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Retired
Impaler
HMA Impaler 2016 Summer.png
Background Information
NameMatthew Taylor
Country of Birth
United Kingdom
BirthdayMarch 25, 1996 (age 25)
Residency
EU
Europe
Competitive
Role
Coach
Favorite Champs



Social Media & Links
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Matthew "Impaler" Taylor is a retired League of Legends esports player, previously head coach for YouthCrew Esports.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
Notes
EU
Team InfusedLogo std.pngTeam Infused
Nov 20122012-11-30[2]Feb 20132013-02-04[1]2mo 4d
ejel
EU
Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas UK
≈Apr 2013≈2013-04-??Jan 20142014-01-11≈9mo 10d
ejel
EU
SHC XDlogo std.pngSUPA HOT CREW
Jan 20142014-01-11Oct 20142014-10-02[3]8mo 22d
ejel
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Oct 20142014-10-27Mar 20152015-03-13[4]4mo 17d
ejel
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five
Mar 20152015-03-13[5]≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈1mo 19d
ejel
EU
Ex Nihilologo std.pngEx Nihilo
May 20152015-05-10Nov 20152015-11-06[6]5mo 27d
ejel
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngE-corp Gaming
Dec 20152015-12-03Dec 20152015-12-22[7]19d
ejel
EU
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades: Banditos
Jan 20162016-01-07[8]Apr 20162016-04-253mo 18d
ejel
EU
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFnatic Academy
Apr 20162016-04-25≈May 2016≈2016-05-??≈1mo 3d
ejel
EU
Humalogo std.pngHuma
Jun 20162016-06-03Aug 20162016-08-15[9]2mo 12d
ejel
SEA
SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSEA Serpents
May 20172017-05-22[11]Aug 20172017-08-13[10]2mo 22d
ejel
EU
MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnM Gaming
Feb 20182018-02-06Feb 20182018-02-137dTemp Sub
ejel
TR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYouthCrew Esports
Jul 20182018-07-26[12]≈Dec 2018≈2018-12-??≈4mo 8d
ejel
TeamStartEnd
Notes
EU
Team InfusedLogo std.pngTeam Infused
Nov 20122012-11-30[2]Feb 20132013-02-04[1]2mo 4d
ejel
EU
Logo std.pngBritish Tea Time
≈Apr 2013≈2013-04-??May 20132013-05-18[13]≈1mo 17d
ejel
EU
Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas UK
May 20132013-05-18[13]Jan 20142014-01-117mo 24d
ejel
EU
SHC XDlogo std.pngSUPA HOT CREW
Jan 20142014-01-11Oct 20142014-10-02[3]8mo 22d
ejel
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast
Oct 20142014-10-27Mar 20152015-03-13[4]4mo 17d
ejel
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngFinal Five
Mar 20152015-03-13[5]≈May 2015≈2015-05-??≈1mo 19d
ejel
EU
Logo std.pngTeach me How 2 Dugi
May 20152015-05-10May 20152015-05-28[14]18d
ejel
EU
Ex Nihilologo std.pngEx Nihilo
May 20152015-05-28[14]Nov 20152015-11-06[6]5mo 9d
ejel
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngE-corp Gaming
Dec 20152015-12-03Dec 20152015-12-22[7]19d
ejel
EU
Renegadeslogo std.pngRenegades: Banditos
Jan 20162016-01-07[8]Apr 20162016-04-253mo 18d
ejel
EU
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFnatic Academy
Apr 20162016-04-25≈May 2016≈2016-05-??≈1mo 3d
ejel
EU
Humalogo std.pngHuma
Jun 20162016-06-03Aug 20162016-08-15[9]2mo 12d
ejel
SEA
SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSEA Serpents
May 20172017-05-22[11]Aug 20172017-08-13[10]2mo 22d
ejel
EU
MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnM Gaming
Feb 20182018-02-06Feb 20182018-02-137dTemp Sub
ejel
TR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYouthCrew Esports
Jul 20182018-07-26[12]≈Dec 2018≈2018-12-??≈4mo 8d
ejel

News

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
EU
Team InfusedLogo std.pngINFNovember 30,
NitriX,
Nucklehead,
DxAlchemist,
JnT Taylor, and
Stawg join.
[2]
EU
Team InfusedLogo std.pngINFFebruary 4,
Plazmuh and
Gano join.

NitriX and
JnT Taylor leave.[1]
EU
Logo std.pngBRITApril (approx.),
NitriX,
JnT Taylor,
CookMySock,
ChewedUp, and
Yerrow join.
EU
Dignitaslogo std.pngd UKMay 18, Dignitaslogo std.pngTeam Dignitas UK acquires Logo std.pngBritish Tea Time.[13]
EU
Dignitaslogo std.pngd UKJanuary 11,
Impaler leaves.
EU
SHC XDlogo std.pngSHCJanuary 11,
Impaler joins.
EU
SHC XDlogo std.pngSHCOctober 2,
Impaler and
kaSing leave.[3]
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngCSTOctober 27,
Impaler and
Jesiz join.

Santorin and
LOD leave.
NA
Team Coastlogo std.pngCSTMarch 13,
WTHeaven and
KonKwon join.

