Jin Air Green Wings

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Jin Air Green Wings
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Short nameJAG
DivisionsStarCraft II
League of Legends
FoundedNovember 2011 (2011-11)
LocationSouth Korea
Parent groupJin Air

Jin Air Green Wings (Korean진에어 그린윙스) is a South Korean esports organization with teams competing in StarCraft II and League of Legends. Its parent organization is Korean Air-subsidiary Jin Air. The organization was formed in November 2011 as a StarCraft: Brood War team when three Proleague teams — Hwaesung Oz, WeMade FOX and MBCGame HERO — disbanded, and was simply known as the 8th Team until South Korean Jin Air became its title sponsor in July 2013. Jin Air Green Wings is currently one of eight Korean e-Sports Association-recognized teams participating in the Proleague.

League of Legends[edit]

Roster[edit]

Nat. Name ID Role
South Korea Heo Man-heung Lindarang Top Laner
South Korea Lee Sang-wook Tana Top Laner
South Korea Kim Geun-seong Malrang Jungler
South Korea Kim Chan-hee Seize Jungler
South Korea Lee Chan-ju Grace Mid Laner
South Korea Choi Hyeon-woo CheonGo Mid Laner
South Korea Moon Geom-su Route Bot Laner
South Korea Lee Gyu-bin Bambi Bot Laner
South Korea Park Chan-ho Nova Support
South Korea Kim Hyeong-gyu Kellin Support
South Korea Han Sang-yong H Dragon Head Coach
South Korea Choi Byeong-cheol Alvingo Coach
South Korea Kim Ji-hwan Moment Coach

Source:[1]

History[edit]

2013 season[edit]

The Jin Air organization picked up the rosters of Eat Sleep Game and Hoon Good Day to form the Jin Air Green Wings Falcons and the Jin Air Green Wings Stealths respectively. Miso, Reapered, Raven, Roar and StarLast joined the Falcons and HooN, TrAce, ActScene, ŁØAÐ and IceBear joined the Stealths. Neither team managed to qualify for worlds.

2014 season[edit]

A mixed Jin Air team participated at the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 but they placed fifth in the regular season and missed playoffs. Neither the Stealths nor the Falcons managed to earn enough circuit points to qualify for the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals so neither went to worlds.

2015 season[edit]

Changes to the OGN rules forced both teams to merge to form the Jin Air Green Wings.[2] The roster consisted of TrAce, Chaser, Winged, GBM, Pilot, Cpt Jack, Chei, and XD. They placed fourth in the regular season of SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and qualified for the playoffs. However, they lost in the first round 3-0 to CJ Entus and placed fourth for the season. Jin Air placed sixth in the regular season of SBENU eChampions Summer 2015 and gained 10 circuit points but missed the playoffs. They had enough circuit points to qualify for the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals where they made it to the finals but lost 3-1 to KT Rolster and barely missed out on worlds.

GBM was left off of the roster for KeSPA Cup 2015 and ultimately joined NRG eSports.[3] Jin Air played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the quarterfinals to CJ Entus.

Jin Air received an invitation to Intel Extreme Masters Season X - San Jose where they ended up finishing 5-8.[4]

2016 season[edit]

In December 2016, Pilot and Blanc joined PSG eSports.[5]

2019 season[edit]

Jin Air Greenwings had experienced a 15-series losing streak in Spring 2019. They broke their losing streak by taking the match from Afreeca Freecs on March 7, 2019, with a set score of 2–1.[6][7] They ended up at the last place for the season, and had to go through Summer Promotion to play in the LCK. They successfully promoted back to the LCK by winning their last match in the 2019 LCK Summer Promotion with a set score of 3–1 against ES Sharks.[8][9]

For the Summer season, they went through a 18-series losing streak.[10] They only managed to win 4 games, without winning a single match.[11] They had an overall of 1–35 record of their match in the 2019 season. They went through their second LCK promotion in the same year in order to play in the LCK again. However, they lost in the match against Hanwha Life Esports for the last spot of LCK, and was relegated to Challengers Korea.[12]

StarCraft II[edit]

Jang "Creator" Hyun-woo joined the team on November 17, 2015.[13]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Race
South Korea Creator Jang Hyun Woo Protoss
South Korea Cure Kim Doh Wook Terran
South Korea Maru Cho Seong Ju Terran
South Korea Rogue Lee Byung Ryul Zerg
South Korea sOs Kim Yoo Jin Protoss
South Korea Trap Cho Sung Ho Protoss
Taiwan Rex Lei Hao Chen Zerg

Former players[edit]

ID Name Race
South Korea Jaedong Lee Jae dong Zerg
South Korea Hyun Ko Seok Hyun Zerg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KeSPA League of Legends". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  2. ^ Erzberger, Tyler "Fionn" (September 5, 2015). "Chains of Despair: the tale of the Jin Air Green Wings". TheScore eSports. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  3. ^ Park, Paul (November 6, 2015). "GBM left off Jin Air Green Wings roster for KeSPA Cup". TheScore eSports. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Doucet, Nic (October 8, 2015). "Jin Air Green Wings receive invite to IEM San Jose". Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Sparx, Joe (December 14, 2016). "PSG Esports Announce League of Legends Roster". Dexerto. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jin Air Green Wings defeat Afreeca, breaking 15-series losing streak". Dot Esports. 2019-03-07. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  7. ^ Kim, Kevin (2019-03-07). "Jin Air Greenwings Grace after the team's losing streak: "I don't really feel too much...I think I did okay."". Korizon. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  8. ^ "League of Legends: JAG H-Dragon on the LCK Summer Promotion and His Homework for the Next Split". www.invenglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  9. ^ Koyle, Vince (2019-04-22). "KT Rolster, Jin Air GW retain LCK spot after 2019 Summer Promotion". Daily Esports. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  10. ^ "Jin Air Green Wings make history as the first LCK team to end a split 0-18". Dot Esports. 2019-08-16. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  11. ^ "Race to the bottom: Why Jin Air's 2019 is almost as bad as Shanghai's 2018". Dot Esports. 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  12. ^ "League of Legends: Hanwha Life Esports Survives from Promotions/Relegations". www.invenglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  13. ^ Dunn, Connor (November 17, 2015). "Creator joins Jin Air Green Wings". Retrieved November 27, 2015.

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