Deft

From Leaguepedia | League of Legends Esports Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Deft
DRX Deft 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameKim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayOctober 23, 1996 (age 23)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
TeamDragonXlogo std.pngDragonX
RoleBot Laner
Favorite ChampsJinxSquare.pngEzrealSquare.pngLucianSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsKR: DRX Deft, CN: EDG丶Alpaca, Chastelove
Social Media & Links
Infobox Facebook Fanpagelogo std.png
Infobox Afreecalogo std.png
Infobox Twitterlogo std.png

Kim "Deft" Hyuk-kyu (Hangul: 김혁규) is a League of Legends esports player, currently bot laner for DragonX.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP Blue
Bot Laner
Feb 20132013-02-18[2]Sep 20132013-09-06[1]6mo 16d
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung Blue
Bot Laner
Sep 20132013-09-06[4]Oct 20142014-10-31[3]1yr 1mo
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming
Bot Laner
Nov 20142014-11-11[7]Nov 20162016-11-14[5]2yr 3dSet To Leave
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Bot Laner
Nov 20162016-11-30[9]Nov 20182018-11-19[8]2yr 19d
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
Bot Laner
Nov 20182018-11-25[12]Oct 20192019-10-09[10]10mo 14d
KR
DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX
Bot Laner
Oct 20192019-10-09[13]Present7mo 20d
TeamStartEnd
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP Blue
Bot Laner
Feb 20132013-02-18[2]Sep 20132013-09-06[1]6mo 16d
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung Blue
Bot Laner
Sep 20132013-09-06[4]Oct 20142014-10-31[3]1yr 1mo
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming
Bot Laner
Nov 20142014-11-11[7]Nov 20162016-11-14[5]2yr 3d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Bot Laner
Nov 20162016-11-30[9]Nov 20182018-11-19[8]2yr 19d
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
Bot Laner
Nov 20182018-11-25[12]Oct 20192019-10-09[10]10mo 14d
KR
DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX
Bot Laner
Oct 20192019-10-09[13]Present7mo 20d

News

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP BlueFebruary 18,
Bot Laner
Deft and
Support
FLahm join.
[2]
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP BlueSeptember 6,
Top Laner
Cheonju,
Jungler
Sense,
Mid Laner
easyhoon,
Bot Laner
Deft,
Support
FLahm,
Top Laner
S
SuNo,
Jungler
S
Spirit, Dopani (Head Coach), BanBazi (Coach), and Choi (General Manager) leave.[1]
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSBSeptember 6,
Top Laner
Acorn,
Jungler
Heart,
Mid Laner
Easyhoon,
Bot Laner
Deft,
Support
FLahm, Choi (Head Coach), BanBazi (Coach), and DoGGi (Coach) join.
Top Laner
S
SuNo and
Jungler
S
Spirit join as substitutes.
[4]
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSBOctober 31,
Bot Laner
Deft leaves.[3]
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDGNovember 11,
Bot Laner
Deft joins.
[7]
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDGOctober 31, PawN and Deft announce their departure after Demacia Cup 2016.[15][16]
CN
EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDGNovember 14,
Mid Laner
PawN and
Bot Laner
Deft leave.[5][6]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKTNovember 30,
Bot Laner
Deft joins.
[9]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKTNovember 19,
Bot Laner
Deft leaves.[8]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZNovember 25,
Mid Laner
PawN,
Bot Laner
Deft, and
Support
TusiN join.
Top Laner
Rascal's contract is extended.[12]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZJanuary 25,
Top Laner
Rascal,
Mid Laner
PawN,
Mid Laner
Naehyun,
Bot Laner
Deft,
Support
Tusin, and Acorn (Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[17]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZOctober 9,
Top Laner
Rascal,
Jungler
Cuzz,
Mid Laner
Naehyun,
Bot Laner
Deft,
Support
TusiN,
Support
S
HERO,
Top Laner
T
Blade,
Top Laner
T
IlllIma, Mental (Coach),
Jungler
T
DantaliaN,
Mid Laner
T
Quad,
Mid Laner
T
Viole,
Bot Laner
T
BAO,
Bot Laner
T
Hades,
Support
T
Keria,
Support
T
Pletea,
Support
T
Seonbi, Bubbling (Trainee Coach), Expession (Trainee Coach), and Valentine (Trainee Coach) leave.[10][11]
KR
DragonXlogo std.pngDRXOctober 9,
Top Laner
Rascal,
Jungler
Cuzz,
Mid Laner
Naehyun,
Bot Laner
Deft,
Support
TusiN, Mental (Coach), Ace (Trainee Coach), Bubbling (Trainee Coach), and Expession (Trainee Coach) join.
Top Laner
T
Blade,
Top Laner
T
IlllIma,
Jungler
T
DantaliaN,
Mid Laner
T
Quad,
Bot Laner
T
BAO,
Bot Laner
T
Hades,
Support
T
Keria,
Support
T
Pletea, and
Support
T
Seonbi join as trainees.
[13][14]
KR
DragonXlogo std.pngDRXNovember 17,
Bot Laner
Deft's contract is extended.[18]
KR
DragonXlogo std.pngDRXDecember 5,
Top Laner
Doran,
Support
Keria,
Jungler
Pyosik,
Mid Laner
Chovy, and
Bot Laner
Deft's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[19]

