Team Ascension

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Team Ascension
Team Information
Location: USA USA
Coaches: Pavel "SardineS" Trubetskoy
Manager: Travis "AprilTerran" Yang
Team Captain: Nick "Kamker" McGregor
Sponsor: CopperCode Labs
Links
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Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

12

Protoss 4Terran 4Zerg 4
History
Created: 2010-01



Overview[edit]

Founded by three friends in January 2010, Team Ascension (formerly known as .StarCraft Ascension and .StarCraft Alliance), has since then become the leading organization in the indie team 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 in an enjoyable community setting.

They currently have teams in the following games:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Hearthstone
  • StarCraft II
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

History[edit]

  • 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.
  • July 26th, Hannibal joins.
  • August 12th, AiuR leaves.
  • August 25th, Grace joins.
  • .SCA begins hosting its third season of tournaments[6]
  • .SCA acquires League of Legends team "Win by Kills"[Citation needed]
  • .SCA partners with Ownaj[7]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by viventMedia (viventMedia acquires Wulflund Computer Systems)[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins hosting its second season of tournaments[8]
  • .SCA becomes sponsored by Wulflund Computer Systems[Citation needed]
  • .SCA begins open recruitment efforts[Citation needed]
  • .SCA beings hosting its first season of tournaments[9]

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.[10]

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 2011 2012 2013 2014
Team Ascension Team Ascension A Team
CACanada PProtoss Hannibal Daniel Romain
USUSA PProtoss Jamileon Dustin Hulse
USUSA PProtoss Melancholy Garrett Miller
KRSouth Korea TTerran Grace Hong Cheol Kim
KRSouth Korea TTerran Jeonghan Choi Junghan
USUSA TTerran Kamker () Nick McGregor 109 - 140th 2014 MLG Anaheim
CACanada ZZerg Bioice Jackson Wroblewski 33 - 64th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
USUSA ZZerg FoolOfaTooK Ryan Arnold 41 - 48th 2011_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Dallas 61+ 2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Fall/Championship 77 - 108th 2014 MLG Anaheim
USUSA ZZerg PsychO Mike Larson
Inactive
RURussia PProtoss SardineS Pavel Trubetskoy
USUSA TTerran Kazuya Dexter Morgan
USUSA ZZerg Thecoolman Hunter Krebs
Team Ascension Team Ascension B Team
USUSA PProtoss Creature Adam Block
CACanada PProtoss MystiC Rajat Duggal
USUSA PProtoss Oewusi Matthew Yan
USUSA PProtoss Protect Nicholas Hung
AUAustralia PProtoss Starlight Samuel Gibbins
DEGermany TTerran ColdScars Aaron Eich
JPJapan TTerran Konviction Mark West
USUSA TTerran Obey Kevin Park
USUSA TTerran StarLord Mark Jolly
USUSA ZZerg daydrA Troy Few
USUSA ZZerg Drazz Shawn Sullivan
USUSA ZZerg Livemau George Pavlis

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
CACanada PProtoss Soulquest Greg Giterman Miraculous Gaming Miraculous Gaming
USUSA PProtoss Sloth Matt Naugle Team Spectre Team Spectre
USUSA ZZerg Nemix Rob Kwasniak IvDgaming IvDgaming
CACanada ZZerg NoRegreT Jake Umpleby IvDgaming IvDgaming
USUSA ZZerg SeOuLStEaL Troy Katchusky Retirement

Former Team .SCA[edit]

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

ID Name New Team
USUSA PProtoss Acela Jon Rogers Retirement
USUSA PProtoss Arium Samson Nazaryan LaG Gaming LaG Gaming
USUSA PProtoss Astrea Max Angel SEED Gaming SEED Gaming
JPJapan PProtoss kurOa Hikaru Koike Team oGaming Team oGaming
USUSA PProtoss Lightning Daniel Elmblad Retirement
USUSA PProtoss SethN Seth Newman Retirement
USUSA PProtoss Virium Josiah Boyer SEED Gaming SEED Gaming
USUSA RRandom Hummingbird Timothy Su Retirement
GermanyGermany TTerran ColdScars Aaron Eich Team oGaming Team oGaming
KRSouth Korea TTerran Expect Cho Byeong Seok Core Gaming Core Gaming
USUSA TTerran gigantataur James Hudson Retirement
KRSouth Korea TTerran IceCream Cho Jae Won Retirement
USAUSA TTerran IMBACoaching Kawika Akira Starcraft2Strategy Starcraft2Strategy
USUSA TTerran NanoClouD Milad Alucozai Team sMi Team sMi
USUSA TTerran Schnitzel Corey Schnedl Frenetic Array Frenetic Array
USUSA TTerran Skipper Alfonso Giron MicroGamerZ MicroGamerZ
AustraliaAustralia TTerran YuMe Lloyd Kim Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
USUSA ZZerg HypeR Richard Rolbeck Retirement
USUSA ZZerg JonSnow Jarod George Team sMi Team sMi
IndonesiaIndonesia ZZerg rebOrn Arthur Lee Clarity Gaming
USUSA ZZerg Snakehips Hussain Altamimi MicroGamerZ MicroGamerZ

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
USA AprilTerran Travis Yang General Manager
Japan Konviction Mark West B Team Manager
USA XCaLiBeR Dillon Williams Community Manager
USA symetrik Jesse Warren Community Adviser
USA Dheinzen Daniel Heinzen Caster
USA itsvip Eric Zelisko Caster
USA VampyWorm Richie Grajek Caster

A Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result
2014-05-30 FRo16 SC2CTL Season 2 Playoffs Team Ascension Team Ascension 2 : 4 Miraculous Gaming Miraculous Gaming
2013-11-22 The Ascension Season 1 Playoffs Team .SCA Team .SCA 3 : 0 Xtraterrestrials Xtraterrestrials
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
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
2012-12-10 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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