Edge Domestic Career
Lee “Edge” Ho-seong began his LoL career as a substitute for KT Rolster. Even though he joined the team at the end of 2014, he didn’t play any games until the 2015 Champions Spring Preseason. There, he started in the series against Samsung Galaxy and produced a 1-1 record, effectively ending the match in a draw.
He came back during 2015 SBENU Champions Summer to play against SBENU Sonicboom. Edge had a solid mid lane showing and contributed to KT’s 2-0 victory. With that, his team gave him more opportunities to prove his worth on stage, but it was clear that KT Rolster still preferred to play with their starting mid laner, Nagne.
In the off-season, Edge joined e-mFire. Unfortunately, e-mFire went through a lot of hardships in the 2016 LCK Spring Split. They rebranded as Kongdoo Monster in the middle of the split, but a new name didn’t save them from going 1-17 in the regular season. In predictable fashion, they were knocked down to the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion where they had to face MVP. These opponents proved too hard for them to handle, and Kongdoo lost the series with a 1-3 score.
With that, Edge found himself in the 2016 CK Summer Split. The entire lineup remained intact, and Kongdoo had a strong showing in the 2016 CK Summer Split, going all the way to the playoffs where they defeated Ever8 Winners and SBENU Korea. They kept the momentum going in the 2017 LCK Spring Promotion where they took down CJ Entus and ESC Ever to requalify for the LCK.
Kongdoo made their presence known at the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup. They kick-started their run with a win over Seoul City, but it’s their victories against KT Rolster and ESC Ever that made them a team to look out for. Their run ended when they fell prey to ROX Tigers in the finals.
Even so, Kongdoo seemed on the right track to take over the 2017 LCK Spring Split. Their hopes were shattered as soon as the season began. Once again, Kongdoo found themselves outclassed, and their 3-15 record led to another last-place finish. The 2017 LCK Summer Promotion wasn’t kind to them either. And while Kongdoo kicked off the event with a 2-1 win over CJ Entus, they faltered in the following series against Jin Air and Ever8 Winners.
Kongdoo Monster regained their composure in the 2017 CK Summer Split. They performed admirably in the regular season, although they had a hard time matching the stacked CJ Entus lineup. Both teams clashed in the playoffs finals, and in a predictable fashion, Kongdoo suffered a narrow 2-3 defeat. Fortunately, this run was enough to enter the 2018 LCK Spring Promotion. There, Kongdoo showed up with back-to-back victories against Ever8 Winners and BBQ Olivers to requalify for the LCK.
In the off-season, Edge went to the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. However, Kongdoo were knocked out of the tournament after a 1-2 loss to DAMWON Gaming.
Edge International Tournaments
On Kongdoo Monster, Edge went to IEM Season 10 Gyeonggi. His team did well in the group stage, defeating Dark Passage and Giants Gaming to qualify for the playoffs. There, they scored a 2-1 victory over Immortals before losing 1-3 to Samsung Galaxy in the finals.
Thanks to this showing, Kongdoo qualified for the IEM Season 11 World Championship. Unfortunately, their run was cut short after they lost their group stage matches against Unicorns of Love and G2 Esports.