For The Win
For The Win was a Taiwanese competitive League of Legends team which was representing Taiwan to join 2011 World Cyber Games. After WCG 2011, the team was acquired by Garena and renamed Taipei Assassins.
Formation of Team FTW
While playing in the League of Legends ranked solo queue ladder, AD Carry MiSTakE met and befriended Stanley, a Top lane player. Shortly after connecting, their mutual friend colalin introduced to them to NeXAbc and former Counter Logic Gaming player Lilballz. Also around this time, Mid laner A8000 was introduced to the players. Together they formed Team For the Win, with MiSTakE as team captain.
Team For the Win's first event together was Garena's G1 eSports competition. At the tournament, Team FTW took first place ahead of 150 other teams to qualify for the 2011 World Cyber Games.
Unfortunately, at the 2011 World Cyber Games, Team For the Win was unable to make it through the group stage. They fell just short of the top two advancement requirement with a third place finish in their group. They posted a 2-2 record after defeating Team Jantelaget and Orange eSports and losing to NaJin e-mFire and Millenium and the Mid laner A8000 left the team after 2011 World Cyber Games.
Transformation to Taipei Assassins
Despite early elimination at the 2011 World Cyber Games, online game distribution company Garena took notice of Team FTW's strong performance and offered to become the official sponsor of the team. On March 9th of 2012, Garena acquired the roster of Team For the Win and renamed them "Taipei Assassins".
- September, For The Win founded by members, MiSTakE, Stanley, colalin, A8000, Lilballz, and NeXAbc.
- October 16th, 1st place at Garena's G1 eSports competition.
- December 9th, 8th-12th at WCG 2011.
- Decmeber, A8000 leaves. NeXAbc becomes starter mid laner and colalin becomes starter support.
- March 9th, Taipei Assassins acquires roster of For The Win . MiSTakE, Stanley, colalin, Lilballz, and NeXAbc leave.
- A8000, Mid.
- Stanley's facebook post
- G1大賽結束 「FTW」代表台灣出征 WCG garena.tw
- 【賽事】 FTW 專訪 WCG 回顧採訪（上） garena.tw
- 專訪 WCG 回顧採訪（下） garena.tw