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|Owner(s)||Mike "FearCrads" Craddock|
|Head Coach||Joel "Op2" Mehdizadeh|
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Lightning Pandas is an English team.
Lightning Pandas is a team which was formed and captained by ShAnE after he left Epsilon eSports. They are well known for their particularly colourful branding, their main feature being multi-coloured tie die and the classic Lightning Pandas logo. When first formed the team saw little success until qualifying for the 2014 Call of Duty Championship through the Russian Qualifiers, where they eventually placed 17th. After qualifiers, the team parted ways leaving ShAnE looking for 3 new players. At a similar time, TYT eSports, a team formed by 4 YouTubers, which because of this had a large fanbase, had dropped Insomulus from their roster and were looking for a 4th, so the teams merged, originally creating TYT.LP, a team owned by the previous owner of TYT eSports, FearCrads, but captained by ShAnE due to his extensive experience in eSports. This team then decided that the Lightning Pandas brand was so strong that it was worth dropping the TYT name all together. This team has shown great success in the EU scene, not yet placing particularly well at an EU LAN event, but have been preforming well online, being invited both to the Gfinity Ghosts Pro League S1 and to the EGL StarSeries, placing mid-table in both, even with the strong opposition they had. From the 20th-22nd of June, the team preformed at their first international event, MLG Anaheim in the Open Bracket, they managed to place top 20, out placing Strictly Business, a team which many people thought may place top 4, and secure a spot in MLG Season 3. On the 6th of July the team qualified for a spot in the 4 team Gfinity LAN event, the winner of which will secure a spot in Gfinity 3.
- March 14, Proto is benched and Censor joins. 
- April 13, Censor leaves. 
- April 14, Enable joins.
- April 18, Proto leaves on loan to Vast eSports
- May 7, Enable leaves. 
- May 11, Theory joins.
- October 11, Royalty and Goonjar leave. 
- November 15th, Xotic leaves. 
- November 30th, Theory leaves.  Alexx, Dqvee, Joshh, MadCat, and Peatie join. Op2 joins as coach.
Out On Loan
|Proto||Nicholas Maldonado||Player||Vast eSports||Apr 2018 - Apr 2018|
|Saints||Renato Forza||SMG Slayer||Goonjar||MLG GameBattles 2K Series NA 2017-12-17|
|Theory||Dylan McGee||Player||Pittsburgh Knights||2018-05-11||2018-11-30|
|Xotic||John Bruno||Player||Evil Geniuses||2017-12-07||2018-11-15|
|Goonjar||Jevon Gooljar-Lim||Player||Evil Geniuses||2017-12-07||2018-10-11|
|Royalty||Mathew Faithfull||Player||Evil Geniuses||2017-12-07||2018-10-11|
|Proto||Nicholas Maldonado||Player||Impact Gaming||2017-12-07||2018-06-13|
|Enable||Ian Wyatt||AR Slayer||Team Kaliber||2018-04-14||2018-05-07|
|Censor||Doug Martin||Player||compLexity Gaming||2018-03-14||2018-04-13|
|QwiKeR||Shea Sweeney||Slayer||Team Infused||2014-05-??||2014-08-??|
|NeCRoMe||Ben May||Support||Team Infused||2014-02-??||2014-04-??|
|Acid||Oliver Sellors||General Manager||Prophecy|
|Recent Tournament Results (View All)|
|2018-12-09||5 - 6||$ 10,000||CWL Las Vegas Open 2019||Alexx • Dqvee • Joshh • MadCat • Peatie|
|2018-08-19||9 - 12||$ 25,000||2018 Call of Duty World League Championship||Goonjar • Royalty • Xotic • Theory|
|2018-07-25||Q||2018 Call of Duty World League Championship LCQ||Goonjar • Royalty • Xotic • Theory|
|2018-06-17||17 - 20||CWL Anaheim Open 2018||Goonjar • Royalty • Xotic • Theory|
|2018-04-22||9 - 12||CWL Seattle Open 2018||Goonjar • Royalty • Xotic • Enable|
- November 30, Lightning Pandas sign powerhouse EU team for CWL Vegas, confirming previous leaks - by Dexerto
- November 30, Lightning Pandas reveals its new Call of Duty lineup for the Black Ops 4 season - by DotEsports
- March 14, The Lightning Pandas 'Call of Duty' Team Sign YouTube Star Doug 'Censor' Martin - by Forbes
- June 6, Lightning Pandas Announce Western Digital as Official Hardware Partner - by EsportsObserver
- December 7, The Lightning Pandas Esports Org Returns To 'Call Of Duty' With Canadian Squad - by Forbes
- Kairos Media signs Doug ‘Censor’ Martin to the Lightning Pandas - kairosmedia.com
- Changes to #coLofDuty - complexitygaming.com
- [http://kairosmedia.com/ian-enable-wyatt-joins-the-lightning-pandas/ Ian ‘Enable’ Wyatt joins the Lightning Pandas - kairosmedia.com
- Everyone give a warm welcome to our new CoD roster for CWL Seattle - twitter.com
- We're excited to announce our new roster! Please welcome @Enable to #TKCOD - twitter.com
- delighted to announce our new fourth for the remainder of the @CODWorldLeague season, @Theory_tK. - twitter.com
- Lightning Pandas' Tweet - twitter.com
- Roster Update: Evil Geniuses Call of Duty - facebook.com
- The Black Knights - knights.gg
- Lightning Pandas' Tweet - twitter.com
- Nemesiisss' reddit comment - reddit.com
- The Lightning Pandas Esports Org Returns To 'Call Of Duty' With Canadian Squad - forbes.com