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MadLife
Hong Min-gi
Background Information
Name: Hong Min-gi (홍민기)
Team: CJ Entus
Alternate names: MadLife
Country: South Korea
Role: Support
Favorite champion(s)
Career
Team history: Maximum impact Gaming Frost Oct 2011 - Jun 2012

Azubu Frost Jun 2012 - Feb 2013 CJ Entus Frost Feb 2013 - Dec 2014 CJ Entus Dec 2014 - Present


Hong "MadLife" Min-gi is the Support player for CJ Entus Frost.

Biography

Prior to playing League of Legends he had played Starcraft as a child and transitioned to Starcraft II at the age of 18. In September 2010 he began playing League, his arrival into the game being later than many of his peers and team mates who in most cases had been playing since beta. The first champion he played was Blitzcrank, who he continues to play on a competitive level. He regards the decision to play Blitzcrank as one of the factors which made the game fun for him. Along with his teammate Shy, he was a member of MiG when the team won the OngameNet Invitational, a victory contributing to his eventual invitation to join Azubu Frost. He remained the support player of Azubu Frost being with them when they placed second in the 2012 Season 2 world finals. He remained with the team when it was acquired by CJ Entus and continues to play for them as of 2013.

Trivia

  • Among Koreans, it was jokingly said that MiG (A previous name of CJ Entus Frost) stood for "MadLife is God." They also say "MAmen" whenever he shows exceptional play.
  • Appears in Riot Games - Road to the Cup Season 3 video, as the best Blitzcrank.
  • Awarded Best Support at 2012 Korean e-Sports Awards.
  • Earned over 80% of the allstar vote giving him the highest percentage vote of all players in all regions.
  • Enjoys playing the game Osu! as it requires concentration and good hand-eye co-ordination skills which come in useful when playing LoL.
  • Favorite champions are: Alistar, Blitzcrank, and Thresh.
  • Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being Blitzcrank.
  • Has individually earned approximately $76,000 since becoming a professional e-sports player (July 2013).
  • His pioneering of heavy AP champions as support such as Lux and Zyra caused some to believe he was trolling or purposefully playing inefficient champions. This style of play has since come into the mainstream support meta.
  • Is known as a god within the community for his 'godlike' support play.
  • Is well known for being one of the top skill shot based support players in the world. His excellence on Blitzcrank and Thresh is put down to brilliant micromanagement skills.
  • Known for his stylistic and aesthetically pleasing play. He is often the subject of YouTube videos which praise his ability pull off complex and difficult plays.
  • Possesses a deep champion pool with no known support champions that he is weak with.

Prefers to be known by his full name (Hong Min-gi) as opposed to MadLife.

  • Regarded as one of the best support players in the world in terms of both aggressive and passive play.
  • Stated in interviews that he meditates to relax and finds it a good way to prepare for important matches.
  • While his western age is 22 he is 23 in Korea as people are seen to be 1 at birth and age not on a particular month but at the start of every year.

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