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ahq e-Sports Club
Ahq logo new.png
Team Information
Location: Taiwan Taiwan
Number of Players: 8
Website: http://www.ahq.com.tw/
Team Staffs
Coaches: Chen "Backstairs " Ian-Fu
Analysts: TSAI "GreenTea" Shang-Ching
Chen "Prydz" Kuang-Fong
Managers: Huang "Bumei" Pei-Ting
Team Captain: Chen "Ziv" Yi
Sponsors
Sponsor: SteelSeries
Corsair
Tesoro
EpicGear
GAMDIAS
Social Media Links
Facebook: ahq e-Sports Club
Twitter: ahq_eSportsClub
History
Created: September 21, 2012
Player Trades: 2013-03-01 acquires Lantyr
2013-03-01 acquires westdoor
2013-04-15 ArTie leaves
2013-09-01 acq. Naz
2013-09-01 Lantyr leaves
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ahq e-Sports Club is an eSports organization based in Taiwan. Their League of Legends team was formed in September 2012.

History

Formation of ahq e-Sports Club

In September 2012, after Corsair failed to travel to Season 2 World Championship, ahq was forced to merged both Corsair and SSWIE and renamed to ahq e-Sports Club. UDJ, ArTie, Prydz, Mralbis from Corsair and GreenTea from SSWIE are the first line-up of ahq.

Pre-Season 3

In 2013, the captain UDJ retired and GarnetDevil joined. ahq e-Sports Club was invited to join Garena Premier League 2013 Spring Season to face 2 of the most famous teams in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, Taipei Assassins and Singapore Sentinels. In March, 2 of the famous players, westdoor and Lantyr were forced to join ahq and became the main players of ahq. However, ahq still couldn't beat TPA and SGS. They finished GPL Spring Season in 3rd place.

Dominating GPL

In GPL Summer, ahq became stronger and stronger, they beat TPA and SGS multiple times and became the winner of GPL Summer by 24-4 record and advanced to the GPL Finals to face off the winner of Spring Season, Taipei Assassins. At the same time, ahq also joined TeSL and faced the other strong team in Taiwan, Taipei Snipers. ahq finished the tournament in 2nd place.

Although ahq had high hopes going to Season 3 World Championship, they were destroyed by the TeSL team, Gamania Bears which ended their run for Season 3 World Championship. However, ahq managed to beat TPA in 2013 GPL Finals, which ended their season.

Season 4

After Season 3, ahq acquired Naz from Wayi Spider while Lantyr moved to ahq Fighter and Garnetdevil became the starting AD Carry. ahq did a great job in 2014 LNL Winter, they won 20 matches and only lost 1 game. However, they aren't that successful for ahq in 2014 GPL Winter, they lost to Taipei Snipers and only reached the 3rd place.

From February to April of 2014, ahq was competing in 2014 GPL Spring, where they did great job in group stage with 9 wins and only 1 lost. They won against Singapore Sentinels and Saigon Jokers in Quarterfinals and Semifinals but lost to Taipei Assassins in the Finals, and got the 2nd place

From June to August of 2014, ahq took part in 2014 GPL Summer. They finished the group stage with 8 wins and 2 loss; beating Bangkok Titans in Quarterfinals; ahq Fighter (they were managed to face Full Louis but that team got disqualified from using under-17 players) in Semifinals; but once again, they lost to Taipei Assassins in the Finals, and got the 2nd place while Taipei Assassins became the champion and directly go to the Riot - World Championship 2014

Unable to be the champion of 2014 GPL Summer, but ahq are still going to Riot - World Championship 2014 as the #2 seed team of Taiwan & SEA region after beating Saigon Fantastic Five in 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals.

Pre-Season 5

After a disappointing run in the 2014 Season World Championship, ahq acquired Mountain and OhReaL from Logitech Snipers, Ziv from HK Attitude Mage, Albis from Logitech G Fighter, while Naz and GarnetDevil leave. Prydz became the analyst.

