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Key
PNG key 2020 Split 1.png
Background Information
NameKim Han-gi (김한기)
Country of Birth
South Korea
BirthdayJune 20, 1997 (age 23)
Residency
KR
Korea
Competitive
Role
Support
Favorite Champs
Competitive IDsTML
Social Media & Links
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Kim "Key" Han-gi (Hangul: 김한기) is a League of Legends esports player, previously support for paiN Gaming. His name was previously stylized KeY. He was previously known as TML.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
KR
Xenicslogo std.pngXenics
Jan 20152015-01-05[2]May 20152015-05-25[1]4mo 20d
ejel
CN
Energy Pacemaker.Carrieslogo std.pngEP.Carries
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??Aug 20152015-08-13≈3mo 12d
ejel
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESC Ever
Aug 20152015-08-13Nov 20162016-11-24[3]1yr 3mo
ejel
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers
Dec 20162016-12-21[6]Apr 20182018-04-15[4]1yr 3mo
ejel
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life
Apr 20182018-04-15[8]Oct 20192019-10-30[7]1yr 6mo
ejel
BR
Painlogo std.pngpaiN Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-06[11]May 20202020-05-25[10]5mo 19d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
KR
Xenicslogo std.pngXenics
Jan 20152015-01-05[2]May 20152015-05-25[1]4mo 20d
ejel
CN
Energy Pacemaker.Carrieslogo std.pngEP.Carries
≈May 2015≈2015-05-??Aug 20152015-08-13≈3mo 12d
ejel
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESC Ever
Aug 20152015-08-13Nov 20162016-11-24[3]1yr 3mo
ejel
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Tigers
Dec 20162016-12-21[6]Apr 20182018-04-15[4]1yr 3mo
ejel
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHanwha Life
Apr 20182018-04-15[8]Oct 20192019-10-30[7]1yr 6mo
ejel
BR
Painlogo std.pngpaiN Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-06[11]May 20202020-05-25[10]5mo 19d
ejel

News

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
KR
Xenicslogo std.pngXENJanuary 5,
KaKaRott,
Shaft,
LuNar,
TML, and Lee Hyeon-beom (Coach) join.

Zest joins as substitute.
Nika (Bot to Mid) changes position.
Sky,
Drizzle,
Raphael,
Road,
PAWorks, and Bigfafa (Head Coach) leave.[2]
CN
Energy Pacemaker.Carrieslogo std.pngEPCMay (approx.),
Brando,
leanheart,
Lee,
Jason,
GdNight,
TML, and
xixi join.
3UyU joins as substitute.
Aixin,
YYYF,
Kmi,
wanyi, and
YF leave.
KR
Xenicslogo std.pngXENMay 25, Team disbands.
KaKaRott,
Shaft,
caNdy,
LuNar,
TML,
Zest,
Nika, and Lee Hyeon-beom (Coach) leave.[1]
CN
Energy Pacemaker.Carrieslogo std.pngEPCAugust 13,
Fruit and
TML leave.
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESCAugust 13,
TML joins.

Fruit rejoins.
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESCNovember 4, TML renames to KeY.
KR
ESC Everlogo std.pngESCNovember 24,
Key leaves.[3]
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROXDecember 21,
Lindarang,
Shy,
SeongHwan,
Mickey,
Sangyoon, and
Key join.
[6]
KR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROXApril 15,
Lindarang,
SeongHwan,
Lava,
Sangyoon,
Key,
Mightybear,
Kuzan, OnAir (Head Coach), and Emperor (Coach) leave.[4][5]
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLEApril 15,
Lindarang,
SeongHwan,
Lava,
Sangyoon,
Key, OnAir (Head Coach), and Emperor (Coach) join.

Mightybear and
Kuzan join as substitutes.
[8][9]
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLEJune 5,
Lindarang,
SeongHwan,
Sangyoon,
Brook,
Kuzan, Onair (Head Coach), Emperor (Coach), and LinLan (Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2018.
Lava,
Key,
MightyBear,
Clever, and
Asper's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[12]
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLENovember 22,
SoHwan and
Thal join.

Lava,
Sangyoon, and
Key's contracts are extended.[13]
KR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLEOctober 30,
Moojin and
key leave.[7]
BR
Painlogo std.pngPNGDecember 6,
key joins.
[11]
BR
Painlogo std.pngPNGJanuary 7,
Yang and
Kami's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.
SeongHwan,
brTT, and
Key's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020. Xero (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 30 May 2020.[14]
BR
Painlogo std.pngPNGMay 25,
Key leaves.[10]

Biography[edit]

2015 Season[edit]

Kim "TML" Han-gi competed with Xenics in the Champions Summer Promotion Tournament, but the team went 0-2 in their group, losing to both Samsung and Prime Clan and did not qualify. He then left to join Energy Pacemaker.Carries and played a few games in the LSPL Season and then the Summer Relegation Tournament, where the team successfully requalified for the 2016 LSPL.

