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Team WE
Team WE Logo.png
TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: China China
NO. OF PLAYERS: 8
TEAM STAFF
COACHES: Kim "HooN" Nam-hoon
Yoon "Homme" Sung-young
MANAGERS: Zhou "Zax" Hao
Pei "KinG" Le
Li "Sky" Xiao Feng
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
i-rocks PandaTV Monster Energy
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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HISTORY
CREATED: LoL Division - 2011-03-21



Team WE, the very first eSports club based in China, formed their first League of Legends team in March of 2011. Initially gaining recognition for their Warcraft 3 division, WE also sponsors players and teams for StarCraft II and DotA.

History

Season 1
Team WE, once known simply as World Elite, is a pioneering esports organization based in Shanghai, China. They were originally a Warcraft 3 based team, housing many renown players such as Li "Sky" Xiaofeng, a legendary human-main dubbed as the "Human Emperor". The team turned 8 years old as of April 14, 2013. In 2011 Team WE created their first League of Legends team.

Team WE announced the formation of a League of Legends team in March 2011. [1] The newly formed lineup quickly achieved success in major tournaments, taking 1st in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou, 1st in the LoL Pro League, and 1st at Tencent Games Carnival 2011. [2][3] They fell to Invictus Gaming in the Chinese national finals for the 2011 World Cyber Games. [4] With a first place finish at Guangzhou, the team was ensured a slot for the IEM Season VI - World Championship, but due to visa complications, they were unable to attend. [5] WE qualified for IPL5 and the Season 2 World Championship in May 2012.

Season 2
Team WE received an invite to Azubu The Champions Summer 2012, which would be their first test against non-Chinese teams since Guangzhou; they only managed to place in the top eight, losing 0-2 in the quarterfinals to CLG EU. [6] Expectations were high for WE at IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown in August, but they underperformed once again and finished just 5th-6th, losing in succession to Team Legion and Curse Gaming. These disappointing results led to the departures of YJTM and if, who were replaced by ClearLove and Fzzf.

At the Season 2 World Championship in October of 2012, Team WE was given a bye through the group stage. After a random drawing, they were placed against CLG EU in the round of eight, a rematch of their quarterfinal from Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. However, technical issues marred the best-of-three. The teams split the first two games before failed remakes and dropped connections forced rescheduling. In the postponed third and final match, a slow and grinding game ended up in CLG's favor. Team WE finished 5th-8th and brought home $ 75,000.

After winning the Chinese Online Qualifier for IPL5, Team WE traveled to Las Vegas to compete with fifteen other teams for the $ 100,000 prizepool. In the group stages, Team WE advanced first in their group 2-0 with victories over Fnatic and Azubu Blaze. Then in the Winner's Bracket, they went on to defeat Moscow Five (2-0), CLG EU (2-0), and once again defeating Fnatic, this time 2-1 to secure a spot in the Grand Finals where they would face Fnatic for a third time. Starting up one game in a best of five, Team WE came out victorious with a 3-1 victory to become the IPL5 Champions.

Season 3
In their first major tournament in 2013, the GIGABYTE StarsWar League/Season 2, they trampled the group stage, winning every best of 2 set except against their biggest rival, Invictus Gaming, which ended in a draw. Much like IPL5, they won most of the bracket stage with almost perfect records. 2-0 against the Taipei Assassins and 3-1 against Invictus Gaming in the semifinals, WE was posed to take the tournament like they did with pretty much every single tournament they played in the past half year. But a slump hit few key members on the team such as Weixiao and team coordination was overwhelmed by miscommunication. Despite having a one win advantage due to being the winners of the winners bracket, they lost to Invictus Gaming in the grand finals 2-3.

The week before the SWL and the weeks after, the team underperformed against teams like OMG and Invictus Gaming, losing games to even teams like Royal Club Huang Zu, barely holding their top 3 spot. Despite the recent slump and less than expected performance, they managed to keep their perfect record against Positive Energy and take a game off of Invictus Gaming, in the 7th week of 2013 LPL Spring/Regular Season

Week 8 of the 2013 LPL Spring/Regular Season Team WE suffered one of their most devastating and humiliating defeats of the entire season, losing the Wings of Aurora in their first match of the week. During Day 2, they played a rough and slow game versus Royal Club Huang Zu, only winning in the end due to a decisive call made by Weixiao to base race.

