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Org LocationNorth America North America
 North America
Sponsor(s)CM Storm
Scuf Gaming
Loot Crate
ASTRO Gaming
Quest Nutrition
Operation Supply Drop
Created2011-08-28 LoL Division
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Team Curse is a North American League of Legends team sponsored by Curse, Inc., an online game portal and network of gaming sites. The roster was first formed by LiQuiD112 in 2010, when the team was originally named Team XXX. The team first received a sponsorship from unRestricted eSports. After qualifying for MLG Raleigh in August 2011, they obtained a sponsorship with Curse, and renamed to Curse Gaming.

In February 2012, they held their first major tournament, the Curse Invitational, which coincided with the launch of their League of Legends website,


Acquisition of unRestricted Roster

On August 25, 2011, the former unRestricted roster was picked up by Team Curse. Team Curse was's first foray into the eSports scene. The initial roster of the team included LiQuiD112, DontMashMe, Doublelift, SYDTKO, Pobelter, Lapaka, Nyjacky, and Jsura.

Season 1

Team Curse attended their first event at 2011 MLG Raleigh, where they took 4th place, after losing three series. The team lost the best of three series against Counter Logic Gaming 1-2, Epik Gamer 1-2, and Team SoloMid 0-2, but obtained 40 Circuit Points from the event. This placed Team Curse in 4th in the NA Circuit Rankings behind the other three teams at the event.

Pre-Season 2

During Pre-Season 2, Curse reached the finals of the CSN Dawn of Champions Cup 2011 where they fell to Team WE 2-0, placing them second overall. Half a month later, Curse attended their second North American LAN, IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City, where they gained a 5th-8th placing after falling to Dignitas in the first round. Attending their first international event, Curse was one of the American invitees to IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York where they took a 5th-6th placing, going 1-2 in the group stage by defeating v8 Esports while falling to SK Gaming and Sypher. Curse's jungler Lapaka later decided to leave the team, stating his main reason as internal conflicts with one of the team members. [1]

Season 2

With the arrival of Season 2 came changes to the Curse roster, with DontMashMe leaving due to irreconcilable differences with the management and direction of Curse, and Doublelift leaving in order to pursue a career with Counter Logic Gaming Prime as their new AD carry. Despite the departure of some of their key players, Curse was still able to play in the National ESL Premier League Season 2, placing second behind Counter Logic Gaming.

After being benched from CLG, support player Elementz joined Curse on December 19. The next two major tournaments that Curse would attend were IEM Kiev and IEM Hanover on January 22 and March 10, respectively. At IEM Kiev the team went 1-3 in the group stage, defeating White Lotus but losing to SK Gaming and Team SoloMid.[2] At Hanover, Curse went 2-3 in groups and advanced to the quarterfinals but then lost 2-0 to CLG.[3][4] At IPL 4, the team once again placed 5th/6th, defeating Epik Gamer 2-0 in round one, but losing to Team SoloMid 2-0 in the second round and then finally eliminated by Monomaniac 2-1 in the loser's bracket.

In May, long-time League of Legends player and theorycrafter Thomas "SYDTKO" Oh retired from competitive League of Legends. In the same month, a three-team shuffle occurred between Curse, Dignitas, and CLG. Crumbzz left Curse because he was unable to move into their gaming house due to school commitments and joined Team Dignitas, replacing Voyboy in the toplane; Voyboy moved from Dignitas to CLG, staying in the toplane; and CLG's jungler Saintvicious joined Curse to replace Crumbzz.

On June 8, Curse picked up Westrice as their top laner, as Pobelter was too young to move into a gaming house. Curse's first competitive matches with Westrice as their top laner were at the MLG 2012 - Spring Championship, where the newly reformed team was able to place 7th/8th. On August 26, Curse won the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship, beating Dignitas in the best of 5 finals 3-2. However, both teams were disqualified by MLG and Riot for violating MLG's Official Pro Circuit Conduct Rules: "competitors may not intentionally Forfeit a Game or conspire to manipulate Rankings or Brackets." No prize money or circuit points were awarded to either teams.[5][6]

On August 20, Curse would compete in the North American Regional Season 2 World Championship Qualifier, but failed to qualify, placing 4th, losing to Counter Logic Gaming in the 3rd place match.

