|Name:||Choi Jae-hyun (최재현)|
|Country of Birth:||France|
|Birthday:||April 3, 1995|
|Previous Residencies:|| |
|Team:||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Soloqueue IDs:||빅파일 후히, who 1s he, who is he (NA), 웅옹웅 (KR)|
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| Team History|
Choi "Huhi" Jae-hyun joined Bigfile Miracle in February of 2014 as a mid laner. They competed in HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 but they lost all six of their games and placed last in their group. The roster was released in September of that year to join Quvic E-Sports.
Huhi left Quvic in October 2014 and on the 23rd of the month it was officially announced that Huhi would be the midlaner for Team Fusion. The team qualified for the North American Expansion tournament via the Challenger ladder. They won their first-round match against Team Confusion due to a forfeit from Confusion, and then defeated Enemy eSports 2-0 in the second round. In the offline tournament, Team Fusion narrowly beat Final Five 3-2 after losing the first two games. They then lost to Curse Academy 3-1 and were knocked down to the loser's bracket to face Team Coast. This time, Fusion got ahead 2-0 but then ultimately lost the series and did not qualify for the 2015 NA LCS Spring Season; however, their placement did qualify them for the NACS Spring Season.
After a pattern of losing almost every off-stream game and winning every on-stream game, Fusion finished the NACS season in third place. In the 2015 NA CS Spring Playoffs, Fusion lost 2-1 to Team Dragon Knights and then beat Final Five 2-0 to end in third place. Fusion was forced to face Dignitas for a spot in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Season. Fusion lost the series 3-2 but retained an automatic qualification into the 2015 NA CS Summer Season; however, the team disbanded. Huhi joined Counter Logic Gaming as one of two starting mid laners alongside Pobelter for the 2015 NA LCS Summer Season.
Huhi didn't play in the regular season or the 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs. Shortly after CLG qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship, the team announced that Huhi would be substituting for them in the jungle, due to "unresolvable VISA issues" with Xmithie. However, after a few weeks of Huhi scrimming with CLG, the problems were resolved, enabling Xmithie to play after all.
Despite the fact that Huhi hadn't gotten to play a single game live with the team during the 2015 season, in October CLG announced that he would replace Pobelter for the 2016 season as starting mid laner. Doublelift also left the team, after over four years of playing for CLG. He was replaced by Stixxay. In November, CLG attended IEM San Jose, where they defeated Unicorns of Love and Jin Air Green Wings before losing to Origen. Their performance earned them a seed into IEM Katowice, which they attended after the seventh week of the LCS. However, despite being in a strong position domestically, in second place behind only the almost-undefeated Immortals (to whom CLG had handed their only loss of the season the week before), CLG were eliminated immediately from Katowice, losing first to SK Telecom T1 and then to Fnatic.
CLG entered the LCS playoffs in second place, still behind Immortals, and still the only team to have beaten Immortals in the regular season. They won their semifinal series against Team Liquid in five games, winning the last game with a double teleport play to catch out Piglet and close out a win. Despite seeding expectations, their finals match was against TSM, who had 3-0'd Immortals the week before. This series also went to five games, and CLG once again won, qualifying for the Mid-Season Invitational.
Returning to North America for the Summer Split, CLG were expected to be at the top of the league after their MSI performance. However, not only did they fail to achieve that, but they weren't even in the top half of the standings until week 6. From there, they climbed to a fourth place regular season finish. In the playoffs, CLG first faced off against Team Liquid, whom they beat 3-1, before falling to TSM 3-0 in the semifinals. Crucially, one of Huhi's signature mid lane champions Aurelion Sol was found to have a bug partway through their first game, and the game was remade with Aurelion Sol disabled for the rest of the playoffs (though it was generally accepted that TSM would have won regardless). CLG lost the third-place to Immortals but automatically qualified for the World Championship based on Championship Points due to TSM's finals win over Cloud9.
CLG were seeded into Group A at Worlds, alongside the ROX Tigers, G2 Esports, and wildcard Albus NoX Luna. Going into the group, CLG and G2 were seen as contenders for the second seed, while Tigers and Albus NoX were expected to finish first and last, respectively. Instead, CLG dropped both of their games to the wildcard team, and ANX skyrocketed to a second-place group stage finish while G2 collapsed into last place; CLG ended their Worlds run in third with a 3-3 record.
Transitioning into the spring split of the 2017 LCS season, CLG was the only North American team to not make any changes to its roster. They were inconsistent to begin the split, fluctuating between 5th and 7th place over the first half of the season before stabilizing with a 2-0 week 5. CLG remained in the playoffs after that, and a 3-1 record down the stretch put them in fourth behind TSM, Cloud9 and a much improved Phoenix1. In the playoffs, CLG faced off against 5th seed FlyQuest. Although they started off strong with 2 wins, they were ultimately reverse swept and lost 2-3 which knocked them out of playoffs.
In the mideason, CLG swapped junglers with Immortals, sending Xmithie, one of their longest tenured players, to the team for Dardoch. This change seemed to work out for both sides, as CLG began the season in a three way race for first with Immortals and TSM. As the season went on however, CLG's performance started to drop and eventually Dardoch left the team and was replaced by LCS rookie OmarGod. This stabilized CLG's play to some extent and they finished the regular season in 3rd place with a 12-6 record. In the playoffs CLG managed to defeat Team EnVyUs 3-2 in a hard fought series. They however lost 0-3 to Immortals in the Semifinals. In the third place match CLG swept Team Dignitas 3-0 to end their playoff run on a high note.
Their third place finish gave CLG the second seed in the Regional Finals. There, they defeated FlyQuest 3-1, setting up a match with Cloud9 to make Worlds. After they dropped the first two games, CLG managed to win the third and make it a series, but dropped the fourth and lost the series which in turn ended their 2017 season.
