|Player has retired.|
|Name||Heo Won-seok (허원석)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||January 26, 1997 (age 23)|
|Soloqueue IDs||삼성갤럭시 PawN, MiG WonSuck, Kn2ght, PawN God, 똥좀싸겟다, Movemovemovemove (CN)|
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Heo "PawN" Won-seok (Hangul: 허원석) is a League of Legends esports player, previously inactive member of Kingzone DragonX.
Heo "WonSeok" Won-seok originally played for MiG Blitz under the name Wonseok as a mid laner during HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013. The team had a decent showing but failed to make it past the group stage. He left the team in October to join Samsung Blue as a mid laner when he changed his name to "PawN". PawN made a name for himself in the 2013 WCG Qualifiers when he managed to solokill Faker in lane.
PawN played his first OGN with his team at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they managed to make it to the quarterfinals but were swept 3-0 by the eventual champions, SK Telecom T1 K. Later, PawN became the mid laner for Samsung Ozone or Samsung White, switching teams with Dade. At HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014, PawN and his new team would run into Blue in the semifinals and fall to them 3-1 but they would beat CJ Entus Blaze 3-2 to end in third place. Once again, at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 White would face blue in the semifinals and again they would lose 3-1. White would go on to sweep SK Telecom T1 S to place third for the second time in a row. White was forced to play a tiebreaker against SKT T1 K for the second seed in the 2014 Season World Championship. White dominated SKT, sweeping the series and taking their spot at Worlds. PawN and crew rolled through the 2014 Season World Championship, only dropping two games and ending it on a dominating 3-1 victory against Star Horn Royal Club to seal the Championship. For much of his time on SSW, he would play a more passive style while the rest of the team carried. Later on during his tenure on the team, he would begin playing a more lane dominant style with champions like Jayce and Talon. He became known to some as Faker's kryptonite, or the "God slayer" for solo killing him in lane.
On October 31, 2014, PawN announced his departure from Samsung White. On December 2, he joined EDward Gaming. PawN and the rest of the team 3-0'd EDG's biggest offseason rivals, Team King at the G-League 2014 final when he made his first appearance as the squad's mid laner.
Edward Gaming placed first in the 2015 LPL Spring regular season with PawN as the starting mid laner. In 44 regular season games, PawN played 42 due to illness. PawN also played for the team during the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring where they went undefeated from the round-of-sixteen until the finals which ended in a crushing 3-0 victory against Invictus Gaming. During this period, PawN specialized in a wide range of champions from Veigar to the more conventional Kassadin and Leblanc. He played 18 different champions in 42 regular season games. His playstyle morphed into a more lane focused, jungle attention seeking role. At times, it seemed he chose immobile champions to make himself an easy target for the jungler. At the start of the 2015 Spring LPL Playoffs, PawN fell ill. Pain in his back prevented him from attending the quarterfinals against Team WE, and he was sent to the hospital. EDG went up two games before losing the next two. After the first loss EDG experienced, PawN reportedly asked to be taken to the LPL stadium. He played for the team in Game 5 for a victory, allowing them to advance to the semifinals. He continued to play for the team through the finals, where EDG won 3-2 against LGD Gaming and won their spot at the Mid-Season Invitational.
At MSI, EDG pushed their way to the finals and upset the heavily favored SK Telecom T1 by baiting Faker into picking LeBlanc and picking a comp to counter it. EDG won the series 3-2 and took home the title of best team in the World. EDG participated in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season where they won again by taking a 3-0 set against OMG. They ended in first place once again in the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season but in the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs they faltered, dropping a 3-0 set to LGD and a 3-1 set to IG to end in fourth place overall. They still qualified for the 2015 Season China Regional Finals and managed to take the second seed from China to the 2015 Season World Championship with a 3-1 victory over IG. EDG were placed in a group with SK Telecom, H2k Gaming, and the Bangkok Titans. They came out of the group in second place and were drawn to play Fnatic in the quarterfinals but lost to them 3-0.
After a rocky start to the 2016 season, EDG returned to form and received second place in their group. PawN had been slipping in and out of the starting roster, with Athena taking his place when his injury didn't allow him to play. However, toward the end of the season, PawN played most of the games and until the playoffs. In the semifinals, the Qiao Gu Reapers forfeited their match, and they were to play Royal Never Give Up in the finals. EDG lost 1-3 to RNG, and received second in the Spring Season.
