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Retired
imp
JDG imp 2019 Split 2.png
Background Information
NameGu Seung-bin (구승빈)
Country of Birth
South Korea
BirthdayJune 7, 1995 (age 25)
Residency
KR
Korea
Competitive
Role
Bot Laner
Favorite Champs


Soloqueue IDsCN: Douyu丶impOUO, tdyipc (NA), MVP imp, 4seasons, 잊혀진계절, 삼성갤럭시 imp
Social Media & Links
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Gu "imp" Seung-bin (Hangul: 구승빈) is a retired League of Legends esports player, previously bot laner for JD Gaming.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP Ozone
May 20122012-05-07[2]Sep 20132013-09-06[1]1yr 3mo
ejel
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung White
Sep 20132013-09-06[6]Oct 20142014-10-31[3]1yr 1mo
ejel
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
Nov 20142014-11-27[8]May 20182018-05-21[7]3yr 5moInactive
ejel
CN
Welogo std.pngTeam WE
May 20182018-05-22[11]Dec 20182018-12-25[10]7mo 3d
ejel
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJD Gaming
Dec 20182018-12-26[13]Nov 20192019-11-19[12]10mo 24d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
Notes
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP White
May 20122012-05-07[2]Feb 20132013-02-05[14]8mo 29d
ejel
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP Ozone
Feb 20132013-02-05[14]Sep 20132013-09-06[1]7mo 1d
ejel
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung White
Sep 20132013-09-06[6]Oct 20142014-10-31[3]1yr 1mo
ejel
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
Nov 20142014-11-27[8]Mar 20182018-03-123yr 3mo
ejel
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
Mar 20182018-03-12May 20182018-05-21[7]2mo 9dInactive
ejel
CN
Welogo std.pngTeam WE
May 20182018-05-22[11]Dec 20182018-12-16[15]6mo 25d
ejel
CN
Welogo std.pngTeam WE
Dec 20182018-12-16[15]Dec 20182018-12-25[10]9d
ejel
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJD Gaming
Dec 20182018-12-26[13]Nov 20192019-11-19[12]10mo 24d
ejel

News

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2018
  • 2019
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP.WMay 7, MVPlogo std.pngMVP White is formed.
Homme,
Ingoo,
MIma,
4seasons,
SmallBrain, Dopani (Head Coach), and Choi (General Manager) join.
[2]
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP.OFebruary 5, MVPlogo std.pngMVP White renames to MVPlogo std.pngMVP Ozone.[14]
KR
MVPlogo std.pngMVP.OSeptember 6,
Homme,
DanDy,
dade,
imp,
Mata,
Looper, Dopani (Head Coach), BanBazi (Coach), and Choi (General Manager) leave.[1]
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSWSeptember 6,
Looper,
DanDy,
dade,
imp,
Mata, Choi (Head Coach), and DoGGi (Coach) join.

Homme joins as substitute.
[6]
KR
Samsunglogo std.pngSSWOctober 31,
DanDy,
PawN, and
imp leave.[3][4][5]
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGDNovember 27,
imp joins.

XQ moves to substitute.[8][9]
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGDMarch 12,
Fdy moves to starting roster.
Imp becomes inactive.
CN
Lgdlogo std.pngLGDMay 21,
Imp leaves.[7]
CN
Welogo std.pngWEMay 22,
Pepper and
Gentle join.

Imp joins as substitute.
[11]
CN
Welogo std.pngWEJune 27,
Pepper's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.
GENTLE's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
imp's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.
694's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[17]
CN
Welogo std.pngWEDecember 16,
Poss and
honey join.

Chen9 and
Zhuo join as substitutes.

Imp moves from substitute to trainee.
957 moves to substitute.
Pepper,
694, MOKUZA (Coach), and Conan (Analyst) leave.
Condi and
Melon's departures are confirmed.[15][16]
CN
Welogo std.pngWEDecember 25,
imp leaves.[10]
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDGDecember 26,
imp joins.
[13]
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDGJanuary 10,
imp's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2019.[18]
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDGOctober 8,
imp's contract is extended through 2020.[19]
Kanavi and
imp's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[20]
CN
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDGNovember 19,
imp retires.[12]

Biography[edit]

imp (sometimes stylized Imp) began playing League of Legends when the Korean server opened at the end of 2011. He played only
Ashe
and
Sivir
when he first began playing. He reached 2000 elo within 2 months and decided that he would take the game more seriously by learning the rest of the AD carry champions. His career peaked in the 2014 season where he lined up alongside Mata, winning the 2014 World Championship with Samsung White.

Season 2[edit]

imp was picked up by MVP White as an AD carry under the name "4Seasons" in May of 2012. Their first tournament together was the International e-Culture Festival 2012 where they made it through the group stages but placed third after losing 2-1 to Invictus Gaming but beating WE.i-Rocks 2-0. Their next tournament was NLB Summer 2012 where White won the whole tournament after beating Tempest 4-1 in the finals.

