Immortals is in the process of signing former Team Liquid jungler Jake “Xmithie” Puchero, per a report by Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
Team Liquid revealed that the famed jungler would be leaving the team via its social media accounts. The move opened the door for the team to sign former Fnatic jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pederson.
You stole Barons and stole our hearts.
— Team Liquid Honda LoL (@TeamLiquidLoL) November 19, 2019
In a League of Legends free agency period packed with outstanding talent from all regions, Xmithie could be considered as the most valuable free agent to teams in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).
Xmithie played a vital role in Team Liquid’s successful 2018 and 2019 campaigns and has been a highly valued team member due his incredible experience of the game and league. Furthermore, as a North American resident, Xmithie will not take up one of the two import slots that LCS teams possess.
— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) November 19, 2019
After Immortals was not accepted into Riot Games’ North American League Championship Series (NA LCS) in 2018, the team parted ways with their starting roster of Lee “Flame” Ho-jong, Eugene “Pobelter” Park, Cody “Cody Sun” Sun, Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung and Xmithie, who filled the jungle role in the team that qualified for Worlds 2017.
Immortals Gaming Club has since regained entry to the LCS after acquiring Infinite Esports & Entertainment, the parent company of OpTic Gaming in June.
Once the Xmithie deal is confirmed, the Immortals roster will stand as follows:
- Top: Niship “Dhokla” Doshi
- Jungle: Jake “Xmithie” Puchero
- Mid: Lee “Crown” Min-ho
- Bot: Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon
- Support: Terry “Big” Chuong
- Head Coach: Thomas “Zaboutine” Si-Hassen