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Afreeca Freecs

[e][h]Afreeca Freecs
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Yi "Legend" Seon Jeong
Won Joong Wook (원종욱)
Links
Achievements
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1
Solo Achievements
Intel Extreme Masters2011 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 Battle.net World Championship World Cyber GamesIron Squid – Chapter II2013 MLG Winter Championship2013 WCS Season 2Intel Extreme Masters2014 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2014 WCS Global FinalsIntel Extreme Masters2015 DreamHack Open: ValenciaHomeStory Cup XIV
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
5
1
1
3
History
Created:
2010-09-01


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 21, 2016, it was announced that the team was disbanding its StarCraft II division.[5]

The team was reformed at the start of 2020.[6]

Timeline[edit]

As Afreeca Freecs [edit]

  • January 1, the team is re-estabilished.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • March 30, Patience joins.[9]
  • April 28, Symbol joins.[10]
  • November 21, StarCraft II roster disbands.[5]

As SBENU [edit]

  • January 20, SBENU ceases to sponsor the StarCraft II team,[11] a few days after the company's CEO was sued for fraud.[12]

As StarTale [edit]

  • January 8 - Avenge retires.[29]
  • January 8 - TricKsteR returns to the StarTale roster after his military service ends.[30]
  • January 8 - Legend, who had previously lived at the StarTale team house, officially joins as a player after spending years as a GSL observer.[31]
  • 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.) [32]
  • March 5 - AcE is no longer coach.[Citation needed]
  • September 16 - StuN joins the team and Legend becomes the new head coach. [33]
  • September 18 - Aphrodite leaves, eventually joining MVP.[34]
  • 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.[35] 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.[36]
  • 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.[37]
  • November 28 - Panic leaves to join MVP.[38]
  • January 13, StarTale partners with Quantic Gaming to participate in the 2012 GSTL Season 1 as StarTaleQ.[53]
  • February 13, Chinese former Warcraft III player and commentator MisS joins the team.[54]
  • March 5, FruitDealer moves to StarTale's League of Legends squad as a coach.[55]
  • June 6, it is announced that RainBOw will fulfill his military service on June 26.[56]
  • July 13, it is announced that team ZeNEX will be merged into StarTale.[57]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Best Yearly Result:

Active Squad
IDNameJoin Date20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Korea (South)aLiveHan Lee-seok2019-12-3117 - 32nd 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 3 5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November1st IGN ProLeague Season 4Premier League 3 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 1 AmericaPremier League 25 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 1 America17 - 28th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 35 - 8th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 HomeStory Cup XIV2nd 2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 1 9 - 12th 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 25 - 32nd 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 12019 Global StarCraft II League Season 2-
South KoreaArmaniPark Jin-hyuk2020-01-01----9 - 12th HomeStory Cup IX9 - 16th 2015 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 25 - 48th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 25 - 32nd 2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 12017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2- 17 - 24th 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 39 - 16th AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2020: Season 1
Korea (South)DongRaeGuPark So-ho2019-12-31-1st Intel Extreme Masters 1st 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2012 MLG Anaheim2nd Iron Squid - Chapter II 5 - 8th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Washington 25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 17 - 24th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1-- 25 - 32nd 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 29 - 16th Team Liquid StarLeague
Korea (South)soOEo Yoon-su2020-01-01--9 - 12th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 2nd 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 2nd 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 22014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm1st 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 29 - 12th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 12nd 2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 12017 Global StarCraft II League Season 22017 WCS Global Finals3 - 4th 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 11st Intel Extreme Masters3rd Team Liquid StarLeague
Korea (South)StatsKim Dae-yeob2020-01-01---9 - 12th 2013_MLG_Spring_Championship 5 - 8th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 33 - 4th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 12015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 21st 2016 WCS Korea Season 1 Cross Finals 1st 2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2017 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 21st 2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 11st Assembly_Summer/20199 - 12th IEM Katowice 2020

