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Team Dragon Knights
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Team Information
Org Location
North America
North America
SponsorArena Online
Created (1)2014-09-xx
Disbanded (1)2015-09-23
Created (2)2015-12-18
Disbanded (2)2016-05-23
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Team Dragon Knights is a North American team. On May 8, 2016, Riot Games issued a competitive ruling banning them from participating in any Riot-sponsored leagues.


2015 Preseason[]

Team Dragon Knights (TDK) formed in September 2014. They qualified for the Expansion Tournament via the Challenger ladder but did not participate in the tournament. However, after undergoing a number of roster changes they did qualify for the spring season of NACS, beating Team Frostbite and Storm in the qualifier.

2015 Season[]

TDK placed second in the season with a 7-3 record, behind Enemy eSports. In the playoffs, they beat Team Fusion 2-1 before losing to Enemy 1-3, sending them to the Summer Promotion Tournament. Despite the fact that they had placed higher than Fusion, Winterfox chose to play against them. TDK used substitute mid laner Alex Ich in their promotional matches and won 3-1, successfully qualifying for the NA LCS Summer Split. After the Promotion Tournament, TDK dropped LouisXGeeGee from their roster and acquired Emperor in his place and Ninja as their permanent mid laner, making the full roster include Seraph, Kez, Ninja, Emperor, and Smoothie.

Due to visa issues, Team Dragon Knights were unable to use their full roster for the first four weeks of the summer split, as Emperor and Ninja were unable to travel to the United States to play with the team. They instead substituted in LattmaN for Emperor and Bischu and mancloud for Ninja; Baby also substituted for Smoothie for their first three games. The substitute rosters went a combined 0-9, but when Emperor and Ninja finally joined the team for the second day of the fifth week, the team defeated first-place Team Dignitas. Despite that initial success, Team Dragon Knights were only able to secure two more victories over the next four weeks, and they finished in last place with a 3-15 record, one game behind Enemy. As a result, they were automatically relegated to the 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Season.

2016 Preseason[]

In September 2015, Team Dragon Knights rebranded as Team Arena Online.[1] However, in December, the team changed its name back to "Team Dragon Knights" because Riot Games wanted to see their new title sponsor deliver on promises to create a $1 million tournament circuit in the 2016 season before allowing a team to use their name in competition.[2] The same day as their renaming, TDK received a competitive ruling: Co-owner Chris Shim was banned from serving any officially-recognized position on any team for the entire 2016 season, TDK itself was fined $10,000, and Ninja was suspended for two months after an attempted poaching of Samsung AD carry Fury.[3]

2016 Season[]

Despite their roster limitations, TDK finished third in the NACS Regular Season, ahead of Team Liquid Academy and behind Ember. Prior to the playoffs, the team swapped several players with the LCS team Renegades: Alex Ich, RF Legendary, and Flaresz joined TDK while Seraph and Ninja left for Renegades. This roster change appeared to be in Renegades's favor; however, TDK still defeated Ember in the semifinals to advance to the promotion tournament. There they first faced and defeated Team Dignitas in an elimination match before losing to Renegades and then the first-place Challenger team Apex, falling just short of the LCS.

On May 8, 2016, Riot released a competitive ruling stating that they had investigated the relationship between TDK and Renegades and found an inappropriate link between the two organizations, with the March roster trade and the sources of financial compensation to the players after the trade being one of the major problems. As a result of their findings, Riot ruled that TDK would be banned permanently from Riot-sponsored league play, and Chris Shim and Sean Shim would individually be indefinitely banned from serving in official capacity to an organization involved in official Riot league play.[4] Despite a deadline of May 18 by which they were forced to sell their seed, it wasn't until May 23 that the seed was announced as sold to Eanix.[5]


  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • September (approx.), Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knights is formed.
    Trickster, and
    Chorong join.
  • October (approx.),
    Remilia joins.

