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Taipei Assassins
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Team Information
Org Location
Republic of Gamers
EDA Rhinos
CreatedMarch 9, 2012(2012-03-09)
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Taipei Assassins, or TPA, was a competitive League of Legends team based in Taiwan. After their victory at the Season 2 World Championship, TPA was hailed as one of the strongest teams worldwide. Taipei Assassins is the sister team of Taipei Snipers.


Formation of Team FTW[edit]

While playing in the League of Legends ranked solo queue ladder, AD Carry MiSTakE met and befriended Stanley, a Top lane player. Shortly after connecting, their mutual friend colalin introduced to them to NeXAbc and former Counter Logic Gaming player Lilballz. Together with mid laner A8000, they formed Team For the Win (FTW), with MiSTakE as team captain.

Team For the Win's first event was Garena's G1 eSports competition. At the tournament, Team FTW took first place ahead of 150 other teams to qualify for the 2011 World Cyber Games.

At the 2011 World Cyber Games, Team For the Win was unable to make it through the group stage. The top two teams from each group would advance, but with a third place TPA was unable to qualify. They posted a 2-2 record after defeating Team Jantelaget and Orange eSports and losing to NaJin e-mFire and Millenium. Mid laner A8000 left the team after the event.

Acquisition of Team For the Win[edit]

Despite early elimination at the 2011 World Cyber Games, online game distribution company Garena took notice of Team FTW's strong performance and offered to become the official sponsor of the team. On March 9 of 2012, Garena acquired the roster of Team For the Win and renamed them "Taipei Assassins".

Approximately one month after official sponsorship by Garena, the Taipei Assassins underwent several roster changes. The Taiwanese team first welcomed two new players into their lineup, AD carry bebeisadog and mid laner Toyz. After the addition of these two new players, support player colalin and former starting mid laner NeXAbc became substitutes. The team captain, MiSTakE, transitioned from AD carry to support.

Season 2[edit]

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On July 15, 2012, Taipei Assassins took first place at the IGN ProLeague Season 5 Taiwanese Qualifiers. In the group stage, Taipei Assassins took first, going 3-0 by defeating AllLaneCarry, TimeToTerminate, and HaNa. In the offline playoffs of the qualifiers, Taipei Assassins went undefeated, taking out WhyTrollMe 2-0 in the semifinals and Corsair 2-0 in the grand finals to take first place.

Taipei Assassins competed in the Season Two Regionals in Taipei. In the Round of 32 group stage, Taipei Assassins took first place in their group, going 3-0 by defeating 301英雄聯盟, TeamMarlboroClassicS, and TheCradleOfVictory. Advancing to the Round of 8 group stage, Taipei Assassins once again went undefeated, going 3-0 and taking first in their group, defeating AllLaneCarry, 皮卡丘打毛線, and TheoryOfEvolution. In the playoffs, Taipei Assassins took out MksZ 2-0 in the semifinals and then played a show match with the visiting CLG EU, which they lost. The Assassins continued their streak and defeated Corsair 2-0 in the grand finals, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles.

Taipei Assassins participated in the Season 2 World Championship held from October 4 to October 13 of 2012 in Los Angeles. Of the five regional champions (Team SoloMid, Moscow Five, Team WE, Taipei Assassins, and Azubu Frost), four teams, including TPA, were given a free pass out of the group stage based on a random drawing. In the quarterfinals, TPA faced off against Korean team NaJin Sword. Despite being underdogs after NaJin Sword's strong group stage showing, the Assassins were able to come out with a victory, winning both games in dominant fashion. They advanced to the semifinals against heavy tournament favorites Moscow Five. Alex Ich's Evelynn play caught TPA off guard in the first contest and put Moscow Five one game up in the series, but TPA rallied and took the next two games to beat the Russian powerhouse and earned a spot in the grand finals opposite Azubu Frost. The Assassins once again dropped the first game in the set, but Frost folded under TPA's stellar coordination and relentless pressure throughout the next three games. TPA's 3-1 win over Frost not only gave them the world championship and the million-dollar grand prize, but also the honor of being the first team to have their names engraved on the Summoner's Cup (which had not been introduced the previous year, when Fnatic had become the very first League world champion.) Their win was also celebrated not only as Taiwan's greatest moment in competitive League of Legends but as the country's greatest moment in any e-Sport. [1] As is now customary for world champion teams, Riot designed and released a set of TPA-themed skins for each of the champions they played in the deciding Game Four of the grand finals -
Dr. Mundo
(Lilballz) and

Shortly after the conclusion of Season 2, TPA announced the addition of two more players onto their roster. Zonda was brought in as a substitute for top lane while GoDJJ joined as a second AD player; the changes suggested the formation of a second squad under the organization in the near future.[2]

