ROX Tigers
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ROX Tigers

League of LegendsLeague of LegendsSouth KoreaSouth KoreaFounded:Jan 2014
Rank
TBA
Social
South Korea
Heo Man-heung (허만흥)
Joined:Dec 2016
South Korea
Gwon Sang-yun (권상윤)
Joined:Dec 2016
South Korea
Yoon Seong-hwan (윤성환)
Joined:Dec 2016
South Korea
Kim Han-gi (김한기)
Joined:Dec 2016
South Korea
Kim Min-su (김민수)
Joined:Feb 2017
Support Staff
South Korea
Sin Hyeok (신혁)
Joined:Jan 2017
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ROX Tigers (formerly HUYA Tigers and later GE Tigers, KOO Tigers, and Tigers) is a Korean League of Legends team.
Biography

2015 Season

KOO Tigers is a Korean League of Legends team that was founded in November 2014, sponsored by Chinese streaming company YY. The initial roster, announced under the name HUYA Tigers, included former members of NaJin Sword, NaJin Shield, and Incredible Miracle 1: Smeb, Lee, Kuro, PraY, and GorillA comprised the initial lineup, with NoFe as a coach. Shortly after its formation, the team qualified for the Champions Spring Qualifiers, placing first in the group stage over Team Avalanche. They went 2-1 in the final stage and successfully qualified for SBENU Champions Spring 2015. In the Champions Spring Preseason, HUYA Tigers finished tied for third place with KT Rolster, each with 7 points. They renamed to GE Tigers at the start of the Spring Season.

GE Tigers started out as unquestionably the top team in Korea in their first season in the LCK, in first place with a 7-0 match record and a 14-2 game record at the end of week 6 of the spring season. This placement earned them an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud 9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost in the semifinals 2-1 to Team WE - who entered the competition as the 12th-place team in the LPL. This led many casters and analysts to label it the biggest upset to date in the entire history of competitive League of Legends. After their return to Korea, the GE Tigers' record worsened, and they dropped sets to both KT Rolster and to SK Telecom T1. They still finished first in the round robin with a 12-2 record, but in the Playoffs they lost to SKT and missed out on the Mid-Season Invitational.

Prior to the start of the SBENU Champions Summer 2015, the GE Tigers were sponsored by streaming company KOOtv and changed their name to the KOO Tigers. KOO ended the regular season of Champions Summer in 4th place.They beat NaJin e-mFire 2-1 and CJ Entus 3-0 to advance to the semifinals where they played a close series with KT Rolster but lost 3-2, ultimately ending in third place. Because SKT won the finals, KOO automatically qualified for the 2015 Season World Championship as the second seed from Korea with the most circuit points.

At Worlds, KOO was placed into a group with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record with both losses to Flash Wolves. They beat KT Rolster 3-1 and Fnatic 3-0 to make it to the finals against SKT. However, they finally fell in the finals with a 3-1 loss.

2016 Preseason

After Worlds, Tigers dropped their title sponsor from their team name, and they played in the KeSPA Cup as Tigers. The Tigers played in the KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. On January 5th they renamed to the ROX Tigers.

2016 Season

During the 2016 LCK Spring Split, the ROX Tigers dominated domestically in similar fashion to 2015. They finished the regular season with a 16-2 match record, losing only to KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Earning first place in the regular season gave them a bye to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. ROX entered as the favorites this time, but still lost 3-1, earning themselves second place for the spring split.

During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, the Tigers once again placed first in the regular season with an impressive 15-3 scoreline in Bo3s, with two losses to SK Telecom T1 and one loss to Samsung Galaxy. This seeded them in the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs directly into their third domestic finals, where they eventually met KT Rolster. In an epic series, the ROX Tigers won the set 3-2, claiming 1st place in the Summer Split and giving them Korea's first seed into the 2016 Season World Championship.

At the 2016 Season World Championship, the ROX Tigers were placed into Group A, along with EULCS first seed G2 Esports, NALCS second seed Counter Logic Gaming, and wildcard Albus NoX Luna. Despite becoming the first Korean team in history to lose a professional game to a wildcard, ROX finished the group stage in first place with a 4-2 record. After dispatching EDward Gaming in a 3-0 sweep in the Quarterfinals, the Tigers met their historic kryptonite SK Telecom T1 in the Semifinals match. What followed was one of the most intense and well played series in the history of League of Legends, with an incredible display of performance from both teams. In the end SKT, led by the veteran duo of Faker and Bengi, managed to edge out the series 2-3; even though the Tigers were the second team to bring SKT to a Game 5 in a Worlds series, even being ahead 2-1 after Game 3, their efforts weren't enough to bring down SKT and deny them their second consecutive Worlds Finals.

Team Encounters
TeamLast EncounterEncountersWins / Losses
Team
KT RolsterKT Rolster
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
19
Wins / Losses
11/7
Team
Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
17
Wins / Losses
7/9
Team
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
17
Wins / Losses
4/13
Team
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
Last Encounter
Apr 2016
Encounters
16
Wins / Losses
11/5
Team
Longzhu GamingLongzhu Gaming
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
12
Wins / Losses
8/4
Placements
PlaceTournamentPrize
Place
9th-12th9th-12th
Tournament
2017 LoL KeSPA Cup
3rd Dec 2017
Prize
NA
Place
6th6th
Tournament
2017 LCK Spring Season
3rd Apr 2017
Prize
₩ 10.0m
Place
3rd/4th3rd/4th
Tournament
IEM Season 11 - World Championship
26th Feb 2017
Prize
$ 15,000
Place
3rd/4th3rd/4th
Tournament
2016 World Championship
29th Oct 2016
Prize
$ 380,250
Place
1st1st
Tournament
2016 Coca-Cola Zero LCK Summer
7th Aug 2016
Prize
N/A
Roster History
Mickey
MickeyLeft
Jun 2017
Mightybear
Feb 2017
Lindarang
LindarangJoined
Dec 2016
Mickey
MickeyJoined
Dec 2016
NoFe
NoFeLeft
Dec 2016
Miss
MissLeft
May 2016
Miss
MissJoined
Jan 2016
NoFe
NoFeJoined
Jan 2016
Latest Matches
TournamentTeamOppositionScoreDate
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
1-2
Date
27th November
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
2-0
Date
23rd November
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
2-1
Date
22nd February
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
1-0
Date
22nd February
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
2-3
Date
23rd October


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