|Country of Birth||Canada|
|Peak League||Challenger I|
|Team||Start Date||End Date||Role|
|40px mMe Evito||8/2012||10/2012|
"Shiphtur" (Real Name: Danny Le) is a retired Canadian LoL player, who played for teams such as Team Coast and Team Dignitas. For more information on his professional streaming career, see his page on Esportspedia's Streamers wiki.
Shiphturwas born in the city of Vancouver in British Colombia, Canada, but he moved and grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he also studied at Grant MacEwan University. He has been playing League of Legends for over 3 years and he started playing professionally in late season 2 (2012). He chose to be a mid laner because it's the role he enjoys the most in the game and he believes that mid laners have the most play-making potential.
On December 23rd, 2012, Shiphtur officially began his professional League of Legends career as an unknown rookie when he joined Team Dynamic, a well-known professional North American League of Legends team at the time, along with I am Anjo to fill the empty roles of Mid and Support, respectively. However, two weeks later, the team roster announced they were parting ways with the parent multi-gaming organization of Team Dynamic.
On January 4th, 2013, Good Game University (now known as Team Coast) was founded by the former roster of Team Dynamic. Shiphtur, along with ZionSpartan, NintendudeX, DontMashMe, I am Anjo, and Pixel joined the team.
In January 2013, Shiphtur and his team, Good Game University, competed in the LoL Season 3 North American LCS Spring Qualifier. In the group stage, Good Game University beat Epik Gamer and Team TowerDiveTV, while dropping one game to Team FeaR. By winning those two games, GGU advanced to the bracket stage of the tournament where they defeated Dirtnap Gaming 2-1 in a best of 3 series and secured their spot in the Season 3 NA LCS Spring Split. Unfortunately, Shiphtur was unable to play in the LCS with his team due to visa issues and he was replaced by substitute player, Jintae, for the split. Shiphtur's team ended the spring split round robin with 11 wins and 17 losses and they managed to advance to the finals of the Season 3 NA LCS Spring playoffs where they were defeated by Team Solomid 3-2 in a best of 5 series. Despite their loss, they still finished the split at 2nd place and secured their spot in the Season 3 NA LCS Summer Split where they renamed their team to Team Coast as a result of their new sponsor. Additionally, ex-Curse Gaming support player Elementz became their coach and Shiphtur's visa issues were resolved. Shiphtur was able to play as the mid laner for Team Coast in the season 3 summer split of the NA LCS.
The Season 3 NA LCS Summer Split was rough for Team Coast. They began the split tied for second during Week One, but thanks to a seven-game losing streak at the end of the split, Coast had to settle for seventh with a record of 9-19 in the round robin. This meant that they would be sent to relegation matches in December in the 2014 Season NA LCS Spring Promotion Tournament to win back their spot into the NA LCS.
In the off-season, Shiphtur and Team Coast were invited to some amateur scene tournaments. They won ggLA Challenger Arena 4, ggLA Challenger Arena 5 and then earned a spot into a new competitive league, the North American Challenger League (NACL). During the first week of the NACL, on October 8th, 2013, DontMashMe announced that he had stepped down from his starter AD Carry position. On November 26th, WizFujiiN (now known as Apollo), joined as the new starting AD Carry. The team still won first place in the NACL.
In December, Team Coast chose to play against challenger team The Walking Zed for a spot in the 2014 North American LCS Spring Split at the 2014 spring promotion tournament, since ending in seventh place last split allowed them to choose their opponent in the tournament. There, Coast won 3-2 in a best of 5 series and qualified for their third LCS split, the 2014 Season NA LCS Spring Split.
Coast placed sixth at the end of the 2014 spring split, qualifying them for the 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs. However, two losses - first to CLG 0-2 and then to Dignitas 1-2 - sent them to relegation, where they lost 1-3 to compLexity.Black in the 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament.
After Coast's relegation, Shiphtur and ZionSpartan left the team and joined Team Dignitas, replacing scarra/goldenglue in the mid lane and Cruzerthebruzer in the top lane, respectively. In the 2014 NA LCS Summer Split, despite sitting at a 6-2 record at the end of the third week, Dignitas ended the round robin in sixth place, with a 13-15 record. However, in the playoffs of the 2014 summer split, they managed to avoid going to relegations by defeating CLG in the fifth-place match.
