Immortals enter Overwatch scene, picks up Sodipop
Overwatch is a growing game with many organizations already in eSports and those not in the scene wanting to get in. This is clear to see as organizations continue to pick up teams. The latest example is Immortals. They are an venture capitalist backed organization, and they have acquired Sodipop.
The former Sodipop have been around since the early summer. They consistently played well and are top 10 in North America. They recently placed 5th-8th in the NA Regional for the upcoming Overwatch Open. That placement means they will be playing in the tournament.
According to Immortals the team will be bootcamping at the organization house in Santa Montica. They will have access to a professional manager and performance coach. This will happen before they team plays their first games as Immortals.
They roster currently includes
- Brady "Agilities" Giradi - Flex/DPS
- Athen "Aythen" Zhu - Support
- Christoper "Grimreality" Schaefer - DPS
- Jeremy "Jer" Santacrus - Support/Flex
- George "Hyped" Maganzini - Flex
- David "Nomy" Ramirez - Tank
These players are all coached by Morgan "Kurjun" Daine Pasilis.
There was actually a name change for one of the players as Aythen used to be known as Hype.
The name change makes sense seeing as his teammate is named Hyped. That would be confusing, but the new name suits him well considering his real name is Athen.
This team looks solid. They have a good lineup and a great organization backing them up. We have seen bootcamping do wonders for teams before a tournament and the boost in confidence that comes with this new jersey should provide the optimal situation for them to really break through as a tier 1 team.
It will be interesting to see how the bootcamp and professionalism influences this team. Hopefully for the better as they have a lot of potential.
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