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Longzhu Gaming
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Coaches: Kang "Hirai" Dong-hoon
Kim "SSONG" Sang-soo
Managers: Kang "Hirai" Dong-hoon
Website: http://longzhugaming.com
Sponsor(s): Longzhu
ASRock
Coca-Cola
Corsair
DXRacer
JOON SYSTEM
Facebook: Longzhu Gaming
Twitter: Longzhu_
History
Created: 2016-01-03
Current Roster
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Longzhu Gaming is a professional gaming team based in South Korea.

History

Longzhu Gaming was formed in January 2016 when Incredible Miracle rebranded and took the name of their previous title sponsor, LongZhu.[1]

2016 Season

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.

2017 Season

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.

Timeline

  • 2016

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency South Korea Khan Kim Dong-ha (김동하) 01 Top
Current Official Residency South Korea Cuzz Moon Woo-chan (문우찬) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Bdd Gwak Bo-seong (곽보성) 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 Rascal Kim Kwang-hee (김광희) 01 Top
Current Official Residency South Korea Justice Yoon Seok-joon (윤석준) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency South Korea Jin Lee Woo-jin (이우진) 04 AD
Current Official Residency South Korea Zzus Jang Joon-soo (장준수) 05 Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 01 Top IMTlogo std.png Immortals
South Korea Chaser Lee Sang-hyun (이상현) 02 Jungle Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
South Korea Coco Shin Jin-yeong (신진영) 03 Mid Newbeelogo std.png Newbee
South Korea Frozen Kim Tae-il (김태일) 03 Mid FENlogo std.png Fenerbahçe Esports
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 04 AD
None
South Korea Fury Lee Jin-yong (이진용) 04 AD TBGlogo std.png T.Bear Gaming
South Korea Pure Kim Jin-sun (김진선) 05 Support CJElogo std.png CJ Entus
South Korea Cpt Jack Kang Hyung-woo (강형우) 04 AD Casterlogo std.png Caster

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
South Korea Hirai Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈) Head Coach/General Manager
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 11 Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Lustboy Ham Jang-sik (함장식) 11 Strategic Coach
None
South Korea supreme Choi Seung-min (최승민) Coach
None

Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-26 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 100,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A11st LCK 2017 Summer Season 14 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-02 Ogn logo.png A77th LCK 2017 Spring Season 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-20 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season 11 - Oakland 0 : 2 Yoe.FWlogo std.png Flash Wolves $ 10,000
2016-11-10 KeSPA logo small.png A99 - 14th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2 JAGlogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A88th LCK 2016 Summer Season 7 : 11 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A77th LCK 2016 Spring Season 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Articles

  • 2016

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 '아듀 IM'...롱주-IM, 롱주로 팀명과 엠블렘 변경 (Korean) naver.com
  2. Official Roster List program.interest.me
  3. Removed Fomos Article Image imgur.com
  4. Longzhu Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  5. Longzhu switches to seven man roster, Flame and Frozen benched espn.go.com
  6. '캡틴잭' 강형우, 해설자로 '인생 2막' 도전 (Korean) fomos.kr
  7. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  8. 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개 e-sports.or.kr
  9. 롱주 게이밍, 크래시-커즈 제외한 선수-코치진 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
  10. Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) fomos.kr
  11. Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  12. '엑스페션' 구본택, 롱주 게이밍과 재계약…리빌딩 마무리 (Korean) fomos.kr
  13. 롱주 게이밍, 전 ROX 출신 '쏭' 김상수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr