Samsung Galaxy
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Samsung Galaxy

League of LegendsLeague of LegendsSouth KoreaSouth KoreaFounded:Jan 2013
Rank
1
Social
South Korea
Lee Seong-jin (이성진)
Joined:Dec 2014
South Korea
Lee Min-ho (이민호)
Joined:May 2015
South Korea
Kang Chan-yong (강찬용)
Joined:Nov 2015
South Korea
Jo Yong-in (조용인)
Joined:Nov 2015
South Korea
Lee Seung-ju (이승주)
Joined:Dec 2015
South Korea
Park Jae-hyuk (박재혁)
Joined:May 2016
South Korea
Kang Min-seung (강민승)
Joined:Dec 2016
Support Staff
South Korea
Yeo Chang-dong (여창동)
Joined:Dec 2016
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Samsung Galaxy
South Korea
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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.
Biography

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. 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.

Team Encounters
TeamLast EncounterEncountersWins / Losses
Team
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
Last Encounter
Apr 2016
Encounters
26
Wins / Losses
5/21
Team
KT RolsterKT Rolster
Last Encounter
Dec 2017
Encounters
24
Wins / Losses
1/23
Team
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
21
Wins / Losses
11/10
Team
CJ EntusCJ Entus
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
17
Wins / Losses
9/8
Team
ROX TigersROX Tigers
Last Encounter
Mar 2016
Encounters
17
Wins / Losses
10/8
Placements
PlaceTournamentPrize
Place
3rd/4th3rd/4th
Tournament
2017 LoL KeSPA Cup
3rd Dec 2017
Prize
₩10.0m
Place
1st1st
Tournament
2017 World Championship
5th Nov 2017
Prize
$1.7m
Place
3rd3rd
Tournament
2017 LCK Spring Season
3rd Apr 2017
Prize
₩30.0m
Place
1st1st
Tournament
IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi
18th Dec 2016
Prize
$50,000
Place
2nd2nd
Tournament
2016 World Championship
29th Oct 2016
Prize
$760,500
Roster History
TrAce
TrAceJoined
Dec 2016
Ruler
RulerJoined
FormerStardust
May 2016
Luna
LunaLeft
Dec 2015
Raven
RavenLeft
Dec 2015
Stitch
StitchJoined
Dec 2015
Luna
LunaJoined
May 2015
Raven
RavenJoined
Dec 2014
Latest Matches
TournamentTeamOppositionScoreDate
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
1-2
Date
1st December
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
2-0
Date
29th November
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
3-0
Date
5th November
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
3-1
Date
4th November
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
3-0
Date
4th November


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