Team Ascension

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[e][h]Team Ascension
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Pavel "SardineS" Trubetskoy
Manager:
Travis "AprilTerran" Yang
Team Captain:
Nick "Kamker" McGregor
Links
Website Twitter Facebook Aligulac
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
9
Protoss 3
Terran 3
Zerg 3
History
Created:
2010-01
Recent Player Trades:
2015-02-22 Astrea joins.

Overview[edit]

Founded by three friends in January 2010, Team Ascension has since then become a leading organization within the North American semipro scene. Boasting numerous wins in friendly and competitive environments, Team Ascension represents an active pursuit in achieving new heights.

Their mission is to help aspiring players achieve success at the highest levels of competition while offering an enjoyable community setting.

History[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
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  • January 13th, MyDarling leaves for Generation X.
  • January 19th, Team Ascension acquires IvDgaming.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • February 24th, HTOMario joins Team Ascension.[3]
  • April 18th, Team Ascension restructures their rosters into TApro, TAcomp, and TAsc.[4]
  • 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[10]
  • .SCA acquires League of Legends team "Win by Kills"[Citation needed]
  • .SCA partners with Ownaj[11]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by viventMedia (viventMedia acquires Wulflund Computer Systems)[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins hosting its second season of tournaments[12]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by Wulflund Computer Systems[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins open recruitment efforts[Citation needed]
  • .SCA beings hosting its first season of tournaments[13]

Controversy[edit]

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.[14]

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[edit]

ID Name Previous Team 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
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 pProtoss Bones Myles Donald IvDgaming - - - 17 - 32nd 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit -
USUSA PProtoss Gayguy Garret Miller Immortals eSports - - - - -
USUSA TTerran Kamker () Nick McGregor SEED Gaming - - - 109 - 140th 2014 MLG Anaheim -
USUSA TTerran RuFF Jesse Hall IvDgaming 33 - 40th 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Providence 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Orlando 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Raleigh 49+ 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Winter/Championship 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Spring/Championship 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Fall/Championship 49 - 64th 2013 MLG Spring Championship 61 - 76th 2014 MLG Anaheim -
usUSA tTerran Zan Ryan Matter IvDgaming - - - 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2014 MLG Anaheim -
CACanada ZZerg Bioice Jackson Wroblewski Triumph eSports - - - 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit -
caCanada zZerg NoRegreT Jake Umpleby IvDgaming - - - 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit -
USUSA ZZerg Thecoolman Hunter Krebs None - - - - -
Inactive

Former[edit]

ID Name New Team
USUSA PProtoss AiuR Valentin Monfort-Schaeffer To Be Determined TBD
USUSA PProtoss Lucky Daniel Elmblad Solaris Gaming Solaris 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 To Be Determined TBD
USUSA ZZerg Nemix Rob Kwasniak IvDgaming IvDgaming

Former Team .SCA[edit]

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 NanoClouD Milad Alacozai Team sMi Team sMi 2013-07-14
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 2013-11-09
USUSA ZZerg Snakehips Hussain Altamimi Micro GamerZ Micro GamerZ

Organization[edit]

Management[edit]

ID Name Position
USA AprilTerran Travis Yang General Manager & TApro Manager
Japan Konviction Mark West TAcomp Manager
USA Nerv Jay Park TAsc Manager
USA Dyne David Lujan Player Manager
Australia Starlight Samuel Gibbins Advisor

Casters[edit]

ID Name
Canada Niteshade Brad Farmer
USA VampyWorm Richie Grajek

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2015
2015-04-18 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars Season 2 Team Ascension Team Ascension 3 : 4 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $100
2014
2014-11-15 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
2013-11-22 The Ascension Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 0 Xtraterrestrials Xtraterrestrials $50
2013-09-22 SC2CTL Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 5 Young Money Cash Money Billionares
2013-08-03 Under Rated Team League Season 2 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 1 : 4 Denial eSports Denial eSports $150
2013-06-16 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 2013 IPTL Season 1 Amateur Division Group 3 Team .SCA Team .SCA 4 : 5 Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
2012
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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