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ROX Tigers
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Number of Players: 5
Team Staff
Coaches: Kang Hyun-jong (강현종)
KOO (Sub of HUYA)
Duowan Inc
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Created: November 14, 2014(2014-11-14)
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ROX Tigers, previously known as KOO Tigers and GE Tigers, is a professional League of Legends team based in South Korea.


Season 5

Chinese giant YY acquired a Korean team to promote their newly renamed streaming service in Korea. YY's parent company Guongzhou Huaduo Network Technology, LLC. (Duowan Inc) hoped to promote their streaming site,, in Korea by creating a team built around well known Korean players. The team was registered under Duowan's Korean subsidiary GE Entertainment.[1]

The GE Tigers started off strong in their first LCK split as a team. They would go undefeated in the first 9 weeks of play, losing their first series to KT Rolster in Week 10. Despite that, the Tigers finished 1st in the regular season with a 12-2 record, guaranteeing them an appearance in the Finals of the playoffs. Their opponent turned out to be the surging SK Telecom T1. In a crushing loss, the Tigers were defeated by SKT (0-3) and failed to qualify for the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational.

In the middle of their first LCK split, the Tigers were invited to attend the IEM IX World Championship Katowice. They started off strong, defeating Cloud9 and SK Gaming convincingly to advance to the Semifinals. Their opponent would be the 11th place LPL team at the time, Team WE. Although the Tigers were expected to crush Team WE, they ended up losing the series (1-2) in one of the biggest upsets in League history. After placing 3rd-4th and sustaining the crushing loss the Tigers returned to Korea. After the Spring Split, the GE Tigers switched sponsors and renamed to KOO Tigers. Enter the Summer Split with their new name, KOO wasn't able to replicate their Spring Split success, finishing 4th in the regular season with an 11-7 record. In the playoffs, KOO would defeat NaJin e-mFire (2-1) and then CJ Entus (3-0) before losing to KT Rolster (2-3), placing 3rd. The Tigers were however able to qualify for the 2015 World Championship through points.

At Worlds, KOO was placed in a group with Flash Wolves, Counter Logic Gaming and PaiN Gaming. Although they would go 4-2 in groups along with the Flash Wolves, KOO lost the tiebreaker to the Flash Wolves and placed 2nd in the group. In the Quarterfinals the Tigers would meet KT Rolster for a rematch of the Summer Playoffs. This time around, KOO was able to defeat them (3-1) to advance. In the Semifinals KOO would face off against hometown favorites Fnatic. They were able to defeat them (3-0) and advance to the Finals to face off against SKT once more. Despite winning a game and being the only team to take a game off of SKT at the tournament, the Tigers were defeated (1-3) and finished 2nd at the event.

Season 6

The Tigers moved sponsor again in 2016 and renamed to ROX Tigers. Entering the Spring Split of the 2016 LCK, ROX finished 1st in the regular season with a 16-2 record. Being a favorite to win the playoffs due to SKT earlier on, ROX faced off against them in the Finals. In a crushing loss, they were defeated (1-3) and failed to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. This loss being the final straw for them, ROX became more determined than ever to finally win their first LCK title. In the regular season of the summer split, they were once again able to finish 1st with a 15-3 record. This time around, their opponent in the final wasn't SK Telecom, it was KT Rolster. In a very close series that became a classic, ROX was able to win it (3-2) and capture their first LCK title since they were formed.

Qualifying for the 2016 World Championship as Korea's first seed, ROX was placed in Group A along with G2 Esports, Counter Logic Gaming and Albus NoX Luna.


Player Roster

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Shy Park Sang-myeon (박상면) Top Signed
South Korea Seonghwan Yoon Seong-hwan (윤성환) Jungle Signed
South Korea Mickey Sun Yong-min (손영민) Mid Signed
South Korea Sangyoon Kwon Sang-yoon (권상윤) AD Signed
South Korea KeY Kim Han-Gi (김한기) Support Signed

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Lindarang Heo Man-heung (허만흥) Top Signed

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) Jungle
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Cry Hae Seong-min (해성민) Mid
EDward Gaming
South Korea Smeb Song Kyung-ho (송경호) Top
KT Rolster
South Korea kurO Lee Seo-haeng (이서행) Mid
afreeca Freecs
South Korea PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) AD
Longzhu Gaming
South Korea GorillA Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현) Support
Longzhu Gaming
South Korea hojin Lee Ho-Jin (이호진) Jungle Retired.png Retired
South Korea Wisdom Kim Tae-Wan (김태완) Jungle
GIANTS! Gaming


ID Name Position
South Korea Kang Hyun-jong (강현종) Head Coach
South Korea Shin Hyuk (신혁) Head Coach

ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea NoFe Jeong No-chul (정노철) Head Coach
EDward Gaming
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-su (김상수) Coach
Longzhu Gaming

Team Achievements

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-19 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup.png A11st 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 3 : 1
Kongdoo Monster
₩ 40,000,000
2016-10-21 Worlds Logosmall.png A33 - 4th 2016 World Championship 2 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 502,500
2016-08-20 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs 3 : 2
KT Rolster
₩ 100,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Summer Split 15 - 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-04-23 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
SK Telecom T1
₩ 60,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Spring Split 16 - 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) ₩ 60,000,000

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-07 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup.png A99 - 14th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2
SBENU Sonicboom
2015-10-31 Worlds Logosmall.png A22nd 2015 World Championship 1 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 250,000
2015-08-21 Ogn logo.png A33rd 2015 LCK Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
KT Rolster
₩ 30,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A44th 2015 LCK Summer Split 11 : 7 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2015-05-02 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2015 LCK Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
SK Telecom T1
₩ 60,000,000
2015-03-14 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM IX World Championship Katowice 1 : 2
Team WE
$ 15,000


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Anonymous user #5

one month ago
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good bye ROX, i love every happy moment what this team bring to my fucking life

Anonymous user #4

one month ago
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Goodbye ROX your spirit lives on

Anonymous user #3

one month ago
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sad days..

Anonymous user #2

one month ago
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ROX is the only team that i loved. the only team that made me want to play league. the only team that I want to see more. long live the Tigers! Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Anonymous user #1

one month ago
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bye rox...


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