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FunPlus Phoenix officially sign Khan

Published: 15:35, 16 December 2019
Updated: 15:36, 16 December 2019
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FunPlus Phoenix, the reigning League of Legends world champions have finally made it official - Khan has transferred from SKT T1 to the Chinese side. Furthermore, GimGoon's future doesn't look too bleak as the player is staying with the team.

Khan has switched from the team that won three League of Legends World Championships to the team that won the most recent one. That is quite the feat for any esports pro but in the case of Kim Dong-ha, it is not that much of a surprise, given the top laner's quality.

Rumours about the talks between the Chinese giant and the talented Korean have been going on throughout the entire pre-season period and it was all but confirmed that the transfer would happen. The transfer was made official on 16 December 2019 as he became the third Korean solo laner in FPX.

He will be joining Doinb, the super carry from mid lane and GimGoon, who will share the top lane spot with Khan. One of the reasons some doubted the rumours Khan transfer would go through was exactly GimGoon as it seemed like an overkill for FPX to sign another high profile top laner.

It does seem a little bit crowded in the upper left corner of Summoner's Rift for FPX now but one thing is for certain - GimGoon is not leaving or being released either. Namely, FPX extended his contract and it on the same day as the Khan transfer which might hint there would be more flexibility within the team in Season 10.

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With dominant players in all three lanes, complemented by the jungler that was omnipresent during Worlds 2019, it is hard to see any team in the world overcoming FunPlus Phoenix in Season 10, unless they grow complacent. While not many observers notice Lwx's absurdly good performances, it is worth noting that he literally became the first player not to die in a World Championship finals best-of-five.

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