Afreeca Freecs is a Korean League of Legends team formed in 2015 as a rebrand of Rebels Anarchy.
The team first competed in the 2016 LCK Spring Split with the starting roster consisting of Jeon "ikssu" Ik-soo, Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo, Son "MickeyGod" Young-min, Gwon "Sangyoon" Sang-yun, and No "SnowFlower" Hoi-jong. Though starting as a bottom-tier team, Freecs managed to take some important games during the Spring Split and secured the last playoffs spot.
In the 2016 LCK Spring Playoffs, Freecs couldn’t take a single match, keeping them in the same position as at the end of the split. That same story unfolded again in the 2016 LCK Summer Split, with a regular season finish in fifth place. However, with enough points accrued the team had an opportunity to perform in the Regional Finals where it made it to the second round before losing to Samsung Galaxy.
Ahead of the 2016 KeSPA Cup, Freecs signed Heo "Lindarang" Man-heung and Yoon "SeongHwan" Seong-hwan to the starting roster. The new roster finished the tournament ninth, so it was entirely revamped ahead of the next season. The new team included Jang "MaRin" Gyeong-hwan, Lee "Spirit" Da-yoon, Lee "Kuro" Seo-haeng, Ha "Kramer" Jong-hun, and Park "TusiN" Jong-ik.
In the 2017 LCK Spring Split, Freecs kept up with a consistent performance, though not really challenging the best teams in the region. A 10-8 record placed the team in fourth place at the end of the split. The playoffs weren’t any better than in the previous season, and Freecs placed fifth.
Yet again with a 10-8 record, the team kept performing mostly the same in the Summer Split. This time their record placed them in fifth, the same placement the team achieved in the 2017 LCK Summer Playoffs. The team failed to qualify for the 2017 World Championship.
Ahead of the 2018 season, Freecs replaced MaRin with Kim "Kiin" Gi-in and signed as Kim "Aiming" Ha-ram as the second bot laner. The roster change showed to be a great decision, and the team was in for their best Spring Split run yet.
Freecs finished the 2018 LCK Spring Split in second place after winning 13 games. The performance translated to the playoffs as well. The team was close to reaching the 2018 Mid-Season Invitational, but lost against Kingzone DragonX in the final.
The Summer Split showed a weaker performance, ending in yet another fifth-place finish. Freecs went to the playoffs as underdogs, but defeated Gen.G and DragonX with ease. The team was stopped by Griffin in the semifinal, earning enough Championship Points to qualify for Worlds 2018.
At Worlds 2018, Freecs advanced to the playoffs as the group’s first seed but were immediately swept by Cloud9, knocking the team out in fifth place.
Freecs signed Lee "Dread", Son "Jelly" Ho-gyeong, and Jin-hyeok and Son "Ucal" Woo-hyeon for the upcoming season. During the 2019 LCK Spring Split, the team kept shuffling its roster and replacing starting roles which resulted in inconsistency and a disappointing run. A 5-13 record placed Freecs in eighth.
Settling down for the Summer Split, the team bettered its performance, but it was barely enough to reach the playoffs. In the 2019 LCK summer playoffs, Freecs couldn’t take a single set and finished fifth once again. No wins were had in the Regional Finals either.
At the 2019 KeSPA Cup, Freecs tested its 2020 roster with the addition of Song "Fly" Yong-jun, Kim "All iN" Tae-yang, and Jin "Mystic" Seong-jun. With seven players on the main roster, Freecs didn’t sweat in making it to the playoffs. There, the team defeated Hanwha Life and DragonX before meeting Sandbox Gaming in the final. Freecs swept the final for its first domestic crown.