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Westrice

Westrice
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Background Information
NameJonathan Nguyen
Country of BirthUnited States
Birthday7/13/1992
Competitive
RoleTop
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Alternate IDsEcirtsew, Crs Westrice, Crs Strice, Vertical Taco, Minsoo, coL Westrice, CLG Westrice


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, 30px 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

2014
Date Event Result
2014-05-04 Lone Star Clash 3   col 0 : 2   Team 8
2014-04-27 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion col.black 3 : 1   Team Coast
2014-04-13 2014 NA Challenger Playoffs   compLexity.Black   3 : 2   Curse Academy
2014-02-16 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #1   col.black 0 : 2   LMQ
2013
Date Event Result
2013-12-14 North American Challenger League   dtg 1 : 2   Team Coast
2013-08-31 PAX Spring Promotional Qualifier   To Be Determined 1 : 2   compLexity Gaming
2013-06-30 2013 MLG Spring Championship Promotion   FXO 2 : 1   compLexity Gaming
2012
Date Event Result
2012-09-10 Solomid NA Invitational 8   crs FF : W   Team SoloMid
2012-09-02 Season Two North American Regional Finals   crs 0 : 2   Counter Logic Gaming
2012-08-19 SoloMid NA Invitational 7   crs 2 : 1   Team SoloMid
2012-08-12 IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown   crs 0 : 3   Team SoloMid
2012-06-24 Solomid NA Invitational 2   curse 1 : 2   Team Dynamic
2011
Date Event Result
2011-11-20 2011 MLG Providence   epik 2 : 4   Team SoloMid
2011-10-09 IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City   epik 1 : 2   Team Dignitas
2011-08-27 2011 MLG Raleigh   epik 0 : 2   Counter Logic Gaming
2011-06-20 Riot Season 1 Championship   epik 0 : 2   Team SoloMid


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