Phoenix1 is a North American esports organization that was formed recently in May 2016. The unit’s focus was playing League of Legends which led the managers of the company buy Team Impulse’s LCS spot. Within ten days of its formation the new Phoenix1 roster competed in their first tournament, the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split.
Phoenix1 LOL squad is made up of six players, zig, Adrian, Inori, Pirean, Mash, Gate as well as two substitutes, Slooshi and Brandini. Since they are still in a new team with good many prospects, this is not the last you will hear about them.
Adrian ‘Adrian’ Ma is an American LOL support player for Phoenix1. He made a name for himself under another nickname ‘10q’ starting out with XDG Gaming. Adrian’s experience and improved skills in 2014 North American Challenger series, opened an opportunity for him to fill the support role for Team Impulse. After a year, he moved on to play with Immortals, beating Team Liquid and Counter logic in the 2016 NA LCS Spring and Summer playoffs. Currently playing with Phoenix1, his signature champions are Tresh and Blitzcrank but he also loves to play Soraka and Janna.
Derek ‘zig’ Shao is a Canadian gamer who started out his career with the Team Liquid Academy as being one of the best NA Challenger top laners. Zig started playing League of Legends for fun in 2010 and in 2012 participated in professional competitions. Derek has the flexibility to handle the AD Carry role which he did for Team Dynamic. Shao proves his skills and knowledge for his new team Phoenix1 through his champions Rumble and Gangplank.
Rami ‘Inori’ Charagh is an Iraqi cyber athlete who takes on the role of jungler for Phoenix1. HIs aggressive game style can be seen through his champions Lee Sin and Rengar. HIs nickname ‘Inori’ comes from the Japanese anime ‘Guilty Crown’. Other than electronic gaming, Rami enjoys practising the sports baseball and basketball. Phoenix1 Inori would not mind switching to the support position since its fun.
Jun-sik ‘Pirean’ Choi is a South Korean pro mid laner for Phoenix1. In January 2016, he joined Team Impulse so as to from a part of their roster. Pirean’s dream was to become a professional gamer and travelled to America to fulfil his goal. Showing off his game play talents, his favourite LOL heroes are Zyra, Azir and Ryze.
Brandon ‘Mash’ Phan is a Canadian player with the position of AD Carry for his current squad Phoenix1. He is a Veteran in the world of esports as he started playing LOL back in December 2009 with the hero Shaco. Mash is a gamer who never gives up, when he is knocked down, he gets back up again, fighting.
Austin ‘Gate’ Yu is a Chinese support gamer and captain of his squad, Phoenix1. As leader, he has the capabilities to be where the unit needs him to help win the tournament with signature heroes like Braum, Bard and Zyra. Whenever Gate knows the odds, he has the determination to succeed.