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Afreeca Freecs
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Team Information
Org LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
Head CoachJeong "NoFe" No-chul (Interim)
SponsorAfreeca
ABKO
AKRacing
History
Created2015-12-29
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Current Roster
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Afreeca Freecs (Korean: 아프리카 프릭스) is a Korean team.

History

Afreeca Freecs was announced on December 29, 2015, as the new name of Rebels Anarchy, with streaming platform Afreeca now as their title sponsor.[1] They retained Anarchy's seed into the 2016 LCK Spring Split.

2016 Season

The Afreeca Freecs started the 2016 LCK Spring Split as a bottom three team, losing many of their sets during the first round robin. This changed after their 2-1 upset over SK Telecom T1 in Week 6, which marked the start of a streak of wins that resulted in an exceptional second round robin where they went 7-2 in sets and cliched the final, fifth playoff spot in what many labeled as a "Cinderella Story." Unfortunately, during the first round of the 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs, they lost 2-0 to the Jin Air Green Wings, giving them fifth place overall for spring.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, the Afreeca Freecs went 8-10 in series. Notably, they beat reigning LCK champions SK Telecom T1 2-0 in series perfectly with a 4-0 game score. This was enough to earn them fifth place in the regular season and a spot in the first round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs. In the first round, the Freecs met Samsung Galaxy, who beat them 2-0, earning the Freecs fifth place overall for the split. Their accumulated points earned them a spot in the first round of the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals, where they beat the Jin Air Green Wings 3-2 before losing to Samsung Galaxy 3-1 in a rematch.

2017 Season

Spring Split

Going into the 2017 Season Afreeca built a completely new roster. They signed MaRin who returned from China, Spirit after his disappointing spell in Europe with Fnatic, kurO from ROX Tigers, Kramer of the relegated CJ Entus and free agent TuSin for their starting roster and in Mowgli a rookie jungle as substitute. They finished the Spring Split after consistent but not great performances with a 10-8 record in 4th place. In playoffs however they lost in round 1 against 5th seed MVP.

Summer Split

Despite another early playoff exit Afreeca decided to stick with their roster and ended the Summer Split with a 10-8 record yet again in 5th place. They faced SKT in round 1 of playoffs who despite being 4th seed had a much better regular season and were expectedly clean swept. Their two 5th place finishes were enough for them to secure a place in Regional Finals where they entered as 4th seed. After a surprisingly close 3-2 victory over MVP where they barely avoided getting reverse swept they went up 2-0 against eventual world champions Samsung Galaxy as well but were reverse swept by them.

Kespa Cup

For the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup Afreeca were seeded directly into the qualifying round where they faced off against Challenger team Griffin and were surprisingly swept 0-2.

2018 Season

Spring Split

Going into the 2018 Season Afreeca replaced MaRin with talented toplaner Kiin from Ever8 Winners and also signed another AD carry in Aiming. After a really good split with many good performances by especially TuSin and kurO they finished the Spring Split with a 13-5 record in 2nd place which already meant their highest playoff finish ever. In semifinals they faced KT Rolster who had a 13-5 regular season record as well and managed to win the series 3-1 before getting dominated in finals by Kingzone DragonX who were absolutely outstanding this split.

Summer Split

After that success they once again kept the roster for Summer Split. This time Aiming got a lot more of time onstage because he adapted better to the meta changes but that did not stop them from having a great start. After a mediocre performance at Rift Rivals where LCK finished second behind LPL Afreeca fell off in the league a bit and finished the regular season with a another 10-8 record in 5th place. They came into playoffs as clear underdogs as the other participants all had a 13-5 match record. In round 1 they swept Gen.G to face Kingzone in round 2. They managed to get their revenge against them by winning the series convincingly 3-1 but lost in a hard fought series against newcomers Griffin in semifinals. This earned them another 70 championship points which was barely enough to directly qualify for the World Championship as LCK’s 2nd seed

World Championship

As one of 8 pool 2 seed they were drawn into group A with LMS 1st seed Flash Wolves, EU LCS 3rd seed G2 Esports, and VCS representative Phong Vu Buffalo. After losing their games against G2 and FW on the first 2 days they were under immense pressure to not become the first korean team to get knocked out of Worlds in the group stage in quite a while but they managed to deal with it well and won their 3rd week 1 game again PVB as well as all 3 games in week 2 to go into quarterfinals as first seed of their group. They were drawn into the likely weaker side of the bracket and faced NA LCS 3rd seed Cloud 9 in quarterfinals. C9 had a similar group stage as them coming back from a 1-2 start in week 1 as well but managed to carry their form forward and won the series in a clean sweep. This was not completely embarassing but still very disappointing for the korean fans and the team themselves.

