LokeN
Lee Dong-Wook 
South Korea
JD Gaming
Helps lead JDG past BLG
June 13, 2018
Loken finished JDG's 2-1 win over BLG with a 17/5/18 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Loken ended Game 1 with a 7/3/7 KDA as Kai'Sa. He was involved in 14 of 16 kills, leading JDG with seven kills despite losing the first game of the series. In Game 2, Loken used Lucian and earned a 7/1/8 KDA. He was involved in 15 of 24 kills, ending the game with the second-highest kill total to even the series. For the final game of the series, Loken played Varus and finished with a 3/1/3 KDA. He was involved in six of 12 kills, ending with the second-highest kill total. Loken finished the series involved in 35 of 52 kills, leading JDG with 17 kills in the series.
Tries bot lane Vladimir
June 11, 2018
Loken ended Monday's 2-1 loss to iG with a 5/7/9 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Loken finished Game 1 with a 0/4/2 KDA as Vladimir. He was involved in two of four kills, tying for the team-high assist total as JDG dropped the opening game. In Game 2, Loken used Xayah and earned a 3/0/4 KDA. He was unkillable, ending the game involved in seven of 12 kills, finishing with the second-highest kill total to help even the series. Using Xayah again in Game 3, Loken ended with a 2/3/3 KDA. He was involved in 100 percent of his team's kills, tying for the team-high kill total while also earning the second most assists. Loken was involved in 14 of 21 kills in the series, ending with the second-highest kill and assist totals on the team.
First competitive Kai'Sa
April 13, 2018
Loken finished Friday's sweep to JDG with a 5/3/1 total KDA.
ANALYSIS
Loken ended Game 1 with a 3/2/0 KDA as Kai'Sa. He was involved in three of four kills, leading JDG with three kills in the opening game. In Game 2, Loken used Jhin and earned a 2/1/1 KDA. He was involved in three of seven kills, tying for the second-highest kill total in the game. Loken was the only member of JDG to earn a positive KDA and lead his team with five kills across the two-game series.
Carries series-clinching Game 3
August 4, 2017
LokeN ended JDG's 2-1 win over Newbee with a 15/7/22 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
LokeN finished Game 1 with a 1/1/10 KDA as Kog'maw. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills, contributing heavily in the assist department by finishing with his team's second-highest assist total. In Game 2, LokeN used Jhin to end with a 3/4/8 KDA. He was involved in 11 of 16 kills again, but couldn't help JDG close out a sweep. For Game 3, LokeN earned an 11/2/4 KDA as Varus. He was involved in 15 of 19 kills, leading JDG with 11 kills and carrying his side to victory in the deciding Game 3.
Free Agent
Joins Qiao Gu Reapers
December 20, 2016
LokeN has joined QG for the 2017 season, according to Kelsey Moser of Yahoo! eSports..
ANALYSIS
LokeN has played the last two seasons with ESC Ever in the Korean LCK. A promising AD Carry, Loken finished the 2016 LCK Summer Split with a 105/82/175 KDA as Ever struggled in their first LCK split. LokeN helped Ever burst onto the scene by winning the KeSPA Cup and IEM Cologne in 2015. QG officially qualified for the LPL under the name Newbee Young during the LSPL Summer Split.
Free Agent
Free agent heading into new season
November 28, 2016
LokeN is a free agent after ESC Ever opted not to re-sign the the ADC, Dennis Gonzales of theScore esports reports.
ANALYSIS
ESC finished just 5-13 in the 2016 Summer Split, but did score a win over SK Telecom T1 during the regular season. LokeN, who started every game for the team, took part in that surprise win, showcasing his strength as an ADC. Given the team's lack of success in the latest split, it doesn't seem likely that LokeN will catch on with one of the more well known clubs in the LCK, but that doesn't mean he won't find a team at some point during the offseason. More information regarding his new potential home should surface in the coming weeks.
Decent performance can't save ESC from series loss
July 18, 2016
LokeN played Sivir in all three games against Longzhu on Saturday, posting a 3/3/9 KDA.
ANALYSIS
LokeN cheesed his way to an early gold lead in Game 1, camping in a top lane bush with KeY in order to deliver Firetrap a free first blood kill onto Expession. LokeN roamed well throughout the early game while maintaining good farm, but Longzhu would to dominate in the mid game. Despite earning a 1/1/5 KDA for 100 percent kill participation, LokeN was powerless to stop Longzhu from snowballing to a 35 minute win. LokeN would find more success in Game 2, securing first blood at 10 minutes onto Fury after a post-lane swap collapse from ESC. With ESC ahead early, and Longzhu making a critical error at 27 minutes, LokeN would finish the Game 2 win with a 2/0/4 KDA as ESC took control late and never let go. Game 3 would be a disaster for ESC, with a Longzhu-initiated lane swap punishing both of ESC's side lanes. LokeN would be unable to accomplish much of anything, with Longzhu controlling the map after a team-wide rotation at 17 minutes. LokeN's low range prevented him from teamfighting without getting blown up, finishing with a 0/2/1 KDA in a disappointing Game 3 loss.
