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Shad0w
NIP shad0w 2023 Split 2
Background Information
NameZhao Zhi-Qiang (赵志强)
Country of Birth
Italy
Nationality
China
BirthdayFebruary 25, 2001 (age 23)
Residency
CN
China
Prev Residencies
EU
Europe
Competitive
TeamLNG Esportslogo stdLNG Esports
Role
Jungler
Favorite Champs


Competitive IDsShadow
Soloqueue IDsEUW: The Qiaang
CN: 在线中翻
Social Media & Links
Infobox Facebook Fanpagelogo std
Infobox LOLProslogo std
Infobox DEEPLOLlogo std
Infobox Instagramlogo std
Infobox Twitterlogo std
Infobox Weibologo std

Zhao "Shad0w" Zhi-Qiang (Hanzi: 赵志强) is a League of Legends esports player, currently jungler for LNG Esports. His name was previously stylized Shadow.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
EU
Element Team 1logo stdElement Team 1
≈Oct 2016≈2016-10-??≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??≈6mo 23d
ejel
EU
Outplayedlogo stdOutplayed
Feb 20172017-02-17[2]May 20182018-05-10[1]1yr 2mo
ejel
EU
Team Atlantislogo stdTeam Atlantis
Sep 20182018-09-14[3]≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??≈1mo 3d
ejel
EU
Mousesportslogo stdmousesports
≈May 2019≈2019-05-??Oct 20192019-10-01[4]≈5mo
ejel
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions
Nov 20192019-11-29[6]Dec 20202020-12-18[5]1yr 19d
ejel
CN
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD Gaming
Jun 20212021-06-05[11]Dec 20222022-12-12[8]1yr 6mo
ejel
CN
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNinjas in Pyjamas
Mar 20232023-03-08[19]Dec 20232023-12-13[13]9mo 5d
ejel
CN
LNG Esportslogo stdLNG Esports
May 20242024-05-25[20]Present1mo 29d
ej
TeamStartEnd
EU
Element Team 1logo stdElement Team 1
≈Oct 2016≈2016-10-??≈Apr 2017≈2017-04-??≈6mo 23d
ejel
EU
Outplayed Blacklogo stdOutplayed Black
Feb 20172017-02-17[2]Jun 20172017-06-25[22]4mo 8d
ejel
EU
Outplayed WARlogo stdOutplayed WAR
Jun 20172017-06-25[22]Dec 20172017-12-205mo 25d
ejel
EU
Outplayedlogo stdOutplayed
Dec 20172017-12-20May 20182018-05-10[1]4mo 21d
ejel
EU
Team Atlantislogo stdTeam Atlantis
Sep 20182018-09-14[3]≈Oct 2018≈2018-10-??≈1mo 3d
ejel
EU
Mousesportslogo stdmousesports
≈May 2019≈2019-05-??Oct 20192019-10-01[4]≈5mo
ejel
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Lions
Nov 20192019-11-29[6]Dec 20202020-12-18[5]1yr 19d
ejel
CN
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD Gaming
Jun 20212021-06-05[11]Dec 20222022-12-12[8]1yr 6mo
ejel
CN
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNinjas in Pyjamas
Mar 20232023-03-08[19]Dec 20232023-12-13[13]9mo 5d
ejel
CN
LNG Esportslogo stdLNG Esports
May 20242024-05-25[20]Present1mo 29d
ej

News

  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024
EU
Element Team 1logo stdEMT1October (approx.),
SaberMaster,
Shadow,
Gjjid,
Rharesh, and
7 Prodigy 7 join.
EU
Outplayed Blacklogo stdOP.BFebruary 17,
Shadow joins.
[2]
EU
Element Team 1logo stdEMT1April (approx.),
Forsaken,
SaberMaster,
Shadow,
Phantom,
Rharesh, and
Lilyane leave.
EU
Outplayed WARlogo stdOP WARJune 25, Outplayed Blacklogo stdOutplayed Black partners with Wind and Rainlogo stdWind and Rain and renames to Outplayed WARlogo stdOutplayed WAR[22]
EU
Outplayedlogo stdOPDecember 20, Outplayed WARlogo stdOutplayed WAR renames to Outplayedlogo stdOutplayed.
EU
Outplayedlogo stdOPMay 10,
Shadow leaves.[1]
EU
Team Atlantislogo stdATLSeptember 14,
Shadow joins.
[3]
EU
Team Atlantislogo stdATLOctober (approx.),
Shadow leaves.
CN
Free Agentlogo stdF/AFebruary 25, Shadow changes residency from
EU
Europe
to
CN
China
.
EU
Mousesportslogo stdMOUZMay (approx.),
Shadow joins.

Reeker leaves.
EU
Mousesportslogo stdMOUZOctober 1,
Shadow leaves.[4]
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMADNovember 29,
Orome,
Shadow,
Humanoid,
Carzzy, and
Gistick join.
[6][7]
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMADDecember 6,
Shadow and
Carzzy's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[23]
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMADMarch 20, Shadow renames to Shad0w.[24]
EU
Double Crunch Team Italylogo stdDCTIMay 27, Roster for the EU Face-Off is announced to be
Terenas,
Shadow,
KenRhen,
Noodlez,
Paolocannon, EddieNoise, and Moonboy.[25]
EU
MAD Lionslogo stdMADDecember 18,
Shad0w leaves.[5]
CN
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGDJune 5,
shad0w joins.

