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Xpecial

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Xpecial
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Background Information
Name: Alex Chu
Team: Team SoloMid
Alternate IDs: Xpecíal (EU-W), TSM Xpec
Nicknames: Radish, Hamster One, Xpecial-ed
Country: United States USA
Birthday: August 12, 1992 (1992-08-12) (age 21)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Role: Support
Livestream: Twitch.TV
Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Twitter:
Reddit: Xpecial's Reddit Account
Favorite champions:     
Team History
??? 2010 - ??? 2010Logo std2.png Haters
??? 2010 - Apr 2011Logo std2.png Defy All Odds
Apr 2011 - PresentTsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
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Alex "Xpecial" Chu is the support player for Team SoloMid.

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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. He is currently plays support for Team SoloMid's bottom lane, along with WildTurtle.

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.

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 and the fifth awarded to Team SoloMid.

LCS Statistics

    Champion Pick Statistic for the LCS Spring 2014 Season
    Champion Picks Wins Losses Win %
     Annie 9 7 2 77.8
     Thresh 7 6 1 85.7
     Leona 6 6 0 100

Trivia

  • He was originally the mid laner for Defy All Odds[1] before joining Team SoloMid as their replacement for Feedfest.
  • Is the quietest member of Team SoloMid. TheOddOne and Chaox repeatedly refer 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. [2]
  • 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.
  • When he streams is known to now averages around 500-700 viewers.
  • One of five players to have qualified for all 3 World Championships, along with Dyrus, Reginald, TheOddOne and, YellOwStaR.

Achievements

Interviews

2011

2012

2013

2014

Vlogs

2011

2012

2013

Gallery

References

  1. Defy All Odds Team History nationalesl.com
  2. AD carry VS support round 2 "youtube.com"