Rigas

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Rigas
Rigas Different Dimension GameAthlon 5.png
Background Information
NameRigas Papadopoulos (Ρήγας Παπαδόπουλος)
Country of BirthGreece Greece
NationalityGreece Greece
Residency
EU
 Europe
Competitive
TeamNeon Esportslogo std.pngNeon Esports
RoleManager
Previous Role(s)Coach
Analyst
Favorite ChampsLeonaSquare.png
Soloqueue IDsRigasUT
Social Media & Links
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Team History
Oct 2015 - May 2016
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May 2016 - Jun 2018
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Jul 2018 - Jun 2019
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Outlawzlogo std.pngOutlawz
Jul 2019 - Present
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Jul 2019 - Jul 2019
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Rigas "Rigas" Papadopoulos (Greek: Ρήγας Παπαδόπουλος) is the manager for Neon Esports.

Biography

Beginnings

In February 2014, Rigas began playing League of Legends and got into its esports scene. He set up an amateur team named Slay & Flay, consisting of local players. Slay & Flay participated in some minor tournaments as well as the qualifiers for Riot's official Greek Legends 2014 tournament, without any particular success. They disbanded in the summer, at which point he co-founded and began managing a team named Unpredicted Gaming. Unpredicted Gaming was more successful, peaking with a tournament win over Elysium Gaming, which would later become Greece's strongest team.

Different Dimension

In June 2015, Rigas joined Different Dimension's social media team following the public announcement and opening event of their gaming mansion. Shortly after eGaming 2015, he underwent a tryout for the position of analyst and succeeded, beginning work on October. His first tournament as analyst was the ESL South East Europe Championship, Season 2, which Different Dimension won.

Rigas was appointed assistant manager in the buildup to the ESL Thessaloniki 2016 Invitational. He retained the position for about a year and a half, a period of numerous high finishes in LAN tournaments for Different Dimension: 1st place in GameAthlon 3.5, and ESL South East Europe Championship Season 5, 2nd in the aforementioned ESL Thessaloniki 2016 Invitational, eGaming 2016, InSpot Extreme Cup, and Digital Universe 3. The team also finished 4th in LGC Season 1 and LGC Season 2.

Still the assistant manager under newly appointed team manager and coach Bliss for LGC Season 3, Rigas was promoted to team manager[1] after Bliss' dismissal following very poor performances. Sitting at last place with less than half the season to go, they partially recovered and were challenging for a playoff spot up until the last matchday, but ultimately lost and finished just below the cut. Although avoiding automatic relegation, they would need to participate in a playout for next season.

With a roster overhaul occuring as almost all members left the team, Different Dimension successfully qualified for the GameAthlon 5 LAN, losing in the semifinals. A new roster overhaul took place, this time unsuccessful, with the team losing the LGC Season 4 playout and therefore not qualifying for the split. Following this result, Rigas left the organization after being with it for 3 years.[2]

Outlawz

Follwing a short period of free agency, Rigas joined Outlawz halfway through LGC Season 4 as their social media manager.[3] Soon after the split ended, the organization was purchased and the new owner assigned Rigas to the general manager position.[4] He later also took on team manager duties as the team unveiled its new roster,[5] participating in the ESL SEEC Season 8 and making it to the Greek semifinals before losing to EU Masters quarterfinalists and eventual tour finalists Panathinaikos.

After a qualification attempt to the GameAthlon 2019 Winter LAN was thwarted by fellow LGC team Gamespace eSports, Outlawz participated in the LGC successor, the LGL 2019 Spring Split. Finishing 4th in the regular season, they qualified to the playoffs, where they were beaten in the semifinals by eventual winners Future Perfect WLGaming.

Rigas was the only team member to stay for the GLL 2019 Summer Split, as all players and coaching staff left the organization. A new roster was formed, but Rigas alongside almost every other player and staff member departed during the mid-season transfer period.[6]

Neon Esports

On July 8, it was announced that Rigas had joined Neon Esports as their team manager.[7]

Other work in the League of Legends scene

Journalist

Rigas has worked as a journalist for Greek esports news outlet CowboyTV, having covered Esports Balkan League Season 1 and Season 2 and eGaming 2015/2016/2017. He has interviewed people such as Bwipo,[8] Veteran,[9] and NicoThePico.[10]

Caster

Rigas has casted the LoL Greek League 2019 Spring Split, the Greek Legends League 2019 Summer qualifiers, the LGC Season 4 qualifiers, the GameAthlon 2019 Winter qualifiers, and the GameAthlon 2019 Summer 2nd qualifier.

