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Prime

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[e][h]Prime
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Kim "Cezanne" Jung Hwan
Manager:
Lee Jun Ho (이준호)
Approx. Total Winnings:
$63,818
Player earnings:
$589,779
Links
Achievements
2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1
Solo Achievements
LG Cinema 3D Super Tournament 2012 MLG Winter Arena 2012 MLG Winter Championship 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals TeamLiquid StarLeague 4 2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL: Premier League
History
Created:
2010-10-13
Disbanded:
2015-12-02

Overview[edit]

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.

In October 2010, Prime took part in the Brainbox Team Invitational placing third after oGs who won and the now disbanded team WeRRa that placed second.

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.[1] 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.[2] The store initially only delivered to Korean addresses, but opened up to international deliveries on September 24, 2011.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Timeline[edit]

Prime's roster after winning 2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1.

Player Roster[edit]

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of Former Players

Former Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South Korea Zerg AnNyeong
(Moon Hak Seon)
Moon Hak Seon
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2012-07-12
 
PrimePrime Prime
South Korea Zerg AnNyeong
(Moon Hak Seon)
Moon Hak Seon
Join Date: 
2013-05-29
Leave Date: 
2013-12-23
South Korea Protoss anypro
(Lee Jung Hwan)
Lee Jung Hwan
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
Retired
South Korea Zerg AriA
(Byun Jeong Geun)
Byun Jeong Geun
Join Date: 
2012-05-29
Leave Date: 
 
Retired
South Korea Protoss Barbie
(Lee Yu Ra)
Lee Yu Ra
Join Date: 
2013-03-25
Leave Date: 
2014-09-15
South Korea Zerg BBoongBBoong
(Choi Jong Hyuk)
Choi Jong Hyuk
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2012-10-22
 
MJ TeamMJ Team MJ Team
South Korea Zerg BBoongBBoong
(Choi Jong Hyuk)
Choi Jong Hyuk
Join Date: 
2014-12-11
Leave Date: 
2015-10-19
South Korea Protoss Billowy
(Kim Do Kyung)
Kim Do Kyung
Join Date: 
2014-09-29
Leave Date: 
2014-10-20
 
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1
South Korea Terran BitByBit
(Kim Nam Kyu)
Kim Nam Kyu
Join Date: 
2010-10-13
Leave Date: 
2011-03-04
 
MJ TeamMJ Team MJ Team
South Korea Terran ByuN
(Byun Hyun Woo)
Byun Hyun Woo
Join Date: 
2011-10-08
Leave Date: 
2015-10-18
 
X-TeamX-Team X-Team
South Korea Protoss Choya
(Lee Hyung Seop)
Lee Hyung Seop
Join Date: 
2014-02-20
Leave Date: 
2014-05-29
 
MVPMVP MVP
South Korea Protoss cOre
(Ahn Jung Min)
Ahn Jung Min
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2012-03-01
 
Retired
South Korea Protoss Creator
(Jang Hyun Woo)
Jang Hyun Woo
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2015-07-20
 
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Protoss Daisy
(Lee Jong Hyuk)
Lee Jong Hyuk
Join Date: 
2011-03-04
Leave Date: 
2012-02-08
 
ESC IcyboxESC Icybox ESC Icybox
South Korea Terran Dayfly
(Lee Joong Heon)
Lee Joong Heon
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2011-03-04
 
Retired
South Korea Zerg DeParture
(Hyun Sung Min)
Hyun Sung Min
Join Date: 
2013-12-23
Leave Date: 
2014-08-05
 
MVPMVP MVP
South Korea Terran eins
(Joo Jin Hyuk)
Joo Jin Hyuk
Join Date: 
2013-05-29
Leave Date: 
2014-05-27
 
Retired
South Korea Terran Hannibal
(Kim Dong Wook)
Kim Dong Wook
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
MJ TeamMJ Team MJ Team
South Korea Protoss HongUn
(Ahn Hong Wook)
Ahn Hong Wook
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2011-11-17
 
eSaharaeSahara eSahara
South Korea Zerg HyoLyn
(Kim Kang Bin)
Kim Kang Bin
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2013-05-29
 
DuSt GamingDuSt Gaming DuSt Gaming
South Korea Protoss Jila
(Kim Ku Hyun)
Kim Ku Hyun
Join Date: 
2013-10-31
Leave Date: 
2014-04-10
 
Retired
South Korea Zerg Junwi
(Park Gyung Lak)
Park Gyung Lak
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
South Korea Zerg KassiA
(Kim Han Saem)
Kim Han Saem
Join Date: 
2013-12-23
Leave Date: 
2014-11-17
South Korea Terran KeeN
(Hwang Kyu Seok)
Hwang Kyu Seok
Join Date: 
2015-02-23
Leave Date: 
2015-10-18
 
