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Gambit Gaming
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Team Information
Location: Europe Europe
Coaches: Konstantin "groove" Pikiner
Analysts: Dmitry "Moo" Sukhanov
Team Captain: Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov
Website: http://www.gambit-gaming.com
Sponsor: Pringles
Twitch
Youtube: GambitEsports
Facebook: GambitEsports
Twitter: GambitEsports
Number of Players: 8
History
Created: 2013-01-14
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Gambit Gaming is a European Esports organization formed in January 2013 after the acquisition of the previous roster of Moscow Five [1] and is a respected team throughout the world especially in Korea for Gambit Gaming is one of the only Western teams to take games off of Korean teams

Active Roster

ID Name Role
France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 01 Top
Russia Diamondprox Danil Reshetnikov 02 Jungle
Poland niQ Sebastian Robak 03 Mid
Denmark P1noy Kristoffer Pedersen 04 AD
Russia Edward Edward Abgaryan 05 Support
Russia Darien Evgeny Mazaev 06 Sub/Top
Russia Genja Evgeny Andryushin 09 Sub/AD
Finland Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 10 Sub/Support

History

Formation of Gambit Gaming

On January 10th, the now-defunct e-Sports organization Moscow Five released their League of Legends roster due the arrest of Moscow Five's CEO in July of the previous year leaving the organization with a lack of funding.[2][3] Four days later, on January 14th, it was announced that Gambit Gaming had acquired the former M5 roster.[1]

Pre-Season 3

Leaguepedia's "Legacy" History Infographic of Gambit Gaming

Marking their first appearance in an offline event as Gambit Gaming, in late January of 2013, the Russian team would compete in IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice as one of the eight qualified teams. Gambit Gaming would go 1-2 in the group stage, winning against MYM, while losing to Curse Gaming EU as well as Azubu Blaze. Because of this, the round robin had a tie of MYM, Gambit, and Curse Gaming EU, who all went 1-2. A time coefficient was used to break the tie though, giving Gambit Gaming a spot in the semi-finals. Gambit Gaming would defeat Azubu Frost as the underdogs 2-0, then go on to take first place by knocking out Korean powerhouse Azubu Blaze who they had lost to in the group stage. Gambit Gaming took home $15,000 USD (~11,609 Euros) as well as a direct seed into the IEM World Championship.

Season 3

Spring EU LCS

Having qualified as Moscow Five, Gambit Gaming would compete in the European Season 3 League of Legends Championship Series. Gambit would be a highly respected threat throughout Spring, being one of the most feared to play. They would complete the European Spring LCS Split in 2nd place, with a record of 21-7. This ensured their LCS spot for the summer split portion of the league. They would then take second place in the Season 3 EU Spring Playoffs, losing 2-3 to Fnatic in the final.

IEM World Championship & MLG Winter Championship

Gambit attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship in Hannover, Germany in March. The team dominated their group, going undefeated with a 5-0 score, placing them in the semi-finals. They then faced CJ Entus Frost and lost the set 2-1, knocking Gambit out of the tournament and ending the tournament in 3rd.

The Russian team was invited to play in an international exhibition at 2013 MLG Winter Championship, playing first against American Team Dignitas, and won 2-0, constantly pressuring the opponent. Gambit faced Korean top contender KT Rolster B in the exhibition finals but were unable to secure 1st place, losing 2-1.

LCS All Stars

In April, Gambit Gaming players Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov, Aleksei "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin, Evgeny "Genja" Andryushin, and Edward "Edward" Abgaryan were publicly voted to represent their respective positions on the Europe LCS All Star team to compete at All-Star Shanghai 2013 to play against the world's best All Star teams chosen in the same fashion. However, a rule stating that only 3 members of a team may be inducted onto the team caused Genja to be replaced as AD Carry by Evil Geniuses' Yellowpete. The team's top lane was sOAZ from Fnatic. The EU LCS first faced off against heavy favorites Korean OGN Champions, and although good early gameplay from jungler Diamondprox, the Korean team overtook them in a 2-0 set. Their next opponent was their sibling league, the North America LCS. Both teams played an explosive two games of up and down fighting however, NA LCS ended up being the victor, knocking the EU LCS out of the tournament.