Pre-season 3[edit]

Taipei Assassins attended the 2012 GPL Season 1 playoffs on November 17 in Singapore. They were seeded directly into the finals of the three team tournament, being the number one seed holding a 38-2 record throughout the regular season. The Singapore Sentinels managed to defeat Saigon Jokers in the semi-finals, setting the stage for a showdown betweem the two strongest teams in the GPL. TPA managed to take the first two games without much trouble, with Stanley constantly split pushing and outmaneuvering the opposition. SGS pulled out an interesting shield strategy in Game 3, with Chawy on Karma in mid lane. The strategy caught TPA off guard, and SGS managed to end the game in a rout of the Taiwanese squad. The Sentinels attempted a similar strategy in Game 4, again acquiring a large advantage early game. However, Toyz turned the tide of the game with a spot-on Orianna ultimate during a close Dragon fight, which decimated SGS and their chances at the title. In the end, Taipei Assassins secured 1st place at the event, going 3-1 and taking home the championship ring.

On November 29 and December 2, the Assassins competed in IPL 5 in Las Vegas. During the group stages, TPA defeated the Thailand hopefuls Blackbean, giving Bebe one of the three penta kills in the tournament. Later TPA went against Moscow 5 in a rematch of the Season 2 World Championship semi-finals. Stanley on Rengar ran rampant on the Russian squad, advancing the Assassins 2-0 into the playoffs. TPA faced a massive upset in Round 2 against FnaticRC, falling 0-2 into the losers bracket. There the Taiwanese team would sweep two series against the Singapore Sentinels and Curse Gaming. Coming into Round 4, the Assassins faced CLG EU. The Europeans won a fast-paced opener and held a clear advantage throughout most of the second game. However, after Bebe finished his core build on Caitlyn, TPA managed to take a team fight and the game. In game 3 the Assassins again prevailed in a long drawn out game, eliminating CLG EU from the IPL 5. TPA then defeated M5 2-0, making it their fifth consecutive win against the Russian team. In the semi-finals TPA was once again outmaneuvered and overrun by FnaticRC, falling 0-2. Taipei Assassins took 3rd place at the event with $7,500 in winnings.

Season 3[edit]

After winning 2012's GPL (the SEA equivalent of the LCS), TPA was invited to the 2013 Spring and Summer split of the GPL.

On January 10, TPA was invited to participate in the GIGABYTE StarsWar League (Season 2). TPA had a good performance in the group stage, going 3-1-1, winning against Positive Energy, LGD Gaming, and Royal Club Huang Zu, while tying against Najin Sword and losing to MVP Ozone. However, they showed a disappointing 2-0 loss against Chinese powerhouse Team WE, and a surprising loss to amateur team Positive Energy, especially after their 2-0 victory against them in the group stage. This unfortunate outcome was directly linked by many people to Lilballz's inability to adapt to the Season 3 jungle meta. TPA eventually finished the Spring Split of the GPL 27-1, losing only 1 game to SGS, which people again linked directly to Lilballz.

On May 18, TPA was invited to play in the NVIDIA Game Festival 2013. As a result of TPA losing 1-0 to Royal Club Huang Zu, TPA decided to start tryouts for new positions for their jungler (to replace Lilballz), although the decision was somewhat indecisive. TPA would, however, pull out a surprising 2-1 victory against OMG, one of the strongest Chinese teams, showing that TPA was still a strong team, despite a recent slump. This eventually led to the decision that Lilballz was to be replaced by their new jungler Sarsky. Since IPL 5, TPA was in the doldrums. Therefore, the team desired to win tournaments, so lots of pressure was made and led to the team playing under a bad atmosphere.

After TPA showing some bad results againts teams in 2013 GPL Summer, Garena announced that Stanley was released from TPA and Toyz retired from competitive League of Legends on June 30, 2013. At the same time, Jay and Achie join TPA to solve the roster vacancy.[3]

TPA lost the chance to go to the Season 3 World Championship after they lost 0-2 vs. Gamania Bears in the lower bracket of the S3 Taipei Qualifiers.


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To read about For The Win history (September 2011 - March 2012), click here.

