COGnitive Gaming

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COGnitive Gaming
COG Logo.png
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Sponsor(s): Fry's Electronics
Facebook: COGnitive Gaming
Twitter: COGnitiveLoL
Created: 2013-07-22


Founded in July of 2013, COGnitive Gaming (COG) is an eSports Franchise located in California. The franchise pulled together players of Wazabi Gaming to continue their journey through the League of Legends Challenger Circuit, where they hope to gain entrance into the LCS. On August 30th, they traveled to Seattle, Washington to compete in the PAX Promotional Qualifier. They came in 2nd, losing to compLexity Gaming. The team participated in the MOBAFire Challenger Series where they placed 5th in the playoffs.

Their next league would be another new amateur competition they were invited to, the North American Challenger League. They finished 4th in their Conference and didn't qualify for the playoffs. After this loss, COGnitive replaced iDream with Cris on the 2nd December 2013 and competed with this roster in the LCS 2014 Spring Promotion, where they finished 3rd in the Challenger Stage. In the Promotion Stage they faced Team Curse, where they lost 1-3. Cris left the team afterwards to join vVv White and got replaced by Richerich.

Because of qualifying for the Promotion Stage of the LCS 2014 Spring Promotion, the team aquired a spot in the 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring Season, where they face vVv White in the quarterfinals, the team of their former member Cris.

On February 25, 2014, COGnitive's starting roster disbanded. A few days later, they announced that they would be moving their second team, COG.Forge, to their starting lineup.[1]

2015 Preseason

On December 8th, COGnitive's new roster for the NACL New Year's Kick-off Tournament was announced: Big ol Ron, Grigne, LoveLona, Xerbek, and TranceTherapy was the new starting lineup, with TranceTherapy the only remaining player from the team's previous roster. Jjayel, 9JX, and i uzi joined the team as substitutes.

The team disbanded on December 20th when they found out that neither Gringe or Xerbek could play in the NACS Spring Qualifier due to age restrictions.


  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster


ID Name Role Next Team
USA Grigne Jonathan Armao 02 Jungle C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest
Canada LoveLova Sujal Adhikari 03 Mid TFBlogo std.png Team Frostbite
Canada XerbeK Cooper Strand 04 AD
Canada TranceTherapy Lawrence Amador 05 Support Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion
Canada 9JX Tony Barkhovtsev 11 Sub C9logo std.png Cloud9 G2A
Canada i uzi Ritchie Ngo 11 Sub C9logo std.png Cloud9 Tempest
Canada Jjayel Jacky Lee 11 Sub
Canada Big ol Ron Ryan Ballard 01 Top Logo std2.png Team Confound
Canada DragonRaider Vartan Davlatian 01 Top
USA ShorterACE Ryan Nget 02 Jungle F5logo std.png Final Five
USA Doppler Alan Li 03 Mid
Canada Krewl Jacob Pelletier 04 AD
USA Guccimanee Joshuah Bohman 01 Top
USA Bee Sin Keaton Cryer 01 Top Team FusionLogo std.png Team Fusion
USA TruelD 02 Jungle
USA Arthelon Taylor Eder 03 Mid
USA fabbbyyy Jovani Guillen 04 AD Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Canada Bodydrop Adam Krauthaker 05 Support NMElogo std.png Enemy
USA i KeNNy u Kenny Nguyen 01 Top WGlogo std.png Wazabi Gaming
Iraq Liquid Inori Rami Charagh 02 Jungle Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports
USA nubbypoohbear Nicholas Harlan 03 Mid Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports
USA Flappy Bearfish Tony Pham 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Canada 1onz Tom Rahman 05 Support Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports
USA RicheRich Brian Nguyen 01 Top
Canada Captain Ziploc William Despard 02 Jungle FFGlogo std.png Frank Fang Gaming
Canada Zamphira François Boucher 03 Mid
Canada nothinghere Gabriel Charbonneau 04 AD
USA Zaineking Will Bottrell 05 Support
Mexico Cris Cristian Rosales 01 Top VVvlogo std.png vVv Gaming White
USA iDream Kun Fang 01 Top
USA Valkrin Richard Royer 05 Support
USA Prophet Daniel Fetterman 05 Support



ID Name Position
USA ExoticTherapy Connie Chou Assistant Manager


ID Name Position Next Team
USA furiousZORN Zack Uherek Analyst
China Tails Zixing Jie 11 Head Coach
Canada Aaatrocx Sam Taheri Manager
China Soloside Frank Fang Manager Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports
USA theangelvigil Angel Vigil Manager NMElogo std.png Enemy
USA Jesus Causing Coach
USA Morbuzaan Zach Kay Manager WGlogo std.png Wazabi Gaming

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-18 Nacl small.png A44th NACL Winter Playoffs 1 : 2 ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports
2014-07-20 CS NA logo.png A55 - 8th 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2 1 : 2 LoLPrologo std.png Team LoLPro $ 1,250
2014-03-21 Nacl small.png A77 - 10th NACL Season 2 3 : 19 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-02-15 CS NA logo.png A44th 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series #1 1 : 2 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity.Red $ 2,000
2013-12-22 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2014 NA LCS Spring Promotion 1 : 3 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2013-12-11 Nacl small.png A77 - 10th NACL 6 : 20 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 1,000
2013-09-01 PAX logo small.png A22nd Spring Promotion Qualifier 0 : 2 Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming $ 7,500
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-17 A33rd 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Winter 2 : 0 ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports $ 1,750
2014-10-22 A55 - 8th 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Fall 1 : 2 ZENlogo std.png Zenith eSports € 375
2014-04-20 A22nd 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Spring 1 : 2 T8logo std.png Team 8 $ 3,000
2013-09-11 A55th MOBAFire Challenger Series Season 1 FFW NWElogo std.png New World Eclipse Hardware
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-04-04 A11st 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Spring Quali. #3 FFW GsGlogo std.png GamesterGear $ 750
2013-08-25 A33rd ggLA Challenger Arena 3 0 : 2 Deniallogo std.png Denial eSports $ 150
2013-08-11 A22nd ggLA Challenger Arena 2 0 : 2 TBDlogo std.png To Be Determined $ 350

Highlight Videos



See Also

External Links


  1. Cognitive Gaming's New Roster
  2. Cris' Tweet
  3. Cognitive Disbands
  4. Cognitive Gaming's New Roster
  5. COGnitive Gaming's Tweet
  6. COGnitive Gaming's Facebook Post
  7. COGnitive Gaming's Facebook Post
  8. COGnitive Gaming's Facebook Post
  9. COGnitive LoL's Twitter