ImperialHal

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Player Information
Name:
Phillip Dosen
Nationality:
Born:
May 31, 1999 (age 24)
Status:
Active
Years Active (Player):
2019 – Present
Team:
Nicknames:
The CEO
Approx. Total Winnings:
$699,658
Signature Legend:
Horizon
Input:
Hybrid
Links
Achievements
X Games Minneapolis 2019 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational GLL Apex Legends Series - North America ALGS Online #2 - North America GLL Masters Spring - North America 2022 ALGS Split 1 Playoffs - North America 2022 ALGS Split 1 Pro League - North America 2023 ALGS Split 1 Playoffs 2023 ALGS Championship
History
2019-03-06 — PresentTSM
Upcoming Matches
ALGS: 2024 Split 1 Pro League - North AmericaALGS Pro LeagueALGS: 2024 Split 1 Pro League - North America
Mar 17

Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen (born May 31, 1999) is an American player who is currently playing for TSM.

Often nicknamed as the CEO,[1] ImperialHal is one of the most successful players in Apex Legends alongside long-time duo Jordan "Reps" Wolfe. He has notably won the X Games, Preseason Invitational, 2023 Split 1 Playoffs, and the 2023 ALGS Championship.

Information[edit]

Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings[3] (list of)
SimpleAdvanced
Last updated on 2023-04-04 (332 days ago).
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivity
Finalmouse
Starlight Pro Tenz Edition
8808001000 Hz1.1
Mouse Settings[4] (list of)
SimpleAdvanced
Last updated on 2023-04-04 (332 days ago).
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivity
Finalmouse
Starlight Pro Tenz Edition
1162 MPI
0.762 deg/mm
18.6 in/rev
47.244 cm/rev
800 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
1.1
Controller settings[5] (list of)Last updated on 2021-09-01 (912 days ago).
Look SensitivityLook Sensitivity (ADS)Response CurveLook DeadzoneMovement DeadzoneInverted Look
43LinearNoneSmallOff

Gear[edit]

Hardware Table[6]Last updated on 2023-05-04 (302 days ago).
KeyboardMouseMousepadHeadsetMonitorResolution
 Custom Keyboard Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT Logitech G6440 Sennheiser CX300 II ZOWIE XL2546K1920x1080


Achievements[edit]

Earnings Chart[edit]

Awards[edit]

DateTierTournamentAwardTeamPrize
2023
2023-09-10S-TierALGS: 2023 ChampionshipALGS: 2023 ChampionshipMonster Energy MVP
TSMTSM
-
2023-02-05S-TierALGS: 2023 Split 1 PlayoffsALGS: 2023 Split 1 PlayoffsMonster Energy MVP
TSMTSM
-
2022
2022-12-07B-TierMaster Cup #5Master Cup #5Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$1,000
2022-10-26B-Tier (Qual.)Code Red: Freedom Season 1 - Qualifier 2Code Red: Freedom Season 1 - Qualifier 2Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$500
2022-10-13A-Tier (Showm.)TSM 2022 InvitationalTSM 2022 InvitationalTSM 2022 Invitational1st - Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$4,400
2022-09-30B-TierMaster Cup #4Master Cup #4Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$1,500
2022-09-18B-TierFFL - Global Challenge #2FFL - Global Challenge #2Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$350
2022-07-29B-TierMaster Cup #3Master Cup #3Most Eliminations
TSMTSM
$1,000
2022-01-23A-TierALGS: 2022 Split 1 Playoffs - North AmericaALGS: 2022 Split 1 Playoffs - North AmericaApex Predator (Most Eliminations)
TSMTSM
$1,500
2020
2020-10-09C-Tier (Week.)Realm: Summit Series 2020 - Week 1 AmericasRealm: Summit Series 2020 - Week 1 AmericasMVP Round 5
TSMTSM
$75

Biography[edit]

Making a splash into Apex (2019)[edit]

Before becoming involved with Apex Legends, ImperialHal competed in H1Z1 as a Cloud9 player. His career was cut short by the discontinuation of the H1Z1 Pro League, which shut down after just one split. Afterwards, ImperialHal attempted to compete in Fortnite, but it was not a game that he enjoyed. When Apex Legends released a few months later, he shifted his focus to the new battle royale.[7] He was signed by TSM alongside former H1Z1 competitors Taylor "THump" Humphries and Jose "ProdigyAces" Soto on March 6th, 2019.[8] This roster didn't remain for long, with THump and ProdigyAces being moved off of the starting roster for Mac "Albralelie" Beckwith and Jordan "Reps" Wolfe in the following months.[9][10]

Together with his newly built roster, the first real test for ImperialHal would be at X Games — the first proper competition featuring professional teams in a private lobby. Heading into the last game tied with Team Reciprocity on a 109 points, TSM scored a crucial top two placement alongside seven kills to secure themselves the X Games gold medal.