Powerful force in victory over Afreeca
July 15, 2016
LokeN earned a 5/4/20 KDA during Ever's victory over Afreeca.
ANALYSIS
While LokeN is often the source of Ever's victories - the rookie ADC is one of the few players on the team who seems able to compete directly with the more veteran members of his role - that would not be the case against Afreeca. While he certainly was a force in each game, especially the deciding Game 3, he tended to play a more utility-oriented role, and his champion picks reflected that. For both of the first two games of the series he opted to pick Ezreal, and his impact was felt in both games. While in Game 1 he would largely come along for the ride as his team easily steamrolled Afreeca off of an incredibly dominant early game, Game 2 would be a true test for the much-hyped ADC. While Ever would ultimately lose the game, LokeN would still end up being the fulcrum upon which the match was balanced. If his flash was up and he was able to survive the initial engage of Afreeca, Ever would almost always go on to win any given teamfight, and likewise they would lose if he were to die immediately. Unfortunately, Afreeca had more engage tools than he had flashes, and eventually Ever would lose the game after LokeN got blown straight up by Mickey. The final game of the series would instead feature LokeN on Sivir, and he again more or less rode his team's coattails to victory. While he did earn a number of assists fro himself, the lion's share of those were granted simply by using On the Hunt and empowering the extremely fed Tempt to tear apart Afreeca and take the series.
Strong showing nets series win
July 1, 2016
LoKeN finished Ever's series victory over SKT with a combined KDA of 14/3/8.
ANALYSIS
Throughout Ever's series victory over SKT, LoKeN had a strong performance. He started off Game 1 with an impressive showing on Sivir, picking up first blood just as minions were spawning. In doing so, he pushed Bang out of lane early and used his lane to great effect, snowballing to create an advantage for his team. Grouping early, he allowed his team to engage and overrun SKT early. Dying only once in the victory, he was constantly dealing the most damage on his team, paving the way for his team to claim the Game 1 win. He faltered slightly in Game 2 but did not have a bad performance by any means. After his team found an early lead, they took an unfortunate fight near dragon that resulted in SKT coming back. As SKT began steamrolling down the team and Ever's base, LoKeN dealt enough damage to fend them off temporarily. Unfortunately it was not enough to deter the lineup of SKT after they had secured Baron and several dragons. With the series tied 1-1, everything was on the line. When it came down to the final stretch, LoKeN performed amazingly. Earning a near perfect 5/0/3 KDA in the final game, his play was dominant to say the least. After finding yet another early advantage, he was able to translate it into teamfight victories and objectives for his team. Helping the team to secure five dragons and three Barons in the victory, his impact was clear. Earning 4,000 gold more than anyone else in the game, his skill paid off and net him yet another win. With the victory in Game 3, he allowed Ever to close out the series and upset against SKT.
LoKeN: Looks good in disappointing defeat
June 26, 2016
LoKeN shined with a 6/2/11 KDA in ESC Ever's 1-2 series loss against Samsung.
ANALYSIS
As with most of Ever's losses, LoKeN had a decent statistical performance. LoKeN's Kalista was instrumental to their Game 1 win, using Fate's Call to fling KeY's Alistar into teamfights en route to earning a 4/0/4 KDA. Game 2 on Ezreal was less than stellar, however, as LoKeN and KeY got collapsed on by all of Samsung, with KeY giving up first blood at seven minutes, continuing the trend of Ever's bottom lane getting caught out of position in the early game. As the game progressed, Ever's late game scaling composition was unable to deal with Samsung's early power, with LoKeN posting a subdued 0/2/1 KDA, as Samsung bullied Ever around the map on their way to a 45 minute win. Game 3 found LoKeN on Jhin, where he earned a great looking 2/0/6 KDA for 80 percent kill participation. Despite the deathless game, however, LoKeN was unable to carry Ever to a win, as Samsung would bully Ever around the map following an early team-wide rotation for the second game in a row. With a mounting gold deficit, and no reliable initiation tools, Ever was helpless as Samsung took Game 3 in 43 minutes.
LoKeN: Unable to gain advantage from early lane swaps in series loss
June 19, 2016
LoKeN finished ESC's 0-2 series loss against KT Rolster with a 4/5/7 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Poor LoKeN had relatively uneventful early games, considering the intense pace of both games. Ever's lane swap strategy left LoKeN unable to do much except farm while KT killed the rest of his team around the map. LoKeN's Ashe in Game 1 was unable to carry Ever out of an early gold deficit, despite team-highs in 248 CS and 12,400 damage dealt to KT champions. LoKeN earned a 3/2/9 KDA for 100 percent kill participation as his team fell in 32 minutes. In Game 2, LoKeN's Sivir played out the lane swap tower trade strategy, but LoKeN's teammates would be punished by KT. KT earned a massive gold lead after a 11 minute teamfight that KT won three-for-zero, with LoKeN dying to KT's superior teamfighting. LoKeN finished Game 2 with a team-high 258 CS and a poor 1/3/1 KDA, as Ever lost Game 2 in 29 minutes.
