LCS Team Dignitas Has Released Seung-hoon “Huni” Heo To Explore Other Opportunities

LCS Team Dignitas Has Released Seung-hoon “Huni” Heo To Explore Other Opportunities
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Team Dignitas has announced the release of their multi-million dollar player Seung-hoon “Huni” Heo. Before the start of the upcoming Summer Split, Huni will be free to explore other options in his League of Legends career.

Back in November, Huni and Dignitas agree upon a contract extension. Negotiations completed with Huni being signed to a two-year contract as Dignitas’ top laner, worth more than $2,000,000 total. The contract made Huni one of the highest-paid players in LCS history, as well as one of the highest-paid salaries in the world.

Huni had a pretty experienced squad with him on the Dignitas roster. With him on the Top Lane, Dignitas had Froggen in mid, Johnsun in bot, Aphromoo as support, and Grig and Akaadian in the jungle. With that squad, though, Dignitas didn’t manage to do too much in this Spring Split, landing seventh with an 8-10 record.

Huni has had an extensive career as a player and has won a good deal of acclaim. He began his career with Samsung Galaxy back in 2014 before moving onto Fnatic for most of 2015 as their top laner. From there he jumped to Immortals before joining SK Telecom T1 at the end of 2016. His journey would bring him to Echo Fox and Clutch Gaming before he was signed to Dignitas in October of 2019.

However, when Dignitas offered him such a well-paying concert, many fans of the team thought it was a bit of a waste. While he was undoubtedly skilled, making him the highest paid player in LCS felt unearned, and many were worried that the team wouldn’t be able to fill up much of a roster with so much money being blown on one player.

They started the Split strongly before their performances began to become inconsistent. Earning their spot on the top of the ladder early on, they soon began to slip further down until they were in the middle of the table. During this time, Huni took more deaths than most other LCS top laners while claiming significantly fewer kills.

Some have theorized that Huni may have had a lack of interest or motivation, perhaps due to the large interruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic brought, though Huni made no comments to confirm this.

Currently, it’s unclear where Huni will go next. He’s taken to social media to announce that he’s open to offers. While he didn’t have a very good performance this last split, his reputation likely will make him a desirable target for other teams.