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sOAZ
SOAZ.jpg
Background Information
Name: Paul Boyer
Country of Birth: France France
Birthday: January 9, 1994 (1994-01-09) (age 23)
Team: Fnatic
Role: TopLaner Icon.png Top Laner
League Information
Most Played:
 
 
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (EUW)
Peak League: DiamondLeague.png Diamond II (KR) 22 LP
Alternate IDs: OG Smeb
RedditNSalt(EUW)
NerfGun1 (NA)
flyingpoop
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Team History
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
against All authority
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011
Millenium
Oct 2011 - Nov 2011
Absolute Legends
Nov 2011 - Nov 2011
Nice Work Dude
Nov 2011 - May 2012
against All authority
Jun 2012 - Dec 2014
Fnatic
Jan 2015 - Nov 2016
Origen
Dec 2016 - Present
Fnatic
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Paul "sOAZ" Boyer is the TopLaner Icon.png Top Laner for Fnatic.

League of Legends

Season 1
sOAZ was picked up by known eSports team Against All Authority as part of their early League line up back in late 2010. The team became known as a strong European contender in the new MOBA's growing competitive scene. They were participants in one of Europe's biggest first tournaments, the IEM Season V - LoL Invitational where they placed 2nd with wins over SK Gaming and losing in the finals to myRevenge. Him and the team went on to the largest global league event at the time, the Riot Season 1 Championship. They were able to make it out of groups after a relegation match to advance, winning over Team gamed!de. In the semifinals, sOAZ fought against the American powerhouse team of Team SoloMid, and were able to best the US players to go on to the winner finals bracket. Facing off against the former familiar lineup of MyRevenge, now Fnatic, aAa were unable take 1st, losing 2-0. They then went up again versus Team SoloMid to determine 2nd place and repeated winning over the American team, winning silver in the tournament.

Pre-Season 2
After the championship, sOAZ with his teammates left aAa to join new team Millenium. He played in few major tournaments, such as IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne where they played 4th before he left the team to play a brief stint as jungler for Absolute Legends in October 2011 for a one-month trial. He then went back to top playing for a reformed lineup of aAa.

Season 2
sOAZ and team played in multiple events, such as the major IEM Season VI - World Championship where they were able to take 4th. aAa continued to place high in following tournaments however in May 2012, the line up decided to disband and leave. Luckily, with sOAZ being a respected and notable top lane, was picked up in June for long time European stronghold, Fnatic. In Season 2, him and his new team showed strong performances in tournaments, always placing top 3 in ones such as SK Trophy March and IGN ProLeague Elites. In August 2012, the Season 2 Regional Finals was held in Cologne where the top 3 placing teams would be flown to Los Angeles for the Season 2 World Championship for a chance to play $1,000,000 grand prize. Fnatic were unable to to achieve top 3 placing, getting 4th in the tournament, losing to Moscow Five and CLG Europe.

Pre-Season 3
After the tough loss at regionals, sOAZ and team were able to bounce back strong in preparation for Season 3, winning major tournament DreamHack Winter 2012, and placing 2nd against the world's best at IPL Season 5 Las Vegas in Las Vegas. At IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne, the team went undefeated in their groups and bested the Korean lineup consisting of players that took 2nd at the Season 2 Championship, CJ Entus. However, they were unable to beat other Korean team, SK Telecom T1, in the finals, placing 2nd in the tournament. The team went on to next play in IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice, making it out of group stage but losing in the semi-finals to Azubu Frost.

In January 2013, his team had a chance to participate in Riot's new competitive league for upcoming Season 3 for NA and EU, the Riot Season 3 League Championship Series, but had to play for a spot at the Season 3 Europe Offline Qualifier. Fighting out of the group stage and into the quarterfinals, sOAZ and crew were able to best MeetYourMakers in a 2-0 set to win a spot in the league and the chance to be part of an extremely important successful project in League of Legends.

Season 3
With the North American and European community extremely excited for the amped up events of LCS, Season 3 began with Riot's new league of a 10 week series with the continent's best teams playing against another. Fnatic became the most consistently powerful team throughout the series, with sOAZ playing a pivotal role of being an overwhelming top; the team ended the 10 weeks on top with a intimidating record of 22-6. sOAZ and his comrades had automatically reclaimed their spot in the league for the summer split when going into the Season 3 EU Spring Playoffs. Being a favorite in the playoffs, the team showed their consistent strong playstyle, winning 2-1 vs Evil Geniuses, placing themselves in the finals against other favorite, Gambit Gaming. In a close set of games, Fnatic were able to best the Russians, winning 3-2 and the $50,000 1st prize.

sOAZ qualified to the Season 3 World Championship with his team Fnatic, finishing 1st in the Summer Playoffs.

