Just a couple of weeks after winning the 2022 League of Legends World Championship via a miraculous Cinderella run, DRX’s roster decided to fully enter the free agency market on November 22nd.
This squad was definitely something special for the history books. DRX’s stellar campaign will be highlighted for years to come, but now it is time for them to reach for new horizons moving forward. Today we are going to take a look at where each player decided to call home for the 2023 season.
- Bot lane duo (Deft & Beryl)
As for Deft, the oldest of the roster and a veteran that led them to victory, has quickly found a new home. Deft rapidly signed with DWG KIA on November 23rd to take the spot of Deokdam as the bot lane carry.
His new squad includes the likes of newly signed Canna from Nongshim RedForce, and DWG KIA’s usual suspects of Canyon, ShowMaker, and Kellin. DWG KIA finished 4th in the 2022 LCK Summer Split, then managed to grab their ticket to Worlds 2022 by coming out first place in the LCK Regional Finals. They had a quiet 2022 season taking into account the magnitude of roster available to them, but these transfers will set them for greatness going into 2023.
Moving onto Beryl, the main shot caller of DRX’s campaign, he has been rumored to go on a few different teams this offseason. There was almost confirmation that he was going to reunite with Kingen and Zeka on the supposed HLE superteam after they cut ties with support Oh ‘Vsta’ Hyo-seong, however, Life was signed instead of Beryl. It is unknown where BeryL will land, as other rumors suggested KT Rolster until they signed Lehends on November 25th.
- Solo lanes (Kingen & Zeka)
As mentioned above the solo lane duo of Kingen and Zeka will stay together but now in a new home, HLE.
After his incredible worlds campaign, Kingen left DRX to search for a better-paying contract going into 2023. HLE’s interest in signing the finals MVP was published by Alejandro Gomis of Blix.gg. This switch was made after first choice Kiin, was grabbed by a different team earlier in the free agency period.
Mid-laner Zeka had one if not the best debut of any player in the Worlds stage. His potential value skyrocketed going into the 2023 season, and while rumors stated that he considered a move back to the LPL, he has now signed for HLE to create a super team.
- Jungle (Pyosik)
Pyosik sadly is again the one left behind, as he is once again looking at his teammates searching for a new home. In 2020, he saw both Chovy and Deft leave the team (the latter came back for 2022). Currently Pyosik is rumored to sign a new contract back again with DRX.
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