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Team 8

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Team 8
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Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.
Biography

2014 Preseason and Formation

Team 8 was formed on December 26th, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17th, RicheRich left the team.

2014 Season

On February 17th, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.

In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.

Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.

Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.

The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.

After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.

2015 Season

In February 2015, an article revealed that co-owner Sam Wang was also the owner of an Elo boosting website. Two days later, he stepped down from his position as co-owner.

In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by Goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.

2016 Preseason

In October 2015, Team 8 was bought out by a new esports organization called Immortals. See the continuation of their history there.

Team Encounters
TeamLast EncounterEncountersWins / Losses
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Cloud9Cloud9
Last Encounter
Oct 2017
Encounters
13
Wins / Losses
5/8
Team
Curse AcademyCurse Academy
Last Encounter
Aug 2014
Encounters
11
Wins / Losses
8/3
Team
Team CoastTeam Coast
Last Encounter
Aug 2014
Encounters
10
Wins / Losses
9/1
Team
Team LoLProTeam LoLPro
Last Encounter
Nov 2017
Encounters
10
Wins / Losses
6/4
Team
Team SoloMidTeam SoloMid
Last Encounter
Oct 2017
Encounters
10
Wins / Losses
5/5
Placements
PlaceTournamentPrize
Place
88
Tournament
NA LCS Summer 2015
27th Jul 2015
Prize
N/A
Place
77
Tournament
NA LCS Spring 2015
30th Mar 2015
Prize
N/A
Place
4th4th
Tournament
2014 Black Monster Cup Fall North America
3rd Nov 2014
Prize
$750
Place
1st1st
Tournament
2014 NA CS Summer Playoffs
25th Aug 2014
Prize
$16,000
Place
3rd3rd
Tournament
2014 NA CS Summer #2
3rd Aug 2014
Prize
$3,000
Roster History
Maplestreet
Oct 2015
Nien
NienLeft
Sep 2015
PorpoisePops
Sep 2015
Slooshi
Sep 2015
Alex Ich
Aug 2015
Nien
NienJoined
May 2015
Alex Ich
Alex IchJoined
FormerBrawL.NA
Jan 2015
PorpoisePops
Apr 2014
Maplestreet
Feb 2014
Slooshi
SlooshiJoined
Dec 2013
Latest Matches
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26th July
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0-1
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25th July
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0-1
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25th July
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0-1
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19th July
Tournament
Team
Opposition
Score
1-0
Date
18th July


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