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Giants Gaming
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TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: Europe Europe
NO. OF PLAYERS: 4
TEAM STAFF
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
Ozone Gaming Gear Versus Gamers SCUFGAMING KONTROLFREEK Twitch Diesel: Only the Brave
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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HISTORY
CREATED: 2012-07-02
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Giants Gaming is a professional e-sports club gathering the best players from their homecountry, Spain. Giants picked up their first League of Legends team in July of 2012 adding the best spanish team at that time. In addition to League of Legends, the Giants Gaming organization has a long tradition with games such FIFA, Call of Duty, Counter Strike and Battlefield being the major representatives of Spain outside their homecountry.

History

Season 2

The Giants Gaming League of Legends division was formed July 2012. They made notable showings at tournaments such as placing 3rd at DreamHack Valencia 2012 and The Siege.

Season 3

It was in pre-Season 3 that Giants had a huge opportunity to play in the upcoming professional league hosted by Riot, the League Championship Series, and competed for a spot onto it at the Season 3 LCS Spring Qualifiers. They were able to make it out of group stage undefeated, then had to face mousesports in the quarterfinals which decided if they would qualify to play in the LCS or not. They were able to sweep the opponent in a 2-0 set and win to compete in the 10 week event facing off against the best of Europe. The roster experienced a shaky season throughout the LCS, finishing 7th with a record of 8 - 20. This meant the team would be sent to relegation matches to prove themselves at the Season 3 LCS Summer Promotion to win back the coveted spot into the league for summer. In a close set vs Team ALTERNATE, the Giants were unsuccessful winning back into the LCS, losing 3-2.

Life after LCS sent the team back into a vamped up amateur scene with them continuing to play at events, recently coming in 4th at Gfinity London 2013. On July 31st 2013, the Giants Gaming organization announced that they would not renew the contracts of their League of Legends players therefore releasing them, however keeping Samux and Exterminare to possibly form a new roster.[1]

Season 5

Giants competed in the Spring Expansion Tournament, qualifying for the Offline Stage by defeating Ascension and Millenium. In the Offline Stage, Giants won their first matchup against Reason Gaming only to be defeated by H2k-Gaming in the Winner's Bracket Final. Giants were able to sweep Reason Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Final, qualifying them to play in the 2015 Spring Split.

After an intense Spring split, Giants managed to avoid the auto relegation by winning a tie breaker against MeetYourMakers and winning again Reason Gaming in the Summer Promotion tournament, keeping their spot for the Summer Split.

A few days after the start of the Summer Split, Giants announced the swedish Oskar "G0DFRED" Lundström as their new support, releasing Fernando "Rydle" Soria from his contract. Despite being the underdog, Giants performed quite good at the beginning of the split but their strenght decreased during the middle of the season. They managed to qualify for playoffs for the first time in their history after some impressive victories but they were defeated by H2K.

Actually they have a sister team called "Giants Underdoges" competing in the spanish scene and featuring their former LCS Season 3 toplaner Samuel "Samux" Fernández as marksman and former ATLAS Gaming toplaner Jerónimo "Jer0m" Pujades as most veteran players. Also they are building a third team from their academy.

Season 6

GIANTS! Gaming started Season 6 without Werlyb and Fr3deric. They were replaced by Atom and k0u, although the latter was replaced by betongjocke after Week 2 of the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split. Despite the change, the team still finds it hard to win their games and they ended Week 7 with a 2-12 standing. This triggered another roster change, which was then announced on February 29th. The management brought in Wisdom formerly of KOO Tigers, S0NSTAR who played for Incredible Miracle and SmittyJ who played 2 games for Team Dignitas in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split.[2]

Finishing 10th in the Spring Split, the team ended up playing the wildcard in the Promotion Tournament. Fortunately, they were able to beat Copenhagen Wolves (3-2), allowing them to move forward to the next round. Although the team got beaten by Splyce (3-2), they were able to beat Team Huma (3-1), thus re-qualifying them to the LCS.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name Contract
MidLane Icon.png South Korea NighT Gun Woo Na 11/20/2017
TopLaner Icon.png Spain Th3Antonio Antonio Espinosa 11/20/2017
Jungler Icon.png Spain Fr3deric Federico Lizondo 11/20/2017

