|Name||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||December 25, 1997 (age 20)|
|Soloqueue IDs||StrongHuni (NA), 뚱후니 (KR), Fnatic Hun1 (EUW)|
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Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon started his League of Legends career as a part of the Samsung organization as a practice partner for the team, though he was never officially a substitute for the team.
The first team Huni officially joined was Fnatic in January 2015. Huni and the team's new roster had a successful Spring Split, finishing 2nd in the regular season with a 13-5 record, partly thanks to Huni's impressive performances on Lissandra and Rumble among other champions. This secured them a bye to the semifinals of the Spring Playoffs. Fnatic beat H2k-Gaming in their semifinal matchup, and went on to secure 1st place after taking a 3-2 win over Unicorns Of Love in the playoff final. This meant that Huni and the team would pick up 90 Championship Points towards qualification for the 2015 Season World Championship.
This also meant that Fnatic would represent Europe at the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational. Huni and the team had a relatively successful tournament, which they opened with a decisive win over Team SoloMid. The team also had a notably close group stage game with SK Telecom T1, but went on to lose the game. Fnatic finished the group stage in 4th place, meaning they would advance to the bracket stage. They faced SK Telecom T1 in the semifinals, this time playing out a close series, but ultimately losing 3-2.
Now with Rekkles on the roster instead of Steeelback, Huni and the team went into the Summer Season with confidence running high after their performance on the international stage. Fnatic finished the regular season with a perfect, unbeaten 18-0 record - and became the first team to achieve this in League Championship Series history. This meant a 1st place regular season finish for the team and a bye to the semifinals of the Summer Playoffs. Fnatic went on to win the playoffs, beating Origen 3-2 in a tight final. This qualified the team for the 2015 World Championship, where they would compete as Europe's #1 seed.
At the 2015 World Championship, Fnatic were seeded into Group B along with ahq e-Sports Club, Invictus Gaming, and Cloud9. They picked up 4 wins in the group, going unbeaten in the 2nd week of group stage games, meaning they would advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. In the quarterfinals, Fnatic beat EDward Gaming 3-0 before suffering a 3-0 loss to KOO Tigers in the semifinals, putting an end to their campaign.
Huni and Reignover left Fnatic in November to join Immortals in December 2015 together. With a lineup including the two ex-Fnatic players, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian, Immortals were expected to be one of the top teams in the LCS based on their roster, and for the first six weeks of the split they lived up to - and even surpassed - those expectations. Huni and Reignover together extended their regular-season LCS winstreak from 18 games in Europe to 32 games overall as the team didn't drop a single game prior to week 7. However, in week 7 that streak was snapped as the team lost one game to reigning champions Counter Logic Gaming in week 7. They won the rest of their regular season games, but as the season progressed further they looked weaker and weaker as a team, and even seemed to falter against the last-place Team Dignitas, needing to come back against them to pull out a win.
With a top seed clinched into the playoffs, Immortals were guaranteed to face the lowest-seed team that won in the quarterfinals. That team ended up being Team Solomid, who were on a strong upswing after a sixth-place regular season finish. Despite their seeding advantage, Immortals lost 3-0 to TSM, with both their play and also their drafts called into question. Huni's champion pool limitations were highlighted as he picked Lucian top in game 1, followed by Graves and Gangplank, ignoring the meta-favored tanks of Ekko and Maokai on patch 6.6. They came back the next week to beat Team Liquid and finish in third place overall, with Huni playing the much more conventional Gragas and Poppy.
