Jin Air Green Wings
|Jin Air Green Wings|
|Coaches:||Han Sang-yong |
Cheon "Sweet" Jeong-hui
|Affiliated Teams (Former):||Jin Air Green Wings Falcons|
Jin Air Green Wings Stealths
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Jin Air Green Wings is a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea.
Originally, it was formed in November 2011 as a StarCraft: Brood War team when three Proleague teams - Hwaesung Oz, WeMade FOX and MBCGame HERO - disbanded, and was simply known as the 8th Team initially until South Korean budget airline Jin Air became its title sponsor in July 2013.
The Jin Air organization picked up the rosters of Eat Sleep Game and Hoon Good Day to form the Jin Air Green Wings Falcons and the Jin Air Green Wings Stealths respectively. Miso, Reapered, Raven, Roar and StarLast joined the Falcons and HooN, TrAce, ActScene, ŁØAÐ and IceBear joined the Stealths. Neither team managed to qualify for worlds.
A mixed Jin Air team participated at the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 but they placed fifth in the regular season and missed playoffs. Neither the Stealths nor the Falcons managed to earn enough circuit points to qualify for the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals so neither went to worlds.
Changes to the OGN rules forced both teams to merge to form the Jin Air Green Wings. The roster consisted of TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Chei, and XD. They placed fourth in the regular season of SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and qualified for the playoffs. However, they lost in the first round 3-0 to CJ Entus and placed fourth for the season. Jin Air placed sixth in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 and gained 10 circuit points but missed the playoffs. They had enough circuit points to qualify for the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals where they made it to the finals but lost 3-1 to KT Rolster and barely missed out on worlds.
In the offseason, Jin Air lost several players including starting toplaner TrAce, jungler Chaser, and midlaner GBM. With a roster consisting of rookie SoHwan and former substitutes Winged and Kuzan, as well as their existing botlane Pilot and Chei, they played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the quarterfinals to CJ Entus. Following that, they were invited to IEM San Jose where they were seeded into the semi-finals, but lost 2-0 to Counter Logic Gaming. TrAce rejoined Jin Air shortly after these tournaments.
Jin Air started the 2016 LCK Spring Split strong, notably upsetting reigning world champions SK Telecom T1 on the first week. For the majority of the split, Jin Air held onto second place only behind the ROX Tigers, but fell down to fourth by the end of the season. Still qualifying for the Spring Playoffs, they beat the Afreeca Freecs 2-0 before falling 3-1 to eventual winners SK Telecom T1. This gave them a fourth place finish for the split.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, Jin Air went 7-11 in series score, netting them seventh place overall in the split. This made them barely miss the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs for the season. However, their fourth place finish from last season gave them a berth into the first round of the 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals. In a close set against the Afreeca Freecs, Jin Air was defeated 3-2, ending their season.
- April 17th, 4th Place in the SBENU Champions Spring 2015.
- September 5th, 2nd Place in the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals.
- around September, SoHwan joins.
- November 5th, GBM leaves.
- November 22th, 3rd-4th place in the IEM Season X - San Jose.
- November 29th, Chaser, Cpt Jack, and TrAce leave.
- December 18th, TrAce rejoins.
|ikssu||Jeon Ik-soo (전익수)||Top|
|SoHwan||Kim Jun-yeong (김준영)||Top|
|Umti||Eom Seong-hyeon (엄성현)||Jungle|
|Kuzan||Lee Seong-hyeok (이성혁)||Mid|
|Teddy||Park Jin-seong (박진성)||AD|
|Raise||Oh Ji-hwan (오지환)||Support|
|SnowFlower||No Hoi-jong (노회종)||Support|
|Winged||Park Tae-jin (박태진)||Jungle||CJ Entus|
|TrAce||Yeo Chang-dong (여창동)||Top||Samsung Galaxy|
|Blanc||Jin Seong-min (진성민)||Mid||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Pilot||Na Woo-hyung (나우형)||AD||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Chei||Choi Sun-ho (최선호)||Support||H2k-Gaming|
|Sweet||Lee Eun-teak (이은택)||Support|
|Chaser||Lee Sang-hyun (이상현)||Jungle||Incredible Miracle|
|Cpt Jack||Kang Hyung-woo (강형우)||AD||Incredible Miracle|
|GBM||Lee Chang-seok (이창석)||Mid||NRG Esports|
|May||Kang Han-wool (강한울)||Sub/Top||Hong Kong Esports|
|Sky||Lee Kyung-min (이경민)||Top||2144 Danmu Gaming|
|Han Sang-yong (한상용)||Head Coach|
|Sweet||Chun Jung-hee (천정희)||Coach|
|Micro||Kim Mok-kyoung (김목경)||Coach||Incredible Miracle|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-11-14||5 - 8th||2016 LoL KeSPA Cup||1 : 2||ROX Tigers||₩ 5,000,000|
|2016-08-29||4th||2016 Season Korea Regional Finals||2 : 3||Afreeca Freecs|
|2016-08-06||7th||LCK 2016 Summer Season||7 : 11||Group Stage (W/L)||₩ 10,000,000|
|2016-04-15||4th||LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs||1 : 3||SK Telecom T1||₩ 20,000,000|
|2016-04-09||4th||LCK 2016 Spring Season||10 : 8||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-11-22||3 - 4th||IEM Season X - San Jose||0 : 2||Counter Logic Gaming||$ 5,000|
|2015-11-09||5 - 8th||2015 LoL KeSPA Cup||0 : 2||CJ Entus||₩ 5,000,000|
|2015-09-05||2nd||2015 Season Korea Regional Finals||1 : 3||KT Rolster|
|2015-08-07||6th||LCK 2015 Summer Season||10 : 8||Group Stage (W/L)||₩ 10,000,000|
|2015-04-17||4th||LCK 2015 Spring Playoffs||0 : 3||CJ Entus||₩ 20,000,000|
|2015-04-11||4th||LCK 2015 Spring Season||7 : 7||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2014-06-08||5th||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||2 : 4||Group Stage (W/L)||₩ 5,000,000|
- May 31st, Jin Air coach: “In order to be a team that can manage games like ROX Tigers or SKT T1, we need more effort.” with OSEN, English translation on Slingshot. (Original Interview (Korean))
- July 16th, The Evolution of Jin Air and Chaser from LoL Esports
- September 4th, Chains of Despair: the tale of the Jin Air Green Wings from theScore
- November 13th, The years of the sad, mad, and possibly glad plane by Emily Rand on Follow eSports
- Official Roster List program.interest.me
- 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 참가 팀 로스터 공개 e-sports.or.kr
- Jin Air Green Wings' Facebook Post facebook.com
- Raise's Tweet twitter.com
- Jin Air's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 진에어 그린윙스, '익수' 전익수-'눈꽃' 노회종 영입... 2017 로스터 공개 (Korean) fomos.kr
- 진에어, 신예 정글러 '엄티' 엄성현 영입 (Korean) fomos.kr
- Jin Air Green Wings's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 지난 2015시즌 진에어 그린윙스 리그오브레전드 팀을 이끌었던 Trace 여창동, Chaser 이상현, Cpt Jack 강형우 선수와 계약을 종료하게 되었습니다. twitter.com
- Jin Air Green Wings's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- 진에어 그린윙스, '갱맘' 이창석 복귀 소식 알려 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- 진에어 그린윙스, LOL팀 영입해 선수단 규모 확대 (Korean) fomos.kr