Shiphtur re-signed with Dignitas for the 2015 season and the team attended IEM Cologne, being the third most fan-voted team after Team Curse (now known as Team Liquid) who forfeited their spot due to visa issues. At IEM Cologne, Dignitas introduced new players Gamsu and Core JJ joining to replace ZionSpartan in the top lane and imaqtpie in the ADC role, respectively. They beat Aces High Esports Club 2-1 in the quarterfinals but were defeated by Gambit Gaming 2-0 in the semifinals which tied them for third with Team ROCCAT.
Dignitas ended the 2015 NA LCS Spring Split with a 6-12 record in 9th place after undergoing multiple changes of junglers during the split which sent them to relegations along with Winterfox. Winterfox, being the 8th-place team, chose to play against Team Dragon Knights in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament, leaving Dignitas to play against Team Fusion. However, while Winterfox was relegated after falling 3-1 to TDK, Dignitas defeated Team Fusion 3-2 and stayed in the LCS for the summer split of the season. Despite being tied for first with a 7-2 record after 4.5 weeks of play in the summer season (halfway through), the team struggled throughout the last half and finished sixth at 10-8. In the quarterfinals of the summer playoffs, Dignitas was swept by Team Impulse and finished 2015 with only 20 Championship Points, not enough to qualify for the regional finals.
- Scored a pentakill with Anivia at the Season 3 North American LCS Live Qualifiers and with LeBlanc at the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split in his first game with Team Dignitas.
- One of the first to bring Ziggs into competitive play in the North American scene, drawing frequent bans in multiple tournaments.
- Did a dance around the nexus similar to xpeke's popular backdoor to end the game with his team, Team Coast, and beat Team SoloMid who were on a winning streak during the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split.
- First eSports professional gamer to receive a special visa (P-1A visa) from U.S. immigration as a professional athlete.
- He is Balls's Cousin.
- His ethnicity is Vietnamese.
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
|2014-12-20||IEM Season IX - Cologne||Team Dignitas 0 : 2 Gambit Gaming|
|2013-12-15||North American Challenger League||Team Coast 3 : 1 compLexity Gaming|
|2013-09-14||ggLA Challenger Arena #5||Team Coast 3 : 1 To Be Determined|
|2013-09-08||ggLA Challenger Arena #4||Team Coast 3 : 2 File:Denial eSports.Westlogo std.png Denial eSports.West|
- June 22nd, League of Legends LCS [SS WK 2] Shiphtur - Coast vs. Velocity (video) with MachinimaVS
- November 27th, Interview with Team Coast’s Shiphtur with Cloth5
- February 22nd, Shiphtur discusses his big plays in the LCS in Week 6 (video) with onGamers
- March 30th, Shiphtur talks about match against EG (video) with onGamers
- May 6th, Interview with Shiphtur on the upcoming LCS split and joining Team Dignitas (video/transcript) with Team Dignitas
- June 1st, Interview with Shiphtur about transitioning to Team Dignitas, team synergy, shotcalling and LCS with Team Dignitas
- June 16th, Shiphtur on discovering their new potential as Team Dignitas (video) with onGamers
- June 24th, How Shiphtur Won Xiaoweixiao's Jacket After Their Match - LCS Interview with GameSpot
- August 2nd, Dignitas Shiphtur: “We should have won every one of our games" (video) Azubu
- February 15th, NA LCS 2015: Shiphtur "Gamsu is a complete beast." (video) with SK Gaming
- June 24th, How Shiphtur Won XiaoWeiXiao's Jacket After Their Match - LCS Interview (video) with Gamespot
- June 13th, Team Dignitas' Shiphtur: "I feel like we can win every game" from LoL Esports
- July 29th, Shiphtur talks about the new AP Items and Runeglaive with Dignitas
- April 30th, dignitas/Shiphtur - Promotion, Summer Split & More with Dignitas
- November 24th, Meet The New Team Dignitas LoL: Interview with our Mid, Shiphtur with Dignitas
- January 11th, Interview with DIG Shiphtur: "This is probably the smartest LoL roster dignitas has ever had." with Dignitas
- January 24th, Shiphtur on Korean imports: 'I think people kinda overrate the Koreans a little bit' with theScore
- February 23rd, Dignitas' Shiphtur on facing Immortals: 'We could be a wild card against them' with theScore
- February 12th - Dignitas Diary: Shiphtur on What Every Pro Gamer Needs to Be Successful with Ventito
- Shiphtur signs with Team Dignitas as Mid Laner team-dignitas.net
- Shiphtur Anivia Pentakill - DNG vs GGU LoL S3 NA LCS Qualifier youtube.com
- Shiphtur LeBlanc Pentakill - 2014 NA LCS Summer Split youtube.com
- Shiphtur Mini-Backdoor vs. TSM youtube.com