GorillA

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GorillA
SB GorillA 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameKang Beom-hyun (강범현)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayNovember 18, 1994 (age 25)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
TeamSANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming
RoleSupport
Favorite ChampsAlistarSquare.pngTahm KenchSquare.png
Soloqueue IDs나진 꼬릴라, HUYA GorillA,
GE GorillA,
lookingforjob
Social Media & Links
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Kang "GorillA" (▶️ listen) Beom-hyun (Hangul: 강범현) is a League of Legends esports player, currently support for SANDBOX Gaming. His name was previously stylized Gorilla.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield
Support
Jun 20132013-06-21[2]Oct 20142014-10-31[1]1yr 4mo
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers
Support
Nov 20142014-11-14[4]Nov 20162016-11-25[3]2yr 11d
KR
LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming
Support
Dec 20162016-12-04[7]Jan 20182018-01-07[6]1yr 1mo
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
Support
Jan 20182018-01-07[9]Nov 20182018-11-19[8]10mo 12d
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming
Support
Nov 20182018-11-23[11]Jul 20192019-07-25[10]8mo 2d
KR
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming
Support
Nov 20192019-11-21[12]Present6mo 11d
TeamStartEnd
KR
NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin Shield
Support
Jun 20132013-06-21[2]Jun 20132013-06-21[13]
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield
Support
Jun 20132013-06-21[13]Oct 20142014-10-31[1]1yr 4mo
KR
HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers
Support
Nov 20142014-11-14[4]Jan 20152015-01-02[14]1mo 18d
KR
GE Tigerslogo std.pngGE Tigers
Support
Jan 20152015-01-02[14]May 20152015-05-17[15]4mo 15d
KR
KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigers
Support
May 20152015-05-17[15]Nov 20152015-11-04[16]5mo 18d
KR
KOO Tigerslogo std.pngTigers
Support
Nov 20152015-11-04[16]Jan 20162016-01-05[17]2mo 1d
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers
Support
Jan 20162016-01-05[17]Nov 20162016-11-25[3]10mo 20d
KR
LongZhulogo std.pngLongzhu Gaming
Support
Dec 20162016-12-04[7]Jan 20182018-01-07[6]1yr 1mo
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonX
Support
Jan 20182018-01-07[9]Nov 20182018-11-19[8]10mo 12d
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming
Support
Nov 20182018-11-23[11]Jul 20192019-07-25[10]8mo 2d
KR
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaming
Support
Nov 20192019-11-21[12]Present6mo 11d

News

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
KR
NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNJ SHDJune 21,
Top Laner
Chop,
Mid Laner
Ggoong,
Bot Laner
Zefa, and
Support
GorillA join.
Save (Mid to Top) changes position.[2]
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWSJune 21, NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin Shield renames to Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield.[13]
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWSOctober 31,
Support
GorillA leaves.[1]
KR
HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYANovember 14, HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers is formed.
Top Laner
Smeb,
Jungler
Lee,
Mid Laner
Kuro,
Bot Laner
PraY,
Support
GorillA, and NoFe (Head Coach) join.
[4][5]
KR
GE Tigerslogo std.pngGETJanuary 2, HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers renames to GE Tigerslogo std.pngGE Tigers.[14]
KR
KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOOMay 17, GE Tigerslogo std.pngGE Tigers renames to KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigers.[15]
KR
KOO Tigerslogo std.pngTGNovember 4, KOO Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigers renames to KOO Tigerslogo std.pngTigers.[16]
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROXJanuary 5, KOO Tigerslogo std.pngTigers renames to ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers.[17]
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROXNovember 25,
Support
GorillA leaves.[3]
KR
LongZhulogo std.pngLZDecember 4,
Bot Laner
PraY and
Support
GorillA join.
[7]
KR
LongZhulogo std.pngLZJanuary 7,
Top Laner
Khan,
Jungler
Cuzz,
Jungler
Peanut,
Mid Laner
Bdd,
Bot Laner
PraY,
Support
GorillA,
Top Laner
S
Rascal, Hirai (Head Coach), Sin (Coach), Supreme (Coach), and Spark (Manager) leave.[6]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZJanuary 7,
Top Laner
Khan,
Top Laner
Rascal,
Jungler
Cuzz,
Jungler
Peanut,
Mid Laner
Bdd,
Bot Laner
PraY,
Support
GorillA, Hirai (Head Coach), Sin (Coach), Supreme (Coach), and Spark (Manager) join.
[9]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZMarch 2,
Top Laner
Khan,
Top Laner
Rascal,
Jungler
Peanut,
Mid Laner
Bdd,
Bot Laner
Pray,
Support
Gorilla, supreme (Coach), and ActScene (Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2018.
Jungler
Cuzz's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019. Hirai (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 20 November 2020.[18]
KR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZNovember 19,
Jungler
Peanut,
Bot Laner
PraY, and
Support
GorillA leave.[8]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFNovember 23,
Support
GorillA joins.
[11]
Jungler
Maxlore's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
Support
Gorilla's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.[19]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFJanuary 15,
Top Laner
sOAZ and
Support
Gorilla's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.
Jungler
Maxlore and
Mid Laner
Febiven's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021. Jesiz (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[20]
EU
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSFJuly 25,
Support
Gorilla leaves.[10]
KR
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSBNovember 21,
Support
GorillA joins.
[12]
Mid Laner
FATE's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.
Support
GorillA's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[21]

