|Player has retired.|
|Name||Hong Min-gi (홍민기)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||October 5, 1992 (age 26)|
|Team||Riot Games Inc.|
|Soloqueue IDs||CJ Entus 민기, Azubu MadLife, MiG MadLife, Shuhari, Groove|
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Hong "MadLife" Min-gi (Hangul: 홍민기) is a Korean retired player, currently working as a caster for Riot Korea.
Hong "MadLife" Min-gi started playing StarCraft at the age of 7. He found himself enjoying the Aeon of Strife game-type, and so when a friend introduced him to League of Legends in September 2010 he started playing. His first champion was Akali. The first role he favored was AD Carry, but when he began to play professionally he switched to support.
During his career, MadLife has become world-renowned for his exceptional support play, particularly on play-making skillshot-based champions like Thresh and Blitzcrank. He became particularly well-known for aiming hooks in the direction in which he predicted a player would Flash and landing them dead-on.
MadLife's first professional team was MiG Frost, which he joined alongside Woong, CloudTemplar, RapidStar, and Locodoco. The first tournament they participated in was Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 where they played well but ultimately fell in the finals to their sister team MiG Blaze. Locodoco left the team shortly after and Woong became MadLife's new lane partner. Frost and Blaze were both bought by Azubu and participated in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 under their new organization. Frost ended up reverse sweeping CLG Europe in the finals and qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship. Unfortunately for Frost, they dropped in the finals 3-1 to the Taipei Assassins and took second place.
In the beginning of Season 3, MadLife and Frost attended IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice but lost in the semifinals 2-0 to Gambit Gaming. Not long after OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 ended and Frost dropped in the finals 3-0 to NaJin Sword. After Frost attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship and lost 3-1 to Blaze in the finals, Woong left the team and Hermes became MadLife's new AD Carry. MadLife was voted in to attend All-Star Shanghai 2013 where he and his teammates placed first, winning Korea another spot for the Season 3 World Championship. At OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 they got swept by Blaze in the semis and by SK Telecom T1 2 in the 3rd place match so Hermes was benched in favor of the sub AD Carry, Space. Frost's next tournament was HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where they once again disappointed, placing 4th after being swept by the KT Rolster Bullets and losing in a close 3-2 set to MVP Ozone. MadLife and Frost attended the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals with aspirations to go to worlds but were swept in their 2nd round by the Bullets.
Frost's decline continued as they were knocked out of the quarterfinals of PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 3-0 by Samsung Ozone. Frost qualified for IEM Singapore where they lost in the finals 2-0 to Invictus Gaming. The new year didn't start well for Frost as HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 saw them lose in the quarterfinals 3-1 to Samsung Blue. Frost failed to make it out of groups for the first time ever at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 which caused them to miss the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals.
CJ Entus was forced to combine the rosters of Blaze and Frost after the changes to the OGN rules but the bot lane pair of MadLife and Space remained unchanged. They were invited to IEM Katowice in March 2015. They finished in 5th/6th place, after defeating Gambit Gaming but then losing to Team SoloMid and Team WE. CJ participated in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 where they lost in the semifinals 3-2 to SK Telecom T1. Max was called up to the starting roster prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 to share the starting support position with Madlife. CJ placed third in the regular season of Champions Summer but lost 3-0 to the KOO Tigers in the second round of the playoffs. CJ had enough circuit points to qualify for the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals but they lost 3-2 to the Jin Air Green Wings.
CJ played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup in November 2015, where they lost 3-0 in the finals to Ever. During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, CJ went 8-10 in sets, finishing in eighth place overall for the spring split.
CJ Entus had a very poor showing in the 2016 LCK Summer Season, going 3-15 total in set score. Madlife was the only player who started every game for CJ, despite the team's frequent use of substitutions in other positions. Despite this, they were locked into tenth place in the LCK season, and CJ Entus participated in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion. In the first round they were swept 2-0 by Kongdoo Monster, bringing them down to the loser's bracket. There, they beat SBENU Korea 2-0 before falling to ESC Ever in a 3-0 sweep to become relegated from the LCK. This marked the first time an original Kespa team was relegated from the LCK.
