Afreeca Freecs

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Team Information
Yi "Legend" Seon Jeong
Won Joong Wook (원종욱)
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1
Solo Achievements
IEM Season V - World Championship2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May: Code A2011 MLG Raleigh2011 Global StarCraft II League October: Code A2012 GSL Season 42012 MLG Fall Championship2012 GSL Blizzard Cup2012 World Championship World Cyber Games 2012Iron Squid – Chapter II2013 MLG Winter Championship2013 WCS Season 2IEM Season VIII - New York2014 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2014 WCS Global FinalsIEM Season IX - Taipei2015 DreamHack Open: ValenciaHomeStory Cup XIV
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Recent Player Trades:
2016-04-28 - Symbol joins
2016-03-30 - Patience joins
2016-01-28 - Life joins
2016-01-28 - Leenock leaves
2015-12-03 - Billowy joins
2015-12-01 - MMA, Hack, Ssemi, StuN and SSoja leave


Afreeca Freecs (in Korean, 아프리카 프릭스) was a top Korean StarCraft II team. It was previously known as StarTale, and temporarily as SBENU. As StarTale, it was originally founded by former acting coach of Pantech Curitel and former coach of WeMade Fox Won Joong Wook,[1] together with July and RainbOw.[2] The team originally comprised mostly former Brood War players, most notably the Golden Mouse holder July. They also have a Counter Strike: Global Offensive team and formerly had League of Legends and DotA 2 teams. In April 2015, StarTale announced that it would change its name to SBENU following a new title sponsorship.[3] In January 2016, SBENU stopped sponsoring the team, and the GSL broadcaster Afreeca picked up the team, which was renamed Afreeca Freecs.[4] On November 21st, 2016, it was announced that the team is disbanding its StarCraft II division.[5]


As Afreeca Freecs [edit]

  • January 23, Afreeca picks up the SBENU StarCraft II team, which takes the name "Afreeca Freecs".[4]
  • January 28, Leenock leaves and Life rejoins in a trade.[6]
  • March 30, Patience joins.[7]
  • April 28, Symbol joins.[8]
  • November 21, StarCraft II roster disbands.[5]

As SBENU [edit]

  • January 20, SBENU ceases to sponsor the StarCraft II team,[9] a few days after the company's CEO was sued for fraud.[10]

As StarTale [edit]

