WildTurtle

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WildTurtle
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Background Information
Name: Jason Tran
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Birthday: February 9, 1995 (1995-02-09) (age 22)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: Team SoloMid
Role: AD Carry
Previous Roles: Mid, Top
Favorite champions:     
Soloqueue IDs: WildTurtl, Turtle the Cat, Long Cat 4, Leaf Turtle, OVRJYWCE, American IMP (KR), YuNg TuRtLe (KR), TarTaruga Tran (BR)
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Team History
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??? 2011 - Dec 2011
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FBGlogo std.png Forty Bus Gaming
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
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Monomaniaclogo std.png Monomaniac eSports
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
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KSGlogo std.png Kill Steal Gaming
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
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Orbitlogo std.png Orbit Gaming
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
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Quantic std.png Quantic Gaming
Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
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C9logo std.png Cloud9
Feb 2013 - Dec 2015
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Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
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IMTlogo std.png Immortals
Dec 2016 - Present
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Jason "WildTurtle" Tran is the AD carry for Team SoloMid.

Biography

WildTurtle hails from Toronto, Ontario in Canada.

Early Career

WildTurtle played as the top laner for Monomaniac in early 2012 and substituted for Team Legion at IPL Face Off as their AP carry. He also played for Kill Steal Gaming, Orbit Gaming, and Quantic Gaming (later Cloud9) in 2012.

Season 3

WildTurtle left Cloud9 in March 2013, after week 5 of the NA LCS Spring Split, to replace Chaox, who had been benched and departed the team. In his very first game on TSM, WildTurtle scored a pentakill on Caitlyn against compLexity Gaming. TSM finished the spring round robin with a 75% winrate and in first place, and in the playoffs they defeated Good Game University 3-2. The following split, they found themselves lower in the standings, winning only half of their games in the round robin.

In the playoffs, they defeated CLG and then Vulcun to make it to the finals before losing to WildTurtle's former team Cloud9, who had just been promoted into the LCS that split. TSM and Cloud9 would become rivals for the top position in the North American standings. At the World Championship, TSM were unable to advance past the group stage, placing fourth - behind Lemondogs and ahead of the wildcard team GamingGear.eu.

2014 Preseason

At the Battle of the Atlantic, TSM played against Lemondogs, using new mid laner Bjergsen in place of Reginald for the first time. They won their series 2-0, and North America beat Europe in combined score.

2014 Season

TSM's spring split went better than their season 3 summer split had, and they ended the round robin with a 22-6 record - just two games behind Cloud9. However, once again they found themselves lacking in the finals of the playoffs, losing to Cloud9 in another 3-0 series. With TheOddOne retiring and Xpecial replaced by Gleeb going into the summer split, TSM struggled early on but started to rebound with the addition of Korean import Lustboy replacing Gleeb. They accomplished what they hadn't been able to since Cloud9's entry to the LCS, and won the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over their rivals.

TSM once again received North America's top seed to the World Championship, and they placed second in their group, behind Star Horn Royal Club and ahead of SK Gaming and Taipei Assassins. It was the first time that TSM with Dyrus had advanced past their initial seeding location at a World Championship, though they lost in the quarterfinals to eventual tournament winners Samsung White.

2015 Preseason

TSM were the North American team invited to IEM San Jose, the first event that they played with the roster Dyrus, Santorin, Bjergsen, WildTurtle, and Lustboy. They were seeded directly into the semifinals, where they lost 0-2 to Unicorns of Love.

2015 Season

TSM began the 2015 Spring Split with an 8-2 record after five weeks, holding first place during every week after the first. By virtue of their standing after the fifth week of the split, TSM was invited to the IEM Season IX World Championship. There, they defeated Team WE, CJ Entus (marking their first tournament win over a Korean team), and the yoe Flash Wolves to advance to the finals of the event, where they swept Team WE 3-0 to win the title. Though TSM themselves did not play against the GE Tigers at all (then undefeated in the LCK), or against any Korean team in a multi-game series, they still made history by being the first North American team to win an international event with Korean teams present since Chicks Dig ELO (which included Dyrus and Reginald) at the 2011 World Cyber Games and the first Western team to do so since Gambit Gaming at IEM Katowice in 2013.

TSM finished the spring season with a 13-5 record, giving them the top seed into the playoffs. After defeating Team Impulse and then Cloud9, TSM won their third North American championship, tying Cloud9's record of most North American LCS championships won to date. Their victory also gave them the North American seed to the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational, where they looked to replicate their IEM success. However, the team underperformed in the group stage, winning only their match against wild card Beşiktaş and not qualifying for playoffs.