Player Roster[edit]


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Achie Chen Chen-Chi (陳振齊) 23Sub/Mid J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2016-01-052016-01-05 2016-04-192016-04-19
Morning Chen Kuan-Ting (陳冠廷) 11Top J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2013-09-112013-09-11 2016-04-192016-04-19
REFRA1N Chen Kuan-Ting (陳冠廷) 12Jungle J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2015-06-112015-06-?? 2016-04-192016-04-19
FoFo Chu Chun-Lan (朱駿嵐) 13Mid J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2015-11-272015-11-27 2016-04-192016-04-19
BeBe Chang Bo-Wei (張博為) 14Bot J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2015-11-272015-11-27 2016-04-192016-04-19
Jay Li Chieh (李杰) 15Support J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team 2013-06-302013-06-30 2016-04-192016-04-19
Yue Lu Tzu-Hsien (盧子賢) 11Top Taipei Berserkerslogo std.pngTaipei Berserkers 2015-05-152015-05-15 2016-03-112016-03-??
Lilv Chen Chin-Han (陳縉翰) 14Bot Taipei Berserkerslogo std.pngTaipei Berserkers 2015-11-272015-11-27 2016-02-112016-02-??
Pony Mo Ka Wah (巫家華) 22Sub/Jun Taoyuan Cougar E-Sportlogo std.pngCougar E-Sport 2015-05-152015-05-15 2015-11-272015-11-27
Lupin Kim Do-Yeop (김도엽) 14Bot NaJinemfirelogo std.pngNaJin e-mFire 2014-11-132014-11-13 2015-11-272015-11-27
BeBe Chang Bo-Wei (張博為) 14Bot Assassin Sniperlogo std.pngAssassin Sniper 2012-04-232012-04-23 2014-11-062014-11-06
Chawy Wong Xing Lei (黃心磊) 13Mid AHQLogo std.pngahq eSports Club 2014-04-302014-04-30 2015-10-312015-10-31
Domo Kung Yu-Te (龔育德) 12Jungle Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2015-05-152015-05-15 2015-06-192015-06-19
Winds Chen Peng-Nien (陳鵬年) 12Jungle Analystlogo std.pngAnalyst 2014-04-232014-04-23 2015-05-152015-05-15
DonSan Chen Hsiao-Hsien (陳孝銜) 23Sub/Mid Midnight Sun Esportslogo std.pngMidnight Sun Esports 2014-11-112014-11-?? 2015-04-142015-04-14
Achie Chen Chen-Chi (陳振齊) 13Mid Log Slogo std.pngLogitech G Snipers 2013-06-302013-06-30 2015-02-252015-02-25
DinTer Shiue Hong-Wei (薛弘偉) 22Sub/Jun Hong Kong Esportslogo std.pngHong Kong Esports 2013-01-032013-01-03 2014-06-192014-06-19
Sarsky Lo "Allen" Sui-Yu (羅祟瑜) 12Jungle None 2013-06-052013-06-05 2014-01-272014-01-27
Lilballz Sung "Alex" Kuan-Po (宋寬柏) 12Jungle Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2012-03-092012-03-09 2013-10-112013-10-11
Stanley Wang June-Tsan (王榮燦) 11Top Hong Kong Attitude Priestlogo std.pngHK Attitude Priest 2012-03-092012-03-09 2013-06-302013-06-30
Toyz Wai Kin "Kurtis" Lau (劉偉健) 13Mid Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic 2012-04-232012-04-23 2013-06-302013-06-30
MiSTakE Chen Hui-Chung (陳彙中) 15Support TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 2012-03-092012-03-09 2013-01-032013-01-03
colalin Lin Ying-Hsuan (林穎璇) 25Sub/Sup TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 2012-03-092012-03-09 2013-01-032013-01-03
NeXAbc Chiu Po-Chieh (邱柏傑) 90AP TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 2012-03-092012-03-09 2013-01-032013-01-03
GoDJJ Wang Yong-Jie (王永傑) 24Sub/Bot TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 2012-10-192012-10-19 2013-01-032013-01-03
Zonda Lyu Jhong-Da (呂仲達) 21Sub/Top TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers 2012-10-192012-10-19 2013-01-032013-01-03



ID Name Position
Retty Liu Chia-Chu (劉佳衢) Team Owner


ID Name Position Next Team
Sim Sim Sung-soo (심성수) 80Head Coach J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team
Domo Kung Yu-Te (龔育德) 80Coach J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team
Quaker Quaker Liu (劉俊宏) Manager J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team
Winds Chen Peng-Nien (陳鵬年) 80Analyst/Scout J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team
Polo Wu Ching-Chen (吳敬晨) Head Manager J Teamlogo std.pngJ Team
Fluidwind Shih Yi-Hao (史益豪) 80Coach Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngyoe Flash Wolves
Erika Erica Tseng Manager Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc.
colalin Lin Ying-Hsuan(林穎璇) 80Event Planning Specialist Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
Lilballz Alex Sung (宋寬柏) 80Strategy Analyst Assistant TaipeiSnipersLogo std.pngTaipei Snipers

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.


