Team Dragon Knights

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Team Dragon Knights
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Team Information
Org LocationNorth America North America
Region
NA
 North America
SponsorArena Online
Azubu
History
Created (1)2014-09-xx
Disbanded (1)2015-09-23
Created (2)2015-12-18
Disbanded (2)2016-05-23
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
TDK 2016SummerPromotion.jpg

Team Dragon Knights is a North American team. On May 8, 2016, Riot Games issued a competitive ruling banning them from participating in any Riot-sponsored leagues.

History

2015 Preseason

Team Dragon Knights (TDK) formed in September 2014. They qualified for the Expansion Tournament via the Challenger ladder but did not participate in the tournament. However, after undergoing a number of roster changes they did qualify for the spring season of NACS, beating Team Frostbite and Storm in the qualifier.

2015 Season

TDK 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. After the Promotion Tournament, TDK dropped LouisXGeeGee from their roster and acquired Emperor in his place and Ninja as their permanent mid laner, making the full roster include Seraph, Kez, Ninja, Emperor, and Smoothie.

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

In September 2015, Team Dragon Knights rebranded as Team Arena Online.[1] However, in December, the team changed its name back to "Team Dragon Knights" because Riot Games wanted to see their new title sponsor deliver on promises to create a $1 million tournament circuit in the 2016 season before allowing a team to use their name in competition.[2] The same day as their renaming, TDK received a competitive ruling: Co-owner Chris Shim was banned from serving any officially-recognized position on any team for the entire 2016 season, TDK itself was fined $10,000, and Ninja was suspended for two months after an attempted poaching of Samsung AD carry Fury.[3]

2016 Season

Despite their roster limitations, TDK finished third in the NACS Regular Season, ahead of Team Liquid Academy and behind Ember. Prior to the playoffs, the team swapped several players with the LCS team Renegades: Alex Ich, RF Legendary, and Flaresz joined TDK while Seraph and Ninja left for Renegades. This roster change appeared to be in Renegades's favor; however, TDK still defeated Ember in the semifinals to advance to the promotion tournament. There they first faced and defeated Team Dignitas in an elimination match before losing to Renegades and then the first-place Challenger team Apex, falling just short of the LCS.

On May 8, 2016, Riot released a competitive ruling stating that they had investigated the relationship between TDK and Renegades and found an inappropriate link between the two organizations, with the March roster trade and the sources of financial compensation to the players after the trade being one of the major problems. As a result of their findings, Riot ruled that TDK would be banned permanently from Riot-sponsored league play, and Chris Shim and Sean Shim would individually be indefinitely banned from serving in official capacity to an organization involved in official Riot league play.[4] Despite a deadline of May 18 by which they were forced to sell their seed, it wasn't until May 23 that the seed was announced as sold to Eanix.[5]

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
KR

Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Laner Welogo std.pngTeam WE 2015 NA LCS Summer

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA

Flaresz Cuong Ta 11Top Laner Logo std.pngState of Mind Gaming 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA

RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 11Top Laner Logo std.pngthe monkeys 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA

Kez Kevin Jeon 12Jungler Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-05-232016-05-23
EU

Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 13Mid Laner Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA

Bischu Aaron Kim 15Support Eanixlogo std.pngEanix 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA

Trance Lawrence Amador 15Support Eanixlogo std.pngEanix 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR

do it Lee Chan-ho (이찬호) 23Sub/Mid APK Princelogo std.pngAPK Prince 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR

Thy Son Seung-yong (손승용) 23Sub/Mid None 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR

Ohq Oh Gyu-min (오규민) 14Bot Laner NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-132016-05-13
NA

Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 11Top Laner Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
KR

Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Laner Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
NA

Crumbz Alberto Rengifo 22Sub/Jun Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-03-032016-03-03
KR

moolchael Kim Young (김영) 21Sub/Top None 2016-01-222016-01-22 2016-02-052016-02-05
NA

Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 11Top Laner Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

Kez Kevin Jeon 12Jungler Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
KR

Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Laner Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-09-212015-09-21 2015-09-232015-09-23
KR

Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 14Bot Laner G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 2015-05-182015-05-18 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

Smoothie Andy Ta 15Support Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2015-02-162015-02-16 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

Bischu Aaron Kim 23Sub/Mid Vortexlogo std.pngVortex 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

mancloud Zachary Hoschar 23Sub/Mid Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine 2015-06-192015-06-19 2015-09-232015-09-23
EU

Jébus Karim Tokhi 24Sub/Bot Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

LattmaN James Lattman 24Sub/Bot Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA

Remilia Maria Creveling 25Sub/Sup Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2014-11-112014-11-??
NA

Baby Terry Chuong 25Sub/Sup Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-05-112015-05-??
KR

LouisXGeeGee Lee Sung-jin (이성진) 14Bot Laner Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
NA

RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 21Sub/Top Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
EU

Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 23Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
KR

Kyle Seo Ji-sun (서지선) 13Mid Laner Logo std.pngNKT 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-04-152015-04-15
NA

KonKwon Kevin Kwon (권구혁) 15Support Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-02-162015-02-16
NA

Jackpot 11Top Laner None 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
NA

Guardian 12Jungler None 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
KR

Trickster Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 13Mid Laner Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
NA

Remilia Maria Creveling 15Support Roar (Chinese Team)logo std.pngRoar 2014-10-112014-10-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                           
Seraph 24 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 18 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png
6
3
TIPRENTIPREN.png
42 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 45 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 47 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 0 185 185
Kez 22 Complexitylogo std.png 18 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 7 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 47 47



Bischu 6 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 0 6 6



LattmaN 9 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 0 9 9



Baby 4 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 3 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 29 Dignitaslogo std.png 18 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 14 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 126 126



Ninja 9 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 4 Renegadeslogo std.png 42 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 45 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 0 100 100



Emperor 9 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 18 G2 Esportslogo std.png 18 9 27



Smoothie 15 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 1 Team Liquidlogo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png
2
8
Cloud9logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 0 179 179
mandatorycloud 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 Teamvulcunlogo std.png 28 XDG Gaminglogo std.png 2 Complexitylogo std.png 10 Team Coastlogo std.png 3 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 0 99 99



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after Spring 2019

Organization

Current

ID Name Position

Greenf0rest Chris Shim Co-Owner

TriS Sean Shim Co-Owner

Alan Hubbard Co-Owner

Former

ID Name Position Next Team

Pyrex Toby Kwon (권용현) Manager Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs

Miracle Lee Hyeon-beom (이현범) Coach Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs

chain Kim Dong-woo (김동우) Coach None

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Team Dragon Knights Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-04-08bbbbbbNQNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion
0 : 3Apexlogo std 2.pngApex

 Flaresz,
 RF Legendary,
 Kez,
 Alex Ich,
 Ohq,
 Trance,
 Bischu,
 TriS
2016-03-160020002$7,000CS NA logo.png NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Apexlogo std 2.pngApex

 Flaresz,
 Kez,
 Alex Ich,
 Ohq,
 Trance,
 Miracle
2016-02-240030003CS NA logo.png NACS 2016 Spring
1-3-1Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Crumbz,
 do it,
 Thy,
 Ohq,
 Bischu
2015-07-2601000010NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Summer
3 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Bischu,
 mancloud,
 Ninja,
 Lattman,
 Emperor,
 Baby,
 Smoothie,
 Sean
2015-04-26aaaaaaQNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Summer Promotion
3 : 1Winterfoxlogo std.pngWFX

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 AlexIch,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie,
 chain
2015-04-080020002$7,000CS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Enemylogo std.pngNME

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie,
 chain
2015-03-250020002CS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring
7 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Seraph,
 RF Legendary,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 AlexIch,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Maria,
 Smoothie
2015-02-04aaaaaaQCS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier
2 : 0Stormlogo std.pngStorm

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie
2015-01-110020002$4,000Epssmalllogo.png ESL Pro Series America 11
0 : 3Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN

 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 KonKwon
Total Prize: USD 18,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

  • 2016

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