Roster at the time of 2016 Disbandment[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Korea (South)aLiveHan Lee Seok2014-10-142016-11-21 mYinsanity
Korea (South)BillowyKim Do Kyung2015-12-032016-11-21 Retirement
Korea (South)BomberChoi Ji Sung2010-??-??2016-11-21 Team RevolutioN
Korea (South)CuriousLee Won Pyo2011-??-??2016-11-21 Retirement
Korea (South)DRGLingLee Won Ju2015-??-??2016-11-21
Korea (South)KeeNHwang Kyu Seok2015-11-242016-11-21 Team LeiFeng
Korea (South)PatienceJo Ji Hyun2016-03-302016-11-21 Dead Pixels
Korea (South)SGWShin Gun Woo201?-??-??2016-11-21
Korea (South)SuperSeo Sung Min2015-12-012016-11-21 KaiZi Gaming
Korea (South)SymbolKang Dong Hyun2016-04-282016-11-21 Retirement

Former[edit]

StarTale roster: PartinG, Sound, KingKong, Hack, Curious, AcE, Virus, Tiger, Squirtle and Bomber
Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Korea (South)AcEJung Woo Seo2011-01-102014-03-?? Retirement
Korea (South)AphroditeKim Ga Young2011-11-132014-09-18 MVP
Korea (South)AugustKim Siam Fnatic
Korea (South)AvengeKim Nam Joong2012-07-132014-01-08 Jin Air Green Wings
Korea (South)BalloonJung Woo Joon2013-07-012013-11-03 mYinsanity
Korea (South)BoosterMoon Ho Joon2013-02-252014-10-14
Korea (South)BrainKim Dong Gyu2012-07-132013-07-01
Korea (South)DaisyLee Jong Hyuk2015-02-232015-07-?? Retirement
Korea (South)DongRaeGuPark Soo Ho2015-04-272015-10-15 Afreeca S2
Korea (South)FruitDealerKim Won Gi2011-07-112012-03-05 Retirement
Korea (South)GoldenJo Myeong Hwan2013-01-062013-11-24 Alien Invasion
Korea (South)HackKim Young Il2011-10-072015-12-01 Retirement
Korea (South)HarrierJu Han Jin2012-07-232013-03-26
Korea (South)HoonHa Ji Hoon2013-07-012013-11-03 Retirement
Korea (South)jjakjiJung Ji Hoon2015-05-042015-12-01 KT Rolster
Korea (South)JulyPark Sung Joon2010-09-152012-??-??
Korea (South)justfakeLee Kwan Woo Retirement
Korea (South)KingKongYoo Chung Hee2012-10-02 Carnage eSports
Korea (South)LeenockLee Dong Nyoung2015-11-242016-01-27 KT Rolster
Korea (South)LifeLee Seung Hyun2012-08-??2015-02-11 KT Rolster
Korea (South)LifeLee Seung Hyun2016-01-282016-01-29  Banned
ChinaMisSHan Yiying2012-02-132014-10-14
Korea (South)MMAMun Seong Won2015-05-052015-12-01 Team Acer
Korea (South)MonsterTak Hyun Seung2010-??-??2011-??-?? MVP
Korea (South)MyuNgSiKKim Myung Sik2015-04-192015-08-25 TCM-Gaming
Korea (South)PanicHan Jae Woon2013-01-132014-11-28 MVP
Korea (South)PartinGWon Lee Sak2013-01-03 SK Telecom T1
Korea (South)PetPark Nam Kyu2012-07-132015-09-12 MVP
Korea (South)RainBOwKim Sung Je2010-09-??2012-06-26
Korea (South)SalvatioNKim Ki Yong2013-07-312013-11-03 Prime
Korea (South)SilverShim So Myung Retirement
Korea (South)SoNLee Sang Kun2013-03-26 Retirement
Korea (South)SoundBae Sang Hwan2013-08-27 Retirement
Korea (South)SpartaHwang Eui Jin2012-07-132013-07-07 Retirement
Korea (South)SquirtlePark Hyun Woo2010-09-012013-01-13 Incredible Miracle
Korea (South)SsemiMoon Sae Mi2015-??-??2015-12-01
Korea (South)SsojaPark Woong Jin2015-12-01
Korea (South)StuNSeung Hyun Kim2014-08-202014-12-02 KT Rolster
Korea (South)SuHoSinKim Soo Ho2012-07-132014-10-14
Korea (South)SUPERSTARShin Jung Min2010-??-??2011-12-16 Military service
Korea (South)TanDongHoTan Dong Ho ZeNEX
Korea (South)TigerKim Hyun Joon2013-03-26 Retirement
United States of AmericaTorcHTrevor Housten Retirement
Korea (South)TREMEPark Joon Sung2012-07-132013-06-05 Quantic Gaming
Korea (South)TricKsteRSeo Ki Soo2011-06-242014-10-14
Korea (South)TroumenNa Doh Hyun Retirement
Korea (South)VirusPark Joon Young Retirement
Korea (South)ZeroLim Choon Ho2012-07-192014-10-14