Kespa Cup

For the 2018 LoL KeSPA Cup Afreeca with their new roster were seeded directly into round 1 of playoffs where they faced off once more against Griffin and were this time unsurprisingly swept again.

2019 Season

Spring Split

Going into the 2019 Season Afreeca lost TuSin, Mowgli, and kurO and decided to release Kramer. As replacements Afreeca signed Dread,Ucal from KT, and Jelly. During the split they also brought in SSUN, Senan, SSol, Proud, and Brook. Their started swapping roles around quite a bit at the start of the season to replace Spirit who was struggling in the jungle but realized that they seem to need his experience and shotcalling in this roster. This lead to a bad start to the Spring Split and after excluding Spirit from the roster completely they tried out lots of roster variations without finding success. They ended the split with a 5-13 record in 8th place barely avoiding to drop into the promotion tournament.

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
KR

Kiin Kim Gi-in (김기인) 2Top Laner 2019-11-18 2017-12-18
KR

Brook Lee Jang-hoon (이장훈) 3Top Laner 2021-11-15 2018-12-23
KR

Dread Lee Jin-hyeok (이진혁) 4Jungler 2020-11-16 2018-11-06
KR

Spirit Lee Da-yoon (이다윤) 5Jungler 2020-11-16 2016-12-15
KR

Ucal Son Woo-hyeon (손우현) 6Mid Laner 2019-11-18 2018-11-22
KR

SSUN Kim Tae-yang (김태양) 7Mid Laner 2020-11-16 2018-12-08
KR

Aiming Kim Ha-ram (김하람) 8Bot Laner 2019-11-18 2017-11-19
KR

SSol Seo Jin-sol (서진솔) 9Bot Laner 2020-11-16 2018-12-17
KR

Senan Park Hee-seok (박희석) 10Support 2020-11-16 2019-02-18
KR

Jelly Son Ho-gyeong (손호경) 11Support 2019-11-18 2017-11-19

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR

Proud Lee Jeong-jae (이정재) 15Support Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2018-12-042018-12-04 2019-03-312019-03-31
KR

Summit Park Woo-tae (박우태) 11Top Laner SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming 2017-11-192017-11-19 2018-12-232018-12-23
KR

Ruby Lee Sol-min (이솔민) 13Mid Laner VSG (Korean Team)logo std.pngVSG 2017-11-192017-11-19 2018-12-142018-12-14
KR

Mowgli Lee Jae-ha (이재하) 12Jungler Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality 2016-12-152016-12-15 2018-11-282018-11-28
KR

Kuro Lee Seo-haeng (이서행) 13Mid Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-12-062016-12-06 2018-11-192018-11-19
KR

Kramer Ha Jong-hun (하종훈) 14Bot Laner Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming 2016-12-072016-12-07 2018-11-192018-11-19
KR

TusiN Park Jong-ik (박종익) 15Support Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX 2016-12-152016-12-15 2018-11-192018-11-19
KR

MaRin Jang Gyeong-hwan (장경환) 11Top Laner Topsports Gaminglogo std.pngTopsports Gaming 2016-12-122016-12-12 2017-11-202017-11-20
KR

Lindarang Heo Man-heung (허만흥) 11Top Laner ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers 2016-01-062016-01-06 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR

SeongHwan Yoon Seong-hwan (윤성환) 12Jungler ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers 2016-01-062016-01-06 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR

Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 13Mid Laner ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR

Sangyoon Gwon Sang-yun (권상윤) 14Bot Laner ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR

SnowFlower No Hoi-jong (노회종) 15Support Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wings 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR

ikssu Jeon Ik-soo (전익수) 11Top Laner Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wings 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-11-022016-11-02
KR

LirA Nam Tae-yoo (남태유) 12Jungler Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-11-022016-11-02

