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Team 8
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Team Information
Org Location
North America
Region
NA
North America
SponsorCyberPowerPC
Corsair Gaming
History
Created2013-12-26
Disbanded2015-10-07
Social Media & Links
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Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.

History[]

2014 Preseason and Formation[]

Team 8 was formed on December 26, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17, RicheRich left the team.

2014 Season[]

On February 17, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.

In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.

Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.

Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.

The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.

After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.[1][2]

2015 Season[]

In February 2015, an article revealed that co-owner Sam Wang was also the owner of an Elo boosting website.[3] Two days later, he stepped down from his position as co-owner.[4]

In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by Goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.[5]

2016 Preseason[]

In October 2015, Team 8 was bought out by a new esports organization called Immortals. See the continuation of their history there.[6]

Timeline[]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Player Roster[]

Former[]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

Porpoise8Braeden Schwark
Jungler
≈Apr 2014≈2014-04-??Oct 20152015-10-07Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
NA

goldenglueGreyson Gregory Gilmer
Mid Laner
Jun 20152015-06-17Oct 20152015-10-07Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
NA

Nien8Zachary Malhas
Bot Laner
May 20152015-05-22Oct 20152015-10-07Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
NA

Dodo8Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)
Support
Dec 20132013-12-26Oct 20152015-10-07Immortalslogo std.pngIMT
NA

BrandonFtwBrandon Chen
Sub/Top
≈Mar 2015≈2015-03-??Oct 20152015-10-07Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDG
NA

CheeseBelugaLinden Schwark
Sub/Jun
≈Apr 2014≈2014-04-??Oct 20152015-10-07Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
EU

Alex IchAlexey Ichetovkin
Sub/Mid
Jan 20152015-01-12Oct 20152015-10-07Team Dragon Knightslogo std.pngTDK
NA

Slooshi8Andrew Pham
Sub/Mid
Dec 20132013-12-26Oct 20152015-10-07Top Dog Gaminglogo std.pngTDG
NA

Maplestreet8Ainslie Wyllie
Sub/Bot
Feb 20142014-02-17Oct 20152015-10-07Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG
NA

CaliTrlolz8Steven Kim
Top Laner
Feb 20142014-02-17Sep 20152015-09-07Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

Guess8Phalamony Lee
Jungler
Dec 20132013-12-26≈Apr 2014≈2014-04-??Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

chu8Park Jae-hyung (박재형)
Sub/Mid
Dec 20132013-12-26≈Apr 2014≈2014-04-??Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
NA

RicheRichBrian Nguyen
Top Laner
Dec 20132013-12-26Jan 20142014-01-17COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOG

Player League Participation[]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
MaplestreetVelocity eSportsLogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png49
SlooshiTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.png43
CaliTrlolzTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
DodoTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
PorpoiseTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png38
GoldenglueDignitaslogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngGolden Guardianslogo std.pngEglogo std.png145
NienTeamMRNlogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png96

Organization[]

Former[]

C ID Name Role Next Team
LovePentaKills Eric Ma Owner/Manager Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
HISTORY TEACHER Chad Smeltz 80Head Coach Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals
Matt Matthew Schmieder 80Head Analyst Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite
CheesedBeluga Linden Schwark 80Analyst None
Elbion Josh Tuffs Analyst Chiefs Esports Clublogo std.pngChiefs Esports Club
HermesTheTurtle David Tu 80Analyst Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades
Sam Wang Co-Owner None
Decixx Spencer McKivigan Owner None

Tournaments[]

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

Minimum place

Team 8 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2015-09-06Q NA LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 1Team Imaginelogo std.pngIMG
 CaliTrlolz8,  Porpoise8,  Goldenglue,  Nien8,  Dodo8,  History Teacher
2015-07-268 NA LCS 2015 Summer
6 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CaliTrlolz8,  Porpoise8,  Slooshi8,  Goldenglue,  Maplestreet8,  Nien8,  Dodo8,  Matt,  History Teacher
2015-03-297 NA LCS 2015 Spring
9 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 CaliTrlolz8,  Porpoise8,  Slooshi8,  Maplestreet8,  Dodo8,  Matt
2014-11-034$750$ 750€ 600 BMC North America 2014 Fall
0 : 2Zenith Esportslogo std.pngZEN
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  Slooshi,  LovePentaKills,  maplestreet,  Dodo8
2014-09-292$3,200$ 3,200$3,200 NESL Pro Series Season 10
1 : 2Team Coastlogo std.pngCST
 CaliTrlolz,  Porpoise,  No Eric No,  Slooshi,  maplestreet,  Dodo8
2014-09-11Q NA LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 2Complexitylogo std.pngCOL
 calitrlolz8,  porpoisepops,  slooshi8,  maplestreet8,  dodo8
2014-08-241$16,000$ 16,000€ 12,080 NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs
3 : 1Curse Academylogo std.pngCA
 calitrlolz8,  porpoisepops,  slooshi8,  maplestreet8,  dodo8
2014-08-023$3,000$ 3,000€ 2,235 NACS 2014 Summer Series 2
2 : 1Team LoLPrologo std.pngPRO
 CaliTrlolz8,  PorpoisePops,  Slooshi8,  maplestreet8,  Dodo8
2014-07-111$1,000$ 1,000€ 735.43 ROCCAT King of the Hill 2013-2014 - Week 12
2 : 0Team LoLPrologo std.pngPRO
2014-06-111$7,500$ 7,500€ 5,475 BMC North America 2014 Summer
2 : 1Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFFG
 CaliforniaTrlolz,  PorpoiseDeluxe,  Slooshi8,  fromLOMOstreet,  Dodo8
Total Prize:USD 31,450

Highlight Videos[]

Interviews[]

Articles[]

  • 2015

Other Content[]

  • 2015

See Also[]

External Links[]

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