Wolf (Lee Jae-wan)
|Name:||Lee Jae-wan (이재완)|
|Country of Birth:||South Korea|
|Birthday:||September 9, 1996|
|Team:||SK Telecom T1|
|Other competitive IDs:||a Wolf|
|Soloqueue IDs:||a ArcticWolf, SKT T1 WoIf|
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Lee "Wolf" Jae-wan began his competitive career on December 21, 2012 when he joined NaJin Shield as their new support. During this time, he went by the name "a Wolf". He played in his first major tournament at GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 where his team failed to make it out of groups. Wolf came back to Korea to participate in his first OGN, OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013. The team successfully made it past the group stage but got crushed 3-0 in the quarterfinals by the newly formed SK Telecom T1 2. Wolf left the team shortly after to join Chunnam Techno University. The team qualified for HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where they were swept in the quarterfinals again, this time by MVP Ozone. Wolf left CTU in October 2013 to join the newly reformed roster of SK Telecom T1 1. A few months later, the were renamed SK Telecom T1 S.
S participated in PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they failed to make it out of groups. Later on at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014, the team lost in the group stages again. They had a breakthrough at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 where they made it to the semifinals but lost 3-2 to the KT Rolster Arrows and then 3-0 to Samsung Ozone.
With the changes to the OGN rules, S and their sister team SK Telecom T1 K were forced to merge to form SK Telecom T1. With PoohManDu's departure from the team, Wolf was made the starting support. The team participated in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 where they won the championship after beating the GE Tigers in the finals 3-0. SK Telecom's victory qualified them for the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where they made it to finals but lost 3-2 to EDward Gaming. SKT placed first in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 after only dropping one set the whole season. They beat KT Rolster 3-0 in the finals of the playoffs to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the top seed from Korea. SKT was placed in a group at worlds alongside EDG, Bangkok Titans, and H2k Gaming. They went undefeated all the way to the finals, beating AHQ e-Sports Club and Origen in the playoffs along the way. They met the KOO Tigers in the finals and beat them 3-1 to give the organization its second World Championship.
SKT played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the semifinals to Ever. This series was widely considered to be one of the greatest upsets in League history but also continued a streak of World Champions being eliminated early on in their first tournaments after Worlds. In March, SK Telecom attended IEM Katowice despite being only the sixth-place LCK team at the time. They brought substitute jungler Blank in place of bengi and swept through the tournament, winning the title after only seven games. After their international success, they returned to Korea and placed third in the regular season, earning themselves a spot in the playoffs. SKT won the playoffs, winning their third championship in a row and giving them a seed to the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.
Their first place finish in the spring season earned them a spot in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Notably, SK Telecom T1 were the only team to return to 2016 MSI from 2015 MSI. As the reigning domestic champions of Korea, SK Telecom T1 came into the tournament as massive favorites to win. However, their group stage performances were very lackluster as they dropped games to China's Royal Never Give Up, NA's Counter Logic Gaming, and two games to the LMS Flash Wolves. They ended their group stage with a 6-4 record, seeding them into the bracket stage at fourth place. Matched up against Royal Never Give Up in the semifinals, SK Telecom started to regain their form, beating them 3-1. They then proceeded to beat Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 to win the event and give them the trophy that barely escaped them last year.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, SK Telecom started the season strong with a 5-0 score in series and 10-0 game score. However, they started dropping sets to lower ranked teams, notably the Afreeca Freecs, who they failed to win even a single game against the entire season. With a 13-5 scoreline in series, SKT placed second in the round robin, beating KT Rolster via game score tiebreaker. However, during the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs, they met KT Rolster in the semifinals, where they were reverse swept 3-2 after going up 2-0 in the first two games. This gave them third place for the summer split. Combined with their first place spring finish, as well as the victory of the ROX Tigers over KT Rolster, SKT qualified to the 2016 Season World Championship on points as Korea's second seed.
- His ID in HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 was "a Wolf" but was later changed to simply "Wolf". Fans has speculated this was because of the innuendo "Bang a Wolf".
- After winning MSI 2016, asked interviewer Sjokz if he could take a selfie with her in his post-game interview. She said yes.
- After the 2017 Season World Championship was one of four players to have defended their World Championship successfully.
