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Longzhu Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationChina China
Team LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
Sponsor(s)Longzhu
ASRock
Coca-Cola
Corsair
DXRacer
JOON SYSTEM
History
Created2016-01-03
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Longzhu Gaming was a professional gaming team based in South Korea.

History

Longzhu Gaming was formed in January 2016 when Incredible Miracle rebranded and took the name of their previous title sponsor, LongZhu.[1]

2016 Season

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.

2017 Season

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.

2018 Season

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.[2]

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR
South Korea Khan Kim Dong-ha (김동하) 1Top Laner Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2017-05-232017-05-23 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea Rascal Kim Kwang-hee (김광희) 1Top Laner Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2017-05-232017-05-23 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea Cuzz Moon Woo-chan (문우찬) 2Jungler Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2016-11-302016-11-30 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) 2Jungler Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2017-11-252017-11-25 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea Bdd Gwak Bo-seong (곽보성) 3Mid Laner Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2016-12-062016-12-06 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) 4Bot Laner Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2016-12-042016-12-04 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea GorillA Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현) 5Support Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX 2016-12-042016-12-04 2018-01-072018-01-07
KR
South Korea Justice Yoon Seok-joon (윤석준) 3Mid Laner JAGlogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings 2016-11-012016-11-01 2017-11-212017-11-21
KR
South Korea Lucy Lee Woo-jin (이우진) 4Bot Laner E8 WINlogo std.png Ever8 Winners 2017-05-232017-05-23 2017-11-212017-11-21
KR
South Korea Zzus Jang Joon-soo (장준수) 5Support YouthCrew Esportslogo std.png YouthCrew Esports 2016-11-012016-11-01 2017-11-212017-11-21
KR
South Korea Expession Koo Bon-taek (구본택) 1Top Laner Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2016-01-032016-01-03 2017-05-232017-05-23
KR
South Korea Fly Song Yong-jun (송용준) 3Mid Laner Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.png Gold Coin United 2016-12-062016-12-06 2017-05-202017-05-20
KR
South Korea Crash Lee Dong-woo (이동우) 2Jungler Vicilogo std.png Vici Gaming 2016-01-062016-01-06 2017-05-192017-05-19
KR
South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 1Top Laner Immortalslogo std.png Immortals 2016-06-302016-06-30 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Chaser Lee Sang-hyun (이상현) 2Jungler Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Coco Shin Jin-yeong (신진영) 3Mid Laner Newbeelogo std.png Newbee 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Frozen Kim Tae-il (김태일) 3Mid Laner 1907 Fenerbahçe Esportslogo std.png 1907 Fenerbahçe 2016-06-302016-06-30 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 4Bot Laner SEA Serpentslogo std.png SEA Serpents 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Fury Lee Jin-yong (이진용) 4Bot Laner T.Bear Gaminglogo std.png T.Bear Gaming 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Pure Kim Jin-sun (김진선) 5Support CJElogo std.png CJ Entus 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Cpt Jack Kang Hyung-woo (강형우) 4Bot Laner Casterlogo std.png Caster 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-05-192016-05-19
KR
South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 1Top Laner LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-05-192016-05-19
KR
South Korea Frozen Kim Tae-il (김태일) 3Mid Laner LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-05-192016-05-19
KR
South Korea Zzus Jang Joon-soo (장준수) 5Support LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2016-01-032016-01-03 2016-05-192016-05-19

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Hirai Kang Dong-hoon (강동훈) Head Coach & General Manager Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
South Korea Spark Kang Byung-ryul (강병률) Manager Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
South Korea Supreme Choi Seung-min (최승민) Coach Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
South Korea Sin Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모) 70Coach Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png Kingzone DragonX
South Korea Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) Coach Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 70Coach Immortalslogo std.png Immortals
South Korea Lustboy Ham Jang-sik (함장식) 70Strategic Coach CNB govTLogo std.png CNB e-Sports Club

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-12-02A22₩ 20,000,000$ 18,400€ 15,400KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20172 : 3KTRolsterLogo std.png KT
 Khan,
 Peanut,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA
2017-11-04A55 - 8$ 197,879$ 197,879€ 170,175.94WCS logo small.png Worlds 20170 : 3Samsunglogo std.png SSG
 Khan,
 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA,
 Kim Jeong-soo
2017-08-26A11₩ 100,000,000$ 89,000€ 74,000LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs3 : 1SKT1Logo std.png SKT
 Khan,
 Cuzz,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA
2017-08-06A11LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer14 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
 Khan,
 Rascal,
 Cuzz,
 Bdd,
 PraY,
 GorillA
2017-04-02A77₩ 10,000,000$ 8,900€ 8,400LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Spring8 - 10Blanklogo std.png RR
 Expession,
 Crash,
 Fly,
 PraY,
 GorillA
2016-11-21A33 - 4$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 9,400Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 11 Oakland0 : 2Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png FW
 Expession,
 Chaser,
 Crash,
 Frozen,
 Fury,
 Pure
2016-11-19A99 - 14KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20161 : 2JAGlogo std.png JAG
 Expession,
 Crash,
 Frozen,
 Fury,
 Pure
2016-08-06A88₩ 10,000,000$ 8,900€ 8,000LCK logo small.png LCK 2016 Summer7 - 11Blanklogo std.png RR
 Expession,
 Chaser,
 Crash,
 Coco,
 Frozen,
 Fury,
 Emperor,
 Pure
2016-04-09A77₩ 10,000,000$ 8,600€ 7,600LCK logo small.png LCK 2016 Spring8 - 10Blanklogo std.png RR
 Expession,
 Flame,
 Chaser,
 Crash,
 Coco,
 Frozen,
 Cpt Jack,
 Fury,
 Pure,
 Zzus
Total Prize: KRW 150,000,000 • USD 207,879

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

  • 2017

Videos

Highlight Videos

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 '아듀 IM'...롱주-IM, 롱주로 팀명과 엠블렘 변경 (Korean) naver.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Longzhu sold to Chinese company Kingzone chhopsky.tv
  3. 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  4. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  5. 롱주 게이밍, 전 삼성 출신 김정수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
  6. Coach SSONG leaves Longzhu Gaming invenglobal.com
  7. Ex-Longzhu Crash and ex-Snake Martin join Vici Gaming esports.yahoo.com
  8. Global Contract Database Screenshot on 5/20/17
  9. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  11. Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. Longzhu Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  13. Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  14. 2017년 제 7차 e스포츠 제재 안내 (Korean) leagueoflegends.co.kr
  15. Official Roster List program.interest.me
  16. Removed Fomos Article Image imgur.com
  17. Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  18. Longzhu switches to seven man roster, Flame and Frozen benched espn.go.com
  19. '캡틴잭' 강형우, 해설자로 '인생 2막' 도전 (Korean) fomos.kr
  20. KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개 e-sports.or.kr
  22. 롱주 게이밍, 크래시-커즈 제외한 선수-코치진 계약 종료 (Korean) fomos.kr
  23. Longzhu Gaming's Facebook Post (Korean) fomos.kr
  24. Longzhu Gaming's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
  25. '엑스페션' 구본택, 롱주 게이밍과 재계약…리빌딩 마무리 (Korean) fomos.kr
  26. 롱주 게이밍, 전 ROX 출신 '쏭' 김상수 코치 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr