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Alex Ich

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Alex Ich
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Background Information
NameAlexey Ichetovkin
Country of BirthRussia
Birthday1/31/1992
Competitive
TeamTeam EnVyUs
RoleMid
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Alternate IDsRNG Ichy Ich (NA)


Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin is a Russian player who is currently the sub mid laner for Team EnVyUs.

Biography

Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin hails from Kamenka, Russia. He has been a part of the League scene since 2009.

Pre-Season 2

Alex Ich started dabbling in playing competitively in 2010, joining various teams, including Dimegio Club (who were later acquired by SK Gaming), Liquicity, myRevenge after their main lineup was picked up by Fnatic, and MTG, where he met future teammates Darien and Genja. Alex started making headway though in the scene when he joined Team Empire as their mid player in October 2011. They won the IEM Season VI Qualifiers and were invited to IEM Kiev; in the qualifier, in a game against SK Gaming, Empire became famous for a combination of area-of-effect ultimates including  Nunu's Absolute Zero.[1]

Season 2

Alex and the rest of Team Empire - Darien, Diamondprox, Genja, and GoSuPepper (who would later rename to EDward) - were recruited by organization Moscow Five in December 2011. Their first major appearance was at IEM Kiev, where they made an international name for them selves by undefeated in group stage against Dignitas, against All authority, and Sypher and then beating SK Gaming and Team SoloMid to win the tournament; the only game they dropped in their entire tournament run was to TSM.[2][3]

After IEM, Moscow Five competed in the online Kings of Europe tournament. Again they had an undefeated group stage, though this time they lost to Counter Logic Gaming EU in the finals after a semi-final win over Team Sypher.[4][5]

Moscow Five's next tournament was the IEM World Championship in Hanover, which they also won, this time one-upping their IEM Kiev performance by going undefeated.[6] Later tournament results included second-place finishes in the online Corsair Vengeance Cup and offline at DreamHack Summer 2012, both of which were won by CLG.EU. They got their revenge at European Challenger Circuit: Poland, which they won with a 2-0 finals victory over CLG.EU.[7] At the Season Two Regional Finals, M5 qualified for the Season 2 World Championship with the top seed from Europe after defeating EloHell, Fnatic, and SK Gaming.[8]

At Worlds, Moscow Five were considered by many analysts to be the favorites to win the entire event.[9] Due to their regional final victory, the team had a group stage bye and then beat Invictus Gaming in the quarterfinals 2-0, with strong midgame play. However, after winning game 1 in the semifinals against Taipei Assassins, M5 dropped the series 1-2 and finished the tournament in 3rd-4th; TPA went on to win the entire event.

Pre-Season 3

After Worlds, Moscow Five placed fourth at the European tournament Tales of the Lane before flying to Shanghai to attend the TGA Winter 2012 event; they didn't participate in the tournament itself, but they played and won show matches against Team WE and Invictus Gaming and interacted with fans, hoping to boost their Chinese popularity.[10][11] Upon leaving China, the team flew to Las Vegas to attend IPL 5, where they placed fourth, once again eliminated from a tournament by the Taipei Assassins, this time in an 0-2 loss despite Alex Ich farming to a 538 creep score in the first game.

In January 2013, due to Moscow Five's CEO having been arrested in July of the previous year and leaving the organization with a lack of funding, the League of Legends roster was released.[12][13] Four days later, on January 14th, the team joined Gambit Gaming.

The team's first event under the name Gambit Gaming was IEM Katowice, where they continued their history of strong finishes at IEM events and won, notably beating both Azubu Frost and Azubu Blaze in the bracket stage after advancing from the group stage due to a game-length-based tiebreaker. That victory also gave them a seed into the Season VII World Championship in Hanover.

Season 3

Moscow Five's Season 2 Worlds attendance granted the roster a seed into Riot's new professional league for Season 3, the European League of Legends Championship Series, despite the roster's organizational switch. They dominated the 10-week regular season with a 21-7 overall record and then finished second in the playoffs behind Fnatic. Partway through the season, they attended IEM Hanover, where they placed third after a semifinal loss to CJ Entus Frost. They also played at the 2013 MLG Winter Championship exhibition tournament, where they placed second.

