Afreeca Freecs

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Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Yi "Legend" Seon Jeong
Won Joong Wook (원종욱)
Links
Achievements
2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1
Solo Achievements
IEM Season V - World Championship2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May: Code A2011 MLG Raleigh2011 Global StarCraft II League October: Code A2012 GSL Season 42012 MLG Fall Championship2012 GSL Blizzard Cup2012 Battle.net World Championship World Cyber Games 2012Iron Squid – Chapter II2013 MLG Winter Championship2013 WCS Season 2IEM Season VIII - New York2014 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2014 WCS Global FinalsIEM Season IX - Taipei2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
11
Protoss 4
Terran 3
Zerg 4
History
Created:
2010-09-01
Recent Player Trades:
2016-04-28 - Symbol joins
2016-03-30 - Patience joins
2016-01-28 - Life joins
2016-01-28 - Leenock leaves
2015-12-03 - Billowy joins
2015-12-01 - MMA, Hack, Ssemi, StuN and SSoja leave

Overview

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]

Timeline

As Afreeca Freecs Afreeca Freecs

  • 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.[5]
  • March 30, Patience joins.[6]
  • April 28, Symbol joins.[7]

As SBENU SBENU

  • January 20, SBENU ceases to sponsor the StarCraft II team,[8] a few days after the company's CEO was sued for fraud.[9]

As StarTale StarTale

  • January 8 - Avenge retires.[26]
  • January 8 - TricKsteR returns to the StarTale roster after his military service ends.[27]
  • January 8 - Legend, who had previously lived at the StarTale team house, officially joins as a player after spending years as a GSL observer.[28]
  • 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.) [29]
  • March 5 - AcE is no longer coach.[Citation needed]
  • September 16 - StuN joins the team and Legend becomes the new head coach. [30]
  • September 18 - Aphrodite leaves, eventually joining MVP.[31]
  • 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.[32] 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.[33]
  • 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.[34]
  • November 28 - Panic leaves to join MVP.[35]
  • January 13, StarTale partners with Quantic Gaming to participate in the 2012 GSTL Season 1 as StarTaleQ.[50]
  • February 13, Chinese former Warcraft III player and commentator MisS joins the team.[51]
  • March 5, FruitDealer moves to StarTale's League of Legends squad as a coach.[52]
  • June 6, it is announced that RainBOw will fulfill his military service on June 26.[53]
  • July 13, it is announced that team ZeNEX will be merged into StarTale.[54]

Player Roster

South Korea Terran aLive
Han Lee Seok
South Korea Protoss Billowy
Kim Doh Kyung
South Korea Terran Bomber
Choi Ji Sung
South Korea Zerg Curious
Lee Won Pyo
South Korea Terran KeeN
Hwang Kyu Seok
South Korea Zerg Life
 Lee Seung Hyun
South Korea Protoss Patience
 Jo Ji Hyun
South Korea Protoss Super
 Seo Sung Min
South Korea Zerg Symbol
 Kang Dong Hyun

Best Yearly Results:

