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Ryu
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Background Information
NameRyu Sang-wook (류상욱)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayJanuary 28, 1994 (age 26)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
RoleMid Laner
Previous Role(s)Coach
Jungler
Favorite ChampsAhriSquare.pngOriannaSquare.pngTwisted FateSquare.pngZedSquare.png
Competitive IDsRyu
Soloqueue IDsAxA AxA, StarTale Ryu, KT Ryu, Car0line, Ryusangwook7, 아수라발발타타타, cCcCcCcCc, X9REZwfeoQK (NA), XDXDXDXDXD, RazerLanceHead, 왜이렇게힘들지
Social Media & Links
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Ryu "Ryu" (▶️ listen) Sang-wook (Hangul: 류상욱) is a League of Legends esports player, previously mid laner for 100 Thieves Academy.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
Startalelogo std.pngStarTale
Jungler
Oct 20112011-10-20[2]Aug 20122012-08-26[1]10mo 6d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets
Jungler
S
Oct 20122012-10-10[4]Aug 20142014-08-01[3]1yr 9mo
EU
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Mid Laner
Oct 20142014-10-24[6]Dec 20142014-12-14[5]1mo 21d
EU
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming
Mid Laner
Jan 20152015-01-10[8]Dec 20162016-12-01[7]1yr 10mo
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
Mid Laner
Dec 20162016-12-07[10]Nov 20172017-11-22[9]11mo 15d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Assistant Coach
Nov 20172017-11-22[12]Jan 20192019-01-05[11]1yr 1mo
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Assistant Coach
Jan 20192019-01-05[11]May 20192019-05-16[13]4mo 11dAlso Sub
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Academy
Mid Laner
May 20192019-05-16[16]Nov 20192019-11-18[15]6mo 2d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Mid Laner
Jun 20192019-06-14[19]Nov 20192019-11-18[18]5mo 4d
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
Startalelogo std.pngStarTale
Mid Laner
Oct 20112011-10-20[2]May 20122012-05-22[21]7mo 2d
KR
Startalelogo std.pngStarTale
Jungler
May 20122012-05-22[21]Aug 20122012-08-26[1]3mo 4d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster B
Mid Laner
Oct 20122012-10-10[4]Jun 20132013-06-20[22]8mo 10d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets
Mid Laner
Jun 20132013-06-20[22]May 20142014-05-16[23]10mo 26d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets
Jungler
May 20142014-05-16[23]Jul 20142014-07-29[24]2mo 13d
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets
Jungler
S
Jul 20142014-07-29[24]Aug 20142014-08-01[3]3d
EU
Milllogo std.pngMillenium
Mid Laner
Oct 20142014-10-24[6]Dec 20142014-12-14[5]1mo 21d
EU
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming
Mid Laner
Jan 20152015-01-10[8]Dec 20162016-12-01[7]1yr 10mo
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
Mid Laner
Dec 20162016-12-07[10]Nov 20172017-11-22[9]11mo 15d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Mid Laner
Nov 20172017-11-22[12]Nov 20182018-11-21[25]1yr 29d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Assistant Coach
Nov 20182018-11-21[25]Jan 20192019-01-05[11]1mo 14d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Assistant Coach
Jan 20192019-01-05[11]May 20192019-05-16[13]4mo 11dAlso Sub
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Academy
Mid Laner
May 20192019-05-16[16]Nov 20192019-11-18[15]6mo 2d
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves
Mid Laner
Jun 20192019-06-14[19]Nov 20192019-11-18[18]5mo 4d

