What does it take for a pro player to completely uproot themselves, switch regions, and move 6,000 miles away from home? Well for Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-In, not that much!
I played three years in LCK so I wanted to refresh my mind and leave Korea.
That being said, it’s not unusual for Korean players to leave the LCK and move on to other regions. Nor is it unusual for those players to end up in North America at some point. What is unusual is the sheer number of top tier players that left Korea this past off season. But CoreJJ didn’t leave his family and his home behind just for any team that came calling. He had his sights set on Team Liquid, more specifically Doublelift, from the moment he decided to look outside the LCK.
First, I’m used to living in NA because I was here before. Secondly, DoubleLift is here. Doublelift is the main reason behind my decision to join Team Liquid. I really wanted to play with him. He improves every year. And I wanted to be a part of that.
You see CoreJJ is the support most AD Carries can only dream of. He’s a World Champion with a top tier skill set who always believes his current ADC is the best. CoreJJ’s goal is to care for his “baby” (what he calls his current ADC, Doublelift) as much as possible. And when he fails, he feels bad about it. Sort of…