Phoenix1

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Phoenix1
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
SponsorDXRacer
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Soylent
CyberPowerPC
Young Hollywood
ZOWIE
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History
Created2016-05-23
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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Phoenix1 was a North American team. The year after leaving League of Legends, the organization rebranded as Sentinels.

History

2016 Season

Phoenix1 was announced on May 23, 2016, as the team inheriting the NA LCS Summer Season seed previously belonging to Team Impulse.[1] On May 26, their starting roster was announced and included zig, Brandini, Inori, Slooshi, Pirean, Mash, and Gate.[2]

Faced with visa problems for Inori, the team also added a substitute jungler Zentinel to their roster, who competed for them for the first three weeks of the LCS. In that time, Phoenix1 lost all of their series and won only two games total, cementing themselves in last place, behind Echo Fox. Their winless streak continued after Inori's return and through their first series of the fifth week, at which point they had a 3-18 game record and 0-9 series record. In the second series of that week, however, they picked up their first series win against Apex Gaming, with a comeback 2-1 victory after dropping the first game. After this first win, their record improved significantly, and in the second half of the season they went a combined 5-4 — not enough to keep them out of relegations, but enough to surpass both Echo Fox and NRG in the standings for a top seed in the promotion tournament, where they requalified for the LCS with an easy 3-0 win over Echo Fox.

2017 Season

On December 7, 2016, Phoenix1 announced a revamped roster: Korean star mid laner Ryu and AD carry Arrow joined, along with veteran support Adrian.[3]

The team began the Spring Split looking much improved but not quite top tier, going 4-4 over the first four weeks and fluctuating between 3rd and 4th place. After that week, Inori took a leave of absence from the team due to "personal issues" and was replaced by veteran Cloud9 jungler Meteos. This addition seemed to be just what Phoenix1 needed, as they went 3-1 over the next two weeks. Adrian also left the team after week 6, but this did not stop their momentum, as he was capably replaced with the acquisition of Team Dignitas substitute support Stunt. After his arrival, Phoenix1 went on a four series winning streak to reach 11-5 and come within one game of a possible playoff bye before losing their final two games, finishing 11-7 and in 3rd place. Arrow was also named both the NALCS first team ADC and the MVP of the split.

In the playoffs, the team elected to start Inori against 6th seed Dignitas, despite him having only played three games since week 4. While he made a few shaky plays in the jungle, Inori and Phoenix1 easily swept Dignitas 3-0. Moving on to face Cloud9 in the semifinals, Phoenix1 elected to start rookie support Shady, who had also appeared in only three late season games, in place of Stunt. After two opening losses, Stunt and Meteos were subbed back in, but failed to reverse the team's fortunes in game 3, sending them to the third-place match against underdog FlyQuest. Despite the semifinals losses, Shady got the start in this series as well, and Phoenix 1 proceeded to come back and take third after going down 2-1 in the series.

In the midseason, Phoenix1 transferred Stunt to Immortals and named Shady as their starting support, as well as reaffirming that Inori would start in the jungle. Expected to be a strong contender to make Worlds, Phoenix1 got off to a horrible start in the Summer Split, losing all of their first six games. Criticism was especially directed at the duo of Arrow and Shady, both of whom were under performing in lane. After subbing in Meteos for week 2 failed to yield any positive results, 18 year old jungler MikeYeung, who had only graduated from high school the previous week, was made the starter and Shady was replaced by veteran support Xpecial. These changes failed to yield a win in week 3, but the team slowly improved after that, picking up their first win in week 4. Phoenix1 seemed to turn a corner in week 5, going 2-0 in series including a win over the first place Immortals, with hype building around MikeYeung due to his youth and outstanding performances on aggressive jungle champions.

This hype continued to build in Rift Rivals, the first international tournament for Phoenix1, which they had a spot in due to their 3rd place finish in the Spring. Despite their relatively unimpressive domestic record, Phoenix1 went 4-2 in the group stage, only missing out on advancing to the finals due to TSM going 5-1. Unfortunately, this would be the high point of the summer season for them, as Phoenix1 only managed two more wins upon returning to domestic play and finished 10th, sending them into the promotion tournament. MikeYeung, however, was still rewarded with the Rookie of the Split award.

