Lee Seon-woo (born 23 March 1985), known as Infiltration, is a professional esports player from Seoul, South Korea, specializing in fighting games. Lee is a four-time Evolution Championship Series (EVO) champion; winning Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition v2012 in 2012, Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012 and 2013,[2][3] and Street Fighter V in 2016.[25] Lee stated that he does not have a main or sub character and that he is skilled with majority of the roster in Ultra Street Fighter IV. In Street Fighter X Tekken, Lee plays Jin and Alisa. In Street Fighter V, he plays Nash.[26]

 

 

Gaming career

Infiltration first started playing fighting games seriously with the home release of Street Fighter IV, but he offered tips for players hoping to raise their skill level. The "Infiltration" name comes from the Metal Gear Solid series, of which he is a big fan. Lee uses a bat-top joystick due to the first FightStick he bought was coincidentally a bat-top joystick sold for 2,000 yen ($20 US). Lee chose Akuma in Street Fighter IV because he heard that Akuma was strong in the game at the time. Lee's main focus is physical training instead of in-game practice.[4]

Lee is also the winner of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals for both Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken and won $25,000 for each game. The former event saw Lee win against Mad Catz's Daigo Umehara 6-0. Because he won the latter, Lee also received a one of a kind Street Fighter-based Scion FR-S Coupe.[5] Lee also won the Capcom Cup 2013 Street Fighter X Tekken tournament in which he was invited to by Capcom.[6] In March, Lee qualified for the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals by winning Nine States Tournament 2015.[7] In late May, Lee qualified for Capcom Cup 2015 by placing Top 3 at Stunfest 2015. Lee's opponents in Top 3, Momochi and Umehara have already qualified thus giving Lee the qualifying spot by default.[8]

Lee is known for having a defensive playstyle as determined by Justin Wong's Step Up Your Game series.[2] On January 16, 2015, Eventhubs ranked Lee at #6 on their Top 50 Ultra Street Fighter IV players list.[2] Lee is also known for creating an outstanding comeback against Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez in the Losers Semis at EVO 2013 Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012, where he counterpicked Perez's Balrog with Hakan.[2] Lee qualified for the 2014 Capcom Cup by winning CEO 2014 in an exciting battle against Evil Geniuses' Yusuke Momochi.[2] Momochi would later defeat Lee at Capcom Cup 2014 resulting in the latter to get a 4th-place finish.[2]

Because of his performances in 2012, Lee has been called "Player of the Year" by many including Capcom. However, in late 2013, Lee saw a small decline where other players managed to catch up to his level. Overall, Lee still manages to perform well in tournaments he enters, usually making Top 4.[2][2]

A controversy regarding 2015's Capcom Pro Tour circuit came up regarding Lee, with some labeling him as a "gatekeeper" due to visiting multiple CPT events despite already qualifying for Capcom Cup (here 'gatekeeping' means to keep other players from qualifying). Lee stated in an interview that his intention was not to gatekeep, but instead to practice before the Capcom Cup begins in December. Lee also states that Street Fighter V is going in a good direction, as he thinks that making the game offense-oriented will make it faster and better.[2]

On November 15, 2015 Infiltration signed with Team Razer.[2][2]

Personal life

Lee was born on 23 March 1985 in Seoul. He has two brothers. In mid-2014, Lee had to sell the one-of-a-kind Scion FR-S Coupe he won because of high maintenance issues. This was also the same car Lee actually had to earn his drivers license for, just so he could drive it.[3]

Notable tournament placings

Super Street Fighter IV results
YearTournamentPlacement
2010Electronic Sports World Cup4th
2010Evolution 20103rd
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournament results[3]
YearTournamentPlacement
2011ReveLAtions5th
2011Canada Cup5th
2011NorCal Regionals2nd
2011Capcom Korea Cup2nd
2011Evolution 201125th
2011Season’s Beatings Velocity9th
2011DreamHack Winter 20111st
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 tournament results
YearTournamentPlacement
2012NorCal Regionals 102nd
2012Season's Beatings: Summer Slam1st
2012DreamHack Summer 20121st
2012Evolution 20121st
2012Season's Beatings Ascension2nd
2012Canada Cup 20125th
2012DreamHack Winter 20121st
2012Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals1st
2013SoCal Regionals 20131st
2013Final Round 161st
2013NorCal Regionals 111st
2013DreamHack Summer 20132nd
2013Evolution 20133rd
2013World Cyber Games 2013 Korea National Final1st
2013Capcom Cup Asia 2013 Korea Qualifier1st
2013ThaigerUppercut Championship 20133rd
2014SoCal Regionals 20142nd
2014Final Round XVII3rd
2014NorCal Regionals 20142nd
Street Fighter X Tekken tournament results
YearTournamentPlacement
2012NorCal Regionals 101st
2012Canada Cup 20121st
2012Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals1st
2013SoCal Regionals 20131st
2013Final Round 162nd
2013NorCal Regionals 111st
2013Evolution 20131st
2013Canada Cup 20132nd
2013Capcom Cup 20131st
2014SoCal Regionals 20141st
2014Final Round XVII3rd
Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament results
YearTournamentPlacement
2014SoCal Regionals 20143rd
2014Capcom Pro Tour Invitation Tournament @ E31st
2014DreamHack Summer 20141st
2014CEO - Community Effort Orlando 20141st
2014IeSF 6th e-Sports World Championships1st
2014Capcom Cup 20144th
2015Sonic Boom 20151st
2015Cannes Winter Clash 20153rd
2015Nine States Tournament 20151st
2015Final Round 1817th
2015Red Bull Kumite4th
2015NorCal Regionals 20157th
2015Double Elimination 20151st
2015Texas Showdown 20151st
2015Toryuken 20151st
2015Stunfest 20153rd
2015Evolution 20153rd
2015HK eSports Tournament 20151st
2015First Attack 20151st
2015Tokyo Game Show 20153rd
Street Fighter V results
YearTournamentPlacement
2016ArcadeStreamWeekly 1.1.20161st
2016Magicstick Cup1st
2016Final Round1st
2016NorCal Regionals1st
2016Red Bull Kumite1st
2016MSF: The Fist - Finals 20161st
2016Community Effort Orlando2nd
2016Evolution 20161st
2016SEAM 20169th
2016Canada Cup 201613th
2016CPT Regional Finals AO 20167th
2016CPT AO Last `chance Qualifier1st
2016Capcom Cup Finals 201625th
2017Aninori Tournament1st
2017ELAGUE SFV Invitational 201717th
2017Fighters SPIRIT 201733rd
2017Battle Arena Melburne 99th
2017Red Bull Kumite 20175th
2017Evolution 201733rd
2017Japan Cup 20179th
2017Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier2nd
2018EVO Japan 20181st