|Player has retired.|
|Country of Birth||Russia|
|Birthday||May 9, 1993 (age 25)|
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Darker is a League of Legends player hailing from Kaliningrad, Russia.
His first experience in gaming was at age 3, as he played the Lion King game on PC. He then delved into the Real-Time Strategy genre, playing Civilization and Stronghold. He would then move on to Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) where he played competitively at a high level, participating in LANs in the process.
Along with one of his friends (Vizakenjack), Darker would try the Open Beta of League of Legends. They would stop playing it, only to return months later as the game experience improved. They would also introduce Alex Ich to the game and would play it intensively.
- The nickname "Darker" is a six-letter compressed form of his former nickname
- Known for his Malphite and Cho'Gath earlier in his career, back in Season 1.
- Credits former SK player "Rashaasii" for inspiring him to play champions who have good damage output and crowd control, in particular the Magic Penetration-centric Malphite.
- Has known Alex Ich from his DotA days.
- Introduced Alex Ich to League of Legends. They would go on to play the game intensively.
- Previous teammates with Alex Ich, Darien, and Genja on MTG.
- Has temporarily subbed for team White Lotus.
- His motto is "There is a job, and it needs to be done well."
- Has a pet cat.
- Was very much into sports, having practised tennis (semi-competitively), athletics, basketball, swimming and badminton.
- Hobbies include reading books, listening to music, travelling and meeting people from different cultures, watching movies of all ages
- Has a taste for history, especially Ancient History (e.g.: Rome, Greece)
- Likes to drink tea and milk.
- Likes reading Russian classics and detective novels
- Cites Walter Scott, Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes series) as his favorite writers.
- His movie tastes include movies directed by Quentin Tarantino and action movies in general.
- One of the movies he ranks very high in his favorites is Analyze This.
- Holds his mother in high regard for her strength and positivity. In general, respects anyone who achieves something as there is much to learn from them.
- This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Darker Tournament Results Date Place Event Last Result Team Roster 2015-12-03 5 - 8 IeSF 7th e-Sports World Championship 0 : 2 CHN RUS
2014-08-13 NQ IWCT 2014 0 - 4 RR RF
2014-01-26 5 - 8 EUW Challenger Series #18 0 : 2 NiP NoRe
2013-10-23 5 - 8 International Invitational Tournament 2 0 : 2 M Eternity
2013-08-17 4 EU LCS 2013 Summer 15 - 13 RR Gambit
2012-01-22 7 - 8 IEM Season 6 Kiev 0 - 3 RR WHIT
- May 14 - An Interview with Darker with LCS Central
- June 15 - Interview with Gambit Darker at LCS EU DreamHack with Gambit Gaming
- June 21 - LCS Москва 2013: интервью с Gambit-Darker (Russian) (English Translation) with lol-game.ru
- June 28 - I'm Darker - new support for Gambit Gaming, AMA with Reddit
- July 1 - Shining a light on Gambit Darker with Team Dignitas
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