The spring split of the North American LCS Seaon 5 | 2015 is just around the corner. For the first time the LCS will feature 10 instead of 8 teams. 5 teams have qualified for their position in the last LCS Split and another 3 qualified for Season 5 in the LCS Promotion Tournament. The last 2 teams qualified for the LCS NA Spring Split 2015 in the Expansion Tournament. As all the teams are revealed, fans can’t wait for January to arrive! With the preseason boosting the largest patch ever of league of legends, the spring split will be a keen platform to check out how professionals adapt to the changes. Here are the 10 teams that are qualified for the 2015 NA Spring Split:
The ten teams in the NA LCS Spring Split 2015 are:
- Cloud 9
- Counter Logic Gaming
- Winterfox (formerly Evil Geniuses)
- Team Impulse (taken slot of LMQ )
- Team Liquid (formerly Team Curse)
- Team Dignitas
- Team 8
- Team SoloMid
- Gravity (formerly Curse Academy)
- Team Coast
Notable achievements: 1st in 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season, 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs, 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season, LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs, LCS North America Season 3 Summer Regular Season, 2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion. 3rd to 4th at All-Star 2014, IEM Season VIII – World Championship, IEM Season VIII – Cologne
Competing in the North American League championship series, Cloud9 is one of the few teams in the world with a noteworthy fanbase. The team gained popularity after winning two LCS seasons, while finishing in the top eight at the Season 3 World Championship.
Competing under Cloud 9 Hyper X (as they are sponsored by Kingston Hyper X), c9 was initially formed by the roster of Quantic Gaming after players left Quantic gaming due to financial struggles. Cloud9 also has subdivisions playing in following games: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft, DotA 2, Smite and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
- Top Lane: Balls
- Jungle: Meteos
- Mid Lane: Hai
- ADC: Sneaky
- Support: LemonNation
Notable achievements: 1st in 2011 MLG Raleigh, IEM Season VI – Global Challenge Cologne, 2010 WCG Grand Finals. 2nd in IEM Season VI – Global Challenge Guangzhou, IGN ProLeague 4, 2012 MLG Spring Championship. 3rd positions in IEM Season VI – World Championship, IEM Season VI – World Championship, IGN ProLeague 3, 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs, 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season.
More commonly known as CLG, Counter Logic Gaming is a North American eSports organization. It was founded by “HotshotGG” in April of 2010. One of the most interesting fact about this team is the fact that they are one of the oldest teams in the League of Legends scene. CLG is only hosting its flagship team at the moment, though in the past they were also sponsoring Counter Logic Gaming Black, Counter Logic Gaming EU, and one Defense of the Ancients 2 team.
- Top Lane: Zion Spartan | Benny (Sub in Week 1)
- Jungle: Xmithie
- Mid Lane: LiNK
- ADC: Doublelift
- Support: Aphromoo
Notable achievements (as EG): 3rd at LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Regular Season, LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs.
Winterfox has taken the slot of Evil Geniuses, one of the oldest gaming organizations in the world, sponsoring players and teams over a collection of games including CS 1.6, CS: GO, DotA 2, League of Legends, Quake Live, StarCraft II, Super Street Fighter IV, and World of Warcraft. In January 2013, the organization formed its NA league of legends team by acquiring the roster of CLG EU. For Season 5 there are none of the original EG members remaining and the team was forced to rebrand as per the new rules enforced by Riot. Winterfox is bringing new players to the LCS. We will see which impact they can have on the North American LoL League.
- Top Lane: Avalon | Flaresz (Sub: Week 1)
- Jungle: Helios | ShorterACE (Sub: Week 1)
- Mid Lane: Pobelter
- ADC: Altec | Paragon (former head coach moved to ADC in Week 7)
- Support: Gleeb | Imagine (Sub: Week 5 and Week 6) | Altec (moved to Support Poistion in Week 7)
Notable achievements (as LMQ): 1st in 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series Playoffs, 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series #2, North American Challenger League Season 2, 2014 NA Spring Challenger Series #1. 2nd position in 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season. 3rd at 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs, National Electronic Sports Tournament.
Team Impulse comprises mainly of Chinese players, previously a sister team to Royal Club Huang Zu known as LMQ. However, the team moved to North America on December 15th, 2013 after deciding to compete in the North American LCS.
They are currently playing under the name Team Impulse.
- Top Lane: Impact | Rhux (Sub: Week 1)
- Jungle: Rush
- Mid Lane: XiaoWeiXiao
- ADC: Apollo
- Support: Popstar Adrian
Notable achievements: 2nd in IGN ProLeague Face Off, LCS North America Season 3 Spring Regular Season.
Now known as a Team liquid, after merging with Team curse, team Liquid is one of the notable LCS NA teams. In 2010, their roster was first formed by LiQuiD112, and the team was named Team XXX. Initially receiving a sponsorship from unRestricted eSports, the team managed to acquire a sponsorship from Curse, after qualifying for MLG Raleigh in August 2011, as such they renamed to Curse Gaming.
In 2012 they had their first tournament, the curse invitational, and they also released their new site, lolpro.com on the same date.
They merged with Team Liquid in January 2015, although the starting lineup for the LCS 2015 Spring Split remains the same as that of Curse.
- Top Lane: Quas
- Jungle: IWillDominate
- Mid Lane: Fenix
- ADC: Piglet | KEITHMCBRIEF (Sub: Week 1 and Week 5 and Week 6)
- Support: Xpecial
Notable achievements: 1st in IGN ProLeague 3. 2nd position in the following: Riot Season 2 North American Regionals, IEM Season VI – World Championship. 3rd position in LCS North America Season 3 Spring Regular Season, 2012 MLG Spring Championship, IGN ProLeague 4, IEM Season VI – Global Challenge Kiev, 2011 MLG Providence.
Team Dignitas is an international gaming organization, formed in 2003 and headquartered in Great Britain.
Hosting one on the major teams in the NA LCS, Team Dignitas has managed to place itself highly in many major events, both regional and international, since its formation with the acquisition of Rock Solid in September of 2011.
- Top Lane: Gamsu
- Jungle: Crumbz | replaced by CloudNguyen before Week 3 | Azingy (Sub: Week 7)
- Mid Lane: Shiphtur
- ADC: Core JJ
- Support: kiwikid
Notable achievements: 1st in 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs while 2nd in North American Challenger League Season 2 and 3rd in 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2.
Team 8 was founded in December of 2013. Since its inception, the team has resided in a gaming house in California. Team 8 is new to the professional LCS scene, but they are notable for competing in both splits of the 2014 North American Challenger Series and in the second season of the North American Challenger League.
- Top Lane: CaliforniaTrlolz
- Jungle: PorpoisePops
- Mid Lane: Slooshi
- ADC: maplestreet8
- Support: Dodo8
Notable achievements: 1st in the following: 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs, LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs, LCS North America Season 3 Spring Regular Season, Riot Season 2 North American Regionals, IPL ProLeague Face Off, 2012 MLG Spring Championship, IGN ProLeague 4, 2011 MLG Providence. 2nd position in the following: 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs, 2014 NA LCS Spring Split, LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs, IEM Season VI – Global Challenge Kiev, IEM Season VI – Global Challenge Cologne. 3rd position in: 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season, LCS North America Season 3 Summer Regular Season, 2011 MLG Raleigh, Riot Season 1 Championship.
In September 2009, two brothers had an idea to create a team around their community website, Solomid.net. Team SoloMid (TSM) is now one of the most popular and successful North American eSports Team, winning a multitude of trophies and titles as well as events. Their first performance was seen in early 2011 when they were prepping for the first world championship of League of Legends.
- Top Lane: Dyrus
- Jungle: Santorin
- Mid Lane: Bjergsen
- ADC: WildTurtle
- Support: Lustboy
Notable achievements (as Curse Academy): 2nd position in: 2014 NA Challenger series summer playoffs, 2014 NA summer series summer #2, IPL summer promotion qualifier. 3rd position in 2014 NA Challenger series summer #1, 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #2.
Formerly known as Children of IWDominate, Curse academy was picked up by the mother team Curse before the start of season 3. They have managed to qualify for the 2015 season with some roster updates, banking on the skill of saintvicous and bunny Fufuu to do well in the upcoming season. Moreover they changed the name to Gravity. As Team Curse itself is in the 2015 season as well, it will be interesting to see how the two teams perform when they go head to head against each other even though both teams changed their name for the LCS Season 5 Spring Split.
- Top Lane: Hauntzer
- Jungle: Saintvicious
- Mid Lane: Keane
- ADC: Cop
- Support: Bunny FuFuu
Notable achievements: 1st in: 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2, 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #1, North American Challenger League. 2nd in: LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs and 3rd position in 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs.
Team Coast was previously known as Good Game University, a name which they dropped for their current name in June of 2013. The roster of this team when it was founded comprised of players from Team Dynamic, who broke away from their organization to found this team. They have been relegated from the LCS once before, but they have managed to qualify for their 2015 spot and hope to never face the crisis of a relegation again.
- Top Lane: Cris
- Jungle: Impaler | WTHeaven (Sub: Week 8)
- Mid Lane: Jesiz | Mancloud (Sub: Week 5)
- ADC: DontMashMe
- Support: Sheep | KonKwon (Sub: Week 8)
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Last update of LCS NA Season 5 | 2015 Spring Split Teams: 03/19/2015