The new roster qualified for IEM Season IX - Taipei, where they won 2-0 against the Logitech Snipers, 2-0 against Hong Kong Esports, and 2-1 against the Yoe Flash Wolves in the winner's bracket finals. At IEM Season IX - Taipei, Ahq would receive a quarterfinal bye for winning the winner's bracket finals, but would then be defeated 0-2 by the Yoe Flash Wolves.[1]

Season 5

Season 5 marked the start of the LMS, a new league exclusive to teams from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. ahq were invited to its qualifiers, where they went 3-0 in their group to earn a berth in the regular season. They finished in fourth place in the round robin, with a 13-8 record, but went on to win then playoffs with 3-0 victories over Hong Kong Esports and Taipei Assassins followed by a 3-1 finals victory over Flash Wolves.

Due to their spring split victory, ahq were invited to play at the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational. Finishing 3-2 in the group stage, ahq advanced to the bracket but were knocked out immediately by eventual tournament winners Edward Gaming.

After the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, ahq went on to sweep their way through the Summer Season, with a win-tie-loss record of 11-3-0. Placed directly into the finals of the gauntlet-style playoffs, they once again won the season, this time beating Hong Kong Esports 3-0 and automatically qualifying for the 2015 World Championship.

At Worlds, ahq were seeded into Group B, along with Fnatic, Invictus Gaming, and Cloud9 and went 3-3, advancing to the playoffs after a tiebreaker victory over Cloud9 (giving the North American team their fourth loss in a row that day). Their World Championship run ended in the quarterfinals, where they were drawn against tournament favorites SK Telecom T1, earning a top 8 finish.[2]

Season 6

Season 6 was a very unstable season for ahq. Despite finishing the regular season in 1st place as 11 wins, 3 ties and 0 losses, ahq was defeated in an 0-3 sweep against the Flash Wolves in the finals of the 2016 LMS Spring Playoffs. This also meant they failed to qualify for the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. The summer split of the LMS proved to be even more grueling for ahq as they would finish 3rd in the regular season as well as 3rd in the playoffs, losing 2-3 in a close semifinal match to the Flash Wolves. Despite their rough split however, ahq bounced back in the 2016 LMS Regional Qualifier and won both of their matches to qualify for the 2016 World Championship. At Worlds, they were drawn in Group C along with Edward Gaming, H2k-Gaming and INTZ e-Sports.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name Role
Taiwan Ziv Chen Yi (陳奕) Top
Taiwan Mountain Hsue Chao-Hong (薛兆鴻) Jungle
Taiwan Westdoor Liu Shu-Wei (劉書瑋) Mid
Taiwan An Chou Chun-An (周俊諳) AD
Taiwan Albis Kang Chia-Wei (康家維) Support

ID Name Role
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) Jungle
Singapore Chawy Wong Xing-Lei(王星磊) Mid
Taiwan RD Liang Teng-Li (梁騰勵) AD

ID Name Role Next Team
Taiwan Trickz Chen Han (陳翰) AD
Logitech Snipers
Taiwan HoHotDoG Ke Kai-Sheng (柯凱盛) Support
Logitech Snipers
Taiwan Prydz Chen Kuang-Feng (陳廣峰) Top Coachlogo std.png Coach
Taiwan Naz Chen Tien-Chih (陳添志) Jungle
GashBears
Taiwan GarnetDevil Lai Yi-Meng (賴翊銘) AD
None
Taiwan MrAlbis Kang Chia-Wei (康家維) Mid/AD
ahq Fighter
Taiwan Lantyr Chang Huai-Tsang (張淮蒼) Jungle
ahq Fighter
Taiwan ArTie Chang Che-Ming (張哲明) Sub/Mid
None
Taiwan UDJ Yang Shu-Wei (楊書瑋) Top Casterlogo std.png Caster
Taiwan IamDevil Chang Che-Ming (張哲明) Sub
None
Taiwan LeMei Peng Sz-Wei (彭絲煒) Sub
None
Taiwan os4 Chang Che-Wei (張哲偉) Top
None
Taiwan Perfume Huang Yu-Sheng (黃鈺勝) Support
None
Taiwan GreenTea Tsai Shang-Ching (蔡尚精) Support
None

Organization

ID Name Position
Taiwan Backstairs Chen Yan-Fu (陳彥甫) Coach
Taiwan Bumei Huang Pei-Ting (黃姵婷) Manager
Taiwan Prydz Chen Kuang-Fong (陳廣峰) Coach/Analyst
Taiwan GreenTea Tsai Shang-Ching (蔡尚精) Analyst

