Epik Gamer

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EPIK Gamer
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
History
Created2011-08
Disbanded2013-01

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

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

Season 1

On May 22, 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 9, 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 22, 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 13, 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 13. On the same day of ClakeyD's departure, former v8 Esports members Aphromoo and Unstoppable join Epik Gamer. On April 24, 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 11, 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

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA
United States Salce Trevor Salce 3Mid Laner FXOpen std.png FXOpen e-Sports 2012-12-202012-12-20 2013-01-302013-01-30
NA
United States Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 4Bot Laner FXOpen std.png FXOpen e-Sports 2012-12-202012-12-20 2013-01-302013-01-30
NA
South Korea cat8 Will Kim (김우성) 5Support New World Eclipselogo std.png New World Eclipse 2012-12-202012-12-20 2013-01-302013-01-30
NA
United States puregoldenboy Jonathan Au 5Support
None
2012-12-202012-12-20 2013-01-112013-01-??
NA
United States Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh 2Jungler Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2012-12-202012-12-20 2013-01-112013-01-??
NA
United States Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 4Bot Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-05-112012-05-11
NA
United States Nhat Nguyen Nhat Nguyen 5Support Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo 2011-09-222011-09-22 2012-05-112012-05-11
NA
United States Unstoppable Johnny Tran 2Jungler Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo 2012-04-112012-04-?? 2012-05-112012-05-11
NA
United States wingsofdeathx Daryl Hennegan 1Top Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo 2012-04-242012-04-24 2012-05-112012-05-11
NA
United States Salce Trevor Salce 3Mid Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid Evo 2011-05-012011-05-01 2012-05-112012-05-11
NA
United States bobbyhankhill Cameron Nelson 4Sub/Bot Logo std.png MCRC 2011-05-012011-05-01 2012-04-112012-04-??
NA
United States Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 4Bot Laner
None
2011-05-012011-05-01 2012-04-242012-04-24
NA
United States Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh 2Jungler 4notlogo std.png TEAM4NOT.NA 2011-05-012011-05-01 2012-03-152012-03-15
NA
United States Dyrus Marcus Hill 1Top Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2011-05-012011-05-01 2012-03-132012-03-13
NA
United States puregoldenboy Jonathan Au 5Support
None
2011-07-092011-07-09 2011-09-222011-09-22
NA
United States Doublelift Peter Peng 5Support Team Curselogo std.png Team Curse 2011-05-012011-05-01 2011-07-092011-07-09
NA
United States Hai L9 Hai Lam 3Mid Laner Orbitlogo std.png Orbit Gaming ??? ???
NA
United States Salce Trevor Salce 3Mid Laner
None
2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh 2Jungler Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States Dyrus Marcus Hill 1Top Laner
None
2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States MasteR of LoL Joshua Webb 70AD/Top University of California, Irvinelogo std.png University of California, Irvine 2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States Xcessiv Jeremy Autore 70Mid/AD
None
2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States Grafic Van Euclid 5Support
None
2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??
NA
United States Araragi 2Jungler Rslogo std.png Rock Solid 2010-08-112010-08-?? 2010-09-112010-09-??

Temporary Subs

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

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2013-01-05I1QRpPoints.png Season 3 North American MLG Online Qualifiers2 : 0TSBlogo std2.png TSB
2012-04-08A77 - 8$ 1,250$ 1,250€ 950Ipllogo small.png IPL 4 Las Vegas0 : 2Monomaniaclogo std.png mMe
 Westrice,
 ClakeyD,
 Salce,
 DontMashMe,
 Nhat Nguyen
2012-04-01A55 - 8Leaguecraft logo small.png Leaguecraft ggClassic1 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Salce,
 ClakeyD,
 Westrice,
 MashMe,
 Nhat Nguyen
2012-02-24A33 - 4Curse Invitational logo small.png LoLPro.com Curse Invitational - Online0 : 2Dignitaslogo std.png d

 Dyrus,
 Dan Dinh,
 Salce,

 Westrice,
 Nhat Nguyen
2011-12-30A22$ 1,000$ 1,000€ 770Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png CLG's Last Call 20110 : 2Dignitaslogo std.png d
2011-11-20A22$ 8,000$ 8,000€ 5,840MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG 2011 Championship Providence2 : 4Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM
 Dyrus,
 Dan Dinh,
 Salce,
 Westrice,
 Nhat Nguyen
2011-11-19I1QMLG-Logo-Small.png MLG 2011 Providence Qualifiers2 : 0APictureOfAGooselogo std.png Goose
 Dyrus,
 Dan Dinh,
 Salce,
 Westrice,
 Nhat Nguyen
2011-10-09A22$ 5,000$ 5,000€ 3,700Ipllogo small.png IPL 3 Atlantic City1 : 2Dignitaslogo std.png d
 Dyrus,
 Dan Dinh,
 Crumbzz,
 Westrice,
 Nhat Nguyen
2011-08-28A22$ 7,500$ 7,500€ 5,100MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG 2011 Raleigh0 : 4Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
 Dyrus,
 Dan Dinh,
 Salce,
 Westrice,
 PGoldenBoy
2011-06-20A44$ 7,000$ 7,000€ 4,830WCS logo small.png World Championship Season 10 : 2Team SoloMidlogo std.png TSM
 Westrice,
 Dan Dinh,
 Salce,
 Dyrus,
 Doublelift
Total Prize: USD 29,750

Interviews

2010

2011

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