Biography[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Kang "Gorilla" Beom-hyun joined NaJin White Shield on June 21, 2013 as their new starting support. He played in his first tournament at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where Shield made it to the quarterfinals but lost 3-0 to CJ Entus Frost.

2014 Season[edit]

The new season started off fairly well for GorillA and his team. They attended PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they placed 4th, their highest result ever, after making to the semifinals but losing 3-1 to Samsung Ozone and the KT Rolster Bullets. Their next tournament was HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 where they made it to the finals of the whole tournament but lost 3-1 to Samsung Blue. The team's final OGN of the year was HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 where they dropped 3-2 in the quarterfinals to the KT Rolster Arrows. Shield acquired enough circuit points to qualify for the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals. They pulled off a miracle run and made it through the whole gauntlet, ending with a 3-1 victory against SK Telecom T1 K to qualify for the 2014 Season World Championship. They attended worlds later that year, where they made it out of groups but were beaten 3-0 by OMG in the quarterfinals. On October 31, 2014, it was announced that GorillA parted ways with NaJin White Shield.[22]

2015 Season[edit]

On November 14, 2014, GorillA joined the newly formed HUYA Tigers together with Smeb, Lee, PraY, and kurO.[23][24] The team played in the Champions Spring 2015 Qualifiers along with Incredible Miracle, Prime Clan, and Xenics, where they finished 2-1 and qualified for Champions Spring 2015. The team then renamed to GE Tigers. GE started out unarguably the top team in Korea at SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and earned themselves an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost 2-1 to Team WE in the semifinals. This defeat was considered by many casters and analysts to be the biggest upset to date in the entire history of League of Legends competition. They qualified for the finals of the OGN playoffs because of their first place finish in the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost 3-0 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals and placed second. The team renamed to the KOO Tigers prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015. KOO placed fourth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs but lost 3-2 in the semifinals to KT Rolster. Because SKT won the finals, KOO still qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed due to circuit points. KOO was placed into a group at worlds with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record. They beat KT Rolster 3-1 and Fnatic 3-0 to make it to the finals against SKT. However, they finally fell in the finals with a 3-1 loss.

2016 Preseason[edit]

Soon after Worlds, Koo dropped the team as a sponsor and they renamed to the Tigers. The Tigers played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. The Tigers renamed to ROX Tigers in January.

