Hanwha Life Esports is a South Korean League of Legends team formed in 2018. The team acquired ROX Tigers’ slot in the LCK.
Hanwha Life started its first season by building on the ROX Tigers roster. That roster finished the 2018 LCK Spring Split in sixth place, and kept the same level of performance and the same standing under the team’s new banner in the Summer Split.
After the Summer Split finished, Hanwha Life was ready to show its new roster. While Yoon "SeongHwan" Seong-hwan, Kim "Lava" Tae-hoon, and Kim "key" Han-gi stayed with the team, Kim "SoHwan" Jun-yeong, Kim "bonO" Gi-beom, and Kang "Tempt" Myung-gu had joined ahead of the 2018 KeSPA Cup. The new roster failed to find synergy in time and was immediately eliminated from the Cup by an amateur team.
Heading into the 2019 LCK Spring, Hanwha Life welcomed Park "Thal" Kwon-hyuk and Kim "Moojin" Moo-jin to its seven-member roster. Though the team was winning against the lower tier teams in the LCK, the same couldn’t be said for higher levels of play. Hanwha Life finished the split with a 9-9 record, quite a few points away from playoff qualification.
While other teams progressed in the 2019 LCK Summer Split, Hanwha Life was falling further behind. The team fell to the bottom of the standings early in the split. After five weeks of play, the coaching staff decided to sub in Tempt to the mid lane and to generally stick with SoHwan and bonO in the top and jungle roles, respectively. Though this roster consistency showed itself to be an upgrade with the team taking important matches against Damwon Gaming and SK Telecom T1, it still wasn’t enough.
By the end of the split, Hanwha Life managed to win only five matches and finished in ninth place. The team was relegated to the 2020 LCK Spring Promotion, where they quickly ensured qualification for the upcoming Summer Split.
Hanwha Life welcomed Lee "CuVee" Seong-jin, Kang "Haru" Min-seung, and Son "Lehends" Si-woo to its 2020 roster. The new team took an early opportunity to perform at the 2019 KeSPA Cup, where they made it to the quarterfinals. After a loss against Afreeca Freecs, Hanwha Life finished in fifth place in the Korean tournament.