Prime was a Korean Team and clan. They were founded near the launch of Wings of Liberty. Near launch they were announced to be sponsored by the World Elite, but this sponsorship was eventually dropped.
Prime lost 2 players, Maka and Polt, on the opening day of the GSL Code S Sponsorship League. HongUn and anypro were later eliminated as well. MarineKing was the only Prime member that made it through Ro32, eventually making it to the finals where he was decisively defeated 0-4 by Mvp.
Going into February, Prime had 5 Code S players: MarineKing, HongUn, Check, anypro, and Polt. Maka and Polt were both defeated in the Up and Down Matches, putting them in Code A. A tournament was held to decide which player, of the 8 players who went to Code A from Up and Down matches, would replace LiveForever who was entering military service. Polt won the tournament, putting him back in Code S. Maka remained in Code A.
The "Optimus" ID, which references Transformers Autobot leader Optimus Prime, has been an ID MarineKing popularized in his first GSL finals, but never took up for himself since he never won a championship. The Prime coach has said that the "Optimus" ID will move around the team to the current Prime champion. Polt was the first Prime player to win a GSL championship, so he was the first player to hold the title. After his switch to TSL, the status of the Optimus title is currently unknown.
Prime also has their own online clothing store which includes their team shirts as well as other merchandise. The clothes are all modeled by Prime players, with more of a focus given to MarineKing and Gerrard. The store initially only delivered to Korean addresses, but opened up to international deliveries on September 24, 2011.
Prime did not have much success in the team leagues in the first three seasons as they would always lose in the first round. However, in the GSTL Season 1, they pulled an upset by making it out of the group stages and into the play-offs where they eventually were defeated by MVP in the finals to place second.
Prime went one better during the 2012 GSTL Season 1 taking victory over StarTale with MarineKing taking victory over Curious to win 5-2 over all. The finals were the first GSTL finals to be held over seas, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 3 months between March and June would prove to be incredibly successful for Prime, winning the IPL Team Arena Challenge 2, 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 and 2012 KSL Team League Season 1 over New Star HoSeo, StarTale and StarTale again respectively. The KSL victory was notable for a 6 man all kill by MarineKing.
In October 2015 Prime was reported to be involved in a match fixing scandal. Head coach Gerrard and players YoDa and BboongBboong were found to have intentionally lost five matches in the first half of the year for money. As ByuN and KeeN had left Prime just a day before the news came out, the team is now left without any active players on its roster.
Coach Kim Jung Hwan officially announced that Prime had disbanded on 2 December 2015.
- February 23 - KeeN joins Prime.
- April 13 - TerrOr retires from pro gaming.
- April 19 - Nette retires.
- April 19 - MyuNgSiK leaves to join StarTale.
- May 7 - Prime partners with Invictus Gaming to have MacSed, Jim and XY play in Proleague.
- May 8 - Zoun leaves and joins SK Telecom T1.
- July 20 - Creator leaves.
- September 2 - TANGTANG retires.
- October 18 - KeeN leaves.
- October 18 - ByuN leaves to join X-Team.
- October 19 - YoDa, BBoongBBoong, and head coach Gerrard are banned for life by KeSPA for match-fixing.
- December 2 - Prime disbands.
- January 30 - Remember leaves Prime.
- February 13 - MarineKing returns to SC2 and ByuN also returns ahead of Round 2 of Proleague.
- February 19 - Prime is sponsored by Home & Shopping.
- February 20 - Choya joins Prime.
- March 6 - State, previously of ROOT Gaming and who had already joined for Proleague action, officially joins and becomes the team's first foreigner.
- April 10 - In announcing its Round 3 Proleague roster, Prime reveals that Jila and Splendid have been released while Leenock joins for Proleague action in a partnership with Yoe Flash Wolves.
- April 11 - Prime is sponsored by ITEnjoy.
- May 27 - eins announces his retirement.
- May 29 - Choya is removed from the Proleague roster. Two months later, he is announced to be the new coach of team MVP.
- August 1 - MarineKing leaves the team.
- August 4 - Prime announce that they have a new main sponsor with KTC, a communication and fire-fighting instrument company. On the same day, SalvatioN announced on twitter that he left the team.
- August 5 - DeParture leaves to join Team MVP. It is also announced that MarineKing and SalvatioN joined Team MVP too.
- September 15 - Barbie leaves.
- September 16 - MyuNgSiK joins.
- September 19 - State leaves.
- September 29 - Billowy competes as "BillowyPrime" in Leifeng Cup #8. Ethan Ahn later confirms him joining the team.
- October 20 - KeeN announces via twitter that Billowy is out of Prime and wants to join a new team.
