the relatively new organization to greatness, culminating a collective 33W-3L in the entirety of the 2016 regular season and making a name for himself as one of NA's most efficient junglers.

In 2017 however, Reignover will see himself as the starting jungler for Team Liquid.

"Playing at NA this year, I really enjoyed and it was one of my best experiences of my life. During the break, l spoke with many teams and I decided to join Team Liquid because first of all I wanted to join an LCS team again since I really enjoy it and as I spoke to TL more and more, I found out TL is such a good organization to be a player for. As I get to see the roster, I had few points that I worried about, but as I talk with the players and played with them more, they were such motivated and try hard players with really nice personality, which I liked a lot.

With a veteran player like Piglet and open-mind, motivated players, I think the team can easily improve on every aspect. I see the team tethering really well and perform way better as a team next year. I'm looking forward the new Team Liquid competing for the best with best teamwork , relationship and most entertaining performance."

- Reignover

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