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Impact

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Impact
TL Impact 2018 Summer.png
Background Information
NameJung Eon-yeong
Country of BirthSouth Korea
Birthday3/7/1995
Competitive
TeamTeam Liquid
RoleTop
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Alternate IDsIIlIIllIlII (NA), SKT T1 Impact, Storm Impact, Painsimpact (NA), eonyoung (NA), TiP Impact
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
X Stormlogo std.png X Storm0/2012
SupportLanePick.png
Tempestlogo std.png Tempest0/201211/2012
SupportLanePick.png
X Stormlogo std.png X Storm11/20122/2013
TopLanePick.png
SKT T1 Klogo std.png SKT T1 K2/201311/2014
TopLanePick.png
SKT T1logo std.png SKT T111/201412/2014
TopLanePick.png
TiPlogo std.png TiP1/201511/2015
TopLanePick.png
NRGlogo std.png NRG11/20154/2016
TopLanePick.png
C9logo std.png C95/201611/2017
TopLanePick.png
Liquidlogo std.png TL11/2017Present
TopLanePick.png
"Impact" (Real Name: Jung Eon-yeong) is a Korean League of Legends player, current Top Laner for Team Liquid.

Biography

Impact was born on March 7, 1995 in South Korea. He currently lives in Los Angeles. He has one of the most storied histories in competitive League of Legends. Starting off on the South Korean teams Xenics Storm and Tempest, he eventually landed a spot on SK Telecom T1. The team became a powerhouse in South Korea and won the Season 3 World Championship, with Impact becoming known for his impressive Jax performances. Sadly in the following year SKT's performance became progressively worse and they failed to qualify for Worlds.

With his own play not being what it used to be, Impact left SKT and joined Team Impulse at the start of 2015. The team was in the upper-half of the LCS throughout the year but never seemed to keep it together when it came time for playoffs. After failing to reach Worlds, they were eventually bought out by NRG eSports. Unfortunately it took one split for NRG to flounder and get relegated. Impact was able to get a spot on Cloud9 in the Summer. Despite not winning the split with them, Impact was widely praised for his incredible play in the Summer Playoffs, with a "top die" meme being created around him by the community following one of his interviews.

Impact would eventually leave C9 and joined Team Liquid for 2018. This proved to be a great move as the team ended up winning the Spring Split, giving Impact his first NA LCS championship.

Career History

Season 2

Jung "Impact" Eon-yeong started his career as a support for Xenics Storm. The roster qualified for the first OGN season, Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 and even made it to the semifinals. They ended in third place after losing 3-2 to MiG Frost but they beat Team OP 2-1 in the third place match. The team's top 4 placing secured them a round of 16 spot in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. Xenics made it to the round of 8 again but dropped 2-0 to Azubu Blaze this time. Xenics was seeded into the second round of the Season 2 Korea Regional Finals but they lost 3-0 to NaJin Sword. Impact left the team in October of 2012 to join Tempest but rejoined after that team was picked up by the Xenics organization.

Season 3

Impact left the Xenics team in February of 2013 to join the brand new roster of SK Telecom T1 2 that featured bengi, Faker, Piglet, and PoohManDu. The team's first tournament together was OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where the team found immediate success. They placed third after losing 3-1 to MVP Ozone but they beat CJ Entus Frost 3-0 in the third place match. SKT1 2's sister team, SK Telecom T1 1 was dropped from the organization so Impact's team was renamed to just SK Telecom T1. Next, they attended HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, this time managing to qualify for the finals. They were pitted against the KT Rolster Bullets and even went down 2-0 initially in the set but they managed to bring it back and win the tournament with a 3-2 victory. This win earned them enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 3 Korea Regional Finals. They were automatically seeded into the finals where they faced the Bullets once again, this time taking them down 3-1 to qualify for the Season 3 World Championship as the third seed from Korea. SKT went 7-1 in their group, only dropping a game to OMG and was put against the Gamania Bears in the quarterfinals. They quickly dispatched the bears 2-0 and then went onto play a close set against NaJin Black Sword that they eventually won 3-2. The finals saw SKT playing against the Chinese Royal Club. Royal was no match for SKT and the set ended with a quick 3-0 and the crowning of SK Telecom as the Season 3 World Champions. A month later, the team was renamed to SK Telecom T1 K.

