Team Kinguin

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
Poland Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski
Manager:
Poland Janusz "Hayabusa" Kubski
Team Captain:
Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$809,380
Links
History
Created:
Organization: 2015-05-05
2015-05-05

Team Kinguin is an esports organization sponsored by Kinguin.net, a CD key retailer based in Hong Kong. They currently host a Polish squad.

History[edit]

The International Lineup[edit]

The international lineup, being one of the first to exist in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, originally began its planning stages before being formed when Maikel "Maikelele" Bill was kicked from Ninjas in Pyjamas for Finnish player, Aleksi "allu" Jalli. Maikelele moved to LGB eSports, an organization he had represented in the past and at the first CS:GO major, DreamHack Winter 2013, with Swedish legends Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson and Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer, whom both later moved to Fnatic, as well as his eventual Team Kinguin teammates, Alexander "SKYTTEN" Karlsson and Dennis "dennis" Edman. He would go on to represent a fully-Norweigan LGB eSports which would also feature his later Kinguin teammate, Håvard "rain" Nygaard. After a while, they expressed the desire to play with former VeryGames and Titan member, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom on a team together. At the time, the Belgian player was playing for Epsilon but became teamless after his old teammates were indefinitely banned for match fixing. [1] They had eventually banded up together, and the trio would get in contact with Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham and Spencer "Hiko" Martin from the United States - a duo that became teamless due to the North American match fixing scandal, resulting in them leaving Ex-iBUYPOWER. To form what could've been the international superteam, the European players would keep in touch with the American duo with plans for the American players to move to Europe and compete on European soil, however the deal would end up falling through. [2]

It was around the same time that the trio were also in talks with SK Gaming about sponsoring the team but they would find themselves in a bidding war with Team Kinguin, they would however go on to sign undefined, while Team Kinguin would sign the players on the 5th of May 2015. [3] The lineup would consist of Maikelele, rain and ScreaM banding up with Richardo "fox" Pacheco and Alexander "SKYTTEN" Carlsson, along with Danniél "dalito" Morales joining on board as their coach. . [4] In the beginning stages of the team forming, the team would succumb from having less than ideal results such as a second placing in Alienware Area 51 Cup #2, 9th-12th place in StarLadder StarSeries XIII and a last place at DreamHack Summer 2015. SKYTTEN would then be ruled out of the team, due to medical reasons, [5] therefore Nikola "NiKo" Kovač from mousesports would temporarily fill in for the Gaming Paradise 2015 - Closed Qualifier in Slovenia [6] which they would win and qualify for. Shortly after the event, SKYTTEN was kicked from the team citing that they were unhappy with the direction the team had been taking with him in-game leading. [7] dennis would be used as a stand-in for the upcoming ESL One: Cologne 2015 qualifiers and would eventually continue with him as a permanent player moving into the major. Shortly before the major however, they would part ways with dalito as their coach due to his previous VAC ban which he received at Copenhagen Games 2014, he would be replaced by former mousesports support, Nikola "LEGIJA" Ninic when it was announced that he would be taking the reigns at the upcoming major. [8] [9]

The major would be the second to last LAN the European lineup would compete at under the banner, where they finished 5th-8th and securing legend status after defeating Team Immunity from down under, and upsetting Cloud9 with both very close wins, whilst also being stomped by Luminosity Gaming prior. All before losing to Team SoloMid in the quarterfinals 2-0 without putting up much competition in both maps. [10] The final LAN would be Gaming Paradise 2015 in Slovenia, the event that they would qualify for using Bosnian superstar NiKo. This event, they would win with victories against E-Frag.net Esports Club, Natus Vincere and then Titan before rematching against Natus Vincere in the grand finals that they would win 2-0 on top of a map advantage from making it through to the finals from the upper bracket. The match however was supposed to be a best-of-five but was changed to a best-of-three due to time restrictions, therefore the grand finals only consisted of one map. [11]

It was two days after winning Gaming Paradise 2015 that Team Kinguin would partner up with Spanish organization Gamers2, with the players being transferred to the latter organization under the name of "G2.Kinguin".