After the end of the LCS Spring Split, Alex Ich was publicly voted to represent Europe at the All-Star tournament. Teammates Diamondprox, Genja, and Edward were also voted in by the region, but due to a rule requiring that only up to three members of a single team could be voted into the tournament, Yellowpete from Evil Geniuses replaced Genja; sOAZ from Fnatic was the top laner. The European team placed last out of the five regions' teams in attendance. In the 1v1 skill competition for mid lane, Alex Ich beat scarra and then lost to Misaya.

In the summer season of the LCS, Gambit finished in fourth place with a 15-13 record in the round robin and then in third place in the playoffs, which was sufficient to send them to Worlds. At Worlds, Gambit made it out of groups in second place with a 5-3 record after beating Samsung Ozone in a tie breaker; however, they were eliminated in the first round of the bracket by NaJin Black Sword.

2014 Season

Alex Ich remained with Gambit for the Spring Split, but after a fifth-place finish in the playoffs, he left, citing the need for the team to travel between Russia and Cologne on a weekly basis as being draining on his family life.

2015 Preseason

Alex Ich briefly joined RoX in November 2014, but he left shortly after.[14]

2015 Season

Alex Ich joined Team 8 as a substitute player in January, moving to North America. Following that, he joined BrawL's North American roster with the rest of the then Challenger team We Love Shakira. [15] However, he didn't arrive to the United States in time for the first round of the NACS 2015 Spring Qualifier, and BrawL lost to Darkness and were eliminated from the tournament.

Alex Ich later formed a Challenger team called Misfits, along with crumbzz and Remilia. RF Legendary and Intense later joined after a tryout.[16] Misfits won the AlphaDraft Challenger League and then participated in was the NACS Summer Qualifier, where they dropped only one game in their three series to qualify for the Summer Season. After qualifying, Misfits rebranded as Renegades.

Additionally, Alex Ich substituted for Team Dragon Knights on two separate occasions in the spring: first, in week 5 of the NACS Spring Season, and later to help them qualify for the LCS Summer Split with a 3-1 victory over Winterfox in the summer promotion tournament.

Alex Ich returned to Renegades for the Challenger Series regular season, and they finished the round robin with an 8-2 record and in second place, after losing a tiebreaker to Team Coast. However, in the playoffs, they defeated Imagine 2-1 and then Coast 3-2, sending them directly to the 2016 NA LCS Spring Season.

Trivia

  • The name "Alex Ich" is derived from his real name, Alexey Ichetovkin.
  • Considered  Kassadin and  Olaf to be his favorite champions in early 2011.
  • Was a toplaner and a jungler all the time until Diamondprox and Edward joined Empire the week before IEM Kiev qualification.
  • Known for playing certain champions in unconventional lanes, e.g. mid lane  Malphite or  Tryndamere and a preference for tanky and farm-heavy mages like  Mordekaiser,  Ryze or  Galio.
  • With a whopping creep score of 325 in the DreamHack 2012 Qualifier game against Sypher, Alex held the unofficial record for most minions slain in the first 25 minutes of a high level competitive match using  Galio, which was broken by Froggen in the Season 2 championship vs SAJ who had 330 minions at the 25 minute mark.
  • One of the few married League of Legends professional players. [17]
  • His favorite champion is  Ryze. [18]
  • Known for playing unusual midlane champions in competitive play such as AP  Master Yi and  Zilean.
  • As of Febuary 7th, 2013 he became a father.[19] His son is named Dmitry (Not Ryze).[20]
  • Known for playing AD assassins such as  Kha'Zix and  Zed during season 3.
  • Platinum (almost Diamond) Starcraft II player.
  • Played jungle for team MTG before Irugat, who was the midlaner for that team left MTG due to misscommunication with Alex and other teammates
  • Is respected by the Korean community for being able to play well while being married and also for being a hard worker

Pentakills

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Achievements

2016
Date Event Result
2016-03-16 2016 NA Challenger Series Spring Playoffs Silver.png tdk 1 : 3 Apexlogo std.png Apex Gaming


