Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy
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Team Information
Org LocationSouth Korea South Korea
Region
KR
 Korea
Sponsor(s)Samsung
HOT6
History
Created2013-09-07
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

Season 3

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

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

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

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

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

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 VarusSquare.png 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

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • January 13, oDin is fined KRW 500,000 and ordered to complete 20 hours community service for using harsh language.[2]
  • November 27, Wraith leaves.[3][4]
  • November 29, Stitch leaves.[5]
  • November 30, team's roster and LCK slot are acquired by KSV eSports.[6]
  • September 7, Samsung acquires the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue. See their pages for full roster histories.

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR
South Korea CuVee Lee Seong-jin (이성진) 1Top Laner 2014-12-022014-12-02 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea Ambition Kang Chan-yong (강찬용) 2Jungler 2015-11-302015-11-30 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea Haru Kang Min-seung (강민승) 2Jungler 2016-12-192016-12-19 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea Crown Lee Min-ho (이민호) 3Mid Laner 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea Ruler Park Jae-hyuk (박재혁) 4Bot Laner 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea CoreJJ Jo Yong-in (조용인) 5Support 2015-12-012015-12-01 2017-11-302017-11-30
KR
South Korea Stitch Lee Seung-ju (이승주) 4Bot Laner 2015-12-012015-12-01 2017-11-292017-11-29
KR
South Korea Wraith Kwon Ji-min (권지민) 5Support 2014-12-022014-12-02 2017-11-272017-11-27
KR
South Korea Helper Kwon Yeong-jae (권영재) 1Top Laner 2015-12-012015-12-01 2016-11-302016-11-30
KR
South Korea Eve Seo Jun-cheol (서준철) 2Jungler 2014-12-022014-12-02 2015-11-302015-11-30
KR
South Korea BlisS Park Jong-won (박종원) 3Mid Laner 2014-12-022014-12-02 2015-11-302015-11-30
KR
South Korea Ace Kim Ji-hoon (김지훈) 3Mid Laner 2015-02-112015-02-?? 2015-11-302015-11-30
KR
South Korea Fury Lee Jin-yong (이진용) 4Bot Laner 2014-12-022014-12-02 2015-11-302015-11-30
KR
South Korea Luna Jang Kyung-ho (장경호) 5Support
None
2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-11-302015-11-30
KR
South Korea Raven Kim Ae-jun (김애준) 4Sub/Bot
None
2014-12-022014-12-02 2015-11-302015-11-30

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Edgar Choi Woo-beom (최우범) 70Head Coach
South Korea oDin Ju Yeong-dal (주영달) Coach
South Korea TrAce Yeo Chang-dong (여창동) 70Coach
South Korea Kim Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) 70Coach
South Korea Horang2 Lee Kyeong-min (이경민) Coach
None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Samsung Galaxy Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-12-02A33 - 4₩ 10,000,000$ 9,200€ 7,700KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20171 : 2KTRolsterLogo std.png KT
 CuVee,
 Haru,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ
2017-11-04A11$ 1,855,114$ 1,855,114€ 1,595,398.04WCS logo small.png Worlds 20173 : 0SKT1Logo std.png SKT
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Haru,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ,
 Edgar
2017-09-02A11WCS logo small.png Korea Regional Finals 20173 : 0KTRolsterLogo std.png KT
 CuVee,
 Haru,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ
2017-08-26A44₩ 20,000,000$ 17,800€ 14,800LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer Playoffs0 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT
 CuVee,
 Haru,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 Stitch,
 CoreJJ,
 Wraith
2017-08-06A33LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Summer13 - 5Blanklogo std.png RR
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Haru,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ
2017-07-09A22$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 8,771.52RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS1 : 3LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.png LPL
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ
2017-04-22A33₩ 30,000,000$ 26,400€ 24,600LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs0 : 3KTRolsterLogo std.png KT
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Haru,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 Stitch,
 CoreJJ,
 Wraith
2017-04-02A22LCK logo small.png LCK 2017 Spring14 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Haru,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 Stitch,
 CoreJJ,
 Wraith
2016-12-18A11$ 50,000$ 50,000€ 47,500Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 11 Gyeonggi3 : 1Kongdoo Monsterlogo std.png KDM
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Ruler,
 CoreJJ
2016-11-19A55 - 8₩ 5,000,000$ 4,200€ 3,950KeSPA logo small.png KeSPA Cup 20161 : 2ESC Everlogo std.png Ever
 CuVee,
 Ambition,
 Crown,
 Stitch,
 Ruler,
 Wraith,
 CoreJJ
Total Prize: KRW 65,000,000 • USD 1,915,114

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016

Other Content

  • 2018
  • 2017

References