|Name||Song Kyung-ho (송경호)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||June 30, 1995 (age 24)|
|Previous Role(s)||Bot Laner|
|Soloqueue IDs||IM Smeb, 박봉춘, SSmeb, HUYA Smeb, GE Smeb|
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Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho (Hangul: 송경호) is a League of Legends esports player, previously top laner for KT Rolster.
Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho joined Incredible Miracle 1 in March of 2013 as the new starting top laner. He made his competitive debut at the IEM Season VII - World Championship where his team fell in the group stage. He came back to Korea to participate in his first OGN at OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where IM failed to make it past the group stage. They then played in HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where they didn't make it past the group stage again. Smeb was benched shortly after the tournament ended.
Smeb was given back the starting top lane position before the start of HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014. Once more, IM failed to make it out of groups. Next, they attended HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 where they couldn't make it out of groups for the final time. Smeb left the team a few months later in September.
On November 14, 2014, Smeb joined the newly formed HUYA Tigers together with Lee, kurO, PraY, and GorillA. The team played in the Champions Spring 2015 Qualifiers along with Incredible Miracle, Prime Clan, and Xenics, where they finished 2-1 and qualified for Champions Spring 2015. The team then renamed to GE Tigers. GE started out unarguably the top team in Korea at SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and earned themselves an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost 2-1 to Team WE in the semifinals. This defeat was considered by many casters and analysts to be the biggest upset to date in the entire history of League of Legends competition. They qualified for the finals of the OGN playoffs because of their first place finish in the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost 3-0 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals and placed second. The team renamed to the KOO Tigers prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015. KOO placed fourth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs but lost 3-2 in the semifinals to KT Rolster. Because SKT won the finals, KOO still qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed due to circuit points. KOO was placed into a group at worlds with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record. 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.
Soon after Worlds, Koo dropped the team as a sponsor and they renamed to the Tigers. The Tigers played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. The Tigers renamed to ROX Tigers in January.
During Champions Spring 2016, the ROX Tigers placed first in the regular season with a 16-2 record. Smeb won the regular season MVP award with 1400 points total. Their regular season placing earned them a bye into the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. While the Tigers were considered to be the favorites in this set, they unfortunately lost 3-1, earning second place for the 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 G2 Esports, Counter Logic Gaming, and Albus NoX Luna. They won a tiebreaker against ANX, earning them the first seed of the group. In the quarter-finals, they met against Edward Gaming and won with a 3-1 record. Their next opponents were SK Telecom T1. After a very close set, they lost 3-2, finishing 3rd-4th in the tournament.
- 2 times Regular Season MVP in 2016 LCK Spring and 2016 LCK Summer with 1400 and 1200 points respectively.
- Reached 1000 Kills in the LCK on March 1, 2018.
|Champions 2015 Summer||Riven||Top||W||7/2/4||Link||Link|
- Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.
This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
|Smeb 1v1 Tournament Results|
|2016-12-11||3 - 4||All-Star 2016 Barcelona||Fire||0 : 2 Maple|
- March 13, Smeb talks about the GE Tigers' fashion sense, win over Cloud9 with , and on theScore eSports
- May 1, Loser No More: an in-depth look at the career of GE's Smeb by , and on The Score
- September 29, Song "Smeb" Kyung-ho, the Tiger's Fang by , and on Gold Per 10
- October 8, KOO Tigers settle for 2nd place in Group A with , and on LoL Esports
- October 9, Smeb Shares his Thoughts on the Final Group A Standings and his Korean Fan Girls with , and on Gamespot
- October 18, KOO's Smeb on facing Ssumday, maintaining his confidence with , and on The Score
- October 25, SMEB "We will not fall easily to SKT" with , and on Daily Dot
- October 26, From Rags to Riches: The Rise of Smeb by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Follow eSports
- October 29, Smeb: "Given Our Form and the Way We're Playing Right Now, I Think We Have a Great Shot" with , and on Gamespot
- April 23, Opinion: Faker and Smeb are the kings of the game by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 25, Smeb’s journey from worst to best by Colin "CD-Mangaka" Nimer on Slingshot
- August 11, The world's top 10 players in League of Legends by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- August 19, The Slow Path: KT Rolster's Ssumday and the Tigers' Smeb by Emily Rand on The Score
- August 19, The heir and the hero: A tale of Ssumday and Smeb by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- September 7, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 1 - Spring by , and on LoL Esports
- September 10, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 2 - All In by , and on LoL Esports
- September 14, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 3 - Revolver by , and on LoL Esports
- September 17, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 4 - Endurance by , and on LoL Esports
- September 21, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 5 - Contender by , and on LoL Esports
- September 24, Legends Rising Season 2: Episode 6 - Fighting by , and on LoL Esports
- September 30, Smeb: 'TSM is far above the other western teams' with , and on ESPN
- October 16, Smeb: ‘For us to become the best team in the world…SKT are an obstacle that we must overcome’ with , and on The Score
- October 21, LiquidLegends' Quarterfinals Interviews! with , and on Liquid Legends
- December 4, Smeb: "I'm thinking maybe Mark/Dash could be useful." with , and on Inven Global
- December 6, Smeb: 'KT being a large corporation certainly played a part (in my move).' with , and on FOMOS, English translation by Slingshot Esports
- December 10, "I wanted to join a team that can beat SKT" with , and on Sport1
- December 11, Smeb on Allstars, thoughts on Korean roster shuffle, and choosing to bunk with Reignover with , and on Yahoo!
