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Gambit Gaming is a European esports organization that was formed in January 2013 after the acquisition of the previous roster of Moscow Five.


Formation of Gambit Gaming[]

On January 10, 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, which left the organization with a lack of funding.[1][2] Four days later, on January 14, it was announced that Gambit Gaming had acquired the former M5 roster.[3]

Pre-Season 3[]

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 and Azubu Blaze. Because of this, the round robin had a tie between MYM, Gambit and Curse Gaming EU, who all went 1-2. A time coefficient was used to break the tie, giving Gambit Gaming a spot in the semi-finals. Gambit Gaming, as the underdogs, would defeat Azubu Frost 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 teams 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 seeing them finish in 3rd overall.

The Russian team was invited to play in an international exhibition at 2013 MLG Winter Championship, playing first against Americans Team Dignitas, they won 2-0, by constantly pressuring their opponent. Gambit then faced Korean top contender KT Rolster B in the exhibition finals but were unable to beat them and secure 1st place, losing the match 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 and play against the world's best All Star teams, chosen in the same fashion. However, a rule stating that only 3 members of any team, could 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 game play from jungler Diamondprox looked promising for the team, the Koreans overtook them in a 2-0 set. Their next opponent was from 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 then released on November 4.

On August 17, Gambit Gaming would finish the Summer Split tied up for 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, dropping the Third-Place Match to face Evil Geniuses, in a match that decided the third team that would represent Europe in the Season 3 World Championship. Gambit was victorious and claimed the win 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[]

Gambit's first tournament in the new season was the IEM World Championship. The team perfomed well, but were knocked out in the semifinals by KT Rolster Bullets.

Spring EU LCS[]

The Spring Split was a slight disappointment for Gambit. Also, 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] The team only managed a 5th place finish in the split. This was a fall from Gambit's high standards, but still meant that they had a spot in the Spring Playoffs. The team ended up coming in 5th in the tournament, after losing to Team ROCCAT in the quarterfinals.

Summer EU LCS[]

Alex Ich's departure from Gambit ultimately meant that the Summer Split would be worse for the team than the spring split. Gambit struggled throughout, with Darien, Diamondprox and Genja becoming subsitutes for periods over the the split. The team finished in 7th place, meaning that they would have to fight for their LCS status in the Spring Promotion. With Krislund substituting for Genja, Gambit held on to their place in the LCS, beating SK Gaming Prime in their promotion matchup.

2015 Preseason[]

On November 5 Gambit announced that Cabochard was joining the team as the new top laner,[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 Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming. They won the tournament after beating Counter Logic Gaming in the final. At the start of the 2015 EU LCS Spring Split, Gambit moved into a gaming house in Berlin.[8]

2015 Season[]

Due to their 1st place finish at IEM Cologne, the team were invited to compete at the IEM Season IX - World Championship. After a Round 1 loss against CJ Entus, Gambit Gaming were knocked out of the tournament, losing to Team WE in Round 1 of the losers bracket. Domestically, they finished fourth in the spring LCS round robin and then tied for fifth with Copenhagen Wolves in the playoffs after a quarterfinal loss to Unicorns Of Love. After the playoffs, the team released Leviathan from his position as head coach, citing commitment issues in the latter half of the season.[9]

Gambit Gaming had an unsuccessful Summer Split. After a rocky early start to the season and a combined 0-4 record in the first two weeks, Gambit improved to fifth place after 8 weeks, largely thanks to the coaching of Shaunz. At one point the team had the potential of finishing as high as fourth. However, going into the last week of the split, FORG1VEN received a four-game-long penalty from Riot as the result of toxic behavior in soloqueue.[10] Moopz subbed in as the team's AD carry for the last 2 games of the split. Losing these 2 games, the team finished the regular season in 8th place, meaning that they would be playing in the 2016 Spring Promotion. The team faced mousesports, winning the series and securing their place in the 2016 Spring Season.

