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zig
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Background Information
Name: Derek Shao
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Role: Top
Previous Role: AD
Favorite champions:    
Soloqueue IDs: Liquid zig, hie
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Team History
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Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
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Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
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Apr 2012 - Oct 2012
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Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
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Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
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May 2014 - Jan 2015
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Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
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Jan 2015 - May 2015
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Jan 2015 - May 2016
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May 2016 - Nov 2017
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Dec 2017 - Mar 2018
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Derek "zig" Shao was previously the top laner for OpTic Gaming.

Biography

Derek "zig" Shao was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, moved to Waterloo which is also in Ontario, Canada and then to Chicago, Illinois so he can attend school in the U.S. He now lives in Santa Monica, California so he can pursue his professional League of Legends career there. zig started playing League of Legends in the summer of 2010 and started publicly playing professionally in 2012 (season 2).

Season 1

zig started his professional League of Legends career by joining XXX/unRestricted eSports but he left them before they received a sponsorship from Curse and became known as Curse Gaming.

Season 2

In January 2012, zig joined Just Your Average Joes but did not play with the team for long and left them in March 2012. In the same month, zig officially entered the competitive League of Legends scene by substituting for Monomaniac eSports with ZionSpartan in IPL 4 due to original members NOthing12eal and WildTurtle not being able to attend. With the new lineup, Monomaniac placed 4th, defeating against All authority 2-0 and Curse Gaming 2-1 in best of threes.

After their successes at IPL 4, the Monomaniac roster of NintendudeX, zig, ParadoXical, Pixel, and ZionSpartan left to join Team Dynamic. zig played as the AD Carry for Team Dynamic and had a long successful run in season 2 with the team in many tournaments which made them a well-known professional North American League of Legends team at the time. However, after a poor showing at the LoL Season 2 North American Regionals and conflicts occurring in zig's personal life, tension started to build between him and his teammates. This, along with zig's inactivity because of school, led him to depart the team in October 2012.

Season 3

In January 2013, zig joined Pulse Esports, the roster of which was later picked up by Team Dignitas as their challenger circuit team in February of 2013. However, the team had a very short run together and they disbanded on April 6th, 2013.

In November 2013, zig joined Nexus Gaming, another unknown team that he had a short run with. He left the team in December 2013.

Season 4

In May 2014, zig joined Team Curse as a substitute and spent a really long time with the team.

In August 2014, during zig's time as a sub for Team Curse, he played for Team LoLPro as their AD Carry under the name Zignature in the 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs. The team beat Denial eSports in the quarterfinals but then lost to Curse Academy in the semifinals and placed fourth overall after losing 3-1 to Team Coast in the third-place match. As a result, they did not qualify for the 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion Tournament.

2015 Preseason

In November 2014, it was rumored that Zignature would be joining LMQ; however, instead he joined Team Liquid (formerly known as Team Curse) as a sub and then Liquid Academy as their starting top laner in January 2015. He also re-shortened his name to zig.

2015 Season

zig played with Liquid Academy in the 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. They were eliminated in the second round by tournament-favorites Misfits (now known as Renegades).

2016 Season

TLA played in the 2016 NA CS Spring Qualifier where they 3-0'd Team Frostbite to qualify for the 2016 NACS Spring Season. Following an announcement that all members of the Academy team would also be active substitutes of the main Team Liquid roster, the organization swapped Dardoch and Matt off the Academy team for the NACS season. They finished in fourth place, narrowly making the playoffs after winning an automatic tiebreaker against Dream Team but then lost to Apex Gaming 3-1. After the split ended, Team Liquid Academy rebuilt their roster and zig left, joining Phoenix1, the organization that purchased Team Impulse's NA LCS Summer Season seed, in May.[1]

