The official twitter account of TOP Esports (TES) revealed earlier today that the former League of Legends World champion Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo is joining the organization.
After a nearly six-month hiatus & complete media silence from the professional League of Legends scene, the moment is finally here which many of Jackeylove’s fans have been waiting on.
After rounds of kind negotiations, we now welcome Yu ‘JackeyLove’ Wenbo to join the TES family as our ADCarry using the ID: TESJackeyLove. pic.twitter.com/pE7TZyZb1M— TOPESPORTS (@TOP_Esports_) April 3, 2020
Throughout the League of Legends Pro League (LPL) off-season fans rumoured Jackeylove would be joining nearly every single one of the LPL teams but no move materialized.
Jackeylove is joining Top Esports, who currently sit 4th place in the standings of the LPL regular season.
At this point, the fans expect Jackeylove to become the starting bot lane player, once he arrives at the training facility of Top Esports.
He is likely to replace Top Esports current bot laner, Ying “Photic” Qi-Shen, a former trainee of the Top Esports Challenger roster.
Which of the existing support players Jackeylove plays with is not clear yet. The current two support players signed with Top Esports are Zhang “QiuQiu” Ming or Liang “Yuyanjia” Jia-Yuan.
Jackeyloves Legacy in League of Legends
Jackeylove started his career as a trainee with the Invictus Gaming organization back in June of 2016, at the age of 15. It took nearly two more years of Jackeylove practising with the Invictus Gaming team, and its sister team Young Glory, before his debut in November of 2017.
In Jackeylove’s debut season, he carried the Invictus Gaming roster to 1st place in the LPL 2018 Spring season, with an overall record of 18-1.
However, the young team lost out in the 2018 Spring Season playoffs, ending in a disappointing 4th place.
By the end of 2018, Jackeylove and Invictus Gaming looked unbeatable. The team lost just two games that year, both to Royal Never Give Up (RNG).
Once in the Spring Split, and once in the Summer Split, both resulting in a two to one match score, favouring RNG. The curse of Invictus Gaming kept up throughout the LPL Summer Playoffs, as they lost another time to the RNG roster this time in a full five-game series.
This disappointment wasn’t what Jackeylove had in mind, however, as the team went on to compete at the 2018 League of Legends World Championship (Worlds 2018). Throughout the entire Worlds 2018 event Invictus Gaming lost a total of 4 games, two in their group stage matches against Fnatic, and two in their quarterfinals match against the KT Rolster organization.
In the end, Invictus Gaming defeated G2 Esports in their semifinals match, and Fnatic in the finals match in a 3-0 destruction both times around.
The list of achievements Jackeylove has racked up in his first year of playing is unmatched in the history of League of Legends.
In just one year, Jackeylove went a combined 36 to 2 in match scores in the regular season of the LPL, placed fourth and second in the playoffs events, and became the League of Legends World Champion at only 17 years old.