Velocity eSports

From Leaguepedia | League of Legends Esports Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Overview   Statistics   Match History    
Team has Disbanded.
Velocity eSports
Velocity eSportslogo square.png
Team Information
Org Location: North America North America
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Sponsor(s): Surrender@20
LoL Movies
Game4Glory
GungHo
Smattox Designs
League of Legends HQ
History
Created: 2013-03-10
Disbanded: 2013-11-12
Social Media and Links
Infobox Homepagelogo std.png
Infobox Facebooklogo std.png
Infobox Twitterlogo std.png
Infobox Youtubelogo std.png

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
News Label - North America.png USA Slackoh Sean Ricky Paul 14Bot Laner
None
2013-09-03 2013-11-12
News Label - North America.png Mexico Cris Cristian Rosales 11Top Laner COGnitive Gaminglogo std.png COGnitive Gaming 2013-03-10 2013-11-12
News Label - North America.png USA Nk Inc Andrew Erickson 12Jungler Skylinelogo std.png Skyline 2013-03-10 2013-11-12
News Label - North America.png USA Evaniskus Evan Stevens 15Support Skylinelogo std.png Skyline 2013-03-10 2013-11-12
News Label - North America.png Canada frommaplestreet Ainslie Wyllie 26Substitute Team 8logo std.png Team 8 2013-03-10 2013-11-12
News Label - North America.png USA ecco Tyler Spesick 13Mid Laner Logo std.png ZeBopSquad 2013-06-03 2013-09-03
News Label - North America.png Canada nothinghere Gabriel Charbonneau 26Substitute COGnitive Gaminglogo std.png COGnitive Gaming 2013-06-03 2013-??-??
News Label - North America.png USA Gleebglarbu Nicolas Haddad 26Substitute Denial eSports.Westlogo std.png Denial eSports.West 2013-06-03 2013-??-??
News Label - North America.png USA 잘 못 Albert Zheng 21Sub/Top
None
2013-04-24 2013-08-??
News Label - North America.png USA Vileroze Joseph Bourassa 11Top Laner
None
2013-04-25 2013-07-30
News Label - North America.png South Korea 울지마 Chris Chung 26Substitute
None
2013-03-10 2013-06-03
News Label - North America.png USA FallenBandit Kevin Wu 26Substitute Logo std.png Super Nerd Gaming 2013-03-10 2013-06-03
News Label - North America.png USA dx30 Wil Levine 26Substitute
None
2013-03-10 2013-06-03
News Label - North America.png USA PR0LLY Neil Hammad 13Mid Laner Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming 2013-03-10 2013-04-02

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA 1Goal1Dream Manuel Germain 13Mid Laner IPL Summer Promotion Qualifier

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
                                                       
Cris 23 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 18 Team Coastlogo std.png 1 NRG Esportslogo std.png 0 42 42



Nk Inc 28 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 0 28 28



Vileroze 17 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 0 17 17



frommaplestreet 28 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 18 Team 8logo std.png 2 Team 8logo std.png 0 48 48



Evaniskus 28 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 0 28 28



ecco 25 TeamMRNlogo std.png 16 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png 0 41 41



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

Organization

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
USA SondeSC Alex Ledoux Chief Executive Officer
None
USA guitarasaurus Brian Cordry 80Chief Operating Officer/Manager Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA Studio Christopher Grant 80Coach
None

Tournament Results

Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2013-12-15A77 - 10$ 1,000$ 1,000€ 720Nacl small.png North American Challenger League5 - 21Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Midrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Slackoh,
Supportrole icon.png
 Evaniskus
2013-09-14A33$ 150$ 150€ 112.5GGLA logo small.png ggLA Challenger Arena #50 : 2To Be Determinedlogo std.png TBD
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Midrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Slackoh,
Supportrole icon.png
 Evaniskus
2013-08-16A88LCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Summer5 - 23Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Midrole icon.png
Toprole icon.png
 Vileroze,
Midrole icon.png
 ecco,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
Supportrole icon.png
 Evaniskus
2013-06-08A22$ 2,500$ 2,500€ 1,875Epssmalllogo.png NESL Pro Series Season 60 : 2Cloud9logo std.png C9
2013-05-12I1QLCS NorthAmerica Logo.png NA LCS 2013 Summer Promotion3 : 2TeamMRNlogo std.png MRN
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Midrole icon.png
 Vileroze,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
Supportrole icon.png
 Evaniskus
2013-04-24A22Razer LoL Challenge logo small.png Razer League of Legends Challenge0 : 2Quantic std.png Quantic
2013-03-24A33WWDIO Cup logo small.png We Will Do It Ourselves Cup1 : 21TrickPoniesLogo std.png 1TP
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Midrole icon.png
 PR0LLY,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
Supportrole icon.png
 dx30,
Supportrole icon.png
 Evaniskus
2013-03-09A22$ 5,000$ 5,000€ 3,800MLG-Logo-Small.png MLG 2013 Winter - Summer Promotion Qualifier1 : 3Cloud9logo std.png C9
Toprole icon.png
 Cris,
Junglerole icon.png
 Nk Inc,
Role icon.png
 [[|]],
AD Carryrole icon.png
 frommaplestreet,
Supportrole icon.png
 Nisker
Total Prize: USD 8,650

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2013

See Also

External Links

References

Promotional Content