2016 Preseason[]

On December 9, 2015, Gambit Gaming announced that Team Vitality had purchased their 2016 LCS slot and that all remaining members of the team were leaving.[11]


  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015

Player Roster[]


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
Betsy Felix Edling 13Mid Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2015-02-282015-02-28 2015-12-092015-12-09
ImSoFresh Karim Bbahla 22Sub/Jun Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2015-07-152015-07-15 2015-12-092015-12-09
Genja Evgeny Andryushin 24Sub/Bot Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2013-01-142013-01-14 2015-12-092015-12-09
P1noy Kristoffer Pedersen 24Sub/Bot Copenhagen Wolveslogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves 2014-11-072014-11-07 2015-12-092015-12-09
Moopz Amaury Minguerche 25Sub/Sup Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality 2015-07-152015-07-15 2015-12-092015-12-09
FORG1VEN Konstantinos Tzortziou 24Sub/Bot H2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaming 2015-05-132015-05-13 2015-12-082015-12-08
Diamondprox Danil Reshetnikov 12Jungle Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns of Love 2013-01-142013-01-14 2015-12-022015-12-02
Steeelback Pierre Medjaldi 24Sub/Bot Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns of Love 2015-07-152015-07-15 2015-11-182015-11-18
GoSu Pepper Edward Abgaryan 15Support Team ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCAT 2013-11-072013-11-07 2015-11-132015-11-13
Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 11Top Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality 2014-11-052014-11-05 2015-10-252015-10-25
Darien Evgeny Mazaev 21Sub/Top None 2013-01-142013-01-14 2015-07-112015-07-??
niQ Sebastian Robak 23Sub/Mid HWA Gaminglogo std.pngHWA Gaming 2014-06-042014-06-04 2015-04-202015-04-20
Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 25Sub/Sup Team Nevologo std.pngTeam Nevo ??? ???
Kubon Jakub Turewicz 11Top Reason Gaminglogo std.pngReason Gaming 2014-07-112014-07-?? 2014-10-312014-10-31
Darker Andrey Plechistov 15Support RoughNeXlogo std.pngRoughNeX 2013-06-262013-06-26 2013-08-012013-08-01
breakthedesk Arthur Cechladze 26Substitute None ??? ???
Alex Ich Aleksei Ichetovkin 13Mid Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas 2013-01-142013-01-14 2014-05-032014-05-03
Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support Cloud9 Eclipselogo std.pngCloud9 Eclipse 2013-08-012013-08-01 2013-11-042013-11-04
GoSu Pepper Edward Abgaryan 15Support Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse 2013-01-142013-01-14 2013-06-042013-06-04

Temporary Subs[]

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Moopz Amaury Minguerche 14Bot
2015 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 9
Betsy Felix Edling 13Mid
2015 League Championship Series Europe Spring Week 5 & 6
Krislund Kristoffer Pedersen 14Bot None 2015 Season EU LCS Spring Promotion
Kubon Jakub Turewicz 11Top None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8 & 9
loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 12Jungle None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8
Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 11Top
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 5
loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 12Jungle
Fury III Jakob Burke 14Bot
Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 15Support
niQ Sebastian Robak 13Mid None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 1 & 2
Zorozero Morten Rosenquist 11Top
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Spring Week 6
Hulberto Johan Johansson 12Jungle
Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 13Mid
Alex Ich
Fury III Jakob Burke 14Bot
Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support
Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 7
Spontexx Eric Peugeot 11Top
Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 3
Darker Andrey Plechistov 15Support None DreamHack Summer 2013
Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 1 & 2

Player League Participation[]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.


DiamondproxGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngUnicorns of Lovelogo std.png150
EdwardGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.png123
GenjaGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png112
DarienGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png99
Alex IchGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png85
VoidleGambit Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png19
DarkerGambit Gaminglogo std.png18
SpontexxDragonBornslogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png14
NukeduckLemondogslogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngFC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngFC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngAstralislogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png334
ZorozeroLemondogslogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png30
FuryGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png4
HulbertoGambit Gaminglogo std.png2
CabochardGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.png263
LoulexGambit Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngUnicorns of Lovelogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.png49
KubonMeetYourMakerslogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png39
NiQGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png37
HiivaGambit Gaminglogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngMisfits Gaminglogo std.png22
BetsyGambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngGiants Gaminglogo std.pngGiants Gaminglogo std.png182
P1noyGambit Gaminglogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.png20
FORG1VENCopenhagen Wolveslogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png
Origenlogo std.png
FC Schalke 04 Esportslogo std.png95
MoopzSUPA HOT CREWlogo std.pngGambit Gaminglogo std.png22



C ID Name Position Next Team
groove Konstantin Pikiner 80General Manager Gambit Esportslogo std.pngGambit Esports
Shaunz Kévin Ghanbarzadeh 80Head Coach Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality
Vae Romain Chanu Analyst Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality
iVillain William Hoag Head Analyst None
Leviathan Jordan Thwaites 80Head Coach Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFrank Fang Gaming
Moo Dmitry Sukhanov 80Manager Samadder Gaminglogo std.pngSamadder Gaming
Moo Dmitry Sukhanov 80Analyst Gambit Gaminglogo std.pngGambit Gaming


