LMQ

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LMQ
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Team Information
Org Location
China
Team Location
United States
Region
NA
North America
History
Created2013-07-05
Disbanded2014-12-26
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LMQ was a Chinese competitive League of Legends team, previously a sister teams to Royal Club. The team moved to North America on December 15, 2013 and competed in the North American scene.[1] The team previously competed under the name LMQ iBUYPOWER in representation of their former sponsor iBUYPOWER.[1] On December 26, the team rebranded to Team Impulse.

History[edit]

LMQ was formed in July 2013 after merging portions of the rosters of Team Livemore and Royal Club Tian Ci: Dreams, F1sh, andWayoff from the former; Mor, NoName, TS, XiaoWeiXiao, and PandaB from the latter. LMQ competed in the summer split of the 2013 LPL; despite taking a game off the Season 3 runner-up Royal Club, LMQ finished with a disappointing 8-13 record in sixth place.

In November 2013, after the Season 3 World Championship, F1sh and PandaB moved to LMQ's sister team, Royal Club. At that month's National Electronic Sports Tournament, LMQ went 2-1 in the tournament's group stage after downing CC Club and Team WE Academy while falling to the parent Team WE. In the bracket stage, LMQ lost 1-2 to the tournament favorite and eventual winner OMG, but rebounded in a 2-0 victory against Royal Club in the third place match.

On December 15, 2013, LMQ left its parent organization Tian Ci and obtained a new sponsor in iBUYPOWER. With the assistance of its new sponsor, LMQ moved to North America to take advantage of the superior esports infrastructure. At this point, Dreams and Wayoff left the team, to be replaced by Royal Club top laner GoDlike, who renamed to ackerman.

In January 2014, LMQ made their way atop the North American 5v5 Challenger tier and earned an invite to the official Riot-sponsored Challenger Series, also known as the Coke League. In their North American debut, LMQ went 8-0 and beat compLexity.Black 2-0 in the finals. By finishing first, LMQ received 9 Challenger Series Points and earned a berth in the second series. There, in March, LMQ went 4-1 on their way to a 2-0 win in the finals against Cloud 9 Tempest, thus clinching the top overall seed in the Challenger Series playoffs to be held later in the season.

While competing in the second Challenger Series, LMQ was also offered an invite to the North American Challenger League (NACL) Season 2 Qualifiers, where they went undefeated and secured a spot in the league. During the league's regular season, LMQ went 18-4 without a losing record against any team. During the March playoffs, LMQ defeated Cloud 9 Tempest 2-1 in the semifinals and moved on to face Team 8 in the tournament's grand finals. LMQ won the final series 3-1 and became NACL champions.

After having secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Challenger Series playoffs due to their tremendous amount of points accumulated from both Challenger Series, LMQ went on to defeatCurse Academy in a 2-0 victory sending them to the finals against the tough Cloud 9 Tempest. After an initial loss in the best of five series, LMQ came back winning two in a row to make the series 2-1. Cloud 9 Tempest however, bounced back in game four to tie up the series 2-2. After a very low-kill game game five, Cloud 9 Tempest attempt to make a pick, but instead gets nearly aced and losing the game to LMQ. LMQ left the Challenger Series playoffs with a 5-2 record and went home with the grand prize of $16,000.

In April 2014, LMQ secured a spot for the 2014 NA LCS Summer Split after beating XDG Gaming 3-0 in the 2014 Season Summer Promotion Tournament.

2015 Preseason[edit]

On November 24, 2014 Alex Gu announced that LMQ's 2015 would include XiaoWeiXiao once again and that Popstar Adrian had signed with the team as their new support player.[2]

On December 26, LMQ announced a rebranding as Team Impulse. See the team's following history there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Rumor has it that "LMQ" means "Lan Mei Qi", which is the name of the mistress of LMQ's founder, entrepreneur Tian Ci.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2013
  • 2014

Player Roster[edit]

LMQ's 2014 Season World Championship Roster
Left to Right: NoName, ackerman, XiaoWeiXiao, Mor, Vasilii
LMQ 2014 Season LCS Summer Primary Roster
Left to Right: XiaoWeiXiao, NoName, Vasilii, ackerman, Mor

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
KR

RushLee Yoon-jae (이윤재)
Jungler
Nov 20142014-11-26Dec 20142014-12-26Team Impulselogo std.pngTIP
CN

XiaoWeiXiaoYu Xian (余显)
Mid Laner
Jul 20132013-07-05Dec 20142014-12-26Team Impulselogo std.pngTIP
NA

