Keane Domestic Career
Keane began his League of Legends career as a mid laner on a South Korean team MiG Wicked. Unfortunately, he didn’t have any notable showings, so he left the lineup to study in the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
There, Keane joined Little Wraith. Little Wraith enjoyed moderate success in the Oceanic scene, which caught the eye of Team Curse OCE. With that, Team Curse OCE acquired the promising lineup, and Keane continued to play under a new banner. He stood out as the best member of the OCE roster, and his performance was dominant enough that Team Curse offered him a spot on their Curse Academy in North America. Keane agreed.
Together with his new teammates, Keane attended the 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion tournament. Curse Academy enjoyed great success at the event, defeating the likes of CompLexity White (2-0), Team Coast (3-1), and Team Fusion (3-1) to break into the NA LCS. Unfortunately, Curse already had another team in the league, so they sold their secondary team to Gravity.
On Gravity, Keane took on the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split. They had a decent showing in the regular season, securing a 10-8 record to qualify for the knockout stage. But their playoffs run came to an abrupt end when they lost 3-1 to Team Impulse in the quarterfinals.
Gravity entered the 2015 NA LCS Summer Split with renewed vigor. Their 12-6 run was impressive, and many viewed them as one of the stronger playoffs teams. However, the quarterfinals told a different story, as Gravity fell 3-1 to the resurging TSM lineup.
In the off-season, Keane parted ways with Gravity to join Apex Gaming in the 2016 NA CS Spring Split. Apex towered above the competition, and their 3-2-0 (wins-ties-losses) run amounted to a first-place finish. The playoffs saw them scoring back-to-back 3-1 victories against Team Liquid Academy and Team Dragon Knights.
With that, Apex advanced to the 2016 NA LCS Summer Promotion tournament. Their first series against Team Impulse ended with a disappointing 3-1 loss, but Apex didn’t let that get to them. Instead, they bounced back with a 3-0 win against Team Dragon Knights to qualify for the NA LCS.
Apex had a strong start in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split. However, they ran out of steam towards the second half of the split, and their 8-10 record resulted in a seventh-place finish. And while Apex managed to avoid relegation, they failed to break into the playoffs. In the off-season, Apex Gaming was acquired by Philadelphia 76ers, who decided to rebrand the lineup as Team Dignitas.
Team Dignitas had a very mediocre showing in the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. Their 9-9 record was barely enough to squeeze into the knockout stage, and their first playoffs series ended with a disappointing 3-0 loss to Phoenix1.
Dignitas picked up the slack in summer. Their 11-7 run placed them right in the middle of the NA LCS table, and they entered the playoffs with high hopes. They kicked off their run with a 3-1 victory over Cloud9, but their next series against TSM ended with a 3-1 loss. And while Dignitas tried to make a comeback in the third-place match, they suffered a crushing defeat at the hand of Counter Logic Gaming.
When Team Dignitas wasn’t accepted into the NA LCS franchising, Keane signed with FlyQuest Academy. Together with his teammates, he took on the 2018 NA Academy Spring Split. FlyQuest Academy put on a show in the regular season, securing third place with an impressive 12-6 record. In the playoffs, they picked up the slack to score a decisive 3-0 win over Cloud9 Academy. And while Echo Fox Academy tried to challenge them in the finals, FlyQuest Academy toppled them in a close 5-game series.
It’s worth noting that Keane simultaneously played for the main FlyQuest team in the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split because the starting mid laner—Fly—had to deal with visa issues. In the off-season, FlyQuest parted ways with Fly and promoted Keane to their primary squad.
With that, Keane once again returned to the NA LCS.
Keane International Tournaments
Over the course of his career, Keane didn’t attend any international tournaments.