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Dark Passage
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Team Information
Location: Turkey Turkey
Coaches: Christopher "tonbalikli" Willekens
Managers: Alexandra "ava'adora" Aylin
Ertuğ "venza" Okçuoğlu
Team Captain: Koray "Naru" Bıçak
Website: http://www.dp-gaming.org
Sponsor: 3Pay
Adore
Kaspersky Lab
SanDisk
Shop4Gamers.com
SteelSeries
Toshiba
Turkcell
Twitch
Zifusu
Main Sponsor
ByNoGame
Youtube: DarkPassageMedia
Facebook: Dark Passage eSports Club
Twitter: dpgaming
Number of Players: 6
History
Created: 2003
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Dark Passage is the first professional eSports organizaton in Turkey. It was founded in 2003 as a Counter Strike team. Dark Passage formed League of Legends team in August 2012. They have also sponsors teams for CS Online, Counter Strike Global Offensive, League of Legends Female, Starcraft 2, FIFA14, Point Blank.

History

Dark Passage was amongst the first teams of Turkish e-Sports. Their ties extends to Sanane.Inc, an old Turkish competitive game website.

Pre-Season 3

Their first team beign still unknown.(altough some speculations included their first team was formed with the future HWA Gaming players, but still not confirmed) They formed their first known League Of Legends team with Theokoles, ForTurkey, Naru , TrieLBaenRe and Rutsel. Dark Passage showed up on GameX 2012 , losing to Ancient Gaming in semi- finals, coming fourth.

After that, their League Of Legends team scrambled and reformed again. This time they didn't had Rutsel and TrieLBaenRe. After deciding to bench For Turkey as well, LongB joined and Theokoles switched to jungler instead. HolyRegi joined with Holythoth. But HolyRegi swapped with the (will be) almost legendary AD Carry, Holyphoenix. They started to win every single tournament after that. They won against HWA Gaming in 3 seperate occasions, and eventually got a shot to DreamHack Summer 2013 Qualifiers, for BYOC tournament.

Season 3

In that time period between Dreamhack and Turkish Winter Finals, fabFabulous replaced LongB for the top lane spot. Dark Passage qualified with Eternity Gaming, GamingGear.eu and Druidz E-Sport Europe to Dreamhack from BYOC slots. They had a very solid group stage, qualifying with the score of 2-1 , only dropping a match agaist mousesports, defeating Copenhagen Wolves and Druidz E-Sport Europe. They got matched with Eternity Gaming in the semi-finals. They won with 2-0 , and qualified to finals against Copenhagen Wolves.

In a very dramatic match, they got defeated with the score of 2-1. But they earned some good reputation around the world and some experience as well. After their return, they eventually got matched with HWA Gaming again in the Summer Finals, defeating them with 3-0. And their "undefeateble premier tournament streak " started after that. Theokoles decided to leave, and ReostA joined for the jungle spot.

Dark Passage defeated Team Turquality BLUE , and qualified for the Gamescom 2013 International Wildcard Tournament. Holyphoenix got replaced with Lethilion, because Holyphoenix was not old enough to compete in such a major tournament due to rules.

At Gamescom, they will drop 3 games to Team Immunity, GamingGear.eu and paiN Gaming , but winning against Lyon Gaming. Despite being underdogs, they eventually been able to take a game off paiN Gaming in semi-finals, even scoring a pentakill (fabFabulous did , with his signature hero
Kha'Zix
, but that wasn't enough to bring Dark Passage to Worlds. Many people criticized lots of things ;Holyphoenix's absence , Holythoth's bad performance, and Lethilion's lack of position knowledge etc.

After Gamescom, they would compete in another offline tournament on Bulgaria, ESL Balkans League Season V . Reached finals without giving a single game, and defeated Kalu OP with a score of 2-1.

They competed for a spot in IEM Season VIII - Cologne, but they would lose to Team Turquality RED in quarter-finals. They went for 2013 World Cyber Games instead. They selected to Group B, with only 1 noticeable opponent, OMG. Their group would play 6 games instead of 12, because Millenium got disqualified. They qualified to brackets, and eventually falled to CJ Entus Blaze.

Season 4

Dark Passage started Season 4 with noticeable changes ; Crystal M replaced ReostA and TrieLBaenRe replaced Holythoth. This squad finished first in 2014 Turkish Champions League Winter Season , scoring 11-5. They would defeat HWA Gaming again at finals , with 3-0. This was their fourth win in finals against HWA Gaming.

In 2014 Turkish Champions League Spring Season, they eventually found a worthy opponent this time , Wild Fire e-Sports Club, who got the old Team Turquality BLUE squad with some changes. Two teams went toe-to-toe , finishing with the same score of 11-3. And in finals, they got matched. DP won again, with the score of 3-0.

In 2014 Turkish Champions League Summer Season, nothing changed and DP finished first in both finals and league, but this time defeating Team Turquality instead.

When the Riot Season 4 Turkish Championship time came, Riot Games Turkey prepared a perfect organization, and Dark Passage suprised nobody, they won again in a match vs. Team Turquality, and became the undisputed champions of Turkey, eventually gaining a shot for Wild Card once again.

At the time period, while preparing for Wild Card, TrieLBaenRe got replaced by Touch due to passport issues. In Wild Card, they would be matched with qualifiers of Russia and Oceania, respectively. They lost the first game against Legacy eSports, but they won against Russian Force twice and against Legacy eSports once, Dark Passage has qualified for finals by a score of 3-1.

In the Finals, they defeated Legacy eSports and gained a spot for the Season 4 World Championship, being the second team qualified for World Championship (other being Samsung Galaxy Blue).