EDG had a rough start to the 2016 LPL Spring Season and played several games without ClearLove. They were however able to bounce back and finished 2nd in Group B, slightly behind Royal Never Give Up. In the playoffs, EDG was able to sweep Snake Esports 3-0 and then won automatically against Qiao Gu Reapers due to QG forfeiting the match. In the finals, EDG faced off against Royal Never Give Up and despite EDG being the favorites going into the match, they lost 1-3 and finished in 2nd place, failing to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Once summer came, EDG was placed in Group A of the 2016 LPL Summer Season. This split would be the start to EDG's resurgence as the team finished with an undefeated 16-0 regular season. In the 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs EDG would defeat Team WE 3-2 in the semifinals which set them up for a rematch against Royal Never Give Up. In clean fashion, EDG was able to defeat RNG in a 3-0 sweep and reclaim the LPL championship while also qualifying for the 2016 Season World Championship as China's #1 seed.
At Worlds, PawN and EDG were grouped against H2k-Gaming, ahq e-Sports Club and INTZ e-Sports and finished as the 2nd seed after they lost the tiebreaker match against H2k. They were then seeded against ROX Tigers in the bracket stage and lost the series 1-3. After Worlds, EDG made an announcement that PawN will be leaving the team after the 2016 Demacia Cup, which they won after a win against I May in the Finals. In November, KT Rolster announced that PawN would be the team's new mid laner in the upcoming season.
In the 2017 LCK Spring Season KT performed well and finished third in the standings. They faced MVP in the second round and won 2-0. They advanced to face Samsung Galaxy in the semifinals sweeping them 3-0 in the process. However in the LCK/2017 Season/Spring Playoffs KT fell short and lost 0-3 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals. Although their regular season run in summer was more successful finishing second with a match score of 14-4, their playoff run was worse and they fell 2-3 to SKT again but in the semifinals this time. In the 2017 Season Korea Regional Finals KT was taken down 0-3 by Samsung Galaxy and failed to qualify for the 2017 Season World Championship. They finished their season by winning the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. In the quarterfinals they faced E8W which they beat 2-0, followed by winning 2-1 against Samsung. They capped off their run by beating Longzhu Gaming 3-2 in the finals.
Pawn joined Kingzone DragonX for the 2019 season along with his longtime teammate Deft. Kingzone finished a strong third in the Spring Season with a 13-5 record, but were immediately swept by SKT in the playoffs.
In May, Kingzone announced that Pawn would become inactive due to health issues. He remained inactive for the rest of the 2019 season before announcing his retirement in September. In December, Pawn revealed in an interview with InvenGlobal that he had retired due to developing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, he stated that he still wanted to play professionally, and did not rule out a return if his issues improved.
- Played the most games in ranked soloqueue in Korea in season 3, with over 3800 games.
- His Chinese nickname, 小胖, literally means "little fat". It was given to him because 胖 is pronounced "pang," sounding similar to his name.
- Nicknamed "Buddha" by Chinese fans. Due to his emotionless face.
- Used to be known as a one trick pony Fizz player for playing an overwhelming amount of games on the champion
- Was given the general's jacket by Dade after Samsung White beat Samsung Blue at Worlds 2014. The jacket is represented in his World Championship winner's skin.
