EDward Gaming

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EDward Gaming
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Team Information
Location: China China
Coaches: Ji "Aaron" Xing
Jung "RapidStar" Min-sung
Analysts: Huang "FireFox" Ting-Hsiang
Managers: Ji "Aaron" Xing
Team Captain: Tong "Koro1" Yang
Website: EDward Gaming
Sponsor(s): Douyu.TV
Ducky
Organization
Sister Team (Current): EDward Esports
Sister Team (Former): AD Gaming
History
Created: 2014-02-07 LoL Division
Current Roster
EDG 2016 Spring Roster.jpg
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EDward Gaming is a Chinese competitive League of Legends team.

History

Formation

EDward Gaming first entered professional League of Legends in September 2013. EDG secured a spot in the 2014 LPL Spring split by acquiring the slot of LMQ, who had left to compete in the 2014 NA Challenger Series. EDG's acquisitions were U, former Positive Energy AD Carry NaMei, World Elite players ClearLove and fzzf, and Koro1 as their top laner.

2014 Season

EDG had a strong debut in 2014 LPL Spring, winning games against every team in the regular season except Oh My God. They beat OMG at the International Esports Tournament 2014 and then emerged as the champions in the LPL Playoffs. They continued this performance in the Summer Split, earning first place in both the regular season and playoffs. In addition to their LPL success, EDG also found success in other events, finishing top 2 at every major tournament they competed in. They also won the Chinese Regional Finals, securing the #1 seed in China for the 2014 Season World Championship. However, EDG's performance at the World Championships was less than stellar. The team tied for 2nd in their group with ahq e-Sports Club, and ended up losing to fellow Chinese team Star Horn Royal Club 3-2 in the first round of playoffs. After the disappointing showing, jungler Clearlove would declare that "The end is also the beginning."[1]

2015 Pre-Season

On November 10th, 2014, Korean AD Carry Deft, who had most recently played for Samsung Blue, announced on Twitter that he would be joining EDward Gaming. Deft's signing sparked speculation on the fate of NaMei, as both players were seen as world-class at their position. Eventually, NaMei would leave the team to join Star Horn Royal Club. Less than a month later, EDG announced that they had signed Korean mid laner PawN, World Championship mid laner from Samsung White.

2015 Season

On January 15th, the day before the beginning of the 2015 LPL Spring split, Fzzf announced his retirement. He was replaced temporarily by Mouse, who played with the team at the G-League 2014 Finals, and in the first two weeks of the LPL Spring Split. Beginning with week 3 of the split, Meiko became the team's support. The team went through the regular season, only dropping 6 games in 44. They finished first in the Spring Playoffs after a five game series with LGD Gaming, winning the Chinese spot at the Mid-Season Invitational. At the MSI, they went 4-1 in the group stage, dropping a game only to SK Telecom T1. After a 3-0 defeat of ahq in the semifinals, they faced off against SKT in the finals, this time beating them 3-2 and winning the tournament. In addition to the prize pool won from the tournament, the organization doubled the payout to players.[2]

In the Summer Season, EDG continued their domestic success with a dominating 14-2-6 match record. At the end of the regular season they only dropped 10 games out of 44, securing the 1st seed in the regular season and advancing to the Summer Playoffs. Even though the team had high expectations to win the tournament, they lost 3 - 0 to LGD Gaming in the semifinals and dropped to the 3rd place match against Invictus Gaming that they also lost 3-1. After the disappointing playoff run, EDG played in the Regional Finals for a last chance to secure a spot for Worlds 2015. They faced Snake Esports in the first round and beat them 2- 0. EDG advanced to round 2, where they played Invictus Gaming in a rematch of the 3rd place match from the playoffs. EDG won 3-1 and advanced to Worlds as second seed from China. EDG were placed in a group with SK Telecom, H2k Gaming, and the Bangkok Titans. They came out of the group in second place and were drawn to play Fnatic in the quarterfinals but lost to them 3-0.

2016 Season

EDG's 2016 preseason saw AmazingJ and BaeMe leave the team, while Mouse, rq, and Athena - the former mid laner of Korea's new rising star team Ever - joined. They were drawn into Group B for the 2016 LPL Spring Season.

The spring season started off fairly rocky for EDG. They dropped series in an attempt to integrate their substitute jungler, Mitty, to the team. Along with PawN being subbed out due to his back injury, the team suffered early in the split; however, they soon recovered form. PawN returned, and played until finals, and the team began to play their old macro-style. They almost tied with Royal Never Give Up for first in their group, only being down one series.

In the Spring Playoffs, the Qiao Gu Reapers, now known as Newbee, were unable to field a midlaner, thus forfeiting their semifinal match to EDG. The LPL Spring finale resulted in a 1-3 loss for EDG to Royal Never Give Up. Despite being expected to be a close series, the Chinese players of RNG performed better and took strong control of the series.

