Zenith of Origin

[e][h]Zenith of Origin
Team Information
Team Captain:
逆风网咖(NucleaR's cafe)
Tt eSports
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Recent Player Trades:
2015-05-02 - DyyS joins
2015-05-12 - MSK joins
2015-06-08 - Courage, HunteR, Mayuki and Kurafi leave


Zenith of Origin, often abbreviated to ZOO, was a Chinese League of Legends and StarCraft II team with a teamhouse in Beijing. The team was formed by former Chinese SC2 pro LoveTt, recruiting his former team PhoenixTeam.
On February 10, 2017 the team disbanded.[1]


  • February 2nd, Zenith of Origin closes its Starcraft II division.[2]
  • In early January, SmileBoy admits in a forum post that Kurafi had and Cyan had joined the team. It is further revealed that Kurafi started to represent the team since November 16th, 2014, while Cyan joined the academy squad since December 6th.[6] Cyan will be staying in the team house during the spring break.
  • YSMS joins the academy in January.
  • After Feb 2015, Sakya and Zycart are thought to be professional.[7]
  • March 1st, Zenith of Origin was sponsored by Alienware.[8]
  • April 26th, TIME, a 14 years old terran player, joins the team's academy squad.
  • May 2nd, DyyS joins the academy squad, while MSK joins the team on May 12th.
  • June 8th, inactive players, Courage, Mayuki, HunteR and Kurafi leave and join X-Team.
  • After World Leisure Games 2015 (September 9th), TIME leaves.
  • In March, Loner leaves the team and retires from competitive scene of StarCraft II, transferring to Hero of the Storm.
  • August 3nd, the club opens its academy squad.[9]
  • August 7th, Sakya joins in the club as the first training member, with Zycart joining 1 week later. It is also revealed that How has retired.[10][11][12]
  • August 19th, HunteR, a big name in Chinese College Starcraft League joins the team as the coach of the academy squad.[13]
  • September 11th, Top leaves due to personal reasons.[14]
  • In early December, Rushcrazy temporarily joined the team in order to attend the offline event National Electronic Sports Open 2014.
  • September 28th, LoveTt, the manager of the team, was fired due to theft of team funds and player salaries.[Citation needed]
  • October 5th, Loner joined the team.[15]
  • December 3rd, TooDming leaved Long Chen, and joined the team.[16]
  • The team moved from Shanghai to Beijing in December.[17]

Player Roster at the Time of Disbandement[edit]

China  TooDming
 Huang Huiming
China  Zycart
 Zhai Yichen
China  Loup
 Hong Mu
ID Name 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 New team
ChinaChina z Sakya Lyu Tiecheng (吕铁成) - - - - - Challenger League 17 - 32nd GPL 2016 Season 2/Premier 2016_WCS_Spring_Regional_Challengers/China TVS Gaming
ChinaChina z TooDming () Huang Huiming (黄慧明) 7 - 8th BlizzCon_2011_StarCraft_II_Invitational 9 - 12th 2012 WCS Asia Finals - 5 - 8th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta 9 - 12th 2015 MSI Masters Gaming Arena‎ 5 - 8th Gold Series International 2016 TVS Gaming
ChinaChina t Zycart Zhai Yichen (翟祎琛) - - - - - Challenger League 9 - 16th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China GPL 2016 Season 2/Premier ZZZZZ
ChinaChina t Chick Wu Chuantao (吴传涛) - - - - - Challenger League 7 - 8th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China X-Team
ChinaChina z DyyS Han Fangming (韩方明) - - - - - - ZZZZZ
ChinaChina z Punk Pang Hao (庞昊) - - - - - Challenger League 13 - 16th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China ZZZZZ
ChinaChina p YSMS Li Jiahao (李嘉豪) - - - - - - ZZZZZ
ChinaChina t Loup Hong Mu (洪穆) - - - - - - ZZZZZ


