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Team Empire

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[e][h]Team Empire
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Approx. Total Winnings:
$10,835
Player earnings:
$165,467
Links
Solo Achievements
IEM Sao PauloIEM Sao PauloMLG Spring Arena 2MLG Spring Arena 2
History
Created:
2010-11-14
Disbanded:
2014-10-13
Recent Matches
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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 Zerg Aristeo
(
Anton Vasilyev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2013-07-15
 
Retired
Serbia Terran Beastyqt
(
Aleksandar Krstić
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-09
Leave Date: 
2013-06-27
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Ukraine Zerg Bly
(
Aleksandr Svysiuk
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-24
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
 
Virus GamingVirus Gaming Virus Gaming
Russia Terran Brat_OK
(
Pavel Kuznetsov
)
Join Date: 
2012-07-11
Leave Date: 
2013-07-15
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Russia Terran Cubert
(
Marat Shakirzyanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
Poland Terran DieStar
(
Marcin Wieczorek
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-01-09
 
MilleniumMillenium Millenium
Russia Zerg Easy
(
Vyacheslav Trushkin
)
Join Date: 
2014-03-11
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Sweden Zerg Forsen
(
Sebastian Fors
)
Join Date: 
2010-01-09
Leave Date: 
2011-01-20
 
Alien InvasionAlien Invasion Alien Invasion
Russia Protoss frum
(
Yuri Kulik
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-09-17
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Russia Terran Happy
(
Dmitry Kostin
)
Join Date: 
2011-03-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
 
Retired
Russia Zerg ho8ot
(
Andrei Mikheev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2013-02-16
 
7x Team7x Team 7x Team
Ukraine Terran Kas
(
Mihaylo Hayda
)
Join Date: 
2010-10-31
Leave Date: 
2014-05-06
 
CascadeCascade Cascade
Poland Protoss KroLu
(
Michał Królewski
)
Join Date: 
2011-01-24
Leave Date: 
2011-02-26
 
Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers
Russia Zerg LESTER
(
Arzhan Bekzhanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-02-19
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa
(
Johan Lucchesi
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-29
Leave Date: 
2011-01-19
 
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas Team Dignitas
Poland Zerg Nerchio
(
Artur Bloch
)
Join Date: 
2011-04-02
Leave Date: 
2011-07-18
 
Team AcerTeam Acer Team Acer
Russia Terran Noname
(
Nikita Andreev
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-09-17
Ukraine Terran OutSide
(
Roman Emelyanov
)
Join Date: 
2010-11-13
Leave Date: 
2011-03-30
 
incredible Panicincredible Panic incredible Panic
Russia Protoss Siw
(
Vladimir Syzranov
)
Join Date: 
2011-07-28
Leave Date: 
2013-08-12
 
Retired
Greece Protoss TheMista
(
Themistoklis Bonidis
)
Join Date: 
2012-05-09
Leave Date: 
2013-01-07
 
Retired
South Korea Protoss VINES
(
Lee Sang Hun
)
Join Date: 
2012-05-17
Leave Date: 
2012-09-07
 
apeX eSportsapeX eSports apeX eSports
South Korea Zerg viOlet
(
Kim Dong Hwan
)
Join Date: 
2012-01-20
Leave Date: 
2012-07-01
 
AZUBUAZUBU AZUBU
Finland Protoss 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 Terran Casper
(
Sergey Kozlov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia Protoss Doomer
(
Sergey Takara
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia Terran Haidarovic
(
Aizat Mavludov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia Terran Huffy
(
Alexander Chertulov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-03-11
Russia Protoss jinbojeog
(
Alexander Gordon
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Belarus Protoss Koldun
(
Paul Skripko
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-01-05
Russia Zerg Lost
(
Andrew Smetanin
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia Terran Marador
(
Stepan Stulnik
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia Terran MrKillous
(
Nikita Gurevich
)
Join Date: 
2014-03-11
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Russia Zerg RusZerg
(
Ilya Lyara
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
 
Monolith teamMonolith team Monolith team
Russia Terran uThermal
(
Artem Podzorov
)
Join Date: 
2013-09-30
Leave Date: 
2014-10-12
Ukraine Protoss 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]

In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentScoreVsPrize
2012-11-30EA5thEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIII5–6Grp S.$0
2012-07-04MC13 - 16thIPL Team Arena Challenge 32 : 5Karont3 e-Sports ClubKaront3 e-Sports Club$0
2011-09-22BA2ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI1 : 3mousesportsmousesports$3,000
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentScoreVsPrize
2013-06-13AA1stRaidCall EMS Spring 20132 : 1mousesportsmousesports$2,500
2013-03-19AA1stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 44 : 2FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$1,200
2012-10-24AA1stincredible Panic Team League Season 46 : 4RoXRoX$1,300
2012-05-14DA4thEclypsia Colosseum2 : 3Absolute LegendsAbsolute Legends$0
2012-04-08BA2ndincredible Panic Team League Season 32 : 4FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$300
2011-11-13AA1stGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 23 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$3,500
2011-09-15BA2ndincredible Panic Team League Season 23 : 4Guild of ImbalanceGuild of Imbalance$200
2011-06-19AA1stSC2CL Season 20–0Grp S.$1,071.52
2011-03-29BA2ndRussian-language Pro League 31 : 4RoXRoX$300
2010-11-20CA3rdRussian-language Pro League 23 : 4RoXRoX$235.10
Complete list of results in any tournament

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Team Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A2Major0101
A3Minor3115
Total3216

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier2035
A2Major55313
A3Minor34231875
Total41282493
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.