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Immortals

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Immortals
Immortalslogo square.png
Team Information
LocationUnited States
Manager(s)Kang "Dodo8" Jun-hyeok
History
Created2015-10-07
Roster
Immortals with xmithie 2017 summer.jpg

Immortals is a North American team.

History

2016 Season

Immortals was announced on October 7th, 2015 as a new esports franchise and also the new brand of Team 8, with that roster being their first of multiple planned esports teams.[1] Soon after the team's creation, support player Dodo8 became the team's player manager, retiring from competitive play.[2][3] Immortals ended up with an entirely different roster from the Team 8 players that they started with: on December 8th, they announced Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian as their roster for the 2016 season.[4]

Expected to be a top team in the LCS, Immortals initially exceeded all expectations as they went undefeated for the first six weeks of the season before losing one game to reigning champions Counter Logic Gaming in week 7. They won the rest of their regular season games, but as the season progressed further they looked weaker and weaker as a team, and even seemed to falter against the last-place Team Dignitas, needing to come back against them to pull out a win. With a top seed clinched into the playoffs, Immortals were guaranteed to face the lowest-seed team that won in the quarterfinals. That team ended up being Team Solomid, who were on a strong upswing after a sixth-place regular season finish. With questionable drafts including a Lucian top for Huni in game 1, Urgot mid for Pobelter in game 2, and three games of Karma support for Adrian as well as not a single contest of the strongly-in-meta Ekko, Immortals lost 3-0 to TSM. They came back the next week to beat Team Liquid and finish in third place overall.

Throughout much of the summer Split, Immortals was the second best performing team right behind TSM, though it did briefly rose to claim the number one spot during week 8 when Phoenix1 defeated TSM in a 2:1 fashion. That said, the team was no longer dominant like it was back in spring split. There were in fact a number of games where Immortals were only able to close out a close series because of Huni's mechanical prowess or Pobelter steady shot-calling in the late game. Nonetheless, their 16-2 record in the summer split earn them a bye into the quarterfinals where they face off against Cloud9 whose performance was vastly improving since the second half of the summer split. After 5 long grueling matches, the Immortals lost to Cloud9 in 2:3. Shortly afterwards, they face off against CLG in Vancouver and in 3:1 fashion, they end the summer split in third place. With a combined 120 circuit points, the Immortals were directly seeded into the finals for the 2016 NALCS Regional Playoffs where they hoped to secure the third seed for World. Unfortunately, they lost again to Cloud9 in 1:3.

In the offseason, all the players were given the option to reach out to other teams, even though they were still under contract. At one point, Reignover was loaned out to CLG to become a coach for Xmithie in preparation for the 2016 World. Eventually though Reignover, Adrian, and Wildturtle all left Immortals to join Team Liquid, Phoenix1, and TSM, respectively. Huni was originally set to stay with Immortals and had signed a contract with the organization, but once SKT reached out to him for the top lane position, Immortals CEO Noah Winston decided to let Huni leave on amicable terms. Pobelter was the only player to stay with the organization.

2017 Season

In December of 2016, Immortals announced through Youtube that Flame, Cody Sun, Dardoch, and Olleh will be joining the starting lineup with Pobelter. Throughout the 2017 spring split, the team struggled to develop team synergy and have better communication issues since both Flame and Olleh were not fluent English speakers. Interpersonal relationship within the team was also an issue, particularly with Dardoch who's always had a strong personality. Eventually the team finished 7th with 8-10 record to maintain their spot in the league but missing playoffs.

During the offseason, Immortals made a number of adjustments, notably by bringing in Ssong as the new head coach and trading Dardoch for Xmithie from CLG for the summer split.

The result was immediately apparently. With vastly improved macro game knowledge, better team synergy in the botlane, and Xmithie providing critical in game leadership, the team quickly shot to first place in the league until the last week of the regular split to place second in the regular split to earn a bye into the semi-finals.

In the 2017 playoffs, the team first played against Counter Logic Gaming and easily advanced to the finals with 3:0 score. The team's advancement to the finals, coupled with Cloud9's surprising early exit in the first round of the playoffs, automatically guaranteed the team's entrance into the 2017 World Championship on points alone. At the finals, the team faced Team Solomid as their opponent, a showdown that many fans considered long overdue even though the team's line up is different than that of the 2016 squad. Throughout the 4 game match, Immortals always had a early game lead to pressure Team Solomid. This was especially so in Game 4 where they had a 10K gold lead and were looking to tie the game to force a 5 game series. Unfortunately, against Team Solomid's late game team fight and superior experience, Immortals lost the finals and failed to become the fourth team to win a championship in NALCS. Still, the team still got 2nd seed spot to represent North America at the 2017 World Championship.

At Worlds, Immortals was drawn into Group B along with Longzhu Gaming, Gigabyte Marines, and Fnatic. At the end of Week 1, Immortals went 2-1 to sit second in their group. However, due to Longzhu Gaming perfect winning record 6-0 and Fnatic's tenacity to go 2-1 in Week 2, Immortals was in a three-way tie for that second seed in their Group. Unfortunately, in a tiebreaker game against Fnatic, the team was aced in a critical team fight and were unable to stop Fnatic from rushing their nexus even as they came back alive, thus ending their run for Worlds.

Trivia

  • In their second game of the NA LCS 2016 Spring Split, both set the record for the fastest game to date in NA LCS history and also achieved the second perfect game ever in NA LCS history.

Timeline

2015

2016

2017

Player Roster

Active


Former


Player LCS Participation

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Organization

Current

|- |USA | |Noah Whinston |CEO

|- | | |Robert Yip |Performance Coach

|- |USA | Jish |Jashua |Assistant Coach

|- |USA | Brendan |Brendan Schilling |Analyst

|- |USA | Tyler |Tyler Perron |Analyst



Former

|- |Canada | Dylan |Dylan Falco |Head Coach |NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs |- |Canada | Jish |Joshua Carr-Hummerston |Assistant Coach |Template:None


Team Achievements

2016

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-16 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM XI Gyeonggi 1 : 2 KMlogo std.png Kongdoo Monster $ 2,000
2016-09-05 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Regional Finals 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2016-08-27 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 2 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming $ 15,000
2016-07-30 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2016 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 16 : 2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-04-16 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 0 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid $ 15,000
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A11st 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 17 : 1 Blanklogo std.png Not found

2017

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-10-122 B313 - 16th 2017 Season World Championship 2 : 4 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-09-03 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2016-08-05 LCS logo 25x25.png A22nd 2017 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 14 : 4 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2016-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A77th 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.png Not found

Videos

Highlight Videos

2016

Other

2015

2016

Articles

2015

2016

Interviews

2015

2016

2017

See Also

External Links

Gallery

References