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zig
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Background Information
NameDerek Shao
Country of BirthCanada Canada
BirthdaySeptember 15, 1994 (age 25)
Residency
NA
 North America
Competitive
TeamANEW Esportslogo std.pngANEW Esports
Role
Top Laner
Favorite Champs


Soloqueue IDsLiquid zig, hie
Social Media & Links
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Derek "zig" Shao is a League of Legends esports player, currently coach for ANEW Esports.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
NA
Unrlogo std.pngunRestricted eSports
≈Jun 2011≈2011-06-??≈Jul 2011≈2011-07-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngJust Your Average Joes
≈Jan 2012≈2012-01-??≈Jan 2012≈2012-01-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Monomaniaclogo std.pngMonomaniac eSports
Mar 20122012-03-23Apr 20122012-04-24[1]1mo 1d
ejel
NA
Teamdynamiclogo std.pngTeam Dynamic
Apr 20122012-04-24[3]Oct 20122012-10-25[2]6mo 1d
ejel
NA
Pulse Esports std.pngPulse Esports
Jan 20132013-01-14Feb 20132013-02-02[4]19d
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Feb 20132013-02-03[6]Apr 20132013-04-06[5]2mo 3d
ejel
NA
Nexus Gaminglogo std.pngNexus Gaming≈Nov 2013≈2013-11-??≈Dec 2013≈2013-12-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Jan 20152015-01-06[7]≈8mo 5d
ejel
NA
Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro
≈Aug 2014≈2014-08-21≈Aug 2014≈2014-08-24≈3d
ejel
NA
Robert Morris University Illinoislogo std.pngRobert Morris Uni.
Oct 20142014-10-18[8]≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈6mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
Jan 20152015-01-16[10]May 20162016-05-05[9]1yr 3mo
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jan 20162016-01-04[11]Mar 20162016-03-082mo 4d
ejel
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
May 20162016-05-26[13]Nov 20172017-11-20[12]1yr 5mo
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-18[15]Mar 20182018-03-23[14]3mo 5d
ejel
NA
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG Academy
Apr 20182018-04-23[17]May 20192019-05-28[16]1yr 1mo
ejel
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANEW Esports
Jul 20192019-07-13[19]Apr 20202020-04-22[18]9mo 9d
ejel
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANEW Esports
Apr 20202020-04-22[18]Present3mo 14d
ej
TeamStartEnd
NA
Unrlogo std.pngunRestricted eSports
≈Jun 2011≈2011-06-??≈Jul 2011≈2011-07-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Logo std.pngJust Your Average Joes
≈Jan 2012≈2012-01-??≈Jan 2012≈2012-01-??≈2mo
ejel
NA
Monomaniaclogo std.pngMonomaniac eSports
Mar 20122012-03-23Apr 20122012-04-24[1]1mo 1d
ejel
NA
Teamdynamiclogo std.pngTeam Dynamic
Apr 20122012-04-24[3]Oct 20122012-10-25[2]6mo 1d
ejel
NA
Pulse Esports std.pngPulse Esports
Jan 20132013-01-14Feb 20132013-02-02[4]19d
ejel
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDignitas
Feb 20132013-02-03[6]Apr 20132013-04-06[5]2mo 3d
ejel
NA
Nexus Gaminglogo std.pngNexus Gaming≈Nov 2013≈2013-11-??≈Dec 2013≈2013-12-??≈1mo
ejel
NA
Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse
≈May 2014≈2014-05-??Jan 20152015-01-06[7]≈8mo 5d
ejel
NA
Team LoLPrologo std.pngTeam LoLPro
≈Aug 2014≈2014-08-21≈Aug 2014≈2014-08-24≈3d
ejel
NA
Robert Morris University Illinoislogo std.pngRobert Morris Uni.
Oct 20142014-10-18[8]≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈6mo 14d
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL Academy
Jan 20152015-01-16[10]May 20162016-05-05[9]1yr 3mo
ejel
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Jan 20162016-01-04[11]Mar 20162016-03-082mo 4d
ejel
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1
May 20162016-05-26[13]Nov 20172017-11-20[12]1yr 5mo
ejel
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming
Dec 20172017-12-18[15]Mar 20182018-03-23[14]3mo 5d
ejel
NA
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG Academy
Apr 20182018-04-23[17]May 20192019-05-28[16]1yr 1mo
ejel
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANEW Esports
Jul 20192019-07-13[19]Apr 20202020-04-22[18]9mo 9d
ejel
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANEW Esports
Apr 20202020-04-22[18]Present3mo 14d
ej

News

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
NA
Unrlogo std.pngUNRJune (approx.),
Lapaka and
zig join.
NA
Unrlogo std.pngUNRJuly (approx.),
Pobelter,
SYDTKO, and
Jsura join.

zig leaves.
NA
Logo std.pngJUSTJanuary (approx.),
OneBadBrad and
zig join.
NA
Logo std.pngJUSTJanuary (approx.),
OneBadBrad and
zig leave.
NA
Monomaniaclogo std.pngMMEMarch 23,
ZionSpartan and
zig join.

