Kingzone DragonX

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Kingzone DragonX
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Team Information
Org LocationChina China
Team LocationSouth Korea 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

2018 Season

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

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".

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR

Rascal Kim Kwang-hee (김광희) 11Top Laner DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX 2018-01-072018-01-07 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

Cuzz Moon Woo-chan (문우찬) 12Jungler DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX 2018-01-072018-01-07 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

Naehyun Yoo Nae-hyun (유내현) 13Mid Laner DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX 2019-01-062019-01-06 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

Deft Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규) 14Bot Laner DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX 2018-11-252018-11-25 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

TusiN Park Jong-ik (박종익) 15Support DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX 2018-11-252018-11-25 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

HERO Kim Yeong-woong (김영웅) 25Sub/Sup None 2019-07-012019-07-01 2019-10-092019-10-09
KR

PawN Heo Won-seok (허원석) 13Mid Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2018-11-252018-11-25 2019-09-282019-09-28
KR

Bdd Gwak Bo-seong (곽보성) 13Mid Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster 2018-01-072018-01-07 2018-11-232018-11-23
KR

Khan Kim Dong-ha (김동하) 11Top Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 2018-01-072018-01-07 2018-11-222018-11-22
KR

Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) 12Jungler Gen.Glogo std.pngGen.G 2018-01-072018-01-07 2018-11-192018-11-19
KR

PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) 14Bot Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2018-01-072018-01-07 2018-11-192018-11-19
KR

GorillA Kang Beom-hyun (강범현) 15Support Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Gaming 2018-01-072018-01-07 2018-11-192018-11-19

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCK

Player201220132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpring
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
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.png394
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
BddCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png262
KhanPrime Clanlogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.png209
CuzzLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.png147
RascalLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.png96
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.png346
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.png323
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.png49

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

Mental An Hyo-yeon (안효연) 90Coach DragonXlogo std.pngDragonX

Acorn Choi Cheon-ju (최천주) 90Coach None

supreme Choi Seung-min (최승민) 90Coach None

Hirai Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈) 90Director & Head Coach None

Spark Kang Byung-ryul (강병률) 90Manager Suning-Slogo std.pngSuning-S

ActScene Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모) 90Coach None

Tournaments

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
2019-09-070020002
LCK 2019 Regional Finals
2 : 3DAMWON Gaminglogo std.pngDWG

 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Naehyun,
 Deft,
 TusiN,
 Hirai,
 Acorn
2019-08-180070007₩10,000,000₩10,000,000₩10,000,000
LCK 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Naehyun,
 Deft,
 TusiN,
 Hirai,
 supreme,
 Mental,
 Acorn
2019-07-070010001
Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
3 : 1LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL

 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Naehyun,
 Deft,
 TusiN,
 Acorn
2019-04-070030003₩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,
 supreme,
 Mental,
 Acorn
2019-03-310030003
LCK 2019 Spring
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 PawN,
 Naehyun,
 Deft,
 TusiN,
 Hirai,
 supreme,
 Mental,
 Acorn
2018-12-260050085 - 8₩5,000,000$ 4,429.22€ 3,907.84
KeSPA Cup 2018
0 : 2Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN

 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 PawN,
 Deft,
 TusiN,
 Hirai,
 Supreme,
 Acorn
2018-09-160020002
Korea Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Gen.Glogo std.pngGEN

 Khan,
 Rascal,
 Peanut,
 Cuzz,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA,
 Hirai,
 ActScene,
 Supreme
2018-08-150040004₩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
2018-08-090030003
LCK 2018 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Khan,
 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Peanut,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA,
 Hirai,
 ActScene
2018-07-080020002
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

  • 2018
  • 2019

External Links

References

  1. Longzhu sold to Chinese company Kingzone chhopsky.tv
  2. 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  3. Kingzone DragonX's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  4. KZ's top sub Rascal has been excluded indefinitely from the team roster due to his online history prior to joining the team. reddit.com
  5. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  7. Global Contract Database Archive - KR - 2018-11-19 lol.gamepedia.com
  8. 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. The scouting war for Gwak 'BDD' Bosung seems like to start once again fomos.kr
  12. Kingzone DragonX Acquires Deft, PawN, and TusiN invenglobal.com
  13. Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Spark's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  15. '내현' 유내현, 킹존 드래곤X 합류 (Korean) fomos.kr
  16. Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 라이엇 게임즈, ‘2019 리프트 라이벌즈’ 현장 이벤트 및 중계 정보 공개 (Korean) zdnet.co.kr
  18. 2019 우리은행 LCK 서머 2라운드 로스터 (Korean) e-sports.or.kr
  19. 킹존 드래곤X, 강동훈 LoL팀 감독직 해임 (Korean) fomos.kr
  20. PawN's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  21. Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
  22. 킹존 드래곤X, '드래곤X'로 새 출발…'FEG'로부터 독립 (Korean) naver.com
  23. DragonX's Tweet twitter.com