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Velocity eSports

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Velocity eSports
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Team Information
Org LocationNorth America North America
Region
NA
 North America
SponsorSurrender@20
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History
Created2013-03-10
Disbanded2013-11-12
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Velocity eSports is a North American eSports organization that was founded in March 2013 around their League of Legends team after their departure from the Dirt Nap Gaming organization.

History

Season 3

Velocity eSports was formed in March 2013 after the original lineup left the Dirt Nap Gaming organization. The remaining members felt, due to several roster changes, that they needed a new image to portray them.[1] Their first tournament appearance was in the 2013 MLG Dallas Summer Promotion Tournament.

On May 11 2013, during the LCS Summer Promotion, Velocity eSports beat former NA LCS Team, Team MRN, 3-2 thus qualifying for the Summer Season of North American LCS.

On Week 5 of the NA LCS Summer Season, ecco moved from Sub to become the Mid laner, moving Vileroze to Top Lane and Cris to Sub. On Week 8, Vileroze announced that Top Lane wasn't working out for him and quit the team, moving Cris back to Top Lane, the team went on to have a 1-2 record for the week.

The Summer season in LCS was not great for Velocity, even though winning their first game in a convincing fashion but were left throughout the season with poor performances. The roster changes did not help the team to adjust and they would eventually end the season last place with a record of 5-23, still able to keep hopes alive for Season 4 to win their spot back in the Spring Promotion.

In September, it was announced that ecco would leave the team as their mid laner, having Velocity change their roster by moving frommaplestreet to mid and picking up new player Slackoh for AD. After executing this roster change, Velocity eSports took part in the North American Challenger League, with two fellow LCS teams up for relegation, Team Curse and Team Coast, as well as 7 of the top Challenger teams in North America. The new roster changes, however, didn't prove to be enough to help the team break their losing spell. Velocity had a disappointing showing in the NACL, sitting in last place 7 weeks in with a record of 5-15. In mid-November, news broke that Velocity would be releasing their entire roster, citing that both the management and the players were tired and frustrated of being unable to "win consistently on any stage" they competed in, and that some of their members were at the point where they would rather quit than continue to lose.[2]

Following the release of the Velocity eSports roster, it was announced that Denial eSports.East would temporarily stand-in for Velocity for the remaining matches of the North American Challenger League.[3] Although it was stated that Velocity would be finding a new group of players to represent the Velocity brand in the upcoming relegation tournament, speculation immediately started about whether or not Velocity would sell their spot in the North American LCS to a different organization. Heated debate followed on Reddit, with a rumor spreading that Evil Geniuses had purchased Velocity's North American LCS spot, and that they intended on transferring the majority of their current roster to a new "EG.NA" team, with a few members staying behind in Europe for the formation of a new "European Superteam", which had already been rumored for quite some time.[4] Sure enough, the rumors proved to be true. One month after the release of the Velocity eSports starting roster, it was announced that Snoopeh, Yellowpete and Krepo of Evil Geniuses would be transferring to Velocity, being joined by Pobelter, formerly of Team Curse, and Innox, formerly of Napkins in Disguise. It was also stated that the Velocity eSports brand would be changed to the Evil Geniuses brand, effectively importing EG from Europe to North America. As an organization is forbidden from owning more than one team in the League Championship Series, regardless of region, the team holding the Evil Geniuses spot in the European LCS will compete under the name Alliance, an organization with strong ties to Evil Geniuses, both brand names being owned by the same person.[5]

Timeline

  • 2013
To read about Dirt Nap Gaming history (December 2012 - March 2013), click here.

Player Roster

Velocity eSports' S3 NA LCS Summer Split Initial Starting Lineup
Left to Right: Evaniskus, NK Inc, Vileroze, frommaplestreet, Cris

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA

Slackoh Sean Ricky Paul 14Bot Laner None 2013-09-032013-09-03 2013-11-122013-11-12
NA

Cris Cristian Rosales 11Top Laner COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-11-122013-11-12
NA

Nk Inc Andrew Erickson 12Jungler Skylinelogo std.pngSkyline 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-11-122013-11-12
NA

Evaniskus Evan Stevens 15Support Skylinelogo std.pngSkyline 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-11-122013-11-12
NA

frommaplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 26Substitute Team 8logo std.pngTeam 8 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-11-122013-11-12
NA

ecco Tyler Spesick 13Mid Laner Logo std.pngZeBopSquad 2013-06-032013-06-03 2013-09-032013-09-03
NA

nothinghere Gabriel Charbonneau 26Substitute COGnitive Gaminglogo std.pngCOGnitive Gaming 2013-06-032013-06-03 2013-11-112013-??-??
NA

Gleebglarbu Nicolas Haddad 26Substitute Denial eSports.Westlogo std.pngDenial eSports.West 2013-06-032013-06-03 2013-11-112013-??-??
NA

잘 못 Albert Zheng 21Sub/Top None 2013-04-242013-04-24 2013-08-112013-08-??
NA

Vileroze Joseph Bourassa 11Top Laner None 2013-04-252013-04-25 2013-07-302013-07-30
NA

울지마 Chris Chung 26Substitute None 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-06-032013-06-03
NA

FallenBandit Kevin Wu 26Substitute Logo std.pngSuper Nerd Gaming 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-06-032013-06-03
NA

dx30 Wil Levine 26Substitute None 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-06-032013-06-03
NA

PR0LLY Neil Hammad 13Mid Laner Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming 2013-03-102013-03-10 2013-04-022013-04-02

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

1Goal1Dream Manuel Germain 13Mid Laner IPL Summer Promotion Qualifier

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCS

Player2013201420152016201720182019Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
MaplestreetVelocity eSportsLogo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.png49
CrisVelocity eSportsLogo std.pngTeam Coastlogo std.pngNRG Esportslogo std.png42
EccoTeamMRNlogo std.pngVelocity eSportsLogo std.png41
NiskerVelocity eSportsLogo std.png28
Nk IncVelocity eSportsLogo std.png28
VilerozeVelocity eSportsLogo std.png17

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

SondeSC Alex Ledoux Chief Executive Officer None

guitarasaurus Brian Cordry 90Chief Operating Officer/Manager Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses

Studio Christopher Grant 90Coach None

Tournament Results

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

Minimum place

Velocity eSports Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2013-12-150070107 - 10$1,000$ 1,000€ 720
North American Challenger League
5 - 21Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Slackoh,
 Evaniskus
2013-09-140030003$150$ 150€ 112.5
ggLA Challenger Arena #5
0 : 2To Be Determinedlogo std.pngTBD

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Slackoh,
 Evaniskus
2013-08-160080008
NA LCS 2013 Summer
5 - 23Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,

 Vileroze,
 Ecco,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Evaniskus
2013-06-080020002$2,500$ 2,500€ 1,875
NESL Pro Series Season 6
0 : 2Cloud9logo std.pngC9
2013-05-12aaaaaaQ
NA LCS 2013 Summer Promotion
3 : 2TeamMRNlogo std.pngMRN

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,
 Vileroze,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Evaniskus
2013-04-240020002
Razer League of Legends Challenge
0 : 2Quantic std.pngQuantic
2013-03-240030003
We Will Do It Ourselves Cup
1 : 21TrickPoniesLogo std.png1TP

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,
 PR0LLY,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Dx30,
 Evaniskus
2013-03-090020002$5,000$ 5,000€ 3,800
MLG 2013 Winter - Summer Promotion Qualifier
1 : 3Cloud9logo std.pngC9

 Cris,
 Nk Inc,
 PR0LLY,
 Frommaplestreet,
 Nisker
Total Prize:USD 8,650

Highlight Videos

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References