|Birthday:||February 15, 1992|
|End of Contract:||2015-11-15|
|Peak League:||Challenger (EUW)|
|Peak League:||Diamond (KR)|
|Alternate IDs:||NerfGun5 (NA), FnaticYellOwStaR, roro1, miKarob (KR)|
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Bora "YellOwStaR" Kim is the Support for Team SoloMid.
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YellOwStaR's first gaming experience came at a very early age; he was two years old when he played on the Megadrive. At 8 years of age, he transitioned into PC gaming and, upon playing StarCraft for the first time, stuck to the RTS genre. In 2002, he switched to WarCraft 3 due to his brother's insistence. It took him 3 years to step into WC3's competitive scene and make a name for himself under the monikers Unlucky.power and Psyko. He started off as an Undead player but changed to Night Elf mid-way through his WC3 career. In 2009, he was introduced to League of Legends by his brother and has stuck to it ever since.
A former AD carry turned support, Bora “Yellowstar” Kim is a veteran of the professional esports scene. While many of his peers have ridden off into the sunset of retirement Yellowstar carries on, driven by anunquenchable desire to be the best in the world. Considering he has competed at every World Championship thus far, it seems his drive is serving him well. And now he's bringing that drive to TSM and the NA LCS.
So what does a wizened pro do for your team? What is it about Yellowstar that has TSM fans so excited? Yellowstar's impact is so widespread it's almost hard to measure. With Fnatic, he was the intelligent director of the symphony. He was a leader in-game and out, molding his teammates into a focused fighting force. He graciously absorbed criticism in defeat while passing on the glory in victory. He remained optimistic in the face of overwhelming odds, and kept spirits high after crushing defeats. And in 2015, he was awarded the EU LCS Summer Split MVP for leading his former comrades into the record books with a perfect 18W-0L season. He followed it up with a Semifinal spot at the 2015 World Championship.
With this star on board, TSM's future looks bright.
League of Legends Career
Bora became a professional in the scene by being picked up to play for eSports organization, Against All Authority in September 2010. They were able to compete and make a better name for themselves at the IEM Season V - LoL Invitational in Germany, placing 2nd after losing to team MyRevenge. His team then went on to play at the biggest event at the time, the Riot Season 1 Championship in June 2011. They were able to make it out of groups after a relegation match to advance, winning over Team gamed!de. In the semifinals, YellOwStaR fought against the American powerhouse Team SoloMid, and were able to best the US players to go on to the winner finals bracket. Facing off against the former familiar lineup of MyRevenge, now Fnatic, aAa were unable take 1st, losing 2-0. They then went up again versus Team SoloMid to determine 2nd place and repeated winning over the American team, taking silver in the tournament.
Pre Season 2
After the championship, Bora with his teammates left aAa to join new team Millenium. He played in few major tournaments, such as IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne where they played 4th but left the team to rejoin a reformed aAa.
YellOwStaR's team played in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev January 2011. At this event, against All authority would place third in Group B, going 1-2 by defeating Sypher while falling to Moscow Five and Dignitas. As they were unable to reach top two in their respective group, aAa was eliminated after group stage, going home with a 5th-6th place finish. Their next premier tournament performance occurred at the IEM Season VI - World Championship, where they would make it out of the group stage, to win against SK Gaming the lose versus American teams Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming, eventually taking 4th at the event. Tension and rocky performances at tournaments in the months after led for YellOwStar and his bot lane support partner, nRated to leave aAa and rejoin Millenium in June 2012 for a test period. The bot lane for the team was short lived as both players decided to leave the team after their testing period was due, with Bora going to play for long established European organization, SK Gaming.
His first event with the team was European Challenger Circuit: Poland where they made it past groups, but lost their match against CLG Europe but were able to best Team Curse EU to achieve 3rd in the tournament. YellOwStar with his team were granted a huge opportunity to play in the Season Two Regional Finals held in Cologne where the top 3 placing teams would be flown to Los Angeles for the Season 2 World Championship for a chance to play $1,000,000 grand prize. SK went an undefeated 4-0 winning a spot in the finals, besting Team Acer Poland and CLG Europe. They faced the fairly new team Moscow Five who had been dominant in tournaments since emergence. Bora and his team were unable to take a game in the set going, 2-0 but still placed 2nd and granted a spot for a trip to Los Angeles.
The Season 2 World Championship was held in October of 2012. The event proved to be a disappointment for YellOwStar and company as they went a winless 0-3 in groups, going home with a 11th-12th placing.
