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Afreeca Freecs

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[e][h]Afreeca Freecs
Team Information
Yi "Legend" Seon Jeong
Won Joong Wook (원종욱)
Team Earnings:
Solo Achievements
IEM Season V - World Championship2011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Code S2012 MLG Fall Championship2012 World ChampionshipWorld Cyber Games 20122012 GSL Blizzard CupIron Squid – Chapter II2013 MLG Winter Championship2013 WCS Season 22014 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2014 WCS Global FinalsIEM Season IX - Taipei2015 DreamHack Open: ValenciaHomeStory Cup XIV2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 1TeamLiquid StarLeague 52020 Global StarCraft II League Season 3DH SC2 Masters 2020: Last Chance 20212021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2NeXT 2021 S1–SC2 MastersTeamLiquid StarLeague 7
Player Breakdown
Number of players:

Afreeca Freecs (in Korean, 아프리카 프릭스) is 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]


As Afreeca Freecs [edit]

  • May 18, KeeN joins.[7]
  • May 18, Stats leaves to serve his mandatory military service.[8]
  • January 1, the team is re-estabilished.[9]
  • June 6, TY joins the team.[Inside Source]
  • October 22, soO leaves to serve his mandatory military service.[10]
  • November 30, DongRaeGu leaves the team.[11]
  • December 31, Trap joins the team.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • March 30, Patience joins.[14]
  • April 28, Symbol joins.[15]
  • November 21, StarCraft II roster disbands.[5]

As SBENU [edit]

  • January 20, SBENU ceases to sponsor the StarCraft II team,[16] a few days after the company's CEO was sued for fraud.[17]

As StarTale [edit]

  • January 8 - Avenge retires.[34]
  • January 8 - TricKsteR returns to the StarTale roster after his military service ends.[35]
  • January 8 - Legend, who had previously lived at the StarTale team house, officially joins as a player after spending years as a GSL observer.[36]
  • 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.) [37]
  • March 5 - AcE is no longer coach.[Citation needed]
  • September 16 - StuN joins the team and Legend becomes the new head coach. [38]
  • September 18 - Aphrodite leaves, eventually joining MVP.[39]
  • 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.[40] 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.[41]
  • 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.[42]
  • November 28 - Panic leaves to join MVP.[43]
  • January 13, StarTale partners with Quantic Gaming to participate in the 2012 GSTL Season 1 as StarTaleQ.[58]
  • February 13, Chinese former Warcraft III player and commentator MisS joins the team.[59]
  • March 5, FruitDealer moves to StarTale's League of Legends squad as a coach.[60]
  • June 6, it is announced that RainBOw will fulfill his military service on June 26.[61]
  • July 13, it is announced that team ZeNEX will be merged into StarTale.[62]

Player Roster[edit]


Best Yearly Result:

Active Squad
IDNameJoin Date20112012201320142015201620172018201920202021
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 3 3 - 4th Global_StarCraft_II_League/2020/Season_39 - 16th AfreecaTV_GSL_Super_Tournament/2021/1
South KoreaKeeNHwang Kyu-seok2021-05-18 5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League August3rd Team Liquid StarLeaguePremier League 13 - 16th 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL9 - 12th 2014 MLG Anaheim 25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 9 - 12th 2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 13 - 16th 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 5 - 8th 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 3- 17 - 24th Global_StarCraft_II_League/2021/Season_2/Code A
South KoreaTrapCho Sung Ho2020-12-31- 12 - 24th GOMTV Global StarCraft II League3 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 31st 2014 MLG Anaheim2nd Intel Extreme Masters2nd 2016 KeSPA Cup 9 - 12th 2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 15 - 8th Intel Extreme Masters 2nd 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 32nd ESL_Pro_Tour/2020/21/Masters/SummerESL_Pro_Tour/2020/21/Masters/Fall1st AfreecaTV_GSL_Super_Tournament/2021/1AfreecaTV_GSL_Super_Tournament/2021/2Netease_Esports_X_Tournaments/2021/1
South KoreaTYJun Tae-yang2020-06-06-13 - 16th 2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1 25 - 32nd 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 15 - 8th HomeStory Cup X3 - 4th Intel Extreme Masters 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 3 2nd 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 11st World Electronic Sports Games Intel Extreme Masters 2nd 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 32nd 2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2 1st Global_StarCraft_II_League/2020/Season_1Global_StarCraft_II_League/2020/Season_35 - 8th IEM Katowice 2021


Best Yearly Result:

Inactive Players
IDNameJoin DateInactive Date20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
South KoreaaLiveHan Lee-seok2019-12-312020-??-??17 - 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 KoreasoOEo Yoon-su2020-01-012020-10-22--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 Masters1st Team Liquid StarLeague


Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South KoreaDongRaeGuPark Soo-ho2019-12-312020-11-30 Team NV
South KoreaStatsKim Dae-yeob2020-01-012021-05-18 Military service

