Star Horn Royal Club
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Star Horn Royal Club is a Chinese organization, successor of the original Royal Club founded in May 2012.
Royal Club Huang Zu started off the year with their participation in the G-League 2012 Season 2, finished at 3-4th place after losing against Team WE 1-3. They then attended GIGABYTE StarsWar League/Season 2 in March but got knocked out in the Group Stage. By finishing 2nd in TGA Winter 2012 they were directly invited to the first LPL Spring season. In June, Royal Club Huang Zu finished 5th in 2013 LPL Spring, went 15-13 in the Group Stage and did not qualify for playoffs. One day after, they participated in the NVIDIA Game Festival 2013 and placed second after losing against Team WE in the finals. In July, Royal HZ took part in StarsWar 8 tournament. They got knocked out in the semifinals, lost 0-2 to iG. At the end of July, they once again lost 0-2 to iG in the semifinals of IEM Season VIII - Shanghai and finished 3-4th. In September, Royal HZ qualified for the Season 3 China Regional Finals after finishing 2nd in the 2013 LPL Summer/Regular Season with the result of 13-8. In the Season 3 China Regional Finals, Royal HZ made an amazing comeback, went from the Loser's bracket to defeat OMG in the Grand Finals, claimed the first place and not only a spot in the Season 3 World Championship but the huge advantage of being placed directly in the quarterfinals past the group stages.
At the S3 Championship, Royal Club would be a dark horse team in the quarterfinals as not being well known outside the Asian scene and being in their first major tournament in North America. Their first match would be against a team they are exceptionally familiar with, OMG. In the first match of bracket stage, the two Chinese teams would reenact the Chinese Regional Finals to see who would advance and who would be eliminated from the tournament. OMG had been seen as one of the strongest teams in the Group stage, losing only once out of their games but Royal Club were able to play a well prepared plan going into the match. They conquered their counterpart with a 2-0 victory, advancing to face Europe's top seed, Fnatic. The series would lead to a back and forth heavy hitting battle between the regions, with Royal able to win the final game, 3-1. Huang Zu found themselves in the ultimate spotlight in the grand finals against favorited Korean team SK Telecom T1. The anticipated match led to Royal Club being overwhelmed by SK T1, losing 0-3, but taking home a very respectable 2nd place with a nice prize pool.
After S3, Tabe and Whit3zZ unilaterally retired, forcing Royal to forfeit 2013 LPL Summer Playoffs. Royal sells LMQ (a merger of Royal Tian Ci and Livemore) and rebrands to Star Horn Royal Club, forming an entirely new roster only retaining Uzi. LMQ ultimately came to USA. After struggling in 2014 LPL Spring, SHRC bought InSec and Zero from Korea, one of the first Chinese Clubs to import Korean players. They went on to win 2014 Season China Regional Finals, topping World Championship Group B, and eliminate then two-time LPL Champion Edward Gaming in Quarterfinals, knocking out OMG once again in Semifinals, both series went to 5 games. In the final showdown with apparently invincible Samsung Galaxy White, SHRC pulled their best to win a game, but ultimately lost 3-1.
After S4 Uzi suddenly announced transfer to rival OMG, leaving SHRC without a proper ADC. Namei from EDG would join SHRC, but this occured after transfer deadline, so Namei is prohibited to play for SHRC until March. During this period SHRC would be forced to use HYY, who was a free agent, as ADC. After Namei started to play for SHRC, the club would once again be wrecked by InSec's injury at Chongqing in preparation for Demacia Cup 2015 Spring. Blank (from LSPL club Energy Pacemaker.Carries, have no matches to play for his own club in Spring) will substitute for SHRC for the remaining Demacia Cup and LPL.
SHRC finished 10th in LPL Spring Season and have to play relegation/promotion playoff. InSec recovered by the time of LPL promotion, and SHRC swept Young Glory in a clean 3-0. It was idely believed that they would retain LPL spot, however the next match would be a disaster for SHRC, with their full roster lost 0-3 by Gamtee Fenghui (11th LPL). By relegation, SHRC was officially eliminated from 2015 Season World Championship.
On May 14, 2015, SHRC, Gamtee, and Vici Gaming reached mutual understanding in one of the most complex club acquisitions in League of Legends history: SHRC will buy Vici Potential Gaming's LPL spot, Vici Potential Gaming will sell their own LPL spot (to SHRC), buy Gamtee's LPL spot and rename to Unlimited Potential. The new club under Royal banner will compete in the LPL, with SHRC--now another club under Royal banner remaining in LSPL. The majority of ex-VG.P roster would not remain on Royal but transfer to UP, and ex-SHRC roster, ex-Gamtee roster would be selected to play for LPL squad of Royal or SHRC based on individual merit.
