DAMWON Gaming

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DAMWON Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
Head CoachLee "Zefa" Jae-min
SponsorDAMWON
Douyu
ViewSonic
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Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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DAMWON Gaming (Korean: 담원 게이밍) is a Korean team.

History[edit]

On 28th May 2017 Damwon signed the roster of MiraGe Gaming who had just qualified for the Challenger scene.

2017 Season[edit]

The roster with Parang, Crush, TRY, BeryL, and Hoit was kept together going into Summer Split and had a good start where they won their 5 series before dropping to the two other top teams CJ Entus and Kongdoo. During the week off they signed another midlaner in CooN but after seemingly recovering from a 3rd loss in a row with 2 victories they lost all of their remaining series and finished the split in 5th with an even 7-7 record outside of playoff positions.

Damwon went into 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup with a renewed roster after their midlaners left. They signed Nuguri and Alive who had a tough split with I Gaming Star as well as rookie ShowMaker. They found themselves directly in the starting roster as the team managed to beat Kongdoo for the first time in round 1 but was knocked out without a chance by LCK team Jin Air.

2018 Season[edit]

Going into 2018 Season BeryL moved to support and shared the support position with Hoit. In the Spring Split Damwon had another good first half of the split where they only fell to the other topteam Griffin and brought in jungler Punch who was dropped by Kongdoo in offseason and experienced AD carry Veritas who was a free agent as well after CJ disbanded. In the second half they lost the rematch against Griffin as well as the series against Ever8 Winners but went into playoffs with a 4-match winstreak and as favorites as Griffin was already qualified for the promotion tournament. They met E8W in semifinals and were upset by them again.

In midseason Crush, Veritas and Alive left the team while Nuclear was signed AD carry replacement and a new coach was brought in. This time Damwon were the dominating team of the league and finished the Summer Split with 13-1 record in first place which meant qualification for the promotion tournament. Before the Spring Promotion Canyon was signed as a new jungler but did not play yet. Damwon won round 1 against bbq Olivers slow but convincingly 2-0 before winning the first qualifying round against Team BattleComics in dominating 3-1 faashion.

At the 2018 LoL KeSPA Cup Canyon made his debut in the round 1 victory against challenger team Brion Blade before playing all 3 games in the 2-1 victory against amateur team Seoul in round 2. After the success Griffin had the split before Damwon gained some attention by beating the newly formed superroster of SK Telecom T1 in quarterfinals 2-1 but were absolutely destroyed by Griffin in semifinals.

2019 Season[edit]

Damwon trusted the roster after qualifying for LCK and showing up at KeSPA Cup and only signed AD carry sub Aries during offseason. After somewhat surprisingly beating both KT Rolster and Gen.G in week 1 DAMWON lost their next 4 series. These were against the teams that were on the top 4 positions after 3 weeks though and they recovered well from it with 6 wins in a row during which they picked up legendary toplaner Flame. After losing against 3 of those 4 again they finished a consistent Spring Split in 5th place with a 11-7 record. Into playoffs they went as complete underdog as they had lost 7/8 series against the other participants. After surprisingly beating SANDBOX Gaming in the wildcard round they got very quickly clean swept by Kingzone DragonX.

In Summer Split Damwon had a bad start losing both matches in week 1 but went on a tear afterwards in which they won all matches until Rift Rivals. There they stayed undefeated against EVOS Esports, Top Esports and JD Gaming winning the tournament with the other participating LCK teams. After Rift Rivals other teams caught up a bit again and Damwon lost a few more series but ultimately managed to end regular season in 2nd place tied in match wins with Griffin which secured them a place in semifinals. There they had to face SKT who just clean sweeped Sandbox and continued their run against Damwon. From behind in the first two games Damwon looked for a desperation fight in early late game but not only lost the game to Khan split pushing into their base but also lost the final fights despite having numbers advantage. Mentally down from these they were stomped in game 3 which meant Damwon was only left with one last chance at Worlds as they went into Regional Finals as 1st seed. In the final they faced KZ who went all the way up from 4th seed. Damwon showed pretty good early games but did not manage to close the games out as well as they would have liked which caused the series to go to game 5 in which they snowballed another good early game into a dominant victory to take the series 3-2 and represent Korea at the 2019 Season World Championship as Korea's 3rd seed.

