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LighT eSports

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[e][h]LighT eSports
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Victor "Ursadon" Chen
Earnings:
$1,100
Player earnings:
$14,636.7
Links
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 SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States  binski
(
Sung Bin Lee
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-03
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven Infinity Seven
United States  KawaiiRice
(
Lok-Yin Adrian Kwong
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-03
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
My IntentMy Intent My Intent
South Korea  StarDust
(
Son Seok-hee
)
Join Date: 
2012-08-06
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
mYinsanitymYinsanity mYinsanity

B-Team[edit]

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States  RaNgeD
(
Austin King
)
Join Date: 
2012-12-??
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft NewRoSoft
United States  RockEr
(
Colbey Robinson
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
Canada  SaikOu
(
Elaya Sison
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
Clarity GamingClarity Gaming Clarity Gaming
New Zealand  Tilea
(
Tileä Flavall
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-03
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
My IntentMy Intent My Intent

Former[edit]

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States  Aquanda
(
John Klosterman
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
United States  Caliber
(
Patrick Coury
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-03
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
 
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
United States  CecilSunkure
(
Randy Gaul
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
Canada  Gerbil
(
Adam Venis
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
South Korea  Golden
(
Cho Myung-hwan
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-21
Leave Date: 
2012-07-22
 
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
United States  Heavens
(
Nam Tran
)
Join Date: 
2012-02-02
Leave Date: 
2012-08-05
Canada  IefNaij
(
Jian Fei Wang
)
Join Date: 
2012-??-??
Leave Date: 
2013-03-07
United States  Mizore
(
Rob Rollins
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
United States  Moosegills
(
Michael Wolff
)
Join Date: 
2013-??-??
Leave Date: 
2013-03-04
 
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
United States  NerZhuL
(
Niketh Bandla
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
South Korea  SeoHyeon
(
Park Seo Hyeon
)
Join Date: 
2012-08-06
Leave Date: 
2013-02-04
 
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
United States  SiN
(
Cyrus Vorwald
)
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
Canada  stalife
(
Sung Min Park
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-21
Leave Date: 
201?-??-??

Team Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2012-11-18DA4thA3MinorESEA SC2 League Season 5ESEA SC2 League Season 50 : 4Infinity SevenInfinity Seven$200
2012-07-12DA4thA3MinorESEA SC2 League Season 4ESEA SC2 League Season 41 : 3It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports$200
2012-05-23BA2ndA3Minor (Sh.M.)vVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #39vVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #391 : 4vVv GamingvVv Gaming$0
2012-02-13CA3rdA3MinorESEA SC2 League Season 3ESEA SC2 League Season 32 : 3CheckSix GamingCheckSix Gaming$600
2012-01-11AA1stA3Minor (Sh.M.)vVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #24vVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #244 : 1vVv GamingvVv Gaming$100
1970-01-01BA2ndA3MinorZ33k.tv Team ProLeagueZ33k.tv Team ProLeague0 : 5Team ZimbabweTeam Zimbabwe$250
Complete list of results in any tournament

Organization[edit]

Staff at time of Disbandment
ID Name Position New Team
United States XerisDuran Parsi Founder/CEO
United States UrsadonVictor Chen Team Manager
United States ZoiaJared Eggleston Caster Infinity SevenInfinity Seven Infinity Seven
United States KumihothesilentSophie Holly Event Manager FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports

External links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A3Minor1113
Total1113

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier1124
A2Major1001
A3Minor0213
Total2338
Note: This table shows the medals won by players
in 1v1 events while on the team.

References[edit]