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Kwon
FLY Kwon 2018 Split 2.png
Background Information
NameKevin Kwon (권구혁)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
NationalityUnited States United States
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamUniversity of Nevada Las Vegaslogo std.pngUni. of Nevada, LV
Role
Coach
Favorite Champs

Competitive IDsKonKwon
Social Media & Links
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Kevin "Kwon" Kwon (Hangul: 권구혁) is a League of Legends esports player, currently head coach for University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He was previously known as KonKwon.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
NA
GamesterGearlogo std.pngGamesterGear
≈Jul 2014≈2014-07-??≈Sep 2014≈2014-09-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20152015-01-07[2]≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-16[1]≈1mo 9d
ejel
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five
Mar 20152015-03-03Mar 20152015-03-13[3]10d
ejel
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Mar 20152015-03-13[5]Nov 20152015-11-16[4]8mo 3d
ejel
NA
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports
Nov 20152015-11-16[7]Apr 20162016-04-26[6]5mo 10d
ejel
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
May 20162016-05-20[10]Jul 20162016-07-07[9]1mo 18d
ejel
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Pride
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-07[11]1mo 4d
ejel
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBig Gods Jackals
Dec 20162016-12-08[13]Feb 20172017-02-16[12]2mo 8d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Feb 20172017-02-16[15]Nov 20172017-11-18[14]9mo 2d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16≈2d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Dec 20172017-12-17[17]May 20182018-05-08[16]4mo 22d
ejel
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
May 20182018-05-08[19]Jun 20182018-06-28[18]1mo 20d
ejel
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy
Jun 20182018-06-28[21]Nov 20182018-11-02[20]4mo 4d
ejel
NA
University of Nevada Las Vegaslogo std.pngUni. of Nevada, LV
≈Nov 2019≈2019-11-??Present≈9mo 8d
ej
TeamStartEnd
NA
GamesterGearlogo std.pngGamesterGear
≈Jul 2014≈2014-07-??≈Sep 2014≈2014-09-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20152015-01-07[2]≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-16[1]≈1mo 9d
ejel
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five
Mar 20152015-03-03Mar 20152015-03-13[3]10d
ejel
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Mar 20152015-03-13[5]Nov 20152015-11-16[4]8mo 3d
ejel
NA
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports
Nov 20152015-11-16[7]Apr 20162016-04-26[6]5mo 10d
ejel
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
May 20162016-05-20[10]Jun 20162016-06-0415d
ejel
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Pride
Jun 20162016-06-03Jul 20162016-07-07[11]1mo 4d
ejel
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
Jun 20162016-06-04Jul 20162016-07-07[9]1mo 3d
ejel
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBig Gods Jackals
Dec 20162016-12-08[13]≈Jan 2017≈2017-01-??≈1mo 13d
ejel
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBig Gods Jackals
≈Jan 2017≈2017-01-??Feb 20172017-02-16[12]≈26d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Feb 20172017-02-16[15]Jun 20172017-06-244mo 8d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-14≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-16≈2d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jun 20172017-06-24Nov 20172017-11-18[14]4mo 24d
ejel
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
Dec 20172017-12-17[17]May 20182018-05-08[16]4mo 22d
ejel
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
May 20182018-05-08[19]Jun 20182018-06-28[18]1mo 20d
ejel
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy
Jun 20182018-06-28[21]Nov 20182018-11-02[20]4mo 4d
ejel
NA
University of Nevada Las Vegaslogo std.pngUni. of Nevada, LV
≈Nov 2019≈2019-11-??Present≈9mo 8d
ej

News

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
NA
GamesterGearlogo std.pngGSGJuly (approx.),
WizFujiiN and
KonKwon join.
NA
GamesterGearlogo std.pngGSGSeptember (approx.),
KonKwon leaves.
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKJanuary 7,
kina,
Kez,
Kyle, and
KonKwon join.
[2]
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKFebruary 16 (approx.),
KonKwon leaves.[1]
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngF5March 3,
KonKwon joins.

Rule18 moves to substitute.
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngCSTMarch 13,
WTHeaven and
KonKwon join.

Impaler and
Sheep leave.[5]
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngF5March 13,
Impaler and
Sheep join.

heavenTime and
KonKwon leave.[3]
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngCSTNovember 16, Team Coast transfers its LCS spot to NRG eSports.
KonKwon leaves.[4]
NA
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRGNovember 16, NRG eSports acquires the LCS spot of Team Coast.
Impact,
Moon,
GBM,
Altec, and
KonKwon join.
[7][8]
NA
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRGApril 26,
Quas,
Santorin, and
KiWiKiD join.

