Crown
Lee Min-ho 
South Korea
Samsung
Will return for another year with Samsung
November 20, 2017
Samsung Galaxy announced via their Facebook page this morning that they have re-signed each member of their 2017 lineup, Crown included.
ANALYSIS
That Samsung decided to re-sign many of their 2017 players comes as no surprise as the team did, after all, take down SK Telecom T1 during the World Finals in a one-sided 3-0 victory. What does come as a surprise, however, is their decision to once again sign Crown, who was universally considered the weakest member of the lineup by the time the Worlds Finals rolled around. It seems that Samsung is confident that Crown will be able to return to the form he showed during Spring of 2017, where he earned the LCK MVP award, and that his recent slump that included all of the 2017 World Championship is merely a temporary setback, and isn't a sign of a dying career.
Relegates carry role to teammates
November 6, 2017
Crown posted an 8/4/15 KDA in Samsung Galaxy's series victory over SK Telecom T1 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Crown played three games of Malzahar, and they were all about the same. Crown played each laning phase safely, but he was noticeably outclassed by Faker. Crown served as a pesky damage source and cc monster, which played an important role in shutting down SKT's carries. Regardless, Crown knew his role and played it extremely well.
Stays hot with strong series
October 30, 2017
Crown ended Samsung's win over WE with an 8/5/20 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown got off to a slow start, finishing Game 1 with a 0/2/1 KDA as Taliyah, picking up an assist on Samsung's lone kill. Things got rolling in Game 2 as Crown earned a 2/1/6 KDA as Malzahar. He was involved in eight of 11 kills, evening the series at one. In Game 3, Crown earned a 4/0/6 KDA as Taliyah. He was unkillable while finishing the game with 100 percent kill participation. For the series' finale, Crown used Galio and earned a 2/2/7 KDA. He was involved in all but one kill as Samsung closed out the series to advance to the world finals.
Elite-level play carries Samsung
October 19, 2017
Crown finished Samsung's Thursday sweep of Longzhu with a 17/5/20 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown used Malzahar in Game 1, finishing with a 5/3/7 KDA. He was involved in 12 of 19 kills, tying for the team-high kill total with five. In Game 2, Crown carried as Taliyah, earning a 9/1/7 KDA. He had 100 percent kill participation, leading Samsung in kills with nine of his team's 16. For the final game of the series, Crown used Lissandra to end with a 3/1/6 KDA. He was involved in nine of 11 kills, finishing tied for the second-highest kill total. Crown's dominant play was a huge boost to Samsung as they not only upset Longzhu, but made it look easy.
Can't keep up with Xiaohu in mid lane
October 14, 2017
Crown put up a 2/2/2 KDA in Samsung's loss against RNG on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Crown was probably the most impactful member of Samsung in this game, but that's not necessarily a good thing. He played his Syndra fairly well, finding a couple kills here and there, but it wasn't nearly enough to get his team going. They stuck close to RNG through the mid game, but then lost one fight that allowed RNG to run away with the game. Samsung is still through to the playoffs, though, so all is certainly not lost.
Unkillable against G2
October 13, 2017
Crown ended Friday's win over G2 with a 2/0/10 KDA as Cho'Gath.
ANALYSIS
Crown helped lead Samsung to a one-sided win over G2 during Week 2 action at the World Championships. Crown was involved in all 12 kills, tying for the team high in assists and the third-highest kill total on the team. With the win, Crown and Samsung start Week 2 with a 2-0 record.
Effectively avoids dying
October 7, 2017
Crown finished Samsung's Saturday loss to RNG with a 0/1/0 KDA as Ryze.
ANALYSIS
Crown struggled to scale into a threat during the one-sided loss. He played fairly well in the game, given the fact that Samsung managed no kills, as he effectively avoided being killed for most of the game. Crown's one death was the lowest total on the team, but with Samsung behind, he had no real chance to carry.
Shows up as Samsung's carry
October 5, 2017
Crown finished Thursday's win over G2 with a 5/0/2 KDA as Taliyah.
ANALYSIS
Crown was unkillable in the win, leading Samsung in kills during the opening day win. Crown was involved in seven of nine kills, equaling three other teammates for the highest kill participation in the game. Crown managed a perfect KDA with excellent play on the Xayah to get Samsung off to a fine start at Worlds.
Excellent in both wins
August 1, 2017
Crown finished Samsung's 2-1 win over ROX with a 10/5/7 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown finished Game 1 with a 5/1/2 KDA as Orianna. He was involved in 70 percent of his team's kills, finishing the game with his team's highest kill total. In Game 2, Crown used Lucian to finish with a 1/3/0 KDA. He managed one of Samsung's three kills as ROX evened the series. For the deciding Game 3, Crown returned to Orianna and earned a 4/1/5 KDA. He was involved in all but two kills, finishing second on Samsung in kills and tying CuVee for the second highest assist total.