ID Name New Team/Clan
ChinaChina t HunteR Zhang Kaiyuan (张开元) X-Team
cnChina p Top Hu Tao (胡涛) Hist
cnChina p How Wu Jianhao (吴键浩) Retirement
cnChina t Loner Dai Yi (戴逸) Retirement
ChinaChina p Gemini Guo Jiayi (郭家毅) TouHou Project
ChinaChina p Rushcrazy Qu Tianchi (瞿天驰) Nexus Team
ChinaChina p Cyan Huang Min (黄旻) LEor
ChinaChina z Courage Qian Zanqi (钱赞企) X-Team
ChinaChina z Mayuki Ma Xue (马雪) X-Team
ChinaChina t Kurafi Huang Feipeng (黄飞鹏) X-Team
ChinaChina t TIME Li Peinan (李培楠) SoloAsR
ChinaChina z Silky Yin Yongxin (殷泳鑫) LEor
ChinaChina p resolution



Nickname Name Position
Hong Kong  SmileBoy Lau Kwun-Wai (劉冠偉) Manager
China  Loup Hong Mu (洪穆) Player-manager
China  VAECNautumnL Lin Jiajun (林佳郡) Director of Technology
China  NucleaR Wang Zongwei (王宗炜) Sponsor
China  TooDming Huang Huiming (黄慧明) Player-coach
China  YSMS Li Jiahao (李嘉豪) Announcer


Nickname Name Position New Team
China  LoveTt Liu Yin (刘寅) Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2014-06-15 Esports Champion League 2014: Spring Zenith of Origin 1 : 3 yoe Flash Wolves ¥10,000 / $1,605

See Also[edit]


The former team manager of ZOO, LoveTt, has recently been accused of making false accounts for his own benefit and taking the team's salary. Internet sources report LoveTt purchased a BMW with the money he gained through such actions.[19] This claim was first posted on Baidu.com's Tieba, and then quickly spread across several major eSports websites. Multiple people have supported this claim, affirming its authenticity. Soon, the League of Legends division of ZOO released screenshots of communication with LoveTt showing LoveTt indeed took the team's salary and confirmed authenticity of this claim, at least within the LoL division of ZOO.[20] As of September 26, 2013, LoveTt himself has remained silent regarding this controversy.[21]


  1. https://tl.net/forum/starcraft-2/519294-zenith-of-origin-disbanded
  2. thickertom (2017-02-10). "Zoo Team Disbands". tl.net.
  3. showstealer1829 (2016-02-24). "PartinG signs with Zenith of Origin". Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  4. PartinG (2016-02-25). "I did not sign the contract yet, do not believe the news.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  5. SmileBoy (2016-04-03). "Alienware Challenge Cup starts". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  6. SmileBoy (2015-01-07). "SmileBoy's post". Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  7. SmileBoy (2015-03-06). "SmileBoy's post". Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  8. "Alienware sponsors ZoO". 2015-03-01. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  9. "Zoo is now recruiting offline training member.". 2014-8-3. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  10. Smileboy (2014-9-23). "Introduction of Sakya on Zoo's website". Zenith of Origin. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  11. Smileboy (2014-10-2). "Introduction of Zycart on Zoo's website". Zenith of Origin. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  12. "Zoo战队招收练习生 “中国斗神”TooDming任主教练". sc2.pcgames. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  13. "College star player, HunteR joins Zoo". s.163.com. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  14. digmouse (2014-09-11). "Chinese Protoss Top leaves ZoO". tl.net.
  15. "名将终有主 国内著名人族选手Loner加盟ZOO战队". s.163.com. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  16. China "“中国斗神”TooDming转会加盟Zoo战队". s.163.com. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  17. China "Zoo战队乔迁北京 将开放供玩家参观学习". s.163.com. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  18. bearhug (2012-12-27). "New Chinese SC2/LOL team: Zoo". tl.net.
  19. Chinese Pro / ZOO Coach LOVETT: Financial Criminal tl.net
  20. China "ZOO LOL分部教练证实 队员确实遭到克扣工资". game.163.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  21. China "网友爆ZOO战队经理LoveTT做假账 真实性尚不知". s.163.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.