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Poland mouz Mikołaj Karolewski 2016-06-07 [14]
Poland rallen Karol Rodowicz 2016-08-21 [15]
Poland TaZ Wiktor Wojtas 2018-03-12 [22]
Poland reatz Paweł Jańczak 2018-03-12 [22]
Poland MINISE Jacek Jeziak 2018-03-12 [22]
Poland Loord (Coach) Mariusz Cybulski 2016-06-07 [14]

Inactive[edit]

Inactive Players
ID Name Join Date Inactive Date
Poland Kap3r Kacper Słoma 2017-10-19 [19] 2018-01-04 [20] [25]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Poland SZPERO Grzegorz Dziamałek 2016-06-07 [14] 2018-08-06 [26] AGO Esports
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco 2018-01-04 [20] 2018-03-31 Tempo Storm
Portugal MUTiRiS Christopher Fernandes 2018-01-04 [20] 2018-03-31 Movistar Riders
Poland MICHU Michał Müller 2016-06-07 [14] 2018-03-22 [23] Virtus.pro
Poland Hyper Bartosz Wolny 2017-05-06 [18] 2017-12-?? Pompa Team
Poland Furlan Damian Kisłowski 2016-08-21 [15] 2017-05-06 [18] AGO Gaming
Poland innocent Paweł Mocek 2016-06-07 [14] 2016-08-31 [16] PENTA Sports
Poland MINISE Jacek Jeziak 2016-06-07 [14] 2016-08-31 [17] PRIDE
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Poland innocent  
Paweł Mocek
None
Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3 - Online Stage
Superpuchar ESL Mistrzostw Polski
Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3
Poland kap3r  
Kacper Słoma
Portugal MUTiRiS Christopher Fernandes Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3 - Online Stage
Superpuchar ESL Mistrzostw Polski
Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3
Poland SZPERO  
Grzegorz Dziamałek
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3 - Online Stage
Superpuchar ESL Mistrzostw Polski
Puchar Polski Cybersport Season 3
Poland Loord  
Mariusz Cybulski
Poland Hyper Bartosz Wolny ECS Season 4 - EU Development League (vs. Tricked)
Poland MINISE  
Jacek Jeziak
Poland SZPERO Grzegorz Dziamałek ECS Season 4 - EU Development League (vs. Heroic)
Poland oskarish  
Oskar Stenborowski
Poland SZPERO Grzegorz Dziamałek ECS Season 4 - EU Development League (vs. Space Soldiers)
Poland DUq   Piotr Duda
Poland mouz Mikołaj Karolewski ESL One: New York 2017 - NA Open Qualifier
Poland innocent   Paweł Mocek
Poland mouz Mikołaj Karolewski ESWC 2016 - Eastern Europe Qualifier 2
Poland MINISE   Jacek Jeziak
Poland rallen Karol Rodowicz ESWC 2016 - Eastern Europe Qualifier 2
Poland stark   Krzysztof Lewandrowski
Poland mouz Mikołaj Karolewski ESWC 2016 - Eastern Europe Qualifier 2


2015 Europe European CS:GO Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden Maikelele Mikail Bill 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Norway rain Håvard Nygaard 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Belgium ScreaM Adil Benrlitom 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Sweden dennis Dennis Edman 2015-07-01 [12] 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Germany LEGIJA (Coach) Nikola Ninic 2015-08-12 2015-09-11 [13] Gamers2
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden dalito (Coach) Danniél Morales 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-07-23 [8]
Banned
Sweden SKYTTEN Alexander Carlsson 2015-05-05 [4] 2015-06-29 [7] TSK
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Sweden GeT_RiGhT  
Christopher Alesund
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco PGL Season 1
Germany LEGIJA  
Nikola Ninic
Belgium ScreaM Adil Benrlitom PGL Season 1
Sweden f0rest  
Patrik Lindberg
Norway rain Håvard Nygaard PGL Season 1
GameAgents League #2
Sweden schneider   Andreas Lindberg
Belgium ScreaM Adil Benrlitom PGL Season 1
GameAgents League #2
Sweden dennis   Dennis Edman
None
ESL One Cologne 2015 Qualifier[7]
Bosnia and Herzegovina NiKo  
Nikola Kovač
Sweden SKYTTEN Alexander Carlsson Gaming Paradise 2015 Closed Qualifier[27]

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Czech Republic Viktor Wanli CEO
Italy Giovanni Varriale Head of Gaming
Poland Maximilian Kieturakis Head of New Business
Poland Michał Gębski PR & Community Manager
Poland Hayabusa Janusz Kubski Manager 2017-01-13 [28]
Poland Jeremiasz Żołnierek Manager

