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Background Information
NameSong Eui-jin (송의진)
Country of Birth
South Korea
BirthdayMarch 11, 1997 (age 24)
TeamInvictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Contract Expires2021-11-16
Mid Laner
Favorite Champs

Soloqueue IDsCN: 把我当成一颗树叭
KR: 말라질꺼야
EUW: v0PnXqLxFmfcD83s
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Song "Rookie" (▶️ listen) Eui-jin (Hangul: 송의진) is a League of Legends esports player, currently mid laner for Invictus Gaming.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Arrows
Oct 20132013-10-07[2]Oct 20142014-10-06[1]1yr 30d
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Dec 20142014-12-18[3]Present7yr 15d
KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster Arrows
Oct 20132013-10-07[2]Oct 20142014-10-06[1]1yr 30d
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Dec 20142014-12-18[3]Jun 20192019-06-13[4]4yr 5mo
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Jun 20192019-06-13[4]Jul 20192019-07-01[5]18dInactive
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngInvictus Gaming
Jul 20192019-07-01[5]Present2yr 5mo



KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.AOctober 7,
Most 3,
Riris, and
Renewal join.

Sonstar, and
Olleh leave.[2] Most 3 renames to Rookie.


KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT.AOctober 6,
KaKAO and
RooKie leave.[1]
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiGDecember 18,
RooKie, MaFa (Coach), and PoohManDu (Coach) join.


Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiGNovember 19,
Ning, and
Rookie's contracts expire but departure is not confirmed.
Baolan's contract expires but departure is not confirmed.[7]
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiGDecember 21,
Rookie, and
JackeyLove's contracts are extended.[8]
Duke's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.
JackeyLove, and
Baolan's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[9]


Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiGJune 13,
xin joins from academy roster.

Rookie becomes inactive.[4]
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiGJuly 1,
Rookie becomes active.


2014 Season[]

Rookie (also stylized RooKie and RooKiE) joined KT Rolster Arrows as a mid laner, originally with the name Most 3. This new KTA team played their inaugural OGN in HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014. They managed to upset SK Telecom T1 K in the group stage and made it to the quarterfinals but they lost 3-1 to CJ Entus Blaze. HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 was KTA's breakthrough season, upsetting Samsung Blue 3-2 in the finals to win the OGN Championship. KTA managed to qualify for the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals but they lost 3-0 to NaJin White Shield in the second round. Rookie left the Arrows in October to join Invictus Gaming in December alongside his teammate from KTA, KaKAO.

2015 Season[]

RooKie played in his first full tournament with the team during the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season where they managed to make the finals but lost 3-0 to EDward Gaming. IG placed fifth in the 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season but placed third in the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs after losing 3-0 to EDG in the semifinals but beating Snake eSports 3-1 in the third place match. In the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season, IG placed fourth by making it to the semifinals but losing 3-1 to EDG and then 3-2 to Snake. IG placed third in the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season and managed to play third in the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs by losing 3-2 to the Qiao Gu Reapers but beating EDG 3-1. IG qualified for the 2015 Season China Regional Finals and placed second by beating Qiao Gu 3-0 to take the third and final Chinese seed for the 2015 Season World Championship. IG was placed in a group alongside Cloud9, Fnatic, and AHQ e-Sports Club. Unfortunately, they ended with a 2-4 record and were knocked out of the tournament in last place.

2016 Season[]

The 2016 season was fairly straightforward for IG. The team placed 4th in the 2016 LPL Spring Season with an 8-8 record. They were quickly knocked out of playoffs in the first round after getting swept 0-3 by Snake Esports. The summer season was identical to the spring one for IG since they finished in 4th again with a 5-11 record. The summer playoffs also had the same result and IG were knocked out in the first round again by getting swept by I May.

2017 Season[]

Invictus Gaming finished 3rd in Group A of the 2017 LPL Spring Season with an 8-8 record. They would then drop out in the first round of the playoffs with a 1-3 loss to Newbee. IG participated in the 2017 Demacia Cup and finished 3rd after a 1-3 loss to I May in the semifinals. Their summer season was similar to their spring season and they finished 3rd with a 10-6 record. They did much better in the playoffs and finished 3rd with a victory over Team WE in the third place match. IG then participated in the 2017 Season China Regional Finals but failed to make it to Worlds after Team WE got their revenge against them and beat them 3-2.

2018 Season[]

Rookie and iG kick-started their season with a 3rd place finish in the Demacia Championship, losing 2-1 to Snake Esports in the loser's semifinal. Just two weeks later saw the start of the LPL Spring Season. Despite a regular season series record of 18-1, with their only loss being against Royal Never Give Up, this did not translate into success in the Spring Playoffs. Invictus Gaming were defeated 3-2 by RNG in the semifinals, this being followed by a 3-1 loss at the hands of Rogue Warriors in the third-place match. Although their performance could be considered a disappointment, their placement secured them a spot at Rift Rivals 2018.

A 3rd place finish in the Demacia Cup, this time losing to Bilibili Gaming in the loser's semifinal, was followed by a successful showing at Rift Rivals. Rookie and the team won both of their group stage games, helping the LPL to an eventual triumph over the LCK in the final. Invictus Gaming once again achieved an 18-1 regular season record in the LPL Summer Season, their sole loss again to RNG. Despite the similarity of the year's regular season performances, a successful showing in the Summer Playoffs, finishing runner-up to Royal Never Give Up after a tight 3-2 series, resulted in the team's qualification to the 2018 Season World Championship on points.