2014 Season

SK Telecom continued their streak of domination at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014. In an unprecedented show of strength, SKT managed to sweep the entirety of the tournament, culminating in a 3-0 victory over Samsung Galaxy Ozone. This is widely considered to be the most impressive feat achieved by any team as OGN is thought to have the highest level of competition in League of Legends. However, HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 began the steady decline of SKT K as a team. They were upset in the group stages by the KT Rolster Arrows and barely scraped through to playoffs. They then met Samsung Ozone in the quarterfinals and were swiftly beaten 3-1. Due to having the most circuit points in Korea, they were invited to participate in All-Star Paris 2014. After winning 6 games in a row, they 3-0'd OMG to take the tournament without dropping a game. They came back to Korea for HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 but fell in the quarterfinals again with a 3-1 loss to Samsung White. SKT was forced to play a tiebreaker against Samsung White to determine who would go to the 2014 Season World Championship as the second seed from Korea. White was too strong for SKT, quickly sweeping them 3-0. SKT was knocked into the finals of the gauntlet where they faced a red hot NaJin White Shield that took out the former World Champions 3-1.

2015 Season

Changes to the OGN rules forced SKT K and SKT S to merge to form SK Telecom T1 in early December of 2014. Two weeks later, Impact left the team to join Team Impulse as their top laner. 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.

2016 Season

Impact left Team Impulse in November to join the new LCS team NRG eSports, as their top laner. NRG started the |LCS strong, tied for either first or second place through the first four weeks, but after the fifth week they fell down to fifth place and remained there for the rest of the season. They were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. After the conclusion of the split, Impact left NRG and joined Cloud9.[1]

Trivia

  • His favorite champions are  Alistar,  Sona,  Janna,  Lee Sin, and  Gangplank.
  • Famous for trolling HotshotGG using jungle AP Master Yi on NA server when Korean server was not yet released.

Achievements

2015
Date Event Result
2015-08-30 2015 Season North America Regional Finals Bronze.png Tip 2 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2015-08-22 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Copper.png Tip 1 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2015-04-18 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Copper.png Tip 2 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-30 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals Silver.png skt t1 k 1 : 3 NJWSlogo std.png NaJin White Shield
2014-08-09 ITENJOY NLB Summer 2014 Gold.png skt t1 k 3 : 0 NJBSlogo std.png NaJin Black Sword
2014-06-08 SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 Silver.png skt t1 0 : 3 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Galaxy
2014-05-14 bigfile NLB Spring 2014 Bronze.png skt t1 k 3 : 0 KT Alogo std.png KT Rolster Bullets
2014-05-11 All-Star Paris 2014 Gold.png skt t1 k 3 : 0 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
2014-01-25 PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 Gold.png skt t1 k 3 : 0 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Ozone
2013
Date Event Result
2013-10-04 Season 3 World Championship Gold.png skt 3 : 0 Royallogo std.png Royal Club
2013-09-07 Season 3 Korea Regional Finals Gold.png SK Telecom T1 SKT T1logo std.png 3 : 1 KT Alogo std.png KT Rolster Bullets
2013-08-31 HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 Gold.png SK Telecom T1 SKT T1logo std.png 3 : 2 KT Alogo std.png KT Rolster Bullets
2013-06-29 AMD-INVEN GamExperience SF.png SK Telecom T1 SKT T1logo std.png 0 : 2 MVP Bluelogo std.png MVP Ozone
2013-06-05 OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 Bronze.png SK Telecom T1 2 SKT T1 2logo std.png 3 : 0 CJ Frostlogo std.png CJ Entus Frost
2013-02-23 OGN Club Masters Silver.png Xenics-OP United Xenics-OPlogo std.png 2 : 3 MVPlogo std.png MVP
2012
Date Event Result
2012-09-19 Season Two Regional Finals - Seoul Bronze.png xenics storm 0 : 3 NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword
2012-05-19 Azubu The Champions Spring 2012 Bronze.png xenics storm 2 : 1 OPlogo std.png Team OP

Media

Interviews

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Articles & Videos

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com