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Background Information
NameKonstantin Pikiner (Константин Пикинер)
Country of BirthRussia Russia
BirthdayMarch 2, 1983 (age 37)
TeamGG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports
Previous Role(s)Coach
Team History
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Moscow Fivelogo std.pngMoscow Five
Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
GambitLogo std.pngGambit Gaming
Jan 2016 - Present
GG.CISlogo std.pngGambit Esports

Konstantin "groove" Pikiner is the CEO for Gambit Esports.


Konstantin "groove" Pikiner first stepped in eSports as a professional player of the game Counter-Strike for teams emax and His influence spread out beyond that as he became the leader of a Russian eSports magazine while partaking in managerial duties for 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.


  • 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)
  • Team Captain of the Counter-Strike squad (player), manager, coach and CEO[3]
  • Cybersport (printed eSports magazine): Editor-in-chief
  • (eSports magazine): Editor-in-chief
  • k23: Manager and coach.[4]
  • 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[5] (Russian: На игре) and "Na Igre 2". He even made an appearance in the first movie.

Tournament Results[edit]

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Groove Tournament Results
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Viacheslav "Archie" Egorov returns to Gambit
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gambit LoL roster for LCL Summer 2017
  3. History - Team's website
  4. Interview with
  5. Na Igre -