|COUNTRY OF BIRTH:||United States|
|BIRTHDAY:||August 12, 1992|
|PREVIOUS ROLE :|| Mid Laner|
|SOLOQ IDs:|| Xpecíal (EUW)|
Liquid Xpecial (NA)
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Alex "Xpecial" Chu is the Support for Phoenix1.
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.
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 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. Not long after, Team SoloMid announced his departure from the team followed by Team Curse's announcement of his joining. 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.
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.
- He was originally the mid laner for Defy All Odds 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. 
- 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.
|2017 NA LCS Summer Split|
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|2017-04-08||2017 NA LCS Spring||5 - 6th||
||0 : 3|
|2013-10-04||Season 3 World Championship||11 - 12th||
||2 - 6||Groups/RR|
|2013-09-02||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs||2nd||
||0 : 3|
|2013-08-16||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Split||3rd||
||14 - 14||Groups/RR|
|2013-05-26||All-Star Shanghai 2013||3 - 4th||
||0 : 2|
|2013-04-28||LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs||1st||
||3 : 2|
|2013-04-19||LCS North America Season 3 Spring Split||1st||
||21 - 7||Groups/RR|
|2011-12-19||National ESL Premier League Season 2||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2011-12-11||2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals||1st||
||2 : 1|
|2011-11-20||2011 MLG Providence||1st||
||3 : 2|
|2011-10-09||IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City||4th||
||0 : 2|
|2011-09-24||Sound Blaster Nations Championship||2nd||
||0 : 2|
|2011-09-11||Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011||1st||
||0 : 2|
|2011-08-21||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne||2nd||
||1 : 2|
|2011-06-20||Riot Season 1 Championship||3rd||
||2 : 0|
|2011-05||Go4LoL 2011 May Monthly Finals||1st||
||1 : 0|
|2011-04||Go4LoL 2011 April Monthly Finals||1st||
||1 : 0|
- January 26th - VIDEO: Xpecial on playing for Dig and wanting 10 bans in solo-queue as a solution to one-tricks with YAHOO! Esports
- February 27th - VIDEO: Xpecial on adopting the 76ers’ ‘trust the process’ philosophy for Team Dignitas with YAHOO! Esports
- March 13th - Xpecial on in-season patches: “It makes it so that what’s the point of the regular season when the game changes so much? For me, it’s very frustrating.” with Slingshot Esports
- March 24th - Xpecial: “I think this was very rushed and because of that, we don’t have as much as we had hoped from the 76ers, but the biggest thing is obviously like courtside tickets, these things are like $20,000 a pop.” with Slingshot Esports
- April 20th - VIDEO: Cop and Xpecial in Vegas: Former teammates discuss their current relationship with YAHOO! Esports
- January 25th - VIDEO: LCS NA 2015: Xpecial "Piglet one of the most aggressive ADC's I've ever played with" with SK Gaming
- February 15th - VIDEO: Xpecial.... with onGamers
- March 1st - VIDEO: Xpecial answers questions about his opinions on Piglet and Keith with onGamers
- May 31st - VIDEO: Xpecial Interview - "I think TSM is still the best team right now" with onGamers
- June 14th - VIDEO: Xpecial Believes This Will Be The Split to Break the C9 vs TSM Finals with GameSpot
- July 6th - VIDEO: Xpecial Believes LCS Will Gravitate Towards BO2's in the Future with Gamespot
- August 23rd - VIDEO: theScore eSports: NA LCS Xpecial Interview with The Score Esports
- November 12th - VIDEO: Xpecial on living Team Liquid, Piglet's feelings, and His LCS future with GameSpot
- January 19th - VIDEO: TSM Botlane: Wildturtle and Xpecial talk about rival botlanes and living in Santa Monica with onGamers
- January 27th - VIDEO: Xpecial talks about TSM's performance and hand gestures with onGamers
- March 27th -
- VIDEO: Xpecial talks about playing Leona during match play in Super Week with onGamers
- VIDEO: Xpecial talks about TSM's match play against XDG with onGamers
- April 20th - VIDEO: Xpecial after CLG match and his thoughts on C9 in the finals with onGamers
- May 27th - VIDEO: Xpecial shares his thoughts on his transition playing with Team Curse with onGamers
- July 5th - VIDEO: Xpecial on 1000 assists and responds to community concern about his future with onGamers
- January 11th - VIDEO: TSM Xpecial - LCS NA Qualifiers Day One with State of the League
- February 8th - VIDEO: LCS Post-Game: TSM Reginald, Dyrus and Xpecial [Week 1] with MachinimaVS
- February 9th - VIDEO: Xpecial talks GameCrib, day 2 at the LCS and more (video) with GameSpot
- February 18th - VIDEO: Roles with the Pros - Support with Xpecial LCS Week 2 with GameSpot
- March 1st - VIDEO: League of Legends LCS WK4 - Xpecial - TSM vs. Vulcun with MachinimaVS
- March 15th - VIDEO: Xpecial talks about Dyrus Dad drama and game against GGU at MLG with GameSpot
- March 21st - VIDEO: Xpecial talks on Wildturtle as a sub versus playing with Chaox with GameSpot
- March 28th - VIDEO: Reginald and Xpecial talk about replacing Chaox with Wildturtle with GameSpot
