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MadLife
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Background Information
Name: Hong Min-gi (홍민기)
Team: CJ Entus Frost
Alternate IDs: CJ Entus 민기, Azubu MadLife, MiG MadLife
Nicknames: 매라신(Madlife God)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Birthday: October 5, 1992 (1992-10-05) (age 22)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (KR) 605 LP
Role: Support
Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Favorite champions:
 
 
 
 
Team History
Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
Maximum impact Gaming Frost
Jun 2012 - Feb 2013
Azubu Frost
Feb 2013 - Present
CJ Entus Frost
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Hong "MadLife" Min-gi is the Support player for CJ Entus Frost.

Biography

Prior to playing League of Legends he had played Starcraft as a child and transitioned to Starcraft II at the age of 18. In September 2010 he began playing League, his arrival into the game being later than many of his peers and team mates who in most cases had been playing since beta. The first champion he played was Blitzcrank, who he continues to play on a competitive level. He regards the decision to play Blitzcrank as one of the factors which made the game fun for him.[1] Along with his teammate Shy, he was a member of MiG when the team won the OngameNet Invitational, a victory contributing to his eventual invitation to join Azubu Frost.[2] He remained the support player of Azubu Frost being with them when they placed second in the 2012 Season 2 world finals. He remained with the team when it was acquired by CJ Entus and continues to play for them as of 2013.

Trivia

  • Among Koreans, it was jokingly said that MiG (A previous name of CJ Entus Frost) stood for "MadLife is God." They also say "MAmen" whenever he shows exceptional play.
  • Appears in Riot Games - Road to the Cup Season 3 video, as the best Blitzcrank. [3]
  • Awarded Best Support at 2012 Korean e-Sports Awards. [4]
  • Earned over 80% of the allstar vote giving him the highest percentage vote of all players in all regions.[5]
  • Enjoys playing the game Osu! as it requires concentration and good hand-eye co-ordination skills which come in useful when playing LoL.
  • Favorite champions are:
    Alistar
    ,
    Blitzcrank
    , and
    Thresh
    .
  • Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being
    Blitzcrank
    . [6]
  • Has individually earned approximately $76,000 since becoming a professional e-sports player (July 2013).[7]
  • His pioneering of heavy AP champions as support such as
    Lux
    and
    Zyra
    caused some to believe he was trolling or purposefully playing inefficient champions. This style of play has since come into the mainstream support meta.
  • Is known as a god within the community for his 'godlike' support play.
  • Is well known for being one of the top skill shot based support players in the world. His excellence on
    Blitzcrank
    and
    Thresh
    is put down to brilliant micromanagement skills.[8]
  • Known for his stylistic and aesthetically pleasing play. He is often the subject of youtube videos which praise his ability pull off complex and difficult plays.
  • Possesses a deep champion pool with no known support champions that he is weak with.
  • Prefers to be known by his full name (Hong Min-gi) as opposed to MadLife.
  • Regarded as one of the best support players in the world in terms of both aggressive and passive play.
  • Stated in interviews that he meditates to relax and finds it a good way to prepare for important matches.
  • While his western age is 21 he is 23 in Korea as people are seen to be 1 at birth and age not on a particular month but at the start of every year.

OGN Statistics

Champion Pick Statistic for OGN Spring 2014
Champions Picks Wins Losses Win %

Leona
5 3 2 60

Annie
3 1 2 33

Alistar
1 1 0 100

Karma
1 0 1 0

Achievements

2013
Date Event Result
2013-12-01 IEM Season VIII - Singapore Silver.png CJ Entus Frost
0 : 2
Invictus Gaming
2013-08-28 HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 Copper.png CJ Entus Frost
2 : 3
MVP Ozone
2013-06-05 OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 Copper.png CJ Entus Frost
0 : 3
SK Telecom T1 2
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013 Gold.png Korea Champions
2 : 0
China LPL
2013-05-26 Bottom Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 Gold.png PraY/Madlife
1 : 0
Doublelift/Xpecial
2013-03-09 IEM Season VII - World Championship Silver.png CJ Entus Frost
1 : 3
CJ Entus Blaze
2013-02-22 OGN Club Masters Copper.png CJ Entus (Club Masters)
0 : 3
KT Rolster
2013-02-02 OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 Silver.png Azubu Frost
0 : 3
NaJin Sword
2013-01-20 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice SF.png Azubu Frost
0 : 2
Gambit Gaming
2012
Date Event Result
2012-10-13 Season 2 World Championship Silver.png Azubu Frost
1 : 3
Taipei Assassins
2012-09-08 Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Gold.png Azubu Frost
3 : 2
CLG Europe
2012-05-19 Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 Silver.png Maximum impact Gaming Frost
0 : 3
Maximum impact Gaming Blaze
2012-02-17 OnGameNet LoL Invitational Gold.png Maximum impact Gaming Frost
2 : 1
Counter Logic Gaming

Interviews

2012

2013

[===2014===

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. Azubu Player Site teamazubu.com
  2. Season 2 WC Team Page tournaments.leagueoflegends.com
  3. Road to the Cupyoutube.com
  4. Result of 2012 Korean e-Sports Awardsinven.com.kr
  5. LoL Esports Profile Page lolesports.com
  6. [리그디스 질문드랍] 16편: 아주부 프로스트 '빠른별' 정민성 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  7. e-Sports Earnings Profile Page esportsearnings.com
  8. Madlife vs Maknoon youtube.com