WildTurtle and
NOthing12eal leave.
NA
Monomaniaclogo std.pngMMEApril 24, Monomaniac eSports transfers its roster to Team Dynamic.
ZionSpartan,
NintendudeX,
ParadoXical,
zig, and
Pixel leave.[1]
NA
Teamdynamiclogo std.pngDYNApril 24, Team Dynamic acquires the roster of Monomaniac eSports.
ZionSpartan,
NintendudeX,
ParadoXical,
zig, and
Pixel join.
[3]
NA
Teamdynamiclogo std.pngDYNOctober 25,
DontMashMe joins.

zig leaves.[2]
NA
Pulse Esports std.pngPSJanuary 14,
Zig joins.

Halfers and
Kevin leave.
NA
Pulse Esports std.pngPSFebruary 2,
Zig,
Onionbagel,
Kenace,
CaStRo, and
Evaniskus leave.[4]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGFebruary 3, Team Dignitas acquires the roster of Pulse Esports as their Challenger Circuit team.
zig,
Onionbagel,
Kenace,
SnEaKyCaStRoO, and
Evaniskus join as substitutes.
[6]
NA
Dignitaslogo std.pngDIGApril 6, Challenger Circuit team disbands.
zig,
Onionbagel,
Kenace, and
SnEaKyCaStRoO leave.[5]
NA
Nexus Gaminglogo std.pngNEXNovember (approx.), zig joins.
NA
Nexus Gaminglogo std.pngNEXDecember (approx.), zig leaves.
NA
Team Curselogo std.pngCRSMay (approx.),
zignature joins as substitute.
NA
Team LoLPrologo std.pngPROAugust 21 (approx.),
Zignatur joins.
NA
Team LoLPrologo std.pngPROAugust 24 (approx.),
Zignatur leaves.
NA
Robert Morris University Illinoislogo std.pngRMUOctober 18,
zig,
Oberan,
Leo,
Tails, and
Popstar Adrian join.
[8]
NA
Team Curselogo std.pngCRSJanuary 6, Team Curse transfers its roster and NA LCS spot to Team Liquid.
Quas,
IWillDominate,
FeniX,
Piglet,
Xpecial,
Keane,
zignature,
Bunny FuFuu, Peter (Head Coach), Saintvicious (Coach), jokasteve (General Manager), LiQuiD112 (Owner), and MarkZ (Head Analyst) leave.[7]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AJanuary 16, Team Liquid Academy is formed.
zig,
beibei,
Ennui,
KEITHMCBRIEF, and
JoJo join.

Nyjacky joins as substitute.
[10]
NA
Robert Morris University Illinoislogo std.pngRMUMay (approx.),
zig,
Oberan,
Leo, and
Tails leave.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLJanuary 4,
zig,
Dardoch,
Youngbin,
fabbbyyy, and
Matt join as substitutes from academy roster.
[11]
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTLMarch 8,
SirhcEz joins as substitute.

zig,
Youngbin,
fabbbyyy, and
Smoothie leave for academy roster.
NA
Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL.AMay 5,
Solo,
Moon,
Goldenglue, and
Stunt join.

zig leaves.[9]
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1May 26,
zig,
Inori,
Pirean,
Slooshi,
Mash, and
Gate join.

Brandini joins as substitute.
[13]
NA
Phoenix1logo std.pngP1November 20,
zig's contract expires.
Shady leaves.[12]
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPTDecember 18,
zig,
Akaadian,
PowerOfEvil,
Arrow, and
LemonNation join.
[15]
NA
OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOPTMarch 23,
zig and
LemonNation leave.[14]
NA
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.AApril 23,
zig,
Benji, and
Sheep join.

