Afreeca Freecs

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[e][h]Afreeca Freecs
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Team Information
Yi "Legend" Seon Jeong
Won Joong Wook (원종욱)
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 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: ValenciaHomeStory Cup XIV
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Picon small.png 0
Ticon small.png 0
Zicon small.png 0
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


Afreeca Freecs (in Korean, 아프리카 프릭스) was 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] On November 21st, 2016, it was announced that the team is disbanding its StarCraft II division.[5]


As Afreeca Freecs AfreecaFreecslogo std.png[edit]

  • 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.[6]
  • March 30, Patience joins.[7]
  • April 28, Symbol joins.[8]
  • November 21, StarCraft II roster disbands.[5]

As SBENU SBENUlogo std.png[edit]

  • January 20, SBENU ceases to sponsor the StarCraft II team,[9] a few days after the company's CEO was sued for fraud.[10]

As StarTale Startalelogo std.png[edit]

  • January 8 - Avenge retires.[27]
  • January 8 - TricKsteR returns to the StarTale roster after his military service ends.[28]
  • January 8 - Legend, who had previously lived at the StarTale team house, officially joins as a player after spending years as a GSL observer.[29]
  • 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.) [30]
  • March 5 - AcE is no longer coach.[Citation needed]
  • September 16 - StuN joins the team and Legend becomes the new head coach. [31]
  • September 18 - Aphrodite leaves, eventually joining MVP.[32]
  • 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.[33] 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.[34]
  • 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.[35]
  • November 28 - Panic leaves to join MVP.[36]
  • January 3, PartinG announces that he has left the team and eventually joins SK Telecom T1.[37]
  • January 7, Golden joins the team.[38]
  • January 13, it is announced on StarTale's Facebook page that Squirtle has left the team.[39]
  • February 25, Kart Rider champion Moon Ho-jun joins the team as both a Protoss StarCraft II and Kart Rider player.[40]
  • March 26, SoN, Tiger and Harrier are not registered for GSTL.[41]
  • June 5, TREME leaves to join Quantic Gaming.[42]
  • June 26, Upon qualifying for WCS Korea OSL Season 2, Balloon is recruited.[43]
  • July 7, Sparta and Brain leave Startale, Hoon joins Startale.[44]
  • July 31, SalvatioN joins team StarTale after NSH disbands.[45]
  • August 27, It is announced that Sound has retired.[46]
  • September 1, AcE is no longer listed on StarTale's playing roster, having become a coach/caster for the team.[47]
  • November 3, SalvatioN, Balloon and Hoon retire.[48]
  • November 24, Golden retires at Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City.[49]
  • December 31, Bomber decides to part ways with StarTale and leaves on amicable terms. He cites the desire to explore more foreign tournaments (including a switch to WCS America) and possibly being the playing coach of his own team at the end of his StarCraft career.[50]
  • January 13, StarTale partners with Quantic Gaming to participate in the 2012 GSTL Season 1 as StarTaleQ.[51]
  • February 13, Chinese former Warcraft III player and commentator MisS joins the team.[52]
  • March 5, FruitDealer moves to StarTale's League of Legends squad as a coach.[53]
  • June 6, it is announced that RainBOw will fulfill his military service on June 26.[54]
  • July 13, it is announced that team ZeNEX will be merged into StarTale.[55]

Player Roster[edit]

Roster at Time of Disbandment[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 New Team
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png aLive Han Lee Seok 17 - 32nd 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 3 Sicon.png 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 5 - 8th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 HomeStory Cup XIV Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
South KoreaSouth Korea PPicon small.png Billowy Kim Do Kyung - Aicon.png 25 - 32nd 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May Aicon.png 25 - 32nd 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Aicon.png 13 - 24th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Aicon.png 25 - 36th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Aicon.png 25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Aicon.png 25 - 48th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png 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 Sicon.png 9 - 12th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 13 - 16th 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png Curious Lee Won Pyo - 1st 2011 Global StarCraft II League October 5 - 6th 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series/Asia/Finals Sicon.png 3 - 4th 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 IEM Season VIII - New York Sicon.png 13 - 16th 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 1st 2015 DreamHack Open: Valencia Sicon.png 13 - 16th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png DRGLing Lee Won Ju - - - - - - Aicon.png 31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png KeeN Hwang Kyu Seok - Sicon.png 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 Aicon.png 25 - 48th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Aicon.png 31 - 60th 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Team LeiFeng std.png Team LeiFeng
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png 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 1st HomeStory Cup XIV Deadpixelslogo std.png Dead Pixels
krSouth Korea PPicon small.png SGW Shin Gun Woo - - - - - - -
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Super Seo Sung Min - - Sicon.png 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 ZZicon small.png Symbol Kang Dong Hyun - Aicon.png 33 - 48th 2011 Global StarCraft II League November 2nd Iron Squid – Chapter I 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Spring/Arena 2 HomeStory Cup/6 Sicon.png 2nd 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 9 - 12th IEM Season IX - San Jose Sicon.png 17 - 24th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Sicon.png 25 - 32nd 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1