In March 2013, sOAZ participated in 1 v 1 best of five top lane match up against Wickd to claim the top lane spot for the Europe LCS All Star team, which became an amazing spectacle, achieving a record number of over 130,000 concurrent viewers on a personal stream vs TwitchTV. [1] sOAZ won the matchup 3-2, playing the game winning match by cheesing Wickd with
Nunu
. He was then publicly voted to represent the Europe LCS as their top lane, coming together with other voted players to play in All-Star Shanghai 2013. The tournament was the biggest talked about event of the year in the scene, being held in China in May. The EU LCS first faced off against heavy favorites Korean OGN Champions, and although good early gameplay occurred from the Europeans, the Korean team overtook them in a 2-0 set. Their next opponent was their sibling league, the North America LCS. Both teams played an explosive two games of up and down fighting however, NA LCS ended up being the victor, knocking the EU LCS out of the tournament. sOAZ did win the |All Star Skills Competition for Top lane, beating world class names PDD and Shy. He took back home to Fnatic his experiences playing against the worlds best. [2]

Season 4
At the start of Season 4, Fnatic attended the IEM Season VIII - World Championship and placed 2nd at the event, only behind KT Rolster Bullets. During the 2014 EU LCS Spring Split, Fnatic played well and finished 2nd behind SK Gaming in the regular season. The team stepped up in playoffs and defeated Alliance in the Semifinals as well as SK Gaming in the Finals to win their 3rd LCS Split. With their 1st place finish in the playoffs, they qualified for All-Star Paris 2014. The Fnatic squad finished 3rd/4th at the event after getting knocked out by SK Telecom T1 in the Semifinals. Their Summer Split was worse and they had struggles even placing in the Top 2. Despite a shaky regular season, Fnatic still managed to take out Team ROCCAT in the Semifinals but fell to Alliance in the Finals, losing their first LCS final.

Despite their loss vs Alliance, the team still qualified for the 2014 World Championship, being drawn in Group C along with OMG, LMQ and Samsung Galaxy Blue. Despite a decent start with a loss vs LMQ and a win over group favorites Samsung Blue, Fnatic lost a really close game against OMG and didn't improve their record enough in their remaining games to get past groups.

Season 5
In January sOAZ left Fnatic and joined his old teammate xPeke's new team Origen. The team defeated Millenium in the 2015 EU CS Spring Qualifier. They managed to perform extremely well in the 2015 EU CS Spring Split finishing with a 9-1 record. In the 2015 EU CS Spring Playoffs, Origen finished in 1st place after defeating Reason Gaming in the Semifinals and Copenhagen Wolves Academy in the finals. This qualified Origen for the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split. During the Summer Split, Origen was fighting with H2k-Gaming for the 2nd place spot. Fnatic went on to finish undefeated in the regular season with an 18-0 record, making it impossible for Origen to finish 1st. This however didn't stop the squad from finishing 2nd in their first ever LCS split as a team. Their success continued in the 2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs where they defeated H2K 3-1 in the Semifinals. The team fell 2-3 to Fnatic in the finals but managed to hand them their only two losses of the Summer Split. Despite their impressive first split, the team didn't earn enough Championship Point and had to play in the 2015 EU LCS Regional Qualifier, where they defeated Team ROCCAT in the 2nd round and Unicorns of Love in the third round. This qualified Origen for the 2015 World Championship as Europe's 3rd seed.

At Worlds, Origen was drawn into Group D along with KT Rolster, LGD Gaming and Team SoloMid. They finished the group with a 4-2 record only dropping a game to LGD and KT. Despite knocking out the Flash Wolves 3-1 in the Quarterfinals, Origen was defeated by SK Telecom T1 in the Semifinals with a 3-0 sweep.

Season 6
Prior to the start of the 2016 Season, there were rumors of xPeke retiring. They were later proven wrong as Origen announced a 6 man roster with the addition of PowerOfEvil to their roster. The team's debut with PowerOfEvil in the mid lane was at IEM Season X/San Jose. The team went on to defeat Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming to win the event. This was the first international tournament that Origen won. The team returned to Europe for the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split and despite critics and analysts having high expectations for them, they finished in 4th place with an 11-7 record.

In Summer, sOAZ and team finished at 9th place in the regular season, with a 2-8-8 standing. They had to play in the Promotion Tournament to secure their spot for the 2017 Season, which they have won against Misfits (3-2). However, in the off season, Origen announced the depature of sOAZ and Amazing from the team. On December 1st, it was announced that sOAZ re-joined Fnatic along with former Origen teammate Amazing and they will be playing int he 2017 Spring Season alongside Caps, Jesiz and Rekkles.

Trivia

  • Was introduced to the League of Legends competitive scene by YellOwStaR.
  • Is known for his aggresive playstyle and having a very large champion pool.
  • Is quick to adopt newly-released champions, notably playing
    Jayce
    and
    Kha'Zix
    before others saw their potentials.
  • Known for his
    Blitzcrank
    .
  • Spurred on by hyrqBot's tweet[3], sOAZ made and won a wager against Wickd to decide which of them would participate in the Season 3 LCS All-Star Game in a Best-of-5 showdown.[4]
  • Only European to win in the 1v1 Skills Competition at All-Star Shanghai 2013 by defeating PDD and Shy.
  • Is considered as one of the best
    Elise
    players in the World.
  • He has competed in BOTH All-Star events.
  • One of two players who have qualified for 4 World Championships, along with xPeke.
  • Known for his Teleport escapes (Most famous one being against SK Telecom T1 in 2015 World Championship semifinals).
  • Scored a pentakill with:

