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Lira
CG LirA Worlds 2019.png
Background Information
NameNam Tae-yoo (남태유)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1995 (age 25)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
TeamRiot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
Role
Broadcast Talent
Favorite Champs


Competitive IDsLirA
Soloqueue IDsCTU Lila, 리라, 태유유 태무무, KT Lira, CJ Entus 리라, Lir4, o lira o, iLra, AFreeca Lira (EUW)
Social Media & Links
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Nam "Lira" Tae-yoo (Hangul: 남태유) is a League of Legends esports player, currently working as an analyst for Riot Korea. His name was previously stylized LirA.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
KR
Chunnam Techno Universitylogo std.pngChunnam Tech U.
Apr 20132013-04-02May 20132013-05-31[1]1mo 29d
ejel
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Arrows
May 20132013-05-31[2]Feb 20142014-02-048mo 4d
ejel
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus Frost
Feb 20142014-02-05[4]Mar 20142014-03-03[3]26d
ejel
CN
Oh My Godlogo std.pngOh My God 2
Jun 20142014-06-14??? 2014≈2014-??-??≈1mo
ejel
KR
Rebels Anarchylogo std.pngRebels Anarchy
May 20152015-05-15Dec 20152015-12-29[5]7mo 14d
ejel
KR
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs
Dec 20152015-12-29[7]Nov 20162016-11-02[6]10mo 4d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
Dec 20162016-12-25[9]Nov 20172017-11-20[8]10mo 26d
ejel
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-02[11]Oct 20192019-10-28[10]1yr 10mo
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Oct 20192019-10-28[13]Nov 20192019-11-20[12]23d
ejel
KR
Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSeorabeol Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-02[15]Jan 20202020-01-27[14]1mo 25d
ejel
KR
Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
Feb 20202020-02-05Present6mo 1d
ej
TeamStartEnd
KR
Chunnam Techno Universitylogo std.pngChunnam Tech U.
Apr 20132013-04-02May 20132013-05-31[1]1mo 29d
ejel
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster A
May 20132013-05-31[2]Jun 20132013-06-20[16]20d
ejel
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Arrows
Jun 20132013-06-20[16]Feb 20142014-02-047mo 14d
ejel
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus Frost
Feb 20142014-02-05[4]Mar 20142014-03-03[3]26d
ejel
CN
Oh My Godlogo std.pngOh My God 2
Jun 20142014-06-14??? 2014≈2014-??-??≈1mo
ejel
KR
Anarchylogo std.pngAnarchy
May 20152015-05-15Jul 20152015-07-03[17]1mo 19d
ejel
KR
Rebels Anarchylogo std.pngRebels Anarchy
Jul 20152015-07-03[17]Dec 20152015-12-29[5]5mo 26d
ejel
KR
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs
Dec 20152015-12-29[7]Nov 20162016-11-02[6]10mo 4d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
Dec 20162016-12-25[9]Nov 20172017-11-20[8]10mo 26d
ejel
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-02[11]Oct 20192019-10-28[10]1yr 10mo
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Oct 20192019-10-28[13]Nov 20192019-11-20[12]23d
ejel
KR
Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSeorabeol Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-02[15]Jan 20202020-01-27[14]1mo 25d
ejel
KR
Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
Feb 20202020-02-05Present6mo 1d
ej

News

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
KR
Chunnam Techno Universitylogo std.pngCTUApril 2, Team is formed.
Longpanda,
Lila,
Mima,
Riris, and
Hachani join.

Piccaboo and
Joy join as substitutes.
KR
Chunnam Techno Universitylogo std.pngCTUMay 31,
Lira leaves.[1]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT AMay 31,
MakNooN,
Lira,
Sonstar, and
Olleh join.

Vitamin,
KaKAO,
Hiro, and
Me5 leave.[2]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.AJune 20, KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster A renames to KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Arrows.[16]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.AFebruary 4,
Lira leaves.
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJFFebruary 5,
Lira and
CoCo join.
[4]
KR
CJElogo std.pngCJFMarch 3,
Swift joins.