  • January 8 - Avenge retires.[27]
  • January 8 - TricKsteR returns to the StarTale roster after his military service ends.[28]
  • January 8 - Legend, who had previously lived at the StarTale team house, officially joins as a player after spending years as a GSL observer.[29]
  • February 12 - StarTale and Incredible Miracle form a Team Partnership for Round 2 of the 2014 Proleague, with the partnership under the IM banner and including StarTale players living at the IM team house, paving the way for StarTale's Proleague debut. (StarTale's name could not be officially used yet since the team was not yet a KeSPA member.) [30]
  • March 5 - AcE is no longer coach.[Citation needed]
  • September 16 - StuN joins the team and Legend becomes the new head coach. [31]
  • September 18 - Aphrodite leaves, eventually joining MVP.[32]
  • October 13-14 - In announcing what is speculated and then confirmed to be a 2015 Proleague Round 1 roster, it is revealed that Booster, MisS, SuHoSin, TricKsteR and Zero are no longer part of the roster, while free agent aLive (previously of MVP) joins.[33] Also, StarTale announces a Proleague partnership with Yoe Flash Wolves, who had previously partnered with Prime. The partnership creates an opportunity for former player PartinG to return as a partner, but he is barred for the 2015 season due to Proleague regulations stipulating that SK Telecom T1 must buy out his old contract.[34]
  • November 8 - Life wins the 2014 WCS Global Finals as the 14th seed, StarTale's lone representative in the field and the only Zerg left from the quarterfinals onward.
  • November 11 - StarTale reveals that former captain Bomber, who had been successful during personal sponsorship by Red Bull since stepping down from the team, is returning as a partner for the 2015 Proleague. He is later announced as a player-coach.[35]
  • November 28 - Panic leaves to join MVP.[36]
  • January 3, PartinG announces that he has left the team and eventually joins SK Telecom T1.[37]
  • January 7, Golden joins the team.[38]
  • January 13, it is announced on StarTale's Facebook page that Squirtle has left the team.[39]
  • February 25, Kart Rider champion Moon Ho-jun joins the team as both a Protoss StarCraft II and Kart Rider player.[40]
  • March 26, SoN, Tiger and Harrier are not registered for GSTL.[41]
  • June 5, TREME leaves to join Quantic Gaming.[42]
  • June 26, Upon qualifying for WCS Korea OSL Season 2, Balloon is recruited.[43]
  • July 7, Sparta and Brain leave Startale, Hoon joins Startale.[44]
  • July 31, SalvatioN joins team StarTale after NSH disbands.[45]
  • August 27, It is announced that Sound has retired.[46]
  • September 1, AcE is no longer listed on StarTale's playing roster, having become a coach/caster for the team.[47]
  • November 3, SalvatioN, Balloon and Hoon retire.[48]
  • November 24, Golden retires at Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City.[49]
  • December 31, Bomber decides to part ways with StarTale and leaves on amicable terms. He cites the desire to explore more foreign tournaments (including a switch to WCS America) and possibly being the playing coach of his own team at the end of his StarCraft career.[50]
  • January 13, StarTale partners with Quantic Gaming to participate in the 2012 GSTL Season 1 as StarTaleQ.[51]
  • February 13, Chinese former Warcraft III player and commentator MisS joins the team.[52]
  • March 5, FruitDealer moves to StarTale's League of Legends squad as a coach.[53]
  • June 6, it is announced that RainBOw will fulfill his military service on June 26.[54]
  • July 13, it is announced that team ZeNEX will be merged into StarTale.[55]

Player Roster[edit]

Roster at Time of Disbandment[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 New Team
krSouth Korea T aLive Han Lee Seok 17 - 32nd 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 3  5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November 1st IGN ProLeague Season 4 Premier League 3 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 1 America Premier League 25 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 1 America 17 - 28th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 3 5 - 8th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 HomeStory Cup XIV mYinsanity
South KoreaSouth Korea P Billowy Kim Do Kyung -  25 - 32nd 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May  25 - 32nd 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  13 - 24th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1  25 - 36th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3  25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  25 - 48th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
krSouth Korea t Bomber Choi Ji Sung - 1st 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May MLG Raleigh 2011 2nd Red Bull Battlegrounds: Austin 1st 2013 WCS Season 2 Premier League 1st 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Washington2014 WCS Season 3 America  9 - 12th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 13 - 16th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea Z Curious Lee Won Pyo - 1st 2011 Global StarCraft II League October 5 - 6th 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series/Asia/Finals  3 - 4th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 IEM Season VIII - New York  13 - 16th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 1st 2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia  13 - 16th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea z DRGLing Lee Won Ju - - - - - -  31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea T KeeN Hwang Kyu Seok -  5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League August 3rd TeamLiquid StarLeague 4 Premier League 13 - 16th 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 9 - 12th 2014 MLG Anaheim  25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3  31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Team LeiFeng
krSouth Korea p Patience Jo Ji Hyun - - - 3rd 2013 DreamHack Open: Winter 5 - 8th IEM Season VIII - Cologne ASUS ROG Winter 2014 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 3 - 4th 2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia 1st HomeStory Cup XIV Dead Pixels
krSouth Korea P SGW Shin Gun Woo - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea p Super Seo Sung Min - -  17 - 24th 2012 DreamHack Open/Summer 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5 Premier League 13 - 16th 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 5 - 8th KeSPA Cup 5 - 8th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 13 - 16th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea Z Symbol Kang Dong Hyun -  33 - 48th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November 2nd Iron Squid – Chapter I 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Spring/Arena 2 HomeStory Cup/6  2nd 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 9 - 12th IEM Season IX - San Jose  17 - 24th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  25 - 32nd 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1