Biography[edit]

Season 3[edit]

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[edit]

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.[20] 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.[21]

2015 Season[edit]

On October 31, 2014, Deft announced his departure from Samsung Blue.[22] Ten days later, he announced that he had joined EDward Gaming.[23] 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.[24] 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

2018 Season[edit]

After a disappointing year, Deft chose to remain on KT Rolster. The team kept their core players and proceeded with a shake-up in the coaching staff along side the addition of two substitute players, Rush and Ucal. While the team failed to qualify for Worlds, KT Rolster was still painted out to be Korea's potential "Super Team". As the LCK Spring Season debuted, KT Rolster ended up in 3rd place, finishing split with a score of 13-5. Heading into playoffs, the team did not find much better success as they once again were defeated by the Afreeca Freecs 1-3 and were forced to stay at home while the eventual winners of the tournament Kingzone DragonX went on to represent Korea at the Mid-Season Invitational.

While the spring split turned out to be disappointing for Deft and the KT Rolster players, it was a reinvigorated KT Rolster that headed into Rift Rivals and, while Korea did not win the tournament, KT Rolster racked up an impressing score of 3-0 against the other Asian representatives, notably beating Invictus Gaming who would go on to win the 2018 World Championship the same year.

Returning to Korea, KT Rolster quickly picked up the pace and finished 1st place in the LCK Summer Season with the same score of 13-5, earning themselves the first seed going into the playoffs. Deft and his teammate seemed like a entirely new team with the transition of Ucal into the starting mid laner position. As the finals approached, it turned out that KT Rolster would be matched against Griffin, one of Korea's youngest bloods and most impressive teams at the time. Dominated in the first game of the finals, KT quickly bounced back and won themselves the second game of the match. Later on, Griffin would win the third game, going into match points and pushing KT Rolster at wit's end. While game 4 looked grim for Deft and his team, his teammates Smeb and Mata fiercely showed their impressive team play and skill as they turned the game around and sent the match into game 5, narrowly escaping the jaws of defeat and eventually winning KT Rolster their LCK Summer Playoffs title, earning Korea's first seed going into the 2018 World Championship.

Heading into the tournament, Deft and his team were placed into Group C with EDward Gaming, Team Liquid, and MAD Team. The Korean team quickly proved their dominance as they ended the Group Stage in first place with a score of 5-1, only dropping one game to EDward Gaming. Sadly for Deft, KT Rolster were faced with a tough opponent in Invictus Gaming in the very first round of the Knockout Stage, eventually getting defeated 2-3 by the Chinese team, being eliminated in their very own country. While they fought to the bitter end, their performance was not enough as Invictus Gaming would proceed to win the entire tournament, not dropping a single other game after their match against KT Rolster.

It was shortly after their loss at the World Championship that Deft would leave KT Rolster and join Kingzone DragonX.

The team then competed in the 2018 LoL KeSPA Cup during which they were defeated in their very first round 0-2 by Gen.G.

2019 Season[edit]

After the tragedy at the 2018 World Championship, Deft joined previous LCK winners in King-Zone DragonX, to play botlane along side TusiN. He was also reunited with his good friend PawN, who got benched at KT Rolster during the previous split due to medical issues. KZ started off the Spring Split wildly inconsistent but picked up the pace later on as they ended the regular season with a 6 match winstreak to finish in 3rd position, behind only SK Telecom T1 and Griffin. They came into the semi-finals slightly as underdogs, and lost 3-0 in an unfortunate BO5. SK Telecom T1 would move on to win the LCK Spring Cup in convincing fashion, with a 3-0 sweep against the tournament favorites in Griffin. Deft would end the Spring split in second place when it comes to individual MVP standings, being only 100 points (1MVP) down on Chovy.

