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Retired as Player
Trick
LOS Trick 2023 Split 2
Background Information
NameKim Gang-yun (김강윤)
Country of Birth
South Korea
BirthdayJuly 11, 1995 (age 29)
Residency
KR
Korea
Competitive
TeamGIANTX Academylogo stdGIANTX PRIDE
Contract Expires2024-11-18
Role
Coach
Favorite Champs

Competitive IDsSnowfall, Snow
Soloqueue IDsEUW: SKT Rick, Super Moon, NiceLife XD, Scaphism, ImNotYourBrother, DrinkWater247
KR: CherryStone1, Pepper Japchae, MakeEuGreatAgain
BR: Muito prazer
Social Media & Links
Infobox LOLProslogo std
Infobox Instagramlogo std
Infobox Twitchlogo std
Infobox Twitterlogo std

Kim "Trick" (▶️ listen) Gang-yun (Hangul: 김강윤) is a League of Legends esports player, currently head coach for GIANTX PRIDE. He's most well known for winning four consecutive EU LCS titles with G2 Esports from 2016-2017.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2
≈Mar 2014≈2014-03-??≈Jun 2014≈2014-06-??≈3mo 29d
ejel
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJ Entus
Dec 20142014-12-02[2]Nov 20152015-11-04[1]11mo 2d
ejel
EU
G2 Esportslogo stdG2 Esports
Dec 20152015-12-30[4]Nov 20172017-11-20[3]1yr 10mo
ejel
KR
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbq Olivers
Nov 20172017-11-27[7]Nov 20182018-11-19[5]1yr 22d
ejel
TR
Galakticoslogo stdGalakticos
Dec 20182018-12-07[9]Feb 20192019-02-18[8]2mo 11d
ejel
EU
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdSchalke 04
Apr 20192019-04-08[11]Sep 20192019-09-30[10]5mo 22d
ejel
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSK Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-16[13]Nov 20202020-11-19[12]11mo 3d
ejel
BR
Los Grandeslogo stdLos Grandes
Apr 20232023-04-28[15]Jun 20232023-06-23[14]1mo 25d
ejel
EMEA
GIANTXlogo stdGIANTX
Feb 20242024-02-29[17]May 20242024-05-20[16]2mo 20d
ejel
EMEA
GIANTX Academylogo stdGIANTX PRIDE
May 20242024-05-20[16]Present1mo 23d
ej
TeamStartEnd
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2
≈Mar 2014≈2014-03-??≈May 2014≈2014-05-??≈2mo
ejel
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??≈Jun 2014≈2014-06-??≈1mo 29d
ejel
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJ Entus
Dec 20142014-12-02[2]Jan 20152015-01-02[18]1mo
ejel
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJ Entus
Jan 20152015-01-02[18]Jun 20152015-06-30[19]5mo 28d
ejel
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJ Entus
Jun 20152015-06-30[19]Nov 20152015-11-04[1]4mo 4d
ejel
EU
G2 Esportslogo stdG2 Esports
Dec 20152015-12-30[4]Nov 20172017-11-20[3]1yr 10mo
ejel
KR
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbq Olivers
Nov 20172017-11-27[7]Nov 20182018-11-19[5]1yr 22d
ejel
TR
Galakticoslogo stdGalakticos
Dec 20182018-12-07[9]Feb 20192019-02-18[8]2mo 11d
ejel
EU
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdSchalke 04
Apr 20192019-04-08[11]Sep 20192019-09-30[10]5mo 22d
ejel
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSK Gaming
Dec 20192019-12-16[13]Nov 20202020-11-19[12]11mo 3d
ejel
BR
Los Grandeslogo stdLos Grandes
Apr 20232023-04-28[15]Jun 20232023-06-23[14]1mo 25d
ejel
EMEA
GIANTXlogo stdGIANTX
Feb 20242024-02-29[17]May 20242024-05-20[16]2mo 20d
ejel
EMEA
GIANTX Academylogo stdGIANTX PRIDE
May 20242024-05-20[16]Present1mo 23d
ej

News

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023
  • 2024
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2March (approx.),
Aggro Boy,
Nisekoi, and
Snowfall join.
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2May (approx.), Snowfall (Support to Jungle) changes position.
KR
VTG 2logo stdVTG 2June (approx.),
Aggro Boy and
Snowfall leave.
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJDecember 2, Team is reformed as a single team.
Shy,
Ambition,
Trick,
CoCo,
Roar,
MadLife,
Max, Onair (Head Coach), and Kezman (Coach) join.

Space and fOru (Coach) rejoin.
[2]
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJJanuary 2,
Trick,
Roar, and
Max move to trainees.[18]
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJJune 30,
Helper joins as substitute.

