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- 1 History
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Player Roster
- 5 Player LCS Participation
- 6 Organization
- 7 Tournament Results
- 8 Articles
- 9 Interviews
- 10 Videos
- 11 Highlight Videos
- 12 See Also
- 13 External Links
- 14 Gallery
- 15 References
Immortals was previously a North American team.
Immortals was announced on October 7th, 2015 as a new esports franchise and also the new brand of Team 8, with that roster being their first of multiple planned esports teams. Soon after the team's creation, support player Dodo8 became the team's player manager, retiring from competitive play. Immortals ended up with an entirely different roster from the Team 8 players that they started with: on December 8th, they announced Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian as their roster for the 2016 season.
2016 NA LCS Spring Split
Expected to be a top team in the LCS, Immortals initially exceeded all expectations as they went undefeated for the first six weeks of the season before losing one game to reigning champions Counter Logic Gaming in week 7. They won the rest of their regular season games, but as the season progressed further they looked weaker and weaker as a team, and even seemed to falter against the last-place Team Dignitas, needing to come back against them to pull out a win. With a top seed clinched into the playoffs, Immortals were guaranteed to face the lowest-seed team that won in the quarterfinals. That team ended up being Team Solomid, who were on a strong upswing after a sixth-place regular season finish. With questionable drafts including a Lucian top for Huni in game 1, Urgot mid for Pobelter in game 2, and three games of Karma support for Adrian as well as not a single contest of the strongly-in-meta Ekko, Immortals lost 3-0 to TSM. They came back the next week to beat Team Liquid and finish in third place overall.
2016 NA LCS Summer Split
Expectations for Immortals going into the Summer Season were again high, after they were one of only three NA teams not to change any players in the mid-season break, and while they nearly repeated their spring split record - this time dropping only two of eighteen series in the new best of 3 format as opposed to 1 best of 1 - they were indisputably the second-best team in the league. TSM with new rookie star support Biofrost went 17-1 in series, and they bested Immortals in both of their head-to-head series. Immortals still had a playoff bye, and so they were able to avoid TSM in the semis, instead facing the third-place Cloud9. In a back-and-forth five-game series, Immortals were upset and faced CLG in the third-place match, which they came back from a disastrous game 1 to win 3-2. Unfortunately, despite their combined 33-3 regular season record, Immortals only had 120 Championship Points compared to CLG's 130, and so it was CLG who won the automatic second-place 2016 Season World Championship seed from North America. And even though Immortals had the top seed in the Regional Finals, they were upset once again by Cloud9, and their season ended short of Worlds.
Immortals's one-year player contracts lapsed in November 2016, and four of their five players departed the team. Jungler Reignover first left for Team Liquid, while top laner Huni joined three-time World Champions SK Telecom T1, splitting up the iconic duo of two years. Veteran support Adrian moved on to Phoenix1, and AD carry WildTurtle rejoined his former team, Team SoloMid. Immortals's head coach Dylan Falco left for Team EnVyUs, leaving only Pobelter, who signed a new two-year contract, on the Immortals roster from 2016.
The new roster featured a blend of veteran LCS talent and international expertise, as Immortals signed on Team Liquid's former starting jungler Dardoch, LCK veteran Flame in the top lane, Hong Kong Esports support Olleh, and finally Dream Team AD carry Cody Sun (formerly Massacre).
Immortals's new roster faced its first professional competition at IEM Gyeonggi in December 2016. Cloud9 had initially qualified as the second-best North American team, but then received an automatic invitation to the IEM World Championship, leaving the Gyeonggi berth to Immortals. At the South Korean tournament, Immortals bested the LMS' J Team in both best-of-one and best-of-three, despite a loss to Samsung Galaxy, and qualified for the tournament semifinals. There, Immortals lost a series to Kongdoo Monster and were eliminated.