News

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
KR
Startalelogo std.pngSTOctober 20, Startalelogo std.pngStarTale is formed.
Top Laner
Joker,
Jungler
kkOma,
Mid Laner
Ryu,
Bot Laner
vitamin,
Support
MaFa, and Won Jong-wook (General Manager) join.
[2]
KR
Startalelogo std.pngSTMay 22,
Bot Laner
Fine joins.
Joker (Bot to Top), Ryu (Mid to Jungle), and 5cean (Bot to Mid) change positions.
Jungler
inSec leaves.[21]
KR
Startalelogo std.pngSTAugust 26, Startalelogo std.pngStarTale is disbanded.
Top Laner
Joker,
Jungler
Ryu,
Mid Laner
5cean,
Bot Laner
Locodoco,
Support
Mafa, and Fruitdealer (Head Coach) leave.[1]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT BOctober 10, Team is formed and slot of StarTale is acquired.
Top Laner
Ragan,
Jungler
KaKAO,
Mid Laner
Ryu,
Bot Laner
Score,
Support
Mafa, Lee Ji-hoon (Head Coach), and Oh Chang-jong (Coach) join.
[4]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.BJune 20, KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster B renames to KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Bullets.[22]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.BMay 16,
Top Laner
Limit and
Mid Laner
Nagne join.
Ryu (Mid to Jungle) changes position.
Support
Zero leaves.[23]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.BJuly 29,
Jungler
Prime and
Support
Destiny join.
Jungler
S
Ryu and
Support
S
Mafa move to substitutes.[24]
KR
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.BAugust 1,
Jungler
S
Ryu and
Support
S
Mafa leave.[3]
EU
Milllogo std.pngMILOctober 24,
Jungler
H0R0 and
Mid Laner
Ryu join.
[6]
EU
Milllogo std.pngMILDecember 14, Millenium is disbanded.
Top Laner
kev1n,
Mid Laner
Ryu,
Bot Laner
Creaton, and
Support
Jree leave.[5]
EU
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2KJanuary 10,
Mid Laner
Ryu joins.
[8]
EU
H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2KDecember 1,
Mid Laner
Ryu leaves.[7]
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1December 7,
Mid Laner
Ryu,
Bot Laner
Arrow, and Fly (Head Coach) join.
Charlie (Head Coach to Manager) changes position.
Mid Laner
S
Pirean moves to substitute.[10]
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1November 22,
Mid Laner
Ryu and
Jungler
S
Meteos leave.[9]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100November 22,
Top Laner
Ssumday,
Jungler
Meteos, and
Mid Laner
Ryu join.
[12]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100November 21, Ryu (Mid to Assistant Coach) changes position.[25]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100January 5, Ryu (Assistant Coach) is added to the official roster as substitute in the GCD.[11]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100.AJanuary 5,
Top Laner
FakeGod,
Mid Laner
Soligo, and
Bot Laner
Prismal's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
Jungler
Fragas,
Support
Stunt, and
Mid Laner
S
Ryu's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.[26]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100May 16,
Top Laner
FakeGod,
Jungler
AnDa,
Jungler
Fragas,
Support
Stunt, and Ryu (Assistant Coach) leave for academy roster.[13][14]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100.AMay 16,
Jungler
AnDa and
Mid Laner
Ryu join from main roster.
Jungler
S
Fragas moves to substitute.[16][17]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100.AMay 28,
Mid Laner
Ryu's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100June 14,
Top Laner
FakeGod and
Mid Laner
Ryu rejoin from academy roster.
[19][20]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100November 18,
Mid Laner
Ryu leaves.[18]
NA
100 Thieveslogo std.png100.ANovember 18,
Mid Laner
Ryu leaves.[15]

Biography[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Ryu "Ryu" Sang-wook began his career as the mid laner for StarTale in March of 2012. StarTale played in Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 but they failed to make it through the group stage. Soon after, Ryu switched roles to jungle after the addition of 5cean and Fine. At Azubu The Champions Summer 2012, StarTale actually made it out of groups but ended up losing in the quarterfinals 2-0 to NaJin Sword. StarTale disbanded in August with Ryu, Joker, and Mafa joining the new KT Rolster B roster.

Season 3[edit]

KTB played in their first major tournament together at OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 and ended in third place after losing two sets, 3-1 and 3-0, to Sword but beating Azubu Blaze 3-0. KTB didn't do as well in OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013, losing 3-1 to MVP Ozone. A little later, KTB and their sister team, KT Rolster A, were renamed to the KT Rolster Bullets and the KT Rolster Arrows. HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 was the breakout season of the Bullets, making the finals and playing one of the best series of League of Legends ever against SK Telecom T1. Unfortunately for the Bullets, they lost a close 3-2 set against SKT. The Bullets had enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals but they met SKT again in the finals, this time losing 3-1. KTB missed the Season 3 World Championship even though they were considered the second best team in the world at the time.

2014 Season[edit]

KTB placed third again at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 after losing 3-0 to SKT K in the semifinals but beating NaJin White Shield 3-1 in the third place match. Although the Bullets weren't considered a very strong Korean team at the time, they managed to sweep the IEM Season VIII World Championship, culminating in a 3-0 victory over Fnatic. They came back to Korea to participate in HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 but they were knocked out of the quarterfinals 3-2 by NJWS. Shortly afterwards, Ryu was moved to the jungle again. The Bullets bombed in HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014, missing the playoffs for the first time in the team's history. Ryu was released from the team about a month later.

