Bartosz "Babunia" Dzikowski joins Gambit CIS League of Legends team as a Jungler. We would like to thank everyone who has sent us an application. Last week we held trials with several candidates. Even though we had to switch to communicating in English, we have achieved a desirable level of communication and in-game interaction specifically with Bartosz.
Gambit CIS LoL is looking for a new jungler to replace Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov. The team has qualified for Continental League, the main League of Legends championship in CIS that is set to begin at the end of May. The league is played online and LAN finals will presumably take place in Moscow.
Going into LCL Summer split Gambit CIS will undergo a single roster change. Sadly, Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov has decided to leave our organization. Despite a good chance of qualifying for Worlds through IWC Tournament with our team, he accepted an offer from a foreign organization and will start training with his new team in the beginning of May.
Gambit CIS will enter LCL Summer split with a new Head Coach - Nikita "saetia" Burlakov. saetia will assume his new responsibilities in the beginning of May, once our team begins preparing for an upcoming competition. Nikita's debut as a Head Coach was a success: in the Spring split Team Empire for the first time in its history has reached the final of the main CIS league.
Ivan "spaze" Obrezhan fills in the vacant spot in Gambit CS:GO team. We hope that working together with veterans of CS:GO scene will help him to acquire the necessary experience and to find a common language with his teammates not only in-game, but outside of it as well.
A famous in CIS streamer and author of numerous guides Aleksandr "Zak" Shcherbakov joins Gambit CIS League of Legends squad as an analyst. Aleksandr started working with the team at the end of March and played an invaluable role during the preparation for LCL Challenger Series playoffs as well as LCL Promotion Tournament.
We are sad to announce that Jan “wayLander” Rahkonen leaves our team. It is obvious that our online results have been dissappointing, and we were multiple times just a step away from a chance to take part in many prestigious tournaments and leagues.
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.
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.