Riot reveals full Team Impulse spring split roster

by Daniel Rosen Jan 7 2016
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Team Impulse's new North American LCS roster has been officially revealed by Riot Games.

TiP will continue to field Austin "Gate" Yu, however the former sub will now be the team's starting support. Originally a support player, Gate subbed in for mid laner Yu "XiaoWeiXiao" Xian after he was banned for Elo boosting during the 2015 summer split.

Gate will be joined by ex-Team Coast AD carry Brandon "Mash" Phan in the bottom lane. Mash left Team Coast after the orgnazation sold its LCS spot to NRG eSports.

In the top lane, TiP will start Feng, a high-ranked solo queue player in North America. Meanwhile, Korean solo queue talent Piriean will start in the mid lane for the team.

Finally, the teams' starting jungler will be Kim "Procxin" Se-young, a Korean player who went to Japan as a substitute for DetonatioN FocusMe. DFN finished first in the 2015 LJL Grand Championship.

Team Impulse lost most of their 2015 roster during the offseason. Star jungler Yoonjae "Rush" Lee went to Cloud9, Adrian "Adrian" Ma will play support for Immortals, Eon-Young "Impact" Jeong is NRG eSports' top laner and Apollo "Apollo" Price has joined Team Dignitas.

TiP's first game in the 2015 spring split will be against Echo Fox on Jan 16.

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