Seraph

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Seraph
NV Seraph 2017 Spring.png
Background Information
NameShin Woo-yeong (신우영)
Country of Birth
South Korea
BirthdayMarch 9, 1995 (age 25)
Residency
NA
North America
Prev Residencies
KR
Korea
Competitive
Role
Top Laner
Favorite Champs

Soloqueue IDsSeraphicaI, LetMePlayTop (NA), SeraphXD (NA), TDK kina (NA)
Social Media & Links
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Shin "Seraph" Woo-yeong (Hangul: 신우영) is a League of Legends esports player, previously top laner for RunAway.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield
Nov 20132013-11-07[2]Feb 20142014-02-04[1]2mo 27d
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
May 20142014-05-19[4]Nov 20142014-11-07[3]5mo 19d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20152015-01-07[6]Sep 20152015-09-23[5]8mo 16d
ejel
NA
Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online
Sep 20152015-09-23[5]Dec 20152015-12-18[7]2mo 25d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Dec 20152015-12-18[7]Mar 20162016-03-03[8]2mo 16d
ejel
NA
Team Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulse
Jan 20162016-01-23[9]Jan 20162016-01-318dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Feb 20162016-02-25[11]Mar 20162016-03-03[10]7dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Mar 20162016-03-03[10]May 20162016-05-18[12]2mo 15d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
May 20162016-05-18[14]Nov 20172017-11-20[13]1yr 6mo
ejel
KR
RunAwaylogo std.pngRunAway
Dec 20192019-12-02[16]Dec 20192019-12-27[15]25d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNaJin White Shield
Nov 20132013-11-07[2]Feb 20142014-02-04[1]2mo 27d
ejel
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
May 20142014-05-19[4]Nov 20142014-11-07[3]5mo 19d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20152015-01-07[6]Sep 20152015-09-23[5]8mo 16d
ejel
NA
Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online
Sep 20152015-09-23[5]Dec 20152015-12-18[7]2mo 25d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Dec 20152015-12-18[7]Jan 20162016-01-23[18]1mo 5d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20162016-01-23[18]Jan 20162016-01-318dLoaned Out
ejel
NA
Team Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulse
Jan 20162016-01-23[9]Jan 20162016-01-318dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Jan 20162016-01-31Feb 20162016-02-25[19]25d
ejel
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights
Feb 20162016-02-25[19]Mar 20162016-03-03[8]7dLoaned Out
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Feb 20162016-02-25[11]Mar 20162016-03-03[10]7dOn Loan
ejel
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Mar 20162016-03-03[10]May 20162016-05-18[12]2mo 15d
ejel
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
May 20162016-05-18[14]Nov 20172017-11-20[13]1yr 6mo
ejel
KR
RunAwaylogo std.pngRunAway
Dec 20192019-12-02[16]Dec 20192019-12-27[15]25d
ejel

News

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWSNovember 7,
Seraph joins as substitute.
[2]
KR
Najin White Shieldlogo std.pngNJWSFebruary 4,
watch joins.

Seraph leaves.[1]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGMay 19,
Seraph joins.
[4]
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGSeptember (approx.), Seraph changes residency from
KR
Korea
to
NA
North America
.
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLGNovember 7,
ZionSpartan joins.

Seraph leaves.[3]
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKJanuary 7,
kina,
Kez,
Kyle, and
KonKwon join.
[6] kina renames to Seraph.
NA
Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTAOSeptember 23, Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights renames to Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online.[5]
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKDecember 18, Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online renames to Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights.[7]
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKJanuary 23,
Seraph is loaned to Team Impulse.[18]
NA
Team Impulselogo std.pngTIPJanuary 23,
Seraph is loaned from Team Dragon Knights.
[9]
NA
Team Impulselogo std.pngTIPJanuary 31,
Seraph's loan from Team Dragon Knights ends.
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKJanuary 31,
Seraph returns from loan to Team Impulse.
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKFebruary 25,
Seraph is loaned to Renegades.[19]
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENFebruary 25,
Seraph is loaned from Team Dragon Knights.
[11]
NA
Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDKMarch 3,
Flaresz and
Trance join.

RF Legendary rejoins.

Seraph leaves after loan to Renegades ends.
Alex Ich moves to starting roster.
Ninja and
Crumbz leave.[8]
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENMarch 3,
Ninja joins.