StarTale roster: PartinG, Sound, KingKong, Hack, Curious, AcE, Virus, Tiger, Squirtle and Bomber
ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Life Lee Seung Hyun
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Leenock Lee Dong Nyoung Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png jjakji Jung Ji Hoon Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png MMA Mun Seong Won
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Hack Kim Young Il
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Ssemi Moon Sae Mi
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png StuN Seung Hyun Kim
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Ssoja Park Woong Jin
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Daisy Lee Jong Hyuk
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png DongRaeGu Park Soo Ho
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png Pet Park Nam Kyu
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png MyuNgSiK Kim Myung Sik TCMGaminglogo std.png TCM-Gaming
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Life Lee Seung Hyun Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Panic Han Jae Woon Mvplogo std.png MVP
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Booster Moon Ho Joon
ChinaChina PPicon small.png MisS Han Yiying
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png SuHoSin Kim Soo Ho
KoreaSouth Korea PPicon small.png TricKsteR Seo Ki Soo
krSouth Korea ZZicon small.png Zero Lim Choon Ho
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png Aphrodite Kim Ga Young Mvplogo std.png MVP
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png AcE Jung Woo Seo
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Avenge Kim Nam Joong
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Golden Jo Myeong Hwan Ailogo std.png Alien Invasion
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Balloon Jung Woo Joon Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
krSouth Korea TTicon small.png SalvatioN Kim Ki Yong Primelogo std.png Prime
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Hoon Ha Ji Hoon
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Sound Bae Sang Hwan
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Sparta Hwang Eui Jin
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Brain Kim Dong Gyu
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png TREME Park Joon Sung Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Gaming
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Tiger Kim Hyun Joon
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png SoN Lee Sang Kun
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Harrier Ju Han Jin
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png KingKong Yoo Chung Hee Carnage std.png Carnage eSports
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png July Park Sung Joon Military Service
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png RainBOw Kim Sung Je Military Service
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png PartinG Won Lee Sak Sktelecomt1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png SUPERSTAR Shin Jung Min Military service
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Troumen Na Doh Hyun
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png August Kim Siam Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png TanDongHo Tan Dong Ho ZeNEXlogo std.png ZeNEX
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Monster Tak Hyun Seung Mvplogo std.png MVP
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Silver Shim So Myung
usUSA tTicon small.png TorcH Trevor Housten
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png FruitDealer Kim Won Gi
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Virus Park Joon Young
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Squirtle Park Hyun Woo IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png justfake Lee Kwan Woo


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.[59][60]

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result
2016-08-15 2016 Proleague Grand Finals AfreecaFreecslogo std.png 1 : 4 Sktelecomt1logo std.png
2016-07-16 2016 Proleague Round 3 AfreecaFreecslogo std.png 2 : 4 Cjentuslogo std.png
2016-03-21 2016 Proleague Round 1 AfreecaFreecslogo std.png 1 : 4 Ktrolsterlogo std.png
Date Event Result
2015-09-07 2015 Proleague Round 4 SBENUlogo std.png 3 : 4 Ktrolsterlogo std.png
Date Event Result
2013-11-20 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 Startalelogo std.png 1 : 4/1 : 4 Azubulogo std.png
Date Event Result
2012-11-24 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 3 Startalelogo std.png 4 : 5 FXOlogo std.png
2012-11-21 2012 IGN Pro Team League Season 1 Startalelogo std.png 5 : 1 IMlogo std.png
2011-06-03 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 Startalelogo std.png 0 : 6 Primelogo std.png
2012-04-08 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 StarTaleQlogo std.png 2 : 5 Primelogo std.png
2012-01-03 2012 KSL Opening Ceremonies Startalelogo std.png 1 : 6 Mvplogo std.png
Date Event Result
2011-03-24 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League March Startalelogo std.png 2 : 4 SlayerSlogo std.png
2011-02-10 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League February Startalelogo std.png 4 : 5 IMlogo std.png
2011-01-31 Zotac Team Invitational Season 2 Startalelogo std.png 4 : 1 ZeNEXlogo std.png


