Immortals have announced that they are bringing back bot lane carry Jason “WildTurtle” Tran for their 2022 League of Legends Championship Series roster Wednesday. WildTurtle most recently played for Counter Logic Gaming in 2021.
When WildTurtle takes the stage for Immortals in the spring split of 2022, it will be almost six years since he last played for the team.
— Immortals (@Immortals) November 17, 2021
He will be joined by Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw, who resigned for the organization hours after his future bot laner partner. Destiny joined Immortals for the 2021 season alongside his former Oceania bot lane partner Quin “Raes” Korebrits. Before Immortals, Destiney played for Astralis and various Oceanic teams. His contract is through the 2022 season, ending in November of next year.
An LCS veteran returns to Immortals
WildTurtle rose to prominence in 2013, when he broke onto the LCS stage as a member of a legendary TSM roster that included top laner Marcus “Dyrus” Hill, jugler Brian “TheOddOne” Wyllie, mid laner and owner of the team Andy “Reginald” Dinh and support Alex “Xpecial” Chu. While he was on the TSM roster, Turtle won two NA LCS splits and made it to the League of Legends World Championships all three years.
Heading into 2016, Turtle was replaced on the TSM roster by Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng. From there, he bounced between a few teams. He began with his first stint with Immortals, which lasted two splits. From there, he returned to play for TSM until mid-2017, and he then moved to FlyQuest. Turtle remained a member of FlyQuest through Worlds 2020.
WildTurtle joined CLG at the start of 2021 and, after a difficult year with the organization, he now returns to Immortals.
The bot laner issued the following statement in the Immortals announcement video:
“I’m back! I had an extremely successful run the last time I was on Immortals. Looking to make that happen again. Unfortunately, if we don’t make it then we’ll be tainting the Immortals legacy. But I have full faith in 2022. I’m really excited to be playing with [Tristan “PowerOfEvil” Schrage] and [Mohamed “Revenge” Kaddoura] again, they were my ex-teammates on FlyQuest and I’m super stoked that we’re able to run it back here on Immortals.”
WildTurtle’s contract with Immortals runs until Nov. 21, 2023, according to the Global Contract Database.
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Editor’s note: This story was updated to include Immortals signing of Destiny at 6 p.m. EST.