League of Legends' reigning world champion Song "Rookie" Eul-jin has given up his spot on Invictus Gaming's active LPL roster, citing the illness of a family member, and will return to South Korea.

Substitute mid laner Deng "Forge" Jie will fill his role on the starting roster.

"Rookie" was part of the Invictus Gaming team that beat Fnatic 3-0 in the final of the 2018 world championships.

No timetable was given for "Rookie" to return. He is considered one of the best mid laners in the world.

--Field Level Media

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