Star Horn Royal Club

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Star Horn Royal Club
SH Royal logo.jpg
Team Information
Location: China China
Coaches: "Gosu"
Analysts: "Pianzhi"
Managers: "minmin"
Sponsor(s): Aula
MSI
Rapoo
History
Created: 2012-05
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Star Horn Royal Club is a Chinese organization, successor of the original Royal Club founded in May 2012.

History

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.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency China LetMe Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) 01 Top
Current Official Residency South Korea inSec Choi In-seok (최인석) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency China hu1 Lei Hui-Guo (雷辉国) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency China corn Lei Wen (雷文) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency China BoBo He Wen-Bo (何文博) 04 AD
Current Official Residency South Korea Bvoy Ju Yeong-hoon (주영훈) 04 AD
Current Official Residency China Wei Wang Huan-Wei (汪焕威) 04 AD
Current Official Residency China LeY Le Yi (乐毅) 05 Support
Current Official Residency China SouthWind Su Zhi-Lin (苏志林) 05 Support

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu 02 Jungle South Korea inSec 2015 Demacia Cup Spring
2015 LPL Spring Week 10 - 11
China corn Lei Wen (雷文) 03 Mid China nct International Esports Tournament 2014
China Quiet Yu Rui (喻瑞) 04 AD China Lucky WCG 2013 China Qualifier

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
China Lies Guo Hao-Tian (郭昊天) 01 Top 2144 Dlogo std.png 2144 Danmu Gaming
China fate Mao Jie (毛杰) 07 Sub/Jungle
None
South Korea Yizhen Park Ui-jin (박의진) 01 Top CJElogo std.png CJ Entus
South Korea Blank Kang Sun-gu (강선구) 02 Jungle SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1
China K4mi Wang Long-Jie (王隆杰) 05 Support
None
China y4 Wang Nong-Mo (王弄墨) 04 AD ZTR Gaminglogo std.png ZTR Gaming
China Zzjm Zuo Ming-Hao (左名豪) 10 Sub/Support ZTR Gaminglogo std.png ZTR Gaming
China Sask Zhou Yi-Xiang (周翼翔) 03 Mid RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
China Aixin Su Ze-Hao (苏泽皓) 11 Sub T.o.T.logo std.png Tides of Time 1
China HYY Zhai Wen-Han (翟文晗) 09 Sub/AD
None
China Cola Jiang Na (江南) 01 Top Kinglogo std.png Team King
China corn Lei Wen (雷文) 03 Mid Kinglogo std.png Team King
China NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) 04 AD Kinglogo std.png Team King
South Korea Zero Yoon Kyung-sup (윤경섭) 05 Support Kinglogo std.png Team King
China GodLike Xiao Wang (肖旺) 06 Sub/Top RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
Hong Kong LaoPi Wong Wing Cheong (黃永昌) 10 Sub/Support IGirlslogo std.png Invictus Girls
China Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) AD OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
China Yao Yao Yuan (姚远) 01 Top LinGlogo std.png LinG
China Bao Zhang Jia-Zhi (张家志) 05 Support EPClogo std.png Energy Pacemaker.Carries
China Lucky Liu Jun-Jie (刘君杰) 02 Jungle Retired.png Retired
China nct Feng Zhong-Hao (冯中豪) 03 Mid AcFunlogo std.png AcFun e-Sports Club
China Rui Wang Xing-Rui (王星睿) 05 Support
None
China YS Yang Sheng (杨昇) 11 Sub
None
China Quiet Yu Rui (喻瑞) 04 AD Vicilogo std.png Vici Gaming
Hong Kong Tabe Pak-Kan Wong (王柏勤) 05 Support Coachlogo std.png Coach
Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ Pun-Wai Lo (盧本偉) 03 Mid Retired.png Retired
Taiwan Atu Liang Chang-Wei (梁昌煒) 05 Support HKA.Mlogo std.png HK Attitude Mage
China Mor Zhang Hong-Wei (张洪伟) 01 Top Royal TClogo std.png Royal Club Tian Ci
China XiaoWeiXiao Yu Xian (余显) 03 Mid Royal TClogo std.png Royal Club Tian Ci
China mfst Teng Yong (滕勇) 02 Jungle AllGamersLogo std.png All Gamers
China Warm Liu Yang (刘杨) 03 Mid AllGamersLogo std.png All Gamers
Hong Kong beckham Tsang Kin (曾堅) 01 Top
None
China wuyan Zhang Bing (张冰) 03 Mid
None
China xiaobai 04 AD
None
China crudele 05 Support
None

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
minmin Leader
Gosu Coach
Pianzhi Analyst

