Looper
Jang Hyeong-seok 
South Korea
Echo Fox
Benched in Game 2 but brought back for Game 3 loss
July 17, 2017
Looper posted a 3/3/6 KDA in two games of Echo Fox's series loss to Team EnVyUs on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Looper started the series off with a 2/1/4 KDA performance on Gnar in Game 1. He slowly pulled ahead in CS during the laning phase and became a teamfighting menace late. Echo Fox quickly closed out the Game 1 victory after a Baron power play around the 27 minute mark. Looper was benched for Game 2, but brought back in Game 3 where he still had a lackluster performance on Rumble. He wasted his Equalizer clearing a minion wave early that gave EnVy an opening to dive him without repercussion. He laid down some good ones later, but it wasn't enough to stop EnVy as he finished with a 1/2/2 KDA.
Great first game
July 2, 2017
Looper went an overall 3/4/5 in Echo Fox's victory over Team Liquid on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Looper went with Kennen in Game 1, and was solid throughout. There was very little action all game long, but Looper picked up two of Echo Fox's five kills without dying, and more to the point, hit 11 CS per minute while winning the split-push. Game 2 went downhill for Looper on Shen, as he participated in an early skirmish that gave a triple kill over to Liquid. There wasn't much to be done after that, and he finished 0/3/1. In Game 3, Looper's Rumble was solid to help secure the win, but again there wasn't much action. He had a couple of good Equalizers, but was not a driving force behind his team's victory.
Strong starts fail to transitions into wins
June 26, 2017
Looper scored a 5/2/4 KDA in Echo Fox's 2-0 series loss to Team SoloMid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Looper got gank help early to secure first blood in Game 1 on Renekton, but it wasn't enough to get his split push rolling. Lane swaps opened the map up and Echo Fox struggled with vision control, allowing TSM to find picks and force down objectives. Looper picked up another kill and assist in Echo Fox's only teamfight victory as it defended its last inhibitor standing to finish with a 2/0/1 KDA. In Game 2 Looper's Rumble had a good early game, but struggled in teamfights late. Looper laid down good Equalizers when he could, but often got blown up late before he could and finished with a 3/2/3 KDA.
Won't stop trying to make Kennen happen
June 12, 2017
Looper has a bad day as he went 9/13/12 vs. CLG Saturday.
ANALYSIS
In regions across the world, Korean top laners have shown an affinity for playing Kennen and the results have been mixed, to say the least. On Saturday, Echo Fox's Looper opted to play Kennen in two games of the three-game series. His KDA in those two games was 0/9/4 and his team dropped both games. Sure it's sexy to build a huge CS lead and methodically take towers split pushing as chaos erupts elsewhere on the Rift. However, the fault in Kennen is that his strength is getting to late game, not actually finishing. With the recently adopted on-hit AD build, Kennen simply is not the late game team fight terror he once was, and even a superb top laner like Looper cannot overcome the champions current deficiencies. The best game of the series for the EF top laner was Game 2 where he opted to play Rumble, here he was able to deliver consistent damage and score a solid KDA of 7/4/8.
Split push distraction helps close out series sweep
June 5, 2017
Looper scored a 3/3/4 KDA in Echo Fox's series sweep of Team Liquid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Looper slowly built a CS advantage in the laning phase. There weren't many teamfights throughout the early game as Echo Fox took objectives with little resistance. Looper was good at rotating across the Rift, but didn't start securing assists until Echo Fox's final push to win. In Game 2 Looper got early gank help to get his Kennen off to a good start. Looper did his best to keep split push pressure on throughout the mid game, but got caught overextending multiple times. His distractions bought time for the rest of Echo Fox to take objectives elsewhere to make his deaths worth it. When Looper joined back up with his teammates to push to win, he scored a few more kills to improve his KDA to 3/3/1 in Game 2.
