Lee "Flame" Ho-jong (Hangul: 이호종) is a League of Legends esports player, currently substitute top laner for DAMWON Gaming.
|AZB||February 4, Blaze parts with the Azubu organization and is signed with CJ Entus to become CJ Entus Blaze. Flame, Helios, Ambition, Cpt Jack, Lustboy, Onair (Head Coach), and Kezman (Coach) leave.|
|CJB||February 4, Frost departs with the Azubu organization and joins CJ Entus. Flame, Helios, Ambition, Cpt Jack, Lustboy, Onair (Head Coach), Kezman (Coach), and fOru (Coach) join.|
|IM||January 3, Expession, Flame, Lilac, Chaser, CoCo, Frozen, Cpt Jack, Fury, SONSTAR, Pure, Hirai (Head Coach), Spark (Coach), Supreme (Coach), and Lustboy (Strategic Coach) leave.|
|LZ||January 3, Expession, Flame, Chaser, CoCo, Frozen, Cpt Jack, Fury, Pure, Hirai (Head Coach), Spark (Coach), Supreme (Coach), and Lustboy (Strategic Coach) join.|
|LZ||May 19, Flame, Frozen, and Zzus become inactive.|
|LZ||June 30, Flame and Frozen become active.|
|LZ||November 30, Cuzz joins. Expession, Flame, Chaser, Coco, Frozen, Emperor, Fury, Pure, July (Coach), Supreme (Coach), and Lustboy (Strategic Coach) leave.|
|IMT||December 9, Flame joins.|
Lee "Flame" Ho-jong was born in Busan, South Korea, and later moved to Ilsan. He has trained in progaming since he was young and enjoys it, having played League of Legends since October 2012, primarily playing toplane.
Flame entered the pro scene after being scouted from soloqueue and passing a test in Seoul to start playing with Azubu Blaze as their top laner, originally under the name Goldtec. He played his first tournament with Blaze during IGN ProLeague Season 5. Blaze placed third in their group and were forced to play in the loser's finals. They made it all the way to the third round but lost 2-1 to Moscow 5.
Blaze qualified for the IEM Katowice where they placed second after losing 2-0 to Gambit Gaming. Blaze finally got to play in a OGN together during OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013. They lost two best of 5s in the semifinals to Azubu Frost, 3-2 both times. They then had to play against KT Rolster B in the third place match but lost 3-0. Blaze left the Azubu organization in February and joined CJ Entus to create CJ Entus Blaze. Blaze was invited to the IEM World Championship, this time making it to the finals and beating their sister team, CJ Entus Frost, 3-1. Blaze came back to Korea for OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 and they managed to win 13 games in a row but were upset 3-0 by MVP Ozone, marking the biggest upset in League of Legends history at the time. Blaze had a much less successful HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, losing 3-2 in the quarterfinals to the KT Rolster Bullets. Blaze qualified for the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals but lost 3-0 in the first round to the Bullets again. The team managed to qualify for the 2013 World Cyber Games and swept the whole tournament, ending with a 2-0 finals against OMG.
Blaze started the new season at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 but lost again to the KT Bullets 3-1 in the quarterfinals. Blaze impressed again at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 but lost a very close 3-2 series to NaJin White Shield in the semifinals. Blaze lost in the third place match 3-2 to Samsung Ozone to end in fourth place. HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 marked the worst season in Blaze's history, where they failed to make it out of the group stage for the first time ever. Though Flame was initially thought to be remaining on CJ Entus after the organization consolidated its two teams into a single roster, on December 1 the organization announced that Flame had left the team.
Flame and LGD played in the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season but lost in the quarterfinals 3-0 to Invictus Gaming. They only placed sixth in the 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season but in the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs they made it all the way to the finals, eventually losing 3-2 to EDward Gaming. They had the same result as the last Demacia Cup in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season, losing 3-0 to OMG in the quarterfinals. LGD placed fifth in the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season but managed to win the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Qiao Gu Reapers. This victory clinched LGD the top Chinese seed for the 2015 Season World Championship. LGD was placed in a group alongside Team SoloMid, Origen, and KT Rolster. Unfortunately, they ended with a 2-4 record and were knocked out of the tournament.