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- December 7, Interview with EDG Korean imports Deft and PawN with , and on Goldper10
- May 7, PawN Mid-Season Interview: "I don't think SKT is a better team than us, we just made some mistakes" with , and on 1337mag
- May 9, PawN: If we overcome communication problems, EDG can be stronger than Samsung White with , and on the Daily Dot
- May 10, A God and a General: an in-depth look at the rivalry between SKT's Faker and EDG's Pawn by , and on The Score
- May 11, PawN: 'at Worlds I think if other regions are this bad, at this point we can win Worlds as well' with , and on The Score
- May 27, PawN: A king of mid lane by , and on LoL Esports
- October 9, PawN: "I wish to meet SKT once again at the finals" with , and on Fragbite
- October 1, PawN on EDG's loss against INTZ: 'I think there was a slight bit of unpreparedness' with , and on The Score
- October 2, EDG's PawN: 'I'm really confused on what's going to happen in the standings of the group' with , and on ESPN
- December 20, Pawn on returning to Korea: 'The only trophy I’m missing is one for League Champions Korea.' with , and on FOMOS, English translation by Slingshot Esports
- January 4, Samsung's prodigal sons: Reviewing pawN, Deft, Mata, and Spirit's time abroad by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- January 21, kt Pawn: "I’ll prove with results that I’ve returned as a better player" with , and on Inven Global
- January 25, kt PawN: "I'm always ready to bring out aggressive champions." with , and on Inven Global
- February 18, KT PawN: "Since SKT is centered around Faker, I'll have a lot on my shoulder' with , and on Inven Global
- March 30, kt PawN: "We will show how much we've improved by winning the remaining match." with , and on Inven Global
- April 12, Pawn: “I’ve never been to an LCK final, and I’d like to win my first one this split.” with , and on Slingshot Esports
- April 17, KT Rolster PawN: "Little down hearing Crown would naturally win in the mid lane" with , and on Inven Global
- July 23, Smeb thinks kt Rolster has a chance to win summer split due to SKT T1's slump with , and on Inven Global
- July 28, KT PawN: "It's not always the jungler's fault for losing an objective. It's everyone's fault" with , and on Inven Global
- November 30, KT Rolster and Heo "Pawn" Won-seok take a last shot at glory in KeSPA Cup by Young Jae Jeon on ESPN
- January 25, KT Pawn: "Frost Queen's and Targon's are set to be nerfed in the next patch. League will become a clean game" with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- January 26, KT PawN: "We often lose to KSV and KZ in scrims, but it'll be different onstage" with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- February 11, KT Deft: "In my opinion, Doran's and Targon's give about the same lane sustain... might as well give some gold to the support" with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- February 20, Pawn on Bringing a Ruler on Stage: "When I set up my monitor, I tilt it towards the right by about 18 centimeters" with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- January 26, KZ PawN: "Maybe it is because of former team or teammates, but we play with more passion to win...I wanted to show everyone that I was better than Ucal." with Minyoung "Irro" Jang and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- February 3, KZ Pawn: "I don’t know if I could say this… but I believe myself to be a top 3 mid laner here in the LCK. (Laughs) In order to prove my words, however, I’ll need to defeat Faker on our next match." with Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- February 21, KZ PawN: "Kingzone’s previous mid laner (Bdd) was a very good player; I’ll do my best so nobody misses him." with Beom "Nswer" Park, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, and David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 1, KZ Pawn on SKT T1: " If we manage to defeat SKT T1, that would leave us only Griffin to worry about in Round 2... I do think that we will win since T1 doesn’t seem to be performing well nowadays." with Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek on Inven Global
- March 9, KZ PawN: "Like you guys already know, besides Faker, there are good players in the LCK; I'll try my best to be on that list." with Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- March 21, KZ Deft: "I thought that I could get my 1,000th kill against my former team, KT, but it’s a bummer that I didn’t get it off Smeb." with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 21, KZ Pawn regarding his former teammates: “If my health was better, they would have never played over me. I’ll drive the nail in that coffin this time.” with Kevin Kim on Korizon
- March 27, PawN on Kingzone defying all expectations 'just like an anime character' with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
- March 29, KZ PawN on playing Glacial Augment Morgana: "I forgot to buy GLP... it felt like I was playing without any runes; no Comet, no Aery." with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 28, [Interview] A tragic play full of regrets: The sad story behind PawN's professional career with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo & Daniel "Quest" Kwon on Inven Global
- August 27 - [ KR.Regional'14 ] Faker vs Pawn | SKT T1 K vs Samsung White | Tiebreaker (3m1s)
- October 22 - Pawn, Best Mid World Highlights - S4 World Championship (8m17s)
SSW PawN at 2014 Season World Championship
The following pages redirect here:
- EDward Gaming's Weibo Post weibo.com
- Deft's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Sashao's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
- PawN's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- kt 롤스터, '스멥' 송경호-'폰' 허원석 영입…'스코어' 재계약 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
- PawN's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- Kingzone DragonX Acquires Deft, PawN, and TusiN invenglobal.com
- KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
- KeSPA's Tweet twitter.com
- Kingzone DragonX's Tweet twitter.com
- EDward Gaming's Weibo Post weibo.com
- Deft's Facebook Post facebook.com
- PawN's Twitter Post (Korean) facebook.com
- EDG's weibo (Chinese)
- Doctors estimate two months recovery time for pawN's injury the Score eSports
- The Score's Article thescoreesports.com