Invictus Gaming has announced Song “Rookie” Eui-jin has taken a leave of absence to tend to a family member with health problems.
Rookie has gone back to Korea due to the sickness of his family member. Return date unknown. iG will promote their Midlaner Xin from IG.Y to play with team during Rookie’s absence.— Evelynnnnnn (@Evelynmmmmmm) June 13, 2019
?? all the best to Rookie and his family. pic.twitter.com/TFE62MJQiK
The news was broken on the team's official Weibo account. It's not known how long Rookie will be gone, but he will at least miss the next LPL match. Mid laner Deng “Forge” Jie will start in his place.
Invictus Gaming is the reigning world champion and enters the League of Legends Pro League summer split after winning the spring season. After advancing to the Mid-Season Invitational, Invictus Gaming lost to Team Liquid in the semifinals after finishing the group stage with a 9-1 record in first place.
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