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Origen 2018 logo.png
Team Information
Manager(s)Marck "PapaB3ar" Hernandez
Ana "Bali" Negueruela Palomo
Social Media
[http://www.facebook.com/Origengg Origen ]
Og summer2016.jpg

Origen is a Spanish-based esports organization that was built by European legends xPeke to compete in the League Championship Series.

After being acquired by the parent company of Danish organization Astralis, Origen became one of the 10 organizations selected to participate in the new League European Championship, the rebranded EU LCS composed by 10 franchises selected by Riot Games.


Origen was initially founded by xPeke in December 2014 after he left Fnatic to found his own team. Shortly after, he started to reveal his handpicked roster - joining him would be rookie Niels and veterans Amazing (from Team SoloMid) and Mithy (who had also competed in the LCS with Lemondogs.) Soon after, rumors circulated that sOAZ would also join Origen from Fnatic, and it was officially finalized in mid-January 2015. The team also established a base and gaming house in Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

2015 Season

Origen qualified for the EUCS Spring Qualifier via the Challenger Ladder, where they beat Millenium Spirit in their bracket final, securing their qualification to the EUCS Spring Season. Origen were unbeaten until their penultimate game of the split, against LowLandLions.White, and despite dropping that one game easily secured first place in the regular season. Origen also placed highly in tournaments throughout this period, winning the ESL MWC Challenge and Gamers Assembly 2015. The Spring Playoffs saw Origen beat Reason Gaming in the semifinals 2-1 and then going on to sweep Copenhagen Wolves Academy (the team formerly known as LowLandLions.White) in the final to win the tournament and secure automatic qualification to the LCS Summer Season. Notably, their last game against CW Academy ended on a Zed backdoor by xPeke reminiscent of his famous backdoor at IEM Katowice in 2013, and the team would become known for its backdoor plays to win games.

Throughout the EU LCS Summer Season, Origen jostled for 2nd position with H2k-Gaming, while Fnatic sat far ahead in an undefeated 1st place throughout. Impressive individual performances helped the team ultimately secure that 2nd place regular season finish, and with it a bye past the Summer Playoffs quarterfinal round. In the semifinals, Origen faced off against rivals H2k and won 3-1; perhaps even more impressively, they took two games off Fnatic in the finals despite ultimately losing the series. Their second-place overall finish earned Origen 90 Championship Points, enough for the second seed in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. There, they beat Team ROCCAT in a 3-2 series and then Unicorns of Love in an easy 3-0 and successfully qualified for the 2015 World Championship, where they would play as Europe's #3 seed. Shortly after their qualification, LeDuck decided to leave his role of head coach. He was replaced by analyst Hermit.

At the 2015 World Championship, Origen were drawn into Group D along with Team SoloMid, KT Rolster, and LGD Gaming. Origen went 3-0 in the 1st week of the round robin and ended the group with a 4-2 record, meaning they would advance to the knockout stage of the tournament. Origen won their quarterfinal series 3-1 against the Flash Wolves, becoming the first Western team to win a best-of-five at a World Championship, but were later knocked out by SK Telecom T1, the eventual champions, in the semifinals.

2016 Season

After rumors that xPeke would retire from competitive play, Origen announced a six-man roster for the 2016 season, including former Unicorns of Love mid laner PowerOfEvil and xPeke as co-mid laners. Head coach Hermit also left the team. Their new roster, with PowerOfEvil starting in every game, debuted at IEM San Jose, where after a quarterfinal bye they swept Team SoloMid and Counter Logic Gaming to win the tournament. Not only was it Origen's first international tournament victory, but it was also first time a European team won a major event with a Korean team present since Gambit Gaming's victory at IEM Season VII Katowice, a year and a half beforehand.

Origen's performance at IEM San Jose resulted in their qualification to the IEM World Championship. At the tournament, they first lost to Royal Never Give Up in the upper bracket of their group before then losing to Team SoloMid in the lower bracket, resulting in the team's elimination from the tournament.