In promotions, Phoenix1 was matched up against Challenger Series champions Gold Coin United due to finishing lower than Team Liquid. Phoenix1 won the first two games, then dropped the next two before recovering in the fifth game to pull out a series win. A 3-2 loss to Team Liquid in the next series sent them into the loser's bracket, but they managed to quickly sweep EUnited in the final round and retain their LCS slot. Despite staying in the LCS, however, their participation in the promotion tournament meant they forfeited their Spring Split championship points, robbing them of a chance at Worlds.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
NA

Allorim Kieran Logue 21Sub/Top Logo std.pngBeans for Dinner 2017-06-032017-06-03 2017-11-112017-11-??
KR

Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 13Mid Laner SK Telecom T1logo std.pngSK Telecom T1 2017-07-212017-07-21 2017-11-112017-11-??
NA

Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 15Support Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians Academy 2017-06-162017-06-16 2017-11-112017-11-??
NA

MikeYeung Mike Yeung 12Jungler Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 2017-05-262017-05-26 2017-11-232017-11-23
KR

Ryu Yoo Sang-wook (유상욱) 13Mid Laner 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2016-12-072016-12-07 2017-11-222017-11-22
NA

Meteos William Hartman 22Sub/Jun 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves 2017-02-162017-02-16 2017-11-222017-11-22
NA

Wiggily Raymond Griffin 22Sub/Jun Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2017-11-112017-??-?? 2017-11-222017-11-22
EU

SELFIE Marcin Wolski 23Sub/Mid Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 2017-07-262017-07-26 2017-11-222017-11-22
KR

Arrow Noh Dong-hyeon (노동현) 14Bot Laner OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming 2016-12-072016-12-07 2017-11-212017-11-21
NA

zig Derek Shao 11Top Laner OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming 2016-05-262016-05-26 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Shady Jordan Robison 25Sub/Sup Logo std.pngGucci Gang 2017-03-082017-03-08 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Inori Rami Charagh 12Jungler Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2016-05-262016-05-26 2017-06-222017-06-22
KR

Fixer Jeong Jae-woo (정재우) 25Sub/Sup SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSEA Serpents 2016-07-072016-07-07 2017-05-222017-05-22
KR

Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 13Mid Laner Team EnVyUslogo std.pngTeam EnVyUs 2016-05-262016-05-26 2017-05-152017-05-15
NA

Stunt William Chen 15Support Immortalslogo std.pngImmortals 2017-03-082017-03-08 2017-05-092017-05-09
NA

Adrian Adrian Ma 15Support Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2016-11-222016-11-22 2017-03-082017-03-08
NA

Slooshi Andrew Pham 13Mid Laner Logo std.pngTeam 8.1 2016-05-262016-05-26 2016-11-212016-11-21
NA

Mash Brandon Phan 14Bot Laner Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United 2016-05-262016-05-26 2016-11-212016-11-21
NA

Gate Austin Yu 15Support Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2016-05-262016-05-26 2016-11-212016-11-21
NA

Brandini Brandon Chen 21Sub/Top Delta Foxlogo std.pngDelta Fox 2016-05-262016-05-26 2016-11-212016-11-21
NA

Zentinel Kevin Pires 22Sub/Jun Tempo Stormlogo std.pngTempo Storm 2016-05-272016-05-27 ???

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position

Michael Moore Co-Owner & Managing Partner

Rob Moore Co-Owner

Jack Giarrapunto Co-Owner

LovePentaKills Eric Ma General Manager

Charlie Charlie Lipsie Director of Business Development

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

History Teacher Chad Smeltz 90In-House Manager Harrisburg Universitylogo std.pngHarrisburg University

Zyto Bryan Ybanes General Manager None

TheAkiri Tyler Perron 90Assistant Coach Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians

Reinfcmnt Matthew Edwards Performance Coach 100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieves

Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) 90Head Coach Jin Air Green Wingslogo std.pngJin Air Green Wings

PsycSummer Summer Scott Esports Psychology Consultant Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United

BonQuish Alec Warren 90Head Analyst Gold Coin Unitedlogo std.pngGold Coin United

Caldo Jorge Calderon Social Media Coordinator Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas

Saparino Brendan Franco Manager None

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.

