Kingzone DragonX

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Kingzone DragonX
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Team Information
Org Location
China
Team Location
South Korea
Region
KR
Korea
PartnerFighting E-sports Group
Douyu
HyperX
RYZEN
emTek
Xenics
Red Bull
History
Created2018-01-07
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Kingzone DragonX (Korean: 킹존 드래곤X) is a professional Korean team.

History[edit]

2018 Season[edit]

In January 2018, Kingzone acquired the roster of Longzhu Gaming and re-branded the roster as Kingzone DragonX. The team competed in the 2018 Spring Split where they were defeated at the opening match by KSV eSports, largely because of the suspension of top laner Khan. When Khan's suspension was expired, the team began a rampage that resulted in a 7 series winstreak before being defeated by BBQ Oliviers. However, Kingzone was unfazed and became a top one team with a record of 16-2, guaranteeing them a spot in the Spring Playoffs as the number one seed. Among the teams that Kingzone defeated was KT Rolster, Afreeca Freecs, ROX Tigers, SK Telecom T1, and KSV eSports. Kingzone went into the finals a heavy favorite and beat Afreeca to qualify for the Mid-Season Invitational, the first team other than SKT T1 to do so from Korea.

In the Mid-Season Invitational, expectations towards Kingzone were very high but they gave out disappointing performances in the tournament, losing to the likes of Flash Wolves and Fnatic. Having a 6-4 record, they managed to secure a playoff spot where they managed to defeat Flash Wolves 3-1 in the semi-finals but fell to Royal Never Give Up 3-1 in the finals, ending the LCK's dominance over the Mid-Season Invitational. Much of the criticism were placed to Khan and Gorilla, which many thought was the reason of Kingzone's fall in the tournament. In the Summer Split, Kingzone was not as dominant as it had in Spring, netting third place in the round-robin and had another poor international performance at Rift Rivals where LCK lost the finals against LPL. In the Quarterfinals, Afreeca Freecs got their revenge against Kingzone for the Spring Split final and defeated them 3-1, resulting in Kingzone playing in the 2018 Korean Regional Finals, as KT Rolster had exceeded their championship points. In the Regional Finals, Kingzone failed to qualify for the World Championship, losing 3-0 to Gen.G.

After the season most players chose to continue their careers at other teams. KZ trusted Rascal and Cuzz enough to got with them in the starting roster into the new season. They signed reigning LCK champions PawN and Deft from KT as well as Afreeca's TuSin to complete their line-up. Their first test was the new roster of Gen.G at the quarterfinals of 2018 LoL KeSPA Cup but they were clean swept by them.

2019 Season[edit]

They did also not manage to get on form in time for the Spring Split and found themselves after 4 weeks at 4-4 in 6th place although 3 of these losses turned out to have been against top 4 teams. At this point they turned their split around though and went on an absolute tear for the rest of split going 9-1 in their remaining 10 series whilst only losing to SKT and clean sweeping 7 times. This 13-5 record was enough to go into playoffs as 3rd seed. In round 2 of playoffs KZ showed that the peak performance between the top 3 and the rest of the league are far apart as they obliterated DAMWON Gaming in a clean 3-0 sweep to battle SKT for a spot in the final. What was expected to be a competitive series ended up in a clear 3-0 sweep for SKT where KZ were dominated in games 1 and 3 and threw away a big lead in game 2.

During mid season KingZone revealed that PawN had ongoing issues with his wrists so they promoted NaeHyun as starting mid laner for Summer Split. Although this was seen as a downgrade all players of the team stepped up and showed surprisingly good performances instead of relying on Deft to carry again. KZ went into Rift Rivals as 3rd with a 5-3 record and dominated at the tournament by winning all three of their games against FunPlus Phoenix, MAD Team and Invictus Gaming. Returning to the LCK with an increased confidence, they won their next three games consecutively. Towards the end of the split their performances became worse and worse until they switched between playing bad and throwing away big leads. Supposedly this was partly caused by the future owners causing trouble between players as well as looking to replace the coaching staff. Despite missing playoffs their 3rd place from spring was enough to secure them a place in the gauntlet but they went into it as underdogs.

