|Name||Lee Min-ho (이민호)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||February 28, 1995 (age 24)|
|Soloqueue IDs||스으을스으을, 땅만안짚으면되지, Gen G Crown, Eugene Leee (NA)|
|Social Media & Links|
Lee "Crown" Min-ho (Hangul: 이민호) is the mid laner for OpTic Gaming. He was previously known as Shadow.
Lee "Crown" Min-ho is from Korea.
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.
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.
- Awarded Regular season MVP in LCK 2017 Spring Season with 1300 points.
- He chose his SSG Taliyah skin because according to him, she was his best champion at the 2017 Season World Championship.
- Often sings during his streams.
|LCK Summer 2017 - Week 8||Cassiopeia||Mid||W||9/1/1||Link|
|Champions Spring 2016 - Week 11||Varus||Mid||W||6/1/5||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
- February 27, Optic Gaming Crown on his first Interview in LCS "I was quite afraid to do an interview. it would hurt me a lot if I saw the fan’s bad comments." with Byungho "Haao" Kim on Inven Global
- March 13, Player's choice This or That - Crown Likes Pizza delivery Sneaky with Parkes Ousley on Inven Global
- February 3, KSV Crown on Zoe: "She's a double-edged sword... Once she's behind, there's nothing that she can do" with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- February 22, Crown on Viktor: "From among the many champions that don't make an appearance on stage, he's one of the best" with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- March 13, KSV CoreJJ on Zyra: "I found her to be worth researching to bring out on stage" with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- January 24, 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 25, SSG Crown: "Today's victory feels better than usual" with Inven Global
- March 29, SSG Crown: "Ekko is not necessarily a counter to Syndra." with Inven Global
- April 6, Crown: 'I live every day, day to day, to win' with ESPN
- July 6, SSG Crown: "I always try to be confident. I think I've played with confidence in the last match." with Inven Global
- July 13, SSG Crown on Beating SKT: "It's rather simple. They played worse, and we played better." with Inven Global
- July 21, 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 2, 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 2, Crown on Thanking Faker: "He solo-killed me on that champion before, so I made sure to pay special attention" with Inven Global
- September 7, Crown on who he wants to face at worlds: “Bjergsen.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 5, Samsung Galaxy Crown: "You just have to sit back and watch it unfold" with Inven Global
- October 6, Crown looks ahead to RNG match at worlds, says Uzi is 'cute' with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 11, Crown believes without improvement, SSG ranks around the mid to bottom rankings of the Worlds teams with Travis Gafford
- October 13, Samsung Galaxy Crown, Ambition: "I’m going to take out my anger through the next game" with Inven Global
- October 19, Samsung Galaxy Crown: "I still think that I made some mistakes in the 1v1s and 2v2s" with Inven Global
- October 29, SSG Crown: "If I had to compare us to last year, I think our teamwork has improved a lot." with Inven Global
- November 4, SSG Crown: "Throughout my career, this Worlds was the very first tournament that I truly enjoyed" with Inven Global
- November 29, Crown: 'I wasn't satisfied with my performance at Worlds' with Young Jae Jeon on ESPN
- December 18, SSG Crown: "After Worlds, I was considering the idea of retiring." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong, Woo "Ready" Hyun, and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- December 27, Professional Gamers Read Negative Comments From the Community with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 14, Samsung vs e-mFire MVP Interview with Crown & CoreJJ with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- February 5, Samsung Crown, “I want to become one of the greats” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- February 17, Samsung vs CJ Entus MVP Interview with Crown & CuVee with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 22, Samsung Galaxy ‘Crown’ Lee Min-ho’s Message to Lee Jae-dong, the Tyrant with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 23, Samsung vs ROX Tigers MVP Interview with Crown & Ambition with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 25, Samsung Crown Postmatch Interview, “I thank my teammates for giving me my first ever Pentakill” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- May 26, LCK Summer Samsung Ambition & Crown OGN Interview English translation by krbnu.
- September 30, Crown on facing Bjergsen: ‘I’ve imagined it a lot, it feels like I can’t complete the picture’ with theScore Esports
- September 30, SSG Crown: 'I couldn't even imagine being here at Worlds' with Yahoo! Esports
- October 2, SSG Crown: I'm personally proud because INTZ is doing well with Esports Heaven
- October 9, SSG Crown: ‘I never expected to be the first seed in the group’ with Riftherald
- October 10, SSG Crown: ‘If I choose Viktor, I win’ with Yahoo! Esports
- October 11, Crown on SSG’s success: “I’ve cried a lot during 2016, even very recently.” with Slingshot Esports
- October 14, Crown: 'I'd like to meet SK Telecom T1 in the finals' with ESPN
- October 14, SSG Crown on C9, H2K, First Blood and Winning with Red Bull
- October 23, Crown on making the Worlds finals:‘I think that we’ll have to win it all to feel really proud’ with theScore Esports
- October 25, SSG Crown says he sometimes wonders why he wasn't born in NA because it's more fun with Esports Heaven
- December 22, SSG Crown – "I feel a bit sorry for Faker" with Liquid Legends
Articles & Videos
- September 1, Crown thinks Bjergsen is a top 3 mid laner globally by Xing Li on Dot Esports
- September 18, Chase Your Legend - Crown - Worlds 2017 by LoL Esports
- December 22, The Top 10 League of Legends Player Storylines of 2017 by theScore Esports on theScore Esports
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