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Person Information
Name:
Константин Пикинер
Romanized Name:
Konstantin Pikiner
Birth:
March 2, 1983 (1983-03-02) (age 38)
Nationality:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2003 – 2009
Years Active (Org):
2013 – Present
Years Active (Coach):
2009 – 2013
2020 – Present
Roles:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$21,827
Alternate IDs:
pikiner
Links
History
Counter-Strike
2003-??-?? – 2004-11-05
2004-11-05 – 2005-??-??
2005-04-06 – 2006-11-17
2007-??-?? – 2009-11-21
2009-??-?? – 2009-??-??
k23 (Coach)
2009-11-21 – 2010-04-19
UNiTED (Coach)
2010-10-19 – 20??-??-??
2011-12-?? – 2013-01-??
Moscow Five (Coach)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2013-01-?? – 2015-12-??
Gambit Gaming (Manager)
2016-01-08 – Present
Gambit (Organization)
2020-09-28 – 2020-10-05
Gambit.Y (Coach)
2020-10-05 – Present


Konstantin "groove" Pikiner (born March 2, 1983) is a Russian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coach and former professional Counter-Strike player and coach. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and head coach of Gambit Esports.

Biography[edit]

groove first stepped in esports as a professional player of the game Counter-Strike for teams emax and Virtus.pro. His influence spread out beyond that as he became the leader of a Russian eSports magazine while partaking in managerial duties for Virtus.pro. In 2009, he coached the Counter-Strike squad of k23, a primarily Kazakh team.

Upon taking a break from esports in 2010, he returned to lead Moscow Five then Gambit Gaming as their manager.

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