Trick moves to substitute.[19]
KR
CJ Entuslogo stdCJNovember 4,
Helper,
Trick, and
Max leave.[1]
EU
G2 Esportslogo stdG2December 30,
Trick,
Emperor, and YoungBuck (Head Coach) join.
Kikis (Jungle to Top) changes position.[4]
EU
G2 Esportslogo stdG2November 20,
Trick leaves.[3]
KR
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbqNovember 27,
Trick and
IgNar join.
[7]
KR
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbqNovember 19,
Trick and
IgNar leave.[5][6]
TR
Galakticoslogo stdGALDecember 7,
Trick joins.
[9]
Trick's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 30 April 2019.[20]
TR
Galakticoslogo stdGALFebruary 18,
Trick is removed from the GCD.[8]
TR
Galakticoslogo stdGALFebruary 19,
Trick's departure is confirmed.[21]
EU
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04April 8,
Trick joins.
[11]
EU
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04May 15,
Trick's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[22]
EU
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04September 30,
Trick leaves.[10]
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSKDecember 16,
Trick,
LIMIT, and Kanani (Assistant Coach) join.
Unlimited (Assistant Coach to Head Coach) changes position. Realistik (Head Coach) leaves.[13]
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSKJanuary 10,
Trick's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[23]
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSKOctober 20,
Trick is allowed to look for opportunities with other teams.[24]
EU
SK Gaminglogo stdSKNovember 19,
TynX,
Blue,
Jezu, and
Treatz join.

Trick and
LIMIT leave.
ZaZee leaves for academy roster.[12]
EU
Free Agentlogo stdF/AJanuary 6,
Trick retires.[25]
BR
Los Grandeslogo stdLOSApril 28,
Trick comes out of retirement and joins Los Grandeslogo stdLos Grandes.
[15]
BR
Los Grandeslogo stdLOSJune 1,
Boal's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2024.
Trick's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 20 November 2023.[26]
BR
Los Grandeslogo stdLOSJune 23,
enel1 joins from academy roster.

Trick leaves.[14]
EMEA
GIANTXlogo stdGXFebruary 29, Trick (Strategic Coach) is added to the GCD. Kaas (Strategic Coach to Head Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD. Hidon (Head Coach) is removed from the GCD.[17] Trick (Strategic Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2024.[17]
EMEA
GIANTXlogo stdGXMarch 6, Trick (Strategic Coach)'s joining is confirmed. Kaas (Strategic Coach to Head Coach)'s position changing is confirmed. Hidon (Head Coach)'s departure is confirmed.[27]
EMEA
GIANTXlogo stdGXMay 20,
Peach and Trick (Strategic Coach) leave for academy roster.[16]
EMEA
GIANTX Academylogo stdGXPMay 20,
R4VEN joins.

Peach and Trick (Head Coach) join from main roster.
[16]

Biography[]

2015 Season[]

Kim "Trick" Gang-yun joined CJ Entus as a jungle substitute in December of 2014. He played his first game in July of 2015 against SBENU Sonicboom during SBENU Champions Summer 2015. He was a substitute for Ambition. CJ Entus placed third in the regular season but lost 3-0 to the KOO Tigers in the second round of 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. Trick did not play in playoffs or the regionals. Trick left the team in November.

2016 Season[]

In late December, Trick moved to Europe to join G2 Esports as their new starting jungler.[28] The team quickly rose to prominence and recognition in the LCS, consistently tied for first place after each week, sometimes with H2k and sometimes also with Vitality, until the end of the split when they held first place with sole possession. With a quarterfinal bye, the playoffs also saw them strong, as they defeated both Fnatic and Origen 3-1 to win the season and secure an invitation to the Mid-Season Invitational.

Going into MSI, G2 Esports were seen as a favorite not to win, but to come in second place to the Korean representatives SK Telecom T1.[29][30] However, the team lost their first four games of the round robin and ultimately finished in fifth place, ahead of only SuperMassive eSports, and out of playoff contention - importantly, this placement meant that Europe would forfeit their Pool 1 seed at Worlds. In a statement published partway through the second day of play, G2 stated that their players had taken vacation time after a "rigorous Spring Split."[31] AD carry Emperor later stated that there had been an internal conflict within the team one day prior to the start of the event.[32]

Trivia[]

Individual Awards[]

  • 2x EU MVP (Spring 2016, Summer 2016)
  • 3x EU 1st All Pro Team (Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2017)
  • 1x EU 3rd All Pro Team (Summer 2017)

Tournament Results[]