A big question heading into the gauntlet was whether Kingzone had overcome their alleged internal issues and the answer seemed to be a clear yes as they found leads in nearly every game and closed out the games confidently to beat first Afreeca and then Sandbox 3-1 each to face Damwon in the final for 3rd seed at Worlds. This time they were in the opposing situation as they lost every early game and had to find their ways back into the games. They managed this to equalize the series twice before getting completely destroyed in game 5 which ended their season early. On the next day already the team announced the release of their head coach Hirai because of "poor results and player mismanagement".

Three weeks later PawN announced his retirement and the rest of the coaching staff left the team before the team was rebranded once again to DragonX.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2018
  • 2019

Player Roster[edit]

Former

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR

RascalKim Kwang-hee (김광희)
Top Laner
Jan 20182018-01-07Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX
KR

CuzzMoon Woo-chan (문우찬)
Jungler
Jan 20182018-01-07Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX
KR

NaehyunYoo Nae-hyun (유내현)
Mid Laner
Jan 20192019-01-06Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX
KR

DeftKim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규)
Bot Laner
Nov 20182018-11-25Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX
KR

TusiNPark Jong-ik (박종익)
Support
Nov 20182018-11-25Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX
KR

HEROKim Yeong-woong (김영웅)
Sub/Sup
(+)
(–)
Inactive
Jul 20192019-07-01Oct 20192019-10-09None
KR

BladeKwon Hee-won (권희원)
Trn/Top
≈Aug 2019≈2019-08-??Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

IlllImaMa Tae-seok (마태석)
Trn/Top
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

DantaliaNKim Yeon-sang (김연상)
Trn/Jun
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

QuadSong Su-hyeong (송수형)
Trn/Mid
≈Dec 2018≈2018-12-??Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

VioleJang Min-soo (장민수)
Trn/Mid
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09Legacy Esportslogo std.pngLGC
KR

BAOJeong Hyeon-woo (정현우)
Trn/Bot
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

HadesPark Ji-seong (박지성)
Trn/Bot
Apr 20192019-04-18Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

KeriaRyu Min-seok (류민석)
Trn/Sup
≈Dec 2018≈2018-12-??Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

PleteaSon Min-woo (손민우)
Trn/Sup
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

SeonbiHa Han-gyeol (하한결)
Trn/Sup
Aug 20192019-08-17Oct 20192019-10-09DRXlogo std.pngDRX.A
KR

PawNHeo Won-seok (허원석)
Mid Laner
(+)
(–)
Inactive
Nov 20182018-11-25Sep 20192019-09-28Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot
KR

KhanKim Dong-ha (김동하)
Top Laner
Jan 20182018-01-07Nov 20182018-11-19SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
KR

PeanutHan Wang-ho (한왕호)
Jungler
Jan 20182018-01-07Nov 20182018-11-19Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
KR

BddGwak Bo-seong (곽보성)
Mid Laner
Jan 20182018-01-07Nov 20182018-11-19KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
KR

PraYKim Jong-in (김종인)
Bot Laner
Jan 20182018-01-07Nov 20182018-11-19KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
KR

GorillAKang Beom-hyun (강범현)
Support
Jan 20182018-01-07Nov 20182018-11-19Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCK

Player2012201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpring
GorillANajin White Shieldlogo std.pngNajin White Shieldlogo std.pngNajin White Shieldlogo std.pngNajin White Shieldlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaminglogo std.pngSANDBOX Gaminglogo std.png472
PraYNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png444
BddCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png349
PeanutNaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png303
CuzzLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngT1logo std.pngT1logo std.png217
KhanPrime Clanlogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.png209
RascalLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png183
TusiNIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png430
DeftMVPlogo std.pngMVPlogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngDRXlogo std.pngDRXlogo std.png414
PawNMiGlogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.png210
NaehyunKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngGriffinlogo std.png50

