Team Ascension

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[e][h]Team Ascension
Team Information
Mike "PsychO" Larson
Travis "AprilTerran" Yang
Team Captain:
Jay "Raze" Whipple
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Protoss 7
Terran 6
Zerg 3
Recent Player Trades:
2016-09-16 Pokebunny leaves
2015-02-22 Astrea joins


Team Ascension is a North American gaming organization. Ever since their beginnings in January of 2010, they have dedicated themselves to supporting up-and-coming players across various competitive games. Gaining recognition for their premiere North American StarCraft 2 team, Team Ascension stand as a testament to what dedication and hard work can accomplish.

Their mission is to help aspiring players succeed at the highest levels of competition.


  • January 13th, MyDarling leaves for Generation X.
  • January 19th, Team Ascension acquires IvDgaming.[7]
  • January 30th, SiegeMode joins from SEED Gaming.
  • February 14th, Skipper, Soloist and MyDarling rejoin Team Ascension. Protect retires.
  • February 22nd, Astrea rejoins Team Ascension after playing for ROOT Gaming for over one and a half years.[8]
  • February 24th, HTOMario joins Team Ascension.[9]
  • April 18th, Team Ascension restructures their rosters into TApro, TAcomp, and TAsc.[10]
  • April 27th, Gayguy leaves.[11]
  • June 29th, NoRegreT leaves to join PSISTORM Gaming.[12]
  • January 19th, PsychO joins from Last Dynasty eSports.
  • January 26th, Lightning comes back from retirement.
  • February 2nd, Nemix joins from Deimos Esports.
  • February 5th, Nemix leaves for IvDgaming.
  • February 12th, SeOuLStEaL joins from Love Your Girlfriend.
  • February 16th, Protect leaves the A Team due to inactivity, Jeonghan joins from Prometheus Gaming, FoolOfaTooK promoted from B Team to A Team.
  • February 26th, WitchCraft joins from ViViD Gaming.
  • March 6th, SeOuLStEaL retires.
  • March 11th, SardineS promoted from B Team to A Team, NoRegreT leaves for IvDgaming.
  • April 4th, Sloth joins from Vega Squadron.
  • April 12th, Kamker rejoins from SEED Gaming, Jamileon promoted from B Team to A Team.
  • April 13th, Sloth leaves for Team Spectre.
  • April 23rd, Soulquest joins from Core Gaming.
  • April 27th, Soulquest leaves for Miraculous Gaming.
  • May 1st, Lucky leaves for DuSt Gaming.
  • May 11th, Lucky rejoins from DuSt Gaming and ColdScars rejoins from No Dice Gaming.
  • May 13th, Thecoolman comes back from retirement.
  • May 30th, Lucky leaves for Solaris Gaming.
  • June 17th, Seductress joins from Immortals eSports.
  • July 26th, Hannibal joins.
  • August 12th, AiuR leaves.
  • August 25th, Grace joins.
  • September 11th, Creature promoted from B Team to A Team, Soloist joins.
  • September 12th, Starlight promoted from B Team to A Team.
  • October 7th, Jeonghan leaves.
  • November 3rd, coyote and MyDarling join.
  • November 7th, Jamileon and Starlight moved from A Team to B Team. Protect promoted from B Team to A Team.
  • November 29th, badcop joins.
  • December 13th, SardineS moved from A Team to B Team.
  • December 30th, Soloist leaves.
  • .SCA begins hosting its third season of tournaments[18]
  • .SCA acquires League of Legends team "Win by Kills"[Citation needed]
  • .SCA partners with Ownaj[19]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by viventMedia (viventMedia acquires Wulflund Computer Systems)[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins hosting its second season of tournaments[20]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by Wulflund Computer Systems[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins open recruitment efforts[Citation needed]
  • .SCA beings hosting its first season of tournaments[21]


Team Ascension (formerly known as .StarCraft Ascension and .StarCraft Alliance) re-branded its organization in late 2013 after an increasingly negative perception of the organization by some StarCraft streaming personalities.

