The legendary jungler Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov will be representing Gambit CIS LoL in the following three weeks. Last week Danil was dismissed from participation in EU LCS due to an inability to acquire a work visa.
Earlier today StarLadder announced the results of a group draw and the schedule for CIS Minor Championship. The Championship takes place in Minsk at the Victoria Olimp Hotel on January 22nd – 24th. It features $50,000 prize pool and the winner will take part at a LAN-qualifier for the Columbus Major.
Alexandr «beast» Yakovlev joins Gambit Gaming as a Head Coach of our CS:GO squad. Alexandr has already begun working with our team and is currently leading the preparations for an upcoming LAN tournament in Misnk. He has a five year experience as a captain of k23 team, where he had a chance to work with both Dauren «AdreN» Kystaubayev and Rustem «mou» Telepov. We believe that the combination of these factors will allow him to seamlessly transition into a new role and lead our line-up to numerous victories!
Do you enjoy theorycrafting? Do you have experience in coaching, managing or teaching? Do you regularly follow major League of Legends tournaments? Do you have a good understanding of a macro game and the drafting process? If your answer to all of these questions is “YES”, then you are the person we need!
Our first step on our way to expand the organization is an acquisition of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. We are glad to introduce five players, who are well known among the fans of this game as well as its predecessor.
There is no easy way to say it, but our organization won't be taking part in the upcoming season of LCS Spring 2016. During this off-season we were considering our further development options and in the end had to settle for a sale of our LCS spot. We ended up signing a deal with Team Vitality, who will assume our spot in LCS Spring 2016. Team Vitality is a French eSports organization, very well-known in the european console scene. This will be their first PC team, we would like to wish them luck in their new venture.
After the conclusion of the current competitive cycle one of our main tasks was to make a decision whether or not we want to continue playing with our current roster. On the one hand, we are overall satisfied with performance and commitment to practice of players individually. On the other hand, even in the end of the split our results in certain games resumed to be unsatisfactory. Eventually our head coach and management agreed upon removing Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou from our starting line-up and moving him to a substitute position.