League of Legends: Xmithie Officially Joins Immortals

by Matt Best

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Immortals will have a new jungler in Jake "Xmithie" Puchero when the 2017 NA LCS Summer Split comes along. The team announced today on their website that they have officially acquired the jungler from Counter Logic Gaming.

Immortals entered the 2017 Spring Split with a nearly entirely new roster, including two players new to the region and a rookie.  For Immortals, the Spring Split was focused on building synergy, determining our strengths and weaknesses, and building a foundation for long term, sustainable success.

With this in mind, we have decided to part ways with Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett.  Dardoch is an incredibly skilled jungler and we have no doubt he’ll be moving on to a successful career in the LCS.  We are, however, making the difficult decision to focus on improving as a unit, and prioritizing building a cohesive, single minded team.

We’re confident that our new jungler will be more than capable of filling that role.  We’re pleased to welcome Jake “Xmithie” Puchero to the #IMTeam.  Xmithie is a true veteran, having played since Season 1.  He is, of course, best known for his time on Counter Logic Gaming, where he was the perennially underrated jungler who served as the backbone of the team.  On CLG, Jake took a leadership role both on and off the Rift, and he’ll be bringing those skills to IMT.  We knew that we needed someone to take a vital, vocal role in Immortals, and Xmithie fits the bill perfectly.

Noah Whinston, Immortals CEO, believes that bringing Xmithie to the organization will provide a veteran presence that the team desperately needs. "Part of the task we’ve taken on at IMT is developing younger North American talent, starting in Spring with Cody Sun, and continuing into Summer with two yet-to-be-announced in house substitutes. We’re excited to see the impact that Xmithie’s veteran presence and wealth of experience will have on these promising rookies."

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.