I May

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I May
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Team Information
Location: China China
Coaches: Son "Kezman" Dae-young
Huang "FireFox" Ting-Hsiang
Team Captain: Shek "AmazingJ" Wai Ho
History
Created: 2016-05-18
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I May is a Chinese competitive League of Legends team.

History

Formerly a sister team of EDward Gaming competing in the LSPL as EDward Esports, the roster qualified for the 2016 LPL Summer Split by securing first place in the Chinese Challenger League, before changing franchises in order to avoid the Riot ruling preventing sister teams from competing in the same League. They were then drafted into Group B for the upcoming season. An important acquisition prior to the beginning of the split was former ESC Ever mid laner Athena: the Korean player went on to play alongside BaeMe for the whole split, both bringing their own playstyle onto the Rift.

As the Weeks unfolded, IMay struggled against most teams in their own group, while at the same time having the most success against their Group A opposition, with the exception of EDG: indeed, the rookies ended the season with a 5-1 best-of-three record in the intergroup Round Robin and a 4-6 record in the intragroup Double Round Robin. Their overall performance granted IMay the third place in Group B and therefore a spot in the Playoffs. After defeating Invictus Gaming and Snake eSports, the newcomers met the reigning LPL Spring champions Royal Never Give Up in the Semifinals: after an hard fought series, the crumbling Nexus in game 5 was IMay's. The team then faced Team WE in the third place Finals, winning 3-1.

IMay's Regular Season placement granted them a spot in the Finals of the Qualifiers, in which they met an exhausted Team WE. With the last Chinese spot for the 2016 Season World Championship as the ultimate prize, the two teams battled in a no holds barred slugfest that went to a full five games. As the situation in Game 5 looked dire, with WE in full control of the map and a sizeable gold advantage throughout the match, the scrappy rookies managed to turtle long enough and wait for a crucial mistake from their opponents, culminating in an ill-fated teamfight at 50 minutes into the game, with IMay turning around a siege on the top lane inhibitor turret and closing out the series.[1]

IMay were drafted into Group B of the World Championship, together with LCK's SK Telecom T1, NALCS' Cloud9 and LMS' Flash Wolves. Between Weeks 1 and 2 starting support Road was banned for the first game of Week 2 against the Flash Wolves for toxic behaviour in Solo Queue.[2] Nevertheless, the team scrapped their way to a 2-4 finish, even winning their game against FW with Athena playing Lee Sin and Avoidless on Alistar, ending in third place overall over FW.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • March (approx.), FF joins.
  • March 11th, Starlight joins.

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
Current Official Residency Hong Kong AmazingJ Shek Wai Ho (石偉豪) 01 Top
Current Official Residency China Ben4 Tu Xin-Cheng (涂欣成) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Flawless Sung Yeon-jun (성연준) 02 Jungle
Current Official Residency South Korea Athena Kang Ha-woon (강하운) 03 Mid
Current Official Residency China FF Xie Kui (谢蝰) 04 AD
Current Official Residency China Jinjiao Xie Jin-Shan (谢金山) 04 AD
Current Official Residency China Maestro Hu Jian-Xin (胡建鑫) 05 Support
Current Official Residency South Korea Road Yun Han-gil (윤한길) 05 Support
Current Official Residency China Starlight Li Shun-Jie (李顺杰) 05 Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
China Mitty Zhao Zhi-Ming (赵志铭) 02 Jungle EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming
Hong Kong Avoidless Fan Jun Wei (范俊偉) 02 Jungle TBGlogo std.png T.Bear Gaming
South Korea BaeMe Kang Yang-hyun (강양현) 03 Mid INGlogo std.png IN Gaming
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 02 Jungle AHQLogo std.png ahq e-Sports Club

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
China Bge Yu Yi (余逸) Manager
South Korea Kezman Son Dae-young (손대영) 11 Head Coach

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
Taiwan FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 11 Coach RNGlogo std.png Royal Never Give Up
Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ Lo Pun Wai (盧本偉) 11 Owner
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-13 DC logo small.png A22nd 2016 Demacia Cup 0 : 3 EDGlogo std.png EDward Gaming ¥ 500,000
2016-10-09 WCS 2015 small.png A99 - 12th 2016 Season World Championship 2 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 114,075
2016-08-28 RpPoints.png A11st 2016 Season China Regional Finals 3 : 2 Welogo std.png Team WE WC Seed
2016-08-15 LPL 2017 logo.png A33rd 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 Welogo std.png Team WE ¥ 500,000
2016-08-07 LPL 2017 logo.png A33rd 2016 LPL Summer Regular Season 9 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Interviews

Articles

  • 2016

Articles

Additional Content

Gallery

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Game 5 of the Gauntlet Qualifiers against Team WE youtube.com
  2. Competitive Ruling: Hankil 'Road' Yoon lolesports.com
  3. LPL夏季赛抽签直播 分组悬念今晚揭晓 lol.qq.com
  4. Baybay returns to Ahq thescoreesports.com
  5. Former Royal Club mid laner Wh1t3zZ buys LPL team I May thescoreesports.com
  6. TBG's Twitter Post twitter.com
  7. Baeme leaves, ex-SBENU Flawless joins I May esports.yahoo.com
  8. EDward Gaming's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  9. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  10. Wh1t3zZ gives up his ownership stake in I May esports.yahoo.com