Expectations for Immortals going into the Summer Season were again high, after they were one of only three NA teams not to change any players in the mid-season break, and while they nearly repeated their spring split record - this time dropping only two series in the new best of 3 format as opposed to 1 best of 1 - they were indisputably the second-best team in the league. TSM with new rookie star support Biofrost went 17-1 in series, and they bested Immortals in both of their head-to-head series. Immortals still had a playoff bye, and so they were able to avoid TSM in the semis, instead facing the third-place Cloud9. In a back-and-forth five-game series, Immortals were upset and faced CLG in the third-place match, which they came back from a disastrous game 1 to win 3-2. Unfortunately, despite their combined 33-3 regular season record, Immortals only had 120 Championship Points compared to CLG's 130, and so it was CLG who won the automatic second-place 2016 Season World Championship seed from North America. And even though Immortals had the top seed in the Regional Finals, they were upset once again by Cloud9, and their season ended short of Worlds. Huni left Immortals in December and joined SK Telecom T1.
SKT's Spring Season was very dominant as the team finished 1st with a 16-2 record. In the playoffs they defeated KT Rolster 3-0 in the finals to capture yet another LCK title and qualify for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational. At MSI the team was once again very dominant, going 8-2 in the group stage. In the knockout phase they defeated Flash Wolves 3-0 in the semifinals and G2 Esports 3-1 in the finals to capture their second MSI title in a row. The Summer Season was the beginning of a huge slump for SKT. They finished 4th in the regular season and just did not look as dominant as they previously did. Huni was struggling to perform well and he taken out as the primary top laner for a lot of the split. In the playoffs SKT lost 1-3 to Longzhu Gaming in the finals, however Huni only got to play in two of the games. Despite this, SKT qualifed for the 2017 Season World Championship as South Korea's 2nd seed. Huni was chosen as SKT's main top laner for the event.
At Worlds they were placed in Group A along with Cloud9, EDward Gaming, and ahq e-Sports Club. Despite looking vulnerable in a lot of matches, SKT finished 1st in the group. In the Quarterfinals they were matched up against Misfits. Although they were expected to win easily, the series went to 5 game with SKT barely winning 3-2. In the Semifinals it was a similar story as they faced off against Royal Never Give Up and won 3-2 in yet another nail biting series. In the finals SKT was dethroned after an 0-3 loss to Samsung Galaxy, marking the first time SKT lost a Best of Five series at a World Championship. In November Huni left SKT and in the next month he joined Echo Fox and moved back to North America.
- Outstanding Rookie of the 2015 Season EU LCS Spring Split.
- Along with teammate Reignover, had a 32-game-long regular season win streak starting on Fnatic with the last two games of the EU LCS 2015 Spring Split, continuing through the entirety of the EU LCS Summer Split, and concluding after 12 games on Immortals in the NA LCS 2016 Spring Split with a week 7 loss to Counter Logic Gaming.
|NA LCS Spring 2016 - Week 6||Quinn||Top||W||9/0/6||Link||Link|
|NA LCS Spring 2016 - Week 9||Ekko||Top||W||8/1/3||Link||Link|
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- January 17, Huni on returning to NA: 'I really want to prove that I'm good. Because I'm from World Finals, so I should be able to win' with Daniel Rosen on theScore esports
- January 18, Huni and Fenix: why NA finals are Huni's next hurdle and Fenix greater than Faker - Travis interview with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 20, Postgame Interview EF vs. FQ NA LCS Spring 2018 wk 1 day 1 with Ovilee on LoL Esports
- January 22, Echo Fox Huni: "Coach Kkoma is the best coach in the world, and I will never find anyone else equivalent to him. " with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- January 29, Huni: 'Coming to NA LCS means proving I'm the best player in North America' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 6, Echo Fox's Huni Wants to Learn More, but he Can't Stop Winning with Albert "Ace" Pariente-Cohen on Esports Heaven
- February 13, Huni believes in SKT to comeback: 'I believe it, I hope they're coming to MSI' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- February 17, The match for 1st place in the NA LCS. Huni: “As long as we play like before, we will easily win.” vs Jensen: “Echo Fox plays a lot of no brain team comps.” with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- February 19, Echo Fox Huni: “Going to MSI as the representative team for NA, I want to show how strong NA is as a region.” with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 1, Huni on smurfing in NA: "I’m just being myself. I’ve only lost 10 games in the LCS." with Blitz Esports
