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Lira

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LirA
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Background Information
NameNam Tae-yoo
Country of BirthSouth Korea
Birthday1/15/1995
Competitive
TeamClutch Gaming
RoleJungler
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
CTUlogo std.png CTU?/2013?/2013
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KT Arrowslogo std.png KT Arrows5/20132/2014
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CJ Frostlogo std.png CJF2/20143/2014
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[[File:|link=|38px]] OMG 26/2014?/2014
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RANClogo std.png RANC5/201512/2015
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AFslogo std.png AFs12/201511/2016
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NVlogo std.png nV12/201611/2017
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CGlogo std.png CG12/2017Present
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"LirA" (Real Name: Nam Tae-yoo) is a Korean League of Legends player, currently a Jungler for Clutch Gaming.

Biography

While in his home region of South Korea, Lira didn't have much success in finding a team where would fit in and win a championship. His two most notable teams were Rebels Anarchy and Afreeca Freecs, however he couldn't go far with either one. Lira then left for North America and joined Team EnVyUs. Despite expectations being low because of his lukewarm results in South Korea, Lira proved to be a monster in the jungle and arguably the best jungler in the league for a long period of time. His ganks and mechanics on Lee Sin received a lot of praise.

However his individual performances weren't enough and Team EnVyUs could never make it far. When the NA LCS was franchised, Lira joined the newly formed Clutch Gaming for 2018. In the Spring Split he did well, making history with his team after taking down TSM in the Quarterfinals, ensuring that they would not attend an NA LCS final. However they lost in the Semifinals to 100 Thieves, with Lira continuing his search for an NA LCS title.

Career History

Season 3

Nam "lira" Tae-yoo joined his first professional team in 2013 when he joined Chunnam Techno University as a jungler. However, he did not play any games with the team and left to join the KT Rolster Arrows in May.

2014 Season

Lira couldn't qualify for OGN with the Arrows so he left the team in February of 2014 to join CJ Entus Frost. He only played 2 matches with them in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 before leaving a month later. In June of that year he went to China to play for OMG 2 but they never played any competitive games together before the team disbanded later that year.

2015 Season

Lira joined Rebels Anarchy in May of 2015 as their new jungler. They played in the Champions Summer 2015 Promotion where they qualified for SBENU Champions Summer 2015 after going 1-1 against Incredible Miracle and Winners. Anarchy placed eighth during the regular season and missed playoffs but they qualified for the next season of LCK.

2016 Preseason

Rebels Anarchy played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to Ever. On December 29th, Rebels Anarchy renamed to the Afreeca Freecs.

2016 Season

The Afreeca Freecs started the 2016 LCK Spring Split as a bottom three team, losing many of their sets during the first round robin. This changed after their 2-1 upset over SK Telecom T1 in Week 6, which marked the start of a streak of wins that resulted in an exceptional second round robin where they went 7-2 in sets and cliched the final, fifth playoff spot in what many labeled as a "Cinderella Story." Unfortunately, during the first round of the 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs, they lost 2-0 to the Jin Air Green Wings, giving them fifth place overall for the spring split.

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2015

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2017

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