- November 14 - TANGTANG and Zoun compete as "TANGTANGPrime" and "ZounPrime" in Leifeng Cup #46.
- November 17 - KassiA leaves.
- December 11 - BBoongBBoong joins.
- December 14 - YoDa joins.
- December 16 - At the 2015 Proleague Media Day, Nette appears as a part of the team's roster.
- January 23, TerrOr and Emir join Prime.
- March 25, Coach Gerrard's girlfriend, Barbie joins Prime as their first female pro gamer.
- March 31, Classic retires.
- May 29, Lucy and Emir depart, whilst AnNyeong, Splendid, Chance and Eins join.
- September 1, Incredible Miracle, Prime, and MVP (team) decide to leave the e-Sports Federation.
- October 11, MarineKing switches to LoL.
- October 31, GooJila joins Prime's roster.
- December 12, Maru leaves Prime to join Jin Air Green Wings.
- December 23, The 2014 SPL Round 1 roster shows that Prime added SalvatioN, KassiA, and DeParture to their roster.
- December 23, AnNyeong leaves the team.
- January 1, Maka was reported to have left the team. He later joined eSahara.
- January 4, Tt eSPORTS was announced as a new global partner.
- March 1, cOre retires from progaming.
- April 8, Prime wins 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1.
- May 1, Daisy leaves Prime to join ESC ICYBOX.
- May 20, AriA joined Prime, after oGs disbanded.
- July 12, AnNyeong leaves Prime and retires.
- August 21, Lucy joins Prime.
- October 22, BBoongBBoong leaves Prime. He later joined MJ Team along with former Prime players Bitbybit and Hannibal.
- March 4, BitByBit, ParkJongHyuk, and Dayfly are all dropped from Prime's roster. While Classic and Daisy joined Prime.
- September 14, Polt leaves Prime. He later joined Team SCV Life.
- October 7, ByuN joined Prime, after leaving ZeNEX.
- October 8, Prime places second in the 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1.
- October 21, Check leaves Prime. He later joined eSahara.
- November 17, HongUn leaves Prime. He later joined eSahara.
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|AnNyeong||Moon Hak Seon||2012-07-12||Prime|
|AnNyeong||Moon Hak Seon||2013-05-29||2013-12-23|
|anypro||Lee Jung Hwan||Retirement|
|AriA||Byun Jeong Geun||2012-05-29||Retirement|
|Barbie||Lee Yu Ra||2013-03-25||2014-09-15|
|BBoongBBoong||Choi Jong Hyuk||2012-10-22||MJ Team|
|BBoongBBoong||Choi Jong Hyuk||2014-12-11||2015-10-19||Banned|
|Billowy||Kim Do Kyung||2014-09-29||2014-10-20||SK Telecom T1|
|BitByBit||Kim Nam Kyu||2010-10-13||2011-03-04||MJ Team|
|ByuN||Byun Hyun Woo||2011-10-08||2015-10-18||X-Team|
|Choya||Lee Hyung Seop||2014-02-20||2014-05-29||MVP|
|cOre||Ahn Jung Min||2012-03-01||Retirement|
|Creator||Jang Hyun Woo||2015-07-20||Jin Air Green Wings|
|Daisy||Lee Jong Hyuk||2011-03-04||2012-02-08||ESC Icybox|
|Dayfly||Lee Joong Heon||2011-03-04||Retirement|
|DeParture||Hyun Sung Min||2013-12-23||2014-08-05||MVP|
|eins||Joo Jin Hyuk||2013-05-29||2014-05-27||Retirement|
|Hannibal||Kim Dong Wook||MJ Team|
|HongUn||Ahn Hong Wook||2011-11-17||eSahara|
|HyoLyn||Kim Kang Bin||2013-05-29||DuSt Gaming|
|Jila||Kim Ku Hyun||2013-10-31||2014-04-10||Retirement|
|Junwi||Park Gyung Lak||Incredible Miracle|
|KassiA||Kim Han Saem||2013-12-23||2014-11-17|
|KeeN||Hwang Kyu Seok||2015-02-23||2015-10-18||SBENU|
|Check||Lee Hyung Joo||2011-10-21||eSahara|
|Classic||Kim Hong Jae||2011-03-04||2013-03-31||Retirement|
|Eternal||Kim Hyun Tae||Team SCV Life|
|Fanta||Park Sung Joon||StarTale|
|Lucy||Jo Ji Hyun||2012-08-21||2013-05-29||AZUBU|
|Lustboy||Ham Jang Sik|
|Maka||Kwak Han Eol||2012-01-01||eSahara|
|MarineKing||Lee Jung Hoon||2013-10-11|
|MarineKing||Lee Jung Hoon||2014-02-13||2014-08-01||MVP|
|Maru||Cho Seong Ju||2010-10-13||2013-12-13||Jin Air Green Wings|
|Min||Hwang Doh Hyung||SlayerS|
|MyuNgSiK||Kim Myung Sik||2014-09-16||2015-04-19||StarTale|
|Nette||Uk Dam Lee||2014-12-16||Retirement|
|Polt||Choi Seong Hun||2011-09-14||Team SCV Life|
|Remember||Jung Chan Woo||2013-06-23||2014-01-30||MicroGamerZ|