2016 Preseason[edit]

After the LSPL Relegation tournament, TML returned to Korea and joined Ever for the 2016 LCK Promotion Tournament but was once again unsuccessful at qualifying for Champions. After the Promotion Tournament, TML renamed to Key, and Ever picked up two new players - former KT Rolster jungler Ares and AD carry LokeN. With this line-up, Ever played in the KeSPA Cup, where they shocked audiences not only advancing to the semifinals with victories over Samsung and Anarchy but then upsetting SK Telecom and CJ Entus in back-to-back sweeps to win the entire tournament and secure Korea's only seed to IEM Season X - Cologne. Key himself was recognized for his Bard play and earned the MVP award for the tournament.

At IEM Cologne, Ever once again showed a strong performance, first beating the European representative H2k in the semifinals and then winning the finals 3-2 against the Chinese Qiao Gu.

2016 Season[edit]

During the preseason, allegations had arisen that Key had engaged in Elo boosting activities.[15] The allegations were never proven, and no official action was taken against him, but Ever took their own disciplinary action and sat him out for the first 12 games of Challengers Korea.[16] Totoro started for the team in his place.

At the time of competing at IEM Katowice (which they had an invitation to due to winning IEM Cologne), Ever were in second place in Challengers, after losing a series 0-2 to MVP. Despite a round-one surprise upset win over Team SoloMid, Ever lost to Royal Never Give Up and then a rematch series against TSM to be eliminated before the playoff bracket.

After coming back to Korea, ESC Ever continued to perform well in the Challengers Korea 2016 Spring Season, finishing second place in the regular season with 27 pts. After beating Ever8 Winners 3-1, they beat MVP 3-2 to win the season and earn a spot in the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion. Then, they beat SBENU Sonicboom 3-0 to earn a spot in the 2016 LCK Summer Season.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Season, ESC Ever went 5-13 in total sets, with one notable upset victory over SK Telecom T1. Key shared the starting support position with Totoro. However, they still finished the split in ninth place, leading them to participate in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion tournament. In the first round, they beat SBENU Korea 2-1 before falling to Kongdoo Monster 3-1. In the deciding loser's match, ESC Ever swept CJ Entus to earn their spot back in the LCK.

Trivia[edit]

  • His former ID TML stands for "Touch My Lantern".
  • Became famous for his
    Bard
    play during the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Key Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2020-04-266 CBLOL 2020 Split 1
10 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
Painlogo std.pngPNG Yang,  SeongHwan,  tinowns,  brTT,  Key,  Xero,  Dionrray
2019-09-11Q LCK 2020 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJAG
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE SoHwan,  bonO,  Tempt,  Sangyoon,  key,  OnAir,  LinLan
2019-08-189 LCK 2019 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE Thal,  SoHwan,  Moojin,  bonO,  Lava,  Tempt,  Sangyoon,  key,  OnAir,  LinLan
2019-03-316 LCK 2019 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE Thal,  SoHwan,  bonO,  Moojin,  Lava,  Tempt,  Sangyoon,  key,  LinLan,  OnAir,  Woong
2018-12-1813 - 19 KeSPA Cup 2018
1 : 2Seoullogo std.pngSeoul
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE SoHwan,  bonO,  Tempt,  Lava,  Sangyoon,  Key,  OnAir,  LinLan
2018-08-096 LCK 2018 Summer
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE Lindarang,  Brook,  SeongHwan,  Mightybear,  Lava,  Kuzan,  Sangyoon,  Clever,  Key,  Asper,  OnAir,  Emperor
2018-03-256 LCK 2018 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Lindarang,  Mightybear,  SeongHwan,  Kuzan,  Lava,  Sangyoon,  Key,  OnAir,  Emperor
2017-12-029 - 12 KeSPA Cup 2017
1 : 2E8 WINlogo std.pngE8W
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Lindarang,  SeongHwan,  Mightybear,  Lava,  Sangyoon,  Key,  OnAir
2017-08-067 LCK 2017 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Lindarang,  Shy,  SeongHwan,  Mightybear,  Mickey,  Lava,  Crow,  Sangyoon,  Key,  OnAir,  Xero
2017-04-026 LCK 2017 Spring
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX Lindarang,  Shy,  Seonghwan,  Mightybear,  Mickey,  Sangyoon,  Key,  OnAir,  gosu

Media[edit]

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2019-09-11LCK 2020 Spring Promotion
HLEHanwha Life Esportslogo std.png
vs
Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJAG
2019-02-01LCK 2019 Spring
JAGJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png
vs
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE
Link
2018-07-13LCK 2018 Summer
HLEHanwha Life Esportslogo std.png
vs
SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSKT
Link
2018-07-11LCK 2018 Summer
KTKT Rolsterlogo std.png
vs
Hanwha Life Esportslogo std.pngHLE
Link
2018-03-18LCK 2018 Spring
KDMKongdoo Monsterlogo std.png
vs
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX
Link
2018-03-03LCK 2018 Spring
ROXROX Tigerslogo std.png
vs
Bbq Oliverslogo std.pngbbq
Link
2018-02-08LCK 2018 Spring
JAGJin Air Green Wingslogo std.png
vs
ROX Tigerslogo std.pngROX
Link
2018-02-06LCK 2018 Spring
ROXROX Tigerslogo std.png
vs
KSV eSportslogo std.pngKSV
Link

Images[edit]

Redirects

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References