Jake Tucker . Business . Thursday 14th September 2017 . 09:01
Immortals announced on Wednesday that they’re entering Dota 2, signing the recently reformed Team Phoenix to compete under the Immortals banner.
Immortals roster consists of Kim ‘DUBU’ Doo-young, Lee ‘FOREV’ Sang-don, Kim ‘QO’ Seon-yeob, Kim ‘FEBBY’ Yong-min, Pyo ‘MP’ No-a. The players had previously hinted at a reunion for MVP Pheonix, a team that won many fans at 2016’s The International tournament.
“At Immortals, we’ve made no secret of our desire, under the right set of conditions, to enter Dota 2. We were drawn to Dota because of the enthusiasm and avidity of the title’s fan base and the best-in-class live event experience,” Immortals CEO Noah Winston said in a press release.
“The game, fans, and presentation create a special combination of quality content and entertainment, precisely the kind of experience Immortals looks to deliver to our supporters. Immortals remains committed to fielding winning teams and, simultaneously, adding value to the ecosystems and communities in which we compete. We look forward to the challenge of continuing to raise the bar for content and fan engagement in Dota and to furthering our mission, across all titles, of uniting fans and players, and bringing the esports community closer than it has ever been to the games it loves.”
Whinston spoke in a video last week about how Immortals was looking to pick up a Dota 2 team, and the signing of this roster adds Immortals sixth team. They’re also fielding teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros and Vainglory.