| Background Information
|| Cho Se-hyeong (조세형)
| Country of Birth:
|| February 27, 1994
|| KT Rolster
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| Soloqueue IDs:
|| Not Bread Bro (NA), MVP Mata, 막타는마타가마타, 삼성갤럭시 MatA, YelIOwStaR, 서폿유저김마타, MatataMa, VG Sup perman (CN), im gonna go
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Cho "Mata" Se-hyeong (Hangul: 조세형) is the support for KT Rolster.
Cho "Mata" Se-hyeong joined MVP Ozone as a support in February of 2013. In his first season as a professional player, Ozone won the OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 finals 3-0 against CJ Entus Blaze in one of the biggest upsets in League of Legends history. The team did fairly well in HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, placing third after losing 3-1 to SK Telecom T1 but beating CJ Entus Frost 3-2 in the third place match. Ozone earned enough circuit points to qualify automatically to the Season 3 World Championship as the second seed from Korea. A week later, both Ozone and their sister team, MVP Blue, were bought by the Samsung organization, forming Samsung Galaxy Ozone and Samsung Galaxy Blue. Ozone disappointed at worlds, dropping out in groups after losing a tiebreaker to Gambit Gaming.
Ozone began the new year with PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they made it to the finals but were swept by the undefeated SKT K to end in second place overall. They placed similarly at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014, losing 3-1 to Blue in the semis but beating Blaze 3-2 in the third place match to finish in third. A month later, Ozone changed their name to Samsung White. HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 was not much different for the team. They lost 3-1 again to Blue in the semis but they swept SK Telecom T1 S in the third place match. They were forced to play a tiebreaker against SKT K for the second Korean seed at the 2014 Season World Championship and they swept them 3-0 for the spot. White came into worlds as the heavy favorites and impressed, only dropping two games the whole tournament. They played a fairly one-sided final against Star Horn Royal Club and took the title with a 3-1 victory with Mata managing to earn himself the the MVP title for the tournament. On October 25th 2014, Mata announced that he was leaving the Samsung organization and was considering his options. On November 27th, 2014, DanDy, Skatch, Heart and Mata all together joined Vici Stand Gaming.
At the beginning of the year, Mata and DanDy were moved to the main Vici Gaming roster to compete in the 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season. They competed in the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season first and fell in the round of 16 with a 3-0 loss to Invictus Gaming. They ended in fourth in the LPL regular season but lost in the first round of the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs, dropping 3-1 to IG. Vici played in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season, making it to the quarterfinals but forfeiting their series against IG. During the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season, they ended in sixth in the LPL and made it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs but Vici lost 3-2 here to IG.
Despite multiple rumors that Mata would return to Korea, likely to play on Incredible Miracle, Mata stayed in China for the 2016 season, moving to Royal Never Give Up. Royal Never Give Up were invited to IEM Katowice in March 2016 where they finished first in their group beating both Origen and Ever. However, they were defeated 1 - 2 by Fnatic in the playoffs bracket, placing third along with Team Solo Mid.
- Became known for being so incredibly talented on Thresh that fans started comparing him to MadLife. It is said by the fans of OGN that "If MadLife is God then Mata is Buddha".
- MonteCristo often regarded Mata as the rookie of the year during OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 due to his relatively new career as a pro gamer, having started professional LoL during February of 2013.
- Has multiple accounts that are in Korean Challenger and each play a different role.
- February 8th, Genius & Effort, ‘Mata’ Cho Se-hyeong Speaks on a Year in China translated by bnununu
- March 5th, Mata on RNG's shot calling: 'We use Chinese and English, but we swear at each other in Korean' with Lisa Doan on theScore
- April 13th, Mata on joining Royal: 'Realizing that we could do well gave me this goal of getting to the finals' with theScore
- May 5th, Mata: 'I think learning about ourselves and improving our skills is a primary focus' with Kelsey Moser on theScore
- May 5th, RNG Mata, MSI, interview S6 with Millenium
- May 14th, Mata explains how a miscommunication led to RNG having the wrong side in their match vs SKT with Travis Gafford on Yahoo
- September 1st, Mata Interview: Uzi has been playing very well, but he can play even better Translated on Esports Heaven
- October 1st, Mata: 'I think, with our team included, that the Chinese teams are not ready to win yet' with theScore
- October 1st, Mata responds to Doublelift's claims that Mata 'disrespected' the TSM AD Carry in lane on day one with Yahoo!
- October 9th, Mata on Uzi: “He has a really bad back that he needs to get massages in order to play games.” with Slingshot Esports
- October 11th, RNG Mata: ‘I’m definitely not completely satisfied with my play right now’ with Yahoo!
- December 9th, Mata: "I still think Uzi is the best laning ADC in the world." with Inven
- December 20th, Mata: ‘I wanted to play with Deft, so when he decided to KT Rolster, I decided to join him’ with Yahoo!
- December 21st, Mata: “I was planning to return (to Korea) even if I wasn’t a player.” translated on Slingshot
- ↑ Mata's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
- ↑ Mata departs Samsung White onGamers.com
- ↑ Vici Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- ↑ VG '마타' 조세형, RNG로 전격 이적 (Korean) fomos.kr