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Team Curse is a North American League of Legends team sponsored by Curse, Inc., an online game portal and network of gaming sites. The roster was first formed by LiQuiD112 in 2010, when the team was originally named Team XXX. The team first received a sponsorship from unRestricted eSports. After qualifying for MLG Raleigh in August 2011, they obtained a sponsorship with Curse, and renamed to Curse Gaming.

In February 2012, they held their first major tournament, the LoLPro.com Curse Invitational, which coincided with the launch of their League of Legends website, lolpro.com.


Acquisition of unRestricted Roster[]

On August 25, 2011, the former unRestricted roster was picked up by Team Curse. Team Curse was Curse.com's first foray into the eSports scene. The initial roster of the team included LiQuiD112, DontMashMe, Doublelift, SYDTKO, Pobelter, Lapaka, Nyjacky, and Jsura.

Season 1[]

Team Curse attended their first event at 2011 MLG Raleigh, where they took 4th place, after losing three series. The team lost the best of three series against Counter Logic Gaming 1-2, Epik Gamer 1-2, and Team SoloMid 0-2, but obtained 40 Circuit Points from the event. This placed Team Curse in 4th in the NA Circuit Rankings behind the other three teams at the event.

Pre-Season 2[]

During Pre-Season 2, Curse reached the finals of the CSN Dawn of Champions Cup 2011 where they fell to Team WE 2-0, placing them second overall. Half a month later, Curse attended their second North American LAN, IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City, where they gained a 5th-8th placing after falling to Dignitas in the first round. Attending their first international event, Curse was one of the American invitees to IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York where they took a 5th-6th placing, going 1-2 in the group stage by defeating v8 Esports while falling to SK Gaming and Sypher. Curse's jungler Lapaka later decided to leave the team, stating his main reason as internal conflicts with one of the team members. [1]

Season 2[]

With the arrival of Season 2 came changes to the Curse roster, with DontMashMe leaving due to irreconcilable differences with the management and direction of Curse, and Doublelift leaving in order to pursue a career with Counter Logic Gaming Prime as their new AD carry. Despite the departure of some of their key players, Curse was still able to play in the National ESL Premier League Season 2, placing second behind Counter Logic Gaming.

After being benched from CLG, support player Elementz joined Curse on December 19. The next two major tournaments that Curse would attend were IEM Kiev and IEM Hanover on January 22 and March 10, respectively. At IEM Kiev the team went 1-3 in the group stage, defeating White Lotus but losing to SK Gaming and Team SoloMid.[2] At Hanover, Curse went 2-3 in groups and advanced to the quarterfinals but then lost 2-0 to CLG.[3][4] At IPL 4, the team once again placed 5th/6th, defeating Epik Gamer 2-0 in round one, but losing to Team SoloMid 2-0 in the second round and then finally eliminated by Monomaniac 2-1 in the loser's bracket.

In May, long-time League of Legends player and theorycrafter Thomas "SYDTKO" Oh retired from competitive League of Legends. In the same month, a three-team shuffle occurred between Curse, Dignitas, and CLG. Crumbzz left Curse because he was unable to move into their gaming house due to school commitments and joined Team Dignitas, replacing Voyboy in the toplane; Voyboy moved from Dignitas to CLG, staying in the toplane; and CLG's jungler Saintvicious joined Curse to replace Crumbzz.

On June 8, Curse picked up Westrice as their top laner, as Pobelter was too young to move into a gaming house. Curse's first competitive matches with Westrice as their top laner were at the MLG 2012 - Spring Championship, where the newly reformed team was able to place 7th/8th. On August 26, Curse won the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship, beating Dignitas in the best of 5 finals 3-2. However, both teams were disqualified by MLG and Riot for violating MLG's Official Pro Circuit Conduct Rules: "competitors may not intentionally Forfeit a Game or conspire to manipulate Rankings or Brackets." No prize money or circuit points were awarded to either teams.[5][6]

On August 20, Curse would compete in the North American Regional Season 2 World Championship Qualifier, but failed to qualify, placing 4th, losing to Counter Logic Gaming in the third-place match.