ID Name Next Team
Support Icon.png Sweden Hustlin Morgan Granberg
Dark Passage
ADCarry Icon.png Estonia HeaQ Martin Kordmaa
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Jungler Icon.png Sweden Memento Jonas Elmarghichi
Schalke 04
TopLaner Icon.png Sweden Flaxxish Olof Medin
Team Kinguin
MidLane Icon.png Netherlands Special Joran Scheffer
None
ADCarry Icon.png Germany Upset Elias Lipp
Schalke 04
ADCarry Icon.png Spain Samux Samuel Fernández Fort
Unicorns of Love
Jungler Icon.png United Kingdom Maxlore Nubar Sarafian
ROCCAT
TopLaner Icon.png Germany SmittyJ Lennart Warkus
Schalke 04
ADCarry Icon.png South Korea S0NSTAR Son Seung-ik (손승익) Coachlogo std.png Strategic Coach
Support Icon.png Sweden G0DFRED Oskar Lundstörm
None
MidLane Icon.png Spain xPePii Isaac Flores
Valencia CF eSports
Jungler Icon.png South Korea Wisdom Kim Tae-Wan (김태완)
Misfits
TopLaner Icon.png Denmark Atom Peter Thomsen
None
Jungler Icon.png Sweden betongjocke Joachim Rasmussen
None
ADCarry Icon.png Spain Adryh Adrián Pérez
H2k-Gaming
Jungler Icon.png Norway k0u Tri Tin Lam
Copenhagen Wolves
TopLaner Icon.png Spain Werlyb Jorge Casanovas
Team Huma
Jungler Icon.png Spain Fr3deric Federico Lizondoà
None
Support Icon.png Spain Rydle Fernando Soria
Dark Passage
Support Icon.png Spain FastDragon Alejandro Pérez
None
TopLaner Icon.png Spain Reven Antonio Pino
None
Jungler Icon.png Spain Naruterador Ramón Meseguer
Dragons
ADCarry Icon.png Spain Zigurath Ivan Gonzales
Dragons
Support Icon.png Spain Dave David Terp
None
MidLane Icon.png Spain Exterminare Juan Navarro
OverGaming
TopLaner Icon.png Spain Samux Samuel Fernandez
OverGaming
Jungler Icon.png Spain Morden Sebastian Esteban
Dimegio Club
ADCarry Icon.png Spain Neokaos Alejandro Manuel Tabares
Aversion
Support Icon.png Spain Tremnek Ignasi Ibáñez
Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain Jîmß0wnz Yon Mangas Cayetano
Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain Babeta Aarón Collados
Dimegio Club
ADCarry Icon.png Spain Motroco Mario Martinez
x6tence
TopLaner Icon.png Spain jer0mm Jeronimo Pujades
x6tence
Support Icon.png Spain BarbeQ Ernesto Folch Casterlogo std.png Caster
Jungler Icon.png Spain Carbono Alex González
Wizards e-Sports Club
Spain neptuNo Alberto González
Karont3 e-Sports Club
TopLaner Icon.png Spain Qyivo Mario Blasco
None
Support Icon.png Spain Mty Alfonso Aguirre
Wizards e-Sports Club
Support Icon.png Spain Pedokeks Marek Kochansky
Neophyte.cz

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
South Korea MightyBear Kim Min-soo Jungle IEM XI Gyeonggi
Spain BLITX Ángel Ionesi AD DreamHack Winter 2012
Spain Jîmß0wnz Yon Mangas Cayetano AD Season 3 European Offline Qualifers

Organization

ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea S0NSTAR Son Seung-ik (손승익) Strategic Coach
Team Aurora
Spain Lozark David Alonso Head Coach
None

