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Rail

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[e][h] Rail
Player Information
Name:
Артём Авраменко
Romanized Name:
Artem Avramenko
Nationality:
Born:
December 15, 1993 (age 28)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Samuel, Horowitz, Weak, VERDI, Verdi, GerichRail
Approx. Total Winnings:
$33,956
Approx. Winnings 2022:
$1,282
EPT EU rank:
Years active:
2011 - Present
Links
History
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
new Generation Team
????-??-?? — ????-??-??
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
2021-05-06 — 2022-02-24
2022-03-26 — Present
Recent Matches
Rail  World
4:2
(Bo5)
Indonesia  Quantel
2022-12-04 19:30:00UTC  
Rail  World
3:0
(Bo5)
Indonesia  Quantel
2022-12-04 17:15:00UTC  
Rail  World
2:0
(Bo3)
Poland  Damrud
2022-12-04 16:00:00UTC  
Rail  World
2:0
(Bo3)
France  YellowFox
2022-12-04 13:00:00UTC  
Rail  Non-representing
0:1
(Bo1)
Poland  Gerald
2022-12-03 00:00:25UTC  


Artem "Rail" Avramenko (born December 15, 1993) is a non-country representing/Russian Protoss player who is currently playing for GdA-Team.

Due to the Russia/Ukraine situation and Rail feeling not to be represented by the Russian flag anymore for personal reasons, he asked Liquipedia to be set as Countryless.

He is previously known as "Verdi" or "VERDI".

He retired multiple times, the last being in April 2019 to play Warcraft III [1]. He now plays both Warcraft III and StarCraft II.

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.
  • He lives in Poland with his family.

Achievements[edit]

In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2018-12-161stCup of Russia 2018Team GERATeam GERA3 : 1$3,819
2015-10-073rd - 4thWorld Series of Video Games Maldives 2015IsIMBAIsIMBA0 : 2$1,500
2012-10-043rdIeSF 2012 World ChampionshipVega SquadronVega Squadron2 : 1$900.78
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-12-041stGdA Inhouse Cup 2022GdA-TeamGdA-Team4 : 2$200
2022-10-051stRail vs PiLiPiLi Show Match #2GdA-TeamGdA-Team3 : 2$60
2021-08-292nd - 4thKing of CIS: August 20213D!Clan3D!Clan0 : 1$41.07
2021-05-092ndhjp birthday cup #23D!Clan3D!Clan1 : 4$70
2020-09-142ndESL Open Cup #36 EuropeTeam WardiTVTeam WardiTV0 : 3$100
2020-08-022ndMoscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Month #3Team WardiTVTeam WardiTV1 : 3$107.74
2019-12-221stKing of CIS: December 2019HarbingersHarbingers0 : 1$160.42
2019-01-062ndEU Ladder Heroes November 2018Team GERATeam GERA0 : 3$75
2018-11-101stRoad to Moscow 2Team GERATeam GERA3 : 0$653
2018-10-271stFederation CupTeam GERATeam GERA3 : 2$182
2018-10-041stWESG 2018 - Russia QualifierTeam GERATeam GERA3 : 1$700
2018-09-232ndBattle for the CISTeam GERATeam GERA2 : 5$150.66
2018-09-132ndTing Open Online Cups: Europe #3Team GERATeam GERA2 : 3$50
2018-09-021stBlue Shell Cup Season 1, Tournament #1Team GERATeam GERA3 : 2$150
2018-08-261stSunday Heroes Open #37Team GERATeam GERA1 : 1$60
2018-07-081st2018 StarLadder Ultimate Series Season 1Team GERATeam GERA3 : 1$1,000
2018-06-242nd - 3rdKing of CIS: June 2018Team GERATeam GERA0 : 1$47.11
2018-05-271stSunday Heroes Open #31Team GERATeam GERA3 : 2$60
2018-04-141stRoad to MoscowTeam GERATeam GERA3 : 0$564
2018-02-111stKing of CIS: February 20181 : 0$102.92
2016-02-251stAlpha SC2 Team League: Season 4
Next Gaming (Italian team)
3 : 1HD GameHD Game$4.55
2015-11-111stAlpha SC2 Team League: Season 3
IsIMBA
3 : 0CascadeCascade$3.85
2015-05-151stRSTL Solo LeagueTeam Skill KappedTeam Skill Kapped4 : 1$464
2015-05-052ndGo4SC2 March 2015Team Skill KappedTeam Skill Kapped2 : 3$167.63
2015-01-192ndGo4SC2 December 20141 : 3$174.05
2013-12-112ndGo4SC2 November 2013Vega SquadronVega Squadron2 : 3$206.80
2013-07-132ndThe Cup of Russia 2013Anexis eSports e.V.Anexis eSports e.V.1 : 1$459.64
2013-06-301stBattle of FourAnexis eSports e.V.Anexis eSports e.V.3 : 1$1,065.92
2012-11-111st300 Actions per Minute: November3 : 1$380
2011-12-132ndeSahara CupeSaharaeSahara1 : 4$130.34
In A4Basic Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-04-091stGdA-Showmatch #1GdA-TeamGdA-Team3 : 1$54.42
2020-06-211stMoscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Week #7Team WardiTVTeam WardiTV3 : 0$35.99
2020-06-141stMoscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Week #6Team WardiTVTeam WardiTV3 : 2$35.95
2018-05-211stJEC Weekly #2Team GERATeam GERA3 : 0$35
2018-05-051stREGENERATE Open Weekly Cup #27Team GERATeam GERA3 : 1$35
2018-03-171stREGENERATE Open Weekly Cup #203 : 2$35
2018-01-031stThat Gauntlet Thing 12Team GERATeam GERA3 : 2$35
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete list of results in any tournament

See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss504 - 42654.2 %424 - 33156.2 %564 - 49853.1 %4 - 0100 %1496 - 125554.4 %
as Random1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-1 - 0100 %2 - 250 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A2Major1023
A3Minor15131644
Total16131847

References[edit]