Pre-Season 3[]

Following the conclusion of Season 2, on October 19, 2012, Curse hosted an Extra Life League of Legends charity stream marathon supporting the Seattle Children's Hospital. [7]

Team Curse would pick up gold in two minor tournaments in Solo Mid Series Week 4 and Solo Mid Series Week 5. Elementz would not play in these two tournaments, instead the winner of the Curse 1v1 tournament Rhux would tryout for the support position. On November 21, LiQuiD112 announced on The Morning Liquid show that they would be benching Elementz in favor of Rhux. He cited that it would give them a "better opportunity" at the upcoming IPL 5 event[8].

Curse would compete in the IPL 5 tournament in Las Vegas on the 29th of November. They would take third in the group stages, suffering defeat twice at the hands of Moscow 5, but managing to win against Blackbean from Thailand. Being knocked to the losers bracket, Curse would sweep the series against Team Dynamic, and then be forced to fight against their sister team Curse EU. They would manage to eliminate Curse EU from the tournament 2-1 to advance against Taipei Assassins. The Taiwanese team would defeat them 2-0, ending their tournament run. Team Curse placed 7th-8th at the event and took home $1,750 in winnings.

Season 3[]

Curse started off the Spring Season of the NA LCS Spring Season strong. They didn't drop a single game, up until week 4, when they lost their first game to Dignitas. Despite that loss, and having a rough rest of the season, Curse still finished 2nd, securing their spot in the Spring Playoffs along with securing their spot in the Summer Season of the NA LCS. Despite having a roster change right before the Playoffs, Curse went on to place 4th in the NA LCS Spring Playoffs.

On the eve of the NA LCS Summer Season, Team Curse announced the huge news that they would be filling their support role by EU ex-Gambit Gaming member Edward, who was the EU LCS All Star. He would be the first player to ever in both NA and EU LCS. Despite the huge roster acquisition, Curse had a shaky Summer season, fighting hard to stay in the middle of the pack. They did end the season 13-15 in a 4th spot place going into NA LCS Summer Playoffs. They first faced off against Team Dignitas and even though winning their first game in a dominating fashion, they lost the next ones, losing 1-2, therefore having to play CLG for the 5th spot decider. Curse was unable to best them in the set losing 0-2, and were sent to relegation to play for their spot back in the Season 4 Spring Promotion.

Pre-Season 4[]

In October 2013, it would be announced Team Curse would change its roster in a major way after disappointing results at the end of Season 3. It would include the departure of support player Edward, the last player of the original Curse lineup, Nyjacky would be moved to the reformed Curse Gaming EU roster, now named Team LoL Pro. Cop would move to a sub position while also joining the LoL Pro roster. Saintvicious stepped down from the player roster to become their coach/analyst. Curse would recruit ex-CLG support Aphromoo as their new starting AD, ex-Curse Academy mid Pobelter, ex-Curse Academy coach/jungler IWillDominate would replace Saintvicious in the jungle, and ex-coach/support for To Be Determined, Zekent. Voyboy would be the only remaining member untouched on the roster to stay in his top lane position.

The new team's first challenge would be the new organized Challenger league they were invited to, the North American Challenger League.

On October 13, Aphromoo and Pobelter were released.

October 14, Cop became the starting AD carry once again while Quas from Gold Gaming LA joined as the new toplaner as Voyboy moved to the midlane.

Season 4[]

Curse's starting roster for the spring split consisted of Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Cop, and Zekent. After the end of the third week of the split, Saintvicious became the starting support in place of Zekent, and then at the end of the seventh week Saintvicious was in turn replaced by Bunny FuFuu, who dazzled fans with his Thresh play. Curse finished the split in fifth place, behind Team Dignitas and ahead of Team Coast, and they ended up passing Dignitas in the playoffs to end the season in fourth place.

On May 4, after being benched from Team SoloMid, Xpecial became the starting support for Team Curse, replacing Bunny FuFuu. The roster that played in the LCS Summer Split was Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Cop, and Xpecial. Curse finished fourth in both the regular season and the playoffs after beating Counter Logic Gaming in the quarterfinals but then losing to Cloud9 and LMQ.

On September 19, after the summer LCS was over, Cop was removed from the starting roster and moved to Curse Academy as the starting AD carry there. It wasn't until October 22 that he was replaced, when Curse brought in former SK Telecom T1 K starting AD carry Piglet to the team.