LGD were the fan-voted team to attend IEM San Jose. They were knocked out in the first round, losing 2-0 to Team SoloMid, with Flame and Acorn each playing one game. Flame left LGD after IEM, and in late December he returned to Korea, joining Incredible Miracle. Incredible Miracle rebranded to Longzhu on January 3, 2016.
During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Longzhu played with a 10-man roster, liberally using substitute players. Flame shared play time with fellow top laner Expession. Longzhu finished the spring split in seventh place with an 8-10 set record, missing out on a spot in the playoffs. For the 2016 LCK Summer Season, Longzhu announced Flame had been taking out of the starting roster to join the practice team. However, he was reinstated into the starting roster for the second round robin. Longzhu fared poorly in the summer split, going 7-11 in sets and netting them eighth place, letting them escape relegations. In November of 2016 Flame left Longzhu and in the next month joined Immortals over in the NA LCS.
In the Spring Split Immortals was for the most part a middle of the pack team. Although they showed promise they could never break into the Top 3. The team finished in 7th place, barely missing out on the playoffs. In the Summer Split after bringing in SSONG as their new coach, Immortals' performance turned around completely and they stayed in the Top 3 throughout the whole regular split. The team finished the regular season in 2nd place with a 14-4 record. Their performance in the Summer Playoffs was also excellent as they took down Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 in the semifinals and became the first team in NA LCS history since 2013 outside of CLG, TSM and C9 to reach the finals. Despite their accomplishment however, they were defeated 1-3 by TSM in the finals and finished 2nd place. Despite the loss they still managed to qualify for the 2017 Season World Championship via championship points. At Worlds Immortals was seeded in Group B along with Longzhu Gaming, Fnatic and GIGABYTE Marines. Despite a good 2-1 start in Week 1 they couldn't follow up on it in Week 2 and went 0-3. Having to play a tiebreaker in order to advance forward, Immortals faced Fnatic and lost the game which knocked them out of Worlds. Flame left Immortals in November of 2017 after the team was not accepted in the newly franchised NA LCS. He then joined FlyQuest within the same month.
- Prior to joining Blaze he was known as Goldtec.
- His favorite champions are Irelia and Kennen along many others.
- In Season 2, he played 3286 games. 706 games with Kennen, 574 games with Irelia, 433 games with Nidalee, and 403 games with Vladimir. He didn't play any other Top lane champions.
- English OGN casters DoA and Montecristo coined the term 'The Flame Angle' for his ability to seamlessly dive on to the opponent's priority targets even if they are protected by a strong front line.
- Has a lot of female fans in Korea LoL community because of his handsome face as well as his dominant performance in top lane.
- Credits his motivation to be a pro lol player with the success he had after moving to Seoul and enjoying his time there.
- Thinks that the rest of the world has fallen behind Korea competitively as a result of foreign players not treating it as professionally as Korean players do.
- In his spare time he enjoys exercising and playing physical sports.
- Is called the "Pilot" because he can carry his team hard to victory.
- Awarded Best Top Laner at 2013 Korean e-Sports Awards. 
- Considered by Thorin the best player in Korea to not win an OGN tournament.
- His "Reflections" interview with Thorin for onGamers is considered one of the best interviews of LoL eSport's history.
- Learned to play the piano at a very young age and enjoys both music and working out.
- The phrase "Flame Horizon" refers to the situation where one team's top laner has a CS advantage of more than 100 over his opponent. It refers to Flame's propensity for achieving such an advantage regularly.