Summer EU LCS

A few days before Summer EU LCS started, long time support player Edward would leave the team, stating "First of all, the main reason of such end is misunderstandings between me and Genja. Despite to the fact that we played together for more than one year we didn't fit to each other. Secondly, I don't like the current atmosphere in the team after few bad results in a row. Due to these factors I have decided to leave the team." [4]

Edward was then replaced by Darker who eventually lost his spot to Voidle, who was released on November 4th.

On August 17th, Gambit Gaming would finish the Summer Split tied up in the 2nd place at 15-13 along with Fnatic, Evil Geniuses and Ninjas in Pyjamas. However they managed to secure a 4th place finish after losing the tie breaker against Evil Geniuses, going on to defeat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the losers bracket then losing again to Evil Geniuses in the deciders match, which granted Gambit Gaming a spot on the Summer Playoffs.

Gambit would then play against Ninjas in Pyjamas in the Summer Playoffs, defeating them 2-0 and advancing to the Semifinals where they would lose 0-2 against Lemondogs and dropping to the 3rd Place Match to face Evil Geniuses in a match that decides the third team that will represent Europe in the Season 3 World Championship. Gambit was victorious and claimed the victory over Evil Geniuses 2-1.

Season 3 World Championship

Gambit was placed into a tough group with fellow European rivals Fnatic, North American third seed Team Vulcun, Korean OGN Spring Winners Samsung Galaxy Ozone and Filipino champions Mineski. They earned an undefeated 3-0 their first day of the group stage, looking extremely strong as Europe's third seed. Gambit continued to play solidly throughout the groups, finishing in a tie for 2nd place with Samsung Galaxy Ozone at 5-3. In a close tiebreaker game against the Korean team, Gambit emerged victorious and advanced to the playoffs with fellow European competitor Fnatic.

Gambit faced off against the Korean first seed NaJin Black Sword in the quarterfinals. NaJin Black Sword was called a "dark horse threat" by caster MonteCristo since they had not competed in the previous two months and had recently replaced their starting mid laner, SSONG, with substitute player Nagne. After winning the first game, Gambit succumbed to the Koreans 1-2 in a close match, thus being eliminated from the tournament and taking home seventh place.

2014 Season

Spring EU LCS

Due to visa issues, Darien, Diamondprox, Alex Ich, and Genja were unable to play in the 6th week of the Spring Season. Zorozero, Hulberto, Nukeduck, and fury III substituted for Top, Jungle, Mid, and ADC respectively. [5]

Spring Promotion Tournament

Gambit had Krislund substitute for Genja as starting AD carry for the Promotion Tournament. The team beat SK Gaming Prime 3-1 in the best-of-five series, dropping only game 2.

2015 Preseason

On November 5th Gambit announced that Cabochard was joining the team as the new toplaner,[6] dispelling rumors of a potential return to the team by Alex Ich in the toplane position. Two days later the team announced that Krislund was permanently joining the team as the starting AD carry. At the same time, he switched his ID to P1noy.[7] After these two additions, the starting roster going into the 2015 season was Cabochard, Diamondprox, niQ, P1noy, and EDward.

Gambit was one of the fan-voted teams to IEM Cologne, along with Team Curse and Counter Logic Gaming.

Timeline

2013

2014

Player Roster

Gambit Gaming 2014 Season LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Diamondprox, Edward, Alex Ich, Darien, Genja
Gambit Gaming Season 3 World Championship Roster
Left to Right: Voidle, Genja, Alex Ich, Diamondprox, Darien
Gambit Gaming Season 3 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Darien, Alex Ich, Diamondprox, Genja, Edward

Active

ID Name Role Contract Ends
France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 01 Top -
Russia Diamondprox Danil Reshetnikov 02 Jungle 2014-10-20
Poland niQ Sebastian Robak 03 Mid 2014-10-20
Denmark P1noy Kristoffer Pedersen 04 AD -
Russia Edward Edward Abgaryan 05 Support 2014-10-20
Russia Darien Evgeny Mazaev 06 Sub/Top 2014-10-20
Russia Genja Evgeny Andryushin 09 Sub/AD 2014-10-20
Finland Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 10 Sub/Support 2014-10-20