Pre-Season 3

Following the conclusion of Season 2, on October 19, 2012, Curse hosted an Extra Life League of Legends charity stream marathon supporting the Seattle Children's Hospital. [7]

Team Curse would pick up gold in two minor tournaments in Solo Mid Series Week 4 and Solo Mid Series Week 5. Elementz would not play in these two tournaments, instead the winner of the Curse 1v1 tournament Rhux would tryout for the support position. On November 21, LiQuiD112 announced on The Morning Liquid show that they would be benching Elementz in favor of Rhux. He cited that it would give them a "better opportunity" at the upcoming IPL 5 event[8].

Curse would compete in the IPL 5 tournament in Las Vegas on the 29th of November. They would take third in the group stages, suffering defeat twice at the hands of Moscow 5, but managing to win against Blackbean from Thailand. Being knocked to the losers bracket, Curse would sweep the series against Team Dynamic, and then be forced to fight against their sister team Curse EU. They would manage to eliminate Curse EU from the tournament 2-1 to advance against Taipei Assassins. The Taiwanese team would defeat them 2-0, ending their tournament run. Team Curse placed 7th-8th at the event and took home $1,750 in winnings.

Season 3

Curse started off the Spring Season of the NA LCS Spring Season strong. They didn't drop a single game, up until week 4, when they lost their first game to Dignitas. Despite that loss, and having a rough rest of the season, Curse still finished 2nd, securing their spot in the Spring Playoffs along with securing their spot in the Summer Season of the NA LCS. Despite having a roster change right before the Playoffs, Curse went on to place 4th in the NA LCS Spring Playoffs.

On the eve of the NA LCS Summer Season, Team Curse announced the huge news that they would be filling their support role by EU ex-Gambit Gaming member Edward, who was the EU LCS All Star. He would be the first player to ever in both NA and EU LCS. Despite the huge roster acquisition, Curse had a shaky Summer season, fighting hard to stay in the middle of the pack. They did end the season 13-15 in a 4th spot place going into NA LCS Summer Playoffs. They first faced off against Team Dignitas and even though winning their first game in a dominating fashion, they lost the next ones, losing 1-2, therefore having to play CLG for the 5th spot decider. Curse was unable to best them in the set losing 0-2, and were sent to relegation to play for their spot back in the Season 4 Spring Promotion.

Pre-Season 4

In October 2013, it would be announced Team Curse would change its roster in a major way after disappointing results at the end of Season 3. It would include the departure of support player Edward, the last player of the original Curse lineup, Nyjacky would be moved to the reformed Curse Gaming EU roster, now named Team LoL Pro. Cop would move to a sub position while also joining the LoL Pro roster. Saintvicious stepped down from the player roster to become their coach/analyst. Curse would recruit ex-CLG support Aphromoo as their new starting AD, ex-Curse Academy mid Pobelter, ex-Curse Academy coach/jungler IWillDominate would replace Saintvicious in the jungle, and ex-coach/support for To Be Determined, Zekent. Voyboy would be the only remaining member untouched on the roster to stay in his top lane position.

The new team's first challenge would be the new organized Challenger league they were invited to, the North American Challenger League.

On October 13, Aphromoo and Pobelter were released.

October 14, Cop became the starting AD carry once again while Quas from Gold Gaming LA joined as the new toplaner as Voyboy moved to the midlane.

Season 4

Curse's starting roster for the spring split consisted of Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Cop, and Zekent. After the end of the third week of the split, Saintvicious became the starting support in place of Zekent, and then at the end of the seventh week Saintvicious was in turn replaced by Bunny FuFuu, who dazzled fans with his Thresh play. Curse finished the split in fifth place, behind Team Dignitas and ahead of Team Coast, and they ended up passing Dignitas in the playoffs to end the season in fourth place.

