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JDG imp 2019 Split 2.png
Background Information
NameGu Seung-bin (구승빈)
Country of BirthSouth Korea South Korea
BirthdayJune 7, 1995 (age 24)
Residency
KR
 Korea
Competitive
TeamJD Gaminglogo std.pngJD Gaming
RoleBot Laner
Favorite ChampsVayneSquare.pngSivirSquare.pngTwitchSquare.png
Soloqueue IDstdyipc (NA), MVP imp, 4seasons, 잊혀진계절, 삼성갤럭시 imp
Social Media & Links
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Team History
May 2012 - Sep 2013
AD Carryrole icon.png
MVPlogo std.pngMVP Ozone
Sep 2013 - Oct 2014
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Samsunglogo std.pngSamsung White
Nov 2014 - Mar 2018
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Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
Mar 2018 - May 2018
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Lgdlogo std.pngLGD Gaming
May 2018 - Dec 2018
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Welogo std.pngTeam WE
Dec 2018 - Present
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JD Gaminglogo std.pngJD Gaming

Gu "imp" Seung-bin (Hangul: 구승빈) is the bot laner for JD Gaming.

Biography

imp (sometimes stylized Imp) began playing League of Legends when the Korean server opened at the end of 2011. He played only AsheSquare.png Ashe and SivirSquare.png 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.

Season 2

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

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

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.[1]

2015 Season

Imp joined LGD Gaming alongside two other Koreans, Flame and Acorn, on November 27, 2014.[2] 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

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

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.

Trivia

  • 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.[3] [4]
  • Believes that the North American teams have a much weaker laning stage than Korea.[5] [6]
  • 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.[7]
  • Considered one of the best AD carry players in Korea.[8]
  • Has a rivalry with WeiXiao, which began when he prevented WeiXiao from playing AD carry on his Korean smurf by taking the position instead.[9] [10]
  • Known for his VayneSquare.png 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.[11] [12]
  • Thinks VarusSquare.png 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.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTwitchSquare.png TwitchBotW10/3/5LinkLink
2014-09-19
INT
 International
Worlds 2014Samsunglogo std.pngDark Passagelogo std.pngVayneSquare.png VayneBotW8/0/2LinkLink
2014-Apr-04 12:00
KR
 Korea
Champions 2014 SpringSamsunglogo std.pngMidas FIOlogo std.pngJinxSquare.png JinxBotW14/1/7LinkLink
2012-Dec-22 09:30
KR
 Korea
Champions 2013 WinterMVPlogo std.pngKT Rolsterlogo std.pngCaitlynSquare.png CaitlynBotL18/2/9LinkLink
Click here for a full list of pentakills by all players.

Tournament Results

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

Imp Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2019-07-070020002
Rift Rivals 2019 LCK-LPL-LMS-VCS
1 : 3LCK Allstarslogo std.pngLCK
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
 Zoom,
 Flawless,
 Kanavi,
 Yagao,
 imp,
 LvMao,
 Homme
2019-04-210020002
LPL 2019 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngiG
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
 Zoom,
 Flawless,
 Yagao,
 Imp,
 LvMao,
 Homme
2019-03-310080008
LPL 2019 Spring
9 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
 Zoom,
 Levi,
 Flawless,
 Yagao,
 Imp,
 Bvoy,
 LvMao,
 Teeen,
 Homme
2018-09-020060006
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
2018-04-080060006
LPL 2018 Spring - East
6 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Jinoo,
 Eimy,
 1ntruder,
 Yuuki,
 Nanzhu,
 Imp,
 Fdy,
 Pyl
2017-11-190030003
NEST 2017
0 : 2JD Gaminglogo std.pngJDG
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Jinoo,
 banana,
 Eimy,
 Cool,
 imp,
 Pyl
2017-08-200060006
LPL 2017 Summer - Group B
6 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Jinoo,
 Banana,
 Eimy,
 Cool,
 Imp,
 Pyl
2017-06-040050085 - 8
Demacia Cup 2017
1 : 3Royal Never Give Uplogo std.pngRNG
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Jinoo,
 Eimy,
 Cool,
 imp,
 pyl
2017-04-21aaaaaaQ
LPL 2017 Summer Promotion
3 : 0Young Miracleslogo std.pngYM
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Jinoo,
 Eimy,
 GodV,
 Imp,
 Pyl
2017-04-160060006
LPL 2017 Spring - Group A
4 - 12Blanklogo std.pngRR
Lgdlogo std.pngLGD
 Funny,
 Eimy,
 Intruder,
 GodV,

 Jinoo,
 Imp,
 Pyl

Interviews

Articles

  • 2015
  • 2014

Other Content

Gallery

External Links

Redirects

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References