These five players would start the entire Spring Split for Immortals, accompanied by strategic coach Hermes, who was promoted to head coach. They established themselves as a middling team, never ending a week lower than 2-4 or higher than 5-5. Immortals entered the final week in a three way competition for the final two playoff spots with FlyQuest and Team Dignitas, sitting tied with FlyQuest for sixth, one game behind Dignitas. Immortals won their first series, which accompanied by a Dignitas loss, tied the two teams heading into their final game against one another. This meant that Immortals could guarantee a playoff berth simply by beating Dignitas. Unfortunately, they proceeded to get swept, stamping Dignitas' playoff ticket instead. FlyQuest then only needed to win a single game against bottom tier Team Liquid to move on, and they did so, ending Immortals' season.
Immortals made one of the biggest moves of the 2017 midseason, swapping Dardoch to Counter Logic Gaming in exchange for veteran jungler Xmithie, who'd had a disappointing Spring Split, leading all junglers in deaths. They also made a coaching change, adding former Longzhu coach SSONG. This change seemed to be just what Immortals needed, as they started the Summer Split 7-1 and spent most of it in a three way race for first with CLG and TSM. Particularly key in their success was Olleh's development into one of the best playmaking supports in the league, especially when roaming in concert with Xmithie. The only hiccup on the way was a 0-2 week 5 in which they lost to last place Phoenix1, but Immortals rebounded after that to go 7-1 over the final four weeks to finish second, tied with TSM in match record but with a worse game score. Both Xmithie and Olleh were voted to the NALCS First Team, and SSONG was rewarded with Coach of the Split as well.
Their second place finish gave Immortals a bye to the semifinals, where they faced and easily swept a slumping CLG, who had barely made it out of the quarterfinals and were struggling to integrate rookie jungler OmarGod. This sent Immortals to the finals, in not just the first finals appearance for the organization but also the first finals appearance for a team other than TSM, CLG, or Cloud9 since Good Game University in the 2013 Spring Split. Immortals dropped the first game decisively, then struck back just as decisively in the second to grab a win, before losing the third despite opening up a sizable gold lead. In the fourth game, Immortals took a 10k gold lead in the early game, only to let it slip away later, letting TSM take the series 3-1. Despite their loss, Immortals' 90 Championship Points would still be enough to qualify them for their organization's first Worlds as NA's 2nd seed.
At Worlds, they were sorted into Group B with LCK Summer champions Longzhu, GPL Summer champions GIGABYTE Marines, and Europe's Fnatic, who had qualified through the new Play-In stage. The first week of play went well for Immortals, as they went 2-1 with their only loss coming to Longzhu, who many favored to win worlds. However, things took a turn for the worse in Week 2. With Immortals needing only to beat Gigabyte Marines to effectively clinch second seed, they lost. Immortals then faced Fnatic, who had failed to win a single game in the group stage up to that point. Taking a sizable lead, Immortals looked poised to win. However, when the team was sieging a bot lane turret with Baron buff on them, Flame overextended into the turret, getting himself killed and setting up an ace for Fnatic. Fnatic then raced to the other side of the map and despite the respawning Immortals killing four Fnatic members, ended the game. While this did not technically end Immortals' world run, in spirit it did, as they lost again to Longzhu before losing the tiebreaker to Fnatic, failing to make it out of groups.
Immortals were not selected to be a part of the NA LCS 2018 Season, and the team disbanded in November 2017.
- In their second game of the NA LCS 2016 Spring Split, Immortals both set the record for the fastest game to date in NA LCS history and also achieved the second perfect game ever in NA LCS history.
- January 5th, Jummychu leaves.
- January (approx.), Leonyx becomes a sub.
- January 18th, Jish joins as assistant head coach.
- March 8th, Chorong joins as a sub.
- March 15th, Swaguhsaurus joins as general manager.
- March (approx.), Leonyx leaves.
- April 27th, Jish leaves coaching role.
- May 5th, Hermes leaves coaching role.
- May 12th, Xmithie joins. Dardoch leaves.
- May 16th, Stunt joins as a sub. Chorong renames to AnDa.
- May 18th, SSONG joins as head coach.
- May 26th, Dodo is no longer a sub.
- October 31st, Lufty leaves analyst role.
- November 1st, Dodo leaves managerial role. SSONG and Robert Yip leave coaching roles. Loyotalol leaves analyst role.
- November 15th, Olleh leaves.
- November 20th, team disbands. Flame, Xmithie, Pobelter, Cody Sun, AnDa, and Stunt leave.