Xpecial leaves for main roster.[17]
Zig,
Benji, and
Sheep's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[20]
NA
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.AJanuary 5,
Zig,
Benji, and
Sheep's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.[21]
NA
Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGG.AMay 28,
Darshan,
FBI,
huhi, and Inero (Head Coach) join.
Potluck (Two-Way Player Coach) rejoins.
zig leaves. Jimmy Harrison (Two-Way Player Coach) leaves for main roster.[16]
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANWJuly 13,
zig joins.

CJ moves to substitute.
Wo Ai Yin Dao leaves.[19]
NA
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANWApril 22,
Rodov,
MikeYeung,
Shoryu,
Winter, and Figurative (Analyst) join.

5fire rejoins.
Zig (Top to Coach) changes position.[18]

Biography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 6, 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[22]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • Was the teammate of several future LCS players such as Sneaky and Darshan in the pre-LCS era, but would take much longer than any of his former teammates to reach the highest level himself.
  • Became known for his
    Kled
    in 2017 after he was undefeated on the pick in the NA LCS 2017 Spring.

Pentakills

DateRegionTournamentTeamVsChampionPosW/LKDASBVOD
2018-06-29
NA
 North America
NA Academy 2018 SummerGolden Guardianslogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png
Darius
TopL9/5/2LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Zig Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2020-07-291 Challengers Uprising Season 1 Playoffs
3 - 1100 Thieveslogo std.png100X
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW Rodov,  MikeYeung,  5fire,  Shoryu,  Winter,  zig
2020-07-282 UPL 2020 Summer Playoffs
1 - 3100 Thieveslogo std.png100X
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW Rodov,  MikeYeung,  5fire,  Shoryu,  Winter,  Zig
2020-07-172 BIG League Season 3 Playoffs
2 - 3100 Thieveslogo std.png100X
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW Rodov,  MikeYeung,  5fire,  Shoryu,  Winter,  zig
2020-06-162 UPL 2020 Summer - Cloud
4 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW Rodov,  MikeYeung,  5fire,  Shoryu,  Winter,  zig,  Figurative
2020-05-03Q Legends Weekend League Open Qualifier 1
2 : 1100 Thieveslogo std.png100X
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW Rodov,  MikeYeung,  5fire,  Shoryu,  Winter,  zig,  Figurative
2019-11-164 NASG 2019
0 : 2Team Infernal Drake (NASG Team)logo std.pngINF
Team Cloud Drake (NASG Team)logo std.pngCLD zig,  Inori,  Wolfe,  Gorica,  SPX,  Diamond,  Reignover
2019-09-291 SGC 2019 Finals
3 : 1Supernovalogo std.pngSN
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW zig,  Inori,  5fire,  Mash,  Sheep
2019-09-221 SGC 2019 Play Off
5 - 0Blanklogo std.pngRR
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW zig,  Inori,  5fire,  Mash,  Sheep
2019-08-301 IPL 2019
3 : 1Super Novalogo std.pngHN
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW zig,  Inori,  5fire,  Mash,  Sheep
2019-08-263 BIG League Season 2 Playoffs
3 : 0Team Frontlogo std.pngTF
ANEW Esportslogo std.pngANW zig,  Inori,  5fire,  Mash,  Sheep,  AzureD

Media[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 2017

Images[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mono eSports join Team Dynamic absolutelegends.net
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hi I'm DontMashMe, TD's new ADC, AMA reddit.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mono eSports join Team Dynamic absolutelegends.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pulse Esports releases Young Based God reddit.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Team Dignitas LoL B Squad Disbands team-dignitas.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Welcome Pulse to the Team Dignitas League of Legends Roster team-dignitas.net
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Breaking the Curse: Liquid Rising liquidlegends.net
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 League of Legends Teams to Play First Ever Matches on Saturday, October 18th rmueagles.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Team Liquid Academy brings on Goldenglue, Solo, Stunt, and Moon espn.go.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Team Liquid Welcomes LoL Academy Team liquidlegends.net
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Team Liquid completes 10-man roster, will use Academy team as active subs dailydot.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Shady's Tweet twitter.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more espn.go.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 RECALL : DROPPED (S1C9) | OpTic LoL youtube.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 OpTic Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Golden Guardians Announce Academy Team Roster for 2019 Summer Split goldenguardians.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Golden Guardians Announce 2018 Summer Split Roster goldenguardians.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 ANEW Esports's Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 UPL 2019 Summer Official Spreadsheet docs.google.com
  20. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2018-04-23
  21. GCD Archive Pages: before change - - ; after change - NA - 2019-01-05
  22. Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more espn.go.com