|Name||Alexey Ichetovkin (Алексей Ичетовкин)|
|Country of Birth||Russia|
|Birthday||January 31, 1992 (age 28)|
|Soloqueue IDs||RNG Ichy Ich (NA)|
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Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin (Cyrillic: Алексей Ичетовкин) is a League of Legends esports player, currently streamer for Pittsburgh Knights.
Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin hails from Kamenka, Russia. He has been a part of the League of Legends scene since 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
At Worlds, Moscow Five were considered by many analysts to be the favorites to win the entire event. 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.
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. 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. Four days later, on January 14, 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.
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.
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.
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.  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. 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.
Renegades was faced with significant roster instability in the spring season, as first AD carry Freeze was unable to play for three games early on in the split, and then Remilia stepped down one game after his return. RF Legendary was also replaced by Flaresz for three games later on. In week 7, Team Dragon Knights's top laner Seraph was loaned to Renegades as a substitute, and the team snapped their 12-game losing streak. Going into the eighth week, Renegades and TDK traded several players, with Seraph and Ninja joining Renegades as top and mid laner, respectively, while RF Legendary, Flaresz, and Alex Ich departed in time for the NACS Spring Playoffs.
After a first-round victory over Ember, TDK lost to Apex Gaming in the NACS finals, netting themselves the bottom seed into the Summer Promotion Tournament. The team first swept Team Dignitas but then lost to Alex Ich's former team Renegades and to Apex Gaming once again, falling short of the LCS.
On May 8, 2016, Riot released a competitive ruling stating that they had investigated the relationship between TDK and Renegades and found an inappropriate link between the two organizations, with the March roster trade and the sources of financial compensation to the players after the trade being one of the major problems. As a result of their findings, Riot ruled that TDK would be banned permanently from Riot-sponsored league play, and Chris Shim and Sean Shim would individually be indefinitely banned from serving in official capacity to an organization involved in official Riot league play. Alex Ich left the team and joined Team EnVyUs as a substitute mid laner for the summer split but did not start in any games for them.
- The name "Alex Ich" is derived from his real name, Alexey Ichetovkin.
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
Tryndamere and a preference for tanky and farm-heavy mages like
- 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. 
- His favorite champion is
- Known for playing unusual midlane champions in competitive play such as AP
Master Yi and
- As of February 7, 2013 he became a father. His son is named Dmitry (Not Ryze).
- Known for playing AD assassins such as
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
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- February 6, LoL : Interview d’Alex_ich (French) with , and on Millenium
- February 12, Moscow Five team Short Interview with , and on 4Players.de
- March 26, M5 Alex Ich AMA with , and on Reddit
- March 30, Alex Ich interview at IEM CeBIT 2012 (video) with , and on Absolute Legends
- April 2, Alex Ich interviewed by Elementz at IEM CeBIT 2012 (video) with , and on Absolute Legends
- May 29, Interview with Alex Ich: "When your enemies are afraid you dictate the rules." with , and on Team Dignitas
- June 17, DHS12 sjokz meets Alex from Moscow5 (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- July 3, in2LOL Interview with Alex Ich! with , and on in2LOL
- July 27, AL Interview: M5.Alex_Ich and GH.Fluumis with , and on Absolute Legends
- July 29, Alex_Ich: 'We will just outplay CLG' (video) with , and on Team Acer
- August 1, Interview on Live On Three Episode 126 (video) with , and on Live On Three
- August 8, Road to Gamescom: Alexey 'Alex Ich' Ichetovkin with , and on SK Gaming
- August 10, IEM Pre-Gamescom Interview - Moscow 5's Alex Ich Pre-Gamescom with , and on Intel Extreme Masters
- August 12, Alex Ich: from Go4LoL to world champions with , and on Moscow Five
- September 2, Moscow Five Pro Gamer Alexey 'Alex Ich' Ichetovkin Explains League Of Legends Domination with , and on Forbes
- September 5, BenQ Channel: M5.Alex_Ich Interview (video) with , and on BenQ Channel
- September 7, 明星面对面第三期：第一战队M5.ALEX (Chinese) [http://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/zhpew/duowans_interview_with_m5_captain_alex_ich_about/ English Translation] with , and on Duowan LOL
- October 6, Alex Ich on Living E-Sports and Tournament Delay (video) with , and on IPL
- October 6, World Championships - Pluto Interveiws M5 Alex Ich (video) with , and on Reign of Gaming
- October 6, Alex Ich Interview on Day 2 of the League of Legends Playoffs (video) with , and on Gamespot
- November 20, M5 Alex Ich, interview exclusive (French) with , and on Millenium
- November 28, Pro Player Pick: Alex Ich Picks Ryze (video) with , and on Riot Games
- November 29, IPL 5 Alex Ich M5 Interview (video) with , and on IGN ProLeague
- December 12, in2LOL Interviews Alex Ich from M5! with , and on in2LOL
- January 19, RAKAKA Interviews Alex Ich – IEM Katowice (video) with , and on RAKAKA.se