MorningTpa std.pngTpa std.pngTpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngYoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngYoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png161
JayTpa std.pngTpa std.pngTpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.png159
ChawyTpa std.pngTpa std.pngAHQLogo std.pngAHQLogo std.pngAHQLogo std.pngHong Kong Attitudelogo std.png128
GuGerTpa std.pngTpa std.png48
WindsTpa std.png20
REFRA1NYoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngYoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png
Tpa std.png
Tpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngYoe Flash Wolveslogo std.png87
KawaTpa std.pngEXtreme Gamerslogo std.pngEXtreme Gamerslogo std.png37
YueTpa std.pngTpa std.png14
DomoTpa std.png10
FoFoTpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.png253
LilvTpa std.pngRaise Gaminglogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.png160
BeBeAssassin Sniperlogo std.pngTpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.pngJ Teamlogo std.png145
AchieLog Slogo std.pngAssassin Sniperlogo std.pngTpa std.pngJ Teamlogo std.png51


This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Taipei Assassins Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2016-04-174NT$200,000$ 6,000€ 5,400 LMS 2016 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Machi Esportslogo std.pngMCX
 Morning,  REFRA1N,  FoFo,  BeBe,  Jay,  Sim
2016-03-283 LMS 2016 Spring
7-4-3Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Morning,  Yue,  REFRA1N,  Achie,  FoFo,  bebe,  Lilv,  Jay,  Sim
2015-08-163 Taiwan Regional Finals 2015
2 : 3Hong Kong Esportslogo std.pngHKES
 Yue,  REFRA1N,  Morning,  Lupin,  Jay,  Sim
2015-07-125NT$250,000$ 8,000€ 7,000 LMS 2015 Summer
3-5-6Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Morning,  Domo,  REFRA1N,  Pony,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay,  Yue,  Sim
2015-04-123NT$500,000$ 16,000€ 15,000 LMS 2015 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3AHQLogo std.pngahq
 Morning,  Winds,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay,  Sim
2015-03-222 LMS 2015 Spring
17 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Morning,  Winds,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay,  Sim
2015-01-302$11,000$ 11,000€ 9,680 IEM Season 9 Taipei
2 : 3Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngyoe.FW
 Morning,  Winds,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay,  Sim
2014-12-28Q LMS 2015 Spring Qualifiers
3 - 0Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Morning,  Winds,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay
2014-12-11Q IEM 9 Taipei TW/HK/MO Qualifier
2 : 0Yoe Flash Wolveslogo std.pngyoe.FW
 Morning,  Winds,  Chawy,  Lupin,  Jay
2014-10-1914 - 16$25,000$ 25,000€ 19,500 Worlds 2014
1 - 5Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Achie,  Winds,  Morning,  BeBe,  Jay
Total Prize:TWD 950,000 • USD 36,000


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  1. Season 2 World Championship Brackets
  2. 2.0 2.1 TPA 見面會 新成員現身 本日活動系列報導 (Taiwanese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 TPA's facebook post (Taiwanese)
  4. 皇者爭霸盃圓滿落幕 巴龍到場簽約! (Chinese)
  5. Erica's Tweet
  6. 「台北狙擊者」正式成軍 (Chinese)
  7. 台北暗殺星、台北狙擊者接受「Azubu」冠名贊助 (Chinese)
  8. Azubu 台北暗殺星新成員登場 戰術分析師:史益豪 (叉燒) (Chinese)
  9. TPA's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  10. 重整旗鼓再出發,AZB TPA/TPS 領隊公布未來戰隊方針 (Chinese)
  11. Lilballz's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  12. Taipei Assassins' Facebook Post (Chinese)
  13. 成長再進化,AZB TPA、TPS 公佈首波人事異動 (Chinese)
  14. 成長再進化,AZB TPA、TPS 公布第二波人事異動 (Chinese)
  15. TPA's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  16. 遠渡重洋跨海執教!前 Najin 總教練正式加入「Azubu Taipei Assassins」!(Chinese)
  17. 台北暗殺星宣布陣中選手 Bebe 正式退役 (Chinese)
  18. TPA Facebook Post (Chinese)
  19. Logitech Snipers' Facebook Post (Chinese)
  20. MSE's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  21. TPA's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  22. TPA's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  23. 跨項目結合!TPA將和職業棒球隊義大犀牛正式合作
  24. ahq's Facebook Status
  25. TPA's Facebook Post (Chinese)
  26. [1]
  27. 20160105HERO戰略週報_02 Bebe跟桂格來談談TPA全本土陣容啦 (Chinese video)
  28. 【LMS 職業聯賽】《英雄聯盟》 TPA 戰隊經營權轉移公告