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Samsung Galaxy
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Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Coaches: Choi "Edgar" Woo-beom
Ju "oDin" Yeong-dal
Yeo "TrAce" Chang-dong
Team Captain: Kang "Ambition" Chan-yong
Sponsor(s): Samsung
HOT6
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): Samsung White
Samsung Blue
History
Created: 2013-09-07
Social Media and Links
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Current Roster
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Samsung Galaxy is a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea, part of KeSPA. The organization previously sponsored two sister teams, Samsung White and Samsung Blue. Founded in 2005, its StarCraft division, Samsung KHAN, counts current World Elite coach Lee Seung-Eun (Firebathero) among the stars that have been on its roster.

History

Season 3

Samsung initially acquired the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue in September 2013, forming Samsung Ozone and Samsung Blue, respectively. Ozone consisted of Homme, DanDy, dade, imp, Mata, and Looper and Blue consisted of Cheonju, Spirit, easyhoon, Deft, Sense, FLahm, and SuNo. Ozone had already qualified for the the Season 3 World Championship at the time of the signing but they failed to make it out of groups, being upset by Fnatic and Gambit Gaming.

2014 Season

The organization competed in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 tournament, finishing second in the round robin and then beating CJ Entus 2-0 and SK Telecom T1 3-0 to win the tournament. Samsung Blue won HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 3-1 against NaJin White Shield, marking the organization's first OGN victory. Shortly afterwards, Ozone renamed itself to Samsung White. With the OGN victory and both Samsung White and Samsung Blue placing well in multiple seasons of Champions, Blue and White both qualified for the 2014 Season World Championship. White and Blue played each other in the semifinals but White came out on top 3-0, paving the way for a 3-1 victory in the finals against Star Horn Royal Club.

2015 Season

When KeSPA announced their new format for OGN and the prohibition against one organization holding multiple rosters, Samsung released all of its players on both rosters. The team was invited to compete in Champions Spring 2015. On December 2nd, 2014 a preliminary roster for that tournament was announced, including cuvee, Eve, BlisS, Fury, and Wraith.[1] Samsung finished in last place in the round robin, with a 2-12 set record and a 2-26 game record, forcing them to play in the Champions Summer 2015 Promotion Tournament. They were placed in a group with Prime Clan and Xenics and won both of their sets, qualifying for the SBENU Champions Summer 2015. Prior to the start of the summer season, they added substitute players Crown and Luna, expanding their roster to 9 players. Samsung ended in seventh place at the end of the season, missing playoffs but qualifying for the next season of LCK.

2016 Preseason

Samsung competed in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they were placed against Ever in the first round. To the surprise of many, Samsung was quickly dispatched 2-0. Afterwards, Samsung saw jungler Eve, midlaners Ace and Bliss, ADC Fury, and support Luna all leave the team. In turn, Ambition, Helper, CoreJJ, and Stitch joined the lineup.

2016 Season

During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Samsung Galaxy went 10-8 in sets overall. After looking like they could clinch the fifth and final seed for the Spring Playoffs, Samsung Galaxy were unfortunately denied by the surging Afreeca Freecs, who beat them by the game score tiebreaker, giving Samsung sixth place for the split. In the midseason, Samsung Galaxy picked up Bung (renamed Ruler), while ADC CoreJJ moved to support.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, Samsung stayed a top four team throughout the split, notably taking a 2-0 series win against the ROX Tigers, one of two teams to do so. However consistent they were against the teams below them, Samsung rarely won against the three teams above them - ROX Tigers, SK Telecom T1, and KT Rolster. They managed to take fourth place with a 12-6 series record, seeding them into the first round of the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs. Though they summarily defeated the Afreeca Freecs in the first round, they were matched against KT Rolster, a team who they had never managed to beat post-S4 in the LCK era, and they were swept 3-0, giving them fourth place in the season. Their accumulated points gave them enough to qualify as the second seed in the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals. In a rematch against the Afreeca Freecs, Samsung lost the first game before swapping out veteran support Wraith for new ADC-turned-support CoreJJ. With this swap, Samsung managed to beat the Freecs 3-1, moving up to the finals in a rematch against KT Rolster. With CoreJJ, Samsung upset the heavy favorites 3-2, breaking a 19 game losing streak and giving them the third seed to worlds.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, Samsung were drawn into Group D along with NA's Team SoloMid, China's Royal Never Give Up, and Europe's Splyce. What followed was considered by many the most impressive team performance of the first two Weeks, as they won five of their six matches in what was arguably the hardest group at Worlds in convincing fashion. The team advanced to the Bracket Stage and was drawn against Cloud9, which they handily won 3-0 and moved on to the Semifinals, where they once again swept a Western team, this time the European H2k-Gaming. Their opponent in the Grand Finals were non other than SK Telecom T1: after losing the first two games, the Samsung squad went on to almost pull off a reverse sweep by winning Games 3 and 4. In the end, however, it was SKT that brought home the Summoner's Cup, closing out the last game of the series in 49 minutes.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • January 13th, oDin is fined KRW 500,000 and ordered to complete 20 hours community service for using harsh language.[2]
  • September 7th, Samsung acquires the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue. See their pages for full roster histories.