Before the summer season started, it was announced that PawN was stepping down to recover from him back injury. Scout was announced to take his place. Once the season started, mouse took the place of the longstanding toplaner Koro1.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency China Koro1 Tong Yang (童扬) 01 Top
Current Official Residency China Mouse Chen Yu-Hao (陈宇浩) 01 Top
Current Official Residency China Clearlove Ming Kai (明凯) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea PawN Heo Won-seok (허원석) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency South Korea Scout Lee Ye-chan (이예찬) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency South Korea Deft Kim Hyuk-kyu (김혁규) 04 AD
Current Official Residency China Meiko Tian Ye (田野) 05 Support
Current Official Residency China sundae Lu Wen-Hao (陆文昊) 06 Sub/Top
Current Official Residency China rq Qin Bo-Han (秦博汉) 09 Sub/AD

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
China Mouse Chen Yu-Hao (陈宇浩) 05 Support China Fzzf G-League 2014 Finals

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
China Fireloli Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 02 Jungle IMAYlogo std.png I May
South Korea Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 03 Mid IMAYlogo std.png I May
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 11 Trainee EDElogo std.png EDward Esports
Hong Kong AmazingJ Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪) 01 Top EDElogo std.png EDward Esports
South Korea BaeMe Kang Yang-hyun (강양현) 03 Mid EDElogo std.png EDward Esports
South Korea Ray Jeon Ji-won (전지원) 06 Sub/Top Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
China Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) 09 Sub/AD EDElogo std.png EDward Esports
China Ff Xie Kui (谢蝰) 09 Sub/AD ADGlogo std.png AD Gaming
China At Yang Zhao-Kan (杨兆刊) 11 Sub
None
China U Ceng Long (曾龙) 08 Sub/Mid Snakelogo std.png Snake eSports
China Fzzf Feng Zhuo-Jun (冯卓君) 05 Support Retired.png Retired
China NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) 04 AD SH Royallogo std.png Star Horn Royal Club
China Nuoxia Hu Zhen-Wei (胡振威) 10 Sub/Support OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
China Cttflame Ke Jun-Jia (何俊佳) 11 Sub Woalogo std.png Wings of Aurora

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
China Ed Chu Chu Ai-De Founder
China Freezer Founder
China Aaron Ji Xing (姬星) 11 Managing Director/Head Coach
South Korea RapidStar Jung Min-sung (정민성) 11 Coach

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Taiwan FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 11 Analyst IMAYlogo std.png I May
China San Shao Huang Cheng (黄承) Founder/Manager RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
South Korea Reapered Bok Han-gyu (복한규) 11 Assistant Coach C9logo std.png Cloud9
China Efeng Liu Yuan (刘源) Leader
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-23 LPL 2016 3D.png A22nd 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up ¥ 800,000
2016-04-09 LPL 2016 3D.png A22nd 2016 LPL Spring Regular Season 12 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-11-22 DC logo.png A11st 2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals 3 : 1 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 500,000
2015-10-17 WCS 2015 small.png A55 - 8th 2015 Season World Championship 0 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 75,000
2015-09-04 RpPoints.png A11st 2015 Season China Regional Finals 3 : 1 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming WC Seed
2015-08-17 LPL 2016 3D.png A44th 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 200,000
2015-08-09 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season 14-6-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-07-12 DC logo.png A11st 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season 3 : 0 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 200,000
2015-05-10 MSI logo.png A11st 2015 Mid-Season Invitational 3 : 2 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 100,000
2015-04-26 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming ¥ 800,000
2015-04-12 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season 17-4-1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-03-29 DC logo.png A11st 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season 3 : 0 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 200,000
2014-12-13 DC logo.png A11st Demacia Cup Season 2 3 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 300,000
2014-10-05 IWC logo small.png A55 - 8th 2014 Season World Championship 2 : 3 SH Royallogo std.png Star Horn Royal Club $ 75,000
2014-09-12 XCS logo small.png A11st X Championship Season I 3 : 1 Kinglogo std.png Team King ¥ 300,000
2014-09-07 RpPoints.png A11st 2014 Season China Regional Finals 2 : 1 SH Royallogo std.png Star Horn Royal Club S4 WC Seed
2014-08-24 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2014 LPL Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 500,000
2014-08-16 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2014 LPL Summer Regular Season 6-6-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-05-25 LPL 2016 3D.png A11st 2014 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 0 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 500,000
2014-04-26 LPL 2016 3D.png A22nd 2014 LPL Spring Regular Season 9-3-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-28 A55 - 8th National Electronic Sports Tournament 2015 FF : W UPlogo std.png Unlimited Potential
2015-11-07 A55 - 8th 2015 National Electronic Sports Open 0 : 2 Energy Pacemaker.Alllogo std.png Energy Pacemaker.All
2014-12-28 A11st G-League 2014 3 : 0 Kinglogo std.png Team King ¥ 200,000
2014-12-07 A11st 2014 National Electronic Sports Open 2 : 1 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming ¥ 150,000
2014-11-02 A22nd National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014 1 : 2 Kinglogo std.png Team King ¥ 70,000
2014-10-26 A11st NVIDIA Game Festival 2014 2 : 0 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 100,000
2014-04-29 A11st International Esports Tournament 2014 2 : 0 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 200,000
2014-07-20 A22nd IEM Season IX - Shenzhen 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE $ 1,500

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Articles

Additional Content

  • 2015

Gallery

See Also

Links

References

  1. Edward Gaming Worlds Documentary YouTube
  2. Edward Gaming doubles winners' prize pool for players thescoreesports.com
  3. Lustboy's twitter posttwitter.com
  4. RapidStar's twitter posttwitter.com
  5. Edward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  6. The Score's Article thescoreesports.com
  7. LPL夏季赛抽签直播 分组悬念今晚揭晓 lol.qq.com
  8. Finalized LPL Rosters bbs.ngacn.cc
  9. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  10. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  11. thescore's Postthescoreesports.com
  12. Snake's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  13. EDG's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  14. EDG's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  15. EDG Electronic Sports Club's Weibo Post weibo.com
  16. 2016 EDG 大名单 (Chinese) weibo.com
  17. 战队大洗牌 2015冬季俱乐部转会汇总 (Chinese) lol.qq.com
  18. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  19. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  20. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  21. Edward Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  22. Deft's Twitter Post twitter.com
  23. Sashao's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
  24. L.ACE冬季转会期名单及公告 (Chinese) acelol.com