Team .SCA General Manager addressed the community via an open dialogue and apology.[22]

The main issues brought up surrounded the following;

"I will now address stream cheating, hacking, and bad manner points. Again I would like to request a clear and open mind going into this. In the entire history of .SCA, we have had two confirmed hackers, both of whom were reported and evaluated by their own peers and removed either the same/next day (none of them ever competed in friendly/competitive environments for us). For what it’s worth, none of our players (aside from kicked ones) have ever been confirmed/accused in any public thread or database. Moving on, many of our players did reprehensibly stream snipe (not stream cheat) in the past. Although I originally had no objections, I have since changed my view on this and made it clear that this is no longer acceptable, and our players fully comply."

"tl;dr We've changed, and we'll show it through our actions."

- Travis "AprilTerran" Yang

Player Roster

Canada Zerg Bioice
 Jackson Wroblewski
USA Terran Dolan
 Paul Dolan
USA Terran Kamker
 Nick McGregor


ID Name Previous Team 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Team Ascension Team Ascension A Team
USUSA PProtoss Astrea Max Angel ROOT Gaming - - - Challenger League 25 - 48th 2014 WCS Season 1 America Premier League 25 - 32nd 2015 WCS Season 1 -
CACanada ZZerg Bioice Jackson Wroblewski Triumph eSports - - - 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit - Challenger League 13 - 16th 2016_WCS_Spring_Regional_Challengers/North_America
usUSA pProtoss Creature Adam Block - - - - - -
USUSA TTerran Dolan Paul Dolan SEED Gaming - - - 77 - 108th 2014 MLG Anaheim - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
deGermany pProtoss FrisK Maurice Peter - - - - - 81 - 96th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Leipzig
USUSA ZZerg GAMETIME Stephen Ankawi Infinity Gaming - - - - - -
usUSA pProtoss Jamileon Dustin Hulse Flipsid3 Tactics - - - - - -
USUSA TTerran Kamker Nick McGregor SEED Gaming - - - 109 - 140th 2014 MLG Anaheim - -
usUSA tTerran Raze () Jay Whipple - - - - - 49 - 64th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
krSouth Korea tTerran Scan Seung Kohn Ryoo - - - - - -
usUSA tTerran Schnitzel Corey Schnedl ECVisualize - - - 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit - -
usUSA pProtoss Tesla Robbie Plata Rival Gaming 145 - 208th 2011 MLG Providence - - 109 - 140th 2014 MLG Anaheim - 65 - 80th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
usUSA pProtoss Virium Josiah Boyer Solaris Gaming - - - 37 - 54th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin
USAUSA TTerran xKawaiian Taylor Vinson Team Exile5 - - - - - 33 - 48th 2016_DreamHack_Open/Austin


ID Name New Team
usUSA zZerg Nistic Hans Foster
usUSA pProtoss Lucky Daniel Elmblad User:StrikerSC/LiT eSports LiT eSports
usUSA tTerran Pokebunny Nick Taber
usUSA zZerg FoolOfaTooK Ryan Arnold Retirement
usUSA zZerg PsychO Mike Larson Retirement
caCanada pProtoss Bones Myles Donald Retirement
USUSA zZerg Voltz Daniel Morgan Team Revolution Team Revolution
USUSA zZerg thecoolman Hunter Krebs Retirement
USUSA tTerran Zan Ryan Matter Retirement
USUSA TTerran RuFF Jesse Hall PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming
CACanada ZZerg NoRegreT Jake Umpleby PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming
USUSA PProtoss AiuR Valentin Monfort-Schaeffer BrawL eSports BrawL eSports
USUSA PProtoss Gayguy Garret Miller DuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
USUSA PProtoss Protect Nicholas Hung Retirement
CACanada PProtoss Soulquest Greg Giterman Miraculous Gaming Miraculous Gaming
USUSA PProtoss Sloth Matt Naugle Team Spectre Team Spectre
USUSA TTerran badcop Austin Worthington Retirement
KRSouth Korea TTerran Jeonghan Choi Junghan TBD
USUSA ZZerg Nemix Rob Kwasniak IvDgaming IvDgaming

Former Team .SCA

This table list the players who left before the change to Team Ascension.

