GIGABYTE Marines

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GIGABYTE Marines
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TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: Vietnam Vietnam
NO. OF PLAYERS: 6
TEAM STAFF
COACHES: Dương Nguyễn "Tinikun" Duy Thanh
MANAGERS: Đặng "Wil" Tuấn Linh
TEAM CAPTAIN: Trần "Optimus" Văn Cường
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
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SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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HISTORY
CREATED: 2014-05



GIGABYTE Marines, originally Marines Esports is a professional League of Legends team based in Vietnam and sponsored by GIGABYTE and Adonis Icyber Gaming. Previously known as Boba Marines (from 2015 VCSA Spring) and Team Miracle when they was sponsored by Boba Net and Tt Esports.

History

2014

In May 2014, Tt Esport and Boba Net form Team Miracle, they competed in 2014 Vietnam Championship Series A Summer under the name Tt Miracle Boba. When the first round of Group Stage ended, they had 3 draws and 4 losses, stood at 8th place of 8 participants. Before the second round, the captain of Season 2 World Championship's participant Saigon Jokers, Junie joined the team and not only help them to avoid relegated but also nearly get the ticket to playoffs round.

2015
After season 4, three well-known players of Vietnam, Archie, QTV and GoNy left Saigon Jokers to reunite with Junie and Navy at Team Miracle. That roster is known as Vietnam's dream team, and they decided to rename to Boba Marines with the ambition to overthrow Saigon Jokers and begin a new era. But they fail to qualify for 2015 GPL Spring and had to struggle at the beginning of 2015 Vietnam Championship Series A Spring, Navy was lacking teamwork and decided to leave. Marines had many trials with players and finished at 3rd place, qualifying for 2015 GPL Summer. At mid season, they had Optimus join from 2015 GPL Spring's winner Saigon Fantastic Five, then they won the VCSA Summer Split, but once again failed to win GPL.

2016

Except the minor tounament, 2016 King of SEA, Boba Marines had not gain any achievement in season 6. They finished 3rd place in 2016 Vietnam Championship Series A Spring, and 4th in 2016 Mountain Dew Championship Series Summer. From 2016, GPL also changed the structure which only allow the champions in SEA countries to play in the tournament, making the Marines unable to compete in another season of GPL.

2017

After a dissappointing season, Boba Marines decided to release its entire roster except for Optimus and Archie. With new sponsors, GIGABYTE and Adonis Icyber Gaming, the team renamed to Marines Esports, and got good new players, especially All-Star Barcelona 2016 Jungler for GPL Team, Levi. They then won 2017 Mountain Dew Championship Series Spring and 2017 GPL Spring with no loss match, qualifying them for the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational.

At MSI, the Marines ended the Play-In group stage at 1st place, with a 5-1 record, only dropping a game against LCL's representative, Virtus.pro. Advancing to the 2nd round, the team faced Team SoloMid and won the first 2 games of the series, before they were reverse swept, ending the match at 2-3. They then defeated BAU SuperMassive in the 3rd round (3-1) to make it to the Group Stage. Although the team failed to make it out of the Group Stage, they still managed to secure a Group Stage spot for the GPL region at the 2017 World Championship.

Timeline

  • February 5th, Southest Asia's Riot Games and VCS's staff decide to give Boba Marines a 6-month transfer banned due to transfer violation with MinaS from Saigon Jokers.
  • May 27th: Junie, OC and Benny retire.
  • July 7th: Potm joins.
  • July 24th: Tinikun rejoins as coach.
  • September 10th: QTV, Tik, Kent and Potm leave.
  • December 19th: Boba Marines renames to Marines Esports. Ren, Levi, Slay and Sergh join.