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-14 EU LCS.png I1NQ 2017 EU LCS Summer Promotion 0 : 3
Fnatic Academy
2017-04-02 EU LCS.png A55th 2017 EU LCS Spring Split - Group A 2 - 11 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-15 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM XI Gyeonggi 0 : 2
Team Liquid
$ 3,500
2016-09-03 EU LCS.png I1NQ 2016 EU LCS Regional Qualifiers 0 : 3
Unicorns of Love
2016-08-13 EU LCS.png A55 - 6th 2016 EULCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3
Unicorns of Love
2016-07-31 EU LCS.png A33rd 2016 EULCS Summer Split 8-3-7 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/T/L)
2016-03-27 CS EU logo.png I1Q 2016 EULCS Summer Promotion 3 : 2
Team Huma
2016-03-18 EU LCS.png B010th 2015 EULCS Spring Split 3 - 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-08-29 EU LCS.png I1NQ 2015 EU LCS Regional Qualifiers 0 : 3
ROCCAT
2015-08-08 EU LCS.png A55 - 6th 2015 EULCS Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
H2k-Gaming
20 CP
2015-07-24 EU LCS.png A66th 2015 EULCS Summer Split 8 : 10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2015-03-27 EU LCS.png A99th 2015 EULCS Spring Split 6 : 13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-21 LCSlogo small.png I1Q 2015 EULCS Spring Expansion 3 : 0
Reason Gaming

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-07-14 Gfinity Small.png A33 - 4th Gfinity London 2013 0 : 2
Eternity Gaming
$ 5,000
2013-06-11 BMCup Small.png A11st Black Monster Cup #2 2 : 0
Dark Passage
Hardware
2013-05-06 LCSlogo small.png A55 - 8th LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Promotion 2 : 3
ALTERNATE aTTaX
2013-04-21 LCSlogo small.png A77th LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Regular Season 8 : 20 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2013-01-27 LCSlogo small.png I1Q LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Qualifiers 2 : 0
mousesports

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-23 DH-star.png A55 - 8th DreamHack Winter 2012 0 : 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 2,200
2012-11-20 A33rd The Siege 0 : 2
Moscow Five
€ 1,500
2012-10-28 LVPLogo.png A11st Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 3 2 : 0
x6tence
€ 1,600
2012-09-30 Go4LoL.png A11st Go4LoL EU West #109 1 : 0
EQUALITY
€ 200
2012-09-23 DH-star.png A33 - 4th DreamHack Valencia 2012 0 : 2
x6tence
€ 625
2012-06-01 Scan logo.png A55 - 8th SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational 0 : 2
Eternity Gaming
£ 100

Interviews

Other Contents

Gallery

  • 2016 EU LCS Summer
  • 2016 EU LCS Spring (W8)
  • 2016 EU LCS Spring
  • 2015 EU LCS Summer
  • 2015 EU LCS Spring
  • Season 3 EU LCS Spring

Discussions

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References

  1. GIANTS release LoL team
  2. Smittyj, Wisdom & S0NSTAR replace Atom, Betongjocke & Adryh giantsgaming.pro
  3. GIANTS! Twitter Post twitter.com
  4. GIANTS! Twitter Post twitter.com
  5. Lozark's Twitter Post twitter.com
  6. S0NSTAR's Twitter Post
  7. GIANTS! Twitter Post twitter.com
  8. Betongjocke to join our LCS Team
  9. Smittyj, Wisdom & S0NSTAR replace Atom, Betongjocke & Adryh giantsgaming.pro
  10. GIANTS! Gaming's Twitter Post
  11. Farewell Wisdom giantsgaming.pro
  12. Ready for the Summer Split giantsgaming.pro
  13. GIANTS! Gaming's Twitter Post twitter.com
  14. GIANTS! Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. Maxlore's Tweet twitter.com
  16. Lozark renews his contract for the 2017 Season facebook.com
  17. Our toplaner has a name facebook.com
  18. GIANTS! Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  19. Giants' Facebook Post
  20. Giants' Twitter Post twitter.com
  21. Giants!'s Facebook Post facebook.com
  22. Giants welcomes Godfred giantsgaming.pro
  23. Regarding our jungle and toplane for the next season giantsgaming.pro
  24. Farewell Fr3deric & Werlyb giantsgaming.pro
  25. De cómo GIANTS se aventuró en lol de nuevo (Spanish)] giants-gaming.es
  26. Rydle replaces FastDragon as support giantsgaming.pro
  27. #WelcomeJimbo (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
  28. Nuestra botlane a prueba (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
  29. League of Legends division released from Giants giants-gaming.es
  30. Llegan los invocadores [+ Ganador sorteo: jonSnow] giants-gaming.es
  31. Ozone.GIANTS! con cambios en el equipo giants-gaming.es
  32. League Of Legends se reinventa giants-gaming.es
  33. Motroco sale de la alineación. En busca de un nuevo AD Carry. giants-gaming.es