On May 4, after being benched from Team SoloMid, Xpecial became the starting support for Team Curse, replacing Bunny FuFuu. The roster that played in the LCS Summer Split was Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Cop, and Xpecial. Curse finished fourth in both the regular season and the playoffs after beating Counter Logic Gaming in the quarterfinals but then losing to Cloud9 and LMQ.

On September 19, after the summer LCS was over, Cop was removed from the starting roster and moved to Curse Academy as the starting AD carry there. It wasn't until October 22 that he was replaced, when Curse brought in former SK Telecom T1 K starting AD carry Piglet to the team.

On October 13, the team re-signs their current roster of Voyboy, Quas, IWillDominate, and Xpecial until October 20, 2015. They added former LMQ head coach Peter Zhang and sports psychologist Jim Aphremow and decide to lease office space for practice, so that the working and and living environments would be separate for the players.

2015 Preseason

Curse's starting roster going into the 2015 season was Quas, IWDominate, Voyboy, Piglet, and Xpecial. On November 7 it was announced that Curse and Azubu had ended their partnership.[9]

Team Curse was one of the fan-voted teams to IEM Cologne, along with CLG and Gambit Gaming; however, they were unable to accept the invitation to play due to visa issues. On December 13, Curse announced that Miso, now FeniX, would fill the mid lane spot on their roster for the 2015 season.[10]

On December 19, the Curse organization announced that Team Curse would move forward without bearing the name "Curse" as a title sponsor, in order to allow the organization to continue promoting Curse Voice with other LCS teams and continue to comply with LCS regulations.[11] As a result, Team Curse merged with Team Liquid.[12] See the continuation of the roster's history there.


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
To see the continuation of the roster's history, see Team Liquid.
To read about unRestricted history (Early 2011 - August 2011), click here.

Player Roster

Team Curse Season 4 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Zekent, Cop, Voyboy, IWillDominate, Quas
Team Curse Season 3 LCS Summer Roster
Left to Right: Cop, Voyboy, Saintvicious, Edward, Nyjacky
Team Curse Season 3 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Cop, Nyjacky, Elementz, Voyboy, Saintvicious


