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Maple

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Maple
FW Maple 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameHuang Yi-Tang
Country of BirthTaiwan
Birthday10/10/1997
Social Media
Competitive
TeamFlash Wolves
RoleMid Laner
Alternate IDsyoeFW Maple (TW)(KR), 楓棠歲月
"Maple" (Real Name: Huang Yi-Tang) is a Taiwanese League of Legends player, current Mid Laner for Flash Wolves.


Biography

2013

Maple started off his career with Gamania Bears. The team was quickly able to become a top team in their region and qualified for the Season 3 World Championship through the Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals. Despite being knocked out in their first match after an 0-2 loss against SK Telecom T1, Gama Bears were able to rebound quickly and won the Hong Kong Esports Tournament after a 2-0 victory against Insidious Gaming Exile. In October of 2013, Maple would join the Flash Wolves.

2014

During 2014, Maple and the Flash Wolves were able to manage a 4th place finish in the 2014 LNL Winter. They would also win the Hong Kong Esports Tournament Season 2 with a 2-0 victory against Invictus Gaming.

2015

Due to their 1st-place finish at IEM Season IX - Taipei, yoe Flash Wolves were invited to compete at the IEM Season IX - World Championship. After a Round 1 loss against SK Gaming, Maple and the team went on to beat Cloud9 in Round 1 of the losers bracket. Round 2 of the losers bracket saw the team's 2nd meeting of the tournament with SK Gaming. A win against the European team secured the yoe Flash Wolves a place in the bracket stage. They were eventually knocked out of the tournament in the semifinals after losing to Team SoloMid.

With a second and third place LMS finish under their belt, the Flash Wolves had obtained a tie for the most LMS Championship Points behind ahq e-Sports Club, and were invited to the 2015 LMS Regional Qualifiers. There, yoe Flash Wolves avenged their playoff loss by defeating Hong Kong Esports 3-2 and acquiring a spot in the 2015 World Championship.

At the World Championship, the yoe Flash Wolves were expected by many analysts to have one of the weakest showings of any team in attendance. However, after a 4-2 group stage with wins over favorites KOO Tigers and Counter Logic Gaming, the Flash Wolves emerged first from groups, becoming the first team in two years to finish ahead of a Korean team in groups at Worlds. In the tournament quarterfinals, Flash Wolves lost 1-3 to Origen, earning a top eight finish.

Despite Flash Wolves' problems, Maple was regarded as one of the best mid laners in the World through 2015 and heading into 2016.

2016

Flash Wolves would go on to have a really impressive 2016 season, winning their first two LMS titles in the 2016 LMS Spring Playoffs and 2016 LMS Summer Playoffs and finishing 3rd-4th at the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.

Qualifying for the 2016 World Championship as Taiwan's #1 seed, Flash Wolves was placed in Group B along with SK Telecom T1, IMay and Cloud9. They were unable to get out of groups, along with Chinese's 3rd seed IMay, thus cutting their Worlds run short. However, this is not the last tournament for Maple this year, as Flash Wolves have qualified for IEM XI Oakland.

Maple and his team had a good performance at IEM, despite the fact that they subbed in a trainee for long-time AD Carry, NL. In the Semifinals, they were able to beat Longzhu Gaming (2-0). And although they lost to Unicorns of Love in the finals, they are able to take the series to Game 5, ending it at 2-3.

Trivia

Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-05-14 2016 Mid-Season Invitational SF.png FW 1 : 3 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2016-04-17 2016 LMS Spring Playoffs Gold.png Flash Wolves 3 : 0 AHQLogo std.png ahq e-Sports Club
2016-03-27 2016 LMS Spring Season Silver.png FW 9-2-3 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015
Date Event Result
2015-08-29 Hong Kong Esports Tournament Season 3 Gold.png FW 3 : 1 HKESlogo std.png Hong Kong Esports
2015-08-16 2015 Season Taiwan Regional Finals Gold.png FW 3 : 2 HKESlogo std.png Hong Kong Esports
2015-07-25 2015 LMS Summer Playoffs Bronze.png FW 1 : 3 HKESlogo std.png Hong Kong Esports
2015-07-12 2015 LMS Summer Season Silver.png fw 9-3-2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015-04-12 2015 LMS Spring Playoffs Silver.png fw 1 : 3 AHQLogo std.png ahq e-Sports Club
2015-03-22 2015 LMS Spring Season Gold.png fw 19 : 2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015-03-14 IEM Season IX - World Championship SF.png fw 1 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2015-01-30 IEM Season IX - Taipei Gold.png yoe.fw 3 : 2 TPAlogo std.png Taipei Assassins
2015-01-17 HKESC Winter Playoffs Gold.png yoe.fw 3 : 2 HKESlogo std.png Hong Kong Esports
2015-01-04 2014 CGA Major League Gold.png yoe.fw 2 : 0 NGLlogo std.png No Game No Life
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-31 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament Gold.png yoe.fw 2 : 0 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2014-01-04 2014 LNL Winter Copper.png yoe.fw 13 : 8 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2013
Date Event Result
2013-12-29 Dell Invitational Cup VI Gold.png yoe.fw 2 : 0 BKTlogo std.png Bangkok Titans
2013-08-31 Hong Kong Esports Tournament Gold.png gamania bears 2 : 0 [[File:|link=|60px]] Insidious Gaming Exile
2013-08-29 Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals Gold.png gamania bears 3 : 2 TPSlogo std.png Taipei Snipers

Media

Interviews


Articles & Videos

  • 2016
  • 2017

Gallery

External Links

References