MadLife

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MadLife
MadLife-2016-spring.png
Background Information
NameHong Min-gi (홍민기)
Country of BirthSouth Korea
Birthday10/5/1992
Competitive
TeamGold Coin United
RoleSupport
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
MiG Frostlogo std.png MiG Frost0/20116/2012
AZFlogo std.png AZF6/20122/2013
CJ Frostlogo std.png CJF2/201311/2014
CJlogo std.png CJ11/201411/2016
GCUlogo std.png GCU12/2016Current


Hong "MadLife" Min-gi is a retired Korean League of Legends player, who most recently played as a Support for Gold Coin United. He announced his retirement on June 19, 2018.[1]

Biography

Hong "MadLife" Min-gi was born on October 5, 1992 in Korea, and started playing StarCraft at the age of 7. He found himself enjoying the Aeon of Strife game-type, and so when a friend introduced him to League of Legends in September 2010 he started playing. His first champion was  Akali. The first role he favored was AD Carry, but when he began to play professionally he switched to support.

During his career, MadLife has become world-renowned for his exceptional support play, particularly on play-making skillshot-based champions like  Thresh and  Blitzcrank. He became particularly well-known for aiming hooks in the direction in which he predicted a player would Flash and landing them dead-on.

Season 2

MadLife's first professional team was MiG Frost, which he joined alongside Woong, CloudTemplar, RapidStar, and Locodoco. The first tournament they participated in was Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 where they played well but ultimately fell in the finals to their sister team MiG Blaze. Locodoco left the team shortly after and Woong became MadLife's new lane partner. Frost and Blaze were both bought by Azubu and participated in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 under their new organization. Frost ended up reverse sweeping CLG Europe in the finals and qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship. Unfortunately for Frost, they dropped in the finals 3-1 to the Taipei Assassins and took second place.

Season 3

In the beginning of Season 3, MadLife and Frost attended IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice but lost in the semifinals 2-0 to Gambit Gaming. Not long after OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 ended and Frost dropped in the finals 3-0 to NaJin Sword. After Frost attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship and lost 3-1 to Blaze in the finals, Woong left the team and Hermes became MadLife's new AD Carry. MadLife was voted in to attend All-Star Shanghai 2013 where he and his teammates placed first, winning Korea another spot for the Season 3 World Championship. At OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 they got swept by Blaze in the semis and by SK Telecom T1 2 in the 3rd place match so Hermes was benched in favor of the sub AD Carry, Space. Frost's next tournament was HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 where they once again disappointed, placing 4th after being swept by the KT Rolster Bullets and losing in a close 3-2 set to MVP Ozone. MadLife and Frost attended the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals with aspirations to go to worlds but were swept in their 2nd round by the Bullets.

2014 Season

Frost's decline continued as they were knocked out of the quarterfinals of PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 3-0 by Samsung Ozone. Frost qualified for IEM Singapore where they lost in the finals 2-0 to Invictus Gaming. The new year didn't start well for Frost as HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 saw them lose in the quarterfinals 3-1 to Samsung Blue. Frost failed to make it out of groups for the first time ever at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 which caused them to miss the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals.

2015 Season

CJ Entus was forced to combine the rosters of Blaze and Frost after the changes to the OGN rules but the bot lane pair of MadLife and Space remained unchanged. They were invited to IEM Katowice in March 2015. They finished in 5th/6th place, after defeating Gambit Gaming but then losing to Team SoloMid and Team WE. CJ participated in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 where they lost in the semifinals 3-2 to SK Telecom T1. Max was called up to the starting roster prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 to share the starting support position with Madlife. CJ placed third in the regular season of Champions Summer but lost 3-0 to the KOO Tigers in the second round of the playoffs. CJ had enough circuit points to qualify for the 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals but they lost 3-2 to the Jin Air Green Wings.

2016 Preseason

CJ played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 3-0 in the finals to Ever.

