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|Birthday:||February 10, 1997|
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Andy "Smoothie" Ta is the support for Cloud9.
Andy "Smoothie" Ta is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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.
In September 2015, Team Dragon Knights renamed to Team Arena Online, and Smoothie and Emperor left. On October 16th, Smoothie was announced as Team Liquid's new support, replacing Xpecial. 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. 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.
|2016-09-05||2016 Season North America Regional Finals||Cloud9 3 : 1 Immortals|
|2016-08-28||2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||Cloud9 1 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2016-03-10||2016 NACS Spring Playoffs||Team Liquid Academy 1 : 3 Apex Gaming|
- September 21st, Smoothing It Out by Treeborn on GAMURS
- January 23rd, Smoothie Speaks on the Early NA LCS Support Meta with Red Bull
- February 3rd, Smoothie on his champion pool: ‘Playing melee supports right now is kind of a pocket pick’ with Yahoo!
- February 10th, Smoothie on meeting his best friends through games, growing on TDK, and teaching his dad about LoL with Blitz Esports
- March 23rd, C9 Smoothie on Reapered’s coaching method, watching foreign regions and international tournaments with Slingshot Esports
- June 5th, Smoothie: 'I won’t make the same mistake I made...with TL. I'm definitely going to improve a lot' with theScore
- June 27th, Smoothie on Bunny: 'It’s not a competition anymore, just two teammates trying to make the team better’ with Yahoo!
- July 27th, Smoothie on playoffs: ‘Even though we can take games off TSM & IMT, we'd rather avoid them early’ with theScore
- August 11th, Smoothie on facing NV: ‘We’re feeling pretty good about it, we wanted this matchup from the start’ with Yahoo!
- October 2nd, Smoothie talks Cloud9's crazy match against Flash Wolves with Yahoo!
- October 3rd, C9 Smoothie: Jensen gets a buff from all this hate with Esports Heaven
- October 10th, Smoothie on the quarterfinals draw: 'I think the brackets couldn't be better for us' with theScore
- October 14th, We Don't Turn on Each Other: Smoothie Faces Defeat with Red Bull
- October 15th, Smoothie points to lack of teamwork in loss to Samsung with ESPN
- March 19th, TDK vs F5 | NA Challenger Series - W4D2 | TDK vs Final Five - post-game interview
- July 27th, Smoothie on Team Dragon Knight's future, supporting Emperor and playing with nothing to lose with theScore
- August 3rd, AMA - TDK Smoothie with reddit
- December 17th, Smoothie to Fans: "Keep Watching: I Have a Lot to Prove This Season" with onGamers
- June 1st, Meet C9 Smoothie by Cloud9
- Team Dragon Knights is now Team Arena Online, retains Seraph, Kez, and Ninja dailydot.com
- Team Liquid Smoothie Challenge youtube.com
- Update on moving forward twitlonger.com