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ESC Ever was a Korean team. They are now known as bbq Olivers.
Ever began their season playing in the Challengers Korea Spring 2015 Series 1 where they placed 5-8th after losing 0-2 to OverWM. Challengers Korea Spring 2015 Series 2 went even worse for them when they dropped out in the first round with a 0-2 loss to MKZ. Ever competed in Challengers Korea Summer 2015, finishing second overall with an 8-2 record. They beat Winners 3-0 in the first round of the Challengers Korea Summer 2015 Playoffs but lost 1-3 to Dark Wolves in the finals. Their top 2 placing guaranteed them a spot in the LCK 2016 Season Spring Promotion Tournament. They faced off against SBENU Sonicboom but lost 1-3 to them.
Prior to the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup, Ever brought in former KT Rolster jungler Ares (additionally, support TML renamed to Key). With the new team, they upset Samsung Galaxy and Rebels Anarchy in the first two rounds. Expected to fall 0-2 to recent World Champions SK Telecom, who tried out substitute Scout onstage for the first time in game 1, Ever shocked audiences by not only winning that first game but sweeping the team 2-0, even with Faker playing the second game. Against CJ Entus in the finals, Ever once again swept the series, this time 3-0, and qualified for IEM Cologne as Korea's only seed to the event. Recognized for his strong Bard play, Key was named the tournament's MVP. Ever continued their strong performance at IEM, defeating H2k 2-1 and then Qiao Gu 3-2 to win the tournament. Their victory marked the first time since the inception of the League Championship Series in 2013 that a team unable to qualify for their domestic premier league won a major international event.
During the preseason, allegations had arisen that support Key had engaged in Elo boosting activities. The allegations were never proven, and no official action was taken against him, but Ever took their own disciplinary action and sat him out for the first 12 games of Challengers. Totoro started for the team in his place. With Totoro, Ever went 9-3.
At the time of competing at IEM Katowice (which they had an invitation to due to winning IEM Cologne), Ever were in second place in Challengers, after losing a series 0-2 to MVP. Despite a round-one surprise upset win over Team SoloMid, Ever lost to Royal Never Give Up and then a rematch series against TSM to be eliminated before the playoff bracket. Following IEM Katowice, however, the team continued to perform well in the Korean Challenger circuit, eventually defeating MVP to finish first place before defeating SBENU Sonicboom 3-0 in the promotion tournament to earn their place in the LCK.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Season, ESC Ever went 5-13 in total sets, with one notable upset victory over SK Telecom T1. However, they still finished the split in ninth place, leading them to participate in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion tournament. In the first round, they beat SBENU Korea 2-1 before falling to Kongdoo Monster 3-1. In the deciding loser's match, ESC Ever swept CJ Entus to earn their spot back in the LCK.
At the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup they were drawn against CJ in round 1 and swept them 2-0. In quarterfinals they faced world championship finalists Samsung Galaxy and to everyone's surprise upset them with a 2-1 victory before getting obliterated by newly to LCK promoted Kongdoo.
- January 18, Tempt joins. Police leaves.
- February (approx.), Yang Ji-hoon joins as manager.
- March 28, Bless joins.
- April 28, team qualifies for the 2016 LCK Summer Season.
- May 19, Ryan leaves.
- June 12, Firetrap joins.
- August 27, team qualifies for LCK Spring 2017.
- November 18, 3rd-4th place in 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup.
- November 24, Key leaves.
- November 27, LokeN leaves.
- December 15, Ghost joins. Ares becomes the strategic coach.
- December 16, Cho Gye-hyeon leaves coaching role.
- January 5, team is formed. MorNinG, 대마왕찰리, Target, A1ter, and Cho A join.
- March 9, 여신 오노데라 여, 머리위에떡하나, NoRoo, KangKang, strong guy, Police, and HighDin join. Kim Gi-woong joins as head coach. MorNinG, 대마왕찰리, Target, A1ter, and Cho A leave.
- May 25, HamBurgeR, Crazyplay, Ryan (now JgRyan), Athena, LokeN, Heeseong, and Nontaget join. MorNinG rejoins. 여신 오노데라 여, 머리위에떡하나, NoRoo, KangKang, strong guy, Police, and HighDin leave.
- August 13, TML joins. Police rejoins. Nontaget renames to Totoro.
- October (approx.), Kim Ga-ram joins as head coach. Kim Gi-woong moves to coach.
- November 4, Ares joins. Cho Gye-hyeon joins as a coach. JgRyan renames to Ryan. TML renames to KeY. HamBurgeR, MorNinG, and Heeseong leave.
- November 14, 1st Place in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup.
- December (approx.), Kim Gi-woong leaves coaching role.
- December 12, 1st Place in the IEM Season X - Cologne.
