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
Sponsor(s)Arena 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
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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
South Korea Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 3Mid Laner Welogo std.png Team WE 2015 NA LCS Summer

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
United States Flaresz Cuong Ta 1Top Laner Logo std.png State of Mind Gaming 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA
Ukraine RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 1Top Laner Logo std.png the monkeys 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA
United States Kez Kevin Jeon 2Jungler Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-05-232016-05-23
EU
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 3Mid Laner Team EnVyUslogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA
South Korea Bischu Aaron Kim 5Support Eanixlogo std.png Eanix 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-232016-05-23
NA
Canada Trance Lawrence Amador 5Support Eanixlogo std.png Eanix 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR
South Korea do it Lee Chan-ho (이찬호) 3Sub/Mid APK Princelogo std.png APK Prince 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR
South Korea Thy Son Seung-yong (손승용) 3Sub/Mid
None
2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
KR
South Korea Ohq Oh Gyu-min (오규민) 4Bot Laner NRG Esportslogo std.png NRG Esports 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-132016-05-13
NA
South Korea Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 1Top Laner Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
KR
South Korea Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 3Mid Laner Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
NA
Venezuela Crumbz Alberto Rengifo 2Sub/Jun Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-03-032016-03-03
NA
South Korea Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 1Top Laner Team Arena Onlinelogo std.png Team Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
United States Kez Kevin Jeon 2Jungler Team Arena Onlinelogo std.png Team Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
KR
South Korea Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 3Mid Laner Team Arena Onlinelogo std.png Team Arena Online 2015-09-212015-09-21 2015-09-232015-09-23
???
South Korea moolchael Kim Young (김영) 1Sub/Top
None
2016-01-222016-01-22 ???
KR
South Korea Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 4Bot Laner G2 Esportslogo std.png G2 Esports 2015-05-182015-05-18 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
Canada Smoothie Andy Ta 5Support Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2015-02-162015-02-16 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
South Korea Bischu Aaron Kim 3Sub/Mid Vortexlogo std.png Vortex 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
United States mancloud Zachary Hoschar 3Sub/Mid Team Imaginelogo std.png Team Imagine 2015-06-192015-06-19 2015-09-232015-09-23
EU
Afghanistan Jébus Karim Tokhi 4Sub/Bot Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
United States LattmaN James Lattman 4Sub/Bot Top Dog Gaminglogo std.png Top Dog Gaming 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
NA
United States Remilia Maria Creveling 5Sub/Sup Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2014-11-112014-11-??
NA
United States Baby Terry Chuong 5Sub/Sup Team Imaginelogo std.png Team Imagine 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-05-112015-05-??
KR
South Korea LouisXGeeGee Lee Sung-jin (이성진) 4Bot Laner Team Coastlogo std.png Team Coast 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
NA
Ukraine RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 1Sub/Top Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
EU
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 3Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.png Renegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
KR
South Korea Kyle Seo Ji-sun (서지선) 3Mid Laner Logo std.png NKT 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-04-152015-04-15
NA
South Korea KonKwon Kevin Kwon (권구혁) 5Support Final Fivelogo std.png Final Five 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-02-162015-02-16
NA
United States Jackpot 1Top Laner
None
2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
NA
United States Guardian 2Jungler
None
2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
KR
South Korea Trickster Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 3Mid Laner Team Curselogo std.png Team Curse 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
NA
United States Remilia Maria Creveling 5Support Roar (Chinese Team)logo std.png Roar 2014-10-112014-10-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# 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 0 7 7



Ninja 9 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 2 Renegadeslogo std.png 42 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 45 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 0 98 98



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 8 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 159 159



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 LCS Summer 2018

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
United States Greenf0rest Chris Shim Co-Owner
United States TriS Sean Shim Co-Owner
United States Alan Hubbard Co-Owner

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
United States Pyrex Toby Kwon Manager Team EnVyUslogo std.png Team EnVyUs
South Korea Miracle Lee Hyeon-beom (이현범) Coach Team EnVyUslogo std.png Team EnVyUs
South Korea 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 (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-04-08I1NQNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion0 : 3Apexlogo std 2.png Apex
 Flaresz,
 RF Legendary,
 Kez,
 Alex Ich,
 Ohq,
 Trance,
 Bischu,
 TriS
2016-03-16A22$ 7,000$ 7,000€ 6,244CS NA logo.png NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs1 : 3Apexlogo std 2.png Apex
 Flaresz,
 Kez,
 Alex Ich,
 Ohq,
 Trance,
 Miracle
2016-02-24A33CS NA logo.png NACS 2016 Spring1-3-1Blanklogo std.png RR
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Crumbz,
 do it,
 Thy,
 Ohq,
 Bischu
2015-07-26B010NA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Summer3 - 15Blanklogo std.png RR
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Bischu,
 mancloud,
 Ninja,
 Lattman,
 Emperor,
 Baby,
 Smoothie,
 Sean
2015-04-26I1QNA LCS 2018 Logo.png NA LCS 2015 Summer Promotion3 : 1Winterfoxlogo std.png WFX
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 AlexIch,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie,
 chain
2015-04-08A22$ 7,000$ 7,000€ 6,468CS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring Playoffs1 : 3Enemylogo std.png NME
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie,
 chain
2015-03-25A22CS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring7 - 3Blanklogo std.png RR
 Seraph,
 RF Legendary,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 AlexIch,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Maria,
 Smoothie
2015-02-04I1QCS NA logo.png NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier2 : 0Stormlogo std.png Storm
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 Smoothie
2015-01-11A22$ 4,000$ 4,000€ 3,720Epssmalllogo.png ESL Pro Series America 110 : 3Team FusionLogo std.png FSN
 Seraph,
 Kez,
 Kyle,
 LouisXGeeGee,
 KonKwon
Total Prize: USD 18,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

  • 2016

Articles

See Also

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