In Play-Ins they were drawn into Group C with Brazil’s Flamengo and Turkey’s Royal Youth. Despite struggling a bit in game 1 they went 4-0 in their group and faced Vietnam's second seed Lowkey Esports in Round 2. They lost game 1 in the late game before performing to expectations and dominated the next 3 games to move on to the main event where they were drawn into group D with LCS 1st seed Team Liquid, defending world champions and LPL 3rd seed Invictus Gaming and LMS 2nd seed ahq. DAMWON won both of their games against Invictus Gaming and ahq, going 1-1 with Team Liquid. This would secure DAMWON the first seed from Group D, advancing to the quarterfinals alongside iG. There they were drawn against reigning MSI champions G2 Esports who showed lived up to expectations themselves and overall won the series dominantly 3-1 to end Damwon's season.

During the off-season coach Kim left the team while the contracts of Flame, ShowMaker and Canyon were extended/renewed. Zefa was signed as a new coach.

2020 Season[edit]

Despite keeping their roster the 2019 LoL KeSPA Cup was disappointing as they were clean swept in quarterfinals by the new young roster of DragonX. Nonetheless the start into LCK Spring Split went as expected with 2 wins and 2 losses against top teams but after that Damwon did not manage to show constant performances during the first half of the split and found themselves at 4-5 barely in playoff positions. Following a break due to the 2019–20 Coronavirus Pandemic and a switch to online play they lost another two series against an inform KT Rolster and Gen.G. After they already had to move Zefa to interim head coach earlier in the split because Owner and head coach Micro left they now matched BeryL with new signing Ghost in bot lane which lead to their first successful run of the split with 4 clean 2-0 victories including beating T1 convincingly. Despite being upset by Griffin in week 8 they secured the last playoff slot as neither they nor Afreeca managed to beat DragonX. In the wildcard match they kept the upper hand in a close match against KT to face DragonX in round 1. After getting destroyed in the first two games they fought back with a convincing game 3 before securing a decider game with a backdoor in game 4. In game 5 they got dominated once again though which meant the end of their split.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • January 10, Daeny (Coach) joins.[29] Daeny (Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[30]
  • January 20,
    Support
    Hoit moves to starting roster.[31]
  • February 23, Zefa (Coach to Interim Head Coach) changes position. Micro (Owner/Head Coach) leaves.[32][33]
  • February 24,
    Bot Laner
    Ghost joins.
    [34]
  • March 12,
    Bot Laner
    Ghost's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[35]
  • March 28,
    Bot Laner
    S
    Nuclear and
    Support
    S
    Hoit move to substitutes.
  • May 26, Zefa (Interim Head Coach to Head Coach) changes position.[36] Travel (Coach) leaves.[37]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
KR
Nuguri Jang Ha-gwon (장하권) 2Top Laner 2020-11-16 2017-11-19
KR
Canyon Kim Geon-bu (김건부) 3Jungler 2021-11-15 2018-09-12
KR
ShowMaker Heo Su (허수) 4Mid Laner 2021-11-15 2017-11-19
KR
Ghost Jang Yong-jun (장용준) 5Bot Laner 2021-11-15 2020-02-24
KR
BeryL Cho Geon-hee (조건희) 6Support 2020-11-16 2017-05-28
KR
Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 7Sub/Top 2020-11-16 2019-12-16
KR
Nuclear Sin Jeong-hyeon (신정현) 8Sub/Bot 2020-11-16 2018-05-06
KR
Hoit Ryu Ho-seong (류호성) 9Sub/Sup 2020-11-16 2017-05-28

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR
Punch Son Min-hyuk (손민혁) 22Sub/Jun SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming 2018-02-122018-02-12 2019-11-262019-11-26
KR
Aries Lee Chae-hwan (이채환) 24Sub/Bot Spear Gaminglogo std.pngSpear Gaming 2018-11-252018-11-25 2019-11-262019-11-26
KR
Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 21Sub/Top DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDAMWON Gaming 2019-02-182019-02-18 2019-11-202019-11-20
KR
Alive Noh Jin-wook (노진욱) 14Bot Laner Pars eSportslogo std.pngPars eSports 2017-11-192017-11-19 2018-06-132018-06-13
KR
Crush Kim Jun-seo (김준서) 12Jungler Dark Passagelogo std.pngDark Passage 2017-05-282017-05-28 2018-06-052018-06-05
KR
Veritas Kim Kyoung-min (김경민) 14Bot Laner VSG (Korean Team)logo std.pngVSG 2018-02-122018-02-12 2018-04-082018-04-08
KR
Iron Jeong Woo-cheol (정우철) 11Top Laner E8 WINlogo std.pngEver8 Winners 2017-11-192017-11-19 2018-01-172018-01-17
KR
Parang Lee Sang-won (이상원) 11Top Laner ES Sharkslogo std.pngES Sharks 2017-05-282017-05-28 2017-11-192017-11-19
KR
CooN Park Jae-ha (박재하) 13Mid Laner Team Afrologo std.pngTeam Afro 2017-07-092017-07-09 2017-09-102017-09-10
KR
Try Kim Yeong-hoon (김영훈) 13Mid Laner Moss Seven Clublogo std.pngMoss Seven Club 2017-05-282017-05-28 2017-09-102017-09-10

