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Edward
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Background Information
Name: Edward Abgaryan
Team: Gambit Gaming
Alternate IDs: Edward Carry (NA), GG BenQ Edward, M5 BenQ Gozu, GoSu Pepper, GoSu Pepper oOo, CursED WARD, Eduard Abgaryan (Main EUW)
Nicknames: Thresh Prince of Armenia, The Thresh Prince
Country: Russia Russia
Birthday: May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01) (age 20)
Peak League: DiamondLeague.png Diamond I (NA)
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger 1 (EUW)
Role: Support
Livestream: Twitch.tv
Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Twitter:
Reddit: Edward's Reddit Account
Favorite champions:
 
 
 
Team History
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Team Empire
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Moscow Five
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
Gambit Gaming
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Team Curse
Nov 2013 - Present
Gambit Gaming
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Edward "Edward" Abgaryan is a professional League of Legends player and the Support player for Gambit Gaming. Prior to League of Legends, he played Warcraft III and various custom maps such as Defense of the Ancients, but eventually got bored with the latter after playing it for five years. He previously used the name "GoSu Pepper" until joining Gambit Gaming in January 2013.[1]

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Biography

Edward is an Armenian League of Legends player who lives in the city of Omsk, Russia. He lives with his parents and older brother, who happens to be a League of Legends player. [2] He has been playing LoL since the NA Open Beta. He played with against All authority and various Russian teams before meeting Alex Ich, who recruited Edward to his team at the time, Empire. After joining Empire, Edward recruited his friend Diamondprox to the team. He splits his time between LoL and his university studies.

Pre Season 2

He started making headway though in the scene when joining Team Empire using the name GoSu Pepper as he played support in late 2011. The team made a large splash at IEM Season VI Qualifiers, winning it to be invited to play at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev but also due to making a now famed highlight vs SK Gaming, which gave birth to the meme and saying of players shouting "EMPIRE!". [3]

Season 2

Edward with the rest of Team Empire were recruited by organization Moscow Five in December 2011. Their first major appearance would be at the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev on January 19th, 2012. It would be here that Moscow 5 would make a name for themselves internationally, as they had little fame prior to IEM Kiev. At the event, Moscow 5 would show a dominant performance, going undefeated in group stage against Dignitas, against All authority, and Sypher. [4] Taking first by going 3-0 in the group stage, Edward and team would advance to the playoffs where they would take the series 2-0 against SK Gaming. Moving to the finals, Moscow 5 would defeat North American powerhouse Team SoloMid 2-1, dropping their only game of the tournament against Team SoloMid. [5]

On January 31st, 2012, Edward with company would compete in the online Kings of Europe tournament. Once again showing their strength, they would go undefeated in the group stage, defeating SK Gaming, exGBT, and Team Mistral. [6] Advancing to the playoffs, they would go on to defeat French team Sypher 2-1 in the semifinals. In doing so, Moscow 5 would face off against European favorite Counter Logic Gaming EU in the finals, where they would fall 1-2. [7]

On March 10th, 2012, M5 would attend the IEM Season VI - World Championship in Hanover. Reproducing their results from Kiev, Moscow 5 once again went undefeated in group stage 5-0, defeating SK Gaming, Curse Gaming, Team SoloMid, Sypher, and EHome. [8] Edward would play a crucial role as Support to assist his team and continue their win streak in the playoff bracket, beating Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-0 in the semifinals and defeating Dignitas 2-0 in the finals to take home first place. [9] This tournament would mark a high point in Moscow 5's history, as they were able to come out of the tournament not only victorious, but were able to do so while not dropping a single game throughout the entire competition.

His team's next high placing at a major tournament would be at the online Corsair Vengeance Cup. Coming out of the group stage of the tournament 2-1, Moscow 5 had a strong run in the playoffs, defeating Hauteur 8, Intent Gaming, TeamRedbyteItalia, and Meet Your Makers in the first four rounds of the playoff bracket, before falling to against aAa 0-2 in the second phase of the winner's bracket, knocking the Russian team down to the loser's bracket. Moscow 5 would face off against Team SoloMid in their first match of the loser's bracket, in which the Russian team would come out victorious 2-1. They then faced and defeated SK Gaming 2-0 in the next round of the loser's bracket, which put them up to face against aAa once again. This time the team would come out victorious, defeating aAa 2-0, which put the team up against Counter Logic Gaming EU in the grand finals of the Corsair Vengeance Cup. Unfortunately, Moscow 5 would fall short to CLG.EU 0-2, losing to the team once again in a finals setting, taking home second place. [10]

On June 16, Edward and comrades would attend DreamHack Summer 2012 after taking second at the online qualifiers. Moscow 5 would take second in group stage going 2-1, defeating Absolute Legends and Mebdi's Minions, but losing to Counter Logic Gaming EU. Advancing to the semifinals, Moscow 5 would face off against Curse Gaming EU, where the Russian team was able to come out ahead 2-0, advancing them to the grand finals of DreamHack Summer 2012. At the finals, Moscow 5 would play against familiar opponent, Counter Logic Gaming EU, where they would fall 0-2. [11]

