Adrian

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Adrian
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Background Information
Name: Adrian Ma
Country of Birth: United States USA
Birthday: February 18, 1997 (1997-02-18) (age 20)
Competitive
Role: Support
Favorite champions:    
Soloqueue IDs: catrific rules, tempname0626, Adrian Ma, 10q, Popstar Adrian, LMQ Adrian, Immortal Adrian
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Team History
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May 2014 - Jul 2014
Logo std2.png Team Gyrations
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
WGlogo std.png Wazabi Gaming
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
XDGlogo std.png XDG Gaming
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse
Dec 2015 - Nov 2016
IMTlogo std.png Immortals
Nov 2016 - Mar 2017
P1logo std.png Phoenix1
Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
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Adrian "Adrian" Ma was previously a support for Team Liquid.

Biography

Adrian "Adrian" Ma is from Houston, Texas, United States. He started playing League of Legends in season 1, focusing on botlane so that he could play with friends and becoming a support main.

2014 Season

Initially known as 10q, Adrian climbed to Challenger rank and joined Team Gyrations with NintendudeX, Bee Sin, Yusui, and KEITHMCBRIEF in May 2014. The team lasted until July 2014. When it disbanded, 10q joined Wazabi Gaming, replacing babyeator as the support. Wazabi's roster, then 10q, i KeNNy u, Xmithie, BabyZeus, and LattmaN was acquired by XDG Gaming and competed in the NACS Summer Playoffs but lost in the quarterfinals to Team 8 1-2.

After XDG failed to qualify for LCS, 10q, then known as Popstar Adrian, accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Robert Morris University as a League of Legends player.[1]

2015 Preseason

On November 24th, LMQ's manager Alex Gu announced that Adrian was to be LMQ's new support player, replacing Mor.[2] A month later, when LMQ rebranded to Team Impulse, Adrian stayed with the team.

2015 Season

After using Rhux as a substitute for Impact in the first week, Team Impulse finished the round robin with an 11-7 record, in fourth place. In the playoffs, they defeated Gravity before losing to Team SoloMid and then Team Liquid, placing fourth overall. In the summer season, Team Impulse started shakily, placing no higher than sixth through the end of the fifth week. Starting in the sixth week, the team went on a massive winning streak, which was almost able to continue through two roster changes: first, Adrian sat out one game and was replaced by Gate; and second, mid laner XiaoWeiXiao was suspended pending an investigation into Elo boosting prior to the ninth week, prompting Adrian to return and Gate to move back to his primary role of mid lane to replace XiaoWeiXiao. This temporary suspension was eventually lengthened to a competitive ban until February 2016. Regardless, Team Impulse finished the last week tied for third place with Gravity and then won their tiebreaker game.

In the summer playoffs, the team beat Dignitas 3-0 before losing to both Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid to finish fourth, leaving them with the second-place spot in the Regional Final due to Championship Points. There, they became the second team in a row to fall to underdogs Cloud9 in a reverse sweep and so fell short of the World Championship.

2016 Season

Adrian joined the new team Immortals in December 2015, along with former Fnatic players Huni and Reignover, CLG mid laner Pobelter, and TSM AD carry WildTurtle. Expected to be a top team in the LCS, Immortals initially exceeded all expectations as they went undefeated for the first six weeks of the season before losing one game to reigning champions Counter Logic Gaming in week 7. They won the rest of their regular season games, but as the season progressed further they looked weaker and weaker as a team, and even seemed to falter against the last-place Team Dignitas, needing to come back against them to pull out a win. Over the course of the season, Adrian became infamous for primarily picking two support champions with similar playstyles -- Soraka and Janna. His only game on Braum came when Cloud9 banned both of his favored champions, and in the final week of the split he played Karma against Team SoloMid when they did the same and again in their final game against Team Impulse despite their only having banned Janna.

With a top seed clinched into the playoffs, Immortals were guaranteed to face the lowest-seed team that won in the quarterfinals. That team ended up being Team Solomid, who were on a strong upswing after a sixth-place regular season finish. With questionable drafts including a Lucian top for Huni in game 1, Urgot mid for Pobelter in game 2, and not a single contest of the strongly-in-meta Ekko, Immortals lost 3-0 to TSM. Adrian's three Karma picks were also called into question, especially in light of his claim earlier on in the season that he was able to play Soraka and Janna due to having a large champion pool.[3] Immortals were however able to come back the following week to beat out Team Liquid for the third-place seed, with Adrian returning to Janna for the series.

Expectations for Immortals going into the Summer Season were again high, after they were one of only three NA teams not to change any players in the mid-season break, and while they nearly repeated their spring split record - this time dropping only two series in the new best of 3 format as opposed to 1 best of 1 - they were indisputably the second-best team in the league. TSM with new rookie star support Biofrost went 17-1 in series, and they bested Immortals in both of their head-to-head series. Immortals still had a playoff bye, and so they were able to avoid TSM in the semis, instead facing the third-place Cloud9. For the playoffs, Adrian shifted his champion pool from his signature ranged supports to melee champions, primarily Trundle and Taric. In a back-and-forth five-game series, Immortals were upset and faced CLG in the third-place match, which they came back from a disastrous game 1 to win 3-2. Unfortunately, despite their combined 33-3 regular season record, Immortals only had 120 Championship Points compared to CLG's 130, and so it was CLG who won the automatic second-place 2016 Season World Championship seed from North America. And even though Immortals had the top seed in the Regional Finals, they were upset once again by Cloud9, and their season ended short of Worlds.

Trivia

Champion Pool

Other

  • Chose the name 10q because it sounds like "thank you."
  • Is a fan of K-Pop girl group Twice and especially of Taiwan-born member Tzuyu (Chou Tzu-yu). He once met her at KCON 2016 in Los Angeles, where Immortals were invited for a panel and Twice was performing.[4]

Achievements

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Articles and Videos

  • 2016
  • 2014

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. The varsity gamer: Esports go to college dailydot.com
  2. Alex Gu's tweet twitter.com
  3. Adrian's post-game interview youtube.com
  4. @IMTAdrian: "AHHHHH MY LIFE IS COMPLETE" (with Twice's Tzuyu) Twitter