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency South Korea CuVee Lee Seong-jin (이성진) 01 Top
Current Official Residency South Korea Ambition Kang Chan-yong (강찬용) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Haru Kang Min-seung (강민승) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Crown Lee Min-ho (이민호) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency South Korea Ruler Park Jae-hyuk (박재혁) 04 AD
Current Official Residency South Korea Stitch Lee Seung-ju (이승주) 04 AD
Current Official Residency South Korea CoreJJ Jo Yong-in (조용인) 05 Support
Current Official Residency South Korea Wraith Kwon Ji-min (권지민) 05 Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Helper Kwon Yeong-jae (권영재) 01 Top E8 WINlogo std.png Ever8 Winners
South Korea Eve Seo Jun-cheol (서준철) 02 Jungle Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
South Korea BlisS Park Jong-won (박종원) 03 Mid Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
South Korea Ace Kim Ji-hoon (김지훈) 03 Mid VIRlogo std.png Virtuoso Gaming
South Korea Fury Lee Jin-yong (이진용) AD IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
South Korea Luna Jang Kyung-ho (장경호) 05 Support
None
South Korea Raven Kim Ae-jun (김애준) 09 Sub/AD
None

Organization

C ID Name Position
South Korea Edgar Choi Woo-beom (최우범) Head Coach
South Korea oDin Ju Yeong-dal (주영달) Coach
South Korea TrAce Yeo Chang-dong (여창동) 11 Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) Coach Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
South Korea Horang2 Lee Kyeong-min (이경민) Coach
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-02 Ogn logo.png A22nd 2017 LCK Spring Season 14 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-11-13 KeSPA logo small.png A55 - 8th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2 Everlogo std.png ESC Ever ₩ 5,000,000
2016-10-29 WCS 2015 small.png A22nd 2016 Season World Championship 2 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 760,500
2016-09-03 RpPoints.png A11st 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals 3 : 2 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster WC Seed
2016-08-10 Ogn logo.png A44th LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster ₩ 20,000,000
2016-08-06 Ogn logo.png A44th LCK 2016 Summer Season 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-04-07 Ogn logo.png A66th LCK 2016 Spring Season 10 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2015-11-07 KeSPA logo small.png A99 - 14th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2 Everlogo std.png ESC Ever
2015-08-13 Ogn logo.png A77th LCK 2015 Summer Season 6 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2015-05-16 Ogn logo.png I1Q LCK 2015 Summer Promotion 2 : 0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-11 Ogn logo.png A88th LCK 2015 Spring Season 2 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₩ 10,000,000
2014-06-08 Masters logo small.png A11st SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 3 : 0 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 ₩ 50,000,000

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2016

Interviews

References

  1. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 inven.co.kr
  2. Riot fines Umti, four LCK coaches and orders them to complete community service for saying bad words slingshotesports.com
  3. 삼성 갤럭시 프로게임단's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  4. '코어장전' 조용인, 원거리 딜러에서 서포터로 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  5. 주영달, 삼성 갤럭시 LoL팀 코치로 복귀 (Korean) fomos.kr
  6. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. Champions Korea Summer 2015 Rosters for Round 1 Announced thescoreesports.com
  10. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  13. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 inven.co.kr