Xmithie
Jake Puchero 
Philippines
Team Liquid
Named starter for Team Liquid
November 23, 2017
Xmithie will be starting for Team Liquid during the 2018 season, the team announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
While many were certain that Xmithie would be the starter for Liquid come the start of the season, the team took all the guesswork out of the equation with this announcement. Xmithie was the best jungle of the Summer Split, evidenced by his inclusion to the All-LCS Team at the end of the season. With that in mind, it's a no-brainer that Liquid would choose Xmithie as their first starter.
Acquired by Team Liquid
November 18, 2017
Xmithie has been acquired by Team Liquid, reports Jacob Wolf of ESPN.
ANALYSIS
With Immortals not being accepted into the franchised NA LCS for the 2018 season, fans have been eagerly awaiting news of the fates of the former Immortals members. Light has finally been shed on the issue, as Xmithie, AnDa, Pobelter, and Cody Sun's contracts have been acquired by Team Liquid. It is expected that Xmithie will start over Reignover, with the latter's contract situation being a bit muddled. What the rest of the team looks like is still unsure, however, as the team has not yet finalized what its final roster is at the moment.
Can't build on early pressure
October 13, 2017
Xmithie didn't get it done versus FNC, going 2/2/4 in their loss on Wednesday at the 2017 World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie played Ezreal, displaying just how powerful the champion is during the early game. He made Broxah paranoid when taking his own camps due to the early damage, which he was able to abuse. However, the flashy plays did not result in a CS lead, and he was down by double digits early in the game. Additionally, when playing into a 1.5-tank composition, a Janna, and Cassiopeia who built Rod of Ages, the extra AD by selecting Ezreal was largely mitigated. His shot calling and positioning around neutral jungle objectives were as solid as they always are; however, having only one frontliner hurt the team and IMT probably would've been better served if Xmithie was on a champion with more utility.
Strong early game before falling off
October 5, 2017
Xmithie finished Immortals' Thursday loss to Longzhu with a 2/4/6 KDA as Ezreal.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie was involved in eight of his team's ten kills in the game, but also had his team's highest death total, tied with Olleh. Xmithie had the second highest kill total, while leading Immortals in assists during Day 1. He was able to pressure well early, helping pick up multiple kills in the bottom lane, but fell off as the game wore on.
Sets the pace in Games 2 and 4
September 3, 2017
Xmithie ended IMT's 1-3 loss to TSM Sunday with an overall KDA of 7/12/32.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie played Jarvan IV in Games 1 and 3 of this series and found very little success on the pick. This was a large problem for IMT, as the team was counting on him to outperform Svenskeren, and IMT lost those games as a result. However, Xmithie's Sejuani in Games 2 and 4 was a thing to behold. In Game 2, Xmithie punished the early weakness of Svenskeren's Zac, invading the enemy jungle and controlling the map. He also abused TSM's utter lack of wave clear, helping his team take early turrets and ending the game in 33 minutes. In Game 4, Xmithie again had a beautiful early game, helping his team to a 7-0 kill score and 10,000-gold lead. However, TSM's teamfighting proved to be just too good, and they pulled off a miraculous comeback to end the series.
Strong jungling results in series sweep
August 27, 2017
Xmithie dominated in IMT's 3-0 victory, earning a combined KDA of 7/10/41.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie had a quick progression in his play during IMT's series victory over CLG. In Game 1, he had a rough time on Gragas, attempting to find kills and often being taken down in the process. Despite this, he was able to maintain sole objective control which eventually led to his team's victory to start things off. Game 2 went much better as Xmithie found himself on Sejuani and dominated from the start. Picking up kills and shutting down OmarGod, he was able to once again gain full control of the map with ease. As his carries found leads, he facilitated them in fights with massive initiations, resulting in a 41-minute victory. Picking Gragas once again in Game 3, Xmithie had his best performance yet. After his team gave up First Blood, he easily bounced back, picking up kills for himself and snowballing his team ahead once again. Though prioritizing objectives less, he found a massive early lead through skirmishes. As a result, CLG was unable to find a way back into the game, allowing IMT to take a 28-minute Game 3 victory and close out the series 3-0.
