Max Domestic Career
Jeong “Max” Jong-bin began his LoL career as a substitute for CJ Entus. Together with his teammates, he attended 2015 SBENU Champions Summer. However, he only ended up playing four games, and all of them ended in losses. In the off-season, Max parted ways with CJ Entus to play for GashBears.
On his new team, Max took part in the 2016 LMS Spring Promotion. Unfortunately, GashBears suffered a narrow defeat in a 5-game series against YoLMS and were eliminated from the tournament. After such a disappointing showing, Max returned to South Korea to play for MVP.
With his help, MVP took over the 2016 CK Spring Split. They produced a staggering 10-4-0 record (wins-ties-losses) over the regular season and secured a seed to the finals. And while their run came to an end when they fell 2-3 to ESC Ever, this showing was enough for MVP to advance to the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion. There, they clashed with Kongdoo Monster and defeated them 3-1 to qualify for the 2016 LCK Summer Split.
MVP entered their first split as underdogs, but surprisingly enough, they had a decent showing. And while they couldn’t break into the playoffs, their 7-11 record allowed them to advance to the season. MVP tried to make their breakthrough at the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup. They had a strong start with a 2-0 win over Afreeca Freecs, but the following loss to SKT T1 put an end to their ambitions.
MVP picked up the slack in the 2017 LCK Spring Split. With a 10-8 record over the regular season, they advanced to the wildcard series and scored another 2-0 victory against Afreeca. But this was the end of the line for them, and MVP crumbled in the Quarterfinals against KT Rolster. During this time, Max formed a solid bot lane with his teammate, MaHa. They weren’t the best in terms of mechanical prowess, but their incredible synergy allowed them to challenge some of the best duos in the league.
MVP wanted to keep the momentum going in the 2017 LCK Summer Split. But despite their best efforts, they struggled to keep up with the rising level of competition, and their 6-12 record was barely enough to avoid relegation. In the off-season, MVP played in the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. They made it into the playoffs with back-to-back victories over Gangwon and BBQ Olivers, but their first series had them clash with Samsung Galaxy. MVP faltered against the 2017 world champions and suffered a 0-2 defeat.
Max International Tournaments
On MVP, Max went to his first international tournament, the 2017 Rift Rivals (LCK-LPL-LMS). His team took down Machi e-Sports in the group stage, but the finals told a different story, and MVP lost a close game against RNG.