Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk has signed a new three-year deal with Gen.G. The Esports team announced the news on Sunday giving full confirmation that their team will be built centering around the AD Carry.
Hailing from South Korea, Generation Gaming (Gen.G) is a professional Esports organization. It was previously known as KSV Esports before it acquired Samsung Galaxy’s League roster in late 2017. Even though it had reached the Worlds finals in consecutive years (2016-17), the team has failed to qualify for this year’s edition. The League wing is currently under reconstruction and working hard to make an impact holding the hands of the likes of Ruler, CuVee and Peanut.
Ruler’s time at Gen.G
Ruler has been through all the ups and downs of Gen.G. The ADC has been nothing but a breath of fresh air for his team these four years. He has spent a significant amount of time ranked number one on the Korean Solo Queue. His current position, however, is 7th. Before representing Gen. G, Ruler initially impressed at the 2016 LCK Summer Split. From then on, he was considered a hot prospect in the scene. He earned the starting ADC spot and hasn’t looked back ever since. Right in the next season of Worlds, Ruler won the MVP for his impressive display of skills throughout the prestigious tournament. He had led his team to be crowned the champions of Worlds 2017 clean sweeping SKT T1 in the finals. At the end of 2018, Ruler and team became Runners Up at the KeSPA Cup 2018 losing to Griffin. Not surprisingly, the biggest loss has been incurred earlier this year. Gen G. has unfortunately failed to qualify for Worlds 2019. They had fallen short losing to DAMWON Gaming at the final match of the Regional Qualifiers.
“I’ll make sure to lead the Gen.G LoL team into the Worlds Championship next year”- Ruler
Lee Ji-hoon, General Manager of Gen.G stated: “Through continuous player recruitment, signing long-term contracts with players, and good player welfare, we’ll make sure to provide the best environment for our players to thrive in this industry. Just like Ruler, we’ll make sure to provide all the best players in the scene with the best offers of the industry.”
The new contract deal is seemingly a sign of great things to come for the franchise. It is no surprise that the team will now have to reconstruct keeping next year’s Worlds in mind. The question, however, whether Ruler and co. will rise from the ashes or not is a matter of time.