LMQ

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LMQ
LMQ Logo.png
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Coaches: Zhang "P to the D" Yi
Managers: Xiang "Superrrman" Gu
Zhuang "ZhuangPeng" Peng
Team Captain: Zhou "NoName" Qi-Lin
Website: http://www.teamlmq.com/
Sponsor: iBUYPOWER
Facebook: LMQ iBUYPOWER
Twitter: LMQiBUYPOWER
Number of Players: 7
History
Created: 2013-07-05
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LMQ is a Chinese competitive League of Legends team, previously a sister teams to Royal Club. The team moved to North America on December 15th, 2013 and will be competing in the North American scene.[1]

The team currently competes under the name LMQ iBUYPOWER in representation of their sponsor, iBUYPOWER.[1]

Trivia

  • Rumor has it that "LMQ" means "Lan Mei Qi", which is the name of the mistress of LMQ's founder, entrepreneur Tian Ci.

History

LMQ was formed in July 2013 after merging portions of the rosters of Team Livemore and Royal Club Tian Ci: Dreams, F1sh, andWayoff from the former; Mor, NoName, TS, XiaoWeiXiao, and PandaB from the latter. LMQ competed in the summer split of the 2013 LPL; despite taking a game off the Season 3 runner-up Royal Club, LMQ finished with a disappointing 8-13 record in sixth place.

In November 2013, after the Season 3 World Championship, F1sh and PandaB moved to LMQ's sister team, Royal Club. At that month's National Electronic Sports Tournament, LMQ went 2-1 in the tournament's group stage after downing CC Club and Team WE Academy while falling to the parent Team WE. In the bracket stage, LMQ lost 1-2 to the tournament favorite and eventual winner OMG, but rebounded in a 2-0 victory against Royal Club in the third place match.

On December 15th, 2013, LMQ left its parent organization Tian Ci and obtained a new sponsor in iBUYPOWER. With the assistance of its new sponsor, LMQ moved to North America to take advantage of the superior esports infrastructure. At this point, Dreams and Wayoff left the team, to be replaced by Royal Club top laner GoDlike, who renamed to ackerman.

In January 2014, LMQ made their way atop the North American 5v5 Challenger tier and earned an invite to the official Riot-sponsored Challenger Series, also known as the Coke League. In their North American debut, LMQ went 8-0 and beat compLexity.Black 2-0 in the finals. By finishing first, LMQ received 9 Challenger Series Points and earned a berth in the second series. There, in March, LMQ went 4-1 on their way to a 2-0 win in the finals against Cloud 9 Tempest, thus clinching the top overall seed in the Challenger Series playoffs to be held later in the season.

While competing in the second Challenger Series, LMQ was also offered an invite to the North American Challenger League (NACL) Season 2 Qualifiers, where they went undefeated and secured a spot in the league. During the league's regular season, LMQ went 18-4 without a losing record against any team. During the March playoffs, LMQ defeated Cloud 9 Tempest 2-1 in the semifinals and moved on to face Team 8 in the tournament's grand finals. LMQ won the final series 3-1 and became NACL champions.

After having secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Challenger Series playoffs due to their tremendous amount of points accumulated from both Challenger Series, LMQ went on to defeatCurse Academy in a 2-0 victory sending them to the finals against the tough Cloud 9 Tempest. After an initial loss in the best of five series, LMQ came back winning two in a row to make the series 2-1. Cloud 9 Tempest however, bounced back in game four to tie up the series 2-2. After a very low-kill game game five, Cloud 9 Tempest attempt to make a pick, but instead gets nearly aced and losing the game to LMQ. LMQ left the Challenger Series playoffs with a 5-2 record and went home with the grand prize of $16,000.

In April 2014, LMQ secured a spot for the 2014 NA LCS Summer Split after beating XDG Gaming 3-0 in the 2014 Season Summer Promotion Tournament.

Timeline

2013

Player Roster

LMQ 2014 Season LCS Summer Primary Roster
Left to Right: XiaoWeiXiao, NoName, Vasilii, ackerman, Mor

Active

ID Name Role
China ackerman Xiao Wang (肖旺) Top
China NoName Zhou Qi-Lin(周祺琳) Jungle
China XiaoWeiXiao Yu Xian (余显) Mid
China Vasilii Li Wei-Jun (李威俊) AD
China Mor Zhang Hong-Wei (张洪伟) Support
China P to the D Zhang Yi (張藝) Sub/Jungle
China LanJJ Liao Jie-Jun (廖梓俊) Sub/Mid

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
China Dreams Yao Yuan (姚远) Top RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal Club
China Wayoff Song Lei (宋磊) Sub Gamefylogo std.png Gamefy
China F1sh Yu Rui (喻瑞) AD RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal Club
China PandaB Zhang Jia-Zhi (张家志) Support RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal Club

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
China eNO Li Yande Chief Executive Officer
China P to the D Zhang Yi (張藝) Head Coach
USA impulsive_st Derrick Truong Marketing Manager
China Superrrman Xiang 'Alex' Gu Player Manager
China ZhuangPeng Zhuang Peng (庄鹏) Manager

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
China Sharon Xiaowei Li Team Manager
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-03 LCSlogo small.png A22nd 2014 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 18 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-26 LCSlogo small.png I1Q 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 0 XDGlogo std.png XDG Gaming
2014-04-13 CS NA logo.png A11st 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series Playoffs 3 : 2 C9logo std.png Cloud 9 Tempest $ 16,000
2014-03-30 CS NA logo.png A11st 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series #2 2 : 0 C9logo std.png Cloud 9 Tempest $ 6,000
2014-03-26 Nacl small.png A11st North American Challenger League Season 2 3 : 1 T8logo std.png Team 8 $ 8,000
2014-02-16 CS NA logo.png A11st 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series #1 2 : 0 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.Black $ 6,000
2013-11-10 NEST logo small.png A33rd National Electronic Sports Tournament 2 : 0 RoyalClubLogo std.png Royal Club ¥ 50,000
2013-09-01 LPLlogo small.png A66th 2013 LPL Summer Regular Season 8 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ¥ 100,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-04-20 A11st National ESL Pro Series Season IX 2 : 1 Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy $ 6,700
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-03-16 A11st NA Challenger Series #2 3 : 1 VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming $ 350
2014-02-23 A11st NA Challenger Series #1 3 : 0 LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro $ 350
2014-02-02 A11st Razer League of Legends Clash 2 : 0 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Academy $ 500
2014-01-30 A11st ROCCAT King of the Hill 2013-2014 Week 6 2 : 0 VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming White $ 1,000
2014-01-05 A11st CLG Camp Tournament 2 : 0 Logo std2.png CLG Camp $ 1,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2013

2014

See Also

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chinese professional LoL team LMQ Tian Ci moves to NA with new title sponsor iBUYPOWER ongamers.com