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|Name||Jang Gyeong-hwan (장경환)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||February 12, 1991 (age 28)|
|Soloqueue IDs||아옳옳옳아옳옳, 김정균, Disney Stitch, SKT T1 MaRin, SKT T1 마가린|
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Jang "MaRin" Gyeong-hwan (Hangul: 장경환) was previously a top laner for Topsports Gaming.
MaRin first joined the competitive scene when SK Telecom T1 1 was rebuilt around him on October 12, 2013. The team renamed to SK Telecom T1 S a few months later. They qualified for PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they failed to make it past the group stage. At HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014, S failed to make it out of groups once again. The team's best result came at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 where they made it to the semifinals but ultimately placed 4th after losing 3-2 to the KT Rolster Arrows and then being swept 3-0 by Samsung White.
With the changes to the OGN rules, S and their sister team SK Telecom T1 K were forced to merge to form SK Telecom T1. With K's top laner, Impact, departing from the team, MaRin was given the starting position for top. The team participated in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 where they won the championship after beating the GE Tigers in the finals 3-0. SK Telecom's victory qualified them for the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where they made it to finals but lost 3-2 to EDward Gaming. SKT placed first in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 after only dropping one set the whole season. They beat KT Rolster 3-0 in the finals of the playoffs to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the top seed from Korea. SKT was placed in a group at worlds alongside EDG, Bangkok Titans, and H2k Gaming. They went undefeated all the way to the finals, beating AHQ e-Sports Club and Origen in the playoffs along the way. They met the KOO Tigers in the finals and beat them 3-1 to give the organization its second World Championship.
SKT played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the semifinals to Ever. MaRin left SK Telecom in November of 2015 and joined LGD Gaming. Hoping to bounce back from their rough Worlds and post-Worlds performances, LGD would go into LPL Spring with high hopes. Being placed in Group A, LGD struggled in the first several weeks of play. Despite having good players in every position, they struggled to play as a team. In the second half of the season however, they started playing better and bounced back, finishing 4th in their group with an 8-8 record. They would face off against Vici Gaming in Round 1 of the Playoffs but would go on to lose 1-3, finishing the Spring Split in 7th-8th.
In Summer, LGD finished 5th in their group with a 7W-9L record, failing to make it to the Playoffs. The team had to play in the Promotion Tournament as well, which they fortunately won over Newbee (3-1), to secure their spot in the Summer Split.
During the off season, MaRin decided not to renew his contract with LGD and go back to Korea instead. He then signed with LCK team Afreeca Freecs to play as their starting Top Laner for the 2017 Season, alongside Spirit, Kuro, TuSin, Mowgli and Kramer. Afreeca Freecs managed to end the Summer Split at 5th place, with a 10-8 record, guaranteeing a spot in the playoffs. In the first round of playoffs, MaRin faced off his former team SK Telecom T1. Unfortunately, SK Telecom T1 won the series with a clean 2-0 victory, leading to Afreeca Freecs to play in the Regional Finals in order to go to Worlds. MaRin and Afreeca Freecs played and won against MVP in the first round with a close 3-2, followed by a 2-3 defeat by Samsung Galaxy in the second round, failing to make it to Worlds.
On November 11, MaRin announced that he would be leaving the team. Shortly after he joined Chinese team Topsports Gaming.
While Marin arrived at Topsports Gaming in February 2018, the team is in serious situation. The team competed 20 series since June 29, 2017, and only have 1 winning series against Joy Dream, a team from LSPL (or LDL in 2018). Marin's first apperence as top laner of TOP happened at 17:00 CST in February 23, 2018, as the first match of LPL 2018 Spring after the National Holiday of Chinese Spring Festival and against Vici Gaming, the other team with a 0-7 result at that time. Marin successfully help Topsports to win the match with a 2-1 victory, and became MVP in both games they won. However, Marin's arrival didn't change Topsports' fate. They finished the Spring Season in 3-14, the worst in East Region and the second worst in the whole LPL, and Marin's last apperance as a professional player was at the Game 1 of the series against FunPlus Phoenix in LPL 2018 Summer Season in June 26, 2018. Topsoprts Gaming finished the Summer Season as a dark horse with a 10-9 record, ranking at the third place in West Region, and finished the Playoff at the 6th place. Marin's departure was confirmed in November 7, 2018.
