Legendary pro gamer of League of Legends, Song “Rookie” Eui-jin, has ended his relationship with Invictus Gaming after 7 years. According to the team, their departure was a mutual agreement that emerged in “a series of friendly discussions.”
During his tenure at IG, Rookie won NEST 2017, Demacia Cup Winter 2018 and LPL Spring 2019, but his most important victory was Worlds 2018, which sealed his legacy as one of the best mid-laners in the history of the game.
iG LoL roster update:
Today we have to say goodbye to Rookie.
We have been through a memorable journey together for the last 7 years. Thank you for all the hardwork and being with us all these times!
— Invictus Gaming (@invgaming) December 12, 2021
In addition to the collective awards, he received several individual accolades in 2018: he was MVP of the year, import of the year, and best LPL mid-laner. He also represented the LPL in the 2015, 2018 and 2020 All-Stars. And he is famous for his Syndra, LeBlanc and Orianna.
Rookie started his career with KT Rolster Arrows, won the 2014 Champions Summer, and moved to China to compete in the LPL with IG. After that, he hit 1,000 kills on April 13, 2017, and became the second player after Uzi to get 2,500 kills in the LPL earlier this year.
The Korean is considered one of the best players in League of Legends due to his mechanical abilities and his prowess with many champions. The 24-year-old left Invictus Gaming as a free agent and his next fate remains uncertain.