- December 28, Sky's the Limit: Smeb on becoming one of the best toplaners with , and on Inven Global
- January 2, Smeb: “Right now the teams I’m looking out for are SKT, Afreeca, Longzhu, and Samsung.” by Andrew Kim on Slingshot
- January 16, Smeb on fighting to remain as the world's best top laner with new team KT Rolster with , and on The Score
- January 21, Smeb: “Since everyone on the team plays well, (making shot calls) was difficult earlier on.” by Andrew Kim on Slingshot
- February 2, Smeb: “I think (MaRin) is as good as ever.” by Andrew Kim on Slingshot
- February 8, kt Smeb: "It’s easier to take games when teams prioritize on the bottom lane" with , and on Inven Global
- February 11, kt Smeb: "We want to end the season without losing a match." with , and on Inven Global
- February 22, Smeb: “The ROX players have scattered and they all seem to be doing well, but right now I think Peanut and I are still kind of lost.” with , and on Slingshot Esports
- March 14, kt Rolster Smeb: “I feel much better now. Thank you for supporting me all the time.” with , and on Inven Global
- April 13, KT Rolster Smeb: From Top Meta To 'Truth' about Deft Revealed! with , and on Inven Global
- April 15, KT Rolster Smeb: “Last year, I won against KT; this year, I’ll be winning for KT” with , and on Inven Global
- June 22, KT Smeb: "I think SKT Renekton skin is the best looking Renekton skin." with , and on Inven Global
- June 22, Smeb on using Renekton’s SKT skin: “I use it to kind of channel (MaRin’s) ability.” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 24, KT Smeb: "My Shen Is the 2nd Best in the World." with , and on Inven Global
- July 12, Smeb on playing against Yasuo: “I was surprised but I was also kind of angry.” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 17, Smeb on the mishap regarding the Eye of the Rift Herald: “I thought Score picked up (the eye).” with , and on Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 19, KT Smeb on Picking Jarvan: "I was inspired by LMS and LPL teams to play Jarvan" with , and on Inven Global
- July 23, Smeb thinks kt Rolster has a chance to win summer split due to SKT T1's slump with , and on Inven Global
- July 25, KT Deft-Smeb thanked PawN for playing exceptionally despite feeling sick with , and on Inven Global
- August 1, KT Smeb: "Renekton remains to be a fearsome champion at Level 6." with , and on Inven Global
- December 2, Smeb: "I really wanted to prove that kt is a strong team." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- December 11, KT Rolster Smeb: "I want to be unrivaled top laner next year and go to All-Star 2018" with Youngo "Roxyy" Sim, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Changsik "Alle" Son, , and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- December 26, Smeb to Faker: "What do you think of me?" with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 20, KT Smeb: "For this season, we will try to give up individuality and become more team-oriented" with Youngbo "Roxxy" Sim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- January 31, Smeb: "Khan is a great player... it's not impossible for me to make that kind of plays as well" with Beom "Nswer" Park and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- February 4, kt Smeb: "If I use Relic Shield with Kleptomancy... I can be advantageous with the gold." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 11, KT Smeb: "I didn't know that today was my 5th year anniversary as a pro until today" with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- March 1, Smeb gets his 1000th kill, first LCK Toplaner to do so by Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- March 1, KT Smeb on Achieving 1,000 kills: "I'll become a player that can get 1,500, 2,000 kills." with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Changsik "Alle" Son, , and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 8, KT Smeb on Deft Hitting 1st in Solo Queue: "He still has far to go." with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 20, KT Smeb: "Kuro said that I'm not a good Sion player, but 90% of what he says is nonsense." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- March 25, KT Rush: "If I haven't played Lee Sin today, I don't think another chance would've come to play him" with Jaehoon "Laffa" Jeong and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- June 21, KT Mata: "Although I personally prefer Deft on ADC champions, due to the state of the meta, we're picking a wide variety of champions" with Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- June 28, KT Smeb: "To be honest, Score is such a perfect person that I can’t fully describe him in words. His best quality is his ability to pass on positive energy to his younger teammates as a hyeong" with Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- July 1, KT Smeb: "Aatrox became more fun. I think there’s a good chance of him becoming a good champion." with Minyoung "Irro" Jang and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- July 1, KT Score: "We don't usually lose to foreign teams, so I’m confident. I think SKT, KZ and AFs can also prove that LCK is strong." with Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- July 5, KT Smeb: "I think the meta interpretation varies from region to region." with Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- July 19, KT Score on His 'Bite' Steal: "I was confident about stealing the Baron since I always thought that the stealing side has the advantage." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- July 21, Smeb on Why KT Is Strong Against GRF: "Our team specializes in macro management, whereas Griffin specializes in fighting. I think that difference is bringing these results." with Ki-Baek "Juneau" Nam, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Takyun "Laff" Pack on Inven Global
- July 29, KT Score on Advancing to Second Place: "In order to proceed to second place, we had to root for SKT to win. We said that today is going to be ‘Easter’ for SKT. (laughs)" with Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- August 2, KT Mata: "Today, a lot of our fans probably had a mental quake, but we'll make sure to stick their mental back into their heads in our next match." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- August 7, KT UcaL: "My goal was to secure a spot in the finals and watch the playoffs while eating popcorn. It seems I am one step closer." with James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- August 27, Kuro is really good -- at getting carried!': Friendly Banter Between Two Best Friends, Kuro and Smeb with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin, Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Woo "Ready" Hyun, , and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- September 8, KT Score: "Many years have passed, and I finally got my hands on an LCK title. I marched on without giving up, and I feel that I'm finally given my reward." with Byungho "Haao" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- October 12, Smeb: We will win Worlds with Travis Gafford on YouTube
- October 13, kt Smeb: "With the rest of the games remaining, I want to show the other teams watching that kt is really a team to be feared." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and James "Bick" Hong on Inven Global
- October 18, Smeb: "Before, KT & RNG were the favorites to win. Now I'm unsure. All the teams are very strong" with , and on Darius Matuschak from The Shotcaller
- October 23, KT Rolster Smeb offers up support to other teams after a 2-0 start to Group Stage with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
- December 26, KT Rolster Smeb on His Teammates: "Our new players' will to win is great. I think they are players who can really do well so I hope you would show them more support than concern" with Yeonjae "Arra" Shin and Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek on Inven Global
- December 27, KT Rolster Smeb Opens up about His Thoughts on the LCK, Rumors about the Coaches, His Dispute with Mata, and PraY with Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- January 8, KT Rolster Smeb on his new teammates and breakout stars for LCK with Ashley Kang on ESPN Esports
- January 25, KT Smeb: "I have no excuses. I acknowledge the fact that I'm not at my best. I want to do well, however, so I'm making sure to practice as hard as I can" with Youngbo "Roxyy" Sim and Woo "Ready" Hyun on Inven Global
- February 2, KT Rolster Smeb: "SANDBOX Gaming is extremely good. If they keep on playing well like this, they will definitely become one of the top teams, which makes me keep my eyes on them." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Ji-Eun “Meii” Paek on Inven Global
- March 8, KT Smeb: "There were many people who were worried about me because I wasn’t doing well in Round 1. I’ll put in more effort so that we can go back up." with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- April 16, KT Smeb on Former ROX Tigers Visiting LoL Park: "Those guys came to Korea early after not doing so well in their leagues as well. (Laughs)" with David "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
ROX Smeb 2016 WC
The following pages redirect here:
- [취재] 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com
- ROX Tigers' Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-11-18; after change - KR - 2018-11-19
- kt 롤스터, '스멥' 송경호-'폰' 허원석 영입…'스코어' 재계약 (Korean) dailygame.co.kr
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post facebook.com
- KT Rolster's Facebook Post (Korean) twitter.com
- "Korizon article"