Kui moves to substitute. Gossamer (Analyst) and Phoenix (Analyst) leave.[11][12]
CN
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGDJune 22,
fearness and
shad0w's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 22 November 2022.
xiye,
Kramer,
Mark,
Garvey, and
Kui's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[26]
CN
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGDDecember 12,
shad0w,
Assum, and
Eric leave.[8][9][10]
CN
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIPMarch 8,
Shad0w joins.

XLB and
Pout move to substitutes.[19]
CN
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIPMay 25,
Angel, Maizijian (Head Coach), and byg97 (Assistant Coach) join.

shad0w's contract is extended.
Dream leaves.[27][28][29][30]
CN
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIPDecember 13,
Photic and
Zhuo's contracts are extended.
Invincible,
Shadow,
Angel, and
XLB leave.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
CN
LNG Esportslogo stdLNGMay 25,
Shad0w joins.

xiaoyu joins from academy roster.
[20][21]

Biography[]

Trivia[]

  • Was born in Milan, Italy to a family of Chinese origin.
    • Previously held Italian citizenship, however, as Chinese law does not recognize dual nationality for any adult Chinese national, he chose Chinese citizenship when he turned 18.
  • Started playing in Season 3.
  • Reached Challenger in Season 7, hitting EU West rank 1 in April 2018.
  • Dropped out of high school at age 16 to become a pro player.
  • Plays mid and bot in addition to jungle.
  • Was offered a spot on EDward Gaming in 2019, but declined due to disliking how hands-on the team was with their players.
  • He's the brother of Chinese streamer pigff.

Individual Awards[]

  • 1x EU 1st All Pro Team (Summer 2020)

Tournament Results[]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Shad0w Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2023-07-237 - 8 LPL 2023 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Weibo Gaminglogo stdWBG
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIP Invincible,  shad0w,  Angel,  Photic,  Zhuo,  Maizijian,  byg97
2023-07-1710 LPL 2023 Summer
7 - 9Blanklogo stdRR
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIP Invincible,  shad0w,  XLB,  Angel,  Photic,  Zhuo,  Maizijian,  byg97
2023-03-2613 LPL 2023 Spring
5 - 11Blanklogo stdRR
Ninjas in Pyjamas.CNlogo stdNIP Invincible,  Rich,  XLB,  Shad0w,  Dream,  Pout,  Photic,  Zhuo,  Duke,  Zero,  Cluo
2022-11-185 - 8 NEST 2022
1 : 2FunPlus Phoenixlogo stdFPX
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD Chelizi,  Shad0w,  haichao,  Assum,  Jinjiao,  guiyixiong
2022-08-1414 LPL 2022 Summer
4 - 12Blanklogo stdRR
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD fearness,  Chelizi,  shad0w,  Kui,  YeG,  haichao,  Assum,  Eric,  Jinjiao,  Kabe,  guiyixiong,  X1ri
2022-03-2516 LPL 2022 Spring
3 - 13Blanklogo stdRR
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD fearness,  Garvey,  shad0w,  Kui,  YeG,  Jay,  Eric,  Jinjiao,  X1ri,  Kabe
2021-12-199 - 12 Demacia Cup 2021
3 - 1Blanklogo stdRR
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD Garvey,  shad0w,  YeG,  Eric,  Jinjiao,  X1ri,  Kabe
2021-08-0811 LPL 2021 Summer
7 - 9Blanklogo stdRR
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD Garvey,  fearness,  shad0w,  xiye,  Kramer,  Mark,  Maizijian,  Eimy
2020-09-2919 - 20 Worlds 2020
2 : 3Papara SuperMassivelogo stdSUP
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-08-304 LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Rogue (European Team)logo stdRGE
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas

Media[]

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2022-08-14LPL 2022 Summer
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD
vs
Royal Never Give Uplogo stdRNG
Link
2021-12-19Demacia Cup 2021
Wahaha Gaminglogo stdWHG
vs
LGD Gaminglogo stdLGD
2020-08-28LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
vs
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo stdS04
Link
2020-04-03LEC 2020 Spring Playoffs
G2 Esportslogo stdG2
vs
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Link
2020-03-28LEC 2020 Spring
Origenlogo stdOG
vs
MAD Lionslogo stdMAD
Link

Images[]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Outplayed's Facebook Post (Italian) facebook.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gli Outplayed acquistano Zhi Qiang "Shadow" Zhao dagli Element Gaming (Italian) outplayed.it
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Team Atlantis' Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shadow's Tweet twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 MAD LIONS ENTER LEAGUE OF LEGENDS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS overactive-media-group.prezly.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo post weibo.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo post weibo.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 LNG Esports' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 LNG Esports' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Outplayed si porta a livello europeo con i Wind and Rain (Italian) esports.thegamesmachine.it
  23. Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-05; after change - EU - 2019-12-06
  24. MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  25. LEC's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Archive Pages: before change - CN - 2021-06-21; after change - CN - 2021-06-22
  27. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  28. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  29. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  30. Ninjas in Pyjamas' Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
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