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Immortals
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Coaches: Kim "SSONG" Sang-su (김상수)
Robert Yip
Analysts: Brendan Schilling
Tyler Perron
Managers: Kang "Dodo8" Jun-hyeok
Website: http://immortals.gg/
Sponsor(s): HP Omen
Meta Threads
Youtube: Immortals gg
Facebook: Immortals gg
Twitter: Immortals_gg
History
Created: 2015-10-07
Current Roster
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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.

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

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Flame Lee Ho-Jong 01 Top 2017-10-31
Current Official Residency Philippines Xmithie Jake Puchero 02 Jungle -
Current Official Residency USA Pobelter Eugene Park 03 Mid 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency China Cody Sun Li Yu Sun 04 AD -
Current Official Residency South Korea Olleh Kim Joo-sung (김주성) 05 Support 2017-10-31
Current Official Residency Canada AnDa Andy Hoang 07 Sub/Jungle -
Current Official Residency USA Jummychu Jose Borromeo 09 Sub/AD 2016-10-31
Current Official Residency USA Stunt William Chen 10 Sub/Support -

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
USA Impactful Joshua Alan Mabrey 04 AD
None
USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett 02 Jungle Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈) 01 Top SKT1Logo std.png SK Telecom T1
USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support P1logo std.png Phoenix1
South Korea Reignover Kim Yeu-jin (김의진) 02 Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
USA Nien Zach Malhas 04 AD NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Canada PorpoisePops Braeden Schwark 02 Jungle
None
USA goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 03 Mid Emberlogo std.png Ember
South Korea Dodo8 Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁) 05 Support Managerlogo std.png Manager

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Huni 18 Fnaticlogo std.png  18 Fnaticlogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  36 18 54



Reignover 18 Fnaticlogo std.png  18 Fnaticlogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  36 18 54



Pobelter 28 Eglogo std.png  28 Eglogo std.png  18 WFXlogo std.png  18 Clglogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  0 110 110



WildTurtle 14 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  28 Tsmlogo std.png  18 Tsmlogo std.png  17 Tsmlogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  0 151 151



Adrian 18 TiPlogo std.png  17 TiPlogo std.png  18 IMTlogo std.png  0 53 53



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
USA Noah Whinston CEO
South Korea Dodo8 Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁) 11 Player Manager
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-su (김상수) 11 Head Coach
Robert Yip Performance Coach
USA Jish Jashua Assistant Coach
USA Brendan Brendan Schilling Analyst
USA Tyler Tyler Perron Analyst

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Hermes David Tu 11 Head Coach
None
Denmark Jesiz Jesse Le 11 Assistant Coach Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
USA HISTORY TEACHER Chad Smeltz 11 Head Coach NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports
Canada Dylan Dylan Falco Head Coach NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
Canada Jish Joshua Carr-Hummerston Assistant Coach
None

Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
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.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A77th 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-16 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM XI Gyeonggi 1 : 2 Kongdoo Monsterlogo 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.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
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.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Videos

Highlight Videos

Other

  • 2016
  • 2015

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015

See Also

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” twitlonger.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dodo8 ends his playing career, moves on to player management dailydot.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Immortals's Tweet twitter.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Huni, Pobelter, WildTurtle headline star-studded Immortals roster dailydot.com
  5. Jesiz joins as Assistant Coach facebook.com
  6. Immortals drop out of IEM Season 11 - Oakland youtube.com
  7. Goodbye and good luck Reignover! immortalss.gg
  8. Goodbye WildTurtle: Flashing into a Bright Future. immortals.gg
  9. Pobelter signs 2 years contract immortals.gg
  10. Welcome to then team Dardoch! immortals.gg
  11. Immortals Sign Flame and Massacre espn.com
  12. Immortals Twitter announcement"twitter.com"
  13. Immortals's tweet twitter.com
  14. goldenglue's tweet twitter.com