|Name||Kim Jong-in (김종인)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||January 6, 1994 (age 26)|
|Competitive IDs||Troll Kim|
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Kim "PraY" Jong-in (Hangul: 김종인) is a League of Legends esports player, previously bot laner for KT Rolster.
Kim "PraY" Jong-in was picked up by NaJin Sword in June of 2012. He played in his first OGN at Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 when he went by the name Troll Kim. They lost 3-1 to Counter Logic Gaming Europe in the semifinals but beat Azubu Blaze 2-0 in the third-place match. The team earned enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 2 Korea Regional Finals where they made it through the whole gauntlet and beat Blaze in the finals 3-2 to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. They made it to the quarterfinals of Worlds but lost 2-0 to the Taipei Assassins. A month later, Sword attended the 2012 MLG Fall Championship where they made it to the finals but lost 2-1 and 2-0 in two sets to Blaze.
The new season started off with OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 where Sword smashed Azubu Frost 3-0 in the finals to win the whole tournament. Next, they flew to China to participate in the GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 where they placed 3rd after losing to Invictus Gaming in the loser's finals. They came back to Korea for OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where they made it to the quarterfinals but lost 3-1 to Azubu Frost. After the tournament, Sword and their sister team, NaJin Shield were renamed to Black Sword and White Shield, respectively. The final OGN of the season was HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 and unfortunately Sword failed to make it past the group stage. Despite their poor showing at the last OGN, Sword still accrued enough circuit points to automatically qualify for the Season 3 World Championship. Sword played exceptionally well and took eventual champions SK Telecom T1 to a game 5 in the semifinals but ultimately lost the series 3-2.
Sword's first tournament of the season was PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where a poor showing saw them getting knocked out in the group stage. Their streak of poor OGN performances continued at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 and they dropped out of the group stages for a 3rd straight time. PraY left the team on May 16, 2014.
On November 14, 2014, PraY joined the newly formed HUYA Tigers together with Smeb, Lee, kurO, and GorillA. The team played in the Champions Spring 2015 Qualifiers along with Incredible Miracle, Prime Clan, and Xenics, where they finished 2-1 and qualified for Champions Spring 2015. The team then renamed to GE Tigers. GE started out unarguably the top team in Korea at SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and earned themselves an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost 2-1 to Team WE in the semifinals. This defeat was considered by many casters and analysts to be the biggest upset to date in the entire history of League of Legends competition. They qualified for the finals of the OGN playoffs because of their first place finish in the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost 3-0 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals and placed second. The team renamed to the KOO Tigers prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015. KOO placed fourth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs but lost 3-2 in the semifinals to KT Rolster. Because SKT won the finals, KOO still qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed due to circuit points. KOO was placed into a group at worlds with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record. They beat KT Rolster 3-1 and Fnatic 3-0 to make it to the finals against SKT. However, they finally fell in the finals with a 3-1 loss.
Soon after Worlds, Koo dropped the team as a sponsor and they renamed to the Tigers. The Tigers played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. The Tigers renamed to ROX Tigers in January.
During the 2016 LCK Spring Split, the ROX Tigers dominated domestically in similar fashion to 2015. They finished the regular season with a 16-2 match record, losing only to KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Earning first place in the regular season gave them a bye to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. ROX entered as the favorites this time, but still lost 3-1, earning themselves second place for the spring split.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, the Tigers once again placed first in the regular season with an impressive 15-3 scoreline in Bo3s, with two losses to SK Telecom T1 and one loss to Samsung Galaxy. This seeded them in the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs directly into their third domestic finals, where they eventually met KT Rolster. In an epic series, the ROX Tigers won the set 3-2, claiming 1st place in the Summer Split and giving them Korea's first seed into the 2016 Season World Championship.
- Known for looking like "Dodoria" from Dragon Ball Z.
- Has an aggressive play style.
- Jokingly named as "Prayven", because of his play with Draven. This came from his lackluster play with the champion during HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013. The fans in OGN studio often moan to convince him not to play Draven when he hovers over him in champion select.
- Nicknamed by Chinese and Taiwanese fans as 鼠王 (King of Twitch)
- Along with MadLife, participated in and won the S3 All-Star bot lane tournament for Korea.
