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Prime
Team Information
Location: South Korea South Korea
Coaches: Park "Gerrard" Oi Sik
Kim "Cezanne" Jung Hwan
Manager: Lee Jun Ho (이준호)
Sponsor: KTC
Tt eSPORTS
OCZ Technology
Home & Shopping
ITEnjoy
Links
Website Website 2 Facebook TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac Twitch Stream Fanclub
Achievements
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 IPL Team Arena Challenge/2
Solo Achievements
2011 GSL Super Tournament2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Winter/Arena2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Winter/Championship2012_StarCraft_II_World_Championship_Series/Asia/Nationals/South_KoreaTeamLiquid StarLeague 42013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

7

Protoss 3Terran 1Zerg 3
History
Created: 2010-10-13
Recent Player Trades: 2014-08-05 - DeParture leaves
2014-08-04 - SalvatioN leaves
2014-08-01 - MarineKing leaves
2014-05-27 - eins retires


Overview[edit]

Prime is a Korean Team and clan. They were founded near the launch of Wings of Liberty. Near launch they were announced to be sponsored by the World Elite, but this sponsorship was eventually dropped.

In October 2010, Prime took part in the Brainbox Team Invitational placing third after oGs who won and the now disbanded team WeRRa that placed second.

Prime lost 2 players, Maka and Polt, on the opening day of the GSL Code S Sponsorship League. HongUn and anypro were later eliminated as well. MarineKing was the only Prime member that made it through Ro32, eventually making it to the finals where he was decisively defeated 0-4 by Mvp.

Going into February, Prime had 5 Code S players: MarineKing, HongUn, Check, anypro, and Polt. Maka and Polt were both defeated in the Up and Down Matches, putting them in Code A. A tournament was held to decide which player, of the 8 players who went to Code A from Up and Down matches, would replace LiveForever who was entering military service. Polt won the tournament, putting him back in Code S. Maka remained in Code A.

The "Optimus" ID, which references Transformers Autobot leader Optimus Prime, has been an ID MarineKing popularized in his first GSL finals, but never took up for himself since he never won a championship. The Prime coach has said that the "Optimus" ID will move around the team to the current Prime champion.[1] Polt was the first Prime player to win a GSL championship, so he was the first player to hold the title. After his switch to TSL, the status of the Optimus title is currently unknown.

Prime also has their own online clothing store which includes their team shirts as well as other merchandise. The clothes are all modeled by Prime players, with more of a focus given to MarineKing and Gerrard.[2] The store initially only delivered to Korean addresses, but opened up to international deliveries on September 24, 2011.[3]

Prime did not have much success in the team leagues in the first three seasons as they would always lose in the first round. However, in the GSTL Season 1, they pulled an upset by making it out of the group stages and into the play-offs where they eventually were defeated by MVP in the finals to place second.

Prime went one better during the 2012 GSTL Season 1 taking victory over StarTale with MarineKing taking victory over Curious to win 5-2 over all. The finals were the first GSTL finals to be held over seas, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.[4] The 3 months between March and June would prove to be incredibly successful for Prime, winning the IPL Team Arena Challenge 2, 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 and 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 over New Star HoSeo, StarTale and StarTale again respectively. The KSL victory was notable for a 6 man all kill by MarineKing.

