a-Losers - a-Losers

Abbreviation a-L
operator a-Sports GbR
Manager GermanyGermany Dennis „IIZ“ Rosenberg
Headquarters GermanyGermany Munich
founding year 2000
resolution 2009
Clanfarbe Rot
Homepage www.a-losers.org (Memento vom 20. April 2009 im Internet Archive)
Former teams

a-Losers (short aL ) was a German e-sports - Clan , the 2000 AOL clan was founded. The clan has played continuously in the ESL Pro Series since the second season , but has had financial problems since early 2008. In 2009 the teams were transferred to a new clan called the Frankfurt 69ers .


The AOL clan at the time ( AOL stands for Advanced Online Losers ) caused a stir when AOL Germany asked the clan in July 2001 to give up the name AOL clan and the associated domain “aol-clan.de”. The clan's management gave in and the name a-Losers emerged from this legal battle . [1]

For many years aL was one of the most successful German clans. In the second season of the ESL Pro Series, the clan became German champions in Counter-Strike. There were also many successes in FIFA: In 2004, Stefan “BroDo” Bromund and Daniel “Smeyer” Rasche were two of the three German FIFA players for the World Cyber ​​Games . Two years earlier, the FIFA twins Daniel “hero” and Dennis “styla” Schellhase switched from the a-Losers to pro-Gaming just a few days before they won gold and silver at the World Cyber ​​Games .

At the end of 2006 the clan became German runner-up in Counter-Strike in the 9th season of the ESL Pro Series. The following year he only came in ninth place two times in a row. In 2008 the longstanding main sponsor MSI separated from the a-Losers. [2] The departure could not be compensated for by new partners.

On September 17, 2009, a Loser's chapter was finally declared ended. All business, including participation in the German Counter-Strike-EPS, was to be continued under a new organization called the Frankfurt 69ers . [3]

Successes (excerpt)


  • German Champion of the ESL Pro Series (Season II)
  • German runner-up in the ESL Pro Series (Season IX)
  • WWCL winner 2007

Warcraft III

  • WC3L Season I: 3. Platz


  • German Champion of the ESL Pro Series (Season III)
  • World Cyber ​​Games 2004: 3rd place - Daniel "Smeyer" Rasche
  • World Cyber Games 2004: 4. Platz – Stefan „BroDo“ Bromund

Pro Evolution Soccer 6

  • Electronic Sports World Cup 2007: 1. Platz – Sven „S-Butcher“ Wehmeier


Individual evidence

  1. gamestar.de: AOL-Clan warned
  2. Announcement - aL without MSI ( Memento of May 8, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  3. readmore.de: a-Losers says goodbye after nine years