Origen (esports)

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Origen
Origen logo.png
Sport League of Legends
Founded 2014
League League of Legends Championship Series Europe
Based in Murcia
Manager xPeke
Broadcasters Riot Games, Twitch.tv
Partners Ozone Gaming Gear
Trig Esports
Azubu
Website origen.gg

Origen is an eSports organisation based in Spain, with a League of Legends team that currently competes in the European Masters Tournament and previously in the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS). It was founded by Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño Martínez after his departure from Fnatic. Origen placed second in the 2015 Summer EU LCS, qualifying for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship where they ultimately finished 3-4th.

History[edit]

2014[edit]

December 7, Origen was founded.[1] December 17, xPeke, Amazing, Zvanillan (Aka. NielsXD) and Mithy were announced as the first four players of the team.

2015[edit]

January 2015 sOAZ joined.[2] February 4, Team qualifies for the challenger series.[3] April 8 the team finished first in 2015 EU CS Spring Playoffs and qualified for 2015 EU LCS Summer Split. April 30, Ducky joined as temporary coach.[4]

May 16, Cyanide, Araneae and Casadar joined as Sub. September 1, Ducky stepped down as coach.[5] September 17, Team Analyst Hermit becomes head coach.[6]

Origen qualified for the 2015 League of Legends World Championship. The team defeated Flash Wolves 3 - 1 in the first round of bracket.[7] Origen reached the semi-finals of the tournament before losing to SK Telecom T1.[8]

2016[edit]

Origen finished the Spring Split 5th, with a 11-7 record. In the playoffs, Origen swept Unicorns of Love and defeated H2k-Gaming, but ultimately lost to G2 Esports in the 2016 Spring EU LCS finals, finishing the split in 2nd place.

Origen surprised many by struggling in the 2016 Summer EU LCS, where they finished 9th, the penultimate place.[9]

2017[edit]

In the 2017 Spring Split Promotion Tournament, Origen defeated Misfits 3-2 in order to re-qualify for the 2017 European LCS Spring Split. Origen was then joined by Team ROCCAT and Misfits.

In the 2017 European LCS Spring Split, Origen finished with a 0-13 record, as well as a 2-26 game record, with their only game wins coming against GIANTS Gaming and Team ROCCAT. Origen finished 5th in group B, and 10th overall in the EULCS, sending them to the 2017 EULCS Summer Promotion Tournament

In the 2017 EULCS Summer Promotion Tournament, Origen lost in the first round to Misfits Academy 3-0, and were soon relegated from the European LCS after losing 3-0 to GIANTS Gaming.

2018[edit]

On 29 March 2018, Origen and Riot Games confirmed that Origen along with some of the teams from the 2017 Challenger Series would compete in the new European Masters competition in April 2018. In April 2018, Origen announced that former KT Rolster jungler Choi "inSec" In-Seok, Ki "Expect" Dae-han, formerly of G2 Esports, World Championship semi-finalists Henrik "Froggen" Hansen and Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou as well as Jesse "Jesiz" Le of Fnatic would be their roster for the upcoming tournament. Origen came first place in the European Masters competition, defeating Polish side Illuminar Gaming 3-0 in the final.

Current roster[edit]

ID Name Role
Expect Ki Dae-han Top Laner
InSec Choi In-seok Jungler
Froggen Henrik Hansen Mid Laner
FORG1VEN Konstantinos Tzortziou AD Carry
Jesiz Jesse Le Support

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lingle, Samuel (8 April 2015). "xPeke returning to LCS as Origen secures Challenger victory". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  2. ^ Introducing Origen’s top laner
  3. ^ Origen qualifies for the challenger series
  4. ^ Introducing Origen’s coach origen.gg
  5. ^ LeDuck stepping down as head coach
  6. ^ Origen announced Tadayoshi “Hermit” Littleton as new Head Coach origen.gg
  7. ^ Lingle, Samuel (15 October 2015). "Riding Niels' standout performance and a pocket Anivia, Origen down Flash Wolves". Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  8. ^ Deesing, Jonathan (21 October 2015). "Worlds Pits Korea vs. Europe in a Battle for Semis". Red Bull eSports. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  9. ^ https://esports.yahoo.com/eu-lcs-2016-summer-split-200840423.html