Vietnamese jungler SofM will stay with Suning Gaming for the 2021 LPL season. Photo courtesy of SofM.
Chinese professional esport team Suning Gaming said it has resigned Vietnamese League of Legends player SofM for another season.
Le “SofM” Quang Duy will continue to wear Suning Gaming’s jersey during the 2021 League of Legends Pro League season, according to announcements on both parties’ social media accounts on Thursday.
Suning Gaming said the two sides have discussed and agreed on the direction and goals for next year.
It tweeted: “During this year, we ran into each other and grew together. In future Suning will continue to walk hand in hand with SofM.”
It also thanked the jungler for putting up a great performance this season, which fetched him three nominations for most valuable player, best foreign player and best jungler awards at this year’s LPL All-Star 2020 in China.
He helped the team finish runner-up to DAMWON Gaming in the 2020 World Championship final in Shanghai in October.
SofM, born in Hanoi, is considered to be one of the most talented LoL pro players in Vietnam. He became the first Vietnamese to reach Challenger Tier and top 10 Challengers on the South Korean server that is considered the game’s hardest and was the GPL All-Star starting jungler at the 2015 International Wildcard All-Star Melbourne.
SofM is short for ‘Style of Me.’
LoL is a multiplayer online battle arena video game launched in 2009. Players control a ‘champion’ with special abilities and battle against a team of other players or AI-controlled champions in a pre-defined arena.
The goal is to destroy the other team’s ‘nexus,’ a structure located at the heart of base which is protected by other defensive structures.