On October 13, the team re-signs their current roster of Voyboy, Quas, IWillDominate, and Xpecial until October 20, 2015. They added former LMQ head coach Peter Zhang and sports psychologist Jim Aphremow and decide to lease office space for practice, so that the working and and living environments would be separate for the players.

2015 Preseason[]

Curse's starting roster going into the 2015 season was Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Piglet, and Xpecial. On November 7 it was announced that Curse and Azubu had ended their partnership.[9]

Team Curse was one of the fan-voted teams to IEM Cologne, along with CLG and Gambit Gaming; however, they were unable to accept the invitation to play due to visa issues. On December 13, Curse announced that Miso, now FeniX, would fill the mid lane spot on their roster for the 2015 season.[10]

On December 19, the Curse organization announced that Team Curse would move forward without bearing the name "Curse" as a title sponsor, in order to allow the organization to continue promoting Curse Voice with other LCS teams and continue to comply with LCS regulations.[11] As a result, Team Curse merged with Team Liquid.[12] See the continuation of the roster's history there.


  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Player Roster[]

Team Curse S4 LCS Spring

Team Curse Season 4 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Zekent, Cop, Voyboy, IWillDominate, Quas

S3 crs

Team Curse Season 3 LCS Summer Roster
Left to Right: Cop, Voyboy, Saintvicious, Edward, Nyjacky

Team Curse S3 LCS Spring

Team Curse Season 3 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Cop, Nyjacky, Elementz, Voyboy, Saintvicious


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.

PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team

QuasDiego Ruiz
Top Laner
Oct 20132013-10-14Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquidlogo stdTL

IWillDominateChristian Rivera
Oct 20132013-10-07Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquidlogo stdTL

FeniXKim Jae-hun (김재훈)
Mid Laner
Dec 20142014-12-13Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquidlogo stdTL

PigletChae Gwang-jin (채광진)
Bot Laner
Oct 20142014-10-22Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquidlogo stdTL

XpecialAlex Chu (朱啓恩)
May 20142014-05-04Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquidlogo stdTL

SaintviciousBrandon DiMarco
Feb 20142014-02-04Jan 20152015-01-06Gravity (North American Team)logo stdGV

KeaneJang Lae-young (장래영)
May 20142014-05-23Jan 20152015-01-06Gravity (North American Team)logo stdGV

zignatureDerek Shao
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Jan 20152015-01-06Team Liquid Academylogo stdTL.A

Bunny FuFuuMichael Kurylo
Mar 20142014-03-06Jan 20152015-01-06Gravity (North American Team)logo stdGV

VoyboyJoedat Esfahani
Mid Laner
Nov 20122012-11-01Nov 20142014-11-11Team Frostbitelogo stdTFB

CopDavid Roberson
Bot Laner
Dec 20112011-12-20Sep 20142014-09-19Curse Academylogo stdCA

LODBenjamin deMunck
≈Mar 2014≈2014-03-??≈Sep 2014≈2014-09-??Team Coastlogo stdCST

mancloudZachary Allan Hoschar
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??≈Aug 2014≈2014-08-??Storm (North American Team)logo stdSTR

RhuxKeenan Santos
Oct 20122012-10-20≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Team Coastlogo stdCST

ZekentGeorge Liu
Also Sub
Feb 20142014-02-04≈Apr 2014≈2014-04-??Curse Academylogo stdCA

SheepJamie Gallagher
≈Jan 2014≈2014-01-??Feb 20142014-02-25XDG Gaminglogo stdXDG

JaximusPhillip Carter
Jul 20132013-07-15Feb 20142014-02-10Curse Academylogo stdCA

ZekentGeorge Liu
Oct 20132013-10-07Feb 20142014-02-04Team Curselogo stdCRS

OneBadBradBrad Watson
≈Apr 2013≈2013-04-??≈Jan 2014≈2014-01-??No Dice Gaminglogo stdNDG

PobelterEugene Park
Mid Laner
Oct 20132013-10-07Oct 20132013-10-13Evil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEG

AphromooZaqueri Black
Bot Laner
Oct 20132013-10-07Oct 20132013-10-13Counter Logic Gaminglogo stdCLG

SaintviciousBrandon DiMarco
May 20122012-05-19Oct 20132013-10-07Team Curselogo stdCRS

