Jin Air Green Wings is a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea.
Originally, it was formed in November 2011 as a StarCraft: Brood War team when three Proleague teams - Hwaesung Oz, WeMade FOX and MBCGame HERO - disbanded, and was simply known as the 8th Team initially until South Korean budget airline Jin Air became its title sponsor in July 2013.
The Jin Air organization picked up the rosters of Eat Sleep Game and Hoon Good Day to form the Jin Air Green Wings Falcons and the Jin Air Green Wings Stealths respectively. Miso, Reapered, Raven, Roar and StarLast joined the Falcons and HooN, TrAce, ActScene, ŁØAÐ and IceBear joined the Stealths. Neither team managed to qualify for worlds.
A mixed Jin Air team participated at the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 but they placed fifth in the regular season and missed playoffs. Neither the Stealths nor the Falcons managed to earn enough circuit points to qualify for the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals so neither went to worlds.
Changes to the OGN rules forced both teams to merge to form the Jin Air Green Wings. The roster consisted of TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Chei, and XD. They placed fourth in the regular season of SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and qualified for the playoffs. However, they lost in the first round 3-0 to CJ Entus and placed fourth for the season. Jin Air placed sixth in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 and gained 10 circuit points but missed the playoffs. They had enough circuit points to qualify for the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals where they made it to the finals but lost 3-1 to KT Rolster and barely missed out on worlds.
In the offseason, Jin Air lost several players including starting toplaner TrAce, jungler Chaser, and midlaner GBM. With a roster consisting of rookie SoHwan and former substitutes Winged and Kuzan, as well as their existing botlane Pilot and Chei, they played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the quarterfinals to CJ Entus. Following that, they were invited to IEM San Jose where they were seeded into the semi-finals, but lost 2-0 to Counter Logic Gaming. TrAce rejoined Jin Air shortly after these tournaments.
Jin Air started the 2016 LCK Spring Split strong, notably upsetting reigning world champions SK Telecom T1 on the first week. For the majority of the split, Jin Air held onto second place only behind the ROX Tigers, but fell down to fourth by the end of the season. Still qualifying for the Spring Playoffs, they beat the Afreeca Freecs 2-0 before falling 3-1 to eventual winners SK Telecom T1. This gave them a fourth place finish for the split.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, Jin Air went 7-11 in series score, netting them seventh place overall in the split. This made them barely miss the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs for the season. However, their fourth place finish from last season gave them a berth into the first round of the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals. In a close set against the Afreeca Freecs, Jin Air was defeated 3-2, ending their season.
- January 13th, Sweet and UmTi are fined KRW 500,000 and ordered to complete 20 hours community service each for using harsh language.
- March 18th, Raise moves to jungler.
- April 27th, Sweet leaves coaching role.
- May 18th, Ccomet joins as a coach.
- November 14th, Han Sang-yong renames to H-Dragon.
- November 19th, Yaharong joins.
- November 20th, ikssu, Raise, and Kuzan leave. Ccomet leaves coaching role. SnowFlower is set to leave after the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup.
- November 27th, Justice and Wraith join. Fly joins as a coach.
- November 29th, team is eliminated from the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. SnowFlower leaves.
- January 6th, Blanc joins.
- November 1st, Teddy joins.
- November 29th, TrAce, Blanc, Pilot, Chei, and Sweet leave.
- November 30th, Raise joins.
- December 4th, Winged leaves.
- December 20th, ikssu, UmTi, and SnowFlower join.
- January 6th, Sky joins.
- April 17th, 4th Place in the SBENU Champions Spring 2015.
- September 5th, 2nd Place in the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals.
- September (approx.), SoHwan joins.
- November 5th, GBM leaves.
- November 22nd, 3rd-4th place in the IEM Season X - San Jose.
- November 29th, Chaser, Cpt Jack, and TrAce leave.
- December 18th, TrAce rejoins.
