Lapaka

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Lapaka
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Background Information
Name: Luis Perez
Country of Birth: United States USA
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Role: Jungler
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Team History
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 unRestricted eSports
Aug 2011- Oct 2011
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 Team Curse
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Luis "Lapaka" Perez was previously the jungler for Curse Gaming.

Biography

League of Legends Career

Season 1

Lapaka's competitive League of Legends career began in late 2010, when he formed a team with DontMashMe called Team NICE!. The team disbanded shortly afterwards, and Lapaka was offered to join DontMashMe's new team, Team XXX.

Within a few weeks, Lapaka's team was picked up by gaming organization unRestricted in early 2011, where under their new team name they were able to find success and gain solid placings in several online tournaments. On August 25th, 2011, unRestricted's League of Legends team was signed by gaming organization Curse. Lapaka was able to find moderate success in his new team, placing 5th-8th at IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City, 5th-6th at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York, and having several other notable tournament placings under Curse Gaming. Despite a promising start with Curse Gaming, Lapaka decided to leave Curse on October 19th, 2011. For a short time, Lapaka was involved with Absolute Legends NA, but parted ways with them not long after.

During 2012, Lapaka was invited to participate in the IGN ProLeague SXSW All-Stars 2012 on the East team, playing as their jungler, where they were able to defeat the West Coast team 2-0.

Season 2

Lapaka was originally going to be one of the members of CLG's second North American team, Counter Logic Gaming Black, but eventually did not join. His spot as the jungler was filled by Zuna instead.

Trivia

  • Known for his
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     Warwick in Season 1.
  • Often believed to be of African American descent by the League of Legends community, Lapaka is actually from the Dominican Republic.
  • He has a very strong relationship with Counter Logic Gaming and has subbed for them in the past.
  • As an avid listener of reggeaton and Spanish rap, "Lapaka" was a frequently used word in the songs of those two genres which meant "packs of money". Luis decided upon his name as he was fond of the meaning and also due to the fact that the shortened form of both his real name, Luis Perez, and gaming name, Lapaka, is LP.

Achievements

2011
Date Event Result
2011-09-25 CSN Dawn of Champions Cup 2011 Silver.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 0 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE
2011-09-11 National ESL Premier League Season 1 Silver.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 0 : 2 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2011-09-11 Newegg Summer Wanfest 2011 Gold.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 2 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2011-09-11 2011 MLG Raleigh Copper.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png
2011-06-30 TteSports Challenge Summer Open Gold.png unRestricted eSports Unrlogo std.png 2 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid

Interviews

2011

2012

References