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • January 30 - Remember leaves Prime.[5]
  • February 13 - MarineKing returns to SC2 and ByuN also returns ahead of Round 2 of Proleague.[6]
  • February 19 - Prime is sponsored by Home & Shopping.[7]
  • February 20 - Choya joins Prime.[8]
  • March 6 - State, previously of ROOT Gaming and who had already joined for Proleague action, officially joins and becomes the team's first foreigner.[9]
  • April 10 - In announcing its Round 3 Proleague roster, Prime reveals that Jila and Splendid have been released while Leenock joins for Proleague action in a partnership with Yoe Flash Wolves.[10]
  • April 11 - Prime is sponsored by ITEnjoy.[11]
  • May 27 - eins announces his retirement.[12]
  • May 29 - Choya is removed from the Proleague roster. Two months later, he is announced to be the new coach of team MVP.[13][14]
  • August 1 - MarineKing leaves the team.[15]
  • August 4 - Prime announce that they have a new main sponsor with KTC, a communication and fire-fighting instrument company.[16] On the same day, SalvatioN announced on twitter that he left the team.[17]
  • August 5 - DeParture leaves to join Team MVP. It is also announced that MarineKing and SalvatioN joined Team MVP too.[18]
  • October 13, Prime was founded.
  • Min leaves Prime. He later joined SlayerS.[45]

Player Roster[edit]

Prime's roster after winning 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1.

Notable[edit]

Best Yearly Results:

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
krSouth Korea pProtoss Barbie Lee Yu Ra - - - - -
krSouth Korea tTerran ByuN Byun Hyun Woo 17 - 32nd 2010 TG Sambo Intel Starcraft II Open Season 1 Code S 3 - 4th 2011 Global StarCraft II League July Code S 3 - 4th 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code S 25 - 32nd 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 -
krSouth Korea pProtoss Creator Jang Hyun Woo -  9 - 16th 2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May 1st TeamLiquid StarLeague 4 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series/Asia/Nationals/South_Korea 9 - 16th Iron Squid – Chapter II -
krSouth Korea zZerg KassiA Kim Han Saem - - - - -
usUSA pProtoss State Ryan Visbeck - 27th 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Providence 17 - 24th 2012 Battle.net World_Championship 13 - 16th IEM Season VIII - New York 37 - 44th 2014 MLG Anaheim
krSouth Korea zZerg TerrOr Jun Ji Won - - - - -

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of Former Players

ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea zZerg DeParture Hyun Sung Min MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea tTerran SalvatioN Kim Ki Yong MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea tTerran MarineKing Lee Jung Hoon MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea pProtoss Choya Lee Hyung Seop MVP (team) MVP
krSouth Korea tTerran eins Joo Jin Hyuk
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Jila Kim Ku Hyun
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Splendid Jang Hyun
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss Remember Jung Chan Woo MicroGamerZ MicroGamerZ
krSouth Korea zZerg AnNyeong Moon Hak Seon
krSouth Korea tTerran Maru Cho Seong Ju Jin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
krSouth Korea zZerg HyoLyn Kim Kang Bin DuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
krSouth Korea pProtoss Lucy Jo Ji Hyun AZUBU AZUBU
krSouth Korea pProtoss Classic Kim Hong Jae
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg Terius Song Byung Hak
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg AriA Byun Jeong Geun
Retired
krSouth Korea zZerg BBoongBBoong Choi Jong Hyuk MJ Team MJ Team
krSouth Korea tTerran Hannibal Kim Dong Wook MJ Team MJ Team
krSouth Korea pProtoss Daisy Lee Jong Hyuk ESC Gaming ESC Gaming
krSouth Korea pProtoss cOre Ahn Jung Min
Retired
krSouth Korea pProtoss anypro Lee Jung Hwan
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran Maka Kwak Han Eol ESahara eSahara
krSouth Korea pProtoss HongUn Ahn Hong Wook ESahara eSahara
krSouth Korea zZerg Check Lee Hyung Joo ESahara eSahara
krSouth Korea tTerran Polt Choi Seong Hun Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
krSouth Korea tTerran Dayfly Lee Joong Heon
Retired
krSouth Korea tTerran BitByBit Kim Nam Kyu MJ Team MJ Team
krSouth Korea zZerg Min Hwang Doh Hyung SlayerS SlayerS
krSouth Korea tTerran Ryung Kim Dong Won Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea zZerg Fanta Park Sung Joon StarTale StarTale
krSouth Korea pProtoss Eternal Kim Hyun Tae Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
krSouth Korea zZerg Junwi Park Gyung Lak Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle

Organization[edit]

Name Position
South Korea Park Oi Sik Head Coach
South Korea Kim Jung Hwan Coach

Team Achievements[edit]

2012
Date Event Result
2012-06-03 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 Prime 6 : 0 StarTale
2012-04-08 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 Prime 5 : 2 StarTaleQ
2012-03-09 IPL Team Arena Challenge 2 Prime 8 : 7 New Star HoSeo
2012-01-30 2012 KSL Team League - January Prime 6 : 3 New Star HoSeo
2012-01-22 IPL Team Arena Challenge 2 Qualifier 2 Prime 3 : 5 New Star HoSeo
2011
Date Event Result
2011-10-08 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 Prime 3 : 5 MVP (team)
2010
Date Event Result
2010-10-16 2010 Brainbox StarCraft II Team Invitational Prime 3 : 0 Team SCV Life

Championships[edit]

 Global Starcraft II Team League Champions
2011 GSTL Season 1
Preceeded By:
MVP (team) MVP
2012 GSTL Season 1
8 April 2012 – 28 July 2012
Prime Prime
2012 GSTL Season 2
Succeeded By:
FXOpen e-Sports FXO
 IPL Team Arena Challenge Champions
IPL TAC 1
Preceeded By:
QIM QIM
IPL TAC 2
23 January 2012 – 11 August 2012
Prime Prime
IPL TAC 3
Succeeded By:
Incredible Miracle IM

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

References[edit]

  1. GSL Super Tournament Media Day Interview
  2. Prime's new Clothing website opened!
  3. PrimeZZang Opens Internationally
  4. GSTL Finals at Las Vegas
  5. Remember isn't retired, but is actually on search for a new team
  6. Marineking officially returns
  7. Prime sponsored by Home & Shopping
  8. Proleague R2 Rosters: Hurricane to Samsung, State and Choya to Prime, and more
  9. State offically joins Prime!
  10. Prime 2 player leaves Prime
  11. [1]
  12. Lorning (May 27, 2014). "einsPrime retires". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  13. AWalker9 (May 29, 2014). "Proleague Round 4 Team Rosters". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  14. Saser (July 31, 2014). "MVP "rebuilding": new players, coach, partnerships". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  15. kenzi (August 1, 2014). "MarineKing is leaving Prime". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  16. egernya (August 4, 2014). "Prime has a new main sponsor, KTC". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  17. Aeromi (August 3, 2014). "SalvatioN leaves Prime". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  18. kenzi (August 5, 2014). "MarineKing, SalvatioN, and DeParture Join MVP". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  19. [2]
  20. 스타크래프트2 여성 프로게이머 이유라, 프라임 팀 입단 inven.co.kr 25/3/2013.
  21. [Interview]AZUBU vs Prime 2013 GSTL S1 Group Stage teamliquid.net 31/03/2013.
  22. South Korea eSF (2013-05-29). "이스포츠 연맹 6월 게임단 로스터 공지". e-sf.co.kr.
  23. IM, Prime, MVP out of eSF, SouL joins
  24. [3]
  25. ex-BW pro Kal joins Prime
  26. sOs and Maru join Jin Air Green Wings
  27. SPL Round 1 Rosters.
  28. AnNyeong leaves Prime
  29. Maka streaming
  30. "Tt eSPORTS goes PRIME" Press Release on TteSPORTS.com
  31. MarineKing's interview
  32. "ESC ICY BOX welcomes Daisy"
  33. ByuN's interview
  34. ByuN's interview
  35. Creator's interview
  36. Bboongbboong leaves Prime team
  37. BB4 joins Team MJ
  38. "March KR roster changes"
  39. "Polt joins TSL"
  40. https://twitter.com/orangemilkis/status/122549758597414912
  41. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=277434
  42. "Check joins eSahara!"
  43. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=285937&currentpage=6#104
  44. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=303457
  45. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=178269
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