Moments of brilliance in otherwise quiet sweep
June 4, 2017
Looper went 2/5/13 in Echo Fox's 2-0 sweep over FlyQuest Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Looper started out this series with a game of Gragas into Balls' Renekton. He fell somewhat behind in CS, understandably given the matchup, but also failed to make any impact on the game for nearly its entirety. However, when he finally entered the game, it was with a two-man Body Slam-Flash combo into Explosive Cask that won a 4-vs-5 teamfight for Echo Fox at 31 minutes, winning them the game. Looper fell behind once again on Galio into Fiora; again, this is to be expected. This time around, he didn't make any huge plays, but he did a good job of using his ultimate onto Froggen's fed Lucian to help his team take fights.
Unimpressive play nets defeat against FlyQuest
March 27, 2017
Looper earned a series KDA of 2/4/3 in Echo Fox's 0-2 loss against FlyQuest.
ANALYSIS
Throughout the series against FlyQuest, Looper struggled immensely to get anything done. Starting things off on Renekton, he was able to find a small lead in lane, but began falling behind due to FlyQuest's dominant map play. As skirmishes broke out, he found himself on the opposite side of the map trying to defend the enemy split push. Though he was successful for some time, as things got heated, he struggled to make do with his team's lead. As FlyQuest postured to take a teamfight, he was unable to get to the enemy backline, allowing the enemy team to take a deciding teamfight that pushed the game in their favor. Shortly after, they were able to close out the game, giving Echo Fox a Game 1 loss. In Game 2, Looper picked Singed to try and perform better, but was once again unable to do so. Falling behind early, he did little more than delay his team's domination as he was taken down easily. Once FLY found a lead, he had no way back into the game, allowing the enemy team to close out the series 2-0 with ease.
Picked on by TSM
March 20, 2017
Looper went an atrocious 1/11/5 as Echo Fox were swept by TSM on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
This was a rough series for the whole of Echo Fox, and Looper suffered particularly bad in his two games on Rumble. His early game was strong in Game 1, as he picked up Echo Fox's first kill followed by a pair of assists, but it was all downhill from there. Hauntzer's Nautilus had no problem locking up Looper long enough for Svenskeren's Rengar to pounce in and clean up the kill, and they pulled off this maneuver multiple times. In teamfights, he landed decent Equalizers, but couldn't get past Hauntzer to deal any more damage, and was easily locked up and killed. In Game 2, Looper's Rumble was once again a focus for TSM, as he was the target of multiple Enchanted Crystal Arrows and Rengar ultimates, dying four times before the 20-minute mark. Looper could do nothing to stop TSM from completing the 2-0 sweep.
Gives up his life too many times in loss
March 19, 2017
Looper played sloppy with a 9/10/7 KDA in a loss to CLG Friday.
ANALYSIS
Looper made more poor plays than good ones in the loss to CLG on Friday. He was a part of the blunder that set the tone for the series in Game 1, when Akaadian got clumsy with positioning in the top lane and died in what was technically a two versus one in Fox's favor. In Game 2, Looper opted to play a champion that is currently on the outer fringe of the meta, Swain. The result was him leading his team in kills and damage dealt to enemy champions, but also leading in deaths.
Strong early games
March 12, 2017
Looper finished Echo Fox's 0-2 loss to Phoenix1 with a 4/6/6 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Looper started off the series on Renekton up against zig's Kled. He did well in lane, building up a small CS lead and killing his lane opponent in a dive assisted by Akaadian. He also did well in the first couple teamfights, successfully diving onto the P1 backline. However, without a full-tank champion, Looper had trouble standing up to the damage of a Cassiopeia and an extremely fed Ezreal in the later stages of the game, leading to a loss. On Shen for Game 2, Looper again created a small CS lead early on, and made some strong early plays with the ultimate to secure kills. Come late game, however, he simply couldn't contribute to teamfights as much as zig's Nautilus, and Echo Fox lost several fights in a row quite handily to give the series victory to P1.
