When he was in Third Grade, Locodoco’s father moved his family to College Station, TX in order to complete his PHD. After that, his family moved to many other countries while he was growing up, including England, Dubai, Singapore and Yemen.
He started playing DotA while he was in middle school in the US and Korea. But it was while he was living in Singapore during high school that he really became very focused on video games, even often skipping school to play. He and his friend would often hang out at the IRC LAN Center, where he usually played DotA and began making friends there. He started playing LoL soon after it released and became obsessed with it instead.
Some of his friends were part of pro teams such as King Surf, while others were on amateur teams. He would therefore occasionally participate with them in amateur tournaments and pool matches to earn some extra money. As he became more skilled, he also started attracting the attention of better and better teams.
His parents were obviously not supportive of his initial venturing into the world of eSports, as he was neglecting his schoolwork to do so. /in fact, they refused to pay for his internet and he was only able to gain the skills he needed to turn pro thanks to the financial support that TSM_Reginald gave him in paying for his internet while he was in high school.
In October 2011, after shuffling between teams for a while, he was approached by Gun Woong Jang to form a pro League of Legends team to compete in the Season 2 pro-league. He agreed and they formed the original MiG. After winning a couple of local tournaments, they went on to achieve a second place ranking League of Legends Season 2 World Championships in 2012.
He was still attending Hongik University of Architecture and Art in South Korea at the time.
In 2013, he dropped out of the pro-scene for a few months and then returned to focus on coaching for TSM and casting work.
His streaming schedule is inconsistent, but he tends to stream several times per week.
- 1st - OnGameNet (OGN) League of Legends Invitational - 2012
Something I always tell my younger players is that, ‘you will always get this attention… You will always have these kinds of eyes on you because you’re so great at the game and a lot of people will be in your position to get a lot of attention and a lot of money and a lot of fame. It’s not the talent that makes you special, but it’s what you do with your talent. And I didn’t do much with my talent. Like, I am still a known quantity and I still do think I had a pretty successful career and I am having a successful career, but it could have been so much more if I had just matured and listened to my elders earlier.’