Deft

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Deft
KT Deft 2018 Spring.png
Background Information
Name: Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규)
Country of Birth: South Korea South Korea
Birthday: October 23, 1996 (1996-10-23) (age 21)
Residency: News Label - Korea.png Korea
Competitive
Team: KT Rolster
Role: Bot Laner
Favorite champions: LucianSquare.png EzrealSquare.png 
Soloqueue IDs: 삼성갤럭시 Deft, MVP Deft, EDG DefTnT, Zebec poop, Rekk1es, EDG丶Alpaca (CN), Chastelove (CN)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
Feb 2013 - Sep 2013
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Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
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Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Blue
Nov 2014 - Nov 2016
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EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
Nov 2016 - Present
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Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu (Hangul: 김혁규) is the bot laner for KT Rolster.

Biography

Season 3

Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu made his debut in the competitive scene when he joined MVP Blue as their new AD carry in February of 2013. His first professional tournament was OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 in which Blue failed to make it through their group. Blue was able to attend HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 but Blue failed to make it through groups again. Blue and their sister team, Ozone, were picked up by the Samsung organization to form Samsung Galaxy Blue and Samsung Galaxy Ozone, respectively.

2014 Season

The new Samsung Blue team played in PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 and they finally made it to the quarterfinals but were stopped by the undefeated SK Telecom T1 K. The competitive experience Deft acquired in these seasons allowed him to develop into one of the sharpest AD carries Korea offers. His Blue teammates could not ask for a better player at the position, as they victoriously marched towards HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 where they overcame sister team Samsung White 3-1 in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 OGN Summer Finals. Blue ended up beating NaJin White Shield 3-1 in the finals to win their first OGN title. Blue also made the finals of HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 but they actually ended up losing 3-2 to the KT Rolster Arrows. Samsung Blue had enough circuit points to attend the 2014 Season World Championship as the top seed from Korea but they lost 3-0 in the semifinals to White. In his solo queue adventures, Deft favors Ezreal and Lucian, but he has shown to be able to play any role at the top of the Korean Challenger solo queue circuit. During his tenure on Samsung Blue, Deft favored skill shot based AD carries over auto attack based and was noted for his ability to react and dodge.[1] In particular, he had a strong reputation as a Corki and Kog'Maw player. At the 2014 World Championship, Deft was noted for doing an absurd amount of damage to champions per game.[2]

2015 Season

On October 31, 2014, Deft announced his departure from Samsung Blue.[3] Ten days later, he announced that he had joined EDward Gaming.[4] In his first games with EDG, the team won a convincing 3-0 over the team's biggest offseason rivals, Team King in the G-League 2014 finals. EDG played in the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring where they went undefeated from the round-of-sixteen until the finals which ended in a crushing 3-0 victory against Invictus Gaming.In 2015 LPL Spring, Deft played all 44 games with Edward Gaming. The team placed first in the regular season, losing only six games in total. He played 11 different champions, but primarily specialized in Corki, Sivir, and Jinx. He struggled the most on Kalista and Urgot. In the LPL Finals, Deft would notably end Game 5 against LGD Gaming with a pentakill, clinching EDG's spot to represent China at the Mid-Season Invitational.[5] At MSI, EDG pushed their way to the finals and upset the heavily favored SK Telecom T1 by baiting Faker into picking LeBlanc and picking a comp to counter it. EDG won the series 3-2 and took home the title of best team in the World. EDG participated in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season where they won again by taking a 3-0 set against OMG. They ended in first place once again in the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season but in the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs they faltered, dropping a 3-0 set to LGD and a 3-1 set to IG to end in fourth place overall. They still qualified for the 2015 Season China Regional Finals and managed to take the second seed from China to the 2015 Season World Championship with a 3-1 victory over IG. EDG were placed in a group with SK Telecom, H2k Gaming, and the Bangkok Titans. They came out of the group in second place and were drawn to play Fnatic in the quarterfinals but lost to them 3-0.