Impaler and
Sheep leave.[4]
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngF5March 13,
Impaler and
Sheep join.

heavenTime and
KonKwon leave.[5]
NA
Final Fivelogo std.pngF5May (approx.),
Chau,
Metroid, and
Biofrost join.

Impaler,
mancloud,
Tigger, and
Rule18 leave.
EU
Logo std.pngTEACMay 10,
Impaler joins.

Maxlore moves to substitute.
EU
Ex Nihilologo std.pngEXNMay 28, Logo std.pngTeach me How 2 Dugi rebrands as Ex Nihilologo std.pngEx Nihilo.[14]
EU
Ex Nihilologo std.pngEXNNovember 6,
Impaler leaves.[6]
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngECDecember 3,
Satorius,
Impaler, and
NoXiAK join.

Wickd,
Shook, and
je suis kaas leave.
EU
E-corp Gaminglogo std.pngECDecember 22, Roster is acquired by Inspire Esports.
Satorius,
Impaler,
CozQ,
Woolite, and
Wendelbo leave.[7]
EU
Renegadeslogo std.pngRNBJanuary 7,
Alphari,
Impaler,
Caedrel,
Tabzz,
Hiiva, Daku (Head Coach), NicoThePico (Assistant Coach), and Alicus (Manager) join.

Xaxus and
DxAlchemist join as substitutes.
[8]
EU
Renegadeslogo std.pngRNBApril 25,
Impaler leaves.
EU
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFNC.AApril 25,
Werlyb,
Impaler,
SozPurefect,
Exork, and
Klaj join.
EU
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFNC.AMay (approx.),
Werlyb,
Impaler,
SozPurefect, and
Exork leave.
EU
Humalogo std.pngHMAJune 3,
Jwaow,
Impaler,
Caedrel,
Krislund, and
Wendelbo join.

Lamabear joins as substitute.
EU
Humalogo std.pngHMAAugust 15, Roster disbands and team's EUCS spot is put up for sale.
Jwaow,
Impaler,
Caedrel,
Wendelbo, Vorborg (Head Coach), and Arvindir (Strategic Coach) leave.[9]
SEA
SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSSMay 22, SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSEA Serpents acquires the TLCS 2017 Summer slot of Ultimate Gaminglogo std.pngUltimate Gaming.
Rockk,
Sek,
InTreso,
Emperor,
Fixer, Impaler (Head Coach), and Humble (Manager) join.
[11]
SEA
SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSSAugust 13, Impaler (Head Coach) leaves.[10]
EU
MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnMFebruary 6,
Impaler joins as temporary substitute for Week 1 of ESL Premiership 2018 Spring, replacing Skudzy.
EU
MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnMFebruary 13,
Impaler (temporary substitute) leaves.
TR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYCJuly 26, Impaler (Head Coach) joins.[12]
TR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYCJuly 30,
Impaler's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2018.[15]
TR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYCDecember (approx.), Team disbands.
Inori,
Evenstar, Impaler (Head Coach), and Exclusive (Team Manager) leave.

Biography[]

Impaler was born in Somerset, England. He started playing video games while young, and enjoyed Age of Empires as one of his favorites. He got into competitive gaming through World of Warcraft Arena and Heroes of Newerth, and he was also a Major League chess player in high school. Prior to playing League of Legends competitively, Taylor was in his first year of studying computer forensics and security at Bristol. He was introduced to the League competitive scene playing UK LANs with future SHC teammate kaSing.

Season 3[]

After joining Team Infused as their AD carry, under the name JnT Taylor late on in Season 2, he participated with the team at Insomnia47 Winter 2012. The team, which also included DxAlchemist and NitriX, ended up winning the tournament. Soon after this, Impaler left the team and joined British Tea Time along with Yerrow (now KaSing). Soon after, in May 2013, British Tea Time was acquired by Dignitas to form Team Dignitas UK.[16]

With the organization, he competed in a number of tournaments, beginning with the SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational, where the team lost in the quarterfinals to eventual winners, Heimerdinger's Colossi. Impaler and the team also participated at Insomnia49 Summer 2013, with the team finishing in 3rd place after losing to Reason Gaming in the final bracket. Next up for Impaler was the MCM eSports Tournament, a tournament consisting only of the top UK teams. Team Dignitas UK won the tournament without losing a single game, establishing themselves as the best team in the United Kingdom.

Impaler's final tournament with the team was the International Invitational Tournament 2, where the team impressed on a much bigger platform. The team beat Dark Passage and Millenium during the tournament, but eventually lost to Copenhagen Wolves in the final.

Towards the end of the season, Impaler subbed for SUPA HOT CREW in the LCS Spring Promotion. Impaler and the team finished 2nd in the challenger stage, meaning that they would progress to the promotion stage. SHC thought that their LCS hopes were over after losing to SK Gaming in their promotion match-up, but after Lemondogs were removed from the Spring Split, the SUPA HOT CREW played a deciding match against MeetYourMakers to decide who would take their spot. Impaler and the team won the game, meaning that SHC would be playing in the Spring Split.

