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Longzhu Gaming was a professional gaming team based in South Korea.
Longzhu Gaming approached the 2016 LCK Spring Season with a 10 man roster, signing many high-profile free agents during the offseason, such as LGD Gaming's Flame, Jin Air Green Wings's Chaser, CJ Entus's CoCo, and Samsung Galaxy's Fury. However, they still finished the spring split in seventh place with an 8-10 set record, missing out on a spot in the playoffs. The summer season wasn't much better. Having signed Emperor from a first place finish in Europe with G2 Esports, the team performed disastrously. Only after they started using Fury as their ADC again did Longzhu's fortunes rise, ending the season 7-11 in sets. This gave them eighth place in the season, allowing them to escape relegations.
Longzhu Gaming formed a new roster, consisting of top laner Expession, jungler Crash, former KT Rolster mid laner Fly, and the former ROX Tigers bot lane, PraY and GorillA. The team competed in the Spring Split but they ended in 7th place with a record of 8-10, only enough to escape relegations again. Longzhu then retooled the roster, with only PraY and GorillA remaining from the spring team. They added former CJ Entus mid laner Bdd and little-known top laner Khan, as well as promoting jungler Cuzz to a starting position. In the 2017 Summer Split, Longzhu performed excellently, claiming 1st place with a record of 14-4, and giving them the number one seed in the playoffs. There, they shocked the world by defeating three-time World Champions SK Telecom T1 3-1 in the finals, due Longzhu's incredible plays and Khan's ability to carry. This guaranteed them a spot in the 2017 World Championship as Korea's second seed and as heavy favorites to win the tournament. Longzhu Gaming was placed in Group B along with Fnatic, Immortals and GIGABYTE Marines, where they placed 6-0 in the group stage. However, despite their efforts, Longzhu was swept 3-0 by eventual tournament winners Samsung Galaxy in the quarterfinals, ending their run. After the World Championship, Longzhu upgraded the team again when former SK Telecom T1 Jungler Peanut joined the team as their starting jungler. They competed in the 2017 Kespa Cup where they defeated Jin Air Green Wings in the quarterfinals and swept SK Telecom T1 2-0 in the semi-finals. They then advanced to the finals where they met KT Rolster. In an exciting five game series, it seemed that Longzhu was going to win but KT, having not won anything in 2017, turned the tables in their favor and defeated them 3-2, and Longzhu ended in second place in the tournament. Nevertheless, Longzhu was hailed as a powerful team in Korea.
On January 7, 2018, Longzhu's acquisition by Chinese company Kingzone was announced, but at the time no new name for the team was given.
- January 11, Cuzz, Justice, and Zzus move to sub.
- March 1, Kim Jeong-soo joins as a coach. SSONG leaves.
- May 19, Crash leaves.
- May 20, Fly leaves.
- May 23, Khan, Rascal, and Jin join. supreme rejoins as a coach. Cuzz, Justice, and Zzus become starters. Expession leaves.
- June 27, Jin renames to Lucy.
- November 21, Justice, Lucy, and Zzus leave. Kim Jeong-soo leaves coaching role.
- November 25, Peanut joins. Sin joins as a coach.
- December 3, Khan is suspended for one LCK series and fined ₩ 1,000,000 for unprofessional behaviour in soloqueue.
- January 3, Incredible Miracle rebrands to Longzhu Gaming. Expession, Flame, Chaser, Coco, Frozen, Cpt Jack, Fury, and Pure join.
- January 6, Crash and Zzus join.
- May 18, Emperor joins.
- May 19, Flame, Frozen, Cpt Jack, and Zzus leave.
- June 30, Flame and Frozen rejoin.
- November 1, Justice joins. Zzus rejoins.
- November 30, Cuzz joins. Expession, Flame, Chaser, Coco, Frozen, Emperor, Fury, and Pure leave. Lustboy and supreme leave coaching roles.
- December 4, PraY and GorillA join.
- December 5, Fly and Bdd join.
- December 7, Expession rejoins.
