Oh My God/History
The Chinese eSports organization OMG picked up their first League of Legends team in May of 2012. The original roster did not last long as the team picked up the roster of Noah's Ark in August. One of the first major tournaments they attended was CPL Shenyang 2012. Able to conquer the Korean team of MVP White, they were defeated by Invictus Gaming (2-1). They then faced MVP white in a rematch but fail to win them over this time, eventually ending at 3rd place in said tournament. The team had strong showings in the following months in small events and various tournaments. A huge opportunity to be able to showcase their talents came to them when they replaced Azubu Frost in G-League 2012 Season 2. The team made it out of the group stage with a 1-2 record but lost to Team WE.i-Rocks in the first round of brackets, ending the tournament at 5th place.
It was in pre-Season 3 into Season 3 that OMG gained headway with their name, becoming a feared opponent in Asia. They would qualify to play in NVIDIA Game Festival 2013 facing off against a few of the best Asian teams. They would lose against Season 2 World Championship participants World Elite and the Season 2 Champions Taipei Assassins, ending up 4th but proved to be a good experience for the players. Next OMG would qualify for one of the best competitive Chinese leagues, 2013 LPL Spring. Throughout the season, the team would tear through China's best, ending with a record of 21-7 and being 2nd going into playoffs. OMG overcame both World Elite and Positive Energy to become the LPL Spring Champions and prove their place as a world class team.
OMG would go on to win the major StarsWar 8 tournament, place 3rd at IEM Season 8 Shanghai and dominate again in LPL Summer, ending in 1st place with a record of 17-4. Gaining much traction throughout Season 3, OMG became a favorite to possibly be a Chinese representative at the coveted World Championship in Los Angeles. At the Regional Finals in September 2013, OMG would face off versus three other of the country's top teams for a spot at the championship. After beating Invictus 2-0, OMG was able to be victorious over Royal Club Huang Zu, advancing them to the grand final but more importantly, winning the seed for Worlds. They would lose to Royal Club in the finals 3-1 and although missing the chance to gain the huge advantage of being placed directly into the quarterfinals, it still meant they would be present in the US to fight against the world's best.
At the S3 Championship, OMG would prove to be a powerhouse in their groups, taking the teams by storm with their early game aggression. They would only lose one game to SK Telecom T1 K and advance to the quarterfinals where they would face familiar foe, Royal Club Huang Zu. The match would be the most anticipated game in the quarterfinals and did not disappoint. The set proved to be explosive, with both sides playing very aggressively. OMG would being conquered by their Regional Finals rivals, losing 0-2. They would be eliminated from the tournament, finishing 5th.
Struggling in the Season 4 Worlds Group stage, they tremendously upset favored Korean team Najin White Shield in the Quarterfinals after subbing in Cloud as support, but then fell in a close 3-2 series to fellow Chinese rivals Star Horn Royal Club. OMG continued to struggle in 2015. After acquiring Uzi in one of the biggest transfers ever, the team was unable to work together due to having too many star players in all roles. Despite a solid 3rd place finish in the regular season of the Spring Split, LGD Gaming defeated OMG 3-0 in the Quarterfinals. In the Summer Split, after a 7th place finish in the regular season, OMG was able to defeat Master 3 in the first round of playoffs but got knocked out by Vici Gaming after losing to them 1-3. Following a rough season, Gogoing, LoveLing and Cloud retired while Uzi left the team.
Wanting to keep their tradition of being an all Chinese team, OMG didn't bring in any Korean imports in 2016. Despite good performances in LPL Spring Group B, OMG finished 5th in the group and had to play in the Summer Promotion tournament. They were able to easily re-qualify for the LPL after defeating Energy Pacemaker.All in a 3-0 sweep. Summer was a similar story for OMG as they once against finished at the bottom of their group and re-qualified for the LPL after defeating Saint Gaming 3-0 and Young Miracles 3-2 in the 2017 Spring Promotion Tournament.