Edward and Moscow 5 attended European Challenger Circuit: Poland after qualifying online with a 2-0 victory over CLG.EU sending them to the loser's bracket. This would mean that the teams shall meet again in the group stage, where Moscow 5 took second place going 2-1, defeating EloHell and Ocelote World while losing a game to CLG.EU. In the semifinals, Moscow 5 had a strong showing defeating Curse EU 2-0, going with a perfect 15-0 score in the second game. At the finals, Moscow 5 would meet their rivals CLG.EU once again. After having a 0-4 record against them in lan events, Edward with his team were able to claim their revenge with a commanding 2-0 victory making them the ECC Poland champions. [12]

As one of the eight European invitees for the Season Two Regional Finals - Cologne, Moscow Five would fly out to Germany for a chance to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. Matched up against the recently formed Polish team EloHell, Moscow Five would take a 2-0 victory to advance to the second round of the playoffs. There, Moscow Five was able to come out victorious against Fnatic in a close 2-1, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles and advancing to the grand finals of the tournament. Continuing their dominant performance, Edward would help win the finals 2-0 against SK Gaming. [13]

At the Season 2 World Championship in October, Edward with his teammates were considered by many analysts and professionals to be the favorites coming into the event. [14] They were was given a bye through the group stage and were selected to face Invictus Gaming in their quarterfinal match. Although iG consistently pressured M5's early game and won the laning phase, the Russian squad was able to overcome their deficits in the midgame and take the series 2-0. Advancing to face the Taipei Assassins in the semifinals, M5 continued their dominant form in the first game of the match and quickly secured game one. However, TPA matched M5's aggression in the next two games and successfully turned the series around. The Taiwanese team took the set 2-1, and Moscow Five was forced to settle for 3rd-4th place and $ 150,000.

Pre-Season 3

After the Season 2 Championships, Edward's team would attend the European tournament Tales of the Lane from October 27th through November 11th, 2012. They would emerge as first in their group stage 3-1, with wins against Curse EU, Eclypsia and MYM, but losing to the hungry IWantCookie. They were granted seeding directly into the semi-finals due to their placing in the group stages. On November 11th M5 would travel to Paris to compete in the offline portions of the tournament. There they would face an upset from Curse EU, knocking them into the 3rd place match losing 0-2. They would finish the tournament with a sweep of SK Gaming, taking 3rd and €5,000 in winnings.

On November 22nd, 2012, Moscow 5 had the great opportunity to fly to Shanghai to attend the TGA Winter 2012 event. While not contestants of the tournament itself, the team would look to boost their popularity with the Chinese tour, doing photo ops, fan signings and Mandarin greeting videos[15][16]. M5 also played two show matches against WE and iG, winning against both. They would leave China on November 27th, flying directly to Las Vegas to attend IPL 5.

On Day 1 of the IPL event, Edward and M5 would advance through the group stages by defeating Curse Gaming twice and dropping a game to world champions, Taipei Assassins. They would then face World Elite which they scrimmed against heavily in Shanghai. However, WE would rout the Russian team 2-0, dropping them to the losers bracket. M5 would then defeat the tournament favorites, Korean powerhouse Azubu Blaze in a close 3 game series. M5 would get a chance to revenge their loss in the Season 2 World Championship against in TPA in round 5. Despite Alex Ich amassing an amazing 538 creep score and leading in gold to the very end of the game, M5 would still fall to the Taiwanese team in game 1, and lose again to Stanley on Nidalee in game 2, making it five consecutive loses to TPA. M5 would finish the tournament at 4th place and earn $3,000 in winnings.

On January 10th, 2013, resultant of the arrest of Moscow Five's CEO in July of the previous year leaving the organization with a lack of funding, the League of Legends roster was released from the eSports organization as it went defunct.[17][18]

Formation of Gambit Gaming

Four days later, on January 14th, it was announced that Gambit Gaming had acquired Edward and the rest of the former M5 roster.

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 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. Edward would help to defeat Azubu Frost as the underdogs 2-0, then go on to take first place by knocking out Frost's brother team, Azubu Blaze who they had lost to in the group stage. Gambit Gaming takes home $15,000 USD (~11,609 Euros) as well as a direct seed into IEM World Championship.

Season 3

Spring EU LCS

Having qualified as Moscow Five, Edward and company would compete in the Riot's new professional league for Season 3, the European Season 3 League of Legends Championship Series. Gambit would be a highly respected threat throughout the 10 week Spring league, being one of the most feared to play with Edward making exciting plays on his notable hook champions,
Thresh
and
Blitzcrank
. They would complete the European Spring LCS Split 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.

IEM World Championship & MLG Winter Championship

Gambit with Edward attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship in Hannover, Germany held in March. The team dominated their group, going an undefeated 5-0, 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 team in 3rd.