Week 9 was dubbed by Chinese fans as "the Week WE returned" as they barely lost to OMG, and completely dominated Positive Energy and Invictus Gaming with the latter again not banning out Twisted Fate.

With the final week of of the 2013 LPL Spring/Regular Season looming ahead, the team had to also prepare for the upcoming NVIDIA Game Festival 2013 which they had to face OMG in the semifinals and Royal Club Huang Zu in the grand finals. By the end of the week, the team took first place in the tournament defeating Royal Club Huang Zu 2-0 in the best out of 3 series.

Team WE was knocked out of the semifinals of the 2013 LPL Spring/Playoffs by Invictus Gaming (1-2), securing 4th place in the Spring split of the LPL.

Despite the defeats in the LPL Spring Playoffs and the poor results at StarsWar 8, Team WE managed to defeat OMG (2-1) and Invictus Gaming (2-0) in the IEM Season VIII - Shanghai, securing 1st place in the tournament.

Team WE returned to China for the 2013 LPL Summer Split and finished 4th with a 13-8 record. They would go on to improve their performance in the playoffs and finished 3rd after defeating Royal Club Huang Zu in the 3rd place match due to Royal's forfeit. Team WE however was unable to qualify for the Chinese Regionals and didn't qualify for Worlds.

Season 4

At the start of 2014, Team WE participated in the first season of Demacia Cup and finished 2nd, losing to Invictus Gaming in the Finals. In the 2014 LPL Spring Split, Team WE finished 3rd with an impressive 18-10 record. Despite their solid regular season finish, they would finish 4th in the playoffs, losing to OMG 1-2 in the 3rd place match.

The team would rebound at IEM Season IX - Shenzhen, winning the title after defeating Edward Gaming 2-1 in the finals. In the 2014 LPL Summer Split, Team WE would finish 5th with a 14-14 record. This meant the team wouldn't attend the Summer Playoffs or Worlds. In December of 2014, they attended the 2nd season of Demacia Cup and finished once more in 2nd, losing 2-3 to EDG in the finals.

Season 5

During the Spring Season of 2015, WE acquired Korean star Spirit in the hopes of getting good results in the LPL. They would go on to attend the IEM IX World Championship - Katowice but leading into the event, they had a very rough time in the LPL, being at the bottom of the league when going to Katowice. Despite being counted out by most analysts, Team WE performed heavily above expectations and eliminated the Korean favorites GE Tigers from the tournament. They would fall to Team SoloMid 0-3 in the finals but took home a very respectable 2nd place finish. Going back to China to finish the Spring Split, the team was barely able to finish 8th with a 18-26 record. In the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs Team WE fell to EDG 2-3 in the first round in a very close series.

The 2015 LPL Summer Split went worse for Team WE, as they would finish 11th with a 17-27 record. This forced them to attend the 2015 LPL Spring Promotion but they would re-qualify for the LPL after defeating Unlimited Potential with a 3-0 sweep. Near the end of November the team would attend 2015 NEST and won the tournament, defeating Snake Esports 2-0 in the finals.

Season 6
In the 2016 Season, after re-vamping their roster Team WE entered the 2015 LPL Spring Split as underdogs but proved to be contenders for the title after finishing 2nd with a 10-6 record. Going into the Playoffs, the team defeated Vici Gaming 3-1 and despite losing to Royal Never Give Up 2-3 in the Semifinals the team finished in 3rd after taking down Qiao Gu Reapers in the 3rd place match. Summer was slightly more successful for Team WE as the team finished 2nd in their group and in the playoffs, they finished 4th after losing an incredibly close series 2-3 to IMay. This unfortunately meant that they were unable to qualify for Worlds.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name
Top Laner China 957 Ke Chang Yu (柯昌宇)
Top Laner China LaoZhou Zhou Chao (周超)
Jungler China Condi Xiang Ren Jie (向人杰)
Mid Laner China Xiye Su Han Wei (苏汉伟)
Mid Laner China ZBB Ke Zhi (柯智)
AD Carry South Korea Mystic Jin Sung Jun (진성준)
AD Carry South Korea Raison Jeong Soo Bin (정수빈)
Support South Korea Ben Nam Dong Hyun (남동현)
Support China Conan Ke Yi (柯宜)
Support South Korea Zero Yoon Kyung Sub (윤경섭)

