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Rail

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[e][h] Rail
Player Information
Name:
Артём Авраменко
Romanized Name:
Artem Avramenko
Birth:
(1993-12-15) December 15, 1993 (age 27)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Samuel, Horowitz, Weak, VERDI, Verdi, GerichRail
Total Earnings:
$31,441.60
Approx. Earnings 2021:
$114.50
Years Active:
2011 - Present
Links
Achievements
All-kills:
× 2
History
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new Generation Team
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New Tiberium Order
2010-10-22 — 2010-11-09
2010-11-15 — ????-??-??
2011-07-31 — 2012-01-10
2012-04-29 — 2012-05-08
2012-05-08 — 2012-09-05
2013-01-28 — 2013-10-02
2013-10-02 — 2014-02-26
2015-02-04 — 2015-06-19
2015-07-01 — 2015-12-19
2015-12-19 — 2015-12-26
2015-12-26 — 2016-07-25
2017-04-22 — 2017-06-12
2017-06-12 — 2017-07-22
2017-11-11 — 2018-01-29
2018-04-07 — 2019-04-07
2019-07-20 — 2019-11-07
2019-12-09 — 2020-01-18
2020-02-01 — 2020-11-16
Retired:
2020-12-20
Upcoming Matches
Rail  Russia
vs.
(Bo3)
Russia  MilkiCow
April 23, 2021 - 16:00 UTC
Recent Matches
Rail  Russia0:2Poland  Gerald
April 16, 2021 - 16:00 UTC
Rail  Russia2:3Russia  Vanya
April 10, 2021 - 17:10 UTC
Rail  Russia1:3Russia  Couguar
April 9, 2021 - 17:15 UTC
Rail  Russia0:3Ukraine  Kas
April 8, 2021 - 20:00 UTC
Rail  Russia2:0Russia  control
April 8, 2021 - 0:00 UTC


Artem "Rail" Avramenko, previously known as "Verdi" or "VERDI", is a Protoss player from Russia who is currently retired. He retired multiple times, the last being in April 2019 to play Warcraft III [1].

Biography[edit]

Verdi began his gaming career at a young age with Warcraft III, participating exclusively within national events. His achievements included a bronze medal at the Kalashnikov Cup Online Qualifier 2010, two top-four Moscow opens, a silver medal at the Asus Spring Cup 2010, a silver medal at ESWC Russia 2010 and several top-four performances at the Proplay.Cup. During his career with Warcraft III, he was one of the final players in the Ukrainian mix squad of new Generation Team.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Having been so committed to Warcraft III, VERDI began playing StarCraft II competitively relatively late in the overall time line of professional players[when?]. However, after a few months of competitive play, VERDI made a name for himself, winning the FinanceTesEtudes.com Tournament and taking the second place of eSahara Cup. On 31 July 2011, VERDI signed on with eSahara.[2] VERDI eventually decided to leave his team on 10 January 2012, in order to focus on his studies.[3] However, he decided to rejoin the French team on 3 February 2012.[4] After several Russian managers were removed from eSahara (in particular, teSt), VERDI decided to leave once again.[5][6] He then briefly played for Virtus.pro,[7] before joining Vega Squadron in August 2012.[8] He left the team in September 2012, and joined Anexis eSports e.V. in January 2013.[9]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

During the third WCS Europe Premier League Qualifier he met PandaTank in the Round of 32. After losing the first map he proceeded to call his opponent an awful player and a stream cheater with a bad build. In the second game of the best of 3 he locked in as Terran and proceeded to give a preemptive gg before proceeding with his SCV pull all in. PandaTank held the push and won the series 2-0 against Verdi.[10]

Verdi competed in Dreamhack Stockholm 2013. During the group stages, he defeated Adelscott, MaNa, Bischu and ThorZaIN. This earned him a spot in the playoffs, where he was defeated by Jaedong.[11]

On 8 February, 2014, Verdi changed his race from Protoss to Terran, but went back to Protoss eventually.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

In November 2017, he joined Team GERA.[12] At the end of January 2018, Rail announced that GERA stopped sponsoring him.[13] On April 7, 2018, Rail announced that he was back as full-time player with a sponsorship from GERA.[14]

Trivia[edit]

  • VERDI commonly participates in ladder play under the pseudonym of "Samuel", an homage to Samuel "DarthBotto" Horton, the former Assistant Manager of SK Gaming's StarCraft II squad.[15]
  • Following the cast of an ESL exhibition match with StrifeCro, Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi stated that VERDI has some of the most-effective harassment strategies in Europe. [Citation needed]
  • He plays Human in Warcraft III.

