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DAMWON Gaming

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[e][h]DAMWON Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
Ares, Daeny, PoohManDu, kkOma
Team Captain:
BeryL
Total Earnings:
$1,388,651
Links
Achievements
World Championship/2020
History
Created:
: 2017-05-28
Upcoming Matches

DK DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming vs. FunPlus PhoenixFunPlus Phoenix FPX
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October 12, 2021 - 12:00 UTC
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October 13, 2021 - 16:00 UTC
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October 15, 2021 - 11:00 UTC
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October 15, 2021 - 14:00 UTC
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DAMWON Gaming (also known as DWG KIA) is a Korean esports organization.

History[edit]

In 2017, DAMWON Gaming acquired MiRaGe Gaming's CK Summer 2017 slot. They revealed a roster of Parang, Crush, Boroona, BeryL and Hoit, which would be their starting line-up heading into the season. Halfway through the season, CooN also joined the team to finish the line-up for this split. Their debut season would end up in 5th place, with a balanced 7/-/7 scoreline in the regular season. This resulted in changes heading into the 2017 KeSPA Cup, with Nuguri and Showmaker joining the starting line-up, while Alive replcaed BeryL as starting ADC. The team proceeded to beat Kongdoo Monster, before losing against Jin Air Green Wings to place 9-12th.

In Spring 2018, BeryL would return to the starting roster as a support player. The rest of the roster stayed the same, and despite the team making playoffs this time, they still placed 4-5th following a loss against Ever8 Winners. In Summer 2018, Nuclear joined the team as the new starting AD Carry, while Punch would take on the jungle position. These changes were crucial steps in the team's road to the LCK, with them securing the CK 2018 Summer championship and a spot in the LCK 2019 Spring Promotion Tournament. With wins against bbq Olivers and Team BattleComics, DAMWON Gaming finally made it to the LCK.

DAMWON's LCK debut started in the LCK 2019 Spring Split, with Canyon joining the team to complete the 5 man roster of Nuguri, Canyon, ShowMaker, Nuclear and BeryL. They eventually placed 4th following a playoffs loss against KING-ZONE DragonX. Resuming with the same roster in Summer, DAMWON Gaming placed third and qualified for the regional finals. This is where they beat KING-ZONE DragonX 3-2 in the finals, securing them a slot to worlds in their debut year. At Worlds 2019, DAMWON Gaming finished in the quarter finals following a loss against tournament runner-ups G2 Esports.

DAMWON Gaming kept the same roster heading into 2020, and placed 4th in the 2020 Spring Split. In Summer 2020, DAMWON Gaming won their first LCK title and secured a direct qualification to Worlds 2020. They managed to drop just 3 games in the entire tournament, going 5-1 in groups, beating DRX 3-0, G2 Esports 3-1, and eventually Suning 3-1 to secure themselves the 2020 World Championship title. Heading into 2021, Khan joined the team as a replacement for Nuguri, who left for FunPlus Phoenix at the end of the 2020 season. With this new 5-man roster, DAMWON Gaming managed to win the 2020 KeSPA Cup, LCK 2021 Spring Split and LCK 2021 Summer Split, with a second place at MSI 2021. With these results, the team secured a direct invite to Worlds 2021 where they are looking to reclaim their title of the world's best.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 18th - Top Flame joins the team. [10]
  • November 21st - Top Flame announces free agency. [11]
  • November 23rd - DAMWON Gaming parts ways with Head Coach C Kim. [12]
  • November 26th - DAMWON Gaming announces the departure of Jungler Punch, Bottom Aries and coach C MorNinG. [13]
  • November 27th - DAMWON Gaming reveals C Zefa as the new Coach. [14]
  • December 18th - Top Flame re-joins the team. [15]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Khan Kim Dong-ha (김동하) Top 2020-11-26 [27]
South Korea Canyon Kim Geon-bu (김건부) Jungle 2018-09-13 [6]
South Korea Malrang Kim Geun-seong (김근성) Jungle 2021-04-19 [30]
South Korea ShowMaker Heo Su (허수) Mid 2017-11-20 [2]
South Korea Ghost Jang Yong-jun (장용준) Bot 2020-02-24 [18]
South Korea Rahel Cho Min-seong (조민성) Bot 2021-07-02 [32]
South Korea BeryL Cho Geon-hee (조건희) Support 2020-11-19 [26]

