|Name:||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)|
|Country of Birth:||South Korea|
|Birthday:||August 13, 1992|
|Soloqueue IDs:||CJ Entus 플레임, Azubu Flame, CJ Entus 플렘, Goldtec|
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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 head 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.
- January 2, Fanning the Flame by Naitdawgg on GAMURS
- 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
- February 13, The Flame Chronicles No. 2: In the face of adversity by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- 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 Sung Wook "Beckor" Baek and Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong for Inven Global
- December 19, Flame was Dardoch before Dardoch by Andrew Kim on Slingshot
- January 16, Acorn vs Flame: LGD's Toplane Debate by Gold Per 10
- October 9, Rekindling the Fire: LGD's Flame enters the World-Stage by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
- December 4, A Wandering Flame: Where will he go? - from LoL Esports
- January 21, Flyquest Flame on match against Huni, "I should have just accepted my jungler’s help." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- January 23, Flame's English interview on joining NA LCS, Immortals, his team's performance, and 10 bans with Yahoo!
- January 23, Interview with Flame: "Junglers are very influential in the current meta" with Inven Global
- February 6, Flame on Immortals’ slow start, differences in the NA atmosphere and his relationship with Dardoch with Slingshot Esports
- March 1, Flame talks about his work ethic and game/life balance in NA vs. Korea With 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 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 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 Inven Global
- July 20, Flame on Immortals' Worlds chances and who else he views as contenders with 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 Inven Global
- October 11, Flame discusses his wrist injury from Korean bootcamp but says he's 'still very good' with Travis Gafford
- October 24, IMT Flame after his AMA: “I’d like to show how powerful NA top laners are in All-Star.” with Inven Global
- December 27, Professional Gamers Read Negative Comments From the Community with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 14, Flame: “I wanted to raise my worth as a player. In order to do so, I need to go to worlds. I chose Immortals considering all that.” translated on Slingshot
- December 18, Flame on learning English: “when I get to America, I’m planning to receive tutoring.” translated on Slingshot
- December 24, Flame talks about why Korean players are coming back to Korea translated on Slingshot
- January 9, Flame or flop: How Immortals can make Flame work by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
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