- November 28th, Swaguhsaurus leaves managerial role.
- January 7th, Impactful and Jummychu join as subs.
- May 18th, Jesiz joins as assistant coach.
- June 25th, Impactful leaves. Dodo8 becomes a sub.
- November 16th, Hermes joins as strategic coach.
- November 22nd, Adrian leaves.
- November 23rd, Reignover leaves.
- November 25th, Dylan Falco leaves coaching role.
- December 1st, Huni leaves. Jesiz leaves coaching role.
- December 5th, WildTurtle leaves.
- December 7th, Dardoch joins.
- December 8th, Massacre (now Cody Sun) joins.
- December 9th, Flame joins.
- December 13th, Olleh joins.
- October 7th, team acquires the roster of Team 8. PorpoisePops, goldenglue, Nien, and Dodo8 join.
- October 14th, Dodo8 retires from playing and moves to player manager.
- November 15th, goldenglue leaves.
- November 16th, PorpoisePops and Nien leave.
- December 8th, new roster is announced. Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian join.
|Flame||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)||Top||FlyQuest||2016-12-09||2017-11-20|
|Xmithie||Jake Puchero||Jungle||Team Liquid||2017-05-12||2017-11-20|
|Pobelter||Eugene Park||Mid||Team Liquid||2015-12-08||2017-11-20|
|Cody Sun||Cody Sun||AD||Team Liquid||2016-12-08||2017-11-20|
|AnDa||Andy Hoang||Sub/Jungle||Team Liquid||2017-03-08||2017-11-20|
|Olleh||Kim Joo-sung (김주성)||Support||Team Liquid||2016-12-13||2017-11-15|
|Dodo||Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)||Sub/Support||Manager||2015-10-07||2015-11-02|
|Dardoch||Joshua Hartnett||Jungle||Counter Logic Gaming||2016-12-07||2017-05-12|
|WildTurtle||Jason Tran||AD||Team SoloMid||2015-12-08||2016-12-05|
|Huni||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)||Top||SK Telecom T1||2015-12-08||2016-12-01|
|Reignover||Kim Yeu-jin (김의진)||Jungle||Team Liquid||2015-12-08||2016-11-23|
|Impactful||Joshua Alan Mabrey||Sub/AD||Eanix||2016-01-07||2016-06-25|
|Nien||Zach Malhas||AD||Team EnVyUs||2015-10-07||2015-11-16|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
- Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Spring 2018
|ClintFoy||Clinton Foy||Chairman & Co-Founder|
|Noah Whinston||Co-Founder & CEO|
|Janook||Jon Stein||Vice President of Product|
|Requine||Cass Marshall||Staff Writer|
|Tricky||Tricky Gonzalez||Senior Video Producer||FlyQuest|
|Swaguhsaurus||Nick Phan||General Manager||FlyQuest|
|Dodo||Kang Jun-hyeok (강준혁)||Team Manager||Team Liquid|
|SSONG||Kim Sang-soo (김상수)||Head Coach||Team SoloMid|
|Robert Yip||Sport Psychology and Performance Coach||FlyQuest|
|Loyotalol||Brendan Schilling||Head Analyst|
|Azotal||Ryan Friedman||Financial and Data Analyst||Clutch Gaming|
|RachQuit||Rachael Barisich||Content and Operations Manager||Misfits Gaming|
|Hermes||David Tu||Strategic Coach|
|Jish||Josh Carr-Hummerston||Assistant Head Coach|
|Leonyx||Rob Lee||Creative Director|
|Jesiz||Jesse Le||Assistant Coach||Fnatic|
|Dylan||Dylan Falco||Head Coach||Team EnVyUs|
|TheAkiri||Tyler Perron||Analyst||Team Sky|
|HISTORY TEACHER||Chad Smeltz||Head Coach||NRG Esports|
- January 6th, Road to Season Seven: Immortals by Malcolm Abbas on GAMURS
- June 14th, Immortals Is Leading the Charge for Player Welfare by Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- August 4th, Immortals' rebound: How Ssong’s coaching took IMT to the top of the table from theScore esports
- October 19th, Immortals out of the NA LCS is a black eye to the league by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- February 4th, The future history of Immortals by Paul Marshall on LoL Esports
- February 5th, Snoopeh: I want Immortals to lose by Stephen "Snoopeh" Ellis on ESPN
- April 8th, Emily Rand's NA LCS Semifinals Preview: TSM and Immortals, something old and something new by Emily Rand on theScore
- April 8th, NA LCS semifinal preview: Team SoloMid vs. Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- May 25th, Summer 2016 NA LCS Team-by-Team Preview Day Three: Immortals (Podcast) by Rough Drafts on Soundcloud
