MVP, in full Team MVP, is a Korean multigaming team consisting of members mainly from MVP Clan. Beginning as a StarCraft II team in late 2010 as the GSL began, it entered the Dota 2 arena in September 2013 on the same day its StarCraft II squad left the eSports Federation to eventually join KeSPA.
On December 15, 2010, Team MVP was officially recognized as a team by Korea StarCraft II Association.
On March 2nd, 2012, Razer was announced as a team sponsor, and a month later, shortly after the conclusion of the coL.MVP partnership, on April 19th, MVP partnered with Meet Your Makers. All MVP and Meet Your Makers members played under the tag MYM.MVP.
On September 1st, 2013 - Incredible Miracle, Prime, and MVP decided to leave the e-Sports Federation. All three teams eventually joined KeSPA and entered the 2014 Proleague. On the same day, MVP announced their first Dota 2 team, with the signing of Team Ashu. The team would play under the MVP HOT6ix tag. JeeF also joined the organization as Team Manager. Two months later, MVP announced the creation of a second Dota 2 team, to play under the tag MVP Phoenix.
It was MVP Phoenix that would become the first Korean team to advance to an International when they qualified for Playoff Phase One at The International 2014, defeating Virtus.pro before losing to Team Liquid. One year later, both MVP teams made the Main Event, and Phoenix made history after defeating defending champion Newbee and then Team Empire to finish in the Top 8. At The International 2016, Phoenix became the first Korean team to earn a seed into The International's upper bracket and defeated OG in the upper bracket quarterfinals to secure another Top 8 finish.
|Im||Lim Hyeon Seok||Head Coach / Manager|
- Is the only Korean team to have won Premier team championships in StarCraft (2011 GSTL Season 1), League of Legends (OGN Club Masters) and Dota 2.
- Despite MVP Phoenix being the Korean team in the field at TI4, their presence in Seattle still warranted a live SpoTV broadcast complete with a studio audience.
- StarCraft 2 Association - New Team Notice (Korean)
- coL.MVP partnership expansion announcement
- "Razer and Team MVP Fighting!". RazerZone.com, 2 March 2012. Thread on TL.net
- IM, Prime, MVP out of eSF, SouL joins
- MVP announces Korean Dota 2 team
- GodBlessMali (2013-11-21). "Former fOu Superstar to Join MVP's Second Team". 2p.com. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- The International IV Playoff Phase One Semifinals - Virtus.pro vs. MVP Phoenix - Game 2 (Korean VOD) YouTube (originally broadcast by SpoTV)