ID Name Next Team
AD Carry China SukiM Chen Zhi-Yuan (陈智远)
LGD Gaming
Top Laner China Aluka Peng Zhen-Ming (彭震铭)
None
Jungler China WuShuang Wang Haili
Game Talents
AD Carry China Styz Qu Zi-Liang
None
Support China SunnGoo Fang Hong-Ri (方虹日)
None
Support China YuZhe Zhang Zhe (张哲)
Positive Energy
Jungler South Korea Spirit Lee Da-yoon (이다윤)
Fnatic
Mid Laner South Korea Ninja Noh Geon-woo (노건우)
Team Dragon Knights
China Candy Tang Xin (唐鑫)
Team WE Academy
Jungler South Korea OldB Yang Seungbin (양승빈)
Team WE Future
AD Carry China WeiXiao Gao Xue-Cheng (高学成) Retired.png Retired
Top Laner China CaoMei Wei Han-Dong (魏汉东) Retired.png Retired
Jungler China Ruo Teng Yang-Tian-Xia (滕杨天下)
Team WE Academy
Jungler South Korea Sin Yeon Hyeong-mo (연형모)
None
Jungler China ClearLove Ming Kai (明凯)
EDward Gaming
Support China Fzzf Feng Zhuo-Jun (冯卓君)
EDward Gaming
Mid Laner China Misaya Yu Jing-Xi (禹景曦) Retired.png Retired
Support China if Cui Yi (崔毅)
Invictus Gaming Young
Jungler China YJTM Wu Song-Jun (吴松骏)
None
Top Laner Hong Kong YMS Shu Wen (舒文) Retired.png Retired
Jungler China Ayaya Li Ling-Zhi (李凌志)
LGD Gaming
Jungler China JokerJ Xu Fei (许飞) Casterlogo std.png Caster

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
China Sicca Li Hao-Yu (李浩宇) Support
None
G-League 2013
China AhrI Liu Xu-Dong (刘旭东) Support
None
Demacia Cup

Organization

ID Name Position
China Smallorc Zhang Wei (张伟) CEO / Leader
China Zax Zhou Hao (周豪) Manager
China KinG Pei Le (裴乐) Manager
China Sky Li Xiao-Feng (李晓峰) Manager
China Angelxi Wang Zhen-Yao (王振耀) Team Leader
China YFK Yang Fan (杨帆) Team Leader
South Korea HooN Kim Nam-hoon (김남훈) Head Coach
South Korea Homme Yoon Sung-young (윤성영) Coach

ID Name Role Next Team
China Aaron Ji Xing (姬星) Analyst
EDward Gaming
China KinQi Lu Zhe (卢哲) Team Leader
Team WE Future
South Korea Hiro Lee Woo-suk (이우석) Head Coach
None
China vekyhe He Qing-Hui (何庆辉) Team Leader
None
China JokerJ Xu Fei (许飞) Coach Casterlogo std.png Caster

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-26 LPL.png 4th 2017 LPL Summer Playoffs 2 : 3
Invictus Gaming
¥ 300,000
2017-08-20 LPL.png 2nd 2017 LPL Summer Split - Group A 11 - 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2017-07-09 2017RRReds.png 1st 2017 Rift Rivals - Red 3 : 1
LCK
2017-06-01 2017DemaciaCup.png 5 - 8th 2017 Demacia Cup 0 : 3
Invictus Gaming
2017-05-20 2017 Mid-Season Invitational.png 3 - 4th 2017 Mid-Season Invitational 1 : 3
G2 Esports
2017-04-29 LPL.png 1st 2017 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 0
Royal Never Give Up
¥ 1,500,000
2017-04-16 LPL.png 1st 2017 LPL Spring Split - Group B 12 - 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-28 LPL.png NQ 2016 LPL Regional Qualifiers 2 : 3
IMay
2016-08-15 LPL.png 4th 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
IMay
¥ 300,000
2016-08-06 LPL.png 2nd 2016 LPL Summer Split Group B 10 - 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2016-07-02 DemaciaCup Logosmall.png 5 - 8th 2016 Demacia Cup 0 : 3
Royal Never Give Up
2016-04-18 LPL.png 3rd 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 0
Qiao Gu Reapers
¥ 500,000
2016-04-10 LPL.png 2nd 2016 LPL Spring Split Group A 10 - 6 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-29 NEST Logo.png 1st 2015 NEST 2 : 0
Snake Esports
¥ 200,000
2015-08-13 LPL.png Q 2016 LPL Spring Promotion 3 : 0
Unlimited Potential
2015-08-09 LPL.png 11th 2015 LPL Summer Split 17 : 27 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-04-14 LPL.png 5 - 8th 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs 2 : 3
EDward Gaming
2015-04-12 LPL.png 5 - 8th 2015 LPL Spring Split 18 : 26 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-03-15 Esltumbnail.png 2nd IEM IX World Championship Katowice 0 : 3
Team SoloMid
$ 30,000