LCS

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpring
GateTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png161
MashGGULogo std.pngTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coastlogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png145
ZigPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png137
PireanTeam Impulselogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png
Team EnVyUslogo std.png
85
InoriPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png
Team Liquidlogo std.png
65
SlooshiTeam 8logo std.pngTeam 8logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.png43
BrandiniPhoenix1logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png21
ZentinelPhoenix1logo std.png14
MeteosCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngCloud9logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png236
AdrianTeam Impulselogo std.pngTeam Impulselogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngImmortalslogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png
Team Liquidlogo std.png
Dignitaslogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png169
ArrowPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png157
RyuPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png134
StuntEcho Foxlogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png
Dignitaslogo std.png
FlyQuestlogo std.png100 Thieveslogo std.png31
ShadyPhoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png16
XpecialTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam Curselogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngApexlogo std 2.pngDignitaslogo std.pngPhoenix1logo std.png270
MikeYeungPhoenix1logo std.pngTeam SoloMidlogo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png66
AllorimPhoenix1logo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaminglogo std.png7

Tournaments

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

Minimum place

Phoenix1 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2017-08-13aaaaaaQ
NA LCS 2018 Spring Promotion
3 : 0EUnitedlogo std.pngeUnited

 zig,
 MikeYeung,
 Ryu,
 Arrow,
 Xpecial,
 Fly
2017-08-0601000010
NA LCS 2017 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR

 zig,
 Allorim,
 Inori,
 Meteos,
 MikeYeung,
 Ryu,
 Pirean,
 Arrow,
 Shady,
 Xpecial,
 Fly
2017-07-070010001$20,000$ 20,000€ 17,542.49
Rift Rivals 2017 NA-EU
4 - 2Blanklogo std.pngRR

 zig,
 MikeYeung,
 Ryu,
 Arrow,
 Xpecial,
 Fly
2017-04-230030003$30,000$ 30,000€ 27,960
NA LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs
3 : 2FlyQuestlogo std.pngFLY

 zig,
 Inori,
 Meteos,
 Ryu,
 Arrow,
 Stunt,
 Shady,
 Fly
2017-03-260030003
NA LCS 2017 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 zig,
 Inori,
 Meteos,
 Ryu,
 Arrow,
 Adrian,
 Stunt,
 Shady,
 Fly
2016-08-07aaaaaaQ
NA LCS 2017 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Echo Foxlogo std.pngFOX

 zig,
 Inori,
 Pirean,
 Mash,
 Gate,
 Charlie
2016-07-310080008
NA LCS 2016 Summer
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR

 zig,
 Brandini,
 Zentinel,
 Inori,
 Pirean,

 Slooshi,
 Mash,
 Gate,
 Charlie,
 BonQuish
Total Prize:USD 50,000

Media

  • 2016
  • 2017

See Also

Images

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Phoenix1's Team Page lolesports.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more espn.go.com
  3. 3.0 3.1 Phoenix1 announces 2017 roster: Ryu, Arrow, Inori, Adrian, zig, and coach Fly esports.yahoo.com
  4. TheAkiri's Tweet twitter.com
  5. Phoenix1's Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. Team Dignitas Facebook Post March 8, 2017 facebook.com
  7. Phoenix1 Twitter Post March 8, 2017 twitter.com
  8. Phoenix1's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. Team Envyus picks up Nisqy and Pirean for mid lane espn.co.uk
  10. SEA Serpents purchase Thailand LCS spot, will bring in Emperor and Fixer espn.co.uk
  11. Allorim's Tweet twitter.com
  12. Phoenix1's Facebook Post facebook.com
  13. Liquid`Inori and the Return of the 10 Man Roster teamliquidpro.com
  14. Phoenix1's Tweet twitter.com
  15. Phoenix1's Tweet twitter.com
  16. Phoenix1 picks up SELFIE as a sub—potential replacement for Ryu dotesports.com
  17. Shady's Tweet twitter.com
  18. Arrow's Tweet twitter.com
  19. Xpecial's tweet twitter.com
  20. 100 Thieves's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Cloud9 Acquires Licorice, Wiggily, and Selfie for League of Legends cloud9.gg
  22. Mike 'MikeYeung' Yeung joins TSM tsm.gg
  23. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  24. Golden Guardians Announce North American League of Legends Championship Series Roster nba.com
  25. Zentinel's Tweet twitter.com
  26. Zentinel's Tweet twitter.com
  27. Zentinel's Tweet twitter.com
  28. Shedding some light on my Phoenix1 situation twitlonger.com
  29. Phoenix1 Adds New Staff Members phoenix1.gg
  30. Former KT Rolster Support Fixer joins Phoenix1 espn.go.com
  31. Slooshi's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Mash's Tweet twitter.com
  33. Gate's Tweet twitter.com
  34. Brandini's Tweet twitter.com
  35. Adrian leaves Immortals, signs with Phoenix1 espn.com
  36. BonQuish's Tweet twitter.com