Windigo Gaming was a Ukrainian organization, founded by the former CEO of HellRaisers, Maxsym Badnarskyi. Upon entering the scene, they signed the former players of Outlaws, a Bulgarian team. In the following months, they also signed a Ukrainian academy team. The organization ceased operation on November 1st, 2019. 
Outlaws and former Outlaws
In the spring of 2017, Outlaws were considered an up and coming team and eventually became Bulgaria's best team at the time with credit to Cvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov but also the signings of Nikolay "niki1" Pantaleev and Nikola "nk4y" Radushev whom were acquired from BPro Gaming. Despite the additions, this sparked a dispute between Outlaws and BPro Gaming. Moving into the summer, American organization Rogue had signed a North American team following the disbandment of their Danish team but on top of that, they were reportedly in talks acquiring CeRq as their AWPer. Fellow American organization NRG Esports were also eventually in talks with acquiring CeRq from Outlaws. Out of the two organizations, CeRq chose to join NRG since they had better establishment and he was also friends with their Danish player Allan "AnJ" Jensen which better influenced CeRq's decision to join the team.
Following CeRq's departure from Outlaws, the team acquired Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov but eventually turmoil started creeping up and the players decided to part ways with Outlaws. Not too long after, the team chose to split up following Ivan "Rock1nG" Stratiev and nk4y's decision to leave and join Prophecy whom were one of the brands participating in the Gfinity Elite Series - UK and chose to form a new Bulgarian team under their banner. Ex-Outlaws acquired Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov and Nikolay "pNshr" Paunin whom were formerly of E-Frag.net Esports Club (the latter being a stand-in). This team gained some traction and eventually Windigo Gaming formed and immediately signed the Bulgarian team.
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|bubble||Kamen Kostadinov||2017-10-31 ||2019-11-01 ||SMASH Esports|
|blocker (Trial)||Yanko Panov||2018-06-27  ||2019-11-01 |
|poizon||Valentin Vasilev||2018-10-26 ||2019-11-01 ||Complexity Gaming|
|hAdji (Trial)||Ali Haïnouss||2019-07-10 ||2019-11-01 |
|mirbit (Trial)||Sabit Coktasar||2019-09-14 ||2019-11-01 |
|Shockwave (Coach)||Aleksander Netreba||2019-03-18 ||2019-11-01 |
||Inactive Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Calyx (Trial)||Buğra Arkın||2019-07-10 ||2019-10-22 |
|SHiPZ||Georgi Grigorov||2017-10-31 ||2019-09-02 ||2019-10-04 ||CR4ZY|
|v1c7oR||Viktor Dyankov||2017-12-16 ||2019-07-06 ||2019-08-19 ||ex-Epsilon Esports (Stand-in)|
|Shockwave (Trial Coach)||Aleksander Netreba||2019-02-20 ||2019-03-18 ||Windigo Gaming (Coach)|
|ToH1o (Coach)||Anton Georgiev||2017-10-31 ||2019-02-20 ||FATE Esports (Coach)|
|SPELLAN||Teodor Nikolov||2017-10-31 ||2018-06-18 ||2019-01-31 ||Epsilon Esports|
|pNshr||Nikolay Paunin||2017-10-31 ||2018-10-26 ||Assassins (Coach)|
|v1c7oR (Trial)||Viktor Dyankov||2017-11-03 ||2017-12-16 ||Windigo Gaming|
|niki1||Nikolay Pantaleev||2017-10-31 ||2017-11-03 ||Mortal Kombat|
|Calyx||Buğra Arkın||blocker||Yanko Panov||DreamHack Masters Dallas 2019|
|dream3r||Simeon Ganev||ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 - Europe|
|blocker||Yanko Panov||pNshr||Nikolay Paunin||ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 - Europe|
|GuunaR||Maksym Bednarskyi||CEO||2017-10-31 |
|Artur Yermolayev||Owner||2017-10-31 |
|Vladyslav Bartoshko||Founding Partner||2017-10-31 |
|n1emiesh||Alex Niemiesh||COO||2017-10-31 |
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|Shockwave||Aleksander Netreba||Analyst||2018-12-25||2019-02-20 ||Windigo Gaming|
- LucasAM (2019-11-01). "Windigo set to cease operations". HLTV.
- Maksym Bednarskyi (2017-10-31). "Creating Windigo Gaming and signing Ex-Outlaws roster".
- Maksym Bednarskyi (2017-11-03). "Niki1 asked to terminate his contract for personal reasons. He is free agent now. @v1c7oRCSGO will join @WindigoGG on trial period".
- [Inside source]
- Windigo Gaming (2018-06-18). "Teodor 'SPELLAN' Nikolov Benched And Put On Transfer List".
- Windigo Gaming (2018-06-27). "Windigo Gaming Completes the CS:GO Lineup".
- "Poizon becomes part of Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2018-10-26.
- SPELLAN (2019-01-31). "Im happy to announce that from today i am no longer part of @WindigoGG".
- "Anton 'ToH1o' Georgiev has left Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2019-02-20.
- [Inside source]
- Windigo Gaming (2019-07-06). "Windigo Gaming goes international".
- GuunaR (2019-07-10). "I’m very proud to welcome @CalyxCSGO and @hAdjiCSGO in our team !". Windigo Gaming.
- "Viktor "v1c7oR" Dyankov leaves Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2019-08-19.
- "Georgi "SHiPZ" Grigorov is benched and listed for the transfer". Windigo Gaming. 2019-09-02.
- "Mrbit will pass a trial period in Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2019-09-14.
- "What do you think about our new roster?". CR4ZY. 2019-10-04.
- "Calyx leaves Windigo Gaming". Windigo Gaming. 2019-10-22.