Damwon’s top laner Nuguri apparently went through surgery for a collapsed lung, Worlds trip postponed a week|Dot Esports
Damwon Gaming’s star top laner Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon recently experienced some health problems following the LCK finals against DRX a number of days ago.
He went to the health center for a checkup and was diagnosed with a collapsed lung that needed immediate surgical treatment, according to Korizon’s Ashley Kang, who equated Damwon’s main declaration. The surgery was apparently effective and Nuguri is feeling well, however his scheduled trip to China for Worlds will be postponed.
Damwon are set to fly out to China on Sept. 11, according to Kang, two weeks prior to the 2020 League of Legends World Championship begins on Sept. 25. Gamers will then quarantine and prepare for their upcoming matches.
Nuguri will reportedly take a look at of the medical facility on Sept. 13 and join his group a week later on Sept. 18. It’s unclear how this situation will impact Damwon, though, considering the Worlds group draw show is happening on Sept. 15, where we’ll discover out when Damwon will start playing.
Damwon has a replacement leading laner on their bench, famous CJ Entus player Lee “Flame” Ho-jong. Flame’s last professional match was more than one year ago on Aug. 4 against Hanwha Life Esports, according to lol.gamepedia. Damwon lost that match and Flame was never ever seen again starting in the leading lane.
Damwon had a dominant season, winning their first LCK title and appearing like a competitor for Worlds 2020. While they’ve looked unbeatable with Nuguri, they’re untested with Flame this year. If Nuguri’s health doesn’t permit him to play at Worlds, then it’s not likely that Damwon will be able to stand up to other contenders considering how essential Nuguri has actually been to his group’s success this year.