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

Minimum place

Trick Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2024-04-028 LEC 2024 Spring Playoffs
1 : 2MAD Lions KOIlogo stdMDK
GIANTXlogo stdGX Odoamne,  Peach,  Jackies,  Patrik,  IgNar,  Kaas,  Trick
2024-03-256 LEC 2024 Spring
4 - 5Blanklogo stdRR
GIANTXlogo stdGX Odoamne,  Peach,  Jackies,  Patrik,  IgNar,  Kaas,  Trick
2023-08-068 CBLOL 2023 Split 2
6 - 12Blanklogo stdRR
Los Grandeslogo stdLOS Boal,  Hidan,  Trick,  enel1,  Lava,  Netuno,  Ranger,  Stardust,  Riyev
2020-08-216 LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04
SK Gaminglogo stdSK Jenax,  Trick,  ZaZee,  Crownshot,  LIMIT,  Jesiz,  Kanani
2020-08-095 LEC 2020 Summer
9 - 9Blanklogo stdRR
SK Gaminglogo stdSK Jenax,  Trick,  ZaZee,  Crownshot,  LIMIT,  Jesiz,  Kanani
2020-03-289 LEC 2020 Spring
4 - 14Blanklogo stdRR
SK Gaminglogo stdSK Sacre,  Ventair,  Trick,  Jenax,  Crownshot,  LIMIT,  Unlimited,  Kanani
2019-09-143 LEC 2019 Regional Finals
0 : 3Splycelogo stdSPY
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04 Odoamne,  Trick,  Abbedagge,  Upset,  IgNar,  Dylan Falco
2019-09-073 LEC 2019 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Fnaticlogo stdFNC
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04 Odoamne,  Trick,  Abbedagge,  Upset,  IgNar,  Dylan Falco
2019-08-174 LEC 2019 Summer
11 - 7Blanklogo stdRR
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04 Odoamne,  Trick,  Abbedagge,  Upset,  IgNar,  Dylan Falco
2019-03-179 TCL 2019 Winter
2 - 16Blanklogo stdRR
Galakticoslogo stdGAL Doxy,  Flaxxish,  Shakuras,  Thane Krios,  Trick,  Trix,  Neji,  Soren,  Naru,  T1SO,  Husky Rider,  Luger,  Ruvelius,  Zergsting,  Sugarfree,  FearlessS,  Ozgur,  Voivod

Media[]

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2024-03-22LEC 2024 Spring
GIANTXlogo stdGX
vs
Rogue (European Team)logo stdRGE
Link
2023-06-11CBLOL 2023 Split 2
Los Grandeslogo stdLOS
vs
Libertylogo stdLBR
Link
2018-07-20LCK 2018 Summer
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbq
vs
Afreeca Freecslogo stdAF
Link
2018-07-18LCK 2018 Summer
Jin Air Green Wingslogo stdJAG
vs
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbq
Link
2018-01-18LCK 2018 Spring
Kongdoo Monsterlogo stdKDM
vs
Bbq Oliverslogo stdbbq
Link

Images[]

Name Pronunciation

Trick
AccuracyRiot
Voiced ByRaafaa

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CJ Entus' Facebook Post
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 IgNar's Tweet twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 bbq Olivers' Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Archive Pages: before change - TUR - 2019-02-17; after change - TUR - 2019-02-18
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Galakticos' Tweet (Turkish) twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 FC Schalke 04 Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 SK Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 SK Gaming completes LEC roster for 2020 sk-gaming.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Los Grandes' Tweet (Portuguese) twitter.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Los Grandes' Tweet (Portuguese) twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 GIANTX's X Post (Spanish) x.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Archive Pages: before change - EMEA - 2024-02-28; after change - EMEA - 2024-02-29
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 스베누 롤챔스 코리아 스프링 2015 출전 구단 로스터 (Korean) tving.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 피카부-파라곤-엑스페션 합류, 롤챔스 서머 2R 로스터 (Korean) naver.com
  20. Archive Pages: before change - TUR - 2018-12-04; after change - TUR - 2018-12-07
  21. Galakticos' Tweet (Turkish) twitter.com
  22. Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-05-14; after change - EU - 2019-05-15
  23. Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-07; after change - EU - 2020-01-10
  24. Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  25. Trick's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Archive Pages: before change - BR - 2023-05-31; after change - BR - 2023-06-01
  27. GIANTX's Tweet twitter.com
  28. G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com
  29. The Mid-Season Invitational Power Rankings espn.go.com
  30. MSI 2016 Power Rankings lolesports.com
  31. Club statement about MSI 2016 g2esports.com
  32. G2 Emperor Post on Facebook !! reddit.com
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