LighT eSports

[e][h]LighT eSports
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Victor "Ursadon" Chen
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Player Breakdown
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History
Created:
2012-01-03
Disbanded:
2013-03-07


Team LighT is a former competitive StarCraft team that was formed in the Brood War era. The team went on hiatus from February 2010 to January 3, 2012, when it was reformed for StarCraft II under the name LighT eSports.[1] The team disbanded on March 7, 2013. [2]

History[edit]

Brood War[edit]

Team LighT was one of the most renowned non-Korean teams in Brood War. It is known as one of the best American teams of all time, preceded by 88), rS, and Media. LighT was the first ever American team to advance to Division 1 of BWCL, the oldest clan league; the team finished in the top 3 almost every season. LighT also finished the first three seasons of WGTour.com's clanwar ladder ranked as the #1 team, and advanced to the quarter finals of the World Team Cup in 2007, a 128 team tournament. In the $1,500 WGTour Titans League, LighT finished 4th, losing to LRM in the semi finals. LighT also finished 4th in the first and only season of the E-Sports International, a $700 clan league. LighT lost to Fnatic's Chinese squad in the semifinals. Its various finishes rank it as one of the best teams in the foreign scene along with ToT, LRM, and RoX.

LighT was home to some of the best Canadian players from 2006 to 2008. Raptor placed 2nd at WCG Canada 2006, earning him a trip to the WCG Grand Finals in Monza, Italy. Bandit took 4th at the event, being the only player to defeat the eventual champion Testie, beating him 2-1 in the group stage. In 2007, SchiSm upset the heavily favored MgZ)Oldy at WCG Montreal by defeating him 4-1 and advancing to the WCG Canada finals. After an epic three game series, he managed to take down his teammate CoolTemplar, who had defeated IefNaij in the previous round. In the loser bracket final he lost to his teammate Bandit and finished 3rd. Bandit went on to the Grand Finals to be defeated by Testie, earning him a 2nd place finish. Overall, LighT took the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 8th place at the tournament. In 2008, Xeris and TT1 teamed up to host the CAN-LAN, the largest prized event for Brood War in the country at $1,500. IefNaij took first place over MgZ)Oldy. LighT players AeriALs, SchiSm, Freaky, TT1, and Xeris all finished in the top 8, with AeriALs taking home 3rd place.

In the American scene, LighT also became a powerful force. In 2008 and 2009, Louder took 3rd and 2nd place, respectively. Future, a two time WCG USA finalist, finished in the top 10 at WCG USA 2008, and KawaiiRice became the youngest WCG USA finalist ever by qualifying in 2009, although he failed to advance from the group stage. In 2010, despite having already switched to Starcraft 2, KawaiiRice qualified, but failed to attend the WCG USA Finals.

Unfortunately, after his performance at WCG Canada 2007, and when it was announced that Canada would not host a WCG tournament in 2008, team captain Bandit announced his retirement. SchiSm followed suit after the CAN LAN in 2008. In late 2009, Louder joined team EG, with both AeriALs and Shad being recruited by the top foreign team, ToT. The final cornerstone of the team, Sheth (then ChOseN) went inactive indefinitely in 2009 due to school and family issues; he would later return in StarCraft 2. With KawaiiRice as the only remaining player in the starting lineup, Xeris decided to close the team in February 2010 upon the release of the StarCraft 2 beta.[3]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Caliber, Xeris, and Knight at MLG Fall Championship
Light eSports
  • January 3rd, Duran "Xeris" Parsi, former manager of Fnatic, announced Team LighT's rebirth under the name LighT eSports. The initial roster features KawaiiRice, another former Fnatic member, as well as binski, Caliber, Heavens and SiN.[1]
  • January 21st, Xeris announces the arrival of former SlayerS player Golden and former compLexity player stalife.[8]
  • April 5th, Team LighT launched their new website.[9]
  • May 6th, Xeris announced a Team LighT in-house tournament that would earn the two best finishers invitations to the GIGABYTE SoCal eSports LAN.[10]
  • July 22nd, Golden's contract expires and he leaves team LighT.
  • July 27th, RockEr, formerly of vVv Gaming, joins team LighT.[11]
  • August 5th, StarDust, formerly M18M on the Brood War team Air Force ACE, joins team LighT. Heavens takes a break from SC2.[12]
  • August 6th, SeoHyeon, formerly of Checksix Gaming, joins team Light.[13]

Player Roster at time of Disbandment[edit]

A-Team[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States of AmericabinskiSung Bin Lee2012-01-032013-03-07 Infinity Seven
United States of AmericaKawaiiRiceLok-Yin Adrian Kwong2012-01-032013-03-07 My Intent
Korea (South)StarDustSon Seok-hee2012-08-062013-03-07 mYinsanity

B-Team[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States of AmericaRaNgeDAustin King2012-12-??2013-03-07 NewRoSoft
United States of AmericaRockErColbey Robinson2013-03-07
CanadaSaikOuElaya Sison2013-03-07 Clarity Gaming
New ZealandTileaTileä Flavall2012-01-032013-03-07 My Intent

Former[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States of AmericaAquandaJohn Klosterman
United States of AmericaCaliberPatrick Coury2012-01-032013-03-07 ROOT Gaming
United States of AmericaCecilSunkureRandy Gaul
CanadaGerbilAdam Venis
Korea (South)GoldenCho Myung-hwan2012-01-212012-07-22 Quantic Gaming
United States of AmericaHeavensNam Tran2012-02-022012-08-05
CanadaIefNaijJian Fei Wang2012-??-??2013-03-07
United States of AmericaMizoreRob Rollins
United States of AmericaMoosegillsMichael Wolff2013-??-??2013-03-04 FXOpen e-Sports
United States of AmericaNerZhuLNiketh Bandla
Korea (South)SeoHyeonPark Seo Hyeon2012-08-062013-02-04 Quantic Gaming
United States of AmericaSiNCyrus Vorwald
CanadastalifeSung Min Park2012-01-21201?-??-??

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2012
2012-11-18 4th A3Minor ESEA SC2 League Season 5 0 : 4 $200
2012-07-12 4th A3Minor ESEA SC2 League Season 4 1 : 3 $200
2012-02-13 3rd A3Minor ESEA SC2 League Season 3 2 : 3 $600

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position New Team
usUSA p Xeris Duran Parsi Founder/CEO
usUSA t Ursadon Victor Chen Team Manager
usUSA z Zoia Jared Eggleston Caster Infinity Seven
usUSA z Kumihothesilent Sophie Holly Event Manager FXOpen e-Sports

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