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Xpecial
Xpecial S4.jpg
Background Information
Name: Alex Chu
Country of Birth: United States USA
Birthday: August 12, 1992 (1992-08-12) (age 24)
Team: Team Dignitas
Role: Support Icon.png Support
Previous Role: MidLane Icon.png Mid Laner
League Information
Most Played:
 
 
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Alternate IDs: Xpecíal (EUW)
Liquid Xpecial (NA)
Social Media Links
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Team History
??? 2010 - ??? 2010
Haters
??? 2010 - Apr 2011
Defy All Odds
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Team SoloMid
May 2014 - Jan 2015
Team Curse
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
Team Liquid
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Apex Gaming
Sep 2016 - Present
Team Dignitas
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Overview   Champion Statistics   Match History    


Alex "Xpecial" Chu is the Support Icon.png Support for Team Dignitas.

Biography



Xpecial hails from Temple City, California in the USA. He began his pro gaming career in many different MMOs including DotA; as that lost popularity he switched to League of Legends.

Season 3
In May 2013, during Season 3, Xpecial was selected to join the North American All-Star team in Shanghai, along with scarra, Doublelift, Saintvicious, and teammate Dyrus. Along with Doublelift, Xpecial received second place in the Bottom Lane Skill Competition, losing in the finals to Pray and MadLife of Korea. In the main event, the North American team finished in the top four by winning against Europe 2-0 and losing to both China and Korea 0-2.

Season 4
On March 23, 2014, Xpecial was awarded the Week 9 MVP for having the highest KDA of the week, 11.5, in two games against Dignitas and XDG Gaming. This was his first Week MVP award and the fifth for Team SoloMid.

On April 27, 2014, Xpecial announced on his stream that he was being benched from Team SoloMid's main roster.[1] Not long after, Team SoloMid announced his departure from the team followed by Team Curse's announcement of his joining.[2] The details surrounding the quick benching and subsequent release were unknown for some time, with neither party divulging any details until Xpecial announced via his stream that the release was not performance related but rather due to his "passive-aggressive attitude." Months later, Xpecial retracted his statement, saying that he did not consider himself to be passive-aggressive but instead trying to be critical without being rude.

Season 5

Xpecial confirmed the benching of himself from Team Liquid on the 29th September 2015[3] followed by his departure almost one month after.

Season 6

After Team Liquid, Xpecial was picked by Apex Gaming, a then newly-established team that is about to compete in the Challenger Series. The initial roster include Xpecial, Cris, Keane, Eve and Police. The team finished the NACS Spring Split at #1 with a 3-2-0 standing. They also won the entire tournament after beating Team Dragon Knights (3-1), thus qualifying them to the Summer Promotion Tournament. In said tournament, they lost to Team Impulse (1-3) but won over Team Dragon Knights (3-0), the win that promoted them to the NA LCS Summer Split.

Xpecial and Apex Gaming finished 7th in their first split in the NA LCS. They may not have made it to the Playoffs, but they secured their spot for the 2017 Season. In the offseason, Apex Gaming was acquired by Team Dignitas. The entire roster was acquired until the team started rebuilding with Keane and Xpecial as the only original members left.

For the 2017 Season, Xpecial will be manning the bot lane alongside LOD, Team EnVyUs's former AD Carry. The rest of the roster include Ssumday, Chaser and Keane.

Trivia

  • He was originally the mid laner for Defy All Odds[4] before joining Team SoloMid as their replacement for Feedfest.
  • Was the quietest member of Team SoloMid. TheOddOne and Chaox repeatedly referred to Xpecial as Hamster.
  • Despite filling his team's role as Support, he is a very skilled Solo Queue AP player, and has even outlaned Reginald on several occasions.
  • Can box better than former AD carry Chaox. [5]
  • Played three toplane practice games against Dyrus at IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas and won all of them.
  • Parents own a vegetarian restaurant
  • Played AP
    Tristana
    a lot while moving up through the solo queue ladder.
  • His rune pages on his North American account "Xpecial" are all named after Taylor Swift songs.
  • His LoL community involvement includes making champion guides and mentoring up-and-coming Support players.
  • Is considered the best Support in North America by Counter Logic Gaming's AD Carry Doublelift.
  • Some times streams in a hamster onesie.
  • One of five players to have qualified for first 3 World Championships, along with Dyrus, Reginald, TheOddOne and, YellOwStaR.
  • First player to reach 1000 career assists in LCS during the Summer of 2014, playing as Thresh versus LMQ
  • One of nine players who have qualified for 3 World Championships, along with XPeke, SOAZ, Nyph, Cyanide, TheOddOne, Candy Panda, Reginald and Watch
  • Holds record for most assists in EU/NA LCS currently.
  • He thinks girls are cool and likes girls.
  • Secured his 2000th career assists in their match against FlyQuest eSports in Week 5 of the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split.[6]

