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Gambit Gaming

Founded: January, 2013

Nationality: Europe

Gambit Gaming

Gambit Gaming entered the League of Legends scene in 2013 when they acquired the entire roster of the defunct Moscow Five organization. The original squad, led by Aleksei “Alex Ich” Ichetovkin, was one of the most feared teams in the world, even holding their own against Korea’s best. But now Alex Ich is gone, and their roster is in flux. Gambit Gaming needs to prove that they are more than just a memory of greatness.

Team History

The core of Gambit Gaming originates all the way back to their time on Team Empire, knocking out a dominant SK Gaming at IEM Kiev. The group was quickly recruited by the Moscow 5 organization and emerged as an unstoppable force for all of Season 2 with innovative strategies executed on the biggest stages. They went into the World Championships as a heavy favorite only to be upset by eventual winners, the Taipei Assassins.

A new sponsorship from Gambit Gaming kicked off the Russians' start to the Season 3 split. In the EU LCS, the ongoing rivalries between them, Fnatic, and Evil Geniuses raged on throughout the year, but thanks to a pivotal boot camp, a resurgent Gambit edged out EG for Europe's final spot into the Season 3 World Championships. Their hot streak continued all the way until meeting face-to-face with NaJin Black Sword in the quarterfinals where Gambit was sent home. Former teammate Edward returned from his time in the NA LCS, and coming into the 2014 spring split, Gambit looked like a top competitor. Though they performed well during the regular season, the playoffs saw Gambit narrowly avoiding relegation and dropping to fifth place.

Looking toward the 2014 summer split, Gambit lost their storied mid laner Alex Ich, picking up NiQ as a replacement. Since then, they have replaced Genja and Darien, leaving them with only two of their original five players. Their first major tournament saw them taking home first place from IEM Cologne; can they continue to perform as the season goes on and return to Worlds?