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Venezuela Quas Diego Ruiz 1Top Laner Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2013-10-142013-10-14 2015-01-062015-01-06
United States IWillDominate Christian Rivera 2Jungler Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2013-10-072013-10-07 2015-01-062015-01-06
South Korea FeniX Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈) 3Mid Laner Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2014-12-132014-12-13 2015-01-062015-01-06
South Korea Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 4Bot Laner Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2014-10-222014-10-22 2015-01-062015-01-06
United States Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 5Support Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2014-05-042014-05-04 2015-01-062015-01-06
South Korea Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 3Sub/Mid Curse Academylogo std.png Curse Academy 2014-05-232014-05-23 2015-01-062015-01-06
United States Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 5Support Curse Academylogo std.png Curse Academy 2014-02-042014-02-04 2015-01-062015-01-06
Canada zignature Derek Shao 4Sub/Bot Team Liquid Academylogo std.png Team Liquid Academy 2014-05-112014-05-?? 2015-01-062015-01-06
United States Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo 5Sub/Sup Curse Academylogo std.png Curse Academy 2014-03-062014-03-06 2015-01-062015-01-06
United States Voyboy Joedat Esfahani 3Mid Laner Team Frostbitelogo std.png Team Frostbite 2012-11-012012-11-01 2014-11-112014-11-11
United States Cop David Roberson 4Bot Laner Team LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro 2011-12-202011-12-20 2014-09-192014-09-19
United States mancloud Zachary Hoschar 3Sub/Mid Stormlogo std.png Storm 2014-05-112014-05-?? 2014-08-112014-08-??
United States Rhux Keenan Santos 1Sub/Top Team Coastlogo std.png Team Coast 2012-10-202012-10-20 2014-05-112014-05-??
Canada LOD Ben deMunck 4Sub/Bot Team Coastlogo std.png Team Coast 2014-03-112014-03-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
United States Zekent George Liu 5Sub/Sup Coachlogo std.png Coach 2013-10-072013-10-07 2014-02-042014-02-04
Canada Sheep Jamie Gallagher 5Sub/Sup XDG Gaminglogo std.png XDG Gaming 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-02-252014-02-25
United States Swain Gretzky Aaron Bean 3Sub/Mid
2013-04-072013-04-07 ???
United States OneBadBrad Brad Watson 2Sub/Jun
2013-04-112013-04-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
United States Only Jaximus Phillip Carter 3Sub/Mid
2013-07-152013-07-15 ???
United States Pobelter Eugene Park 3Mid Laner Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 2013-10-072013-10-07 2013-10-132013-10-13
United States Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 4Bot Laner Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 2013-10-072013-10-07 2013-10-132013-10-13
United States Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 2Jungler Coachlogo std.png Coach 2012-05-192012-05-19 2013-10-072013-10-07
China Nyjacky Jacky Wang 3Sub/Mid Team LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro 2011-08-252011-08-25 2013-10-072013-10-07
Armenia Edward Edward Abgaryan 5Support GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming 2013-06-072013-06-07 2013-10-072013-10-07
Canada Elementz Cody Sigfusson 16Substitute Coachlogo std.png Coach 2011-12-192011-12-19 2013-06-012013-06-01
United States Hai Hai Lam 16Substitute Quantic std.png Quantic Gaming 2013-02-112013-02-?? 2013-05-112013-05-11
United States Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 16Substitute Epik Gamerlogo std.png Epik Gamer 2012-06-082012-06-08 2012-12-152012-12-15
United States Salce Trevor Salce 1Top Laner Epik Gamerlogo std.png Epik Gamer 2012-09-282012-09-28 2012-11-012012-11-01
United States Pobelter Eugene Park 3Mid Laner Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 2011-08-252011-08-25 2012-06-082012-06-08
Venezuela Crumbzz Alberto Rengifo 2Jungler Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 2011-10-192011-10-19 2012-05-192012-05-19
United States SYDTKO Thomas Oh 1Top Laner Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2011-08-252011-08-25 2012-05-112012-05-??
United States LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 5Support Managerlogo std.png Manager 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-12-192011-12-19
Canada DontMashMe Brandon Phan 4Bot Laner Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-11-262011-11-26
United States Doublelift Peter Peng 4Bot Laner Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-11-242011-11-24
Dominican Republic Lapaka Luis Perez 2Jungler Allogo std.png Absolute Legends NA 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-10-192011-10-19
United States Jsura Justin Nguyen 4Bot Laner Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-10-192011-10-19

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United States Pobelter Eugene Park 1Top Laner United States Westrice MLG Summer Arena
Germany GibPfötchen Peter Gaida 1Top Laner United States SYDTKO IEM Season VI - World Championship
United States Only Jaximus Phillip Carter 1Top Laner United States Pobelter IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Russia Flashy Yurii Shilenkov 3Mid Laner China Nyjacky

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Voyboy 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 0 112 112

saintvicious 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 8 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 0 82 82

Nyjacky 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 0 56 56

Cop 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 0 130 130

Elementz 28 Team Curselogo std.png 0 28 28

Edward 28 GambitLogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 GambitLogo std.png 26 GambitLogo std.png 18 GambitLogo std.png 18 GambitLogo std.png 4 Team ROCCATlogo std.png 122 28 150

Quas 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 43 NRG Esportslogo std.png 0 135 135

IWillDominate 28 Team Curselogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 1 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 93 93

Zekent 8 Team Curselogo std.png 0 8 8

Bunny FuFuu 12 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 2 Cloud9logo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 0 66 66

Xpecial 28 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 28 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 28 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 28 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 46 Apexlogo std 2.png 41 Dignitaslogo std.png 33 Phoenix1logo std.png 0 268 268

