|Name||Kim Jong-in (김종인)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
Kim "PraY" Jong-in is a Korean League of Legends player, formerly the AD Carry for KING-ZONE DragonX.
PraY has played League since the Korean server began service. He enjoyed RTS games when he was younger, and he came to prominence for his Ezreal mechanics. He was picked up by NaJin Sword in May of 2012 and remained with them until May of 2014. He played under the name "Troll Kim" in his first premier series, Azubu The Champions Summer 2012, where his team placed third after a 2-0 victory over Azubu Blaze in the 3rd place decider match. Afterwards, NJBS earned enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 2 Korea Regional Finals where they defeated all of the other teams to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. There, they fought through to the quarterfinals but were knocked out by the Taipei Assassins in a 0-2 loss. One month later, the team played in the 2012 MLG Fall Championship where they made it to the finals against Azubu Blaze but were defeated despite their winner's bracket advantage.
NaJin Sword began Season 3 in earnest, sweeping Azubu Frost 3-0 in the finals of OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013. After that, they participated in the Chiense GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 where they lost to Invictus Gaming in the loser's finals and placed third. They then played in the OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where they could not advance past the quarterfinals due to a 1-3 loss to Azubu Frost. After the Spring playoffs, NaJin Sword was renamed to NaJin Black Sword. NJBS played in the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 series but were unable to get past the group stage. Despite this, they were able to earn enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 3 World Championship and fought their way to the semifinals. NaJin Black Sword traded blow for blow with SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals but were unable to draw out the last win, closing the series at 2-3.
The 2014 season was a particularly weak season for NaJin Black Sword. In both the PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 and HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 series, they were unable to advance past the group stage. After the Spring 2014 series had concluded, PraY left the team.
On November 14th, 2014, PraY joined the HUYA Tigers along with Smeb, Lee, Kuro, and GorillA. This team played in the 2015 LoL Champions Korea, where they renamed the team to GE Tigers. This team did well at the start of the 2015 season and earned an invitation to the IEM Season IX - World Championship. It was there that the team fought their way to the semifinals, losing only in a 1-2 reverse sweep to Team WE who, in turn, were defeated by Team SoloMid. After returning home, the team proceeded to play in the Champions playoffs due to their first place standing in the regular season. The Tigers made it to the finals where they lost to SK Telecom T1 in a 0-3 sweep and placed second in the entire tournament. The Tigers then played in the 2015 LCK Summer series under a slightly changed name, the KOO Tigers. It was there that they placed fourth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs but lost in the semifinals to KT Rolster in a 2-3, back-and-forth match. After the summer playoffs ended, KOO was picked as the second seed to the 2015 World Championship due to circuit points. There, KOO performed well in their group, losing twice only to the yoe Flash Wolves. In the bracket stage, they knocked out KT Rolster 3-1 and swept Fnatic 3-0 in the semifinals. Unfortunately, they were unable to wrest the world championship cup from SK Telecom T1, losing 1-3 in the grand finals.
Prior to the 2016 season, KOO Tigers changed their name to ROX Tigers. The ROX Tigers finished the LCK Spring 2016 Split in first place with a 16-2 record. In the finals of the LCK Spring Playoffs, ROX Tigers were defeated by SK Telecom T1 in a 3-1 fashion. In the regular season of the summer split, they were once again able to finish 1st with a 15-3 record. This time around, their opponent in the final wasn't SK Telecom, it was KT Rolster. In a very close series that became a classic, ROX was able to win it (3-2) and capture their first LCK title since they were formed.
Winning the Summer Split also paved PraY and ROX's way to the 2016 World Championship, as Korea's #1 seed. At Worlds, PraY and team were drawn in Group A alongside Albus NoX Luna, Counter Logic Gaming and G2 Esports. They managed to come out as the #1 seed from their group by winning the tiebreaker match against ANX. In playoffs, the team was seeded against LPL's #1 seed, EDward Gaming. However, they easily get past the Chinese team in a 3-1 victory and moved on to the Semifinals. In the 2nd stage of the bracket, however, the team faced SK Telecom T1 and lost. Although the games were close, PraY and team were still unable to overpower the 2-time World Champions and lost the 5th and final match, thus ending their run at 3rd and 4th place.
