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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
RoleCoach
Previous Role(s)Support
Analyst
Favorite ChampsJannaSquare.pngLuluSquare.png
Competitive IDsKonKwon
Social Media & Links
Infobox redditlogo std.png
Infobox Twitchlogo std.png
Infobox Twitterlogo std.png
Team History
??? 2014 - Sep 2014
Support
GamesterGearlogo std.pngGamesterGear
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Support
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Support
Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five
Mar 2015 - Nov 2015
Support
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Nov 2015 - Apr 2016
Support
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Support
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Support
S
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Support
Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Pride
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Support
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBig Gods Jackals
Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
Support
S
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBig Gods Jackals
Feb 2017 - Jun 2017
Support
S
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Support
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL Academy
Jun 2017 - Nov 2017
Support
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Dec 2017 - May 2018
Analyst
Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Support
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
Jun 2018 - Nov 2018
Support
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest Academy
Sep 2019 - Present
Coach
University of Nevada Las Vegaslogo std.pngUni. of Nevada, LV

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

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.[22] 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.[23] 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."[24][25] 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 ResultTeamRoster
2018-08-240030043 - 4
NA Academy 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9.A
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFQ.A
 Ngo,
 Meteos,
 Pekin Woof,
 Erry,
 Kwon,
 Invert
2018-08-200060006
NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY
 Flame,
 Santorin,
 Keane,
 WILDTURTLE,
 Kwon,
 JayJ,
 Saintvicious
2018-08-100050005
NA Academy 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
FlyQuestlogo std.pngFQ.A
 Ngo,
 AnDa,
 Meteos,
 Pekin Woof,
 Erry,
 JayJ,
 Kwon,
 Invert
2017-08-060090009
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
2017-04-23bbbbbbNQ
NACS 2017 Summer Open Qualifiers
0 : 2Logo std.png8.1
Team Liquid Academylogo std.pngTL.A
 Ron,
 Chorong,
 Arcsecond,
 Youngbin,
 KonKwon
2016-12-14aaaaaaQ
NACS 2017 Spring Qualifiers
3 : 0Logo std.pngSecret
Big Gods Jackalslogo std.pngBGJ
 RF Legendary,
 Wiggily,
 Pekin Woof,
 Tails,
 KonKwon
2016-07-070050005
NACS 2016 Summer
1-3-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Apexlogo std 2.pngAPP
 Cris,
 Diamondprox,
 Shiphtur,
 Roar,
 KonKwon
2016-04-170050065 - 6
NA LCS 2016 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG
 Impact,
 Moon,
 GBM,
 Altec,
 KonKwon,
 Hermit
2016-03-200050005
NA LCS 2016 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG
 Cris,
 Impact,
 Shrimp,
 Moon,
 GBM,
 Altec,
 LOD,
 KonKwon,
 Hermit
2015-09-06aaaaaaQ
NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Enemylogo std.pngNME
Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
 Cris,
 Shrimp,
 Pekin Woof,
 Mash,
 KonKwon,
 Saintvicious

Media[edit]

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 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. Kwon's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  23. Team Coast Picks Up Final Five – Impaler and Sheep to F5 content.azubu.tv
  24. KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com
  25. KonKwon's Tweet twitter.com