Quin “Raes” Korebrits is set to make his LCO ‘debut’ in 2022, league sources tell Snowball Esports, returning from a year in the LCS with Immortals to re-join Chiefs Esports Club.
Kiwi superstar Raes will be the latest former OPL star to return from North America to join the League of Legends Circuit Oceania, per Snowball Esports sources.
The 23-year-old is staging a homecoming of sorts, both regionally and with the Chiefs organisation. While Raes did originally debut with Dire Wolves all the way back in 2016, he went on to play more than 150 games over four years for the Chiefs, and is now set to don the iconic blue and white again in the 2022 season.
Korebrits played in Oceania for most of his early League of Legends career, before heading overseas to link up with Immortals in North America’s LCS for 2021. He played in two playoff campaigns with the org.
Raes said he expects the 2022 season to be his “best yet.”
“I’m grateful for the opportunity Immortals gave me,” the New Zealand bot laner said. “Despite being considered a relatively old player, I’m confident that with the experience I garnered this season, no matter where I got, next year will be the best yet.”
Raes is a centerpiece of the new Chiefs roster, but his signature comes alongside several other top Oceanic stars as well, including James “Tally” Shute and Dragon “Dragku” Guo.
Tally joins the blue-and-white outfit from Peace, fresh off the back of a World Championship run with the Chinese-backed organisation. The reigning LCO champ — who also spent time in NA earlier this year — is expected to stay in the mid lane, where he played with Peace and Legacy Esports.
Dragku meanwhile returns to the Chiefs for a third year, and for the second time is likely the only remaining member of the previous roster. The support star originally debuted in top lane, then played mid, before settling in the bot lane.
The Chiefs are expected to import their top and jungle players to round out the star-studded LCO 2022 roster, though those major signings are still pending visa confirmation.