Cuzz Joins Kwangdong Freecs

05 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 05 Dec 2023
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  • Jungler Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan joined Kwangdong Freecs on Tuesday, December 5, 2023
  • Cuzz is Kwangdong Freecs' only signing of the offseason
  • With the arrival of Cuzz, Kwangdong Freecs have completed its LCK 2024 roster
Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan (credit: via Twitter (@KDF_LoL))
On Tuesday, December 5, Kwangdong Freecs announced the signing of jungler Moon "Cuzz" Woo-chan. The South Korean League of Legends pro player is the first signing Kwangdong Freecs have made this offseason and likely the final one.

Cuzz officially joined Kwangdong Freecs on Tuesday, just a couple of weeks after leaving KT Rolster, where he has spent the last two years. The 24-year-old jungler signs for Kwangdong Freecs as one of the most experienced players in the South Korean LoL esports scene, having begun his career in November 2016 with Longzhu Gaming.

The jungler has, over his esports career, competed with some of the best Korean LoL esports teams, including Kingzone DragonX (DRX) and T1, before joining KT Rolster in November 2021. And while he has never won a LoL World Championship, Cuzz has accomplished a lot domestically, winning two LCK titles with Longzhu Gaming and Kingzone DragonX.

In 2023, Cuzz helped KT Rolster claim a bronze medal from the LCK 2023 Spring and LCK 2023 Summer Playoffs, as well as qualified for the LoL World Championship, where KT Rolster reached the quarter-finals.

However, despite showing promise, KT Rolster decided to make changes to its lineup ahead of the 2024 season and released Cuzz in favour of 2022 LoL world champion Hong "Pyosik" Chang-hyeon.

With the signing of Cuzz, Kwangddong Freecs might've completed its offseason roster rebuild, as there is no available information about possible further changes. This, however, brings up a few questions, namely, due to Kwangdong Freecs' lacklustre performance in the 2023 season.

Cuzz To The Rescue

Kwangddong Freecs failed to show much in the 2023 LCK season, but they had their moments since entering the league in 2022. The team kicked off the 2022 season with a fifth-place finish in the LCK 2022 Spring regular season and ended the playoffs in fourth place.

That marked KDF's best tournament placement, as the team crashed out of LCK 2022 Summer in seventh place.

Kwangdong Freecs failed to improve last season, as they started the year by placing seventh in the LCK 2023 Spring and ended the year with a last-place finish in the LCK 2023 Summer. With a combined record of 10-26, Kwangdong Freecs earned the tag as one of the worst teams in the LCK.

Yet despite their struggles, Kwangdong Freecs haven't made any drastic changes to its roster. 

In the summer, Kwangdong Freecs promoted its academy support Moon "Andil" Gwan-bin to replace Yoon "Jun" Se-jun, who left for Fnatic. Since then, Kwangdong Freecs have made just two more changes with the arrival of coach Jeong "FanTaSy" Myeong-hoon and now Cuzz as a new jungler.

It remains to be seen whether Kwangdong Freecs will look to make further roster changes before the start of the 2024 season. But as of now, there are no reports of the team looking to sign more players.