Famous South Korean support player Hong “Madlife” Ming-gi has joined a North American challenger team. Formally a player on LoL Champions Korea‘s (LCK) CJ Entus, Madlife went through some struggles in his last few years on CJ Entus, especially after his team was relegated out of LCK in August of this year and disbanded promptly after thus making him a free agent.
He’s now been picked up by Gold Coin United, a new League of Legends team in the North American Challenger Series that was created early this December. The team is coached by former MiG Frost teammate Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-sub, and he is joined by big names such as Lucas “Santorin” Larsen in the Jungle and Kim “FeniX” Jae-hun playing Mid. They will also be joined by Colin “Solo” Earnest playing top lane and Samuel “Rikara” Oh as ADC.
“I’ve known MadLife for almost five years now,” Gold Coin United coach Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-seop told ESPN.com. “He’s one of the most mechanically gifted and dedicated players I’ve met throughout my career. We [during my time on MiG Frost] brought out the best in each other and I know he’ll bring out the best in the team.”
This marks the first time that Madlife has ever played on a team that wasn’t in South Korea. Gold Coin United’s line-up looks promising, especially with the newly imported support god. Keep an eye out for Gold Coin United and Madlife as this will definitely be something to watch as they climb up through the NA Challenger Series. Hopefully we get to see the team in the North American League Championship Series during the 2017 season.