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NAME: Hong Min-gi (홍민기)
COUNTRY OF BIRTH: South Korea South Korea
BIRTHDAY: October 5, 1992 (1992-10-05) (age 24)
TEAM: Gold Coin United
ROLE: Support Icon.png Support
SOLOQ IDs: CJ Entus 민기, Azubu MadLife, MiG MadLife
Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
MiG Frost
Jun 2012 - Feb 2013
Azubu Frost
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
CJ Entus Frost
Dec 2014 - Nov 2016
CJ Entus
Dec 2016 - Present
Gold Coin United

Hong "MadLife" Min-gi (홍민기) is the Support Icon.png Support for Gold Coin United.


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]

League of Legends Career

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.

Season 6

MadLife decided to stay with CJ Entus, along with Shy, and rebuilt the team after the departure of Ambition, CoCo and Space. In Spring Split, the team finished 8th with an 8W-10L record. Although they did not make it to the playoffs, they managed to secure a spot for 2016 LCK Summer. Unfortunately, the team finished the Summer Split at 10th place, dropping them to the Promotion Tournament, where they lost against Ever (0-3).

MadLife parted ways with CJ after the expiration of his contract. On December 29th, newly-established Challenger team Gold Coin United announced that he will be joining the team to play in the NA Challenger Series as starting Support.


  • 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:
    , and
  • Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being
    . [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
    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
    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 22 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.

Current Statistics

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Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2017-04-02 NA LCS.png 2017 NA LCS Summer Promotion I1NQ
2 : 3
2017-03-15 CS NA logo.png 2017 NACS Spring A11st
3 : 1

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2016-12-11 All-Star Barcelona 2016.png All-Star Barcelona 2016 A22nd
850 : 1100

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2015-12-13 All-Star Event 2015.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 A11st
1075 : 875
2015-12-13 All-Star Event 2015.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 - Regional Match Playoffs A11st
2 : 0
2015-12-13 All-Star Event 2015.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 - All-Star All-Stars A22nd
L : W
2015-12-12 All-Star Event 2015.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 - One for All A11st
W : L
2015-12-10 All-Star Event 2015.png All-Star Los Angeles 2015 - Pick 10 A22nd
L : W
2015-09-04 Ogn logo.png 2015 LCK Regional Qualifiers I1NQ
2 : 3
2015-08-19 Ogn logo.png 2015 LCK Summer A44th
0 : 3
2015-04-24 Ogn logo.png 2015 LCK Spring A33rd
2 : 3
2015-03-14 Esltumbnail.png IEM IX World Championship Katowice A55 - 6th
0 : 1

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2014-08-02 NLB Logo Small.png ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014 A55 - 8th
0 : 2
2014-07-12 Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 A99 - 16th
1-1-1 Groups/RR
2014-05-17 NLB Logo Small.png bigfile NLB Spring 2014 A11st
3 : 1
2014-04-18 Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 A55 - 8th
1 : 3
2014-03-07 NLB Logo Small.png NiceGameTV bigfile Battle Royal S3 Round 8 A11st
3 : 0
2014-02-25 NLB Logo Small.png NiceGameTV bigfile Battle Royal S3 Round 7 A11st
3 : 0
2014-02-22 NLB Logo Small.png NiceGameTV bigfile Battle Royal S3 Round 6 A11st
3 : 1
2014-01-04 NLB Logo Small.png ZOTAC NLB Winter 2013-2014 A55 - 8th
0 : 2
2014-01-03 Ogn logo.png PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 A55 - 8th
0 : 3

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2013-12-01 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VIII - Singapore A22nd
0 : 2
2013-08-28 Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 A44th
2 : 3
2013-06-05 Ogn logo.png OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 A44th
0 : 3
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013.jpg All-Star Shanghai 2013 A11st
2 : 0
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013.jpg Bottom Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 A11st
1 : 0
2013-03-09 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - World Championship A22nd
1 : 3
2013-02-22 Ogn logo.png OGN Club Masters A44th
0 : 3
2013-02-02 Ogn logo.png OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 A22nd
0 : 3
2013-01-20 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice Z?
0 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2012-10-13 RpPoints.png Season 2 World Championship A22nd
1 : 3
2012-09-08 Ogn logo.png Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 A11st
3 : 2
2012-05-19 Ogn logo.png Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 A22nd
0 : 3
2012-02-17 Ogn logo.png OnGameNet LoL Invitational A11st
2 : 1


Other Contents


  • CJ Entus (2016 LCK Summer)
  • CJ Entus (2016 LCK Spring)
  • CJ Entus (2015 LCK Summer)
  • CJ Entus (2015 LCK Spring)
  • CJ Frost (2014 OGN Summer)
  • CJ Frost (2014 OGN Spring)
  • CJ Frost (2013-2014 OGN Winter)
  • CJ Frost (2013 OGN Spring)
  • Azubu Frost (2012 OGN Summer)


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  2. Season 2 WC Team Page
  3. Road to the
  4. Result of 2012 Korean e-Sports
  5. LoL Esports Profile Page
  6. [리그디스 질문드랍] 16편: 아주부 프로스트 '빠른별' 정민성 (Korean)
  7. e-Sports Earnings Profile Page
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