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Immortals
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TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: North America North America
NO. OF PLAYERS: 8
TEAM STAFF
COACHES: Robert Yip
MANAGERS: Jun "Dodo8" Kang
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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History
CREATED: October 7, 2015(2015-10-07)
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Immortals is a professional Esports organization that started with League of Legends in October 7th 2015 after acquiring Team 8 and taking their place in the NA LCS.[1]

Biography

Immortals is a team founded by a consortium of gaming, media, and tech investors. "Our goal is to contribute to eSports growth and sustainability by developing a highly competitive roster across multiple gaming platforms".[2]

History

Season 6
On October 7th of 2015, Immortals acquired the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split spot of Team 8. One week later, it was announced through Immortals' website that Dodo8 will be retiring from competitive play but will remain with the team as their Manager.[3] Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle and Adrianwere announced as the starting players and have remained on the team since then.

There were some doubts about the new team; none of the players had played with each other before except for Huni and Reignover. Both WildTurtle on Team SoloMid and Pobelter on Counter Logic Gaming had underperformed during the World Championships and Adrian previously played on an underwhelming Team Impulse. Huni and Reignover were the players known for superior mechanics due to playing for Fnatic, but it was still a debate if they could carry Immortals to victory.

However, those doubts were quashed as Immortals showed their dominance. Because Huni and Reignover had played on Fnatic, their synergy was excellent and Reignover was usually expected to give a lead to Huni, who often played carry champions that controlled games if they were ahead. It wasn't only the ormer Fnatic players who were threats; Immortals showed promise in the mid and bot lanes as well. Pobelter and the bot lane duo, WildTurtle and Adrian, didn't always win their lanes, but excelled in their decision making and their teamfights. Immortals ended the Spring Split in first place with a near-perfect 17-1 record, only losing once to Counter Logic Gaming.

Immortals entered the 2016 Spring Split Playoffs with a first-round bye, and many spectators expected Immortals to dominate the tournament. However, Immortals quickly met their match against Team SoloMid. After failing to cheese TSM by using surprise counterpicks such as Huni's Lucian in Game 1 and Pobelter's Urgot in Game 2, Immortals lost in an 0-3 upset, costing them the tournament. Immortals' pick/ban against TSM was heavily criticized and even rather disrespectful, but they recovered their form against their final match against Team Liquid and took third place in a 3-0 sweep.

The 2016 NA LCS/Summer Split is almost the same story. They finished the split at 2nd place with a standing of 16-2. They got a bye in the playoffs but lost to Cloud9 (2-3). They earned the 3rd place spot by beating Counter Logic Gaming (2-3), the much needed win as this will seed them higher on the gauntlet for the Regional Qualifiers. Unfortunately, in the last round of the gauntlet, they were set to face Cloud9. The saddest part of the story is that, they lost again (1-3) and failed to qualify for the 2016 World Championship.

In the offseason, Immortals was not exempted from the roster changes. Adrian announced his departure from the team to join Phoenix1, WildTurtle re-joins Team SoloMid, Reignover moved to Team Liquid and Huni went back to Korea to join SK Telecom T1. Pobelter is the only player from the original roster who re-signed with the team. Starting from December 7th, Immortals introduced the new members of their roster. First is former Team Liquid jungler, Dardoch. Next in line was former LGD Gaming's top laner, Flame, followed by Challenger player and former Dream Team AD Carry, Cody. Last but not the least, the team signed former Hong Kong Esports' Support, Olleh.

The team's first battle was at IEM XI Gyeonggi. The team was placed in Group A, faced J Team in the first round and beat them (1-0) to advance to the next round. They then faced Samsung Galaxy who beat them (0-2), dropping Immortals to the decider match. Fortunately, they were able to beat J Team again (2-1) to advance to the semifinals. Their IEM run was cut short though, as they lost to Kongdoo Monster (1-2) placing them at 3rd-4th place in the tournament.

Timeline

  • October 7th, Immortals acquires and rebrands Team 8 and enters the LCS[21]
  • October 14th, Dodo8 retires from competitive play and is now the Team Manager for Immortals.[22]
  • November 15th, Goldenglue Becomes a free agent. [23]
  • December 8th, Roster is announced. Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle and Adrian join. Dylan Falco, Robert Yip and Dodo8 as Head Coach, Performance Coach and Team Manager respectively.[24]

To learn more about the history of Team 8 (Dec 2013 - Oct 2015), click here.

