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ESC Ever
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Team Information
Location: South Korea
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Coaches: Kim Ga-ram
Kim "Ares" Min-kwon
Team Captain: Kim "Crazy" Jae-hee
Website: http://esportsconnected.com/
Sponsor(s): esportsconnected
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Facebook: ESC EVER with ESportsconnected
Twitter: espconnected
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ESC Ever was previously a South Korean team. They are now known as bbq Olivers.

History

2015 Season

Ever began their season playing in the Challengers Korea Spring 2015 Series 1 where they placed 5-8th after losing 0-2 to OverWM. Challengers Korea Spring 2015 Series 2 went even worse for them when they dropped out in the first round with a 0-2 loss to MKZ. Ever competed in Challengers Korea Summer 2015, finishing second overall with an 8-2 record. They beat Winners 3-0 in the first round of the Challengers Korea Summer 2015 Playoffs but lost 1-3 to Dark Wolves in the finals. Their top 2 placing guaranteed them a spot in the LCK 2016 Season Spring Promotion Tournament. They faced off against SBENU Sonicboom but lost 1-3 to them.

2016 Preseason

Prior to the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup, Ever brought in former KT Rolster jungler Ares (additionally, support TML renamed to Key). With the new team, they upset Samsung Galaxy and Rebels Anarchy in the first two rounds. Expected to fall 0-2 to recent World Champions SK Telecom, who tried out substitute Scout onstage for the first time in game 1, Ever shocked audiences by not only winning that first game but sweeping the team 2-0, even with Faker playing the second game. Against CJ Entus in the finals, Ever once again swept the series, this time 3-0, and qualified for IEM Cologne as Korea's only seed to the event. Recognized for his strong Bard play, Key was named the tournament's MVP. Ever continued their strong performance at IEM, defeating H2k 2-1 and then Qiao Gu 3-2 to win the tournament. Their victory marked the first time since the inception of the League Championship Series in 2013 that a team unable to qualify for their domestic premier league won a major international event.

In late December 2015, Athena accepted an offer to join Edward Gaming, stopping their KeSPA Cup and IEM Cologne lineup from playing at another event.[1] He was eventually replaced by Tempt.[2]

2016 Season

During the preseason, allegations had arisen that support Key had engaged in Elo boosting activities.[3] The allegations were never proven, and no official action was taken against him, but Ever took their own disciplinary action and sat him out for the first 12 games of Challengers.[4] Totoro started for the team in his place. With Totoro, Ever went 9-3.

At the time of competing at IEM Katowice (which they had an invitation to due to winning IEM Cologne), Ever were in second place in Challengers, after losing a series 0-2 to MVP. Despite a round-one surprise upset win over Team SoloMid, Ever lost to Royal Never Give Up and then a rematch series against TSM to be eliminated before the playoff bracket. Following IEM Katowice, however, the team continued to perform well in the Korean Challenger circuit, eventually defeating MVP to finish first place before defeating SBENU Sonicboom 3-0 in the promotion tournament to earn their place in the LCK.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Season, ESC Ever went 5-13 in total sets, with one notable upset victory over SK Telecom T1. However, they still finished the split in ninth place, leading them to participate in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion tournament. In the first round, they beat SBENU Korea 2-1 before falling to Kongdoo Monster 3-1. In the deciding loser's match, ESC Ever swept CJ Entus to earn their spot back in the LCK.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
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Crazy Kim Jae-hee (김재희) 01 Top Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Firetrap Jin Jae-seung (진재승) 01 Top Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Bless Choi Hyeon-woong (최현웅) 02 Jungle Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Tempt Kang Myung-gu (강명구) 03 Mid Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Ghost Jang Yong-jun (장용준) 04 AD Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Totoro Eun Jong-seop (은종섭) 05 Support Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Ares Kim Min-kwon (김민권) 02 Jungle Coachlogo std.png Coach
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LokeN Lee Dong-wook (이동욱) 04 AD QGlogo std.png Qiao Gu Reapers
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Key Kim Han-gi (김한기) 05 Support ROXTlogo std.png ROX Tigers
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Ryan Lee Jun-seok (이준석) 02 Jungle
None
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Police Park Hyeong-gi (박형기) 04 AD Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
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Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 03 Mid EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming
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HamBurgeR Lee Jong-jin (이종진) 01 Top
None
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MorNinG Song Chang-geun (송창근) 01 Top DKWlogo std.png Dark Wolves
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희성 An Hui-seong (안희성) 05 Support WaYlogo std.png WaY

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
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Kim Ga-ram (김가람) Head Coach Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Ares Kim Min-kwon (김민권)) 11 Strategic Coach Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
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Cho Gye-hyeon (조계현) Coach Freecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-18
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A33 - 4th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2
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 Kongdoo Monster
₩ 10,000,000
2016-08-27
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I1Q LCK 2017 Spring Promotion 3 : 0
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 CJ Entus
2016-08-06
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A99th LCK 2016 Summer Season 5 : 13
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Group Stage (W/L)
2016-04-28
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I1Q LCK 2016 Summer Promotion 3 : 0
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 SBENU Sonicboom
2016-04-16 CK logo.png A11st Challengers Korea 2016 Spring Playoffs 3 : 2
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 MVP
₩ 20,000,000
2016-03-29 CK logo.png A22nd Challengers Korea 2016 Spring Season 8-3-3
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Group Stage (W/L)
2016-03-04
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A55 - 6th IEM Season X - World Championship 0 : 2
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 Team SoloMid
$ 3,500
2015-12-20
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A11st IEM Season X - Cologne 3 : 2
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 Qiao Gu Reapers
$ 25,000
2015-11-14
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A11st 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 3 : 0
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 CJ Entus
₩ 40,000,000
2015-09-12
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I1ZNQ LCK 2016 Spring Promotion 1 : 3
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 SBENU Sonicboom
2015-08-23 CK logo.png A22nd Challengers Korea 2015 Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
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 Dark Wolves
₩ 12,000,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-03-10 A99 - 16th Challengers Korea 2015 Spring Series 2 0 : 2
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 MKZ
2015-02-12 A55 - 8th Challengers Korea 2015 Spring Series 1 0 : 2
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 OverWM
₩ 2,000,000

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 EDG Electronic Sports Club's Weibo Post weibo.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2016 네네치킨 LoL Challengers Korea Spring 참가선수 엔트리 (Korean) inven.co.kr Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "PoliceTempt" defined multiple times with different content
  3. [SPOILER] ESC EVER support player KEY is under scrutiny in the Korean Inven community right now for ELO-Boosting reddit.com
  4. Key is back for ESC Ever! reddit.com
  5. KeSPA's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  6. Hello, fans. We're excited to announce New Player has joined the ESC Ever. Jungler hyun woong choi(Bless) twitter.com
  7. ‘파이어트랩’ 진재승, 스베누 코리아에서 ESC 에버로 리턴 (Korean) fomos.kr
  8. ESC Ever's Tweet twitter.com
  9. ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. Afreeca Freecs' Facebook Post (Korean)facebook.com