|Coaches:||Kang "Hirai" Dong-hoon |
Kim "SSONG" Sang-soo
|Managers:||Kang "Hirai" Dong-hoon|
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Longzhu Gaming is a professional gaming team based in South Korea.
Longzhu Gaming came to 2016 LCK Spring Season with a 10 man roster, signing many significant free agents during the offseason, such as LGD Gaming's Flame, Jin Air Green Wings's Chaser, CJ Entus's CoCo, and Samsung Galaxy's Fury. However, they ended up with a 8-10 score during the split, losing out on a spot in the playoffs. The summer season wasn't any better. Having signed Emperor from G2 Esports, the team haven't preformed up to their capabilities. Only after they began using Fury as their ADC again did Longzhu's chances increases, ending the season 7-11 in sets. This gave them eighth place in the season, allowing them to avoid being relegated.
During the off season, Longzhu opted for a roster revamp by releasing all players and their coaches except for Expession and Crash. In place of those they let go the organization acquired Pray, Gorilla, Bdd, and Fly to the roster in preparation for the 2017 LCK Spring Split.
During the 2017 Spring Split, the team's performed at the middle of the pack. Other than taking some games off of other top tier teams like SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy, the team was unable to advance to the playoffs with a 8-10 record, finishing 7th in the spring split.
Going into the summer split though, the team's synergy steadily improved overtime with Khan and Cuzz joining the starting line up. Off the back of stellar individual performance from players like Khan and Bdd, veteran leadership from Gorilla and Pray, and also SK Telecom T1's uncharacteristic 8 game losing streak, Longzhu Gaming finds itself in first place at the end of the summer regular season to automatically qualify for finals.
In the 2017 LCK Summer Playoffs, Longzhu Gaming was largely dismissed by analysts to win the finals. However, by exploiting holes in SKT's draft strategies and relying on Khan's stellar individual performance in teamfights, Longzhu Gaming became the first team ever in LCK history to beat SK Telecom T1 in any finals. This automatically qualifies Longzhu Gaming to attend 2017 Worlds as the first seed representative from Korea.
- January 3rd, Incredible Miracle rebrands to Longzhu Gaming. Expession, Flame, Chaser, Coco, Frozen, Cpt Jack, Fury, and Pure join.
- January 6th, Crash and Zzus join.
- May 18th, Emperor joins.
- May 19th, Flame, Frozen, Cpt Jack, and Zzus leave.
- June 30th, Flame and Frozen rejoin.
- November 1st, Justice joins. Zzus rejoins.
- November 30th, Cuzz joins. Expession, Flame, Chaser, Coco, Frozen, Emperor, Fury, and Pure leave. Lustboy and supreme leave coaching roles.
- December 4th, PraY and GorillA join.
- December 5th, Fly and Bdd join.
- December 7th, Expession rejoins.
- December 12th, SSONG joins as a coach.
|Khan||Kim Dong-ha (김동하)||Top|
|Cuzz||Moon Woo-chan (문우찬)||Jungle|
|Bdd||Gwak Bo-seong (곽보성)||Mid|
|PraY||Kim Jong-in (김종인)||AD|
|GorillA||Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현)||Support|
|Rascal||Kim Kwang-hee (김광희)||Top|
|Justice||Yoon Seok-joon (윤석준)||Mid|
|Jin||Lee Woo-jin (이우진)||AD|
|Zzus||Jang Joon-soo (장준수)||Support|
|Flame||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)||Top||Immortals|
|Chaser||Lee Sang-hyun (이상현)||Jungle||Team Dignitas|
|Coco||Shin Jin-yeong (신진영)||Mid||Newbee|
|Frozen||Kim Tae-il (김태일)||Mid||Fenerbahçe Esports|
|Emperor||Kim Jin-hyun (김진현)||AD|
|Fury||Lee Jin-yong (이진용)||AD||T.Bear Gaming|
|Pure||Kim Jin-sun (김진선)||Support||CJ Entus|
|Cpt Jack||Kang Hyung-woo (강형우)||AD||Caster|
|Hirai||Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈)||Head Coach/General Manager|
|SSONG||Kim Sang-soo (김상수)||Coach|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)||Strategic Coach|
|supreme||Choi Seung-min (최승민)||Coach|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-11-20||3 - 4th||IEM Season 11 - Oakland||0 : 2||Flash Wolves||$ 10,000|
|2016-11-10||9 - 14th||2016 LoL KeSPA Cup||1 : 2||Jin Air Green Wings|
|2016-08-06||8th||LCK 2016 Summer Season||7 : 11||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-04-09||7th||LCK 2016 Spring Season||8 : 10||Group Stage (W/L)|
- February 10th, Piecing Together the Longzhu Puzzle by Emily Rand on TheScore
- March 14th, Longzhu still struggling with roster rotation by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot Esports
- May 2nd, Liquid, Longzhu and the problems with 10-person rosters by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot Esports
- December 28th, Longzhu Gaming: The fire rises by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- '아듀 IM'...롱주-IM, 롱주로 팀명과 엠블렘 변경 (Korean) naver.com
- Official Roster List program.interest.me
- Removed Fomos Article Image imgur.com
- Longzhu Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- Longzhu switches to seven man roster, Flame and Frozen benched espn.go.com
- '캡틴잭' 강형우, 해설자로 '인생 2막' 도전 (Korean) fomos.kr
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개 e-sports.or.kr
- 롱주 게이밍, 크래시-커즈 제외한 선수-코치진 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
- Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) fomos.kr
- Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- '엑스페션' 구본택, 롱주 게이밍과 재계약…리빌딩 마무리 (Korean) fomos.kr
- 롱주 게이밍, 전 ROX 출신 '쏭' 김상수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr