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Shin Jin-yeong   Mid Laner Newbee  League of Legends

April 20, 2017    Coco News

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Coco finished up Newbee's 0-3 sweep to EDward Gaming in the quarterfinals of the LPL Spring Playoffs with a 9/11/14 KDA.

Coco was on Viktor for Game 1 and probably had the strongest showing out of all five Newbee members. He waited patiently in the early game to pick off Fireloli in the jungle and had a pretty strong grip on the mid lane, as well. Despite picking up a couple more kills in the mid lane, his team had no momentum and were easily handled. Coco chose Talon for Game 2 and was abused constantly. He never managed to get a hold on his lane, and it hurt his team. While the top lane was strong, the mid and bottom lanes couldn't pitch in enough to get the win. Coco moved to Twisted Fate in the final game of the series and finally showed up for battle. He got an early kill on Mouse to start off well, and then picked up a crazy triple kill in the mid game during a 4-for-2 teamfight. Despite all his efforts, Newbee still couldn't overcome what EDG were putting out and were swiftly eliminated from the playoffs in a sweep.

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April 20, 2017

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Coco finished up Newbee's 0-3 sweep to EDward Gaming in the quarterfinals of the LPL Spring Playoffs with a 9/11/14 KDA.

Coco was on Viktor for Game 1 and probably had the strongest showing out of all five Newbee members. He waited patiently in the early game to pick off Fireloli in the jungle and had a pretty strong grip on the mid lane, as well. Despite picking up a couple more kills in the mid lane, his team had no momentum and were easily handled. Coco chose Talon for Game 2 and was abused constantly. He never managed to get a hold on his lane, and it hurt his team. While the top lane was strong, the mid and bottom lanes couldn't pitch in enough to get the win. Coco moved to Twisted Fate in the final game of the series and finally showed up for battle. He got an early kill on Mouse to start off well, and then picked up a crazy triple kill in the mid game during a 4-for-2 teamfight. Despite all his efforts, Newbee still couldn't overcome what EDG were putting out and were swiftly eliminated from the playoffs in a sweep.

April 20, 2017

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CoCo had impressive series with a 11/5/22 KDA in NB's playoff sweep vs iG on Monday.

Many consider Rookie among the top mid lane players in the LPL. CoCo was able to rise to the challenge and be much more efficient than his Korean counterpart in all three games played in the series. Every time the teams loaded onto the Rift CoCo played Jayce and showed that he is still viable even after nerfs. Look to see Jayce banned in NB's next match.

March 2, 2017

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Coco ended Newbee's sweep to iG with a 1/6/6 combined KDA.

Coco ended Game 1 as Syndra with a 0/3/2 KDA. He picked up an assist taking out Rookie in the mid game, with his lone other assist coming in the first teamfight. Using Orianna in Game 2, Coco ended with a 1/3/4 KDA. He picked up an assist taking out Megan in the mid game and an assist in the second teamfight. His lone kill came picking off Megan in the late game and he grabbed two assists in the final teamfight as iG took down the Nexus.

December 20, 2016

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Coco will join Newbee Gaming's roster for 2017, reports Kelsey Moser of Yahoo! eSports.

Coco has spent the last three years in the LCK, playing for CJ Entus and Incredible Miracle/Longzhu Gaming and was thought of as one of the top mid laners in the world during 2015. Coco finished the LCK Summer Split with a 65/54/113 KDA. Coco meets up with former CJ teammate Swift on Newbee's roster.

July 10, 2016

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Coco earned a series KDA of 7/6/7 in Longzhu's defeat.

Although Coco was not entirely impressive in Longzhu's series, he was not the main reason his team was defeated. He started off Game 1 by picking up an early assist and staying even in lane. As teamfights erupted, he was able to deal massive damage to bring his team the lead in the game through several kills. It seemed as though they would use the kills to close out the game early, but this was not the case. Making a questionable Baron call, the team through their lead away resulting in a quick defeat after being in control for much of the game. Coco responded to the loss well, but was unable to do much in Game 2. Falling early on Azir, he was put at a large disadvantage and unable to do much throughout the remainder of the game. Although he was able to split Samsung up in teamfights, he could not overcome their aggressive posture. With the resulting teamfights going in the favor of Samsung, Coco and Longzhu were defeated in Game 2, losing the series as a result.

July 8, 2016

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Coco ended Longzhu's series defeat with a combined KDA of 8/6/5.

Coco had a strong start to the series, picking up first blood onto Max extremely early in Game 1 on Cassiopea. With his advantage, he was able to control the pace of his lane, finding an easy time surviving against the enemy Vladimir. Unfortunately, surviving is not the same as winning. As the game progressed, he found himself unable to make use of his advantage, simply trading kills during teamfights. As MVP found their way back into the game, he was unable to do much to stop them. In a final fight, he failed to hit multiple members with his ultimate, resulting in MVP taking the Game 1 victory after a back and forth game. Game 2 continued to disappoint, as Coco was put at a disadvantage of his own this time. A level one skirmish saw him unable to join his team as Kassadin, resulting in his lane opponent picking up first blood. Unlike the last game, the player who got first blood was able to use it to control their lane. Coco fell behind Ian's Vladimir early but was not out of the game. Finding a couple of kills for himself and remaining safe, he was the outlier on his team. The rest of the members were caught out time and again, utterly dominated in the game. After just 28 minutes, MVP found the victory, securing the series sweep 2-0 against Longzhu. With the loss, it is unclear if Coco will continue starting for the team due to Longzhu's recent addition of Frozen on the starting lineup.

June 28, 2016

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Coco finished Longzhu's series defeat with a combine KDA of 3/4/17.

Playing consistently in the series against MVP proved to be unsuccessful for Coco, as he was unable to bring his team a victory. He started off the series with a decent performance in a rather back and forth and sloppy Game 1. After failing to find himself a meaningful advantage in lane, he was relegated to trying to bring his team victories through teamfights. Landing decent ultimates, he was nearly able to do so. Unfortunately, as the game progressed, MVP's objective control reigned supreme, allowing them to pick up two Elder Dragon's which they used to close out the game in just short of an hour. Coco began struggling more in Game 2, once again failing to find a lane advantage on Vladimir against Ian's Anivia. As he fell short, the rest of his team seemed to struggle as well. His fatal mistake came late in the game after MVP was already ahead. Getting caught just as Elder Dragon spawned, he gave up a huge advantage that allowed MVP to close out the game and secure the series victory.

June 25, 2016

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Coco earned a series KDA of 4/5/7 in Longzhu's loss.

Coco lived in the shadow of Faker throughout Longzhu's series loss. Unable to defeat his opponent in lane in either game, he clearly struggled against the dominant mid laner. He started off Game 1 and was given Vladimir which should have spelt disaster for SKT. This was not the case, however, as Coco failed to do much of anything against Faker in lane. Although he did decently in teamfights, he was only able to deal small amounts of damage. His crucial mistake came at a fight near Baron where he was caught out alone, being forced to use his summoners, which put his team at a large disadvantage in the resulting fight. The result was Faker finding a quadra kill and SKT taking Baron. Longzhu was too far behind at this point to comeback as they struggled to defend their base and were defeated in just 42 minutes. Coco found more success in Game 2, but his team did not. After roaming to pick up an early advantage over Faker, his lanes began to suffer. Trying to use his advantage to bring his team back, he was ultimately unable to do so, falling behind in the process. Once behind, he couldn't one-shot anybody, which is the main role of LeBlanc. As such, the team fell in Game 2, securing the series victory for SK Telecom.

June 19, 2016

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CoCo finished Longzhu's 2-0 over Samsung Galaxy with a combined 8/1/15 KDA.

CoCo managed to finish a 69 minute Game 1 with a perfect 4/0/7 KDA on Ryze. He was always very well positioned in teamfights and would often eliminate threats before they could put him in a position to get killed. With the help of Pure's Karma shields, CoCo made the machine gun mage a huge threat that Samsung simply couldn't handle. With Ryze banned in Game 2, CoCo took Vladimir to act as a different kind of scary, only dying once and dealing tons of damage to the Samsung squad in teamfights. His intelligent use of Sanguine Pool, while also understanding what Samsung could and couldn't do, allowed him to make good decisions that would win him trades, eventually getting him enough gold to close out the series with the help of his team. Longzhu finishes the series with a 2-0 sweep over Samsung Galaxy.

June 18, 2016

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Coco earned a series KDA of 5/5/6 against ROX.

Coco started off the series against ROX with a rather strong performance. Being given Vladimir, he was able to exert pressure in lane to earn an early advantage. Shutting down Cry's Ryze, it seemed as though he had the game in the bag. This was not the case however, as a final fight decided the result of the game. With Longzhu seemingly dominating, they left PraY to push down middle and secure the victory in Game 1 for ROX. Game 2 saw Coco on the opposite side of the Ryze against Vladimir matchup was unable to perform like he did in the previous game. Falling behind in lane, he was no match for the dominant Vladimir and Elise combo of ROX. Once behind, it was simple for ROX to take advantage of him and push him out of the game completely. After just 28 minutes, he was unable to find a single opening and fell in Game 2, resulting in the series sweep for ROX.

