ROX Tigers Picks Up Mightybear As Jungler
According to a post made to the team’s official Facebook, Kim “Mightybear” Min-su will be taking on his first season of the LCK as ROX Tiger’s new jungler.
Still a relatively new face to professional gaming, only having played a total of 68 games in his career, Mightybear joined the scene in December of 2014 with Positive Energy (while we’re sure that he joined with enthusiasm, that’s actually the team’s name). The Chinese team was later picked up by Newbee in May, only to rebrand to Newbee Young later in January of 2016. Mightybear later left his roster to jump continents, joining France-based Team Vitality in May alongside ADC Park “Police” Hyeong-gi.
During the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split, Mightybear maintained a 2.61 KDA, 4.15 CSPM, 337 GPM, and a KPAR of 68%. He was moved to a substitute position towards the end of June to make room for Ilyas “Shook” Hartsema’s return from the bench, and announced his free agency in November.
Mightybear’s acquisition by ROX Tigers is one of the final steps the team has been making to rebuild themselves after disbanding towards the end of last year. Since picking themselves up off of the ground and patting the dust away from their jerseys in December, though, ROX Tigers has yet to see the kind of success that the name was accustomed to. With a score of only two wins and six losses, ROX sits in eighth place in the standings for the LCK. It’s likely that the addition of Mightybear is an attempt to regain their lost footing, which he may struggle with at first, given the extremely competitive nature of the Korean League of Legends scene compared to Europe’s.
The current lineup, posted below, will play their next game in the LCK on Wednesday at 3:00 AM EST against Jin Air GreenWings, who is tied for ninth place with Kongdoo Monsters.
|Meo “Lindarang” Man-heung||Top|
|Park “Shy” Sang-myeon||Top|
|Yoon “SeongHwan” Seong-hwan||Jungle|
|Kim “Mightybear” Min-su||Jungle|
|Son “Mickey” Young-min||AD|
|Gwon “Sangyoon” Sang-yun||AD|
|Kim “Key” Han-gi||Support|
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