DAMWON ChallengersDAMWON Challengers DAMWON Challengers[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Chasy Kim Dong-hyeon (김동현) Top 2021-02-18
South Korea Lucid Choi Yong-hyeok (최용혁) Jungle 2021-06-01
South Korea Jool Kang Dong-soo (강동수) Mid 2021-01-12
South Korea GyeongE Yoon Ha-gyeong (윤하경) Mid 2021-06-01
South Korea Junmin Lee Joon-min (이준민) Bot 2021-07-05
South Korea Bible Yoon Seol (윤설) Support 2021-06-01
South Korea Muru Lee Seong-jo (이성조) Support 2021-07-05

Inactive[edit]

Inactive Players
ID Name Position Join Date Inactive Date Active Team
South Korea RangJun Kim Sang-jun (김상준) Mid 2021-02-18 [29] 2021-04-19 [30]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Parang Lee Sang-won (이상원) Top 2017-05-28 2017-11-20[2] ES SharksES Sharks ES Sharks
South Korea CooN Park Jae-ha (박재하) Mid 2017-07-09 2017-07-10[1] Team AfroTeam Afro Team Afro
South Korea Try Kim Yeong-hoon (김영훈) Mid 2017-05-28 2017-09-10[1] Moss Seven ClubMoss Seven Club Moss Seven Club
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Alive Roh Jin-wook (노진욱) Bot 2017-11-20[2] 2018-06-13 Pars eSportsPars eSports Pars eSports
South Korea Crush Kim Jun-seo (김준서) Jungle 2017-05-28[3] 2018-06-05[5] Dark PassageDark Passage Dark Passage
South Korea Veritas Kim Kyoung-min (김경민) Bot 2018-02-12[3] 2018-04-08 VSGVSG VSG
South Korea Iron Jeong Woo-cheol (정우철) Top 2017-11-20[2] 2018-01-17 Ever8 WinnersEver8 Winners Ever8 Winners
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Punch Son Min-hyuk (손민혁) Jungle 2018-02-12[3] 2019-11-26[13] SANDBOX GamingSANDBOX Gaming SANDBOX Gaming
South Korea Aries Lee Chae-hwan (이채환) Bot 2018-11-26[9] 2019-11-26[13] Spear GamingSpear Gaming Spear Gaming
South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) Top 2019-02-18[10] 2019-11-21[11] DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming
2020 Worlds Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Nuguri Jang Ha-gwon (장하권) Top 2017-11-20 [2] 2020-11-16 [23] FunPlus PhoenixFunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix
South Korea Canyon Kim Geon-bu (김건부) Jungle 2018-09-13 [6] -
South Korea ShowMaker Heo Su (허수) Mid 2017-11-20 [2] -
South Korea Nuclear Sin Jeong-hyeon (신정현) Bot 2018-05-06 [4] 2020-11-18 [25]
Retired
South Korea Ghost Jang Yong-jun (장용준) Bot 2020-02-24 [18] -
South Korea BeryL Cho Geon-hee (조건희) Support 2017-05-28 2020-11-16 [23] DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming DAMWON Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) Top 2019-12-18 [15] 2020-11-16 [24]
Retired
South Korea Hoit Ryu Ho-seong (류호성) Support 2017-05-28 2020-11-16 [24] T1 AcademyT1 Academy T1 Academy
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Chasy Kim Dong-hyeon (김동현) Top 2020-11-26 [27] 2021-02-18 [29] DAMWON ChallengersDAMWON Challengers DAMWON Challengers

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea Lee Yu-young (이유영) Owner
South Korea Lee Jun-young (이준영) COO
South Korea kkOma Kim Jeong-gyun (김정균) Head Coach 2020-11-13 [22]
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Coach 2020-12-03 [28]
South Korea Ares Kim Min-kwon (김민권) Coach 2020-12-03 [28]
South Korea Daeny Yang Dae-in (양대인) Analyst 2021-07-29 [33]
South Korea Nuclear Sin Jeong-hyeon (신정현) Streamer 2021-04-20 [31]
South Korea Snarang Choi Seon-a (최선아) Streamer 2021-04-27

