Immortals announced Wednesday the signing of Team Phoenix, a recently-reformed Dota 2 team.
— Immortals (@Immortals) September 13, 2017
The roster consists of Kim “DUBU”Doo-young, Lee “FOREV”Sang-don, Kim “QO” Seon-yeob, Kim “FEBBY” Yong-min, and Pyo “MP” No-a. The players recently hinted at a reunion for the former MVP Phoenix team that became fan favorites at The International 6.
“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 news 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.”
Immortals will produce behind-the-scenes content for the fans of the new team, with plans in the works to increase interaction between players and fans through in-person activities and events at numerous venues, including LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.
The announcement comes after Whinston explained in a video last week his organization was actively looking to enter Dota 2. Apart from the content mentioned above, Immortals will host sweepstakes and giveaways as another way of increasing team-fan interaction.
The new roster will be Immortals’ sixth professional team, adding Dota 2 to the list of esports it competes in, as it has teams for League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros and Vainglory.