Immortals has been competing in Overwatch since September of 2016, and we’ve made minimal changes to the team since acquiring the original Sodipop roster. We’re proud of everything we’ve accomplished since we started out, including winning the NGE Winter Premiere and the Carbon Entertainment Series. In order to remain competitive ahead of the first season of Overwatch Contenders, however, we’re making some changes to our roster and staff.
As we’ve grown and seen our fair share of triumphs and defeats, we’ve identified the need to breathe new life into the team to shore up some of the inconsistencies and struggles that the team has been recently battling. With that being said we’d like to welcome support Young Seo “KariV” Bak and main tank Pan Seung “Fate” Koo to the #IMTeam. KariV and Fate are Korean players from the team Mighty AOD. These are two highly mechanically-skilled players with a tremendous amount of potential to be realized.
We’re looking forward to working with KariV and Fate to open new paths to success for Immortals. KariV and Fate finished playing their last match of APEX Season 3 with Mighty AOD early this week, taking a 3-2 victory over Kongdoo Panthera, before heading to California to join the team. In the interim we will be moving main tank David “Nomy” Ramirez and support Athen “Aythen” Zhu to the reserve roster as they remain involved in the growth of the team.
We recognize that working with Korean players on a multilingual roster will introduce its own unique challenges, but we’re prepared to tackle them. Not only does Immortals have a history of working with foreign players from League of Legends and CSGO, but we’ve upgraded our support staff by bringing on a new Overwatch team manager, Joshua Kim. Joshua has worked in esports for years, and he has built a skillset around logistics, mediation between different cultural groups, and translation. He was also a Sergeant in the TI&E and Public Relations Department for his military service in Korea. In short, he’s the perfect fit for our new squad.
“My past has molded me in such a way that I love and accept every challenge that I may face.” says Joshua. “I am extremely excited for the obstacles ahead that are necessary in paving the road for a brighter future in Immortals Overwatch.”
We’ll also be uniting Joshua with coach Dong Wook “Ookz” Kim, formerly head coach for Rhino Gaming Wings and former player for Kongdoo, who helped us scout our new members and will be assisting with integrating them into the team. We are open to adding to our coaching staff in the future and we are committed to making our new squad work, and expect that under new leadership, Immortals Overwatch will find its second wind, allowing us to strive towards new ceilings of success.
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston added, “I have nothing but good things to say about the time Nomy and Aythen have spent under the IMT banner, but it’s time for us to shake things up. The acquisition of Fate and KariV represent one of the first attempts in Overwatch to build a cohesive multi-region roster, and with our talented players and support staff, we hope to make it a successful one.”
Follow our new #IMTeam members on:
dzMins – Joshua Kim – @dzMins
Ookz – Dong Wook Kim – @dongOokz
KariV – Young Seo Bak – @KarivOW
Fate – Pan Seung Koo – @Panseung2