Bdd Domestic Career
Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong began his LoL career as a substitute mid laner for CJ Entus. He joined the organization in the first quarter of 2015, but due to OGN age restrictions, he was unable to play until almost a year later. He finally became CJ’s starting mid laner in the 2016 LCK Spring Split. But despite Bdd’s best efforts, his team had a rocky showing in the regular season, and its 8-10 record wasn’t enough to advance to the playoffs.
Nevertheless, Bdd stayed on the team for summer. But CJ Entus failed to keep up with the rising level of competition. With a 3-15 record, they finished the regular season dead-last and prepared to play in the Promotion Tournament. Their run began with a devastating 0-2 loss to Kongdoo Monster, but CJ managed to bounce back in the loser’s bracket match against SBENU Korea. Still, they fell in the following series against the up-and-coming ESC Ever lineup. With that, they were knocked out of the LCK.
In the off-season, Bdd joined Longzhu Gaming. However, Longzhu preferred to play with their other mid laner—Fly—and Bdd spent the entire 2017 LCK Spring Split sitting on the bench. He finally got his chance to shine when his team overhauled its roster.
Contrary to all expectations, Longzhu dominated the 2017 LCK Summer Split. Bdd, in particular, proved his worth as an exceptional mid laner that always found new ways to outplay his opponents. With his help, Longzhu went 14-4 in the regular season and earned a bye to the finals. There, they took down the resurging SKT T1 lineup to claim their first trophy.
Longzhu showed up at the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. They scored back-to-back wins over Jin Air and SKT T1 and proceeded to challenge KT Rolster in the finals. In the end, though, Kt were—ever so slightly—the better team, and they managed to squeeze out a narrow 3-2 victory. As for Longzhu, they walked away with the silver medal.
Shortly thereafter, the entire Longzhu Gaming roster was acquired by Kingzone DragonX.
Bdd International Tournaments
On Longzhu Gaming, Bdd attended his first international competition, the 2017 World Championship. Because of their LCK victory, Longzhu were considered the tournament favorites, and they lived up to this expectation by going 6-0 in the group stage.
However, everything came crashing down in the Quarterfinals against Samsung Galaxy. Samsung exposed the holes in enemy vision control and scored a confident 3-0 victory over the reigning LCK champions. With that, Longzhu were eliminated from the tournament.