- January 16th(approx.), NaMei joins.
- April 19th, Chris steps down as coach.
- May 16th, Cola, inSec, corn, NaMei, Zero, and GodLike leave.
- May 19th, Assassin (now Sask), Blank and yizhen join.
- December 24th, Sask leaves.
- December 25th, y4 and Zzjm leave.
- December 27th, Lies, hu1, corn, BoBo, SouthWind, and fate join. Yizhen, Blank, and K4mi leave.
- February 9th, Quiet leaves.
- February 18th, EQ (now Kmi), nct, LeY and YS join.
- May 23rd, Royal Club renames to Star Horn Royal Club.
- May 28th, Cola, corn and LaoPi join.
- June 1st, inSec and Zero join. VicaL joins as a coach.
- October 19th, 2nd Place at the 2014 World Championship.
- December 6th, ackerman (now GodLike) rejoins.
- December 11th, Uzi leaves.
- March 5th, Wh1t3zZ and GoDlike are shifted from the backup team to starting positions, while Mor and XiaoWeiXiao are relegated to the second squad.  
- March 10th, Aula become the title sponsor of Royal Club.
- March 13th, Tabe retires.
- March 14th, Jason replace Fantasy as Manager.
- March 21th, Coach Swind leaves.
- March 22th, Aula becames the title sponsor of Royal Club Huang Zu.
- April 26th, Atu joins.
- April 28th, Rui becames inactive player due to cervical spondylosis.
- May 28th, Tabe rejoins. Atu moves to substitute.
- July 7th, 3-4th place at StarsWar 8.
- July 16th, Atu leaves.
- July 26th, 3-4th place at IEM Season VIII - Shanghai.
- September 7th, Qualifies for Season 3 World Championship.
- September 8th, 1st place at Season 3 China Regional Finals.
- October 4th, 2nd place at Season 3 World Championship.
- October 13th, 3rd place at 2013 WCG China Qualifiers. Wh1t3zZ and Tabe retire. 
- November 2nd, F1sh (now Quiet) and PandaB (now Bao) join as new starting bottom lane, Uzi moves to Mid position.
- November 24th, 4th place at 2013 LPL Summer Playoffs.
- December 3rd, Rui returns to active duty.
- December 15th, GoDlike leaves, while Dreams (now Yao) joins.
|InSec||Choi In-seok (최인석}||Jungle|
|hu1||Lei Hui-Guo (雷辉国)||Jungle|
|corn||Lei Wen (雷文)||Mid|
|BoBo||He Wen-Bo (何文博)||AD|
|Bvoy||Ju Yeong-hoon (주영훈)||AD|
|Wei||Wang Huan-Wei (汪焕威)||AD|
|LeY||Le Yi (乐毅)||Support|
|SouthWind||Su Zhi-Lin (苏志林)||Support|
|Blank||Kang Sun-gu||Jungle||inSec||2015 Demacia Cup Spring|
2015 LPL Spring Week 10 - 11
|corn||Lei Wen (雷文)||Mid||nct||International Esports Tournament 2014|
|Quiet||Yu Rui (喻瑞)||AD||Lucky||WCG 2013 China Qualifier|
|Lies||Guo Hao-Tian (郭昊天)||Top||2144 Danmu Gaming|
|fate||Mao Jie (毛杰)||Sub/Jungle|
|Yizhen||Park Ui-jin (박의진)||Top||CJ Entus|
|Blank||Kang Sun-gu (강선구)||Jungle||SK Telecom T1|
|K4mi||Wang Long-Jie (王隆杰)||Support|
|y4||Wang Nong-Mo (王弄墨)||AD||ZTR Gaming|
|Zzjm||Zuo Ming-Hao (左名豪)||Sub/Support||ZTR Gaming|
|Sask||Zhou Yi-Xiang (周翼翔)||Mid||Royal Never Give Up|
|Aixin||Su Ze-Hao (苏泽皓)||Sub||Tides of Time 1|
|HYY||Zhai Wen-Han (翟文晗)||Sub/AD|
|Cola||Jiang Na (江南)||Top||Team King|
|corn||Lei Wen (雷文)||Mid||Team King|
|NaMei||Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文)||AD||Team King|
|Zero||Yoon Kyung-sup (윤경섭)||Support||Team King|
|GodLike||Xiao Wang (肖旺)||Sub/Top||Royal Never Give Up|
|LaoPi||Wong Wing Cheong (黃永昌)||Sub/Support||Invictus Girls|
|Uzi||Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪)||AD||Oh My God|
|Yao||Yao Yuan (姚远)||Top||LinG|
|Bao||Zhang Jia-Zhi (张家志)||Support||Energy Pacemaker.Carries|