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
China Jason He Yi (何懿) Manager
None
South Korea VicaL Kim Sun-mook (김선묵) Coach RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
China eNo Li Yande Chief Executive Officer LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
China Fantasy Li Wei (李巍) Manager
None
Hong Kong Chris Siu Keung (蕭強) 11 Coach Newbeelogo std.png Newbee
China Swind Li Ming (黎明) Coach Teamlhlogo std.png Team Livemore
China wekiy Coach NAlogo std.png Noah's Ark

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-11 LSPL logo Small.png I1Q 2016 LSPL Summer Relegation 3 : 0 Wan Yoologo std.png Wan Yoo
2016-04-07 LSPL logo Small.png B212th 2016 LSPL Spring Season 13 : 17 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-07-28 LSPL logo Small.png A77 - 8th 2015 LSPL Summer Playoffs 1 : 2 WEFlogo std.png Team WE Future
2015-06-29 DC logo.png A99 - 16th 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season 0 : 3 Snakelogo std.png Snake eSports
2015-04-19 LPL 2016 3D.png I1ZNQ 2015 LPL Summer Promotion 0 : 3 GTlogo std.png Gamtee
2015-04-12 LPL 2016 3D.png A99 - 12th 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season 5-5-12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ¥ 50,000
2015-03-27 DC logo.png A55 - 8th 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season 0 : 3 Welogo std.png Team WE
2014-12-12 DC logo.png A33 - 4th Demacia Cup Season 2 0 : 2 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming ¥ 50,000
2014-10-19 IWC logo small.png A22nd 2014 Season World Championship 1 : 3 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung White $ 250,000
2014-09-11 XCS logo small.png A33 - 4th X Championship Season I 0 : 2 Kinglogo std.png Team King ¥ 50,000
2014-09-07 RpPoints.png A22nd 2014 Season China Regional Finals 1 : 2 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming S4 WC Seed
2014-08-23 LPL 2016 3D.png A33rd 2014 LPL Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 200,000
2014-08-16 LPL 2016 3D.png A33rd 2014 LPL Summer Regular Season 5-8-1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-26 LPL 2016 3D.png A66th 2014 LPL Spring Regular Season 3-3-8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ¥ 200,000
2014-01-01 DC logo.png A55 - 8th Demacia Cup Season 1 0 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2013-11-20 LPL 2016 3D.png A44th 2013 LPL Summer Playoffs FF:W Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 150,000
2013-10-04 RpPoints.png A22nd Season 3 World Championship 0 : 3 SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 250,000
2013-09-08 RpPoints.png A11st Season 3 China Regional Finals 3 : 1 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God S3WC Qualification
2013-09-01 LPL 2016 3D.png A22nd 2013 LPL Summer Regular Season 13 : 8 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-07-25 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Shanghai 1 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $ 2,000
2013-05-18 LPL 2016 3D.png A55th 2013 LPL Spring 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ¥ 100,000
2013-03-12 StarsWar logo.png A77 - 12th GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 1-3-1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2012-11-25 TGA logo small.png A22nd TGA Grand Prix Winter 2012 1 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 100,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-09-08 A55 - 8th World Leisure Games - Qingdao 2015 FF : W OMDlogo std.png Oh My Dream
2014-12-05 A22nd 2014 GALAXY eSports Carnival 1 : 2 Kinglogo std.png Team King ¥ 80,000
2014-04-28 A55 - 8th International Esports Tournament 2014 0 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 20,000
2013-12-25 A77 - 8th G-League 2013 0 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-12-15 A33rd 2013 GALAXY eSports Carnival 0 : 2 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 10,000
2013-11-10 A44th National Electronic Sports Tournament 2013 0 : 2 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
2013-10-13 A33rd 2013 WCG China Qualifiers 2 : 0 Teamlhlogo std.png Team Livemore ¥ 20,000
2013-07-07 A33 - 4th StarsWar 8 0 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 10,000
2013-06-27 A33rd WVW National Elite Cup 2 : 0 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming ¥ 20,000
2013-05-19 A22nd NVIDIA Game Festival 2013 0 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 50,000
2013-01-14 A33 - 4th G-League 2012 Season 2 1 : 3 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 10,000
2012-12-15 A11st 2012 GALAXY eSports Carnival 2 : 0 Welogo std.png Team WE.i-Rocks ¥ 30,000
2012-12-13 A33rd HAN Pro League 0 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE.i-Rocks ¥ 5,000
2012-09-20 A55 - 8th GIGABYTE StarsWar League 1-2-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2012-09-14 A99 - 16th Ultimate Game Tournament 1 : 2 Shbslogo std.png Spiritmoon
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-23 A11st Gunnar Invitational 2 : 1 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God ¥ 10,000
2012-11-13 A55 - 8th Go4LoL Pro Asia Season 3 0 : 2 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming ¥ 1,000

See Also

Interviews

Articles

Gallery

External Links

References

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  2. NaMei's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  3. Chris's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
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