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NaJin Black Sword
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Team Information
Org LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
SponsorNaJin Industries
Razer
GIGABYTE
Pocari Sweat
Undefeated
History
Created2012-05-30
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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

Formation of NaJin Sword

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

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

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

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

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

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

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

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR

Duke Lee Ho-seong (이호성) 11Top Laner NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire 2014-05-162014-05-16 2014-11-112014-11-??
KR

Ohq Oh Gyu-min (오규민) 14Bot Laner NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire 2014-05-162014-05-16 2014-11-112014-11-??
KR

Cain Jang Nu-ri (장누리) 15Support NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire 2012-05-302012-05-30 2014-11-112014-11-??
KR

SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 25Sub/Sup Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2012-05-302012-05-30 2014-11-112014-11-??
KR

Lee Lee Ho-jin (이호진) 12Jungler HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers 2014-05-162014-05-16 2014-10-312014-10-31
KR

kurO Lee Seo-haeng (이서행) 13Mid Laner HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers 2014-05-162014-05-16 2014-10-312014-10-31
KR

Guger Kim Do-yeop (김도엽) 24Sub/Bot Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins 2014-06-112014-06-?? 2014-10-312014-10-31
KR

Limit Joo Min-kyu (주민규) 11Top Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets 2014-02-052014-02-05 2014-05-162014-05-16
KR

Helios Shin Dong-jin (신동진) 12Jungler Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses 2014-02-052014-02-05 2014-05-162014-05-16
KR

Nagne Kim Sang-moon (김상문) 13Mid Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets 2013-06-212013-06-21 2014-05-162014-05-16
KR

PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) 14Bot Laner HUYA Tigerslogo std.pngHUYA Tigers 2012-06-112012-06-11 2014-05-162014-05-16
KR

Expession Koo Bon-taek (구본택) 11Top Laner Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIncredible Miracle 2013-06-052013-06-05 2014-02-052014-02-05
KR

ActScene Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모) 22Sub/Jun Welogo std.pngTeam WE 2014-02-052014-02-05 2014-03-182014-03-18
KR

watch Cho Jae-geol (조재걸) 12Jungler Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield 2012-06-112012-06-11 2014-02-052014-02-05
KR

Peng Yoon Young-min (윤영민) 26Substitute None ??? 2014-02-052014-02-05
KR

Winged Park Tae-jin (박태진) 26Substitute Keyd Starslogo std.pngKeyd Stars 2013-10-112013-10-?? 2014-02-052014-02-05
KR

MaKNooN Yoon Ha-woon (윤하운) 11Top Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster A 2012-05-302012-05-30 2013-05-292013-05-29
KR

Fimir Cheon Min-ki (천민기) 15Support AHQLogo std.pngahq e-Sports Club Korea 2012-05-302012-05-30 2012-06-112012-06-11
KR

MulrOc Won Jun-ho (원준호) 12Jungler KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster A 2012-05-302012-05-30 2012-06-112012-06-11

Player LCK Participation

Player 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Spring Summer Winter Spring Summer Winter Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                                       
Cain 11 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 25 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 14 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 2 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 11 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 20 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 95


MakNooN 6 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 11 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 25 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 14 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 4 CJElogo std.png 60


PraY 11 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 25 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 14 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 34 GE Tigerslogo std.png 53 KOO Tigerslogo std.png 45 ROX Tigerslogo std.png 45 ROX Tigerslogo std.png 45 LongZhulogo std.png 48 LongZhulogo std.png 44 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png 47 Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png 429


SSONG 11 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 25 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 14 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 4 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 60


watch 11 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 25 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 14 NaJin Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 21 Najin White Shieldlogo std.png 11 Najin White Shieldlogo std.png 22 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 47 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 163


Expession 2 Teamhunterslogo std.png 3 NaJin Shieldlogo std.png 16 NaJin Shieldlogo std.png 13 NaJin Shieldlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 13 Incredible Miraclelogo std.png 26 LongZhulogo std.png 41 LongZhulogo std.png 45 LongZhulogo std.png 171


Peng 4 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 4


Nagne 2 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 6 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 33 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 44 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 91


Limit 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 4 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 10


Helios 11 MiGlogo std.png 14 Azblogo std.png 30 Azblogo std.png 19 CJElogo std.png 12 CJElogo std.png 10 CJElogo std.png 6 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 102