|Ryung||Kim Dong Won||2010-10-13||2010-11-??||Incredible Miracle|
|SalvatioN||Kim Ki Yong||2013-12-23||2014-08-04||MVP|
|TANGTANG||Kim Dong Jin||2014-11-??||2015-09-02||Retirement|
|Terius||Song Byung Hak||2011-07-23||2013-02-17||MVP|
|TerrOr||Jun Ji Won||2015-04-13||Retirement|
|YoDa||Choi Byung Hyun||2014-12-14||2015-10-19||Banned|
|Zoun||Bag Han Sol||2014-11-??||2015-05-08||SK Telecom T1|
|Global Starcraft II Team League Champions|
|2011 GSTL Season 1
|2012 GSTL Season 1
8 April 2012 – 28 July 2012
|2012 GSTL Season 2|
|IPL Team Arena Challenge Champions|
|IPL TAC 1
|IPL TAC 2
23 January 2012 – 11 August 2012
|IPL TAC 3|
- 2011-03-02 | Team House Tour by Artosis
- 2011-06-02 | Team House Tour by Cyber Sports Network
- 2011-10-04 | Player Highlights by JJangsePrime
- 2013-12-24 | Prime interviews by Marou
- 2013-06-26 | Prime interviews (Gerrard, Maru, Annyeong, Barbie) by Marou
Team Medal Statistics
- GSL Super Tournament Media Day Interview
- Prime's new Clothing website opened!
- PrimeZZang Opens Internationally
- GSTL Finals at Las Vegas
- TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 19, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TL.net. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- Thouhastmail (December 2, 2015). "Team Prime officially disbands". TL.net. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
- KeeN joins Prime
- Kenzi (2015-04-13). "Prime Terror retire bye". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". TL.net. Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
- "MacSed, Jim and XY joins PRIME for PL".
- "Zoun joins SKT".
- "Creator leaves PRIME".
- "TANGTANG to step back from pro gaming".
- "KeeN leaves Prime".
- "ByuN joins X-Team".
- TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 18, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TL.net. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- Remember isn't retired, but is actually on search for a new team
- Marineking officially returns
- Prime sponsored by Home & Shopping
- Proleague R2 Rosters: Hurricane to Samsung, State and Choya to Prime, and more
- State offically joins Prime!
- Prime 2 player leaves Prime
- Lorning (May 27, 2014). "einsPrime retires". TL.net. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
- AWalker9 (May 29, 2014). "Proleague Round 4 Team Rosters". TL.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- Saser (July 31, 2014). "MVP "rebuilding": new players, coach, partnerships". TL.net. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
- kenzi (August 1, 2014). "MarineKing is leaving Prime". TL.net. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
- egernya (August 4, 2014). "Prime has a new main sponsor, KTC". TL.net. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
- Aeromi (August 3, 2014). "SalvatioN leaves Prime". TL.net. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
- kenzi (August 5, 2014). "MarineKing, SalvatioN, and DeParture Join MVP". TL.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- Barbie leaves Prime
- MyuNgSiK joins Prime
- State leaves PRIME
- Billowy joins PRIME
- KeeN's tweet about Billowy
- KassiA leaves Prime
- BBoongBBoong joins Prime
- YoDa joins Prime
- Nette joins Prime
- 스타크래프트2 여성 프로게이머 이유라, 프라임 팀 입단 inven.co.kr 25/3/2013.
- [Interview]AZUBU vs Prime 2013 GSTL S1 Group Stage tl.net 31/03/2013.
- eSF (2013-05-29). "이스포츠 연맹 6월 게임단 로스터 공지". e-sf.co.kr.
- IM, Prime, MVP out of eSF, SouL joins
- ex-BW pro Kal joins Prime
- sOs and Maru join Jin Air Green Wings
- SPL Round 1 Rosters.
- AnNyeong leaves Prime
- Maka streaming
- "Tt eSPORTS goes PRIME" Press Release on TteSPORTS.com
- MarineKing's interview
- "ESC ICY BOX welcomes Daisy"
- ByuN's interview
- ByuN's interview
- Creator's interview
- Bboongbboong leaves Prime team
- BB4 joins Team MJ
- "March KR roster changes"
- "Polt joins TSL"
- "Check joins eSahara!"