Liiv Sandbox is under the ownership and management of Sandbox Gaming, the esports branch of Sandbox Network, which is among South Korea’s major multi-channel networks.
SOUTH KOREA – Liiv Sandbox, the organization known for competing in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) circuit, is gearing up to house a VALORANT roster for the upcoming season.
Liiv Sandbox has become the latest addition to an expanding list of LCK teams branching out into Riot’s FPS game, joining the likes of DRX, Dplus KIA, Gen.G, T1, and more recently Nongshim RedForce that entered this year.
Liiv Sandbox kicks off its recruitment phase starting today, calling for submissions that include personal information, in-game role, past achievements and experience, as well as gameplay clips. The organization appears to have a preference for forming a Korean-majority roster in VALORANT, especially highlighting priority for players from Busan. Furthermore, the selection process will feature an in-person tryout session in Gangnam.
Chung In-mo, the CEO of Sandbox Gaming, personally took to Twitter to show Liiv Sandbox’s commitment to break into the Korean VALORANT scene. “We evaluate and select without any bias. We look forward to many Wonderkids who can stand at the top with the team!”
Liiv Sandbox operates under the ownership and management of Sandbox Gaming, the esports arm of Sandbox Network, which is among South Korea’s major multi-channel networks and reportedly contributes to around 10 to 15 percent of the total domestic YouTube traffic, as stated by Korea JoongAng Daily.
Sandbox Gaming had already been involved in League of Legends operations long prior to their time in the LCK. They made their entry into the scene back in December 2018 by acquiring the recently promoted Team BattleComics and competed in LCK for a two-year period under the name Sandbox Gaming.
The collaboration with Liiv, leading to the rebranding to Liiv Sandbox, came to fruition in December 2020, following the approval of the organization’s franchise application. Liiv is a product by KB Kookmin Bank, one of Korea’s leading financial institutions, focusing on mobile-based platforms and services.
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