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Background Information
Name: Derek Shao
Country of Birth: Canada
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Residency:
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North America
Competitive
Team: Phoenix1
Role: Top
Favorite champions:
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Alternate IDs: Liquid zig, hie
Nicknames: Zignature
Peak League:
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Challenger I (NA)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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??? 2011 - ??? 2011
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 unRestricted eSports
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
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 Just Your Average Joes
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
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 Monomaniac Dominatus
Apr 2012 - Oct 2012
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 Team Dynamic
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
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 Pulse Esports
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
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 Team Dignitas
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
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 Nexus Gaming
May 2014 - Jan 2015
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 Team Curse
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
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 Team LoLPro
Jan 2015 - May 2015
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 Team Liquid
Jan 2015 - May 2016
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 Team Liquid Academy
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
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 Team Liquid
May 2016 - Present
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 Phoenix1
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Derek "zig" Shao is the top laner for Phoenix1.

Biography

Derek "zig" Shao was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, moved to Waterloo which is also in Ontario, Canada and then to Chicago, Illinois so he can attend school in the U.S. He now lives in Santa Monica, California so he can pursue his professional League of Legends career there. zig started playing League of Legends in the summer of 2010 and started publicly playing professionally in 2012 (season 2).

Season 1

zig started his professional League of Legends career by joining XXX/unRestricted eSports but he left them before they received a sponsorship from Curse and became known as Curse Gaming.

Season 2

In January 2012, zig joined Just Your Average Joes but did not play with the team for long and left them in March 2012. In the same month, zig officially entered the competitive League of Legends scene by substituting for Monomaniac eSports with ZionSpartan in IPL 4 due to original members NOthing12eal and WildTurtle not being able to attend. With the new lineup, Monomaniac placed 4th, defeating against All authority 2-0 and Curse Gaming 2-1 in best of threes.

After their successes at IPL 4, the Monomaniac roster of NintendudeX, zig, ParadoXical, Pixel, and ZionSpartan left to join Team Dynamic. zig played as the AD Carry for Team Dynamic and had a long successful run in season 2 with the team in many tournaments which made them a well-known professional North American League of Legends team at the time. However, after a poor showing at the LoL Season 2 North American Regionals and conflicts occurring in zig's personal life, tension started to build between him and his teammates. This, along with zig's inactivity because of school, led him to depart the team in October 2012.

Season 3

In January 2013, zig joined Pulse Esports, the roster of which was later picked up by Team Dignitas as their challenger circuit team in February of 2013. However, the team had a very short run together and they disbanded on April 6th, 2013.

In November 2013, zig joined Nexus Gaming, another unknown team that he had a short run with. He left the team in December 2013.

Season 4

In May 2014, zig joined Team Curse as a substitute and spent a really long time with the team.

In August 2014, during zig's time as a sub for Team Curse, he played for Team LoLPro as their AD Carry under the name Zignature in the 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs. The team beat Denial eSports in the quarterfinals but then lost to Curse Academy in the semifinals and placed fourth overall after losing 3-1 to Team Coast in the third-place match. As a result, they did not qualify for the 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion Tournament.

2015 Preseason

In November 2014, it was rumored that Zignature would be joining LMQ; however, instead he joined Team Liquid (formerly known as Team Curse) as a sub and then Liquid Academy as their starting top laner in January 2015. He also re-shortened his name to zig.

2015 Season

zig played with Liquid Academy in the 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Qualifier. They were eliminated in the second round by tournament-favorites Misfits (now known as Renegades).

2016 Season

TLA played in the 2016 NA CS Spring Qualifier where they 3-0'd Team Frostbite to qualify for the 2016 NACS Spring Season. Following an announcement that all members of the Academy team would also be active substitutes of the main Team Liquid roster, the organization swapped Dardoch and Matt off the Academy team for the NACS season. They finished in fourth place, narrowly making the playoffs after winning an automatic tiebreaker against Dream Team but then lost to Apex Gaming 3-1. After the split ended, Team Liquid Academy rebuilt their roster and zig left, joining Phoenix1, the organization that purchased Team Impulse's NA LCS Summer Season seed, in May.[1]

Trivia

Current Season Statistics

NA LCS 2016 Summer Statistics
C G W L WR K D A KDA CS CSPM G GPM
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11 4 7 36.4 1.64 1.82 6.45 4.45 241 6.73 12.39k 346
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9 3 6 33.3 1.89 2.44 3.78 2.31 199.33 6.08 11.06k 337
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8 2 6 25 1.38 3.13 4.25 1.80 262.13 7.11 12.53k 340
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4 1 3 25 2 3.25 2.5 1.38 255.75 6.65 13.4k 349
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2 1 1 50 1.5 4.5 4.5 1.33 179.5 6.37 9.95k 353
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1 0 1 0 1 3 6 2.33 318 7.46 14.3k 336
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1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0.00 182 5.77 9k 285
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1 0 1 0 1 3 3 1.33 246 6.05 13.2k 325
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1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0.50 184 6.29 9.2k 315
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1 1 0 100 4 1 14 18.00 278 9.08 15.3k 500
Net: 39 12 27 30.8 1.62 2.59 4.67 2.43 234.15 6.67 12.06k 344
Click here for full 2016 season statistics.

Achievements

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
2016
Date Event Result
2016-08-07 2017 NA LCS Spring Promotion
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Phoenix1 
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3 : 0
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 Echo Fox
2016-03-10 2016 NACS Spring Playoffs
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Team Liquid Academy 
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1 : 3
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 Apex Gaming
2016-01-13 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier
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Team Liquid Academy 
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3 : 0
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 Team Frostbite
2015
Date Event Result
2015-12-06 HTC Ascension
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Team Liquid Academy 
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3 : 1
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 Team Frostbite
2015-06-22 League One NA Cup Week 10
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Team Liquid Academy 
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3 : 0
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 Cloud9 Tempest
2013
Date Event Result
2013-03-16 2013 MLG Winter Champ. Summer Promo. Qual.
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Team Dignitas 
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0 : 2
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 Cloud9
2012
Date Event Result
2012-08-26 2012 MLG Summer Championship
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 1
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 Orbit Gaming
2012-08-07 IPL Elites NA
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Team Dynamic 
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1 : 3
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 Team Dignitas
2012-07-22 Leaguecraft ggClassic Presented by Arqade
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 1
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 CLG Black
2012-07-01 Leaguepedia NA Invitational
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Team Dynamic 
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0 : 2
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 Orbit Gaming
2012-06-24 Solomid NA Invitational 2
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 1
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 Team Curse
2012-05-28 Solomid NA Tournament Circuit
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 4
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 Team SoloMid
2012-05-26 IPL 5 Qualifier #1
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 0
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 mTw North America
2012-05-01 CSN playLEGENDS Finals
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Team Dynamic 
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2 : 0
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 Orbit Gaming
2012-04-08 IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas
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Monomaniac eSports 
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0 : 2
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 Counter Logic Gaming
2012-03 Go4LoL US March Monthly Finals
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Monomaniac eSports 
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1 : 0
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 Ordinance Gaming
2012-03-29 IGN Proleague Season 4 Qualifiers
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Monomaniac eSports 
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0 : 2
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 Team Curse
2012-03-17 Fatal1ty Gaming Gear LoL Tournament
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Just Your Average Joes 
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1 - 2 Team SoloMid 
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References

  1. Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more espn.go.com