I May

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I May
I Maylogo square.png
Team Information
Org LocationChina China
Region
CN
 China
History
Created2016-05-18
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
IMAY 2016 LPL Summer.jpg

I May was a Chinese competitive League of Legends team.

History

Formerly a sister team of EDward Gaming competing in the LSPL as EDward Esports, the roster qualified for the 2016 LPL Summer Split by securing first place in the Chinese Challenger League, before changing franchises in order to avoid the Riot ruling preventing sister teams from competing in the same League. They were then drafted into Group B for the upcoming season. An important acquisition prior to the beginning of the split was former ESC Ever mid laner Athena: the Korean player went on to play alongside BaeMe for the whole split, both bringing their own playstyle onto the rift.

As the weeks unfolded, IMay struggled against most teams in their own group, while at the same time having the most success against their Group A opposition, with the exception of EDG: indeed, the rookies ended the season with a 5-1 best-of-three record in the intergroup Round Robin and a 4-6 record in the intragroup Double Round Robin. Their overall performance granted IMay the third place in Group B and therefore a spot in the Playoffs. After defeating Invictus Gaming and Snake eSports, the newcomers met the reigning LPL Spring champions Royal Never Give Up in the semifinals: after an hard fought series, the crumbling nexus in Game 5 was IMay's. The team faced Team WE in the third place match, winning 3-1.

IMay's Regular Season placement granted them a spot in the Finals of the Qualifiers, in which they met an exhausted Team WE. With the last Chinese spot for the 2016 Season World Championship as the ultimate prize, the two teams battled in a no holds barred slugfest that went to a full five games. As the situation in Game 5 looked dire, with WE in full control of the map and a sizeable gold advantage throughout the match, the scrappy rookies managed to turtle long enough and wait for a crucial mistake from their opponents, culminating in an ill-fated teamfight at 50 minutes into the game, with IMay turning around a siege on the top lane inhibitor turret and closing out the series.[1]

IMay were drafted into Group B of the World Championship, together with LCK's SK Telecom T1, NALCS' Cloud9 and LMS' Flash Wolves. Between Weeks 1 and 2 starting support Road was banned for the first game of Week 2 against the Flash Wolves for toxic behaviour in Solo Queue.[2] Nevertheless, the team scrapped their way to a 2-4 finish, even winning their game against FW with Athena playing Lee Sin and Avoidless on Alistar, ending in third place overall over FW.

2017 wasn't that great for I May. Although they achieved a 2nd place finish at 2017 Demacia Cup after a 1-3 loss to RNG in the finals, their domestic LPL results were poor. They finished their regular spring season in 4th place with an 8-8 record. In the playoffs they defeated Qiao Gu Reapers 3-2, however they dropped out in the quarterfinals with a 2-3 loss to OMG. In the summer split they finished 5th place with a 5-11 record and didn't earn enough Championship Points which meant they missed their chance to attend Worlds again.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
CN

AmazingJ Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪) 11Top Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN

Ben4 Tu Xin-Cheng (涂欣成) 12Jungler Victory Fivelogo std.pngVictory Five 2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR

Flawless Sung Yeon-jun (성연준) 12Jungler Rogue Warriorslogo std.pngRogue Warriors 2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN

Sks Yang Dai-Zhi (杨代智) 12Jungler Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2017-07-132017-07-13 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR

Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 13Mid Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN

Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) 14Bot Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR

Road Yun Han-gil (윤한길) 15Support Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN

Starlight Li Shun-Jie (李顺杰) 15Support None 2017-03-112017-03-11 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN

FF Xie Kui (谢蝰) 24Sub/Bot EDward Gaming Youth Teamlogo std.pngEDG Youth Team 2017-03-112017-03-?? 2017-11-112017-??-??
CN

Maestro Hu Jian-Xin (胡建鑫) 15Support Oh My Godlogo std.pngOh My God 2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-11-112017-??-??
CN

Mitty Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 12Jungler EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-182016-12-18
CN

Avoidless Fan Jun Wei (范俊偉) 12Jungler T.Bear Gaminglogo std.pngT.Bear Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-172016-12-17
KR

BaeMe Kang Yang-hyun (강양현) 13Mid Laner IN Gaminglogo std.pngIN Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-172016-12-17
LMS

BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 12Jungler AHQLogo std.pngahq e-Sports Club 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-06-162016-06-16

Organization

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Bge Yu Yi (余逸) Manager Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2016-05-18 2017-12-17

Kezman Son Dae-young (손대영) 90Head Coach Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17

Shadow Park Jae-seok (박재석) 90Coach Bilibili Gaminglogo std.pngBilibili Gaming 2017-08-012017-08-01 2017-12-172017-12-17

FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 90Coach Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRoyal Never Give Up 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-192016-12-19

Wh1t3zZ Lo Pun Wai (盧本偉) 90Owner None 2016-08-112016-08-11 2016-12-192016-12-19

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

I May Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-08-200050005
LPL 2017 Summer - Group A
5 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR

 AmazingJ,
 Flawless,
 Ben4,
 Sks,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Starlight,
 Road
2017-06-040020002¥300,000$ 43,800€ 39,000
Demacia Cup 2017
1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG

 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Athena,
 jinjiao,
 road
2017-04-290050065 - 6¥200,000$ 29,000€ 26,600
LPL 2017 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Oh My Godlogo std.pngOMG

 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2017-04-160040004
LPL 2017 Spring - Group A
8 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR

 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Flawless,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Starlight
2016-11-130020002¥500,000$ 73,000€ 67,500
Demacia Cup 2016
0 : 3EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDG

 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Mitty,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Kezman
2016-10-290090129 - 12$114,075$ 114,075€ 103,808.25
Worlds 2016
2 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR

 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,

 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Kezman
2016-08-280010001
China Regional Finals 2016
3 : 2Welogo std.pngWE

 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2016-08-260030003¥500,000$ 78,000€ 68,500
LPL 2016 Summer Playoffs
3 : 1Welogo std.pngWE

 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2016-08-070030003
LPL 2016 Summer - Group B
9 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Mitty,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
Total Prize:CNY 1,500,000 • USD 114,075

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