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Team Impulse was previously a North American team. They were created as a rebranding of 2014 NA LCS team LMQ. They disbanded after a competitive ruling banned the organization from LCS participation in May 2016.
On December 26th, LMQ announced that they were rebranding as Team Impulse. The initial roster included Rush, XiaoWeiXiao, and Adrian, with Fly as their head coach; later, WizFujiiN (now Apollo) and Impact joined the team. The team inherited LMQ's seed in the 2015 NA LCS Spring Season.
After using Rhux as a substitute for Impact in the first week, Team Impulse finished the round robin with an 11-7 record, in fourth place. In the playoffs, they defeated Gravity before losing to Team SoloMid and then Team Liquid, placing fourth overall. In the summer season, Team Impulse started shakily, placing no higher than sixth through the end of the fifth week. Starting in the sixth week, the team went on a massive winning streak, which was almost able to continue through two roster changes: first, Adrian sat out one game and was replaced by Gate; and second, XiaoWeiXiao was suspended pending an investigation into Elo boosting prior to the ninth week, prompting Adrian to return and Gate to move back to his primary role of mid lane to replace XiaoWeiXiao. This temporary suspension was eventually lengthened to a competitive ban until February 2016. Regardless, Team Impulse finished the last week tied for third place with Gravity and then won their tiebreaker game.
In the summer playoffs, the team beat Dignitas 3-0 before losing to both Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid to finish fourth, leaving them with the second-place spot in the Regional Final due to Championship Points. There, they became the second team in a row to fall to underdogs Cloud9 in a reverse sweep and so fell short of the World Championship.
Team Impulse rebuilt their roster completely for the 2016 season, moving from Impact, Rush, Gate, Apollo, and Adrian to Feng, Procxin, Pirean, Mash, and Gate, with Gate moving from mid lane to support. Facing visa problems for the first few weeks of play, their roster was unstable until week 4 of the Spring Season. After some early success with their substitute rosters, especially with Seraph in top lane, TIP ended the season in 9th place, losing a 5-13 record tiebreaker to Renegades based on their head-to-head matchup.
In the Promotion Tournament, Team Impulse requalified for the Summer Season with a 3-1 win over the Challenger team Apex Gaming; however, on May 8th they were faced with a competitive ruling banning them from continued participation in the LCS due to not paying their players on time and also not having proper contracts in place with players. The team was also fined $20,000 by Riot. Despite a deadline of May 18th by which they were forced to sell their spot, it wasn't until May 23rd that the new team's name -- Phoenix1 -- was revealed.
- January 7th, Feng, Procxin, Pirean, and Mash join. Gate moves to support. beibei and Ken join as subs. Rhux, Syaka, For Our Past, and heavenTime leave.
- January 23rd, Seraph joins on loan from Team Dragon Knights starting 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 1.
- May 8th, team is banned from LCS participation and fined $20,000 due to not paying players on time and not having proper contracts with its players.
- May 23rd, Procxin leaves. Phoenix1 is revealed as the name of the organization that purchased Team Impulse's LCS seed.
- January 5th, Team Impulse partners with Azubu.
- January 7th, Impact joins.
- March 20th, Team Impulse is sponsored by KOIOS. 
- April 18th, 4th Place at the 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs.
- July 16th, Gate joins.
- July 18th, Adrian announces he is stepping down as starting support. 
- July 23th, XiaoWeiXiao is suspended due to elo-boosting allegations. Gate moves to starting mid and Adrian returns as starting support.
- August 22nd, 4th Place at the 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs.
- August 30th, 3rd Place at the 2015 Season North America Regional Finals.
- October 22nd, the Team Impulse LCS seed and brand are put on sale.
- November 16th, Impact's, Rush's, XiaoWeiXiao's, Apollo's, and Adrian's contracts expire.
- December 11th, Fly leaves.
Formerly On Loan
|Seraph||Shin Woo-yeong (신우영)||Top||Team Dragon Knights||2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 1 and Week 3|
|Feng||Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰)||Top|
|Pirean||Choi Jun-sik (최준식)||Mid||Phoenix1|
|Procxin||Kim Se-young (김세영)||Jungle||Team EnVyUs|
|Syaka||Guan Xin-Chao (冠心超)||Sub/Top|
|For Our Past||Wen Jun-Jie (文军杰)||Sub/AD|
|Impact||Jung Eon-yeong (정언영)||Top||NRG eSports|
|Rush||Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재)||Jungle||Cloud9|
|XiaoWeiXiao||Yu Xian (余显)||Mid||Oh My Dream|
|Apollo||Apollo Price||AD||Team Dignitas|
Player LCS Participation
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|Lucas||Lucas Wen (문준걸)||General Manager|
|Superrrman||Xiang 'Alex' Gu||General Manager|
|Fly||Kim Sang-chul (김상철)||Head Coach||Royal Never Give Up|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-04-07||Q||2016 NA LCS Summer Promotion||3 : 1||Apex Gaming|
|2016-03-20||9th||2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin||5 : 13||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-08-30||3rd||2015 Season North America Regional Finals||2 : 3||Cloud9|
|2015-08-22||4th||2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||1 : 3||Team Liquid||$ 10,000|
|2015-07-26||3rd||2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin||12 : 6||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-04-18||4th||2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||2 : 3||Team Liquid||$ 10,000|
|2015-03-29||4th||2015 NA LCS Spring Season||11 : 7||Group Stage (W/L)|
- August 13th, Team Impulse House Tour with Travis with Gamespot
- June 29th, Azubu Asks - Team Impulse with Azubu
- February 11th, The TiP-ing Point: An Exploration of Team Impulse by Emily Rand on TheScore
- January 13th, GP10 NA LCS Spring Split Rankings: #7 Team Impulse from Gold Per 10
- January 18th, TEAM HISTORY OF: TEAM IMPULSE from Azubu
- June 7th, The crazy, brash, and psychotic Team Impulse from theScore
- LMQ's Tweet twitter.com
- Full Roster Announcement teamimpulse.gg
- Team Impulse's tweet twitter.com
- Team Impulse's tweet twitter.com
- Brace For Impact - Team Impulse Acquires Impact content.azubu.tv
- Competitive Ruling: Team Impulse lolesports.com
- Phoenix1's Profile Page lolesports.com
- Team Dragon Knights' Tweet twitter.com
- Team EnVyUs's Tweet twitter.com
- Team Impulse Comes to Azubu content.azubu.tv
- Team Impulse's Tweet twitter.com
- Former Vortex Mid Laner Austin ‘Gate’ Yu Joins Team Impulse content.azubu.tv
- Adrian's Tweet twitlonger.com
- Team Impulse Officially Announces Team For Sale gamespot.com
- 皇族电子竞技俱乐部RNG战队人员变动公告 (Chinese) weibo.com