Mike Stubbs . Business . Friday 16th December 2016 . 11:00
Team Dignitas has announced that it has signed both Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho and Lee “Chaser” Sang-hyun.
Both players will play for the team in the 2017 North American LCS Spring Split, pending Riot’s approval.
Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho will be the team’s top laner, and is regarded as one of the best in the world. He was the 2015 LCK Summer Split MVP and the 2015 LCK Summer Split KDA leader.
Lee “Chaser” Sang-hyun meanwhile will occupy the jungle, having come from Longzhu Gaming. He also had the highest KDA of all Junglers in the 2015 LCK Spring Split.
“I am excited to play overseas and help Team Dignitas raise the standard for a North American team,” said Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho. “I believe the Dignitas NBA ownership structure will provide the best conditions for me to focus on gaming, training and development. I am confident that, together with my Team Dignitas teammates and coaches, we will grow to become competitive on the world stage.”
“This was an incredible opportunity to play internationally, for an ambitious organization, that wants to win.I believe my aggressive Jungling style will fit the 2017 meta well, and contribute to our success”, said Lee “Chaser” Sang-hyun. “I am excited to live in Los Angeles, make new friends, and make my mark in the NA LCS.”
“Bringing world-class talent like Ssumday and Chaser onto our squad confirms our commitment to building a team for our fans and partners that dominates the global gaming landscape,” said Team Dignitas CEO Jonathan Kemp. “With the support of our partners at the Philadelphia 76ers, and these two new unbelievable players, we are taking Team Dignitas recruiting, development and performance to the next level.”