Prime

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[e][h]Prime
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Kim "Cezanne" Jung Hwan
Manager:
Lee Jun Ho (이준호)
Sponsor:
Links
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: South Korea NationalsTeamLiquid StarLeague 42013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
0
0
0
0
History
Created:
2010-10-13
Disbanded:
2015-12-02
Recent Player Trades:
2015-10-19 - YoDa and BBoongBBoong are banned by KeSPA
2015-10-18 - ByuN leaves
2015-10-18 - KeeN leaves
2015-09-02 - TANGTANG leaves

Overview[edit]

Prime was 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.

In October 2015 Prime was reported to be involved in a match fixing scandal. Head coach Gerrard and players YoDa and BboongBboong were found to have intentionally lost five matches in the first half of the year for money.[5] As ByuN and KeeN had left Prime just a day before the news came out, the team is now left without any active players on its roster.

Coach Kim Jung Hwan officially announced that Prime had disbanded on 2 December 2015.[6]

Timeline[edit]

  • January 30 - Remember leaves Prime.[19]
  • February 13 - MarineKing returns to SC2 and ByuN also returns ahead of Round 2 of Proleague.[20]
  • February 19 - Prime is sponsored by Home & Shopping.[21]
  • February 20 - Choya joins Prime.[22]
  • March 6 - State, previously of ROOT Gaming and who had already joined for Proleague action, officially joins and becomes the team's first foreigner.[23]
  • 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.[24]
  • April 11 - Prime is sponsored by ITEnjoy.[25]
  • May 27 - eins announces his retirement.[26]
  • May 29 - Choya is removed from the Proleague roster. Two months later, he is announced to be the new coach of team MVP.[27][28]
  • August 1 - MarineKing leaves the team.[29]
  • August 4 - Prime announce that they have a new main sponsor with KTC, a communication and fire-fighting instrument company.[30] On the same day, SalvatioN announced on twitter that he left the team.[31]
  • August 5 - DeParture leaves to join Team MVP. It is also announced that MarineKing and SalvatioN joined Team MVP too.[32]
  • September 15 - Barbie leaves.[33]
  • September 16 - MyuNgSiK joins.[34]
  • September 19 - State leaves.[35]
  • September 29 - Billowy competes as "BillowyPrime" in Leifeng Cup #8. Ethan Ahn later confirms him joining the team.[36]
  • October 20 - KeeN announces via twitter that Billowy is out of Prime and wants to join a new team.[37]
  • November 14 - TANGTANG and Zoun compete as "TANGTANGPrime" and "ZounPrime" in Leifeng Cup #46.[38]
  • November 17 - KassiA leaves.[39]
  • December 11 - BBoongBBoong joins.[40]
  • December 14 - YoDa joins.[41]
  • December 16 - At the 2015 Proleague Media Day, Nette appears as a part of the team's roster.[42]
  • October 13, Prime was founded.
  • Min leaves Prime. He later joined SlayerS.[69]
Prime's roster after winning 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1.

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of Former Players

ID Name New Team
krSouth Korea z BBoongBBoong Choi Jong Hyuk
Banned by KeSPA
krSouth Korea t YoDa Choi Byung Hyun
Banned by KeSPA
krSouth Korea T ByuN Byun Hyun Woo X-Team
krSouth Korea T KeeN Hwang Kyu Seok SBENU
krSouth Korea t TANGTANG Kim Dong Jin
Retired
krSouth Korea p Creator Jang Hyun Woo Jin Air Green Wings
krSouth Korea p Zoun Bag Han Sol SK Telecom T1
krSouth Korea p MyuNgSiK Kim Myung Sik StarTale
krSouth Korea t Nette Uk Dam Lee
Retired
krSouth Korea z TerrOr Jun Ji Won
Retired
krSouth Korea z KassiA Kim Han Saem
krSouth Korea p Billowy Kim Do Kyung SK Telecom T1
usaUSA p State Ryan Visbeck
krSouth Korea p Barbie Lee Yu Ra
krSouth Korea z DeParture Hyun Sung Min MVP
krSouth Korea t SalvatioN Kim Ki Yong MVP
krSouth Korea t MarineKing Lee Jung Hoon MVP
krSouth Korea p Choya Lee Hyung Seop MVP
krSouth Korea t eins Joo Jin Hyuk
Retired
krSouth Korea p Jila Kim Ku Hyun
Retired
krSouth Korea p Splendid Jang Hyun
Retired
krSouth Korea p Remember Jung Chan Woo Micro GamerZ
krSouth Korea z AnNyeong Moon Hak Seon
krSouth Korea t Maru Cho Seong Ju Jin Air Green Wings
krSouth Korea z HyoLyn Kim Kang Bin DuSt Gaming
krSouth Korea p Lucy Jo Ji Hyun AZUBU
krSouth Korea p Classic Kim Hong Jae
Retired
krSouth Korea z Terius Song Byung Hak MVP
krSouth Korea z AriA Byun Jeong Geun
Retired
krSouth Korea t Hannibal Kim Dong Wook MJ Team
krSouth Korea p Daisy Lee Jong Hyuk ESC Gaming
krSouth Korea p cOre Ahn Jung Min
Retired
krSouth Korea p anypro Lee Jung Hwan
Retired
krSouth Korea t Maka Kwak Han Eol eSahara
krSouth Korea p HongUn Ahn Hong Wook eSahara
krSouth Korea z Check Lee Hyung Joo eSahara
krSouth Korea t Polt Choi Seong Hun Team SCV Life
krSouth Korea t Dayfly Lee Joong Heon
Retired
krSouth Korea t BitByBit Kim Nam Kyu MJ Team
krSouth Korea z Min Hwang Doh Hyung SlayerS
krSouth Korea t Ryung Kim Dong Won Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea z Fanta Park Sung Joon StarTale
krSouth Korea p Eternal Kim Hyun Tae Team SCV Life
krSouth Korea z Junwi Park Gyung Lak Incredible Miracle
krSouth Korea t Lustboy Ham Jang Sik
League of Legends