ID Name New Team Leave Date
USUSA PProtoss Acela Jon Rogers Retirement
USUSA PProtoss Arium Samson Nazaryan LaG Gaming LaG Gaming 2013-09-09
USUSA PProtoss Astrea Max Angel SEED Gaming SEED Gaming 2013-10-19
JPJapan PProtoss kurOa Hikaru Koike Team oGaming Team oGaming 2012-05-20
USUSA PProtoss Lightning Daniel Elmblad Solaris Gaming Solaris Gaming 2014-05-30
USUSA PProtoss SethN Seth Newman Retirement 2012-12-10
USUSA PProtoss Virium Josiah Boyer SEED Gaming SEED Gaming 2013-10-19
USUSA RRandom Hummingbird Timothy Su Retirement
GermanyGermany TTerran ColdScars Aaron Eich Team oGaming Team oGaming 2013-08-30
KRSouth Korea TTerran Expect Cho Byeong Seok Core Gaming Core Gaming 2012-08-30
USUSA TTerran gigantataur James Hudson Retirement 2012-12-17
KRSouth Korea TTerran IceCream Cho Jae Won Retirement 2013-10-19
USAUSA TTerran IMBACoaching Kawika Akira Starcraft2Strategy Starcraft2Strategy
USUSA TTerran Schnitzel Corey Schnedl Frenetic Array Frenetic Array
USUSA TTerran Skipper Alfonso Giron Micro GamerZ Micro GamerZ
AustraliaAustralia TTerran YuMe Lloyd Kim Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming 2013-07-06
USUSA ZZerg HypeR Richard Rolbeck Retirement 2013-08-15
USUSA ZZerg JonSnow Jarod George Team sMi Team sMi 2013-07-14
IndonesiaIndonesia ZZerg rebOrn Arthur Lee Clarity Gaming Clarity Gaming 2013-11-09
USUSA ZZerg Snakehips Hussain Altamimi Micro GamerZ Micro GamerZ



ID Name Position
USA AprilTerran Travis Yang Founder & General Manager
Greece Torkk Theodoros Kacavas TAcomp Manager
USA VampyWorm Richie Grajek TAsc Manager


ID Name
Canada Niteshade Brad Farmer
USA VampyWorm Richie Grajek

Team Achievements

Date League Result Winnings
2016-09-03 3rd DuSt League Season 3 Team Ascension Team Ascension 4 :2  Team BearMe $55
2016-05-15 1st Alpha SC2 Season 5 Americas Playoffs Team Ascension Team Ascension 3 : 1 PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming Academy
2016-04-03 ERo8 DuSt League Season 2 Playoffs Team Ascension Team Ascension 2 : 4 Ørdo Equitum Ørdo Equitum
2014-11-15 2nd Thunderdog eSports TDL Season 4 Playoffs Team Ascension Team Ascension 0 : 3 Team Gravity Team Gravity $100
2014-05-30 FRo16 SC2CTL Season 2 Playoffs Team Ascension Team Ascension 2 : 4 Miraculous Gaming Miraculous Gaming
2013-11-22 3rd The Ascension Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 0 Xtraterrestrials Xtraterrestrials $50
2013-09-22 DRo4 SC2CTL Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 5 Young Money Cash Money Billionares
2013-08-03 2nd Under Rated Team League Season 2 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 1 : 4 Denial eSports Denial eSports $150
2013-06-16 2nd Community Team League Master-GM Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 2 : 5 Micronae Supremacy Micronae Supremacy
2013-06-03 ERo8 OMGL Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 4 IPLAY eSports iPLAY eSports
2013-03-24 2nd 2013 IPTL Season 1 Amateur Division Group 3 Team .SCA Team .SCA 4 : 5 Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2012-12-10 ERo8 Under Rated Team League Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 2 : 4 Clarity Gaming Clarity Gaming
2012-11-16 ERo8 Z33K.TV Team ProLeague Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 1 : 5 CompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
2012-10-17 FRo16 ESEA 5 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 1 : 3 ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
2012-05-27 ERo8 Indie StarCraft Team League Season 2 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 4 IMpulse eSports iMpulse eSports

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