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCK

Player20122013201420152016201720182019Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
SangyoonAnarchylogo std.png
Rebels Anarchylogo std.png
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.png399
SnowFlowerAnarchylogo std.png
Rebels Anarchylogo std.png
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png307
MickeyAnarchylogo std.png
Rebels Anarchylogo std.png
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.png204
IkssuAnarchylogo std.png
Rebels Anarchylogo std.png
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png176
LiraAnarchylogo std.png
Rebels Anarchylogo std.png
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png128
LindarangAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png208
SeongHwanAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png153
KuroIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png360
TusiNIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.png343
KramerCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png227
MaRinSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png209
SpiritMVPlogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png207
MowgliAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png35
KiinE8 WINlogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png196
AimingAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png117
SSolE-mFirelogo std.png
Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.png
Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngKongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png138
UcalKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png119
DreadAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png84
SenanAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png55
JellyAfreeca Freecslogo std.png23
SSUNAfreeca Freecslogo std.png15
BrookHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.png7
ProudAfreeca Freecslogo std.png7

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position

Seo Su-gil (서수길) Chief Executive Officer

Kang Young-hoon (강영훈) Director

iloveoov Choi Yeon-sung (최연성) 90General Manager

NoFe Jeong No-chul (정노철) 90Interim Head Coach

viNylCat Chae Woo-cheol (채우철) 90Coach

Yeon Yang Gwang-pyo (양광표) 90Coach & Scout

Kwon Oh-seong (권오성) Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

Ccomet Lim Hye-sung (임혜성) 90Coach Suninglogo std.pngSuning

Zefa Lee Jae-min (이재민) 90Coach SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1

Jang Dong-joon (장동준) Leader None

Cho Gye-hyeon (조계현) Coach None

AnimalDAX Jung Je-seung (정제승) 90Coach KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster

OnAir Kang Hyun-jong (강현종) 90Head Coach ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Afreeca Freecs Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-09-030040004
LCK 2019 Regional Finals
1 : 3Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ

 Kiin,
 Dread,
 Ucal,
 Aiming,
 Senan,
 NoFe,
 ViNylCat
2019-08-210050005₩15,000,000$ 12,725.37€ 11,417.69
LCK 2019 Summer Playoffs
1 : 2SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT

 Kiin,
 Dread,
 Ucal,
 Aiming,
 Senan,
 NoFe,
 ViNylCat
2019-08-180050005
LCK 2019 Summer
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Kiin,
 Dread,
 Ucal,
 Aiming,
 Senan,
 NoFe,
 ViNylCat,
 Yeon
2019-03-310080008₩10,000,000₩10,000,000₩10,000,000
LCK 2019 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Kiin,

 Dread,

 Spirit,
 Ucal,
 SSUN,
 Brook,
 SSol,
 Aiming,
 Jelly,
 Proud,
 Senan,
 Iloveoov,
 ViNylCat,
 Yeon,
 NoFe
2018-12-270050085 - 8₩5,000,000$ 4,429.22€ 3,907.84
KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2Griffinlogo std.pngGRF

 Kiin,
 Dread,
 Ucal,
 Aiming,
 Jelly,
 Iloveoov,
 ViNylCat,
 Yeon,
 NoFe
2018-10-210050085 - 8$258,000$ 258,000€ 223,684.19
Worlds 2018
0 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9

 Kiin,
 Spirit,
 Mowgli,
 Kuro,
 Kramer,
 TusiN,
 Comet
2018-08-180030003₩30,000,000₩30,000,000₩30,000,000
LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Griffinlogo std.pngGRF

 Kiin,
 Spirit,
 Kuro,
 Kramer,
 TusiN,
 Ccomet,
 Zefa
2018-08-090050005
LCK 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Kiin,
 Spirit,
 Mowgli,
 Kuro,
 Aiming,
 Kramer,
 TusiN,
 Ccomet,
 Zefa
2018-07-080020002
Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS
2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL

 Kiin,
 Spirit,
 Kuro,
 Aiming,
 Kramer,
 TusiN,
 Ccomet
2018-04-140020002₩60,000,000$ 56,038.29€ 45,427.65
LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ

 Kiin,
 Spirit,
 Mowgli,
 Kuro,
 Kramer,
 TusiN,
 Iloveoov,
 Ccomet
Total Prize:USD 258,000 • KRW 120,000,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017

Articles

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

See Also

External Links

Gallery

References

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  2. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  4. Afreeca Freecs' Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  5. Afreeca Freecs' Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  6. 최연성, 아프리카 프릭스 게임단 총감독 승격... 정노철 감독이 롤팀 전담 (Korean) naver.com
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