Duke 4 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 11 KT Rolsterlogo std.png 11 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 33 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 48 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 52 SK Telecom T1logo std.png 46 SK Telecom T1logo std.png 205


Lee 11 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 34 GE Tigerslogo std.png 28 KOO Tigerslogo std.png 73


kurO 6 Incredible Miraclelogo std.png 6 Incredible Miraclelogo std.png 6 Incredible Miraclelogo std.png 11 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 34 GE Tigerslogo std.png 53 KOO Tigerslogo std.png 45 ROX Tigerslogo std.png 33 ROX Tigerslogo std.png 48 Afreeca Freecslogo std.png 50 Afreeca Freecslogo std.png 49 Afreeca Freecslogo std.png 57 Afreeca Freecslogo std.png 398


Ohq 6 Xenics Stormlogo std.png 11 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png 27 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 48 NaJinemfirelogo std.png 92


For a full chart listing all LCK players, click here.
Only split games are listed. Last update: after LCK Spring 2019

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 90Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire

MOKUZA Kim Dae-woong (김대웅) 90Coach CJElogo std.pngCJ Entus

ViNylCat Chae Woo-cheul (채우철) 90Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire

Reach Park Jung-suk (박정석) 90Head Coach NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire

싱선생 Sim Sung-soo (심성수) 90Coach Tpa std.pngTaipei Assassins

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
NaJin Black Sword Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-08-160050085 - 8₩10,000,000LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Summer
2 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT T1 S

 Duke,
 Lee,
 KurO,
 ohq,
 Cain
2014-08-090020002₩3,000,000NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2014 Summer
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT T1 K

 Duke,
 Lee,
 kurO,
 Ohq,
 Cain
2014-06-06aaaaaaQLCK logo small.png Champions Summer 2014 Qualifiers
1 : 0SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT T1 S

 Duke,
 Lee,
 kurO,
 Ohq,
 Cain
2014-05-170020002₩3,000,000NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2014 Spring
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJ Frost

 Limit,
 Helios,
 Nagne,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2014-04-050090169 - 16₩6,000,000LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Spring
1-1-1Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Limit,
 Helios,
 Nagne,
 PraY,
 Cain
2014-02-26aaaaaaQLCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Spring Qualifiers
1 : 0Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIM 1

 Limit,
 Helios,
 Nagne,
 PraY,
 Cain
2014-01-250090159 - 15₩6,000,000LCK logo small.png Champions 2014 Winter
0-2-1Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Expession,
 watch,
 Nagne,
 Peng,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 SSONG
2014-01-180020002₩3,000,000NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2013-2014 Winter
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJ Blaze

 Expession,
 Winged,
 Nagne,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2013-10-040030043 - 4$150,000WCS logo small.png World Championship Season 3
2 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT

 Expession,
 Watch,
 Nagne,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2013-08-310090169 - 16₩6,000,000LCK logo small.png 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

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
NaJin Sword Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2013-06-150050085 - 8₩12,000,000LCK logo small.png Champions 2013 Spring
1 : 3CJElogo std.pngCJ Frost

 MakNooN,
 watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain
2013-06-140010001₩5,000,000NLB Logo Small.png NLB 2013 Spring
3 : 0NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNJ SHD

 Chop,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2013-04-230030003¥10,000StarsWar logo.png GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2
0 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2013-02-020010001₩80,000,000LCK logo small.png Champions 2013 Winter
3 : 0Azflogo std.pngAZF

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2012-11-110030043 - 4Ipllogo small.png IPL 5 Korean Qualifiers
1 : 2NaJin Shieldlogo std.pngNJ SHD

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain
2012-11-040020002$8,000MLG 2012 Fall logo.png MLG 2012 Fall
1 : 4Azblogo std.pngAZB

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2012-10-130050085 - 8$75,000WCS logo small.png World Championship Season 2
0 : 2Tpa std.pngTPA

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain
2012-09-210010001WCS logo small.png Korea Regional Finals Season 2
3 : 2Azblogo std.pngAZB

 MakNooN,
 Watch,
 SSONG,
 PraY,
 Cain,
 Sim
2012-09-080030003₩12,000,000LCK logo small.png 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

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