ROX Tigers

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ROX Tigers
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Region: News Label - Korea.png Korea
Created: 2014-11-14
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Current Roster
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ROX Tigers (formerly HUYA Tigers and later GE Tigers, KOO Tigers, and Tigers) is a Korean League of Legends team.


2015 Season

KOO Tigers is a Korean League of Legends team that was founded in November 2014, sponsored by Chinese streaming company YY.[1] The initial roster, announced under the name HUYA Tigers, included former members of NaJin Sword, NaJin Shield, and Incredible Miracle 1: Smeb, Lee, Kuro, PraY, and GorillA comprised the initial lineup, with NoFe as a coach. Shortly after its formation, the team qualified for the Champions Spring Qualifiers, placing first in the group stage over Team Avalanche. They went 2-1 in the final stage and successfully qualified for SBENU Champions Spring 2015. In the Champions Spring Preseason, HUYA Tigers finished tied for third place with KT Rolster, each with 7 points. They renamed to GE Tigers at the start of the Spring Season.

GE Tigers started out as unquestionably the top team in Korea in their first season in the LCK, in first place with a 7-0 match record and a 14-2 game record at the end of week 6 of the spring season. This placement earned them an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud 9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost in the semifinals 2-1 to Team WE - who entered the competition as the 12th-place team in the LPL. This led many casters and analysts to label it the biggest upset to date in the entire history of competitive League of Legends. After their return to Korea, the GE Tigers' record worsened, and they dropped sets to both KT Rolster and to SK Telecom T1. They still finished first in the round robin with a 12-2 record, but in the Playoffs they lost to SKT and missed out on the Mid-Season Invitational.

Prior to the start of the SBENU Champions Summer 2015, the GE Tigers were sponsored by streaming company KOOtv and changed their name to the KOO Tigers. KOO ended the regular season of Champions Summer in 4th place.They beat NaJin e-mFire 2-1 and CJ Entus 3-0 to advance to the semifinals where they played a close series with KT Rolster but lost 3-2, ultimately ending in third place. Because SKT won the finals, KOO automatically qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed from Korea with the most circuit points.

At Worlds, KOO was placed into a group with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record with both losses to Flash Wolves. 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.

2016 Preseason

After Worlds, Tigers dropped their title sponsor from their team name, and they played in the KeSPA Cup as Tigers. The Tigers played in the KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. On January 5th they renamed to the ROX Tigers.

2016 Season

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.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, the ROX Tigers were placed into Group A, along with EULCS first seed G2 Esports, NALCS second seed Counter Logic Gaming, and wildcard Albus NoX Luna. Despite becoming the first Korean team in history to lose a professional game to a wildcard, ROX finished the group stage in first place with a 4-2 record. After dispatching EDward Gaming in a 3-0 sweep in the Quarterfinals, the Tigers met their historic kryptonite SK Telecom T1 in the Semifinals match. What followed was one of the most intense and well played series in the history of League of Legends, with an incredible display of performance from both teams. In the end SKT, led by the veteran duo of Faker and Bengi, managed to edge out the series 2-3; even though the Tigers were the second team to bring SKT to a Game 5 in a Worlds series, even being ahead 2-1 after Game 3, their efforts weren't enough to bring down SKT and deny them their second consecutive Worlds Finals.


  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster


R C ID Name Role Joined
Current Official Residency South Korea Lindarang Heo Man-heung (허만흥) 01 Top 2016-12-21
Current Official Residency South Korea Mightybear Kim Min-su (김민수) 02 Jungle 2017-02-20
Current Official Residency South Korea SeongHwan Yoon Seong-hwan (윤성환) 02 Jungle 2016-12-21
Current Official Residency South Korea Crow Kim Seon-gyu (김선규) 03 Mid 2017-06-29
Current Official Residency South Korea Lava Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈) 03 Mid 2017-06-29
Current Official Residency South Korea Sangyoon Gwon Sang-yun (권상윤) 04 AD 2016-12-21
Current Official Residency South Korea Key Kim Han-gi (김한기) 05 Support 2016-12-21


C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
South Korea Shy Park Sang-myeon (박상면) 01 Top Retired.png Retired 2016-12-21 2017-12-05
South Korea Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 03 Mid Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2016-12-21 2017-07-27
South Korea Peanut Han Wang-ho (한왕호) 02 Jungle SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 2016-01-05 2016-11-30
South Korea Cry Hae Sung-min (해성민) 03 Mid EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming 2016-03-03 2016-11-28
South Korea Smeb Song Kyung-ho (송경호) 01 Top KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster 2016-01-05 2016-11-25
South Korea Kuro Lee Seo-haeng (이서행) 03 Mid Freecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs 2016-01-05 2016-11-25
South Korea PraY Kim Jong-in (김종인) 04 AD LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2016-01-05 2016-11-25
South Korea GorillA Kang Beom-hyeon (강범현) 05 Support LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming 2016-01-05 2016-11-25
South Korea Sylph Lee Jae-ha (이재하) 08 Sub/Mid Suspendedlogo std.png Suspended 2016-01-06 2016-03-03
South Korea Hojin Lee Ho-jin (이호진) 02 Jungle Retired.png Retired 2016-12-21 2015-12-07
South Korea Wisdom Kim Tae-wan (김태완) 02 Jungle Giantslogo std.png Giants Gaming 2015-05-19 2015-12-07



C ID Name Position
South Korea OnAir Kang Hyun-jong (강현종) Head Coach


C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Xero Sin Hyeok (신혁) 11 Coach Bbqlogo std.png bbq Olivers
South Korea NoFe Jeong No-chul (정노철) 11 Coach EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-soo (김상수) 11 Coach LongZhulogo std.png Longzhu Gaming
South Korea KangQui Kang Sung-hyun (강승현) 11 Coach

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-11-27 KeSPA logo small.png A99 - 12th 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2 E8 WINlogo std.png Ever8 Winners
2017-08-06 Ogn logo.png A77th 2017 LCK Summer Season 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2017-04-02 Ogn logo.png A66th 2017 LCK Spring Season 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2017-02-26 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season 11 - World Championship 1 : 2 G2logo std.png G2 Esports $ 15,000
2016-11-19 KeSPA logo small.png A11st 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 3 : 1 Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.png Kongdoo Monster ₩ 40,000,000
2016-10-21 WCS logo small.png A33 - 4th 2016 Season World Championship 2 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 380,250
2016-08-20 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs 3 : 2 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster ₩ 100,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Summer Season 15 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-23 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 60,000,000
2016-04-09 Ogn logo.png A11st 2016 LCK Spring Season 16 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-11-07 KeSPA logo small.png A99 - 14th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2 SBENUlogo std.png SBENU Sonicboom
2015-10-31 WCS 2015 small.png A22nd 2015 Season World Championship 1 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 250,000
2015-08-21 Ogn logo.png A33rd 2015 LCK Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster ₩ 30,000,000
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A44th 2015 LCK Summer Season 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-05-02 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2015 LCK Spring Playoffs 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 60,000,000
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A11st 2015 LCK Spring Season 12 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-03-14 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - World Championship 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE $ 15,000
2014-11-22 Ogn logo.png I1Q 2015 LCK Spring Promotion 2 : 1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos




  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015


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