Jun-ho Kim

Jun-ho Kim

Expert

Biography

Hailing from the bustling streets of Busan, Jun-ho's rendezvous with gaming began in the neon-lit PC bangs (gaming cafes) during his teenage years. His journey from a local gamer to a globally recognized Esports expert is a testament to his dedication and zeal. At EsportRanker, Jun-ho merges traditional Asian gaming wisdom with cutting-edge trends. He frequently cites the ancient proverb: "At the heart of every game lies a lesson for life."

Areas of Expertise

Esports
EliGE: The North American Veteran Shining Bright in Counter-Strike 2's 2024 Season
2024-05-16

EliGE: The North American Veteran Shining Bright in Counter-Strike 2's 2024 Season

As the esports world turns its gaze towards the unfolding drama of the Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) 2024 season, a few names have consistently sparkled on the leaderboard. Players like donk, ZywOo, and m0NESY have captivated audiences with their jaw-dropping performances. Yet, nestled among these rising stars is a North American veteran whose experience and skill have not only matched but in many aspects, outshone his peers. This player is none other than Complexity's EliGE.

The Uncertain Future of LCS: Nurturing Homegrown Talent vs. Import Reliance
2024-05-14

The Uncertain Future of LCS: Nurturing Homegrown Talent vs. Import Reliance

The North American League of Legends scene is at a crossroads, with the future of its professional league, the LCS, hanging in the balance. A significant contributor to this precarious situation is the state of the NA Academy system, which is failing to produce the next generation of homegrown talent. LCS veteran Zven, in a candid interview with esports journalist Travis Gafford, didn't mince words when he suggested we might be witnessing the "last wave of NA pros" due to these systemic failures.

Zven's Bold Move: Joining Dignitas for the 2024 LCS Summer Split
2024-05-09

Zven's Bold Move: Joining Dignitas for the 2024 LCS Summer Split

In what's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing roster moves of the year, Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen is reportedly making a comeback to the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), this time donning the Dignitas jersey as their AD carry for the 2024 Summer Split. This development, first reported by Sheep Esports, signals not just a change of teams for Zven but also a return to his roots in the AD carry role after a brief experiment as a support in 2023.

The 2024 Apex Legends Global Series: A LAN Event to Remember
2024-05-06

The 2024 Apex Legends Global Series: A LAN Event to Remember

The 2024 Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) kicked off its first LAN event of the competitive year, bringing together the world's best teams for a showdown that promised not only intense action but also a hefty million-dollar prize pool. Over four days, the Split One Playoffs unfolded, culminating in a Match Point Finals that had esports fans on the edge of their seats. Let's dive into the details and highlights that made this event unforgettable for esports enthusiasts and bettors alike.

Over 100 Players to Clash in TFT Set 11's First EMEA Golden Spatula Cup
2024-04-25

Over 100 Players to Clash in TFT Set 11's First EMEA Golden Spatula Cup

Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is gearing up for a monumental event as the first Inkborn Fables Set 11 Golden Spatula Cup (GSC) is set to ignite the competitive scene in the EMEA region. Riot Games has taken a bold step in reshaping the TFT esports ecosystem, not just with a rebranding exercise but by integrating regions to foster a more cohesive and competitive environment. The upcoming GSC is more than just a tournament; it's a beacon for TFT players aiming for glory, with an invite to the prestigious Rising Legends Finals hanging in the balance.

Cloud9's Counter-Strike 2 Roster Shuffle: A New Dawn Amidst Disbandment Rumors
2024-04-23

Cloud9's Counter-Strike 2 Roster Shuffle: A New Dawn Amidst Disbandment Rumors

In the ever-evolving world of esports, few stories capture the attention quite like the seismic shifts in top teams' rosters. Today, we're diving deep into Cloud9's Counter-Strike 2 squad, a topic that has sent ripples through the community following the departure of notable players and the swirling rumors of disbandment.

VALORANT's Clove: A New Controller in VCT - Pros and Cons
2024-04-19

VALORANT's Clove: A New Controller in VCT - Pros and Cons

VALORANT's competitive scene is always buzzing with the introduction of new agents, and the latest addition, Clove, has certainly made waves. As the newest Controller to join the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) agent pool, Clove's entry was highly anticipated. However, now that professional players have had the chance to test this agent in the heat of competition, a mix of excitement and skepticism has emerged.

Mega Incineroar: A Game-Changer or a Competitive Flop?
2024-04-13

Mega Incineroar: A Game-Changer or a Competitive Flop?

The introduction of Mega Evolution in the Pokémon series was a game-changer, offering a select few Pokémon the chance to boost their stats significantly during battles. With the recent tease in the Pokémon Legends: Z-A trailer, the competitive scene, particularly the Video Game Championships (VGC), is abuzz with speculation. Incineroar, a fan-favorite since its debut, has been highlighted as a prime candidate for this powerful transformation. Yet, interviews with top players reveal a complex picture of anticipation and concern.

The Next Big Shift in Pokémon VGC: Pros Dive Into Regulation G
2024-04-12

The Next Big Shift in Pokémon VGC: Pros Dive Into Regulation G

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's VGC is bracing for a seismic shift with the introduction of Regulation G, a new ruleset that's stirring the competitive pot by allowing one restricted Legendary Pokémon on each team. Conversations with some of the world's top players at the Europe International Championships (EUIC) — including heavyweights like Jeudy Azzarelli, James Baek, and Wolfe Glick — reveal a mix of anticipation and strategic recalibration as the community gears up for this transformative period.

Raging Bolt: The New King of Pokémon VGC's Metagame
2024-04-10

Raging Bolt: The New King of Pokémon VGC's Metagame

In the ever-evolving world of Pokémon competitive play, a new champion has emerged to shake up the scene. Raging Bolt, a Paradox Pokémon introduced in The Indigo Disk DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, has swiftly climbed the ranks to become a dominant force in the VGC metagame. As the Europe International Championships (EUIC) unfolded from April 5 to 7, Raging Bolt not only showcased its power but also dethroned the previously dominant Flutter Mane, capturing the attention of pro players and fans alike.

Ursaluna and Porygon2: The Unexpected Champions of Europe International Championships
2024-04-08

Ursaluna and Porygon2: The Unexpected Champions of Europe International Championships

The Europe International Championships (EUIC) this past weekend (April 5 to 7) showcased the immense strategic depth and unpredictability that the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet metagame has to offer. While familiar faces dominated the VGC side, two unexpected Pokémon, Ursaluna and Porygon2, emerged as pivotal components of the winning team, defying the conventional wisdom of what constitutes a competitive threat.

Catching All the Action: The Pokémon Europe International Championships (EUIC) 2024
2024-04-05

Catching All the Action: The Pokémon Europe International Championships (EUIC) 2024

The Pokémon Europe International Championships (EUIC) is gearing up to be a pivotal showdown in the 2024 competitive season, setting the stage for the North America International Championships (NAIC) and the World Championships. With not just one but all four of the franchise's competitive games on display, the EUIC is a Pokémon enthusiast's dream and a complex spectacle for followers. Here's what you need to know:

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