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EDward Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationChina China
Region
CN
 China
Head CoachLee "Heart" Gwan-hyung
SponsorGillette
Acer
HUYA TV
Akko
BB-Esports Community
Intel
SteelSeries
History
Created2014-02-07 LoL Division
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Current Roster
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EDward Gaming is a Chinese competitive League of Legends team.

History

Formation

EDward Gaming first entered professional League of Legends in September 2013. EDG secured a spot in the 2014 LPL Spring split by acquiring the slot of LMQ, who had left to compete in the 2014 NA Challenger Series. EDG's acquisitions were U, former Positive Energy AD Carry NaMei, World Elite players ClearLove and fzzf, and Koro1 as their top laner.

2014 Season

EDG had a strong debut in 2014 LPL Spring, winning games against every team in the regular season except Oh My God. They beat OMG at the International Esports Tournament 2014 and then emerged as the champions in the LPL Playoffs. They continued this performance in the Summer Split, earning first place in both the regular season and playoffs. In addition to their LPL success, EDG also found success in other events, finishing top 2 at every major tournament they competed in. They also won the Chinese Regional Finals, securing the #1 seed in China for the 2014 Season World Championship. However, EDG's performance at the World Championships was less than stellar. The team tied for 2nd in their group with ahq e-Sports Club, and ended up losing to fellow Chinese team Star Horn Royal Club 3-2 in the first round of playoffs. After the disappointing showing, jungler Clearlove would declare that "The end is also the beginning."[1]

2015 Pre-Season

On November 10, 2014, Korean AD Carry Deft, who had most recently played for Samsung Blue, announced on Twitter that he would be joining EDward Gaming. Deft's signing sparked speculation on the fate of NaMei, as both players were seen as world-class at their position. Eventually, NaMei would leave the team to join Star Horn Royal Club. Less than a month later, EDG announced that they had signed Korean mid laner PawN, World Championship mid laner from Samsung White.

2015 Season

On January 15, the day before the beginning of the 2015 LPL Spring split, Fzzf announced his retirement. He was replaced temporarily by Mouse, who played with the team at the G-League 2014 Finals, and in the first two weeks of the LPL Spring Split. Beginning with week 3 of the split, Meiko became the team's support. The team went through the regular season, only dropping 6 games in 44. They finished first in the Spring Playoffs after a five game series with LGD Gaming, winning the Chinese spot at the Mid-Season Invitational. At the MSI, they went 4-1 in the group stage, dropping a game only to SK Telecom T1. After a 3-0 defeat of ahq in the semifinals, they faced off against SKT in the finals, this time beating them 3-2 and winning the tournament. In addition to the prize pool won from the tournament, the organization doubled the payout to players.[2]

In the Summer Season, EDG continued their domestic success with a dominating 14-2-6 match record. At the end of the regular season they only dropped 10 games out of 44, securing the 1st seed in the regular season and advancing to the Summer Playoffs. Even though the team had high expectations to win the tournament, they lost 3 - 0 to LGD Gaming in the semifinals and dropped to the third-place match against Invictus Gaming that they also lost 3-1. After the disappointing playoff run, EDG played in the Regional Finals for a last chance to secure a spot for Worlds 2015. They faced Snake Esports in the first round and beat them 2- 0. EDG advanced to round 2, where they played Invictus Gaming in a rematch of the third-place match from the playoffs. EDG won 3-1 and advanced to Worlds as second seed from China. EDG were placed in a group with SK Telecom, H2k Gaming, and the Bangkok Titans. They came out of the group in second place and were drawn to play Fnatic in the quarterfinals but lost to them 3-0.

2016 Season

EDG's 2016 preseason saw AmazingJ and BaeMe leave the team, while Mouse, rq, and Athena - the former mid laner of Korea's new rising star team Ever - joined. They were drawn into Group B for the 2016 LPL Spring Season.

The spring season started off fairly rocky for EDG. They dropped series in an attempt to integrate their substitute jungler, Mitty, to the team. Along with PawN being subbed out due to his back injury, the team suffered early in the split; however, they soon recovered form. PawN returned, and played until finals, and the team began to play their old macro-style. They almost tied with Royal Never Give Up for first in their group, only being down one series.

