PSG Talon have parted ways with their mid-jungle duo of Park "Bay" Jun-byeong and Lee "Juhan" Ju-han. The team has not yet announced which players will replace them.
The two South Koreans, who joined the organization ahead of the 2022 PCS Spring Split, helped PSG Talon secure their third consecutive regional championship. At the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational, PSG Talon could not repeat its success of MSI 2021, when the team made it to the semifinals. While they impressively beat G2 Esports twice, PSG Talon were eliminated in the Rumble Stage with an overall score of 3-7.
Aside from the expectations at MSI, Juhan and Bay had big shoes to fill. They replaced jungler Kim "River" Dong-woo and mid laner Huang "Maple" Yi-Tang had helped its team ascend to its most successful years. At MSI 2022, PSG Talon Su "Hanabi" Chia-Hsiang shed some light on the issues of the team in a conversation with Inven Korea. Juhan and Bay were having trouble communicating with their teammates from Taiwan and Hong Kong, and that the issue needed to be addressed.
It's not clear yet where Juhan and Bay will go to next. Bay did express his desire to return to an LCK team in an interview with Inven Global during MSI, saying, "If I become and perform better, I want to go to the LCK. But I believe the PCS is a region where I’m developing myself. If I get to improve a lot, evolve, and play better, I might be getting some offers from other teams and I’ll take that into consideration."
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