Shiphtur

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Shiphtur
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Background Information
Name: Danny Le
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Birthday: January 27, 1993 (1993-01-27) (age 24)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: Apex Gaming
Apex Pride
Role: Mid
Favorite champions:
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Alternate IDs: Chapanya, Waker, TransIogic, dunamis
Peak League:
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Challenger I (NA) 1129 LP
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Team History
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Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
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 DnG.Panda
Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
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 Monomaniac Evito
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
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 Team Dynamic
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
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 Good Game University
Jun 2013 - May 2014
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 Team Coast
May 2014 - May 2016
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 Team Dignitas
May 2016 - Oct 2016
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 Apex Gaming
Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
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 Apex Pride
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Danny "Shiphtur" Le is the mid laner for Apex Gaming.

Biography

Danny "Shiphtur" Le was born in the city of Vancouver in British Colombia, Canada, but he moved and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he also studied at Grant MacEwan University. He has been playing League of Legends for over 3 years and he started playing professionally in late season 2 (2012). He chose to be a mid laner because it's the role he enjoys the most in the game and he believes that mid laners have the most play-making potential.

Pre-Season 3

On December 23rd, 2012, Shiphtur officially began his professional League of Legends career as an unknown rookie when he joined Team Dynamic, a well-known professional North American League of Legends team at the time, along with I am Anjo to fill the empty roles of Mid and Support, respectively. However, two weeks later, the team roster announced they were parting ways with the parent multi-gaming organization of Team Dynamic.

On January 4th, 2013, Good Game University (now known as Team Coast) was founded by the former roster of Team Dynamic. Shiphtur, along with ZionSpartan, NintendudeX, DontMashMe, I am Anjo, and Pixel joined the team.

Season 3

In January 2013, Shiphtur and his team, Good Game University, competed in the LoL Season 3 North American LCS Spring Qualifier. In the group stage, Good Game University beat Epik Gamer and Team TowerDiveTV, while dropping one game to Team FeaR. By winning those two games, GGU advanced to the bracket stage of the tournament where they defeated Dirtnap Gaming 2-1 in a best of 3 series and secured their spot in the Season 3 NA LCS Spring Split. Unfortunately, Shiphtur was unable to play in the LCS with his team due to visa issues and he was replaced by substitute player, Jintae, for the split. Shiphtur's team ended the spring split round robin with 11 wins and 17 losses and they managed to advance to the finals of the Season 3 NA LCS Spring playoffs where they were defeated by Team Solomid 3-2 in a best of 5 series. Despite their loss, they still finished the split at 2nd place and secured their spot in the Season 3 NA LCS Summer Split where they renamed their team to Team Coast as a result of their new sponsor. Additionally, ex-Curse Gaming support player Elementz became their coach and Shiphtur's visa issues were resolved. Shiphtur was able to play as the mid laner for Team Coast in the season 3 summer split of the NA LCS.

The Season 3 NA LCS Summer Split was rough for Team Coast. They began the split tied for second during Week One, but thanks to a seven-game losing streak at the end of the split, Coast had to settle for seventh with a record of 9-19 in the round robin. This meant that they would be sent to relegation matches in December in the 2014 Season NA LCS Spring Promotion Tournament to win back their spot into the NA LCS.

2014 Preseason

In the off-season, Shiphtur and Team Coast were invited to some amateur scene tournaments. They won ggLA Challenger Arena 4, ggLA Challenger Arena 5 and then earned a spot into a new competitive league, the North American Challenger League (NACL). During the first week of the NACL, on October 8th, 2013, DontMashMe announced that he had stepped down from his starter AD Carry position. On November 26th, WizFujiiN (now known as Apollo), joined as the new starting AD Carry. The team still won first place in the NACL.

In December, Team Coast chose to play against challenger team The Walking Zed for a spot in the 2014 North American LCS Spring Split at the 2014 spring promotion tournament, since ending in seventh place last split allowed them to choose their opponent in the tournament. There, Coast won 3-2 in a best of 5 series and qualified for their third LCS split, the 2014 Season NA LCS Spring Split.

