While the LPL is on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak, here is a look at each team participating in the tournament. Today’s team will be Bilibili, who want to break into the top three teams in the league.
After a year on KT Rolster, sharing the top lane with Smeb, Kingen makes his way to the LPL. The young top laner will want to prove himself as the starter for a growing team, like Bilibili. With a passion for carry top lane picks, Kingen proved to many last year to be a promising young talent. This year, he will look to help carry BLG to the top.
Leading the team from the jungle is Meteor, the jungler the blossomed into a superstar last year. After Tian, Meteor was leading the jungle stats and finished the year on the second all-pro team. Meteor will be looking to carry that momentum over into 2020, as the competition in the LPL grew fiercer during the off-season. Meteor started his trial by fire this year by first facing his former teammate and direct competition for the role of starting jungler, Chieftain, and then-rookie superstar XiaoLongBao, taking them both down in commanding fashion.
In one of the biggest off-shore transfers from the off-season, Fofo joined BLG. The former LMS superstar, Fofo is one of the biggest names to come from the region over the past few years. Known for having a vast champion pool, as well as being a side-lane player, Fofo brings a powerful mid lane presence to a team that has struggled in that aspect in the past. Last summer, his team finished 12 and 0, only dropping a single game in the grand finals vs AHQ.
On BLG since its creation, JinJiao has always flown under the radar. A solid carry with vast experience, including a showing at worlds in 2015 on IMay, JinJiao became the one remaining player from the original roster of IMay to continue playing for BLG, who bought them out in 2018. With a heavy preference towards utility carries, JinJiao never stood out much amongst the flashy carries in the LPL. However, with the added utility his picks often bring combined with his natural instinct to carry, make him a force to be reckoned with.
The only fairly unknown quantity on this team, XinMo joined the LPL in summer of last year. The team performed much better and only just missed out on the regional finals. Paired with Meteor, the two would often perform a masterclass on jungle/support synergy. Returning to the roster for 2020, XinMo will look to maintain his high-quality performances with the team. Winning support of week one, XinMo seems to have started 2020 off on the right foot.
Ever since IMay joined the LPL in 2015 they have been inconsistent. Going to worlds on their first year, to only struggle in the middle of the pack for the next two. The team was then sold to Bilibili, but it seemed to continue. They would have really good performances one week, only to look completely lost in the next. Fans are hoping that with the addition of a talented and stable mid laner, alongside a veteran carry, the young promising players of the team will blossom into top tier talent.
Come back next week as there will be a look at EDG.