Immortals (eSports)

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Immortals
Immortals Logo.svg
Sport Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Super Smash Bros.
Overwatch
Vainglory
Dota 2
Arena of Valor
Founded 2015
Based in Los Angeles, California
Chairman Clinton Foy
Manager Noah Whinston (CEO)
Ari Segal (President/COO)
Website immortals.gg

Immortals is a professional esports team based in the United States that was created on October 7, 2015. The team was founded after buying the NA LCS spot of Team 8.[1] They used to compete in the North American League of Legends Championship Series, but were declined entry for the 2018 season, despite being one of the three teams from the LCS to qualify for the World Championship Series in 2017. Immortals has since expanded into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Dota 2, Super Smash Bros, Vainglory and Arena of Valor.

League of Legends[edit]

On October 7, 2015 it was announced that a new organization called Immortals would be acquiring the Team 8 spot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS).[2] On October 14, 2015, Dodo8 announced his retirement and moved to a management position in Immortals.[3] On December 8 it was announced that Seong "Huni" Hoon Heo, Kim "Reignover" Yeu Jin, Eugene "Pobelter" Park, Jason "WildTurtle" Tran, and Adrian "Adrian" Ma would be joining the team.[4] Of these five players, only one remained on the 2017 roster; Pobelter. On December 7, 2016, Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett joined as starting jungler, signing a three-year contract.[5] Lee "Flame" Ho-jong (top lane) and Li Yu "Cody Sun" Sun (ADC) joined on December 9, 2016;[6] Kim "Olleh" Joo-sung (support) was first reported as joining on December 12, 2016,[7] with a press release from Immortals following on December 13, 2016.[8]

Former[edit]

Summoner ID Name Position
Flame Lee Ho-jong Top
Xmithie Jake Kevin Puchero Jungle
Pobelter Eugene Park Mid
Cody Sun Li Yu 'Cody' Sun ADC
AnDa Andy Hoang Sub/Jungle
Stunt William Chen Sub/Support
Dardoch Joshua Hartnett Jungle
Huni Seong Hoon Heo Top
Reignover Kim Yeu Jin Jungle
WildTurtle Jason Tran ADC
Adrian Adrian Ma Support
Olleh Kim Joo-sung Support[9]

Staff[edit]

Summoner ID Name Position
Ssong Sang-soo Kim Head Coach
Robert Robert Yip Coach
Dodo8 Jun Kang Team Manager
Loyotalol Brendan Schilling Head Analyst
Lufty Nick Luft Analyst

Tournament results[edit]

  • 1st — 2016 NA LCS Spring Round Robin
  • 3rd — 2016 NA LCS Spring Playoffs
  • 2nd - 2016 NA LCS Summer Round Robin
  • 3rd - 2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs
  • 7th - 2017 NA LCS Spring Round Robin
  • 2nd - 2017 NA LCS Summer Round Robin
  • 2nd - 2017 NA LCS Summer Playoffs

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Immortals acquired Tempo Storm's fully Brazilian lineup on June 1, 2016.[10] The former coach of SK Gaming, Wilton "zews" Prado replaced Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves on July 22, 2016.[11] On June 21, Immortals won DreamHack Summer 2016 after beating Ninjas in Pyjamas 2-0.[12] The team placed 3rd-4th at CyberPowerPC Summer 2016, losing to Cloud9 in the semi-finals.[13] Immortals won Northern Arena 2016 on September 4 after they beat Cloud9 in the finals.[14] After a disappointing showing at ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in Brazil, Immortals replaced Wilton "zews" Prado with former teammate of boltz, Lucas "steel" Lopes. The most recent roster change involving the team was when Entry Fragger João "felps" Vasconcellos was traded to SK Gaming in exchange for Lincoln "fnx" Lau. In January 27, 2018, the team investors have acquired the MiBR branding, after some months of negotiation with Paulo Velloso (former MiBR CEO), planning to come back with a Brazilian roster in the future.[15][16]