Roster at the time of 2016 Disbandment[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South KoreaaLiveHan Lee Seok2014-10-142016-11-21 mYinsanity
South KoreaBillowyKim Do Kyung2015-12-032016-11-21 Retirement
South KoreaBomberChoi Ji Sung2010-??-??2016-11-21 Team RevolutioN
South KoreaCuriousLee Won Pyo2011-??-??2016-11-21 Retirement
South KoreaDRGLingLee Won Ju2015-??-??2016-11-21 Team GP
South KoreaKeeNHwang Kyu Seok2015-11-242016-11-21 Team LeiFeng
South KoreaPatienceJo Ji Hyun2016-03-302016-11-21 Dead Pixels
South KoreaSGWShin Gun Woo201?-??-??2016-11-21
South KoreaSuperSeo Sung Min2015-12-012016-11-21 KaiZi Gaming
South KoreaSymbolKang Dong Hyun2016-04-282016-11-21 Retirement


StarTale roster: PartinG, Sound, KingKong, Hack, Curious, AcE, Virus, Tiger, Squirtle and Bomber
Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South KoreaAcEJung Woo Seo2011-01-102014-03-?? Retirement
South KoreaAphroditeKim Ga Young2011-11-132014-09-18 MVP
South KoreaAugustKim Siam Fnatic
South KoreaAvengeKim Nam Joong2012-07-132014-01-08 Jin Air Green Wings
South KoreaBalloonJung Woo Joon2013-07-012013-11-03 mYinsanity
South KoreaBoosterMoon Ho Joon2013-02-252014-10-14
South KoreaBrainKim Dong Gyu2012-07-132013-07-01
South KoreaDaisyLee Jong Hyuk2015-02-232015-07-?? Retirement
South KoreaDongRaeGuPark Soo Ho2015-04-272015-10-15 Afreeca S2
South KoreaFruitDealerKim Won Gi2011-07-112012-03-05 Retirement
South KoreaGoldenJo Myeong Hwan2013-01-062013-11-24 Alien Invasion
South KoreaHackKim Young Il2011-10-072015-12-01 Retirement
South KoreaHarrierJu Han Jin2012-07-232013-03-26
South KoreaHoonHa Ji Hoon2013-07-012013-11-03 Retirement
South KoreajjakjiJung Ji Hoon2015-05-042015-12-01 KT Rolster
South KoreaJulyPark Sung Joon2010-09-152012-??-??
South KoreajustfakeLee Kwan Woo Retirement
South KoreaKingKongYoo Chung Hee2012-10-02 Carnage eSports
South KoreaLeenockLee Dong Nyoung2015-11-242016-01-27 KT Rolster
South KoreaLifeLee Seung Hyun2012-08-??2015-02-11 KT Rolster
South KoreaLifeLee Seung Hyun2016-01-282016-01-29  Banned
ChinaMisSHan Yiying2012-02-132014-10-14
South KoreaMMAMun Seong Won2015-05-052015-12-01 Team Acer
South KoreaMonsterTak Hyun Seung2010-??-??2011-??-?? MVP
South KoreaMyuNgSiKKim Myung Sik2015-04-192015-08-25 TCM-Gaming
South KoreaPanicHan Jae Woon2013-01-132014-11-28 MVP
South KoreaPartinGWon Lee Sak2013-01-03 SK Telecom T1
South KoreaPetPark Nam Kyu2012-07-132015-09-12 MVP
South KoreaRainBOwKim Sung Je2010-09-??2012-06-26
South KoreaSalvatioNKim Ki Yong2013-07-312013-11-03 Prime
South KoreaSilverShim So Myung Retirement
South KoreaSoNLee Sang Kun2013-03-26 Retirement
South KoreaSoundBae Sang Hwan2013-08-27 Retirement
South KoreaSpartaHwang Eui Jin2012-07-132013-07-07 Retirement
South KoreaSquirtlePark Hyun Woo2010-09-012013-01-13 Incredible Miracle
South KoreaSsemiMoon Sae Mi2015-??-??2015-12-01
South KoreaSsojaPark Woong Jin2015-12-01
South KoreaStuNSeung Hyun Kim2014-08-202014-12-02 KT Rolster
South KoreaSuHoSinKim Soo Ho2012-07-132014-10-14
South KoreaSUPERSTARShin Jung Min2010-??-??2011-12-16 Military service
South KoreaTanDongHoTan Dong Ho ZeNEX
South KoreaTigerKim Hyun Joon2013-03-26 Retirement
United StatesTorcHTrevor Housten Retirement
South KoreaTREMEPark Joon Sung2012-07-132013-06-05 Quantic Gaming
South KoreaTricKsteRSeo Ki Soo2011-06-242014-10-14
South KoreaTroumenNa Doh Hyun Retirement
South KoreaVirusPark Joon Young Retirement
South KoreaZeroLim Choon Ho2012-07-192014-10-14


