Golden Five

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The Golden Five is the name given to a group of close-knitted Polish players, who dominated the Counter Strike 1.6 scene from 2006 to 2008. In 2005, a newcomer team called Pentagram G-Shock (PGS) won the SEC with TaZ, NEO and LUq. Loord and kuben joined the team in 2006, and in the first year they won the WSVG.uk and WCG, cementing their reputation in the Counter Strike 1.6 scene. Pentagram were signed by MYM in 2008, and later competed under the name Wicked eSports, Vitriolic, Frag eXecutors and ESC Gaming.

It ended at 2013, when after a long slump, TaZ, NEO and pasha left ESC Gaming to join Universal Soldiers with Snax and byali, forming the long lasting Virtus.pro roster, and kuben and Loord retiring from competitive play.

Members[edit]

The Original Golden Five
ID Name Current Team
Poland TaZ Wiktor Wojtas Team Kinguin
Poland NEO Filip Kubski
Poland LUq Łukasz Wnęk
Retired
Poland Loord Mariusz Cybulski Team Kinguin (Coach)
Poland kuben Jakub Gurczyński Virtus.pro (Coach)
Replacements
ID Name Current Team
Poland pasha Jarosław Jarząbkowski
Poland pionas Filip Pionka
Retired

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2013
2013-12-22 A11st A2Major StarLadder StarSeries VIII 3 : 1 $7,000
2013-12-17 A99 - 16th A2Major European Championship 2013 1 : 2 $0
2013-12-15 A33rd A7Qualifier ESEA Invite Season 15 - Europe 11/0/5 Grp. S. $0
2013-12-10 A99 - 12th A1Premier Fragbite Masters Season 1 14 - 16 $0
2013-11-30 Z9L A7Showm. DreamHack Winter 2013 - Show Match 0 : 2 $0
2013-11-28 A99 - 12th A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2013 13 - 16 $2,000
2013-11-17 A22nd A2Major TECHLABS Cup 2013 Finals 1 : 2 $5,000
2013-10-27 A33rd - 4th A1Premier ESL Major Series One - Fall 2013 0 : 2 $4,000
2013-10-02 A55th A7Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries VII - League Stage 11/0/4 Grp. S. $0
2013-09-25 A33rd - 4th A3Minor EMS One Fall Cup #4 6 - 16 $100
2013-09-18 A99 - 16th A3Minor EMS One Fall Cup #3 17 - 21 $0
2013-09-11 A55 - 8th A3Minor EMS One Fall Cup #2 4 - 16 $0
2013-09-01 B111 - 12th A7Qualifier MSI Beat it! 2013 - European Qualifier Finals 1/0/4 Grp. S. $0
2013-07-14 A11st A3Minor Prague Challenge CS:GO 2013 2 : 1 $6,531.85
2013-06-30 A55 - 8th A1Premier ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013 0 : 2 $2,000
2013-06-25 A44th A7Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries VI 0 : 2 $0
2013-06-18 A55 - 8th A1Premier DreamHack Summer 2013 0 : 2 $1,545.07
2013-06-07 A44th A2Major StarLadder StarSeries VI 0 : 2 $2,000
2013-06-05 A33rd - 4th A6Weekly ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013: Cup #4 14 - 16 $100
2013-06-03 A99 - 10th A3Minor Fnatic FragOut League Season 2 1/0/4 Grp. S. $0
2013-05-29 A55 - 8th A6Weekly ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013: Cup #3 12 - 16 $0
2013-05-22 A33rd - 4th A6Weekly ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013: Cup #2 7 - 16 $100
2013-05-18 A22nd A3Minor TECHLABS Cup Minsk 2013 14 - 16 $1,500
2013-05-15 A55 - 8th A6Weekly ESL Major Series One - Summer 2013: Cup #1 6 - 6 $0
2013-04-21 A44th A1Premier ESEA Global Finals Season 13 1 : 2 $2,500
2013-04-07 A44th A2Major StarLadder StarSeries V 0 : 2 $2,000
