Phoenix1

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Phoenix1
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Team Information
Location: North America North America
Region: News Label - North America.png North America
Sponsor(s): DXRacer
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Created: 2016-05-23
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Phoenix1 is a North American team.

History

2016 Season

Phoenix1 was announced on May 23rd, 2016, as the team inheriting the NA LCS Summer Season seed previously belonging to Team Impulse.[1] On May 26th, 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 7th, 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 3rd 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

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency Canada zig Derek Shao 01 Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency South Korea Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 03 Mid -
Current Official Residency USA Xpecial Alex Chu (朱啓恩) 05 Support -

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
USA Allorim Kieran Logue 06 Sub/Top EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox Academy 2017-06-03 2017-12-08
USA MikeYeung Mike Yeung 02 Jungle Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2017-05-26 2017-11-23
South Korea Ryu Yoo Sang-wook (유상욱) 03 Mid 100logo std.png 100 Thieves 2016-12-07 2017-11-22
USA Meteos William Hartman 07 Sub/Jungle 100logo std.png 100 Thieves 2017-02-16 2017-11-22
USA Wiggily Raymond Griffin 07 Sub/Jungle C9logo std.png Cloud9 2017-??-?? 2017-11-22
Poland SELFIE Marcin Wolski 08 Sub/Mid C9logo std.png Cloud9 2017-07-26 2017-11-22
South Korea Arrow Noh Dong-hyeon (노동현) 04 AD
None
2016-12-07 2017-11-21
USA Shady Jordan Robison 10 Sub/Support
None
2017-03-08 2017-11-20
Iraq Inori Rami Charagh 02 Jungle Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2016-05-26 2017-06-22
South Korea Fixer Jeong Jae-woo (정재우) 10 Sub/Support SEA Serplogo std.png SEA Serpents 2016-07-07 2017-05-22
South Korea Pirean Choi Jun-sik (최준식) 03 Mid NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs 2016-05-26 2017-05-15
USA Stunt William Chen 05 Support IMTlogo std.png Immortals 2017-03-08 2017-05-09
USA Adrian Adrian Ma 05 Support Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 2016-11-22 2017-03-08
USA Slooshi Andrew Pham 03 Mid Logo std2.png Team 8.1 2016-05-26 2016-11-21
Canada Mash Brandon Phan 04 AD GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United 2016-05-26 2016-11-21
China Gate Austin Yu 05 Support EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox 2016-05-26 2016-11-21
USA Brandini Brandon Chen 06 Sub/Top DFXlogo std.png Delta Fox 2016-05-26 2016-11-21
USA Zentinel Kevin Pires 07 Sub/Jungle Tempologo std.png Tempo Storm 2016-05-27 ???

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
USA Michael Moore Co-Owner & Managing Partner
USA Rob Moore Co-Owner
USA Jack Giarrapunto Co-Owner
China LovePentaKills Eric Ma General Manager
China Charlie Charlie Lipsie Director of Business Development
USA History Teacher Chad Smeltz 11 In-House Manager
USA Zyto Bryan Ybanes General Manager

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
USA TheAkiri Tyler Perron Assistant Coach GGSlogo std.png Golden Guardians
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) 11 Head Coach JAGlogo std.png Jin Air Green Wings
USA BonQuish Alec Warren 11 Head Analyst GCUlogo std.png Gold Coin United
USA Caldo Jorge Calderon Social Media Coordinator
None
USA Saparino Brendan Franco Manager
None

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                               
Gate 3 TiPlogo std.png 18 TiPlogo std.png 46 P1logo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 43 EFXlogo std.png 0 153 153



zig 39 P1logo std.png 41 P1logo std.png 45 P1logo std.png 0 125 125



Mash 28 GGULogo std.png 28 CSTlogo std.png 18 CSTlogo std.png 18 TiPlogo std.png 41 P1logo std.png 11 EFXlogo std.png 0 144 144



Pirean 15 TiPlogo std.png 41 P1logo std.png
7
21
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0 84 84
Inori 32 P1logo std.png 22 P1logo std.png
4
7
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0 65 65
Zentinel 14 P1logo std.png 0 14 14



Slooshi 18 T8logo std.png 6 T8logo std.png 10 P1logo std.png 8 Liquidlogo std.png 0 42 42



Brandini 7 P1logo std.png 14 EFXlogo std.png 0 21 21



Adrian 18 TiPlogo std.png 17 TiPlogo std.png 18 IMTlogo std.png 43 IMTlogo std.png
3
29
P1TLP1TL.png
22 Dignitaslogo std.png 0 150 150
Ryu 18 H2klogo std.png 18 H2klogo std.png 12 H2klogo std.png 36 H2klogo std.png 41 P1logo std.png 39 P1logo std.png 84 80 164



Arrow 41 P1logo std.png 46 P1logo std.png 0 87 87



Stunt 1 EFXlogo std.png
9
3
DIGP1DIGP1.png
0 13 13
Meteos 28 C9logo std.png 28 C9logo std.png 28 C9logo std.png 18 C9logo std.png 10 C9logo std.png 44 C9logo std.png 19 P1logo std.png 3 P1logo std.png 0 178 178



Shady 3 P1logo std.png 13 P1logo std.png 0 16 16



Xpecial 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Tsmlogo std.png 28 Crslogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 18 Liquidlogo std.png 46 Apexlogo std 2.png 41 Dignitaslogo std.png 33 P1logo std.png 0 268 268



MikeYeung 36 P1logo std.png 0 36 36



Allorim 1 P1logo std.png 0 1 1



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-13 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2018 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 0 EUnitedlogo std.png eUnited
2017-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png B010th 2017 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 4 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-22 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 2 FLYlogo std.png FlyQuest $ 30,000
2017-03-26 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2017 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 11 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-08-06 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2017 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 0 EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox
2016-07-31 LCS logo 25x25.png A88th 2016 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016

See Also

Gallery

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. 100 Thieves's Tweet twitter.com
  20. Cloud9 Acquires Licorice, Wiggily, and Selfie for League of Legends cloud9.gg
  21. Mike 'MikeYeung' Yeung joins TSM tsm.gg
  22. KeSPA's Facebook Post facebook.com
  23. Echo Fox Announces Full 2018 League of Legends Roster echofox.gg
  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