Current Statistics

2017 EU LCS Spring Split

Fnatic
Champs G W L W% K D A KDA CS CSPM
T 0 0 0 0 0 -
For more Champion Statistics Click Here

Achievements

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2016-12-11 All-Star Barcelona 2016.png All-Star Barcelona 2016 A11st
1100 : 850
2016-08-05 EU LCS.png 2017 EU LCS Spring Promotion I1Q
3 : 2
2016-07-31 EU LCS.png 2016 EU LCS Summer Split A99th
2-8-8 Groups/RR
2016-04-17 EU LCS.png 2016 EU LCS Spring A22nd
1 : 3
2016-03-04 Esltumbnail.png IEM X World Championship A77 - 8th
1 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2015-11-22 Esltumbnail.png IEM X San Jose A11st
3 : 0
2015-10-24 Worlds Logosmall.png 2015 World Championship A33 - 4th
0 : 3
2015-08-31 EU LCS.png 2015 EU LCS Regional Qualifiers I1Q
3 : 0
2015-08-23 EU LCS.png 2015 EU LCS Summer A22nd
2 : 3
2015-04-08 CS EU logo.png 2015 EU Challenger Series Spring A11st
3 : 0
2015-03-04 ESL MWC Challenge A11st
2 : 0
2015-04-06 GA Small.png Gamers Assembly A11st
3 : 0

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2014-09-28 Worlds Logosmall.png 2014 World Championship B313 - 16th
2 - 4 Groups/RR
2014-08-17 EU LCS.png 2014 EU LCS Summer A22nd
1 : 3
2014-05-10 2014Paris.jpg All-Star 2014 A33 - 4th
0 : 2
2014-04-17 EU LCS.png 2014 EU LCS Spring A11st
3 : 1
2014-03-16 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VIII - World Championship A22nd
0 : 3

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VIII - Cologne A22nd
0 : 2
2013-09-28 RpPoints.png Season 3 World Championship A33 - 4th
1 : 3
2013-08-25 EU LCS.png LCS Europe Season 3 Summer A11st
3 : 1
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013.jpg Top Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 A11st
1 : 0
2013-04-28 EU LCS.png LCS Europe Season 3 Spring A11st
3 : 2
2013-03-06 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - World Championship A99 - 10th
1 - 4 Groups/RR
2013-01-27 EU LCS.png Season 3 EU LCS Spring Qualifiers I1Q
2 : 0
2013-01-20 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice A33 - 4th
1 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2012-12-16 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne A22nd
1 : 2
2012-12-09 THOR Open 2012 A11st
2 : 0
2012-12-02 Ipllogo small.png IGN ProLeague Season 5 A22nd
1 : 3
2012-11-23 DH-star.png DreamHack Winter 2012 A11st
2 : 1
2012-11-19 Raidcall Logosmall.png RaidCall Dominance 1 A11st
2 : 1
2012-11-04 ASUSROG2015.png ASUS ROG Paris Games Week 2012 A11st
2 : 0
2012-10-26 Tales of the Lane A77 - 8th
2 - 2 Groups/RR
2012-10-02 Emssmalllogo.png ESL Major Series Season X A11st
2 : 0
2012-09-26 4players.png 4Players.de All or Nothing 6 A11st
2 : 1
2012-08-25 Campus Gaming Party: Berlin A11st
3 : 0
22012-08-19 RpPoints.png Season Two Regional Finals A44th
0 : 2
2012-07-03 Ipllogo small.png IGN ProLeague Elites A11st
2 : 0
2012-06-14 League of Champions A11st
2 : 0
2012-06-10 DH-star.png DreamHack Summer 2012 A44th
1 : 2
2012-06-10 MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG 2012 - Spring Championship A55 - 6th
1 : 2
2012-05-16 Corsair Logosmall.png Corsair Vengeance Cup A33rd
0 : 2
2012-04-03 CDiscount.png CDiscount Cup 2 A11st
2 : 1
2012-04-01 Absolute Pro League: March A22nd
1 : 2
2012-03-17 HeartoWin Cup A11st
2 : 0
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - World Championship A44th
1 : 2
2012-02-27 4players.png 4Players.de Play4Fame 2012 February A11st
2 : 0
2012-02-14 CDiscount.png CDiscount Cup 1 A11st
W : FF
2012-02-12 Go4LoL.png EU West Go4LoL Cup #76 A11st
1 : 0
2012-01-29 Go4LoL.png EU West Go4LoL Cup #74 A11st
1 : 0
2012-01-22 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev A55 - 6th
1 : 2 Groups/RR

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2011-10-05 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou A55 - 6th
1 - 2 Groups/RR
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne A44th
1 : 2
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png Riot Season 1 Championship A22nd
1 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2010-06-20 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season V - LoL Invitational A22nd
0 : 1

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References

  1. Pro Hits Largest Ever Personal Stream with gamespot.com
  2. Fnatic soaz AMA with reddit.com
  3. hyrqBot's tweet twitter.com
  4. twitch coverage of the Best-of-5 match www.twitch.tv
  5. LoL Esports' Twitter Update twitter.com