Meet The Korean All-Star Team!
posted by Miss Auri, 340 days agoWith the 2013 All-Star Weekend fast approaching, League of Legends eSports fans have been eagerly studying the All-Star lineups and trying to predict who will claim glory in the tournament at the end of May.
Five teams, one each from North America, Europe, Korea, China, and South-East Asia/Taiwan will compete for the title of the best professional League of Legends region in the world. Having already introduced the North American and European All-Star Teams, Riot have now provided an in-depth look at the first of the Asian teams (and one of the Tournament favourites) - the Korean All-Stars.
Meet The Team
Top Lane: Park 'Shy' Sang-myeon of CJ ENTUS Frost
Although one of the least experienced players in the professional League of Legends scene upon his debut in Season 2, Shy quickly gained a reputation for his dominant top lane play. He was awarded MVP at the IEM Season VII World Championships, and has often been played a vital in the dominance of CJ ENTUS Frost.
Mid Lane: Kang 'Ambition' Chan-yong of CJ ENTUS Blaze
A dedicated gamer from a very young age, Ambition brings a high level of mechanical skill and a wide champion pool to the All-Star tournament. Ambition has been a crucial factor in the successes of CJ ENTUS Blaze since he joined the team in 2011, such as in their victory at the IEM Season VII World Championships.
Jungler: Choi 'inSec' In-seok of KT Rolster B
Having recently transferred over to KT Rolster B, inSec has become well known for his unique jungling style, favouring carry junglers such as Zed or Evelynn over tank or utility junglers. In fact, he was the first to popularise jungle Zed, who is often banned against him. Many other world-class junglers consider inSec to be the best jungler in the world.
AD Carry: Kim 'PraY' Jong-in of NaJin Sword
Renowned for his aggressive playstyle, PraY has been instrumental in the success of NaJin Sword. Regarded as one of the, if not the best AD Carry in Korea, PraY has shown time and again that he can go toe-to-toe with the best carries in the world.
Support: Hong 'MadLife' Min-gi of CJ ENTUS Frost
Securing 80% of the All-Star vote for his region (also, incidentally, the highest percentage received by any player in any region), MadLife is known as "God" for a very good reason. Widely considered the best support in the world from his performances, he is renowned for his wide and innovative champion pool, dominant late-game, and his devastating "grab" champions.
Don’t Miss the All-Star Weekend!
The All-Star Tournament will run from May 24 to May 26 in Shanghai, China. The top four regional teams after the All-Star Weekend will secure a bye to the World Championship quarterfinals for the top ranked team in their region. In addition, the winning team will secure an extra spot for their region at the World Championships. Most importantly, however, the winning All-Star team will claim the title of best region and the best players in the world! You can catch all the action at the League of Legends esports site.
Do you think that the Korean All-Star Team have what it takes to continue the tradition of Korean dominance on the international stage, or will one of the other regional teams give them a run for their money? Are you happy with the Korean line-up, or do you think a particular player has missed out? Please let us know in the comments section below!
Sources: Korean All-Stars Head To Shanghai, Ambition, InSec, MadLife, Pray, Shy, All-Stars Logo
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