Immortals

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
CEO:
USA Noah Whinston
Total Earnings:
$570,575
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History
Created:
Organization: 2015-10-07
 : 2016-06-01

Immortals is a venture capital-backed American eSports organization, primarily known for their League of Legends team. The ownership group includes a co-owner of the National Basketball Association's Memphis Grizzlies and the band Linkin Park (through their company Machine Shop Ventures) - among others.

History[edit]

Immortals was founded back in November of 2015 in North America, by Noah Whinston, and currently has teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch and Smash. Their most recent squad, formed of 5 Brazilians, has become the second highest achieving Brazilian Global Offensive roster to date, only falling short to SK Gaming.

The organisation gained the core of it's current squad back on the 1st of June 2016, when the roster of Tempo Storm - HEN1, LUCAS1, SHOOWTiME, felps, boltz and coach zakk - joined the organisation. During 2016, Immortals had mixed results. They failed to qualify for ESL One: Cologne 2016, only to then beat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the finals of DreamHack Summer 2016 to win the event. Immortals continued to have mixed results, such as winning Northern Arena - Toronto and iBUYPOWER Masters 2016, but failing to make their mark on bigger events, such as ELEAGUE Season 2 and the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals. Towards the end of 2016 and into 2017, Immortals went through several roster changes, including the departure of SHOOWTiME during the summer, the introduction of steel in November 2016 and later the arrival of former SK Gaming player fnx in exchange for felps in 2017.

During December of 2016, when the roster still included felps, Immortals failed to qualify for ELEAGUE Major 2017, placing 9-11th after losing to the french side G2 Esports 17-19 in the fifth round of play. In response to this, and in light of SK Gaming's benching of fnx on the 3rd of December 2016, Immortals exchanged felps for fnx, however this trade did not happen until the 5th of February the following year. Results improved during this period, with a 3rd-4th place finish at the IEM Season XI World Championship and a 2nd place finish at DreamHack Austin 2017. Despite these improvements, the team benched fnx due to internal issues and played with coach zakk as a stand in for the remainder of the ESL Pro League Season 5.[1] When kNgV- joined the team on a loan basis from Red Reserve, he performed just as well and lead the team to a qualification for their first Major, PGL Major Kraków 2017. They later finished 2nd at the event with a 1-2 loss to Gambit Esports in the final, their highest finish at a Major to date. Shortly after the Major, kNgV- was permanently signed to the roster.

In June of 2017, Immortals took on OMEN as a sponsor, who provide them with desktops and laptops for the players to use.[2]

The team became surrounded in controversy during DreamHack Montreal 2017, after it was reported that coach of the team, zakk, had to physically restrain Immortals player kNgV- from attacking fellow professional player FNS, following a tweet made by FNS that claimed that kNgV-, and twins HEN1 and LUCAS1 were hungover during the semi-finals.[3] Furthermore, kNgV- responded publicly to these allegations over Twitter, and threatened to kill FNS.[4] In addition, HEN1, LUCAS1 and kNgV- were late to the first map of the grand finals of DreamHack Montreal and so forfeited the first map to opponents North, and went on to lose the next map and the Bo3 series overall. After this, kNgV- was suspended from the team, and later had his contract with the team voided. In a HLTV interview from CEO of Immortals, Noah Winston, it was explained that LUCAS1, HEN1, and kNgV- were fined a month's salary by Immortals, and lost the right to their share of the $20,000 that Immortals won from placing second at DreamHack Montreal. Instead, the money was donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal charity.[5]

Shortly after this ordeal, twins LUCAS1 and HEN1 requested to leave the team, and have since teamed up alongside kNgV- and fellow benched Immortals player fnx, taking the "legend" team spot at the ELEAGUE Major 2018 with them.[6]

With three-fifths of the roster on the bench, Immortals scrambled to form a new team around the core of steel and boltz. The organization signed horvy, destinyy, and zqk, attempting to create a team that lived up to the former roster that had been benched just weeks prior.[7][8][9] But with a devastating loss in the Americas Minor Closed Qualifier and subsequent Last Chance Qualifier, it was clear the new Immortals roster could not capture their former glory. The organization would later have boltz be borrowed on loan to SK Gaming, with shz later being brought in to fill the vacant gap.[10][11] With the transfer of steel to Team Liquid, the roster that donned the Immortals name contained no players that had played on the team just two months ago.[12]

With poor results and endless shuffles, Immortals began to slowly phase out its CS:GO division. The Esports Championship Series announced on November 21 that Immortals was forced to forfeit all its future games due to not being able to field a majority of their original roster.[13] On December 1, ESL announced that Immortals had voluntarily pulled out of ESL Pro League, citing roster instability and need to take time to rebuild the roster.[14][15]