2013-03-30 B313 - 16th A2Major Copenhagen Games 2013 14 - 16 $0
2013-03-24 A44th A7Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries V - League Stage 11/0/4 Grp. S. $0
2013-03-23 A33rd A3Minor TECHLABS Cup 2013 Moscow 9 - 16 $2,000
2013-03-19 A99 - 12th A1Premier ESL Major Series One - Spring 2013 2/1/0 Grp. S. $0
2013-03-14 A33rd - 4th A3Minor EMS One Spring Cup #4 3 - 16 $100
2013-03-02 B717 - 24th A3Minor EMS One Spring Cup #3 13 - 16 $0
2013-02-28 A55th A7Qualifier ESEA Invite Season 13 - Europe 9/-/7 Grp. S. $0
2013-02-24 A44th A2Major Esports Heaven: Vienna 1 : 2 $0
2013-02-17 A11st A3Minor ESL Pro Series Poland 5 2 : 0 $1,619.3
2013-02-14 A99 - 16th A3Minor EMS One Spring Cup #1 11 - 16 $0
2013-01-20 A11st A3Minor Intel Extreme Masters: Katowice 2 : 0 $4,000
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2012
2012-12-23 A11st A2Major StarLadder StarSeries IV 2 : 0 $6,000
2012-12-16 A22nd A3Minor NorthCon eSport Arena 2012 0 : 2 $3,290.34
2012-12-10 A33rd A7Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries IV - League Stage 11/1/3 Grp. S. $0
2012-12-03 A55 - 8th A2Major AMD Sapphire Invitational 0 : 2 $0
2012-11-22 B313 - 16th A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2012 0/0/3 Grp. S. $0
2012-11-04 A55 - 6th A1Premier ESWC 2012 2/0/2 Grp. S. $0
2012-09-29 A33rd A3Minor Techlabs Cup UA 2012 12 - 16 $1,500
2012-09-02 A11st A6Weekly Go4CS:GO Europe Cup #9 W : FF $125.81
2012-07-28 A33rd A2Major GameGune 2012 1 : 2 $3,696.4
2012-06-20 A33rd - 4th A1Premier DreamHack Summer 2012 0 : 2 $1,777.71
2012-06-10 A55 - 6th A3Minor Fnatic PLAY league 2012 1 : 2 $0
2012-05-12 A33rd - 4th A3Minor 3rd Generation Intel Core Challenge by IO 0 : 2 $0
2012-04-12 A55 - 8th A3Minor ClanBase NationsCup XV 1 : 2 $0
2012-04-07 A99 - 12th A2Major Copenhagen Games 2012 14 - 16 $0
2012-04-05 A22nd A3Minor Sound Blaster CS:GO Challenge 13 - 16 $0
2012-03-10 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters VI 2 : 0 $50,000
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2011
2011-12-11 A11st A1Premier World Cyber Games 2011 2 : 1 $25,000
2011-11-27 A55 - 8th A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2011 1 : 2 $0
2011-11-21 A55th A2Major MSI Beat IT Russia 2011 16 - 13 $500
2011-10-25 A44th A1Premier ESWC 2011 - Counter-Strike 1.6 1 : 2 $3,000
2011-10-15 A11st A7Qualifier ESWC Polska 2011 2 : 0 $1,627
2011-10-09 A11st A2Major SEC 2011 2 : 0 $15,000
2011-08-20 A11st A1Premier WEG e-Stars 2011 2 : 1 $13,827
2011-08-14 A11st A3Minor ASUS Open Summer 2011 2 : 0 $3,477.82
2011-07-10 A33rd A2Major Intel Challenge Super Cup 8 2 : 1 $2,000
2011-05-05 A55 - 8th A3Minor ClanBase NationsCup XIV 1 : 2 $0
2011-04-24 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2011 2 : 0 $14,630.3
2011-03-20 A22nd A2Major Intel Challenge Super Cup 7 1 : 2 $3,000
2011-03-05 A22nd A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters V 0 : 2 $17,000
2011-01-23 A33rd A1Premier IEM V European Championship Finals 1 : 2 $5,500
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2010
2010-11-27 A44th A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2010 0 : 2 $0
2010-11-07 A33rd A1Premier WEM 2010 11 - 16 $8,500
2010-10-03 A33rd A1Premier World Cyber Games 2010 2 : 1 $5,000
