Immortals entered the 2017 Spring Split with a nearly entirely new roster, including two players new to the region and a rookie. For Immortals, the Spring Split was focused on building synergy, determining our strengths and weaknesses, and building a foundation for long term, sustainable success.
With this in mind, we have decided to part ways with Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett. Dardoch is an incredibly skilled jungler and we have no doubt he’ll be moving on to a successful career in the LCS. We are, however, making the difficult decision to focus on improving as a unit, and prioritizing building a cohesive, single minded team.
We’re confident that our new jungler will be more than capable of filling that role. We’re pleased to welcome Jake “Xmithie” Puchero to the #IMTeam. Xmithie is a true veteran, having played since Season 1. He is, of course, best known for his time on Counter Logic Gaming, where he was the perennially underrated jungler who served as the backbone of the team. On CLG, Jake took a leadership role both on and off the Rift, and he’ll be bringing those skills to IMT. We knew that we needed someone to take a vital, vocal role in Immortals, and Xmithie fits the bill perfectly.
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston noted, “Part of the task we’ve taken on at IMT is developing younger North American talent, starting in Spring with Cody Sun, and continuing into Summer with two yet-to-be-announced in house substitutes. We’re excited to see the impact that Xmithie’s veteran presence and wealth of experience will have on these promising rookies.”
To celebrate the newest addition to the IMT family, we’ve added a first edition jersey bearing his name to the store.
We’re excited to show our progress from Spring to Summer, especially with Xmithie in our corner. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for any further announcements, and join us on Discord to discuss the latest news.