Player League Participation[edit]

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Lee Yu-yeong (이유영) CEO
Zefa Lee Jae-min (이재민) 90Head Coach
Daeny Yang Dae-in (양대인) Coach

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Travel Kang Tae-su (강태수) 90Coach None
Micro Kim Mok-kyoung (김목경) 90Owner & Head Coach None
Morning Song Chang-geun (송창근) 90Coach SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming
Kim Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) 90Coach T1logo std.pngT1
GalB Lee Ju-hyeob (이주협) 90Coach Beşiktaş Esportslogo std.pngBeşiktaş Esports

Tournaments[edit]

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

Minimum place

DAMWON Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2020-05-280050065 - 6$40,000$ 40,000$40,000 Mid-Season Cup 2020
1 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Ghost,  BeryL,  Zefa,  Daeny
2020-04-200040004₩20,000,000₩20,000,000₩20,000,000 LCK 2020 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3DragonXlogo std.pngDRX
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Ghost,  BeryL
2020-04-160050005 LCK 2020 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  Ghost,  Hoit,  BeryL,  Zefa,  Travel,  Daeny
2019-12-310050085 - 8₩8,000,000₩8,000,000₩8,000,000 KeSPA Cup 2019
0 : 2DragonXlogo std.pngDRX
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Micro,  Zefa
2019-10-270050085 - 8$89,000$ 89,000€ 78,776.57 Worlds 2019
1 : 3G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Kim
2019-09-070010001 LCK 2019 Regional Finals
3 : 2Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Micro,  Kim
2019-08-250030003₩30,000,000$ 25,450.74€ 22,835.37 LCK 2019 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Micro,  Kim
2019-08-180020002 LCK 2019 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Nuguri,  Flame,  Canyon,  Punch,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Hoit,  Micro,  Travel,  Kim,  Morning
2019-04-050040004₩20,000,000₩20,000,000₩20,000,000 LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ
 Nuguri,  Canyon,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  BeryL,  Hoit,  Micro,  Travel,  Kim,  Morning
2019-03-310050005 LCK 2019 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Nuguri,  Flame,  Canyon,  Punch,  ShowMaker,  Nuclear,  Aries,  Hoit,  BeryL,  Micro,  Travel,  Kim,  Morning
Total Prize:USD 129,000 • KRW 78,000,000

Media[edit]

  • 2018
  • 2019

Images[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  2. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  3. [뉴스] LCK 진출 목표 담원 게이밍, 전 포지션 선수 모집 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  4. 2017 LoL 케스파 컵 로스터 공개, '쿠잔' 이성혁-'블레스' 최현웅 제외 (Korean) fomos.kr
  5. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  6. 담원 게이밍, 스베누 출신 원거리 딜러 '뉴클리어' 신정현 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  7. Dark Passage's Tweet (Turkish) twitter.com
  8. KeSPA's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  9. GalB's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 롤드컵 우승 이끈 전 IG 김정수 감독, 담원 게이밍 합류 (Korean) fomos.kr
  11. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  12. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  13. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  14. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-11-19; after change - KR - 2019-01-10
  16. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  17. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-02-20; after change - KR - 2019-03-06
  18. 2019 롤챔스 서머 스플릿 1라운드 로스터 공개 (Korean) fomos.kr
  19. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  20. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  21. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  22. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  23. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-11-26; after change - KR - 2019-11-27
  24. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  25. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-08; after change - KR - 2019-12-10
  26. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-10; after change - KR - 2019-12-12
  27. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  28. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-15; after change - KR - 2019-12-16
  29. DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  30. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-30; after change - KR - 2020-01-10
  31. KeSPA's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  32. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  33. Micro's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook
  34. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  35. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2020-03-11; after change - KR - 2020-03-12
  36. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  37. DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com