|Lucky||Liu Jun-Jie (刘君杰)||Jungle||Retired|
|nct||Feng Zhong-Hao (冯中豪)||Mid||AcFun e-Sports Club|
|Rui||Wang Xing-Rui (王星睿)||Support|
|YS||Yang Sheng (杨昇)||Sub|
|Quiet||Yu Rui (喻瑞)||AD||Vici Gaming|
|Tabe||Pak-Kan Wong (王柏勤)||Support||Coach|
|Wh1t3zZ||Pun-Wai Lo (盧本偉)||Mid||Retired|
|Atu||Liang Chang-Wei (梁昌煒)||Support||HK Attitude Mage|
|Mor||Zhang Hong-Wei (张洪伟)||Top||Royal Club Tian Ci|
|XiaoWeiXiao||Yu Xian (余显)||Mid||Royal Club Tian Ci|
|mfst||Teng Yong (滕勇)||Jungle||All Gamers|
|Warm||Liu Yang (刘杨)||Mid||All Gamers|
|beckham||Tsang Kin (曾堅)||Top|
|wuyan||Zhang Bing (张冰)||Mid|
|inSec||Choi In-seok (최인석)||Jungle|
|Jason||He Yi (何懿)||Manager|
|VicaL||Kim Sun-mook (김선묵)||Coach||Royal Never Give Up|
|eNo||Li Yande||Chief Executive Officer||LMQ|
|Fantasy||Li Wei (李巍)||Manager|
|Chris||Siu Keung (蕭強)||Coach||Newbee|
|Swind||Li Ming (黎明)||Coach||Team Livemore|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-04-11||Q||2016 LSPL Summer Relegation||3 : 0||Wan Yoo|
|2016-04-07||12th||2016 LSPL Spring Season||13 : 17||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-07-28||7 - 8th||2015 LSPL Summer Playoffs||1 : 2||Team WE Future|
|2015-06-29||9 - 16th||2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season||0 : 3||Snake eSports|
|2015-04-19||NQ||2015 LPL Summer Promotion||0 : 3||Gamtee|
|2015-04-12||9 - 12th||2015 LPL Spring Regular Season||5-5-12||Group Stage (W/L)||¥ 50,000|
|2015-03-27||5 - 8th||2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season||0 : 3||Team WE|
|2014-12-12||3 - 4th||Demacia Cup Season 2||0 : 2||EDward Gaming||¥ 50,000|
|2014-10-19||2nd||2014 Season World Championship||1 : 3||Samsung White||$ 250,000|
|2014-09-11||3 - 4th||X Championship Season I||0 : 2||Team King||¥ 50,000|
|2014-09-07||2nd||2014 Season China Regional Finals||1 : 2||EDward Gaming||S4 WC Seed|
|2014-08-23||3rd||2014 LPL Summer Playoffs||2 : 3||Oh My God||¥ 200,000|
|2014-08-16||3rd||2014 LPL Summer Regular Season||5-8-1||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2014-04-26||6th||2014 LPL Spring Regular Season||3-3-8||Group Stage (W/L)||¥ 200,000|
|2014-01-01||5 - 8th||Demacia Cup Season 1||0 : 2||Invictus Gaming|
|2013-11-20||4th||2013 LPL Summer Playoffs||FF:W||Team WE||¥ 150,000|
|2013-10-04||2nd||Season 3 World Championship||0 : 3||SK Telecom T1||$ 250,000|
|2013-09-08||1st||Season 3 China Regional Finals||3 : 1||Oh My God||S3WC Qualification|
|2013-09-01||2nd||2013 LPL Summer Regular Season||13 : 8||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2013-07-25||3 - 4th||IEM Season VIII - Shanghai||1 : 2||Invictus Gaming||$ 2,000|
|2013-05-18||5th||2013 LPL Spring||15 : 13||Group Stage (W/L)||¥ 100,000|
|2013-03-12||7 - 12th||GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2||1-3-1||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2012-11-25||2nd||TGA Grand Prix Winter 2012||1 : 2||Team WE||¥ 100,000|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2015-09-08||5 - 8th||World Leisure Games - Qingdao 2015||FF : W||Oh My Dream|
|2014-12-05||2nd||2014 GALAXY eSports Carnival||1 : 2||Team King||¥ 80,000|
|2014-04-28||5 - 8th||International Esports Tournament 2014||0 : 2||Invictus Gaming||¥ 20,000|
|2013-12-25||7 - 8th||G-League 2013||0 : 3||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2013-12-15||3rd||2013 GALAXY eSports Carnival||0 : 2||Oh My God||￥ 10,000|