In the summer split of LCS, TSM started relatively strong, sitting at a 8-2 record at the end of week 5. However, they fell to fifth place by week 9, their lowest regular-season placement to date. Partway through the split, TSM tried out Keith, former substitute AD carry of Team Liquid, as a potential replacement for WildTurtle; however, he only started in one game, and TSM later announced they would be sticking with WildTurtle.[1] In the playoffs, TSM beat Gravity Gaming and Team Liquid in the first two rounds, winning both series 3-1. In the finals, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, they faced off against long-time rivals CLG and lost in a convincing 3-0 series. TSM had already qualified for Worlds after their semifinal win due to their Championship Points from the spring split, and they ended up with the second seed from North America.

TSM were drawn into Group D, which instantly became known as the "Group of Death" or the "Group of TSM's Death" due to LGD Gaming and KT Rolster being favorites to win it; Origen was the last team drawn in. LGD massively underperformed expectations, however, and TSM took a game off them in the first round robin. However, at the same time Origen overperformed, and ultimately KT Rolster and Origen made it out of groups; TSM lost their second game against LGD and ended up in last place with a 1-5 record.

After Worlds, along with the retirement of Dyrus, Lustboy, and release of Santorin, WildTurtle was replaced by former CLG AD carry Doublelift for the starting role. He stayed with the team as a substitute until December 7th.[2]

2016 Season

In December 2015, WildTurtle joined the new team Immortals, along with former Fnatic members Huni and Reignover, CLG mid laner Pobelter, and Team Impulse support Adrian. 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. 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 three games of Karma support for Adrian as well as not a single contest of the strongly-in-meta Ekko, Immortals lost 3-0 to TSM. They came back the next week to beat Team Liquid and finish in third place overall.

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. 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.

2017 Preseason

After substituting for TSM at IEM Oakland, WildTurtle rejoined TSM in December.[3]

Trivia

  • He subbed for Team Legion at IPL Face Off: San Francisco Showdown and became known for his successful  Ryze and  Gragas plays as AP Mid.
  • At MLG Raleigh, he again subbed as AP mid. This time for CLG Black, adding  Twisted Fate to his Mid roster. He hinted that he might permanently join Black but eventually joined Orbit Gaming as their AD Carry.
  • He subbed for Team SoloMid in Week 6 of the 2013 spring LCS as AD carry and scored a Pentakill, the first scored in the North American LCS, with  Caitlyn against compLexity Gaming. He was also named MVP of the week for the NA LCS.
  • He has been known for his  Caitlyn full damage build and his  Draven during Season 3.
  • Wore cat ears during some of the LCS matches.
  • Had the highest GPM in the NA LCS Spring Season at 414.
  • Despite his team losing in groups in 2013 Championship countless people were impressed that he was able to play on the same level if not better than the Korean adcs.
  • Reached 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on the NA ladder.
  • Got his name from seeing two turtles fight.
  • Has beat every member of TSM in the top or mid lane.
  • Has a tendency to go "wild" when he gets bored like flashing into the enemy base for 1 kill during the LCS with no way out.
  • During tournament matches he gets focused by the enemy more than any other member of TSM due to his ability to dominate from the smallest lead.
  • Almost burnt the TSM house down just like his teammate Dyrus.
  • Well known for his big, cheerful smiles.
  • Hates the animated hit-show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".
  • Had 4 accounts in Challenger, all within the top 15 and his main account rank 1 during Season 3
  • His main(original) account is 'Turtle the Cat' and his smurf is 'WildTurtle'. 'Turtle the Cat' used to be named 'WildTurtle' until he joined Quantic and added that to his name. When he left Quantic, 'Wildturtle' was taken so he used 'Turtle the Cat'
  • Achieved 500 career LCS kills in week 4 of the 2015 Spring LCS season in a game against Gravity while playing  Sivir.[4]

Pentakills

Date Region Tournament Team Vs Champion Pos W/L KDA SB VOD
2013-01-11 News Label - North America.png North America 2013 NA LCS Spring Qualifiers C9logo std.png  TSBlogo std2.png   Twitch ADC W 9/0/2 Link
2013-03-21 News Label - North America.png North America NA LCS Season 3 Spring - Week 6 Tsmlogo std.png  Complexitylogo std.png   Caitlyn ADC W 12/6/5 Link Link
2015-02-22 News Label - North America.png North America NA LCS Spring 2015 - Week 5 Tsmlogo std.png  Liquidlogo std.png   Jinx ADC L 16/4/2 Link Link
2016-07-16 News Label - North America.png North America NA LCS Summer 2016 - Week 7 IMTlogo std.png  Clglogo std.png   Ashe ADC W 11/3/8 Link Link
Click here for a full list of pentakills.

Achievements

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-06 IEM Season IX - San Jose SF.png Team SoloMid Tsmlogo std.png 0 : 2 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2014-09-01 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Gold.png Team SoloMid Tsmlogo std.png 3 : 2 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Silver.png Team SoloMid Tsmlogo std.png 0 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Video Blogs

Other Content

  • 2016

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. TSM Starting ADC Announcement youtube.com
  2. Farewell Wildturtle youtube.com
  3. Team SoloMid's Tweet twitter.com
  4. LoL Esportspedia's Tweet twitter.com