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Olleh
Kim Joo-sung (김주성)
StatusActive
Born (1994-11-27) November 27, 1994 (age 24)
NationalitySouth Korea
Current teamTeam Liquid
RoleSupport
LeagueNA LCS
GamesLeague of Legends
Championships2018 NA LCS Spring
Professional career
May 2013–Oct 2013KT Rolster Arrows
Jan 2014–Apr 2014Midas FIO
May 2014–Dec 2014paiN Gaming
Jan 2015–Sep 2016Hong Kong Esports
Dec 2016–Nov 2017Immortals
Nov 2017–PresentTeam Liquid

Kim Joo-sung (Korean: 김주성), also known as Olleh, is a professional League of Legends player. While originally from South Korea, he has played in a number of regions, including the LCK, CBLoL, LMS, and the NA LCS. Currently, he plays Support for Team Liquid.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

paiN Gaming[edit | edit source]

Following short showings on KT Rolster Arrows and Midas FIO, Olleh joined the Brazilian team paiN gaming. Though unable to secure a regional title, Olleh quickly became a fan favorite in Brazil. In an interview with Blitz Esports in February 2018, Olleh cited the support of Brazilian fans for his decision to continue his career in League of Legends.[2]

Hong Kong Esports[edit | edit source]

Following brief appearances in Korea and Brazil, Olleh joined Hong Kong Esports in early 2015. He would compete in the LMS for four splits, finishing no higher than 2nd in the regular season and 3rd in the playoffs. After two years in the LMS, Olleh's contract with Hong Kong Esports was terminated following their 0-3 loss to ahq e-Sports Club.[3]

Immortals[edit | edit source]

After losing the majority of their 2016 roster, Immortals signed a number of new players to rebuild their roster. Olleh was the last member to be announced, joining Cody Sun in the bottom-lane as Immortals' new support.[4] Soon thereafter, the newly formed roster competed at IEM Season XI Gyeonggi, where Immortals had a respectable showing, being eliminated in the semifinals by Kongdoo Monster. In the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split, Olleh and Immortals went on to finish in 7th, narrowly missing the playoffs. However, the team rebounded in the Summer, finishing second in both the regular split and playoffs. Olleh's performance was given particular praise, earning him a spot on the 1st NA LCS All-pro Team for the 2017 Summer Split.[5] Analysts have called this a major turning point in Olleh's career, not just in results but in play-style as well.[6] Olleh also competed with Immortals at the 2017 League of Legends World Championship, his first major international event. Despite finishing the first half of the group stage with a 2-1 record, they would lose all of their following matches, failing to advance to the knock-out stage with a 2-5 record.[7]

Team Liquid[edit | edit source]

Despite their performance in the latter half of 2017, Immortals was denied entry into the NA LCS Franchise.[8] Following this, the contracts of Olleh and the other Immortals players were acquired by Team Liquid. Alongside his former teammates Pobelter and Xmithie as well as Doublelift and Impact, Olleh would finish in 4th place in the 2018 NA LCS Spring regular season. In the playoffs, Olleh and TL swept the first seed 100 Thieves 3-0, earning his first ever championship and qualifying for the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational.[9]

Tournament results[edit | edit source]

Career Tournament Results
Date Event Placing Team Record Opponent
March 12–May 24, 2014 Champions Spring 2014 9-16 Midas FIO 0-6 Samsung Ozone, CJ Entus Frost, and Incredible Miracle 1
June 8, 2014 Brazilian Champion League 2014 Playoffs Silver 2nd paiN Gaming 2-3 kStars
July 20, 2014 Brazil Regional Finals 2014 3rd-4th paiN Gaming 0-2 CNB e-Sports
January 8–March 22, 2015 2015 LMS Spring Regular Season Bronze 3rd Hong Kong Esports 15-6 N/A
April 10, 2015 2015 LMS Spring Playoffs 4th Hong Kong Esports 0-2 ahq e-Sports Club
May 20–July 12, 2015 2015 LMS Summer Regular Season Silver 2nd Hong Kong Esports 18-10 N/A
July 26, 2015 2015 LMS Summer Playoffs Bronze 3rd Hong Kong Esports 0-3 ahq e-Sports Club
August 16, 2015 Taiwan Regional Finals 2015 Silver 2nd Hong Kong Esports 2-3 Flash Wolves
January 14–March 28, 2016 2016 LMS Spring Regular Season 5th Hong Kong Esports 16-12 N/A
June 9–August 7, 2016 2016 LMS Summer Regular Season 4th Hong Kong Esports 15-13 N/A
August 17, 2016 2016 LMS Summer Playoffs 4th Hong Kong Esports 0-3 ahq e-Sports Club
September 2, 2016 Taiwan Regional Finals 2016 3rd-4th Hong Kong Esports 0-3 ahq e-Sports Club
December 17, 2016 IEM Season XI Gyeonggi 3rd-4th Immortals 1-2 Kongdoo Monster
January 20–March 26, 2017 2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 7th Immortals 8-10 N/A
June 2–August 6, 2017 2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season Silver 2nd Immortals 14-4 N/A
September 3, 2017 2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Silver 2nd Immortals 1-3 Team SoloMid
October 5–15, 2017 2017 League of Legends World Championship Group Stage 9th-12th Immortals 2-5 Longzhu Gaming, Fnatic, and GIGABYTE Marines
January 20–March 18, 2018 2018 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 4th Team Liquid 12-8 N/A
April 8, 2018 2018 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Gold1st Team Liquid 3-0 100 Thieves

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Olleh". LoL Esports. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  2. "Olleh on how Brazilian fans saved him from retirement ..." Blitz Esports. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. "Report: Raison and Olleh leave Hong Kong Esports". theScore esports. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  4. "Introducing Olleh as the Immortals Support!". Immortals. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. "2017 NA LCS Summer Split Award Winners". LoLEsports. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  6. Torres, Xander (8 September 2017). "Olleh's Return to Stardom in North America". Red Bull Esports. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. Goslin, Austen (12 October 2017). "Worlds 2017 Group Stage: Group B finale recap". The Rift Herald. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. "Immortals Out of Next Year's North American 'League of Legends' Championship Series". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  9. Kien, Lam (9 April 2018). "Liquid Smooth: TL sweeps 100". LoL Esports. Retrieved 9 April 2018.

Category:Living people Category:1994 births Category:South Korean eSports players Category:League of Legends players Category:South Korean expatriates in the United States Category:Immortals (eSports) players Category:Team Liquid players


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