Windigo Gaming

From Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki
[e][h]Windigo Gaming
Team Information
Location:
Region:
CEO:
Ukraine Maksym "GuunaR" Bednarskyi
Team Captain:
Bulgaria Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov
Coaches:
Ukraine Aleksandr "Shockwave" Netreba
Sponsor:
Total Winnings:
$629,468
Links
History
Created:
Organization: 2017-10-31
: 2017-10-31


Windigo Gaming is an Ukrainian organization, founded by the ex-CEO of HellRaisers: Maxsym Badnarskyi. Entering the scene, they signed the former players of Outlaws, a Bulgarian team. In the following months they also signed a Ukrainian academy team.

History[edit]

Outlaws and former Outlaws[edit]

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.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Bulgaria SHiPZ Georgi Grigorov 2017-10-31 [1]
Bulgaria bubble Kamen Kostadinov 2017-10-31 [1]
Bulgaria v1c7oR Viktor Dyankov 2017-12-16 [3]
Bulgaria blocker Yanko Panov 2018-06-27 [5]
Bulgaria poizon Valentin Vasilev 2018-10-26 [6]
Ukraine Shockwave (Trial Coach) Aleksandr Netreba 2019-02-20 [8]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date
Inactive Date Leave Date New Team
Bulgaria ToH1o (Coach) Anton Georgiev 2017-10-31 [1] 2019-02-20 [8]
Bulgaria SPELLAN Teodor Nikolov 2017-10-31 [1] 2018-06-18 [4] 2019-01-31 [7] Epsilon Esports
Bulgaria pNshr Nikolay Paunin 2017-10-31 [1] 2018-10-26 [6]
Bulgaria v1c7oR (Trial) Viktor Dyankov 2017-11-03 [2] 2017-12-16 [3] Windigo Gaming
Bulgaria niki1 Nikolay Pantaleev 2017-10-31 [1] 2017-11-03 [2] Mortal Kombat
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Bulgaria dream3r   Simeon Ganev
None
ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 - Europe
Bulgaria blocker   Yanko Panov
Bulgaria pNshr Nikolay Paunin ZOTAC Cup Master 2018 - Europe

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Ukraine GuunaR Maksym Bednarskyi CEO 2017-10-31 [1]
Ukraine Artur Yermolayev Owner 2017-10-31 [1]
Ukraine Vladyslav Bartoshko Founding Partner 2017-10-31 [1]
Ukraine n1emiesh Alex Niemiesh COO 2017-10-31 [1]

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2019-03-17 A11st A1Premier World Electronic Sports Games 2018 2 : 1 $500,000
2018-12-19 A11st A3Minor Rivalry.gg Rising Stars 2 : 0 $9,000
2018-12-16 A11st A3Minor NoxFire League Season 1 3 : 0 $6,000
2018-12-08 A11st A3Minor ESL Southeast Europe Championship: Season 8 2 : 1 $5,691.36
2018-11-14 A88th A1Premier ESL Pro League Season 8 - Europe 11/15 Grp. S. $18,000
2018-07-02 A11st A3Minor Esports Balkan League: Season 2 2 : 0 $11,638.36
2018-05-13 A33rd - 4th A2Major ESEA Season 27: Global Challenge 1 : 2 $5,000
2018-03-31 A33rd - 4th A2Major Copenhagen Games 2018 0 : 2 $10,000
2018-03-09 A11st A3Minor CSGOFAST.COM Cup #3 2 : 0 $7,000
2017-12-16 A11st A3Minor Esports Balkan League: Season 1 - Finals 2 : 0 $11,761.6
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

References[edit]