June 14, 2016

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Coco finished Longzhu's 2-0 series win against ESC Ever with a 7/0/16 KDA.

Coco played exceptionally well against Ever, showing flashes of the dominating force he had once been on CJ Entus. In Game 1, Coco's Viktor was in complete control of Tempt's Vladimir. Coco's high burst and zone control prevented Tempt from overstepping in teamfights, allowing Longzhu's teamfighting comp to rush through Ever's front line to burst down Tempt and LokeN. Through teamfights around Dragons and Baron, Longzhu was able to get ahead in gold and objectives, with Coco earning a 6/0/6 KDA for 75 percent kill participation. In Game 2, Coco blind-picked Twisted Fate, and appeared to be counter-picked in Tempt's Fizz. In game, however, Coco bullied Tempt around, thanks to constant pressure from Chaser and a lack of early game from Ever. After killing Bless in his own jungle, Coco began using his TF ultimate to roam and secure kills for his team around the map, taking LokeN out at every chance, allowing his team easy Dragons and a Baron. After Longzhu had secured Baron at 30 minutes, Coco was too far ahead for Ever to come back, with Twisted Fate's waveclear and lockdown potential making the Baron-buff empowered siege impossible to stop. Coco earned MVP honors for his 1/0/10 KDA, good for 85 percent kill participation, as Longzhu snapped their losing streak with a decisive series over Ever.

June 8, 2016

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Coco earned a modest 5/8/21 KDA in Longzhu's series defeat.

Throughout Longzhu's entire series against CJ Entus, Coco was largely quiet and unable to dictate the pace of the game. Starting off the series on Vladimir, he was given the tools necessary to dominate. Starting the game with an early advantage due to a teamfight, he was in a favorable position. He tried to use this to his advantage, but was unable to do much with it other than remain ahead in a comfortable position. In doing so, he assisted in closing out the first game in an hour, giving Longzhu the series lead. Unfortunately, the rest of the series was not so smooth for the team or Coco. In Game 2, the team seemed to be in the driver's seat until an unfortunate teamfight gave the advantage over to CJ. Failing to break CJ's sustain, the team fell, evening the series score to 1-1. Coco continued to remain quiet into the last game of the series, earning an unimpressive 2/2/3 KDA on Swain. Despite being given the strongest champion on the patch, he was unable to control the game or even his lane opponent. The result was a crushing defeat, forcing Longzhu to the very bottom of the standings.

June 2, 2016

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Coco earned a 14/6/8 KDA in Longzhu's loss to KT Rolster after picking up their first game win of the split.

Despite being forced to face down one of Korea's most ubiquitous Azir counters, Coco still managed to hard-carry his team to their first game win in the Summer Split. While the game looked rough for Longzhu early on, a string of picks on Ssumday opened the door for Longzhu to take back-to-back earth dragons. In itself, that wouldn't have been enough to power a comeback, but LZ brought Coco's augmented damage to bear on Baron Nashor, taking it down before KT even knew that the objective was in contention and paving the way for a huge comeback win on the back of Coco's terrifying Azir, who all but melted any KT member that got in his way. Unfortunately, that was to be his sole highlight of the series, as the next two games didn't end well for Longzhu, and it only got worse as time went on. While the second game could be considered at least mildly competitive, the third was anything but. Longzhu simply drafted no answers for KT's composition that not only featured the dual invulnerability of Taric and Kindred, but also had ZIlean's Chronoshift in the mix as well. While Coco's Jace fought the good fight, he and the rest of Longzhu's admittedly potent poke team simply couldn't stand up to the impossible to kill KT, and thus lost their opportunity to take their first series win of the split.

May 30, 2016

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Coco finished Longzhu's series loss to Jin Air on Friday with a combined 1/7/3 KDA on two games as Viktor.

Coco struggled in Game 1, farming well early, but getting picked off to give away a kill during a four man gank. He struggled to really do anything in Game 1, as Jin Air dominated from start to finish, being relegated mostly to wave clear duty and finishing the game with no kills or assists, while dying four times. In Game 2, he was able to play a bit better, picking up an assist on Chaser's first blood. Once again Jin Air took control in the mid game and Coco struggled to really turn fights in Longzhu's favor. He was able to pick up his second assist in the final teamfight of the game, but it wasn't enough to stop Jin Air from taking the series two to zero.

May 25, 2016

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Coco earned an unimpressive 2/5/8 KDA in Longzhu's series loss.