In the Spring Playoffs, the Qiao Gu Reapers, now known as Newbee, were unable to field a midlaner, thus forfeiting their semifinal match to EDG. The LPL Spring finale resulted in a 1-3 loss for EDG to Royal Never Give Up. Despite being expected to be a close series, the Chinese players of RNG performed better and took strong control of the series.

Before the summer season started, it was announced that PawN was stepping down to recover from him back injury. Scout was announced to take his place. Once the season started, mouse took the place of the longstanding toplaner Koro1. What followed was the most dominating domestic performance in the history of the LPL, with EDG emerging undefeated in the 16 best-of-3 of the Summer Split, only dropping 5 maps out of a total of 37 (86% win rate on single maps). The team qualified for the Playoffs Semifinals, where they defeated Team WE 3-2 and advanced to the Finals against the reigning champions, RNG; this time it was EDG's time to shine, as they closed their perfect season with a clear-cut 3-0 victory and thus secured a spot in the 2016 Season World Championship as the first seed for China.

EDG was drafted into Group C, alongside the second seeds from Taiwan and Europe, Ahq e-Sports Club and H2k-Gaming, and the International Wild Card representative INTZ e-Sports. After a huge upset loss in their first game against the Brazilian team, the team managed to secure second place after losing the tiebreaker for first place against a surging H2k. Three days before their Quarterfinals series against ROX Tigers top laner mouse returned to China due to an unfortunate issue of his family, with Koro1 rejoining the team for the Bracket Stage matches.[3] The inability to step up their play in a clutch series, a poor performance from Clearlove and an excessive reliance on bot lane success ultimately led to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of the Korean team.

2017 Season

After Clearlove stepped down as the team's main jungler as well as Deft and PawN leaving the team, EDG struggled more than they ever did in the past. They failed to defend their LPL title in the 2017 LPL Spring Season and lost 1-3 to RNG in the 2017 Spring Playoffs semifinals. They placed 3rd after taking down OMG 3-2 in the third place match. Summer was much better for the team after Clearlove stepped back in as the primary jungler and leader. EDG reclaimed their throne as LPL champions after taking down RNG 3-2 in the finals of the playoffs. Their 2017 Season World Championship participation wasn't so stellar and ultimately EDG was knocked out of Worlds in the group stage. They finished tied for 3rd place along with ahq e-Sports Club.

Trivia

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
KR

Jinoo Lim Jin-woo (임진우) 2Top Laner 2021-11-16 2019-05-23
CN

Clearlove Ming Kai (明凯) 3Jungler 2019-11-19 2014-02-12
CN

Jiejie Zhao Li-Jie (赵礼杰) 4Jungler 2021-11-16 2019-04-??
KR

Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) 5Mid Laner 2020-11-19 2016-03-23
CN

iBoy Hu Xian-Zhao (胡显昭) 6Bot Laner 2020-11-16 2017-05-20
CN

Meiko Tian Ye (田野) 7Support 2020-11-16 2014-12-17
CN

Sleepy Wang He-Yong (王赫永) 8Sub/Top 2021-11-16 2019-04-??
LMS

JunJia Yu Chun-Chia (余峻嘉) 9Sub/Jun - 2019-08-08
CN

BBD Wu Ling-Feng (吴凌风) 10Sub/Bot 2021-11-16 2019-05-23

Inactive

R C ID Name Role Reason
KR

Ray Jeon Ji-won (전지원) 11Top Laner Temporary Rest

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
CN

Hope Wang Jie (王杰) 24Sub/Bot EDward Gaming Youth Teamlogo std.pngEDG Youth Team 2017-12-212017-12-21 2019-08-072019-08-07
CN

Mole Li Hao-Yan (李昊炎) 21Sub/Top Victory Fivelogo std.pngVictory Five 2019-01-142019-01-14 2019-05-232019-05-23
CN

Haro Chen Wen-Lin (陈文林) 12Jungler Rogue Warriorslogo std.pngRogue Warriors 2017-12-212017-12-21 2019-05-222019-05-22
CN

