|Country of Birth||South Korea|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
|[[File:|link=|38px]] OMG 2||6/2014||?/2014||
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- July 24th - “We’re a bit disappointed the first win was this late, but we will win the remaining matches” - Interview with Anarchy’s Lira and Mickey with Inven (translated by @xoprestige)
- May 26th - LCK Summer Afreeca Freecs Sangyoon & Lira OGN Interview English translation by krbnu.
- February 3rd - EnVy LirA: "I'd rather win through macro than kills" with Inven Global
- March 2nd - LirA on NA solo queue: 'As a jungler position, it's hard to play solo queue as it doesn't seem like [it's] helping me at all' with TheScore Esports
- March 10th - LirA on Envy’s performance, learning English and trying to salvage the spring split with Slingshot Esports
- June 14th - LirA: “In Korea, players can’t accept the possibility of another player playing another hour as they sleep. In NA, there seems to be a thought of being well-rested and using their time efficiently.” with Slingshot Esports
Articles & Videos
- April 8th - Players to Track in the LCK Wildcards Playoffs by James "Obscurica" Chen on PVPLive
- April 5th - The curious case of nV LirA and the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split by Emily Rand (esports.yahoo.com)
- May 1st - Die Top-Transfers des Spring Splits: NA LCS by TastyCoach (summoners-inn.de)