2014 Season[]

Impaler left Dignitas UK at the start of the season, with the team disbanding 4 days later. After subbing for them at the end of the last season, Impaler officially joined SUPA HOT CREW in January 2014.

The Spring Split was not a success for Impaler and the team, where they placed 7th overall. Their performance in the split meant that they would have to play in the Summer Promotion Tournament and fight for their spot in the Summer Split. Impaler and the rest of the SUPA HOT CREW beat Cloud 9 Eclipse in their promotion match, securing their place in the next split.

The Summer Split was a huge improvement on the previous split, with SUPA HOT CREW fininshing 3rd, behind Alliance and Fnatic. Impaler was joined by former team-mate kaSing part way during the split as he replaced wewillfailer. The whole team performed extremely well over the split, and their performance landed them a place in the Summer Playoffs. Impaler and the team lost to Team ROCCAT in the quarterfinals, but winning their 5th place match against Millenium meant that they would be sure of their place in the 2015 Spring Split.

Impaler and teammate kaSing officially left SUPA HOT CREW on October 2, 2014.[17] Impaler remained a free agent for a few weeks, and then on October 28, 2014, it was announced that he was replacing Santorin on Team Coast to play in the NA Spring Expansion Tournament.

After Coast had given up their Expansion Tournament qualification due to losing three members of the team that had played in the Promotion Tournament, they qualified via the Challenger Ladder with the top seed, ahead of Enemy eSports. Impaler and the team easily went through the online stage of the tournament, defeating Call Gaming and LoLPro both 2-0. Matched against Curse Academy in the live tournament, they lost in the first round but then beat Final 5 and Team Fusion, sealing their qualification for the 2015 LCS Spring Split. Impaler managed to impress throughout the tournament, most particularly on
Rengar
and
Jarvan IV
.

2015 Season[]

Team Coast's starting roster going into the 2015 Spring LCS Split included Cris, Impaler, Jesiz, Mash, and Sheep. At the end of the 7th week of play, Coast had an overall 1-13 record, and the organization acquired the roster of Final Five and made roster substitutions between the teams; Impaler and Sheep moved to the Challenger team, who were currently in second place in the spring season.[18] WTHeaven replaced him on Coast, while Final Five's support KonKwon replaced Sheep. However, after the merge, Final Five's results actually worsened, and they lost all of their remaining Challenger Series games - they did still qualify for the playoffs, but they lost 0-2 to Enemy and then 0-2 to Team Fusion, missing out on the Summer Promotion Tournament. Due to their playoff participation, they were given an automatic seed into the summer NACS season.

Trivia[]

  • Renowned for his
    Nautilus
    ,
    Volibear
    ,
    Elise
    , and
    Twitch
    plays early in his career in Season 2.
  • Chose the name "Impaler" because it rhymes with his last name.

Tournament Results[]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Impaler Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2018-09-05NQ TCL 2019 Winter Qualifiers
0 : 3Pars eSportslogo std.pngPars
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYC Elwind,  Savage,  MagiFelix,  Madness,  Japone,  Impaler
2018-08-207 TCL 2018 Summer
9 - 19Blanklogo std.pngRR
YouthCrew Esportslogo std.pngYC Elwind,  Mojito,  Savage,  Inori,  MagiFelix,  Madness,  Zzus,  Japone,  Laden,  Ycc,  Mekanik,  Impaler
2018-03-204 ESL Premiership 2018 Spring - Group B
3 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnM Only Angel,  Impaler,  Skudzy,  Tivity,  Joekerism,  kamilius1,  Fykling
2017-07-303 Thailand LCS 2017 Summer
1 : 3Ascension Gaminglogo std.pngASC
SEA Serpentslogo std.pngSS Rockk,  Sek,  TAP,  Emperor,  Fixer,  Impaler
2016-07-193 - 4 EUCS 2016 Summer Playoffs
1 : 3Milllogo std.pngMIL
Humalogo std.pngHMA Jwaow,  Impaler,  Caedrel,  Krislund,  Wendelbo
2016-07-052 EUCS 2016 Summer
2-2-1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Humalogo std.pngHMA Jwaow,  Impaler,  Lamabear,  Caedrel,  Krislund,  Wendelbo
2016-05-27NQ EUCS 2016 Summer Qualifiers
1 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFNC.A Werlyb,  Impaler,  SozPurefect,  Exork,  Klaj
2016-05-10Q EUCS 2016 Summer Open Qualifiers
2 : 0Illuminar Gaminglogo std.pngIHG
Fnatic Academylogo std.pngFNC.A Werlyb,  Impaler,  SozPurefect,  Exork,  Klaj
2016-03-302 ESL UK Premiership 2016 Spring
6 - 1Blanklogo std.pngRR
Renegadeslogo std.pngRNB Alphari,  Impaler,  Caedrel,  Candyfloss,  Yuuki60,  Hiiva
2016-03-271 Insomnia57 Spring 2016
3 : 2ManaLightlogo std.pngML
Renegadeslogo std.pngRNB Alphari,  Impaler,  SozPurefect,  Yuuki60,  Hiiva

Media[]

Interviews[]

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Images[]

Redirects

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References

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