Doran Joins Hanwha Life Esports

24 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 24 Nov 2023
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  • Hanwha Life Esports announced the signing of top laner Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon
  • Doran joins Hanwha Life Esports from Gen.G
  • Doran is Hanwha Life Esports’ second signing of the offseason
Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon
On Friday, November 24, Hanwha Life Esports announced the signing of Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon. The Korean top laner joins the team from Gen.G and is the second new signing of the offseason.

Hanwha Life Esports started a roster rebuild this offseason following a disappointing ending to 2023. The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) squad haven’t won anything in the last season, as they were the fourth-best team in the region.

Hanwha Life placed third in the LCK 2023 Summer regular season, ended both playoffs in fourth place, and finished the year with a third-place finish in the LCK 2023 Regional Finals, thus missing out on the League of Legends World Championship 2023.

In a bid to find more success next season, Hanwha Life Esports have made some changes to its roster. First, Hanwha Life Esports negotiated a contract extension with ADC Park "Viper" Do-hyeon and shortly after signed support player Yoo "Delight" Hwan-joong from Gen.G.

Now, two days later, Hanwha Life Esports also acquired Delight’s former teammate, top laner Doran, who joins Hanwha Life as the most recent addition. Doran has previously played with Delight throughout 2023 and played alongside Viper at Griffin in 2019, so he joins a team with familiar faces and what should be a highly competitive roster in the 2024 LCK season.

Besides the addition of Delight and Doran, Hanwha Life Esports have not confirmed any additional changes, and it’s likely that the team won’t look to make further adjustments.

Jungler Jo "Grizzly" Seung-hoon still has a contract with Hanwha Life Esports until the end of the 2025 season, the same as the team’s current mid laner Kim "Zeka" Geon-woo. So, assuming HLE won’t make any more changes, the team has finished building its 2024 roster.

Hanwha Life Esports 2024 Roster:

  • Choi "Doran" Hyeon-joon – top lane
  • Jo "Grizzly" Seung-hoon – jungle
  • Kim "Zeka" Geon-woo – mid lane
  • Park "Viper" Do-hyeon – ADC
  • Yoo "Delight" Hwan-joong – support