Seraph joins permanently after loan from Team Dragon Knights ends.
RF Legendary,
Alex Ich, and
Flaresz leave.[10]
NA
Renegadeslogo std.pngRENMay 18, Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades transfers its roster and LCS spot to Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs.
Seraph,
Ninja,
Hakuho,
Maplestreet, Hermes (Coach), MonteCristo (Co-Owner), and
Leonyx (Head Manager) leave.[12]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNVMay 18, Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs acquires the roster and LCS spot of Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades.
Seraph,
Ninja,
Hakuho, and Hermes (Head Coach) join.
[14]
NA
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNVNovember 20, Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs is disbanded.
Seraph,
LirA,
Nisqy,
Apollo,
Hakuho, and
Nientonsoh leave.[13]
KR
RunAwaylogo std.pngRNWDecember 2,
Seraph and Sensation (Coach) join.
[16][17]
KR
RunAwaylogo std.pngRNWDecember 27, Roster disbands.
Seraph,
Crush,
Edge,
Moo,
Zzus,
Bluff, Sensation (Coach), and Tilly (Manager,Head Coach) leave.[15]

Biography[edit]

Seraph began his League of Legends career as a toplane substitute for NaJin White Shield, though he only played one game with the team in OGN. When Counter Logic Gaming announced that they were searching globally for a new toplaner, Seraph approached MonteCristo at an event and requested a tryout.

On May 1, 2014, it was officially announced that CLG was flying Seraph to North America to try him out as their new top laner.[20] On May 19, 2014, he officially joined the team.[21]

The community had high expectations for CLG Seraph, and at first the team did well, a contender for first place in the region for the first eight weeks of the summer split, but ultimately they were unable to qualify for Worlds and Seraph's performance was called into question.

2015 Preseason[edit]

On November 7, CLG announced that they were opting not to resign Seraph for the 2015 season. He was replaced on the starting roster by ZionSpartan.[22]

Seraph namechanged to kina and joined Team Dragon Knights in January. They played in the NACS Spring Qualifier, where they defeated Team Frostbite and Storm to qualify for the spring season; he then started playing under the name Seraph again.

2015 Season[edit]

Team Dragon Knights qualified for the spring season of NACS, beating Team Frostbite and Storm in the qualifier. They placed second in the season with a 7-3 record, behind Enemy eSports. In the playoffs, they beat Team Fusion 2-1 before losing to Enemy 1-3, sending them to the Summer Promotion Tournament. Despite the fact that they had placed higher than Fusion, Winterfox chose to play against them. TDK used substitute mid laner Alex Ich in their promotional matches and won 3-1, successfully qualifying for the NA LCS Summer Split.

Due to visa issues, Team Dragon Knights were unable to use their full roster for the first four weeks of the summer split, as Emperor and Ninja were unable to travel to the United States to play with the team. They instead substituted in LattmaN for Emperor and Bischu and mancloud for Ninja; Baby also substituted for Smoothie for their first three games. The substitute rosters went a combined 0-9, but when Emperor and Ninja finally joined the team for the second day of the fifth week, the team defeated first-place Team Dignitas. Despite that initial success, Team Dragon Knights were only able to secure two more victories over the next four weeks, and they finished in last place with a 3-15 record, one game behind Enemy. As a result, they were automatically relegated to the 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Season.

2016 Preseason[edit]

From September to December 2015, Team Dragon Knights briefly renamed to Team Arena Online; however, they changed their name back due to concerns from Riot about the title sponsor Arena Online fulfilling their promises to the community regarding a million-dollar tournament circuit.[23][24] Seraph, Ninja, and Kez stayed with the team through both renamings; however, Ninja was suspended for two months for his role in an attempt to recruit Samsung AD carry Fury while he was under contract.[25]

2016 Season[edit]

Seraph played with TDK for the entirety of the NACS spring split, and the team finished in third place with a 1-3-1 W-T-L record and 6 points. However, after substituting for LCS team Renegades for two games in week 7 on loan, Seraph was traded permanently along with Ninja in exchange for RF Legendary, Flaresz, and Alex Ich, and he did not compete in the NACS playoffs. At the time of his first game with the team, Renegades had a cumulative 1-11 record. Seraph's first week substituting improved them to 2-12, and the new roster including Ninja brought them up to 5-13. It wasn't enough to avoid relegations, but it was enough that a 3-0 victory over TDK was enough to requalify them for the summer split.

However, on May 8, Riot released a competitive ruling stating that Renegades would be forced to sell their LCS seed due to multiple rule violations, and Chris Badawi would be permanently banned from "association or affiliation with any team or organization participating in a Riot-sanctioned league".[26] On May 18, Team EnVyUs was announced as the new brand.[27] Seraph stayed with EnVyUs along with Ninja and support Hakuho.

Fueled by strong practice going into the season, EnVyUs started out 4-0 in series records after two weeks, sharing first place with Team SoloMid. However, in the weeks that followed, they slipped down the standings all the way to sixth place, where they sat from week 6 through the end of week 9. With the bottom seed into the playoffs, EnVyUs faced Cloud9 in the quarterfinals where they pulled out a game 1 comeback win before losing the next three to be eliminated. They ended the season with 20 championship points. In the Regional Finals, EnVyUs defeated Team Liquid's new roster with Arcsecond jungling but then lost to Cloud9, who went on to win the gauntlet.

2017 Season[edit]

Seraph remained with EnVy for the 2017 season. Visa issues prevented intended starting jungler LirA from appearing until week 2 of the spring season, forcing the team to switch mid laner Ninja to jungle and play substitute Alex Ich in mid lane. LirA's arrival did not improve things, as EnVyUs finished 3-15 and never ended a week anywhere other than tied for last place, meaning they would have to play in the promotion tournament.

