Apollo (Apollo Price)
|Country of Birth:||United States|
|Birthday:||August 15, 1994|
|Soloqueue IDs:||Xray, TS WizFujiiN, Udop, Dupo, Crs WizFujiiN, TiP Wiz, TiP Apollo, Pretty Raheem, SIick Mahony|
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Apollo "Apollo" Price, originally known as WizFujiiN, got his competitive start in League of Legends with Team Summon in 2013 but did not rise to prominence until later that year, when Team Coast added him to their roster after considering several other try-out candidates, including Chaox. Coast had placed seventh in the 2013 Summer Split, but they successfully re-qualified in relegations, defeating The Walking Zed 3-2.
WizFujiiN played with Coast in the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split, but after a 6th-place finish sent them to the relegations once again, they were eliminated from the LCS by compLexity Black, losing 3 games to 1. WizFujiiN later left the team. He briefly played with GamesterGear before attempting to qualify for the LCS once again.
With teammates Flaresz, Thinkcard, Yusui, and KEITHMCBRIEF on Team LoLPro, WizFujiiN qualified for the Spring Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5's ladder. The team beat Team Fission in the first round 2-0 but then lost 0-2 to Team Coast in the second round.
After using Rhux as a substitute for Impact in the first week, Team Impulse finished the round robin with an 11-7 record, in fourth place. In the playoffs, they defeated Gravity before losing to Team SoloMid and then Team Liquid, placing fourth overall. In the summer season, Team Impulse started shakily, placing no higher than sixth through the end of the fifth week. Starting in the sixth week, the team went on a massive winning streak, which was almost able to continue through two roster changes: first, support Adrian sat out one game and was replaced by Gate; and second, mid laner XiaoWeiXiao was suspended pending an investigation into Elo boosting prior to the ninth week, prompting Adrian to return and Gate to move back to his primary role of mid lane to replace XiaoWeiXiao. This temporary suspension was eventually lengthened to a competitive ban until February 2016. Regardless, Team Impulse finished the last week tied for third place with Gravity and then won their tiebreaker game.
In the summer playoffs, the team beat Dignitas 3-0 before losing to both Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid to finish fourth, leaving them with the second-place spot in the Regional Final due to Championship Points. There, they became the second team in a row to fall to underdogs Cloud9 in a reverse sweep and so fell short of the World Championship.
Following two 1-1 weeks in the season's spring split, Smittyj was removed from the team's starting roster and replaced by BillyBoss, due to "behavioural issues". The team's worst-ever split unfolded following this change, as they saw only two further wins and – after playing the longest game of the split – finished 10th place with a 4-14 record. The same roster played in the Summer Promotion tournament, where they lost 0-3 to Team Dragon Knights, resulting in their elimination from the LCS. This made Dignitas the first of the three original North American LCS invitee teams to be relegated from the competition.
Apex started out the split strong, with a 2-0 first week including a 2-1 upset of reigning NA LCS champions and MSI alums CLG. Their success, however, was short-lived, and by week 5 they were in 7th place, where they remained for the rest of the season, out of reach of the playoffs but also safe from relegations for the 2017 Spring Season. In September, both Team Dignitas and Apex were acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in September 2016, to play under the Dignitas name.
EnVyUs' 2017 Season started off very rough. In the Spring Season they performed badly and lost a lot of games. Their 9th place finish in the regular season meant that they had to fight for their LCS spot in the 2017 Summer Promotion Tournament. After a 3-2 victory over Gold Coin United, Team EnVyUs got to keep their spot. Their Summer Season was noticeably better and they finished in 6th place with 8 wins and 10 losses. However in the playoffs they were defeated 2-3 in a close Quarterfinals series by Counter Logic Gaming. This would end their 2017 season as the team didn't have enough Championship Points to attend the Regional Qualifiers. The team was not accepted into the newly franchised NA LCS in 2018. Following this Apollo left the team in November and a month later joined the newly formed Clutch Gaming.
- Was attending University of Washington before getting recruited by Team Coast.
- His former nickname is pronounced "Wiz-Fusion".
- Was planning to get a Computer Science major before leaving school to play professionally.
