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Team Liquid to move Piglet to mid lane, Youngbin to AD Carry

Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin will reportedly move into a new role as Team Liquid looks to climb from the bottom of the North American LCS standings. Provided by Riot Games

UPDATE: Liquid on Tuesday confirmed the roster moves to theScore esports.

"After a week of testing, we've made a roster change, moving Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin to play in the mid-lane, with Young-bin "Youngbin" Chung back in the Team Liquid roster, in the AD Carry role," the team's manager, Michael Artress, said to theScore esports in an email. "This was a great combination in scrims, and we're excited to see what progress we can make in the remainder of the LCS Spring split."

Team Liquid will move its AD carry Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin to its mid lane and will bring back former substitute Jung "Youngbin" Young-bin in the vacant AD carry role ahead of its upcoming weekend in the League Championship Series, sources close to both players and the team tell ESPN.

Both moves are currently pending Riot Games approval.

The decision to reorganize Team Liquid's roster comes one week after the team announced it would hold tryouts for its League of Legends team and simultaneously cast doubt on mid laner Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer's future with the team in a Feb. 21 video on its Facebook page.

Team Liquid tried out several different AD carries, including Tempo Storm substitute AD carry Allen "xFSN Saber" Chen and substitute mid laner Austin "Link" Shin in the AD carry position, but ultimately came to the conclusion that Youngbin was the best fit, sources said.

Youngbin has not been a part of the team since March 2016, when he was a substitute mid laner for the squad and also the starting mid laner for its Challenger team, Team Liquid Academy. Since departing Team Liquid in 2016, Youngbin has competed in collegiate on the University of California-Irvine squad in university-centered League of Legends competitions. His future with UC-Irvine is uncertain now that he has joined a League Championship Series team.

Although the school did not confirm Youngbin's move to Team Liquid, UC-Irvine has removed Youngbin from its collegiate League of Legends roster.

"We're preparing for his transition to his new opportunities and wish him the best of luck," UC-Irvine esports coordinator Jesse Wang told ESPN.

Team Liquid (2-8, 9-17 match record) is currently tied for last in the North American League Championship Series with Team EnVyUs. The team has struggled to see success this season with its only wins against Echo Fox and Counter Logic Gaming.

Team Liquid did not respond to a request for comment by time of publication.