- April 5th - VIDEO: League of Legends LCS WK8 - TSM vs. Curse: Xpecial with MachinimaVS
- April 13th - VIDEO: Xpecial talks Camera Man Competition and facing Curse Again with GameSpot
- April 18th - VIDEO: League of Legends LCS WK10 - Xpecial - CLG vs. TSM with MachinimaVS
- April 19th -
- VIDEO: Wildturtle and Xpecial talk important final match vs Dignitas with GameSpot
- VIDEO: Wildturtle and Xpecial talk about their Final Rankings at LCS with GameSpot
- April 27th - VIDEO: League of Legends Spring Playoffs - Xpecial - TSM vs. Vulcun with MachinimaVS
- April 29th - VIDEO: Xpecial and WildTurtle talk about Winning the LCS Playoffs with GameSpot
- April 30th - VIDEO: LCS Spring Playoffs - TSM Xpecial Talks About the NA Scene with Leaguepedia
- May 10th - VIDEO: Xpecial Talks Blue vs. Purple & Thoughts on LCS Thus Far with MachinimaVS
- May 28th - VIDEO: Xpecial talks about his experience at the All Star Event with Gamespot
- August 1st - VIDEO: Xpecial Discusses his plans to take out CLG at LCS Week 8 with GameSpot
- August 16th - VIDEO: LCS Week 9 Day 2 TSM Xpecial "Scariest? Most likely a Korean team...MVP Ozone" (video) with Leaguepedia
- August 30th - VIDEO: Xpecial and Wildturtle Discuss their match against CLG at PAX with GameSpot
- April 11th - Interview with Xpecial: "We definitely worked extremely hard in preparation" with Team Dignitas
- June 9th - VIDEO: TSM Xpecial - MLG Anaheim Day Two with State of the League
- June 11th - Xpecial from TSM, MLG Insights, AMA! with Reddit
- July 13th - VIDEO: Xpecial Interview - History, Support, and the Ladies with IPL League of Legends
- July 19th - Team SoloMid Alex 'Xpecial' Chu Hopes League of Legends Season Three Offers More Defined Schedule with Forbes
- August 22nd - Road to PAX: Alex "Xpecial" Chu with SK Gaming
- September 4th - VIDEO: Xpecial and Dyrus - PAX NA Regionals with State of the League
- September 30th - VIDEO: TSM Visits the Curse House - Pluto Interviews Xpecial (video) with Reign of Gaming
- October 6th - VIDEO: World Championships - TSM Xpecial after elimination with Reign of Gaming
- October 13th - VIDEO: League of Legends World Finals - Pluto Interviews Chaox and Xpecial with Reign of Gaming
- November 2nd - VIDEO: Xpecial predicts North America will get Last Place at MLG Dallas with Gamespot
- November 29th - VIDEO: IPL5 TheOddOne and Xpecial Pre Tournament Interview with IGN ProLeague
- December 2nd - VIDEO: Xpecial chats about TSM's IPL 5 and comments on some drama with GameSpot
- June 16th - VIDEO: Xpecial Interview - Team SoloMid with MobaChampions
- January 25th - Xpecial Loves Dignitas’s New Import Life by Xander Torres (redbull.com)
- December 22nd - VIDEO: Coming Togeter by Team Dignitas
- April 12th - VIDEO: Xpecial Then and Now by LoL Esports
- March 31st - VLOG: Xpecial - Playoffs vs CLG, Bunny, 4th the Dream
- January 26th - VLOG: Xpecial - Undefeated Week 1, Keith as Sub, Return of Piglet
- August 26th - VLOG: What Did You Sacrifice for Your Career
- September 3rd - VLOG: Regionals Aftermath and Beyond
- September 10th -
- September 27th - VLOG: World's Aftermath and Season 4
- October 6th - VLOG: Xpecial - Break Time and Thoughts on S4
- October 12th - VLOG: Xpecial - Random Vlog at UCLA
- October 16th - VLOG: Xpecial - I Failed My Driver's Test
- October 23rd - VLOG: Xpecial - Preseason Changes
- October 28th - VLOG: Xpecial - Upcoming Fan Meet in San Jose!
- November 3rd - VLOG: Xpecial - Future of TSM (Fixed)
- November 11th - VLOG: Xpecial - End of Season 3
- November 18th - VLOG: Xpecial - Season 4 and Supports
- November 25th - VLOG: Xpecial - Preseason and Beyond
- December 3rd - VLOG: Xpecial - Support Items Balance and New Velocity(?)
- January 23rd - VLOG: Xpecial's Post-Kiev Vlog
- February 17th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog Before Curse Tourny Finals
- February 25th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog On TSM's Situation
- March 2nd - VLOG: Xpecial's Pre-Hannover and Corsair Vlog
- March 16th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on TRM's Departure
- March 23rd - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog Regarding Lulu
- March 31st - VLOG: Xpecial's Early Morning Vlog
- April 9th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog From Yoonie's Dorm
- April 20th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on Streaming More!
- April 27th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on Tera
- May 11th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on EPS Departure
- May 18th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog Update Thingy '-'
- May 26th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog Prior to Triple LANs in Cali
- July 8th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on TSM's Performance
- July 28th - VLOG: Xpecial's Happy B-Day Yoonie Vlog
- August 5th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog After Losing to Blaze
- August 25th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog Before Regionals
- September 15th - VLOG: Xpecial's Vlog on Current Practice Situation
- October 11th - VLOG: Xpecial's Final Vlog of Season 2
- October 22nd - VLOG: Xpecial's Last Vlog in NY Gaming House