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Gold Coin United
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Team Information
Org Location
United States
North America
SponsorPlug and Broker
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Gold Coin United is a North American Challenger team.


2017 Season[]

Gold Coin United was announced on December 12, 2016, as a new team owned by J2K Esports and Technology that acquired NRG Esports's 2017 NACS Spring Season seed.[1] No roster was announced at the time, but Locodoco became their head coach the day after.[2]

Over the next few weeks, they announced a roster of former Team Liquid Academy top laner Solo, veteran jungler Santorin, former Liquid mid laner Fenix, former Nova eSports bot laner Rikara, and legendary Korean support Madlife. Veteran bot laner Mash also joined the team in January, and split time with Rikara for the first three weeks of the Spring Season before becoming the starter. After a slow start, the team surged with Mash, and ended up tied with Tempo Storm for second place with a 7-3 game record. They beat Tempo Storm in the ensuing tiebreaker, then swept them in the playoff semifinals, followed by a 3-1 defeat of EUnited in the playoff finals. This qualified them for the NA LCS 2017 Summer Promotion with the best possible seed. The promotion tournament started well with a 3-1 defeat of Team EnVyUs, putting GCU just a single series win away from the NA LCS. However, they proceeded to lose heartbreaking back-to-back 3-2 series against Team Liquid and EnVyUs, sending the team back to the Challenger Series.

In the midseason, Fenix was replaced by Korean mid laner Fly due to conflicts with the coaching staff, and Rikara returned to the starting role with the departure of Mash. The summer season was roughly identical to the spring. The team again finished second in the regular season, before defeating Tempo Storm and eUnited in the playoffs, giving them a second try at promotion. However, their previous experience didn't seem to help, as GCU lost the first series 3-2 to Phoenix1, despite nearly pulling off a reverse sweep, then were swept by EUnited in the loser's bracket. With the NA LCS franchising for the 2018 season, the team then disbanded.


  • 2016
  • 2017

Player Roster[]


Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team

rjsdndgodAlexey Zatorski
≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??≈Dec 2017≈2017-12-??M19logo std.pngM19

RikaraRichard Samuel Oh
Dec 20162016-12-15Dec 20172017-12-26100 Thieveslogo std.png100.A

FlySong Yong-jun (송용준)
Mid Laner
May 20172017-05-20Nov 20172017-11-30FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY

FenixKim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Dec 20162016-12-15Nov 20172017-11-22Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX

MadLifeHong Min-gi (홍민기)
Dec 20162016-12-29Nov 20172017-11-20Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot

WhyinRyan Karaszkiewicz
Jan 20172017-01-05Nov 20172017-11-18Logo std.pngFENC

SoloColin Earnest
Top Laner
Dec 20162016-12-15Oct 20172017-10-01Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngCG

SantorinLucas Tao Kilmer Larsen
Dec 20162016-12-15Oct 20172017-10-01H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2K

MashBrandon Phan
Bot Laner
Jan 20172017-01-13May 20172017-05-26Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX



C ID Name Position
Jacob Kuhn Co-Owner & General Manager
James Kuhn Co-Owner
Dakota Gierszewski Team Manager


C ID Name Position Next Team
BonQuish Alec Warren 80Assistant Coach Clutch Gaminglogo std.pngClutch Gaming
Locodoco Choi Yoon-seop (최윤섭) 80Head Coach Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians
PsycSummer Summer Scott Performance Coach Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaming
SnowSpots Keith Torres Analyst None


This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Gold Coin United Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-08-13NQ NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion
0 : 3EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fly,  Rikara,  MadLife,  Whyin,  Locodoco
2017-07-271$10,000$ 10,000€ 8,580 NACS 2017 Summer Playoffs
3 : 1EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fly,  Rikara,  MadLife,  Locodoco
2017-07-132 NACS 2017 Summer
8 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fly,  rjsdndgod,  Rikara,  Madlife
2017-04-02NQ NA LCS 2017 Summer Promotion
2 : 3Team EnVyUslogo std.pngNV
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fenix,  Mash,  MadLife,  Locodoco
2017-03-151$10,000$ 10,000€ 9,400 NACS 2017 Spring Playoffs
3 : 1EUnitedlogo std.pngEUN
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fenix,  Mash,  MadLife,  Locodoco
2017-03-012 NACS 2017 Spring
2-3-0Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Solo,  Santorin,  Fenix,  Rikara,  Mash,  Whyin,  Madlife
Total Prize:USD 20,000


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