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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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 third-place match.

Pre-Season 3[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Player Roster[edit]

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
Quas Diego Ruiz 11Top Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2013-10-142013-10-14 2015-01-062015-01-06
IWillDominate Christian Rivera 12Jungle Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2013-10-072013-10-07 2015-01-062015-01-06
FeniX Kim Jae-hoon (김재훈) 13Mid Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2014-12-132014-12-13 2015-01-062015-01-06
Piglet Chae Gwang-jin (채광진) 14Bot Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2014-10-222014-10-22 2015-01-062015-01-06
Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 15Support Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2014-05-042014-05-04 2015-01-062015-01-06
Keane Jang Lae-young (장래영) 23Sub/Mid Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 2014-05-232014-05-23 2015-01-062015-01-06
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 15Support Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 2014-02-042014-02-04 2015-01-062015-01-06
zignature Derek Shao 24Sub/Bot Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid Academy 2014-05-112014-05-?? 2015-01-062015-01-06
Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo 25Sub/Sup Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy 2014-03-062014-03-06 2015-01-062015-01-06
Voyboy Joedat Esfahani 13Mid Team Frostbitelogo std.pngTeam Frostbite 2012-11-012012-11-01 2014-11-112014-11-11
Cop David Roberson 14Bot Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro 2011-12-202011-12-20 2014-09-192014-09-19
mancloud Zachary Hoschar 23Sub/Mid Stormlogo std.pngStorm 2014-05-112014-05-?? 2014-08-112014-08-??
Rhux Keenan Santos 21Sub/Top Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 2012-10-202012-10-20 2014-05-112014-05-??
LOD Ben deMunck 24Sub/Bot Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast 2014-03-112014-03-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
Zekent George Liu 25Sub/Sup Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2013-10-072013-10-07 2014-02-042014-02-04
Sheep Jamie Gallagher 25Sub/Sup XDG Gaminglogo std.pngXDG Gaming 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-02-252014-02-25
Swain Gretzky Aaron Bean 23Sub/Mid None 2013-04-072013-04-07 ???
OneBadBrad Brad Watson 22Sub/Jun None 2013-04-112013-04-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
Only Jaximus Phillip Carter 23Sub/Mid None 2013-07-152013-07-15 ???
Pobelter Eugene Park 13Mid Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses 2013-10-072013-10-07 2013-10-132013-10-13
Aphromoo Zaqueri Black 14Bot Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaming 2013-10-072013-10-07 2013-10-132013-10-13
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 12Jungle Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2012-05-192012-05-19 2013-10-072013-10-07
Nyjacky Jacky Wang 23Sub/Mid Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro 2011-08-252011-08-25 2013-10-072013-10-07
Edward Edward Abgaryan 15Support GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming 2013-06-072013-06-07 2013-10-072013-10-07
Elementz Cody Sigfusson 26Substitute Coachlogo std.pngCoach 2011-12-192011-12-19 2013-06-012013-06-01
Hai Hai Lam 26Substitute Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming 2013-02-112013-02-?? 2013-05-112013-05-11
Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 26Substitute Epik Gamerlogo std.pngEpik Gamer 2012-06-082012-06-08 2012-12-152012-12-15
Salce Trevor Salce 11Top Epik Gamerlogo std.pngEpik Gamer 2012-09-282012-09-28 2012-11-012012-11-01
Pobelter Eugene Park 13Mid Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses 2011-08-252011-08-25 2012-06-082012-06-08
Crumbzz Alberto Rengifo 12Jungle Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas 2011-10-192011-10-19 2012-05-192012-05-19
SYDTKO Thomas Oh 11Top Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2011-08-252011-08-25 2012-05-112012-05-??
LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 15Support Managerlogo std.pngManager 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-12-192011-12-19
DontMashMe Brandon Phan 14Bot Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-11-262011-11-26
Doublelift Peter Peng 14Bot Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaming 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-11-242011-11-24
Lapaka Luis Perez 12Jungle Absolute Legendslogo std.pngAbsolute Legends NA 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-10-192011-10-19
Jsura Justin Nguyen 14Bot Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2011-08-252011-08-25 2011-10-192011-10-19

Temporary Subs[edit]

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Pobelter Eugene Park 11Top
MLG Summer Arena
GibPfötchen Peter Gaida 11Top
IEM Season VI - World Championship
Only Jaximus Phillip Carter 11Top
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Flashy Yurii Shilenkov 13Mid