Faced with visa problems for intended starting jungler Inori, the team was forced to add a substitute jungler Zentinel to their roster, who competed for them for the first three weeks. In that time, Phoenix1 lost all of their series and won only two games total, cementing themselves in last place, behind Echo Fox. Their winless streak continued after Inori's return and through their first series of the fifth week, at which point they had a 3-18 game record and 0-9 series record. In the second series of that week, however, they picked up their first series win against Apex Gaming, with a comeback 2-1 victory after dropping the first game. After this first win, their record improved significantly, and in the second half of the season they went a combined 5-4 - not enough to keep them out of relegations, but enough to surpass both Echo Fox and NRG in the standings for a top seed in the promotion tournament, where they requalified for the LCS with an easy 3-0 win over Echo Fox. Though zig shared the starting top lane spot with Brandini, he started in all but 7 of the regular season's games, and in all of the promotion games.

2017 Season

P1 finished 3rd in the regular season of Spring with an 11-7 record. In the playoffs P1 was knocked out in the Semifinals but managed to win the third place match 3-2 against FlyQuest. Their Summer Season was much worse as they finished 10th place with a 4-14 record. Although they retained their LCS spot in the Promotion Tournament with a 3-0 victory over eUnited, P1 was not accepted in the newly franchised NA LCS for 2018. Zig left the team in November of 2017 and joined the newly formed OpTic Gaming in December.

