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Prime

[e][h]Prime
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Kim "Cezanne" Jung Hwan
Manager:
Lee Jun Ho (이준호)
Sponsor:
Team Earnings:
$ 66,490 USD
Links
Achievements
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 IPL Team Arena Challenge 2
Solo Achievements
2011 GSL Super Tournament2012 MLG Pro Circuit - Winter Arena2012 MLG Pro Circuit - Winter Championship2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea NationalsTeam Liquid StarLeague2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
0
0
0
0
History
Created:
2010-10-13
Disbanded:
2015-12-02
Recent Player Trades:
2015-10-19 - YoDa and BBoongBBoong are banned by KeSPA
2015-10-18 - ByuN leaves
2015-10-18 - KeeN leaves
2015-09-02 - TANGTANG leaves

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]

  • October 13, Prime was founded.
  • Min leaves Prime. He later joined SlayerS.[69]
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 Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South KoreaAnNyeongMoon Hak Seon2012-07-12 Prime
South KoreaAnNyeongMoon Hak Seon2013-05-292013-12-23
South KoreaanyproLee Jung Hwan Retirement
South KoreaAriAByun Jeong Geun2012-05-29 Retirement
South KoreaBarbieLee Yu Ra2013-03-252014-09-15
South KoreaBBoongBBoongChoi Jong Hyuk2012-10-22 MJ Team
South KoreaBBoongBBoongChoi Jong Hyuk2014-12-112015-10-19  Banned
South KoreaBillowyKim Do Kyung2014-09-292014-10-20 SK Telecom T1
South KoreaBitByBitKim Nam Kyu2010-10-132011-03-04 MJ Team
South KoreaByuNByun Hyun Woo2011-10-082015-10-18 X-Team
South KoreaChoyaLee Hyung Seop2014-02-202014-05-29 MVP
South KoreacOreAhn Jung Min2012-03-01 Retirement
South KoreaCreatorJang Hyun Woo2015-07-20 Jin Air Green Wings
South KoreaDaisyLee Jong Hyuk2011-03-042012-02-08 ESC Icybox
South KoreaDayflyLee Joong Heon2011-03-04 Retirement
South KoreaDePartureHyun Sung Min2013-12-232014-08-05 MVP
South KoreaeinsJoo Jin Hyuk2013-05-292014-05-27 Retirement
South KoreaHannibalKim Dong Wook MJ Team
South KoreaHongUnAhn Hong Wook2011-11-17 eSahara
South KoreaHyoLynKim Kang Bin2013-05-29 DuSt Gaming
South KoreaJilaKim Ku Hyun2013-10-312014-04-10 Retirement
South KoreaJunwiPark Gyung Lak Incredible Miracle
South KoreaKassiAKim Han Saem2013-12-232014-11-17
South KoreaKeeNHwang Kyu Seok2015-02-232015-10-18 SBENU
South KoreaCheckLee Hyung Joo2011-10-21 eSahara
South KoreaClassicKim Hong Jae2011-03-042013-03-31 Retirement
South KoreaEternalKim Hyun Tae Team SCV Life
South KoreaFantaPark Sung Joon StarTale
South KoreaLucyJo Ji Hyun2012-08-212013-05-29 AZUBU
South KoreaLustboyHam Jang Sik
South KoreaMakaKwak Han Eol2012-01-01 eSahara
South KoreaMarineKingLee Jung Hoon2013-10-11
South KoreaMarineKingLee Jung Hoon2014-02-132014-08-01 MVP
South KoreaMaruCho Seong Ju2010-10-132013-12-13 Jin Air Green Wings
South KoreaMinHwang Doh Hyung SlayerS
South KoreaMyuNgSiKKim Myung Sik2014-09-162015-04-19 StarTale
South KoreaNetteUk Dam Lee2014-12-16 Retirement
South KoreaPoltChoi Seong Hun2011-09-14 Team SCV Life
South KoreaRememberJung Chan Woo2013-06-232014-01-30 MicroGamerZ
South KoreaRyungKim Dong Won2010-10-132010-11-?? Incredible Miracle
South KoreaSalvatioNKim Ki Yong2013-12-232014-08-04 MVP
South KoreaSplendidJang Hyun2013-05-292014-04-10 Retirement
United StatesStateRyan Visbeck2014-03-062014-09-16
South KoreaTANGTANGKim Dong Jin2014-11-??2015-09-02 Retirement
South KoreaTeriusSong Byung Hak2011-07-232013-02-17 MVP
South KoreaTerrOrJun Ji Won2015-04-13 Retirement
South KoreaYoDaChoi Byung Hyun2014-12-142015-10-19  Banned
South KoreaZounBag Han Sol2014-11-??2015-05-08 SK Telecom T1

Organization[edit]

Former Staff
ID Name Position
South Korea Cezanne Kim Jung Hwan
South Korea Gerrard Park Oi Sik Banned by KeSPA

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2015
2015-07-14 1st A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars July 2015 #3 4 : 3 $500
2015-05-27 2nd A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #6 1 : 4 $0
2015-05-05 1st A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #2 4 : 3 $500
2015-04-09 2nd A5Monthly SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #1 1 : 4 $0
2013
2013-07-20 8th A1Premier 2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 1-6 Grp. S. $2,776
2013-03-28 5 - 8th A2Major 2013 IGN Pro Team League 1-2 Grp. S. $1,000
2012
2012-12-08 5 - 6th A1Premier 2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3 1-2 Grp. S. $1,848.43
2012-11-21 5 - 8th A2Major 2012 IGN Pro Team League 1-2 Grp. S. $1,000
2012-08-11 5 - 6th A2Major IPL Team Arena Challenge 3 3 : 5 $1,000
2012-07-28 5 - 8th A1Premier 2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2 0-2 Grp. S. $1,756.93
2012-06-03 1st A1Premier Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1 6 : 0 $5,000
2012-06-03 4th A1Premier Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage 4-3 Grp. S. $800
2012-04-07 1st A1Premier 2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 5 : 2 $26,509.27
2012-03-09 1st A2Major IPL Team Arena Challenge 2 8 : 7 $9,000
2012-01-30 1st A3Minor Korean StarCraft II League 2012 January 6 : 3 $1,000
2011
2011-10-08 2nd A1Premier 2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1 3 : 5 $13,800
2011-05-19 5 - 8th A1Premier Global Starcraft II Team League May 3 : 4 $0
2011-03-24 5 - 8th A1Premier Global Starcraft II Team League March 1 : 4 $0
2011-02-10 5 - 8th A1Premier 2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb 1 : 4 $0

Championships[edit]

 IPL Team Arena Challenge Champions
IPL TAC 1
Preceded By:
QIM
IPL TAC 2
23 January 2012 – 11 August 2012
Prime
IPL TAC 3
Succeeded By:
IM

Highlight Videos[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier2103
Major1001
Minor1001
Monthly2204
Total6309

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