2016 Season

EDG had a rough start to the 2016 LPL Spring Season and played several games without ClearLove. They were however able to bounce back and finished 2nd in Group B, slightly behind Royal Never Give Up. In the playoffs, EDG was able to sweep Snake Esports 3-0 and then won automatically against Qiao Gu Reapers due to QG forfeiting the match. In the finals, EDG faced off against Royal Never Give Up and despite EDG being the favorites going into the match, they lost 1-3 and finished in 2nd place, failing to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Once summer came, EDG was placed in Group A of the 2016 LPL Summer Season. This split would be the start to EDG's resurgence as the team finished with an undefeated 16-0 regular season. In the 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs EDG would defeat Team WE 3-2 in the semifinals which set them up for a rematch against Royal Never Give Up. In clean fashion, EDG was able to defeat RNG in a 3-0 sweep and reclaim the LPL championship while also qualifying for the 2016 Season World Championship as China's #1 seed.

At Worlds, Deft and EDG were grouped against H2k-Gaming, ahq e-Sports Club and INTZ e-Sports and finished as the 2nd seed after they lost the tiebreaker match against H2k. They were then seeded against ROX Tigers in the bracket stage and lost the series 1-3. After Worlds, EDG made an announcement that Deft will be leaving the team after the 2016 Demacia Cup, which they won after a win against I May in the Finals. On November 30, KT Rolster announced that Deft would be the team's new ADC in the upcoming season.

2017 Season

In the 2017 LCK Spring Season performed well and finished at the top of the standings. However in the playoffs KT fell short and lost 0-3 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals. Although their regular season run in summer was a bit more successful, their playoff run was worse and they fell 2-3 to SKT again but in the semifinals this time. In the 2017 Season Korea Regional Finals KT was taken down 0-3 by Samsung Galaxy and failed to qualify for the 2017 Season World Championship.

Trivia

  • Deft's favorite champion is EzrealSquare.png Ezreal
  • Deft is referred to as an Alpaca in western, Korean, and Chinese fandoms because of his appearance
  • Deft is known for making friendships with foreign pros like Rekkles, Cloud, and Clearlove
  • His first duo stream with Clearlove achieved 1.5 million views on Douyu
  • Received the highest number of MVP points for his debut split of LPL
  • Attended the same high school as Faker

Pentakills

Date Region Tournament Team Vs Champion Pos W/L KDA SB VOD
2015-04-26 News Label - China.png China LPL Spring 2015 - Playoffs EDward Gaminglogo std.png Lgdlogo std.png SivirSquare.png Sivir ADC W 15/4/8 Link Link
2015-07-12 News Label - China.png China Demacia Cup Summer 2015 - Finals EDward Gaminglogo std.png Oh My Godlogo std.png VayneSquare.png Vayne ADC W 10/3/4 Link
2016-02-18 News Label - China.png China LPL Spring 2016 - Week 4 EDward Gaminglogo std.png Lgdlogo std.png JinxSquare.png Jinx ADC W 7/0/0 Link Link
Click here for a full list of pentakills.

