|Team has disbanded.|
|Org Location||United States|
|Partner||Immortals Gaming Club |
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- 1 History
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Player Roster
- 5 Player League Participation
- 6 Organization
- 7 Tournament Results
- 8 Media
- 9 See Also
- 10 External Links
- 11 Gallery
- 12 References
Immortals was a North American team.
Immortals was announced on October 7, 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 8, 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.
- May 1, the holding company Immortals LLC rebrands to Immortals Gaming Club.
- June 12, Immortals' parent company Immortals Gaming Club acquires Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming. The LCS team is set to rebrand in 2020. Neil Leibman joins IGC’s Board of Directors.
- February 20, J.M.R. Luna joins as VP of Content and Production.
- June 29, Janook leaves.
- July 24, Meg Whitman is named to Immortals’ Board of Directors.
- October 13, J.M.R. Luna leaves.
- October 26, Brian Millman joins as VP of Corporate Partnerships.
- December 19, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announces first-of-its-kind partnership with Immortals.
- January 5, Jummychu leaves.
- January (approx.), Leonyx becomes a sub.
- January 18, Jish joins as assistant head coach.
- March 8, Chorong joins as a sub.
- March 15, Swaguhsaurus joins as general manager.
- March (approx.), Leonyx leaves.
- April 27, Jish leaves coaching role.
- May 5, Hermes leaves coaching role.
- May 12, Xmithie joins. Dardoch leaves.
- May 16, Stunt joins as a sub. Chorong renames to AnDa.
- May 18, SSONG joins as head coach.
- May 26, Dodo is no longer a sub.
- October 31, Lufty leaves analyst role.
- November 1, Dodo leaves managerial role. SSONG and Robert Yip leave coaching roles. Loyotalol leaves analyst role.
- November 15, Olleh leaves.
- November 20, Immortals confirms exclusion from upcoming NA LCS permanent partnership system. Flame, Xmithie, Pobelter, Cody Sun, AnDa, and Stunt leave.
- November 28, Swaguhsaurus leaves managerial role.
- January 7, Impactful and Jummychu join as subs.
- May 18, Jesiz joins as assistant coach.
- June 25, Impactful leaves. Dodo8 becomes a sub.
- November 16, Hermes joins as strategic coach.
- November 22, Adrian leaves.
- November 23, Reignover leaves.
- November 25, Dylan Falco leaves coaching role.
- December 1, Huni leaves. Jesiz leaves coaching role.
- December 5, WildTurtle leaves.
- December 7, Dardoch joins.
- December 8, Massacre (now Cody Sun) joins.
- December 9, Flame joins.
- December 13, Olleh joins.
- October 7, team acquires the roster of Team 8. PorpoisePops, goldenglue, Nien, and Dodo8 join.
- October 14, Dodo8 retires from playing and moves to player manager.
- November 15, goldenglue leaves.
- November 16, PorpoisePops and Nien leave.
- December 8, new roster is announced. Huni, Reignover, Pobelter, WildTurtle, and Adrian join.
|Flame||Lee Ho-jong (이호종)||Top Laner||FlyQuest||2016-12-09||2017-11-20|
|Xmithie||Jake Puchero||Jungler||Team Liquid||2017-05-12||2017-11-20|
|Pobelter||Eugene Park||Mid Laner||Team Liquid||2015-12-08||2017-11-20|
|Cody Sun||Cody Sun||Bot Laner||Team Liquid||2016-12-08||2017-11-20|
|AnDa||Andy Hoang||Sub/Jun||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/Sup||Manager||2016-06-25||2017-05-26|
|Dardoch||Joshua Hartnett||Jungler||Counter Logic Gaming||2016-12-07||2017-05-12|
|WildTurtle||Jason Tran||Bot Laner||Team SoloMid||2015-12-08||2016-12-05|
|Huni||Heo Seung-hoon (허승훈)||Top Laner||SK Telecom T1||2015-12-08||2016-12-01|
|Reignover||Kim Yeu-jin (김의진)||Jungler||Team Liquid||2015-12-08||2016-11-23|
|Impactful||Joshua Alan Mabrey||Sub/Bot||Eanix||2016-01-07||2016-06-25|
|Nien||Zach Malhas||Bot Laner||Team EnVyUs||2015-10-07||2015-11-16|
|goldenglue||Greyson Gilmer||Mid Laner||Ember||2015-10-07||2015-11-15|
Player League Participation
|ClintFoy||Clinton Foy||Co-Founder & Co-owner|
|Peter Y. Levin||Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|Meg Whitman||Board of Directors|
|Neil Leibman||Board of Directors|
|Steve Kaplan||Board of Directors|
|Ari Segal||Chief Executive Officer|
|Tal Shachar||Chief Digital Officer|
|William Anthony||General Counsel|
|Jeff Kuprycz||VP of Events|
|Royce Wilson||VP of Corporate Partnerships and Media Sales|
|Brian Millman||VP of Corporate Partnerships|
|Joe McMahon||Corporate Partnerships|
|Peter Lee||Data Scientist|