NyjackyChenglong "Jacky" Wang
Mid Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25Oct 20132013-10-07Team LoLPrologo stdPRO

EdwardEdward Abgaryan
Jun 20132013-06-07Oct 20132013-10-07Gambit Gaminglogo stdGMB

Swain GretzkyAaron Bean
Apr 20132013-04-07≈Jun 2013≈2013-06-??Curse Academylogo stdCA

ElementzCody Sigfusson
Dec 20112011-12-19Jun 20132013-06-01Team Coastlogo stdCST

HaiHai Du Lam
≈Feb 2013≈2013-02-??May 20132013-05-11Cloud9logo stdC9

WestriceJonathan Nguyen
Top Laner
Jun 20122012-06-08Dec 20122012-12-15Epik Gamerlogo stdEPIK

SalceTrevor Salce
Top Laner
Sep 20122012-09-28Nov 20122012-11-01Epik Gamerlogo stdEPIK

PobelterEugene Park
Top Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25Jun 20122012-06-08Curse Academylogo stdCA

CrumbzzAlberto Rengifo
Oct 20112011-10-19May 20122012-05-19Dignitaslogo stdDIG

Top Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25≈May 2012≈2012-05-??Retiredlogo stdRetired

LiQuiD112Steven Arhancet
Aug 20112011-08-25Dec 20112011-12-19Team Curselogo stdCRS

DontMashMeBrandon Phan
Bot Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25Nov 20112011-11-26CompLexity Gaminglogo stdCOL

DoubleliftYiliang "Peter" Peng (彭亦亮)
Bot Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25Nov 20112011-11-23Counter Logic Gaminglogo stdCLG

LapakaLuis Perez
Aug 20112011-08-25Oct 20112011-10-19Retiredlogo stdRetired

JsuraJustin Nguyen
Bot Laner
Aug 20112011-08-25Oct 20112011-10-19Retiredlogo stdRetired

Temporary Subs[]

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Pobelter Eugene Park 11Top
MLG Summer Arena
GibPfötchen Peter Gaida 11Top
IEM Season VI - World Championship
Only Jaximus Phillip Carter 11Top
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Flashy Yurii Shilenkov 13Mid

Player League Participation[]

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


CopTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdGravity (North American Team)logo std130
VoyboyTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo std112
SaintviciousTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdGravity (North American Team)logo std82
NyjackyTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo std56
EdwardTeam Curselogo std28
QuasTeam Curselogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdNRG Esportslogo std138
ZekentTeam Curselogo std8
XpecialTSMlogo stdTSMlogo stdTSMlogo stdTeam Curselogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdApex Gaminglogo stdDignitaslogo stdPhoenix1logo std270



ID Name Position Next Team
LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 80Owner Team Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquid
jokasteve Steve Perino General Manager Team Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquid
Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) 80Head Coach Team Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquid
MarkZ Mark Zimmerman 80Head Analyst Team Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquid
Jim Afremow Sports Pyschologist None
Chris White Analyst None
Eetu Heiska Analyst None
Roman Roman Boychuk Manager None
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 80Coach Curse Academylogo stdCurse Academy
Zekent George Liu 80Coach None


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

Minimum place

Team Curse Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-09-014$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,610 NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3LMQlogo stdLMQ
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Xpecial
2014-08-034 NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo stdRR
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Xpecial
2014-04-204$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,230 NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo stdCLG
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  BunnyFuFuu
2014-04-065 NA LCS 2014 Spring
11 - 17Blanklogo stdRR
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Zekent,  Saintvicious,  BunnyFuFuu
2013-12-22Q NA LCS 2014 Spring Promotion
3 : 1COGnitive Gaminglogo stdCOG
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Zekent
2013-12-153 - 4$4,500$ 4,500€ 3,240 North American Challenger League
0 : 2CompLexity Gaminglogo stdCOL
 Voyboy,  Rhux,  IWDominate,  OneBadBrad,  Pobelter,  Only Jaximus,  aphromoo,  fabbbyyy,  Zekent,  Hyolyn
2013-10-183 ROCCAT King of the Hill 9
1 : 2COGnitive Gaminglogo stdCOG
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Dodo8,  LiQuiD112
2013-09-016 NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs
0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo stdCLG
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  EDward
2013-08-164 NA LCS 2013 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo stdRR
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  EDward
2013-04-284$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,670 NA LCS 2013 Spring Playoffs
1 : 2Team Vulcunlogo stdVUL
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  Rhux
Total Prize: USD 34,500

