SeongHwan Domestic Career
Yoon “SeongHwan” Seong-hwan began his LoL career as a substitute jungler for Afreeca Freecs. He joined the organization in the beginning of 2016, although he didn’t play in any games in spring. He finally got his chance in the 2016 LCK Summer Split. Afreeca Freecs had a middling showing in the regular season, and their 8-10 record was barely enough to break into the knockout stage. SeongHwan didn’t contribute much to their success, as he only started in seven games, and six of those ended in losses.
In the playoffs, Afreeca suffered a crushing defeat at the hand of Samsung Galaxy. And while they tried to bounce back in the Reional Finals, their run ended with a 1-3 loss to the same opponent. Afreeca—and SeongHwan—took part in the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup, but unfortunately, they fell short in the first match against MVP.
In the off-season, SeongHwan left Afreeca to play for ROX Tigers. His new team had a hard time finding its identity in the 2017 LCK Spring Split. ROX’s 8-10 record amounted to a sixth-place, which wasn’t enough to qualify for the playoffs. The same thing happened in summer, and Tigers failed to advance further due to their 6-12 record.
Afterward, they participated in the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. They had a good showing in the first match against Gyeonggi, however, they lost 1-2 in the next series against Ever8 Winners.
SeongHwan International Tournaments
SeongHwan attended his first international tournament—the IEM Season 11 World Championship—as a part of ROX Tigers. ROX had a decent showing in the group stage, defeating the likes of M19 and H2K to qualify for the playoffs. But the Quarterfinals had them losing 1-2 to G2 Esports.