    Trickster leaves.
  • November (approx.),
    Remilia, and Event leave.

Player Roster[]


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Flaresz Cuong Ta 11Top State of MinD Gaminglogo std.pngState of MinD Gaming 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 11Top Logo std.pngthe monkeys 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
Kez Kevin Jeon 12Jungle Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-05-232016-05-23
Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 13Mid Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
Bischu Aaron Kim 15Support Eanixlogo std.pngEanix 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-232016-05-23
Trance Lawrence Amador 15Support Eanixlogo std.pngEanix 2016-03-032016-03-03 2016-05-232016-05-23
do it Lee Chan-ho (이찬호) 23Sub/Mid APK Princelogo std.pngAPK Prince 2015-12-292015-12-29 2016-05-232016-05-23
Thy Son Seung-yong (손승용) 23Sub/Mid None 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-05-232016-05-23
Ohq Oh Gyu-min (오규민) 14Bot NRG Esportslogo std.pngNRG Esports 2016-01-042016-01-04 2016-05-132016-05-13
Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 11Top Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-12-112015-12-?? 2016-03-032016-03-03
Crumbz Alberto Rengifo 22Sub/Jun Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2016-02-052016-02-05 2016-03-032016-03-03
moolchael Kim Young (김영) 21Sub/Top None 2016-01-222016-01-22 2016-02-052016-02-05
Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 11Top Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
Kez Kevin Jeon 12Jungle Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-09-232015-09-23
Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Team Arena Onlinelogo std.pngTeam Arena Online 2015-09-212015-09-21 2015-09-232015-09-23
Emperor Kim Jin-hyun (김진현) 14Bot G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports 2015-05-182015-05-18 2015-09-232015-09-23
Smoothie Andy Ta 15Support Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2015-02-162015-02-16 2015-09-232015-09-23
Bischu Aaron Kim 23Sub/Mid Vortex (North American Team)logo std.pngVortex 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
mancloud Zachary Hoschar 23Sub/Mid Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine 2015-06-192015-06-19 2015-09-232015-09-23
Jébus Karim Tokhi 24Sub/Bot Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
LattmaN James Lattman 24Sub/Bot Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTop Dog Gaming 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-09-232015-09-23
Remilia Maria Creveling 25Sub/Sup Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2014-11-112014-11-??
Baby Terry Chuong 25Sub/Sup Team Imaginelogo std.pngTeam Imagine 2015-05-112015-05-?? 2015-05-112015-05-??
LouisXGeeGee Lee Sung-jin (이성진) 14Bot Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
RF Legendary Oleksii Kuziuta 21Sub/Top Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin 23Sub/Mid Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades 2015-03-152015-03-15 2015-04-262015-04-26
Kyle Seo Ji-sun (서지선) 13Mid Logo std.pngNKT 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-04-152015-04-15
KonKwon Kevin Kwon (권구혁) 15Support Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five 2015-01-072015-01-07 2015-02-162015-02-16
Jackpot 11Top None 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
Guardian 12Jungle None 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
Trickster Kim Jae-hun (김재훈) 13Mid Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse 2014-09-112014-09-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??
Remilia Maria Creveling 15Support Roar (Chinese Team)logo std.pngRoar 2014-10-112014-10-?? 2014-10-112014-10-??

Formerly On Loan[]

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우) 13Mid Welogo std.pngTeam WE NA LCS 2015 Summer Season

Player League Participation[]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.


SmoothieTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.png
Echo Foxlogo std.png
TSMlogo std.pngTSMlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png401
SeraphCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.pngRenegadeslogo std.png
Team Impulselogo std.png
Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.png186
BigCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngDignitaslogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png180
NinjaTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.pngRenegadeslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUslogo std.png101
MancloudTeamvulcunlogo std.pngTeamvulcunlogo std.pngXDG Gaminglogo std.pngComplexitylogo std.pngTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.png99
KezComplexitylogo std.pngTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png47
EmperorTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.png9
LattmanTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.png9
BischuTeam Dragon Knightslogo std.png6



ID Name Position
Greenf0rest Chris Shim Co-Owner
TriS Sean Shim Co-Owner
Alan Hubbard Co-Owner


C ID Name Position Next Team
Pyrex Toby Kwon (권용현) Manager Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
Miracle Lee Hyeon-beom (이현범) 80Coach Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs
chain Kim Dong-woo (김동우) Coach None


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

Minimum place

Team Dragon Knights Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-04-08NQ NA LCS 2016 Summer Promotion
0 : 3Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
 Flaresz,  RF Legendary,  Kez,  Alex Ich,  Ohq,  Trance,  Bischu,  TriS
2016-03-162$7,000$ 7,000€ 6,244 NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Apexlogo std 2.pngAPX
 Flaresz,  Kez,  Alex Ich,  Ohq,  Trance,  Miracle
2016-02-243 NACS 2016 Spring
1-3-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Seraph,  Kez,  Crumbz,  do it,  Thy,  Ohq,  Bischu
2015-07-2610 NA LCS 2015 Summer
3 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Seraph,  Kez,  Bischu,  mancloud,  Ninja,  Lattman,  Emperor,  Baby,  Smoothie,  Sean
2015-04-26Q NA LCS 2015 Summer Promotion
3 : 1Winterfoxlogo std.pngWFX
 Seraph,  Kez,  AlexIch,  LouisXGeeGee,  Smoothie,  chain
2015-04-082$7,000$ 7,000€ 6,468 NACS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Enemylogo std.pngNME
 Seraph,  Kez,  Kyle,  LouisXGeeGee,  Smoothie,  chain
2015-03-252 NACS 2015 Spring
7 - 3Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Seraph,  RF Legendary,  Kez,  Kyle,  AlexIch,  LouisXGeeGee,  Maria,  Smoothie
2015-02-04Q NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier
2 : 0Storm (North American Team)logo std.pngSTR
 Seraph,  Kez,  Kyle,  LouisXGeeGee,  Smoothie
2015-01-112$4,000$ 4,000€ 3,720 EPS Season XI
0 : 3Team FusionLogo std.pngFSN
 Seraph,  Kez,  Kyle,  LouisXGeeGee,  KonKwon
Total Prize:USD 18,000


  • 2015
  • 2016

See Also[]


External Links[]


  1. Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  2. Say goodbye to Team Arena Online and hello (again) to Team Dragon Knights dailydot.com
  3. Competitive Ruling: Chris Shim, Geon-Woo “Ninja” Noh, & Jin-Yong “Fury” Lee lolesports.com
  4. Competitive Ruling: Renegades and TDK lolesports.com
  5. Eanix acquires Team Dragon Knights' NACS spot thescoreesports.com
  6. Team Dragon Knights' Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. Kwon's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  8. Team Dragon Knights' Tweet twitter.com
  9. Ninja no longer on contract with Team WE, officially joins TDK dailydot.com
  10. Ninja's Tweet twitter.com
  11. Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  12. Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  13. Say goodbye to Team Arena Online and hello (again) to Team Dragon Knights dailydot.com
  14. Competitive Ruling: Chris Shim, Geon-Woo “Ninja” Noh, & Jin-Yong “Fury” Lee lolesports.com
  15. “do it” Joins TDK to Sub for Ninja Following Suspension blog.arenaonline.com
  16. Arena Online's Tweet twitter.com
  17. Team Dragon Knights' Tweet twitter.com
  18. Ohq to substitute for Freeze renegades.gg
  19. Seraph to play top lane for Week 7 renegades.gg
  20. In trade with TDK, Renegades swap Flaresz, Alex Ich, and Trance for Ninja and Seraph dailydot.com
  21. Competitive Ruling: Renegades and TDK lolesports.com
  22. NRG's Tweet twitter.com
  23. Eanix acquires Team Dragon Knights' NACS spot thescoreesports.com