DRX’s BeryL, a professional League of Legends player, will not have the opportunity to compete in his fourth consecutive World Championship final. DRX fell short against Dplus KIA in the 2023 LCK Regional Finals on August 25, bringing their season to an end. This means that BeryL will not have the chance to represent his home region on home soil.
BeryL has had an impressive career, with wins at Worlds in both 2022 and 2020, playing for DRX and DWG KIA respectively. He also competed in the Worlds 2021 final, where DWG KIA faced defeat against LPL’s EDward Gaming in a close 3-2 series.
This loss also marks the end of BeryL’s incredible streak of attending Worlds since 2019. He has been a regular participant since then, representing DAMWON in 2019, but their run was cut short by G2 Esports in the quarterfinals.
BeryL is the only player outside of the former SKT T1 roster to have won two world championships in his career. Along with Duke, who triumphed with SKT and Invictus Gaming in 2018, BeryL is one of only two players to claim the Summoner’s Cup with two different organizations. Faker and Bengi lead the pack with three World Championship wins each.
Although DRX's elimination means disappointment for BeryL, Dplus KIA still has a chance to qualify for Worlds 2023 by defeating Hanwha Life on August 26 in the LCK Regional Finals. Three other Korean teams, Gen.G, T1, and KT Rolster, have already secured their spots in the tournament.