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Tollenz Lions

[e][h]Tollenz Lions
Team Information
Location:
Team Earnings:
$ 45,800 USD
Links
Achievements
2013 GSTL Season 2Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3
Solo Achievements
HomeStory Cup V2012 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2013 WCS Season 3 Europe2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow2014 WCS Season 3 Europe HomeStory Cup XII2016 WCS Global Playoffs and FinalsWorld Cyber Arena 2016Intel Extreme Masters
History
Created:
2018-08-01
Disbanded:
2018-12-19
Recent Player Trades:
2018-08-01 - Team rebranded as Tollenz Lions.
2017-12-01 - ByuN leaves.
2017-11-02 - MMA joins.
2016-10-02 - ByuN joins.
2016-08-17 - Team reforms as Team expert, Bly and Scarlett rejoin


Tollenz Lions is a German gaming organization, formerly sponsored by international computer manufacturers Expert International GmbH and Acer Inc.

As Team Acer[edit]

The team was founded in 2011, and, at the time of disbandment, had teams in StarCraft II, Trackmania and FIFA. Team Acer's content creators also produced the popular video interview series, Grilled.

In April 2013, Team Acer opened a gaming house in Bad Tölz for the team's players and crew to congregate to prepare for any events or projects.[1]

Acer was also involved in the organization of the Acer TeamStory Cup by TaKeTV, an international team league with offline finals at the TaKeTV studios in Krefeld, Germany. Team Acer was an invitee for the first two seasons in 2013, placing second in Season 1 and first in Season 2.

Team Acer's Kaoru, MMA, Nerchio, INnoVation and inuh at the March Madness 2014 in Stockholm

Team Acer's StarCraft II squad was created in July 2011 by Mondragon and Kaoru. In 2013, Axiom and Acer entered a Team Partnership agreement with to compete jointly in the GOMTV Global Starcraft II Team League as Axiom-Acer, with several of Acer's Korea-based players living at the Axiom team house in Seoul, South Korea. Axiom-Acer was successful throughout the two seasons of GSTL in 2013, placing third in Season 1 and first in Season 2. The partnership was dissolved in January 2014 after it was clear that GSTL would not continue, with Axiom-Acer being the reigning champions.

General Manager Uwe Semtner announced that Team Acer disbanded on March 1st 2016.[2]

As Team expert[edit]

In August 2016, the Twitter account formerly belonging to Team Acer began teasing the reformation of the team. On the 11th of August, the team announced the Bly would be returning for the new team.[3] On the 17th of August, the team officially announced their return as Team expert, and that Scarlett would be rejoining the team. [4]

As Tollenz Lions[edit]

In July 2018, Team expert announced a new eSport project starting from August. However, the team rebranded as Tollenz Lions, and both Bly and Scarlett were announced as part of the team.

Timeline[edit]

As Tollenz Lions[edit]

  • August 1st, Team expert announced their rebranding as Tollenz Lions, supporting Bly and Scarlett in their StarCraft 2 team.
  • November 11th, Scarlett leaves to join Newbee[5].
  • December 19th, Bly leaves.[6].

As Team expert[edit]

  • July 26th, Team expert announce a new esport project starting from August 2018.[7]

As Team Acer[edit]

  • January 20th, Acer parts ways with Nerchio.[11]
  • March 1st, Team Acer closes.[12]
  • May 5th, Acer partners with SBENU to have MMA play in Proleague.[13]
  • December 21st, MMA retires.[14]
  • January 4th - Team Acer and Axiom conclude their Team Partnership as GSTL champions.[15]
  • March 3rd - Cella steps down as Team Acer's coach on amicable terms.[16]
  • September 3rd, INnoVation decides to go back to the KeSPA environment and leaves the team, eventually joining SK Telecom T1.[17]
  • January 14th, Team Acer and Axiom form a Team Partnership for the GSTL, creating Axiom-Acer. Scarlett and MMA are the initial players to be sent to participate.[18]
  • April 29th, Team Acer announces the opening of a German team house near the team headquarters in Bad Tölz with MMA being its first resident. The house has space for up to 10 players and another five laptop workstations, enabling the team to invite others for boot camps and training sessions.[19]
  • August 31st, Team Acer officially signs INnoVation from STX Soul.[20]
  • November 29th, Axiom-Acer defeats AZUBU to win the 2013 GSTL Season 2. MMA and INnoVation each get one win in the first two series before INnoVation defeats SuperNoVa in the ace match to win the title.
  • July 19, Team Acer announces the creation of its StarCraft II roster with four Zerg players: Nerchio, Osho, ParanOid, and Mondragon, with the latter also being manager alongside Kaoru.[28]
  • September 9th, elfi joins Team Acer.[29]

Player Roster[edit]