LoKeN: Farms his way to victory over Afreeca Freecs
June 17, 2016
LoKeN finished ESC Ever's 2-0 series win against Afreeca Freecs with a 5/5/20 KDA.
ANALYSIS
LoKeN had a difficult time in Game 1 on Sivir, accounting for 25 percent of his team's deaths. An early lane swap gave Ever a gold lead, but the early game was otherwise quiet for their bot lane. Once teamfights began, LoKeN found himself constantly getting flanked by SnowFlower's Alistar and pegged by Sangyoon's Curtain Call, only able to deal 35,600 damage to enemy champions while earning a 4/5/11 KDA due to immense kill pressure from Afreeca. LoKeN would instead farm up a storm, earning a game-high 583 CS and 26,000 gold, as Ever took Game 1 in just under an hour. LoKeN didn't need to do much in Game 2, again playing Sivir, due to Bless' destruction of Afreeca's two rookies. Securing first blood with KeY's help onto Lindarang, LoKeN punished Afreeca's greedy lane swap strategy, allowing Bless the space he needed to blow Afreeca out of the water. LokeN was primarily used for his waveclear, where he earned a game-high 358 CS while posting a 1/0/9 KDA.
LoKeN: Constantly picked on in teamfights
June 14, 2016
LoKeN ended ESC Ever's 0-2 series loss against Longzhu with a 1/6/0 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Poor LoKeN got picked on by Longzhu throughout the series. In Game 1, LoKeN was the subject of constant attention in teamfights, such as at 34 minutes, where Expession's TP flank singled him out and removed him from the fight before Ever could position themselves accordingly. Constantly targeted by a stampeding Swain and Viktor, LoKeN finished Game 1 with a 0/4/0 KDA. Game 2 went similarly poorly for LoKeN, with Longzhu's team comp designed to quickly close any gap between Longzhu and LoKeN and to remove LoKeN before he could be a threat in teamfights. Longzhu's strategy worked, as LoKeN was only able to deal a whimpering 10,500 damage to enemy champions, which wasn't even the highest on the team. Shut down from champion select, and without the proper team coordination, LoKeN was unable to be a factor in Ever's 0-2 loss.
LoKeN: Strong showing in Game 1, but follows up with a poor Game 2
June 11, 2016
LoKeN earned a 3/4/5 KDA in Ever's loss to MVP.
ANALYSIS
While it may be Bless and Tempt that looked strong coming into the LCK, LoKeN has proven to be far and away the player to watch from this young Ever squad, proving himself on a wide variety of champions. Thus, Ever started out feeling quite good about Game 1 after LoKeN took down ADD for first blood at two minutes, after the MVP top laner got a bit too greedy for early CS. Unfortunately, his only front liner ended up getting shut down from the beginning of the game by Beyond meant that his Ezreal had very little room to shine. While he died but once and had a marked impact in the fights he was present in, those fights ultimately didn't resolve in favor of his team and his damage alone wasn't enough to change things, especially when most of it was pointed at ADD's Maokai, who was all but unkillable. The second game turned out even worse, as it had all the tragedy with none of the glory. Instead of picking up First Blood, LoKeN ended the game with not a kill to his name, as the extremely long-range composition that MVP brought ensured that any attempt to get into range to auto attack would end only in death. Without the ability to close the distance on to MVP, LoKeN's Sivir pick proved ineffective and without their star ADC, Ever couldn't compete in a match that saw them pick up another loss.
LoKeN: Largely neutralized in series loss to JAG
May 31, 2016
LoKeN ended Ever's defeat at the hands of JAG with a 3/5/7 KDA after finding himself the victim of JAG's superior ban/pick.
ANALYSIS
Very rarely is a player neutralized in ban/pick as thoroughly as LoKeN was this series, as both of the latter games saw his Ashe explicitly countered through multiple JAG picks, while the first game of the series he was forced to compete with Pilot's Lucian, a task his Tristana was unequal to. The next two games saw LoKeN return to his most comfortable pick, Ashe, after the boogyman of the bottom lane, Lucian, was taken down by the ban hammer. Unfortunately, Pilot was more than happy to take his equally comfortable Sivir to face it, negating LoKeN's ability to earn easy kills with Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow. While in Game 2, Ever found the pressure to take an early lead either way, the series' final game saw them once against on the back foot, and LoKeN's arrows merely found spellshields or targets already safe within the confines of Lamb's Respite, negating Ever's most potent comeback tool and relegating LoKeN to a sub-par damage dealer. Considering LoKeN has demonstrated a lack of comfort on champions other than Ashe, and specifically hasn't shown any proficiency on Lucian, who currently is widely acknowledged as the best ADC in the meta, it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify LoKeN's hyped status. As teams begin figuring him out, he may quickly go from hyped ADC to simply another could-have-been unless he can evolve to take on the opposition.
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