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Epik Gamer

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EPIK Gamer
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Number of Players: 0
History
Created: 2011-08
Disbanded: 2013-01
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Epik Gamer was a North American League of Legends team, originally formed by former HawkShotGG teammates Dan Dinh and Salce in 2010.

The team has been around since the 2010 World Cyber Games, making it one of the first teams in the NA circuit along with Counter Logic Gaming. In May 2011, Dan Dinh and Salce, along with Dyrus, Doublelift, Westrice, and bobbyhankhill, formally created Epik. Team Epik became popular for their success at the Riot Season 1 NA Qualifiers, taking second. They then went on to capture fourth place at Riot Season 1 Championship. After going through several roster changes, in 2012 Epik was picked up as a second team by Team SoloMid and became Team SoloMid Evo, which disbanded four months later.

On December 12th, Epik Gamer was rebooted for the North American Season 3 Championship Series, but failed to qualify, and subsequently disbanded.

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History

Early Years of Epik Gamer

In August of 2010, team HawkshotGG was formed, consisting of Dan Dinh, Salce, Araragi, MasteR of LoL, Grafic, Xcessiv, and Dyrus. The team was formed in order to compete in the 2010 World Cyber Games. After qualifying for the 2010 World Cyber Games North American Qualifiers, HawkshotGG renames to EPIKGamer. Epik Gamer would take second place in the 2010 World Cyber Games North American Qualifiers, falling to Counter Logic Gaming in the grand finals 1-2.

In late September of 2010, Epik Gamer would disband, with Dan Dinh, Salce, Araragi, MasteR of LoL, Grafic, Xcessiv, and Dyrus leaving.

On May 1st, 2011, Epik Gamer is reformed, consisting of a roster that includes Dan Dinh, Salce, Dyrus, Doublelift, Westrice, and bobbyhankhill.

Season 1

On May 22nd, 2011, EPIK would place second at the Riot Season 1 NA Qualifiers

Epik Gamer would attend the Riot Season 1 Championship on June 18, 2011, where they would place fourth. In the group stage, Epik Gamer would take first, going 3-0 by defeating against All authority, FnaticMSI, and Team Pacific. After placing first, Epik Gamer would be directly seeded into the semi finals, where they would fall 0-2 to FnaticMSI. Dropping down to the loser's bracket, EG would fall there to Team SoloMid 0-2.

Pre-Season 2

On July 9th, 2011, PureGoldenBoy replaced Doublelift as support player for Epik Gamer.

Epik Gamer was invited to compete in the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit - Raleigh. In the group stage, Epik would place second going 2-1, defeating Team SoloMid, Curse Gaming, while falling to Counter Logic Gaming. Due to the extended series rule, Epik Gamer would come into the finals against Counter Logic Gaming 0-2. Unfortunately for EG, they would lose the next two games, going 0-4 against CLG in the finals and ending off with a second place finish.

On September 22nd, Epik would see another change in their roster, with Nhat Nguyen replacing PureGoldenBoy as Epik Gamer's new support. Nhat Nguyen would be suggested to the team by Riot Rara, they would have addded Curtoky. After plying some matches with Nhat, the team decided to choose him.

Less than a month after the roster change, Epik Gamer would attend the IGN ProLeague Season 3 - Atlantic City. In the tournament, Epik would defeat v8 Esports 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Team SoloMid 2-1 in the semifinals. Advancing to the grand finals, Epik would lose 1-2 to Dignitas, taking home second place.

In the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit in Providence, Epik Gamer would take second place. At the event Epik would defeat Dignitas 2-0 in the first round and Team SoloMid 2-1 in the second round. However, Epik would lose in their rematch against Team Solomid in the grand finals, despite having a 2-1 lead over TSM.

End of Epik Gamer

In March and April of 2012, various changes occurred to the Epik Gamer player roster. On March 13th, long time top lane player Dyrus left to join Team SoloMid. Two days after his departure, team founder, owner, and captain Dan Dinh was kicked from Epik Gamer. A few days after the two large departures, ClakeyD joined team Epik Gamer to become their new jungler. However, his tenure at EG would only last a month as he would leave on April 13th. On the same day of ClakeyD's departure, former v8 Esports members Aphromoo and Unstoppable join Epik Gamer. On April 24th, wingsofdeathx replaces Westrice.

At the end of these hectic final months, the resulting roster of Epik Gamer would be Salce, Aphromoo, Nhat Nguyen, Unstoppable, wingsofdeathx, and Callipygous.

On May 11th, 2012, Team SoloMid acquires the roster of Epik Gamer, with Epik Gamer becoming Team SoloMid Evo

Pre-Season 3

In December of 2012, Epik Gamer reformed with Dan Dinh, Salce, Westrice, cat8, and puregoldenboy to compete in the Season 3 qualifiers. They played in the offline qualifiers on January 4-5 with wingsofdeathx as a sub in place of Westrice, and qualified for the live offline qualifier on January 11. But they failed to make it past the offline qualifiers, and subsequently disbanded again.

Timeline

2010

2011

2012

2013

Player Roster

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
USA Salce Trevor Salce Mid FXOpen std.png FXOpen e-Sports
USA Westrice Jonathan Nguyen AD FXOpen std.png FXOpen e-Sports
South Korea cat8 Will Kim (김우성) Support NWElogo std.png New World Eclipse
USA puregoldenboy Jonathan Au Support
None
USA Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh Jungle Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Aphromoo Zaqueri Black AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo
USA Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen Support Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo
USA Unstoppable Johnny Tran Jungle Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo
USA wingsofdeathx Daryl Hennegan Top Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo
USA bobbyhankhill Cameron Nelson Sub/AD Logo std2.png MCRC
USA Dyrus Marcus Hill Top Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Doublelift Peter Peng Support Crslogo std.png Team Curse
USA Hai L9 Hai Lam Mid Orbitlogo std.png Orbit Gaming
USA MasteR of LoL Joshua Webb AD/Top Teamvulcunlogo std.png Team Vulcun
USA Xcessiv Jeremy Autore Mid/AD
None
USA Grafic Van Euclid Support
None
USA Araragi Jungle Rslogo std.png Rock Solid

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Canada DontMashMe Brandon Phan AD IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas
USA ClakeyD Clark Douglas Smith Jungle IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas
Canada Crumbzz Alberto Rengifo AP USA Salce IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png A77 - 8th IPL 4 - Las Vegas 0 : 2 V8logo std.png v8 eSports $ 1,250
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png A22nd IPL 3 - Atlantic City 1 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $ 5,000
2011-08-27 MLG-Logo-Small.png A22nd MLG 2011 - Raleigh 0 : 4 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming $ 7,500
2011-06-20 RpPoints.png A44th Riot Season 1 Championship 0 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 7,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-30 A22nd CLG's Last Call 2011 0 : 2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $ 1,000

Interviews

2010

2011

Links

References

  1. WCG North America - Region 4 Rostersna.leagueoflegends.com
  2. Epik Gamer Update solomid.net
  3. Team SoloMid Announces Roster Change solomid.net
  4. Epik Gamer Official Roster Changes & Explanations leagueoflegends.com
  5. Wingsofdeathx Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. SoloMid Major Updates! solomid.net
  7. EPIK GAMER (EG) is streaming rank 5s right now. reddit.com