Samsung White is a Korean League of Legends team sponsored by Samsung Electronics. It was formerly known as MVP Ozone.
Acquisition of MVP Ozone
In September 2013, the major electronics corporation Samsung announced they would acquire the OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 champion team of MVP Ozone to sponsor in League of Legends. The team had already qualified for the Season 3 World Championship as well.
Season 3 World Championship
Despite a roster swap moving Homme to the sub position and starting Looper right before the tournament, Samsung Ozone were expected to perform well at the World Championship, with the attention that the Korean scene was getting globally. They were placed in group B along with Fnatic, Gambit Gaming, Team Vulcun, and Mineski. Both they and Gambit finished the group stage with a 5-3 record, and they were tied 1-1 in the head-to-head matchup, but Ozone lost the tiebreaker match and were eliminated from the tournament; Fnatic and Gambit moved on to the quarterfinals.
After their poor performance at Worlds, Ozone went on to perform very well in OGN, placing second in the winter season behind SK Telecom T1 K (who went undefeated the entire season). Then between the winter season and spring season, the organization swapped the midlaners of its two teams: PawN joined Ozone from Samsung Blue, and dade left Ozone for Blue. The roster swap proved favorable for both teams, and in both the spring and summer seasons, Ozone and Blue both advanced to the semifinals; both times Blue defeated Ozone; and both times Ozone won the third-place match.
On June 11th, Samsung Ozone renamed to Samsung White.
With 525 circuit points at the end of the summer season of OGN, Samsung White and SK Telecom T1 K were tied for the second slot from Korea going into Worlds. At the Korean Regional Finals, they played a tiebreaker, which Ozone won 3-0.
Going into the 2014 Season World Championship, White and Blue were the two favorites to win the tournament. White went undefeated in their group, beating EDward Gaming, ahq e-Sports Club, and Dark Passage all 2-0 in the double round-robin. In the bracket stage, they beat Team Solomid 3-1 in the quarterfinals, then their sister team Samsung Blue 3-0 in the semifinals, and then won the finals 3-1 against Star Horn Royal Club. Only dropping two games the entire tournament, White were crowned World Champions and won the $1,000,000 prize.
On October 25th 2014, Mata announced his retirement from the team.
- September 7th, Samsung acquires the roster of MVP Ozone. Homme, DanDy, dade, imp, Mata, Looper join.
- To read about MVP Ozone history (May 2012 - September 2013), click here.
- January 25th, 2nd place at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014.
- February 12th, PawN joins, while dade is moved to Samsung Blue.
- May 16th, 3rd Place at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014.
- June 11th, Samsung Ozone renames to Samsung White.
- August 16th, 3rd Place at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014.
- August 27th, qualified for the 2014 World Championship.
- October 19th, 1st Place at 2014 World Championship.
- October 25th, Mata leaves.
- October 31st, PawN, DanDy and imp leave.
- November 17th, Looper, Homme and Skatch leave.
- Looper, Top.
- Homme, Sub/Top.
- Skatch, Sub/AD.
- DanDy, Jungle.
- PawN, Mid.
- imp, AD. Nationality: kr.
- Mata, Support.
- HawK, Sub/Mid. Nationality: kr.
- Gun, Sub/Support. Nationality: kr.
- dade, Mid. Nationality: kr.
- Homme, Coach.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-10-19||1st||2014 Season World Championship||3 : 1||SHRC||$ 1,000,000|
|2014-08-06||3rd||HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014||3 : 0||SK Telecom T1 S||₩ 24,000,000|
|2014-05-16||3rd||HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014||3 : 2||CJ Entus Blaze||₩ 24,000,000|
|2014-01-25||2nd||PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014||0 : 3||SK Telecom T1 K||₩ 40,000,000|
|2013-10-04||9 - 10th||Season 3 World Championship||5 : 4||Not found||$ 45,000|
- April 16th - "죽을 만큼 연습했다" 삼성 오존 최인규, 장형석, 허원석 인터뷰 (Korean) (English) with Inven
- May 16th - Ozone’s post game interview: OGN Spring 2014 with Paravine
- September 19th - LoL 2014 World Championship Interview - Yoon Sang Choi (SAMSUNG Head coach) (video) with OGN Global
- September 20th - SSW Yoon sang Choi Interview (Video) with OGN Global
- October 11th - Inven Trasnalted (sic) Interview with the winners of "Samsung Blue vs Samsung White" with Inven, translated on Reddit
- November 6th, Black & White: the historic rivalry of SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Whiteby Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
- September 9th - Breaking down Group A - from LoL Esports
- September 12th - World Championship Preview: Samsung White – Brothers of the Kings (Group A) - from Cloth5
- September 16th - Season Four World Championship Preview: Samsung White - from ggChronicle
- September 17th - League of Legends World Championship Preview – Group A - from Azubu
- September 26th - Tyrants: Samsung White’s Group Domination - from LoL eSports
- September 30th - Pick a Side – Samsung White vs Team SoloMid - from Azubu
- October 3rd - Samsung White continues dominance vs. TSM - from LoL eSports
- October 9th - Pick a Side: Semi-Finals – Samsung Blue vs Samsung White - from Azubu
- October 11th - Samsung White routs Samsung Blue in the Semifinal - from LoL eSports
- October 24th - Anatomy of a Stomp: SHRC vs SSW G2 - from onGamers
- October 25th - Samsung Galaxy Brotherhood: A Celebration of the Two-Team System - from Paravine
- October 3rd - Second Chances: Samsung White's Return to Worlds - with LoL Esports
- October 10th - 2014 World Championships: A Look Back at Samsung White - with Azubu
- Mata's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- SKT LTE-A 마스터즈 2014 로스터 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- Mata's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- DanDy's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- Imp's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- PwaN's Twitter Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 2014년 지배한 삼성 화이트-블루, 10명 모두 떠났다. (Korean) inven.co.kr