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea Zefa Lee Jae-min (이재민) Head Coach 2019-11-27 [14] 2020-11-13 [21] T1T1 T1
South Korea Daeny Yang Dae-in (양대인) Coach 2020-01-10 [16] 2020-11-13 [21] T1T1 T1
South Korea Travel Kang Tae-su (강태수) Coach 2017-11-19[2] 2020-05-26[19]
South Korea Micro Kim Mok-kyoung (김목경) Head Coach 2017-05-28 2020-02-24[17]
South Korea MorNinG Song Chang-geun (송창근) Coach 2018-11-26[9] 2019-11-26[13] SANDBOX GamingSANDBOX Gaming SANDBOX Gaming
South Korea Kim Kim Jung-su (김정수) Head Coach 2018-11-21[8] 2019-11-23[12] T1T1 T1
South Korea GalBi Lee Ju-hyeob (이주협) Coach 2018-06-13 2018-10-15[7] Beşiktaş EsportsBeşiktaş Esports Beşiktaş Esports

Results[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021-08-28 A11st A1Premier LCK LCK Summer 2021 3 : 1 T1T1 $172,576
2021-05-23 A22nd A1Premier Mid-Season Invitational Mid-Season Invitational 2021 2 : 3 Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up $50,000
2021-04-10 A11st A1Premier LCK LCK Spring 2021 3 : 0 Gen.G EsportsGen.G Esports $178,412
2021-01-02 A11st A2Major KeSPA Cup KeSPA Cup 2020 3 : 0 Nongshim RedForceNongshim RedForce $36,842
2020-10-31 A11st A1Premier World Championship 2020 World Championship 3 : 1 SuningSuning $556,250
2020-09-05 A11st A1Premier LCK LCK Summer 2020 3 : 0 DRXDRX $84,216
2020-05-28 A55 - 6th A1Premier MSC Mid-Season Cup 2020 1/-/2 Grp. S. $40,000
2019-10-27 A55 - 8th A1Premier World Championship 2019 World Championship 1 : 3 G2 EsportsG2 Esports $89,000
2019-08-25 A33rd A1Premier LCK LCK Summer 2019 0 : 3 SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1 $24,862
2019-07-07 A11st A1Premier Rift Rivals Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS LoL Champions KoreaLoL Champions Korea 3 : 1 LoL Pro LeagueLoL Pro League $80,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. Team
2021-08-2808:00 UTCA1PremierLCK Summer 2021 - FinalsLCK Summer 2021 - Finals3 : 1T1T1 T1
2021-08-2108:00 UTCA1PremierLCK Summer 2021 - SemifinalsLCK Summer 2021 - Semifinals3 : 0Nongshim RedForceNongshim RedForce NS
2021-08-1408:00 UTCA1PremierLCK Summer 2021 - Week 10LCK Summer 2021 - Week 102 : 0SANDBOX GamingSANDBOX Gaming LSB
2021-08-0808:00 UTCA1PremierLCK Summer 2021 - Week 9LCK Summer 2021 - Week 92 : 0Gen.G EsportsGen.G Esports GEN
2021-08-0508:00 UTCA1PremierLCK Summer 2021 - Week 9LCK Summer 2021 - Week 92 : 0Brion EsportsBrion Esports BRO
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 손창식 기자 (2017-10-10). "[뉴스 LCK 진출 목표 담원 게이밍, 전 포지션 선수 모집"] (in South Korea Korean). Inven.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 박상진 (2017-11-20). "2017 LoL 케스파 컵 로스터 공개, '쿠잔' 이성혁-'블레스' 최현웅 제외" (in South Korea Korean). Inven.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 DAMWON Gaming (2018-02-12). "안녕하세요!담원 게이밍에 새 식구가 생겨 인사드립니다!" (in South Korea Korean). Facebook.
  4. 4.0 4.1 손창식 기자 (2018-05-06). "담원 게이밍, 스베누 출신 원거리 딜러 '뉴클리어' 신정현 영입" (in South Korea). Inven.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Dark Passage (2018-06-05). "Yaz Mevsiminde ormancı rolünde Kim "Crush" Jun-seo bizimle beraber olacak!" (in Turkey Turkish). Twitter.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 KeSPA (2018-09-13). "[2019 LoL 챔피언스 코리아 스프링 #DAMWONGaming 승강전 로스터 #LCK"] (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  7. 7.0 7.1 GalBi (2018-10-15). "Hello I am coach GALBI . I'm free agent looking for offers for next season my mainly looking for LCS but possible another region too" (in United Kingdom). Twitter.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "롤드컵 우승 이끈 전 IG 김정수 감독, 담원 게이밍 합류" (in South Korea Korean). 2018-11-22.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Damwon Gaming announces 2019 roster". 2018-11-26.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "안녕하세요, 담원게이밍입니다." (in South Korea Korean). DAMWON Gaming. 2019-02-18.