- Voted to represent Korea in All-Star Shanghai 2013, All-Star Los Angeles 2015 and All-Star Barcelona 2016 along with Madlife
- Currently the only player to win Champion Korea playing on three different teams: NaJin Black Sword , ROX Tigers and Longzhu Gaming.
- Qualified for five World Championships and advanced to knockout stage every time. However, he loses to the eventual champion each time. (S2 TPA, S3 SKT, S5 SKT, S6 SKT, S7 Samsung)
- Reached 1000 Kills in the LCK on July 26, 2016.
|KeSPA Cup 2017||Varus||Bot||W||7/0/3||Link||Link|
|Champions 2014 Winter||Vayne||Bot||W||13/0/2||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|PraY 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2017-12-10||3 - 4||All-Star 2017 Los Angeles||LCK||1 : 2 Uzi|
|2016-12-11||9 - 16||All-Star 2016 Barcelona||Fire||0 : 1 Mata|
|2015-12-13||3 - 4||All-Star 2015 Los Angeles||Fire||1 : 2 Bjergsen|
- October 12, Interview with Najin Sword PraY: "In our opinion with MakNooN we have the best top-laner" with , and on Team Dignitas
- January 13, Najin Sword AD Carry - Pray AMA (Translated) with , and on Reddit
- September 23, LolKing's S3 Worlds Coverage - Interview with PraY (Kim Jong-In) (video) with , and on LolKing
- September 23, PraY discusses NaJin's game and results in the quarters (video) with , and on GameSpot
- November 17, 마지막 진출팀 HUYA, "다시 시작하는 입장이기에 더욱 노력하겠다" (Korean) with , and on Inven Global
- October 8, KOO PraY Interview with , and on Twitch
- October 19, "Fnatic is just another obstacle to get over" KOO Tigers' PraY talks Worlds by Matt Porter on PC Gamer
- October 25, Forgot about Pray by Emily Rand on Follow eSports
- July 9, Living on a Prayer, Part 1: Ascension by Airheart on Liquid Legends
- September 29, The State of Pray by Treeborn on GAMURS
- October 3, PraY on the Tigers' dramatic baron steal: 'My teammates said that there was no chance, we shouldn't go in' with , and on The Score
- October 5, Living on a Prayer, Part 2: Turmoil by Airheart on Liquid Legends
- October 17, ROX PraY: I Want SKT to Feel Despair with , and on Red Bull
- December 4, PraY: "Longzhu let me stay in LCK, so I'm very grateful." with , and on Inven Global
- December 11, PraY on rumors of dissent among ex-ROX players: “I don’t think there are any problems. I’m getting along with Smeb at All-Stars just fine.” by , and on Slingshot
- December 18, PraY: "My parents said if you were to go to another region, you should go to NA so you can learn English. I personally have a dream to speak English fluently." with Shawn Park on Blitz Esports
- December 30, What He Left Behind: A story of PraY with , and on Inven Global
- February 2, PraY (jokingly): “I always cheer for the teams whoever past ROX players play against. It’s fun to watch my past teammates lose.” by , and on Slingshot
- February 2, LZ PraY-GorillA: "Minimizing mistakes was our main goal." with , and on Inven Global
- June 20, PraY: “Since pro-gamers have short careers, the fans congratulate me more each year. I’ll work hard to celebrate a six year, seven year anniversary.” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 27, PraY on his most memorable matches: “I tend to remember the disappointing moments more than my happier moments. with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 20, PraY explains how SKT's love for ranged supports led GorillA to pick surprise Blitzcrank with , and on Inven Global
- July 22, LZ PraY on Standing at the Top of the LCK Leaderboards: "Longzhu is still a bottom tier team" with , and on Inven Global
- July 27, LZ Pray: "We always dreamed of becoming the no.1 team... but it's no longer a dream" with , and on Inven Global
- August 7, LZ Pray on old ROX: "I told Kuro I wanted to see him in the finals but he was like, 'Go Samsung!'" with , and on Inven Global
- August 16, PraY, the Guerilla by Jonathan Yee on Esports Heaven
- August 28, PraY on his gut feeling about Game 4: “I had a strong feeling that Khan was going to carry us.” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 2, Longzhu PraY, “Semifinal as the best result in last year, victory for this year” with , and on Inven Global
- October 12, Longzhu Gaming Pray: "Well I love drama...I wish Fnatic could make it out of the group." with , and on Inven Global
- October 12, Longzhu Gaming PraY, Bdd: "There are still a lot of cards we have up our sleeve we didn’t use yet" with , and on Inven Global
- October 26, Longzhu PraY “I was extremely concerned about whether I could make it to the 6th Worlds after being disqualified.” by , and on Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Junseok “Tonny” Bae for Inven Global
- November 26, PraY Looks Back on the Year in Longzhu with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Changsik "Alle" Son, , and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- November 28, The Story of PraY and GorillA (LoL) by theScore Esports on theScore Esports