Active

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
krSouth Korea TTerran aLive Han Lee Seok 17 - 32nd 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 3 Code S 5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November 1st IGN ProLeague Season 4 Premier League 3 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 1 America Premier League 25 - 32nd 2014 WCS Season 1 America 17 - 28th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 3 7 - 8th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1
South KoreaSouth Korea PProtoss Billowy Kim Do Kyung -  25 - 32nd 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May  25 - 32nd 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  13 - 24th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1  25 - 36th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3  25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2  25 - 48th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
krSouth Korea tTerran Bomber Choi Ji Sung - 1st 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May MLG Raleigh 2011 2nd Red Bull Battlegrounds: Austin 1st 2013 WCS Season 2 Premier League 1st 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Washington2014 WCS Season 3 America Code S 9 - 12th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 13 - 16th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea ZZerg Curious Lee Won Pyo - 1st 2011 Global StarCraft II League October 5 - 6th 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series/Asia/Finals Code S 3 - 4th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 IEM Season VIII - New York Code S 13 - 16th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 1st 2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia Code S 13 - 16th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea zZerg DRGLing Lee Won Ju - - - - - -  31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea TTerran KeeN Hwang Kyu Seok - Code S 5 - 8th 2011 Global StarCraft II League August 3rd TeamLiquid StarLeague 4 Premier League 13 - 16th 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 9 - 12th 2014 MLG Anaheim  25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3  31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea ZZerg Life Lee Seung Hyun - - Code S 1st 2012 GSL Season 4 2012 MLG Fall Championship 2012 GSL Blizzard Cup 1st Iron Squid – Chapter II 2013 MLG Winter Championship IEM Season VIII - New York 1st 2014_DreamHack_Open/Bucharest 2014 WCS Global Finals Code S 1st IEM Season IX - Taipei 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 1  31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea pProtoss Patience Jo Ji Hyun - - - 3rd 2013 DreamHack Open: Winter 5 - 8th IEM Season VIII - Cologne ASUS ROG Winter 2014 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 3 - 4th 2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia A4aRo4 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea PProtoss SGW Shin Gun Woo - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea pProtoss Super Seo Sung Min - - Code S 17 - 24th 2012 DreamHack Open/Summer 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5 Premier League 13 - 16th 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 5 - 8th KeSPA Cup 5 - 8th 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 13 - 16th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea ZZerg Symbol Kang Dong Hyun -  33 - 48th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November 2nd Iron Squid – Chapter I 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Spring/Arena 2 HomeStory Cup/6 Code S 2nd 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 9 - 12th IEM Season IX - San Jose Code S 17 - 24th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Code S 25 - 32nd 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1

Former

StarTale roster: PartinG, Sound, KingKong, Hack, Curious, AcE, Virus, Tiger, Squirtle and Bomber
ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea zZerg Leenock Lee Dong Nyoung KT Rolster KT Rolster
krSouth Korea tTerran jjakji Jung Ji Hoon KT Rolster KT Rolster
krSouth Korea tTerran MMA Mun Seong Won
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Hack Kim Young Il
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg Ssemi Moon Sae Mi
krSouth Korea pProtoss StuN Seung Hyun Kim
krSouth Korea pProtoss Ssoja Park Woong Jin
krSouth Korea pProtoss Daisy Lee Jong Hyuk
Retired
krSouth Korea ZZerg DongRaeGu Park Soo Ho
krSouth Korea ZZerg Pet Park Nam Kyu
krSouth Korea pProtoss MyuNgSiK Kim Myung Sik TCM-Gaming TCM-Gaming
krSouth Korea zZerg Life Lee Seung Hyun KT Rolster KT Rolster
krSouth Korea pProtoss Panic Han Jae Woon MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea pProtoss Booster Moon Ho Joon
ChinaChina PProtoss MisS Han Yiying
krSouth Korea ZZerg SuHoSin Kim Soo Ho
KoreaSouth Korea PProtoss TricKsteR Seo Ki Soo
krSouth Korea ZZerg Zero Lim Choon Ho
krSouth Korea TTerran Aphrodite Kim Ga Young MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea pProtoss AcE Jung Woo Seo
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Avenge Kim Nam Joong
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg Golden Jo Myeong Hwan Alien Invasion Alien Invasion
krSouth Korea pProtoss Balloon Jung Woo Joon MYinsanity mYinsanity
krSouth Korea TTerran SalvatioN Kim Ki Yong Prime Prime
krSouth Korea pProtoss Hoon Ha Ji Hoon
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Sound Bae Sang Hwan
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Sparta Hwang Eui Jin
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Brain Kim Dong Gyu
krSouth Korea pProtoss TREME Park Joon Sung Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
krSouth Korea pProtoss Tiger Kim Hyun Joon
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg SoN Lee Sang Kun
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Harrier Ju Han Jin
krSouth Korea zZerg KingKong Yoo Chung Hee Carnage eSports Carnage eSports
krSouth Korea zZerg July Park Sung Joon Military Service
krSouth Korea tTerran RainBOw Kim Sung Je Military Service
krSouth Korea pProtoss PartinG Won Lee Sak SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
krSouth Korea zZerg SUPERSTAR Shin Jung Min Military service
krSouth Korea tTerran Troumen Na Doh Hyun
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran August Kim Siam Fnatic Fnatic
krSouth Korea zZerg TanDongHo Tan Dong Ho ZeNEX ZeNEX
krSouth Korea zZerg Monster Tak Hyun Seung MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea pProtoss Silver Shim So Myung
Retired
usUSA tTerran TorcH Trevor Housten
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg FruitDealer Kim Won Gi
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Virus Park Joon Young
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Squirtle Park Hyun Woo Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea tTerran justfake Lee Kwan Woo
Retired

