100 Thieves add former CLG mid laner Huhi

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On the second day of offseason, my true love gave to me…a trade that many saw coming. Choi “Huhi” Jae-hyun has long been a staple of CLG ever since Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng was traded to TSM, but this offseason is coming after every team, and CLG is no exception.

When Doublelift left CLG to play for TSM at the end of the 2015 season, it was the biggest roster trade League of Legends had seen up to that point. Now, in 2018, we’ve already seen C9 Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen and former world champion Gen.G Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in leave their respective teams to join Team Liquid. Compared to big moves like that, a name like Huhi doesn’t strike the same chord, but for CLG fans, this trade is a major loss.

Although Huhi has been, at best, a top five mid-laner in NA, his roaming playstyle suited CLG’s to a T. His champion pool was deep, and he didn’t require massive resources to be effective, opting instead to play a supportive role. Yet if he was called upon to carry his team on his back, he had the chops to do it with his Aurelion Sol pocket pick—not even the 2016 Rox Tigers could deal with Huhi’s mastery of the space dragon.

Huhi didn’t explode onto the scene the way many of his fellow NA mids did, but he has quietly been the unsung hero of CLG. This past season was CLG’s worst-performing season in the organization’s history, but Huhi has escaped most of the criticism—and for good reason. Despite CLG’s overall poor macro, he’s rarely the reason for a loss, and he holds his own against talents like Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg, Jensen, and Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten.

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With this move to 100 Thieves, Huhi rejoins former CLG support Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black, another member of the CLG squad that made it to finals of 2016 MSI against SK Telecom T1. This news comes a day after Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho announced his decision to stay, while reports of SKT’s Bae “Bang” Jun-sik being in deep negotiations to join the team continue to swirl. If Bang does end up securing his spot, then the dual carry threat of Ssumday and Bang sets up 100T for another run at the NA LCS Championship in 2019.

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How do you think 100T will do? Will they be able to challenge Team Liquid’s superteam?