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Brazil destinyy Lucas Bullo 2017-10-10 [8]
Brazil zqk Caio Fonseca 2017-10-13 [9]
Brazil shz Bruno Martinelli 2017-11-07 [11]
Inactive Players
ID Name Join Date Inactive Date
Brazil horvy João Horvath 2017-10-03 [7] 2017-12-01 [25]
Brazil boltz (On loan to SK Gaming) Ricardo Prass 2016-06-01 [16] 2017-10-31 [10]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau 2017-02-05 [19] 2017-12-12 [27] 100 Thieves
Brazil LUCAS1 Lucas Teles 2016-06-01 [16] 2017-12-12 [27] 100 Thieves
Brazil HEN1 Henrique Teles 2016-06-01 [16] 2017-12-12 [27] 100 Thieves
Brazil zakk (Coach) Rafael Fernandes 2016-06-01 [16] 2017-12-02 [26]
Brazil steel Lucas Lopes 2016-11-04 [18] 2017-11-13 [12] Team Liquid
Brazil kNgV- Vito Giuseppe 2017-07-25 [22] 2017-09-20 [23] 100 Thieves
Brazil kNgV- (Loan)
Vito Giuseppe 2017-05-24 [21] 2017-07-25 [22] Immortals
Brazil felps João Vasconcellos 2016-06-01 [16] 2017-02-05 [19] SK Gaming
Brazil zews Wilton Prado 2016-07-22 [17] 2016-11-04 [18] Team Liquid
Brazil SHOOWTiME Gustavo Gonçalves 2016-06-01 [16] 2016-07-22 [17] INTZ eSports
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Brazil shz  
Bruno Martinelli
None
WESG 2017 Brazil Qualifier
Brazil destinyy  
Lucas Bullo
None
ESL Pro League Season 6
Brazil shz  
Bruno Martinelli
None
ESL Pro League Season 6
Brazil zakk  
Rafael Fernandes
None
ESL Pro League Season 6
Brazil cogu  
Raphael Camargo
Brazil kNgV- Vito Giuseppe ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
Brazil zakk  
Rafael Fernandes
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau Subaru Invitational 2017
Brazil zakk  
Rafael Fernandes
Brazil felps João Vasconcellos DH Masters Las Vegas 2017 - NA Qualifier
Brazil fnx  
Lincoln Lau
Brazil LUCAS1 Lucas Teles CyberPowerPC Pro Series - Summer 2016

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA Noah W. Noah Whinston CEO

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-09-10 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Montreal 2017 0 : 2 $20,000
2017-07-23 A22nd A1Premier PGL Major Kraków 2017 1 : 2 $150,000
2017-06-11 A22nd A2Major Americas Minor Championship - Kraków 2017 1 : 2 $15,000
2017-05-31 A99 - 10th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 5 - Finals 2/3 Grp. S. $35,000
2017-04-30 A22nd A2Major DreamHack Austin 2017 0 : 2 $20,000
2017-03-04 A33 - 4th A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters XI - World Championship 0 : 2 $24,000
2016-12-10 A77 - 8th A1Premier Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals 0 : 2 $35,000
2016-11-13 A11st A2Major iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 2 : 1 $20,000
2016-09-04 A11st A2Major Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto 2 : 1 $50,000
2016-06-20 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Summer 2016 2 : 0 $50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. HLTV (12-05-2017). HLTV.org. https://www.hltv.org/matches/2310547/immortals-misfits-esl-pro-league-season-5-north-america.
  2. Immortals (13-06-2017). Immortals.gg. https://immortals.gg/news/2017/06/13/immortals-announces-new-partnership-with-omen-by-hp/.
  3. Richard Lewis (2017-09-13). "Kng had to be restrained". Youtube.
  4. Harrison Liao (2017-09-11). "Immortals in shambles after map forfeiture and kNg death threat". Cybersport.com.
  5. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2017-09-22). "Immortals CEO: "Major is not worth more than what we stand for"". HLTV.
  6. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2017-09-20). "HEN1, LUCAS1 request to leave Immortals". HLTV.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Immortals Welcomes João “Horvy” Horvath to CS:GO Roster". Immortals. 2017-10-03.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Immortals CS:GO welcomes its newest permanent member, Lucas "Destinyy Bullo de Lima". Immortals. 2017-10-10.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Official: zqkS joins Immortals". HLTV.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 TACO. "Boltz jogará todo o resto com exceção do major e ECS. Muito em breve esperamos que ele vire oficialmente nosso quinto player. " ["Boltz will play the rest except for the Major and ECS. We expect him to officially become our fifth player very soon."] (in Brazil Portuguese).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Immortals confirm shz move". HLTV. 2017-11-07.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Striker (2017-11-13). "steel transferred to Liquid". HLTV.
  13. Luis Mira (2017-11-21). "Immortals forfeit ECS matches". HLTV.org.
  14. ESL (2017-12-01). "Immortals leave Pro League".
  15. Immortals (2017-12-01). "Immortals CEO, @nwhinston, talks next steps for our #IMTCSGO roster and how we plan to move forward into 2018.".
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 Jacob Wolf (2016-06-01). "Immortals purchase Tempo Storm's Counter-Strike team". ESPN.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Josh Bury (2016-07-22). "Immortals sign Zews". The Score eSports.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "Immortals troca zews por steel " [Immortals change zews for steel] (in Brazil Portuguese). CNB e-Sports Club. 2016-11-04.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Evgeni Chardakov (2017-02-05). "SK Gaming Brings in felps as CS:GO Fifth". SK Gaming.
  20. "The Immortals CS:GO team has been working hard to reach the next level of competition.". Immortals. 2017-05-15.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "We recently made some changes to our CS:GO roster in order to create a healthier, more sustainable environment.". Immortals. 2017-05-24.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Luis Mira (2017-07-25). "Immortals sign kNg". HLTV.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Vito Giuseppe (2017-09-20). "I am no longer part of Immortals". Twitter.
  24. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2017-09-22). "Immortals CEO comments on team issues". HLTV.org.
  25. 25.0 25.1 horvy (2017-11-01). "IMMORTALS and New challenges".
  26. 26.0 26.1 CarbonDogma (2017-11-02). "zakk exits Immortals". Dust2.us.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 27.3 100 Thieves (2017-12-12). "We're proud to announce that 100 Thieves is officially entering into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive!".
  28. https://en.wesg.com/en/csgo/teams/41849