2016 Season[edit]

During the 2016 LCK Spring Split, the ROX Tigers dominated domestically in similar fashion to 2015. They finished the regular season with a 16-2 match record, losing only to KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Earning first place in the regular season gave them a bye to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. ROX entered as the favorites this time, but still lost 3-1, earning themselves second place for the spring split.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, the Tigers once again placed first in the regular season with an impressive 15-3 scoreline in Bo3s, with two losses to SK Telecom T1 and one loss to Samsung Galaxy. This seeded them in the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs directly into their third domestic finals, where they eventually met KT Rolster. In an epic series, the ROX Tigers won the set 3-2, claiming 1st place in the Summer Split and giving them Korea's first seed into the 2016 Season World Championship.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, the ROX Tigers were placed into Group A, along with G2 Esports, Counter Logic Gaming, and Albus NoX Luna.

Trivia[edit]

  • Chose the username "GorillA" because apparently he looks like gorilla.
  • Known as an extremely humble and respectful person
  • Known as one of the best LuluSquare.png Lulu and ThreshSquare.png Thresh supports in Korea.
  • Known for having a very large support champion pool
  • Re-popularized JannaSquare.png Janna as a top-tier support in season 4.
  • Selected by caster MonteCristo and Thorin in Summoning Insight as the 2015 Player of the Year.
  • Invented MissFortuneSquare.png Miss Fortune support in season 6 World Championship semi-final against SKT.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

GorillA Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2020-04-30aaaaaaQ LCK 2020 Summer Promotion
3 : 0Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSRB
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSB Summit,  OnFleek,  FATE,  Route,  GorillA,  Joker,  DooTi
2020-04-160090009 LCK 2020 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSB Summit,  Lonely,  OnFleek,  Punch,  Dove,  FATE,  Leo,  Route,  GorillA,  Joker,  Laden,  Morning,  Coco
2020-01-050020002 KeSPA Cup 2019
0 : 3Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
SANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSB Summit,  OnFleek,  Dove,  FATE,  Leo,  Route,  GorillA,  Joker,  Laden,  Coco,  Morning
2019-08-170090009 LEC 2019 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF sOAZ,  Dan Dan,  Maxlore,  Kirei,  Febiven,  LIDER,  Hans Sama,  Neon,  Gorilla,  H1IVA,  Doss,  Moose,  Jesiz
2019-03-160080008 LEC 2019 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF sOAZ,  Maxlore,  Febiven,  Hans Sama,  Gorilla,  Jesiz,  Moose
2018-09-160020002 Korea Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Khan,  Rascal,  Peanut,  Cuzz,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene,  Supreme
2018-08-150040004 LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Khan,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene,  Supreme
2018-08-090030003 LCK 2018 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Khan,  Rascal,  Cuzz,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene
2018-07-080020002 Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS
2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Khan,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  ActScene
2018-05-200020002 MSI 2018
1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
Kingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKZ Khan,  Peanut,  Cuzz,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  ActScene

Media[edit]

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

Images[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Gorilla
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [뉴스] '고릴라' 강범현 등 4인 탈퇴, 나진 e엠파이어 선수단 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 “e-mFire” 프로게임단 7인 로스터 체제 확정 및 팀명 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GorillA's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 [취재] 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Kingzone DragonX's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Misfits Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Misfits Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 SANDBOX Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 “e-mFire” 프로게임단 7인 로스터 체제 확정 및 팀명 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 스베누 롤챔스 코리아 스프링 2015 출전 구단 로스터 (Korean) tving.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 [취재] GE 타이거즈, KOO 타이거즈로 팀 명 변경과 '위즈덤' 김태완 영입! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 [뉴스] 새 얼굴 대거 등장! 네이버 2015 LoL KeSPA컵 로스터 공개! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 [뉴스] 리그오브레전드 게임단 '락스 타이거즈', 스프링 시즌 로스터 확정 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  18. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-02-24; after change - KR - 2018-03-02
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-11-22; after change - EU - 2018-11-23
  20. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-01-09; after change - EU - 2019-01-15
  21. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-11-20; after change - KR - 2019-11-21
  22. '고릴라' 강범현 등 4인 탈퇴, 나진 e엠파이어 선수단 변경 (Korean) sports.news.naver.com
  23. 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  24. Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com