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
Year Tournament Placement
2010 Electronic Sports World Cup 4th
2010 Evolution 2010 3rd
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournament results [3]
Year Tournament Placement
2011 ReveLAtions 5th
2011 Canada Cup 5th
2011 NorCal Regionals 2nd
2011 Capcom Korea Cup 2nd
2011 Evolution 2011 25th
2011 Season’s Beatings Velocity 9th
2011 DreamHack Winter 2011 1st
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v2012 tournament results
Year Tournament Placement
2012 NorCal Regionals 10 2nd
2012 Season's Beatings: Summer Slam 1st
2012 DreamHack Summer 2012 1st
2012 Evolution 2012 1st
2012 Season's Beatings Ascension 2nd
2012 Canada Cup 2012 5th
2012 DreamHack Winter 2012 1st
2012 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals 1st
2013 SoCal Regionals 2013 1st
2013 Final Round 16 1st
2013 NorCal Regionals 11 1st
2013 DreamHack Summer 2013 2nd
2013 Evolution 2013 3rd
2013 World Cyber Games 2013 Korea National Final 1st
2013 Capcom Cup Asia 2013 Korea Qualifier 1st
2013 ThaigerUppercut Championship 2013 3rd
2014 SoCal Regionals 2014 2nd
2014 Final Round XVII 3rd
2014 NorCal Regionals 2014 2nd
Street Fighter X Tekken tournament results
Year Tournament Placement
2012 NorCal Regionals 10 1st
2012 Canada Cup 2012 1st
2012 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals 1st
2013 SoCal Regionals 2013 1st
2013 Final Round 16 2nd
2013 NorCal Regionals 11 1st
2013 Evolution 2013 1st
2013 Canada Cup 2013 2nd
2013 Capcom Cup 2013 1st
2014 SoCal Regionals 2014 1st
2014 Final Round XVII 3rd
Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament results
Year Tournament Placement
2014 SoCal Regionals 2014 3rd
2014 Capcom Pro Tour Invitation Tournament @ E3 1st
2014 DreamHack Summer 2014 1st
2014 CEO - Community Effort Orlando 2014 1st
2014 IeSF 6th e-Sports World Championships 1st
2014 Capcom Cup 2014 4th
2015 Sonic Boom 2015 1st
2015 Cannes Winter Clash 2015 3rd
2015 Nine States Tournament 2015 1st
2015 Final Round 18 17th
2015 Red Bull Kumite 4th
2015 NorCal Regionals 2015 7th
2015 Double Elimination 2015 1st
2015 Texas Showdown 2015 1st
2015 Toryuken 2015 1st
2015 Stunfest 2015 3rd
2015 Evolution 2015 3rd
2015 HK eSports Tournament 2015 1st
2015 First Attack 2015 1st
2015 Tokyo Game Show 2015 3rd
Street Fighter V results
Year Tournament Placement
2016 ArcadeStreamWeekly 1.1.2016 1st
2016 Magicstick Cup 1st
2016 Final Round 1st
2016 NorCal Regionals 1st
2016 Red Bull Kumite 1st
2016 MSF: The Fist - Finals 2016 1st
2016 Community Effort Orlando 2nd
2016 Evolution 2016 1st
2016 SEAM 2016 9th
2016 Canada Cup 2016 13th
2016 CPT Regional Finals AO 2016 7th
2016 CPT AO Last `chance Qualifier 1st
2016 Capcom Cup Finals 2016 25th
2017 Aninori Tournament 1st
2017 ELAGUE SFV Invitational 2017 17th
2017 Fighters SPIRIT 2017 33rd
2017 Battle Arena Melburne 9 9th
2017 Red Bull Kumite 2017 5th
2017 Evolution 2017 33rd
2017 Japan Cup 2017 9th
2017 Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier 2nd
2018 EVO Japan 2018 1st