Player Roster

ID Name
Top Laner Vietnam Nevan Phùng Thiện Nhân
Jungler Vietnam Levi Đỗ Duy Khánh
Mid Laner Vietnam Optimus Trần Văn Cường
AD Carry Vietnam Noway Nguyễn Vũ Long
Support Vietnam Archie Trần Minh Nhựt
Support Vietnam Sya Phan Trung Toàn

ID Name Next Team
Support Vietnam Sergh Liêu Nam Lộc
ROG Friends
Top Laner Vietnam Stark Phan Công Minh
EVOS Esports
AD Carry Vietnam Slay Nguyễn Ngọc Hùng
Cantho Cherry
Top Laner Vietnam Ren Nguyễn Văn Trọng
Cantho Cherry
Mid Laner Vietnam Potm Văn Hữu Bảo
ROG Friends
Top Laner Vietnam QTV Nguyễn Trần Tường Vũ
ROG Friends
Support Vietnam Kent Lương Hoàng Bảo Anh
None
Jungler Vietnam Tik Bùi Cao Hoàng Retired.png Retired
Jungler Vietnam Benny Văn Trần Nhã Retired.png Retired
Support Vietnam Junie Trần Hữu Nhật Minh Retired.png Retired
Support Vietnam OC Trần Đức Huy Analystlogo std.png Analyst
Top Laner Vietnam Gony Lê Hồng Ny
Saigon Panthers
Jungler Vietnam Mindgame Trần Xuân Long
Hanoi SkyRed
Jungler Vietnam Augustus Nguyễn Nhật Minh
None
Mid Laner Vietnam Navy Chướng Viễn Long
None
Top Laner Vietnam Cat Phạm Lê Mai Thiên
None
Mid Laner Vietnam TSLaw Trần Minh Nhật
None
Jungler Vietnam Hihu Bùi Khánh Hưng
None

Organization

ID Name Position
Vietnam Tinikun Dương Nguyễn Duy Thanh Head Coach
Vietnam Wil Đặng Tuấn Linh Manager

ID Name Position Next Team
Vietnam OC Trần Đức Huy Analyst
None

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-13 MDCSSmall.png 1st 2017 MDCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0
Young Generation
₫ 250,000,000
2017-08-06 MDCSSmall.png 1st 2017 MDCS Summer Split 13 - 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-07-06 2017RRPurples.png 2nd 2017 Rift Rivals - Purple 1 : 3
LJL
2017-05-14 2017 Mid-Season Invitational.png 6th 2017 Mid-Season Invitational 3 - 7 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-04-16 GPL 2017 Spring.png 1st 2017 GPL Spring 3 : 0
Ascension Gaming
2017-04-02 MDCSSmall.png 1st 2017 MDCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 0
Young Generation
₫ 250,000,000
2017-03-19 MDCSSmall.png 1st 2017 MDCS Spring Split 12 - 0 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-07-31 MDCSSmall.png 4th 2016 MDCS Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
An Phat Ultimate
₫ 100,000,000
2016-07-17 MDCSSmall.png 4th 2016 MDCS Summer Split 7 - 7 - 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-03-20 VCS logo small.png 3rd 2016 VCSA Spring Playoffs 3 : 1
Tora 269
₫ 150,000,000
2016-03-06 VCS logo small.png 4th 2016 VCSA Spring Split 12 - 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-02-24 2016KingofSEA.png 1st 2016 King of SEA 11 - 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 5,500

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-08-24 VCS logo small.png 1st 2015 VCSA Summer 28 - 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) ₫ 250,000,000
2015-08-09 GPL 2017 Spring.png 4th 2015 GPL Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
GIGABYTE Full Louis
$ 8,000
2015-08-07 GPL 2017 Spring.png 1st 2015 GPL Summer Group Stage 2 6 - 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-04-06 VCS logo small.png 3rd 2015 VCSA Spring 22 - 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) ₫ 150,000,000

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-10-27 GPL 2017 Spring.png NQ 2015 GPL Spring Qualifier 1 - 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-09-14 VCS logo small.png 5th 2014 VCS Summer Regular Season 4 - 4 - 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) ₫ 25,000,000
2014-09-28 2nd ASUS Expo 2014 1 : 2
G5. Fate
₫ 20,000,000

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