Phoenix1 is reborn for 2017 with an overhauled roster. After starting the 2016 NA LCS Summer Split as the butt of many jokes about their poor record, the team turned things around behind jungler Inori’s strong performances in the second half. They avoided relegation and have brought in three new players that could take them to their first playoff berth.
Inori and Zig are joined by former H2K mid laner Ryu, ex-KT Rolster ADC Arrow and Immortals’ former support Adrian. If Inori stays in his late-2016 form and his team can back up his aggresive jungle picks like Rengar and Hecarim, Phoenix1 could see itself earn a perch atop the NA LCS standings.
Coach: Sang-Chul “Fly” Kim