SBENUSBENU SBENU
South Korea Zerg Check
(Lee Hyung Joo)
Lee Hyung Joo
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2011-10-21
 
eSaharaeSahara eSahara
South Korea Protoss Classic
(Kim Hong Jae)
Kim Hong Jae
Join Date: 
2011-03-04
Leave Date: 
2013-03-31
 
Retired
South Korea Protoss Eternal
(Kim Hyun Tae)
Kim Hyun Tae
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Zerg Fanta
(Park Sung Joon)
Park Sung Joon
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
FreecsFreecs Freecs
South Korea Protoss Lucy
(Jo Ji Hyun)
Jo Ji Hyun
Join Date: 
2012-08-21
Leave Date: 
2013-05-29
 
AZUBUAZUBU AZUBU
South Korea Terran Lustboy
(Ham Jang Sik)
Ham Jang Sik
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
South Korea Terran Maka
(Kwak Han Eol)
Kwak Han Eol
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2012-01-01
 
eSaharaeSahara eSahara
South Korea Terran MarineKing
(Lee Jung Hoon)
Lee Jung Hoon
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2013-10-11
South Korea Terran MarineKing
(Lee Jung Hoon)
Lee Jung Hoon
Join Date: 
2014-02-13
Leave Date: 
2014-08-01
 
MVPMVP MVP
South Korea Terran Maru
(Cho Seong Ju)
Cho Seong Ju
Join Date: 
2010-10-13
Leave Date: 
2013-12-13
 
Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings Jin Air Green Wings
South Korea Zerg Min
(Hwang Doh Hyung)
Hwang Doh Hyung
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
 
SlayerSSlayerS SlayerS
South Korea Protoss MyuNgSiK
(Kim Myung Sik)
Kim Myung Sik
Join Date: 
2014-09-16
Leave Date: 
2015-04-19
 
StarTaleStarTale StarTale
South Korea Terran Nette
(Uk Dam Lee)
Uk Dam Lee
Join Date: 
2014-12-16
Leave Date: 
 
Retired
South Korea Terran Polt
(Choi Seong Hun)
Choi Seong Hun
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2011-09-14
 
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life Team SCV Life
South Korea Protoss Remember
(Jung Chan Woo)
Jung Chan Woo
Join Date: 
2013-06-23
Leave Date: 
2014-01-30
 
MicroGamerZMicroGamerZ MicroGamerZ
South Korea Terran Ryung
(Kim Dong Won)
Kim Dong Won
Join Date: 
2010-10-13
Leave Date: 
2010-11-??
 
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
South Korea Terran SalvatioN
(Kim Ki Yong)
Kim Ki Yong
Join Date: 
2013-12-23
Leave Date: 
2014-08-04
 
MVPMVP MVP
South Korea Protoss Splendid
(Jang Hyun)
Jang Hyun
Join Date: 
2013-05-29
Leave Date: 
2014-04-10
 
Retired
United States Protoss State
(Ryan Visbeck)
Ryan Visbeck
Join Date: 
2014-03-06
Leave Date: 
2014-09-16
South Korea Terran TANGTANG
(Kim Dong Jin)
Kim Dong Jin
Join Date: 
2014-11-??
Leave Date: 
2015-09-02
 
Retired
South Korea Zerg Terius
(Song Byung Hak)
Song Byung Hak
Join Date: 
2011-07-23
Leave Date: 
2013-02-17
 
MVPMVP MVP
South Korea Zerg TerrOr
(Jun Ji Won)
Jun Ji Won
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
2015-04-13
 
Retired
South Korea Terran YoDa
(Choi Byung Hyun)
Choi Byung Hyun
Join Date: 
2014-12-14
Leave Date: 
2015-10-19
South Korea Protoss Zoun
(Bag Han Sol)
Bag Han Sol
Join Date: 
2014-11-??
Leave Date: 
2015-05-08
 
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1

Organization[edit]

Former Staff
ID Name Position
South Korea CezanneKim Jung Hwan
South Korea GerrardPark Oi Sik Banned by KeSPA