- Although he was born in France, he does not have French citizenship.
- He often hovers Aatrox, his girlfriend's favorite champion, in champion select.
- Considered to be one of the best Aurelion Sol players in the world. He has a high win-rate with this champion.
- Known for his Fiora pocket pick.
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
- October 24, Huhi iBUYPOWER Vlog: Huhi becomes CLG's starting mid-laner!
- May 14, Huhi on CLG's champion select against FW: 'We never played Sona in scrims' with Marcel Feldkamp on theScore
- January 18, HUHI: Shotcaller with Counter Logic Gaming
- January 18, Huhi says bo1's don't hurt NA's chances internationally // EU mids in NA LCS don't make him nervous with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 7, 20 Questions with CLG Huhi with Counter Logic Gaming
- March 8, CLG Huhi: "I want to remind everyone why my Aurelion Sol is a must ban against me." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 13, Huhi: CLG's slim gateway to playoffs and what's wrong with Echo Fox with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- June 28, Huhi says the crazy meta is closing the gap in NA LCS with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- July 19, CLG Huhi: "Aphromoo was one of the main pillars of our team... After he was gone, we weren't sure about how to fill his shoes." with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 28, Huhi: "As I started in the LCS, I somehow made a bad impression & people only remember those things" with Blitz Esports
- June 20, Huhi: It's a new feeling for me because I now have an aggressive jungler that has his strong opinion with Travis Gafford
- June 30, CLG HuHi on Importing Players: "There are plenty of players with great potentials in NA solo queue" with Inven Global
- July 3, Huhi: “Draft is the foundation of the execution. If the foundation is solid, it’s pretty easy to view how to play the game.” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- August 2, Huhi elaborates on the reasons for Dardoch's departure from CLG; asks fans to trust in the team with Travis Gafford
- August 6, CLG Huhi on Ssumday’s Nasus: “It wasn't a good pick but he likes playing carry champions” with Inven Global
- August 25, Huhi on advising OmarGod: “I told him that I also improved a lot from the criticism that I got instead of trying to ignore it.” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- September 3, CLG HUHI INTERVIEW - TALKING GAUNTLET, WORLDS, AND THE TEAM ATMOSPHERE with Ace Jack on Esports Heaven
- February 1, HuHi on CLG: 'We are going to start slow, but we are 100 percent sure we are going to end up strong' with theScore
- February 11, Huhi Believes CLG Is at Least the Second Best NA LCS Team Right Now with G|League
- February 24, Huhi on CLG's weaknesses, how they plan to keep their spot in the rankings & the best NA mid laners with theScore
- March 4, Huhi on facing SKT: 'We're preparing pretty well so we believe we're going to win' with Lisa Doan on theScore
- April 8, [LoL] Head-to-Head: Fenix vs. HuHi with theScore
- May 6, Huhi on CLG's match against SKT and their failure to respect SuperMassive with Travis Gafford on Yahoo Esports
- June 12, Huhi on staying true to CLG's playstyle: 'We thought let's just be CLG, not like other teams' with theScore
- July 18, Huhi on keeping the momentum: 'We’re not going to take any break because whenever we do, we suck' with theScore
- August 2, Huhi on facing Team Liquid in the quarterfinals: 'I just think we can outsmart them' with theScore
- August 19, Huhi talks TL's unexpected sub, the lane-swap 'misconception' about CLG and hunting the three-peat with theScore
- October 1, CLG's Huhi on his critics: 'I just have to play better so they love me afterwards' with theScore
- October 3, Huhi on upsetting ROX with his Aurelion Sol and Albus NoX Luna deserving to be 2-1 with theScore
- October 3, Huhi on Group A craziness, Aurelion Sol and what CLG means to him with Slingshot Esports
- October 8, Huhi on CLG's Worlds performance, the roster’s future and his thoughts on an ANX vs. Rox final with theScore
- February 10, Inside The Reactor 7 – HuHi with Team Fusion
- September 12, CLG’s HuHi on bootcamping in Korea and his role on the team with TheScore
- September 20, EITHER/OR with CLG's HuHi with TheScore
- November 22, Huhi on His Debut as a CLG Starter, the Current Team Atmosphere, and More with Gamespot
- November 22, Darshan and HuHi on playing with a new roster, CLG's game against UoL and looking ahead to 2016 with theScore
- December 13, Huhi on the Huni vs Huhi Name Situation: "I'll Kill Huni, and Then I'll Prove That I'm Better Tha… with onGamers
- October 29, First Look at Team Fusion with Cloth5
Articles & Videos
- May 2, Raw and Uncut: CLG HuHi's 2016 Spring Split Profile (8m52s) from theScore on YouTube
- May 12, Huhi Unlocked CLG's S6 Success by Ryan Tang on GAMURS
- June 5, Huhi following loss to TSM: 'I know we'll be the best team at playoffs' by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- May 29, Changing the Logic: CLG's New Mid Lane Duo from theScore
- October 23, I'm the Carry Now: the ascension of Heo "Huni" Seung-hoonby Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on theScore
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- Team Fusion's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Team Fusion's Tweet twitter.com
- CLG Brings Change to the Mid Lane clgaming.net
- CLG Worlds Roster Update clgaming.net
- Xmithie to Play in 2015 World Group Stages clgaming.net
- Mid Lane Changes For LCS 2016 clgaming.net
- CLG Parts Ways With Doublelift clgaming.net
- Exit the Dragon: On Competitive Integrity and Aurelion Sol thescoreesports.com
- Harris Peskin's Tweet twitter.com
- Harris Peskin's Tweet twitter.com
- Jae's ask.fm ask.fm
- Jae's ask.fm ask.fm