Showcases map awareness in Game 1 victory
August 5, 2017
Xmithie scored a 7/1/18 KDA as Immortals swept Team EnVyUs on Friday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Xmithie's Rek'Sai stole away some jungle camps and gave him the idea that LirA was doing the same to him. Xmithie alerted his teammates and IMT prepared to collapse on LirA as he attempted to steal away camps. IMT missed out on first blood but still came up big in the ensuing teamfight, picking up four kills to just the one death. IMT then snowballed its gold lead, taking all of the neutral objectives and knocking down all of the turrets. The early heads-up play along with a 5/0/10 KDA earned Xmithie Player of the Game honors in Game 1. In Game 2 Xmithie's first jungle path ended with a successful gank in the top lane that secures first blood. While IMT didn't win the early game as cleanly as it had early, it started to show its teamfight dominance in the second half. There was little hope of EnVy making it past IMT's frontline to engage as IMT finished off the sweep.
Struggled to find good engages in Game 3 loss
July 30, 2017
Xmithie scored a 4/9/16 KDA in Immortals' series loss to Team Dignitas on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Xmithie's Jarvan IV made a nice early gank to help secure first blood for IMT. He continued to maintain nice control over the neutral objectives, only giving over one Cloud Drake to DIG in the mid game. However when Xmithie joined the teamfights, he struggled to find strong engages onto the carries and often got killed before participating in any kills. In Game 2 Xmithie had a much better performance on Rek'Sai as he finished with a 1/0/11 KDA. Teamfights went better for Xmithie as he was able to find plenty of good engages and helped to lock down kills for the rest of IMT as he finished with a 75 percent kill participation. In Game 3, Xmithie's Gragas struggled to get much done in teamfights, often trading his life for kills or assists. There was little Xmithie could do to disengage from DIG as it ran through IMT in teamfights, snowballing a gold lead to a series victory.
Solid teamplay turns around slow start, secures sweep
July 29, 2017
Xmithie posted a 3/4/16 KDA in Immortals' series sweep of Team Liquid on Friday.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Xmithie's Jarvan IV was focused on the lower half of the Rift as he made ganks into bottom lane and secured early kills. The mid game didn't go as well for Xmithie as he got caught out of position and killed a few times. IMT made up for it by interrupting TL's Baron attempt, killing three and taking the buff before pushing into TL's base. Xmithie sacrificed himself in the final push, but got plenty of assists to make up for it as he finished with a 3/3/9 KDA. In Game 2 Xmithie was put on Gragas and wasn't able to get much done in the first half. Xmithie started to make good engages in the mid game as IMT began to group and take objectives. His only death of Game 2 came during IMT's final push as he finished with a 0/1/7 KDA.
Rek'Sai performance falls off in series loss
July 3, 2017
Xmithie posted a 8/13/13 KDA in Immortals 2-1 series loss to Phoenix1 on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie focused on the bottom half of the rift in Game 1 on Rek'Sai as IMT's bottom lane got rolling. IMT took all of the neutral objectives as P1's lane swap execution was very sloppy. IMT was able to snowball its lead easily in Game 1, but Xmithie struggled to get much done the rest of the series. In Game 2 Xmithie's Rek'Sai got first blood in bottom lane, but MikeYeung was wreaking havoc on the top half of the Rift. He did his best to find good engages, but IMT only mustered three kills in the Game 2 lost. Game 3 was pretty disastrous for Xmithie from the beginning as he gave over first blood during MikeYeung's jungle invade. Xmithie struggled to keep up in gold and experience the rest of the match as IMT got picked apart and lost its base.
