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Will the Qiao Gu Reapers quell the competition at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne?

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Ella McConnell
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Only a couple of days stand between us and Intel Extreme Masters Cologne. Six teams will travel to the ESL studios to compete for the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne trophy, but only one can lift it following Sunday’s grand final. Will it be relatively new Chinese team Qiao Gu Reapers who emerge victorious?

Deadly efficiency?

The Qiao Gu Reapers are the sister team of Stand Point Gaming, a Chinese League of Legends team coached by former Royal Club support Tabe whose mid and ADC players - Cherish and MasterMao respectively - left in May 2015 to join the Reapers’ roster as subs. Formed by Stand Point in January 2015 after they acquired the slot of other Chinese team Dream Catcher, the Qiao Gu Reapers have gained some pretty respectable results.

 

In August, they took second place at the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs, while in September they achieved third place at the 2015 Season China Regional Finals. The team has also achieved a first place finish before, having come out on top in the 2015 LSPL Spring Playoffs in April 2015 and taken home winnings of ¥200,000 as a result. However, will the Qiao Gu Reapers be able to continue this promising pattern in Cologne? It won’t be long before we find out...

Reaper men

Although officially a Chinese team, the Qiao Gu Reapers roster includes players from both China and South Korea. With Chen "Cherish" Zhe, Mao "MasterMao" Tian-Hao and Kim "BoriSal" Yeong-hoon the team’s capable sub lineup, the Reapers full roster is as follows:

Top: Bao "V" Bo

  • Chinese top laner

  • LPL Summer 2015 and LPL Summer 2015 Playoffs statistics: Games: 54 | Wins: 33 | Losses: 21 | Win Percentage: 61.1% | Kills: 2.22 | Deaths: 2.13 | Assists: 8.85 | KDA: 5.20

Jungle: Baek "Swift" Dae-Hoon

  • South Korean jungler

  • LPL Summer 2015 and LPL Summer 2015 Playoffs statistics: Games: 54 | Wins: 33 | Losses: 21 | Win Percentage: 61.1%

Mid: Kim "Doinb" Tae-sang

  • South Korean mid

  • LPL Summer 2015 and LPL Summer 2015 Playoffs statistics: Games: 54 | Wins: 33 | Losses: 21 | Win Percentage: 61.1% | Kills: 4.26 | Deaths: 2.78 | Assists: 7.44 | KDA: 4.21

ADC: Yu "TnT" Rui

  • Chinese ADC

  • LPL Summer 2015 and LPL Summer 2015 Playoffs statistics: Games: 54 | Wins: 33 | Losses: 21 | Win Percentage: 61.1%

Support: Zhang "TcT" Hong-Wei

  • Chinese support

  • LPL Summer 2015 and LPL Summer 2015 Playoffs statistics: Games: 54 | Wins: 33 | Losses: 21 | Win Percentage: 61.1% | Kills: 0.56 | Deaths: 2.76 | Assists: 10.91 | KDA: 4.15

See the Qiao Gu Reapers in action live!

Tune in from Friday the 18th of December to see whether the Qiao Gu Reapers can add another first place finish to their resume at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne!

For all the latest updates, check out the official Intel Extreme Masters Cologne site and make sure to follow IEM on Facebook and Twitter.