Mentored by fellow teammate Clearlove, and hailing from Leping City in China, Yang “Koro1” Tong is a true veteran, playing competitively since 2013. Originally Koro1 was considered a shallow player who could only cut it on utility champions, but his mentor Clearlove spoke out, and Koro1 scored a spot on the EDG squad. Koro1’s best known for his insane work ethic, which he put to good use picking up new champions..
Koro1 evolved into a player who was comfortable on everything from tanks to carries. He started with Trundle and Renekton, using his inexperience to perfect champions who played from behind. As he grew more confident, he picked up split-push hypercarries like Jax and Kayle, and even Ryze and Irelia. Over the years, Koro1 worked his way into a veteran top laner with a champion ocean at his disposal. His practice ethic and optimism make him a deadly opponent, as he always keeps improving and evolving as a player.