PraY's last match for the season is at the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup where they, again, faced SKT in the Semifinals. It was a different story this time, however, as they managed to beat the now 3-time World Champions (2-0) and moved on to the Finals. They then faced Kongdoo Monster whom they beat (3-1) to take home the cup.
However, this was the last tournament PraY played with the team as well. In the off season, ROX Tigers announced that its entire roster, including the Coaches, are already free agents and are open to offers. The next day, PraY, alongside teammates GorillA, Smeb and Kuro parted ways with the team. On December 4th, Longzhu Gaming announced that PraY joined their roster for 2017 Spring. He will be manning the bot lane alongside his Support from ROX Tigers, GorillA.
- Considered a top AD Carry in Korea. Samsung Galaxy Ozone's imp described PraY as a genius of the AD carry role.
- Known for looking like "Dodoria" from Dragon Ball Z.
- Has an aggressive play style.
- Jokingly named as "Prayven", because of his play with Draven. This came from his lackluster play with the champion during HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013. The fans in OGN studio often moans to convince him not to play Draven when he hovers over him in champion select.
- Along with MadLife participated in, and won the All-Star bot lane tournament for Korea.
- A solid Twitch specialist and nicknamed by Chinese and Taiwanese fans as 鼠王 (King of Twitch)
- Number 1 in Korean Solo Queue for a large period in Season 7.
|2016-04-23||LCK 2016 Spring Season||ROX Tigers 1 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2015-12-13||All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5||LCK Allstars 2 : 0 EU LCS Allstars|
|2015-12-13||All-Star Los Angeles 2015 1v1||Pray 1 : 2 Bjergsen|
|2015-10-31||2015 Season World Championship||KOO 1 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2015-08-21||SBENU Champions Summer 2015||KOO Tigers 2 : 3 KT Rolster|
|2015-05-02||SBENU Champions Spring 2015||GET 0 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2015-03-14||IEM Season IX - World Championship||GET 1 : 2 Team WE|
|2014-05-22||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||Najin 1 : 2 CJ Entus (Club Masters)|
|2014-05-17||bigfile NLB Spring 2014||njbs 1 : 3 CJ Entus Frost|
|2014-01-18||ZOTAC NLB Winter 2013-2014||NaJin Black Sword 1 : 3 CJ Entus Blaze|
|2013-09-27||Season 3 World Championship||najin black sword 2 : 3 SK Telecom T1|
|2013-08-24||GIGABYTE NLB Summer 2013||najin black sword 3 : 1 IM 2|
|2013-05-26||All-Star Shanghai 2013||kr champions 2 : 0 Not found|
|2013-05-26||Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013||PraY/Madlife 1 : 0 Doublelift/Xpecial|
|2013-04-16||GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2||njsw 0 : 3 Invictus Gaming|
|2013-02-02||OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013||njsw 3 : 0 Azubu Frost|
|2012-11-04||2012 MLG Fall Championship||najin sword 1 : 4 Azubu Blaze|
|2012-09-21||Season Two Regional Finals - Seoul||najin sword 3 : 2 Azubu Blaze|
|2012-08-31||Azubu The Champions Summer 2012||najin sword 2 : 0 Azubu Blaze|
- October 12th - Interview with Najin Sword PraY: "In our opinion with MakNooN we have the best top-laner" with Team Dignitas
- January 13th - Najin Sword AD Carry - Pray AMA (Translated) with Reddit
- September 23rd - PraY discusses NaJin's game and results in the quarters (video) with GameSpot
- September 23rd - LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with PraY (Kim Jong-In) (video) with LolKing
- November 17th - 마지막 진출팀 HUYA, "다시 시작하는 입장이기에 더욱 노력하겠다" (Korean) with Inven
- July 4th - “If we go to Worlds, I want to get revenge on SKT” - Interview with KOO Tigers’ PraY with Inven (translated by @xoprestige)
- August 20th - “KT is the mountain to scale in order to meet SKT T1″ with Inven (translated by @xoprestige)
- October 8th - KOO PraY Interview with Twitch