- March 7, Echo Fox Huni: "I heard if you go Banner of Command Sion mid, you automatically get 2 mid towers early on." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- May 9, Interview with Huni after his AMA: “I will try hard to play in MSI next year" with Seong Mo "Daram" Jeong and Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek on Inven Global
- April 12, Huni after EF's win and why they fell off: "I guess the Riot balance team hates me" with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- June 19, Echo Fox Huni, The Multi-Role Player: "I have placed 3 3 times in NA...If I am going to place 3 again, I might as well just place 5th (laughs)" with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- June 21, Huni: "I nearly can play mid and jungle too. Just don't give me support." with Sharon Coone on Blitz Esports
- July 3, Echo Fox Huni: "I will show everyone that NA is better than EU. NA’s performance at MSI was pretty bad but that is because I wasn’t there (laughs)" with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- July 6, Huni: "I told Rekkles to try gold funneling, Vayne top, or literally anything he wanted to." with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- July 6, Huni: if Riot really wants NA to win Worlds, they should change solo queue ping to 7 with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- August 7, Huni on Echo Fox: 'We just need to turn on our brain, 5 people at the same time' with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- January 18, Huni: “I took the SKT entry test two years ago, but MaRin was too good, so I ended up going to Europe.” Translation on Slingshot
- January 18, SKT Huni-Peanut: "I'm happy to have won our first match" with Inven Global
- January 19, SKT Huni on playing tanks: “When you’re a good player, you can play dealer or tanks very well.” Translation on Slingshot
- February 7, Huni on infamous Lucian top pick in 2016 spring semifinals: “It wasn’t just a whimsical pick. It was all approved before the game.” Translation on Slingshot
- March 7, Huni: “I think if we work on the early game instability, we’ll be able to do better since the mid and late game are impacted by the early game.” with Slingshot Esports
- March 15, SKT T1 Huni: "Playing Rumble is as easy as pie for me" with Inven Global
- May 5, EXCLUSIVE: Huni on playing for SKT and the pressure to remain the best in the world with theScore Esports
- May 10, Huni says Hauntzer “didn’t insult Korean top laners.” with Slingshot Esports
- May 10, SKT Huni: "I wanted to prove that SKT is the best team and Huni is the best top laner." with Inven Global
- May 11, SKT Huni on MSI 2017: ‘I don’t think there’s a really good team that can beat us’ with Yahoo Esports
- May 13, Huni on NA LCS, why the West struggles to catch Korea, and what it’s like playing with Faker with Yahoo Esports* May 21, Huni before finals: ’For this tournament, I think we will show that SKT is SKT: SKT is best’ with Yahoo Esports
- May 19, [MSI2017] SKT Huni on Top Lucian: "Yeah, I wanna play it." with LoLEsports, transcription by Inven Global
- May 26, Huni on his goal for the summer split: “I want to try and win two championships in a row because when I achieved that in Europe it felt great.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 6, Huni on Lucian pick: “I can use it a lot more (with permission) this time.” with Slingshot Esports
- July 6, SKT Huni: "I vowed that I'll crush Flash Wolves today." with Inven Global
- July 7, SKT Huni-Blank on the most threatening team in the Rift Rivals: "I think our team is the strongest." with Inven Global
- August 4, Huni on his struggles: “I was only thinking to overcome it and be better because that’s what a professional gamer does.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- August 6, Huni on being subbed in for Game 3 against bbq: “I got sweaty palms, thinking that I had to play well.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 5, SKT T1 Huni: "For sure we will be 1st place. That is our goal first of all." with Inven Global
- October 15, SKT T1 Faker, Huni: "If it isn’t a moment where I make a mistake, I don’t get tilted or stressed at all." with Inven Global
- October 18, Huni on SKT facing Misfits: "I don't think it's going to be that easy" with Travis Gafford
- October 20, SKT Huni: "Today's game was the hardest I've played so far in my entire professional career" with Inven Global
- October 28, SKT T1 Huni: "While laning against Letme, I realized he wasn’t a strong laner." with Inven Global
- January 19, Huni Isn't Afraid of the Other Teams: "I Think We'll Be the Best Team in NA LCS" with G|League
- January 26, Huni on Immortal's performance, developing as a team and karaoke with theScore
- February 14, Huni and Reignover on being confident, their Valentine's day plans and looking ahead to Cloud9 with theScore
- March 1, Huni on losing to CLG: 'It's just one game... I'm definitely not scared against them' with theScore
- June 4, IMT Huni Broadcast Interview (IMT vs. C9) with LoL Esports
- June 8, Immortal Reminder - Huni: “I’m just trying to be the best player in the world." with theScore
- June 15, Huni on Immortals' performance: 'We will prove our team is better' with Yahoo!