ID Name Position
South Korea LegendYi Seon Jeong Head Coach
South Korea WonWon 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.[66][67]

Team Achievements[edit]

2013-11-23CA3rdA1Premier2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 22013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 22 : 8$5,652
2013-07-20EA5thA1Premier2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 14 : 5$2,776
2013-03-28CA3 - 4thA2Major2013 IGN Pro Team League2013 IGN Pro Team League1 : 5$2,000
2012-12-08CA3 - 4thA1Premier2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 32012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 34 : 5$3,696
2012-11-21AA1stA2Major2012 IGN Pro Team League2012 IGN Pro Team League5 : 1$9,000
2012-08-11DA4thA2MajorIPL Team Arena Challenge 3IPL Team Arena Challenge 34 : 5$2,000
2012-06-03BA2ndA1PremierKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 10 : 6$2,000
2012-06-03AA1stA1PremierKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group StageKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage6-1Grp S.$1,200
2011-02-10BA2ndA1Premier2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb4 : 5$4,460
2011-01-31AA1stA2MajorZotac Team Invitational Season 2Zotac Team Invitational Season 24 : 1$6,242
Complete list of results in any tournament


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


Highlight Videos[edit]


External Links[edit]


Earnings Statistics


  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). 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. Afreeca Freecs are back!
  7. KeeN joins
  8. Stats starting military service 2021-05-18
  9. Afreeca Freecs are back!
  10. soO starting military service 2020-10-22
  11. DongRaeGu leaves
  12. Trap joins
  13. Life to Afreeca Freecs, Leenock to KT in trade
  14. "Patience joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  15. "Symbol joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  16. Thouhastmail (2016-01-20). Ceases Sponsoring SC2 team/ Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  17. "Sonic sued for fraud (Update Jan 11)". 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  18. "Bomber joins SBENU".
  19. "jjakji joins SBENU".
  20. "MMA will play for SBENU in PL".
  21. SPL Round 3 Rosters Announced
  22. PengWin (2015-11-07). "Daisy retired in July 2015". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  23. "MyuNgSiK and SBENU part ways"
  24. Pet has left SBENU
  25. leaves SBENU
  26. "Keen and Leenock Join SBENU".
  27. trades jjakji for Super
  28. announces the new SBENU roster
  29. joins SBENU
  30. Life joins KT Rolster
  31. lichter (February 23, 2015). "Daisy joins StarTale". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  32. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  33. stuchiu (April 27, 2015). "DRG Joins StarTale". Retrieved April 27 , 2015.
  34. Startale to part ways with Dota2 team, SC2 coaching staff, and Avenge retires
  35. Trickster(tester) returns
  36. Planned new eSF team "Epik" fails to launch
  37. Incredible Miracle and StarTale to team up in Proleague Season 2
  38. StuN joins StarTale and Legend is the new head coach
  39. Aphrodite no longer apart of StarTale
  40. "aLive joins". 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  41. StarTale/YoeFW Alliance Announcement
  42. Bomber to participate in Proleague with StarTale
  43. @MVPChoya (November 28, 2014). "Panic joins MVP". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  44. PartinG Leaves ST
  45. Golden Joins StarTale
  46. TeamStarTale (2013-01-14).
  47. GTR (2013-02-25). "'Kart Emperor' Moon Ho-jun joins StarTale".
  48. DiMano (2013-03-26). "eSF Teams: Transfers and Name Changes".
  49. Panduhkayy (2013-06-05). "Introducing Protoss Player - Treme". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  50. Khaldor (2013-06-28). Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  51. kimbilly (2013-07-07). Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  52. NS HoSeo disbands - members to Korean and foreign teams
  53. aslejoh (August 27, 2013). "StarTale Sound - retired.". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  54. Waxangel (2013-09-01). "GSTL/eSF September Rosters Announced". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  55. eSF November Rosters
  56. [1]
  57. Bomber to leave Startale at end of 2013
  58. Thread on
  59. South Korea "StarTale signs first foreign female member MisS". February 13th 2012. Translated version / Forum thread
  60. South Korea "과일장수’ 김원기, 이제는 LOL 감독!" March 5th 2012. Translation / Thread on
  61. RainBOw goes to the army
  62. ZeNEX merging into StarTale
  63. South Korea "김원기-서기수, StarTale 합류" PlayXP. July 11th 2011. Thread on
  64. South Korea "스타테일, 팀 엠블럼 변경" ThisIsGame. August 8th 2011. Thread on
  65. South Korea "조위기어, 글로벌 여성 스타크래프트2 대회 개최" ThisIsGame. November 11th 2011. Thread on
  66. South Korea "e-Sports Federation formed by SC2 teams". March 30, 2012. Translation / thread
  67. "eSF President resigns amid SlayerS controversy". October 19th 2012.
  68. Startale Changes their logo