StarTale roster: PartinG, Sound, KingKong, Hack, Curious, AcE, Virus, Tiger, Squirtle and Bomber
ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea z Life Lee Seung Hyun
krSouth Korea z Leenock Lee Dong Nyoung KT Rolster
krSouth Korea t jjakji Jung Ji Hoon KT Rolster
krSouth Korea t MMA Mun Seong Won
krSouth Korea t Hack Kim Young Il
krSouth Korea z Ssemi Moon Sae Mi
krSouth Korea p StuN Seung Hyun Kim
krSouth Korea p Ssoja Park Woong Jin
krSouth Korea p Daisy Lee Jong Hyuk
krSouth Korea Z DongRaeGu Park Soo Ho
krSouth Korea Z Pet Park Nam Kyu
krSouth Korea p MyuNgSiK Kim Myung Sik TCM-Gaming
krSouth Korea z Life Lee Seung Hyun KT Rolster
krSouth Korea p Panic Han Jae Woon MVP
krSouth Korea p Booster Moon Ho Joon
ChinaChina P MisS Han Yiying
krSouth Korea Z SuHoSin Kim Soo Ho
KoreaSouth Korea P TricKsteR Seo Ki Soo
krSouth Korea Z Zero Lim Choon Ho
krSouth Korea T Aphrodite Kim Ga Young MVP
krSouth Korea p AcE Jung Woo Seo
krSouth Korea p Avenge Kim Nam Joong
krSouth Korea z Golden Jo Myeong Hwan Alien Invasion
krSouth Korea p Balloon Jung Woo Joon mYinsanity
krSouth Korea T SalvatioN Kim Ki Yong Prime
krSouth Korea p Hoon Ha Ji Hoon
krSouth Korea t Sound Bae Sang Hwan
krSouth Korea t Sparta Hwang Eui Jin
krSouth Korea p Brain Kim Dong Gyu
krSouth Korea p TREME Park Joon Sung Quantic Gaming
krSouth Korea p Tiger Kim Hyun Joon
krSouth Korea z SoN Lee Sang Kun
krSouth Korea t Harrier Ju Han Jin
krSouth Korea z KingKong Yoo Chung Hee Carnage eSports
krSouth Korea z July Park Sung Joon Military Service
krSouth Korea t RainBOw Kim Sung Je Military Service
krSouth Korea p PartinG Won Lee Sak SK Telecom T1
krSouth Korea z SUPERSTAR Shin Jung Min Military service
krSouth Korea t Troumen Na Doh Hyun
krSouth Korea t August Kim Siam Fnatic
krSouth Korea z TanDongHo Tan Dong Ho ZeNEX
krSouth Korea z Monster Tak Hyun Seung MVP
krSouth Korea p Silver Shim So Myung
usUSA t TorcH Trevor Housten
krSouth Korea z FruitDealer Kim Won Gi
krSouth Korea t Virus Park Joon Young
krSouth Korea p Squirtle Park Hyun Woo Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea t justfake Lee Kwan Woo


Name Position
South Korea Yi Seon Jeong Head Coach
South Korea Won Jong Wook Coach / Manager

The headcoach of Afreeca Freecs, Won, played a key role in the founding of WeMade FOX and began his e-Sports career in March 2003 with Toona SG, the predecessor of WeMade Fox. He remained with the team through its multiple sponsor changes, as SG Family, Pantech and Curitel Curriors, Pantech EX, and finally as WeMade FOX.[1] He was also the first president of the e-Sports Federation, from March 30, 2012 to October 19, 2012.[59][60]

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result
2016-08-15 2016 Proleague Grand Finals 1 : 4
2016-07-16 2016 Proleague Round 3 2 : 4
2016-03-21 2016 Proleague Round 1 1 : 4
Date Event Result
2015-09-07 2015 Proleague Round 4 3 : 4
Date Event Result
2013-11-20 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 1 : 4/1 : 4
Date Event Result
2012-11-24 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 3 4 : 5
2012-11-21 2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 5 : 1
2011-06-03 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 0 : 6
2012-04-08 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 2 : 5
2012-01-03 2012 KSL Opening Ceremonies 1 : 6
Date Event Result
2011-03-24 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League March 2 : 4
2011-02-10 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League February 4 : 5
2011-01-31 Zotac Team Invitational Season 2 4 : 1


