NaJin Black Sword

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NaJin Black Sword
NaJin Black Swordlogo square.png
Team Information
Org Location
South Korea
Region
KR
Korea
SponsorNaJin Industries
Razer
GIGABYTE
Pocari Sweat
Undefeated
History
Created2012-05-30
Social Media & Links
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NaJin Black Sword is the second League of Legends team sponsored by NaJin Corporation. It was formed by captain and former NaJin Shield member MaKNooN.

History[edit]

Formation of NaJin Sword[edit]

NaJin Sword was formed on May 30, 2012, shortly after NaJin e-mFire was knocked out of Azubu The Champions Spring 2012. MaKNooN, e-mFire's top lane player, departed from his team and began recruiting for a second team under the NaJin organization. The original squad was renamed to NaJin Shield, while the newly acquired roster became NaJin Sword.

A day after the addition of the new squadron, NaJin would also hire former Starcraft Brood War progamer Reach.

Season 2[edit]

NaJin Sword would qualify for the Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 tournament by winning their best-of-three play-in against Relive. Although expectations were low for NaJin Sword due to their inexperience and lackluster performance in the previous season, they were able to take second place in the group stage by defeating Team Dignitas and RoMg, dropping their only game to group leader Azubu Frost. In the quarterfinal round, NaJin Sword faced off against StarTale, led by AD player Locodoco. Though StarTale came out undefeated in their group matches, Sword was able achieve an upset and take the series 2-0 to advance to the next stage. Unfortunately, CLG EU emerged victorious in their semifinal, going 3-1 against NaJin Sword. This loss set up a third place match against Azubu Blaze, which Sword was able to win 2-0.

NaJin Sword's third place finish gave them just enough circuit points to qualify for the Season Two Korean Regional Finals. They were seeded fourth in the event, but in a dominant showing, Sword would tear through LG-IM, Xenics Storm, and Azubu Blaze to claim Korea's second slot in the Season 2 World Championship.

NaJin Sword was favored to progress through their group in the Season 2 World Championship, and would not disappoint as they took first place over CLG EU, Team Dignitas, and Saigon Jokers. [1] Although many writers and professionals also expected Sword to place in the top four, the dark horse Taipei Assassins would beat them convincingly in the round of eight 2-0, knocking them out of the event. NaJin Sword left the tournament with a 5th-8th place finish.

Pre-Season 3[edit]

After the Season 2 World Championship, NaJin Sword would be invited to MLG Dallas as one of the two teams representing Korea. In the first two days of the event, Sword showed strong play with 2-0 victories over CLG Prime, Team SoloMid, and Azubu Blaze to advance to the finals. There, they met with Azubu Blaze once again and were defeated in two consecutive best-of-three sets to take second place at the event.

Following MLG Dallas, NaJin Sword attempted to qualify for IPL 5, but after strong play in the group stage, they would lose in the qualifier semifinals to their sister team, NaJin Shield.

Season 3[edit]

Season 3 had potential for Sword to make a huge impact, participating in OGN Winter 2012-2013. Despite the tough competition, Sword found themselves reaching the playoffs, and making it to the Grand Finals, winning against Azubu Frost in a clean 3 - 0 sweep. They were also able to place 3rd in the continental GIGABYTE StarsWar League/Season 2, losing in the Semi Finals to Invictus Gaming. The Spring season OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 did not fare as well as Winter for the team, unable to reclaim their champion title, coming in 5th place at the end of the season. However, in their other Korean competitive league, emTek NLB Spring 2013, Sword would take the first place finish over their sibling team, NaJin White Shield. Change was brought going into the Summer 2013 leagues for both roster and name. The organization would rename their teams NaJin Black Sword and Najin White Shield. HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 was a turbulent season for Sword, unable to make playoffs and coming in 9th for the season. They were able to take first once again in GIGABYTE NLB Summer 2013 over Incredible Miracle 2. Although having rough showings since Winter, due to their first place finishes in Season 3, NaJin Black Sword guaranteed themselves a spot in the Season 3 World Championship with 600 Korean Circuit Points, going with SK Telecom T1 and Samsung Galaxy Ozone (formerly MVP Ozone).

At the S3 Championship, NBS would be automatically placed into the quarterfinals being the Korean top seed. They would first play against the European favorite, Gambit Gaming. Sword would come out strong after not being seen competitively in a few months with their sub mid laner starting for them, Nagne. They would conquer Gambit in a 2-1 advancing to the semifinals against fellow Koreans, SK Telecom T1, guaranteeing that a Korean team would be present in the finals. Although SK T1 would be the favorites going into the match, NaJin would play a great set of games with the match going to the last 5th game. They would lose 3-2 and be eliminated from the tournament, taking home 3rd-4th place and newfound respect from fans around the world for their play.

