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Team Empire

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[e][h]Team Empire
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Approx. Total Winnings:
$14,038
Player earnings:
$171,422
Links
Solo Achievements
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao PauloIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo2012 MLG Spring Arena 22012 MLG Spring Arena 2
History
Created:
2010-11-14
Disbanded:
2014-10-13


Team Empire is one of the premier teams in Russia and the CIS across all eSport titles. The organization was established in 2004 with headquarters in Moscow.

Team Empire is known as one of Russia's largest and best known gaming organizations, particularly for their teams and players in StarCraft II, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Call of Duty amongst many other titles.

Their StarCraft II division was founded in November 2010 with names such as Kas, NaNiwa, Bly, Forsen, ho8ot, Aristeo and Cubert amongst others.[1] Initially, the team focused on players from Russian-speaking countries, with a few European high profile players like NaNiwa and Nerchio. In order to further their competitive goals, Team Empire expanded their horizons and acquired Koreans players viOLet and VINES in 2012, but eventually went back to their Russian roots.

The team placed particular focus on team leagues, and in late 2013, when their roster was reduced to three core players, they entered into a team partnership with the Finnish team Ence eSports to form Empire-Ence with players such as elfi, Serral and the teamless Brat_OK, but this partnership was ultimately dissolved after successive defeats in the ESL Euro Series.

Despite its international aspirations, Team Empire maintains a strong commitment with the CIS scene by establishing the Team Empire Academy for StarCraft II, made up solely of Russian-speaking players.

Timeline[edit]

  • January 6th, The Empire.Academy is reduced to five players.[2]
  • March 12, The Academy again changes their lineup, adding Easy and MrKillous, whilst dropping Huffy.[3]
  • May 7, Team Empire and Kas part ways.[4]
  • June 8, Easy is promoted from the Academy to the Main Squad.[5]
  • October 13, Team Empire closes its StarCraft II squad.[6]

Former Roster[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

Main Team[edit]

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Russia  Aristeo
(
Anton Vasilyev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2013-07-15
 
Retired
Serbia  Beastyqt
(
Aleksandar Krstić
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-09
Leave Date: 
2013-06-27
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Ukraine  Bly
(
Aleksandr Svysiuk
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-24
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
 
Virus GamingVirus Gaming Virus Gaming
Russia  Brat_OK
(
Pavel Kuznetsov
)
Join Date: 
2012-07-11
Leave Date: 
2013-07-15
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Russia  Cubert
(
Marat Shakirzyanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
Poland  DieStar
(
Marcin Wieczorek
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-01-09
 
MilleniumMillenium Millenium
Russia  Easy
(
Vyacheslav Trushkin
)
Join Date: 
2014-03-11
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Sweden  Forsen
(
Sebastian Fors
)
Join Date: 
2010-01-09
Leave Date: 
2011-01-20
 
Alien InvasionAlien Invasion Alien Invasion
Russia  frum
(
Yuri Kulik
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-09-17
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Russia  Happy
(
Dmitry Kostin
)
Join Date: 
2011-03-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
 
Retired
Russia  ho8ot
(
Andrei Mikheev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2013-02-16
 
7x Team7x Team 7x Team
Ukraine  Kas
(
Mihaylo Hayda
)
Join Date: 
2010-10-31
Leave Date: 
2014-05-06
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Poland  KroLu
(
Michał Królewski
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-24
Leave Date: 
2011-02-26
 
Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers
Russia  LESTER
(
Arzhan Bekzhanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-02-19
Sweden  NaNiwa
(
Johan Lucchesi
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-29
Leave Date: 
2011-01-19
 
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas Team Dignitas
Poland  Nerchio
(
Artur Bloch
)
Join Date: 
2011-04-02
Leave Date: 
2011-07-18
 
Team AcerTeam Acer Team Acer
Russia  Noname
(
Nikita Andreev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-09-17
Ukraine  OutSide
(
Roman Emelyanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
 
incredible Panicincredible Panic incredible Panic
Russia  Siw
(
Vladimir Syzranov
)
Join Date: 
2011-07-28
Leave Date: 
2013-08-12
 
Retired
Greece  TheMista
(
Themistoklis Bonidis
)
Join Date: 
2012-05-09
Leave Date: 
2013-01-07
 
Retired
South Korea  VINES
(
Lee Sang Hun
)
Join Date: 
2012-05-17
Leave Date: 
2012-09-07
 
apeX eSportsapeX eSports apeX eSports
South Korea  viOlet
(
Kim Dong Hwan
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-20
Leave Date: 
2012-07-01
 
AZUBUAZUBU AZUBU
Finland  Welmu
(
Vesa Hovinen
)
Join Date: 
2011-07-28
Leave Date: 
2012-03-01
 
EclypsiaEclypsia Eclypsia

Academy[edit]

Former SquadFormer Squad
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Russia  Casper
(
Sergey Kozlov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia  Doomer
(
Sergey Takara
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia  Haidarovic
(
Aizat Mavludov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia  Huffy
(
Alexander Chertulov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-03-11
Russia  jinbojeog
(
Alexander Gordon
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Belarus  Koldun
(
Paul Skripko
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia  Lost
(
Andrew Smetanin
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia  Marador
(
Stepan Stulnik
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia  MrKillous
(
Nikita Gurevich
)
Join Date: 
2014-03-11
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia  RusZerg
(
Ilya Lyara
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
 
