|NAME:||Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH:||South Korea|
|BIRTHDAY:||December 7, 1995|
|SOLOQ IDs:||KT KaKAO, 케이티 KaKAO|
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Lee "KaKAO" Byung-kwon (이병권) is a high elo player, who previously played as Jungler for Misfits.
KaKAO was first seen in the pro scene as the top lane player for KT Rolster A. He played well, but after coming up short with their 3rd place performance, his competitive future was in doubt.
KaKAO came from nowhere when he joined KT Rolster B. After 3 months of being out of the scene, joined KT Rolster B as the jungler. He adopted the philosophy that a jungler's role is to meet the needs of their team during the laning phase, KaKAO's low-farm, high-roam style has been the backbone of KT Bullets' early game through the entire tournament.
KaKAO has stated that his favorite jungler is Jarvan IV, though he's become famous for his "submarine" plays with Evelynn. As well as his coordination with his old mid laner, Ryu.
The last Korean team KaKAO played for was KT Rolster Arrows before he moved to China to join Invictus Gaming in the LPL. In his first split with IG, the team finished 5 in the round robin stage of 2015 LPL Spring. The team then finished 3rd in the Playoffs, winning against Vici Gaming (3-1) in the quarterfinals, losing against EDward Gaming (0-3) in the semifinals and winning over Snake Esports (3-1) in the 3rd place match.
In 2015 Summer, KaKAO and IG finished 3rd with an 8-8-6 standing, qualifying them for the playoffs. They again finished 3rd, winning the 3rd place match against EDward Gaming (3-1), after winning over Vici Gaming (3-2) and losing to Qiao Gu Reapers (2-3) in round 4 and semifinals respectively.
The team then went on to the Regional Qualifiers and won, alongside EDward Gaming, as #2nd and #3rd seeds from the LPL Region for the 2015 World Championship. They were grouped against Fnatic, Cloud9 and ahq e-Sports Club, and failed to make it out after losing 3 out of their 6 games.On December 29th, the team announced that KaKAO has left. He then joined LSPL team Wan Yoo Dream before leaving again in December 2016.
After Korea and China, KaKAO then made it to Europe. On December 13th, Misfits, a former Challenger Team from the EU CS who recently qualified to the EU LCS after defeating Schalke 04 in promotions, announced that KaKAO will be joining the team for 2017 Spring Split as the starting Jungler.
KaKAO's rookie split in the EULCS with Misfits can be considered a success, as they ended the split as 2nd place in their group, with a standing of 8W-4L. In the playoffs, Misfits was seeded against Splyce whom they manage to beat in a reverse sweep. Moving into the Semifinals, KaKAO and Misfits faced Unicorns of Love and lost (1-3) placing them on 4th place overall, after losing the 3rd place match against Fnatic.
According to Misfits, however, "A top 4 finish is admirable for a team coming from Challenger, but for us, it is not enough." It was said that due to his inability to contribute to communication, the team decided to release KaKAO from his contract and replace him with ROCCAT's former Jungler, Maxlore, for the Summer Split.
- Known for his Leopard-print glasses
- Regarded as one of the best
Lee Sin jungler in Korea.
- Had excellent synergy with Ryu and inSec allowing for well coordinated tower dives.
- Known for his unique laugh, aswell as his joyful mind.
- Is often heard singing during Afreeca TV streams.
- Known for trolling in challenger korean soloQ, picking unconventional jungle champions such as Poppy.
- Nicknamed "GodKAO" for picking the team in quarter finals that he predicted to pick earlier.
- He is liked for his funny behaviour.
- Is considered by Montecristo to be one of the best junglers of all-time.
- Once came to Samsung Galaxy house to eat their food, and claims that KT's house food is better.
- Is a good friend with most of the korean pro players.
- Plays with a Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard and a Razer Deathadder mouse.
- MVP of OGN Summer 2014, winning 9,195 $.
- Known for bringing back Nocturne on the competitive scene.
- Has a friendship and rivalry with his former teammate, inSec.
- Considered to be the best Kha'Zix player in the world.
|2017 EU LCS Spring Playoffs|
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|2017-04-22||2017 EU LCS Spring||4th||
||0 : 3|
|2015-11-27||2015 NEST||5 - 8th||
||1 : 2|
|2015-11-21||2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals||2nd||
||1 : 3|
|2015-10-11||2015 World Championship||13 - 16th||
||2 - 4||Groups/RR|
|2015-09-05||2015 LPL Regional Qualifiers||Q||
||3 : 0|
|2015-08-17||2015 LPL Summer||3rd||
||3 : 1|
|2015-04-25||2015 LPL Spring||3rd||
||3 : 1|
|2014-08-29||2014 Season Korea Regional Finals||3rd||
||0 : 3|
|2014-08-16||HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014||1st||
||3 : 2|
|2014-06-08||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||4 - 7th||
||1 - 5||Groups/RR|
|2014-04-26||bigfile NLB Spring 2014||5 - 8th||
||1 : 2|
|2014-04-23||HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014||5 - 8th||
||1 : 3|
- October 4th - VIDEO: Rookie & Kakao (KR)(EN) with Twitch
- October 10th - VIDEO: KaKAO on IG's Worlds: "there was a little bit of hope, but it seems like we faded into darkness (KR)(EN) with The Score Esports
- October 10th - VIDEO: KaKAO: "I think it might be fun to win 3 games in a row and make it out of groups" (KR)(EN) with GameSpot
- October 11th - VIDEO: KaKAO on why IG won at the end, Time's success, and responds to Tabe's leak (KR)(EN) with GameSpot
- November 16th - VIDEO: True LOL Show 트롤쇼 17회 - 카카오,루키 (KR) with OnGameNet
- August 20th - VIDEO: inSec & KaKAO: Champions of Korea with MachinimaVS
- February 27th - VIDEO: "A day with: KaKAO" by Team Misfits
- April 6th - VIDEO: The top 10 players from the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split by theScore esports
- April 30th - Die Top-Transfers des Spring Splits: EU LCS by TastyCoach (summoners-inn.de)