Thank you, FeniX
December 12 2016
“When I came to Liquid, what I wanted was for Liquid to do better than last split. Curse has always been 4th place, but when I came we got 3rd place. So I was very happy.”
- Kim “Fenix” Jae-Hun, 2015
December 2014. Two years ago, we welcomed a new member to the Liquid family. He was a relative unknown to most NA fans, even though he was coming off a stint with the Jin Air Green Wings Falcons. Koreanophiles were well acquainted with "miso", but Jae-Hun had changed his name as he sought greener pastures on a new continent. Even though he was unfamiliar to NA LCS fans, he would be the subject of scrutiny as he was slated to replace Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani, one of the most popular players in North America at the time. It was certainly a tall order, but what made this acquisition truly interesting was his potential partnership with Piglet, a world champion and fellow Korean.
The spotlight was on the rookie midlaner, and while others would have wilted, Fenix arose and the spotlight never left him. He was one of the constants on our team over the past two years, and his calming presence in the middle lane was the platform on which our success was built. Yet it was his cheerful personality and lovable, innocent charm that made him an instant fan favorite.
JaeHoon “FeniX” Kim brought his skill to the rift and became one of the cheerful pillars of our team. He saw us through our merge with Team Curse, through laughs and cries, and through numerous roster shifts and changes. We are grateful for all of the long hours and hard work that he put into our team; even through changes in environment, language and food.
We part two years later with full memories and well wishes. In the words of FeniX on his Azir, “I’m going to make a play here.” And did you ever, on the rift and in our hearts.
A word from the owner:
"I'm extremely happy that I was able to find Fenix when we needed him the most. He gave us an injection of talent as well as personality and positivity. On more than one occasion he bailed us out with his play and his infectious attitude. He's been an incredible asset to our team and I wish him the best on his future plans."
- Steve Arhancet
Best of FeniX:
We'll miss his innocence and sincere honesty:
His utter silliness:
And of course, his deadly skills as a member of Team Liquid:
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