|Coaches:||Kim "SSONG" Sang-su (김상수) |
|Analysts:||Brendan Schilling |
|Managers:||Kang "Dodo8" Jun-hyeok|
|Sponsor(s):||HP Omen |
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- 1 History
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Player Roster
- 5 Player LCS Participation
- 6 Organization
- 7 Team Achievements
- 8 Articles
- 9 Interviews
- 10 See Also
- 11 External Links
- 12 Gallery
- 13 References
Immortals is a North American team.
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. Soon after the team's creation, support player Dodo8 became the team's player manager, retiring from competitive play. 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- January 7th, Impactful and Jummychu join as subs.
- May 18th, Jesiz joins as Assistant Coach. 
- November 7th, Immortals drop out of IEM Season 11 - Oakland.
- November 22nd, Adrian leaves.
- November 23rd, Reignover leaves.
- December 5th, WildTurtle leaves.
- December 6th, Pobelter re--signs.
- December 7th, Dardoch joins.
- December 7th, Flame and Massacre joins. 
- December 13th, Olleh joins. 
- October 7th, team acquires the roster of Team 8. PorpoisePops, goldenglue, Nien, and Dodo8 join.
- Octboer 14th, Dodo8 retires from playing and moves to player manager.
- November 15th, goldenglue leaves.
- November 16th, PorpoisePops and Nien leave.
- December 8th, new roster is announced. Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian join.
|Cody Sun||Li Yu Sun||AD||-|
|Olleh||Kim Joo-sung (김주성)||Support||2017-10-31|
|Impactful||Joshua Alan Mabrey||AD|
|Dardoch||Joshua Hartnett||Jungle||Counter Logic Gaming|
|WildTurtle||Jason Tran||AD||Team SoloMid|
|Huni||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)||Top||SK Telecom T1|
|Reignover||Kim Yeu-jin (김의진)||Jungle||Team Liquid|
|Nien||Zach Malhas||AD||Team EnVyUs|
|Dodo8||Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)||Support||Manager|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
|Dodo8||Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)||Player Manager|
|SSONG||Kim Sang-su (김상수)||Head Coach|
|Robert Yip||Performance Coach|
|Hermes||David Tu||Head Coach|
|Jesiz||Jesse Le||Assistant Coach||Fnatic|
|HISTORY TEACHER||Chad Smeltz||Head Coach||NRG eSports|
|Dylan||Dylan Falco||Head Coach||Team EnVyUs|
|Jish||Joshua Carr-Hummerston||Assistant Coach|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-12-16||3 - 4th||IEM XI Gyeonggi||1 : 2||Kongdoo Monster||$ 2,000|
|2016-09-05||2nd||League Championship Series/North America/2016 Season/Regional Finals||1 : 3||Cloud9|
|2016-08-27||3rd||2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||3 : 2||Counter Logic Gaming||$ 15,000|
|2016-07-30||2nd||2016 NA LCS Summer Round Robin||16 : 2||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2016-04-16||3rd||2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs||3 : 0||Team Liquid||$ 15,000|
|2016-03-20||1st||2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin||17 : 1||Group Stage (W/L)|
- April 8th, [LoL] Immortal's Top 5 Plays from the 2016 Spring Split (2m48s)
- February 4th, The future history of Immortals by Paul Marshall on LoL Esports
- February 5th, Snoopeh: I want Immortals to lose by Stephen "Snoopeh" Ellis on ESPN
- April 8th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Semifinals Preview: TSM and Immortals, something old and something new by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 8th, NA LCS semifinal preview: Team SoloMid vs. Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- May 25th, Summer 2016 NA LCS Team-by-Team Preview Day Three: Immortals (Podcast) by Rough Drafts on Soundcloud
- October 7th, Meet the Immortals, the venture capital-funded esports franchise that bought Team 8's LCS spot by Samuel Lingle on the Daily Dot
- October 7th, Immortals esports team raises money from an elite investment consortium by Dean Takahashi on Venture Beat
- October 7th, Why L.A. tech, media and financial executives are buying an eSports team by Paresh Dave on the LA Times
- December 8th, Immortals: Exploring the Team Dynamic by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- May 15th, Interview with Head Coach Robert Yip with HOWLA eSports
- January 27th, We are the coaching staff of Immortals, AUA! with reddit
- February 1st, Immortals Head Coach Dylan on Leading the Team and Facing Locodoco Next Week with G|League
- February 4th, Dorm Room CEOs: Meet Noah Whinston, 21, Who Launched An E-Sports Franchise with Amy Diluna on NBC News
- February 21st, Immortals head coach Dylan Falco on how their hot streak is a team effort with theScore
- February 24th, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on his move into eSports, the team's success & the future of eSports with theScore
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Present Day with Travis on Yahoo
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Future Perfect with Travis on Yahoo
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Origin Story with Travis on Yahoo
- March 4th, Immortals CEO on the past, present, and future of the organization with Travis on Yahoo
- March 4th, Coach Robert Yip explains how he applies his sports training background to IMT with Travis on Yahoo
- November 18th, CEO of Immortals—"We really need to reorient the way we think about esports" with the Daily Dot
- December 8th, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on signing both Huni and Reignover: 'Together they're more than great' with Kelsey Moser on theScore
- December 10th, Meet the Immortals coaching and managerial staff Daily Dot Esports Daily Dot Esports with Daily Dot
- December 12th, Sessions featuring Immortals CEO Noah Whinston: “I barely had to sell a single one of my investors on eSports.” with News of Legends
- December 15th, Immortals CEO on Building IMT And "We Are Not the Team That Offered the Highest Salaries to Huni and Reignover" with Travis Gafford on Gamespot
- Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” twitlonger.com
- Dodo8 ends his playing career, moves on to player management dailydot.com
- Immortals's Tweet twitter.com
- Huni, Pobelter, WildTurtle headline star-studded Immortals roster dailydot.com
- Jesiz joins as Assistant Coach facebook.com
- Immortals drop out of IEM Season 11 - Oakland youtube.com
- Goodbye and good luck Reignover! immortalss.gg
- Goodbye WildTurtle: Flashing into a Bright Future. immortals.gg
- Pobelter signs 2 years contract immortals.gg
- Welcome to then team Dardoch! immortals.gg
- Immortals Sign Flame and Massacre espn.com
- Immortals Twitter announcement"twitter.com"
- Immortals's tweet twitter.com
- goldenglue's tweet twitter.com