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Team Empire

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[e][h]Team Empire
Team Information
Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Team Earnings:
Solo Achievements
IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo2012 MLG Spring Arena 2

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.


  • 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 Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
RussiaAristeoAnton Vasilyev2010-11-132013-07-15 Retirement
SerbiaBeastyqtAleksandar Krstić2011-01-092013-06-27 Cascade
UkraineBlyAleksandr Svysiuk2011-01-242011-03-30 Virus Gaming
RussiaBrat_OKPavel Kuznetsov2012-07-112013-07-15 Cascade
RussiaCubertMarat Shakirzyanov2010-11-132011-03-30
PolandDieStarMarcin Wieczorek2010-11-132011-01-09 Millenium
RussiaEasyVyacheslav Trushkin2014-03-112014-10-12
SwedenForsenSebastian Fors2010-01-092011-01-20 Alien Invasion
RussiafrumYuri Kulik2010-11-132011-09-17 Cascade
RussiaHappyDmitry Kostin2011-03-302014-10-12 Retirement
Russiaho8otAndrei Mikheev2010-11-132013-02-16 7x Team
UkraineKasMihaylo Hayda2010-10-312014-05-06 Cascade
PolandKroLuMichał Królewski2011-01-242011-02-26 Meet Your Makers
RussiaLESTERArzhan Bekzhanov2010-11-132011-02-19
SwedenNaNiwaJohan Lucchesi2010-11-292011-01-19 Team Dignitas
PolandNerchioArtur Bloch2011-04-022011-07-18 Team Acer
RussiaNonameNikita Andreev2010-11-132011-09-17
UkraineOutSideRoman Emelyanov2010-11-132011-03-30 incredible Panic
RussiaSiwVladimir Syzranov2011-07-282013-08-12 Retirement
GreeceTheMistaThemistoklis Bonidis2012-05-092013-01-07 Retirement
South KoreaVINESLee Sang Hun2012-05-172012-09-07 apeX eSports
South KoreaviOletKim Dong Hwan2012-01-202012-07-01 AZUBU
FinlandWelmuVesa Hovinen2011-07-282012-03-01 Eclypsia


Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
RussiaCasperSergey Kozlov2013-09-302014-01-05
RussiaDoomerSergey Takara2013-09-302014-01-05
RussiaHaidarovicAizat Mavludov2013-09-302014-01-05
RussiaHuffyAlexander Chertulov2013-09-302014-03-11
RussiajinbojeogAlexander Gordon2013-09-302014-01-05
BelarusKoldunPaul Skripko2013-09-302014-01-05
RussiaLostAndrew Smetanin2013-09-302014-10-12
RussiaMaradorStepan Stulnik2013-09-302014-10-12
RussiaMrKillousNikita Gurevich2014-03-112014-10-12
RussiaRusZergIlya Lyara2013-09-302014-10-12 Monolith team
RussiauThermalArtem Podzorov2013-09-302014-10-12
UkraineVoltMax Harhota2013-09-302014-01-05


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]

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


Earnings Statistics


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