  11. 11.0 11.1 2019-11-21. "I am a free agent now. I am looking for top lane position for team." (in English Speaking English). Top Flame.
  12. 12.0 12.1 2019-11-23. "Thank you Coach Kim for a fantastic year. You were important in our success this year." (in English Speaking English). DAMWON Gaming.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 2019-11-26. "그동안 함께 해주신 코치, 선수분들께 진심으로 감사드립니다." (in South Korea Korean). DAMWON Gaming.
  14. 14.0 14.1 2019-11-27. "짜-잔! 담원게이밍과 함께 할 뉴페이스는 Zefa 이재민 코치님입니다!" (in South Korea Korean). DAMWON Gaming.
  15. 15.0 15.1 DAMWON Gaming (2019-12-18). "Hello. Damwon Gaming has re-signed with Lee 'Flame' Ho-jong.".
  16. 16.0 16.1 DAMWON Gaming (2020-01-10). "Hello. We've contracted with the new LOL coach Yang 'Daeny' Dae-in." (in English Speaking English).
  17. 17.0 17.1 Micro (2020-02-23). "안녕하세요. 담원게이밍 감독 김목경 입니다." (in South Korea Korean).
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 DAMWON Gaming (2020-02-24). "담원게이밍이 2020스프링 2라운드 부터 'Ghost' 장용준 선수와 함께합니다.고스트 선수는 지난해 샌드박스게이밍 팀의 안정적인 원딜러로 한타와 운영에서 좋은 모습을 보여주었습니다.새롭게 합류한 고스트 선수와 함께 앞으로 더 좋은 성적을 거둘 수 있도록 많은 격려와 응원 부탁드리겠습니다!" (in South Korea Korean).
  19. 19.0 19.1 DAMWON Gaming (2020-05-26). "Hello. This is Damwon Gaming. We are sorry to announce that we have terminated the contracts with coach Travel as respecting his opinion." (in English Speaking English).
  20. DAMWON Gaming (2020-05-26). "Hello. This is Damwon Gaming. We inform you that interim head coach Lee Jae-min has been officially promoted to the position of head coach." (in English Speaking English).
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 T1 (2020-11-13). "Welcome to the T1 Family. #T1WIN" (in English Speaking English). Twitter.
  22. 22.0 22.1 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-13). "안녕하세요. 2021년" (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-16). "안녕하세요." (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-16). "안녕하세요, 담원게이밍입니다." (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  25. 25.0 25.1 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-18). "안녕하세요. 담원게이밍과 Nuclear선수의 계약을 종료하였습니다." (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  26. 26.0 26.1 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-19). "안녕하세요." (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 DAMWON Gaming (2020-11-26). "안녕하세요. 담원게이밍의 새로운 탑 라이너 Khan 김동하 선수와 Chasy 김동현 선수가 함께하게 되었습니다." (in South Korea Korean). Twitter.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 DAMWON Gaming (2020-12-03). "PoohManDu' coach (Lee Jeong-hyeon), 'Ares' coach (Kim Min-kwon) joined DAMWON Gaming." (in English Speaking English). Twitter.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 DAMWON Gaming (2021-02-18). "Hello, this is to announce the LCK roster change of DWG KIA." (in United Kingdom English). Facebook.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 DAMWON Gaming (2021-04-19). "Kim “Malrang” Geun-seong is Called Up from the LCK Challengers League team" (in English Speaking English). Facebook.
  31. 31.0 31.1 DAMWON Gaming (2021-04-20). "[Welcome back, Nuclear"] (in South Korea Korean). Facebook.
  32. 32.0 32.1 DAMWON Gaming (2021-07-02). "LCK Roster Update" (in English Speaking English). Instagram.
  33. 33.0 33.1 DAMWON Gaming (2021-07-29). "DWG KIA announces that Yang "Daeny" Dae-in will join the team as a Strategy Analyst to assist the team along with the current coaching staff." (in English Speaking English). Facebook.