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[LoL News] Season Two Regional Spotlight: Southeast Asia

Discussion in 'LoL News' started by Adiados, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Adiados

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    Southeast Asia’s two best teams emerged from Garena’s newest professional eSports circuit, the Garena Premier League. Like the upcoming Season Three Championship Series, the Garena Premier League features eight professional teams from around Southeast Asia. GPL teams are made up of highly skilled and dedicated players, all of whom play League of Legends full time. From the two qualifying events, one in Taipei, the other in Da Nang, two teams, the local favorites, emerged victorious: The Taipei Assassins and the Saigon Jokers.

    Taipei Assassins

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    For dedicated eSports fans, Taipei Assassins are known as a team often cited as one of the strongest in the world, despite having not played in any challenger circuit events this year. Taipei Assassins spent most of this year completely dominating the Garena Premier League, with a current record of 29-2. Long-time followers of high-Elo League of Legends players will recognize star players MiStaKe and Lilballz, both of whom were commonly seen on the top of the North American ladder during Season One, and Lilballz was even once a member of Counter Logic Gaming NA. Taipei Assassins brings with them the confidence of having completely dominated an entire region throughout Season Two.

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    Kurtis “Toyz” Lau
    Position: AP Carry
    Hometown: Hong Kong, China

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Anivia
    Creep Score per Game: 238
    Average Gold per Game: 12.48K
    Total KDA: 158/42/213

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    Wang “Stanley” June Tsan
    Position: Top Lane
    Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Jayce
    Creep Score per Game: 214
    Average Gold per Game: 11.75K
    Total KDA: 145/51/209

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    Alex “Lilballz” Sung
    Position: Jungler
    Hometown: PingTung, Taiwan

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Shyvana
    Creep Score per Game: 116
    Average Gold per Game: 9.56K
    Total KDA: 86/46/319

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    Cheng “bebeisadog” Bo Wei

    Position: AD Carry
    Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Graves
    Creep Score per Game: 242
    Average Gold per Game: 12.17K
    Total KDA: 160/39/203

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    Chen “MiSTakE” Hui Chung
    Position: Support
    Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Sona
    Creep Score per Game: 47
    Average Gold per Game: 8.68K
    Total KDA: 41/67/377

    Links to additional community coverage:

    Taipei Assassins - Message to Fans
    ggChronicle’s Taipei Assassins Preview

    In2LOL’s Taipei Assassins Preview


    Saigon Jokers

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    In the second Southeast Asian Regional event, Saigon Jokers were faced with a daunting challenge. Despite playing in the Joker’s home country, the Singapore Sentinels were heavily favored entering the event. They were the number two team in the GPL, had beaten the Saigon Jokers in early rounds and forced them into the lower bracket. However, the Saigon Jokers rallied and returned to the final match, facing off against the Singapore Sentinels for the second time that event. In a stunning upset, the Saigon Jokers defeated the Singapore Sentinels 2-1, the first time Saigon Jokers had ever overcome the Singapore Sentinels in a tournament. Yet they face an even greater challenge at the World Championships, battling against teams whom they’ve never played before, as well as rival Taipei Assassins, who they have never won against.

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    Mai “NIXWATER” Nhat Tan

    Position: AP Carry
    Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Cassiopeia
    Creep Score per Game: 219
    Average Gold per Game: 11.43K
    Total KDA: 99/74/180

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    Nguyen “QTV” Tran Tuong Vu
    Position: Top Lane
    Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Irelia
    Creep Score per Game: 207
    Average Gold per Game: 11.41K
    Total KDA: 79/69/145

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    Ngo “Violet” Manh Quyen
    Position: Jungler
    Hometown: Ha Noi, Vietnam

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Urgot
    Creep Score per Game: 201
    Average Gold per Game: 11.03K
    Total KDA: 101/93/196

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    Tran “Archie” Minh Nhut
    Position: AD Carry
    Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Graves
    Creep Score per Game: 272
    Average Gold per Game: 12.62K
    Total KDA: 82/42/90

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    Tran “Junie” Huu Nhut Minh
    Position: Support
    Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Garena Premier League Stats
    Most Used Champion: Nocturne
    Creep Score per Game: 105
    Average Gold per Game: 9.36K
    Total KDA: 56/85/174

    Links to additional community coverage:

    Singapore Sentinel's Tribute to Saigon Jokers - Passing the Baton
    Garena Vietnam’s Saigon Jokers Video
    ggChronicle’s Saigon Jokers Preview
    in2LOL’s Saigon Jokers Preview

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