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Choi Sang-in (최상인) DRXlogo std.pngDragonX
Mental An Hyo-yeon (안효연) 80Coach DRXlogo std.pngDragonX
Valentine Hwang Gyu-beom (황규범) 80Trainee Coach KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Academy
Expession Koo Bon-taek (구본택) 80Trainee Coach DRXlogo std.pngDragonX Academy
Bubbling Park Jun-hyeong (박준형) 80Trainee Coach DRXlogo std.pngDragonX Academy
Acorn Choi Cheon-ju (최천주) 80Coach KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
supreme Choi Seung-min (최승민) 80Coach KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Hirai Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈) 80Head Coach KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Gisepa Analyst KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster
Spark Kang Byung-ryul (강병률) 80Manager Suning-Slogo std.pngSuning-S
ActScene Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모) 80Coach Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs

Tournaments[edit]

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

Minimum place

Kingzone DragonX Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-09-072 LCK 2019 Regional Finals
2 : 3DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Acorn
2019-08-187₩10,000,000₩10,000,000₩10,000,000 LCK 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Acorn
2019-07-071 Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
3 : 1LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Acorn
2019-04-073₩30,000,000₩30,000,000₩30,000,000 LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Acorn
2019-03-313 LCK 2019 Spring
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Naehyun,  Deft,  TusiN,  Acorn,  Hirai
2018-12-265 - 8₩5,000,000$ 4,429.22€ 3,907.84 KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
 Rascal,  Cuzz,  PawN,  Deft,  TusiN,  Hirai,  Acorn
2018-09-162 Korea Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN
 Khan,  Rascal,  Peanut,  Cuzz,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene,  Supreme
2018-08-154₩20,000,000₩20,000,000₩20,000,000 LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAF
 Khan,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene,  Supreme
2018-08-093 LCK 2018 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Khan,  Rascal,  Cuzz,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  Hirai,  ActScene
2018-07-082 Rift Rivals 2018 LCK-LPL-LMS
2 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
 Khan,  Peanut,  Bdd,  PraY,  GorillA,  ActScene
Total Prize:USD 0 • KRW 65,000,000

Media[edit]

  • 2018
  • 2019

Images[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Longzhu sold to Chinese company Kingzone chhopsky.tv
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  3. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-02-24; after change - KR - 2018-03-02
  4. Kingzone DragonX's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-11-18; after change - KR - 2018-11-19
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Kingzone DragonX's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  9. SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
  10. [단독] 'KT롤스터' LCK FA 대어 '비디디' 곽보성 잡다 (Korean) sports.naver.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Kingzone DragonX Acquires Deft, PawN, and TusiN invenglobal.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 Spark's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 '내현' 유내현, 킹존 드래곤X 합류 (Korean) fomos.kr
  15. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-01-18; after change - KR - 2019-01-25
  16. 16.0 16.1 킹존 아카데미에서 2019 KEG대회 같이 나갈 멤버(탑,정글) 구합니다. (Korean) inven.co.kr
  17. 17.0 17.1 [KeSPA 대학생 리더스] 아마추어를 찾아서(Feat.킹존 아카데미,게임코치 아카데미) (Korean) youtube.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 그들이 알고 싶다!! (Korean) youtube.com
  19. Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 라이엇 게임즈, ‘2019 리프트 라이벌즈’ 현장 이벤트 및 중계 정보 공개 (Korean) zdnet.co.kr
  21. 2019 우리은행 LCK 서머 2라운드 로스터 (Korean) e-sports.or.kr
  22. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-06-29; after change - KR - 2019-07-10
  23. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2019-07-10; after change - KR - 2019-07-30
  24. 24.0 24.1 킹존 루키 팀 '버블링' 박준형 코치, "e스포츠 일은 천직" (Korean) fomos.kr
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 Kingzone DragonX's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  26. 26.0 26.1 킹존 드래곤X, 강동훈 LoL팀 감독직 해임 (Korean) fomos.kr
  27. 27.0 27.1 PawN's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  29. 29.00 29.01 29.02 29.03 29.04 29.05 29.06 29.07 29.08 29.09 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13 29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 킹존 드래곤X, '드래곤X'로 새 출발…'FEG'로부터 독립 (Korean) naver.com
  30. 30.00 30.01 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.05 30.06 30.07 30.08 30.09 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18 30.19 30.20 30.21 DragonX's Tweet twitter.com