- December 1, PraY on All-Star: "I'd like to see Faker playing at his best to raise the trophy for Korea" with Woo "Ready" Hyun and Takyun "Laff" Pack on Inven Global
- December 4, PraY: “We won’t get ganked since we have Ambition.” with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, , and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 7, KR All-Stars Faker and PraY: "Since there were a lot of kids in Disneyland, the atmosphere was really bright." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- December 18, PraY on moving regions one day: "I personally have a dream to speak English fluently." with , and on Blitz Esports
- December 26, Smeb to Faker: "What do you think of me?" with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 26, KZ PraY: "SKT is a team that can bounce back up at any moment" with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- February 10, KZ Peanut: "PraY kept on complaining on Teddy's attack damage, the Gathering Storm was too much." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 3, KZ PraY: "We'll be playing against SKT in a new version... I know that they won't let us through easy." with Changsik "Alle" Son and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 11, KZ PraY: "I'm in charge of having the sexiest height" with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- March 11, KZ PraY on Buying Aegis of the Legion: "It wasn’t a joke, I asked for permission to all the teammates." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 13, Bdd on Kingzone Bromance: "GorillA's eyes when it's staring at PraY... are a bit strange. He looks at PraY very sweetly and deeply" with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- March 15, KZ PraY: "I was afraid that we might have the worst case scenario like last year's KT." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 24, KZ PraY: "I think Afreeca Freecs will come to the finals. There’s no reason, it just feels like they will." with Changsik "Alle" Son and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- May 13, KZ PraY: "FW is the most dangerous team as of right now. We'll have to watch out for them in Round 2." with Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- May 16, Will the Curse be Lifted? - PraY's King-Maker Curse by Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- May 17, Pray talks about the best ADC champs and if Kingzone can win MSI with , and on Travis Gafford
- May 24, KZ PraY shares his thoughts following the MSI: "I was careful not to click on any reaction pages." by Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- June 19, KZ PraY on the Current Meta: "For Bottom lane users, it’s like hell." with Hongje "Koer" Kim, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, , and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- June 21, KZ PraY: "Six years have passed... Initially, I was planning to play as a professional for just 1 year." with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Woo "Ready" Hyun, and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- June 30, KZ Khan on His Confidence: "I felt that too much confidence does not help. Well, I learned it this time for sure." with Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- January 1, PraY on His Much Needed Break - The Uncertainty of His Return with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek, and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- April 21, PraY's legacy in League of Legends nearly unmatched by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- May 24, KT Pray Speaks up About His Retirement, His Return, and Why KT with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Yeonjae "Arra" Shin, and David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- June 5, KT PraY: "I've performed in my first match since my comeback and I did feel nervous. I told my fans that this might be the last chance to see me on stage." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- August 2, KT PraY on remaining matches, "We are a team that can beat any top team in the LCK and we'll try to do that as many times as possible." with Byungho "Haao" Kim on Inven Global
- August 14, KT PraY's thought on Old days of LoL, Change of ADC's virtues, Reunion with GorillA with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok & David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- October 6, Everyone remembers 'The Longshot' from Worlds 2016, but what about the game after it? by Nick Geracie on Inven Global
NJBS PraY 2013 WC
The following pages redirect here:
- PraY's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- [취재] 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com
- Kingzone DragonX's Tweet (Korean) twitter.com
- 롱주 게이밍, 중국 e스포츠 업체 킹존에 인수... '킹존 드래곤X'로 팀명 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post (Korean) twitter.com
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com
- PraY Announces Retirement From His Pro Gaming Careerwww.invenglobal.com
- 은퇴 번복한 '프레이' 김종인, kt 원딜로 돌아온다 fomos.kr