For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2018



ID Name Position Next Team
United States LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 70Owner Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
United States jokasteve Steve Perino General Manager Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
China Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) Head Coach Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
United States MarkZ Mark Zimmerman Head Analyst Team Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
United States Jim Afremow Sports Pyschologist
Chris White Analyst
Finland Eetu Heiska Analyst
United States Roman Roman Boychuk Manager
United States Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 70Coach Curse Academylogo std.png Curse Academy
United States Zekent George Liu 70Coach

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Team Curse Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-09-01A44$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 7,610LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs2 : 3LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
2014-08-03A44LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Summer13 - 15Blanklogo std.png RR
2014-04-20A44$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 7,230LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
2014-04-06A55LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Spring11 - 17Blanklogo std.png RR
 Bunny FuFuu
2013-12-22I1QLCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2014 Spring Promotion3 : 1COGnitive Gaminglogo std.png COG
2013-12-15A33 - 4$ 4,500$ 4,500€ 3,240Nacl small.png North American Challenger League0 : 2Complexitylogo std.png coL
 Only Jaximus,
2013-09-01A66LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG
2013-08-16A44LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Summer13 - 15Blanklogo std.png RR
2013-04-28A44$ 10,000$ 10,000€ 7,670LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Spring Playoffs1 : 2Teamvulcunlogo std.png V
2013-04-19A22LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Spring19 - 9Blanklogo std.png RR
Total Prize: USD 34,500

Highlight Videos



  • 2014



  • Is jokingly referred to as CLG.Bench, or some variation thereof, by followers due to a history of acquiring released Counter Logic Gaming players (Elementz, Saintvicious, Voyboy and Aphromoo)


External Links


  1. Lapaka No Longer In Team Curse.
  2. IEM Season VI - Kiev: Curse Gaming Groupstage Results
  3. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Curse Gaming Groupstage Results
  4. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Curse Gaming Playoff Results
  5. An Important Message Regarding MLG Summer Championship League of Legends
  6. 2012 Pro Circuit Conduct Rules
  7. Harnessing Elo For Good - Curse Charity Stream Marathon
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Morning Liquid Show Ep. 10
  9. Curse's Twitter Post
  10. Welcome Fenix to the Mid Lane
  11. Team Curse being renamed in 2015
  12. Team Liquid and Former Curse Become One
  13. XDG would like to welcome SHEEP!
  14. Curse Adds New Support for Super Week
  15. Xpecial Joins Team Curse
  16. Keane joins as sub
  17. Astro Gaming sponsors Curse
  18. Team Curse Releases Cop
  19. Team Curse Adds New Coach
  20. Team Curse Adds Piglet
  21. Voyboy's Twitter Post
  22. Fenix joins Team Curse
  23. Cooler Master Enters ESports Through League Of Legends Team Curse Sponsorship
  24. Dell Invests In League Of Legends Team Curse With Alienware Sponsorship
  25. Swain Gretzky's Facebook Post
  26. Elementz to become Free Agent; Rhux in as Support for Curse
  27. ZionSpartan's Reddit Post
  28. Team Curse Adds Edward (Previously Gamit Gaming) to Starting League of Legends Lineup
  29. Curse Adds Jaximus as Sub for League of Legends
  30. Nissan
  31. Voyboy's Facebook Post
  32. Pobelter's Twitter Post
  33. Aphro's twitter post
  34. ggLA's Reddit Post
  35. Cop's Vlog "I'm back... "
  36. TeamSpeak Sponsors Team Curse, A Pro LoL Team!
  37. saintvicious joined curse crumbzz to dignitas
  38. Westrice replaces Pobelter for Curse after Anaheim!
  39. Curse.NA - News about the future of Salce/Westrice
  40. Voyboy joins Curse Gaming
  41. Salce's Twitter post
  42. SotLTravis Twitter status
  43. Westrice Reddit post
  44. Curse Is Sponsoring A League of Legends Pro Team
  45. Official Thread for Curse Gaming Roster Changes
  46. CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold!
  47. DontMashme no Longer on Curse
  48. Oh you guys..
  49. About Team Curse