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Saigon Jokers
SAJ logo.png
Team Information
Location: Vietnam Vietnam
Coaches: Lee "icaruse" In-cheol
Analysts: Lê "Egg" Hoàng Ngà
Heo "Irean" Yeong-cheol
Managers: Nguyễn "Boilu" Thế Hưng
Team Captain: Lê "GoNy" Hồng Ny
Website: http://www.saj.vn/
Sponsor: Garena Vietnam
SteelSeries
Facebook: Saigon Jokers
Number of Players: 7
History
Created: 2012-04-21
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Saigon Jokers is a League of Legends team based in Vietnam. They were first formed to compete in 2012 GPL Season 1. The Saigon Jokers were the first Vietnamese League of Legends team to form.

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History

Season 2

Saigon Jokers was originally formed in April of 2012 to play in the 2012 GPL Season 1. SAJ started with 10 members chosen from more than 2000 candidates across Vietnam. Through out the league, they generally maintained third place overall. At the beginning of the season in the 2012 GPL Season 1 Opening Event they placed third, defeating Kuala Lumpur Hunters 1-0.

On September 9th, 2012, the Saigon Jokers competed in the Season Two South East Asian Regional Finals for the South East Asian slot at the Season 2 World Championship. After losing to the Singapore Sentinels in the second round they played through the Loser's Bracket, defeating the Kuala Lumpur Hunters and TNC GG.PH to eventually face theSingapore Sentinels once again in the finals. They defeated their rivals 2-1 despite starting with a one game disadvantage, securing the upset and earning themselves a place at the championship. [1]

On October 4th, 2012, the Jokers traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the Season 2 World Championship. They were widely regarded as the clear underdogs for the event based on rankings from several writers and professionals. [2] In their first match of the group stage, they built a small early lead against NaJin Sword but were unable to convert it into a win. Their next game was played against Team Dignitas; the Jokers pulled off a huge upset, maintaining a significant gold lead throughout the game and taking the win. This set up a final match against CLG EU to decide the second team to advance from Group B. However, the Jokers failed to match the relentless farming and objective pushing of their European opponents. They finished in 9th-10th place, taking home $ 50,000.

Timeline

2012

2013

2014

Player Roster

Saigon Jokers's 2014 GPL Spring Roster
Left to Right: Archie, Safety, Lovida, Junie, Optimus, Egg, QTV
Saigon Jokers's 2014 GPL Winter Roster
Left to Right: Junie, NIXWATER, MinaS, Archie, Safety, Optimus, QTV

Active

ID Name Role
Vietnam GoNy Lê Hồng Ny Top
Vietnam Safety Huỳnh Văn Tân Jungler
Vietnam NIXWATER Mai Nhật Tân Mid
Vietnam Archie Trần Minh Nhựt AD
Vietnam Vigoss Phạm Minh Đại Support
Vietnam Jinkey Sub/Jungle
Vietnam Uzi Lê Thanh Hà Sub/Support

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Vietnam QTV Nguyễn Trần Tường Vũ Top
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Optimus Trần Văn Cường Mid
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Lovida Mai Việt Long Sub/Mid
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Junie Trần Hữu Nhật Minh Support
None
Vietnam Egg Lê Hoàng Ngà Support/Sub Retired.png Retired
Vietnam MinaS Phạm Minh Phước AD
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Burning Trương Hoàng Nam Sub
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Violet Ngô Mạnh Quyền Jungle
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam TieuQuy Nguyễn Việt Tiệp AD
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Aci
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Zerg Hà Quang Đông
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam YangSieu Đào Tuấn Tú Support
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Sai Phạm Đức Đạt Support
Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Melody Nguyễn Đức Mạnh AD Casterlogo std.png Caster
Vietnam Mihee Trịnh Quang Đạt AD
None
Vietnam Izu Nguyễn Khánh Hiệp Mid Casterlogo std.png Caster
Vietnam 2Fast Huỳnh Văn Tân AD
None
Vietnam Darkpl Trần Văn Phát Jungle
None
Vietnam Luckyboy Đỗ Tấn Thành AD
None

Organization

ID Name Position
Vietnam Boilu Nguyễn Thế Hưng Manager
South Korea icaruse Lee In-cheol (이인철) Head Coach
Vietnam Egg Lê Hoàng Ngà Analyst
South Korea Irean Heo Yeong-cheol (허영철) Analyst

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-18 Gpllogo small.png A55 - 8th 2014 GPL Summer 2 : 3
Saigon Fantastic Five
$ 8,000
2014-04-06 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2014 GPL Spring 1 : 3
Taipei Snipers
$ 15,000
2014-01-09 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2014 GPL Winter 1 : 3
ahq e-Sports Club
$ 15,000
2013-12-01 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Singapore 0 : 2
CJ Entus Frost
$ 5,000
2013-08-18 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2013 GPL Summer 13 : 15 Group Stage (W/L) $ 5,000
2013-04-21 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2013 GPL Spring 16 : 12 Group Stage (W/L) $ 5,000
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png A99 - 10th Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) $ 50,000
2012-11-17 Gpllogo small.png A33rd 2012 GPL Season 1 0 : 2
Singapore Sentinels
$ 6,500
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-06 A22nd Glorious Arena Season 4 12 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) 40,000,000
2013-07-01 A33rd Season 3 Southeast Asia Regional Finals 0 : 1
Mineski
₫ 60,000,000
2013-07-01 A44th Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013 0 : 2
Taipei Snipers
2013-06-13 A11st Glorious Arena Season 3 14 : 0 Group Stage (W/L) 70,000,000
2013-03-10 A44th Road to Legends 0 : 1
HoL Thunder Galaxy
40,000,000
2012-10-17 A55 - 8th Enter the Dragon 0 : 3
Incredible Miracle
2012-09-09 A11st Season 2 Southeast Asia Regional Finals 2 : 1
Singapore Sentinels
$ 5,000
2012-05-05 A33rd 2012 GPL Opening Event 1 : 0
Kuala Lumpur Hunters
$ 1,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-09-01 A22nd Dell Invitational Cup IV 1 : 2
Full Louis
$ 300
2013-07-07 A11st Dell Invitational Cup III 2 : 0
Bangkok Titans
$ 500
2013-04-28 A11st Dell Invitational Cup II 2 : 1
Singapore Sentinels
$ 500
2013-02-24 A11st Dell Invitational Cup 2 : 0
IceLanD
10,000,000
2012-11-08 A11st Glorious Arena Season 2 7 : 3 Group Stage (W/L) 20,000,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2012

See Also

Links

References

  1. SEA Regionals Recap "lol.garena.com"
  2. ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
  3. Saigon Fantastic Five Facebook Post (Vietnamese)facebook.com
  4. http://ttdt.vn/tin-tuc/1088-tan-huan-luyen-vien-cua-saj-va-sf5-la-nguoi-han-quoc.html
  5. Saigon Jokers Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  6. Junie và Egg rời SAJ một cách chuyên nghiệp (Vietnamese)ttdt.vn
  7. Saigon Jokers có HLV kỹ thuật mới (Vietnamese)ttdt.vn
  8. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com