The Russian players were then 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, Edward with teammates "Alex Ich","Diamondprox" and "Genja" were publicly voted to represent their respective lane 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, due to a rule stating that only 3 members of a team may be inducted onto the team, Genja was 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 despite 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 NA LCS

A few days before Summer EU LCS started, Edward would leave the Gambit Gaming, 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 this factors I have decided to leave the team." [19] Soon after, it was announced that Edward would be joining North American Team Curse in their starting lineup to play in the NA LCS for summer, being the first player to participate in both NA and EU LCS. [20]

Pre-Season 4

After his departure from Team Curse, Edward planned to return to the EU LCS. [21] He eventually did so by rejoining his former team Gambit Gaming on the 7th of November.[22]

Trivia

  • Edward is known for making support
    Nunu
    popular. His Nunu ultimate against SK and other impressive performances strongly contributed to this.
    • The clip above popularized the League meme "Empire", in which a
      Nunu
      ults in a bush to do an insane amount of damage to multiple enemies (TheOddOne's Empire)
  • He has a very high opinion of
    Sona
    and even calls her "perfect", due to the damage, ability to heal and utility that she offers.
  • Known for being bad-mannered towards his opponents, but has changed his attitude as of late.
  • His first League of Legends nickname: Immortalrus.
  • He started playing League of Legends on NA server.

  • Thresh
    became his new favorite support champion, and Edward was dubbed "The Thresh Prince of Armenia" for his skill with the champion.
  • Known for his aggressive playstyle and for usually getting more kills than his carry, which called "Support Carry".
  • He trolled community about his return in Gambit Gaming after he left Team Curse in early October [23], but he really returned to Gambit Gaming on 7th of November.
  • Stated the first champion he ever mastered was Janna.
  • Used Amumu and Kennen support in professional matches

Achievements

2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-24 IEM Season VIII - Cologne Gold.png Gambit Gaming
2 : 0
Fnatic
2013-04-28 LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs Silver.png Gambit Gaming
2 : 3
Fnatic
2013-03-08 IEM Season VII - World Championship SF.png Gambit Gaming
1 : 2
CJ Entus Frost
2013-02-26 ESL Major Series Winter 2012 Gold.png Gambit Gaming
2 : 0
MeetYourMakers
2013-01-20 IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice Gold.png Gambit Gaming
2 : 0
Azubu Blaze
2012
Date Event Result
2012-12-10 The Siege Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
Team Curse Europe
2012-12-02 IGN ProLeague Season 5 Copper.png Moscow Five
0 : 2
Taipei Assassins
2012-11-11 Tales of the Lane Bronze.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
SK Gaming
2012-10-10 Season 2 World Championship SF.png Moscow Five
1 : 2
Taipei Assassins
2012-09-25 ESL Major Series Season X Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 1
Team BLACK
2012-08-19 Season 2 Regional Finals Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
SK Gaming
2012-08-03 IGN ProLeague Elites Gold.png Moscow Five
3 : 0
Team Curse Europe
2012-07-29 European Challenger Circuit: Poland Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
CLG Europe
2012-07-25 Absolute Arena Invitational Gold.png Moscow Five
3 : 0
Gamehoppers.eu
2012-07-19 League of Champions July Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
Team Acer Poland
2012-07-17 Elite of Europe Bronze.png Moscow Five
2 : 1
Team SoloMid
2012-07-11 Absolute Arena Cup 2 Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
Gamehoppers.eu
2012-06-18 DreamHack Summer 2012 Silver.png Moscow Five
0 : 2
CLG Europe
2012-06-06 Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012 Silver.png Moscow Five
1 : 3
CLG Europe
2012-06-02 SK Trophy May Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 1
Absolute Legends
2012-05-24 ESL Major Series Season IX Silver.png Moscow Five
0 : 2
x6tence
2012-05-16 Corsair Vengeance Cup Silver.png Moscow Five
0 : 2
CLG Europe
2012-03-10 IEM Season VI - World Championship Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 0
Team Dignitas
2012-01-31 Kings of Europe Silver.png Moscow Five
1 : 2
CLG Europe
2012-01-22 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev Gold.png Moscow Five
2 : 1
Team SoloMid

Highlights

Interviews

2012

2013

2014

External Links

Gallery

References

  1. GambitEsports Twitter Status twitter.com
  2. Edward interview in2lol.com
  3. League of Legends ~ #03 - Empire's Epic Combo Vs. SK Gaming youtube.com
  4. IEM Kiev 2012 Group Stage Results esl-world.net
  5. IEM Kiev 2012 Playoff Results esl-world.net
  6. Kings of Europe 2012 Group A Results fnatic.com
  7. Kings of Europe 2012 Playoff Results fnatic.com
  8. IEM Hannover 2012 Group Results esl-world.net
  9. IEM Hannover 2012 Playoff Results esl-world.net
  10. Corsair Vengeance Cup 2012 Playoff Results vengeance-cup.corsair.com
  11. Dreamhack 2012 Results tournaments.leaugeoflegends.com
  12. ECC:Poland 2012 Results tournaments.leagueoflegends.com
  13. IEM Gamescom 2012 Results esl.tv
  14. ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
  15. M5.BenQ's World Tour
  16. M5中国表演赛前训练视频:用中文向大家问好
  17. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team English moscowfive.ru
  18. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team Russian moscowfive.ru
  19. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post facebook.com
  20. Team Curse Adds Edward with teamcurse.net
  21. Edward Facebook Post facebook.com
  22. Interview with Gambit's new support
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