GorillA

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GorillA
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Background Information
Name: Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현)
Country of Birth: South Korea South Korea
Birthday: November 18, 1994 (1994-11-18) (age 23)
Residency: News Label - Korea.png Korea
Competitive
Team: Kingzone DragonX
Role: Support
Soloqueue IDs: 나진 꼬릴라, HUYA GorillA, GE GorillA
Social Media and Links
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Team History
Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
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Najin White Shieldlogo std.png NaJin White Shield
Nov 2014 - Nov 2015
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KOO Tigerslogo std.png KOO Tigers
Nov 2015 - Jan 2016
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KOO Tigerslogo std.png Tigers
Jan 2016 - Nov 2016
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ROX Tigerslogo std.png ROX Tigers
Dec 2016 - Jan 2018
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LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
Jan 2018 - Present
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Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyeon (Hangul: 강범현) is the support for Kingzone DragonX.

Biography

Season 3

Kang "GorillA" Beom-hyeon 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

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.[1]

2015 Season

On November 14, 2014, GorillA joined the newly formed HUYA Tigers together with Smeb, Lee, PraY, and kurO.[2][3] 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

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

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

  • 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

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2018-09-16A22WCS logo small.png Korea Regional Finals 20180 : 3Gen.Glogo std.png GENKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Khan,
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 Rascal,
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 Cuzz,
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 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2018-08-15A44LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs1 : 3Freecslogo std.png AFsKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
Toprole icon.png
 Khan,
Junglerole icon.png
 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA,
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 Hirai,
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 ActScene,
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 Supreme
2018-08-09A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Summer13 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Khan,
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 Rascal,
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 Cuzz,
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 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2018-07-08A22RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPLKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Khan,
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 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2018-05-20A22MSI logo.png 2018 Mid-Season Invitational1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNGKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Khan,
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 Peanut,
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 Cuzz,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA,
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 ActScene
2018-04-14A11LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs3 : 1Freecslogo std.png AFsKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Khan,
Junglerole icon.png
 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2018-03-25A11LCK logo small.png LCK 2018 Spring16 - 2Blanklogo std.png RRKingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
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 Rascal,
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 Khan,
Junglerole icon.png
 Peanut,
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 Cuzz,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2017-12-09A33 - 4Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png All-Star 2017 Los Angeles1 : 2LPL Allstarslogo std.png LPLLCK Allstarslogo std.png LCK
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 CuVee,
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 Ambition,
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 Faker,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA,
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 H-Dragon
2017-12-02A22KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20172 : 3KTRolsterLogo std.png KTLongZhulogo std.png LZ
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 Khan,
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 Peanut,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA
2017-11-04A55 - 8WCS logo small.png 2017 World Championship0 : 3Samsunglogo std.png SSGLongZhulogo std.png LZ
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 Khan,
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 Rascal,
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 Cuzz,
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 Bdd,
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 PraY,
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 GorillA,
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 Kim Jeong-soo

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Videos

  • 2017

Gallery

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