Ryu and H0R0 joined Millenium in October 2014 to play in the European Expansion Tournament. Millenium received a bye for Round 1, but were eliminated from the tournament in Round 2 after being beaten by GIANTS! Gaming. After that defeat, Millenium disbanded. Ryu then subbed for Team ROCCAT at IEM Cologne after the team were invited due to Fnatic not being able to attend. They were knocked out in the semifinals, losing to Counter Logic Gaming. Ultimately, Nukeduck filled ROCCAT's midlane spot; Ryu instead joined H2k Gaming to play in the EU LCS, filling the spot opened by Febiven joining Fnatic.[27]

2015 Season[edit]

The Spring Split itself was relatively successful for Ryu and H2k-Gaming. After a shaky start, results began to pick up for the team, partly thanks to the introduction of kaSing to the roster. Ryu's impressive individual performances throughout the rest of the split, on a range of champions, helped the team to a 3rd place finish in the regular season. In the Spring Playoffs, Ryu and the team beat Copenhagen Wolves in the quarterfinals, but were beaten in the semifinals in a close-fought series by eventual champions Fnatic. H2k-Gaming went on to pull off a shock victory over SK Gaming in the third-place match, securing themselves 50 Championship Points.

Ryu and the team began to impress from the very start of the Summer Split. H2k-Gaming jostled for 2nd position with Origen throughout the regular season, with Fnatic way out in 1st place throughout. Impressive performances from Ryu, again on a wide range of champions, ultimately helped the team to yet another 3rd place regular season finish. The Summer Playoffs also went well for Ryu and the team, beating Giants Gaming in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The were beaten in the semifinals by Origen, but went on to beat Unicorns Of Love in the third-place match, securing the team 70 Championship Points, which meant that the team had qualified for the 2015 World Championship as Europe's #2 seed.

At the 2015 World Championship, H2k-Gaming were seeded into Group C along with SK Telecom T1, EDward Gaming, and Bangkok Titans. They picked up 2 wins in the group, both coming against BKT. Ryu and the team finished the group in 3rd place, meaning they would not advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.

2016 Season[edit]

At the start of the season, H2k-Gaming were voted to play at IEM Season X - Cologne. They fielded a roster including Odoamne and Ryu from their 2015 roster along with new members Jankos, FORG1VEN, and VandeR. The team beat Cloud9 in the quarterfinals but were then beaten themselves by eventual winners Ever in the semifinals of the tournament. The 2016 Spring Split saw H2k forced to temporarily replace Ryu due to VISA issues.[28] Echo Fox mid laner Selfie joined the team as a substitute during Week 3, 4 and 5. Nevertheless, H2k was consistently a top team in the EULCS, only slightly behind newcomers G2 Esports during the Regular Season. They secured a Semifinals bye for the Spring Playoffs, where they lost 1-3 against Origen. They then proceeded to lose 2-3 the third place Finals against Fnatic as well, a disappointing result for one of the most hyped up line-ups in the EULCS.

In the Summer Split, with new threats emerging in Giants Gaming and Splyce, contention for the top of the League was harsher than the last split; individual performance and communication issues plagued the team, as they ended the Split in fourth place after they defeated Fnatic in a tiebreaker at the end of Week 9. Two weeks before the start of the Summer Split Playoffs FORG1VEN replaced Freeze. Even with seemingly minimal preparation, the H2k squad managed to sweep Fnatic 3-0 in the Quarterfinals and to challenge Splyce in a close Semifinals series, which they lost 2-3.

H2k managed to qualify for the 2016 Season World Championship as a second seed from Europe due to having the second-highest Championship points in the region and G2 auto-qualifying with their Summer Split Playoffs victory. They were then seeded into Group C, together with LPL champions EDward Gaming, LMS second seed Ahq e-Sports Club and International Wild Card Tournament winner INTZ e-Sports. After a tough Week 1 where they lost to both EDG and ahq, the European team swept their competition with four successive wins, including the tiebreaker for first place against the Chinese representative. They were thus drafted into the Quarterfinals against the Wildcard wonder Albus NoX Luna, a match they swept 3-0. Advancing to the Semifinals they met Samsung Galaxy, which in turn took the series 0-3 in dominating fashion, leading to the second straight Korean-only Final in a World Championship. In December of 2016 Ryu left H2k and Europe as a whole in order to join North America's Phoenix1.

2017 Season[edit]

P1 finished 3rd in the regular season of Spring with an 11-7 record. Ryu was largely impressive throughout the regular season and was P1's most consistent player alongside Arrow. In the playoffs they were knocked out in the Semifinals but managed to win the third place match 3-2 against FlyQuest. P1's Summer Season was much worse as they finished 10th place with a 4-14 record. Ryu's performance also dropped significantly and he even took a small break from playing. Although they retained their LCS spot in the Promotion Tournament with a 3-0 victory over eUnited, P1 was not accepted in the newly franchised LCS for 2018. Ryu left the team in November of 2017 and joined the newly formed 100 Thieves.