Season 3[edit]

White qualified for OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 and made it past the group stage but lost 3-0 in the quarterfinals to the eventual champions NaJin Sword. A few weeks later, the team renamed to "MVP Ozone" and attended GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 where they placed 4th in their group and missed the playoffs. Ozone came back to Korea to compete in OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where they won the whole tournament after beating the heavily-favored CJ Entus Blaze 3-0. At the time, the series was considered the biggest upset in League of Legends history. Next Ozone attended HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 but they actually lost 3-1 in the semifinals to SK Telecom T1 but beat CJ Entus Frost to end in third place. Ozone had the second highest amount of circuit points in Korea so they automatically qualified for the Season 3 World Championship as the second Korean seed. About a week later, both MVP Ozone and Blue were picked up by the Samsung organization and were renamed to Samsung Galaxy Ozone and Samsung Galaxy Blue respectively. Ozone was a favorite to win the whole World Championship but they were upset by Fnatic and Gambit Gaming in the group stages and ended up missing the playoffs entirely.

2014 Season[edit]

Ozone were looking to avenge their poor performance at Worlds at PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 and they actually made the finals but SK Telecom T1 K finished their undefeated season by sweeping the finals 3-0. Ozone proved themselves to be a fearsome team once again and they went into HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 as a favorite to win it but they were upset in the semifinals 3-1 by their sister team, Samsung Blue. Ozone still managed to place third after beating Blaze in the third place match. Shortly afterwards, Ozone was renamed to Samsung Galaxy White. Once again at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014, White lost 3-1 in the semifinals to Blue but they managed to beat SK Telecom T1 S and place third. At the 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals, White had to play a tie-breaker game with SKT K to see who would qualify for the 2014 Season World Championship as the second seed. White smashed SK Telecom 3-0 and qualified for Worlds. White rolled through Worlds, winning the finals 3-1 against Star Horn Royal Club and only dropping two games total to become the 2014 Season World Champions. On October 31, 2014, imp announced his departure from Samsung White.[21]

2015 Season[edit]

Imp joined LGD Gaming alongside two other Koreans, Flame and Acorn, on November 27, 2014.[22] LGD's first full tournament as a team was the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season where they made the quarterfinals but lost 3-0 to Invictus Gaming. Shortly afterwards, they finished the 2015 LPL Spring Regular Season in 6th place and advanced to the 2015 LPL Spring Playoffs. LGD upset both OMG and Snake eSports 3-0 to face EDward Gaming in the finals. The series went the distance to a full five games but LGD ultimately lost the series 3-2 to EDG. LGD became feared in China but they were upset 3-0 by OMG in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season. LGD placed fifth in the 2015 LPL Summer Regular Season and qualified for the Seeding Match of the 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs. They fought their way to the finals, even upsetting EDG 3-0 along the way. LGD beat the Qiao Gu Reapers 3-2 in the finals to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the top seed from China, marking Imp's third World Championship in a row. LGD was placed in a group alongside Team SoloMid, Origen, and KT Rolster. Unfortunately, they ended with a 2-4 record and were knocked out of the tournament. LGD were the fan-voted team to attend IEM San Jose. They were knocked out in the first round, losing 2-0 to Team SoloMid.

2016 Season[edit]

LGD hoped to bounce back from their rough Worlds and post-Worlds performances and went into the 2016 LPL Spring Season with high hopes. Being placed in Group A, LGD struggled in the first several weeks of play. Although they had good players in every position, they struggled to play as a team. In the second half of the season however, they started to play better and bounced back. They finished 4th in their group with an 8-8 record. They faced off against Vici Gaming in Round 1 of the 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs but they lost 1-3 and finished the Spring Split in 7th-8th. Summer was a rough split for LGD as the team finished 5th place in their group. As a result of this, they would attend the 2017 LPL Spring Promotion but were able to re-qualify for the LPL after defeating Newbee 3-1.

2017 Season[edit]

The Spring and Summer seasons were very similar for LGD in 2017. They finished at the bottom of the standings first with 6 wins and 10 losses in Spring and then with 4 wins and 12 losses in summer. The team was able to retain its LPL spot in the promotion tournaments throughout the year.

2019 Season[edit]

On November 19, imp announced his retirement.[23]

Trivia[edit]

  • Argues that one of the biggest weaknesses he sees in other players is too much pride. He thinks having too much pride prevents players from improving.[24] [25]
  • Believes that the North American teams have a much weaker laning stage than Korea.[26] [27]
  • Based on his own experience he says that players who have girlfriends usually decline in skill; as they stop being totally focused on making sure they play as well as they possibly can.[28]
  • Considered one of the best AD carry players in Korea.[29]
  • Has a rivalry with WeiXiao, which began when he prevented WeiXiao from playing AD carry on his Korean smurf by taking the position instead.[30] [31]
  • Known for his
    Vayne
    mechanics that has earned him the nickname "Doubleimp" as both he and Doublelift have similar play styles.
  • Regards Invictus Gaming's PDD as his favorite player after becoming friends with him during season 2.[32] [33]
  • Thinks
    Varus
    is the most underrated AD carry (June 2013).
  • View’s OGN as the strongest league in the world and the best place for professional league players to really test their skills.
  • Achieved 711 Gold Per Minute in a group stage match in PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014.
  • Reached 1000 Kills in the LPL in March, 2017.

