| Background Information
|| Lee Seong-jin (이성진)
| Country of Birth:
|| South Korea
|| September 27, 1996
|| KSV eSports
| Favorite champions:
| Soloqueue IDs:
|| 삼성갤럭시 CuVee
| Social Media and Links
| Team History
" Seong-jin (Hangul:
이성진) is the top laner for KSV eSports
Lee "CuVee" Seong-jin joined Samsung Galaxy as their starting toplaner along with teammates Eve, BlisS, Fury, and Wraith when the team formed a new roster following the change to one team per organization in Korea. At the time he was also on one of the top Challenger ranked 5s teams on the Korean server, 꿍이라니. Samsung played in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 but placed last and were forced to play in the 2015 Champions Summer Promotion. Samsung qualified for SBENU Champions Summer 2015 when they placed first in their group by beating Prime Clan and Xenics. 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.
- His ID "CuVee" is named after Kyubey, a character in the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
- March 16th, SSG CuVee: "I wish to defeat SKT in the future and reach the top" with Inven Global
- June 28th, Samsung Cuvee on Bruiser's fight in Top Lane "It is Jungler's fault." with Inven Global
- June 29th, CuVee says jokingly to fans: “I think the future games might be less interesting because we’ll win a lot more easily.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 6th, SSG CuVee: "We already have experience in playing against foreign teams. It gave us an upper hand" with Inven Global
- July 11th, CuVee on their disappointing result at Rift Rivals: “I think there are issues with individual skill right now.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 20th, Cuvee reveals the match-up against Longzhu and kt will be the most important to place 1st in LCK with Inven Global
- July 27th, CoreJJ and CuVee Brings SSG's Losing Streak to an End with Inven Global
- August 1st, SSG CoreJJ-CuVee: "I'm proud of how my Zyra was enough threat for the opponent to ban her." with Inven Global
- September 1st, CuVee: “It’s disappointing that we have to fight in the regional at all, but since it’s like what happened to us last year, I think it’ll work out.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 2nd, SSG CuVee on Team Comp: "Our team is great at taking beatings" with Inven Global
- October 2nd, SSG CuVee, “So pleased that we don’t have C9 in the same group” with Inven Global
- October 19th, Samsung Galaxy CuVee: "If we banned Khan's Jayce, I was confident we could win" with Inven Global
- October 19th, SSG CuVee: "I would like to give myself an 8 out of 10. As for Khan, I'd give him a score of 6" transcribed by Inven Global
- October 29th, SSG CuVee: "The drafting went not as we planned because of the Kassadin pick. We were a bit caught off guard. " with Inven Global
- November 10th, SSG CuVee: "As soon as I won Worlds, I thought, 'Hmm... so how much money did I just make?'" with Inven Global
- December 4th, CuVee on who he’d like to fight: “I think that Hauntzer is one of the best top laners outside of Korea, so maybe him.” with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 10th, CuVee: "The All-Stars Event was a good experience." with Jiyeon "KaEnn" Kim, Sihoon "Maloo" Lee, and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 22nd, SSG CuVee on Solo Queue: "Don't argue with those who blame you, block him and continue playing" with Minyoung "Irro" Jang, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Woo "Ready" Hyun, and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 26th, Smeb to Faker: "What do you think of me?" with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 16th, Samsung CuVee, “Ambition Solved Our Macro Problems” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- January 16th, Samsung vs Afreeca Freecs MVP Interview with Stitch & CuVee with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- January 20th, Samsung vs Longzhu MVP Interview with CuVee & Ambition with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- February 5th, Samsung vs Jin Air MVP Interview with CuVee & Ambition with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- February 17th, Samsung vs CJ Entus MVP Interview with Crown & CuVee with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 23rd, Samsung CuVee Postmatch Interview, “We will win our remaining matches and make the postseason” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- October 2nd, CuVee: 'We are working really hard to at least not disappoint KT' with theScore
- October 25th, SSG Cuvee talks H2K win, final vs. SKT, top lane matchups with The Rift Herald
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