Summer Split started of great for KZ, fluctuating between place 1 and 3 in the close standings, before dropping significantly after week 5. Deft couldn't repeat his carry performance, and along side internal problems, the team ended the split in a disappointing 7th position. They had one chance left to go to Worlds, the Regional Finals. KZ, despite coming in as heavy underdogs due to their lack of performance in the last couple of weeks of LCK Summer, beat both Afreeca Freecs and Sandbox Gaming. In the finals against Damwon Gaming however, they lost 3-2, despite an amazing Baron Nashor steal from Deft in game 2.

It was shortly after 2019 Season World Championship that KZ announced the renaming of their team to DragonX, DRX. Deft immediatly announced that he would stay, eventhough the entire team left. In the following weeks, DRX announced that Spring Split MVP Chovy would join in the midlane, aswell as Doran in the toplane. Jungle and support positions would be filled by rookies Pyosik and Keria.

2020 Season[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Deft's favorite champion is JinxSquare.png Jinx.
    • He holds a phenomenal win-rate with this champion.
  • 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.
  • Reached 1000 Kills in the LPL in August, 2016.
  • Reached 1000 Kills in the LCK on March 21, 2019.[25]
  • The first and only player to reach 1000 Kills in two different regions.

Pentakills

DateRegionTournamentTeamVsChampionPosW/LKDASBVOD
2016-02-18
CN
 China
LPL 2016 SpringEDward Gaminglogo std.pngLgdlogo std.pngJinxSquare.png JinxBotW7/0/0LinkLink
2015-07-12
CN
 China
Demacia Cup 2015 SummerEDward Gaminglogo std.pngOh My Godlogo std.pngVayneSquare.png VayneBotW10/3/4LinkLink
2015-04-26
CN
 China
LPL 2015 Spring PlayoffsEDward Gaminglogo std.pngLgdlogo std.pngSivirSquare.png SivirBotW8/1/6LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Deft Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2020-05-290050065 - 6 Mid-Season Cup 2020
2 - 1Blanklogo std.pngRR
DragonXlogo std.pngDRX Doran,  Pyosik,  Chovy,  Deft,  Keria,  cvMax,  Meosung
2020-04-220030003 LCK 2020 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3T1logo std.pngT1
DragonXlogo std.pngDRX Doran,  Pyosik,  Chovy,  Deft,  Keria
2020-04-160030003 LCK 2020 Spring
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
DragonXlogo std.pngDRX Chovy,  Doran,  Pyosik,  Quad,  Deft,  Keria,  cvMax
2020-01-040030043 - 4 KeSPA Cup 2019
0 : 3Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
DragonXlogo std.pngDRX Doran,  Pyosik,  Chovy,  Deft,  Keria,  cvMax
2019-09-070020002 LCK 2019 Regional Finals
2 : 3DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Rascal,  Cuzz,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Acorn
2019-08-180070007 LCK 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Rascal,  Cuzz,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  supreme,  Mental,  Acorn
2019-04-070030003 LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  supreme,  Mental,  Acorn
2019-03-310030003 LCK 2019 Spring
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  supreme,  Mental,  Acorn
2018-12-260050085 - 8 KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Supreme,  Acorn
2018-10-200050085 - 8 Worlds 2018
2 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Smeb,  Score,  Ucal,  Deft,  Mata,  Noexcuse

Media[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Images[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

No results found

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 삼성전자 MVP 인수하며 LOL 팀 창단, 팀명은 '삼성 갤럭시 프로게임팀' (Korean) inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 김찬호 합류한 KT 롤스터 B, 배틀로얄 2연승? dailyesports.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Deft's Facebook Post (korean) facebook.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 삼성전자 MVP 인수하며 LOL 팀 창단, 팀명은 '삼성 갤럭시 프로게임팀' (Korean) inven.co.kr
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 EDward Gaming's Weibo Post weibo.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Deft's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Deft's Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Deft's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 kt 롤스터, 전 EDG 원딜 '데프트' 김혁규 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 킹존 드래곤X, '드래곤X'로 새 출발…'FEG'로부터 독립 (Korean) naver.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Kingzone DragonX Acquires Deft, PawN, and TusiN invenglobal.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 킹존 드래곤X, '드래곤X'로 새 출발…'FEG'로부터 독립 (Korean) naver.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  15. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post weibo.com
  16. Deft's Facebook Post facebook.com
  17. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-01-18; after change - KR - 2019-01-25
  18. DragonX's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-03; after change - KR - 2019-12-05
  20. 'Reflections' with Deft YouTube
  21. Full Dmg to Champions Data for Worlds Group Stage onGamers
  22. Deft's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  23. Deft's Twitter (English) twitter.com]
  24. EDG Deft Pentakill YouTube
  25. "Inven Global article"