Timeline

2013

2014

Player Roster

Dark Passage 2014 Season International Wild Card Tournament roster
Left to Right: fabFabulous, Crystal M, Naru, Holyphoenix, Touch

Active

ID Name Role
Turkey fabulous Asım Cihat Karakaya Top
Turkey Crystal Meth Atakan Aydın Jungle
Turkey Naru Koray Bıçak Mid
Turkey Holyphoenix Anıl Işık AD
Turkey TrieLBaenRe Ercan Bozkurt Support
Turkey His Burak Sunal Sub

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Turkey Euphony Aykut Özgan Sub
None
Turkey Holythoth Kasım Polat Sub
ATLAS eSports Team
Turkey ReostA Yasin Es Sub
Always With Honor
Turkey Theokoles Muhammed Işık Jungle
Wild Fire e-Sports Club
Turkey LongB Serkan Ülkücü Top
Team Turquality RED
Turkey HolyRegi Berk Bahali Sub
None
Turkey Sephiroth Burak Öztürk Sub
None
Turkey Hexagon Sun Berk Gocay AD
HWA Gaming
Turkey Lelouch Şükrü Şentürk Top
HWA Gaming
Turkey WrisTCutter Ferit Karakaya Mid
HWA Gaming
Turkey For Turkey Mustafa Uzyon Jungle
Team Turquality
Turkey Rutsel Batu Keleş AD
PlanB Gaming

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Turkey Lethilion Onur Aksu AD Turkey HolyPhoenix Gamescom 2013 International Wildcard Tournament
Norway Touch Omid Rosander Support Turkey TrieLBaenRe Gamescom 2014 International Wildcard Tournament
Turkey Holythoth Kasım Polat Sub Turkey His Gamescom 2014 International Wildcard Tournament
Norway Touch Omid Rosander Support Turkey TrieLBaenRe 2014 Season World Championship

Organization

ID Name Position
Turkey venza Ertug Okcuoglu Owner
Belgium tonbalikli Christopher Willekens Coach
Turkey ava'adora Alexandra Aylin Manager

Trivia

  • Their owner venza, actually played for their Counter Strike team for a time.
  • They are the first team to score consecutive pentakills in a international tournament such as Wild Card.

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-14 RpPoints.png A11st 2014 Season International Wild Card Tournament 3 : 0
Legacy eSports
Season 4 World Championship Seed
2014-07-12 TCL logo small.png A11st Riot Season 4 Turkish Championship 3 : 1
Team Turquality
TL 60,000
2014-06-08 TCL logo small.png A11st 2014 Turkish Champions League Summer 3 : 0
Team Turquality
TL 20,000
2014-04-06 TCL logo small.png A11st 2014 Turkish Champions League Spring 3 : 0
Wild Fire e-Sports Club
TL 20,000
2014-02-02 TCL logo small.png A11st 2014 Turkish Champions League Winter 3 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 20,000
2013-12-01 WCGlogo small.png A55 - 8th 2013 World Cyber Games 0 : 2
CJ Entus Blaze
2013-08-22 RpPoints.png A33 - 4th Riot Season 3 International Wildcard Tournament 1 : 2
paiN Gaming
2013-07-27 RpPoints.png A11st Riot Season 3 Turkish Championship 3 : 0
Team Turquality BLUE
TL 40,000
2013-06-17 DH-star.png A22nd DreamHack Summer 2013 1 : 2
Copenhagen Wolves
kr 35,000
2013-??-?? RpPoints.png A11st Riot Games Turkey Summer Season Tournament 3 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 15,000
2013-??-?? RpPoints.png A11st Riot Games Turkey Spring Season Tournament 3 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 15,000
2013-??-?? RpPoints.png A11st Riot Games Turkey Winter Season Tournament 3 : 2
HWA Gaming
TL 15,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-03-30 A22nd International Invitational Tournament 3 0 : 3
Cloud 9 Eclipse
€ 3,000
2014-03-30 A44th Black Monster Cup EU Spring 2014 0 : 2
mYinsanity
€ 750
2013-10-23 A55 - 8th International Invitational Tournament 2 0 : 2
Team Dignitas UK
2013-09-22 A11st ESL Balkans League Season V 2 : 1
Kalu OP
€ 2,000
2013-09-08 A11st WCG 2013 Turkey Qualifiers 2 : 1
HWA Gaming
WCG 2013 Seed
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-06-11 A22nd Black Monster Cup #2 0 : 2
GIANTS! Gaming
Hardware
2013-05-12 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #23 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-04-11 A11st Go4LoL Turkey Monthly Final March 2013 2 : 1
HWA Gaming
TL 1100
2013-03-17 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #15 1 : 0
Shop4Gamers
TL 450
2013-03-10 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #14 1 : 0
Team Turquality
TL 450
2013-03-03 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #13 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-02-24 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #12 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-02-10 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #10 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-02-03 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #9 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-01-31 A11st Go4LoL Turkey Monthly Final January 2013 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 1,100
2013-01-27 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #8 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-01-13 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #6 1 : 0
Charta Nix
TL 450
2013-01-10 A11st Go4LoL EU West Monthly Final November 2012 1 : 0
DELTAeSPORTS
€ 500
2013-01-06 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #5 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 450
2013-01-03 A11st Go4LoL Turkey Monthly Final December 2012 1 : 0
HWA Gaming
TL 1,100
2012-12-30 A11st Go4LoL Turkey #4 1 : 0
Team Turquality
TL 450
2012-11-18 A11st Go4LoL EU West Cup #116 1 : 0
Team Theory Gaming
€ 200

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2013

See Also

Links

Gallery

References

  1. Dark Passage Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com
  2. Dark Passage Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com