2014 Season

Coast placed sixth at the end of the 2014 spring split, qualifying them for the 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs. However, two losses - first to CLG 0-2 and then to Dignitas 1-2 - sent them to relegation, where they lost 1-3 to compLexity.Black in the 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament.

After Coast's relegation, Shiphtur and ZionSpartan left the team and joined Team Dignitas, replacing scarra/goldenglue in the mid lane and Cruzerthebruzer in the top lane, respectively. In the 2014 NA LCS Summer Split, despite sitting at a 6-2 record at the end of the third week, Dignitas ended the round robin in sixth place, with a 13-15 record. However, in the playoffs of the 2014 summer split, they managed to avoid going to relegations by defeating CLG in the fifth-place match.

2015 Preseason

Shiphtur re-signed with Dignitas for the 2015 season[1] and the team attended IEM Cologne, being the third most fan-voted team after Team Curse (now known as Team Liquid) who forfeited their spot due to visa issues. At IEM Cologne, Dignitas introduced new players Gamsu and Core JJ joining to replace ZionSpartan in the top lane and imaqtpie in the ADC role, respectively. They beat Aces High Esports Club 2-1 in the quarterfinals but were defeated by Gambit Gaming 2-0 in the semifinals which tied them for third with Team ROCCAT.

2015 Season

Dignitas ended the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split with a 6-12 record in 9th place after undergoing multiple changes of junglers during the split which sent them to relegations along with Winterfox. Winterfox, being the 8th-place team, chose to play against Team Dragon Knights in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament, leaving Dignitas to play against Team Fusion. However, while Winterfox was relegated after falling 3-1 to TDK, Dignitas defeated Team Fusion 3-2 and stayed in the LCS for the summer split of the season. Despite being tied for first with a 7-2 record after 4.5 weeks of play in the summer season (halfway through), the team struggled throughout the last half and finished sixth at 10-8. In the quarterfinals of the summer playoffs, Dignitas was swept by Team Impulse and finished 2015 with only 20 Championship Points, not enough to qualify for the regional finals.

Trivia

  • Scored a pentakill with
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     Anivia at the Season 3 North American LCS Live Qualifiers and with
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     LeBlanc at the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split in his first game with Team Dignitas.[2][3]
  • One of the first to bring
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     Ziggs into competitive play in the North American scene, drawing frequent bans in multiple tournaments.
  • Did a dance around the nexus similar to xpeke's popular backdoor to end the game with his team, Team Coast, and beat Team SoloMid who were on a winning streak during the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split.[4]
  • First eSports professional gamer to receive a special visa (P-1A visa) from U.S. immigration as a professional athlete.
  • He is Balls's Cousin.
  • His ethnicity is Vietnamese.

Pentakills

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Date Region Tournament Team Vs Champion Pos W/L KDA SB VOD
2014-05-23 North America NA LCS Summer 2014 - Week 1 Dignitaslogo std.png  Complexitylogo std.png 
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 LeBlanc
Mid W 15/0/4 Link Link
2015-07-18 North America NA LCS Summer 2015 - Week 8 Dignitaslogo std.png  GVlogo std.png 
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 Ahri
Mid W 12/1/12 Link Link
Click here for a full list of pentakills.

Achievements

  • 2014
  • 2013
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-20 IEM Season IX - Cologne SF.png Team Dignitas Dignitaslogo std.png 0 : 2 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Other Content

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Shiphtur signs with Team Dignitas as Mid Laner team-dignitas.net
  2. Shiphtur Anivia Pentakill - DNG vs GGU LoL S3 NA LCS Qualifier youtube.com
  3. Shiphtur LeBlanc Pentakill - 2014 NA LCS Summer Split youtube.com
  4. Shiphtur Mini-Backdoor vs. TSM youtube.com