Azubu Blaze

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Azubu Blaze
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Team Information
Location: South Korea
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Website: http://lol.teamazubu.com/
Sponsor(s): Razer
Azubu
History
Created: 2012
Disbanded: 2013-02-04
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Azubu Blaze, formerly named MiG Blaze, is one of two squads sponsored by German media group Azubu. They were added to Maximum impact Gaming's roster after MiG Frost, now Azubu Frost, won the OnGameNet LoL Invitational.

On February 1st, 2013, it was reported that Blaze, along with sister-team Frost, would not renew their contracts with the Azubu organization after their contracts' expiration on February 4th.[1] After the expiration of their contract with Azubu, they were signed by CJ Entus and are now known as CJ Entus Frost and CJ Entus Blaze.

History

Formation of MiG Blaze

Shortly before the OnGameNet LoL Invitational tournament, the Korean team Maximum Impact Gaming would expand their team by adding a second squad called MiG Blaze. Blaze was originally formed to help foster growth between themselves and MiG Frost by having a solid practice partner for both teams.

Season 2

Though many considered MiG Blaze simply a training partner for the MiG Frost squad, Blaze would quickly establish their dominance, shocking many spectators by taking first place at the Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 tournament. MiG Blaze would go 2-0 in group play by defeating Team Hunters and StarTale. In the playoffs, Blaze would take out Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-0 in the quarterfinals and Team OP 3-1 in the semifinals, advancing to the grand finals against their sibling team MiG Frost. Coming in as the underdogs, MiG Blaze would surprise the League of Legends community by sweeping MiG Frost 3-0 to take first place.

Sponsorship by Azubu

On June 22nd, 2012, MiG Frost and MiG Blaze would be sponsored by German media group Azubu. Under their new sponsor, the two teams would change their names to Azubu Frost and Azubu Blaze.

Season 2

Azubu Blaze's first event outside of Korea would be at the MLG 2012 Summer Arena. At the event, Azubu Blaze would go 8-1, taking out Team SoloMid, Curse Gaming, and Team BLACK to take first at the event. Azubu Blaze would suffer their only loss against North American Curse Gaming.

Back home in Korea, Azubu Blaze would compete in the Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. In the group stage they would display impressive play, going 3-0 against GJR, NaJin Shield, and Team WE. In the quarterfinals of the playoffs, Azubu Blaze would continue their dominant streak by taking out Xenics Storm 2-0. At the semifinals, Azubu Blaze would be matched up against their sibling team Azubu Frost, where unfortunately they would be unable to make a repeat performance, falling to Azubu Frost 2-3 in a close set. In the third place match, Azubu Blaze would fall to NaJin Sword 0-2 to end the event with a fourth place finish.

On September 21st of 2012, Azubu Blaze would participate in the Season Two Regional Finals - Seoul. Seeded directly in the finals, Azubu Blaze would lose to NaJin Sword in a 2-3 upset.

Pre-Season 3

Azubu Blaze would attend IPL 5 in Las Vegas on November 29th through December 2nd. Touted as the tournament favorites before the games, Blaze would face surprisingly stiff opposition from the start of the tournament, dropping 1-2 in the group stages and falling directly into the lower brackets. They were defeated by the eventual champions Team WE and the rising European squad FnaticRC, but defeated Team Dynamic. In the lower brackets they would dispatch the Thailand team Blackbean in two dominating performances, and then sweep Team Solo Mid 2-0, extending their win streak against the NA team to 7 games. However they were outmatched in round 3 against Moscow 5, finishing their tournament run in a 1-2 series. Azubu Blaze would place 7th-8th, taking home $1,750.

Departure From Azubu

On February 1st, 2013, it was reported that Blaze, along with sister-team Frost, would not renew their contracts with the Azubu organization after the contracts' expiration on February 4th.[1]

Timeline

2012

2013

Player Roster

Former

ID Name Role New Team
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Ambition Kang Chan-yong (강찬용) 03 Mid CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
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Helios Shin Dong-jin (신동진) 02 Jungle CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
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Lustboy Ham Jang-sik (함장식) 05 Support CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
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Cpt Jack Kang Hyung-woo (강형우) 04 AD CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
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Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 01 Top CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Blaze
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Reapered Bok Han-gyu (복한규) 01 Top Logo std2.png Eat Sleep Game

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
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Shy Park Sang-myeon (박상면) 01 Top
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 Flame
2012 MLG Fall Championship

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-01-25
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A44th OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 0 : 3
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 KT Rolster B
₩ 18,000,000
2013-01-20
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A22nd IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice 0 : 2
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 Gambit Gaming
$ 8,500
2012-12-01
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A77 - 8th IGN ProLeague Season 5 1 : 2
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 Moscow Five
$ 1,750
2012-11-04
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A11st 2012 MLG Fall Championship 4 : 1
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 NaJin Sword
$ 16,000
2012-09-21
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A22nd Season Two Regional Finals - Seoul 2 : 3
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 NaJin Sword
2012-08-31
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A44th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 0 : 2
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 NaJin Sword
₩ 6,500,000
2012-05-19
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A11st Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 3 : 0
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 MiG Frost
₩ 100,000,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-08-05 A11st MLG Summer Arena 2 : 0
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 Team SoloMid
$ 10,000

Interviews

2012

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 아주부 코리아, 소속 LOL팀 프로스트, 블레이즈 계약 만료 “다음을 기약하며” (in Korean) inven.co.kr
  2. "Azubu’s next move after sponsoring a League is to officially endorse a professional LoL team" azubu.com
  3. 아주부 블레이즈, ‘래퍼드’ 복한규 빠진다 (Korean)
  4. Azubu Blaze got a new Top Line player ‘Goldtec’ teamazubu.com