 IGN Pro Team League Champions
Preceded By:
2012 IPTL Season 1
21 November 2012 – Present
2013 IPTL Season 1
Succeeded By:


Highlight Videos[edit]



External Links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '"[News] Another new Korean proteam with old faces" September 15th 2010.
  2. 'StarTale: Inside Look Part 1' January 12th 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Startale is new name 'sbenu'".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Plexa (2016-01-23). "Afreeca picks up SBENU SC2 Team". Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 kenzi (2016-11-21). "Afreeca SC2 Team Disbands". Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  6. Life to Afreeca Freecs, Leenock to KT in trade
  7. "Patience joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  8. "Symbol joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  9. Thouhastmail (2016-01-20). "SBENU Ceases Sponsoring SC2 Team". Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  10. "Sonic sued for fraud (Update Jan 11)". 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  11. "Bomber joins SBENU".
  12. "jjakji joins SBENU".
  13. "MMA will play for SBENU in PL".
  14. SPL Round 3 Rosters Announced
  15. PengWin (2015-11-07). "Daisy retired in July 2015". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  16. "MyuNgSiK and SBENU part ways"
  17. Pet has left SBENU
  18. leaves SBENU
  19. "Keen and Leenock Join SBENU".
  20. trades jjakji for Super
  21. announces the new SBENU roster
  22. joins SBENU
  23. Life joins KT Rolster
  24. lichter (February 23, 2015). "Daisy joins StarTale". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  25. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  26. stuchiu (April 27, 2015). "DRG Joins StarTale". Retrieved April 27 , 2015.
  27. Startale to part ways with Dota2 team, SC2 coaching staff, and Avenge retires
  28. Trickster(tester) returns
  29. Planned new eSF team "Epik" fails to launch
  30. Incredible Miracle and StarTale to team up in Proleague Season 2
  31. StuN joins StarTale and Legend is the new head coach
  32. Aphrodite no longer apart of StarTale
  33. "aLive joins". 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  34. StarTale/YoeFW Alliance Announcement
  35. Bomber to participate in Proleague with StarTale
  36. @MVPChoya (November 28, 2014). "Panic joins MVP". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  37. PartinG Leaves ST
  38. Golden Joins StarTale
  39. TeamStarTale (2013-01-14).
  40. GTR (2013-02-25). "'Kart Emperor' Moon Ho-jun joins StarTale".
  41. DiMano (2013-03-26). "eSF Teams: Transfers and Name Changes".
  42. Panduhkayy (2013-06-05). "Introducing Protoss Player - Treme". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  43. Khaldor (2013-06-28). Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  44. kimbilly (2013-07-07). Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  45. NS HoSeo disbands - members to Korean and foreign teams
  46. aslejoh (August 27, 2013). "StarTale Sound - retired.". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  47. Waxangel (2013-09-01). "GSTL/eSF September Rosters Announced". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  48. eSF November Rosters
  49. [1]
  50. Bomber to leave Startale at end of 2013
  51. Thread on
  52. South Korea "StarTale signs first foreign female member MisS". February 13th 2012. Translated version / Forum thread
  53. South Korea "과일장수’ 김원기, 이제는 LOL 감독!" March 5th 2012. Translation / Thread on
  54. RainBOw goes to the army
  55. ZeNEX merging into StarTale
  56. South Korea "김원기-서기수, StarTale 합류" PlayXP. July 11th 2011. Thread on
  57. South Korea "스타테일, 팀 엠블럼 변경" ThisIsGame. August 8th 2011. Thread on
  58. South Korea "조위기어, 글로벌 여성 스타크래프트2 대회 개최" ThisIsGame. November 11th 2011. Thread on
  59. South Korea "e-Sports Federation formed by SC2 teams". March 30, 2012. Translation / thread
  60. "eSF President resigns amid SlayerS controversy". October 19th 2012.
  61. Startale Changes their logo