As it stands, Sebastian "niQ" Robak can return to Berlin no earlier than on Wednesday evening. It means that he won't have any time for scrims or even individual practice going into this weeks' games. With that in mind we decided to use H2k-Gaming's substitute mid-laner Felix "Betsy" Edling as our sub this week. H2k's manager kindly approved of Felix becoming our substitute player, and Riot Games' representatives allowed us to field him this week. Felix has been practicing with our team since Monday, and we hope that we will get enough time to build a synergy required to challenge MYM and Fnatic.
Earlier today it was revealed that we are looking for a new mid-laner to replace Sebastian "niQ" Robak. In this statement we would like to clarify what was going on behind the scenes. Over the weekend Sebastian realized that he requires a medical attention and has therefore travelled back home. He cannot take part in our current scrims and his participation in the upcoming week of LCS EU Spring is not out of question as well. We hope that he can recover as soon as possible and will let him take as much time off as he needs before he can return to practicing with the rest of our team.
The wait is finally over! We are glad to announce an opening of Gambit Gambit’s merchandise shop. It is currently running in a test mode meaning that you can already place your orders, whereas we get a chance to test its functionality. There are currently four items available: Gambit Cap, Gambit Hoodie, Gambit Polo and Gambit T-shirt Navy. New items are expected to be added shortly – bracelets will be distributed in a week from now and we are developing new designs for our T-shirts to be launched later. The delivery is global as we are able to ship to over 160 countries worldwide.!
Last week our team moved into our new gaming house in Berlin. Our head coach, Jordan "Leviathan" Thwaites, couldn't make it to Berlin for the first week of LCS, but he will join us this Wednesday. The past two years proved that having a gaming house is not a luxury, but rather a necessity to remain competitive even in your own region.
With less than two weeks left until the LCS EU Spring'15, we are ready to announce the changes to our support staff. Jordan "Leviathan" Thwaites joins Gambit Gaming as a Head Coach for the duration of both LCS splits in 2015. Leviathan's major debut as a coach happened in 2014 – he led Alliance to a victory in the LCS EU Summer. He expressed an interest in working with our team in November and we decided to offer him a trial period that coincided with our preparation to IEM Cologne. During this time, he proved himself as a valuable addition to our team due to his ability to structure our individual and team practice, improve our game play and conduct research on our opponents.
Sebastian "niQ" Robak is going to be our stand-in for a mid lane position at the first week of LCS Summer (May 20th - 22nd). At the moment Sebastian is one of the top players at EU West. He has played competitively for a variety of Polish teams, and amongst his former teammates there were the current players of Roccat. With one of these teams, Denial eSports, he made it to LCS EU Summer Promotion, where they lost to Copenhagen Wolves.