Report mid for trolling please
July 24, 2017
Crown had arguably his worst series of the split by putting up a dismal 1/9/12 KDA against MVP on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Crown tried three different styles of mid lane champion versus MVP and failed to find success with a single one. As Corki has reentered the meta, Crown completely failed to fulfill the champion's prerogative in Game 1. Finding just one kill with a champion that is being used to dominate games in regions around the world means Crown was definitively off. In Game 2 he returned to Karma, a support mid that he has built extremely aggressively in the past. This time he truly did play her as more of a support and ended up having a lower kill participation than the team's actual support, Max. Somehow, in Game 3 when playing Taliyah he managed to take another step back, scoring an embarrassing 0/5/2 KDA.
Leads the charge during victory against SKT T1
July 13, 2017
Crown ended Samsung's victory over SKT T1 with a 14/4/17 KDA.
ANALYSIS
For the last couple weeks, Crown has been the biggest question mark on the Samsung Galaxy lineup, and it wasn't clear coming into Samsung's match against SKT T1 whether Crown would be in strong enough form to face Faker. Well, all of the worries were for naught, as Crown seemed as comfortable as ever on his Taliyah, despite a couple missteps. The biggest of those, amusingly, actually helped Samsung win Game 1, as it secured them a very favorable teamfight thanks to what was, essentially, a suicidal play for Crown. Rather than accept that his Weaver's Wall was off target and not going to result in anything for Samsung, Crown instead opted to ride the wall, then jumped off in the midst of SKT T1, all of whom immediately dogpiled on him and killed him on the spot, before all succumbing to Ruler's constant barrage of DPS. Outside of that slight mishap (or calculated outplay, according to the post-game interviews), Crown played a phenomenal series. He had utter control of the mid lane, and went where he pleased when he pleased, a fact that was largely responsible for Samsung surviving the early game where Ambition's Sejuani was little more than a punching bag. He even managed to outshine his opposite in teamfights, which is something of a rarity for Taliyah players as Taliyah tends to fall off in the later stage of the game. Crown made it work, however, as he was yet another layer of protection for Ruler, who wreaked absolute havoc on SKT T1 in both games. While he wasn't rewarded for his efforts with an MVP award, Crown was the damage leader across the series, and that speaks very well for Samsung's future, as the team now sits on top of the LCK. If they wish to stay there, If Crown can't keep this level of form, their stay on the top is sure to be a short one, however.
Identical KDA in two games
July 11, 2017
Crown ended Samsung's sweep of Ever8 with a 2/2/8 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown finished Game 1 with a 1/1/4 KDA as Corki. He struggled in the early game, but helped Samsung come from behind to take the win. He was involved in five of eight kills, but didn't pick up his first assist until the 35th minute, with his lone kill coming in the final teamfight. In Game 2, Crown used Syndra to end with a 1/1/4 KDA. Game 2 was much cleaner for Samsung, with Crown ending the game involved in five of eight kills yet again. He finished the game with the second highest assist total as Samsung closed out the series.
Buoys team with strong early game
July 6, 2017
Crown finished Samsung Galaxy's victory over EDward Gaming with a 4/2/3 KDA.
ANALYSIS
EDG proved just how little they knew about their Korean competition in their match against Samsung, as they made the critical mistake of allowing Crown to take Syndra onto the Rift. He proceeded to utterly devastate EDG during the early game with it, as he both held back Scout and denied Clearlove some critical kills in the early game. He even managed to kill Clearlove during a gank before he even had access to his ultimate, a critical kill that reversed the game's momentum entirely. The mid game wasn't so pretty for Crown, though, as his team's sluggishness tarnished his excellent KDA with a few deaths, deaths that he was unable to escape thanks to the immobile nature of his champion. By the end of the game, however, Crown had proven his worth, as his Unleashed Power took Mouse out of fight after fight, which gave Ruler all the space he needed to make mincemeat of EDG, especially considering CuVee's outstanding initiations.
Disappoints on signature champion
June 28, 2017
Crown finished Samsung's 2-1 win over Longzhu with a 9/14/8 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown started the series in disappointing fashion, ending Game 1 with a 2/7/3 KDA as Viktor. He was involved in five of Samsung's eight kills, but died a game-high seven times on his signature champion. Using Taliyah in Game 2, Crown earned a 4/4/3 KDA. He was involved in only seven on Samsung's 21 kills, but did enough to help Samsung by creating picks throughout the game. In Game 3, Crown used Orianna to finish with a 3/3/2 KDA. He was involved in five of Samsung's nine kills, taking the Orianna away from Bdd and helping his team to a fairly one-sided victory.
Supportive Game 2 leads to big kill participation
June 22, 2017
Crown finished Samsung's sweep of bbq with a 3/2/12 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Crown used Orianna in Game 1 to finish with a 3/1/2 KDA. He was involved in five of his team's nine kills, providing excellent burst damage in the late game to push Samsung past bbq in Game 1. It was a supportive effort in Game 2, as Crown used Karma to finish with a 0/1/10 KDA. Despite not picking up a kill, Crown missed involvement on only two of his team's 12 kills in Game 2. Crown's assist-heavy effort in Game 2 resulted in the highest assist total in the series at 12.