Impact,
Moon, and
KonKwon leave.[6]
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPXMay 20,
Ray,
Diamondprox,
Roar, and
KonKwon join.
Saintvicious (Head Coach) and BlisS (Assistant Coach) are no longer listed on the official roster as substitutes.
Big ol Ron and
BrandonFTW leave.[10]
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPPJune 3,
Cris,
Diamondprox,
Shiphtur,
Roar, and
KonKwon join.

Thal,
ShrimP,
Apollo, and
Xpecial join as substitutes.
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPXJune 4,
Cris,
Diamondprox,
Roar, and
KonKwon move to substitutes.
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPXJuly 7,
KonKwon retires.[9]
NA
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPPJuly 7,
KonKwon retires.[11]
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJDecember 8,
RF Legendary,
Wiggily,
Pekin Woof,
Tails, and
KonKwon join.

Fiku joins as substitute.
[13]
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJJanuary (approx.),
Baiano moves to starting roster.
KonKwon moves to substitute.
NA
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJFebruary 16,
KonKwon leaves.[12]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLFebruary 16,
KonKwon joins as substitute.
[15]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AApril 14 (approx.), Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid Academy is reformed.
Ron,
Chorong,
Arcsecond,
Youngbin, and
KonKwon join.

Saintvicious and
TheOddOrange join as substitutes.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AApril 16 (approx.), Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid Academy is disbanded.
Ron,
Chorong,
Arcsecond,
Youngbin,
KonKwon,
Saintvicious, and
TheOddOrange leave.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLJune 24,
KonKwon moves to starting roster.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLNovember 18,
KonKwon leaves.[14]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSMDecember 17, KonKwon (Translator) joins.[17]
NA
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSMMay 8, KonKwon (Translator) leaves.[16]
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLYMay 8,
Santorin and
KonKwon join.

AnDa leaves for academy roster.[19]
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLYMay 10,
KonKwon's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019. Saintvicious (Strategic Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2018.[22]
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY.AJune 28,
Kwon joins from main roster.

JayJ leaves for main roster.[21]
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLYJune 28,
JayJ joins from academy roster.

Kwon leaves for academy roster.[18]
NA
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY.ANovember 2,
Kwon leaves.[20]
NA
University of Nevada Las Vegaslogo std.pngUNLVNovember (approx.),
Jusae,
Winfield, and Kwon (Head Coach) join.
Mahad (Coach to Sub/) changes position.
Kaplan and
Fibber leave.

Biography[edit]

Kevin "KonKwon" Kwon was born in Seoul, South Korea and was raised in Tokyo, Japan. After 8th grade, Kevin moved to New Jersey and lived there until summer of 2014 and moved to California. He is taking a break from completing his business degree at Rutgers University to pursue a professional League of Legends career.

2014 Season[edit]

KonKwon played on GamesterGear with Flaresz, Thinkcard, Yusui and WizFujiiN but the team never managed to qualify for any major tournaments before he left the team in September of 2014.

2015 Season[edit]

KonKwon joined Team Dragon Knights in January of 2015. The team played in the 2015 NA CS Spring Qualifier where they 2-0'd Team Frostbite and Storm to qualify for the 2015 NA CS Spring Season. He left the team in February, prior to the start of the regular season.[23] Just before the third week of play, KonKwon joined Final Five, replacing Rule18 as their starting support.

On March 15, KonKwon joined Team Coast and replaced Sheep as part of a larger roster change that included swapping Impaler and Sheep to Final Five.[24] Prior to the roster change, Coast were at a 1-13 record but they still lost their remaining games, ending the split with a 1-17 record. Because Coast ended in last place, they were automatically relegated to the 2015 NA CS Summer Season. In the NACS, they won the round robin by beating Renegades in a tiebreaker match. However in the 2015 NA CS Summer Playoffs, they lost 3-2 to Renegades in the finals to finish in second place. They still qualified for the 2016 NA LCS Promotion Tournament, where they played against Enemy. Coast beat NME 3-0 and requalified for the 2016 NA LCS Spring Season.

2016 Season[edit]

Coast's LCS slot was bought out by NRG eSports in November 2015. KonKwon was the only member of the Coast to be on the NRG starting roster. NRG started the LCS strong, tied for either first or second place through the first four weeks, but after the fifth week they fell down to fifth place and remained there for the rest of the season. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

KonKwon joined Apex Pride for the NACS Summer Season in June and was also listed as a substitute for sister team Apex Gaming. After a fifth-place finish left them short of the Summer Playoffs, KonKwon announced his retirement from League of Legends, stating "I think I'm not good enough to be where I want to be."[25][26] He remained a substitute on the main roster. However, in December he joined Big Gods Jackals, who had acquired Eanix's NACS 2017 Spring Qualifiers slot, and helped them to qualify for the NACS 2017 Spring with a 3-0 victory over Team Secret.

