Changing Tides — The Oceanic stars headed overseas in 2020

Calvin “k1ng” Truong

Career highlights
  • 3x Worlds Representative
  • 5x OPL Winner
  • 3x OPL Runner up
  • 2x Rift Rivals Representative

K1ng has a long and decorated history in the OPL, which first began back in 2014 when he first competed under the Dire Wolves banner in the league’s founding season.

Unfortunately, he was still underage, and wasn’t able to play finals for the team. In 2015, he stayed with the Wolfpack, who managed to reach playoffs both splits. In 2016, he made the switch to Legacy Esports, where he finished as runner-up to the org’s rivals the Chiefs, and was left with silver medals for his efforts that year.

In 2017, he made the decision to return to the Dire Wolves, and proceeded to claim four consecutive championship titles with the team that would go on to become one of the strongest domestic rosters the Pro League has ever seen.

That success earned him the right to represent Oceania twice at the Mid-Season Invitational, and twice at the World Championship, though the Wolfpack struggled to find success against a host of dominant international teams in the Play-Ins.

This year, k1ng made the choice to again leave the Dire Wolves, linking up with newly-formed superteam Mammoth. Though 2019 Split 1 was a campaign to forget, the roster clicked in Split 2, and k1ng returned to the top with a 3–0 win over the Chiefs at MEO.

K1ng holds the record of being part of every Pro League playoff campaign since 2015 Split 1, and has won five of the ten postseason runs he’s been involved in. Three times he finished runner-up, and only twice has he missed the league’s big dance.

With a move to the North American LCS system, k1ng is now looking to prove himself at an even higher level with the Cloud9 Academy roster.

Emma van der Brug
ProducerJosh Swift
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre is Snowball Esports' editor in chief and head of editorial, leading coverage on Oceanic & Asia-Pacific gaming talent at home and abroad.

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