Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy
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Team Information
Org LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
SponsorSamsung
HOT6
History
Created2013-09-07
Disbanded2017-11-30
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Samsung Galaxy was a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea, part of KeSPA. The organization previously sponsored two sister teams, Samsung White and Samsung Blue. Founded in 2005, its StarCraft division, Samsung KHAN, counts ex-Team WE coach Lee Seong-eun (firebathero) among the stars that have been on its roster.

History[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Samsung initially acquired the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue in September 2013, forming Samsung Ozone and Samsung Blue, respectively. Ozone consisted of Homme, DanDy, dade, imp, Mata, and Looper and Blue consisted of Cheonju, Spirit, easyhoon, Deft, Sense, FLahm, and SuNo. Ozone had already qualified for the the Season 3 World Championship at the time of the signing but they failed to make it out of groups, being upset by Fnatic and Gambit Gaming.

2014 Season[edit]

The organization competed in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 tournament, finishing second in the round robin and then beating CJ Entus 2-0 and SK Telecom T1 3-0 to win the tournament. Samsung Blue won HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 3-1 against NaJin White Shield, marking the organization's first OGN victory. Shortly afterwards, Ozone renamed itself to Samsung White. With the OGN victory and both Samsung White and Samsung Blue placing well in multiple seasons of Champions, Blue and White both qualified for the 2014 Season World Championship. White and Blue played each other in the semifinals but White came out on top 3-0, paving the way for a 3-1 victory in the finals against Star Horn Royal Club.

2015 Season[edit]

When KeSPA announced their new format for OGN and the prohibition against one organization holding multiple rosters, Samsung released all of its players on both rosters. The team was invited to compete in Champions Spring 2015. On December 2, 2014 a preliminary roster for that tournament was announced, including cuvee, Eve, BlisS, Fury, and Wraith.[1] Samsung finished in last place in the round robin, with a 2-12 set record and a 2-26 game record, forcing them to play in the Champions Summer 2015 Promotion Tournament. They were placed in a group with Prime Clan and Xenics and won both of their sets, qualifying for the SBENU Champions Summer 2015. Prior to the start of the summer season, they added substitute players Crown and Luna, expanding their roster to 9 players. Samsung ended in seventh place at the end of the season, missing playoffs but qualifying for the next season of LCK.

2016 Preseason[edit]

Samsung competed in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they were placed against Ever in the first round. To the surprise of many, Samsung was quickly dispatched 2-0. Afterwards, Samsung saw jungler Eve, midlaners Ace and Bliss, ADC Fury, and support Luna all leave the team. In turn, Ambition, Helper, CoreJJ, and Stitch joined the lineup.

2016 Season[edit]

During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Samsung Galaxy went 10-8 in sets overall. After looking like they could clinch the fifth and final seed for the Spring Playoffs, Samsung Galaxy were unfortunately denied by the surging Afreeca Freecs, who beat them by the game score tiebreaker, giving Samsung sixth place for the split. In the midseason, Samsung Galaxy picked up Bung (renamed Ruler), while ADC CoreJJ moved to support.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, Samsung stayed a top four team throughout the split, notably taking a 2-0 series win against the ROX Tigers, one of two teams to do so. However consistent they were against the teams below them, Samsung rarely won against the three teams above them - ROX Tigers, SK Telecom T1, and KT Rolster. They managed to take fourth place with a 12-6 series record, seeding them into the first round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs. Though they summarily defeated the Afreeca Freecs in the first round, they were matched against KT Rolster, a team who they had never managed to beat post-S4 in the LCK era, and they were swept 3-0, giving them fourth place in the season. Their accumulated points gave them enough to qualify as the second seed in the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals. In a rematch against the Afreeca Freecs, Samsung lost the first game before swapping out veteran support Wraith for new ADC-turned-support CoreJJ. With this swap, Samsung managed to beat the Freecs 3-1, moving up to the finals in a rematch against KT Rolster. With CoreJJ, Samsung upset the heavy favorites 3-2, breaking a 19 game losing streak and giving them the third seed to worlds.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, Samsung were drawn into Group D along with NA's Team SoloMid, China's Royal Never Give Up, and Europe's Splyce. What followed was considered by many the most impressive team performance of the first two Weeks, as they won five of their six matches in what was arguably the hardest group at Worlds in convincing fashion. The team advanced to the Bracket Stage and was drawn against Cloud9, which they handily won 3-0 and moved on to the Semifinals, where they once again swept a Western team, this time the European H2k-Gaming. Their opponent in the Grand Finals were non other than SK Telecom T1: after losing the first two games, the Samsung squad went on to almost pull off a reverse sweep by winning Games 3 and 4. In the end, however, it was SKT that brought home the Summoner's Cup, closing out the last game of the series in 49 minutes.