Pre Season 3After finding success with SK, YellOwStaR departed the team in December 2012 and was quickly picked up by Fnatic as their AD, reuniting with old teammate, nRated and sOAZ. In January 2013, his new team had a chance to participate in Riot's new competitive league for upcoming Season 3 for NA and EU, the Riot League Championship Series, but had to play for a spot at the Season 3 Europe Offline Qualifier; which he actually qualified to already play when in SK Gaming. Fighting out of the group stage and into the quarterfinals, the new crew were able to best MeetYourMakers in a 2-0 set to win a spot in the league and the chance to be part of an extremely important successful project in League of Legends.
With the North American and European community extremely excited for the amped up events of LCS, Season 3 began with Riot's new league of a 10 week series with the continent's best teams playing against another. Fnatic became the most consistently powerful team throughout the series, with YellOwStaR and nRated being their formidable bot lane; the team ended the 10 weeks on top with a intimidating record of 22-6. Bora and comrades had automatically reclaimed their spot in the league for the summer split when going into the Season 3 Spring Playoffs. Being a favorite in the playoffs, the team showed their consistent strong playstyle, winning 2-1 vs Evil Geniuses, placing themselves in the finals against other favorite, Gambit Gaming. In a close set of games, Fnatic were able to best the Russians, winning 3-2 and the $50,000 1st prize.
Fnatic with not many changes to Roster came into the spring split strong with a 17 - 11 Record only one game behind SK gaming who would take first in the regular split but Fnatic would take Playoffs beating Alliance 2 - 1 in the Semi's and SK 3 - 1 to take first in the spring split the only downside coming in the summer would be a rising Alliance. The Summer split would End Similarlly with FNC in second in the reqular split behind Alliance with a 19 - 9 Record to ALL 21 - 7 Record but this time around FNC could not make it to win the split for the 4th time in a row Beating Roccat in the SemiFinals and falling to All in the Finals 1 - 3 FNC would go into worlds as EU's Second Seed for the first time. Fnc would be in group c which is arguably the second hardest group behind group A. they would tie LMQ in there group with a record of 2 - 4 being the first time FNC has attended worlds and did not make it out of groups Despite the group system being slightly different. after this Season Rumors of Star ADC Rekkles going to EL Formally Alliance and Xpeke making his own team and Cyanide Retireing would make Yellowstar the only man left on the roster to rebuild.
Yellowstar is credit with rebuilding the FNC line up. with a ex poker player Deilor stepping in as head coach and The buy out of EU Rookie Superstar Febivan from H2K. The line up Rounded out with LCS Rookies in SteelB4ck, and two of the 4 Koreans coming to EU in Huni and Reignover, the line up was said to be alot weaker the the previous and would struggle. But To everyone's surprise Fnc came out strong and placed second in the regular split with a 13 - 5 Record only 2 games behind SK with a 15 - 3 Record. and with the closest best of five games in EU Playoffs FNC would beat H2K 3 - 2 in the SemiFinals and find themselves against underdogs UOL who also 3 - 2 Favorites SK Gaming. and in the Finals Best of 5 would also go to 5 games with FNC coming out on top and earning a trip to the first MSI. At MSI FNC would Find themselves going 2-3 in the group stage losing out to SKT, EDG, and AHQ all 3 teams who also made it out of groups. the most suprising thing of all is that FNC would push MSI Favorites to a game 5 where they unfourtantly lost. with everything looking up for FNC there was not much of a weakness besides Rookie ADC Steelb4ck. With Rumors of Rekkles wanting his spot back on FNC now being true FNC would Bench Steelb4ack for there EX Star ADC. and with that the "Dream Team" was together FNC Would go an amazing 18 - 0 in the summer split and not doping a game until the finals Against OG (season 3 FNC memebers Xpeke, And Soaz) where FNC would win 3 - 2 and secure the number 1 seed from EU in the 2015 World Championship. FNC would have another amazing run in worlds FNC in group B had the best Record of 4 - 2 and would 3 - 0 MSI Champions EDG in the Quarter Finals and move on to face KOO in the Semi's and Unfortunately lose 3 - 0 But still making Semi's is an accomplishment in itself. After Worlds Rumors of Huni and Reignover wanting to go to NA for more Money being true Yellowstar left the Team aswell to Join Team Solo Mid in NA for new Experiences in life ect...
- The name YellOwStaR is a nod to the legendary Starcraft player YellOw
- He didn't use the Psyko handle he used during his WarCraft III days to remain anonymous during his early days as a League of Legends player.
