ADD Domestic Career
Kang “ADD” Geon-mo began his LoL career on as a substitute for Najin e-mFire. However, he didn’t have any notable showings until he joined MVP. Together with his teammates, he took part in the 2016 CK Spring Split. MVP dominated the regular season, but the playoffs had them losing 2-3 to ESC Ever. Still, this showing was enough to advance to the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion. There, MVP crushed Kongdoo Monster with a 3-1 score to qualify for the 2016 LCK Summer Split.
Many expected them to crumble during their first LCK split, but MVP had a surprisingly decent showing. And while they couldn’t break into the playoffs, their 7-11 record allowed them to avoid relegation. They tried to capitalize on this success at the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup. Their 2-0 win over Afreeca Freecs showed a lot of promise, but they were eliminated in the following series against SKT T1.
MVP had a better showing in the 2017 LCK Spring Split. With a 10-8 record over the regular season, they advanced to the wildcard series and scored another 2-0 victory against Afreeca. But this wasn’t the beginning of the Cinderella story, and MVP suffered a crushing defeat in the Quarterfinals against KT Rolster. During this time, ADD became known for his unorthodox champion pool, and his Sion pocket pick often drew bans from enemy teams.
They came down to earth in summer. Despite MVP’s best efforts, they struggled to keep up with the rising level of competition. And their 6-12 record was barely enough to dodge relegation. In the off-season, MVP played in the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. They made it into the playoffs with back-to-back victories over Gangwon and BBQ Olivers, but their first series against Samsung Galaxy ended in defeat.
ADD International Tournaments
On MVP, ADD attended his first international tournament, the 2017 Rift Rivals (LCK-LPL-LMS). His team took down Machi e-Sports in the group stage, but the finals had them losing a close game against the powerhouse RNG lineup.