Player League Participation[edit]

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


CopTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngGravitylogo std.png130
VoyboyTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.png112
SaintviciousTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngGravitylogo std.png82
NyjackyTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.png56
ElementzTeam Curselogo std.png28
EdwardTeam Curselogo std.png28
QuasTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png137
IWDominateTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.png95
Bunny FuFuuTeam Curselogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngGravitylogo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.png67
ZekentTeam Curselogo std.png8
XpecialTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png270



ID Name Position Next Team
LiQuiD112 Steve Arhancet 80Owner Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
jokasteve Steve Perino General Manager Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Peter Peter Zhang (張藝) 80Head Coach Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
MarkZ Mark Zimmerman 80Head Analyst Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jim Afremow Sports Pyschologist None
Chris White Analyst None
Eetu Heiska Analyst None
Roman Roman Boychuk Manager None
Saintvicious Brandon DiMarco 80Coach Curse Academylogo std.pngCurse Academy
Zekent George Liu 80Coach None


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

Minimum place

Team Curse Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2014-09-014$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,610 NA LCS 2014 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3LMQ TClogo std.pngLMQ
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Xpecial
2014-08-034 NA LCS 2014 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Xpecial
2014-04-204$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,230 NA LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  BunnyFuFuu
2014-04-065 NA LCS 2014 Spring
11 - 17Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Quas,  IWDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Zekent,  Saintvicious,  Bunny FuFuu
2013-12-22Q NA LCS 2014 Spring Promotion
3 : 1COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOG
 Quas,  IWillDominate,  Voyboy,  Cop,  Zekent
2013-12-153 - 4$4,500$ 4,500€ 3,240 North American Challenger League
0 : 2Complexitylogo std.pngCOL
 Voyboy,  Rhux,  IWDominate,  OneBadBrad,  Pobelter,  Only Jaximus,  aphromoo,  fabbbyyy,  Zekent,  Hyolyn
2013-09-016 NA LCS 2013 Summer Playoffs
0 : 2Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  Edward
2013-08-164 NA LCS 2013 Summer
13 - 15Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  Edward
2013-04-284$10,000$ 10,000€ 7,670 NA LCS 2013 Spring Playoffs
1 : 2Teamvulcunlogo std.pngVUL
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  Rhux
2013-04-192 NA LCS 2013 Spring
19 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Voyboy,  Saintvicious,  NyJacky,  Cop,  Elementz
Total Prize:USD 34,500

Highlight Videos[edit]



  • 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[edit]


  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. 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. Curse Is Sponsoring A League of Legends Pro Team
  14. Official Thread for Curse Gaming Roster Changes
  15. CLG Welcomes Doublelift back to the Fold!
  16. DontMashme no Longer on Curse
  17. Oh you guys..
  18. About Team Curse
  19. TeamSpeak Sponsors Team Curse, A Pro LoL Team!
  20. saintvicious joined curse crumbzz to dignitas
  21. Westrice replaces Pobelter for Curse after Anaheim!
  22. Curse.NA - News about the future of Salce/Westrice
  23. Voyboy joins Curse Gaming
  24. Salce's Twitter post
  25. The Morning Liquid Show Ep. 10
  26. SotLTravis Twitter status
  27. Westrice Reddit post
  28. Cooler Master Enters ESports Through League Of Legends Team Curse Sponsorship
  29. Dell Invests In League Of Legends Team Curse With Alienware Sponsorship
  30. Swain Gretzky's Facebook Post
  31. Elementz to become Free Agent; Rhux in as Support for Curse
  32. ZionSpartan's Reddit Post
  33. Team Curse Adds Edward (Previously Gamit Gaming) to Starting League of Legends Lineup
  34. Curse Adds Jaximus as Sub for League of Legends
  35. Nissan
  36. Voyboy's Facebook Post
  37. Pobelter's Twitter Post
  38. Aphro's twitter post
  39. ggLA's Reddit Post
  40. Cop's Vlog "I'm back... "
  41. XDG would like to welcome SHEEP!
  42. Curse Adds New Support for Super Week
  43. Xpecial Joins Team Curse
  44. Keane joins as sub
  45. Astro Gaming sponsors Curse
  46. Team Curse Releases Cop
  47. Team Curse Adds New Coach
  48. Team Curse Adds Piglet
  49. Voyboy's Facebook Post
  50. Fenix joins Team Curse
  51. Breaking the Curse: Liquid Rising