Roster[edit]

Alias Name Role Join date
Brazil fer Fernando Alvarenga Entry fragger June 23, 2018[17]
Brazil coldzera Marcelo David Lurker June 23, 2018[17]
Brazil FalleN Gabriel Toledo AWPer, in-game leader June 23, 2018[17]
United States Stewie2K Jake Yip Entry fragger June 23, 2018[17]
United States tarik Tarik Celik Rifler July 14, 2018[18]
Serbia YNk Janko Paunović Coach August 1, 2018[19]
Brazil dead Ricardo Sinigaglia Team manager June 23, 2018[17]
Finland lurppis Tomi Kovanen General manager February 21, 2018[20]

Inactive[edit]

Alias Name Role Join date Inactive date Notes
Brazil boltz Ricardo Prass Support June 23, 2018 July 14, 2018 Replaced with tarik on active roster.[18]

Former[edit]

Former players
Alias Name Role Joined Left Next team Current team
Brazil SHOOWTiME Gustavo Gonçalves Lurker June 1, 2016[21] July 22, 2016[22] INTZ eSports Imperial e-Sports
Brazil felps João Vasconcellos Entry fragger June 1, 2016[21] February 5, 2017[23] SK Gaming NoTag (ex-NTC)
Brazil zews Wilton Prado Rifler July 22, 2016[24] November 4, 2016[25] Team Liquid (Coach) Team Liquid (Coach)
Brazil kNgV- Vito Giuseppe AWPer, support July 25, 2017[26] September 20, 2017[27] 100 Thieves NoTag (ex-NTC)
Brazil steel Lucas Lopes In-game leader November 4, 2016[28] November 13, 2016[29] CNB e-Sports Club Luminosity Gaming
Brazil zakk Rafael Fernandes Coach June 1, 2016[21] December 8, 2017[30] Luminosity Gaming (Coach) Luminosity Gaming (Coach)
Brazil HEN1 Henrique Teles AWPer June 1, 2016[21] December 12, 2017[31] 100 Thieves Luminosity Gaming
Brazil LUCAS1 Lucas Teles Entry fragger June 1, 2016[21] December 12, 2017[31] 100 Thieves Luminosity Gaming
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau Lurker February 2, 2017 December 12, 2017[31] 100 Thieves Free agent
Brazil horvy João Horvath Support October 3, 2017 August 21, 2018[32] NoTag (ex-NTC) NoTag (ex-NTC)

Tournament results[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Immortals branched into Super Smash Bros. by signing the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Brawl player Jason "ANTi" Bates on September 13, 2016.[34] Three months later, they signed Super Smash Bros. Melee player DaJuan "Shroomed" McDaniel who was previously signed with Winterfox.[35]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Games Main character(s) Join date
ANTi Jason Bates Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario, Cloud Strife
Meta Knight
2016-09-13
Shroomed DaJuan McDaniel Super Smash Bros. Melee Sheik 2016-12-22

Dota 2[edit]

On September 13, 2017 it was announced that Immortals had acquired the North American-based independent Korean squad Team Phoenix consisting of The International 2016 MVP Phoenix roster.[36]

On December 30, 2017 offlaner Forev announced via Twitter his departure from the team.[37]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Position Join Date
QO Kim Seon-yeob Carry/Mid (1/2) 09-13-2017[36]
MP Pyo No-a Carry/Mid (1/2) 09-13-2017[36]
Febby Kim Yong-min Support (4/5) 09-13-2017[36]
Dubu Kim Doo-young Support (4/5) 09-13-2017[36]

Staff[edit]

The group is headed by a team of investors which includes Anschutz Entertainment Group, Peter Levin, the president of Lionsgate Interactive Venture and Games, who co-founded Nerdist; Allen Debevoise, a chairman at Machinima.com; Steve Kaplan, a co-owner of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies; Honest Co. CEO Brian Lee, entertainment industry venture capitalists Machine Shop Ventures, and others.[38]

References[edit]

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