Arrow

Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon is a Korean AD carry in League of Legends. He’s currently playing for OpTic Gaming in the NA LCS.

Arrow Career

Arrow started his LoL career by joining Xenics Storm. Together with his teammates, he took part in the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 tournament. However, Storms only win was against its sister team, Blast, and the organization failed to make it out of the group stage.

Xenics Storm participated in the PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014. Their performance was much better this time around, and they topped their group with a 4-2 record. In the Quarterfinals, Storm clashed with Najin White Shield, losing to them with a 1-3 score.

Afterward, Arrow left the team to join KT Rolster Arrows (KTA). On his new team, he attended the LoL Masters 2014 event. But KTA struggled to stand up to the competition, and their 1-5 record resulted in the abysmal sixth-place finish. KTA didn’t let that get to them, though. They came back stronger for the HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014. There, they took over the group stage, securing a #1 seed over the likes of SKT K and SKT S. Unfortunately, their run ended with a 1-3 loss to CJ Blaze in the Quarterfinals.

It was only at the HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 that Arrow finally made his presence known. With his help, KTA took over the group stage to secure the first seed. And while all of their playoffs series went the full distance, KTA persevered with back-to-back victories against Najin White Shield, SKT S, and Samsung Blue. In the end, it was Arrow that walked away with the trophy.

With this victory, KTA were seeded directly into the second round of the Regional Finals. However, a sudden 0-3 loss to Najin White Shield eliminated them from the competition, and the team narrowly missed out on Worlds.

In the off-season, KT Arrows merged with their sister team, KT Bullets (KTB), to form KT Rolster. Arrow’s stellar mechanics earned him a spot on the starting roster, and KTB’s previous AD carry—Score—moved to the jungle. Their first showing wasn’t a great one, though. KT played in the SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and finished the regular split with a 6-8 record, which wasn’t enough to advance to the playoffs.

They came back with a vengeance for the SBENU Champions Summer 2015. With a 13-5 record, KT showed up as one of the best teams in the competition and finished the regular season in second place. Afterward, they defeated KOO Tigers in a hard-fought 5-game series and went on to face SKT T1 in the finals. But KT couldn’t stand up to this opponent and dropped the series 0-3.

Of course, they had another shot at qualifying for Worlds in the Regional Finals. Because of their high-place finish in the regular season, KT were seeded directly into the finals, which gave them plenty of time to prepare for their next adversary. In the end, KT faced Jin Air, dismantling them in a quick 3-1 victory. With that, they were going to Worlds.

In the off-season, KT attended the 2015 KeSPA Cup. Their first series was a 2-1 victory over CTU Pathos, but they lost in the following round against CJ Entus.

They came back for the 2016 LCK Spring Split. Just like before, KT secured a second-place finish over the regular season. Unfortunately, a crushing defeat in the Semifinals against SKT T1 put an end to their run.

In summer, KT showed up with the same record. But they were overshadowed by SKT T1 and ROX Tigers, so they had to start their playoffs run with the Quarterfinals. There, they took down Samsung Galaxy and proceeded to win a close series against SKT T1. In the finals, KT suffered a narrow defeat at the hand of ROX Tigers.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have enough Circuit Points to make it to Worlds. Unless, of course, they won the Regional Qualifiers. Everyone considered them favorites coming into their match against Samsung Galaxy. But inexplicably, KT dropped the series with a 2-3 score and missed out on the 2016 World Championship.

In the off-season, Arrow joined Phoenix1 (P1) in the NA LCS. With his help, Phoenix1 had a massive resurgence, finishing the 2017 Spring Split with an 11-7 record. In the playoffs, they 3-0’d Team Dignitas but fell short in the following round against Cloud9. Afterward, they squeezed out a narrow 3-2 victory in the third place match against FlyQuest.

His immaculate performance earned Arrow the MVP title. Unfortunately, his success was short-lived. Phoenix1 entered summer with hopes, but they ended up falling down to the last-place finish and having to participate in the Promotion Tournament.

P1 started the tournament with a win in a close 5-game series against GCU, but the following 2-3 loss to Team Liquid put them on the brink of elimination. Still, P1 regained their composure and bounced back with a 3-0 victory over eUnited. During this time, Arrow looked very vulnerable in the laning phase, and it was common to see him underperform in the early game.

When Phoenix1 were denied their NA LCS slot, Arrow joined OpTic Gaming.

Arrow International Tournaments

On KT Rolster, Arrow attended his first tournament, the 2015 World Championship. KT had a strong showing in the group stage, but their run was cut short after a 1-3 Quarterfinals loss to KOO Tigers.

On Phoenix1, Arrow took part in the 2017 Rift Rivals (EU vs NA). P1 entered the tournament as underdogs, but surprisingly enough, they showed up with a 4-2 record against top European teams. Still, TSM had an even better showing, and P1 couldn’t qualify for the finals.

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