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Background Information
Name: Konstantin Pikiner
Country of Birth: Russia Russia
Birthday: March 2, 1983 (1983-03-02) (age 35)
Residency: News Label - CIS.png CIS
Competitive
Team: Gambit Esports
Role: Owner
Previous Roles: Coach, Manager
Team History
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
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Moscow Fivelogo std.png Moscow Five
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
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GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming
Jan 2016 - Present
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GG.CISlogo std.png Gambit Esports
Konstantin "groove" Pikiner is the CEO for Gambit Esports.

Biography

Konstantin "groove" Pikiner first stepped in eSports as a professional player of the game Counter-Strike for teams emax and Virtus.pro. His influence spread out beyond that as he became the leader of a Russian eSports magazine while partaking in managerial duties for Virtus.pro. In 2009, he coached the Counter-Strike squad of k23, a primarily Kazakh team.

Upon taking a break from eSports in 2010, he returned to lead Moscow 5 then Gambit Gaming as their manager-coach.

Trivia

  • During the 10 years groove has spent in eSports, he has accumulated experience in the following roles: Player, manager, coach, CEO, event organizer and editor-in-chief. Here is a list of the teams he was in and the roles he occupied in each of them:
  • emax: Team Captain of the Counter-Strike squad (player)
  • Virtus.pro: Team Captain of the Counter-Strike squad (player), manager, coach and CEO[1]
  • Cybersport (printed eSports magazine): Editor-in-chief
  • rekrut.ru (eSports magazine): Editor-in-chief
  • k23: Manager and coach.[2]
  • Arbalet Cup: Event organizer
  • Moscow Five: CEO of all multi-gaming, editor-in-chief for the website, coach of both Counter-Strike rosters (male and female) and manager of the League of Legends team
  • Gambit Gaming: Manager and coach of the League of Legends team
  • groove was a consultant for the movies Na Igre[3] (Russian: На игре) and "Na Igre 2". He even made an appearance in the first movie.

Tournament Results

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Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventLast ResultTeamRoster

Interviews

2013

2014

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References

  1. History - Team Virtus.pro's website
  2. Interview with ArenaZero.net
  3. Na Igre - imdb.com
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