Organization[edit]

Former[edit]

ID Name New Team
South Korea Cezanne Kim Jung Hwan
South Korea Gerrard Park Oi Sik
Banned by KeSPA

Team Achievements[edit]

2012
Date Event Result
2012-06-03 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 6 : 0
2012-04-08 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 5 : 2
2012-03-09 IPL Team Arena Challenge 2 8 : 7
2012-01-30 2012 KSL Team League - January 6 : 3
2012-01-22 IPL Team Arena Challenge 2 Qualifier 2 3 : 5
2011
Date Event Result
2011-10-08 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 3 : 5
2010
Date Event Result
2010-10-16 2010 Brainbox StarCraft II Team Invitational 3 : 0

Championships[edit]

 Global Starcraft II Team League Champions
2011 GSTL Season 1
Preceded By:
MVP
2012 GSTL Season 1
8 April 2012 – 28 July 2012
Prime
2012 GSTL Season 2
Succeeded By:
FXO
 IPL Team Arena Challenge Champions
IPL TAC 1
Preceded By:
QIM
IPL TAC 2
23 January 2012 – 11 August 2012
Prime
IPL TAC 3
Succeeded By:
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. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 19, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  6. Thouhastmail (December 2, 2015). "Team Prime officially disbands". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  7. KeeN joins Prime
  8. Kenzi (2015-04-13). "Prime Terror retire bye". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  9. http://imgur.com/nrWSzQm
  10. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  11. "MacSed, Jim and XY joins PRIME for PL".
  12. "Zoun joins SKT".
  13. "Creator leaves PRIME".
  14. "TANGTANG to step back from pro gaming".
  15. "KeeN leaves Prime".
  16. "ByuN joins X-Team".
  17. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 18, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  18. [1]
  19. Remember isn't retired, but is actually on search for a new team
  20. Marineking officially returns
  21. Prime sponsored by Home & Shopping
  22. Proleague R2 Rosters: Hurricane to Samsung, State and Choya to Prime, and more
  23. State offically joins Prime!
  24. Prime 2 player leaves Prime
  25. [2]
  26. Lorning (May 27, 2014). "einsPrime retires". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  27. AWalker9 (May 29, 2014). "Proleague Round 4 Team Rosters". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  28. Saser (July 31, 2014). "MVP "rebuilding": new players, coach, partnerships". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  29. kenzi (August 1, 2014). "MarineKing is leaving Prime". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  30. egernya (August 4, 2014). "Prime has a new main sponsor, KTC". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  31. Aeromi (August 3, 2014). "SalvatioN leaves Prime". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  32. kenzi (August 5, 2014). "MarineKing, SalvatioN, and DeParture Join MVP". Teamliquid.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  33. Barbie leaves Prime
  34. MyuNgSiK joins Prime
  35. State leaves PRIME
  36. Billowy joins PRIME
  37. KeeN's tweet about Billowy
  38. [3]
  39. KassiA leaves Prime
  40. BBoongBBoong joins Prime
  41. YoDa joins Prime
  42. Nette joins Prime
  43. [4]
  44. 스타크래프트2 여성 프로게이머 이유라, 프라임 팀 입단 inven.co.kr 25/3/2013.
  45. [InterviewAZUBU vs Prime 2013 GSTL S1 Group Stage] teamliquid.net 31/03/2013.
  46. South Korea eSF (2013-05-29). "이스포츠 연맹 6월 게임단 로스터 공지". e-sf.co.kr.
  47. IM, Prime, MVP out of eSF, SouL joins
  48. [5]
  49. ex-BW pro Kal joins Prime
  50. sOs and Maru join Jin Air Green Wings
  51. SPL Round 1 Rosters.
  52. AnNyeong leaves Prime
  53. Maka streaming
  54. "Tt eSPORTS goes PRIME" Press Release on TteSPORTS.com
  55. MarineKing's interview
  56. "ESC ICY BOX welcomes Daisy"
  57. ByuN's interview
  58. ByuN's interview
  59. Creator's interview
  60. Bboongbboong leaves Prime team
  61. BB4 joins Team MJ
  62. "March KR roster changes"
  63. "Polt joins TSL"
  64. https://twitter.com/orangemilkis/status/122549758597414912
  65. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=277434
  66. "Check joins eSahara!"
  67. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=285937&currentpage=6#104
  68. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=303457
  69. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=178269