TPA stanley and Toyz?

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kristmundur

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10-07-2013

Do they still stream? or is Toyz completely retired from all of that stuff :c


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Rodulv

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10-07-2013

I think because of their recent problems, they have been practicing harder, and dont have time for streams... I think.


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kristmundur

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10-07-2013

Toyz has retired from eSports and Stanley is not in a team. If they also stopped streaming i will have to try so hard not to cry..


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Keiffo

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10-07-2013

What's this? TPA are disbanded? Damn what happened?


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kristmundur

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10-07-2013

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What's this? TPA are disbanded? Damn what happened?
so, come season 3 TPA didnt adjust really well to the new meta, Lilballz became a sub because he couldnt adjust to the s3 meta, toyz got some syndrome in his hand because he was practicing 10 hours a day but thats not what stopped him, in s3 they got a loss streak i think or they just started losing games which they would have won in s2 and toyz got alot of critizism for it, because of that he got so stressed that he needed sleeping pills to fall asleep and thats when he knew that he had to stop, and there ended his carreer in eSports. As for stanley, im not sure why but Garena said that it was best for the team is he would leave and later on stanley found out that Garena was right and so he left, if u check the leaguewiki on TPA it says he was released which is what i just said. Mistake had left earlyer while all the other members were still on the other team, he left with 4 other subs to form a sister team called Taipei Snipers TPS, so mistake is still competing for Taipei in a way, and now bebe is their top laner..

Btw this may seem long, but if u were a TPA fan then i reccomend reading this for explaination for what happened to the team

Stanley's story:

Dear all,
It's been a while since my last update. Well, I'll be leaving TPA the end of June. There's a huge change of the metagame in S3, not only the pace of the game was more intense, the change of a champion was also faster. For example, Rumble used to be an OP champion before it got nerf, after that Rumble just disappeared. I used to share the masteries, strategies, and thoughts of some top lane champion on my fan page, but it seemed meaningless since the balance of the game was changing so fast. Mistake , Nexabc , Lillballz , A8000 , Colalin, and me came into the team since July, 2011, and we named it "FTW". The RC Cup was the first live game that we attend to in Taiwan. The host invited Fanatic which was the champion of S1 to had a game with FTW, we won the 1st place of The RC Cup, but we lost the game against Fnatic. We moved on to our lives after that, and A8000 went back to the states and continued his studying. The rest of FTW decided to attend G1 and we won, so we got the qualification to go to WCG 2011, after that Garena decided to sign a contract with FTW, and then we met Erica, our manager. We went to WCG together, but we didn't do well. We became "Taipei Assassins" (a.k.a. TPA) in April, 2012. Toyz and Bebe joined the team in the end of April and made TPA stronger than ever. We didn't have much time to practice, but we did well and got the 2nd place in our first live game in NGF, and after that we got the 1st place in SW7. People didn't think we could make it this far at the beginning and we got many bad comments, but we didn't let anything beat us down, and we treated every game as an excellent opportunity to practice and to improve our skills and gained more experience. Many people thought TPA could only beat the teams in the Southeast of Asia and could never compete with other teams in the world. We wanted to prove to everyone that we could do much better because we knew that we were strong, but we never thought that TPA was the champion of S2! I still remembered standing on the stage and listened to the crowed cheering for us. When we went to the backstage, everyone of us was too shocked and touched that no one said a word. I looked at Toyz and said to him: " Hey...it's the S2 champion..." and Toyz just dropped a tear and couldn't say anything. Before that, I thought Toyz was the kind of guy that never cried. I thank to Garena which spent efforts and time on the team, and thank everyone in the team. Toyz, Bebe, Mistake, Lilballz, Nexabc, Colalin, Erica, and Puffs, and specially thanks to Retty for this wonderful opportunity, we couldn't make it to S2 and won the 1st place without any of you. Last year after we won S2, I learned that Erica was leaving TPA, I felt sad and didn't want her to go. Erica was really a outstanding manager and only wanted the best for the team. She was not only a colleague, but a very close friend of mine, and she treated us with her heart too. We didn't do well since S3 began and our records got worse and worse. TPA couldn't adjust to the new metagame for some reasons and we were trying to fix the problems. We kept trying very hard until one day Lilballz wanted to retire. I felt weird because Lilballz was there with me at the first when we were still called FTW, we had many fights but in the end we won S2 together. TPA was not the same team I used to know anymore, so I felt maybe it's my time to go. Garena found Sarsky and Fulidwind to join TPA. I only practiced with Sarsky less than 10 games, and about two weeks ago when I whet to work as usual, the manager told me to take a break for today because they want to try something new, and the situation last around three days. I wasn't quite sure why Garena wanted to try something new…. New formation , so I decided to ask our manager to understand more of the current situation, and I found out that Garena thought that I wasn't quite a team player and I wasn't too familiar with many champions, so for the good of TPA to do better in S3, Garena wanted me to leave the team. I respected Garena's decision and I also have my own plan for the future, so we both agreed my leaving very soon. From January till now, TPA tried and tried to become stronger, and I also thought about how to make the team better. There was a post I published on my fan page in January and I was very sure that TPA will be stronger... I wanted to say sorry to all of our fans, sorry for letting you guys down, and thank you so much for being there for us, we couldn't make it without your support. I love you all. I thank Garena for providing me lots of training in the past 19 months, and I wish all the best for both TPA and TPS in the future and do well in S3, and also wish all the best for Garena.