Struggled in late game teamfights of series loss
July 2, 2017
Xmithie posted a 4/6/15 KDA in Immortals' 2-0 series loss to Team SoloMid on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie was very active on Rek'Sai in Game 1 as he helped IMT keep up in gold with TSM. He set up plenty of kills, but couldn't keep up his production in the second half. IMT got destroyed in the teamfights in the second half as its base was destroyed by a Baron power play. In Game 2, Xmithie put together a 2/4/8 KDA performance on Olaf. He was got caught out early, but turned it around with some solid teamfighting in the mid game. IMT couldn't keep it together in the late game as it struggled to take down TSM's damage carries in teamfights and lost control.
Bottom lane pressure pays off in series sweep
June 24, 2017
Xmithie posted a 7/6/12 KDA in Immortals' series sweep of Counter Logic Gaming on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie focused on the bottom half of the Rift throughout the series and it paid off big time in Game 1. His Gragas secured first blood in Game 1 with a successful bottom lane gank and kept coming back for more. The gank pressure eventually yielded first turret gold as well and all of the Drakes which included three Mountain Drakes and one Infernal Drake. He helped maintain IMT's constant pressure by rotating around the map and taking turrets. In Game 2, his Elise wasn't able to secure many kills with bottom lane pressure, but IMT still dominated objectives. Xmithie got caught out a lot throughout the mid game on Elise, but IMT held on thanks to good defense. He came alive in the late game teamfights, nailing cocoons and dodging with repel, to finish with a decent 3/5/7 KDA.
Facilitates two comebacks
June 12, 2017
Xmithie ended Immortals' victory over FlyQuest on Saturday with a 5/12/27 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie had a rough start to his Game 1 on Gragas, largely because FlyQuest's solo laners played so immaculately early on. However, once FlyQuest started to make some positional errors later on, Xmithie was right there to help pounce on them, teamfighting well to achieve a comeback win. Game 2 was pretty awful from Xmithie, as his Lee Sin wasn't good for much of anything all game aside from a pair of early assists. Xmithie truly came alive in Game 3 on Zac, however, demonstrating the power of the reworked champion. Immortals once again faced a large early-game deficit, but come the teamfight stage, every single Let's Bounce from Xmithie was pixel perfect, almost single-handedly winning every engagement for his team, and leading to another comeback victory to take the series.
Solid through series sweep
June 5, 2017
Xmithie posted a 4/5/19 KDA in Immortals sweep of Team SoloMid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Xmithie had a solid performance on Lee Sin in Game 1 as he earned a 2/3/11 KDA. He spent a lot of time on the top half of the Rift early to help punish Hauntzer for overextending. He set up plenty of kills for his teammates throughout Game 1 as he raked up a 70 percent kill participation. In Game 2 he was on Gragas and continued to provide solid engages. Game 2 was closer, but Immortals made great rotation late that caught TSM overextending. A Baron power play broke open Game 2 for IMT and finished the series after scoring an ace.
Strong performance in debut series with Immortals
June 4, 2017
Xmithie earned a series KDA of 4/8/23 in IMT's 2-1 victory over Phoenix1.
ANALYSIS
In his debut series with his new team, Xmithie was quick to impress and help his team claim a 2-1 series victory over P1. He started off the series with a lackluster game on Elise, though it wasn't terrible given his team's situation. After picking up the first Infernal Drake of the game, he struggled to get much else done as his team fell behind quickly. From there, Phoenix 1 was able to snowball quickly and take the game. Despite the defeat, Xmithie opted for Elise in Game 2 where he bounced back quickly with the rest of his team. Picking up early kills, he was able to start a snowball and entirely control objectives for his team giving Immortals prime positioning to win the game. This paid dividends as he controlled all of the objectives while simultaneously picking up kills for his team. Once ahead, IMT had no trouble closing out the game to tie the series 1-1. In Game 3 Xmithie continued to perform, picking Gragas and once again participating in the majority of his team's kills. With unrivaled aggression, he was able to once again secure a lead that P1 could not come back from. Winning several teamfights, he closed out the game in 30 minutes, securing the series victory.