|LGD Gaming Roster|
| LGD Gaming (老干爹)
| Team Information
||Lee "Heart" Gwan-hyung
||Choi "Acorn" Cheon-ju
| Team Captain:
||Chen "Pyl" Bo
||February 20, 2012
| Current Roster
LGD Gaming, a Chinese eSports organization, picked up a League of Legends team in early 2012. The LGD club also sponsors several other teams and had already achieved success in the competitive DotA 2 scene.
Formation of LGD Gaming
LGD Gaming, one of the most famous esport teams in China, created the League of Legends team in 2012, lead by bug (now NoName). By the result of TGA Grand Prix 2012, LGD qualified for the Season 2 China Regional Finals, but fell short by losing to Invictus Gaming.
In the 2013 season, Tencent had formed the Championship Series in China, LPL. LGD was one of the teams which had high hopes to join the league, but they failed in both the 2013 Spring Qualifier aswell as in the 2013 Summer Qualifier . They finally were succesful in the 2014 Spring Season and became a strong team in the LPL.
After failing to qualify for the 2014 World Championship, LGD decided to search for Korean players hoping to be able to qualify in the next season. Acorn from Samsung Blue, imp from Samsung White, and Flame from CJ Entus Blaze were all added to the roster, and LGD started their road to the top of China. Their Regular Season results were mediocre, with only a 7-5-10 record, but they still qualified for playoffs in 6th place. In the playoffs, LGD surprised expectations by beating both Oh My God and Snake Esports, 3rd-place and 2nd-place from the regular season, in back to back 3-0 sweeps to reach the finals to play against EDward Gaming. Although the series was close, EDG won 3 to 2 and advanced to the Mid-Season Invitational, while LGD took second place.
The Summer Season started out with Pyl, the team's captain and shotcaller, not being able to play in the first week. Fan replaced him in those games, but still, Pyl's absence led to underwhelming results. LGD ended the split with a 6-4-12 record, ending the Summer Split in 5th place and advancing to the Summer Playoffs. Despite their Regular Season finish, the team was expected to do well in playoffs, as in the last split they also didn't play particularly well until playoffs arrived. Those expectations proved to be right, as LGD defeated Vici Gaming and Snake Esports both 3 to 1 to advance to the Semifinals, where they beat heavy favorites EDward Gaming in a rematch of the Spring Split playoffs finals 3 to 0 against many predictions. They then played in the finals against Qiao Gu beating them 3 to 2, taking the first place finish in the 2015 Summer Playoffs and advancing as first seed from china to Worlds 2015. At Worlds, LGD disappointed heavily in week one, failing to win a single game. They bounced back slightly in week 2, taking games off of Team SoloMid and Origen but failing to beat KT Rolster. They were knocked out of worlds after placing third in their group.
LGD were the fan-voted team to attend IEM San Jose. They were knocked out in the first round, losing 2-0 to Team SoloMid.
- February 24th, Yu joins.
- May 10th, Punished joins to substitute for We1less while he recovers from a wrist injury.
- May 16th, Acorn and xiaoxi leave.
- May 17th, Pyl takes a break for surgery. Yu moves to support.
- May 19th, yiw joins.
- Dec 3rd, MaRin leaves.
- December 13th, imp re-signs.
- December 18th, Croc and 123 (now SukiM) join. Punished moves to starting top laner. yiw and Yu leave.
- December 19th, We1less renames to GODV.
- April 26th, 2nd Place at 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs.
- May 21st, YeLuo and Fan join. Homme joins as the coach.
- July 16th, BSYY leaves.
- July (approx.), xiaoxi joins.
- August 7th, Chris joins as the coach.
- August 19th, FireFox joins as the analyst.
- August 24th, Chris leaves.
- December 3rd, Flame leaves.
- December 5th, TBQ leaves.
- December 7th, Heart joins as coach.
- December 9th, Eimy joins.
- December 10th, MaRin joins.
- December 17th, FireFox leaves. Acorn takes on analyst duties.
- December 29th, Jinoo joins. PAinEvil renames back to We1less.
||Lim Jin-woo (임진우)
||Li Yuan-Hui (李元辉)
||Tang Sheng (唐圣)
||Park Jong-hoon (박종훈)
||Xie Dan (谢丹)
||Gu Seung-bin (구승빈)
||Chen Zhi-Yuan (陈智远)
||Wei Zhen (韦朕)
||Hu Zi-Qi (胡子奇)
||Chen Bo (陈博)
||Li Xin-Nan (李鑫男)
||Pan Jie (潘婕)
||Jin Mo (莫晋)
||Lee Gwan-hyung (이관형)
||Choi Cheon-ju (최천주)
||Yin Peng (尹鹏)
LGD's 2015 LPL Summer Roster
Articles & Videos
- ↑ 高分打野路人Yu加盟LGD英雄联盟战队 (Chinese)p.t.qq.com
- ↑ Punished temporarily joins LGD Gaming as starting mid laner; We1less benched for injury thescoreesports.com
- ↑ LGD Reira's tweet
- ↑ Acorn Leaves LGD pvplive.net
- ↑ LGD weiboweibo.com
- ↑  bbs.ngacn.cc
- ↑  weibo.com
- ↑ LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
- ↑ 2017年LPL春季赛战队名单公布 lol.qq.com
- ↑ 2015LPL夏季赛LGD战队选手名单 (Chinese) p.t.qq.com
- ↑ Homme加盟LGD战队 与白色月牙一同执教 (Chinese) p.t.qq.com
- ↑ BSYY's Weibo Status (Chinese) p.t.qq.com
- ↑ LPL Summer - Week 11 Day 1 youtube.com
- ↑ 前皇族功勋教练Chris携手前电竞龙教练火狐加盟LGD英雄联盟 (Chinese) weibo.com
- ↑ 採訪LGD：Chris已離職 Faker未贏過韋神 (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames
- ↑ 이호종's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com (English Translation reddit.com)
- ↑ TBQ confirms he has left LGD Gaming thescoreesports.com
- ↑ 前UP辅助选手Heart转型 加盟LGD担任教练 (Chinese) weibo.com
- ↑ LGD's Tencent weibo (Chinese) t.qq.com
- ↑ LGD-Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- ↑ FireFox's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
- ↑ 2016赛季LPL春季赛战队大名单汇总 (Chinese) lol.qq.com
- ↑ LGD's Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
- ↑ 세체원 '임프' 구승빈, 중국 LGD 입단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- ↑ LGD Gaming's Twitter Post (English) twitter.com
- ↑ 最后一名三星队员着陆 Acorn加盟LGD (Chinese) wangyou.pcgames.com
- ↑ ACE LOL's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
- ↑ LGD's Tencent Weibo Post t.qq.com
- ↑ 技嘉SWL第11日：TPA再度登场迎战MVP LGD无奈弃权 starswar.org
- ↑ LGD全新登场虽败犹荣 starswar.org
- ↑ http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDMyMTAxMzg0.html
- ↑ LGD.ZW宣布退役 原汉宫辅助平野绫将顶替空缺(Chinese)
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