Smeb, Kuro, Pray and Gorilla leave ROX Tigers; Peanut open for negotiations

ROX Tigers after winning the 2016 LCK Summer split. From left to right: Cry, Gorilla, Kuro, Pray, Smeb, Peanut. Provided by Fomos/kenzi

Four out of five of ROX Tigers' starting roster announced their departure from the South Korean organization Friday, with Han "Peanut" Wang-ho the only remaining starter, but is now open for negotiations. Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho, Lee "Kuro" Seo-haeng, Kim "Pray" Jong-in, and Kang "Gorilla" Beom-hyeon all made the declarations via social media one day after the organization stated they would help the players find new homes for the 2017 season


Gorilla's translation: Hello, this is Kang "Gorilla" Beom-hyeon, team leader and support from ROX Tigers. As of today, I part ways with the team. Thank you for everyone's support for ROX.

Kuro's translation: Thank you for my teammates, coach and managers and I feel driven with my fan's support and they give me motivation to play harder. I don't know where I'm going next but I'll continue to play professionally. Please cheer for me. I love you everyone!

Smeb's translation: Hello, this is Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho, top from ROX Tigers. My contract has ended on November 25th. I'd like to say thank you to everyone who supported our team.

PraY's translation: Hello, this is Kim "PraY" Jong-in. It was my last time at KeSPA Cup with ROX Tigers. I'd like to say a lot of things but I'm not a good writer so I don't know if I can say it all... Our team went through a lot the past 2 years and I'm really thankful for their resilient efforts. Thanks to all our fans supporting us no matter what. I don't know what the future holds but please cheer for us! Thank you :D

The ROX Tigers reached the finals of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship, but only climbed to the semifinals of this year's Worlds after failing to usurp regional rivals SK Telecom T1. The squad took first in the KeSPA cup this month before the team made the aforementioned announcements.