Current Statistics

2017 NA LCS Spring Split

Team Dignitas
Champs G W L W% K D A KDA CS CSPM

Karma
5 3 2 60% 4 5 36 8 96 0.6

Zyra
5 2 3 40% 5 21 37 2 126 0.6

Malzahar
5 2 3 40% 3 19 33 1.9 148 0.7

Thresh
2 2 0 100% 0 1 32 32 82 1.2

Morgana
1 0 1 0% 0 2 2 1 18 0.6

Braum
1 0 1 0% 0 4 4 1 44 1.4

Nami
1 0 1 0% 0 1 1 1 32 0.9

Tahm Kench
1 0 1 0% 0 4 11 2.8 47 0.9

Miss Fortune
1 0 1 0% 0 4 0 0 52 1
T 22 9 13 40.9% 12 61 156 2.8 645 0.8
For more Champion Statistics Click Here

Achievements

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2016-07-31 NA LCS.png 2016 NA LCS Summer Split A77th
8 - 10 Groups/RR
2016-04-08 NA LCS.png 2016 NA LCS Summer Promotion I1Q
3 : 0
2016-03-16 CS NA logo.png 2016 NACS Spring Playoffs A11st
3 : 1
2016-02-24 CS NA logo.png 2016 NACS Spring Split A11st
3-2-0 Groups/RR

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2015-08-31 NA LCS.png 2015 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers I1NQ
1 : 3
2015-08-22 NA LCS.png 2015 NA LCS Summer A33rd
3 : 1
2015-07-26 NA LCS.png 2015 NA LCS Summer A11st
14 - 5 Groups/RR
2015-04-18 NA LCS.png 2015 NA LCS Spring A33rd
3:2
2015-03-29 NA LCS.png 2015 NA LCS Spring Split A66th
10 - 9 Groups/RR

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2014-08-31 NA LCS.png 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs A44th
2:3
2014-08-03 NA LCS.png 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season A44th
13 - 15 Groups/RR
2014-04-20 NA LCS.png 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs A22nd
0:3
2014-04-06 NA LCS.png 2014 NA LCS Spring Split A22nd
22 - 6 Groups/RR

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2013-10-04 Worlds Logosmall.png Season 3 World Championship B111 - 12th
2 - 6 Groups/RR
2013-09-02 NA LCS.png LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs A22nd
0 : 3
2013-08-16 NA LCS.png LCS North America Season 3 Summer Split A33rd
14 - 14 Groups/RR
2013-05-26 All-Star Shanghai 2013.jpg All-Star Shanghai 2013 A33 - 4th
0 : 2
2013-04-28 NA LCS.png LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs A11st
3 : 2
2013-04-19 NA LCS.png LCS North America Season 3 Spring Split A11st
21 - 7 Groups/RR

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2012-12-16 Tsm25.png SoloMid Series - Finals A44th
0 : 3
2012-12-09 Tsm25.png SoloMid Series - Week 6 A11st
2 : 1
2012-10-28 Tsm25.png SoloMid Series - Week 2 A11st
2 : 0
2012-10-21 Tsm25.png SoloMid Series - Week 1 A11st
2 : 1
2012-10-05 Worlds Logosmall.png Season 2 World Championship A55 - 8th
0 : 2
2012-09-23 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 10 A22nd
0 : 2
2012-09-10 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 8 A11st
W : FF
2012-09-02 RpPoints.png Season Two North American Regional Finals A11st
2 : 0
2012-08-19 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 7 A22nd
1 : 2
2012-08-12 Ipllogo small.png IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown A11st
3 : 0
2012-08-08 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 6 A11st
2 : 0
2012-08-05 MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG Summer Arena A22nd
0 : 2
2012-07-29 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 5 A33rd
1 : 2
2012-07-17 Championbase.png Elite of Europe A44th
1 : 2
2012-07-08 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Invitational 4 A33rd
0 : 2
2012-06-17 GIGABYTE Esports LAN.png GIGABYTE Esports LAN A11st
2 : 0
2012-06-03 ASUS Republic of Gamers Reign of Gaming International Invitational A11st
2 : 1
2012-05-28 Tsm25.png Solomid NA Tournament Circuit A11st
3 : 2
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas A11st
2 : 0
2012-04-01 Leaguecraft ggClassic A11st
2 : 0
2012-03-16 Fatal1ty Gaming Gear League of Legends Tournament A11st
2 : 1
2012-01-22 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev A11st
1 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2011-12-19 Epssmalllogo.png National ESL Premier League Season 2 A33rd
0 : 2
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png 2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals A11st
2 : 1
2011-11-20 MLG-Logo-Small.png 2011 MLG Providence A11st
3 : 2
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City A44th
0 : 2
2011-09-24 Sound Blaster Nations Championship A22nd
0 : 2
2011-09-11 Newegg Logosmall.png Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011 A11st
0 : 2
2011-08-21 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne A22nd
1 : 2
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png Riot Season 1 Championship A33rd
2 : 0
2011-05 Go4LoL.png Go4LoL 2011 May Monthly Finals A11st
1 : 0
2011-04 Go4LoL.png Go4LoL 2011 April Monthly Finals A11st
1 : 0

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References

  1. TSM Xpecial Benching Announcementyoutube.com
  2. Xpecial joins team curseteamcurse.net
  3. TL Update - Xpecial On His Future youtube.com
  4. Defy All Odds Team History nationalesl.com
  5. AD carry VS support round 2 "youtube.com"
  6. Xpecial secures 2,000 career assists thescoreesports.com