2017 Season[edit]

During the 2017 Spring Season, Samsung went 14-4 in sets overall. As they are favorites to win, Samsung was swept by KT Rolster 3-0 in the semifinals, ending their Spring Season. In the Summer Split, Samsung went 13-5 in the Group Stages, securing them a playoff spot. Unfortunately, they were swept by SK Telecom T1, 3-0 in the quarterfinals. They later competed in their final bid to enter Worlds 2017 in the 2017 Korea Regional Finals where they swept the heavy favorites KT Rolster 3-0. earning them the third seed to Worlds again. The team was placed in Group C along with Royal Never Give Up, G2 Esports, and 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports where they finished 4-2 in groups, both losses from RNG and advanced in the quarterfinals, There they shocked the world by sweeping heavy tournament favorites Longzhu Gaming 3-0, showing that nothing will stand in their way to get their revenge. In the semifinals, Samsung met a strong challenge from Team WE, which the Chinese team defeated them at the first game before Samsung retaliated by winning the next three matches, allowing them to advance in the finals, meeting their nemesis SK Telecom T1. Samsung surprisingly defeated SKT in the first two matches before the defending champions fought fiercely in Game 3, as if there was a possibility of a Game 4. That didn't happen. however, due to the mistakes of SKT's botlane, the tide began to turn in Samsung's favor and the deathblow to the SKT dynasty was done by AD carry Ruler who flashed R with his
Varus
to Faker, winning the organization its second Worlds title. Later however, Samsung announced that they would no longer sponsor anymore teams in professional play and the team was then obtained by the Chinese Company KSV, thus forming KSV eSports.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR
South KoreaCuVeeLee Seong-jin (이성진)
Top Laner
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaAmbitionKang Chan-yong (강찬용)
Jungler
Nov 20152015-11-30Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaHaruKang Min-seung (강민승)
Jungler
Dec 20162016-12-19Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaCrownLee Min-ho (이민호)
Mid Laner
May 20152015-05-18Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaRulerPark Jae-hyuk (박재혁)
Bot Laner
May 20162016-05-17Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaCoreJJJo Yong-in (조용인)
Support
Dec 20152015-12-01Nov 20172017-11-30KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
KR
South KoreaStitchLee Seung-ju (이승주)
Bot Laner
Dec 20152015-12-01Nov 20172017-11-29G-Rexlogo std.pngGRX
KR
South KoreaWraithKwon Ji-min (권지민)
Support
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20172017-11-27Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJAG
KR
South KoreaHelperKwon Yeong-jae (권영재)
Top Laner
Dec 20152015-12-01Nov 20162016-11-30E8 WINlogo std.pngEEW
KR
South KoreaEveSeo Jun-cheol (서준철)
Jungler
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20152015-11-30Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
KR
South KoreaAceKim Ji-hoon (김지훈)
Mid Laner
Feb 20152015-02-25Nov 20152015-11-30Virtuoso Gaminglogo std.pngVIR
KR
South KoreaBlisSPark Jong-won (박종원)
Mid Laner
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20152015-11-30Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
KR
South KoreaFuryLee Jin-yong (이진용)
Bot Laner
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20152015-11-30Incredible Miraclelogo std.pngIM
KR
South KoreaLunaJang Kyung-ho (장경호)
Support
May 20152015-05-18Nov 20152015-11-30Logo std.pngARCH
KR
South KoreaRavenKim Ae-jun (김애준)
Sub/Bot
Dec 20142014-12-02Nov 20152015-11-30Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
KR
South KoreaHuniHeo Seung-hoon (허승훈)
Trn/Top
??? 2014≈2014-??-????? 2014≈2014-??-??Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCK

Player201220132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerWinterSpringSummerWinterSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
CuVeeSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.png456
WraithAHQLogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png219
FuryPrime Clanlogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.pngLongZhulogo std.png137
EveSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.png82
BlisSSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.png31
AceSamsunglogo std.png10
CrownSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png260
LunaSamsunglogo std.png22
AmbitionMiGlogo std.pngAzblogo std.pngAzblogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngCJElogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png386
CoreJJBigfile Miraclelogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png204
StitchSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png27
RulerSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.png363
HelperCJElogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngE8 WINlogo std.png32
HaruCJElogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngSamsunglogo std.pngKSV eSportslogo std.pngGen.Glogo std.pngSK Telecom T1logo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life Esportslogo std.png172

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
January Kim Ka-eul (김가을) 80Director Griffinlogo std.pngGriffin
Edgar Choi Woo-beom (최우범) 80Head Coach KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV eSports
oDin Ju Yeong-dal (주영달) 80Coach KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV eSports
TrAce Yeo Chang-dong (여창동) 80Coach KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV eSports
Kim Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) 80Coach Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Horang2 Lee Kyeong-min (이경민) 80Coach None

Tournaments[edit]

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

Minimum place

Samsung Galaxy Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-12-023 - 4₩10,000,000$ 9,200€ 7,700 KeSPA Cup 2017
1 : 2KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
 CuVee,  Haru,  Ambition,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ,  Edgar,  TrAce
2017-11-041$1,855,114$ 1,855,114€ 1,595,398.04 Worlds 2017
3 : 0SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Haru,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ,  Edgar
2017-09-021 Korea Regional Finals 2017
3 : 0KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
 CuVee,  Haru,  Ambition,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ,  Edgar,  TrAce
2017-08-264₩20,000,000$ 17,800€ 14,800 LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
 CuVee,  Haru,  Ambition,  Crown,  Ruler,  Stitch,  CoreJJ,  Wraith,  Edgar,  TrAce
2017-08-063 LCK 2017 Summer
13 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Haru,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ,  Edgar,  TrAce
2017-07-092$10,000$ 10,000€ 8,771.52 Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS
1 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ,  TrAce
2017-04-223₩30,000,000$ 26,400€ 24,600 LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Haru,  Crown,  Ruler,  Stitch,  CoreJJ,  Wraith,  Edgar,  TrAce
2017-04-022 LCK 2017 Spring
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Haru,  Crown,  Ruler,  Stitch,  CoreJJ,  Wraith,  Edgar,  TrAce
2016-12-181$50,000$ 50,000€ 47,500 IEM Season 11 Gyeonggi
3 : 1Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.pngKDM
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Crown,  Ruler,  CoreJJ
2016-11-195 - 8₩5,000,000$ 4,200€ 3,950 KeSPA Cup 2016
1 : 2ESC Everlogo std.pngESC
 CuVee,  Ambition,  Crown,  Stitch,  Ruler,  Wraith,  CoreJJ,  Edgar,  Kim Jeong-soo
Total Prize:KRW 65,000,000 • USD 1,915,114

Media[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

References[edit]

  1. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  3. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  4. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  5. 5.0 5.1 이경민, 삼성 갤럭시 LoL 코치로 합류 dailyesports.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Champions Korea Summer 2015 Rosters for Round 1 Announced thescoreesports.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. '코어장전' 조용인, 원거리 딜러에서 서포터로 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  12. 12.0 12.1 주영달, 삼성 갤럭시 LoL팀 코치로 복귀 (Korean) fomos.kr
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook
  14. 14.0 14.1 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. Riot fines Umti, four LCK coaches and orders them to complete community service for saying bad words slingshotesports.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 G-Rex's Facebook Post (Chinese) facebook.com
  19. 19.00 19.01 19.02 19.03 19.04 19.05 19.06 19.07 19.08 19.09 19.10 KSV acquires Samsung Galaxy's League of Legends team espn.com