Ben Parfitt . Business . Wednesday 8th November 2017 . 13:33
Former Overwatch pros Kim ‘EscA’ In-jae and Lee ‘Leetaejun’ Tae Jun have been signed by KSV Esports to form the organisation’s first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team.
EscA has twice won the OGN Apex with Lunatic-Hai. However, having chosen not to move to the US to compete in the Overwatch League, he has now instead opted for a career in PUBG. Leetaejun is also a former Lunatic-Hai player.
Former professional Hearthstone streamer Hyung ‘Massan’ Su Cheong will be the PUBG team’s general manager. It’s not yet known if KSV will recruit two more players, as most current PUBG competitions favour four-person squad matches.
“PUBG has high potential as an esport given its tremendous streaming popularity and developer commitment to competitive gaming,” KSV CEO Kevin Chou said. I am committed to supporting the most talented esports players in Korea across all major esport games and helping the players to compete in the best tournaments all over the world.
“The fact that PUBG’s developers are also based out of Korea and have created a globally successful game makes this a must-have esport team”.
Leetaejun added: “I have always enjoyed shooting games and playing as a professional gamer, so no question in my interest in PUBG. I am glad to be a part of the team. I will put every effort to win.”
Meanwhile, EscA had the following to say: "I'm happy to continue being a part of KSV. PUBG is a unique game that is growing quickly and I'm looking forward to making amazing moments with my future PUBG teammates as I did with Lunatic-Hai."