After leaving Topsports Gaming, MaRin went back to Korea. On 20th of January KST, MaRin turned on his Twitch stream for the first time in the last few months. To the viewers who asked how he had been doing, MaRin told he has been under the weather. He told the viewers that he would be retiring from pro play. He also mentioned that he received multiple offers to be a coach during his break period but he has no intention of being a coach.
- Reached rank 1 and 11 in KR Challenger on multiple accounts.
- Known for his plays and roams in the top lane.
- Also known for his Maokai since he never lost on the champion before he left SKT.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|MaRin Tournament Results|
|2018-09-02||3||LPL 2018 Summer - West|
10 - 9RR
|2018-04-08||7||LPL 2018 Spring - East|
3 - 16RR
|2017-09-02||3||Korea Regional Finals 2017|
2 : 3SSG
|2017-08-26||5||LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs|
0 : 2SKT
|2017-08-06||5||LCK 2017 Summer|
10 - 8RR
|2017-04-22||5||LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs|
0 : 2MVP
|2017-04-02||4||LCK 2017 Spring|
10 - 8RR
0 : 2iG
|2016-11-13||9 - 11||Demacia Cup 2016|
2 - 4RR
|2016-08-13||Q||LPL 2017 Spring Promotion|
3 : 1Newbee
|MaRin 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2015-12-13||17 - 32||All-Star 2015 Los Angeles||Fire||0 : 1 Clearlove|
|2015-03-08||7 - 12||The Solo King Korean 1v1 Tournament||SKT||0 : 2 ssumday|
- January 19, Return of the Top - An Interview with Afreeca Freecs’s MaRin with Inven Global
- February 7, AFs MaRin: "Would you kindly refrain from making spiteful comments about the players?" with Inven Global
- February 9, MaRin: “I think the way Huni played today is different from his usual play style, so it wasn’t difficult to deal with him.” Translation on Slingshot
- March 20, Afreeca's Marin: 'I actually was considering staying in China for another year' with ESPN
- May 23, Meet MaRin, the Man Who Loves Good Coffee With a Side of Splitpush with Inven Global
- May 23, MaRin injures his hand while riding a bicycle, says he’s “taking solo queue slowly” while he heals with Slingshot Esports
- May 25, The interview with MaRin, the barista of Afreeca Freecs at his photoshoot studio with Inven Global
- July 13, MaRin on facing SKT next: “We need to beat all of the other teams in order to make it to the playoffs.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- January 3, Interview with Eimy, MaRin and Pyl: Regrouping after Worlds and expectations for 2016 with theScore
- January 11, I am LGD MaRin, AMA! with reddit
- April 11, LGD's imp and MaRin on their playstyles and preparing for the LPL playoffs with theScore
- May 8, Who's No. 1 in top lane? MaRin says it's him or Koro with LoL Esports
- May 9, Faker and MaRin press conference: "I think [Febiven] will become a great player" with theScore
- May 9, MaRin: Winning MSI will make me the best top laner in the world with the Daily Dot
- October 2, Marin on Fiora, playing against H2k and the results of Day 1 with theScore
- October 3, SKT MaRin: "Huni is a really strong player" with Fragbite
- October 3, EDG vs SKT - Marin Interview with Twitch
- October 9, SKT emerges undefeated from the Group Stage with LoL Esports
- October 23, SKT's Faker and MaRin discuss their upcoming match against Origen and look ahead to 2016 with theScore
- December 16, MaRin on 2016: 'I'm placing a lot of importance on meeting SKT...' with theScore
- December 28, Interview with MaRin and Eimy of LGD: “As long as I call pro gaming my profession, my constant goal is to win the World Championship.” with News of Legends
- January 19, Former Worlds MVP MaRin retires from professional play by Malcolm Abbas on DOT Esports
- January 19, Marin, once considered the best top laner in the World, has Announced his Retirement by Hongje "Koer" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- July 9, Mint: A look at MaRin’s golden play from LoL Esports
- December 24, OGN Champions Spring 2015: Dark Horses from Gold Per 10
- September 15, Faker & Marin's Day Off by Azubu
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