| Background Information
|| Lee Min-ho (이민호)
| Country of Birth:
|| February 28, 1995
|| Samsung Galaxy
| Favorite champion:
| Other competitive IDs:
| Soloqueue IDs:
|| KaBuM SHADOWWWWW (BR), 삼성갤럭시 Crown
| Social Media and Links
| Team History
Lee "Crown" Min-ho is from Korea. He was originally known as Shadow.
In June 2014, Shadow moved to Brazil to play for Team 58ers along with fellow Korean jungler ReSEt. They both stayed with the team until it disbanded in September and then moved to KaBuM! Black along with Brazilian teammate Rafes. Feeling homesick, Shadow left KaBuM! in December and returned to Korea.
Shadow joined Samsung in May as a mid lane substitute prior to the start of Champions Summer 2015, renaming to Crown. He shared the mid lane position with Ace and BlisS. Samsung placed seventh during the regular season and missed playoffs but they qualified for the next season of LCK.
Samsung competed in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they were placed against Ever in the first round. To the surprise of many, Samsung was quickly dispatched 2-0.
During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Samsung Galaxy went 10-8 in sets overall. After looking like they could clinch the fifth and final seed for the Spring Playoffs, Samsung Galaxy were unfortunately denied by the surging Afreeca Freecs, who beat them by the game score tiebreaker, giving Samsung sixth place for the split.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, Samsung stayed a top four team throughout the split, notably taking a 2-0 series win against the ROX Tigers, one of two teams to do so. However consistent they were against the teams below them, Samsung rarely won against the three teams above them - ROX Tigers, SK Telecom T1, and KT Rolster. They managed to take fourth place with a 12-6 series record, seeding them into the first round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs. Though they summarily defeated the Afreeca Freecs in the first round, they were matched against KT Rolster, a team who they had never managed to beat post-S4 in the LCK era, and they were swept 3-0, giving them fourth place in the season. Their accumulated points gave them enough to qualify as the second seed in the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals. In a rematch against the Afreeca Freecs, Samsung managed to beat the Freecs 3-1, moving up to the finals in a rematch against KT Rolster. Samsung upset the heavy favorites 3-2, breaking a 19 game losing streak and giving them the third seed to worlds.
At the 2016 Season World Championship, Samsung were drawn into Group D along with NA's Team SoloMid, China's Royal Never Give Up, and Europe's Splyce.
- Awarded Regular season MVP in LCK 2017 Spring Season with 1300 points.
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
- January 24th, Crown on post-worlds mindset: “I shouldn’t say this, and it’s no longer the case, but I found the game to be no longer fun.” Translation on Slingshot Esports
- March 25th, SSG Crown: "Today's victory feels better than usual" with Inven Global
- March 29th, SSG Crown: "Ekko is not necessarily a counter to Syndra." with Inven Global
- April 6th, Crown: 'I live every day, day to day, to win' with ESPN
- July 6th, SSG Crown: "I always try to be confident. I think I've played with confidence in the last match." with Inven Global
- July 13th, SSG Crown on Beating SKT: "It's rather simple. They played worse, and we played better." with Inven Global
- July 21st, Crown continues his reputation as the harshest self critic in the LCK: “Yes I struggled greatly (recently), and I still am.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 2nd, Crown reflecting on his summer split: “I started the summer thinking that I would work very hard, but looking back, it seems like I didn’t work hard at all.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 2nd, Crown on Thanking Faker: "He solo-killed me on that champion before, so I made sure to pay special attention" with Inven Global
- September 7th, Crown on who he wants to face at worlds: “Bjergsen.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 5th, Samsung Galaxy Crown: "You just have to sit back and watch it unfold" with Inven Global
- October 6th, Crown looks ahead to RNG match at worlds, says Uzi is 'cute' with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 11th, Crown believes without improvement, SSG ranks around the mid to bottom rankings of the Worlds teams with Travis Gafford
- October 13th, Samsung Galaxy Crown, Ambition: "I’m going to take out my anger through the next game" with Inven Global
- October 19th, Samsung Galaxy Crown: "I still think that I made some mistakes in the 1v1s and 2v2s" with Inven Global
- October 29th, SSG Crown: "If I had to compare us to last year, I think our teamwork has improved a lot." with Inven Global
- November 4th, SSG Crown: "Throughout my career, this Worlds was the very first tournament that I truly enjoyed" with Inven Global
- January 14th, Samsung vs e-mFire MVP Interview with Crown & CoreJJ with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- February 5th, Samsung Crown, “I want to become one of the greats” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- February 17th, Samsung vs CJ Entus MVP Interview with Crown & CuVee with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 22nd, Samsung Galaxy ‘Crown’ Lee Min-ho’s Message to Lee Jae-dong, the Tyrant with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 23rd, Samsung vs ROX Tigers MVP Interview with Crown & Ambition with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 25th, Samsung Crown Postmatch Interview, “I thank my teammates for giving me my first ever Pentakill” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- May 26th, LCK Summer Samsung Ambition & Crown OGN Interview English translation by krbnu.
- September 30th, Crown on facing Bjergsen: ‘I’ve imagined it a lot, it feels like I can’t complete the picture’ with theScore Esports
- September 30th, SSG Crown: 'I couldn't even imagine being here at Worlds' with Yahoo! Esports
- October 2nd, SSG Crown: I'm personally proud because INTZ is doing well with Esports Heaven
- October 9th, SSG Crown: ‘I never expected to be the first seed in the group’ with Riftherald
- October 10th, SSG Crown: ‘If I choose Viktor, I win’ with Yahoo! Esports
- October 11th, Crown on SSG’s success: “I’ve cried a lot during 2016, even very recently.” with Slingshot Esports
- October 14th, Crown: 'I'd like to meet SK Telecom T1 in the finals' with ESPN
- October 14th, SSG Crown on C9, H2K, First Blood and Winning with Red Bull
- October 23rd, Crown on making the Worlds finals:‘I think that we’ll have to win it all to feel really proud’ with theScore Esports
- October 25th, SSG Crown says he sometimes wonders why he wasn't born in NA because it's more fun with Esports Heaven
- December 22nd, SSG Crown – "I feel a bit sorry for Faker" with Liquid Legends