- December 24, Athena leaves.
|Crazy||Kim Jae-hee (김재희)||Top Laner||bbq Olivers||2015-05-25||2017-01-10|
|Firetrap||Jin Jae-seung (진재승)||Top Laner||bbq Olivers||2016-06-12||2017-01-10|
|Bless||Choi Hyeon-woong (최현웅)||Jungler||bbq Olivers||2016-03-28||2017-01-10|
|Tempt||Kang Myung-gu (강명구)||Mid Laner||bbq Olivers||2016-01-18||2017-01-10|
|Ghost||Jang Yong-jun (장용준)||Bot Laner||bbq Olivers||2016-12-15||2017-01-10|
|Totoro||Eun Jong-seop (은종섭)||Support||bbq Olivers||2015-05-25||2017-01-10|
|Ares||Kim Min-kwon (김민권)||Jungler||Coach||2015-11-04||2016-12-15|
|LokeN||Lee Dong-wook (이동욱)||Bot Laner||QG Reapers||2015-05-25||2016-11-27|
|Key||Kim Han-gi (김한기)||Support||ROX Tigers||2015-08-13||2016-11-24|
|Ryan||Lee Jun-seok (이준석)||Jungler||All Conquer Gaming||2015-05-25||2016-05-19|
|Police||Park Hyeong-gi (박형기)||Bot Laner||Apex Gaming||2015-08-13||2016-01-18|
|Athena||Kang Ha-woon (강하운)||Mid Laner||EDward Gaming||2015-05-25||2015-12-24|
|HamBurgeR||Lee Jong-jin (이종진)||Top Laner||None||2015-05-25||2015-11-04|
|MorNinG||Song Chang-geun (송창근)||Jungler||Dark Wolves||2015-05-25||2015-11-04|
|Heeseong||An Hui-seong (안희성)||Support||WaY||2015-05-25||2015-11-04|
|여신 오노데라 여||Top Laner||None||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|NoRoo||Hwang In-cheol (황인철)||Jungler||APK Prince||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|KangKang||Seo Gang-su (서강수)||Mid Laner||None||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|strong guy||Mid Laner||None||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|Police||Park Hyeong-gi (박형기)||Bot Laner||EP.Carries||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|HighDin||Song Bang-hyeon (송방현)||Support||Rising Star Gaming||2015-03-09||2015-05-25|
|MorNinG||Song Chang-geun (송창근)||Top Laner||Hungry||2015-01-05||2015-03-09|
|대마왕찰리||Choi Gyu-hyun (최규현)||Jungler||None||2015-01-05||2015-03-09|
|Target||Kim Hyuk (김혁)||Mid Laner||None||2015-01-05||2015-03-09|
|A1ter||Kim Gi-heon (김기헌)||Bot Laner||None||2015-01-05||2015-03-09|
|Cho A||Park Dae-min (박대민)||Support||None||2015-01-05||2015-03-09|
Player LCK Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCK players, click here.
- Only split games are listed. Last update: after LCK Spring 2019
|Song Seong-chang (송성창)||CEO & Leader||bbq Olivers|
|Yang Ji-hoon (양지훈)||Manager||bbq Olivers|
|Karam||Kim Ga-ram (김가람)||Head Coach||bbq Olivers|
|Ares||Kim Min-kwon (김민권)||Strategic Coach||bbq Olivers|
|Cho Gye-hyeon (조계현)||Coach||Afreeca Freecs|
|Kim Gi-woong (김기웅)||Coach||Revenger|
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
- March 3, The ESC Ever-ending Story of a Korean Challenger Team by Emily Rand on TheScore
- November 14, Fairy Tale Ending: semi-pro team ESC EVER wins KeSPA Cup by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
- December 17, From Challenger Failings to IEM Cologne: ESC Ever by Aaron on League eSports Talk
- December 20, The shine on the apple: The significance of Ever and QG's IEM Cologne finals matchup by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- December 21, The Keys to Ever’s Success by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- December 21, Wise Beyond their Years: Ever continues their storybook run with win at IEM Cologne by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
- December 21, A look into ESC Ever’s Drafting - IEM Cologne by Shakarez on Medium
- December 21, The keys to Ever's success by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- November 14, “We didn’t think we’d be able to win” - Interview with ESC Ever translated by Grace (xoprestige) (Original Interview (Korean))
- November 14, “The cheers we received from fans were a source of strength” - Interview with ESC Ever translated by Grace (xoprestige) (Original Interview (Korean))
- EDG Electronic Sports Club's Weibo Post weibo.com
- 2016 네네치킨 LoL Challengers Korea Spring 참가선수 엔트리 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- [SPOILER] ESC EVER support player KEY is under scrutiny in the Korean Inven community right now for ELO-Boosting reddit.com
- Key is back for ESC Ever! reddit.com
- KeSPA's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- Hello, fans. We're excited to announce New Player has joined the ESC Ever. Jungler hyun woong choi(Bless) twitter.com
- 롱주 '플레임' 이호종-'프로즌' 김태일 로스터 제외 (Korean) game.dailyesports.com
- ‘파이어트랩’ 진재승, 스베누 코리아에서 ESC 에버로 리턴 (Korean) fomos.kr
- ESC Ever's Tweet twitter.com
- ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
- ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
- ESC Ever's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Afreeca Freecs' Facebook Post (Korean)facebook.com
- 스프링 1차 토너먼트 전체 엔트리 nicegame.tv
- 챌린저스코리아 스프링 2차 토너먼트 엔트리 nicegame.tv
- 챌린저스코리아 서머 리그 팀별 선수 엔트리 nicegame.tv
- 네이버 LOL KeSPA컵 로스터 발표 (Korean) naver.com