Original article by: Dot Esports
Former DRX support Keria will replace him.
T1 bid a fond farewell to Lee “Effort” Sang-ho today, thanking the 19-year-old support player for his service to the League of Legends team.
“As we remember the many memories that we have with Effort, we will continue to cheer him on with his new endeavors,” T1 said.
Effort, who joined the organization in 2017—first as a trainee, then as a starting support on the team’s main roster—is moving on to a new team ahead of the 2021 LCK season. “After 4 years at T1, Effort will continue his pro-gamer career at a different team,” T1 said.
Thank You, Effort.— T1 LoL (@T1LoL) December 1, 2020
2017년부터 지금까지, 4년동안 T1과 함께 성장한 "Effort" 이상호 선수가 타 팀으로 이적하게 되었습니다. 설렜던 데뷔부터 짜릿했던 승리, 그리고 행복했던 모든 순간들을 기억하며 Effort 선수의 새로운 도전을 항상 응원하겠습니다.
To Effort: https://t.co/6vUFtJKSuC pic.twitter.com/1D6LfOoWNk
Effort had an exceptional run with T1, winning back to back domestic splits in the LCK. He won the 2019 Summer playoffs, beating Griffin 3-1 in the finals, before dominating Gen.G in the 2020 Spring playoffs.
Keria, formerly of DragonX, will be replacing Effort going into next season. The 18-year-old support first made a name for himself in solo queue, before proving his value on the big stage.
In 2020, Keria was one of the standout support players in the league, dominating in the bot lane with veteran ADC Deft. Next year, Keria will team up with Park “Teddy” Jin-seong.