 IGN Pro Team League Champions
Preceded By:
IMlogo std.png IM
2012 IPTL Season 1
21 November 2012 – Present
Startalelogo std.png StarTale
2013 IPTL Season 1
Succeeded By:
Mvplogo std.png MVP


Highlight Videos[edit]



External Links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '"[News] Another new Korean proteam with old faces" September 15th 2010.
  2. 'StarTale: Inside Look Part 1' 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". Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 kenzi (2016-11-21). "Afreeca SC2 Team Disbands". Retrieved 2016-11-21.
  6. Life to Afreeca Freecs, Leenock to KT in trade
  7. "Patience joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-03-30. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  8. "Symbol joins Afreeca Freecs". 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  9. Thouhastmail (2016-01-20). "SBENU Ceases Sponsoring SC2 Team". Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  10. "Sonic sued for fraud (Update Jan 11)". 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  11. "Bomber joins SBENU".
  12. "jjakji joins SBENU".
  13. "MMA will play for SBENU in PL".
  14. SPL Round 3 Rosters Announced
  15. PengWin (2015-11-07). "Daisy retired in July 2015". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  16. "MyuNgSiK and SBENU part ways"
  17. Pet has left SBENU
  18. leaves SBENU
  19. "Keen and Leenock Join SBENU".
  20. trades jjakji for Super
  21. announces the new SBENU roster
  22. joins SBENU
  23. Life joins KT Rolster
  24. lichter (February 23, 2015). "Daisy joins StarTale". Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  25. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  26. stuchiu (April 27, 2015). "DRG Joins StarTale". Retrieved April 27 , 2015.
  27. Startale to part ways with Dota2 team, SC2 coaching staff, and Avenge retires
  28. Trickster(tester) returns
  29. Planned new eSF team "Epik" fails to launch
  30. Incredible Miracle and StarTale to team up in Proleague Season 2
  31. StuN joins StarTale and Legend is the new head coach
  32. Aphrodite no longer apart of StarTale
  33. "aLive joins". 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  34. StarTale/YoeFW Alliance Announcement
  35. Bomber to participate in Proleague with StarTale
  36. @MVPChoya (November 28, 2014). "Panic joins MVP". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  37. PartinG Leaves ST
  38. Golden Joins StarTale
  39. TeamStarTale (2013-01-14).
  40. GTR (2013-02-25). "'Kart Emperor' Moon Ho-jun joins StarTale".
  41. DiMano (2013-03-26). "eSF Teams: Transfers and Name Changes".
  42. Panduhkayy (2013-06-05). "Introducing Protoss Player - Treme". Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  43. Khaldor (2013-06-28). Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  44. kimbilly (2013-07-07). Retrieved 2013-07-07.
  45. NS HoSeo disbands - members to Korean and foreign teams
  46. aslejoh (August 27, 2013). "StarTale Sound - retired.". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  47. Waxangel (2013-09-01). "GSTL/eSF September Rosters Announced". Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  48. eSF November Rosters
  49. [1]
  50. Bomber to leave Startale at end of 2013
  51. Thread on
  52. South Korea "StarTale signs first foreign female member MisS". February 13th 2012. Translated version / Forum thread
  53. South Korea "과일장수’ 김원기, 이제는 LOL 감독!" March 5th 2012. Translation / Thread on
  54. RainBOw goes to the army
  55. ZeNEX merging into StarTale
  56. South Korea "김원기-서기수, StarTale 합류" PlayXP. July 11th 2011. Thread on
  57. South Korea "스타테일, 팀 엠블럼 변경" ThisIsGame. August 8th 2011. Thread on
  58. South Korea "조위기어, 글로벌 여성 스타크래프트2 대회 개최" ThisIsGame. November 11th 2011. Thread on
  59. South Korea "e-Sports Federation formed by SC2 teams". March 30, 2012. Translation / thread
  60. "eSF President resigns amid SlayerS controversy". October 19th 2012.
  61. Startale Changes their logo