Kramer Domestic Career
Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun began his LoL career on Team GBK. Together with his teammates, he took part in the 2015 CK Spring. However, they lost in the group stage series against Prime Clan and were eliminated from the competition.
Shortly thereafter, Kramer joined Flash Wolves to sub in for NL. With his help, Flash Wolves produced a 9-3-2 record (wins-ties-losses) in the 2015 LMS Summer Split, but their playoffs run ended with a disappointing 1-3 loss to Hong Kong Esports. They had their revenge in the Regional Finals. There, they took down Hong Kong Esports in a close 5-game series and qualified for Worlds.
In the off-season, Kramer went back to South Korea to sub in for Young Boss at the 2015 KeSPA Cup. However, their first match against CTU Pathos ended in defeat. Kramer found a new home on CJ Entus.
CJ had a shaky showing in the 2016 LCK Spring Split. With an 8-10 record, they finished the regular season in eighth place and barely avoided relegation. Still, Kramer stayed on the team, hoping to run it back in summer. But as luck would have it, CJ Entus went on to have their worst split to date. After going 3-15 in the regular season, they found themselves playing in the Promotion Tournament.
Things turned to worse when CJ were knocked down to the loser’s bracket by Kongdoo Monster. They bounced back with a win over SBENU Korea, but the following loss to ESC Ever eliminated them from the LCK. Still, Kramer’s mechanical prowess was recognized by Afreeca Freecs, and they invited him to play for them in the next season.
Afreeca Freecs had a decent showing in the 2017 LCK Spring Split. With a 10-8 record, they finished the regular season in fourth place and prepared to take on the playoffs. But a sudden 0-2 loss to MVP put an end to their ambitions.
They were determined to prove their worth in summer. However, history repeated itself as Afreeca Freecs ended up in the middle of the LCK table. In the playoffs, they suffered a quick 0-2 loss at the hand of SKT T1.
Of course, they could make another comeback through the Regional Finals, and their 3-2 victory over MVP was a sign of things to come. But the next series against Samsung Galaxy ended in defeat, and Afreeca were knocked out of the tournament. Afreeca tried to gain some momentum at the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup, but they had to make a quick exit after a 0-2 loss to Griffin.
Kuro International Tournaments
On Flash Wolves, Kramer went to his first international tournament, the 2015 World Championship. He played a single group stage game against CLG before being subbed out in favor of NL. Flash Wolves went on to qualify for the playoffs with a 4-2 record, but their run was cut short with a 1-3 loss to Origen.