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Rail

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[e][h]Protoss Rail
Player Information
Name:
Артём Авраменко
Romanized Name:
Artem Avramenko
Nationality:
Born:
December 15, 1993 (age 30)
Race:
Team:
Nexer
Alternate IDs:
Samuel, Horowitz, Weak, VERDI, Verdi, GerichRail
Approx. Total Winnings:
$34,784
EPT EU rank:
Years Active:
2011 - 2023
Links
Achievements
All-Kills:
 × 2
History
2010-10-22 — 2010-11-09Exilits Legion
2010-11-15 — 201?-??-??incredible Panic
2011-07-31 — 2012-01-10eSahara
2012-02-03 — 2012-03-08eSahara
2012-04-29 — 2012-05-08Virtus.pro
2012-05-08 — 2012-09-05Vega Squadron
2013-01-28 — 2013-10-02anexis
2013-10-02 — 2014-02-26Vega Squadron
2015-02-04 — 2015-06-19Team Skill Kapped
2015-07-01 — 2015-12-19IsIMBA
2015-12-19 — 2015-12-26Extreme Supremacy
2015-12-26 — 2016-07-25True eSport
2017-04-22 — 2017-06-12True eSport
2017-06-12 — 2017-07-22Next Gaming
2017-11-11 — 2018-01-29Team GERA
2018-04-07 — 2019-04-07Team GERA
2019-07-20 — 2019-11-07Team Medoed
2019-12-09 — 2020-01-18Harbingers
2020-02-01 — 2020-11-16Team WardiTV
2021-05-06 — 2022-02-243D!Clan
2022-03-26 — 2023-05-29GdA-Team
2023-05-29 — PresentNexer
Recent Matches
Rail Protoss Non-representing
0:2
(Bo3)
Poland Protoss Gerald
July 29, 2023 - 17:00 CEST  
Rail Protoss Non-representing
2:1
(Bo3)
Poland Protoss PAPI
July 29, 2023 - 16:00 CEST  
Rail Protoss Non-representing
2:0
(Bo3)
Poland Zerg Trifax
July 29, 2023 - 13:30 CEST  
Rail Protoss Non-representing
0:2
(Bo3)
Poland Protoss Krystianer
July 29, 2023 - 12:00 CEST  
Rail
1:3
(Bo5)
CuKu
July 22, 2023 - 18:00 CEST  


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

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]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2022-12-041stMinorGdA Inhouse Cup 2022GdA Inhouse Cup 2022
GdA-TeamGdA-Team
4 : 2$200
2022-10-051stShowm. (Min.)Rail vs PiLiPiLi Show Match #2
GdA-TeamGdA-Team
3 : 2$60
2021-05-092ndMinorhjp birthday cup #2
3D!Clan3D!Clan
1 : 4$70
2020-09-142ndWeek. (Min.)ESL Open Cup #36 EuropeESL Open Cup #36 Europe
Team WardiTVTeam WardiTV
0 : 3$100
2020-08-022ndMon. (Min.)Moscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Month #3Moscow Cybersport Series 2020 - Season 1: Month #3
Team WardiTVTeam WardiTV
1 : 3$107.74
2019-12-221stMon. (Min.)King of CIS: December 2019King of CIS: December 2019
HarbingersHarbingers
0 : 1$160.42
2019-01-062ndMon. (Min.)EU Ladder Heroes November 2018EU Ladder Heroes November 2018
Team GERATeam GERA
0 : 3$75
2018-12-161stMajorCup of Russia 2018Cup of Russia 2018
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 1$3,819
2018-11-101stMinorRoad to Moscow 2
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 0$653
2018-10-271stMinorFederation Cup
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 2$182
2018-10-041stMinorWESG 2018 - Russia QualifierWESG 2018 - Russia Qualifier
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 1$700
2018-09-232ndMinorBattle for the CISBattle for the CIS
Team GERATeam GERA
2 : 5$150.66
2018-09-132ndWeek. (Min.)Ting Open Online Cups: Europe #3Ting Open Online Cups: Europe #3
Team GERATeam GERA
2 : 3$50
2018-09-021stMinorBlue Shell Cup Season 1, Tournament #1Blue Shell Cup Season 1, Tournament #1
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 2$150
2018-08-261stWeek. (Min.)Sunday Heroes Open #37Sunday Heroes Open #37
Team GERATeam GERA
1 : 1$60
2018-07-081stMinor2018 StarLadder Ultimate Series Season 1
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 1$1,000
2018-05-271stWeek. (Min.)Sunday Heroes Open #31Sunday Heroes Open #31
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 2$60
2018-04-141stMinorRoad to Moscow
Team GERATeam GERA
3 : 0$564
2018-02-111stMon. (Min.)King of CIS: February 2018King of CIS: February 20181 : 0$102.92
2016-02-251stMinorAlpha SC2 Team League: Season 4Alpha SC2 Team League: Season 4
True eSportTrue eSport
3 : 1
HD GameHD Game
$4.55
2015-10-073rd - 4thMajorWorld Series of Video Games Maldives 2015
IsIMBAIsIMBA
0 : 2$1,500
2015-05-151stMinorRSTL Solo LeagueRSTL Solo League
Team Skill KappedTeam Skill Kapped
4 : 1$464
2015-05-052ndMon. (Min.)Go4SC2 March 2015
Team Skill KappedTeam Skill Kapped
2 : 3$167.63
2015-01-192ndMon. (Min.)Go4SC2 December 20141 : 3$174.05
2013-12-112ndMon. (Min.)Go4SC2 November 2013
Vega SquadronVega Squadron
2 : 3$206.80
2013-07-132ndMinorThe Cup of Russia 2013
Anexis eSportsAnexis eSports
1 : 1$459.64
2013-06-301stMinorBattle of Four
Anexis eSportsAnexis eSports
3 : 1$1,065.92
2012-11-111stMon. (Min.)300 Actions per Minute: November3 : 1$380
2012-10-043rdMajorIeSF 2012 World ChampionshipIeSF 2012 World Championship
Vega SquadronVega Squadron
2 : 1$900.78
2011-12-132ndMinoreSahara Cup
eSaharaeSahara
1 : 4$130.34
Extended list of results
All-Kill Achievements
2016-03-15 All-KillSC2Improve Team League Season 6
2016-02-02 All-KillSC2Improve Team League Season 6

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss513 - 44053.8 %436 - 33656.5 %577 - 50753.2 %4 - 0100 %1530 - 128354.4 %
as Random1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 340 %3 - 537.5 %
Σ514 - 44253.8 %436 - 33656.5 %577 - 50753.2 %6 - 366.7 %1533 - 128854.3 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Major101103
Minor1511871152
Basic6537700109
Total814816811164

References[edit]