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Team Liquid’s CoreJJ to return to LCS after getting green card

by | Feb 16, 2022

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Team Liquid is finally looking to field its full roster in the LCS now that support Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in has acquired his green card. 

It has been a good start to the season for Team Liquid, winning the LCS Lock In tournament and performing well in the opening two weeks of the 2022 LCS Spring Split. But all of this has been done while not being able to field TL’s complete roster, as the squad has been limited by the import rule. 

Those times are now over as CoreJJ has acquired his green card and has officially gained North American residency according to the LCS rulebook. This was teased by Liquid’s General Manager Kang “Dodo” Jun-hyeok on Twitter, showing a picture of Twisted Fate holding a green card. Shortly after, the news was confirmed in the LoL Contract Database.

When CoreJJ returns for this weekend, it will be his first game since the LCS Lock In where he was subbed in for a total of three games. In those games, CoreJJ started out with a loss to Evil Geniuses but followed it up by beating both Immortals and FlyQuest. 

For the remainder of the Lock In tournament and the first two weeks of the spring split, Liquid has been using former Rogue bot laner Steven “Hans Sama” Liv who has been performing incredibly since joining the team. Hans Sama’s import status meant that CoreJJ couldn’t compete alongside him. Now, CoreJJ will finally join his bot laner and make the lane complete. On paper, there’s no doubt that this duo should be the strongest in the LCS and could end up being a tough lane even against the world’s best internationally. 

CoreJJ returning to Summoner’s Rift on a regular basis also means that Liquid will no longer be fielding support Bill “Eyla” Nguyen. Eyla will return to his position on Team Liquid Academy after proving himself as a promising support player while playing with the main LCS roster. 

With plenty of LCS experience in the bag, it will be interesting to follow Eyla in the Academy league and see if this newly-gained experience will lead to a starting LCS spot for Eyla in the future, whether with TL or another competing organization. 

CoreJJ will make his return in the LCS on Saturday, February 19, when Team Liquid takes on Evil Geniuses in an LCS Lock In finals rematch.

What is the Team Liquid LCS roster in 2022?

With CoreJJ back on the main roster, Team Liquid is finally able to field the LCS super team that everyone has been waiting to see. On paper, this roster is made to win titles and potentially even make the North American region proud at international events this season. 

Team Liquid 2022 LCS roster:

  • Top – Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau
  • Jungle – Lucas “Santorin” Larsen
  • Mid – Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
  • Bot – Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
  • Support – Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in
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