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Keane
FLY Keane 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameJang Lae-young
Country of BirthSouth Korea
Birthday8/3/1993
Competitive
RoleMid
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
MiG Blazelogo std.png MiG Wicked9/2013
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Little Wraithlogo std.png LW2/20144/2014
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Team Curselogo std.png Crs OCE4/20146/2014
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Team Curselogo std.png Crs5/20141/2015
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Curse Academylogo std.png CA6/20141/2015
MidLanePick.png
Gravitylogo std.png GV1/201512/2015
MidLanePick.png
Apex Gaminglogo std.png Apex1/20169/2016
MidLanePick.png
Apex Gaminglogo std.png Apex P6/20167/2016
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Team Dignitaslogo std.png DIG9/201611/2017
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FlyQuest Academylogo std.png FLY.A12/20175/2018
MidLanePick.png
FlyQuestlogo std.png FLY1/20182/2018
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FlyQuestlogo std.png FLY5/201811/2018
MidLanePick.png

"Keane" (Real Name: Jang Lae-young) is a Korean League of Legends player, former Mid Laner for FlyQuest.

Biography

Born in South Korea, Keane moved to New Zealand in November 2013 and studied at the University of Auckland. He used to play soccer as a hobby before transitioning into League of Legends. Having played briefly in both South Korea and Oceania, Keane eventually landed a spot on Curse Academy and qualified for the NA LCS. After the team's roster and LCS spot was purchased by Gravity, Keane proved to be one of the most innovative players in North America, often having picks and item builds. Having played for other NA LCS teams such as Apex Gaming and Team Dignitas, Keane is still in search of his first major title victory. In 2018 he joined FlyQuest after the NA LCS was franchised.

Career History

He first got into gaming through DoTa, where he played with his friends for 4 years on the Garena server. He started playing League of Legends in Korea during season 2 when Fiora was had just been released. He got picked up by Woong to play for MiG Wicked, it was here where Woong suggested that he played mid lane and so he transitioned from a top laner to a mid laner. He later left MiG Wicked before moving to New Zealand and joining Little Wraith as their mid laner. In April 2014 Team Curse acquired the roster of Little Wraith and formed Team Curse OCE where he then caught the eye of LiQuiD112 before being offered the top role for Curse Academy.

2015 Preseason

Curse Academy were given a seed into the Spring Expansion tournament as a result of their participation in the Promotion Tournament. With a roster of Hauntzer, Saintvicious, Keane, Cop, and Bunny FuFuu, they beat compLexity.White 2-0 in the online stage and then advanced to the live tournament, where they defeated Coast 3-1 and then Team Fusion 3-1, qualifying for the spring season. However, due to the one-team-per-organization rule, the roster was sold and became known as Gravity.

2015 Season

Gravity finished the spring round robin with a 10-8 record, in fifth place. In the quarterfinals, they lost 1-3 to Team Impulse and earned 10 Championship Points for the season. In the summer split, they finished each week in at worst fourth position, even holding sole possession of first place for weeks 7 and 8; however, they lost both of their games in the final week and ended the season in fourth, after a tiebreaker loss to Team Impulse. In the playoff quarterfinals, Gravity lost to Team SoloMid, leaving them with a year-long total of 30 Championship Points, and qualifying for the regional finals in fifth place. They lost immediately in the gauntlet, reverse swept by first-round opponent Cloud9, who went on to qualify to Worlds.

2016 Season

Keane joined new Challenger team Apex Gaming for the 2016 NACS Spring Season.[1] Apex won both the regular season of NACS and the playoffs, using both Eve and Shrimp actively in the jungle. In the promotion tournament, they were seeded first against the ninth-place Team Impulse, to whom they lost, and then against second place Challenger team Team Dragon Knights, a rematch of the Challenger Series finals. This time, they didn't even drop one game against TDK and qualified successfully for the LCS summer split.

Trivia

  • Achieved rank 1 in OCE, which motivated him to focus and improve.
  • Participated in some online tournaments like Go4LoL before joining Little Wraith.
  • Used to main top lane in Korea before changing to mid lane.
  • Used to play League of Legends at his local library.
  • Known for his impressive knowledge of the game.
  • Was known as the shot caller for Team Curse OCE.

Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-03-16 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Playoffs Gold.png apex 3 : 1 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png Dragon Knights
2015
Date Event Result
2015-08-29 2015 Season North America Regional Finals Copper.png Gravity 2 : 3 Cloud9logo std.png Cloud9
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-24 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs Silver.png Curse Academy Curse Academylogo std.png 1 : 3 Team 8logo std.png Team 8

Media

Interviews

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017


Articles & Videos

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

January 15th - KEANE ON NA DOMINATION by Amelia Savery (lolesports.com)

Gallery

External Links

References