Crown
Lee Min-ho 
South Korea
OpTic Gaming
Lone bright spot for Optic
March 14, 2019
Crown ended Sunday's loss to TSM with a 5/3/1 KDA as Leblanc.
ANALYSIS
Crown played well despite falling to TSM, ending Week 7 of the LCS with a loss. The mid laner was involved in six of seven kills, leading Optic in kill participation. Crown's one assist tied for the second most on the team, while his five kills paced Optic in the loss.
Strong on Zilean
March 7, 2019
Crown finished Sunday's win over FlyQuest with a 4/1/8 KDA as Zilean.
ANALYSIS
Crown helped Optic end the week with a win during Sunday's takedown of FlyQuest. The mid laner was involved in 12 of 16 kills, tying for the second highest kill participation on the team. His eight assists were the second highest total on the team, while his four kills tied for the team-high in the win.
Low kill involement
February 26, 2019
Crown ended Sunday's win over CG with a 3/3/4 KDA as Zoe.
ANALYSIS
Crown wasn't heavily involved, but did enough to help Optic beat Clutch on Sunday. The mid laner was involved in seven of 15 kills, ending with the team-low in kill participation. His four assists were the team-low, while his three kills were the third highest total on the team.
Falls to C9
February 21, 2019
Crown ended Sunday's loss to Cloud9 with a 0/2/4 KDA as Ahri.
ANALYSIS
Crown struggled to get ahead and snowball, despite picking up an assassin in the mid lane. The Korean import was involved in four of ten kills, finishing with the team-low in kill participation. Crown wasn't at his best as Optic fell to C9 on Sunday.
Unable to carry
January 28, 2019
Crown earned a 2/2/4 KDA on Zoe during his team's loss against FlyQuest on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Though he had an overall strong showing, Crown was unable to carry his team to victory against FlyQuest. As OpTic struggled to push it's lead, Crown and the rest of the team's passive style allowed the enemy team to start bouncing back. Although crown was able to continually output decent damage in fights, he simply could not deal as much as the enemy team. The result was an unfortunate series of skirmishes that resulted in the team giving up it's lead and ultimately being defeated. Despite his best efforts, Crown was defeated alongside his team at the 40-minute mark.
Slots in as starting mid laner
January 8, 2019
Crown will take over as the starting mid laner for OpTic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
It's hard to argue OpTic Gaming didn't put together an immediate improvement at the middle laner position, acquiring 2017 World Champion, Crown, in replace of PowerOfEvil, who joined Counter Logic Gaming. The popular assumption that Crown will perform well alongside fellow Korean, Arrow, isn't exactly fair, as recent history has taught us that the transition to Western-style LoL isn't exactly easy even with the help of another native-speaking player. While Crown's resume speaks for itself, the fact the former World Champion only played in three contests with Gen.G during the 2018 Summer Split could indirectly make the transition more difficult, as the soon-to-be 24-year-old will need to fight off competitive rust, a new surrounding, and essentially a different meta in the course of a couple of months. It's not an impossible task, and Crown should be able to grow into the role with a two-year contract, but his fantasy potential is perhaps less than someone might immediately assume.
Free Agent
Departs Gen.G
November 19, 2018
Crown has become a free agent after his contract with Gen.G expired.
ANALYSIS
Crown leaves Gen.G after three years with the organization, spanning three re-branding efforts and winning the 2017 World Championship. Crown will be best remembered for playing Malzahar en route to the 2017 World title, but finished 2018 with poor results.
Controlled play nets win
September 14, 2018
Crown earned a series KDA of 6/6/12 during his four games against SKT.
ANALYSIS
After GEN lost a convincing Game 1 in their series against SKT, the team opted to bring Crown in for the remainder of the series. This proved to be the correct decision as he dominated his lane in the majority of the games. Picking Zoe to start things off, he participated in nearly all of his team's kills, boasting a 0/0/6 KDA in his team's 29-minute victory. Although he was unable to repeated the performance in the next game, he picked up his team's only kill in their extremely one-sided loss. Then next two games went much better for Crown. Picking Ryze and Lissandra respectively, he was able to group with his team when necessary to turn the tides of fights and bring GEN into the driver's seat. Time and again he was able to deal huge amounts of damage, allowing GEN to win fights and secure back-to-back victories. As a result, the team defeated SKT 3-2 in the series.
