|Name||Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)|
|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Birthday||July 12, 1995|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
|KTB||Oct 2012||Feb 2013||
|KTA||Feb 2013||Mar 2013||
|KTB||May 2013||Feb 2014||
|KTA||Feb 2014||Oct 2014||
|IG||Dec 2014||Dec 2015||
|WY||Jan 2016||May 2016||
|WYD||May 2016||Dec 2016||
|MSF||Dec 2016||May 2017||
|DP||Dec 2017||May 2018||
|JAG||May 2018||Nov 2018||
|APK||Dec 2018||Nov 2019||
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.
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." 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.
- 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.
|2014-01-15||PANDORA.TV Champions 2013-2014 Winter||KTB||3 : 1||NJWS|
|2013-10-11||10-11th||WCG 2013 Qualifiers Korea||KTB||0 : 1||CJB|
|2013-09-07||Korea Regional Finals Season 3||KTB||1 : 3||SKT|
|2013-08-31||HOT6iX Champions 2013 Summer||KTB||2 : 3||SKT 2|
|2013-06-14||9-12th||EmTek NLB 2013 Spring||KTA||0 : 2||CTU|
|2013-05-04||9-12th||OLYMPUS Champions 2013 Spring||KTA||1-1-3|
|2013-02-22||OGN Club Masters||KT||3 : 0||CJ|
|2014-12-20||5-8th||WGT 2014||IG||1 - 2|
|2014-08-29||Korea Regional Finals 2014||KTA||0 : 3||NJWS|
|2014-08-16||HOT6iX Champions 2014 Summer||KTA||3 : 2||SSB|
|2014-05-04||4-7th||SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014||KT||1 - 5|
|2014-04-26||5-8th||Bigfile NLB 2014 Spring||KTA||1 : 2||NJBS|
|2014-04-23||5-8th||HOT6iX Champions 2014 Spring||KTA||1 : 3||CJB|
|2015-12-18||5th||World Cyber Arena 2015||IG||1 : 2||2144 D|
|2015-11-27||5-7th||NEST 2015||IG||1 : 2||WE|
|2015-11-22||Demacia Cup 2015 Grand Finals||IG||1 : 3||EDG|
|2015-10-11||14-16th||World Championship 2015||IG||2 - 4|
|2015-09-05||Q||LPL 2015 Regional Finals||IG||3 : 0||QG|
|2015-08-17||LPL 2015 Summer Playoffs||IG||3 : 1||EDG|
|2015-08-09||LPL 2015 Summer Split||IG||8-8-6|
|2015-07-12||Demacia Cup 2015 Summer||IG||2 : 3||Snake|
|2015-04-29||IET 2015||IG||2 : 1||WE|
|2015-04-25||LPL 2015 Spring Playoffs||IG||3 : 1||SSG|
|2015-04-12||5th||LPL 2015 Spring Split||IG||8-8-6|
|2015-04-05||Q||IET 2015 Qualifiers||IG||2 : 0||SHE|
|2016-08-03||11th||LSPL 2016 Summer Split||WYD||2 - 3|
|2016-04-11||NQ||LSPL 2016 Summer Relegation||WY||0 : 3||SHRC|
|2016-04-06||13th||LSPL 2016 Spring Split||WY||12 - 18|
|2017-04-22||EU LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs||MSF||0 : 3||FNC|
|2017-04-02||EU LCS 2017 Spring Group A||MSF||8 - 5|
|2018-12-20||13-19th||KeSPA Cup 2018||APK||0 : 2||SKT|
|2018-08-09||8th||LCK 2018 Summer Split||JAG||4 - 14|
|2018-04-08||5-6th||TCL 2018 Winter Playoffs||DP||0 : 3||YC|
|2018-03-26||5th||TCL 2018 Winter Split||DP||12 - 16|
- August 20th - inSec & KaKAO: Champions of Korea with MachinimaVS
- November 16th - True LOL Show 트롤쇼 17회 - 카카오,루키 (KR) with OnGameNet
- October 4th - Rookie & Kakao (KR)(EN) with Twitch
- October 10th - KaKAO on IG's Worlds: "there was a little bit of hope, but it seems like we faded into darkness (KR)(EN) with The Score Esports
- October 10th - KaKAO: "I think it might be fun to win 3 games in a row and make it out of groups" (KR)(EN) with GameSpot
- October 11th - KaKAO on why IG won at the end, Time's success, and responds to Tabe's leak (KR)(EN) with GameSpot
Articles & Videos
- January 14th - WILL KAKAO WOW CHINA? by Kelsey Moser (lolesports.com)
- September 29th - The Worlds' Top 20: #4 Kakao by Emily Rand (lolesports.com)
- December 13th - Misfits Announce New Jungler by Misfits
- December 20th - Misfits: Ready for LCS by Team Misfits
- February 27th - "A day with: KaKAO" by Team Misfits
- April 6th - The top 10 players from the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split by theScore esports
- April 30th - Die Top-Transfers des Spring Splits: EU LCS by TastyCoach (summoners-inn.de)