2010-08-22 A55 - 6th A2Major European Nations Champions 2010 0 : 2 $635.55
2010-08-15 A11st A1Premier WEG e-Stars 2010 2 : 1 $12,655.5
2010-08-15 A11st A2Major WEG e-Stars 2010 - Continental Cup 8 - 16 $7,593.3
2010-07-24 A22nd A2Major GameGune 2010 1 : 2 $7,746.6
2010-07-04 A44th A1Premier ESWC 2010 0 : 2 $4,100
2010-06-13 A22nd A3Minor WES Masters Cup #2 1 : 2 $1,000
2010-05-30 I1W A7Showm. East Games United 2010 - Showmatch 2 : 0 $0
2010-05-14 A99 - 12th A2Major Arbalet Europe 2010 1/0/2 Grp. S. $0
2010-04-21 A33rd - 4th A3Minor ClanBase NationsCup XIII 1 : 2 $0
2010-04-03 A55 - 8th A3Minor The Gathering 2010 14 - 16 $0
2010-03-06 A77 - 8th A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters IV 2/0/3 Grp. S. $2,000
2010-01-14 A99th A1Premier IEM IV European Championship Finals 2/0/3 Grp. S. $750
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2009
2009-12-06 A44th A2Major Arbalet Europe 2009 12 - 16 $2,000
2009-12-05 A11st A7Showm. Arbalet Cup Europe 2009 All-Star 2 : 1 $3,000
2009-11-15 A11st A1Premier World Cyber Games 2009 2 : 0 $35,000
2009-10-24 A44th A1Premier IEM IV Global Challenge Dubai 0 : 2 $2,000
2009-08-22 A33rd A2Major European Nations Champions 2009 2 : 0 $2,151.19
2009-07-26 A22nd A2Major GameGune 2009 11 - 16 $8,526.97
2009-05-24 A55 - 8th A3Minor ClanBase NationsCup XII 0 : 2 $0
2009-05-17 A11st A2Major DTS-Cup 2009 16 - 8 $10,000
2009-05-11 A33rd A1Premier KODE5 2009 2 : 1 $5,000
2009-05-05 A99 - 12th A1Premier Electronic Sports World Cup Masters of Cheonan 1/0/2 Grp. S. $0
2009-03-08 A22nd A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters III 13 - 16 $25,000
2009-03-05 A33rd A1Premier IEM III European Championship Finals 0 : 1 $6,000
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2008
2008-11-29 A33rd A1Premier DreamHack Winter 2008 2 : 1 $3,083.41
2008-11-09 A55 - 8th A1Premier World Cyber Games 2008 0 : 2 $0
2008-10-26 A55 - 8th A1Premier WEM 2008 0/0/3 Grp. S. $2,000
2008-10-24 A22nd A1Premier IEM III Global Challenge Dubai 1 : 2 $10,000
2008-10-05 A44th A1Premier IEM III Global Challenge Los Angeles 0 : 1 $4,000
2008-08-27 A11st A1Premier ESWC 2008 2 : 1 $40,000
2008-07-27 A11st A1Premier WEG e-Stars 2008 12 - 16 $12,000
2008-06-17 A11st A1Premier DreamHack Summer 2008 2 : 0 $9,949.6
2008-04-28 B313 - 16th A3Minor ClanBase NationsCup XI 3/2 Grp. S. $0
2008-04-23 A11st A3Minor The Gathering 2008 $10,028.4
2008-03-09 A22nd A2Major SEC 2008 4 - 16 $11,562.69
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2007
2007-10-28 A11st A2Major Heyah Logitech Cybersport 2007 Pro Finals 16 - 11 $7,942.5
2007-10-20 A77 - 8th A1Premier IEM II Global Challenge Los Angeles 10 - 16 $0
2007-10-07 A99 - 16th A1Premier World Cyber Games 2007 1 : 2 $0
2007-08-26 A11st A2Major European Nations Champions 2007 1 : 0 $20,514.08
2007-07-22 A55 - 6th A2Major GameGune 2007 12 - 16 $0
2007-07-08 A11st A1Premier ESWC 2007 2 : 1 $40,000
2007-03-21 A11st A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters I 2 : 0 $53,227
2007-03-18 A22nd A2Major SEC 2007 1 : 2 $7,990.78
2007-02-18 A22nd A1Premier shgOpen 2007 - Counter-Strike 0 : 2 $13,216.44

Further Reading[edit]

HIStory in the Making: The Golden 5 - hltv.org


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