EnVyUs began the promotion tournament inauspiciously, dropping a 3-1 set to the veteran Gold Coin United lineup, sending them into the losers bracket. There, they defeated EUnited 3-1, setting up a rematch with GCU where they outlasted them 3-2 on the strength of LirA's play, keeping their LCS spot.

In the midseason, Seraph's longtime teammate Ninja was replaced by Pirean and Nisqy. EnVyUs looked better in the summer split, starting the split 3-1. They declined to 8-10 by the end of the season but still made the playoffs as the sixth seed. In the playoffs, EnVy took a 2-1 lead against CLG and came close to upsetting the third seed, but was unable to prevail. This ended their season, as EnVyUs didn't have enough championship points to play in the Regional Finals.

EnVy was not accepted into the newly franchised LCS, and Seraph left the team. He eventually returned to Korea to serve his mandatory military service. Seraph was discharged from the army in September 2019 and joined RunAway to play in the Challengers Korea 2020 Promotion Qualifiers, but his team failed to advance beyond the bracket finals and disbanded after the tournament ended.

Trivia[edit]

  • Was regarded as one of the best
    Nidalee
    top players early in his career.
  • His parents own a restaurant in South Korea.
  • Would occasionally watch building and crafting videos on YouTube during soloqueue downtime on stream because it "relaxed him."
  • Received a Hatsune Miku figurine as a birthday gift from Hakuho.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Seraph Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2019-12-15NQ CK 2020 Spring Promotion Qualifiers
0 : 2Logo std.png9th
RunAwaylogo std.pngRNW Seraph,  Crush,  Edge,  Moo,  Zzus,  Tilly,  Sensation
2017-09-035 - 6 NA LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  LirA,  Nisqy,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  viOLet
2017-08-066 NA LCS 2017 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  LirA,  Pirean,  Nisqy,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  viOLet
2017-04-02Q NA LCS 2017 Summer Promotion
3 : 2Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGCU
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  LirA,  Ninja,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  Dylan
2017-03-2610 NA LCS 2017 Spring
3 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  Ninja,  LirA,  AlexIch,  Apollo,  Hakuho,  Dylan
2016-09-053 NA Regional Finals 2016
0 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  Procxin,  Ninja,  LOD,  Hakuho,  Miracle
2016-08-285 - 6 NA LCS 2016 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  Procxin,  Ninja,  LOD,  Hakuho,  Miracle
2016-07-316 NA LCS 2016 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV Seraph,  Procxin,  Ninja,  LOD,  Hakuho,  Miracle
2016-04-08Q NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion
3 : 0Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
Renegadeslogo std.pngREN Seraph,  Crumbz,  Ninja,  Freeze,  Hakuho,  Hermes
2016-03-208 NA LCS 2016 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Renegadeslogo std.pngREN RF Legendary,  Flaresz,  Seraph,  Crumbz,  AlexIch,  Ninja,  Freeze,  LOD,  Ohq,  Remi,  Hakuho,  Hermes

Media[edit]

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Images[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

Redirects

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 [나진 리빌딩 ①] 전통의 명가 나진, 새 시즌 맞이 리빌딩 완료! (Korean) inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 판도라TV LOL 챔피언스 윈터 13-14시즌 본선 로스터 (Korean) naver.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ZionSpartan Joins CLG clgaming.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Seraph joins CLG clgaming.net
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Team Dragon Knights' Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Say goodbye to Team Arena Online and hello (again) to Team Dragon Knights dailydot.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 In trade with TDK, Renegades swap Flaresz, Alex Ich, and Trance for Ninja and Seraph dailydot.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Team Dragon Knights' Tweet twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 In trade with TDK, Renegades swap Flaresz, Alex Ich, and Trance for Ninja and Seraph dailydot.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Seraph to play top lane for Week 7 renegades.gg
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 EnVyUs to join N.A. LCS, picks up Seraph, Ninja, Hakuho espn.go.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Team EnVyUs' Tweet twitter.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 EnVyUs to join North American LCS, picks up Seraph, Ninja, Hakuho espn.go.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 RunAway's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Runner's Twitch Clip twitch.tv
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Runner's Twitch Clip twitch.tv
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Team Dragon Knights' Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Seraph to play top lane for Week 7 renegades.gg
  20. CLG confirms Seraph as leading candidate for top lane, will tryout at the CLG team house ongamers.com
  21. Seraph joins CLG clgaming.net
  22. Zionspartan joins CLG! blog.ibuypower.com
  23. Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  24. Say goodbye to Team Arena Online and hello (again) to Team Dragon Knights dailydot.com
  25. Competitive Ruling: Chris Shim, Geon-Woo “Ninja” Noh, & Jin-Yong “Fury” Lee lolesports.com
  26. Competitive Ruling: Renegades and TDK lolesports.com
  27. EnVyUs to join N.A. LCS, picks up Seraph, Ninja, Hakuho espn.go.com