Organization

Name Position
South Korea Yi Seon Jeong Head Coach
South Korea Won 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.[58][59]

Team Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-08-15 2016 Proleague Grand Finals Afreeca Freecs 1 : 4 SK Telecom T1
2016-07-16 2016 Proleague Round 3 Afreeca Freecs 2 : 4 CJ Entus
2016-03-21 2016 Proleague Round 1 Afreeca Freecs 1 : 4 KT Rolster
2015
Date Event Result
2015-09-07 2015 Proleague Round 4 SBENU 3 : 4 KT Rolster
2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-20 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 StarTale 1 : 4/1 : 4 AZUBU
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-24 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 3 StarTale 4 : 5 FXOpen e-Sports
2012-11-21 2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 StarTale 5 : 1 Incredible Miracle
2011-06-03 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 StarTale 0 : 6 Prime
2012-04-08 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 StarTaleQ 2 : 5 Prime
2012-01-03 2012 KSL Opening Ceremonies StarTale 1 : 6 MVP (team)
2011
Date Event Result
2011-03-24 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League March StarTale 2 : 4 SlayerS
2011-02-10 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League February StarTale 4 : 5 Incredible Miracle
2011-01-31 Zotac Team Invitational Season 2 StarTale 4 : 1 ZeNEX

Championships

 IGN Pro Team League Champions
IPL TAC 3
Preceded By:
Incredible Miracle IM
2012 IPTL Season 1
21 November 2012 – Present
StarTale StarTale
2013 IPTL Season 1
Succeeded By:
MVP (team) MVP

Gallery

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Trivia

External Links

References

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  2. 'StarTale: Inside Look Part 1' YouTube.com. January 12th 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Startale is new name 'sbenu'".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Plexa (2016-01-23). "Afreeca picks up SBENU SC2 Team". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. Life to Afreeca Freecs, Leenock to KT in trade
  6. "Patience joins Afreeca Freecs". TeamLiquid.net. 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  7. "Symbol joins Afreeca Freecs". TeamLiquid.net. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  8. Thouhastmail (2016-01-20). "SBENU Ceases Sponsoring SC2 Team". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
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  10. "Bomber joins SBENU".
  11. "jjakji joins SBENU".
  12. "MMA will play for SBENU in PL".
  13. SPL Round 3 Rosters Announced
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  15. "MyuNgSiK and SBENU part ways"
  16. Pet has left SBENU
  17. leaves SBENU
  18. "Keen and Leenock Join SBENU".
  19. trades jjakji for Super
  20. announces the new SBENU roster
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  22. Life joins KT Rolster
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  26. Startale to part ways with Dota2 team, SC2 coaching staff, and Avenge retires
  27. Trickster(tester) returns
  28. Planned new eSF team "Epik" fails to launch
  29. Incredible Miracle and StarTale to team up in Proleague Season 2 TeamLiquid.net
  30. StuN joins StarTale and Legend is the new head coach TeamLiquid.net
  31. Aphrodite no longer apart of StarTale
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  49. Bomber to leave Startale at end of 2013
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  52. South Korea "과일장수’ 김원기, 이제는 LOL 감독!" ThisIsGame.com. March 5th 2012. Translation / Thread on TeamLiquid.net
  53. RainBOw goes to the army
  54. ZeNEX merging into StarTale
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  60. Startale Changes their logo