Lira leaves.[3]
CN
Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG 2June 14, Oh My God 2 is formed.
InrA,
Lira, and
PLX join.

Kuroko joins from main roster.
CN
Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG 22014 (approx.),
InrA,
Lira,
PLX, and
Kuroko leave.
KR
Anarchylogo std.pngANCMay 15,
Lira joins.

Vitamin and
Bubbling leave.
KR
Rebels Anarchylogo std.pngRANCJuly 3, Anarchylogo std.pngAnarchy renames to Rebels Anarchylogo std.pngRebels Anarchy.[17]
KR
Rebels Anarchylogo std.pngRANCDecember 29,
ikssu,
lira,
Mickey,
Sangyoon,
SnowFlower, and
BBO leave.[5]
KR
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAFDecember 29,
ikssu,
LirA,
Mickey,
Sangyoon,
SnowFlower, OnAir (Head Coach), and AnimalDAX (Coach) join.
[7]
KR
Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAFNovember 2,
Lindarang and
SeongHwan move to starting roster.
ikssu and
LirA leave.[6]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngnVDecember 25,
LirA and
Apollo join.

Procxin leaves.[9]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngnVNovember 20, Team EnVyUs is disbanded.
Seraph,
LirA,
Nisqy,
Apollo,
Hakuho, and
Nientonsoh leave.[8]
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCGDecember 2,
Solo,
LirA,
Febiven,
Apollo,
Hakuho, and DLim (Head Coach) join.
[11]
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCGDecember 14,
Huni and
Lira's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.[18]
NA
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCGOctober 28, Clutch Gaming roster is moved to the Dignitas brand.
Huni,
Lira,
Damonte,
Cody Sun,
Vulcan,
Rodov, Thinkcard (Head Coach), and Artemis (Assistant Coach) are removed from the GCD.[10]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGOctober 28, Clutch Gaming roster is moved to the Dignitas brand.
Huni,
Lira,
Damonte,
Cody Sun,
Vulcan, Thinkcard (Head Coach), and Artemis (Assistant Coach) are added to the GCD.
[13]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGNovember 10,
Lira is allowed to look for opportunities with other teams.[19]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGNovember 20,
Lira leaves.[12]
NA
Free Agentlogo std.pngF/ANovember 25, Lira will not be participating in the LCS 2020 Spring Season.[20]
KR
Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSRBDecember 2,
Thal,
Lira,
Sangyoon, and Sangho (Founder,Head Coach) join.
[15]
KR
Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSRBJanuary 27,
KaKAO joins.

Lira leaves.[14]
KR
Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiotFebruary 5, Lira (Analyst) and Wadid (Analyst) join. MadLife (Analyst) leaves.

Biography[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo joined his first professional team in 2013 when he joined Chunnam Techno University as a jungler. However, he did not play any games with the team and left to join the KT Rolster Arrows in May.

2014 Season[edit]

LirA couldn't qualify for OGN with the Arrows so he left the team in February of 2014 to join CJ Entus Frost. He only played 2 matches with them in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 before leaving a month later. In June of that year, he went to China to play for OMG 2 but they never played any competitive games together before the team disbanded later that year.

2015 Season[edit]

LirA joined Rebels Anarchy in May of 2015 as their new jungler. They played in the Champions Summer 2015 Promotion where they qualified for SBENU Champions Summer 2015 after going 1-1 against Incredible Miracle and Winners. Anarchy placed eighth during the regular season and missed playoffs but they qualified for the next season of LCK.

2016 Preseason[edit]

Rebels Anarchy played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to Ever. On December 29, Rebels Anarchy renamed to the Afreeca Freecs.