- Played 300 games as
Twitch early in his career and climbed the ladder with that champion.
- Has led sOAZ into playing League of Legends competitively.
- Replaced Rekkles during the Season 3 LCS pre-season.
- Qualified for the first three World Championships under different teams every time. The teams were Against All Authority, SK Gaming and Fnatic.
- Known for winning with his famous Ashe arrow at Riot Season 1 Championship, which Phreak dubbed "the most legit arrow of [his] life," overtaking bigfatlp's arrow from WCG 2010. A clip of the arrow is recorded and can be seen on youtube by clicking here
- Won the French Warcraft 3 ESWC finals in 2009. He faced Stephano, later also a professional StarCraft II player, in the final games.
- His drive to be the best at everything he partakes in drives him.
- One of his favorite movies is "Ip Man". He likes the TV shows "Dexter" and "Chuck".
- His favorite food is his mother's cooking.
- He looks up to his parents as role models. Another role model would be former "StarCraft: Brood War" player ElkY, who demonstrated that gaming is a viable career path.
- One of the 2 players who qualified for all 5 World Championships. The other player is Dyrus.
- YellOwStaR's main account was been banned for 14 days for elo boosting along with other pro players such as Cowtard, Jimbz, NeeGodbro, Nono and ViRtU4l.
- Known for great performance while playing
Leona after he switched to support.
- Has been credited with rebuilding the Fnatic roster after the departure of Soaz, Xpeke, Cyanide & Rekkles.
- Has played in all LCS EU splits under the banner of Fnatic.
- Highly credited by many as an example of a healthy lifestyle, due to his substantial change after season 3.
|2012-11-04||ASUS ROG Paris Games Week 2012||
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|2012-08-19||Season Two Regional Finals||
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|2012-07-29||European Challenger Circuit: Poland||
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|2012-05-16||Corsair Vengeance Cup||
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|2012-04-01||Absolute Pro League: March||
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|2012-03-10||IEM Season VI - World Championship||
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|2011-06-20||Riot Season 1 Championship||
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- May 9th - Yellowstar Considered Retiring Last Year but Decided to "Build a New Team for Fnatic" - Interview (video) with Gamespot
- May 9th - YellOwStaR Mid-Season Interview: "I could understand why teams say we are underdogs" (video) with 1337mag
- October 1st - YellOwStaR on Facing IG, Korean Bootcamping: "I Could Clearly See CLG Improving over Time" (video) with GameSpot
- November 26th - Interview de Yellowstar sur la Présaison (FR) with Riot Games
- January 12th - 'Reflections' with YellOwStaR (video) with OnGamers
- January 16th - EU LCS 2014 W1: Interview with Fnatic Yellowstar (video) with SK Gaming
- February 10th - Gonna ShoR #HS01 - Interview YellOwStaR & Moopz (French)(video) with Gamevent
- March 2nd - Rift Talk #11 - Bora "YellOwStaR" Kim (video) with Rift Talk
- May 8th - YellOwStaR and Cyanide get ready for All-stars (video) with onGamers
- October 2nd - True LOL Show Singapore EP 4 : 미공개 방송분 프나틱 옐로우스타 편 (KR)(EN)(video) with OnGameNet
- January 20th, - RAKAKA Interviews YellowStar – IEM Katowice (video) with RAKAKA.se
- June 11th - Cyanide and YellOwStaR after the break (video) with Fnatic
- June 16th - DH Summer: fnatic LoL Interview (video) with Cadred
- September 21st - LoL Worlds 2013 - Interview with Puszu and Yellowstar (video) with Fnatic
- September 28th - Off the Rift: Fnatic and Royal support sitdown (video) with LoL eSports
- October 1st - CSN Worlds YellOwStaR (video) with Cyber Sports Network
- March 4th, 2012 - YellOwStaR: "The European teams won't be a problem" with Fragster
- March 6th - HotshotGG and Yellowstar - Interview at IEM Hannover with Intel Extreme Masters
- March 7th - Interview League of Legends: YellowStar from aAa (French video) with eSahara
- April 8th - Interview with aAa ad carry, YellOw with Team Dignitas
- August 15th - SK's Araneae & YellOwStaR preparation talk with ESL
- August 20th - SK LoL Gamescom Interview 2012 (video) with SK Gaming
- December 8th - WCG : Soaz et Yellowstar - League of Legends (French video) with aAa
- January 27th - YellOwStaR - VLOG #1 - English