Smoothie

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Smoothie
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Background Information
Name: Andy Ta
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Birthday: February 10, 1997 (1997-02-10) (age 20)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: Cloud9
Role: Support
Favorite champions:    
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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Feb 2015 - Sep 2015
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Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
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Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
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Jan 2016 - Apr 2016
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May 2016 - Present
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Jun 2016 - Jan 2017
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C9logo std.png Cloud9 Challenger
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Andy "Smoothie" Ta is the support for Cloud9.

Biography

Andy "Smoothie" Ta is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2015 Season

Smoothie joined Team Dragon Knights in February 2015, replacing former support player KonKwon on the team just before the start of the NACS Spring Season. The team finished second in the regular season with a 7-3 record. In the playoffs, they beat Team Fusion 2-1 before losing to Enemy 1-3, sending them to the Summer Promotion Tournament. Despite the fact that they had placed higher than Fusion, Winterfox chose to play against them. TDK used substitute mid laner Alex Ich in their promotional matches and won 3-1, successfully qualifying for the NA LCS Summer Split.

Due to visa issues, Team Dragon Knights were unable to use their full roster for the first four weeks of the summer split, as Emperor and Ninja were unable to travel to the United States to play with the team; Smoothie was also substituted out for the first three games, with Baby playing in his place. The substitute rosters went a combined 0-9, but when Emperor and Ninja finally joined the team for the second day of the fifth week, the team defeated first-place Team Dignitas. Despite that initial success, Team Dragon Knights were only able to secure two more victories over the next four weeks, and they finished in last place with a 3-15 record, one game behind Enemy. As a result, they were automatically relegated to the 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Season.

2016 Season

In September 2015, Team Dragon Knights renamed to Team Arena Online, and Smoothie and Emperor left.[1] On October 16th, Smoothie was announced as Team Liquid's new support, replacing Xpecial.[2] However, after only one game in the LCS, Smoothie was swapped to the organization's Challenger team Team Liquid Academy, to play in the NACS, as the first of several roster changes on the Academy team. The total of the roster changes proved detrimental to Team Liquid Academy, and despite initially being favorites to do well in the NACS, they only barely made playoffs, winning a fourth-place tiebreaker with Dream Team due to having 2-0'd them while IWDominate was temporarily substituting in the first week. They were eliminated in the semifinals by Apex Gaming. After the split ended, Team Liquid Academy rebuilt their roster, and Smoothie left.

Smoothie joined Cloud9 for the Summer Season. Originally alternating turns starting with Bunny FuFuu, after the seventh week Smoothie became the team's full-time starter.[3] Cloud9 equaled its spring record with a 12-6 finish, again securing the third seed into the playoffs. There, the team defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals before falling to TSM 3-1 in the finals; their second-place result was their best placement since Spring 2015. In the Regional Finals, or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the World Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

Trivia

Achievements

  • 2016
  • 2015
2015
Date Event Result
2015-04-08 2015 NA Challenger Series Spring Playoffs Silver.png Team Dragon Knights TDKlogo std.png 1 : 3 NMElogo std.png Enemy
2015-03-25 2015 NA Challenger Series Spring Season Silver.png Team Dragon Knights TDKlogo std.png 7 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Articles

  • 2016

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Videos

  • 2016

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
  2. Team Liquid Smoothie Challenge youtube.com
  3. Update on moving forward twitlonger.com