Trivia

  • Among Koreans, it was jokingly said that MiG (A previous name of CJ Entus Frost) stood for "MadLife is God." They also say "MAmen" whenever he shows exceptional play.
  • Earned over 80% of the allstar vote in season 3, giving him the highest percentage vote of all players in all regions.[2]
  • Enjoys playing the game Osu! as it requires concentration and good hand-eye co-ordination skills which are useful when playing LoL.
  • Favorite champions are  Alistar, Blitzcrank, and  Thresh.
  • Had the nickname "Machine" in Korea as a result of his lack of expression and his favorite champion being  Blitzcrank. [3]
  • Known as a god within the community for his 'godlike' support play.
  • Is well known for being one of the top skill shot based support players in the world. His excellence on  Blitzcrank and  Thresh is put down to brilliant micromanagement skills.[4]
  • His pioneering of heavy AP champions as support such as  Lux and  Zyra caused some to believe he was trolling or purposefully playing inefficient champions. This style of play has since come into the mainstream support meta.
  • Known for his stylistic and aesthetically pleasing play. He is often the subject of videos which praise his ability pull off complex and difficult plays.
  • Possesses a deep champion pool with no known support champions that he is weak with.
  • Prefers to be known by his full name (Hong Min-gi) as opposed to MadLife.
  • Stated in interviews that he meditates to relax and finds it a good way to prepare for important matches.
  • Awarded Best Support at 2012 Korean e-Sports Awards. [5]
  • He is one of just two players (Doublelift is the other) to have participated in all three All-Star events (Shanghai 2013, Paris 2014, and Los Angeles 2015). He has the added distinction of being the only one to be on a winning team all three times.

Current Season Statistics

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Achievements

2015
Date Event Result
2015-12-13 All-Star Los Angeles 2015 5v5 Gold.png LCK Allstars 2 : 0 EU LCSlogo std.png EU LCS Allstars
2015-11-14 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup Silver.png CJ Entus 0 : 3 Everlogo std.png ESC Ever
2015-09-04 2015 Season Korea Regional Finals Bronze.png CJ Entus 2 : 3 Jin Airlogo std.png Jin Air GreenWings
2015-08-19 SBENU Champions Summer 2015 Copper.png CJ Entus 0 : 3 KOOlogo std.png KOO Tigers
2015-04-24 SBENU Champions Spring 2015 Bronze.png CJ Entus 2 : 3 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2014
Date Event Result
2014-05-29 SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 Bronze.png cj cm 0 : 4 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Galaxy
2014-05-17 bigfile NLB Spring 2014 Gold.png cjf 3 : 1 NJBSlogo std.png NaJin Black Sword
2013
Date Event Result
2013-12-01 IEM Season VIII - Singapore Silver.png cjf 0 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2013-08-28 HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 Copper.png CJ Entus Frost CJ Frostlogo std.png 2 : 3 MVP Bluelogo std.png MVP Ozone
2013-06-05 OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 Copper.png CJ Entus Frost CJ Frostlogo std.png 0 : 3 SKT T1 2logo std.png SK Telecom T1 2
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013 Gold.png kr champions 2 : 0 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2013-05-26 Bottom Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 Gold.png PraY/Madlife KR Championslogo std.png 1 : 0 NA LCSlogo std.png Doublelift/Xpecial
2013-03-09 IEM Season VII - World Championship Silver.png cjf 1 : 3 CJ Blazelogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
2013-02-22 OGN Club Masters Copper.png CJ Entus (Club Masters) CJlogo std.png 0 : 3 KT Alogo std.png KT Rolster
2013-02-02 OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 Silver.png azf 0 : 3 NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword
2013-01-20 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice SF.png azf 0 : 2 Gambitlogo std.png Gambit Gaming
2012
Date Event Result
2012-10-13 Season 2 World Championship Silver.png azf 1 : 3 TPAlogo std.png Taipei Assassins
2012-09-08 Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Gold.png azf 3 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png CLG Europe
2012-05-19 Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 Silver.png MiGFrost 0 : 3 MiG Blazelogo std.png MiG Blaze
2012-02-17 OnGameNet LoL Invitational Gold.png MiGFrost 2 : 1 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming


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