Player Roster





|- |Spain | xPeke |Enrique Cedeño Martínez |Co-Founder & Owner

|- |Denmark | Deficio |David Primo |General Manager

|- |Spain | CarvinG |David Primo |Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer

|- |Spain | |Álvaro Arbeloa |Investor

|- |Spain | |Yago Arbeloa |Investor

|- |Spain | nAFAI |Isidro Téllez |General Manager


|- |Slovenia | Nalu |Tim Hostnik |Head Coach |OHlogo std.png Oyun Hizmetleri |- |Germany | Exi |Jannick Brücher |Analyst

|- |United Kingdom | Mac |James MacCormack |Head Coach |Splycelogo std.png Splyce |- |Croatia | xani |Nikola Zrinjski |Assistant Coach |ASUS Elogo std.png ASUS ROG Elite |- |Germany | LeDuck |Titus Hafner |Head Coach |ASUSlogo std.png ASUS ROG Army |- |Spain | jzafra |Javier Zafra de Jáudenes |Chief Executive Officer |H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming |- |Spain | Araneae |Alvar Martín Aleñar |Head Coach |Blanklogo std.png Not found |- |Canada | PapaB3ar |Marck Hernandez |General Manager

|- |Norway | NicoThePico |Nicholas Korsgaard |Head Coach |Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic |- |Germany | Wolle |Wolfgang Landes |Analyst |Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic |- |Spain | Bali |Ana Negueruela Palomo |Team Manager

|- |Denmark | Hazel |Nicolai Larsen |Head Coach |Low Plogo std.png Low Priority |- |USA | Hermit |Tadayoshi Littleton |Head Coach |NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports |- |Kuwait | Empyre |Naser Al-Naqi |Analyst |NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports |- |United Kingdom | Veteran |Michael Archer |Analyst |H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-17 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 G2logo std.png G2 Esports $ 25,000
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-03-04 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season X - World Championship 1 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 1,500
2015-11-22 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season X - San Jose 3 : 0 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming $ 25,000
2015-10-24 WCS 2015 small.png A33 - 4th 2015 Season World Championship 0 : 3 SKT T1logo std.png SK Telecom T1 $ 150,000
2015-08-31 RpPoints.png A11st 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals 3 : 0 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love WC Seed
2015-08-23 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 25,000
2015-07-24 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2015 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015-04-08 CS EU logo.png A11st 2015 EU Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 3 : 0 CWAlogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves Academy € 8,000
2015-03-25 CS EU logo.png A11st 2015 EU Challenger Series Spring Season 9 : 1 Blanklogo std.png Not found € 8,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-04-06 A11st Gamers Assembly 2015 3 : 0 M Spiritlogo std.png Millenium € 5,000
2015-03-04 A11st ESL MWC Challenge 2 : 0 Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2 € 10,000
2015-02-04 I1Q 2015 EU Challenger Series Spring Qualifier 2 : 1 M Spiritlogo std.png Millenium Spirit € 6,000

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See Also


External Links


  1. Origen's Twitter Post twitter.com
  2. Introducing Origen’s top laner origen.gg
  3. Hermit's Tweet twitter.com
  4. Ozone Gaming and Origen join forces
  5. Introducing Origen’s coach origen.gg
  6. LeDuck's Twitlonger twitlonger.com
  7. Origen announces Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton as new Head Coach origen.gg
  8. Future origen.gg
  9. Origen's Facebook postfacebook.com
  10. Changes to our Coaching Staff origen.gg
  11. Changes in Origen origen.gg
  12. FORG1VENGRE, Hybrid listed as starters for Origen thescoreesports.com
  13. Important: Roster Update origen.gg
  14. Aranae takes over head coach after NicoThePico's departure origen.gg
  15. [1] origen.gg
  16. Changes to Origen's coaching staff origen.gg
  17. Amazing and sOAZ leave origen.gg
  18. [2]youtube.com
  19. [3] facebook.com
  20. Cinkrof announces he's a Free Agent twitter.com
  21. Tabbz announced his departure from Origen as.com
  22. Origen's Facebook Post facebook.com
  23. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  25. Saulius's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  27. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  28. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  29. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  30. DarkSide's Tweet twitter.com
  31. Mario González's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Neon's Tweet twitter.com
  33. Iluzjonist's Tweet twitter.com
  34. xani's Tweet twitter.com
  35. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  36. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
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  39. Origen's Tweet twitter.com
  40. Econatorz's Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  41. Exi's Tweet twitter.com
  42. Oyun Hizmetleri's Tweet twitter.com
  43. Welcome to the League of Legends European Championship | #LEC youtube.com