Phoenix1

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Phoenix1
Phoenix1logo square.png
Team Information
Location: North America North America
Coaches: Charlie "Charlie" Lipsie
Managers: Eric "LovePentaKills" Ma
Brendan "Saparino" Franco
Website: Phoenix1.gg
Sponsor(s): CyberPower PC
Meta Threads
Twitch
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Youtube: Youtube
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Phoenix1gg
History
Created: 2016-05-23
Current Roster
P1 2017 summer with Ryu.jpg

Phoenix1 is a North American team.

History

Phoenix1 was announced on May 23rd, 2016, as the team inheriting the NA LCS Summer Season seed previously belonging to Team Impulse.[1] On May 26th, their starting roster was announced and included zig, Brandini, Inori, Slooshi, Pirean, Mash, and Gate, with zig and Brandini sharing the top lane, and Slooshi and Pirean sharing the mid lane.[2]

2016 Summer Season

Phoenix 1 failed to pick up traction as a team finishing the season 5-13 ranked 8th place. They managed to break even in head to head series 1-1 with Echo Fox, NRG, Apex, EnVyUs, and even TSM. However, they were 2-0'd by the likes of C9,CLG, and Team Liquid. This placed Phoenix 1 into a bad position (going 15-31), forcing them to battle for their spot in the 2017 Spring Promotion tournament.

In the promotion mathces. Phoenix 1 surged in the 2017 Spring Promotion tournament with stellar play from Inori's  Rek'Sai and  Elise in the jungle and domination from Mash's  Jhin and  Sivir sweeping Echo Fox 3-0 to secure their spot in the 2017 Spring Split.

2017 Spring Season

Starting the season fresh with the departure of Brandini,Gate,Mash, and Slooshi during the "rosterpocalypse". They acquired a highly talented and experienced group in the likes of Ryu in Mid, Arrow as ADC, Adrian for their Support.[2]

P1's new team showed signs of flashes chemistry through the Spring Season, but suffered set backs at the hands of TSM in week 3 & 9, CLG in weeks 4 & 6, Split with FlyQuest,Dignitas, and the impressive win vs Cloud 9 in week 5. After going 5-1 through weeks 6-8, Phoenix 1 dropped its finally two games to ranks 1 & 2 seed in TSM and Cloud 9 placing them in 3rd in the standings with a overall record of 11-7.

In the quarterfinals of the Spring Playoffs, they matched up with Team Dignitas; whom they swept without remorse. Unfortunately, they met up with Cloud 9 in the semi's. Not being able to handle the superior macro and map control, P1 went down without winning a single match. Phoenix 1's 3rd place finish was a close one. FlyQuest already having completed a reverse sweep on CLG almost did it again. Due to some solid macro, and poor decisions by FlyQuest, Phoenix 1 was able to closed out game 5 and place third in the playoffs.

Few weeks into the 2017 Summer Season, the team made roster adjustments by acquiring Xpecial from Team Dignitas and MikeYeung. Immediately the new rookie made an impression on the fans and analysts with his impressive mechanical skill. Eventually MikeYeung went on to win the Rookie of the Split award. Individual skills aside though, the team performed much worst than they did in the spring season. Although the team made some impressive plays at the Rift Rivals/Blue Rift, they weren't able to translate that success to help raise their rank placement for the rest of the summer season and placed dead last in the the league with a 4-14 record. This was a hard blow for the organization: not only are they forced to play the 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion, but more importantly they are unable to participate in the 2017 North America Regional, despite placing third in the 2017 NALCS Spring Playoffs.

At the 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion, Phoenix1 first faced off against Gold Coin United and narrowly beat them in 2:3 fashion to advance to the next round. In the second round, they lost to Team Liquid in a close 2:3 match. Fortunately, they were able to beat eUnited 3:0 to retain their spot in the 2018 NALCS Spring Season.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency Canada zig Derek Shao 01 Top
Current Official Residency USA MikeYeung Mike Yeung 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency USA Meteos William Hartman 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Ryu Yoo Sang-ook (유상욱) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency South Korea Arrow No Dong-hyeon (노동현) 04 AD
Current Official Residency USA Shady Jordan Robison 05 Support
Current Official Residency USA Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 10 Sub/Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Fixer Jeong Jae-woo (정재우) 05 Support Logo std2.png SEA Serpents
South Korea Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 03 Mid NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
USA Stunt William Chen 05 Support IMTlogo std.png Immortals
USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 03 Mid
None
Canada Mash Brandon Phan 04 AD
None
China Gate Austin Yu 05 Support
None
USA Brandini Brandon Chen 01 Top
None
USA Zentinel Kevin Pires 02 Jungle Tempologo std.png Tempo Storm
USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Iraq Inori Rami Charagh 02 Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

Organization

C ID Name Position
USA Michael Moore Co-Owner/Managing Partner
USA Rob Moore Co-Owner
USA Jack Giarrapunto Co-Owner
China LovePentaKills Eric Ma General Manager
China Charlie Charlie Lipsie Manager
USA Zyto Bryan Ybanes Assistant Manager
USA History Teacher Chad Smeltz 11 In-House Manager
USA BonQuish Alec Warren 11 Head Analyst
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul Coach

Team Achievements

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-13 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotions 3 : 0 EUnitedlogo std.png eUnited
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-05 LCS logo 25x25.png B010th 2017 NA LCS Summer Season 4 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-22 2017 Rift Rivals Logo.png A22nd 2017 Rift Rivals Blue 4 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest $30,000
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Spring Season 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2017 NA LCS Spring Promotions 3 : 0 EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox
2016-07-30 LCS logo 25x25.png A88th 2016 NA LCS Summer Season 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Articles

Interviews

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Phoenix1's Team Page lolesports.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more espn.go.com
  3. Zentinel's Tweet twitter.com
  4. Meet the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split teams lolesports.com
  5. Slooshi's Tweet twitter.com
  6. Mash's Tweet twitter.com
  7. Gate's Tweet twitter.com
  8. Brandini's Tweet twitter.com
  9. [1] esports.yahoo.com