Kim Jae-hoon 
South Korea
Echo Fox
Doesn't show up to play
March 12, 2018
Fenix ended Echo Fox's Sunday loss to CLG with a 2/2/4 KDA.
There is truly almost nothing to be said for Fenix's Ryze in this game. He kept even in CS, but had little to no impact in fights, and was often, in fact, the point of initiation due to unsafe positioning. As a result, he was unable to put out significant damage and came through with the game's lowest kill participation.
Solid performance in loss
March 11, 2018
Fenix earned a 3/2/1 KDA on Cassiopeia in Echo Fox's loss to Clutch Gaming on Saturday.
Fenix showed some impressive dodging skills to pick up an assist on first blood. The early solo lane time let him build up a solid CS lead, heading into the mid game as a solid damage threat. Echo Fox maintained control for a while but started to get sloppy throughout the late teamfights, often times too spread out during engages which allowed Clutch Gaming to pick it apart. Fenix did what he could but died just like everyone else on Echo Fox during its final stand at the Nexus.
Dominates with Zoe
February 18, 2018
Fenix owned 100 Thieves on his way to a 4/0/4 KDA in Echo Fox's win on Saturday.
Fenix was gifted the all-mighty Zoe in this game and he made 100 Thieves pay for the oversight. He might have been in a bit of a tough matchup against the Taliyah of Ryu, but Fenix didn't seem to mind as he dominated from start to finish. He started out with a huge kill on Meteos that allowed his team to pick up Baron and then it was off to the races. There was simply no stopping what Fenix was putting out at any point, which allowed Echo Fox to easily walk away with the win.
Beautiful in the background
February 11, 2018
Fenix ended Echo Fox's Saturday win over Golden Guardians with a 2/0/6 KDA.
While most of the focus was on the top lane this game, it was Fenix's self sufficiency that gave Dardoch the freedom to tunnel on the other solo lane. On Zoe, Fenix had access to plenty of wave clear early on, relentlessly shoving in Hai's Galio for a quick CS advantage. After the top side of the map got ahead, Fenix happily joined his team as they made plays in the bot lane and elsewhere around the map. He finished with the most CS on his team, and was the only member to go deathless, as he restrained himself from making the overly aggressive plays that got his teammates killed.
Solid play early in loss
February 4, 2018
Fenix earned a 4/3/4 KDA on Ryze as Echo Fox lost to Counter Logic Gaming on Saturday.
Fenix got some gank help in the laning phase to secure a lead in kills and CS. However, he ran into some tough luck late as he mistimed his Zhonyas - Realm Warp escape and died in a key teamfight. Echo Fox was quickly losing objectives as it desperately tried to secure Elder Dragon, but the call resulted in it getting aced. Fenix was the final one to fall before CLG quickly pushed to finish.
Dominant performance on Azir
January 22, 2018
Fenix earned a 4/0/3 KDA on Azir as Echo Fox continued to roll against Clutch Gaming on Sunday.
Fenix got his pocket pick, Azir, and absolutely destroyed Febiven's Ryze in lane. He was already running up a lead in CS before getting gank help and padding his lead even further with a kill. The second half was a breeze for Fenix as he was damage carried Echo Fox in teamfights. After securing a second Baron kill, Echo Fox tore through what remained of CG's base and took the victory.
Strong and quiet performance against FlyQuest
January 21, 2018
FeniX earned a 3/0/3 KDA on Ryze in his team's victory over FLY on Saturday.
Although the rest of the LCS has been struggling with Ryze to start off the season, Fenix showed that he is still capable of utilizing the champion to its potential. After finding a decent lead in lane, he joined his team for skirmishes to continue picking up advantages in the game. Though he didn't have any standout plays or extremely dominating moments, his consistency was more than enough to bring his team back-to-back teamfight victories. Participating in just under half of his team's kills in the game, he didn't have the most impact on the victory, but his play was impressive nonetheless.
To replace Froggen on Echo Fox
November 23, 2017
Fenix has joined Echo Fox for the 2018 season, reports ESPN's Jacob Wolf.
Fenix spent the majority of 2017 on North American Challenger Series team, Gold Coin United. Known for his time with Team Liquid, Fenix is a highly skilled mid laner who will be expected to start despite the fact Echo Fox plan to carry a 10 man roster.
Outplays Ninja in mid lane during loss
April 3, 2017
Fenix posted a 10/20/17 KDA in Gold Coin United's 2-3 series loss to Team EnVyUs on Sunday.
Fenix's stat lines in the game don't illustrate the fact that he was a better solo laner in the series than his EnVyUs counterpart. Fenix's pre- and post-six trades were much better than Ninja's, and Fenix farmed far better. However, Fenix's issues were apparent in teamfights and finding picks on vulnerable enemies. He wasn't often on the same page as his teammates and this led to untimely deaths and low damage output from Fenix in many teamfights. This also might stem from Fenix not being very capable on the champions in the meta. EnVyUs target-banned Fenix's Vladmir, which is one of Fenix's best champions hands-down.
Leaves Team Liquid
December 12, 2016
Team Liquid announced via their Twitter page on Monday that Fenix would be leaving the team prior to the Spring Split.
A pillar of Team Liquid has fallen by the wayside today, as it has been announced via official sources that Fenix will no longer be playing for the team. Fenix was the Team Liquid member with the longest history with the team that he's called home since before it even was known as Team Liquid and was instead Team Curse. While recent seasons have seen his performance drop off somewhat, he still had occasional moments where he reminded viewers of his legacy. His 4-vs-1 quadra-kill on Azir has gone down as one of the most notable plays in the history of the NALCS, for example. While Fenix's future seems entirely uncertain at this time, there is little time for him to dally. Spring Split is soon be starting, and teams in both the LCK and NALCS will be finalizing their respective rosters here soon. Hopefully, Fenix will act quickly and we'll have the opportunity to see this time-honored veteran on the rift once again.