- December 12, SSONG joins as a coach.
|Khan||Kim Dong-ha (김동하)||Top Laner||Kingzone DragonX||2017-05-23||2018-01-07|
|Rascal||Kim Kwang-hee (김광희)||Top Laner||Kingzone DragonX||2017-05-23||2018-01-07|
|Cuzz||Moon Woo-chan (문우찬)||Jungler||Kingzone DragonX||2016-11-30||2018-01-07|
|Peanut||Han Wang-ho (한왕호)||Jungler||Kingzone DragonX||2017-11-25||2018-01-07|
|Bdd||Gwak Bo-seong (곽보성)||Mid Laner||Kingzone DragonX||2016-12-06||2018-01-07|
|PraY||Kim Jong-in (김종인)||Bot Laner||Kingzone DragonX||2016-12-04||2018-01-07|
|GorillA||Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현)||Support||Kingzone DragonX||2016-12-04||2018-01-07|
|Justice||Yoon Seok-joon (윤석준)||Mid Laner||Jin Air Green Wings||2016-11-01||2017-11-21|
|Lucy||Lee Woo-jin (이우진)||Bot Laner||Ever8 Winners||2017-05-23||2017-11-21|
|Zzus||Jang Joon-soo (장준수)||Support||YouthCrew Esports||2016-11-01||2017-11-21|
|Expession||Koo Bon-taek (구본택)||Top Laner||Retired||2016-01-03||2017-05-23|
|Fly||Song Yong-jun (송용준)||Mid Laner||Gold Coin United||2016-12-06||2017-05-20|
|Crash||Lee Dong-woo (이동우)||Jungler||Vici Gaming||2016-01-06||2017-05-19|
|Flame||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)||Top Laner||Immortals||2016-06-30||2016-11-30|
|Chaser||Lee Sang-hyun (이상현)||Jungler||Team Dignitas||2016-01-03||2016-11-30|
|Coco||Shin Jin-yeong (신진영)||Mid Laner||Newbee||2016-01-03||2016-11-30|
|Frozen||Kim Tae-il (김태일)||Mid Laner||1907 Fenerbahçe||2016-06-30||2016-11-30|
|Emperor||Kim Jin-hyun (김진현)||Bot Laner||SEA Serpents||2016-05-18||2016-11-30|
|Fury||Lee Jin-yong (이진용)||Bot Laner||T.Bear Gaming||2016-01-03||2016-11-30|
|Pure||Kim Jin-sun (김진선)||Support||CJ Entus||2016-01-03||2016-11-30|
|Cpt Jack||Kang Hyung-woo (강형우)||Bot Laner||Caster||2016-01-03||2016-05-19|
|Flame||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)||Top Laner||Longzhu Gaming||2016-01-03||2016-05-19|
|Frozen||Kim Tae-il (김태일)||Mid Laner||Longzhu Gaming||2016-01-03||2016-05-19|
|Zzus||Jang Joon-soo (장준수)||Support||Longzhu Gaming||2016-01-03||2016-05-19|
|Hirai||Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈)||Head Coach & General Manager||Kingzone DragonX|
|Spark||Kang Byung-ryul (강병률)||Manager||Kingzone DragonX|
|Supreme||Choi Seung-min (최승민)||Coach||Kingzone DragonX|
|Sin||Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모)||Coach||Kingzone DragonX|
|Kim Jeong-soo (김정수)||Coach||Invictus Gaming|
|SSONG||Kim Sang-soo (김상수)||Coach||Immortals|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang-sik (함장식)||Strategic Coach||CNB e-Sports Club|
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USD • EurosLocal • USD • EurosLocal • USD • Euros) Date Place Prize Event Last Result Roster 2017-12-02 2 ₩ 20,000,000$ 18,400€ 15,400 KeSPA Cup 2017 2 : 3 KT
2017-11-04 5 - 8 $ 197,879$ 197,879€ 170,175.94 Worlds 2017 0 : 3 SSG
2017-08-26 1 ₩ 100,000,000$ 89,000€ 74,000 LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 SKT
2017-08-06 1 LCK 2017 Summer 14 - 4 RR
2017-04-02 7 ₩ 10,000,000$ 8,900€ 8,400 LCK 2017 Spring 8 - 10 RR
2016-11-21 3 - 4 $ 10,000$ 10,000€ 9,400 IEM Season 11 Oakland 0 : 2 FW
2016-11-19 9 - 14 KeSPA Cup 2016 1 : 2 JAG
2016-08-06 8 ₩ 10,000,000$ 8,900€ 8,000 LCK 2016 Summer 7 - 11 RR
2016-04-09 7 ₩ 10,000,000$ 8,600€ 7,600 LCK 2016 Spring 8 - 10 RR
Total Prize: KRW 150,000,000 • USD 207,879
- January 7, Rand: A look back at Longzhu's failings and Korea in 2016 by Emily Rand on The Score
- June 4, Longzhu's Spring: The start of something good? by Rel1c on Esports Heaven
- June 13, Longhzhu's double edged sword - Too much firepower by TrevorJ on Esports Heaven
