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KaKAO
JAG KaKAO 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameLee Byung-kwon (이병권)
Country of BirthSouth Korea
Birthday12/7/1995
Competitive
TeamAPK Prince
RoleJungler
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
KT Rolster Blogo std.png KTB0/20122/2013
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KT Rolster Arrowslogo std.png KTA2/20135/2013
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KT Rolster Bulletslogo std.png KTB5/20132/2014
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KT Rolster Arrowslogo std.png KTA2/20140/2014
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Invictus Gaminglogo std.png IG12/201412/2015
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Wan Yoologo std.png WY1/20165/2016
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Wan Yoo Dreamlogo std.png WYD5/201612/2016
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Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSF12/20165/2017
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Dark Passagelogo std.png DP12/20175/2018
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Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.png JAG5/201811/2018
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APK Princelogo std.png APK12/2018Present
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"KaKAO" (Real Name: Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)) is a Korean League of Legends player, currently a Jungler for APK Prince.

Career History

KaKAO was first seen in the pro scene as the top lane player for KT Rolster A. He played well, but after coming up short with their 3rd place performance, his competitive future was in doubt.

KaKAO came from nowhere when he joined KT Rolster B. After 3 months of being out of the scene, joined KT Rolster B as the jungler. He adopted the philosophy that a jungler's role is to meet the needs of their team during the laning phase, KaKAO's low-farm, high-roam style has been the backbone of KT Bullets' early game through the entire tournament.

KaKAO has stated that his favorite jungler is Jarvan IV, though he's become famous for his "submarine" plays with Evelynn. As well as his coordination with his old mid laner, Ryu.

The last Korean team KaKAO played for was KT Rolster Arrows before he moved to China to join Invictus Gaming in the LPL. In his first split with IG, the team finished 5 in the round robin stage of 2015 LPL Spring. The team then finished 3rd in the Playoffs, winning against Vici Gaming (3-1) in the quarterfinals, losing against EDward Gaming (0-3) in the semifinals and winning over Snake Esports (3-1) in the 3rd place match.

In 2015 Summer, KaKAO and IG finished 3rd with an 8-8-6 standing, qualifying them for the playoffs. They again finished 3rd, winning the 3rd place match against EDward Gaming (3-1), after winning over Vici Gaming (3-2) and losing to Qiao Gu Reapers (2-3) in round 4 and semifinals respectively.

The team then went on to the Regional Qualifiers and won, alongside EDward Gaming, as #2nd and #3rd seeds from the LPL Region for the 2015 World Championship. They were grouped against Fnatic, Cloud9 and ahq e-Sports Club, and failed to make it out after losing 3 out of their 6 games.

On December 29th, the team announced that KaKAO has left. He then joined LSPL team Wan Yoo Dream before leaving again in December 2016.

2017

After Korea and China, KaKAO then made it to Europe. On December 13th, Misfits, a former Challenger Team from the EU CS who recently qualified to the EU LCS after defeating Schalke 04 in promotions, announced that KaKAO will be joining the team for 2017 Spring Split as the starting Jungler.

KaKAO's rookie split in the EULCS with Misfits can be considered a success, as they ended the split as 2nd place in their group, with a standing of 8W-4L. In the playoffs, Misfits was seeded against Splyce whom they manage to beat in a reverse sweep. Moving into the Semifinals, KaKAO and Misfits faced Unicorns of Love and lost (1-3) placing them on 4th place overall, after losing the 3rd place match against Fnatic.

According to Misfits, however, "A top 4 finish is admirable for a team coming from Challenger, but for us, it is not enough."[1] It was said that due to his inability to contribute to communication, the team decided to release KaKAO from his contract and replace him with ROCCAT's former Jungler, Maxlore, for the Summer Split.

Trivia

  • Known for his Leopard-print glasses
  • Unarguably the best Lee Sin player of all time.
  • inSec considers KaKAO as the best Lee Sin player in the world.
  • Considered one of the 3 Lee Sin God's, along with DanDy and inSec.
  • Regarded as one of the best Lee Sin jungler in Korea.
  • Has excellent synergy with Ryu and inSec allowing for well coordinated tower dives.
  • Known for his trademarked Kakackle.
  • MVP of HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014, winning $9,766.

Achievements

2014
Date Event Result
2015-11-22 2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals Silver.png IG 1 : 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
2015-09-05 2015 Season China Regional Finals Silver.png IG 3 : 0 Qiao Gu Reaperslogo std.png Qiao Gu Reapers
2015-08-17 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs Bronze.png IG 3 : 1 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
2015-07-12 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season Copper.png IG 2 : 3 Snake Esportslogo std.png Snake Esports
2015-04-29 International Esports Tournament 2015 Gold.png IG 2 : 1 Team WElogo std.png Team WE
2015-04-25 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs Bronze.png IG 3 : 1 Snake Esportslogo std.png Snake Esports
2015-03-29 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season Silver.png IG 0 : 3 EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-29 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals Bronze.png KT Rolster Arrows 0 : 3 NaJin White Shieldlogo std.png NaJin White Shield
2014-08-16 HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 Gold.png KT Rolster Arrows 3 : 2 Samsung Bluelogo std.png Samsung Blue
2013
Date Event Result
2013-09-07 Season 3 Korea Regional Finals Silver.png KT Rolster B KT Rolster Blogo std.png 1 : 3 SK Telecom T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2013-08-31 HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 Silver.png kt rolster b 2 : 3 SK Telecom T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2013-02-22 OGN Club Masters Bronze.png KT Rolster KT Rolsterlogo std.png 3 : 0 File:CJ Entus (Club Masters)logo std.png CJ Entus (Club Masters)
2013-01-25 OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 Bronze.png ktb 3 : 0 Azubu Blazelogo std.png Azubu Blaze

Media

Interviews

2013

2014

2015

Articles & Videos

2015

2016

2017

Gallery

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