2016 Season[edit]

The Afreeca Freecs started the 2016 LCK Spring Split as a bottom three team, losing many of their sets during the first round robin. This changed after their 2-1 upset over SK Telecom T1 in Week 6, which marked the start of a streak of wins that resulted in an exceptional second round robin where they went 7-2 in sets and cliched the final, fifth playoff spot in what many labeled as a "Cinderella Story." Unfortunately, during the first round of the 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs, they lost 2-0 to the Jin Air Green Wings, giving them fifth place overall for the spring split.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, the Afreeca Freecs went 8-10 in series. LirA shared starting time with fellow jungler SeongHwan. They earned fifth place in the regular season and a spot in the first round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs. In the first round, the Freecs met Samsung Galaxy, who beat them 2-0, earning the Freecs fifth place overall for the split. Their accumulated points earned them a spot in the first round of the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals, where they beat the Jin Air Green Wings 3-2 before losing to Samsung Galaxy 3-1 in a rematch.

2017 Season[edit]

During the 2016-2017 offseason, LirA sought to move abroad, initially joining EU LCS' Team Vitality.[1] However, he parted with Vitality less than a month later, stating — among other reasons — difficulty due to lack of a designated interpreter and feeling uncomfortable in Europe.[2][3] He moved to the NA LCS, joining Team EnVyUs. Visa issues prevented LirA from appearing onstage until week 2 of the Spring Season, forcing the team to put midlaner Ninja in the jungle, and play substitute Alex Ich in mid. This inauspicious beginning was unfortunately a preview for the season: Team EnVyUs finished 3-15, never ending a week above tied for last place. Despite the team's weak result, LirA's play was so outstanding that he was voted as the jungler for the first-tier NA LCS All-Pro Team in the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Award Winners, the first time a player on a last place team had received that honor. [4]

As NA LCS had not yet switched to a franchise model, Team EnVyUs was required to play in the promotion tournament. EnVyUs began poorly, dropping a 3-1 set to the veteran Gold Coin United (GCU) lineup and being sent to the losers bracket along with eUnited. EnVyUs rallied, defeating eUnited 3-1 and setting up a rematch with GCU; in that rematch, EnVyUs outlasted GCU on the strength of LirA's play, winning 3-2 and keeping their LCS spot.

EnVyUs had a noticeably better summer season, finishing in 6th place with 8 wins and 10 losses, despite uncertainty in the midlane: both EULCS import midlaner Nisqy and former Phoenix1 mid Pirean were brought in to replace Ninja. Visa delays prevented Nisqy from playing for the first two weeks, and Pirean started the season; the two midlaners then alternated until Pirean returned to Phoenix1 in week 7. Despite the constant player rotation, EnVyUs secured the 6th playoff seed. Unfortunately, they were defeated 2-3 by Counter Logic Gaming in a close Quarterfinals series, ending their 2017 season: because of their poor Spring showing, EnVyUs didn't have enough championship points to attend Regional Qualifiers. The NA LCS 2017 Summer Playoff Quarterfinals was also the last time Team EnVyUs played on stage, as the team was not accepted into the franchised NA LCS. Following this, LirA left the team in November and a month later joined the newly formed Clutch Gaming.

2018 Season[edit]

In Clutch Gaming, LirA reunited with former EnVyUs teammates Apollo (AD carry) and Hakuho (support). Clutch quickly acquired a reputation for beating every team below them and losing to every team above them; this consistency led to Clutch completing Spring 2018 in 6th place with a 11-7 record, securing a spring playoff spot.

In the Spring 2018 playoff quarterfinals, Clutch faced third seed TSM. TSM was considered the overwhelming favorite to win due to their veteran lineup and their 5-1 record during the final three weeks of the spring split. LirA was focused heavily during game 1, leading to a quick TSM victory. In a historic upset, Clutch won the next three games, becoming the first team in NALCS history to defeat TSM in quarterfinals; this would be the first split without TSM in the finals. Clutch faced the 1st seed 100 Thieves in the semifinals, losing 2-3 after a tense 74-minute siege; in the subsequent third-place match against 2nd seed Echo Fox, Clutch rapidly lost 0-3.

2019 Season[edit]

During the offseason, LirA restylized his name to Lira.