AdrianAdrian Ma
Support
Nov 20142014-11-24Dec 20142014-12-26Team Impulselogo std.pngTIP
CN

MorZhang Hong-Wei (张宏伟)
Support
Jul 20132013-07-05Dec 20142014-12-26Qiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngQG
CN

LanJJLiao Zi-Jun (廖梓俊)
Sub/Mid
≈Jan 2014≈2014-01-??Dec 20142014-12-26Retiredlogo std.pngRetired
CN

ackermanXiao Wang (肖旺)
Top Laner
Dec 20132013-12-15Oct 20142014-10-22Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR
CN

NoNameZhou Qi-Lin (周祺琳)
Jungler
Jul 20132013-07-05Oct 20142014-10-22Team Kinglogo std.pngKNG
CN

VasiliiLi Wei-Jun (李威俊)
Bot Laner
Jul 20132013-07-05Oct 20142014-10-22Vicilogo std.pngVG.S
NA

PtotheDZhang "Peter" Yi (張藝)
Head Coach
(+)
(–)
Also Sub
≈Jan 2014≈2014-01-??Jul 20142014-07-30Team Curselogo std.pngCRS
CN

DreamsYao Yuan (姚远)
Top Laner
Jul 20132013-07-05Dec 20132013-12-15Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngSHR
CN

WayoffSong Lei (宋磊)
Sub/Mid
Jul 20132013-07-05Dec 20132013-12-15Gamefylogo std.pngGFY
CN

F1shYu Rui (喻瑞)
Bot Laner
Jul 20132013-07-05Nov 20132013-11-02Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRYL
CN

PandaBZhang Jia-Zhi (张家志)
Support
Jul 20132013-07-05Nov 20132013-11-02Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.pngRYL

Player League Participation[edit]

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

LCS

Player201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
XiaoWeiXiaoLMQ TClogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.png62
GodLikeLMQ TClogo std.png28
MorLMQ TClogo std.png28
NoNameLMQ TClogo std.png28
VasiliiLMQ TClogo std.png28

LPL

Player201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpring
MorLMQ TClogo std.pngQiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngQiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.png176
HappyTeamlhlogo std.pngLMQ TClogo std.pngQiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngQiao Gu Reaperslogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.png163
YaoTeamlhlogo std.pngLMQ TClogo std.pngStar Horn Royal Clublogo std.png65
VasiliiLMQ TClogo std.pngVicilogo std.pngNewbeelogo std.png55
WayoffTeamlhlogo std.pngLMQ TClogo std.png34
BaoLMQ TClogo std.pngStar Horn Royal Clublogo std.png28
NoNameLMQ TClogo std.png18
XiaoWeiXiaoLMQ TClogo std.png18

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Superrrman Xiang 'Alex' Gu General Manager Team Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulse
Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) Head Coach Team Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulse
eNO Li Yande Chief Executive Officer DetonatioN Gaminglogo std.pngDetonatioN FocusMe
impulsive_st Derrick Truong Marketing Manager None
ZhuangPeng Zhuang Peng (庄鹏) Manager None
PtotheD Zhang Yi (張藝) 80Head Coach Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse
Sharon Xiaowei Li Team Manager None

Tournaments[edit]

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

Minimum place

LMQ Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-10-1912 - 13$35,000$ 35,000€ 27,300 Worlds 2014
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-09-013$15,000$ 15,000€ 11,415 NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
3 : 2Team Curselogo std.pngCRS
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-08-032 NA LCS 2014 Summer
18 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-04-27Q NA LCS 2014 Summer Promotion
3 : 0XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-04-201$6,700$ 6,700€ 4,824 NESL Pro Series Season 9
2 : 1Curse Academylogo std.pngCA
 Ackerman,  NoName,  xiaoweixiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-04-131$16,000$ 16,000€ 11,520 NACS 2014 Spring Playoffs
3 : 2Cloud9logo std.pngC9T
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-03-281$6,000$ 6,000€ 4,362 NACS 2014 Spring Series 2
3 : 2Cloud9logo std.pngC9T
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-03-261$8,000$ 8,000€ 5,760 NACL Season 2
3 : 1Team 8logo std.pngT8
 ackerman,  NoName,  XiaoWeiXiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-03-161$350$ 350€ 248.5 NA Challenger Series #2
3 : 1VVv Gaminglogo std.pngVVV
 Ackerman,  NoName,  xiaoweixiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
2014-02-231$350$ 350€ 252 NA Challenger Series #1
3 : 0Team LoLPrologo std.pngPRO
 Ackerman,  NoName,  xiaoweixiao,  Vasilii,  Mor
Total Prize:USD 87,400

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