Struggled to make plays in Game 4
August 15, 2016
Fenix finished with a 15/12/12 KDA in Team Liquid's quarterfinals loss to Counter Logic Gaming.
Fenix didn't have a great laning phase against Huhi in Game 1. After Huhi's Syndra got a kill, Fenix started to fall behind. Huhi was able to bully him afterwards and forced him to flee from fights. Accordingly, Syndra was banned from Huhi the rest of the series. Fenix chose to play Cassiopeia the last three games of the series, but didn't get the results that Liquid were certainly hoping for. He was able to hold his own in the Game 2 loss, and even finished with a respectable 5/2/4 KDA, which was the most kills on Team Liquid. In Game 3, Team Liquid put together their best macro plays of the series. They rotated the map well together and dominated Counter Logic Gaming in teamfights and objectives. Fenix struggled in Game 4 as Counter Logic Gaming bounced back in a big way. Team Liquid struggled to stop Counter Logic Gaming from smashing through their frontline and taking out their damage dealers. Fenix did what he could, but without adequate frontline protection, he was an easy target.
Consistently fell behind in lane throughout series
August 1, 2016
Fenix had a rough series against Cloud9 on Sunday as he finished with a 2/11/5 KDA.
Fenix had a miserable Game 1 against Jensen's Vel'Koz as he finished with a 0/7/0 KDA. He kept things close for a while but fell very far behind once Jensen scored his first kill. It wasn't just Fenix who fell behind in Game 1, pretty much all of Team Liquid did and they were stuck playing defensively for most of the match. Team Liquid wasn't able to knock down a turret or get a neutral objective in Game 1. Fenix scored some kills early in Game 2, but still fell behind in levels and gold to Jensen. He had made some good plays on Lissandra, but it wasn't enough to force a Game 3. Now that the Summer Split is over, Fenix will have some time to prepare for Team Liquid's first round opponent, Counter Logic Gaming.
Damage carries not enough to best Apex Gaming
July 31, 2016
Fenix posted a 8/6/20 KDA in the series loss to Apex Gaming on Saturday.
Fenix kept his lane matchup close in Game 1, but Team Liquid struggled to put together winning teamfights against Apex Gaming. He was able to deal out a lot of damage in teamfights, but it didn't lead to many kills or assists as he finished with a 1/1/2 KDA. Team Liquid managed to win one teamfight where they punished Apex Gaming for overstaying in their base, but it wasn't enough to turn the match around. In Game 2, Fenix picked Cassiopeia away from Keane and had great match. He finished with most damage dealt to champions and his 6/1/10 KDA was two kills or assists short of 100 percent kill participation. After bouncing back and forth between mid and top lane, Team Liquid finally broke into Apex Gaming's base. Fenix would score the final kill of an ace just before Team Liquid finished off Game 2. Game 3 featured the same lane matchup as Game 1, but the laning phase didn't go as well for Fenix. After getting caught by a gank, Fenix began to fall behind and never recovered. He again led Team Liquid in damage, but Apex Gaming's teamfight was much better as they took Game 3 25 kills to 13.
Damage carried on Vladimir in sweep
July 25, 2016
Fenix earned a 10/2/14 KDA in Team Liquid's series sweep of NRG eSports on Sunday.
Fenix played well on Vladimir against GBM's Viktor throughout the series. In Game 1, he was able to farm a small advantage in lane over GBM and maintained it by roaming and participating in kills. He finished Game 1 with a 6/1/7 KDA, which tied Dardoch for highest kill participation and dealt the most damage to champions. Team Liquid took over in the second half as they picked up 13 kills to NRG eSports' two. Fenix wasn't as dominant in lane against GBM in Game 2 and traded a death for a kill in a 1-vs-1 fight. He played cleanly in the rest of the match, as he finished with one of the better kill participations and most damage dealt to champions again. After Fenix put together this solid series on Vladimir, it wouldn't be surprising to see the champion banned or picked away in Week 9's series.
Takes another loss to TSM
July 18, 2016
Fenix earned a 3/2/4 KDA in Team Liquid's 0-2 defeat at the hands of Team SoloMid.
Fenix was not the juggernaut that Team Liquid needed him to be, coming out of Liquid's losing series with a decent KDA ratio of 3.5, but an abysmal kill participation of only 50 percent. That number dropped to a flat zero for Game 1, in which Fenix participated in none of Liquid's plays except arriving to the top lane in time to die on the backend of their failed gank. Playing an Azir into a LeBlanc, Fenix should have been able to exert more control over his lane, but he was pushed around by Bjergsen, falling behind by nearly 40 CS, and so was trapped in his lane. Whenever he attempted to join a play it was already too late, either his team had lost or TSM was disengaging successfully, keeping Fenix from being able to contribute any meaningful damage. In Game 2, Fenix stepped up, bringing his kill participation up to 70 percent. He only missed out on participating in the three early side lane kills, so once teamfighting and group roaming rolled around Fenix was grouped and contributing to Liquid. He had a good start, chasing and taking down Doublelift, Biofrost and Svenskeren off a catch by Dardoch. That continued into his solid ultimate under the mid tower, which pushed Hauntzer back into Team Liquid. In the teamfight at the top inhibitor, Fenix had great positioning and got off a lot of damage, but the rest of his team was locked up and slaughtered and Fenix was unable to break through Hauntzer's tankiness. When Fenix was the one caught before the teamfight even started, they lost almost all of their damage potential and it was the end for Team Liquid.
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