The gears of fate are turning again!JDG officially announced the return of Yagao, whether BLG can take revenge
The 2023LPL winter transfer period is underway, and just recently, BLG and JDG officially announced the transfer news of mid-laner Yagao. BLG officially announced Yagao's departure, while JDG officially announced Yagao's return. Although many netizens have known since the beginning of the transfer period that JDG and BLG will swap mid-laners in the new season, when this scene really happens, it is still inevitable that people will feel emotional. Of course, because JDG and BLG were once recognized as the "big and small" teams in the LPL in the 2023 season, this time the two teams swapped mid-laners and many netizens speculated whether the gears of fate were about to start turning.
Yagao's Pingxiang mid-laner matchup with knight seems to have become one of the main matchups in the LPL mid-laner in recent seasons. In the 2020 season, Yagao's JDG and knight's TES became the top two teams in the LPL that season. Not only did they win the finals of the spring and summer tournaments that season, but Yagao and knight also won the championship in the finals once. This season, Yagao and knight's Pingxiang midlaner battle seems to have ended in a draw.
In the 2021 season, Homme's departure has made JDG experience a relatively big change, and JDG's competitiveness has greatly declined. However, even so, JDG and TES were still tied in the regular season of the Spring and Summer Splits. Of course, what is even more interesting is that JDG and TES did not qualify for this season's World Finals at the same time. This seems to mean that the two Pingxiang mid laners are tied again!
In the 2022 season, Homme returned to coach JDG, and with the addition of 369, JDG once again had a strong competitiveness this year. In the playoffs of this season's Summer Split, JDG defeated TES twice in a row and won the Summer Tournament. In that year's World Finals, JDG stopped in the semifinals, but TES unexpectedly stopped in the group stage. This season, the battle in Pingxiang's mid-laner seems to be tilted, and Yagao finally won the knight once.
In the 2023 season, even though Yagao performed very well in the 2022 season, JDG still signed knight, and Yagao was traded to BLG. This season, the gears of fate turned again, and JDG, with knight and ruler, became a well-deserved "king". However, the interesting thing is that BLG has played an unexpected performance this season, and has become the recognized "little king" of the LPL for a period of time. And all this seems to be related to the fight between Yagao and knight. It's just that this season, JDG has a better configuration, and knight has the last laugh in many encounters with Yagao!
In the 2024 season, Yagao returned to JDG, and knight went to BLG. However, judging from the strength of the two teams on paper in the new season, it seems that the difference is not very big, and BLG has a chance to complete the revenge on JDG in the new season. And this time, Yagao's fight with knight is still important. And what's more interesting is that because Yagao and knight have swapped teams, I believe this season will reveal the answer to whether the two teams are in the middle of the road.
Finally, guys, what do you think of Yagao and knight?