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Minimum place

Gambit Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2015-09-05Q EU LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Mousesportslogo std.pngMOUZ
 Cabochard,  Diamondprox,  Betsy,  P1noy,  GoSu Pepper,  Shaunz
2015-07-248 EU LCS 2015 Summer
7 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Cabochard,  Diamondprox,  Betsy,  FORG1VEN,  Moopz,  GoSu Pepper,  Moo,  Shaunz
2015-04-195 - 6 EU LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Unicorns of Lovelogo std.pngUOL
 Cabochard,  Diamond,  Betsy,  P1noy,  Edward,  Leviathan
2015-03-274 EU LCS 2015 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Cabochard,  Diamond,  niQ,  Betsy,  P1noy,  Edward,  Leviathan
2015-03-147 - 8$2,500$ 2,500€ 2,375 IEM Season 9 World Championship
0 : 1Team WElogo std.pngWE
 Cabochard,  Diamond,  Betsy,  P1noy,  Edward,  Leviathan
2014-12-221$12,500$ 12,500€ 10,125 IEM Season 9 Cologne
3 : 1Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG
 Cabochard,  Diamondprox,  niQ,  P1noy,  Edward
2014-09-11Q EU LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 1SK Gaming Primelogo std.pngSKP
 Kubon,  Diamond,  niQ,  Krislund,  EdWard
2014-07-317 EU LCS 2014 Summer
8 - 20Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Darien,  Cabochard,  Kubon,  Diamond,  loulex,  niQ,  Genja,  Fury,  EDward,  Hiiva
2014-04-175 EU LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
2 : 1Copenhagen Wolveslogo std.pngCW
 Darien,  Diamond,  Alex Ich,  Genja,  EDward
2014-04-035 EU LCS 2014 Spring
14 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Darien,  Zorozero,  Diamond,  Hulberto,  Alex Ich,  nukeduck,  Genja,  Fury,  EDward
Total Prize:USD 15,000



See Also[]



  1. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team English moscowfive.ru
  2. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team Russian moscowfive.ru
  3. Gambit Gaming: New Home For Alex Ich & Co. in2lol.com
  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 Got a Gaming House for 2015 LCS Season gambit-gaming.com
  9. Leviathan is released from Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  10. Competitive ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou lolesports.com
  11. Team Vitality acquires Gambit Gaming's LCS spot gambit-gaming.com
  12. Gambit Gaming: New Home For Alex Ich & Co. in2lol.com
  13. Gambit Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  14. Gambit Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. Gambit Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  16. Gambit uses "Spontexx" for top lane in Week 3 gosugamers.net
  17. Gambit Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  18. Pre-Season 4 roster changes strike Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  19. Interview with Gambit's new support player (Russian) youtube.com
  20. Noi's Tweet twitter.com
  21. Gambit parts ways with Alex Ich gambit-gaming.com
  22. niQ has officially joined Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  23. Gambit release statement regarding week 5 roster changes gamespot.com
  24. Gambit's line-up at LCS Summer Week 8 gambit-gaming.com
  25. Diamond Returns to Gambit's starting lineup gambit-gaming.com
  26. Krislund Replaces Genja at LCS Promotion Tournament gambit-gaming
  27. Kubon leaves Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  28. Cabochard joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  29. Krislund changes his nickname and joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  30. Leviathan joins Gambit Gaming as a Head Coach gambit-gaming
  31. Betsy Joins Gambit Gaming gambit-gaming.com
  32. Leviathan is released from Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  33. FORG1VEN joins Gambit gambit-gaming.com
  34. Shaunz Joins Gambit on a Full-Time Basis gambit-gaming.com
  35. Moopz, Steelback and ImSoFresh join Gambit as subs gambit-gaming.com
  36. Competitive Ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou euw.lolesports.com
  37. LCS EU Week Nine Roster gambit-gaming.com
  38. FORG1VEN loses a spot in our starting line-up gambit-gaming.com
  39. Cabochard's Facebook Post facebook.com
  40. GoSu Pepper's Facebook Post facebook.com
  41. Unicorns Of Love's Facebook Post facebook.com
  42. Moo's Tweet twitter.com
  43. Gambit Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  44. H2K.lol - IEM Line-up h2k-gaming.eu
  45. Vitality acquiert un spot LCS team-vitality.fr