- Speaks Korean, Chinese, and English.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|Flame Tournament Results|
|2019-08-18||2|| LCK 2019 Summer|13 - 5RR |DWG|| Nuguri, Flame, Canyon, Punch, ShowMaker, Nuclear, BeryL, Hoit, Micro, Travel, Kim, Morning|
|2019-03-31||5|| LCK 2019 Spring|11 - 7RR |DWG|| Nuguri, Flame, Canyon, Punch, ShowMaker, Nuclear, Aries, Hoit, BeryL, Micro, Travel, Kim, Morning|
|2018-08-26||5 - 6|| NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs||FLY|| Flame, Santorin, Keane, WILDTURTLE, JayJ, Saintvicious, Invert|
|2018-08-20||6|| NA LCS 2018 Summer|10 - 8RR |FLY|| Flame, Santorin, Keane, WILDTURTLE, Kwon, JayJ, Saintvicious|
|2018-03-18||8|| NA LCS 2018 Spring|6 - 12RR |FLY|| Flame, AnDa, Shrimp, Keane, Fly, WILDTURTLE, Stunt, JayJ, Robert Yip, RapidStar|
|2017-11-04||14 - 16|| Worlds 2017|2 - 4RR |IMT|| Flame, Xmithie, Pobelter, Cody Sun, Olleh, SSONG|
|2017-09-03||2|| NA LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs||IMT|| Flame, Xmithie, Pobelter, Cody Sun, Olleh, SSONG|
|2017-08-06||2|| NA LCS 2017 Summer|14 - 4RR |IMT|| Flame, Xmithie, Pobelter, Cody Sun, Olleh, SSONG, Robert Yip, Dodo|
|2017-03-26||7|| NA LCS 2017 Spring|8 - 10RR |IMT|| Flame, Dardoch, Pobelter, Cody Sun, Olleh, Hermes|
|2016-12-17||3 - 4|| IEM Season 11 Gyeonggi||IMT|| Flame, Dardoch, Pobelter, Cody Sun, Olleh|
- August 19, Cloth5 interview with , and on CJ Entus
- August 20, CJ Entus Blaze 'Flame' Interview (video) with , and on Leaguepedia
- January 21, LPL Flame's Return to Form by , and on TeamLiquid
- October 9, Rekindling the Fire: LGD's Flame enters the World-Stage by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on The Score
- October 10, Flame Interview with , and on Twitch
- January 2, Fanning the Flame by Naitdawgg on GAMURS
- January 9, Flame or flop: How Immortals can make Flame work by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo Esports
- January 13, Rand: What Flame, Ssumday and Looper bring to the NA LCS by Emily Rand on The Score
- January 21, The Flame Chronicles No. 1: Coming to America by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- January 23, Interview with Flame: "Junglers are very influential in the current meta" with , and on Inven Global
- January 23, Flame's English interview on joining NA LCS, Immortals, his team's performance, and 10 bans with , and on Yahoo Esports
- February 6, Flame on Immortals’ slow start, differences in the NA atmosphere and his relationship with Dardoch with , and on Slingshot
- February 13, The Flame Chronicles No. 2: In the face of adversity by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- March 1, Flame talks about his work ethic and game/life balance in NA vs. Korea by , and on Blitz Esports
- March 20, Flame: “Overall, Korea takes scrims very seriously, and the skill you see in scrims would be the skill you see on stage. In NA, I don’t think this is the case.” with , and on Slingshot Esports
- June 6, Flame: “I really do want to make it to worlds and be the best top laner in NA. I guess I could be if we win the summer split.” with , and on Slingshot Esports
- June 8, A joint interview with IMT Flame and Coach Robert Yip: "I want to become the best top laner in NA" with , and on Inven Global
- June 8, The Flame Chronicles No. 3: New split, new resolve by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- June 27, Reignition: A Story About Immortals Flame by , and on Sung Wook "Beckor" Baek and Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong for Inven Global
- July 20, Flame on Immortals' Worlds chances and who else he views as contenders with , and on Travis Gafford
- August 31, IMT Flame: "Hauntzer may be a great player, but including him, I'm willing to face any toplaner with confidence" with , and on Inven Global
- October 11, Flame discusses his wrist injury from Korean bootcamp but says he's 'still very good' with , and on Travis Gafford
- October 24, IMT Flame after his AMA: “I’d like to show how powerful NA top laners are in All-Star.” with , and on Inven Global
- December 27, Professional Gamers Read Negative Comments From the Community with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 24, Flame on joining DAMWON Gaming: “[People said] I should finally retire, or move on as a coach… I did not want to give up being a professional gamer.” with Ashley Kang on Korizon