Next up was the Preseason Invitational, the kickoff major for Apex Legends that featured 80 teams from across the globe. TSM entered the tournament as one of the favourites, and advanced through the upper bracket to the grand finals. The grand finals featured the newly made format of Match Point. Despite a rough start to the series, TSM still found themselves on Match Point after the sixth game. The series went on for another 5 games, and in game 11, TSM secured the win by third-partying the fight between GamersOrigin and MVP at the end. With this win, ImperialHal and TSM were crowned the champions, and became back-to-back LAN winners.

Entering an Online era (2020 - 2021)[edit]

With the newly introduced Apex Legends Global Series, TSM continued their domination at the North American Qualifier. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming Major in Texas was cancelled, and the Global Series moved to an online circuit. TSM won their first online event and continued to place well in subsequent tournaments. However, the team notably failed to pick up any big victories. As a result, TSM replaced Albralelie with Halo veteran Eric "Snip3down" Wrona.[11] Together with the reformed team, ImperialHal continued their run at the top of the ALGS. They eventually placed third in the 2021 Online Championship.

It was in this era that a rivalry developed between ImperialHal and Christopher "sweetdreams" Sexton. Sweetdreams, who was a fellow H1Z1 competitor, was seen as almost an opposite of ImperialHal due to the way the two players captained their teams.[12][13][14] The two often battled it out for the top placements in online tournaments.

Near the end of 2021, ImperialHal had to find a new third player, as Snip3down left to compete in Halo Infinite.[15] Snip3down was replaced by Evan "Verhulst" Verhulst, an up-and-coming player who was making a splash with Esports Arena.[16] This move proved to be successful, as they turned their first split in the ALGS Pro League around, even winning the 2022 Split 1 North American Playoffs.

Return to LANs and Switching to Controller (2022 - 2023)[edit]

In the latter half of the 2022 season, TSM finished 7th during the second Pro League split. This secured the team a spot in the 2022 Split 2 Playoffs, the first LAN event since the pandemic. TSM advanced through the group and bracket stages, but ultimately finished in 6th place in the grand finals. The following 2022 Championship saw a tougher run for the team, as they were upset in the winners bracket. They barely advanced to the finals with a 9th place result in the second round of losers, and were merely 4 points above elimination. TSM faltered in the Finals, failing to attain Match Point eligibility despite the series going to 9 games. However, their last game did shoot them up in the rankings, and they finished the competitive year in 7th place.

During the off-season, ImperialHal decided to change his input device. Despite being a mouse & keyboard user for the majority of his careeer, he agreed with the growing consensus that controller was superior due to the game's aim assist.[17][18] Although the switch seemed like a risky move, it also appeared to pay off. TSM came into the new competitive year with a strong regular season in the first Split of Pro League, becoming the first seed for the North American region at the Split 1 Playoffs. They dominated in the group stages and made their way to the finals through winners. This time, TSM was able to acquire Match Point eligibity after the 5th game. In the 8th game of the series, they found themselves in a straight three versus three against Acend who were also on Match Point. ImperialHal found the first pick in the fight as he ascended with Horizon, allowing TSM to clean up and secure their third LAN victory.

The second Split of the year would be a tougher one as TSM struggled early on in the season, but with a much needed victory in the second half, they secured another appearance in the Playoffs in London. TSM looked to repeat their previous success, once again qualifying for the finals with dominant group stage and bracket performances. The grand finals started off well for TSM, but right on their tails were DarkZero Esports, who together with TSM became Match Point eligible after the third game. DarkZero proved to be specialists of the match point format, securing victory in seventh game. TSM finished behind them in second place.