- January 17, SKT Wolf: "If Bengi hadn't come to our team, I wouldn't have played jungle." with Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- January 17, SKT T1 Wolf: "The team and I Want Me to Play Both Support and Jungle" with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo and Dasol "Viion" Jang on Inven Global
- February 20, SKT Wolf: "If we do our best, I think we'll be able to place 3rd in the regular season" with Hee Eun "Youii" Yoo, Woo "Ready" Hyun, and Changsik "Alle" Son on Inven Global
- January 24, SKT Wolf: "We might even win the Spring Split with a perfect record." with Inven Global
- January 26, Wolf on Huni: “I think no matter who you pick, it’s OK if you win lane.” Translation on Slingshot
- February 5, Wolf: “My ability to adapt to the meta is because I don’t play support in solo queue.” Translation on Slingshot
- March 18, SKT T1 Wolf: "What matters the most now is the post-season" with Inven Global
- March 24, Wolf: “I think there could be a chance of our team losing our edge while we don’t play until the finals.” with Slingshot Esports
- March 29, SKT T1 Wolf: "I hope to get my vengeance [against SSG] in the finals." with Inven Global
- March 29, Wolf on rank points: “The coach told me that I was the exception and just to maintain 200 points in Master tier, but I think I’ll be more confident when I climb the ranks.” with Slingshot Esports
- April 19, Wolf is suffering from his leg condition, but it will not stop him from playing in the LCK finals with Inven Global
- May 12, Wolf on new roster’s effect on Kkoma: ‘I’m actually quite worried… he’s looking old, losing hair.’ with Yahoo Esports
- May 13, SKT Wolf on how he stacks up against other Korean supports: 'I'm a 10/10 in every quality' by Yahoo Esports
- May 13, SKT Wolf: "We all tried a little bit harder after losing against FW." with Inven Global
- May 24, Wolf on MSI finals: “I almost teared up when I saw that I was the MVP. I think I made a memory that I won’t be able to forget for a long time.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 4, SKT T1 Wolf: “My goal has always been winning championships, whether it's Summer Split or Worlds” with Inven Global
- June 5, SKT Wolf: “I think there were some conditioning problems that we’re steadily adjusting to while we’re also getting used to the new patch.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 7, Wolf: “We usually make shot calls as a team. When one of us makes a bad call, another steps in to fix whatever mistake was made.” with Slingshot Esports
- June 8, SKT T1 Wolf's opinions on the LongZhu rookies, supporting, and kkOma’s new hairdo with Inven Global
- June 14, Wolf on SKT’s subs: “Because everyone is a good player, we don’t really talk about how we should play depending on who’s coming on stage.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 18, Wolf: “We have about three to five days off per month. If I play (League) then, too, I might get overloaded.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 21, SKT Wolf: “There are a lot of players who (want me to hug them). Peanut does it a lot.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 20, Wolf apologizes to SKT fans for recent performances: “I’m embarrassed, humiliated, frustrated and angry.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- July 28, SKT Wolf: "In the end, victory will always belong to SKT T1." with Inven Global
- August 18, Wolf on SKT’s summer split: “I am kind of living the plot of a shounen manga protagonist. I guess we’d be a villain based on how you look at us.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- August 19, Wolf Competing Against 'kkOma': "Who will be faster? Wolf claiming the no.1 spot on ladder or kkOma reaching Diamond 1?" with Inven Global
- August 23, SKT Wolf: “We lost the 1st and 2nd games… but I still knew that we would win the series.” with Inven Global
- October 5, Wolf on his predictions for World finals, dislike for Ardent, compares SKT players to GoT characters with Travis Gafford
- October 15, SKT T1 Wolf: "I knew our comp would give first tower in the first 5 minutes." with Inven Global
- October 16, Wolf describes Cloud9's reactions to SKT sending them to the quarterfinals of worlds with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- March 4, SKT's Wolf on preparing for Aphromoo: 'We both have things that we are good at' with theScore Esports
- March 26, SKT T1 Wolf Postmatch Interview, “According to the Three Months Theory, I will do better from now on” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.’'
- April 2, SKT T1 vs Samsung MVP Interview with Blank & Wolf with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- May 5, Wolf on SKT's MSI strength and why he doesn't like watching other teams' games with Yahoo Esports
- May 13, eSports - MSI Shanghai: SKTs Wolf nach dem Finaleinzug with Sport1
- May 13, Wolf wants to play CLG because he 'sincerely respects' Aphromoo, discusses his feelings for Sjokz with Yahoo Esports
- June 11, SKT T1 ‘Wolf’ Lee Jae-wan, “I would like to get an MVP and do an interview” English translation by krbnu.
- October 1, Wolf: “NA looked strong at MSI because there was only one LCK team, at Worlds there’s 3 LCK teams” with Yahoo Esports
- October 5, Wolf on KkOma, criticism of SKT and why his hair is red with Slingshot Esports
- October 12, Wolf wants fans to buy tons of championship skins and ‘cheer for SKT, but cheer more for me than SKT' with Yahoo Esports
- October 15, Wolf on taking pride in Korean success and the pressure of SKT with Slingshot Esports
- October 2, BKT vs SKT - Wolf Interview with Twitch
- October 3, Wolf on Fnatic: 'I can...confidently say that YellOwStaR is...one of the Top 3 for sure' with theScore Esports
- October 16, SKT Wolf on exiting the group stage undefeated and not feeling threatened by any team with theScore Esports
- January 24, Wolf lost in the jungle - SKT's role swap isn't inspiring confidence just yet by Emily Rand on ESPN
- July 12, SKT T1 Wolf: an Underrated Player Who Became a World Class Support. by Kyeongbeom "Its" Kim and Woo "Ready" Hyun for Inven Global
- May 17, The Top 10 Supports of Spring 2016 by Kelsey Moser on theScore
- June 11, Wolf on SKT’s strong start: “Playing many foreign teams at MSI (gave) us a lot of good lessons and erased the period of adjustment.” English translation on Slingshot.
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