Trivia

Tournament Results

Zig Tournament Results
Date Place Team Prize Event Team Roster
2018-03-18 A99th NA LCS 2018 Spring OpTic Gaminglogo std.png OPT TopLanePick.png zig, TopLanePick.png Dhokla, JungleLanePick.png Akaadian, MidLanePick.png PowerOfEvil, ADLanePick.png Arrow, SupportLanePick.png LemonNation, CoachLanePick.png Zaboutine
2017-08-13 I1Q NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png MikeYeung, MidLanePick.png Ryu, ADLanePick.png Arrow, SupportLanePick.png Xpecial, CoachLanePick.png Fly
2017-08-06 B010th NA LCS 2017 Summer Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, TopLanePick.png Allorim, JungleLanePick.png Inori, JungleLanePick.png Meteos, JungleLanePick.png MikeYeung, MidLanePick.png Ryu, MidLanePick.png Pirean, ADLanePick.png Arrow, SupportLanePick.png Shady, SupportLanePick.png Xpecial, CoachLanePick.png Fly
2017-04-23 A33rd $ 30,000 NA LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Inori, JungleLanePick.png Meteos, MidLanePick.png Ryu, ADLanePick.png Arrow, SupportLanePick.png Stunt, SupportLanePick.png Shady, CoachLanePick.png Fly
2017-03-26 A33rd NA LCS 2017 Spring Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Inori, JungleLanePick.png Meteos, MidLanePick.png Ryu, ADLanePick.png Arrow, SupportLanePick.png Adrian, SupportLanePick.png Stunt, SupportLanePick.png Shady, CoachLanePick.png Fly
2016-08-07 I1Q NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Inori, MidLanePick.png Pirean, ADLanePick.png Mash, SupportLanePick.png Gate, CoachLanePick.png Charlie
2016-07-31 A88th NA LCS 2016 Summer Phoenix1logo std.png P1 TopLanePick.png zig, TopLanePick.png Brandini, JungleLanePick.png Zentinel, JungleLanePick.png Inori, MidLanePick.png Pirean, MidLanePick.png ADLanePick.png Slooshi, ADLanePick.png Mash, SupportLanePick.png Gate, CoachLanePick.png Charlie, CoachLanePick.png BonQuish
2016-03-16 A33 - 4th NACS 2016 Spring Playoffs Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Akaadian, MidLanePick.png Youngbin, ADLanePick.png fabbbyyy, SupportLanePick.png Smoothie
2016-02-24 A44th NACS 2016 Spring Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png Zig, JungleLanePick.png IWDominate, JungleLanePick.png Zary, JungleLanePick.png Akaadian, MidLanePick.png Youngbin, ADLanePick.png Fabbbyyy, SupportLanePick.png Smoothie
2016-01-17 A55 - 8th $ 50 Carbon Winter Invitational 2016 Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Dardoch, MidLanePick.png Youngbin, ADLanePick.png Fabbbyyy, SupportLanePick.png Matt, Substitute.png Painless
2016-01-14 I1Q NACS 2016 Spring Qualifiers Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png Zig, JungleLanePick.png Dardoch, MidLanePick.png Youngbin, ADLanePick.png Fabbbyyy, SupportLanePick.png Matt
2015-12-06 A11st $ 5,000 HTC Ascension Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Dardoch, MidLanePick.png Youngbin, ADLanePick.png fabbbyyy, SupportLanePick.png Matt, Substitute.png Painless
2015-06-16 I1NQ NACS 2015 Summer Qualifier Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png Grigne, MidLanePick.png youngbin, ADLanePick.png KEITH, SupportLanePick.png Matt
2015-02-04 I1NQ NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier Team Liquid Academylogo std.png TL.A TopLanePick.png zig, JungleLanePick.png beibei, MidLanePick.png Ennui, ADLanePick.png xwind, ADLanePick.png KEITHMCBRIEF, SupportLanePick.png MoJo
2014-08-24 A44th $ 3,000 NACS 2014 Summer Playoffs Team LoLPrologo std.png LoLPro TopLanePick.png Hauntzer, JungleLanePick.png heavenTime, MidLanePick.png LOD, ADLanePick.png Zignatur, SupportLanePick.png Patoy
2013-03-24 A99 - 16th We Will Do It Ourselves Cup Dignitaslogo std.png d TopLanePick.png Zig, JungleLanePick.png Onionbagel, MidLanePick.png Kenace, ADLanePick.png SnEaKyCaStRoO, SupportLanePick.png Daydreamin
2013-02-03 A44th $ 650 CLG Premier Series Dignitaslogo std.png d TopLanePick.png Zig, JungleLanePick.png Onionbagel, MidLanePick.png Kenace, ADLanePick.png CaStRo, SupportLanePick.png Evaniskus
2012-11-07 A55 - 8th NESL Pro Series Season 4 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-08-31 A55 - 8th $ 10,000 S2 Regional Finals - Seattle Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-08-26 A33rd $ 20,000 MLG 2012 Summer Championship Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-08-12 A77 - 8th $ 1,250 IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png Atlanta, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-08-08 A44th SoloMid NA Invitational 6 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png Atlanta, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-07-29 A55 - 6th SoloMid NA Invitational 5 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png Atlanta, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-07-22 A11st $ 4,000 Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png Atlanta, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-07-01 A22nd $ 1000 Leaguepedia NA Invitational Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png Deikan, JungleLanePick.png TheOddOne, MidLanePick.png MrParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel3
2012-06-29 A22nd $ 500 Solomid NA Invitational 3 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png MrParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel3
2012-06-24 A11st $ 1,200 Solomid NA Invitational 2 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png Zionspartan, JungleLanePick.png Onionbagel, MidLanePick.png MrParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel3
2012-06-17 A44th GIGABYTE Esports LAN Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png MrParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel3
2012-06-10 A44th $ 3,000 MLG 2012 Spring Championship Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-06-05 A33 - 4th In2LOL Kickoff NA Tournament Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, JungleLanePick.png Onionbagel, MidLanePick.png MrParadoXical, ADLanePick.png zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel3
2012-05-28 A22nd $ 500 Solomid NA Invitational 1 Teamdynamiclogo std.png TD TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png Zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel
2012-04-08 A44th $ 2,500 IPL 4 Las Vegas Monomaniaclogo std.png mMe TopLanePick.png ZionSpartan, JungleLanePick.png NintendudeX, MidLanePick.png ParadoXical, ADLanePick.png Zig, SupportLanePick.png Pixel

Interviews

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  • 2012

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