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Rethành viên the Titan: The Story of MadLife Part 1
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For a while, MadLife was unknown to top-level players, even amongst the small Korean community. Citing the toxic environment seen in ranked play, it took 3000 wins in normal mode for hyên khổng lồ switch to the more competitive sầu game type (hard to lớn blame him, though). This didn’t inhibit his skill, however. Just lượt thích Faker’s switch lớn ranked, MadLife hit the ground running, becoming one of the top Korean AD carries. Even from the early days, MadLife oozed talent, showing impressive skill on Corki. One could suspect that his understanding of the marksman role improved his synergy & relationship with future bot-lane partners. Impressing his fellow Korean players, MadLife was invited to join a team called |UltimatexDarkness|. See, South Korea was hosting the 2011 World Cyber Games, one of the only major competitions for League of Legends at the time.
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This was the perfect opportunity for Koreans lớn kiểm tra their strength against the best of the world. Players scrambled khổng lồ khung teams for qualification. |UltimatexDarkness| (the coolest name ever, by the way) was made up of Woong, RingTroll, Rapidstar, and Dun1007. Joining as the AD carry, MadLife was ready for his first taste of competition, at the Korean Qualifiers.MadLife’s team did well, progressing through the tournament. Then, history changed. Woong made the controversial move sầu of kicking RingTroll from the team, replacing him with Locodoteo. The move sầu initially didn’t seem effective, as they lost in the finals (additionally, Dun1007 was replaced with Cornsalad). It might’ve sầu been the best choice they made, though. It might’ve sầu been one of the best decisions in esports.
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Locodoco was an AD Carry. He stayed one. Guess who didn’t? MadLife. The short-lived marksman made the permanent switch to Support. From there he changed the way we see the game, blowing millions of fans’ minds across the way.

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Switched OnGoing into lớn 2012, a lot changed for MadLife’s team. Rapidstar và Cornsalad were both off the team, replaced by mid laner Mask & jungler CloudTemplar. The team acquired their first gaming house (rather, a child’s shoebox disguised as a gaming house), hired a coach, and created a second squad khổng lồ practice against (known as Btia laze, lớn their Frost). As they sharpened his skills in local competitions & online tournaments, MadLife and co. were ready for their next major test, the OnGameNet League of Legends Invitational in January. Lacking the resources to commit fully to lớn high-cấp độ competition, the tournament was the perfect chance for them to lớn attract sponsors. MadLife’s team (at this point known as MiG Frost) needed lớn win.The Invitational was an interesting tournament. It was the two top Korean teams versus two of the top international teams - North America’s Counter Logic Gaming & China’s World Elite.
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Counter Logic Gaming in South Korea

To even face such frightening beasts, MadLife competed in a small qualifier against the best teams in the nation. This didn’t phase the rising Support player, confidently helping Frost sweep Startale 2-0. A monumental task lay before hyên. EDG at this point were seen as the country’s best team. WE’s victory at IEM Guangzhou made them one of the scariest squads in the world. And CLG’s roster was more stacked than a Magic: The Gathering unboxing. Simply put: it wouldn’t be easy. Frost lost every big competition they played. They always seemed to lớn choke. With endless roster changes và no proven results, victory looked unlikely. To win the tournament, it’d take something crazy. Something mad.

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MadLife’s style wasn’t as unique as it’d become. He preferred traditional sustained based tư vấn champions rather than ones centered around engagements. That’s what he used for this tournament, và khổng lồ great effect. The team, however, still looked very raw. They scored revenge in a win over EDG (Extreme Dive sầu Gaming, not the modern EDG), but proved outmaneuvered in a drawn-out game with WE. To advance, they’d have to lớn defeat CLG, arguably the strongest team in the world. In a miracle, they actually won the match. Their reward? Face CLG again in the finals.Even though they just defeated them, CLG was fully expected lớn win the series. It was clear the Westerners didn’t take the previous game seriously, choosing a joke-composition for the inconsequential matchup. Given their ownership of Doublelift & Chauster, a dangerous amount of ego và skill packed inlớn a single bot lane, CLG were expected to lớn win with that pairing alone. This time they’d play serious.It didn’t matter. Frost came out firing at all cylinders. MadLife proved khổng lồ be one of the strongest Supports in the world. In the first game he showed strong instincts for team fights, playing perfectly in every situation. A Model tư vấn player. In trò chơi 2, he took that Model & burned it lớn the ground faster than T1’s public relations department. Using Janna, a champion highly unusual at the time, he completely owned the game. MadLife not only created his own opportunities for kills, but created positions to lớn win entire team fights. Most of the game looked like an inevitable victory for CLG. Somehow, a gold-starved Janna completely changed the winds of the game. Victory for Frost. That match is where we saw MadLife completely change the concept of his position. His teammate CloudTemplar said, ”I once thought that support couldn"t make a big impact in the game, but after playing with MadLife and then playing with other Supports in solo queue I realized it. If you look at the minibản đồ there is no fog of war when MadLife is in your team, MadLife helped me realize Supports can carry the game.” The position was different from that point forward. No longer a glorified ward shopper. No longer a spectator to lớn team fights và other engagements. MadLife brought a sense of aggression và purpose lớn the role that hasn’t left us since.

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Hitting the GrabNothing groundbreaking for MadLife happened at OGN Spring 2012, but we got more evidence he was something special, not just a one-hit wonder. His partnership with Locodoteo proved lớn be one of the strongest in the world. His playmaking and aggression continued on other champions, most notably a raging Alistar. Throughout the tournament he created kills và properly shielded his teammates. Even with top western teams lượt thích CLG and Fnatic, MadLife once again found himself in the finals. Going against their sister team Blaze, Frost were the favorites khổng lồ win.
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As famously known, Reapered and teo. shocked the nation, sweeping Frost 3-0. What’s interesting to note, is how Blaze’s strategy targeted MadLife. Not only did they focus bans on the Support player, but Btia laze used an extremely unconventional laneswap. Partly that was to fast-push turrets, but also to lớn avoid having the bottom lane face Frost’s duo. Even this early on, MadLife instilled fear.In earlier tournaments MadLife changed how the Support played. At OGN Summer 2012, he changed how the Support was seen. Here is where he became a superstar. How did this happen? Well here’s one explanation: Blitzcrank. Very few things are synonymous as MadLife và the Great Steam Golem. See, our friover wasn’t just an innovator. He was also incredibly talented mechanically và a student of the game. It once was noted that he’d individually memorized every champion’s movement tốc độ along with the boot speeds. The result? An unprecedented ability to lớn hit Rocket Grabs. It almost seemed auto-targeted. 

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