Update: This signing has since been confirmed by SK Telecom T1.
Peanut's contract with the ROX Tigers ended on Wednesday, less than a week after the entire team disbanded. Despite having offers and interest abroad in North America and Europe, Peanut had no interest in leaving South Korea and joining any team other than SK Telecom T1.
According to the terms of the agreement, Peanut will have to discontinue streaming his League of Legends gameplay on his Twitch channel, which has been rising in popularity since he began on the platform in early November. If he wants to continue streaming, he'll need to move over to the Azubu platform; this is due to Azubu's partnership with SK Telecom T1 and other South Korean teams from 2014.
On Tuesday, SK Telecom T1 announced the departure of three-time world champion jungler Bae "Bengi" Seong-ung. The team did come to a new agreement with its other jungler, Kang "Blank" Sun-gu; it's expected that Peanut and Blank will rotate as SK Telecom T1 figures out its team composition without Bengi in the lineup.
SK Telecom T1 will be Peanut's third team in a career that spans the past two years. He first made his name as a rotating jungler with Najin e-mFire in 2015 before joining the ROX Tigers at the tail end of the year.
SK Telecom T1 did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication.
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