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-20 WGT logo small.png 5 - 8th World GameMaster Tournament 2014 0 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-12-13 DemaciaCup Logosmall.png 2nd Demacia Cup Season 2 2 : 3
EDward Gaming
¥ 150,000
2014-11-01 NEST Logo.png 3 - 4th National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014 0 : 2
EDward Gaming
¥ 30,000
2014-10-26 NGFlogo small.png 2nd NVIDIA Game Festival 2014 0 : 2
EDward Gaming
¥ 50,000
2014-09-10 5 - 8th X Championship Season I 0 : 2
Team King
2014-08-16 LPL.png 5th 2014 LPL Summer Regular Season 14 : 14 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-07-20 Esltumbnail.png 1st IEM Season IX - Shenzhen 2 : 1
EDward Gaming
$ 3,500
2014-05-25 LPL.png 4th 2014 LPL Spring Playoffs 1 : 2
OMG
¥ 150,000
2014-04-28 International Esports Tournament 2014.png 5 - 8th International Esports Tournament 2014 1 : 2
OMG
¥ 5,000
2014-04-26 LPL.png 3rd 2014 LPL Spring Regular Season 18 : 10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2014-03-15 Esltumbnail.png 7 - 8th IEM Season VIII - World Championship 0 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L) $ 7,500
2014-01-03 LPL.png 2nd Demacia Cup Season 1 2 : 3
Invictus Gaming
¥ 50,000

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-30 Gleaguelogo small.png 3 - 4th G-League 2013 0 : 2
Team WE Academy
¥ 10,000
2013-12-01 WCGlogo small.png 3rd 2013 World Cyber Games 2 : 0
Lyon Gaming
$ 10,000
2013-11-20 LPL.png 3rd 2013 LPL Summer Playoffs W:FF
Royal Club
¥ 200,000
2013-11-10 NEST Logo.png 2nd National Electronic Sports Tournament 0 : 2
OMG
¥ 70,000
2013-10-13 WCGlogo small.png 2nd 2013 WCG China Qualifiers 0 : 2
OMG
¥ 30,000
2013-09-01 LPL.png 4th 2013 LPL Summer Regular Season 13 : 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2013-07-26 Esltumbnail.png 1st IEM Season VIII - Shanghai 2 : 0
Invictus Gaming
$ 18,000
2013-07-06 StarsWar logo.png 5 - 6th StarsWar 8 1 : 2
Invictus Gaming
2013-07-01 Asian Indoor Martial Arts Games.png 2nd Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013 1 : 2
KT Rolster Bullets
2013-06-23 LPL.png 4th 2013 LPL Spring Playoffs 1 : 2
Invictus Gaming
¥ 150,000
2013-05-19 NGFlogo small.png 1st NVIDIA Game Festival 2013 2 : 0
Royal Club
¥ 100,000
2013-04-23 StarsWar logo.png 2nd GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 2 : 3
Invictus Gaming
¥ 30,000
2013-03-09 Gleaguelogo small.png 1st G-League 2012 Season 2 3 : 2
Invictus Gaming
¥ 200,000