Tournament Results

Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2018-07-08A22RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPLKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
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 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
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 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2018-04-08A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs1 : 3Freecslogo std.png AFsKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Rush,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2018-03-25A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring13 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Junglerole icon.png
 Rush,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 Ucal,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-12-02A11KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20173 : 2LongZhulogo std.png LZKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-09-02A22WCS logo small.png Korea Regional Finals 20170 : 3Samsunglogo std.png SSGKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-08-26A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs2 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKTKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-08-06A22LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer14 - 4Blanklogo std.png RRKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-07-09A22RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS1 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPLKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-04-22A22LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs0 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKTKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2017-04-02A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Spring12 - 6Blanklogo std.png RRKTRolsterLogo std.png KT
Toprole icon.png
 Smeb,
Junglerole icon.png
 Score,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2016-11-13A11DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 20163 : 0I Maylogo std.png IMAYEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Mouse,
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 Scout,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2016-10-29A55 - 8WCS logo small.png Worlds 20161 : 3ROX Tigerslogo std.png ROXEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Mouse,
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 Scout,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 RapidStar
2016-08-26A11LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer Playoffs3 : 0Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Mouse,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 Scout,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2016-08-07A11LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer - Group A16 - 0Blanklogo std.png RREDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Mouse,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 Scout,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2016-04-23A22LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Spring Playoffs1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2016-04-10A22LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Spring - Group B12 - 4Blanklogo std.png RREDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Junglerole icon.png
 Fireloli,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 Athena,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2015-11-22A11DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 2015 Grand Finals3 : 1Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 BaeMe,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-10-31A55 - 8WCS logo small.png Worlds 20150 : 3Fnaticlogo std.png FNCEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 AmazingJ,
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron
2015-09-05A11WCS logo small.png China Regional Finals 20153 : 1Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 AmazingJ,
Junglerole icon.png
 ClearLove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-08-23A44LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2015 Summer Playoffs1 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 ClearLove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-08-09A11LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2015 Summer14-6-2Blanklogo std.png RREDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 AmazingJ,
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Toprole icon.png
 Ray,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 BaeMe,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Jinjiao,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-07-12A11DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 2015 Summer3 : 0Oh My Godlogo std.png OMGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 AmazingJ,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-05-10A11MSI logo.png MSI 20153 : 2SKT1Logo std.png SKTEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Aaron,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-04-26A11LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2015 Spring Playoffs3 : 2Lgdlogo std.png LGDEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 U,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-04-12A11LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2015 Spring17-4-1Blanklogo std.png RREDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 ClearLove,
Junglerole icon.png
 Blackloli,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 U,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mouse,
Supportrole icon.png
 meiko,
Coachrole icon.png
 Reapered
2015-03-29A11DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 2015 Spring3 : 0Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iGEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Meiko
2014-12-28A11Gleaguelogo small.png G-League 20143 : 0Team Kinglogo std.png KingEDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Koro1,
Junglerole icon.png
 Clearlove,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
Midrole icon.png
 U,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 NaMei,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mouse,
Supportrole icon.png
 FZZF
2014-10-19A33 - 4WCS logo small.png Worlds 20140 : 3Samsunglogo std.png SSWSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 Dade,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2014-08-16A22LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Summer2 : 3KTRolsterLogo std.png KT ASamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 dade,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2014-05-24A11LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Spring3 : 1Najin White Shieldlogo std.png NJWSSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 dade,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2014-01-25A55 - 8LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Winter0 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT T1 KSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2014-01-14A33NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2013-2014 Winter3 : 1Xenics Stormlogo std.png X StormSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2013-10-26I1QLCK logo small.png Champions Winter 2014 Qualifiers2 : 0Incredible Miraclelogo std.png IMSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart
2013-10-18A22WCGlogo small.png WCG 2013 Korea Qualifiers1 : 2CJElogo std.png CJ BlazeSamsunglogo std.png SSB
Toprole icon.png
 Acorn,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
Midrole icon.png
 PawN,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Heart,
Supportrole icon.png
 Sense,
Coachrole icon.png
 Edgar
2013-08-31A99 - 16LCK logo small.png Champions 2013 Summer0-2-1Blanklogo std.png RRMVPlogo std.png MVP Blue
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
Supportrole icon.png
 CNyang,
Junglerole icon.png
 Spirit,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
Supportrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm
2013-08-24A99 - 12NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2013 Summer0 : 2Incredible Miraclelogo std.png IM 1MVPlogo std.png MVP Blue
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
 ChuNyang,
Midrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm
2013-06-29A44Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png AMD-INVEN GamExperience1 : 2Najin White Shieldlogo std.png NJWSMVPlogo std.png MVP Blue
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
 ChuNyang,
Midrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm
2013-06-21I1QLCK logo small.png Champions 2013 Summer Qualifiers2 : 0Logo std.png Global FeedingMVPlogo std.png MVP Blue
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
 ChuNyang,
Midrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm
2013-06-15A99 - 12LCK logo small.png Champions 2013 Spring1-1-3Blanklogo std.png RRMVPlogo std.png MVP Blue
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
 ChuNyang,
Midrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm
2013-02-23A11ClubMastersLogoSmall.png OGN Club Masters3 : 2OPSLogo std.png Xenics-OPMVPlogo std.png MVP
Toprole icon.png
 Homme,
Toprole icon.png
 Cheonju,
Junglerole icon.png
 DanDy,
Junglerole icon.png
 ChuNyang,
Midrole icon.png
 Innovation,
Midrole icon.png
 Easyhoon,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 imp,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Deft,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Supportrole icon.png
 FLahm

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