|2013-11-10||4th||National Electronic Sports Tournament 2013||0 : 2||LMQ|
|2013-10-13||3rd||2013 WCG China Qualifiers||2 : 0||Team Livemore||¥ 20,000|
|2013-07-07||3 - 4th||StarsWar 8||0 : 2||Invictus Gaming||¥ 10,000|
|2013-06-27||3rd||WVW National Elite Cup||2 : 0||Invictus Gaming||¥ 20,000|
|2013-05-19||2nd||NVIDIA Game Festival 2013||0 : 2||Team WE||¥ 50,000|
|2013-01-14||3 - 4th||G-League 2012 Season 2||1 : 3||Team WE||¥ 10,000|
|2012-12-15||1st||2012 GALAXY eSports Carnival||2 : 0||Team WE.i-Rocks||¥ 30,000|
|2012-12-13||3rd||HAN Pro League||0 : 2||Team WE.i-Rocks||¥ 5,000|
|2012-09-20||5 - 8th||GIGABYTE StarsWar League||1-2-2||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2012-09-14||9 - 16th||Ultimate Game Tournament||1 : 2||Spiritmoon|
- May 21st, A boat beneath a sunny sky: OMG and Star Horn Royal Club from theScore
- December 27th, Star Horn Royal Club announces all-Chinese LSPL rosterby Kelsey Moser on theScore
- September 10th, Breaking down Group B - from LoL Esports
- September 17th, League of Legends World Championship Preview – Group B - from Azubu
- September 17th, Season Four World Championship Preview: StarHorn Royal Club - from ggChronicle
- September 30th, Pick a Side – Star Horn Royal Club vs EDward Gaming - from Azubu
- October 5th, Uzi carries SHRC to victory over EDG - from LoL eSports
- October 5th, Royal Club rides Uzi into the semifinals at Worlds - from The Daily Dot
- October 10th, Pick a Side: Semi-Finals – OMG vs Star Horn Royal Club - from Azubu
- October 11th, Familiarity Builds Respect - OMG vs Royal - from LoL eSports
- October 24th, Anatomy of a Stomp: SHRC vs SSW G2 - from onGamers
Star Horn Royal Club's 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season Roster
Star Horn Royal Club's 2014 Season World Championship Roster
- LPL Roster Announcement sinaimg.cn
- NaMei's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- Chris's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- SHRC's Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- 2015英雄联盟夏季俱乐部转会公告 (Chinese) lol.qq.com
- S6赛季皇族RNG队员名单 (Chinese) weibo.com
- ZTR Gaming's Weibo weibo.com
- SHRC Weibo post (Chinese) weibo.com
- Vici Gaming's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
- LPL战队选手名单出炉 Sky兄弟任WE替补 (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames.com.cn
- SH皇族電子競技俱樂部隊員公告 (Chinese) t.qq.com
- SH皇族電子競技俱樂部隊員變動公告 (Chinese) t.qq.com
- SH皇族電子競技俱樂部官方公告 (Chinese) t.qq.com
- SH皇族電子競技俱樂部隊員公告 (Chinese) t.qq.com
- OMG's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- Star's War League Royal Club vs Najin Sword Preview (Chinese)
- 狼蛛键鼠冠名皇族竞技俱乐部 (Chinese) diy.pconline.com
- 快讯：Tabe Uzi确认离队 Uzi或将加入iG wangyou.pcgames
- 峰回路转！UZI暂留皇族征战职业联赛 (Chinese) duowan.com
- 原皇族竞技俱乐部经理调离 (Chinese)] Tencent Weibo
- 南风已经离开皇族 (Chinese)] Tencent Weibo
- 春季赛第七周开场互动：Royal替补辅助选手亮相 lol.tga.plu.cn
- Rui由于颈椎病暂时离开职业 (Chinese)Tencent Weibo
- Tabe正式回归皇族战队 white微博示基情 (Chinese)uuu9.com
- Atu Facebook Post facebook.com
- Wh1t3zZ's Weibo postqq.com
- Wh1t3zZ's Weibo postqq.com
- Tabe's Weibo postqq.com
- 皇族原辅助王星睿伤愈复出 (Chinese)Tencent Weibo
- Chinese professional LoL team LMQ Tian Ci moves to NA with new title sponsor iBUYPOWER ongamers.com
- TGA冬季賽現場視頻專訪皇族：期待戰勝國內雙雄 (Chinese) 178.com