Hong "MadLife" Min-gi started playing StarCraft at the age of 7. He found himself enjoying the Aeon of Strife game-type, and so when a friend introduced him to League of Legends in September 2010 he started playing. His first champion was Akali. The first role he favored was AD Carry, but when he began to play professionally he switched to support.
During his career, MadLife has become world-renowned for his exceptional support play, particularly on play-making skillshot-based champions like Thresh and Blitzcrank. He became particularly well-known for aiming hooks in the direction in which he predicted a player would Flash and landing them dead-on.
Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being Blitzcrank. 
Known as a god within the community for his 'godlike' support play.
Is well known for being one of the top skill shot based support players in the world. His excellence on Blitzcrank and Thresh is put down to brilliant micromanagement skills.
His pioneering of heavy AP champions as support such as Lux and Zyra caused some to believe he was trolling or purposefully playing inefficient champions. This style of play has since come into the mainstream support meta.
Known for his stylistic and aesthetically pleasing play. He is often the subject of videos which praise his ability pull off complex and difficult plays.
Possesses a deep champion pool with no known support champions that he is weak with.
Prefers to be known by his full name (Hong Min-gi) as opposed to MadLife.
Stated in interviews that he meditates to relax and finds it a good way to prepare for important matches.
Awarded Best Support at 2012 Korean e-Sports Awards. 
He is one of just two players (Doublelift is the other) to have participated in all three All-Star events (Shanghai 2013, Paris 2014, and Los Angeles 2015). He has the added distinction of being the only one to be on a winning team all three times.