Organization[edit]

Staff
ID Name Position
South Korea Legend Yi Seon Jeong Head Coach
South Korea Won 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.[61][62]

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2015
2015-06-04 2nd A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #1 2 : 4 $0
2015-05-03 1st A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #1 4 : 3 $500
2015-04-20 1st A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #5 4 : 3 $500
2015-04-17 1st A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #3 4 : 3 $500
2014
2014-12-19 1st A3Minor SC2Improve Team League Season 3 4 : 2 $489.18
2014-04-29 2nd A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #6 2 : 4 $0
2014-04-28 1st A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #5 4 : 1 $500
2014-04-17 1st A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2014 #2 4 : 1 $500
2014-03-25 2nd A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #9 2 : 4 $0
2014-03-14 2nd A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #4 0 :  $0
2014-02-28 1st A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February 2014 #3 4 : 2 $500
2013
2013-11-23 3rd A1Premier 2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2 2 : 8 $5,652.38
2013-07-20 5th A1Premier 2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 4 : 5 $2,776
2013-03-28 3 - 4th A2Major 2013 IGN Pro Team League 1 : 5 $2,000
2012
2012-12-08 3 - 4th A1Premier 2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3 4 : 5 $3,696.86
2012-11-21 1st A2Major 2012 IGN Pro Team League 5 : 1 $9,000
2012-08-11 4th A2Major IPL Team Arena Challenge 3 4 : 5 $2,000
2012-06-03 2nd A1Premier Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1 0 : 6 $2,000
2012-06-03 1st A1Premier Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage 6-1 Grp. S. $1,200
2011
2011-10-08 5 - 6th A1Premier 2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 2 : 5 $0
2011-05-19 5 - 8th A1Premier Global Starcraft II Team League May 2 : 4 $0
2011-03-24 3 - 4th A1Premier Global Starcraft II Team League March 2 : 4 $0
2011-02-10 2nd A1Premier 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb 4 : 5 $4,460.71
2011-01-31 1st A2Major Zotac Team Invitational Season 2 4 : 1 $6,242.59

Championships[edit]

 IGN Pro Team League Champions
IPL TAC 3
Preceded By:
IM
2012 IPTL Season 1
21 November 2012 – Present
StarTale
2013 IPTL Season 1
Succeeded By:
MVP

