Westrice

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Westrice
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Background Information
Name: Jonathan Nguyen
Country of Birth: United States USA
Birthday: July 13, 1992 (1992-07-13) (age 24)
Competitive
Role: Top
Previous Role: Support
Favorite champions:    
Alternate IDs: Ecirtsew, Crs Westrice, Crs Strice, Vertical Taco, Minsoo, coL Westrice, CLG Westrice
Nicknames: Dirty Akali
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
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Team History
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Mar 2011 - May 2011
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May 2011 - Mar 2012
Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Crslogo std.png Team Curse
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Crslogo std.png Team Curse
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer
Jan 2013 - Jan 2013
Epiklogo std.png Epik Gamer
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
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Jul 2013 - Feb 2014
DTGlogo std.png Determined Gaming
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
CoL.Blacklogo std.png compLexity.Black
Apr 2014 - Nov 2014
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.White
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Clglogo std.png CLG Black
Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
C9logo std.png Cloud9
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
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Jonathan "Westrice" Nguyen was previously the substitute top laner for Ember.

Biography

Westrice was born in San Diego, California where he spent his childhood, before moving to Missouri in his teen years. He currently lives in California. The first game he played was Halo 1 on the Xbox after his cousins introduced it to him when he was around 10 years old. His cousins also introduced him to MOBAs through Heroes of Newerth. In 2010, he was invited again by his relatives to play League of Legends and it became his favourite game. He joined around the time the  Akali patch was released and became an instant fan of hers, playing the champion to the high elo ladders.

After playing for awhile and making a noteworthy name for himself in NA solo queue, in 2011 Westrice started looking to become competitive in the scene. A solo queue friend, Locodoco, introduced him to Team SoloMid, and was recruited by Reginald to play for them as a sub top laner when Saintvicious left Team SoloMid. Soon after, Westrice joined Epik Gamer to become a starter for the Riot Season 1 Qualifiers, where he became well known for his aggressive  Akali play. Westrice showed solid play for Epik during Riot Season 1 Championship, MLG Raleigh, MLG Providence, and IPL3 in both the top lane and AD carry roles. He switched to top lane permanently after the departure of Dyrus. The AD position was then filled by DontMashMe. However, as Dyrus was the longtime bruiser player in top lane, he had trouble adapting to new champions and as a result, Epik had a poor showing at IPL4. After the arrival of Aphromoo and wingsofdeathx post-IPL4, he was benched. In the summer of 2012, Westrice joined Curse, replacing Pobelter, who was too young to move into a gaming house. In November 2012, after the MLG Fall 2012 Championship, Voyboy replaced Westrice in the top lane for Team Curse, moving Westrice to a sub position. In December 2012, Westrice left Curse to play top lane for a reformed Epik Gamer but later switched to AD Carry. In January 2013, after Epik Gamer failed to qualify for the Season 3 Championship Series, Westrice along with Salce left EPIK and joined FXOpen e-Sports. In a relatively short period and with roster changes, the team gained a formidable name for themselves as a Challenger team, winning MLG Anaheim Spring Championship 2013. He and his teammates left FXOpen e-Sports and became To Be Determined. On the 20th and 21st of August Westrice competed in the ebay 1v1 tournament representing Operating Champs and managed to beat Aphromoo in the semifinals but ended up losing to fabbbyyy in the finals.

2015 Preseason

On November 3rd, 2014 it was announced that CompLexity was forming two rosters, coL.White and coL.Black. Westrice joined coL.White along with Kez, Goldenglue, Impactful, and Lohpally, qualifying for the Spring Expansion Tournament via the ranked 5s ladder.[1] After beating Monstar Kittenz 2-1 in the first round, the team lost to Curse Academy 0-2 in the second round of the online portion of the tournament and were eliminated.

After his team lost in the Expansion Tournament, Westrice announced that he was going to teak a break from the competitive scene and stream instead.[2] He did, however, remain with the compLexity organization to act as a sub in the NACL New Year's Kick-off Tournament.[3]

On December 23rd, 2014, Westrice announced his departure from compLexity Gaming,[4] and would soon be picked up by Counter Logic Gaming for their challenger team, Counter Logic Gaming Black.

On February 26th, 2015, Westrice announced his retirement of competitive League of Legends.[5]

Trivia

  • His name comes from the combination of residing on the West coast and his Asian background.
  • Pro gaming is the only job he had.
  • Became more known in the community by being seen playing  Akali on HotshotGG's stream.
  • Known for his  Akali and  Vayne early in his career.
  • Also known for playing assassin-type champions such as  Zed,  Kha'Zix,  Rengar,  Akali, and  Lee Sin.
  • Has played every role except jungle in a competitive manner but his favorite role by far is top, feeling that is the only role that he doesn't get bored with.
  • Achieved rank 1 in both Season 1 and 2, and was also the first to reach 2200 elo in both seasons.
  • Wants to work with computers, studying computer science while in college before he took a break from school to focus on his gaming career.
  • Builds Ravenous Hydra on almost every melee champion he plays.
  • Owns a Patrick the starfish plush, which often appears in the background of his webcam.

Achievements

Vlogs

  • 2012

Interviews

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Gallery

References

  1. compLexity In The Expansion Tournament complexitygaming.com
  2. Westrice's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. compLexity League of Legends Year End Update complexitygaming.com
  4. Westrice's Facebook Post facebook.com
  5. Westrice's Facebook Post facebook.com