2015
Date Event Result
2015-08-12 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs Gold.png RNGS 3 : 2 CSTlogo std.png Team Coast
2015-07-22 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Season Silver.png RNGS 8 : 2 Blanklogo std.png Not found
2015-05-16 AlphaDraft Challenger League Gold.png Misfits (North American Team) 3 : 2 FFGlogo std.png Frank Fang Gaming
2014
Date Event Result
2014-12-28 LoL Pro League Season II Copper.png RoX 1 : 2 AHlogo std.png Aces High Esports Club
2014-08-07 2014 EU Challenger Summer Series Playoffs Copper.png nip 0 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2014-07-30 2014 EU Challenger Summer Series #2 Silver.png nip 1 : 2 SK Primelogo std.png SK Gaming Prime
2014-06-16 DreamHack Summer 2014 Gold.png nip 2 : 0 RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming
2014-05-19 Solomid EU Tournament Circuit/Invitational 6 Gold.png nip 3 : 0 Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2
2014-05-07 Solomid EU Tournament Circuit/Invitational 5 Gold.png Rest In Pepperonis 3 : 1 Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2
2014-03-15 IEM Season VIII - World Championship SF.png gg 0 : 2 KT Alogo std.png KT Rolster Bullets
2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-24 IEM Season VIII - Cologne Gold.png gg 2 : 0 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2013-08-25 LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Playoffs Bronze.png gg 2 : 1 EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses
2013-05-25 Mid Lane Skill Competition - All-Star Shanghai 2013 SF.png Alex Ich EU LCSlogo std.png 0 : 1 Blanklogo std.png Misaya
2013-04-28 LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs Silver.png gg 2 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic
2013-03-08 IEM Season VII - World Championship SF.png gg 1 : 2 CJ Frostlogo std.png CJ Entus Frost
2013-02-26 ESL Major Series Winter 2012 Gold.png gg 2 : 0 MYMlogo std.png MeetYourMakers
2013-01-20 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice Gold.png gg 2 : 0 AZBlogo std.png Azubu Blaze
2012
Date Event Result
2012-12-10 The Siege Gold.png m5 2 : 0 Crs EUlogo std.png Team Curse Europe
2012-12-02 IGN ProLeague Season 5 Copper.png m5 0 : 2 TPAlogo std.png Taipei Assassins
2012-11-11 Tales of the Lane Bronze.png m5 2 : 0 SKlogo std.png SK Gaming
2012-10-10 Season 2 World Championship SF.png m5 1 : 2 TPAlogo std.png Taipei Assassins
2012-09-25 ESL Major Series Season X Gold.png m5 2 : 1 BLACKlogo std.png Team BLACK
2012-08-19 Season 2 Regional Finals Gold.png m5 2 : 0 SKlogo std.png SK Gaming
2012-08-03 IGN ProLeague Elites Gold.png m5 3 : 0 Crs EUlogo std.png Team Curse Europe
2012-07-29 European Challenger Circuit: Poland Gold.png m5 2 : 0 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe
2012-07-25 Absolute Arena Invitational Gold.png m5 3 : 0 Ghlogo std.png Gamehoppers.eu
2012-07-19 League of Champions July Gold.png m5 2 : 0 Acer PLlogo std.png Team Acer Poland
2012-07-17 Elite of Europe Bronze.png m5 2 : 1 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-07-11 Absolute Arena Cup 2 Gold.png m5 2 : 0 Ghlogo std.png Gamehoppers.eu
2012-06-18 DreamHack Summer 2012 Silver.png m5 0 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe
2012-06-06 Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012 Silver.png m5 1 : 3 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe
2012-06-02 SK Trophy May Gold.png m5 2 : 1 ALlogo std.png Absolute Legends
2012-05-24 ESL Major Series Season IX Silver.png m5 0 : 2 X6logo std.png x6tence
2012-05-16 Corsair Vengeance Cup Silver.png m5 0 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe
2012-03-10 IEM Season VI - World Championship Gold.png m5 2 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2012-01-31 Kings of Europe Silver.png m5 1 : 2 CLG EUlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming Europe
2012-01-22 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev Gold.png m5 2 : 1 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid


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