Monolith teamMonolith team Monolith team
Russia  uThermal
(
Artem Podzorov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Ukraine  Volt
(
Max Harhota
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05

Organization[edit]

Staff at time of Disbandment
ID Name Position
Russia StrangeRAlexander Solomonov HR manager and head StarCraft II Manager
Ukraine AnahRoniXSergey Bykovskiy PR manager and head dota II Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2013-06-21AA1stA3MinorRaidCall EMS Spring 2013RaidCall EMS Spring 20132 : 1mousesportsmousesports$2,500
2013-03-19AA1stA3MinorCascade1xbet Clan League Season 4Cascade1xbet Clan League Season 44 : 2FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$1,200
2012-10-24AA1stA3Minorincredible Panic Team League Season 4incredible Panic Team League Season 46 : 4RoXRoX$1,300
2012-04-08BA2ndA3Minorincredible Panic Team League Season 3incredible Panic Team League Season 32 : 4FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$300
2011-11-13AA1stA3MinorGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 23 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$3,500
2011-09-22BA2ndA2MajorEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI1 : 3mousesportsmousesports$3,000
2011-09-15BA2ndA3Minorincredible Panic Team League Season 2incredible Panic Team League Season 23 : 4Guild of ImbalanceGuild of Imbalance$200
2011-07-30CA3rdA3MinorRussian-language Pro League 4Russian-language Pro League 44 : 0Guild of ImbalanceGuild of Imbalance$400
2011-06-19AA1stA3MinorSC2CL Season 2SC2CL Season 29/2Grp S.$1,071
2011-03-29BA2ndA3MinorRussian-language Pro League 3Russian-language Pro League 31 : 4RoXRoX$300
Complete list of results in any tournament

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A2Major0101
A3Minor53210
Total54211

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier52613
A2Major56314
A3Minor34292992
Total443738119
Note: This table shows the medals won by players
in 1v1 events while on the team.

References[edit]

  1. Generic SC (6th January 2011). "[Interview SGL talks with Empire.Kas"]. tl.net.
  2. Kirill 'RusseD' Minnikov (6th January 2014). "Empire.Academy продолжает своё развитие". www.team-empire.org.
  3. Kirill 'RusseD' Minnikov (12th March 2014). "Empire.Academy продолжает своё развитие". www.team-empire.org.
  4. Kirill 'RusseD' Minnikov (6th May 2014). "Team Empire without Kas". www.team-empire.org.
  5. mikkmagro (8th June 2014). "Empire.Easy promoted from Academy to Main". tl.net.
  6. Vladimir "rOx" Matienko (13th October 2014). "Team Empire closes Starcraft II squad". team-empire.org.
  7. Shadow_Dog (9th January 2013). "Second chance for Siw - Siw joins Team Empire". tl.net.
  8. rox.kis.craft (9th January 2013). "Empire меняют TheMista'у на Siw'a". www.goodgame.ru.
  9. Labora (28th June 2013). "Team Empire and Beastyqt ways parted". www.team-empire.org.
  10. StrangeR (16th July 2013). "Team Empire parted ways with Brat_Ok". www.team-empire.org.
  11. StrangeR (1st August 2013). "Team Empire and Ence.elfi join forces for team leagues". www.team-empire.org.
  12. FlamingPie (13th August 2013). "Empire Siw Retires from Starcraft 2". tl.net.
  13. Linz (22nd January 2012). "viOLet joins Team Empire". tl.net.
  14. dragonborn (3rd March 2012). "Welmu and Empire part ways". tl.net.
  15. Keeper (10th May 2012). "TheMista to Empire". tl.net.
  16. Keeper (19th May 2012). "Empire signs VINES". tl.net.
  17. johnnywup (2nd July 2012). "viOLet becomes free agent". tl.net.
  18. Keeper (12th July 2012). "Empire welcomes Brat_Ok". tl.net.
  19. Heyoka (8th September 2012). "Team Empire and VINES part ways". tl.net.
  20. Tex (10th January 2011). "Empire restructured - Report". www.mymym.com.
  21. Millenium (10th January 2011). "Millenium accueille un second Terran". www.millenium.org.
  22. Progamer.ru (20th January 2011). "Starcraft 2: Naniwa перешел в Team Dignitas". www.progamer.ru.
  23. Progamer.ru (21st January 2011). "Starcraft 2: Team Empire избавилась от Forsen’а и обещала представить новых рекрутов". www.progamer.ru.
  24. Team Empire (25th January 2011). "Team Empire Facebook Post". www.facebook.com/EmpireEsport.
  25. StrangeR (20th February 2011). "LESTER покидает Team Empire". www.team-empire.tv.
  26. Sheeperich (30th March 2011). "SC2CL Masters: Introducing our third invite". www.starcraft2.ingame.de.
  27. StrangeR (31st March 2011). "Happy вступает в Team Empire!". www.team-empire.tv.
  28. ikse (3rd April 2011). "Nerchio signe chez Empire". www.team-aaa.com.
  29. Numy (20th July 2011). "Team Acer adds SC2 team.". tl.net.
  30. Bash (29th July 2011). "NCM Clan прощается с Siw и NCE". www.ncmclan.tv.
  31. StrangeR (18th September 2011). "AsitY - назначается тренером sc2 состава и другие изменения.". www.team-empire.tv.
  32. StrangeR (23rd November 2011). "Чемпион Финляндии вступает в Team Empire". www.team-empire.tv.