Trivia

  • Former competitive Pokémon player, captained Greece to their best-ever World Cup of Pokémon performance (Top 8) in 2016.
  • Former competitive chess player, played in the Greek 2nd division for five years.
  • Active competitive volleyball player, playing in the Greek 3rd division.
  • Tetris Grandmaster.

Tournament Results

As player or coach

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

Rigas Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2019-07-140050085 - 8
GameAthlon 2019 Summer
0 : 2Greek Regenesislogo std.pngGRE
Imperialslogo std.pngIMPER
 Dragneel,
 1000 Rounds,
 Izaya,
 Rektless,
 Sanity,
 Rigas
2019-07-07aaaaaaQ
GameAthlon 2019 Summer OQ 3#
2 : 0Logo std.pngREFU
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 Dragneel,
 1000 Rounds,
 Izaya,
 Rektless,
 Sanity,
 Rigas
2018-09-120020002
eGaming 2017 Community Match
0 : 1Logo std.pngCOMM
GameSenpai.grlogo std.pngGS.gr
 PicaoN,
 TrelosIV,
 Rigas,
 Makis,
 Felicity

As manager or analyst

    Date Event Last Result
    2019-04-06 LGL 2019 Spring Playoffs SF.png OutlawzOutlawzlogo std.png 0 : 2 Future Perfect WLGaminglogo std.pngFuture Perfect WLGaming
    2019-03-25 LGL 2019 Spring Copper.png OutlawzOutlawzlogo std.png 8 - 6 Round-robin
    2018-10-20 ESL SEEC Season 8 Greece National Final SF.pngNoQualified.png OutlawzOutlawzlogo std.png 0 : 2 Panathinaikos AC esportslogo std.pngPanathinaikos AC eSports
    2018-10-13 ESL SEEC Season 8 Greece Open Qualifier Qualified.png OutlawzOutlawzlogo std.png 2 : 1 Logo std.pngEune Empire
    2018-06-22 LGC Season 4 Qualification NoQualified.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 : 3 Logo std.pngERGOLAVIA 24/7
    2018-06-03 GameAthlon 5 SF.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 : 2 WLGaming Esportslogo std.pngWLGaming Esports
    2018-01-17 LGC Season 3 7th Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 3 - 11 Round-robin
    2017-11-29 ESL South East Europe Championship Season 6 6th-7th Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 : 2 X25 Esportslogo std.pngx25 Esports
    2017-11-12 Fight For Your Food Season 4 November Gold.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 0 WLGaming Esportslogo std.pngWLGaming Esports
    2017-07-07 LGC Season 2 Playoffs Copper.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 : 2 Instinct Esportslogo std.pngInstinct Esports
    2017-06-25 ESL South East Europe Championship Season 5 Gold.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 2 : 0 GPlay.bglogo std.pngGPlay.bg
    2017-06-18 LGC Season 2 Copper.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 10 - 4 Round-robin
    2017-05-01 2017 EUCS Summer Qualifiers Qualifier Silver.pngNoQualified.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 2 Logo std.pngHaldy
    2017-01-21 LGC Season 1 Playoffs Copper.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 2 Void Gaminglogo std.pngVoid Gaming
    2017-01-16 LGC Season 1 Bronze.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 5 - 2 Round-robin
    2016-12-13 2017 EUCS Summer Open Qualifier NoQualified.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 2 K1ck Blacklogo std.pngK1CK Black
    2016-10-22 ESL South East Europe Championship Season 4 10th-13th Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 - 2 Round-robin
    2016-09-25 Digital Universe 3 Silver.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 3 Greek Regenesislogo std.pngGreek Regenesis
    2016-09-19 InSpot Extreme Cup Silver.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 : 3 Greek Regenesislogo std.pngGreek Regenesis
    2016-09-18 eGaming 2016 Silver.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 1 : 2 Greek Regenesislogo std.pngGreek Regenesis
    2016-07-24 GameAthlon 3.5 Gold.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 2 : 1 Elysium Gaminglogo std.pngElysium Gaming
    2016-06-04 ESL League of Legends Invitational - Thessaloniki 2016 Silver.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 2 : 3 Elysium Gaminglogo std.pngElysium Gaming
    2016-04-24 ESL South East Europe Championship Season 3 13th-16th Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 0 - 3 Round-robin
    2015-12-30 Elysium Gaming League of Legends Tournament Copper.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png FF : W GameHorizonlogo std.pngGameHorizon
    2015-11-29 ESL South East Europe Championship Season 2 Gold.png Different DimensionDifferent Dimensionlogo std.png 2 : 1 Void Gaminglogo std.pngVoid Gaming

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