Taipei Snipers is a competitive League of Legends team based in Taiwan, and is the sister team of Taipei Assassins.
The team currently competes under the name Azubu Taipei Snipers in representation of their sponsor, Azubu.
Formation of Taipei Snipers
January 2013, 5 of the former Taipei Assassins members, MiSTakE, NeXAbc, GoDJJ, Zonda and colalin form Taipei Snipers with a new member, OhReaL and becomes the sister team of TPA. It is the 3rd professional LOL e-sports team in Taiwan. Retty, which is the CEO of Garena Taiwan and coach of TPA, has also been the coach of TPS.
The first tournament that TPS participants is GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2. TPS has been distributed to the dead group, which has to face off 2 powerhouse in China, Team WE and Invictus Gaming and the winner of IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Cologne, Reapered and SK Telecom T1. TPS is doing a great job by beating SKT T1 and All Gamers. After socre a 1-1 tie to iG and Korean NaJin Shield and lose to WE, TPS get the 3rd place and drop to loser bracket. And they were beated by the OGN Winter's winner, NaJin Sword. Although they only get the 5th place, they still show the power of the new team in Taiwan.
Dominate in TeSL
Unlike TPA, TPS does not join Garena Premier League. They force to join the new professional tournament in Taiwan, Taiwan eSports League 2013 and play with ahq e-Sports Club and 4 new professional team in Taiwan, Wayi Spider, Gamania Bears, e-Sports Dragons Pro, yoe IRONMEN. TPS dominate the whole league by 20 wins and only 5 loses. After Toyz and Stanley leaves TPA, TPS has the high hope to go to Los Angeles and join the Season 3 World Championship.
Waterloo in S3 Taiwan Finals
With no surprise, TPS makes to Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals by beating ahq and Wayi Spider. However, in the finals, they deafed by Steak and Gamania Bears. By losing 2-3 in the Grand Finals, TPS lose the ticket to Season 3.
New Blood from TeSL
After Season 3, 2 new members from TeSL joins TPS. Winds from Gamania Bears and Awei from Wayi Spider and it force the old members OhReaL to lose his spot in TPS. After OhReaL change his position from Jungle to Mid, NeXAbc got benched in 2014 GPL Winter. These changes help TPS to beat Mineski and Singapore Sentinels and face the sister team TPA.
Leaving of the Pillar
Unfortunately, TPS was beaten by TPA by scoring 2-3 in GPL Winter Finals. After the matches, two of the main player in TPS leaves in January. NeXAbc retired and MiSTakE want to take a rest from e-Sports. That's mean the original line up of Taipei Assassins is all leaves from the players in e-Sports.
- January 3rd, MiSTakE, NeXAbc, GoDJJ, Zonda, OhReaL, and Colalin form Taipei Snipers.
- March 7th, Azubu announced to sponsor Taipei Snipers, they will play under the name Azubu TaipeiSnipers.
- July 1st, 3rd place at Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013.
- August 29th, 2nd Place at the Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals.
- September 11th, colalin steps down to become Event Planning Specialist.
- November 5th, Winds and Awei join.
- January 11th, 2nd place at 2014 GPL Winter.
- January 27th, MiSTakE leaves and NeXAbc retires.
- April 23rd, Winds moves to Taipei Assassins.
- April 30th, Mountain joins.
- August 23rd, 3rd place at 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals.
- October 2nd, ahq e-Sports Club acquires the Taipei Snipers organization. Taipei Snipers becomes ahq Snipers.
- Zonda, Top.
- Mountain, Jungle.
- OhReaL, Mid. Nationality: tw.
- GoDJJ, AD.
- Awei, Support. Nationality: tw.
- Winds, Jungle.
- NeXAbc, Mid.
- MiSTakE, Support.
- colalin, Sub/Support. Nationality: tw.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-08-23||3rd||2014 Season Garena Regional Finals||2 : 3||Saigon Fantastic Five|
|2014-08-20||1st||2014 LNL Summer||13 : 1||Group Stage (W/L)||NT$ 295,000|
|2014-04-06||3rd||2014 GPL Spring||3 : 1||Saigon Jokers||$ 25,000|
|2014-01-11||2nd||2014 GPL Winter||2 : 3||Taipei Assassins||$ 40,000|
|2014-01-05||3rd||2014 LNL Winter||13 : 8||Group Stage (W/L)||NT$ 525,000|
|2013-11-30||3 - 4th||IEM Season VIII - Singapore||0 : 2||Invictus Gaming||$ 5,000|
|2013-04-04||5 - 6th||GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2||1 : 2||NaJin Sword|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2013-10-19||2nd||2014 LNL Winter Qualifier||10 : 1||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2013-08-29||2nd||Season 3 Taiwan Regional Finals||2 : 3||Gamania Bears|
|2013-07-01||3rd||Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games 2013||2 : 0||Saigon Jokers|
|2013-06-23||1st||Taiwan eSports League 2013||20 : 5||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2013-04-14||1st||Taiwan eSports League 2013 Draft Season||8 : 2||Group Stage (W/L)|
- January, 1st - 技嘉 SWL 第二賽季開幕戰台北雙子星大獲全勝 with Garena
- October, 17th - AZB TPA、TPS 最堅強的後盾，隊經理 Quaker 專訪 with Garena
- 「台北狙擊者」正式成軍 (Taiwanese) lol.garena.tw
- 台北暗殺星、台北狙擊者接受「Azubu」冠名贊助 lol.garena.tw
- 重整旗鼓再出發，AZB TPA/TPS 領隊公布未來戰隊方針 lol.esport.garena.tw
- TPS 陣容積極補強，Winds、Awei 報到 lol.esport.garena.tw
- Taipei Snipers' Facebook Post facebook.com
- 成長再進化，AZB TPA、TPS 公佈首波人事異動 (Chinese) lol.esport.garena.tw
- 成長再進化，AZB TPA、TPS 公布第二波人事異動 (Chinese) lol.esport.garena.tw
- TPS正式加入ahq電競團隊 打造最強電競陣容 (Chinese) ahq.com