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Poland Kubon Jakub Turewicz 01 Top
None
Russia Fomko Anton Fomkin 08 Sub/Mid Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Russia Darker Andrey Plechistov 05 Support RoughNeXlogo std.png RoughNeX
Russia breakthedesk Arthur Cechladze 11 Sub
None
Russia Alex Ich Aleksei Ichetovkin 03 Mid NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann 05 Support C9logo std.png Cloud 9 Eclipse

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Denmark Krislund Kristoffer Pedersen 04 AD
None
2015 Season EU LCS Spring Promotion
Poland Kubon Jakub Turewicz 01 Top
None
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8 & 9
France loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 02 Jungle
None
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8
France Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 01 Top Russia Darien 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 5
France loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 02 Jungle Russia Diamondprox
Germany Fury III Jakob Burke 04 AD Russia Genja
Finland Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 05 Support Russia Edward
Poland niQ Sebastian Robak 03 Mid
None
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 1 & 2
Denmark Zorozero Morten Rosenquist 01 Top Russia Darien 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Spring Week 6
Sweden Hulberto Johan Johansson 02 Jungle Russia Diamondprox
Norway Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 03 Mid Russia Alex Ich
Germany Fury III Jakob Burke 04 AD Russia Genja
Estonia Voidle Erih Sommermann 05 Support Russia Darker Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 7
France Spontexx Eric Peugeot 01 Top Russia Darien Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 3
Russia Darker Andrey Plechistov 05 Support
None
DreamHack Summer 2013
Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 1 & 2

Organization

ID Name Position
Russia groove Konstantin Pikiner 11 Coach
Russia Moo Dmitry Sukhanov Analyst

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-10 LCSlogo small.png I1Q 2015 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 1 SK Primelogo std.png SK Gaming Prime
2014-07-31 LCSlogo small.png A77th 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 8 : 20 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-16 LCSlogo small.png A55th 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 1 CHWLogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves
2014-04-03 LCSlogo small.png A55th 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 14 : 14 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-03-15 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - World Championship 0 : 2 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster Bullets $ 14,000
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season VIII - Cologne 2 : 0 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 18,500
2013-09-23 RpPoints.png A55 - 8th Season 3 World Championship 1 : 2 Najin Black Swordlogo std.png NaJin Black Sword $ 75,000
2013-08-25 LCSlogo small.png A33rd LCS EU Season 3 Summer Playoffs 2 : 1 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses $ 15,000
2013-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A44th LCS EU Season 3 Summer Regular Season 15 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-04-28 LCSlogo small.png A22nd LCS EU Season 3 Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 25,000
2013-04-21 LCSlogo small.png A22nd LCS EU Season 3 Spring Regular Season 21 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-03-17 MLG-Logo-Small.png A22nd 2013 MLG Winter Championship International Exhibition 1 : 2 KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster B $ 5,000
2013-03-08 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VII - World Championship 1 : 2 CJElogo std.png CJ Entus Frost $ 13,500
2013-01-20 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice 2 : 0 Azblogo std.png Azubu Blaze $ 15,500
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-02-26 A11st ESL Major Series Winter 2012 2 : 0 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers € 2,500
Complete results in Minor, Monthly and Weekly Tournaments


Team Interviews

2013

See Also

Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gambit Gaming: New Home For Alex Ich & Co. in2lol.com
  2. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team English moscowfive.ru
  3. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team Russian moscowfive.ru
  4. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post facebook.com
  5. Report: Gambit Subs Leaked esportsheaven.com
  6. Cabochard joins Gambit
  7. Krislund changes his nickname and joins Gambit
  8. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  12. Pre-Season 4 roster changes strike Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  13. Interview with Gambit's new support player (Russian)(EN subs) youtube.com
  14. Gambit parts ways with Alex Ich gambit-gaming.com
  15. niQ has officially joined Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  16. Gambit's line-up at LCS Summer Week 8 gambit-gaming.com
  17. Diamond Returns to Gambit's starting lineup gambit-gaming.com
  18. Krislund Replaces Genja at LCS Promotion Tournament gambit-gaming.com
  19. Kubon leaves Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  20. Cabochard joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  21. Krislund changes his nickname and joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com