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-09-04 LMS logo.png I1Q 2016 LMS Regional Qualifiers 3 : 0
Machi
2016-08-18 LMS Summer logo.png A33rd 2016 LMS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
Flash Wolves
NT$ 400,000
2016-04-17 LMS Spring logo.png A22nd 2016 LMS Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
Flash Wolves
NT$ 600,000

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-10-16 Worlds Logosmall.png A55 - 8th 2015 World Championship 0 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 75,000
2015-07-26 LMS logo.png A11st 2015 LMS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
Hong Kong Esports
NT$ 1,800,000
2015-05-09 MSI2015.png A33 - 4th 2015 Mid-Season Invitational 0 : 3
Edward Gaming
$ 25,000
2015-04-12 LMS logo.png A11st 2015 LMS Spring Playoffs 3 : 1
Flash Wolves
NT $ 2,000,000
2015-03-22 LMS logo.png A44th 2015 LMS Spring Regular Split 13 : 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2015-01-29 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - Taipei 0 : 2
Flash Wolves
$ 5,000

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-21 WC2014.png A99 - 12th 2014 World Championship 3 : 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 45,000
2014-08-16 Gpllogo small.png A22nd 2014 GPL Summer 0 : 3
Taipei Assassins
$ 40,000
2014-04-06 Gpllogo small.png A22nd 2014 GPL Spring 2 : 3
Taipei Assassins
$ 40,000
2014-01-09 Gpllogo small.png A33rd 2014 GPL Winter 3 : 1
Saigon Jokers
$ 25,000
2014-01-05 LNL logo small.png A11st 2014 LNL Winter 20 : 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) NT$ 700,000

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-08-31 HKES small.png A33 - 4th Hong Kong Esports Tournament 0 : 2
Gamania Bears
HK$ 12,500
2013-08-29 Gpllogo small.png A11st 2013 GPL Championship 2 : 0
Taipei Assassins
2013-08-18 Gpllogo small.png A11st 2013 GPL Summer 24 : 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 50,000
2013-04-20 Gpllogo small.png A33rd 2013 GPL Spring 20 : 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 10,000

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-24 A11st 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals 3 :0
Saigon Fantastic Five
Qualified to 2014 WC

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-19 A44th 2014 LNL Winter Qualifier 8 : 3 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-08-07 A44th Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals 0 : 2
Gamania Bears

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-10-23 A99 - 12th GIGABYTE StarsWar League 1-1-3 Group Stage (W/L)
2012-09-01 A22nd Season 2 Taiwan Regional Finals 0 : 2
Taipei Assassins
NT$ 50,000

In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-25 A22nd 2013 WCG Taiwan Qualifiers 1 : 2
Flash Wolves
NT$ 20,000

In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-07-15 A22nd IPL 5 Taiwanese Qualifiers (as Corsair) 0 : 2
Taipei Assassins
NT$ 20,000
2012-06-08 A11st Thermaltake Cup (as Corsair) 1 : 0
Tt Dragons Taiwan
NT$ 50,000
2012-04-29 A11st Aztec Wind Force Cup (as Corsair) 1 : 0
Tt Dragons Taiwan
$ 1,700

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References

  1. ahq e-Sports Club en.wikipedia.org
  2. ahq e-Sports Club en.wikipedia.org
  3. Baybay returns to Ahq thescoreesports.com
  4. LMS 2016 Summer Rosters 2016.lms.garena.tw
  5. ahq's Facebook Update facebook.com
  6. ahq Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. ahq Facebook Postfacebook.com
  8. 《英雄聯盟》ahq陣容公布!Logitech Snipers正式成軍 ironforum.com
  9. 【專題報導】重返職業舞台的英雄!ahq westdoor、ahq Lantyr! Garena Taiwan
  10. ahq Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. ahq Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. CORSAIR 海盜船英雄聯盟電子競技戰隊正式啟航 libertytimes.com
  13. SteelSeries 英雄聯盟電子競技戰隊正式成軍 (Chinese) libertytimes.com
  14. 鈦宇數位電競俱樂部 ahq e-Sports Club 正式成軍 xfastest.com
  15. ahq Facebook Post facebook.com