Gen. G Esports has terminated the contracts of seven members of its League of Legends teams while re-signing Jae-hyuk "Ruler" Park and Jeong-min "Life" Kim, the organization announced Monday.
The seven players to depart the team are Seong-jin "CuVee" Lee, Kang-hui "Roach" Kim, Wang-ho "Peanut" Han, Seong-hwan "SeongHwaan" Lee, Yong'jun "Fly" Song, Seong-hyeok "Kuzan" Lee, Jae-won "Rich" Lee and Tae-gi "Asper" Kim.
CuVee was one of the core members of Samsung Galaxy, the 2017 League of Legends world champions who were purchased by KSV Esports and rebranded to Gen. G. He has not played for any other organization in his professional career.
The other most notable name on the list of departures is Peanut, the former ROX Tigers and SK Telecom T1 jungler who will likely move to his fifth team in as many years.
Ruler has been a mainstay of the Samsung Galaxy/Gen. G organization since May 2016. He went to the world semifinals with Samsung Galaxy that year and was part of the world champion 2017 team and the Gen. G team in 2018 that lost in the group stage of worlds.
After a disappointing 13-16th place finish in worlds last year, Gen. G failed to even make the playoffs of its domestic league this year, finishing seventh in the spring split and sixth in the spring split.
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