Vision Strikers Vision Strikers Korea Rank #1 have announced the return of Kim "Lakia" Jong-min (김종민) to the roster, days following his abrupt departure from NUTURN NUTURN Korea Rank #2 the day prior.
Lakia rejoins Vision Strikers after being announced in the organization's first Valorant roster. Lakia departed the organization before appearing in any major official matches.
During the Ignition Series, Lakia played in Clan Masters and Clan Battle with the FA FA Inactive mix, notably alongside players such as Son "xeta" Seon-ho (손선호). At the eve of the First Strike series, Lakia joined PROPARTY PROPARTY Inactive , which would later morph into NUTURN during the Champions Tour.
Lakia looks to achieve the greater heights now back on Vision Strikers. (Photo credit: Colin Young-Wolff for Riot Games)
With NUTURN, Lakia helped the rising roster reach new heights outside the Korean peninsula, with the team taking down the once-invincible Vision Strikers and DAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming Korea Rank #4 to qualify for Masters: Reykjavik. In Iceland, Lakia demonstrated Korea's prowess, ranking as one of the top 10 players at the event with NUTURN taking a third-place finish against Fnatic and Sentinels.
Vision Strikers now field seven players — eight if you include their trainee "BeYN" — following last month's signing of Yu "BuZz" Byung-chul (유병철) and Kim "MaKo" Myeong Gwan. It is currently unknown what five players Vision Strikers will field in their upcoming matches.
The organization will debut their new roster in the Stage 3 Challengers qualifier, which is set to kick off tomorrow.
- Kim "stax" Gu-taek
- Goo "Rb" Sang-Min (구상민)
- Lee "k1Ng" Seung-won
- Kim "Zest" Ki-seok
- Yu "BuZz" Byung-chul (유병철)
- Kim "MaKo" Myeong Gwan
- Kim "Lakia" Jong-min (김종민)
Vision Striker's coaching staff are now: