Saigon Jokers

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Saigon Jokers
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Team Information
Location: Vietnam Vietnam
Coaches: Lee "icaruse" In-cheol
Analysts: Heo "Irean" Yeong-cheol
Mai "Nixwater" Nhật Tân
Sponsor(s): Vietnam Esports
SteelSeries
History
Created: 2012-04-21
Disbanded: 2016-11-29
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Saigon Jokers is a League of Legends team based in Vietnam. They were first formed to compete in 2012 GPL Season 1. The Saigon Jokers were the first Vietnamese League of Legends team to form.

History

Season 2

Saigon Jokers was originally formed in April of 2012 to play in the 2012 GPL Season 1. SAJ started with 10 members chosen from more than 2000 candidates across Vietnam. Through out the league, they generally maintained third place overall. At the beginning of the season in the 2012 GPL Season 1 Opening Event they placed third, defeating Kuala Lumpur Hunters 1-0.

On September 9th, 2012, the Saigon Jokers competed in the Season Two South East Asian Regional Finals for the South East Asian slot at the Season 2 World Championship. After losing to the Singapore Sentinels in the second round they played through the Loser's Bracket, defeating the Kuala Lumpur Hunters and TNC GG.PH to eventually face the Singapore Sentinels once again in the finals. They defeated their rivals 2-1 despite starting with a one game disadvantage, securing the upset and earning themselves a place at the championship. [1]

On October 4th, 2012, the Jokers traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the Season 2 World Championship. They were widely regarded as the clear underdogs for the event based on rankings from several writers and professionals. [2] In their first match of the group stage, they built a small early lead against NaJin Sword but were unable to convert it into a win. Their next game was played against Team Dignitas; the Jokers pulled off a huge upset, maintaining a significant gold lead throughout the game and taking the win. This set up a final match against CLG EU to decide the second team to advance from Group B. However, the Jokers failed to match the relentless farming and objective pushing of their European opponents. They finished in 9th-10th place, taking home $ 50,000.

Season 3

Although their sister team Saigon Fantastic Five was found with former players of Saigon Jokers (special their former Jungler Violet ), they still was the most powerful team in Vietnam. After their victory at Glourious Arena Season 3, they participated in Road to Legends with a big confidence but they was defeated by Saigon Fantastic Five and Full Louis. As the champions of Glorious Arena Season 3, Saigon Jokers and another Saigon's team, Xgame, participated in Season_3_Southeast_Asia_Regional_Finals but they was defeated by the tournament's champions, Mineski.

Season 4

Their season started when they were defeated by Full Louis in Glorious Arena Season 4. They won all matches against other teams in that tournament but with second defeated match against Full Louis, Saigon Jokers finished Glorios Arena Season 4 at 2nd place. In 2014 GPL Winter, they changed their roster when Optimus became the starting mid laner while Nixwater became a sub. With Optimus appearance, they were the only Vietnamese team can reach to semi-finals before they were defeated by the defending cup team Taipei Assassins. In 2014 GPL Spring, Saigon Jokers was the only team won a game against ahq e-Sports Club in Group Stage. At Quaterfinal matches, they defeated their sister team Saigon Fantastic Five 3-1. They finished this tournament at 3rd - 4th place after defeated by ahq e-Sports Club and Taipei Snipers. In All-stars 2014 Paris, QTV and Archie represented Southest Asia to participate the tournament.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
Vietnam Yi Jin Nguyễn Lê Hải Đăng 02 Jungle
None
Vietnam Venus Bùi Nguyễn Quốc Hoàng 03 Mid YGElogo std.png Young Generation
Vietnam Adc Đặng Ngọc Tài 04 AD YGElogo std.png Young Generation
Vietnam Suicunee Nguyễn Hải Trung 05 Support YGElogo std.png Young Generation
Vietnam Row Hoàng Duy Phương 01 Top
None
Vietnam yT Bùi Thế Vinh 01 Top YGElogo std.png Young Generation
Vietnam Heaven Quách Đăng Phi 02 Jungle FFQlogo std.png Friends Forever QTV Gaming
Vietnam HanYiAn Trần Quang Hiệp 02 Jungle
None
Vietnam Warzone Đoàn Văn Ngọc Sơn 03 Mid FFQlogo std.png Friends Forever QTV Gaming
Vietnam Lovida Mai Việt Long 03 Mid
None
Vietnam Celebrity Nguyễn Phước Long Hiệp 04 AD
None
Vietnam RonOP Lê Thiên Hàn 05 Support
None
Vietnam Tsu Lê Anh Duy 05 Support
None
Vietnam Slay Nguyễn Ngọc Hùng 04 AD MESlogo std.png GIGABYTE Marines
Vietnam Auzeze Lê Hoàng Nguyên 01 Top Retired.png Retired
Vietnam Jinkey Trần Công Cam 02 Jungle Retired.png Retired
Vietnam Henry Nguyễn Thành Phúc 03 Mid Retired.png Retired
Vietnam Safety Huỳnh Văn Tân 02 Jungle Casterlogo std.png Caster
Vietnam Minas Phạm Minh Phước 04 AD FFQlogo std.png Friends Forever QTV Gaming
Vietnam Nixwater Mai Nhật Tân 08 Sub/Mid Analystlogo std.png Analyst
Vietnam Prince Mai Nguyễn Minh Thắng 09 Sub/AD
None
Vietnam Sunny Nguyễn Thanh Phong 05 Support FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Yushin Lê Phước Nhân 05 Support Logo std2.png 269 Hunters
Vietnam GoNy Lê Hồng Ny 09 Sub/AD SAPlogo std.png Saigon Pink
Vietnam Vigoss Phạm Minh Đại 05 Support HNDlogo std.png Hanoi Dragons
Vietnam Uzi Lê Thanh Hà Sub/Support FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Archie Trần Minh Nhựt 04 AD Miraclelogo std.png Team Miracle
Vietnam QTV Nguyễn Trần Tường Vũ 01 Top FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Optimus Trần Văn Cường 03 Mid FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Junie Trần Hữu Nhật Minh 05 Support Miraclelogo std.png Team Miracle
Vietnam Egg Lê Hoàng Ngà 11 Support/Sub Retired.png Retired
Vietnam Burning Trương Hoàng Nam 11 Sub FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Violet Ngô Mạnh Quyền Jungle FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam TieuQuy Nguyễn Việt Tiệp 04 AD FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Aci Minh Hảo 04 AD FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Zerg Hà Quang Đông 11 FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam YangSieu Đào Tuấn Tú 05 Support FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Sai Phạm Đức Đạt 05 Support FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
Vietnam Melody Nguyễn Đức Mạnh 04 AD Casterlogo std.png Caster
Vietnam Mihee Trịnh Quang Đạt 04 AD
None
Vietnam Izumin Nguyễn Khánh Hiệp 03 Mid Casterlogo std.png Caster
Vietnam Darkpl Trần Văn Phát 02 Jungle
None
Vietnam Luckyboy Đỗ Tấn Thành 04 AD
None

Organization

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea icaruse Lee In-cheol (이인철) Team Manager
None
Vietnam NIXWATER Mai Nhật Tân 11 Analyst
None
South Korea Irean Heo Yeong-cheol (허영철) 11 Coach VITlogo std.png Team Vitality
Vietnam Bu Nguyễn Đắc Bá Nhật Coach
None
Vietnam Egg Lê Hoàng Ngà Analyst
None
Vietnam Boilu Nguyễn Thế Hưng Manager
None
Vietnam Tinikun Dương Nguyễn Duy Thanh Coach Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-10-31 Esltumbnail.png A33rd IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi Qualifier 0 : 2 Vegalogo std.png Vega Squadron
2016-08-30 IWC logo small.png A88th 2016 International Wildcard Qualifier 0 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-08-14 Gpllogo small.png A11st 2016 GPL Summer 3 : 2 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans
2016-04-21 IWCI 2015 logo.png A33 - 4th 2016 International Wildcard Invitational 0 : 3 SUPlogo std.png SuperMassive eSports
2016-04-10 Gpllogo small.png A11st 2016 GPL Spring 3 : 1 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans
2015-08-16 Garena logo small.png A22nd 2015 Season Southeast Asia Regional Finals 1 : 3 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans
2015-08-09 Gpllogo small.png A22nd 2015 GPL Summer 0 : 3 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans $ 16,000
2015-03-29 Gpllogo small.png A55 - 8th 2015 GPL Spring 2-2-2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 5,000
2015-01-29 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - Taipei 0 : 2 Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins $ 5,000
2014-08-19 Garena logo small.png A44th 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals 1 : 3 FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five
2014-07-18 Gpllogo small.png A55 - 8th 2014 GPL Summer 2 : 3 FantasticFiveLogo std.png Saigon Fantastic Five $ 8,000
2014-04-06 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2014 GPL Spring 1 : 3 TaipeiSnipersLogo std.png Taipei Snipers $ 15,000
2014-01-09 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2014 GPL Winter 1 : 3 AHQLogo std.png ahq e-Sports Club $ 15,000
2013-12-01 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Singapore 0 : 2 CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Frost $ 5,000
2013-08-18 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2013 GPL Summer 13 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 5,000
2013-04-21 Gpllogo small.png A44th 2013 GPL Spring 16 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 5,000
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png A99 - 10th Season 2 World Championship 1 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 50,000
2012-11-17 Gpllogo small.png A33rd 2012 GPL Season 1 0 : 2 Ssentinelslogo std.png Singapore Sentinels $ 6,500
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-07-31 A11st 2016 VCS A Summer 3 : 0 SGMlogo std.png Saigon Mongaming ₫ 250,000,000
2016-03-20 A11st 2016 VCS A Spring 3 : 2 Full Louislogo std.png Full Louis ₫ 250,000,000
2015-08-24 A33rd 2015 VCS A Summer 21 : 9 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₫ 150,000,000
2015-04-06 A22nd 2015 VCS A Spring 24 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) ₫ 180,000,000
2014-10-26 I1Q 2015 GPL Spring Vietnamese Qualifier 3 : 1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-10-06 A22nd Glorious Arena Season 4 12 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) 40,000,000
2013-07-01 A33rd Season 3 Southeast Asia Regional Finals 0 : 1 Mineskilogo std.png Mineski ₫ 60,000,000
2013-07-01 A44th Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013 0 : 2 TaipeiSnipersLogo std.png Taipei Snipers
2013-06-13 A11st Glorious Arena Season 3 14 : 0 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) 70,000,000
2013-03-10 A44th Road to Legends 0 : 1 HoLlogo std.png HoL Thunder Galaxy 40,000,000
2012-10-17 A55 - 8th Enter the Dragon 0 : 3 IMlogo std.png Incredible Miracle
2012-09-09 A11st Season 2 Southeast Asia Regional Finals 2 : 1 Ssentinelslogo std.png Singapore Sentinels $ 5,000
2012-05-05 A33rd 2012 GPL Opening Event 1 : 0 Klhlogo std.png Kuala Lumpur Hunters $ 1,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-01-10 I1Q IEM Season IX - Taipei Qualifiers 3 : 0 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans
2013-09-01 A22nd Dell Invitational Cup IV 1 : 2 Full Louislogo std.png Full Louis $ 300
2013-07-07 A11st Dell Invitational Cup III 2 : 0 Btlogo std.png Bangkok Titans $ 500
2013-04-28 A11st Dell Invitational Cup II 2 : 1 Ssentinelslogo std.png Singapore Sentinels $ 500
2013-02-24 A11st Dell Invitational Cup 2 : 0 IceLanDlogo std.png IceLanD 10,000,000
2012-11-08 A11st Glorious Arena Season 2 7 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) 20,000,000

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2012

See Also

Links

Gallery

References

  1. SEA Regionals Recap "lol.garena.com"
  2. ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
  3. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  4. SAJ's Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  5. Saigon Fantastic Five's Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  6. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  7. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese)facebook.com
  8. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese)facebook.com
  9. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  10. Junie và Egg rời SAJ một cách chuyên nghiệp (Vietnamese) ttdt.vn
  11. Saigon Jokers có HLV kỹ thuật mới (Vietnamese) ttdt.vn
  12. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  13. Team Miracle's Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  14. Saigon Joker's Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  15. Saigon Jokers' Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  16. Saigon Fantastic Five Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com
  17. Saigon Jokers Facebook Post (Vietnamese) facebook.com