Trivia[edit]

  • Ryu's name is his surname.
  • Considered to be one of the best AhriSquare.png Ahri players in all of Korea.
  • His favorite champions are AhriSquare.png Ahri and RyzeSquare.png Ryze.[29]
  • Known for his aggressive play, and ability to coordinate tower dives with his jungler KaKAO.
  • Despite FizzSquare.png Fizz being seen in other regions such as China, Ryu innovated the champion as a common pick especially at Season 3 World Championship.
  • Popularized AhriSquare.png Ahri as a highly contested pick during HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013.
  • Widely regarded as one of the best OriannaSquare.png Orianna player in Korea.
  • His lack of emotion when dying became famous in the League community[30], as the Twitch chat spams the emoticon " -__- " when he dies in a competitive game.
  • Long known to be Faker's victim in a Zed vs Zed outplay in the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where his iconic face: -__-, became popular in the LoL community.

Pentakills

DateRegionTournamentTeamVsChampionPosW/LKDASBVOD
2017-08-11
NA
 North America
NA LCS 2018 Spring PromotionPhoenix1logo std.pngGold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngCorkiSquare.png CorkiMidW8/0/2LinkLink
2017-06-17
NA
 North America
NA LCS 2017 SummerPhoenix1logo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngTaliyahSquare.png TaliyahMidW9/0/8LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Ryu Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2019-08-040080008 LCS 2019 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  FakeGod,  Amazing,  Soligo,  Ryu,  Bang,  aphromoo,  pr0lly,  Joseph Jang
2019-07-280030003 NA Academy 2019 Summer
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
100 Thieveslogo std.png100.A FakeGod,  Ssumday,  AnDa,  Ryu,  Soligo,  Prismal,  Bang,  Stunt,  aphromoo,  Kelsey
2018-10-170090129 - 12 Worlds 2018
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  AnDa,  Ryu,  Rikara,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2018-09-080040004 NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  AnDa,  Ryu,  Cody Sun,  Rikara,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2018-08-200030003 NA LCS 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  Meteos,  AnDa,  Ryu,  Cody Sun,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2018-07-080020002 Rift Rivals 2018 NA-EU
1 : 3EU LCS Allstarslogo std.pngEU LCS
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Brandini,  Levi,  Ryu,  Cody Sun,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2018-04-080020002 NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  Meteos,  Ryu,  Cody Sun,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2018-03-180010001 NA LCS 2018 Spring
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Ssumday,  Meteos,  Ryu,  Cody Sun,  aphromoo,  pr0lly
2017-08-13aaaaaaQ NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion
3 : 0EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1 zig,  MikeYeung,  Ryu,  Arrow,  Xpecial,  Fly
2017-08-0601000010 NA LCS 2017 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1 zig,  Allorim,  Inori,  Meteos,  MikeYeung,  Ryu,  Pirean,  Arrow,  Shady,  Xpecial,  Fly

Media[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

Images[edit]

Name Pronunciation

Ryu
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 스타테일, 리그오브레전드 팀 해체한다 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 스타테일 프로게임단, LoL 종목 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [뉴스] 류상욱-원상연, KT 불리츠 떠난다... 지난 1일부로 계약 종료 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 KT 롤스터, LOL팀 창단 공식 발표 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Millenium n'a plus d'équipe pro LoL (French) millenium.org
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Nouvelle équipe Millenium LoL LCS (French) millenium.org
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 H2k-Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 H2K sign ‘Ryu’ to play Mid h2k-gaming.eu
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Phoenix1 announces 2017 roster: Ryu, Arrow, Inori, Adrian, zig, and coach Fly esports.yahoo.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 GCD Archive Pages: before change - NA - 2019-01-04; after change - NA - 2019-01-05
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Ryu's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Ryu's Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 100 THIEVES SWITCHES UP LEAGUE ROSTER | The Heist youtube.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 StarTale, 마지막 멤버는 이민혁 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 KT 롤스터 LOL팀, “이젠 ‘애로우’와 ‘블리츠’로 불러주세요” (Korean) naver.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 [뉴스] KT 불리츠도 변신?! KT 불리츠, 새로운 엔트리 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 [취재] KT 불리츠 류상욱-원상연 '휴식', 새 정글러-서포터 영입 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 100 Thieves' Tweet twitter.com
  26. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-01-05
  27. H2K sign ‘Ryu’ to play Mid h2k-gaming.eu
  28. Ryu – Press Release h2k-gaming.eu
  29. #9. 끝없는 발전의 아이콘, 스타테일 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  30. Faker Zed vs Ryu Zed (Ryu Face)youtube.com