Audi Zhao Ao-Di (赵奥迪) 11Top Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2017-05-202017-05-20 2017-12-212017-12-21
CN

Mouse Chen Yu-Hao (陈宇浩) 11Top Laner Rogue Warriorslogo std.pngRogue Warriors 2015-12-272015-12-27 2017-12-212017-12-21
CN

Iceloli Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 12Jungler Oh My Godlogo std.pngOh My God 2015-12-182015-12-18 2017-12-212017-12-21
KR

Zet Hae Sung-min (해성민) 24Sub/Bot None 2016-12-182016-12-18 2017-11-232017-11-23
CN

Koro1 Tong Yang (童扬) 11Top Laner Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2014-02-122014-02-12 2017-05-202017-05-20
CN

Minn Huang Min-Min (黄敏敏) 11Top Laner Team Fighterlogo std.pngTeam Fighter 2017-02-272017-02-27 2017-05-202017-05-20
CN

sundae Lu Wen-Hao (卢文豪) 21Sub/Top EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG.Revengers 2015-12-272015-12-27 2016-12-182016-12-18
CN

rq Qin Bo-Han (秦博汉) 24Sub/Bot None 2016-05-192016-05-19 2016-12-182016-12-18
KR

PawN Heo Won-seok (허원석) 13Mid Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster 2014-12-022014-12-02 2016-11-172016-11-17
KR

Deft Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규) 14Bot Laner KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster 2014-11-112014-11-11 2016-11-172016-11-17
KR

Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 13Mid Laner I Maylogo std.pngI May 2015-12-242015-12-24 2016-05-182016-05-18
CN

Fireloli Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 12Jungler I Maylogo std.pngI May 2014-02-122014-02-12 2016-05-182016-05-18
CN

BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 27Trainee EDward Esportslogo std.pngEDward Esports 2015-11-112015-??-?? 2016-03-112016-03-??
CN

AmazingJ Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪) 11Top Laner EDward Esportslogo std.pngEDward Esports 2015-05-152015-05-15 2015-12-252015-12-25
KR

BaeMe Kang Yang-hyun (강양현) 13Mid Laner EDward Esportslogo std.pngEDward Esports 2015-05-182015-05-18 2015-12-252015-12-25
KR

Ray Jeon Ji-won (전지원) 21Sub/Top Apexlogo std 2.pngApex Gaming 2015-05-182015-05-18 2015-12-252015-12-25
CN

Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) 24Sub/Bot EDward Esportslogo std.pngEDward Esports 2015-11-112015-??-?? 2015-12-252015-12-25
CN

Ff Xie Kui (谢蝰) 24Sub/Bot AD Gaminglogo std.pngAD Gaming 2014-06-112014-06-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
CN

At Yang Zhao-Kan (杨兆刊) 26Substitute None 2014-06-112014-06-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
CN

Mouse Chen Yu-Hao (陈宇浩) 15Support AD Gaminglogo std.pngAD Gaming 2015-01-112015-01-?? 2015-05-182015-05-18
CN

U Zeng Long (曾龙) 23Sub/Mid Snake Esportslogo std.pngSnake Esports 2014-02-102014-02-10 2015-05-162015-05-16
CN

Fzzf Feng Zhuo-Jun (冯卓君) 15Support Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2014-02-122014-02-12 2015-01-152015-01-15
CN

NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) 14Bot Laner Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngStar Horn Royal Club 2014-02-102014-02-10 2015-01-042015-01-04
CN

Cttflame Ke Jun-Jia (何俊佳) 26Substitute Woalogo std.pngWings of Aurora 2014-02-122014-02-12 2014-11-112014-??-??