- July 7th, The Importance of Positive Environments: TSM, IMT, C9 by poetanarchy on Esports Heaven
- September 9th, How can TL, NV, and IMT make it to Season 7 Worlds? by Ryan Tang on GAMURS
- October 7th, Meet the Immortals, the venture capital-funded esports franchise that bought Team 8's LCS spot by Samuel Lingle on the Daily Dot
- October 7th, Immortals esports team raises money from an elite investment consortium by Dean Takahashi on Venture Beat
- October 7th, Why L.A. tech, media and financial executives are buying an eSports team by Paresh Dave on the LA Times
- December 8th, Immortals: Exploring the Team Dynamic by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- January 27th, Immortals' Hermes -- 'It's about securing the superior position every single moment of the game' with ESPN
- February 21st, Immortals Coach Robert Yip on Dardoch’s reformation process and Flame’s team integration with Yahoo Esports
- March 14th, The Immortals Bot Lane Is Stepping Up with Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- March 22nd, Immortals Coach Robert Yip on this year’s team: “We need people who will rock the boat” with Zing Li on Dot Esports
- April 14th, Imt Noah Whinston on Spring Split, the collapse of NA sponsorships, & his hope for LCS ‘franchising’ with Yahoo Esports
- April 20th, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston talks becoming a "fan-first" org, plus a major overhaul of IMT's brand with Blitz Esports
- May 4th, Noah Whinston on how esports branding and fandom could learn from the WWE with Blitz Esports
- May 18th, Immortals CEO on Coach SSONG, parting ways with Dardoch, and signing Xmithie with Yahoo Esports
- May 19th, Slingshot Questionnaire with Immortals manager Nick Phan with Slingshot Esports
- June 1st, TSM Reginald, IMT Noah, and Riot discuss Permanent Partnerships and the new Player's Association with Yahoo Esports
- June 8th, A joint interview with IMT Flame and Coach Robert Yip: "I want to become the best top laner in NA" with Inven Global
- June 9th, Immortals' CEO speaks on an incredible LCS week 1 with Mike Studds on Red Bull Esports
- June 26th, Can the Immortals Be Slain this Summer? by Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- July 1st, Interview with IMT's duo, Cody Sun and Olleh with DreXxiN on Esports Heaven
- July 4th, Splyce and Immortals CEOs talk NA LCS franchising with Mike Stubbs on Red Bull Esports
- September 14th, (Moment of Truth) Immortals' Boot Camp in Korea: Olleh Has Had a Hidden Secret? with Inven Global
- January 27th, We are the coaching staff of Immortals, AUA! with reddit
- February 1st, Immortals Head Coach Dylan on Leading the Team and Facing Locodoco Next Week with G|League
- February 4th, Dorm Room CEOs: Meet Noah Whinston, 21, Who Launched An E-Sports Franchise with Amy Diluna on NBC News
- February 21st, Immortals head coach Dylan Falco on how their hot streak is a team effort with theScore Esports
- February 24th, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on his move into eSports, the team's success & the future of eSports with theScore Esports
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Present Day with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Future Perfect with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 2nd, League of Legends Immortals: Origin Story with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 4th, Immortals CEO on the past, present, and future of the organization with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 4th, Coach Robert Yip explains how he applies his sports training background to IMT with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- June 28th, IMT coach Dylan Falco says that the new LCS format encourages new strategies and experimentation with Yahoo Esports
- July 13th, Scarra talks to Immortals coach Dylan Falco about coaching in the NA LCS and playing more controlled with theScore Esports