- November 28th, GBM rejoins.
||Kim Jun-yeong (김준영)
||Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)
||Eom Seong-hyeon (엄성현)
||Lee Chan-ju (이찬주)
||Yoon Seok-joon (윤석준)
||Park Jin-seong (박진성)
AD Carry|| 2016-11-01
||Park Chan-ho (박찬호)
||Han Sang-yong (한상용)
||Kim Sang-chul (김상철)
|Jin Air Green Wings Tournament Results|
|2018-03-25||7 - 10th||₩ 10,000,000|| LCK 2018 Spring||7 - 11 RR|| SoHwan, UmTi, Grace, Justice, Teddy, Wraith|
|2017-12-02||5 - 8th||₩ 5,000,000|| KeSPA Cup 2017||1 : 2 LZ|| SoHwan, UmTi, Yaharong, Teddy, SnowFlower|
|2017-08-06||6 - 10th||₩ 10,000,000|| LCK 2017 Summer||8 - 10 RR|| ikssu, SoHwan, UmTi, Raise, Kuzan, Teddy, SnowFlower|
|2017-04-29||Q|| LCK 2017 Summer Promotion||3 : 1 KM|| SoHwan, ikssu, UmTi, Kuzan, Teddy, SnowFlower|
|2017-04-02||6 - 10th||₩ 10,000,000|| LCK 2017 Spring||4 - 14 RR|| ikssu, SoHwan, UmTi, Raise, Kuzan, Teddy, SnowFlower|
|2016-11-19||5 - 8th||₩ 5,000,000|| KeSPA Cup 2016||1 : 2 ROX|| SoHwan, Winged, Kuzan, Teddy, Chei|
|2016-09-03||4th|| Korea Regional Finals 2016||2 : 3 AFs|| TrAce, Winged, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei|
|2016-08-06||7 - 10th||₩ 10,000,000|| LCK 2016 Summer||7 - 11 RR|| TrAce, SoHwan, Winged, Blanc, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei, Sweet|
|2016-04-23||4th||₩ 20,000,000|| LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs||1 : 3 SKT|| TrAce, Winged, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei|
|2016-04-09||4th|| LCK 2016 Spring||10 - 8 RR|| TrAce, SoHwan, Winged, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei|
|2015-11-23||3 - 4th||$ 5,000|| IEM Season 10 San Jose||0 : 2 CLG|| SoHwan, Winged, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei, Sweet|
|2015-11-14||5 - 8th||₩ 5,000,000|| KeSPA Cup 2015||0 : 2 CJ|| SoHwan, Winged, Kuzan, Pilot, Chei|
|2015-09-05||2nd|| Korea Regional Finals 2015||1 : 3 KT|| TrAce, Chaser, GBM, Pilot, Chei, Han Sang-yong|
|2015-08-18||1st||₩ 5,000,000|| CK 2015 Summer Playoffs||3 : 1 IM|| TrAce, Winged, Chaser, Kuzan, GBM, Cpt Jack, Pilot, Chei, Sweet|
|2015-08-13||6th||₩ 10,000,000|| Champions 2015 Summer||10 - 8 RR|| TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Kuzan, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Sweet, Chei|
|2015-08-06||1st|| CK 2015 Summer||5 - 0 RR|| Ham, May, TrAce, Winged, Kuzan, Cpt Jack, Pilot, Chei, Sweet|
|2015-05-02||4th||₩ 20,000,000|| Champions 2015 Spring Playoffs||0 : 3 CJ|| TrAce, Chaser, GBM, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Chei|
|2015-04-11||4th|| Champions 2015 Spring||7 - 7 RR|| TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Chei, XD|
|2014-12-20||7th|| Champions 2015 Spring Preseason||1-0-3 RR|| TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Cpt Jack, Pilot, Chei, XD|
|Total Prize: KRW 110,000,000 • USD 5,000|
Jin Air Green Wings 2017 LCK Spring Roster