After CJ Entus relegated from the LCK, Madlife left the team and later announced that he would join NA Challenger Team Gold Coin United to compete in the 2017 NACS Spring Split. After two consecutive failed attempts to enter the NA LCS, Madlife left the team in November.
Madlife returned to Korea after leaving Gold Coin United. He negotiated with multiple teams from different regions including Korea, Europe, China, and Turkey but was satisfied with none of the offers and decided to stream until the Summer Split. During the break between the Spring Split and Summer Split, Madlife had a discussion with Royal Club's Head Coach Kezman and decided to retire from pro play.
On June 19, 2018, Madlife announced his retirement.
- Among Koreans, it was jokingly said that MiG (A previous name of CJ Entus Frost) stood for "MadLife is God." They also say "MAmen" whenever he shows exceptional play.
- Earned over 80% of the allstar vote in season 3, giving him the highest percentage vote of all players in all regions.
- Enjoys playing the game Osu! as it requires concentration and good hand-eye co-ordination skills which are useful when playing LoL.
- Favorite champions are Alistar, Blitzcrank, and Thresh.
- Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being Blitzcrank. 
- Known as a god within the community for his 'godlike' support play.
- Is well known for being one of the top skill shot based support players in the world. His excellence on Blitzcrank and Thresh is put down to brilliant micromanagement skills.
- His pioneering of heavy AP champions as support such as Lux and Zyra caused some to believe he was trolling or purposefully playing inefficient champions. This style of play has since come into the mainstream support meta.
- Known for his stylistic and aesthetically pleasing play. He is often the subject of videos which praise his ability pull off complex and difficult plays.
- Possesses a deep champion pool with no known support champions that he is weak with.
- Prefers to be known by his full name (Hong Min-gi) as opposed to MadLife.
- Was the last member of the original 2012 Azubu Frost roster to play a competitive game.
- Stated in interviews that he meditates to relax and finds it a good way to prepare for important matches.
- Awarded Best Support at 2012 Korean e-Sports Awards. 
- He is one of just two players (Doublelift is the other) to have participated in all three All-Star events (Shanghai 2013, Paris 2014, and Los Angeles 2015). He has the added distinction of being the only one to be on a winning team all three times.
- Played with Shy on the same roster for 1626 days. As of November 30, 2016, when they departed CJ Entus, this was the longest any pair of players had played together.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|MadLife Tournament Results|
|2017-08-13||NQ||NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion|
0 : 3eUnited
|2017-07-27||1||NACS 2017 Summer Playoffs|
3 : 1eUnited
|2017-07-13||2||NACS 2017 Summer|
8 - 2RR
|2017-04-02||NQ||NA LCS 2017 Summer Promotion|
2 : 3nV
|2017-03-15||1||NACS 2017 Spring Playoffs|
3 : 1eUnited
|2017-03-01||2||NACS 2017 Spring|
|2016-11-19||9 - 14||KeSPA Cup 2016|
0 : 2Ever
|2016-08-27||NQ||LCK 2017 Spring Promotion|
0 : 3Ever
|2016-08-06||10||LCK 2016 Summer|
3 - 15RR
|2016-04-09||8||LCK 2016 Spring|
8 - 10RR
|MadLife 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2016-12-11||17 - 30||All-Star 2016 Barcelona||Fire||0 : 1 Uzi|
|2015-12-13||9 - 16||All-Star 2015 Los Angeles||Fire||0 : 1 PraY|
|2015-03-08||21 - 48||The Solo King Korean 1v1 Tournament||CJ||1 : 2 Space|
- May 3, Madlife on Commentating MSI: "I'll analyze the games from a professional gamer's point of view" with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- June 20, "Please remember that this isn't the end." MadLife Says His Farewell with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Beom "Nswer" Park, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Woo "Ready" Hyun, and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 6, MadLife on Faker: “When I played games with Faker, he would say ‘I got him.’ I was puzzled at first as to what he meant, but then it would show that he got a kill five seconds later.” Translated on Slingshot
- September 9, Madlife on Bdd: “When I first met him, I thought he was a talented Zed player that would be able to play any champion in the future.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- December 27, Professional Gamers Read Negative Comments From the Community with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- June 8, CJ Entus MadLife, “Nowhere else to fall. We will improve” English translation by krbnu.
