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Suning Returns with a New Bot Lane for the Start of 2021

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After exploding in popularity towards the end of 2020, Suning will return in 2021 with a new bot lane. SwordArt moved to NA, joining TSM, where he will begin his journey in a new region. And Huanfeng is currently dealing with the legal issues of cheating on his relationship during worlds. With that in mind, please welcome Suning’s roster for 2021.

Top Lane: Bin

Suning will return with a new bot lane for the start of 2021
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The carry top lane god, Bin, will once again be the starting top lane for Suning. Bin attracted many eyes and fans at Worlds, where the then-unknown top laner took on legends like Wunder and Impact, and out-muscled fellow countrymen Zoom and 369. If someone needs a carry in the top lane, then Bin is the player for them.

It is also important to note that Bin is still very young. He turned 18 only a few days before the start of Worlds, when the play-ins were almost done. Despite his young age, Bin impressed many with his performances and he scored the first-ever pentakill at the Worlds Grand-finals.

 

Jungle: SofM

Suning will return with a new bot lane for the start of 2021
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Staying true to his name, “Style of Me” was another player that impressed many during Worlds. With the teams from the VCS being unable to play at Worlds, SofM was Veitnams sole representation at the tournament. SofM showed the world that the region houses many amazing players and did his best to represent his country.

Known for his farm-heavy playstyle, SofM often found himself out-farming his opposite number. He loves more tank oriented builds as he builds the same core items on Jarvan, Rengar, Shen, and Lee Sin. Cinderhulk into Knight’s vow into Visage, that’s SofM’s favorite build path.

 

Mid Lane: Angel

Suning will return with a new bot lane for the start of 2021
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Usually, your mid laner isn’t the player that attracts the least amount of attention, but in Suning’s case, it is. Coming into last Worlds, many were concerned about how Angel would perform, compared to other legendary mid laners. However, when push came to shove, Angel out-performed himself and went toe-to-toe with the best in the world.

Placed in the same group as Caps, many were worried that he would get destroyed. And yet they came out 2×1 in the tie-breaker. Then he faced Yagao and Knight, two very well-known and hyped mid laners. His final match was against Showmaker, who finally managed to bring Suning down. Despite not attracting as much attention as his fellow players, Angel held on and had brilliant performances at Worlds.

 

Bot Lane Carry: Jinjiao

Suning will return with a new bot lane for the start of 2021
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While Huanfeng is still listed to be with the team, Jinjiao is most likely to be the starter for a while. Huanfeng is caught up in a relationship scandal, and so is unlikely to make an appearance for a while.

So Suning have no choice but to start Jinjiao. Jinjiao is an older player, who used to play as BLG’s bot lane carry. Last summer, he left the carry position to become the team’s support but never played a match as the support. With BLG picking up new players for both roles, Jinjiao left the squad to join Suning. For now, he will occupy the role that Huanfeng previously performed in.

 

Support: ON

Suning will return with a new bot lane for the start of 2021
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And so we get to the new kid on the block. ON, previously known as Owo, is Suning’s new starting support. ON is a young player, developed by Suning’s academy team. For those who aren’t aware, Suning have a history of developing great young talent. Weiwei, Biubiu, Bin, and SamD all came from Suning-S. Fenfen, LangX, and H4cker also had Suning as their LPL starting point.

On officially joined the main roster last summer, where he trained alongside SwordArt. With an impressive track record on Yuumi and Rakan, two very different champions, ON seems to be an interesting addition to the LPL line of supports.

And that concludes the look at Suning’s roster for the start of 2021. While Huanfeng could return to the roster, his current status is unknown. As a whole, Suning will still contest the upper table. While it might take Jinjiao and ON a while to get back on track, both are very talented players, who should have no difficulty doing so.


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