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Gen.G confirms full 2024 LCK roster, including the fate of Chovy

Gen.G revealed its new LCK lineup ahead of the 2024 season, including a former World Champion head coach.

After a fifth-place finish at Worlds 2023, Gen.G committed to significant changes in its roster and coaching staff. On November 20, the franchise announced that four out of its five players became free agents. Even if a team is working on retaining a player, announcing them as free agents is a common practice in the LCK’s offseason.

Big changes were expected to come from this and while the team wasn’t completely reset, two big additions and two returns are now confirmed. This locks in the starting roster of the 2024 LCK season for Gen.G.

Full Gen.G 2024 roster confirmed

Gen.G’s full starting roster for the 2024 LCK season will include:

  • Kim “Kiin” Gi-in
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu
  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
  • Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan
  • Son “Lehends” Si-woo
  • Kim “KIM” Jeong-soo (coach)

On November 29, Gen.G announced mid-laner Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon had re-signed and revealed the rest of the 2024 roster. In the top lane, coming off a difficult year with KT Rolster, is Kim “Kiin” Gi-in. Kiin is regarded as one of the best top laners in the LCK. Kiin will be reunited with former teammate and Son “Lehends” Si-woo. Kiin and Lehends played together under Afreeca Freecs and later on under KT Rolster.

Gen.G also secured a former World Champion in the jungle. After five years with Dplus KIA, Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu has left the organization to join Gen.G. Under Dplus KIA, formerly known as Damwon Gaming, Canyon won Worlds in 2020. In the bot lane, the team retained 17-year-old Kim “Peyz” Su-hwan, who joined the organization as a trainee in 2020.

The roster will be led by head coach Kim “KIM” Jeong-soo. Coach Kim is best known for his Worlds 2018 title with Invictus Gaming. After his time with iG, Kim worked with Dplus Kia, T1, Bilibili Gaming, and DRX. Coach Kim has been inactive since February 2022. Kim and the 2024 roster will look to continue Gen.G’s dominance on the LCK.

T1 retains world champion roster, instantly becomes early Worlds 2024 favorite

Heading into 2024, T1 is the only team to keep its same roster. The team has retained the Worlds 2023 championship-winning roster for another year, with the 2024 T1 roster breaking down as follows:

  • Choi “Zeus” Woo-je 
  • Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong
  • Ryu “Keria” Min-seok

The expiration of its players’ contracts cut T1’s celebration short. Just one day after the team raised the Summoner’s Cup at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, it was all hands on deck for T1. The team openly stated that it wanted to keep the same roster intact for at least another year, but there was likely no shortage of teams that wanted T1 players, Gen.G included.

T1 started the offseason by announcing the signing of its former head coach Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun. Days later, the organization confirmed all five players would stay together through 2024. This establishes T1 as an early favorite to win Worlds 2024 and LCK championships.

Steven Rondina is a long-time gamer who loves the Persona series, but not quite as much as he loves all things Pokemon. He has a background in writing about video games, gaming culture, and combat sports.