Team Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2012-12-085th - 6thPremier2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 32012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 31-2Grp S.$1,848.43
2012-11-215th - 8thMajor2012 IGN Pro Team League2012 IGN Pro Team League1-2Grp S.$1,000
2012-07-285th - 8thPremier2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 22012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 20-2Grp S.$1,756.93
2012-07-265th - 6thMajorIPL Team Arena Challenge 3IPL Team Arena Challenge 33 : 5
StarTaleStarTale
$1,000
2012-06-031stPremierKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 16 : 0
StarTaleStarTale
$5,000
2012-04-071stPremier2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 15 : 2
StarTaleQStarTaleQ
$26,509.27
2012-03-091stMajorIPL Team Arena Challenge 2IPL Team Arena Challenge 28 : 7
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
$9,000
2012-01-301stMinorKorean StarCraft II League 2012 January6 : 3
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
$1,000
2011-10-082ndPremier2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 13 : 5
MVPMVP
$13,800
2011-07-131stMinorvVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #94 : 3
vVv GamingvVv Gaming
$100
Extended list of results

Awards[edit]

DateTierTournamentAwardPrize
No recorded results found.

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier210014
Major100001
Minor420006
Total7300111

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier65210124
Major6634019
Minor4020825194
Basic83341740138
Total1366530432276
Note: This table shows the medals won by players
in 1v1 events while on the team.

References[edit]

  1. GSL Super Tournament Media Day Interview
  2. Prime's new Clothing website opened!
  3. PrimeZZang Opens Internationally
  4. GSTL Finals at Las Vegas
  5. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 19, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TL.net. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  6. Thouhastmail (December 2, 2015). "Team Prime officially disbands". TL.net. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  7. KeeN joins Prime
  8. Kenzi (2015-04-13). "Prime Terror retire bye". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  9. http://imgur.com/nrWSzQm
  10. bypLy (April 19, 2015). "MyuNgSiK Joins StarTale from Prime". TL.net. Retrieved April 19 , 2015.
  11. "MacSed, Jim and XY joins PRIME for PL".
  12. "Zoun joins SKT".
  13. "Creator leaves PRIME".
  14. "TANGTANG to step back from pro gaming".
  15. "KeeN leaves Prime".
  16. "ByuN joins X-Team".
  17. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (October 18, 2015). "YoDa, Gerrard banned for life in match-fixing scandal". TL.net. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
  18. [1]
  19. Remember isn't retired, but is actually on search for a new team
  20. Marineking officially returns
  21. Prime sponsored by Home & Shopping
  22. Proleague R2 Rosters: Hurricane to Samsung, State and Choya to Prime, and more
  23. State offically joins Prime!
  24. Prime 2 player leaves Prime
  25. [2]
  26. Lorning (May 27, 2014). "einsPrime retires". TL.net. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  27. AWalker9 (May 29, 2014). "Proleague Round 4 Team Rosters". TL.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  28. Saser (July 31, 2014). "MVP "rebuilding": new players, coach, partnerships". TL.net. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  29. kenzi (August 1, 2014). "MarineKing is leaving Prime". TL.net. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  30. egernya (August 4, 2014). "Prime has a new main sponsor, KTC". TL.net. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  31. Aeromi (August 3, 2014). "SalvatioN leaves Prime". TL.net. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  32. kenzi (August 5, 2014). "MarineKing, SalvatioN, and DeParture Join MVP". TL.net. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  33. Barbie leaves Prime
  34. MyuNgSiK joins Prime
  35. State leaves PRIME
  36. Billowy joins PRIME
  37. KeeN's tweet about Billowy
  38. [3]
  39. KassiA leaves Prime
  40. BBoongBBoong joins Prime
  41. YoDa joins Prime
  42. Nette joins Prime
  43. [4]
  44. 스타크래프트2 여성 프로게이머 이유라, 프라임 팀 입단 inven.co.kr 25/3/2013.
  45. [Interview]AZUBU vs Prime 2013 GSTL S1 Group Stage tl.net 31/03/2013.
  46. South Korea eSF (2013-05-29). "이스포츠 연맹 6월 게임단 로스터 공지". e-sf.co.kr.
  47. IM, Prime, MVP out of eSF, SouL joins
  48. [5]
  49. ex-BW pro Kal joins Prime
  50. sOs and Maru join Jin Air Green Wings
  51. SPL Round 1 Rosters.
  52. AnNyeong leaves Prime
  53. Maka streaming
  54. "Tt eSPORTS goes PRIME" Press Release on TteSPORTS.com
  55. MarineKing's interview
  56. "ESC ICY BOX welcomes Daisy"
  57. ByuN's interview
  58. ByuN's interview
  59. Creator's interview
  60. Bboongbboong leaves Prime team
  61. BB4 joins Team MJ
  62. "March KR roster changes"
  63. "Polt joins TSL"
  64. https://twitter.com/orangemilkis/status/122549758597414912
  65. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=277434
  66. "Check joins eSahara!"
  67. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=285937&currentpage=6#104
  68. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=303457
  69. https://tl.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=178269