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Austin '''"Gate"''' Yu was born in Sichuan, China and later moved to Florida in the United States. On October 15, 2014 Gate joined [[Final Five]] as their midlaner. With that team, he qualified via the ranked 5's ladder for the [[Riot League Championship Series/Europe/2015 Season/Spring Expansion|Spring Expansion Tournament]]. In the online portion of the tournament, they defeated [[Zenith eSports]] 2-1 and then [[CompLexity.Black]] 2-0 and qualified for the offline stage along with [[Team Fusion]], [[Team Coast]], and [[Curse Academy]].
Going into the offline stage as underdogs, Final Five surprised by taking [[Team Fusion]] to five games, though they did ultimately lose the series, moving to the loser's bracket. There they faced [[Team Coast]] and were eliminated, this time losing 1-3.
Final Five's Expansion Tournament run qualified them for the [[2015 NA Challenger Series/Spring Season|NA Challenger Series Spring Season]]. Partway through the season, when the team was in second place in the standings behind [[Enemy eSports]], the team joined the Coast organization, and [[Impaler]] and [[Sheep]] joined the Challenger team's lineup. However, after the merge, Final Five's results actually worsened, and they lost all of their remaining Challenger Series games - they did still qualify for the [[2015 NA Challenger Series/Spring Playoffs|playoffs]], but they lost 0-2 to Enemy and then 0-2 to [[Team Fusion]], missing out on the [[Riot League Championship Series/North America/2015 Season/Summer Promotion|Summer Promotion Tournament]]. Due to their playoff participation, they were given an automatic seed into the [[2015 NA Challenger Series/Summer Season|summer NACS season]]. After playing two games in the NACS with [[Vortex]] (renamed from Final Five), Gate left the team and joined [[Team Impulse]] as a second support player alongside [[Adrian]], switching roles from mid lane.<ref>[http://content.azubu.tv/moba/league-of-legends/former-vortex-mid-laner-austin-gate-yu-joins-team-impulse/ Former Vortex Mid Laner Austin ‘Gate’ Yu Joins Team Impulse] ''content.azubu.tv''</ref>
After mid laner [[XiaoWeiXiao]] was suspended due to Elo-boosting allegations going into the split's ninth week, Adrian returned to the team and Gate switched to mid lane; the temporary suspension was eventually lengthened to a [[List of Competitive Rulings|competitive ban]] until February 2016, and so Gate played with Team Impulse for the rest of the season. Team Impulse had been on a six-game-long win streak prior to Gate's support game, and while they couldn't quite extend the streak through the end of the season, they were able to finish in a third-place tie with [[Gravity]] and then win the tiebreaker game. In the [[Riot League Championship Series/North America/2015 Season/Summer Playoffs|summer playoffs]], the team beat [[Team Dignitas|Dignitas]] 3-0 before losing to both [[Counter Logic Gaming]] and Team Liquid to finish fourth, leaving them with the second-place spot in the [[2015 Season North America Regional Finals|Regional Final]] due to [[2015 Season/Championship Points|Championship Points]]. There, they became the second team in a row to fall to underdogs [[Cloud9]] in a reverse sweep and so fell short of the [[2015 Season World Championship|World Championship]].
=== 2016 Season ===
Team Impulse rebuilt their roster completely for the 2016 season, with Gate moving from mid lane to support. Facing visa problems for the first few weeks of play, their roster was [[League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Spring Season/Team Rosters|unstable]] until week 4 of the [[League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Spring Season|Spring Season]]. After some early success with their substitute rosters, especially with [[Seraph]] in top lane, TIP ended the season in 9th place, losing a 5-13 record tiebreaker to [[Renegades]] based on their head-to-head matchup.
In the [[League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Summer Promotion|Promotion Tournament]], Team Impulse requalified for the [[League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Summer Season|Summer Season]] with a 3-1 win over the Challenger team [[Apex Gaming]]; however, on May 8 they were faced with a [[List of Competitive Rulings|competitive ruling]] banning them from continued participation in the LCS due to not paying their players on time and also not having proper contracts in place with players. The team was also fined $20,000 by Riot.<ref name="comprulingmay2016">[http://www.lolesports.com/en_US/articles/competitive-ruling-team-impulse Competitive Ruling: Team Impulse] ''lolesports.com''</ref> Along with [[Pirean]] and [[Mash]], Gate joined the organization that purchased Team Impulse's Summer Season seed, [[Phoenix1]].<ref>[http://espn.go.com/esports/story/_/id/15751788/phoenix1-replaces-team-impulse-picks-gate-mash-slooshi-more Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more] ''espn.go.com''</ref>
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 [[League Championship Series/North America/2017 Season/Spring Promotion|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 [[League Championship Series/North America/2017 Season/Spring Season|LCS]] with an easy 3-0 win over Echo Fox.
== Trivia ==
* Enjoys computer design, tennis, and cooking.
== Tournament Results ==
=== Images ===
F5 Gate.jpg|F5 Gate
TIP Gate_01.png|TIP Gate
TIP-Gate-2015nalcs.jpg|TIP Gate 2015 Summer
TIP_Gate_2016_Spring.png|TIP Gate 2016 Spring
P1_Gate_2016_Summer.png|P1 Gate 2016 Summer
P1 Gate 2016 Summer 2.png|P1 Gate 2016 Summer
FOX_Gate_2017_Spring.png|FOX Gate 2017 Spring
OPTA Gate 2018 Split 2.png|OPTA Gate 2018 Summer
OPT Gate 2019 Split 1.png|OPTA Gate 2019 Spring
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