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ROX Tigers
ROX Tigers logo.png
Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Coaches: Jeong "NoFe" No-chul
Kim "SSONG" Sang-soo
Team Captain: Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyeon
Youtube: ROX Tigers
Facebook: TigersLOL
Twitter: LOL_Tigers
History
Created: 2014-11-14
Current Roster
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ROX Tigers (formerly HUYA Tigers and later GE Tigers and later KOO Tigers and later Tigers) is a Korean League of Legends team.

History

2015 Season

KOO Tigers is a Korean League of Legends team that was founded in November 2014, sponsored by Chinese streaming company YY.[1] The initial roster, announced under the name HUYA Tigers, included former members of NaJin Sword, NaJin Shield, and Incredible Miracle 1: Smeb, Lee, KurO, PraY, and GorillA comprised the initial lineup, with NoFe as a coach. Shortly after its formation, the team qualified for the Champions Spring Qualifiers, placing first in the group stage over Team Avalanche. They went 2-1 in the final stage and successfully qualified for SBENU Champions Spring 2015. In the Champions Spring Preseason, HUYA Tigers finished tied for third place with KT Rolster, each with 7 points. They renamed to GE Tigers at the start of the Spring Season.

GE Tigers started out as unquestionably the top team in Korea in their first season in the LCK, in first place with a 7-0 match record and a 14-2 game record at the end of week 6 of the spring season. This placement earned them an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud 9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost in the semifinals 2-1 to Team WE - who entered the competition as the 12th-place team in the LPL. This led many casters and analysts to label it the biggest upset to date in the entire history of competitive League of Legends. After their return to Korea, the GE Tigers's record worsened, and they dropped sets to both KT Rolster and to SK Telecom T1. They still finished first in the round robin with a 12-2 record, but in the Playoffs they lost to SKT and missed out on the Mid-Season Invitational. Prior to the start of the SBENU Champions Summer 2015, the GE Tigers were sponsored by streaming company KOOtv and changed their name to the KOO Tigers. KOO ended the regular season of Champions Summer in 4th place.They beat NaJin e-mFire 2-1 and CJ Entus 3-0 to advance to the semifinals where they played a close series with KT Rolster but lost 3-2, ultimately ending in third place. Because SKT won the finals, KOO automatically qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed from Korea with the most circuit points. KOO was placed into a group with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record with both losses to Flash Wolves. They beat KT Rolster 3-1 and Fnatic 3-0 to make it to the finals against SKT. However, they finally fell in the finals with a 3-1 loss.

2016 Preseason

After Worlds, Tigers dropped their title sponsor from their team name, and they played in the KeSPA Cup as Tigers. The Tigers played in the KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. On January 5th they renamed to the ROX Tigers.

2016 Season

During the 2016 LCK Spring Split, the ROX Tigers dominated domestically in similar fashion to 2015. They finished the regular season with a 16-2 match record, losing only to KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Earning first place in the regular season gave them a bye to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. ROX entered as the favorites this time, but still lost 3-1, earning themselves second place for the spring split.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • January 5th, Tigers renames to ROX Tigers and Peanut joins.
  • January 6th, Sylph joins as a sub.[2]
  • March 3rd, Sylph is banned from competitive play until February 2017.[3][4]
  • March 3rd (approx.), Cry joins as a sub.[5]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Smeb Song Kyung-ho (송경호) 01 Top -
Current Official Residency South Korea Peanut Yoon Wang-ho (윤왕호) 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency South Korea KurO Lee Seo-haeng (이서행) 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency South Korea PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea GorillA Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현) 05 Support -
Current Official Residency South Korea Cry Hae Sung-min (해성민) 08 Sub/Mid -

Inactive

C ID Name Role Reason
South Korea Sylph Lee Jae-ha (이재하) 08 Sub/Mid Suspendedlogo std.png Suspended

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Hojin Lee Ho-jin (이호진) 02 Jungle Retired.png Retired
South Korea Wisdom Kim Tae-wan (김태완) 02 Jungle Giantslogo std.png Giants Gaming

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
South Korea NoFe Jeong No-chul (정노철) 11 Head Coach
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 11 Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea KangQui Kang Sung-hyun (강승현) 11 Coach
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-23 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 60,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2016 Spring Season 16 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-11-07 KeSPA logo small.png A99 - 14th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2 SBENUlogo std.png SBENU Sonicboom
2015-10-31 WCS 2015 small.png A22nd 2015 Season World Championship 1 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 250,000
2015-08-21 Ogn logo.png A33rd LCK 2015 Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster ₩ 30,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A44th LCK 2015 Summer Season 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-05-02 Ogn logo.png A22nd LCK 2015 Season Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 60,000,000
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2015 Spring Season 12 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-03-14 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - World Championship 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE $ 15,000
2014-11-22 Ogn logo.png I1Q LCK 2015 Spring Promotion 2 : 1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Videos

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com
  2. Official Roster List program.interest.me
  3. 2016년 제 1차 e스포츠 제재 leagueoflegends.co.kr
  4. "What Slyph did was: He used an auto/bot program in co op vs ai so that he could get a level 30 account thus got a ban until 2017 Feb 25" bnununu at twitter.com
  5. ROX, ‘크라이’ 해성민 영입...”다양한 방향으로 발전” (Korean) fomos.co.kr
  6. OGN Status interest.me
  7. Tigers' Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  8. 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  9. Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com