|Karen Hennessy-Coles||Director of People and Culture (HR)|
|Josh Cook||Director of Content|
|Kodiak Shroyer||Director of Player Performance and Competitive Operations|
|Jen Neale||Public Relations and Communications Manager|
|Sean Kim||Facilities and IT Manager|
|Carly Beall||Caroline Beall||Event Operations Manager|
|Requine||Cass Marshall||Staff Writer|
|Steve||Steve Forton||Social Media and Community Manager||FlyQuest|
|SAB||Sabrina Wong||Community Outreach Coordinator||100 Thieves|
|J.M.R. Luna||VP of Content and Production||None|
|Janook||Jonathan Stein||VP of Product||None|
|megumixbear||Tricia Sugita||Head of Partnerships||FlyQuest|
|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|
|Portilho||Mateus Gravatá Portilho||Social Media Manager & Community Coordinator||Cloud9|
|Loyota||Brendan Schilling||Head Analyst||Team Liquid|
|Azotal||Ryan Friedman||Financial and Data Analyst||Clutch Gaming|
|RachQuit||Rachael Barisich||Content and Operations Manager||Misfits Gaming|
|Hermes||David Tu||Strategic Coach||FlyQuest|
|Jish||Josh Carr-Hummerston||Assistant Head Coach||None|
|Leonyx||Rob Lee||Creative Director||None|
|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|
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- October 7, Why L.A. tech, media and financial executives are buying an eSports team by Paresh Dave on the LA Times
- October 7, Immortals esports team raises money from an elite investment consortium by Dean Takahashi on Venture Beat
- October 7, Meet the Immortals, the venture capital-funded esports franchise that bought Team 8's LCS spot by Samuel Lingle on the Daily Dot
- November 18, CEO of Immortals—"We really need to reorient the way we think about esports" with , and on the Daily Dot
- December 8, Immortals: Here We Stand by , and on Immortals_gg
- December 8, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on signing both Huni and Reignover: 'Together they're more than great' with Kelsey Moser on theScore Esports
- December 8, Immortals: Exploring the Team Dynamic by Naser "Empyre" Al-Naqi on Splyce
- December 10, Meet the Immortals coaching and managerial staff Daily Dot Esports Daily Dot Esports with , and on Daily Dot
- December 12, Sessions featuring Immortals CEO Noah Whinston: “I barely had to sell a single one of my investors on eSports.” with , and on News of Legends
- December 15, 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 27, We are the coaching staff of Immortals, AUA! with , and on reddit
- February 1, Immortals Head Coach Dylan on Leading the Team and Facing Locodoco Next Week with , and on G|League
- February 4, Dorm Room CEOs: Meet Noah Whinston, 21, Who Launched An E-Sports Franchise with Amy Diluna on NBC News
- February 4, The future history of Immortals by Paul Marshall on LoL Esports
- February 5, Immortals House Tour With Host Wildturtle by , and on G|League
- February 5, Snoopeh: I want Immortals to lose by Stephen "Snoopeh" Ellis on ESPN
- February 21, Immortals head coach Dylan Falco on how their hot streak is a team effort with , and on The Score
- February 24, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston on his move into eSports, the team's success & the future of eSports with , and on The Score
- March 2, League of Legends Immortals: Origin Story with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 2, League of Legends Immortals: Future Perfect with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 2, League of Legends Immortals: Present Day with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 4, Coach Robert Yip explains how he applies his sports training background to IMT with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- March 4, Immortals CEO on the past, present, and future of the organization with Travis on Yahoo Esports
- April 8, [LoL]Immortal's Top 5 Plays from the 2016 Spring Split by , and on The Score
- April 8, NA LCS semifinal preview: Team SoloMid vs. Immortals by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 8, Emily Rand's NA LCS Semifinals Preview: TSM and Immortals, something old and something new by Emily Rand on The Score
- April 21, Immortals house tour: Summer Split edition by , and on Yahoo Esports
- May 25, Summer 2016 NA LCS Team-by-Team Preview Day Three: Immortals (Podcast) by Rough Drafts on Soundcloud
- June 28, IMT coach Dylan Falco says that the new LCS format encourages new strategies and experimentation with , and on Yahoo!