In the 2019 post season, Clutch Gaming pulled off the "miracle run", playing 27 games across the summer playoffs and regional qualifiers to qualify for Worlds 2019; they were only 3 games short of the 30 maximum possible postseason games. After defeating TSM 3-1 in the summer playoffs, they fell to Team Liquid 2-3. With just enough championship points to be eligible for regional qualifiers, Clutch Gaming proceeded to beat FlyQuest and Counter Logic Gaming both 3-1, meeting TSM in the finals. Lira consistently pressured TSM across the map, empowering AD carry Cody Sun and top lane carry Huni, and helping Damonte negate Bjergsen's presence in the final 3 games, resulting in a 3-2 reverse sweep victory. [5]

In an interview during the summer playoffs, Lira stated that the communication between Clutch Gaming players had improved significantly since the spring split, and that the language barrier was not as significant as it once was. [6][7]

Trivia[edit]

  • Praised by many high ranked players for his unique jungle pathing and strategies.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Lira Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2019-12-15NQ CK 2020 Spring Promotion Qualifiers
1 - 1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Seorabeol Gaminglogo std.pngSRB Thal,  Lira,  Danchung,  Sangyoon,  Nova,  Sangho
2019-10-1913 - 16 Worlds 2019
0 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Huni,  Lira,  Damonte,  Cody Sun,  Vulcan,  Thinkcard
2019-09-081 LCS 2019 Regional Finals
3 : 2Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Huni,  Lira,  Damonte,  Cody Sun,  Vulcan,  Thinkcard,  Artemis
2019-08-244 LCS 2019 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Huni,  Lira,  Damonte,  Cody Sun,  Vulcan,  Thinkcard,  Artemis
2019-08-045 LCS 2019 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Huni,  Lira,  Damonte,  Cody Sun,  Vulcan,  mcscrag,  Thinkcard,  Artemis
2019-03-249 LCS 2019 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Huni,  Lira,  Damonte,  Piglet,  Cody Sun,  Vulcan,  mcscrag,  Artemis
2018-09-144 NA Regional Finals 2018
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  mcscrag,  Baby Zeus
2018-08-209 NA LCS 2018 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Moon,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Piglet,  Hakuho,  Vulcan,  DLim,  Curry,  mcscrag,  Baby Zeus
2018-08-104 NA Academy 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG.A Maxtrobo,  Solo,  Moon,  LIRA,  Sun,  Piglet,  Apollo,  Vulcan,  Hakuho,  mcscrag
2018-04-084 NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG Solo,  LirA,  Febiven,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  DLim

Media[edit]

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2019-09-08LCS 2019 Regional Finals
TSMTeam SoloMidlogo std.png
vs
Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG
Link
2018-03-04NA LCS 2018 Spring
CGClutch Gaminglogo std.png
vs
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPT
Link

Images[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Lira
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '막눈' KT A 입단! '카카오'는 KT B로…KT롤스터 A 리빌딩 완료 (korean) inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 '막눈'은 KT A 입단, '카카오'는 KT B로…KT롤스터 A 리빌딩 완료 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 CJ Entus' Facebook Post facebook.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 CJ Entus' Facebook Post facebook.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 아프리카TV, 프로게임단 ‘아프리카 프릭스’ 창단... 구 아나키 맴버 영입 (Korean) game.xportsnews.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 아프리카 프릭스, '익쑤' 전익수-'리라' 남태유와 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 아프리카TV, 아나키 멤버 영입해 ‘아프리카 프릭스’ LOL 팀 창단 (Korean) fomos.kr
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Team EnVyUs' Tweet twitter.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Team EnVyUs' Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-10-27; after change - NA - 2019-10-28
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Clutch Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Lira's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-10-27; after change - NA - 2019-10-28
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Sangho's AfreecaTV Post (Korean) afreecatv.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Ashley Kang's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 KT 롤스터 LOL팀, “이젠 ‘애로우’와 ‘블리츠’로 불러주세요” (Korean) naver.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 cvmax's Facebook Post facebook.com
  18. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-12-14
  19. Lira's Tweet twitter.com
  20. Lira's Tweet twitter.com