- August 2nd, Immortals Coach: ‘We have pretty high expectations of our team and we would have liked to get first place’ with Yahoo Esports
- August 4th, Noah Whinston on managing Immortals, investing in the scene and the biggest lesson he’s learned with theScore Esports
- August 10th, I'm Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals. AMA with reddit (League of Legends)
- August 10th, I'm Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals. AMA with reddit (CS:GO)
- December 7th, Noah and Dardoch on the jungler joining IMT, his growth as a person, and 2017 goals with Yahoo Esports
- November 18th, CEO of Immortals—"We really need to reorient the way we think about esports" with the Daily Dot
- December 8th, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on signing both Huni and Reignover: 'Together they're more than great' with Kelsey Moser on theScore Esports
- December 10th, Meet the Immortals coaching and managerial staff Daily Dot Esports Daily Dot Esports with Daily Dot
- December 12th, Sessions featuring Immortals CEO Noah Whinston: “I barely had to sell a single one of my investors on eSports.” with News of Legends
- December 15th, Immortals CEO on Building IMT And "We Are Not the Team That Offered the Highest Salaries to Huni and Reignover" with Travis Gafford on Gamespot
- January 9th, Flame or flop: How Immortals can make Flame work by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- February 9th, Immortals and the core player shortcut by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo!
- October 18th, Theories on IMT's departure from the NA LCS - Travis Talks by Travis Gafford on YouTube
- December 8th, Immortals: Here We Stand by Immortals_gg
- April 8th, [LoL] Immortal's Top 5 Plays from the 2016 Spring Split (2m48s)
- Gaming, Tech, Media & Sports Executives Launch eSports Franchise “Immortals” twitlonger.com
- Dodo8 ends his playing career, moves on to player management dailydot.com
- Immortals's Tweet twitter.com
- Huni, Pobelter, WildTurtle headline star-studded Immortals roster dailydot.com
- Goodbye and good luck, Reignover! immortals.gg
- Reignover set to join Team Liquid, sources say espn.com
- Farewell, Huni! immortals.gg
- SK Telecom T1's Tweet twitter.com
- Goodbye Adrian, Thanks for All the Support! immortals.gg
- Goodbye WildTurtle: Flashing Into a Bright Future immortals.gg
- TSM Brings Back WildTurtle riftherald.com
- Dylan Falco to Coach EnVyUs thescoreesports.com
- Pobelter Signs Two Year Contract immortals.gg
- Welcome to the Team Dardoch immortals.gg
- The Future is Bright: Welcome Flame to the Team! immortals.gg
- Introducing Olleh as the Immortals Support! immortals.gg
- Welcome Cody Sun as the new IMT ADC! immortals.gg
- Welcome our new Assistant LoL Coach: Jish! immortals.gg
- Announcing Nick Phan as our new General Manager! immortals.gg
- Jish's Tweet twitter.com
- Coaching Staff Update "immortals.gg"
- Farewell Dardoch - The Future of Immortals LCS Summer Split youtube.com
- Welcome Dardoch clgaming.com
- Meet Immortals’ Two New In-House Subs immortals.gg
- Welcome Our New Head Coach for the LCS Summer Split immortals.gg
- Lufty's Tweet twitter.com
- Dodo's Tweet twitter.com
- SSONG's Tweet twitter.com
- Robert Yip's Tweet twitter.com
- Loyotalol's Tweet twitter.com
- Joosung's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Immortals' Tweet twitter.com
- Flame's Tweet twitter.com
- Xmithie's Tweet twitter.com
- Pobelter's Tweet twitter.com
- FlyQuest's Tweet twitter.com
- Swaguhsaurus' TwitLonger twitlonger.com
- Jesiz joins as Assistant Coach facebook.com
- The Real Preseason Analysis youtube.com
- Welcome David “Hermes” Tu, our new LoL Strategic Coach immortals.gg
- Adrian leaves Immortals, signs with Phoenix1 espn.com
- Dylan's thoughts on IMT in 2016, and moving forward twitlonger.com
- Fnatic's Tweet twitter.com
- Goodbye WildTurtle! youtube.com
- Immortals's Tweet twitter.com
- goldenglue's Tweet twitter.com