Toyz' Story:

About leaving TPA, words from deep in my heart. My journey of eSports in Taiwan has ended, almost 2 years, from just a normal enthusiastic player that thirst for victory just like everyone else, became a pro gamer with a bit of luck and chance. Do nothing but the best. This is the principle I have always been sticking on to and trying very hard for every game I played to prove myself. But honestly, the road ahead is not easy at all. I had been practicing more than 10 hours a day and started to feel numbness and pain in my wrist. But I still couldn’t help continue practicing even when I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, we did pretty well in tournaments in Taiwan, and we got the S2 and IPL5 qualifications. But I am not happy because at the same time people were jokingly referred us as King of South East Asia or King of Taiwan. After we got the qualifications we started our training, we practiced every single day before the S2 world championship. During these 3 months, we faced many problems and stumbled so many times. We lost 18 games in a roll in BattleRoyal, and lost every single game while scrimming with Chinese and Korean teams. I felt frustrated and very depressed every time when I lost the lane, and started to have the feeling that maybe i am not as good as other mid laner, especially players like Zztai and Amibition who has extraordinary laning skills. At this point, I have lost all my confidence, no one can perform properly under this condition, and of course I failed on the coming up games. But finally, I overcame this extremely difficult situation and found my own style to dominate the game. As the date of S2 world championship getting close, 12 teams from all over the world had advanced from regionals and were going to compete in world finals. TPA was very lucky to be the seed of South East Asia region and got straight into the quarter finals. Many websites had estimated the strength of every team participated, and TPA was only ranked higher than SAJ. Although we won the S2 World Championship, there had been always some problems in our team. However we didn’t have the time and energy to face the problems because we had to prepare for IPL5 at that time. Before we left for IPL5, I asked Garena if I could switch to the new team (TPS) and stay for another year or even until the day I retire, but after IPL5, we had some discussion and Garena decided to switch Mistake to TPS was a better solution for all five TPA members at that time. Garena asked me to lead the team and keep playing, but my first reaction was that “No way! People will definitely criticize a lot that someone from Hong Kong to be a leader of Taiwanese team.” However, Garena still considered me as the most suitable player to be the team leader. Therefore I accepted this arrangement and continued to stay in Taiwan. After winning Season 2 World Championship, a lot of players have considered Toyz as a world top AP, and started to research me and tired to learn from me. Therefore I set my goals really high and asked myself to win the mid line in every single game since people would think it’s unbelievable for Toyz not to win the line. Since then other teams tried to put the pressure on the middle line when playing with TPA. Because of that, it’s difficult for me to win the middle lane and I started to lose my own style of playing my mid AP. I have tried hard to change my playing style to cope with what other teams’ strategy which was focusing on me, and I did things like playing AP Janna to let the team rely on AD and all I had to do is to farm as much as I could and they wouldn’t always gank me and then in the end we would lose the game. However, thinking back, is this still Toyz? Why have I turned the playing style into the way which wasn’t really Toyz’s style? After Season 2 World Championship, there were games like SWL, NGF, All-Star, GPL, I didn’t meet the expectations people have for TPA. We lost again and again, and I can’t explain how bad I feel about those critics and the pressure I had. Every time I checked PTT(Taiwanese forum like Reddit) and read about how people blamed and criticized me, I felt so bad that I couldn’t sleep. For a while, I had to rely on sleeping pills so I could get some sleep. Things like my nationality are not something I can do to change it, and I sometimes wondered why I wasn’t Taiwanese. Therefor, I just had to accept those critics. My old teammates left one after one, and this is not what we want to see. Thinking back, those factors made me stay after S2 has gone gradually. The faith that I had to fight for Taiwan somehow vanish and after one month’s long thinking, I made the decision to leave the team. I know very well that a lot of people support me and I really appreciate that. Maybe Some people don’t like me, but I am thankful for that you pointed out what my problems were. Last, I want to thank Garena for inviting me to join TPA even though at that time I was just a player who won a few online games. Garena gave me an opportunity and the stage to become a progamer to prove myself. At Garena, a lot of people have been nice to me and helped me in every way, and my teammates who I have fought together all the way are great. I know I can’t be who I am now without you guys. Thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart.


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Rodulv

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10-07-2013

Hmm, thx for the info. I would think they would stop streaming after this, they should be making plans for the future.


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kristmundur

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10-07-2013

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Hmm, thx for the info. I would think they would stop streaming after this, they should be making plans for the future.
Stanley hasnt retired tho i think, it just says hes not in a team :/


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Rodulv

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10-07-2013

Stanley is still among the best tops in the world, but the statement about him not being a "teamplayer" is dead on. Remember seeing some of the games from s2, where he would stay top all game. He has improved, but there are still players who can lane against him (few) and are better in teamfights. I wouldnt bet on him not coming back, but I kinda doubt it.