Team Acer

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[e][h]Team Acer
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Fred "Kaoru" Gau
Sponsor:
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 XII
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
0
Protoss 0
Terran 0
Zerg 0
History
Created:
2011-07-19
Disbanded:
2016-03-01
Recent Player Trades:
2016-01-20 - Nerchio leaves
2015-12-21 - MMA retires
2014-09-03 - INnoVation leaves

Overview

Team Acer was the eSports division of international computer manufacturer Acer Inc. Even though the company originated in Taiwan and had its headquarters in New Taipei City, the team's headquarters were situated in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany just outside the Bavarian state capital of Munich.

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 organisation 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]

Timeline

  • January 20th, Acer parts ways with Nerchio.[3]
  • March 1st, Team Acer closes.[4]
  • May 5th, Acer partners with SBENU to have MMA play in Proleague.[5]
  • December 21st, MMA retires.[6]
  • January 4th - Team Acer and Axiom conclude their Team Partnership as GSTL champions.[7]
  • March 3rd - Cella steps down as Team Acer's coach on amicable terms.[8]
  • September 3rd, INnoVation decides to go back to the KeSPA environment and leaves the team, eventually joining SK Telecom T1.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • August 31st, Team Acer officially signs INnoVation from STX Soul.[12]
  • 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.[20]
  • September 9th, elfi joins Team Acer.[21]

Player Roster

Roster at the time of disbandment

ID Name Previous Team 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 New Team
uaUkraine ZZerg Bly Aleksandr Svusuyk Mistral eSport - 2nd 2012 DreamHack Open/Bucharest 13 - 16th IEM Season VII - Katowice Premier League 17 - 24th 2014 WCS Season 3 Europe 7 - 8th DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship 2nd 2016_DreamHack_Open/Leipzig
CanadaCanada ZZerg Scarlett Sasha Hostyn Eclypsia - 9 - 16th 2012 Battle.net World Championship 2nd ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013 3 - 4thHomeStory Cup IX 17 - 32nd 2015 DreamHack Open: Tours HomeStory Cup XII B6aRo16 Gold Series International 2016
deGermany TTerran DarkHydra Christian Lüftner SFTO eSport - 25 - 32nd HomeStory Cup/4 Challenger League 33 - 40th 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe - - -
PolandPoland ZZerg ParanOid Rafal Kontowicz Mousesports 25 - 32nd Electronic_Sports_World_Cup_2011 13 - 16th World Cyber Games 2012 21 - 24th IEM Season VII - Katowice - - -

Former Players

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
plPoland zZerg Nerchio Arthur Bloch 19th July 2011 20th January 2016 4 years 6 months EURONICS Gaming EURONICS Gaming
krSouth Korea tTerran MMA Mun Seong Won 20th November 2012 16th December 2015 3 years
Retirement
krSouth Korea tTerran INnoVation Lee Shin Hyung 1st September 2013 3rd September 2014 1 year SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
fiFinland PProtoss elfi Samuli Sihvonen 9th September 2011 2nd June 2012 8 months ASUS ROG ASUS ROG
GermanyGermany ZZerg Mondragon Christoph Semke 19th July 2011 16th July 2012 1 year
Retirement
IsraelIsrael ZZerg Osho Dror Evron 19th July 2011 18th February 2012 7 months
Retirement

Organization

ID Name Position
FranceFrance ZZerg Kaoru Fred Gau Team Manager
KoreaSouth Korea TTerran inuh Hun Pascal Park Korean Affairs Manager

Team Achievements

Date League Result Winnings
2014
2014-07-27 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 Team Acer Team Acer 2 : 0 Team Liquid Team Liquid $10,000
2014-03-29 March Madness 2014 Team Acer Team Acer 4 : 0 Team Liquid Team Liquid $6,500
2014-02-23 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February 2014 Team Acer Team Acer 3 : 2 Mousesports mousesports $500
2014-01-27 RaidCall ESL Euro Series Winter 2013 Team Acer Team Acer 5 : 1 Team MiA Team MiA €1,000
2013
2013-12-15 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2 Team Acer Team Acer 5 : 1 Axiom Axiom $10,000
2013-11-23 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 Axiom-Acer Axiom-Acer 2 : 1 AZUBU AZUBU $40,950
2013-09-14 StarCraft 2 League Team Acer Team Acer 1 : 4 Team Liquid Team Liquid $3,000
2013-08-18 Acer Teamstory Cup Season 1 Team Acer Team Acer 3 : 5 MVP (team) MVP $5,000
2013-07-19 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 Axiom-Acer Axiom-Acer 0 : 5 Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle $4,627
2012
2012-12-16 Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VIII Team Acer Team Acer 0 : 3 RoX RoX $2,000
2012-05-27 4PL Clan League Season 2 Team Acer Team Acer 0 : 3 RoX RoX €1,000
2012-01-15 4PL Clan League Season 1 Team Acer Team Acer 3 : 0 Millenium Millenium €500

See also

References

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