Player Roster

ID Name Role Contract
TopLaner Icon.png South Korea Flame Lee Ho-jong (이호종) 10/31/2017
Jungler Icon.png Philippines Xmithie Jake Puchero Signed
MidLane Icon.png USA Pobelter Eugene Justice Park 11/19/2018
ADCarry Icon.png China Cody Li Yu Sun 11/19/2018
Support Icon.png South Korea Olleh Kim Joo-sung (김주성) 10/31/2017

ID Name Role Contract
Jungler Icon.png Canada AnDa Andy Hoang 10/31/2017
ADCarry Icon.png USA Jummychu Jose Borromeo 10/31/2016
Support Icon.png USA Stunt William Chen 10/31/2017

ID Name Role Next Team
Jungler Icon.png USA Dardoch Joshua Hartnett
Counter Logic Gaming
ADCarry Icon.png USA Impactful Josh Mabrey
None
ADCarry Icon.png Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran
Team SoloMid
TopLaner Icon.png South Korea Huni Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)
SK Telecom T1
Jungler Icon.png South Korea Reignover Kim Ui-jin (김의진)
Team Liquid
Support Icon.png USA Adrian Adrian Ma
Phoenix1
ADCarry Icon.png USA Nien Zach Malhas
None
MidLane Icon.png USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer
Ember
Jungler Icon.png Canada Porpoise Braeden Schwark
None
Support Icon.png South Korea Dodo8 Jun Kang Retired.png Retired

Organization

ID Name Position
USA Noah Whinston Co-Founder and CEO
USA Clinton Foy Co-Founder and Chairman
USA Janook Jon Stein VP of Product
USA Azotal Ryan Friedman Financial and Data Analyst
South Korea Dodo8 Jun Kang Team Manager
South Korea SSONG Kim Sang-su (김상수) Head Coach
Ireland Robert Yip Coach
USA Loyota Brendan Schilling Head Analyst
USA Lufty Nick Luft Analyst

ID Name Position Next Team
USA Hermes David Tu Strategic Coach
None
Australia Jish Joshua Carr-Hummerston Assistant Coach
None
USA Dylan Falco Head Coach
Team EnVyUs
Denmark Jesse Jesse Le Assistant Coach
Fnatic

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-03-26 NA LCS.png A77th 2017 NA LCS Spring Split 8-10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-16 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM XI Gyeonggi 1 : 2
Kongdoo Monster
$ 10,000
2016-09-05 NA LCS.png I1NQ 2016 NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 1 : 3
Cloud9
2016-08-27 NA LCS.png A33rd 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
$15,000
2016-07-31 NA LCS.png A22nd 2016 NA LCS Summer Split 16-2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-04-16 NA LCS.png A33rd 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 0
Team Liquid
50 CP
2016-03-20 NA LCS.png A11st 2016 NA LCS Spring 17 : 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

Interviews

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Gallery

Discussions

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References

  1. Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” immortals.gg
  2. Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” immortals.gg
  3. Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” immortals.gg
  4. Jish's Twitter Post
  5. Coaching Staff Update
  6. Thank you, Dardoch… and Welcome Aboard, Xmithie
  7. Meet Immortals’ Two New In-House Subs
  8. [1]
  9. Immortals sign Jesse as assistant coach
  10. Adrian leaves Immortals, signs with Phoenix1
  11. Goodbye and Good Luck Reignover
  12. SKT's Twitter Post
  13. Goodbye WildTurtle: Flashing Into a Bright Future
  14. Pobelter signs 2-year contract
  15. Welcome to the team Dardoch!
  16. Welcome the new Immortals ADC: Cody Sun!
  17. The Future is Bright: Welcome Flame to the Team!
  18. Olleh is the new IMT Support
  19. Please Welcome Your 2017 IMT Support: Olleh!
  20. Welcome our New Assistant LoL Coach, Jish
  21. Acquisition announcement
  22. Dodo Retires from Competitive Play
  23. [2]
  24. Immortals: Here We Stand