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Poland Jarosław Śmietana Sponsorship Manager 2017-01-13 [28]  
Poland Jarosław Śmietana Manager 2017-01-13 [28]
United Kingdom Blusey Adam Davis Manager    

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-10-12 A11st A3Minor ESL Polish Championship - Summer 2018 2 : 0 $12,120
2018-09-30 A22nd A2Major Games Clash Masters 2018 1 : 2 $20,000
2018-09-09 A11st A2Major DreamHack Open Montreal 2018 2 : 0 $50,000
2018-08-26 A22nd A2Major ZOTAC Cup Masters 2018 0 : 3 $60,000
2017-12-03 A11st A2Major Polska Liga Esportowa S2 2 : 1 $15,345
2017-01-15 A22nd A1Premier World Electronic Sports Games 2016 0 : 2 $400,000
2016-11-26 A33rd - 4th A1Premier DreamHack Open Winter 2016 1 : 2 $10,000
2016-11-06 A22nd A2Major Acer Predator Masters Season 3 0 : 3 $12,500
2016-10-01 A11st A2Major ESL Polish Championship 2016 2 : 0 $3,924
2015-09-08 A11st A2Major Gaming Paradise 2015 2 : 0 $30,000
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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Update on the offline qualifier including disqualifications, invites and more". ESL.
  2. DeKay (2018-03-15). "CS:GO Roster Moves That Never Happened: That Time Hiko and Skadoodle Almost Joined an EU Superteam". DBLTAP.
  3. MIRAA (2015-20-20). "SK set to sign new team". HLTV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 MIRAA (2015-05-05). "Kinguin signs CS:GO team". HLTV.
  5. MIRAA (2015-06-22). "Kinguin lose SKYTTEN for GP qualifier". HLTV.
  6. MIRAA (2015-06-22). "NiKo steps in for Kinguin in Slovenia". HLTV.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 MIRAA (2015-06-29). "SKYTTEN leaves Kinguin". HLTV.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 MIRAA (2015-07-23). "Kinguin release dalito". HLTV.
  9. MIRAA (2015-08-12). "LEGIJA to coach Kinguin at major". HLTV.
  10. MIRAA (2015-08-22). "TSM move past Kinguin 2-0". HLTV.
  11. stich (2015-09-09). "Kinguin win Gaming Paradise 2015". HLTV.
  12. 12.0 12.1 MIRAA (2015-07-01). "dennis signs for Kinguin". HLTV.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Team Kinguin becomes Gamers2, HLTV.org
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Team Kinguin sign Dobry&Gaming, cybersport.pl
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Milan "Striker" Svejda (2016-08-21). "Kinguin add rallen and Furlan". HLTV.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Paweł "innocent" Mocek (2016-08-31). "innocent leaves Kinguin".
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jacek "minise" Jeziak (2016-08-31). "MINISE leaves Kinguin".
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Team Kinguin (2017-05-06). "Hyper joins Team Kinguin to replace Furlan, becoming a new In Game Leader".
  19. 19.0 19.1 Striker (2017-10-19). "Kinguin add Kap3r; Hyper to Substitute".
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Kacper Śmigiel (2018-01-04). "Team Kinguin adds Fox and MUTiRiS to CS:GO roster". Team Kinguin.
  21. MIRAA (2018-02-06). "MICHU joins Virtus.pro on loan; TaZ benched". HLTV.org.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Andrezj Skowron (2018-03-12). "CS:GO Roster for the ESEA Mountain Dew League". Team Kinguin.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "MICHU joined Virtus.pro". Virtus.pro. 2018-03-22.
  24. "adwokacik mix to play for tomorrow". HLTV. 2018-05-29.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Z dniem dzisiejszym kończymy współprace z tomorrow.gg " [As of today, we're ending our cooperation with tomorrow.gg] (in Poland Polish). Kap3r.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Yossarian. "AGO sign SZPERO". HLTV.
  27. MIRAA (2015-06-22). "NiKo steps in for Kinguin in Slovenia". HLTV.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Grzegorz Łatka (2017-01-13). "Hayabusa, manager of Kinguin CS:GO". Cybersport.pl.