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 brought in key new players with the hopes of earning their first playoff berth.
The addition of Ryu and Arrow paid off big time. Phoenix1 finished third in the regular season and made it all the way to the semifinals before falling to Cloud9. With Inori returning as the starting jungler, Phoenix1 won't need to rise from the ashes this time around; instead, they'll look to burn even brighter.
Coach: Sang-Chul “Fly” Kim