Outplayed and out classed
February 27, 2018
Crown finished Tuesday's sweep to Afreeca with a 1/6/1 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown ended Game 1 with a 1/4/1 KDA as Ryze. He was involved in two of five kills, ending with the second-highest kill total, but most deaths in Game 1. In Game 2, Crown used Zoe and finished with a 0/2/0 KDA. He had no kills or assists, but KSV were only able to pick up a single kill in the game. Crown tied with Ambition for the team high death total in the loss.
Carries in two games as Azir
February 23, 2018
Crown finished Wednesday's sweep of KDM with a 10/5/8 KDA in two games as Azir.
ANALYSIS
Crown ended Game 1 with a 6/2/4 KDA. He was involved in 10 of 13 kills, tying Ruler for the team high in kills and kill participation. In Game 2, Crown earned a 4/3/4 KDA. He was involved in eight of 13 kills, leading KSV in kills again in Game 2. Crown earned a series-high 10 kills during the two-game sweep, while tying Ruler for the second-highest kill participation total.
Outshined by Lava
February 6, 2018
Crown ended Tuesday's 1-2 loss to ROX with a 4/6/9 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown finished Game 1 with a 0/2/5 KDA as Taliyah. He was involved in five of seven kills, leading KSV in assists during Game 1. In Game 2, Crown played Zoe and earned a 3/1/4 KDA. He was involved in seven of nine kills, finishing with KSV's second-highest kill total and tying for the third highest assist total. Returning to Taliyah in Game 3, Crown finished with a 1/3/0 KDA. He picked up KSV's lone kill of the game, but fell far short of carrying as ROX completed the upset.
Team high kill total during sweep
January 30, 2018
Crown ended Tuesday's 2-0 win over MVP with a 6/4/6 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown finished Game 1 with a 1/2/6 KDA as Zoe. He was involved in seven of 12 kills, finishing the game with the second-highest assist total, despite picking up only one kill. In Game 2, Crown earned a 5/2/0 KDA as Azir. He was involved in all but one kill, leading KSV with five kills. Crown outplayed Ian on both sides of the Zoe vs. Azir matchup, leading KSV in kills during the two game sweep.
Team high kill participation
January 16, 2018
Crown ended Tuesday's 2-0 win over KZ with a 5/5/13 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown used Ryze in Game 1 to finish with a 3/3/7 KDA. He was involved in 10 of 14 kills, tying for the team-high assist total and also tying for the second-highest kill total in Game 1. In Game 2, Crown used his world title-winning pick, Malzahar, and earned a 2/2/6 KDA. He was involved in eight of 11 kills, tying for the second-highest kill and assist totals in the game. Crown was heavily involved throughout the series, leading KSV in kill participation after finishing involved in 18 of 25 kills.
Will return for another year with Samsung
November 20, 2017
Samsung Galaxy announced via their Facebook page this morning that they have re-signed each member of their 2017 lineup, Crown included.
ANALYSIS
That Samsung decided to re-sign many of their 2017 players comes as no surprise as the team did, after all, take down SK Telecom T1 during the World Finals in a one-sided 3-0 victory. What does come as a surprise, however, is their decision to once again sign Crown, who was universally considered the weakest member of the lineup by the time the Worlds Finals rolled around. It seems that Samsung is confident that Crown will be able to return to the form he showed during Spring of 2017, where he earned the LCK MVP award, and that his recent slump that included all of the 2017 World Championship is merely a temporary setback, and isn't a sign of a dying career.
Relegates carry role to teammates
November 6, 2017
Crown posted an 8/4/15 KDA in Samsung Galaxy's series victory over SK Telecom T1 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Crown played three games of Malzahar, and they were all about the same. Crown played each laning phase safely, but he was noticeably outclassed by Faker. Crown served as a pesky damage source and cc monster, which played an important role in shutting down SKT's carries. Regardless, Crown knew his role and played it extremely well.
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