Invictus Gaming was placed in Group D for Worlds 2018, alongside Fnatic, 100 Thieves, and G-Rex. The group stage round robin concluded with iG and Fnatic tied for 1st place at 5-1. The tiebreaker went in the favor of Fnatic, resulting in Rookie and the team being drawn against KT Rolster in the quarterfinals. A tense affair saw iG emerge victorious 3-2 and progress to the semifinals where they met G2 Esports. A more straightforward 3-0 series secured them a place in the finals. Awaiting their challenge were Group D counterparts, Fnatic. Invictus Gaming's convincing performance in the finals resulted in a 3-0 victory, and made them the first Chinese team to win a World Championship.

2019 Season[]

Rookie and iG started the season with a strong showing in the LPL, placing 2nd in the LPL Spring Season en route to their first domestic win in the organization's history. Rookie and iG win 3-0 against JD Gaming in the finals, qualifying iG for the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational. At MSI IG went 9-1 in the group stage, only dropping a game to SK Telecom T1. They were heavy favourites to win the tournament but shockingly lost to Team Liquid 3-1 in the semi-finals.

On returning to China, Rookie and Invictus Gaming struggled to continue their dominance and finished 9-6 in the LPL/2019 Season/Summer Season and were knocked out 3-0 by LNG Esports in playoffs. However, they were able to attend the 2019 Season World Championship, after beating JD Gaming and Top Esports in 5 game series. At the World Championships, IG made it all the way to the semi-final, before getting knocked out by the eventual champions, FunPlus Phoenix 3-1.


  • Nicknamed "Faker Junior" since his debut for having a large champion pool and incredible mechanics.
  • Regarded as one of the best players of all time
  • Voted to represent LPL in 2015, 2018, and 2020 All Stars.
  • Regarded by many analysts and casters as top 3 mid laner in the world in 2015, the best player in the world in 2018, and top 3 in 2020.
  • Known for his
    , and
  • Speaks Chinese fluently and considered himself as the best Chinese language proficiency among the Korean pros.
  • A very good singer can sing in Chinese as well.
  • Reached 1,000 Kills in the LPL on April 13, 2017.
  • Reached 1,500 kills in the LPL on July 18, 2018.
  • Reached 2,000 kills in the LPL on March 11, 2020, his 23rd birthday.
  • Reached 2,500 kills in the LPL on August 07, 2021.
    • The 2nd player to reach 2,500 kills in the LPL after Uzi.


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Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[]

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

Minimum place

Rookie Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2021-08-0813 LPL 2021 Summer
6 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG neny,  TheShy,  XUN,  Rookie,  Wink,  Puff,  Lucas,  Baolan,  Along,  NoFe
2021-04-019 - 10 LPL 2021 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Rare Atomlogo std.pngRA
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  XUN,  Rookie,  Wink,  Lucas,  Along
2021-03-289 LPL 2021 Spring
9 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  XUN,  Rookie,  Wink,  Puff,  Baolan,  Lucas,  Along
2020-08-303 LPL 2020 Regional Finals
1 : 3Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Ning,  Rookie,  Puff,  Baolan,  fly,  Chris
2020-08-166 LPL 2020 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Ning,  Rookie,  Puff,  Baolan,  fly,  Chris
2020-08-093 LPL 2020 Summer
12 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Ning,  Rookie,  Puff,  Southwind,  Reheal,  Baolan,  Fly,  Dingbo,  Chris
2020-05-297 - 8 Mid-Season Cup 2020
0 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Ning,  Rookie,  Puff,  Southwind,  fly
2020-04-294 LPL 2020 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPX
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Leyan,  Ning,  Rookie,  Puff,  Southwind,  fly,  Dingbo
2020-04-201 LPL 2020 Spring
7 - 1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Ning,  Leyan,  Rookie,  Puff,  Southwind,  fly,  Dingbo
2019-11-023 - 4 Worlds 2019
1 : 3FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPX
Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG TheShy,  Leyan,  Ning,  Rookie,  JackeyLove,  Baolan,  Mafa
Rookie 1v1 Tournament Results
DatePlEventPrizeTeamLast Result
2018-12-083 - 4All-Star 2018 Las VegasLoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL1 : 2 ⁠OPL Allstarslogo std.pngPabu
2015-12-139 - 16All-Star 2015 Los AngelesTeam Icelogo std.pngIce0 : 1 ⁠Team Icelogo std.pngLeX


  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Post-Match Interviews

2021-08-07LPL 2021 Summer
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2021-06-07LPL 2021 Summer
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2021-03-25LPL 2021 Spring
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2021-02-04LPL 2021 Spring
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Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG
2021-01-10LPL 2021 Spring
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2020-12-19All-Star 2020
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LoL Pro Leaguelogo std.pngLPL
2020-12-18All-Star 2020
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2019-10-20Worlds 2019 Main Event
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2019-07-05Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
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2019-05-10MSI 2019 Main Event
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2018-11-03Worlds 2018 Main Event
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2018-10-11Worlds 2018 Main Event
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