LighT eSports

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LighT eSports
LighT.png
Team Information
Location: USA USA
Manager: Victor "Ursadon" Chen
Sponsor: Six Pool Gaming
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Links
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Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

0

Picon small.png 0Ticon small.png 0Zicon small.png 0
History
Created: 2012-01-03
Disbanded: 2013-03-07
Recent Player Trades: 2013-03-04 - Moosegills leaves
2013-03-03 - Caliber leaves


Overview[edit]

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

2012[edit]

  • 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.[1]
  • January 21st, Xeris announces the arrival of former SlayerS player Golden and former compLexity player stalife.[4]
  • April 5th, Team LighT launched their new website.[5]
  • May 6th, Xeris announced a Team LighT in-house tournament that would earn the two best finishers invitations to the GIGABYTE SoCal eSports LAN.[6]
  • July 22nd, Golden's contract expires and he leaves team LighT.
  • July 27th, RockEr, formerly of vVv Gaming, joins team LighT.[7]
  • August 5th, StarDust, formerly M18M on the Brood War team Air Force ACE, joins team LighT. Heavens takes a break from SC2.[8]
  • August 6th, SeoHyeon, formerly of Checksix Gaming, joins team Light.[9]

2013[edit]

Player Roster at time of Dissolution[edit]

A-Team[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 New Team
usUSA TTicon small.png binski Sung Bin Lee - - 28th MLG InfintySevenlogo std.png Infinity Seven
usUSA TTicon small.png KawaiiRice Lok-Yin Adrian Kwong - 17th MLG 21 - 24th MLG MyIntentlogo std.png My Intent
krSouth Korea PPicon small.png StarDust Son Seok Hee - - B2Ro12 Intel Extreme Masters Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity

B-Team[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 New Team
usUSA PPicon small.png RaNgeD Austin King - - G4Ro64 DreamHack Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft
USAUSA PPicon small.png RockEr Colbey Robinson - - -
caCanada zZicon small.png SaikOu Elaya Sison - - - TeamPartClarity.png Clarity Gaming
nzNew Zealand tTicon small.png Tilea Tileä Flavall - - - MyIntentlogo std.png My Intent

Former[edit]

ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea tTicon small.png SeoHyeon Park Seo Hyeon Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming
caCanada tTicon small.png stalife Sung Min Park
KoreaSouth Korea ZZicon small.png Golden Cho Myung Hwan Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming
usUSA ZZicon small.png Heavens Nam Tran
caCanada pPicon small.png IefNaij Jian Fei Wang
usUSA pPicon small.png CecilSunkure Randy Gaul
usUSA tTicon small.png SiN Cyrus Vorwald
usUSA tTicon small.png Mizore Rob Rollins
usUSA tTicon small.png NerZhuL Niketh Bandla
caCanada ZZicon small.png Gerbil Adam Venis
USAUSA ZZicon small.png Aquanda John Klosterman
usUSA PPicon small.png Caliber Patrick Coury Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming
USAUSA zZicon small.png Moosegills Michael Wolff FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result
2013-02-23 Gold.png/Silver.png 2013 IPTL Season 1 Amateur Division Group 2 LighT eSports Lightesportslogo std.png 5 : 0 TeamPartClarity.png Clarity Gaming
2012-03-10 Bronze.png ESEA Season 10 LighT eSports Lightesportslogo std.png 2 : 3 Checksixlogo std.png CheckSix Gaming
2012-04-01 Silver.png IMGUR Team League LighT eSports Lightesportslogo std.png 2 : 5 Itsgosulogo std.png It's Gosu eSports
2012-01-10 Bronze.png NASTL Qualifier 1 LighT eSports Lightesportslogo std.png 1 : 4 Reignlogo std.png Team ReIGN
2012-01-20 Bronze.png NASTL Qualifier 2 LighT eSports Lightesportslogo std.png 0 : 4 Roxicon std.png RoX

Organisation[edit]

ID Name Position New Team
usUSA pPicon small.png Xeris Duran Parsi Founder/CEO
usUSA tTicon small.png Ursadon Victor Chen Team Manager
usUSA zZicon small.png Zoia Jared Eggleston Caster InfintySevenlogo std.png Infinity Seven
usUSA zZicon small.png Kumihothesilent Sophie Holly Event Manager FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Team LighT Reborn!". TeamLiquid.net, 3 January 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Xeris (2013-03-07). TeamLiquid.net. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=401909. Retrieved 2013-03-07.
  3. The End Of An Era TeamLiquid.net, 21 February 2010
  4. LighT announces new players
  5. LighT launch new website
  6. LighT Inhouse Tournament - May 6
  7. Rocker joins team LighT! TeamLiquid.net, 27 July 2012
  8. StarDust joins Light
  9. SeoHyeon leaves Checksix Gaming and joins LighT eSports
  10. SeoHyeon leaves LighT eSports and joins Quantic Gaming
  11. KawaiiRiceLighT (2013-03-01). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/KawaiiRiceLighT/status/307690204515414017. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  12. CaliberSC2 (2013-03-03). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/CaliberSC2/status/308397920284205057. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  13. FXOpeneSports (2013-03-04). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/FXOpeneSports/status/308727938201829376. Retrieved 2013-03-04.


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