Lee ‘Tarzan‘ Seung-yong, one of the newest additions to the Chinese LPL in South Korea, got off to a perfect start with his new team, LNG Esports.
LNG is finishing the first week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split with a leaderboard score of 2-0. LNG managed to take down both the former world champions of Invictus Gaming in a busy and eventful week, followed by a victory over TT Gaming. Tarzan, who has had a great start since returning from his break as a professional player, led both series.
Back in December, Tarzan played his first LNG game in the Demacia Cup 2020 and has since played nine official matches for the team. While the Demacia Cup didn’t go well with the team, Tarzan and the rest of the team have raised the level of play since then.
Not only was it a big upset to start by taking down iG, but it was also an excellent win that showed how good LNG could actually be.
In particular, Tarzan popped off in that series, only dying for a single time in the two games it lasted. On Pantheon, his first game was stunning, followed by a great performance with a scoreline of 5/1/7 on Olaf.
The momentum of the LNG went on to the next match, which was against TT. LNG was the obvious favorite to take the series, and even though they won, it was harder than expected. LNG won the 2-1 series but had some struggles in all the games. An explanation might be that LNG prefers to be the underdogs that could set up fans to get a lot more upset in the future.
Moving into the third week of the LPL, LNG fights with Team WE, RNG and EDward Gaming at the top of the leaderboard. In the third week, all four teams will fight to remain at the top.
Who is Tarzan LoL?
When he entered the LCK together with Griffin, Tarzan was considered one of the most hyped players back in 2018. Tarzan ended up leaving the team in May 2020, after playing with Griffin for a total of three years.
Most fans were expecting Tarzan to find another team in no time, but for the 2020 summer split, the talented jungler ended up taking a break from competitive play. Tarzan officially joined LPL’s LNG Esports in December 2020 after more than six months away from the stage and will from now on compete in China.
2021 LNG Esports roster:
– Top – Chang “M1kuya” Xiao / (sub) Hu “Ale” Jia-Le
– Jungle – Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong
– Mid – Xie “icon” Tian-Yu / (sub) Bae “Hoyoung” Ho-young
– Bot – Wang “Light” Guang-Yu
– Support – Liao “Iwandy” Ding-Yang
After a lackluster year in 2020, LNG made a lot of adjustments to its roster for the 2021 season. With the newly formed roster, despite the tough competition, LNG is looking to be a real playoff contender in 2021.