- June 27, Huni: This split, we're trying to be ahead of the meta and 'adapt as soon as possible' with theScore
- July 11, Huni on the challenges of Taliyah comps, dying in-game for Pobelter & being NA’s best top laner with theScore
- July 12, Huni calls out TSM, talks IMT Pokemon Go addiction, spars with Pobelter on Overwatch with Yahoo!
- August 29, Huni on the support of the Toronto crowd, playing against Shen and his risky playstyle with theScore
- May 8, Fnatic Huni: "This World Championship I Will Prove That I Will Be The Best Player in the World" with GameSpot
- May 9, Huni Mid-Season Interview: "SKT has a big champ pool; we had to ban Kalista/Lulu [and not Nunu]" with 1337mag
- July 15, Huni: "No one can rival us" in record-breaking season with LoL Esports
- August 24, Huni om vinsten, den nya patchen och Worlds (video) with Fragbite
- October 17, Huni Shifts Worlds Goal From Proving He's "The Best Player in the World" To "The Best Top Laner i… with Gamespot
- November 23, Huni on playing in North America: 'I just want to win the NA LCS' with theScore
- December 12, Huni on his final days representing EU, moving to North America and trying to imitate Rekkles with theScore
- December 13, Huni om att gå till NA, All-Stars och försöket att bli ADC with Fragbite
- December 15, Huni on Working With His New Teammates, Expectations for Next Year, and All Stars with onGamers
Articles & Videos
- January 22, Huni rolls out the Lucian top in his return to the NA LCS-here's why this weird pick works by Aaron Mickunas on Dot Esports
- February 1, How Huni went from '99 percent passion' to cool, calm and collected by Emily Rand on ESPN
- February 18, Huni brings out his Yasuo in Echo Fox's win over 100 Thieves by Malcolm Abbas on DOT Esports
- January 21, Top to bottom: How Huni's LCS bottom lanes may have molded him by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- February 2, Hitting the next level: Huni thriving under kkOma on SKT by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 1, SKT T1 Huni: "The grand plan is to win the World Championship and everything in between." with Inven Global
- May 11, Winning Mentality -- Huni on his growth and playing for SKT by Kien Lam for LoLEsports
- February 9, The team behind Huni by Paul Marshal on LoL Esports
- February 10, Huni on food, family and being bronze by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- March 16, Glass Cannon Darien?! Trying to understand and describe Huni's playstyle by Ryan Tang on Gold per 10
- May 29, Cursed - Why winning Rookie of the Split may spell doom by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- June 20, Huni: 'When I played League at first, I was bronze' by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- December 5, Carries everywhere: How Huni and Peanut fit around SKT’s roster of stars by Xing Li on The Daily Dot
- December 5, What to expect from SKT Peanut and Huni by Austen Goslin on The Rift Herald
- December 6, In defense of SKT Huni by Tim Sevenhuysen on theScore
- April 21, A Tale of two top laners - Impact and Huni by Azubu
- May 4, Huni - Funny Montage (3m)
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