- July 7, The Importance of Positive Environments: TSM, IMT, C9 by poetanarchy on Esports Heaven
- July 13, Scarra talks to Immortals coach Dylan Falco about coaching in the NA LCS and playing more controlled with , and on The Score
- August 2, Immortals Coach: ‘We have pretty high expectations of our team and we would have liked to get first place’ with , and on Yahoo!
- August 4, Noah Whinston on managing Immortals, investing in the scene and the biggest lesson he’s learned with , and on The Score
- August 10, I'm Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals. AMA with , and on reddit (CS:GO)
- August 10, I'm Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals. AMA with , and on reddit (League of Legends)
- September 9, How can TL, NV, and IMT make it to Season 7 Worlds? by Ryan Tang on GAMURS
- December 7, Noah and Dardoch on the jungler joining IMT, his growth as a person, and 2017 goals with , and on Yahoo!
- January 6, Road to Season Seven: Immortals by Malcolm Abbas on GAMURS
- January 9, Flame or flop: How Immortals can make Flame work by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo Esports
- January 27, Immortals' Hermes -- 'It's about securing the superior position every single moment of the game' with , and on ESPN
- February 9, Immortals and the core player shortcut by Kelsey Moser on Yahoo Esports
- February 21, Immortals Coach Robert Yip on Dardoch’s reformation process and Flame’s team integration with , and on Yahoo Esports
- March 14, The Immortals Bot Lane Is Stepping Up with Xander Torres on Red Bull
- March 22, Immortals Coach Robert Yip on this year’s team: “We need people who will rock the boat” with Zing Li on Dot Esports
- April 14, Imt Noah Whinston on Spring Split, the collapse of NA sponsorships, & his hope for LCS ‘franchising’ with , and on Yahoo Esports
- April 20, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston talks becoming a "fan-first" org, plus a major overhaul of IMT's brand with , and on Blitz Esports
- May 4, Noah Whinston on how esports branding and fandom could learn from the WWE with , and on Blitz Esports
- May 18, Immortals CEO on Coach SSONG, parting ways with Dardoch, and signing Xmithie with , and on Yahoo Esports
- May 19, Slingshot Questionnaire with Immortals manager Nick Phan with , and on Slingshot Esports
- June 1, TSM Reginald, IMT Noah, and Riot discuss Permanent Partnerships and the new Player's Association with , and on Yahoo Esports
- June 8, A joint interview with IMT Flame and Coach Robert Yip: "I want to become the best top laner in NA" with , and on Inven Global
- June 9, Immortals' CEO speaks on an incredible LCS week 1 with Mike Studds on Red Bull Esports
- June 14, Immortals Is Leading the Charge for Player Welfare by Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- June 26, Can the Immortals Be Slain this Summer? by Xander Torres on Red Bull Esports
- July 1, Interview with IMT's duo, Cody Sun and Olleh with DreXxiN on Esports Heaven
- July 4, Splyce and Immortals CEOs talk NA LCS franchising with Mike Stubbs on Red Bull Esports
- August 4, Immortals' rebound: How Ssong’s coaching took IMT to the top of the table by , and on theScore esports
- September 14, (Moment of Truth) Immortals' Boot Camp in Korea: Olleh Has Had a Hidden Secret? with , and on Inven Global
- October 18, Theories on IMT's departure from the NA LCS - Travis Talks with , and on Travis Gafford
- October 19, Immortals out of the NA LCS is a black eye to the league by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- 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
- Immortals LLC Announces Close of Series B Fundraising, Raising $30MM; Rebrands to Immortals Gaming Club igc.gg
- Immortals Announces Close of Series B Fundraising, Raising $30MM; Rebrands to Immortals Gaming Club immortals.gg
- IMMORTALS GAMING CLUB ACQUIRES INFINITE ESPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT, PARENT OF OPTIC GAMING igc.gg
- IMMORTALS GAMING CLUB ACQUIRES INFINITE ESPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT, PARENT OF OPTIC GAMING immortals.gg
- Immortals Hires Filmmaker J.M.R Luna as V.P. of Content and Production immortals.gg
- Noah's Notes: Introducing J.M.R. Luna youtube.com
- Janook's Tweet twitter.com
- Janook's Tweet twitter.com
- Technology Industry Veteran Meg Whitman Makes Significant Investment in eSports Org Immortals immortals.gg
- J.M.R. Luna's Tweet twitter.com
- Immortals LLC Welcomes Brian Millman as VP of Corporate Partnerships immortals.gg
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announces first-of-its-kind partnership with Immortals 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 Confirms Exclusion from Upcoming League of Legends NA LCS immortals.gg
- Noah's Notes: LCS Update youtube.com
- Farewell LCS youtube.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