- Half Japanese and American.
|2015-08-30||2015 Season North America Regional Finals||Team Impulse 2 : 3 Cloud9|
|2015-08-22||2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||Team Impulse 1 : 3 Team Liquid|
|2015-04-18||2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||Team Impulse 2 : 3 Team Liquid|
- February 10th, Apollo on college esports: "I don't think, if you're going to collegiate, you should look for LCS." with Blitz Esports
- March 2nd, Apollo on keeping morale high, communication problems, and avoiding burnout with Yahoo Esports
- March 20th, Envy Apollo on difference in LCS and scrims: “On stage, you’ll kind of see a very slower style. The game is just naturally slower paced.” With Slingshot Esports
- April 5th, NV Apollo discusses burning out and why LirA is the best jungler in North America. with Yahoo Esports
- June 7th, Apollo on bringing on two new mid laners and the lack of audience for NV’s game with Yahoo Esports
- June 26th, Apollo and EnVy Are Turning Things Around with Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- June 29th, Envy Apollo: “When I look back, I feel like I haven’t really improved significantly and I think it’s about time that I step up as one of the veteran players and actually perform well.” with Emily Rand for Slingshot Esports
- July 18th, Apollo on NV's improvement: 'Lira taught us more than any other coach really did' with Travis Gafford
- August 2nd, Envy Apollo: “I’m more concerned about how we’re going to do in a best-of-five in the coming playoffs.” with Slingshot Esports
- August 7th, NV Apollo on improving teamplay: “I want to teach other players to speak up and communicate during the game” with Inven Global
- January 12th, Interview with DIG Apollo on the bot lane meta and the new roster with Dignitas
- January 20th, Apollo on Choosing Dignitas and How He Plans to Improve This Year with G|League
- January 20th, Apollo: We have to stay away from Baron...The way we close out games has to be a lot cleaner' with theScore
- February 10th, Apollo on Dignitas' play: 'We tend to get a bit overzealous' with theScore
- June 5th, Apollo on Ray's play against NRG: 'It shows he can carry games; If he gets the lead he'll carry' with theScore
- June 6th, Apollo says tournament realm games feel 'more competitive and fun' with Yahoo Esports
- June 19th, Apollo: Apex needs to work on showing we can also play around bot, not just mid and top with theScore
- July 15th, Apollo on the Former Dignitas Roster and the NA LCS with Splyce
- July 25th, Apollo on Apex likely finishing seventh: 'The effort that we put in this split wasn't enough' with theScore
- January 23rd, Rift Rant Ep. 1: Team Impulse's Apollo Price & Adrian Ma (video) (36m17s) with SK Gaming
- January 25th, Apollo talks about their first games in the LCS (video) with onGamers
- February 24th, TIP Apollo on stepping up in scrims and Impulse's reward structure (video) with onGamers
- March 22nd, Apollo on TIP's recent performance and his thoughts on him vs Piglet (video) with onGamers
- March 22nd, NA LCS 2015: Apollo "XiaoWeiXiao likes to troll us sometimes so he picks Yasuo" (video) with SK Gaming
- March 24th, League Legacies: TiP Apollo with Azubu
- June 2nd, Apollo on TIP's Prep for Summer Split and Who He's Looking Out For with GameSpot
- July 15th, Apollo on TIP: "We've Decided to Start Winning" with GameSpot
- July 21st, Apollo Provides the Backstory On Adrian's Departure From TIP with GameSpot
- August 10th, NA LCS Playoffs 2015: Apollo - "We were confident against Dignitas" with SK Gaming
- September 14th, Apollo on TIP's Break - Everyone Has Moved out of the House with onGamers
- November 21st, Meet The New Team Dignitas LoL: Interview with our AD Carry, Apollo with Dignitas
- January 10th, Wizfujiin talks about becoming the AD carry for Coast (video) with onGamers
- January 19th, Coast Botlane: WizFujiiN and Daydreamin on Coast's super week run (video) with onGamers
- March 27th, Interview with Team Coast's WizFujiiN (video) with Collegiate StarLeague
- June 12th, "We always want to fight" -- Apollo and TiP aim for the top from LoL Esports
- November 21st, Apollo on practicing in Korea, playing with Dignitas, and his favorite champions by Daniel Rosen on theScore
- March 12th - League Legacies: TiP Apollo with Azubu
- Team Impulse's Twitter Post twitter.com
- BillyBoss Signs As Starting LCS Top Laner, SmittyJ Moved To Sub team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas transfer NACS Spot To Apex Gaming team-dignitas.net
- Philadelphia 76ers acquire, merge and manage leading esports teams Dignitas and Apex team-dignitas.net