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Team Impulse
TIP Logo.jpg
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Managers: Lucas Wen
Sponsor(s): Azubu
Facebook: Team Impulse
Team Subreddit: /r/teamimpulse
Twitter: TeamImpulselol
Created: 2014-12-26
Disbanded: 2016-05-23
Current Roster
TIP Roster LCS 2016 Spring 2.jpg

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.


2015 Preseason

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.[1][2][3][4][5] The team inherited LMQ's seed in the 2015 NA LCS Spring Season.

2015 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.

2016 Season

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.[6] 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.[7]


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
Current Official Residency South Korea Seraph Shin Woo-yeong (신우영) 01 Top TDKlogo std.png Team Dragon Knights 2016 NA LCS Spring Season - Week 2: Day 1 and Week 3


C ID Name Role Next Team
China Feng Wang Xiao-Feng (王晓峰) 01 Top
South Korea Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 03 Mid P1logo std.png Phoenix1
Canada Mash Brandon Phan 04 AD P1logo std.png Phoenix1
China Gate Austin Yu 05 Support P1logo std.png Phoenix1
China beibei Meng Zhang 07 Sub/Jungle
USA Ken Kenneth Tang 10 Sub/Support
South Korea Procxin Kim Se-young (김세영) 02 Jungle NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Rhux Keenan Santos 06 Sub/Top
China Syaka Guan Xin-Chao (冠心超) 06 Sub/Top
China For Our Past Wen Jun-Jie (文军杰) 09 Sub/AD
South Korea heavenTime Simon Jeon 10 Sub/Support
South Korea Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) 01 Top NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports
South Korea Rush Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재) 02 Jungle C9logo std.png Cloud9
China XiaoWeiXiao Yu Xian (余显) 03 Mid OMDlogo std.png Oh My Dream
USA Apollo Apollo Price 04 AD Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support IMTlogo std.png Immortals

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
Impact 16 TiPlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  17 NRGlogo std.png  0 51 51

Rush 18 TiPlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 54 54

XiaoWeiXiao 28 LMQ TClogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  16 TiPlogo std.png  0 62 62

Apollo 28 CSTlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  18 Dignitaslogo std.png  0 82 82

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

Rhux 2 TiPlogo std.png  0 2 2

Gate 3 TiPlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  0 21 21

beibei 3 TiPlogo std.png  0 3 3

Mash 28 GGULogo std.png  28 CSTlogo std.png  18 CSTlogo std.png  18 TiPlogo std.png  0 92 92

Feng 14 TiPlogo std.png  0 14 14

Ken 3 Eglogo std.png  4 TiPlogo std.png  0 7 7

Pirean 15 TiPlogo std.png  0 15 15

Procxin 15 TiPlogo std.png  0 15 15

Seraph 24 Clglogo std.png 18 TDKlogo std.png
0 51 51
For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.



C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea Lucas Lucas Wen (문준걸) General Manager
China Jason Pan Coach
China Superrrman Xiang 'Alex' Gu General Manager
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) Head Coach RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-04-07 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2016 NA LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1 Apexlogo std 2.png Apex Gaming
2016-03-20 LCS logo 25x25.png A99th 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-08-30 RpPoints.png A33rd 2015 Season North America Regional Finals 2 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2015-08-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid $ 10,000
2015-07-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-18 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid $ 10,000
2015-03-29 LCS logo 25x25.png A44th 2015 NA LCS Spring Season 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos


  • 2015


  • 2016
  • 2015


See Also

External Links


  1. LMQ's Tweet
  2. Full Roster Announcement
  3. 3.0 3.1 Team Impulse's tweet
  4. 4.0 4.1 Team Impulse's tweet
  5. 5.0 5.1 Brace For Impact - Team Impulse Acquires Impact
  6. 6.0 6.1 Competitive Ruling: Team Impulse
  7. 7.0 7.1 Phoenix1's Profile Page
  8. Team Dragon Knights' Tweet
  9. Team EnVyUs's Tweet
  10. Team Impulse Comes to Azubu
  11. Team Impulse's Tweet
  12. Former Vortex Mid Laner Austin ‘Gate’ Yu Joins Team Impulse
  13. Adrian's Tweet
  14. Team Impulse Officially Announces Team For Sale
  15. 皇族电子竞技俱乐部RNG战队人员变动公告 (Chinese)