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-29 1st HAN Pro League 3 : 0
Positive Energy
¥ 20,000
2012-12-02 Ipllogo small.png 1st IPL 5 3 : 1
Fnatic
$ 50,000
2012-11-25 TGA logo small.png 1st TGA Grand Prix Winter 2012 2 : 1
Royal Club
¥ 200,000
2012-11-19 1st Enter the Dragon 3 : 0
KT Rolster A
₩ 6,000,000
2012-11-11 1st GIGABYTE StarsWar League 4 : 0
LGD Gaming
¥ 40,000
2012-11-03 Ieflogo small.png 1st International e-Culture Festival 2012 2 : 1
Invictus Gaming
$ 14,000
2012-10-28 WEMlogo.png 1st World e-Sports Masters 2012 2 : 1
Invictus Gaming
$ 22,000
2012-10-10 RpPoints.png 5 - 8th Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2
CLG Europe
$ 75,000
2012-09-27 1st Ultimate Game Tournament 2 : 0
Invictus Gaming
¥ 20,000
2012-08-12 Ipllogo small.png 5 - 6th IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown 1 : 2
Team Curse
$ 1,250
2012-08-03 Ogn logo.png 5 - 8th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 0 : 2
CLG Europe
₩ 6,500,000
2012-06-23 TGA logo small.png 1st Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2012 2 : 0
EHOME
¥ 200,000
2012-06-17 2nd StarsWar 7 1 : 2
Taipei Assassins
¥ 15,000
2012-04-30 1st NVIDIA Game Festival 2012 2 : 1
Taipei Assassins
$ 6,000
2012-01-13 WGT logo small.png 1st World GameMaster Tournament 2012 2 : 1
Invictus Gaming
¥ 30,000

2011 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-11-19 TGC logo small.png 1st Tencent Games Carnival 2011 1 : 0
EHOME
¥ 200,000
2011-10-05 Esltumbnail.png 1st IEM Season VI - Guangzhou 2 : 1
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 12,000
2011-08-07 WCGlogo small.png 2nd 2011 World Cyber Games - China Qualifiers 0 : 1
Invictus Gaming
¥ 20,000
2011-07-17 TGA logo small.png 2nd Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2011 0 : 1
CCM
¥ 20,000

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References

  1. Team WE formed replays.net
  2. IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou esl-world.net
  3. WE Places 1st at Tencent Games Carnival 2011 games.qq.com
  4. WCG 2011 China Finals youku.com
  5. Against All Authority replaces WE at CeBIT esl-world.net
  6. Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Results "ognlol.com"
  7. 【公告】原Team WE电子竞技俱乐部英雄联盟分部队长,WE.Aluka彭震铭 weibo.com
  8. Aluka parts ways with Team WE thescoreesports.com
  9. [1]
  10. LGD Gaming announce their 2017 LPL Spring roster, including Korean jungler Croc esports.yahoo.com
  11. Team WE's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) qq.com
  12. [2]
  13. Spirit's Weibo Post weibo.com
  14. “957”柯昌宇加入Team WE英雄联盟分部 beta.tatazu.com
  15. 957 joins Team WE as top laner thescoreesports.com
  16. Team WE's Weibo Post
  17. Zero joins Team WE thescoreesports.com
  18. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  19. 柯宜以转会的形式正式加盟WE.GIGABYTE (Chinese) tatazu.com
  20. Sin leaves World Elite, Ruo returns to starting jungle onGamers.com
  21. World Elite signs OldB from Prime Optimus onGamers.com
  22. WeiXiao Officially Retires onGamers.com
  23. [3] Twitter.com
  24. 中 WE 코치로 돌아온 김남훈, LoL과 함께한 그의 프로게이머 인생
  25. L.ACE's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
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  27. Team WE电子竞技俱乐部LOL分部人员调整公告 (Chinese) tatazu.com
  28. 传闻成真:Clearlove加盟WE 分队建立中 (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames.com
  29. 王牌基友档解散 WE辅助IF正式宣布离队 (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames.com
  30. WE阵容调整:Fzzf加入填补IF辅助空位 (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames.com
  31. Team WE正式成立英雄联盟LOL战队 (Chinese) lol.replays.net
  32. WE队长小饭离队 (Chinese) lol.replays.net
  33. Interview with Weixiao (Formerly Furrystyle) of WE clgaming.net
  34. WE战队夜梦书退役 TGC夺冠后完美离开 (Chinese) lol.plu.cn
  35. WE新队员确认!若风:草莓实力很强 打主力AD wangyou.pcgames.com.cn