Pentakills

DateRegionTournamentTeamVsChampionPosW/LKDASBVOD
2014-10-03
INT
International
Worlds 2014Samsunglogo std.pngTSMlogo std.png
Twitch
BotW10/3/5LinkLink
2014-09-19
INT
International
Worlds 2014Samsunglogo std.pngDark Passagelogo std.png
Vayne
BotW8/0/2LinkLink
2014-04-04
KR
Korea
Champions 2014 SpringSamsunglogo std.pngMidas FIOlogo std.png
Jinx
BotW14/1/7LinkLink
2012-12-22
KR
Korea
Champions 2013 WinterMVPlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.png
Caitlyn
BotL18/2/9LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

Imp Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2019-09-073 LPL 2019 Regional Finals
2 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG Zoom,  Kanavi,  Yagao,  imp,  LvMao,  Homme
2019-08-1810 LPL 2019 Summer
6 - 9Blanklogo std.pngRR
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG Zoom,  Morgan,  Flawless,  Kanavi,  Xiaohan,  Yagao,  imp,  LvMao,  Teeen,  Homme
2019-07-072 Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
1 : 3LCK Allstarslogo std.pngLCK
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG Zoom,  Flawless,  Kanavi,  Yagao,  imp,  LvMao,  Homme
2019-04-212 LPL 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG Zoom,  Flawless,  Yagao,  Imp,  LvMao,  Homme
2019-03-318 LPL 2019 Spring
9 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG Zoom,  Levi,  Flawless,  Yagao,  Imp,  Bvoy,  LvMao,  Teeen,  Homme
2018-09-026 LPL 2018 Summer - West
6 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Welogo std.pngWE 957,  Condi,  Pepper,  Magic,  xiye,  GENTLE,  imp,  Mystic,  Ben,  Missing,  694,  viNylCat,  Jin Guang-Hua
2018-04-086 LPL 2018 Spring - East
6 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Jinoo,  Eimy,  1ntruder,  Yuuki,  Nanzhu,  Imp,  Fdy,  Pyl,  Acorn
2017-11-193 NEST 2017
0 : 2JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Jinoo,  banana,  Eimy,  Cool,  imp,  Pyl
2017-08-206 LPL 2017 Summer - Group B
6 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Jinoo,  Banana,  Eimy,  Cool,  Imp,  Pyl,  Dgc
2017-06-045 - 8 Demacia Cup 2017
1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Jinoo,  Eimy,  Cool,  imp,  pyl

Interviews[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2014

Other Content[edit]

Images[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 삼성전자 MVP 인수하며 LOL 팀 창단, 팀명은 '삼성 갤럭시 프로게임팀' (Korean) inven.co.kr
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 한 번에 세 팀! MVP, 리그오브레전드 팀 창단 (Korean) thisisgame.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 DanDy's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 imp's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 PawN's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 삼성전자 MVP 인수하며 LOL 팀 창단, 팀명은 '삼성 갤럭시 프로게임팀' (Korean) inven.co.kr
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 세체원 '임프' 구승빈, 중국 LGD 입단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 LGD Gaming's Twitter Post (English) twitter.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Team WE's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 LPL春季转会窗口关闭 Imp、Pepper加盟WE (Chinese) lpl.qq.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 JD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 ​JD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Ozone Gaming Taiwan's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Evelynnnnnn's Tweet twitter.com
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 LGD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  17. GCD Archive Pages: before change - KR - 2018-02-24; after change - KR - 2018-06-07
  18. GCD Archive Pages: before change - CN - 2018-01-07; after change - KR - 2019-01-10
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - CN - 2019-10-07; after change - CN - 2019-10-08
  20. GCD Archive Pages: before change - CN - 2019-10-02; after change - CN - 2019-10-08
  21. Imp's Facebook Post (Korean) inven.com
  22. 세체원 '임프' 구승빈, 중국 LGD 입단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
  23. JD Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDC54-jvvCY#!
  25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XLgWLeoRcUs
  26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDC54-jvvCY#!
  27. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XLgWLeoRcUs
  28. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xfjUbd1KdTo.
  29. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xfjUbd1KdTo.
  30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDC54-jvvCY#!
  31. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XLgWLeoRcUs
  32. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDC54-jvvCY#!
  33. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XLgWLeoRcUs