Former Players[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
UkraineBlyAleksandr Svysiuk2012-02-112018-12-18 Team Blacer
South KoreaByuNByun Hyun-woo2016-10-012017-11-30 Retirement
GermanyDarkHydraChristian Lüftner2012-01-042016-02-29 Retirement
FinlandelfiSamuli Sihvonen2011-09-082012-06-01 ASUS ROG
South KoreaINnoVationLee Shin-hyung2013-08-312014-09-02 SK Telecom T1
South KoreaMMAMun Seong-won2017-11-012018-07-30 Retirement
South KoreaMMAMun Seong-won2012-11-192015-12-15 Retirement
GermanyMondragonChristoph Semke2011-07-182012-07-15 Retirement
PolandNerchioArthur Bloch2011-07-182016-01-19 EURONICS Gaming
IsraelOshoDror Evron2011-07-182012-02-17 Retirement
PolandParanOidRafal Kontowicz2011-07-182016-02-29 Retirement
CanadaScarlettSasha Hostyn2016-08-162018-11-10 Newbee

Organization[edit]

Staff at time of Disbandment
ID Name Position
Germany webmuGGle Uwe Semtner General Manager
Germany Raschek Alexander Raschke Team Manager
Germany PARAD1SE Darian Tsintzas Editor in Chief
United Kingdom duck Michael Moriarty Editor
Romania Raz Razvan Tescu Photographer

Former (Team Acer)[edit]

Former (Team Acer) Staff
ID Name Position
France Kaoru Fred Gau Team Manager
South Korea inuh Hun Pascal Park Korean Affairs Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2018
2018-03-26 1st A3Minor WardiTV Team League Season 7 4 : 1 $1,750
2014
2014-08-16 1st A7Show M. Iron Forum Night 5 : 4 $10,010
2014-07-27 1st A2Major Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 10 : 7 $10,000
2014-02-23 1st A7Show M. SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February 2014 #2 3 : 2 $500
2014-02-08 3rd A3Minor RaidCall ESL Euro Series Winter 2013 3 : 1 $1,363.58
2013
2013-12-15 1st A2Major Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2 5 : 1 $10,000
2013-10-04 5 - 8th A3Minor RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013 1 : 3 $0
2013-09-14 2nd A2Major SC2L 1 : 4 $3,000
2013-08-18 2nd A2Major Acer TeamStory Cup Season 1 3 : 5 $5,000
2013-06-21 5 - 8th A3Minor RaidCall EMS Spring 2013 1 : 2 $0
2013-03-28 9 - 12th A2Major 2013 IGN Pro Team League $250
2012
2012-12-16 3rd A2Major Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIII 0 : 3 $2,000
2012-05-27 2nd A3Minor 4PL Clan League Season 2 0 : 3 $1,257.65
2011
2011-12-02 3rd A3Minor 4PL CLan League 3 : 0 $669.62

See also[edit]

Earnings Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Josh Voegeding (29th April 2014). "MMA to stay at Team Acer's Gaming House in Germany". www.aceresport.com.
  2. aceresport (1 March 2016). "Team Acer disbands". www.twitter.com.
  3. espesports (11 August 2016). "Bly will return". www.twitter.com.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Daniel Rosen (17 August 2016). "Team Expert revives Team Acer, signs Scarlett and Bly". www.thescoreesports.com.
  5. Scarlett leaves and joins Newbee
  6. Bly leaves
  7. https://twitter.com/expertesport/status/1022504132366741511
  8. https://twitter.com/AcerMMA/status/926079911940575232
  9. https://twitter.com/SC2ByuN/status/936616633266667520
  10. https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/514557-byun-joins-team-expert
  11. SetGuitarsToKill (20 January 2016). "Nerchio leaves Team Acer". tl.net. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  12. aceresport (1 March2016). "Team Acer closes". www.twitter.net. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  13. Aeromi (5 May 2015). "MMA will play for SBENU in PL". tl.net. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  14. aceresport (16 December 2015). "A legend is leaving: MMA retires". www.twitter.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  15. Bagration (4th January 2014). "Axiom-Acer Partnership Ends". tl.net.
  16. MudKipNick (3rd March 2014). "MudKip's Tweet". https://twitter.com/MudKipNick.
  17. William Judd (September 3, 2014). "INnoVation has left Team Acer". Aceresport.com. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  18. Kenny_oro (14th January 2013). "Axiom signs Heart and Alicia / GSTL confirmed". tl.net.
  19. Josh Voegeding (29th April 2013). "MMA to stay at Team Acer's Gaming House in Germany". www.aceresport.com.
  20. Duncan Shields (31st August 2012). "INnoVation joins Team Acer". www.aceresport.com.
  21. Max Kieturakis (5th January 2012). "Team Acer signs DarkHydra". www.aceresport.com.
  22. Tim Metternich (12th February 2012). "Team Acer welcomes Bly!". www.aceresport.com.
  23. Max Kieturakis (18th February 2012). "Osho retires from StarCraft II". www.aceresport.com.
  24. SETT TV (2nd June 2012). "elfi leaves Team Acer, now sponsored by ASUS ROG". tl.net.
  25. StarS (21st June 2012). "Team Acer welcomes Scarlett!". www.aceresport.com.
  26. StarS (16th July 2012). "Team Acer says farewell to Mondragon". www.aceresport.com.
  27. Duncan Shields (20th November 2012). "MMA and Cella join Team Acer". www.aceresport.com.
  28. Tim Metternich (19th July 2011). "Team Acer launches SC2 Lineup!". www.aceresport.com.
  29. Max Kieturakis (9th September 2011). "Team Acer welcomes elfi". www.aceresport.com.