Season 4[edit]

In Season 4, new rosters were announced for NaJin Sword and NaJin Shield. Expession would be leaving due to chronic illness, Peng and Winged's contracts ended, and Watch would be moved to NaJin Shield as their jungler. To fill the vacancies, Limit (formerly Toplulu from Neverdie) was recruited for the top lane, Helios (from CJ Entus Frost) was recruited for the jungle, and ActScene (from Jin Air Greenwings Stealths) was picked up as a substitute player.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014

Player Roster[edit]

NaJin Black Sword OGN Summer 2014 Lineup
NaJin Black Sword Season 3 World Championship Roster
Left to Right: PraY, Nagne, Expession, Watch, SSONG, Cain

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR

DukeLee Ho-seong (이호성)
Top Laner
May 20142014-05-16Dec 20142014-12-02NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNJF
KR

OhqOh Gyu-min (오규민)
Bot Laner
May 20142014-05-16Dec 20142014-12-02NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNJF
KR

CainJang Nu-ri (장누리)
Support
May 20122012-05-29Dec 20142014-12-02NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNJF
KR

LeeLee Ho-jin (이호진)
Jungler
May 20142014-05-16Oct 20142014-10-31HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA
KR

KurOLee Seo-haeng (이서행)
Mid Laner
May 20142014-05-16Oct 20142014-10-31HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA
KR

GugerKim Do-yeop (김도엽)
Sub/Bot
May 20142014-05-18Oct 20142014-10-31Tpa std.pngTPA
KR

PureKim Jin-sun (김진선)
Sub/Sup
May 20142014-05-18Jun 20142014-06-18Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWS
KR

LimitJu Min-gyu (주민규)
Top Laner
Feb 20142014-02-04May 20142014-05-16KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.B
KR

HeliosShin Dong-jin (신동진)
Jungler
Feb 20142014-02-04May 20142014-05-16Eglogo std.pngEG
KR

NagneKim Sang-moon (김상문)
Mid Laner
Jun 20132013-06-21May 20142014-05-16KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.B
KR

PraYKim Jong-in (김종인)
Bot Laner
Jun 20122012-06-10May 20142014-05-16HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA
KR

SSONGKim Sang-soo (김상수)
Sub/Sup
May 20122012-05-29May 20142014-05-16Najin Black Swordlogo std.pngNJBS
KR

ActSceneYeon Hyeong-mo (연형모)
Sub/Jun
Feb 20142014-02-04Mar 20142014-03-18Welogo std.pngWE
KR

ExpessionKoo Bon-taek (구본택)
Top Laner
Jun 20132013-06-05Feb 20142014-02-04Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIM
KR

WatchCho Jae-geol (조재걸)
Jungler
Jun 20122012-06-10Feb 20142014-02-04Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWS
KR

WingedPark Tae-jin (박태진)
Sub/Jun
Dec 20132013-12-31Feb 20142014-02-04Keyd Starslogo std.pngKST
KR

PengYoon Young-min (윤영민)
Sub/Mid
Nov 20132013-11-07Feb 20142014-02-04Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
KR

MakNooNYoon Ha-woon (윤하운)
Top Laner
May 20122012-05-29May 20132013-05-29KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT A
KR

MulrOcWon Jun-ho (원준호)
Jungler
May 20122012-05-29Jun 20122012-06-10KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT A
KR

FimirCheon Min-ki (천민기)
Support
May 20122012-05-29Jun 20122012-06-10AHQLogo std.pngahq.KR

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCK

Player2012201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpring
PraYNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKingzone DragonXlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png444
WatchNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin White Shieldlogo std.pngNajin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.png168
ExpessionTeamhunterslogo std.pngNaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.png167
CainNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.png98
SSONGNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.png58
NagneNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png
KT Rolsterlogo std.png
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png91
PengNajin Black Swordlogo std.png4
HeliosMiGlogo std.pngAzblogo std.pngAzblogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.png98
MakNooNNaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngNaJin Swordlogo std.pngCJElogo std.png64
LimitNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png10
KuroIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miraclelogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigerslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecslogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png431
DukeKT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png
KT Rolsterlogo std.png
Najin Black Swordlogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.png196
OhqXenics Stormlogo std.pngNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJinemfirelogo std.png94
HojinNajin Black Swordlogo std.pngGE Tigerslogo std.pngKOO Tigerslogo std.png67

NLB

Player201220132014Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummer
CainNajin Black Swordlogo std.png6
DukeNajin Black Swordlogo std.png6
HojinNajin Black Swordlogo std.png6
KuroNajin Black Swordlogo std.png6
OhqNajin Black Swordlogo std.png6

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Reach Park Jung-suk (박정석) 80Head Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire
SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 80Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire
MOKUZA Kim Dae-woong (김대웅) 80Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire
Sim Sim Sung-soo (심성수) 80Coach Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