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

Mouse Chen Yu-Hao (陈宇浩) 15Support style="text-align:center;font-style:italic;" |??? ???
  Fzzf
G-League 2014 Finals

Organization

Current

C ID Name Role

Ed Chu Zhu Ai-De (朱爱德) Co-Founder

Freezer (冰柜) Co-Founder

ThreeLess (三少) Co-Founder

Aaron Ji Xing (姬星) 90Managing Director

4LivcloveR Li Zhe Manager

Gimseong Kim Seong-woo (김성우) Manager

Heart Lee Gwan-hyung (이관형) 90Head Coach

Bibra Kim Hyun-sik (김현식) Analyst

Jasper Wang Yi-Fan (王一帆) Leader

HJ Shin Hee-joon (신희준) Translator

Lynn Chen Lin (陈林) Psychological Counselor

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Hermes Kim Kang-hwan (김강환) 90Coach None 2016-08-192016-08-19 2019-08-072019-08-07

NoFe Jeong No-chul (정노철) 90Head Coach Afreeca Freecslogo std.pngAfreeca Freecs 2016-12-182016-12-18 2018-10-252018-10-25

Maokai Yang Ji-Song (杨济松) Analyst Team Hurricanelogo std.pngTeam Hurricane ????-??-?? 2017-06-07

RapidStar Jung Min-sung (정민성) 90Head Coach SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 2016-01-092016-01-09 2016-12-212016-12-21

FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 90Analyst I Maylogo std.pngI May 2016-01-112016-01-?? 2016-05-182016-05-18

San Shao Huang Cheng (黄承) Founder/Manager Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2014-02-07 2016-05-04

Reapered Bok Han-gyu (복한규) 90Assistant Coach Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2015-04-262015-04-26 2016-01-092016-01-09

Efeng Liu Yuan (刘源) Leader None 2014-02-07 ????-??-??

Tournament Results

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

Minimum place

EDward Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-08-240050005¥200,000$ 28,111.6€ 25,494.4
LPL 2019 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBLG

 Jinoo,
 Jiejie,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 Heart
2019-08-180050005
LPL 2019 Summer
9 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Jinoo,
 Jiejie,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Hope,
 Meiko,
 Heart
2019-05-260030003¥80,000$ 11,594.03€ 10,345.09
NEST 2019
2 : 1Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG

 Sleepy,
 JieJie,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko
2019-04-050070087 - 8
LPL 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3SinoDragon Gaminglogo std.pngSDG

 Ray,
 Haro,
 Clearlove,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 Heart
2019-03-310070007
LPL 2019 Spring
9 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Ray,
 Mole,
 Haro,
 Clearlove,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Hope,
 Meiko,
 Heart
2018-12-220040004
Demacia Cup 2018 Winter
1 : 2Suninglogo std.pngSN

 Ray,
 Haro,
 Scout,
 Hope,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 Heart
2018-10-210050085 - 8$258,000$ 258,000€ 223,684.19
Worlds 2018 Main Event
1 : 3Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

 Ray,
 Haro,
 Clearlove,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 NoFe
2018-10-06aaaaaaQ
Worlds 2018 Play-In
3 : 0DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDFM

 Ray,
 Clearlove,
 Haro,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 NoFe
2018-09-160010001
China Regional Finals 2018
3 : 1Rogue Warriorslogo std.pngRW

 Ray,
 Haro,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 NoFe
2018-09-080050005¥200,000$ 29,122.82€ 24,979.65
LPL 2018 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG

 Ray,
 Clearlove,
 Haro,
 Scout,
 IBoy,
 Meiko,
 NoFe
Total Prize:CNY 480,000 • USD 258,000

Media

  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Gallery

References

  1. Edward Gaming Worlds Documentary YouTube
  2. Edward Gaming doubles winners' prize pool for players thescoreesports.com
  3. EDG Worlds Roster Update lolesports.com
  4. EDward Gaming's Weibo Posto (Chinese) weibo.com
  5. Rogue Warriors' Tweet twitter.com
  6. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  7. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  8. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  9. NoFe's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  10. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  11. Global Contract Database Archive - CN - 2018-11-19 lol.gamepedia.com
  12. Global Contract Database Archive - CN - 2018-11-20 lol.gamepedia.com
  13. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  14. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  15. CN GCD Archive - 21 December Diff
  16. EDward Gaming add top laner Minn to their LPL lineup esports.yahoo.com
  17. Koro1 transfers to Royal Never Give Up from EDward Gaming esports.yahoo.com
  18. EDward Gaming add trainee players Aodi and Hu Xianzhao to their LPL roster esports.yahoo.com
  19. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  20. EDward Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 2018赛季OMG队员大名单。 (Chinese) weibo.com
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