Highlight Videos[]



  • 2014



  • Is jokingly referred to as CLG.Bench, or some variation thereof, by followers due to a history of acquiring released Counter Logic Gaming players (Elementz, Saintvicious, Voyboy and Aphromoo)


External Links[]


  1. Lapaka No Longer In Team Curse. na.leagueoflegends.com
  2. IEM Season VI - Kiev: Curse Gaming Groupstage Results esl-world.net
  3. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Curse Gaming Groupstage Results esl-world.net
  4. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Curse Gaming Playoff Results esl-world.net
  5. An Important Message Regarding MLG Summer Championship League of Legends majorleaguegaming.com
  6. 2012 Pro Circuit Conduct Rules majorleaguegaming.com
  7. Harnessing Elo For Good - Curse Charity Stream Marathon leagueoflegends.com
  8. The Morning Liquid Show Ep. 10 youtube.com
  9. Curse's Twitter Post twitter.com
  10. Welcome Fenix to the Mid Lane teamcurse.net
  11. Team Curse being renamed in 2015 reddit.com
  12. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One teamliquidpro.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Curse Is Sponsoring A League of Legends Pro Team curse.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Official Thread for Curse Gaming Roster Changes leagueoflegends.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold! clgaming.net
  16. 16.0 16.1 DontMashme no Longer on Curse solomid.net
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Oh you guys.. rog.clgaming.net
  18. 18.0 18.1 About Team Curse lolpro.com
  19. TeamSpeak Sponsors Team Curse, A Pro LoL Team! teamspeak.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 saintvicious joined curse crumbzz to dignitas reignofgaming.net
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Westrice replaces Pobelter for Curse after Anaheim! D-eSports.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 Curse.NA - News about the future of Salce/Westrice reignofgaming.net
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Voyboy joins Curse Gaming reignofgaming.net
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Salce's Twitter post twitter.com
  25. The Morning Liquid Show Ep. 10 youtube.com
  26. SotLTravis Twitter status twitter.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 Westrice Reddit post reddit.com
  28. Cooler Master Enters ESports Through League Of Legends Team Curse Sponsorship forbes.com
  29. Dell Invests In League Of Legends Team Curse With Alienware Sponsorship forbes.com
  30. 30.0 30.1 Swain Gretzky's Facebook Post facebook.com
  31. Elementz to become Free Agent; Rhux in as Support for Curse reignofgaming.net
  32. 32.0 32.1 ZionSpartan's Reddit Post reddit.com
  33. 33.0 33.1 Team Curse Adds Edward (Previously Gamit Gaming) to Starting League of Legends Lineup teamcurse.net
  34. 34.0 34.1 Curse Adds Jaximus as Sub for League of Legends teamcurse.net
  35. Nissan teamcurse.net
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 36.7 36.8 Voyboy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Pobelter's Twitter Post twitter.com
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Aphro's twitter post twitter.com
  39. 39.0 39.1 ggLA's Reddit Post Reddit.com
  40. 40.0 40.1 Cop's Vlog "I'm back... " youtube.com
  41. 41.0 41.1 XDG would like to welcome SHEEP! xd.gg
  42. 42.0 42.1 Curse Adds New Support for Super Week teamcurse.net
  43. 43.0 43.1 Xpecial Joins Team Curse teamcurse.net
  44. 44.0 44.1 Keane joins as sub ongamers.com
  45. Astro Gaming sponsors Curse teamcurse.net
  46. 46.0 46.1 Team Curse Releases Cop teamcurse.net
  47. 47.0 47.1 Team Curse Adds New Coach teamcurse.net
  48. 48.0 48.1 Team Curse Adds Piglet teamcurse.net
  49. 49.0 49.1 Voyboy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  50. 50.0 50.1 Fenix joins Team Curse teamcurse.net
  51. 51.00 51.01 51.02 51.03 51.04 51.05 51.06 51.07 51.08 51.09 51.10 51.11 51.12 Breaking the Curse: Liquid Rising liquidlegends.net