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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]


  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
To read about Moscow Five history (December 2011 - January 2013), click here.

Player Roster

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

Moopz Amaury Minguerche 14Bot Laner
2015 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 9

Betsy Felix Edling 13Mid Laner
2015 League Championship Series Europe Spring Week 5 & 6

Krislund Kristoffer Pedersen 14Bot Laner None 2015 Season EU LCS Spring Promotion

Kubon Jakub Turewicz 11Top Laner None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8 & 9

loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 12Jungler None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 8

Cabochard Lucas Simon-Meslet 11Top Laner
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 5

loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 12Jungler

Fury III Jakob Burke 14Bot Laner

Hiiva Aleksi Kaikkonen 15Support

niQ Sebastian Robak 13Mid Laner None 2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 1 & 2

Zorozero Morten Rosenquist 11Top Laner
2014 Season League Championship Series Europe Spring Week 6

Hulberto Johan Johansson 12Jungler

Nukeduck Erlend Våtevik Holm 13Mid Laner
  Alex Ich

Fury III Jakob Burke 14Bot Laner

Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support
Season 3 League Championship Series Europe Summer Week 7

Spontexx Eric Peugeot 11Top Laner
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


R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Betsy Felix Edling 13Mid Laner 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 None 2013-01-142013-01-14 2015-12-092015-12-09

P1noy Kristoffer Pedersen 24Sub/Bot CHWLogo 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 12Jungler 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 Laner 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 Laner 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 Laner Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.pngNinjas in Pyjamas 2013-01-142013-01-14 2014-05-032014-05-03

Voidle Erih Sommermann 15Support Cloud9logo 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

Player League Participation

Note that tiebreaker games ARE included in this display even though they are typically not included for regular-season records.


DiamondproxGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.png150
EdwardGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.png123
GenjaGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png112
DarienGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png99
Alex IchGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png85
VoidleGambitLogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png19
DarkerGambitLogo std.png18
SpontexxDragonbornlogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png14
NukeduckLemondogslogo std.pngGambitLogo 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.png255
ZorozeroLemondogslogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png30
Fury IIIGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png4
HulbertoGambitLogo std.png2
CabochardGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo 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.png227
LoulexGambitLogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.png49
KubonMymlogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png39
NiQGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png37
H1IVAGambitLogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngMisfits Gaminglogo std.png22
BetsyGambitLogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngGiants Gaminglogo std.pngGiants Gaminglogo std.png182
P1noyGambitLogo std.png18
FORG1VENCHWLogo std.pngSK Gaminglogo std.pngGambitLogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.png
Origenlogo std.png
MoopzSHC XDlogo std.pngGambitLogo std.png22



C ID Name Position Next Team

groove Konstantin Pikiner 90General Manager GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports

Shaunz Kévin Ghanbarzadeh 90Head Coach Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality

Vae Romain Chanu Analyst Team Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitality

iVillain William Hoag Head Analyst None

Leviathan Jordan Thwaites Head Coach Frank Fang Gaminglogo std.pngFrank Fang Gaming

Moo Dmitry Sukhanov 90Manager Samadder Gaminglogo std.pngSamadder Gaming

Moo Dmitry Sukhanov 90Analyst GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Gambit Gaming Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
EU LCS 2016 Spring Promotion
3 : 0Mousesportlogo std.pngmouz

 GoSu Pepper,
EU LCS 2015 Summer
7 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR

 GoSu Pepper,
2015-04-190050065 - 6
EU LCS 2015 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUOL

EU LCS 2015 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR

2015-03-140070087 - 8$2,500$ 2,500€ 2,375
IEM Season 9 World Championship
0 : 1Welogo std.pngWE

2014-12-220010001$12,500$ 12,500€ 10,125
IEM Season 9 Cologne
3 : 1Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCLG

EU LCS 2015 Spring Promotion
3 : 1SK Gaming Primelogo std.pngSKP

EU LCS 2014 Summer
8 - 20Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Fury III,
EU LCS 2014 Spring Playoffs
2 : 1CHWLogo std.pngCW

 Alex Ich,
EU LCS 2014 Spring
14 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Alex Ich,
 Fury III,
Total Prize:USD 15,000



See Also



  1. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team English
  2. Moscow Five Releases League of Legends Team Russian
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gambit Gaming: New Home For Alex Ich & Co.
  4. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  5. Report: Gambit Subs Leaked
  6. Cabochard joins Gambit
  7. Krislund changes his nickname and joins Gambit
  8. Gambit Got a Gaming House for 2015 LCS Season
  9. 9.0 9.1 Leviathan is released from Gambit
  10. Competitive ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou
  11. 11.0 11.1 Team Vitality acquires Gambit Gaming's LCS spot
  12. Welcome Gambit CIS LoL
  13. Leviathan joins Gambit Gaming as a Head Coach
  14. Betsy Joins Gambit Gaming
  15. FORG1VEN joins Gambit
  16. Shaunz Joins Gambit on a Full-Time Basis
  17. Moopz, Steelback and ImSoFresh join Gambit as subs
  18. Competitive Ruling: Konstantinos ‘FORG1VEN’ Tzortziou
  19. LCS EU Week Nine Roster
  20. P1noy replaces FORG1VEN at The Promotion Tournament
  21. FORG1VEN loses a spot in our starting line-up
  22. Cabochard's Facebook Post
  23. GoSu Pepper's Facebook
  24. Unicorns Of Love's Facebook Post
  25. Moo's Tweet
  26. (Begining:... - GG Benq Diamondprox
  27. - IEM Line-up
  28. Gambit parts ways with Alex Ich
  29. niQ has officially joined Gambit Gaming
  30. Gambit's line-up at LCS Summer Week 8
  31. Diamond Returns to Gambit's starting lineup
  32. Krislund Replaces Genja at LCS Promotion Tournament
  33. Kubon leaves Gambit Gaming
  34. Cabochard joins Gambit
  35. Krislund changes his nickname and joins Gambit
  36. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  37. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  38. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  39. Gambit Gaming Facebook Post
  40. Pre-Season 4 roster changes strike Gambit Gaming
  41. Interview with Gambit's new support player (Russian)(EN subs)