DarkZero's victory ignited a new rivalry for ImperialHal, as now the Australian Rhys "Zer0" Perry had tied up the score, securing 3 LAN victories himself. This narrative set the stage for the 2023 Championship, which was the next opportunity for the competitors to seize the lead.

"Honestly the passion was ignited after last LAN. I was kind of happy with second place, like I've been at the top for a while, and I feel like someone else is creeping up, like Zer0 and his team. After this last LAN I was like, I have to work even harder, I don't want them to pass me in terms of achievements. The passion is probably even stronger than the prior two LANs. It's kind of like a rivalry now in a way. It used to be me and sweetdreams, now it's just me and Zer0."
Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen ([19])

Both TSM and DarkZero came into the Championship in top form. In the winners bracket, TSM and DarkZero found themselves on the brink of an upset. TSM managed to recover, finding a win in the very last game to advance to the finals. However, DarkZero was relegated to the losers bracket where they were ultimately eliminated, resulting in an anticlimactic end for the rivalry that was built during the year between ImperialHal and Zer0.

Five games into grand finals, TSM was performing poorly with only 22 points, putting them dead last and far from Match Point. The team rebounded with three back-to-back victories — something almost unheard of in a battle royale — and won the tournament. ImperialHal was named the MVP of the event, cementing his place as one of the best players. In September, the Esports Awards nominated him for Esports Controller Player of the Year, an impressive feat considering he had only switched that year.[20] In November, ImperialHal was also nominated for Best Esports Athlete by the Game Awards.[21]

Media[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • ImperialHal was named 'Best IGL NA' as well as nominated as one of 3 finalists for 'Best Slayer NA' in ALGS Season 1 by media outlet Esports.gg’s Apex Legends awards. [22][23]
  • ImperialHal was nominated for Best Esports Athlete of 2023 by the Game Awards. [21]

References[edit]

  1. TSM (2023-06-30). "A day in the life as the CEO of Apex Legends" (in English Speaking English).
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.twitch.tv/tsm_imperialhal
  3. [2]
  4. [2]
  5. [2]
  6. Twitch Commands
  7. "Toxic or Godlike? How ImperialHal Took Over Apex" (in English Speaking English). theScore esports. 2021-07-29.
  8. "TSM signs Apex Legends roster" (in English Speaking English). TSM. 2019-03-06.
  9. Team SoloMid (2019-06-13). "Albralelie Finds his Path to TSM Apex" (in English Speaking English).
  10. Team SoloMid (2019-06-26). "Announcing TSM Reps - Apex Legends" (in English Speaking English).
  11. Team SoloMid (2020-10-01). "We've now got a hole in our competitive Apex roster." (in English Speaking English).
  12. Jack Marsh (2023-02-01). "Imperialhal talks London, not-so-friendly NRG rivalry, and TSM's chances of ALGS success" (in English Speaking English). GGRecon.
  13. Raynday (2023-02-05). "NRG Sweet Vs. TSM Imperialhal Who's Better" (in English Speaking English).
  14. Raynday (2023-07-15). "Who's the BEST Apex Legends Player? Hal & Sweet" (in English Speaking English).
  15. TSM (2021-12-13). "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." (in English Speaking English).
  16. Esports Arena (2021-12-01). "The rumors are over: @Verhulsttt is officially moving to @TSM." (in English Speaking English).
  17. ImperialHal (2022-07-15). "Sooooo controller switch ???!?!?!! 🤔" (in English Speaking English).
  18. theScore esports (2023-06-24). "How Switching to Controller Proved ImperialHal was the Apex Predator" (in English Speaking English).
  19. TSM APEX LEGENDS (2023-10-06). "How We Became The Apex Legends World Champions - ALGS Documentary" (in English Speaking English).
  20. Esports Awards (2023-09-20). "The finalists for Esports Controller Player of the Year are:" (in English Speaking English).
  21. 21.0 21.1 The Game Awards (2023-11-13). "@ImperialHal @TSM Congratulations on your nomination for Best Esports Athlete!" (in English Speaking English).
  22. esports.gg (2021-09-08). "Apex Legends Awards: TSM’s ImperialHal wins Best IGL NA Award" (in English Speaking English).
  23. esports.gg (2021-09-06). "Apex Legends Awards: The 3 Finalists for Best Slayer in North America" (in English Speaking English).