- February 24, DWG Flame: "I cheered for the 1st generation gamers like Marin, Score, and Ambition with all my heart... I want to prove I can still deliver great performance." with eonjae "Arra" Shin and David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 24, DWG Flame: "I was told that there’s a possibility of me playing today from a week before. I played about 9 scrims before today's match." with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 25, Flame: Damwon Gaming put faith in me; I'm the kind of person who repays that faith with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
- February 28, DAMWON Gaming’s Flame: “I look forward to improving more in the future.” with Kevin Kim on Korizon
- March 15, Flame on DAMWON Gaming’s next match against Griffin: “The last time, we lost against Griffin, but I wasn’t here. This time, I’m here.” with Kevin Kim on Korizon
- April 26, DWG Flame: "Losing used to make me angry, and I often couldn't hold it in. Now I look at losses as a learning experience." with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- July 4, [Rift Rivals] DWG Flame on Being in the Opening Ceremony: "I thought to myself, ‘do I belong here?’" with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Beom "Nswer" Park, and David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
The following pages redirect here:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 아주부 코리아, 소속 LOL팀 프로스트, 블레이즈 계약 만료 “다음을 기약하며” (Korean) inven.co.kr
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 프로스트-블레이즈 CJ 입단, ‘인섹’ 등 기존 선수들 거취는? (Korean) naver.com
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Azubu Blaze got a new Top Line player ‘Goldtec’ teamazubu.com
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 아주부 블레이즈, 새 탑솔로 ‘Goldtec’ 이호종 영입 (Korean) naver.com
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 아주부 코리아, 소속 LOL팀 프로스트, 블레이즈 계약 만료 “다음을 기약하며” (Korean) inven.co.kr
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 CJ엔투스, LOL 최강팀 프로스트-블레이즈 품에 안다! (Korean) naver.com
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 이호종's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com (English Translation reddit.com
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 LGD's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 롱주-IM, LCK 스프링 앞두고 팀명 및 앰블럼 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Incredible Miracle's Facebook Post facebook.com
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 롱주 게이밍, 크래시-커즈 제외한 선수-코치진 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 롱주-IM, LCK 스프링 앞두고 팀명 및 앰블럼 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 Immortals Confirms Exclusion from Upcoming League of Legends NA LCS immortals.gg
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 Noah's Notes: LCS Update youtube.com
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 Farewell LCS youtube.com
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 17.2 The Future is Bright: Welcome Flame to the Team! immortals.gg
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2018-11-18; after change - NA - 2018-11-19
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 20.2 FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 DAMWON Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 DAMWON Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 DAMWON Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 24.2 [롤챔스 서머] 롱주 '플레임' 이호종-'프로즌' 김태일 로스터 제외 (Korean) dailyesports.com
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 Longzhu switches to seven man roster, Flame and Frozen benched espn.go.com
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 27.2 2019 롤챔스 서머 스플릿 1라운드 로스터 공개 (Korean) fomos.kr
- ↑ FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-02-20; after change - KR - 2019-03-06
- ↑ GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-12-15; after change - KR - 2019-12-16
- ↑ CJ Entus's Facebook post facebook.com
- ↑ Incredible Miracle's Facebook post facebook.com
- ↑ Result of 2013 Korean e-Sports Awardsinven.com.kr
- ↑ 'Reflections' with Flame