Untara Domestic Career
Park “Untara” Ui-jin began his LoL career under the name Yizhen. Back then, he was a support on Rebels Anarchy, but he didn’t have any notable showings until he joined Energy Pacemaker.Carries as a top laner. Together with his teammates, Yizhen attended 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season. His run turned out to be brief, though, as EP.Carries lost in the first round against Team King.
Yizhen stayed on the team for the 2015 LSPL Spring Split. EP.Carries had a decent showing during the regular season, but their 2-3-1 record (wins-ties-losses) was barely not enough to advance to the playoffs. Still, they managed to hold on to their spot by scoring back-to-back victories against Team DK and Stand Point Gaming in the 2015 LSPL Summer Relegation.
Afterward, Yizhen joined Star Horn Royal Club (SHRC). In the 2015 LSPL Summer Split, SHRC dominated the group stage, securing the first place with a 5-1-0 record. The playoffs told a different story, though, and SHRC suffered a narrow defeat in their first series against Hyper Youth Gaming. With that, they found themselves playing in the loser’s bracket. SHRC couldn’t regain their composure and were eliminated from the tournament by Team WE Future.
During the same timeframe, Yizhen went to 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season. However, SHRC couldn’t gain any momentum and lost in their first series against Snake Esports. After such a disappointing showing, Yizhen went back to South Korea.
He changed his name to Untara and found a new home on CJ Entus. CJ had a shaky showing in the 2016 LCK Spring Split, and their 8-10 record wasn’t enough to advance to the playoffs. Still, this was nothing compared to the breakdown that happened in summer. Untara, in particular, struggled to stand up to the competition, and CJ decided to bench him for Shy.
Still, a new top laner couldn’t around their bad luck, and Untara’s team found itself in the Promotion Tournament. A 0-2 loss to Kongdoo Monster put them on the brink of elimination, but CJ Entus managed to bounce back with a win over SBENU Korea. This was the end of the line for them, though, and CJ fell 0-3 in the following match against ESC Ever. During this time, they started Shy, and Untara could only watch as his team was getting relegated from the LCK.
Untara took a brief break before joining SKT T1 as a substitute top laner for Huni. At first, he didn’t get much playtime, but as Huni’s performance became less stable, Untara received more opportunities to shine. He had a solid showing in the 2017 LCK Summer Split, and it was largely due to him that SKT T1 made it to the LCK finals.
There, they clashed with the powerhouse Longzhu Gaming lineup. Untara’s passive playstyle was a bad match against the aggression of Longzhu’s ace—Khan—and SKT ended up losing the series with a 1-3 score. And while they earned their Worlds ticket, SKT decided against bringing Untara to the tournament.
When Huni left the team in the off-season, Untara took up the mantle of SKT’s starting top laner. His first showing happened at the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. SKT kicked off the tournament with a confident victory over Griffin, but the following match had them losing 0-2 to Longzhu Gaming.
Untara International Tournaments
Over the course of his career, Untara didn’t attend any international tournaments.