South Korean offlaner bids farewell to organization, teammates via tweet.
2017 won’t be going away without one last round of roster news, this time out of the North American region as Immortals appears to be making a change to its lineup. Yesterday afternoon, Immortals’ Offlaner Lee “Forev” Sang-don announced via twitter that he would no longer be playing with the team in the new year. The announcement comes in the midst of a relatively rough stretch for the team on the Pro Circuit, as Immortals has been struggling to gain ground in the North American region.
Forev has had a respectable career to this point, having played professionally across the Southeast Asian, European, and North American regions. The three time TI attendee has established himself as a veteran of the Southeast Asian scene, and had been instrumental in Immortals’ somewhat limited success on the Pro Circuit this season. Forev helped the team make its way to two Pro Circuit LANs (PGL Open Bucharest and AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT Minors), and played a large role in the team’s sole Top 4 finish in Bucharest. With 30 Qualifying Points to his name, Forev could be a valuable free agent pick up for a team from just about any region.
For Immortals, the change introduces some uncertainty heading into 2018. The organization has not made any official announcement to confirm or deny the tweet from Forev, which would imply that the move is a legitimate one. Nothing is known right now about what direction the organization will move in going forward, and the team does not have any Pro Circuit LAN appearances scheduled as of yet. The team may look to maintain its current SEA lineup by picking up another player from the region, or it could look to introduce a North American or European player to the formerly all-Korean squad. Either way, the roster change raises questions that the team will need to answer as it looks to turn its season around in 2018.
The Immortals roster following the departure of Forev:
- Kim “QO” Seon-yeob (Carry)
- Pyo “MP” No-a (Mid)
- Kim “Febby” Yong-min (Support)
- Kim “DuBu” Doo-young (Support)(Captain)