Known mainly for their League of Legends team ROX Tigers, South Korean esports organization ROX Gaming is entering the FGC by signing veteran Tekken pro Jaemin “Knee” Bae. Some regard Knee as the greatest Tekken player of all time, being one of the players who cut their teeth in Korea’s legendary Green Arcade.
He’s certainly earned his stripes in Tekken 7, gaining third at Evo 2017 and being in the top five on the Asia-Pacific leaderboard for the Tekken World Tour. Along with Echo Fox’s Saint and JDCR, Korea is becoming the country to beat in competitive Tekken.
“We were impressed with Knee’s consistent level of play and his ability to perform at the highest level for over a decade now. With the Tekken World Tour being announced this year, it was a no brainer to pick him up to represent our organization. His personality, skill level, and class all align with the ideals that ROX instills in its players and teams,” says Eliot Namgung, director of esports for ROX Gaming.
Hopefully, Knee’s signing will inspire other big Korean esports organizations to start picking up players within the FGC. Could we see SKT finally joining the fray soon?
Source: ROX Gaming; featured image c/o ROX Gaming