2017 Season[edit]

KonKwon remained with Big Gods Jackals until February as a substitute but did not play in a game. He then joined Team Liquid as a substitute, but was again not called upon. KonKwon did play in the NACS 2017 Summer Open Qualifier for a reformed Team Liquid Academy but failed to reach the finals.

He remained as a sub with Liquid for the NA LCS 2017 Summer, and with the team struggling, was moved to the active roster for Week 4. Liquid went 1-1 in series with him playing but after a loss to Echo Fox in the first game of Week 5, Matt was subbed back in. Liquid would finish in ninth and have to play in the promotion tournament to retain their LCS slot, but KonKwon would not be called upon again. He then left the team in November.

2018 Season[edit]

KonKwon joined TSM as a translator for the NA LCS 2018 Spring. However, in the midseason, he was picked up by FlyQuest for the NA LCS 2018 Summer, and renamed to Kwon. Unfortunately, his LCS return would be brief, as after a 1-3 start he was demoted to FlyQuest Academy and JayJ was promoted to take his place. Kwon played out the remainder of the academy season with FQA, who finished 10-8, good enough for fifth place. They defeated Clutch Gaming Academy in the playoff quarterfinals, but then lost to first-seeded Cloud9 Academy, ending their season. Kwon then left the team and again announced his retirement as a player, electing to return to college.

Trivia[edit]

  • Speaks Korean, Japanese, and English fluently.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Kwon Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2018-08-243 - 4 NA Academy 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9.A
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY.A Ngo,  Meteos,  Pekin Woof,  Erry,  Kwon,  Invert
2018-08-206 NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY Flame,  Santorin,  Keane,  WILDTURTLE,  Kwon,  JayJ,  Saintvicious
2018-08-105 NA Academy 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY.A Ngo,  AnDa,  Meteos,  Pekin Woof,  Erry,  JayJ,  Kwon,  Invert
2017-08-069 NA LCS 2017 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Lourlo,  Reignover,  Inori,  Dardoch,  Goldenglue,  Slooshi,  Mickey,  Piglet,  Matt,  konkwon,  David Lim,  Cain
2017-04-23NQ NACS 2017 Summer Open Qualifiers
0 : 2Logo std.png8.1
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.A Ron,  Chorong,  Arcsecond,  Youngbin,  KonKwon
2016-12-14Q NACS 2017 Spring Qualifiers
3 : 0Logo std.pngSEC
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJ RF Legendary,  Wiggily,  Pekin Woof,  Tails,  KonKwon
2016-07-075 NACS 2016 Summer
1-3-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPP Cris,  Diamondprox,  Shiphtur,  Roar,  KonKwon
2016-04-175 - 6 NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Impact,  Moon,  GBM,  Altec,  KonKwon,  Hermit
2016-03-205 NA LCS 2016 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Cris,  Impact,  Shrimp,  Moon,  GBM,  Altec,  LOD,  KonKwon,  Hermit
2015-09-06Q NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Enemylogo std.pngNME
Team Coastlogo std.pngCST Cris,  Shrimp,  Pekin Woof,  Mash,  KonKwon,  Saintvicious

Media[edit]

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2018-06-24NA LCS 2018 Summer
FLYFlyQuestlogo std.png
vs
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPT
Link

Images[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kwon's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Team Dragon Knights' Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Team Coast Picks Up Final Five – Impaler and Sheep to F5 content.azubu.tv
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sacramento Kings co-owners buy LCS spot, recruit GBM, Impact dailydot.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Team Coast Picks Up Final Five – Impaler and Sheep to F5 content.azubu.tv
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Quas, Santorin and KiWiKiD join NRG Esports espn.go.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sacramento Kings co-owners buy LCS spot, recruit GBM, Impact dailydot.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 NRG eSports' Tweet twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Apex Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 KonKwon to sub for Team Liquid - '[Watching Worlds] re-ignited my passion towards the game' espn.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 'League of Legends': Sem jogadores brasileiros, Big Gods revela equipe para competitivo norte-americano (Portuguese) espn.uol.com.br
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 KonKwon to sub for Team Liquid - '[Watching Worlds] re-ignited my passion towards the game' espn.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Swaguhsaurus' Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Kwon's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Nick Phan's Tweet twitter.com
  22. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-05-10
  23. Kwon's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  24. Team Coast Picks Up Final Five – Impaler and Sheep to F5 content.azubu.tv
  25. KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  26. KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com