I May

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I May
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Team Information
Org LocationChina China
Region
CN
 China
History
Created2016-05-18
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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I May is 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
Hong Kong AmazingJ Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪) 1Top Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN
China Ben4 Tu Xin-Cheng (涂欣成) 2Jungler
None
2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR
South Korea Flawless Sung Yeon-jun (성연준) 2Jungler Rogue Warriorslogo std.png Rogue Warriors 2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN
China Sks Yang Dai-Zhi (杨代智) 2Jungler Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2017-07-132017-07-13 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR
South Korea Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 3Mid Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN
China Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) 4Bot Laner Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
KR
South Korea Road Yun Han-gil (윤한길) 5Support Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN
China Starlight Li Shun-Jie (李顺杰) 5Support
None
2017-03-112017-03-11 2017-12-172017-12-17
CN
China FF Xie Kui (谢蝰) 4Bot Laner
None
2017-03-112017-03-?? 2017-11-112017-??-??
CN
China Maestro Hu Jian-Xin (胡建鑫) 5Support Oh My Godlogo std.png Oh My God 2016-12-172016-12-17 2017-11-112017-??-??
CN
China Mitty Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 2Jungler EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDward Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-182016-12-18
CN
Hong Kong Avoidless Fan Jun Wei (范俊偉) 2Jungler T.Bear Gaminglogo std.png T.Bear Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-172016-12-17
KR
South Korea BaeMe Kang Yang-hyun (강양현) 3Mid Laner IN Gaminglogo std.png IN Gaming 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-172016-12-17
LMS
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 2Jungler AHQLogo std.png ahq e-Sports Club 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-06-162016-06-16

Organization

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
China Bge Yu Yi (余逸) Manager Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming ????-??-?? 2017-12-17
South Korea Kezman Son Dae-young (손대영) 70Head Coach Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 1111-11-11????-??-?? 2017-12-172017-12-17
South Korea Shadow Park Jae-seok (박재석) 70Coach Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png Bilibili Gaming 2017-08-012017-08-01 2017-12-172017-12-17
Taiwan FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 70Coach Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png Royal Never Give Up 2016-05-182016-05-18 2016-12-192016-12-19
Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ Lo Pun Wai (盧本偉) 70Owner
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.
I May Tournament Results - Show Prize as (Local • USDEurosLocal • USD • EurosLocalUSD • Euros)
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-08-20A55LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Summer - Group A5 - 11Blanklogo std.png RR
 AmazingJ,
 Flawless,
 Ben4,
 Sks,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Starlight,
 Road
2017-06-04A22¥ 300,000$ 43,800€ 39,000DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 20171 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.png RNG
 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Athena,
 jinjiao,
 road
2017-04-29A55 - 6¥ 200,000$ 29,000€ 26,600LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Spring Playoffs2 : 3Oh My Godlogo std.png OMG
 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2017-04-16A44LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Spring - Group A8 - 8Blanklogo std.png RR
 AmazingJ,
 Ben4,
 Flawless,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Starlight
2016-11-13A22¥ 500,000$ 73,000€ 67,500DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 20160 : 3EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Mitty,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Kezman
2016-10-29A99 - 12$ 114,075$ 114,075€ 103,808.25WCS logo small.png World Championship 20162 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
 AmazingJ,

 Avoidless,

 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road,
 Kezman
2016-08-28A11WCS logo small.png China Regional Finals 20163 : 2Welogo std.png WE
 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Athena,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2016-08-26A33¥ 500,000$ 78,000€ 68,500LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer Playoffs3 : 1Welogo std.png WE
 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
2016-08-07A33LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer - Group B9 - 7Blanklogo std.png RR
 AmazingJ,
 Avoidless,
 Mitty,
 Athena,
 BaeMe,
 Jinjiao,
 Road
Total Prize: CNY 1,500,000 • USD 114,075

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Articles

  • 2016

Articles

Additional Content

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