|Roster joined a new Organization.|
|Coaches:||Chad "HISTORY TEACHER" Smeltz|
|Analysts:||Matthew Schmeider |
Linden "CheesedBeluga" Schwark
|Managers:||Eric "LovePentaKills" Ma|
|Team Captain:||Kang "Dodo8" Jun-hyeok|
- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Team Achievements
- 7 Highlight Videos
- 8 Interviews
- 9 Articles
- 10 Other Content
- 11 See Also
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
Team 8 is a North America based team founded in December of 2013. The team currently resides in their gaming house located in Southern California has been there since the creation of the team.
2014 Preseason and Formation
Team 8 was formed on December 26th, 2013 by RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. Soon after its formation, the team placed second in the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, losing to Team LoLPro. On January 17th, RicheRich left the team.
On February 17th, frommaplestreet and CaliforniaTrlolz joined the roster, and chu8 became a sub. It was with this lineup that Team 8 rose to prominence in the North American Challenger scene and eventually made the LCS.
In the first spring series of the NA Challenger Series, Team 8 qualified for the play-in but were defeated in the first round by vVv Gaming Red. In the second spring series, they qualified in the play-in, beating Kings of Tilt to face LMQ in the quarterfinals. They were defeated 2-1, leaving them without enough points to play in the playoffs for a slot in the summer promotion tournament.
Despite their inability to qualify for the 2014 LCS, the team stayed together and played in the Challenger Series once again; however, once again they were defeated in the first round of the play-in for the first summer series, this time to Necrofantasian. Finally, in the second summer series, Team 8 went all the way through the bracket, placing third in a 2-1 victory over LoL Pro for the third-place spot.
Concurrently with their less-than-stellar NACS performance, Team 8 gained attention in the North American Challenger scene for their performances in other Challenger scene events, winning the Black Monster Cup once, the Lone Star Clash 3, and then the Black Monster Cup a second time. Impressively, they finished second in the NACL Season 2, losing 3-1 to LMQ in the finals -- a team that seemed unbeatable in the Challenger scene at the time.
The second Riot-sponsored NACS Summer Series result placed Team 8 fourth in points overall in the NACS Summer Playoffs, and they were finally able to find success in a Riot-sponsored tournament, beating XDG Gaming, Team Coast, and Curse Academy to win the tournament and qualify for a spot at the 2015 LCS Spring Promotion Tournament. In the promotion tournament, Team 8 defeated compLexity 3-2 and qualified for the LCS.
After the promotion tournament, CaliTrlolz announced he would be stepping down from the team because he was unable to delay entrance to pharmaceutical school. However, he was successfully able to petition his school to delay for a year with the support of the community and remain on the team to play in the LCS.
In the spring split of the 2015 LCS, Team 8 initially slipped into ninth place after the fifth week. After a more successful end to the season, however, they climbed into a tie for the final playoff spot, but lost the tiebreaker to Team Liquid and settled into seventh with a 9-9 record. In the summer season, Slooshi temporarily left the team after the third week for personal reasons and was replaced by goldenglue. Team 8 once again finished the regular season tied for seventh; however, this time, they lost to Cloud9 and were sent to the 2016 Spring Promotion Tournament. They chose Team Imagine as their Challenger opponent and beat them 3-1 to stay in the LCS for the spring season. After their victory, the team announced that Goldenglue would be their starting mid laner in the 2016 season.
- January 12th, Alex Ich joins as a substitute.
- February 16th, Sam Wang steps down as co-owner.
- May 22nd, Nien joins as the starting AD carry, maplestreet becomes a sub. HISTORY TEACHER joins as head coach.
- June 17th, goldenglue joins as a temporary substitute for Slooshi.
- September 8th, goldenglue becomes starting mid laner. Slooshi moves to sub.
- October 7th, team renames to Immortals. PorpoisePops, goldenglue, Nien, Dodo8, BrandonFtw, CheeseBeluga, Alex Ich, maplestreet, and Slooshi leave.
|Dodo8||Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)||Support||Immortals|
|BrandonFtw||Brandon Chen||Sub/Top||Top Dog Gaming|
|Alex Ich||Alexey Ichetovkin||Sub/Mid||Renegades|
|Slooshi||Andrew Pham||Sub/Mid||Top Dog Gaming|
|Chu8||Jae Hyung Park||Sub|
|RicheRich||Brian Nguyen||Top||COGnitive Gaming|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
|HISTORY TEACHER||Chad Smeltz||Head Coach||Immortals|
|Matthew Schmieder||Head Analyst||Team Frostbite|
|Elbion||Josh Tuffs||Analyst||The Chiefs eSports Club|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2015-09-06||Q||2016 NA LCS Spring Promotion||3 : 1||Team Imagine|
|2015-07-26||8th||2015 NA LCS Summer Round Robin||6 : 12||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-03-29||7th||2015 NA LCS Spring Round Robin||9 : 9||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2014-09-11||Q||2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion||3 : 2||compLexity Gaming|
|2014-08-24||1st||2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs||3 : 1||Curse Academy||$ 16,000|
|2014-08-01||3rd||2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2||2 : 1||Team LoLPro||$ 3,000|
|2014-03-26||2nd||NACL Season 2||1 : 3||LMQ||$ 5,000|
|2014-03-08||5 - 8th||2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #2||1 : 2||LMQ||$ 1,250|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-10-27||4th||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Fall||0 : 2||Zenith eSports||$ 750|
|2014-09-28||2nd||National ESL Pro Series Season X||1 : 2||Team Coast||$ 3,200|
|2014-06-11||1st||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Summer||2 : 1||Frank Fang Gaming||$ 7,500|
|2014-05-04||1st||Lone Star Clash 3||3 : 2||Cloud9 Tempest||$ 10,000|
|2014-04-20||1st||2014 Black Monster Cup NA Spring||2 : 1||COGnitive Gaming||$ 5,000|
|2013-12-29||2nd||Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash||0 : 2||Team LoLPro||$ 1,250|
|In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments|
|2014-07-11||1st||ROCCAT King of the Hill 2013-2014 Week 12||2 : 0||Team LoLPro||$ 1,000|
|2014-04-23||1st||National ESL Premier League Season VIII||2 : 0||Frank Fang Gaming||$ 2,000|
|2014-04-07||1st||2014 BMC NA Spring Qualifier #4||2 : 0||Parabellum Esports||$ 750|
- May 5th - Hello, we are Team 8. Ask us Anything. with Reddit
- September 9th - Close Quarters Conversations: Team 8 with Paravine
- September 13th - Hi we are Team 8, we just made NA LCS! Ask us ANYTHING! with Reddit
- January 1st - Team 8 House Tour with onGamers
- CaliTrlolz's Reddit Post reddit.com
- CaliTrlolz's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Team 8 Co-Owner found atop an Elo Boosting Rig esportsheaven.com
- Team 8 Parts With Co-owner Sam Wang team-8.net
- Slooshi to sub, Goldenglue to start for T8 in 2016 team-8.net
- Immortals's tweet twitter.com
- Alex Ich Joins Team 8 As Sub team-8.net
- Team 8 Welcomes History Teacher and Nien team-8.net
- Team 8 Welcomes goldenglue team-8.net
- Immortals's tweet twitter.com
- Player jumps ship - Team 8 forced to forfeit Coke Zero altgg.com
- Frommaplestreet and Californiatrlolz join Team 8 altgg.com
- GAMDIAS' Twitter post twitter.com