Four-time champions Dire Wolves are in the early stages of negotiations to bring Korean AD carry Seo ‘Garden’ Jeong-won to the OPL, sources have told Snowball.
Garden is a Korean League of Legends rookie, with the 21-year-old joining MVP for the 2019 season in Challengers Korea.
While MVP didn’t have a stellar year, with a 6th and 7th place finish across both splits, Garden put up standout performances against teams like Team Dynamics, who played in the LCK Spring 2020 Promotion Tournament.
He primarily played Ezreal and Kai’Sa, picking the two champions 15 and 11 times throughout the year respectively.
The Dire Wolves weren’t afraid to import Korean talent in 2019, picking up Oh ‘Raise’ Ji-hwan and Eun ‘Totoro’ Jong-seop for Split 2 last year. The Korean duo elevated the Dire Wolves from last place to fifth between splits, and their improvement in 2019 has led the team on a chase for more talent overseas.
If Garden makes his way down under, he will join former Gravitas support Daniel ‘Decoy’ Ealam in the bot lane for the Dire Wolves. Decoy will be looking to return to his 2018 form with the Sydney-based team, partnering with a new ADC for the first time since 2017.
Dire Wolves also picked up Avant Gaming trio Ryan ‘Chippys’ Short, Park ‘Mir’ Mi-reu, and Ari ‘Shok’ Greene-Young for 2020 as the organisation looks to re-establish themselves at the top of Oceanic League of Legends.