- October 19th - "Fnatic is just another obstacle to get over" KOO Tigers' PraY talks Worlds with PC Gamer
- January 27th - ROX PraY, “With the worst behind us, it’s time to build winning streak” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- February 24th - ROX PraY, “SKT T1 and Longzhu Gaming are the big threats” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 3rd - ROX PraY, “I want to go undefeated in the second round, too” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 10th - ROX vs Sbenu Sonicboom MVP Interview with Kuro & PraY with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 18th - ROX vs SK Telecom T1 MVP Interview with PraY & Smeb with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 25th - ROX vs Kongdoo Monster MVP Interview with Peanut & PraY with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- June 3rd - LCK Summer Tigers PraY, “Tough start, but we’re aiming for direct finals qualification again” with Inven, English translation by krbnu. (Original Interview (Korean))
- September 19th - Korean BBQ with ROX Tigers: the perks of Worlds in NA, sound booths and Twitter wars with TheScore eSports
- October 1st - PraY on the Tigers' dramatic baron steal: 'My teammates said that there was no chance, we shouldn't go in' with theScore Esports
- November 19th - Full Team Postmatch Interview with the ROX Tigers Translated by Young Jae "RallyJaffa" Jeon (invenglobal.com)
- December 4th - PraY: "Longzhu let me stay in LCK, so I'm very grateful." with Inven Global
- December 6th - 《LOL》2016 全明星賽「提摩玩到掛」系列：全明星小學堂 1 with Garena eSports
- February 2nd -
- [롤챔스] 김종인-강범현 "롤드컵 위해 최대한 높은 순위 노리겠다" with FOMOS
- LZ PraY-GorillA: "Minimizing mistakes was our main goal." with Inven Global
- February 21st - '프레이' 김종인 "이제 슬슬 치고 올라가는 시기" with FOMOS
- October 2nd - Worlds: What LCK Team's Kryptonite is 'Chinese spices' with Inven Global
- October 10th - Longzhu Pray: 'I'd really love to stand on the finals stage, I would feel like I'm dreaming' with Travis Gafford
Articles & Videos
- July 29th - [LCK PraY's 1000 Kills] Let's look back on some of his best kills! l 프레이 1000킬 by OGN
- September 14th - An evening with the ROX Tigers by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- September 22nd - League of Legends Worlds: 7 AD carries to watch by Taylor Cocke (esports.yahoo.com)
- September 26th -
- October 16th - ROX PraY: I Want SKT to Feel Despair by Xander Torres (redbull.com)
- October 21st -
- Passion and Perfection -- ROX and SKT set to collide by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- Watch: PraY's godlike Enchanted Crystal Arrow by Dennis Gonzales (thescoreesports.com)
- Watch: PraY cleans up SKT for an Ace by Dennis Gonzales (thescoreesports.com)
- November 6th - Emily Rand's LCK 2016 Player Awards and All-Stars Votes by Emily Rand (thescoreesports.com)
- November 7th - 2016 KESPA Cup Teaser - ROX Tigers by eSportsTV
- December 6th -
- December 7th -
- December 26th - The Top 10 League of Legends Players of 2016 'by Gabriel Zoltan-Johan (thescoreesports.com)
- December 26th - Top 10 League of Legends Plays of 2016 by TheScore Esports
- February 2nd - PraY (jokingly): “I always cheer for the teams whoever past ROX players play against. It’s fun to watch my past teammates lose.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- April 6th - The top 10 players from the 2017 LCK Spring Split by theScore esports
- June 27th - PraY on his most memorable matches: “I tend to remember the disappointing moments more than my happier moments.” by Andrew Kim (slingshotesports.com)
- August 16th - PRAY, THE GUERRILLA by aMigraine (esportsheaven.com)
- September 20th - WORLDS 2017 TOP 20 by LoL Esports
- October 4th - Inven's Top 15 Player Ranking for Worlds 2017: Khan Will Be the Most Impactful Player by Inven Global
- October 17th - Inven's Best Player in each lane for the Worlds 2017 Group Stage by Youngbo Sim & Junseok Bae (invenglobal.com)