NaJin Black Sword Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-08-165 - 8₩10,000,000$ 9,700€ 7,300 Champions 2014 Summer
2 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT S
 Duke,  Lee,  KurO,  ohq,  Cain
2014-08-092₩3,000,000$ 2,700€ 2,100 NLB 2014 Summer
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT K
 Duke,  Lee,  KurO,  ohq,  Cain
2014-06-06Q Champions 2014 Summer Qualifiers
1 : 0SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT S
 Duke,  Lee,  kurO,  Ohq,  Cain
2014-05-172₩3,000,000$ 2,910€ 2,130 NLB 2014 Spring
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJF
 Limit,  Helios,  Nagne,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2014-04-059 - 16₩6,000,000$ 5,820€ 4,260 Champions 2014 Spring
1-1-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Limit,  Helios,  Nagne,  PraY,  Cain
2014-02-26Q Champions 2014 Spring Qualifiers
1 : 0Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIM1
 Limit,  Helios,  Nagne,  PraY,  Cain
2014-01-259 - 15₩6,000,000$ 5,400€ 4,080 Champions 2014 Winter
0-2-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Expession,  watch,  Nagne,  Peng,  PraY,  Cain,  SSONG
2014-01-182₩3,000,000$ 2,820€ 2,070 NLB 2014 Winter
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJB
 Expession,  Winged,  Nagne,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2013-10-043 - 4$150,000$ 150,000€ 109,500 Worlds Season 3
2 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
 Expession,  Watch,  Nagne,  PraY,  Cain
2013-08-319 - 16₩6,000,000$ 5,400€ 4,080 Champions 2013 Summer
0-3-0Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Expession,  watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain
Total Prize:KRW 37,000,000 • USD 150,000

as NaJin Sword[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

NaJin Sword Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2013-06-155 - 8₩12,000,000$ 10,560€ 7,920 Champions 2013 Spring
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJF
 MakNooN,  watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain
2013-06-141₩5,000,000$ 4,400€ 3,300 NLB 2013 Spring
3 : 0NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNJ SHD
 Chop,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2013-04-233¥10,000$ 1,600€ 1,200 GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2
0 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
 MakNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2013-02-021₩80,000,000$ 72,800€ 52,800 Champions 2013 Winter
3 : 0Azflogo std.pngAZF
 MakNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2012-11-113 - 4 IPL 5 Korean Qualifiers
1 : 2NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNJ SHD
 MakNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain
2012-11-042$8,000$ 8,000€ 6,160 MLG 2012 Fall
1 : 4Azblogo std.pngAZB
 MakNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2012-10-135 - 8$75,000$ 75,000€ 57,750 Worlds Season 2
0 : 2Tpa std.pngTPA
 MaKNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain
2012-09-211 Korea Regional Finals Season 2
3 : 2Azblogo std.pngAZB
 MakNooN,  Watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
2012-09-083₩12,000,000$ 10,560€ 8,280 Champions 2012 Summer
2 : 0Azblogo std.pngAZB
 MakNooN,  watch,  SSONG,  PraY,  Cain,  Sim
Total Prize:USD 83,000 • CNY 10,000 • KRW 109,000,000

Images[edit]

Media[edit]

See Also[edit]

Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 나진 e엠파이어, 쉴드-소드 2팀 체제 구축 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 나진e엠파이어 감독으로 '영웅' 박정석 선임! (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 나진 e엠파이어, 스타 출신 게이머 조재걸 영입 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 신지드 장인 '싱선생' 심성수, 나진 코치로 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  6. 6.0 6.1 막눈 윤하운 선수, 계약 종료로 나진 탈퇴 "새 출발 응원해달라" (Korean) inven.co.kr
  7. 7.0 7.1 나진 e엠파이어 LOL팀, 7인 로스터 체제 도입한다 (Korean) naver.com
  8. “e-mFire” 프로게임단 7인 로스터 체제 확정 및 팀명 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  9. 9.0 9.1 “e-mFire” 프로게임단 7인 로스터 체제 확정 및 팀명 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  10. 10.0 10.1 "모쿠자" 김대웅, 나진 코치로 컴백! 나진팀 연습생 모집 예정 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  11. 11.0 11.1 판도라TV LOL 챔피언스 윈터 13-14시즌 본선 로스터 (Korean) naver.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 [나진 리빌딩 ①] 전통의 명가 나진, 새 시즌 맞이 리빌딩 완료! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  13. Team Razer welcomes Najin Black Sword and Najin White Shield razerzone.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 [뉴스] '엑토신' 연형모, 팀 탈퇴의사 밝혀. 나진 e-mFire 프로게임단 입장 발표 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 [나진 리빌딩 ①] 대격변의 시작?! 나진 소드, 리빌딩 계획 발표 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 [나진 리빌딩 ③] 코치에서 6쏭 모드! 나진 소드 '쏭' 김상수 코치 발탁 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 리빌딩 마친 나진e엠파이어, LOL 마스터즈도 놓칠 수 없다 (Korean) naver.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 [뉴스] '고릴라' 강범현 등 4인 탈퇴, 나진 e엠파이어 선수단 변경 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  19. [뉴스] '10인 로스터 폐기, 최소 연봉 2천 확정' LoL 개편 최종안 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr