|Name||Nam Tae-yoo (남태유)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||January 15, 1995 (age 24)|
|Soloqueue IDs||CTU Lila, 리라, 태유유 태무무, KT Lira, CJ Entus 리라, Lir4, o lira o, iLra, AFreeca Lira (EUW)|
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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.
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.
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.
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.
During the 2016-2017 offseason, LirA sought to move abroad, initially joining EU LCS' Team Vitality. 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. 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. 
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
- Praised by many high ranked players for his unique jungle pathing and strategies.
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- April 8, Players to Track in the LCK Wildcards Playoffs by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- May 26, LCK Summer Afreeca Freecs Sangyoon & Lira OGN Interview by , and on krbnu
- February 4, EnVy LirA: "I'd rather win through macro than kills" with , and on Inven Global
- March 2, LirA on NA solo queue: 'As a jungler position, it's hard to play solo queue as it doesn't seem like [it's] helping me at all' with , and on The Score Esports
- March 10, LirA on Envy’s performance, learning English and trying to salvage the spring split with , and on Slingshot Esports
- April 4, The curious case of nV LirA and the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split by Emily Rand on Yahoo! Esports
- June 14, LirA: “In Korea, players can’t accept the possibility of another player playing another hour as they sleep. In NA, there seems to be a thought of being well-rested and using their time efficiently.” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- August 4, Team EnVyUs’s lira wanted coach Ssong who was taken by Immortals with , and on Inven Global
- August 7, CG LirA: "I don’t read Reddit at all. I’m scared of them... I thought I shouldn’t read Reddit since they hate me." with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- August 18, NV LiRa on Playoffs: "On our upcoming series, I will play as aggressively as I possibly can" with , and on Inven Global
- January 28, Clutch Gaming LirA: "Putting the bar set up high, I want to aim for 1st place." with Byungo "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- February 21, CG LirA: "Clutch Gaming wants to be a team like KSV that does not lose to bottom tier teams." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 21, CG LirA: "Out of all the teams in playoffs, I think TSM is the most doable." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- March 25, CG LirA: "It makes sense that Doublelift views us as the weakest team." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- June 17, CG LirA: "Since the winning team is able to trash talk, Echo Fox did just that. This is why I want to destroy them." with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- February 20, I’m LirA, LCS Jungler at Clutch Gaming, joined by our Head Coach McScrag. Ask us anything! with , and on reddit
- February 22, Clutch Gaming LirA: " I feel that our skills drop a level when we play on stage. " with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- March 12, CG Lira on what Clutch Gaming needs to fix, and his pick for best top laner?! with Choi "Locodoco" Yoon-seop on YouTube
- August 14, CG LirA on TSM in playoffs: "I personally think Spica is better than both Grig and Akaadian." with Nick Geracie on Inven Global
- October 2, CG LirA on Getting Baron Stolen with 1 HP: "I watched ‘Score is going’ before coming here. I thought his curse was passed onto me." with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- October 5, Lira discusses Clutch Gaming's Worlds 2019 run, chances against SKT, RNG, Fnatic with Ashley Kang on Korizon Esports
- November 28, Lira: "I want to show how good I really am, wherever I may end up going." with David "Viion" Jang & Daniel "Quest" Kwon on Inven Global
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