Who can resist the charm of NewJeans? This K-pop girl group has captivated audiences worldwide with their catchy music, chic fashion, and bubbly personalities.

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One of their ardent admirers is League of Legends support player, T1 Keria. Ryu “Keria” Min-seok has taken his fanboy devotion to new heights, drawing inspiration from the K-pop group as he aspires to reach the Worlds 2023 finals.

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T1 Keria ultimately wants to see NewJeans at the Worlds 2023 finals

Keria and his team are gearing up for a showdown against JD Gaming (JDG), the representatives from the League of Legends Pro League (LPL). This crucial match is scheduled for November 12th at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan, South Korea.

The victor of this best-of-five series will secure their spot in the Worlds 2023 finals, where NewJeans is slated to perform in the opening ceremony.

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“I vow to beat JDG and go to the finals to see NewJeans,” he said in an interview with Sports Seoul.

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Keria is a member of Bunnies, the fandom dedicated to the K-pop girl group In his spare time, he listens to the group’s music, practicing their dance routines with enthusiasm.

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At the height of NewJeans’ song “OMG,” Keria and his bot lane partner, Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, showcased their dancing skills on the LCK stage earlier this year.

At T1’s year-end event, T1CON 2022, Keria also treated the audience to a brief dance performance of “Hype Boy.”

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In addition to Keria, JD Gaming’s bot laner, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, has shared his excitement about the upcoming live performance of NewJeans at the finals.

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It’s worth noting that Kang “TheShy” Seung-lok, the top laner for Weibo Gaming, is also a dedicated fan of the girl group. His favorite member from the group is Hanni.

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NewJeans made their debut in 2022 with their first song “Attention” and followed it up with a second single, “Hype Boy.” The group is composed of five talented members: Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin, and Hyein.

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Fans can catch the group’s performance live during the Worlds 2023 opening ceremony on Sunday, November 19 at 12 a.m. PST | 8 a.m. GMT | 4 p.m. GMT+8. Their upcoming live performance of “Gods,” their collaborative track with Riot Games, can be viewed on Riot Games’ YouTube and Twitch channels.

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