Gallery[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

Trivia[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '"[News] Another new Korean proteam with old faces" TL.net. September 15th 2010.
  2. 'StarTale: Inside Look Part 1' YouTube.com. January 12th 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Startale is new name 'sbenu'".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Plexa (2016-01-23). https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/502703-afreeca-picks-up-sbenu-sc2-team/title=Afreeca picks up SBENU SC2 team/publisher=TL.net. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 kenzi (2016-11-21). "Afreeca SC2 Team Disbands". TL.net. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  6. Afreeca Freecs are back!
  7. Afreeca Freecs are back!
  8. Life to Afreeca Freecs, Leenock to KT in trade
  9. "Patience joins Afreeca Freecs". TL.net. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  10. "Symbol joins Afreeca Freecs". TL.net. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  11. Thouhastmail (2016-01-20). https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/502527-sbenu-ceases-sponsoring-sc2-team/title=SBENU Ceases Sponsoring SC2 team/publisher=TL.net. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  12. "Sonic sued for fraud (Update Jan 11)". TL.net. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  13. "Bomber joins SBENU".
  14. "jjakji joins SBENU".
  15. "MMA will play for SBENU in PL".
  16. SPL Round 3 Rosters Announced
  17. PengWin (2015-11-07). "Daisy retired in July 2015". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  18. "MyuNgSiK and SBENU part ways"
  19. Pet has left SBENU
  20. leaves SBENU
  21. "Keen and Leenock Join SBENU".
  22. trades jjakji for Super
  23. announces the new SBENU roster
  24. joins SBENU
  25. Life joins KT Rolster
  26. lichter (February 23, 2015). "Daisy joins StarTale". TL.net. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  27. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". TL.net. Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  28. stuchiu (April 27, 2015). "DRG Joins StarTale". TL.net. Retrieved April 27 , 2015.
  29. Startale to part ways with Dota2 team, SC2 coaching staff, and Avenge retires
  30. Trickster(tester) returns
  31. Planned new eSF team "Epik" fails to launch
  32. Incredible Miracle and StarTale to team up in Proleague Season 2 TL.net
  33. StuN joins StarTale and Legend is the new head coach TL.net
  34. Aphrodite no longer apart of StarTale
  35. "aLive joins StarTale.author=Aeromi". TL.net. 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  36. StarTale/YoeFW Alliance Announcement TL.net
  37. Bomber to participate in Proleague with StarTale TL.net
  38. @MVPChoya (November 28, 2014). "Panic joins MVP". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  39. PartinG Leaves ST
  40. Golden Joins StarTale
  41. TeamStarTale (2013-01-14). facebook.com. https://www.facebook.com/TeamStarTale/posts/520127274685004.
  42. GTR (2013-02-25). "'Kart Emperor' Moon Ho-jun joins StarTale". TL.net.
  43. DiMano (2013-03-26). "eSF Teams: Transfers and Name Changes". TL.net.
  44. Panduhkayy (2013-06-05). "Introducing Protoss Player - Treme". quanticgaming.com. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  45. Khaldor (2013-06-28). tl.net. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=419147. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  46. kimbilly (2013-07-07). pgrer.net. http://www.pgrer.net/pb/pb.php?id=gamenews&no=5513. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  47. NS HoSeo disbands - members to Korean and foreign teams
  48. aslejoh (August 27, 2013). "StarTale Sound - retired.". TL.net. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  49. Waxangel (2013-09-01). "GSTL/eSF September Rosters Announced". tl.net. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  50. eSF November Rosters
  51. [1]
  52. Bomber to leave Startale at end of 2013
  53. Thread on TL.net
  54. South Korea "StarTale signs first foreign female member MisS". Thisisgame.com. February 13th 2012. Translated version / TL.net Forum thread
  55. South Korea "과일장수’ 김원기, 이제는 LOL 감독!" ThisIsGame.com. March 5th 2012. Translation / Thread on TL.net
  56. RainBOw goes to the army
  57. ZeNEX merging into StarTale
  58. South Korea "김원기-서기수, StarTale 합류" PlayXP. July 11th 2011. Thread on TL.net
  59. South Korea "스타테일, 팀 엠블럼 변경" ThisIsGame. August 8th 2011. Thread on TL.net
  60. South Korea "조위기어, 글로벌 여성 스타크래프트2 대회 개최" ThisIsGame. November 11th 2011. Thread on TL.net
  61. South Korea "e-Sports Federation formed by SC2 teams". ThisIsGame.com. March 30, 2012. Translation / TL.net thread
  62. "eSF President resigns amid SlayerS controversy". ESFIWorld.com. October 19th 2012.
  63. Startale Changes their logo