CJ Entus

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CJ Entus
CJ Entus logo.png
Short name CJ 엔투스
Founded 2001
Location South Korea
Manager Kim Jeong-woo, Jo Byung-se, Jin Yeong-wha, Han Sang-bong and Shin Dong-won
Partners CJ Group

CJ Entus is a South Korean StarCraft II and League of Legends eSports team which is the works team of the CJ Group chaebol. Warcraft 3 and Special Force 2 teams have been discontinued. CJ Entus began as a StarCraft: Brood War team in 2001 as ProSuma. In April 2006, CJ Group obtained the team's naming rights and it began competing in the StarCraft Proleague. On May 24, 2012, CJ Entus began sponsoring a League of Legends team to compete in the Ongamenet The Champions (LCK) league.[1]

Background[edit]

Players holding a banner
CJ Entus after winning the SC league championship

The team's notable early members were Kim Dong-jun, Lim Sung-choon, Choi In-gyu, Kim Jung-min, Lee Jae-hun and Kim Geun-baek. Later members were Seo Ji-hun, Kang Min, Jeon Sang-wook, Park Tae-min, Byun Hyung-tae and Park Yeong-min, and current members are Kim Jeong-woo, Jo Byung-se, Jin Yeong-wha, Han Sang-bong and Shin Dong-won. Due to its longtime non-company affiliation, members moved to other teams. Choi In-gyu and Kim Geun-bak went to Samsung Galaxy, Kim Jeong-min and Kang Min to KT Rolster, Jeon Sang-wook and Park Tae-min to SK Telecom T1 and Kim Dong-jun and Im Seong-chun became commentators. Team director Cho Gyu-nam saw each move as a chance to obtain new members, and kept many skilled players.

Although CJ Entus was supported for a long time by its members, director Cho did not obstruct his players' moves. When the no-sponsor slump continued into February 2006, Cho said that if the team was not sponsored within a month they would disband. Over 20 companies then offered to sponsor the team,[2] and CJ Group began its sponsorship in April.

CJ Entus has had good results in team and individual matches, particularly the latter in professional leagues. In the MBC GamSK Telecom League, the team finished in the top three with three wins, one second and one third and made the Winners League finals with a 9-2 record. They finished sixth in the Shinhan Bank league and lost to SKT T1 in the postseason.[3]

On May 24, 2016 SC2 pro Jang "MC" Min-chul joined the team, only two weeks after announcing his retirement.[4]

League of Legends[edit]

[needs update] CJ Entus was relegated for the first time after the 2016 Summer League of Legends Champions Korea.[5]

CJ Entus (main team)[edit]

Year Competition Final match Wins Losses Rank Winnings
2012 NLB Spring 2012 3 0 1st 6,000,000 won
Champions Summer 2012 Failed to qualify 9~16th 4,000,000 won
CPL Korean Team Selection MVP White 1 2 2nd
World Championship Season 2 Korean Team Selection LG-IM 1 3 6th
Team WE 0 3 5~8th
IPL 5 LOL Coln Korean Team Selection Eat Sleep Game 1 2 2nd
IPL 5 LOL Coln FnatiSK Telecom 1 2 5~8th $4,500
Champions Winter 2012-2013 Azubu Frost 2 3 5~8th 12,000,000 won
2013 NLB Winter 2012-2013 GSG 2 3 2nd 2,000,000 won

CJ Entus Frost[edit]

Year Competition Final match Wins Losses Rank Winnings Other
2011 WCG Summoner`s Battle Arena 1 0 300,000 MiG Frost
WCG 2011 EDG 1 2 2
2 3 2 500,000
CLG's Last Call CLG 0 2 4
2012 Nil 1 0 1
Team OP 0 2 2
LOL CLG 2 0 1위 \5,000,000
1 2 2 \1,000,000
Champions Spring 2012 MiG Blaze 0 3 2 \40,000,000
Champions Summer 2012 CLG EU 3 2 1 \80,000,000 Azubu Frost
2 Taipei Assassins 1 3 2 $250,000
IPL 5 LOL Azubu Blaze 0 2 5 ~ 8
2013 IEM 7 Gambit Gaming 0 2 3 ~ 4 $4,500
Champions 2012-2013 Sword 0 3 2 \40,000,000
LOL KT Rolster 0 3 4 \1,000,000
IEM 7 CJ Blaze 1 3 2 $25,000
2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games VTG Monsters 0 2 5 ~ 8
Champions Spring 2013 SKT T1 #2 0 3 4 \18,000,000
Champions Summer 2013 MVP OzonSK Telecom 2 3 4 \18,000,000
3 KT Bullets 0 3 3
IEM 8 Invictus Gaming 0 2 2
2014 Champions 2013-2014 OzonSK Telecom 0 3 5 ~ 8
NLB 2013-2014 B Sword 0 2 5 ~ 8
Champions Spring 2014 BluSK Telecom 1 3 5 ~ 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "스포츠조선 :: [프로리그 리뷰] CJ, 선두로 1라운드 마감".
  2. ^ ""CJ 창단 Cho Gyu-nam 감독 인터뷰" 파이터포럼".
  3. ^ "프로리그는 '춘추전국시대', 삼성전자 ↑ CJ ↓ : 스포츠조선".
  4. ^ "MC joins CJ Entus".
  5. ^ "The Relegation of CJ Entus Marks the Passing of an Era".

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