Flame

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Flame
DWG Flame 2019 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameLee Ho-jong (이호종)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayAugust 13, 1992 (age 27)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
RoleTop Laner
Favorite ChampsIreliaSquare.pngKennenSquare.pngNidaleeSquare.pngJayceSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsCJ Entus 플레임, Azubu Flame, CJ Entus 플렘, Goldtec
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Oct 2012 - Feb 2013
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Azblogo std.pngAzubu Blaze
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
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CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus Blaze
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
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Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
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Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miracle
Jan 2016 - May 2016
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LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming
May 2016 - Jun 2016
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LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming
Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
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LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming
Dec 2016 - Nov 2017
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Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Nov 2017 - Nov 2018
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FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
Feb 2019 - Jun 2019
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DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDAMWON Gaming
Jun 2019 - Nov 2019
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DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDAMWON Gaming

Lee "Flame" Ho-jong (Hangul: 이호종) is a League of Legends esports player, previously substitute top laner for DAMWON Gaming.

Biography[edit]

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.

Season 2[edit]

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.

Season 3[edit]

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.

2014 Season[edit]

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.[18]

2015 Season[edit]

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.

2016 Preseason[edit]

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.[19] Incredible Miracle rebranded to Longzhu on January 3, 2016.

2016 Season[edit]

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.

2017 Season[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • Prior to joining Blaze he was known as Goldtec.
  • His favorite champions are IreliaSquare.png Irelia and KennenSquare.png 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. [20]
  • 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.[21]
  • 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.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Flame Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2019-08-180020002
LCK 2019 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG
 Nuguri,
 Flame,
 Canyon,
 Punch,
 ShowMaker,
 Nuclear,
 BeryL,
 Hoit,
 Micro,
 Travel,
 Kim,
 Morning
2019-07-070010001
Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
3 : 1LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG
 Flame,
 Nuguri,
 Canyon,
 ShowMaker,
 Nuclear,
 BeryL,
 Kim
2019-03-310050005
LCK 2019 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG
 Nuguri,
 Flame,
 Canyon,
 Punch,
 ShowMaker,
 Nuclear,
 Aries,
 Hoit,
 BeryL,
 Micro,
 Travel,
 Kim,
 Morning
2018-08-260050065 - 6
NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3100 Thieveslogo std.png100
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
 Flame,
 Santorin,
 Keane,
 WILDTURTLE,
 JayJ,
 Saintvicious,
 Invert
2018-08-200060006
NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
 Flame,
 Santorin,
 Keane,
 WILDTURTLE,
 Kwon,
 JayJ,
 Saintvicious
2018-03-180080008
NA LCS 2018 Spring
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
 Flame,
 AnDa,
 Shrimp,
 Keane,
 Fly,
 WILDTURTLE,
 Stunt,
 JayJ,
 Robert Yip,
 RapidStar
2017-11-0401401614 - 16
Worlds 2017
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
 Flame,
 Xmithie,
 Pobelter,
 Cody Sun,
 Olleh,
 SSONG
2017-09-030020002
NA LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
 Flame,
 Xmithie,
 Pobelter,
 Cody Sun,
 Olleh,
 SSONG
2017-08-060020002
NA LCS 2017 Summer
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
 Flame,
 Xmithie,
 Pobelter,
 Cody Sun,
 Olleh,
 SSONG,
 Robert Yip,
 Dodo
2017-03-260070007
NA LCS 2017 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
 Flame,
 Dardoch,
 Pobelter,
 Cody Sun,
 Olleh,
 Hermes

Media[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

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References