This was one of the most jam packed weekends for esports in recent memory. Whether you were watching the Kiev Major, DreamHack Austin, the MidSeason Invitational for League, or you were focusing on climbing the solo queue ladder yourself… you probably missed out on something. Following our Twitter is a good way to stay abreast of all things Immortals, and our Discord is the perfect place to chat about matches, but on a weekend like this it’s easy to lose the thread of what’s going on. Luckily, the Saga is here to get you back in the game on the IMT journey!
Tl;dr: Immortals come second at DreamHack Austin
Recommended Match: Immortals v Heroic
DreamHack Austin 2017 was a wild ride, and Immortals rode the wave all the way to the grand finals against Gambit. We’re massively proud of our squad for making it so far, and putting up such a fantastic fight against Gambit in the finals. Immortals, as a team, is so close to figuring out the final things we need to click and become a serious contender, and DreamHack showed our growth. Check out our recommended match, where we fought against Heroic in the semi-finals. GG WP to all of our opponents at DreamHack, and we’re looking forward to coming back and applying these lessons in the next tournament.
Tl;dr: Immortals go down against Tempo Storm and Cloud9
Recommended Match: Tempo Storm v Immortals, Game 1
Sometimes, our teams go through rough times. This is the case in the VG8 circuit right now, where we had two defeats in the last two weeks against Tempo Storm and Cloud9. The trick to being Immortal isn’t that we never lose, it’s that we never give up. Our Vainglory squad has been in a tough spot before, but we climbed back up… and we’re confident that we can do it again. Our recommended match shows that even when Immortals is down and out, we still have some fight in us. Continue to keep faith, because we’ll be back.
Tl;dr: Immortals participate in the Overwatch Rivalcade Rumble, and are eliminated out of the Loser’s Bracket by Selfless Gaming
Recommended Match: Immortals v Cloud9
Immortals needed to rest and collect themselves after our run of winning the NGE Winter Premiere and the Carbon Entertainment Series (while still participating in the Alienware Monthly Melee), but we were back in action at the Rivalcade Rumble. We showed off some of the results from that rest period, eating through old rivals like LG Evil and Cloud9 for breakfast. Of course, we still have a lot of work to do, and EnVyUs, followed by Selfless, knocked us out of the tournament. We’re excited to show our progress and looking forward to the road ahead!
Tl;dr: Shroomed finishes 17th in Smash Singles at DreamHack Austin and 4th in Doubles
ANTi finishes 3rd in Melee Doubles, 3rd in Smash 4 Doubles, 7th in Smash 4 Singles
Recommended Match: Shroomed + Tempo Storm S2J vs. Team Liquid Hungrybox and Panda Global (PG) ESAM
Our Smash boys were both busy this week, with ANTi heading to Mexico and Shroomed heading to Austin. They both scored some absolutely stellar results, with Shroomed finishing 17th in Singles but scoring a 4th place finish in Doubles. ANTi dabbled in Melee Doubles and managed a 3rd place finish in both Melee and Smash 4 Doubles, as well as finishing 7th in his game of choice’s Singles bracket. We’re proud of both of our boys and their results! (Also, if you’re not following ANTi on Twitter… you absolutely should be for on-the-ground reports on his recent tournaments and a whole lot of entertainment).
This was a busy week, but we still have lots of challenges ahead. Immortals is proud of the progress we’ve made, but it’s time to buckle down and work harder. This May, both our CS:GO team and Shroomed have a full schedule, so be sure to tune in and lend us your energy!