Struggled to find good engages throughout series
March 5, 2017
Looper finished Echo Fox's 0-2 loss to Cloud9 with a 0/9/5 KDA on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Looper had a pretty rough series and it started with a 0/6/3 KDA performance on Shen. Early in Game 1 Looper feel behind in CS but made good use of Stand United to get an assist in first blood. However the rest of his Stand United were used in attempt to save teammates while trying to disengage or failing to win a 3-vs-1 turret dive. All the time away from lane gave Impact plenty of time to snowball a CS lead in lane. Echo Fox continued to struggle with engages late as Looper dove too deep and was usually killed while trying to flee. In Game 2 Looper didn't fare much better on Gnar. Looper didn't do well in lane as he had a CS deficit that only got worse as the game went on. Looper made a nice play with Gnar's ultimate in the mid game, but Cloud9 were dominant in closing out the rest of Game 2.
Continues to slump in series loss
February 23, 2017
Looper posted a KDA of 2/10/7 in Echo Fox's 0-2 loss to Immortals on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Looper had a decent enough showing in Game 1 on Poppy, but had a rough start as he gave up first blood to Dardoch's Rengar in an early gank. Looper managed to get back on track through solid farming, but Immortals had taken a commanding lead into the mid game. While Echo Fox had brief glimmers of hope in the late game, Looper's 2/3/7 KDA wasn't enough to carry Echo Fox to a Game 1 win. Taking Swain into Game 2, Looper got abused early on by early jungle pressure from Dardoch's Elise. Echo Fox fell behind after Dardoch popped off in the early game, and Looper couldn't make any ground back on a risky, non-tank pick. Finishing with a 0/6/2 KDA, Looper did little more than watch as Immortals took a decisive 2-0 series sweep.
Dominated by Seraph
February 18, 2017
Looper went an overall 2/3/2 as Echo Fox were swept by NV Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Playing two games on Maokai, Looper simply struggled to make any sort of impact whatsoever against Echo Fox on Saturday. Even with Seraph's Shen leaving lane with his ultimate, Looper stayed even and then fell behind in CS, He grabbed his only kill showing up late to a skirmish, and paid for it with his life. He was almost entirely absent the rest of the game, ending 1/2/1. Game 2 was basically identical. He fell behind early to Seraph's Rumble, but caught up after Akaadian helped him out with a gank. Still, Looper managed to have almost no presence in teamfights, finishing 1/1/1 as Echo Fox were swept.
Solid frontline for FOX
February 13, 2017
Looper ended Echo Fox's sweep of CLG with a 7/8/26 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Looper had a fairly mediocre start to his Game 1 on Nautilus. He was able to grab a minor CS lead over Darshan's Shen, but his first Teleport play was disastrous, as he died in a 1-for-2 exchange. Later on, however, Looper's flanks and engages were beautiful. His ultimate and general frontline presence made it impossible for Stixxay's Ashe to put out damage safely in teamfights, and Echo Fox won many of them as a direct result. After Looper helped his team grab a pair of picks in the mid lane, Echo Fox successfully base-raced with CLG to end the game. For Game 2, Looper switched over to his signature Singed. Demonstrating his mastery of the champion, Looper toted the line between life and death, baiting his enemies to their doom and managing to grab a return kill in a 1-vs-2 gank situation early on. There were a couple of times when he played a bit too recklessly and lost his life, but for the most part he was solid. With Looper playing a great frontline in fights, FOX were able to end the game in just over 30 minutes.
Convincing play in series upset over Team SoloMid
February 13, 2017
Looper finished Echo Fox's 2-0 sweep over TSM with a combined KDA of 6/8/21.
ANALYSIS
Starting off the series on his signature Singed, Looper had an impressive performance to net his team a victory against TSM. After falling early he was able to use his teleport to facilitate two kills for his team securing a small advantage for himself. With his team finding a decent lead in the early and mid game, he began wreaking havoc running in and out of fights to disrupt TSM. The result was FOX finding several teamfight victories to secure a rather large lead. Thanks to Looper drawing pressure throughout, FOX was able to close out the Game 1 victory in just 30 minutes. Game 2 saw Looper with a much less impressive performance on Poppy but he had already shown his abilitiy to assist his team. After being focused early, he fell behind mildly in lane. Despite this, he was once again able to show up in teamfights. Although he didn't deal insane amounts of damage, he was able to once again disrupt Team SoloMid long enough to allow his team to secure a Baron and subsequently close out the game, claiming the series victory 2-0.