- January 28, Alex Ich AMA :P with , and on Reddit
- February 13, LCS Day 2: Gambit Alex Ich (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- March 7, Interview with Alex_Ich from Gambit Gaming (video) with , and on fragster
- March 8, Alex Ich and the secret ingredient of success (video) with , and on ESL TV
- March 11, IEM World Championship 2013 - Interview with Alex Ich with , and on eFever
- March 11, Alex Ich 'Grilled' - 42 minute in-depth interview with , and on Team Acer
- April 22, Interview with Gambit Alex Ich at IEM VII World Championship (Part Two) with , and on Gambit Gaming
- April 22, Interview with Gambit Alex Ich at IEM VII World Championship (Part One) with , and on Gambit Gaming
- June 17, Interview with Gambit Alex Ich @ LCS EU DreamHack (video) with , and on Gambit Gaming
- June 22, LCS Москва 2013: интервью с Gambit-Alex_ich (Russian with English Subtitles)(video) with , and on LoLGameRu
- July 20, Interview with Alex Ich: “[Faker's] skill level is over the edge at the moment” with , and on Cloth5
- August 25, Alex Ich is one Fearless Hungry Robot (video) with , and on GameSpot
- September 15, Alex Ich discusses playing Ozone and Ahri vs Ryze (video) with , and on GameSpot
- September 21, Off the Rift: Chatting with xPeke and Alex Ich with , and on LoL Esports
- September 22, Alex Ich talks about Gambits final game of the group stage with , and on GameSpot
- November 18, Interview with Alex Ich: “I think Jungle is the most important role” with , and on News of Legends
- November 23, Interview with Gambit Alex Ich @ IEM Cologne (ru subs @ 25.11)(video) with , and on Gambit eSports
- November 24, Alex Ich talks about Gambit's day one game at IEM Cologne (video) with , and on onGamers
- December 21, Alex Ich apologizes for post match comments and discusses Gambit's BotA win (video) with , and on onGamers
- December 21, Battle of the Atlantic: Alex Ich of Gambit Gaming (video) with , and on Leaguepedia
- January 4, Interview with Alex Ich – Not done yet with , and on News of Legends
- February 3, Alex Ich LCS Interview: "I'm playing much better right now and I'm practicing a lot, 10 hours a day. (video) with , and on onGamers
- February 13, Alex Ich talks after day 1 of LCS EU Week 5 (video) with , and on onGamers
- March 7, EU LCS 2014 W8: Interview with Gambit Alex Ich (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- April 27, NA LCS 2015: Alex Ich "I have proven that I'm a good player." with , and on SK Gaming
- May 8, Alex Ich discusses joining NiP and the acquisition of k0u as their Jungler (video) with , and on onGamers
- May 15, 'Reflections' with Alex Ich (video) with , and on onGamers
- June 15, Alex Ich: "I actually hate midlane" (video) with , and on fragbite
- June 19, Video Interview With Alex Ich (video) with , and on Esports Heaven
- August 1, EU Challenger Series 2014: Interview with NiP Alex Ich (video) with , and on SK Gaming
- September 25, No regrets': Alex Ich on his career, his family, and how he plans to conquer the world with , and on The DailyDot
- December 24, Remembering the Hard Carries of 2014 - featuring Dade, Shook, Alex Ich, Faker and Bjergsen by , and on Gold Per 10
- December 29, The Alex Ich conundrum: rise and fall of a legend with , and on Gold Per 10
- January 2, Alex Ich’s reasons to leave Gambit – Reason 1: “S2WC finals” by , and on Gold Per 10
- January 17, Alex Ich on Renegades LCS debut: "I think all the mistakes, we could have avoided them" with , and on DailyDot
- February 7, Renegades' Alex Ich on Hakuho: 'I think he has pretty great potential as a player' with , and on The Score
- February 22, Rebel with a cause - Alex Ich wants to keep playing by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on ESPN
- March 2, Froggen and Alex Ich’s dual paths through the NA LCS by Taylor Cocke on Yahoo
- April 7, Alex Ich on TDK vs DIG and why dynamic queue is damaging pro play with , and on Yahoo Esports
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- NiP announces the new LoL lineup nip.gl
- RoX.KIS снова готовы к бою! (Russian) goodgame.ru
- Immortals's Tweet twitter.com
- Alex Ich Joins Team 8 As Sub team-8.net
- Alex Ich to Start for BrawL North America content.azubu.tv
- In trade with TDK, Renegades swap Flaresz, Alex Ich, and Trance for Ninja and Seraph dailydot.com
- Alex Ich & Crumbzz to form Challenger team thescoreesports.com
- Eanix acquires Team Dragon Knights' NACS spot thescoreesports.com
- Alex Ich's Tweet twitter.com
- NiP sings Lucas "Cabochard" Simon=Meslet nip.gl
- In trade with TDK, Renegades swap Flaresz, Alex Ich, and Trance for Ninja and Seraph dailydot.com
- League of Legends ~ #03 - Empire's Epic Combo Vs. SK Gaming youtube.com
- IEM Kiev 2012 Group Stage Results esl-world.net
- IEM Kiev 2012 Playoff Results esl-world.net
- Kings of Europe 2012 Group A Results fnatic.com
- Kings of Europe 2012 Playoff Results fnatic.com
- IEM Hannover 2012 Playoff Results esl-world.net
- ECC:Poland 2012 Results tournaments.leagueoflegends.com
- IEM Gamescom 2012 Results esl.tv
- ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
- M5.BenQ's World Tour moscowfive.ru
- M5中国表演赛前训练视频：用中文向大家问好 (Chinese) lol.uuu9.co
- Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team English moscowfive.ru
- Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team Russian moscowfive.ru
- Alex Ich's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Alex Ich joins BrawL content.azubu.tv
- Alex Ich & Crumbzz to form Challenger team - ' 'thescoreesports.com' '
- Competitive Ruling: Renegades and TDK lolesports.com
- Congratulations to Alex Ich on getting married! reddit.com
- Pro Player Pick: Alex Ich Picks Ryze youtube.com
- Alex Ich Facebook Post facebook.com
- Alex Ich Facebook Post facebook.com