|Number of Players:||5|
|Coaches:||Chad "History Teacher" Smeltz|
|Managers:||Eric "LovePentaKills" Ma|
|Team Captain:||Jun "Dodo8" Kang|
|Sponsor:||Corsair Gaming |
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|Created:||December 26, 2013|
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Team 8 is a North American team founded in December 2013. The team has resided in a gaming house in southern California since its inception. Team 8 is notable for competing in both splits of the 2014 North American Challenger Series and in the second season of the North American Challenger League. The team has also qualified for the 2015 North American LCS.
Team 8 formed in December 2013 with RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. At their first event, the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, the team took second out of a field of 256, only dropping a set to Team LoLPro. Two weeks later, esports news site ALTGG offered to sponsor the newly formed team.
At the end of Season 3, Team 8 finished in the top 20 of the North American 5v5 Challenger Tier, and were thus offered an invite to the North American Challenger Series, also known as the Coke League after its sponsor. Unfortunately, the morning of their group semifinals match against vVv Red, top laner RicheRich left the team without warning. Team 8 was therefore forced to forfeit the game and exit early from the tournament.
After a month of searching for replacement players, Team 8 found ex-League Championship Series AD carry frommaplestreet and challenger player CaliforniaTrlolz. With the addition of frommaplestreet, Slooshi moved to mid lane and chu8 became the team's substitute. With their new roster, Team 8 competed in the second season of the North American Challenger League (NACL). Team 8 opened the season with an impressive 12-4 record, including a win against Chinese powerhouse LMQ. Despite a relatively disappointing end to the season, Team 8 finished first in the Elder Lizard Conference and tied for second overall with a record of 14-8, holding the conference tiebreaker against Cloud 9 Tempest. During the NACL playoffs, Team 8 first played Team LoLPro and prevailed with a 2-0 set, and then fell to LMQ 1-3 to finish second and receive $5000 USD.For the second series of the Coke League, Team 8 again qualified and earned a spot in the quarterfinals, where they fell to LMQ 0-2.
|ID||Name||Role||End of Contract|
|Dodo8||Jun Kang 강준혁||Support||2015-11-15|
|Alex Ich||Alexey Ichetovkin||Sub/Mid||2015-11-15|
|Chu8||Jae Hyung Park||Mid|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-09-11||Q||2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion||3 : 2||
|2014-08-24||1st||2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs||3 : 1||
|2014-08-01||3rd||2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2||1 : 2||
|2014-03-26||2nd||North American Challenger League Season 2||1 : 3||
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-11-03||4th||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Fall||0 : 2||
|2014-06-11||1st||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Summer||2 : 1||
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|2014-05-04||1st||Lone Star Clash 3||3 : 2||
|2014-04-20||1st||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Spring||2 : 1||
|2013-12-29||2nd||Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash||0 : 2||
Articles & Videos
- June 15th - Maplestreet back in the scene talking about Team 8 and the Challenger Series (video) with onGamers