Achievements[edit]

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2018-12-161stCup of Russia 20183 : 1 Cyan$3,819
2015-10-073 - 4thWorld Series of Video Games Maldives 20150 : 2 MacSed$1,500
2012-10-043rdIeSF 2012 World Championship2 : 1 Masterok$900.78
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-09-142ndESL Open Cup #36 Europe0 : 3 HeRoMaRinE$100
2020-08-022ndMoscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Month #31 : 3 SKillous$108
2019-12-221stKing of CIS: December 20190 : 1 Basset$161
2019-01-062ndEU Ladder Heroes November 20180 : 3 Denver$75
2018-11-101stRoad to Moscow 23 : 0 Arctur$653
2018-10-271stFederation Cup3 : 2 Bee$182
2018-10-041stWESG 2018 - Russia Qualifier3 : 1 Brat_OK$700
2018-09-232ndBattle for the CIS2 : 5 Bly$150
2018-09-132ndTing Open Online Cups: Europe #32 : 3 souL$50
2018-09-021stBlue Shell Cup Season 1, Tournament #13 : 2 InZaNe$150
2018-08-261stSunday Heroes Open #371 : 1 TRUE$60
2018-07-081st2018 StarLadder Ultimate Series Season 13 : 1 BRAT_OK$1,000
2018-05-271stSunday Heroes Open #313 : 2 MaSa$60
2018-04-141stRoad to Moscow3 : 0 Strange$564
2018-02-111stKing of CIS: February 2018ZZZZZ1 : 0 Hellraiser$103
2015-05-151stRSTL Solo League4 : 1 Bly$464
2015-05-052ndGo4SC2 March 20152 : 3 Snute$167.63
2015-01-192ndGo4SC2 December 2014ZZZZZ1 : 3 Hydra$174.05
2013-12-112ndGo4SC2 November 20132 : 3 GenjiTakiya$206.80
2013-07-132ndThe Cup of Russia 20131 : 1 sLivko$459.64
2013-06-301stBattle of Four3 : 1 Happy$1,065.92
2012-11-111st300 Actions per Minute: NovemberZZZZZ3 : 1 Turuk$380
2011-12-132ndeSahara Cup1 : 4 Satiini$130.34
In A4Basic tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2019-03-311stEU Ladder Heroes March 2019 Week 4$50
2019-03-101stEU Ladder Heroes March 2019 Week 1$50
2019-02-101stEU Ladder Heroes February 2019 Week 1$50
2019-01-201stEU Ladder Heroes January 2019 Week 3$50
2019-01-131stEU Ladder Heroes January 2019 Week 2$50
2019-01-061stEU Ladder Heroes January 2019 Week 1$50
2018-12-221stEU Ladder Heroes December 2018 Week 4$50
2018-12-151stEU Ladder Heroes December 2018 Week 3$50
2018-11-171stEU Ladder Heroes November 2018 Week 3$50
2018-11-101stEU Ladder Heroes November 2018 Week 2$50
2018-11-031stEU Ladder Heroes November 2018 Week 1$50
2018-10-271stEU Ladder Heroes October 2018 Week 4$50
2018-10-201stEU Ladder Heroes October 2018 Week 3$50
2018-10-131stEU Ladder Heroes October 2018 Week 2$50
2018-10-061stEU Ladder Heroes October 2018 Week 1$50
2018-09-221stEU Ladder Heroes September 2018 Week 4$50
2018-09-091stGo4SC2 Cup 8113 : 2 Guru$116
2018-01-071stGo4SC2 Cup 7433 : 1 Lambo$120
2016-10-221stEU Ladder Heroes October 2016 Week 4$50
2016-04-251stVerdi vs CIS players Cup 34 : 0 DIMAGA$90
2016-03-221stVerdi vs CIS players Cup 24 : 2 SpellSinger$100
2015-09-131stGo4SC2 Cup 5062 : 0 TomikuS$112.65
2015-08-231stGo4SC2 Cup 5002 : 0 souL$113.76
2014-11-281stGfinity 1v1 Cup 28 Nov 2014ZZZZZ Elazer$156.45
2013-12-301stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier December 2013 Cup 43 : 1 frozz$68.97
2013-11-111stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier November 2013 Cup 23 : 0 Revenge$67.03
2013-10-281stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier October 2013 Cup 43 : 2 Revenge$68.91
2012-11-241stVisa QIWI Wallet Cup Cup 31ZZZZZ3 : 1 Minato$96.63
2012-11-171stVisa QIWI Wallet Cup Cup 30ZZZZZ3 : 0 RZP$94.47
2012-10-271stPlayhem EU Daily 397ZZZZZ fraer$55
2012-09-291stRegular Cup Cup 23ZZZZZW : - Neytpoh$96.15
2012-09-141stXILENCE Cup 46ZZZZZ3 : 2 Sage$100
2012-08-241stPlayhem EU Daily 333 Turuk$55
2012-04-221stRegular Cup Cup 22 : 1 Ydachnigg$101.88
2012-02-141stXILENCE Cup 32ZZZZZ3 : 2 Underdark$100
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 437 - 35155.5 %401 - 29757.4 %535 - 47652.9 %2 - 0100 %1375 - 112455 %
as 1 - 233.3 %1 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 250 %

Earnings Statistics

References[edit]