- December 4, MadLife: "I plan to seek advice for my 1v1 against Uzi." with Inven
- December 30, MadLife: “I considered retiring as a player, but I changed my mind after the All-Stars voting…I didn’t want to go out with the line, ‘retiring after team gets relegated.’” translated on Slingshot
- March 14, Short Madlife interview in English: "I miss Doublelift's Vayne" (video) with onGamers
- November 14, “I don’t want to play in an embarrassing way” - Interview with CJ Entus’ MadLife translated by Grace (xoprestige) (Original Interview (Korean))
- December 12, Madlife Explains That the Korean All Star Team Is Practicing Hard, Says CJ Entus Has Finalized Ro… with onGamers
- April 4, Interview with MadLife, the Support of the South Korean powerhouse CJ Entus Frost (English) (Portuguese) (Korean) with GosuGamers
- May 8, Madlife talks fire and ice before the first match of AllStar (video) onGamers
- May 9, Madlift or DoubleLife, Team Ice's Bot Lane chat across barriers (video) onGamers
- August 11, Quick Madlife Interview at KCon 2014 (video) with Travis Gafford
- October 29, 'Reflections with MadLife (video) with Thorin
- January 11, OGN Champions Interview With MadLife and Shy (Translated) with Inven.co.kr, translated by ggChronicle
- February 25, Korean eSports Weekly : Min-Gi “MadLife” Hong LoLStar Interview (Translated) with Daily eSports, translated by ggChronicle
- May 26, Shanghai All Stars 2013 Interview: Madlife (video) with GameSpot
- September 18, Cloth5 Interview with CJ Entus Frost Support MadLife (video) with Cloth5
- September 18, CJ Entus Frost 'MadLife' Interview (video) with Leaguepedia
Articles and Videos
- June 20, “It was an honor to be with him.” Last Remarks From Players and Coaches on Madlife’s Retirement by Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Changsik "Alle" Son, and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- June 29, Madlife 'changed the concept of support' in League of Legends by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- May 17, The Top 10 Supports of Spring 2016 by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- June 7, Madlife after dropping Game 1 to Longzhu: “I lost my mind along with the Nexus.” English translation on Slingshot.
- May 14, TIME / EP.2 MadLife_Part.1 [The Interview : My e-Sports] - [OGN PLUS] modify from OGN Plus
- May 14, TIME / EP.2 MadLife_Part.2 [The Interview : My e-Sports] - [OGN PLUS] modify from OGN Plus
- December 30, Inventing Playmaking – How MadLife and Edward Changed Support Forever from Gold Per 10
- January 14 - InsightOnEsports Hall of Fame - MadLife (video) from InsightOnEsports
- MadLife - God of Grab
- CJ Entus Frost Madlife Thresh
- lol cj entus Madlife & Hermes combination
- God of Support - Shanghai Allstar
- MadLife is God: Post-S2/S3 Highlight Video
- CJ FROST MADLIFE 하이라이트 MADMOVIE
- God of Grab: MadLife's Best Plays | LoL Pro Series
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- "Please remember that this isn't the end." MadLife Says His Farewellwww.invenglobal.com
- LoL Esports Profile Page lolesports.com
- [리그디스 질문드랍] 16편: 아주부 프로스트 '빠른별' 정민성 (Korean) thisisgame.com
- Madlife vs Maknoon youtube.com
- Result of 2012 Korean e-Sports Awardsinven.com.kr