Since the start of the Mid-Season Invitational, it has been clear that the meta has shifted to once again prioritizing Azir. The champion that is highly regarded as the best mid lane pick was given to Coco both games of the series, yet he was unable to deliver. In both games of the series, he had a lackluster showing. It seems as though his disappointing performance from last split will continue into the summer unless he sees a vast change in his play. Although he didn't die over and over again, he was unable to make an impact in teamfights, failing to use his ultimate effectively time and time again. After losing quickly in Game 1, he continued to play in a lackluster fashion, dealing less damage than his jungler in the hour-long Game 2. Although it is only the start of the split, this play is worrisome given his performance leading up to it. Should he continue to perform so poorly, he most certainly will lead his team to another disappointing season.

April 2, 2016

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Coco ended Longzhu's Week 12 with a 0/6/1 KDA on Azir in both games of a series loss to SBENU SONICBOOM.

Coco went with Azir in both games of this series and started off on the right foot in Game One. Throughout the majority of this game, he was able to hold an almost 50 CS lead on SaSin in the middle lane. That lead gave him a pretty substantial gold lead that his team was able to use to keep even well into the mid game. Despite having no kills, Longzhu only had one death in the first 34 minutes of this game. That allowed things to stay pretty even, but once it rained, it poured. SBENU was able to execute a massive ace in the final moments that sealed Longzhu's fate. Game Two was a completely different story. While he did manage to stay pretty even on CS, he was dominated in all other areas of the game. Flawless peeked his head out of the jungle to help SaSin with a gank twice in the early goings, and Coco was taken out three times in the first 18 minutes of the game. He just was not able to hold his own in the middle lane, as his entire team was just not able to perform well in this game. It seemed as though they just had their will broken after a very close Game One and just could not keep it together for the second game.

March 18, 2016

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Coco played Lissandra in all three games of his series against CJ with varying success. He earned a series KDA of 10/13/27, but was unable to secure the victory.

Coco had a daunting task ahead of him going into the series against CJ. Winning lane against Bdd, who is often praised as the new Faker, is a struggle for anyone. Despite this, he had a strong showing in all three games. He opened Game One with a kill onto Bdd at three minutes into the game with the help of Chaser. His lane lead was impressive as he pressure him constantly and forced him into unfavorable rotations. Despite this, several key kills by opposing ADC Kramer granted CJ the lead in the early game and swung the lane in favor of Bdd. Although he was ahead, Coco was still able to pick up another kill in lane and create a gold lead through farming well. Several fights made this lead irrelevant and CJ was able to close out the game after a series of successful fights on their end. Coco's most impressive showing of the series came from Game Two as he earned a 5/4/13 KDA and participating in 85 percent of his teams kills. This play was especially impressive as he had so few deaths in an extremely long 70 minute victory. His play was instrumental to keeping his team alive in the series. Game Three unfortunately told a different tale. Against Bdd's Lulu he was unable to create the same advantages he had in the prior games and was almost completely shut down. In this final drawn out game he was unable to create the openings necessary for his team to claim a victory despite having an early gold lead. Coco and the rest of Longzhu will need to work on closing out games if they wish to climb in the standings.

March 12, 2016

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Coco ended Saturday's Game Two with a 5/4/3 on Lissandra.

Coco replaced Frozen in Game Two and picked up a nice kill during a 2-for-0 that put his team up by almost 2,000 gold 11 minutes in. He was caught in a 3-vs-1 soon after, though, where he got trapped on a rock and was taken out pretty easily. He then overcommitted a bit and actually helped kT get back into the game at the 27-minute mark. Longzhu recovered from that and began to secure two straight Barons, but somehow let things slip away with costly mistakes. In one of those mistakes, Coco misused his ultimate ability and got himself taken out once again 53 minutes in. That death was part of a 2-for-0 in favor of kT that allowed kT to make one final push to secure their victory.

February 19, 2016

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Coco laned against the most decorated League of Legends player, and ended the series with a 1/2/11 KDA.

Coco started out the series with a strong yet confusing performance. Playing Twisted Fate, it is expected that he would dedicate the majority of his resources towards ganking other lanes to get his team ahead, but he did not. His play was very controlled and instead of looking for openings to gank, he used his ultimate to pressure lanes. This allowed him to push towers and help his team gain entry into the enemy base. Although he assisted in gaining towers and objectives, his play was otherwise lackluster, earning a 0/1/0 score line and participating in none of his team's kills during the game. The second game was different for Coco, who was determined to show he can compete among the best mid laners in the world. His play on Lissandra was extremely important for his team's victory. His flanking was superb, and he played team fights perfectly, locking down the correct targets while determining whether or not it was best to ult himself or an enemy carry. His spectacular play only resulted in one death as he made a failed attempt at a flank in the late game. After he spawned, he was able to make an impressive play winning the final fight for his team and securing the series victory over SKT.