- August 28, Stepping out from behind the shadow of the Tigers, a new Longzhu rises to the top of LCK by Emily Rand on Slingshot Esports
- December 3, Peanut enhances Longzhu's strengths, but weaknesses remain by Kelsey Moser on ESPN
- December 12, The new Longzhu is not ROX Tigers by Emily Rand on ESPN
- February 10, Piecing Together the Longzhu Puzzle by Emily Rand on TheScore
- March 14, Longzhu still struggling with roster rotation by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot Esports
- May 2, Liquid, Longzhu and the problems with 10-person rosters by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot Esports
- December 28, Longzhu Gaming: The fire rises by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- February 18, LZ SSONG-Crash: "I suppose it is my lucky day." with Inven Global
- May 30, Longzhu BDD on beating KT Rolster: “I don’t think it was an upset.” with Slingshot Esports
- May 30, Longzhu coach Hirai: “The atmosphere, practice, and team life are all very good.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 2, Longzhu Gaming coach “Although SKT lost to Samsung, I don’t think SKT was in its best condition due to the recent Mid Season Invitational schedule.” with Slingshot Esports
- July 11, LZ Director, Hirai: "I think Longzhu has now become a top 3 team in the LCK." with Inven Global
- August 22, Faker to BDD: "Thanks for being a fan... but I won't go easy on you just because you are one" with Inven Global
- August 22, SKT kkOma: "Right now, 'Longzhu' members are filled with vigor... but soon, they will be stricken with fear and pressure" with Inven Global
- August 23, Longzhu coach Hirai on playing SKT in LCK finals: “We have been in multiple promotional tournaments, which is an even higher stress situation.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- August 26, Highlights of Longzhu Gaming’s LCK final press conference with Slingshot Esports
- August 26, LZ PraY to the Tired Fans: "I'm sorry for dragging the series and not being able to win 3-0..." with Inven Global
- August 26, LZ GorillA: "Instead of memeing how KT is the Summer team, say that PraY-GorillA is the Summer duo." with Inven Global
- October 10, Longzhu coach gets past initial concerns about team's worlds inexperience with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- '아듀 IM'...롱주-IM, 롱주로 팀명과 엠블렘 변경 (Korean) naver.com
- Longzhu sold to Chinese company Kingzone chhopsky.tv
- 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
- KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
- 롱주 게이밍, 전 삼성 출신 김정수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
- Coach SSONG leaves Longzhu Gaming invenglobal.com
- Ex-Longzhu Crash and ex-Snake Martin join Vici Gaming esports.yahoo.com
- Global Contract Database Screenshot on 5/20/17
- KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Longzhu Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 2017년 제 7차 e스포츠 제재 안내 (Korean) leagueoflegends.co.kr
- Official Roster List program.interest.me
- Removed Fomos Article Image imgur.com
- Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- Longzhu switches to seven man roster, Flame and Frozen benched espn.go.com
- '캡틴잭' 강형우, 해설자로 '인생 2막' 도전 (Korean) fomos.kr
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개 e-sports.or.kr
- 롱주 게이밍, 크래시-커즈 제외한 선수-코치진 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
- Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) fomos.kr
- Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- '엑스페션' 구본택, 롱주 게이밍과 재계약…리빌딩 마무리 (Korean) fomos.kr
- 롱주 게이밍, 전 ROX 출신 '쏭' 김상수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr