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Team Empire

[e][h]Team Empire
Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Links
Solo Achievements
MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Spring Arena 2Intel Extreme Masters
History
Created:
2010-11-14
Disbanded:
2014-10-13
Recent Player Trades:
2014-05-07 - Kas leaves


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 Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Russian FederationAristeoAnton Vasilyev2010-11-132013-07-15 Retirement
SerbiaBeastyqtAleksandar Krstić2011-01-092013-06-27 Cascade
UkraineBlyAleksandr Svysiuk2011-01-242011-03-30 Virus Gaming
Russian FederationBrat_OKPavel Kuznetsov2012-07-112013-07-15 Cascade
Russian FederationCubertMarat Shakirzyanov2010-11-132011-03-30
PolandDieStarMarcin Wieczorek2010-11-132011-01-09 Millenium
Russian FederationEasyVyacheslav Trushkin2014-03-112014-10-12
SwedenForsenSebastian Fors2010-01-092011-01-20 Alien Invasion
Russian FederationfrumYuri Kulik2010-11-132011-09-17 Cascade
Russian FederationHappyDmitry Kostin2011-03-302014-10-12 Retirement
Russian Federationho8otAndrei Mikheev2010-11-132013-02-16 7x Team
UkraineKasMihaylo Hayda2010-10-312014-05-06 Cascade
PolandKroLuMichał Królewski2011-01-242011-02-26 Meet Your Makers
Russian FederationLESTERArzhan Bekzhanov2010-11-132011-02-19
SwedenNaNiwaJohan Lucchesi2010-11-292011-01-19 Team Dignitas
PolandNerchioArtur Bloch2011-04-022011-07-18 Team Acer
Russian FederationNonameNikita Andreev2010-11-132011-09-17
UkraineOutSideRoman Emelyanov2010-11-132011-03-30 incredible Panic
Russian FederationSiwVladimir Syzranov2011-07-282013-08-12 Retirement
GreeceTheMistaThemistoklis Bonidis2012-05-092013-01-07 Retirement
Korea (South)VINESLee Sang Hun2012-05-172012-09-07 apeX eSports
Korea (South)viOletKim Dong Hwan2012-01-202012-07-01 AZUBU
FinlandWelmuVesa Hovinen2011-07-282012-03-01 Eclypsia

Academy[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
Russian FederationCasperSergey Kozlov2013-09-302014-01-05
Russian FederationDoomerSergey Takara2013-09-302014-01-05
Russian FederationHaidarovicAizat Mavludov2013-09-302014-01-05
Russian FederationHuffyAlexander Chertulov2013-09-302014-03-11
Russian FederationjinbojeogAlexander Gordon2013-09-302014-01-05
BelarusKoldunPaul Skripko2013-09-302014-01-05
Russian FederationLostAndrew Smetanin2013-09-302014-10-12
Russian FederationMaradorStepan Stulnik2013-09-302014-10-12
Russian FederationMrKillousNikita Gurevich2014-03-112014-10-12
Russian FederationRusZergIlya Lyara2013-09-302014-10-12
Russian FederationuThermalArtem Podzorov2013-09-302014-10-12
UkraineVoltMax Harhota2013-09-302014-01-05

Organization[edit]

Staff at time of Disbandment
ID Name Position
Russia StrangeR Alexander Solomonov HR manager and head StarCraft II Manager
Ukraine AnahRoniX Sergey Bykovskiy PR manager and head dota II Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2013
2013-06-21 1st A3Minor RaidCall EMS Spring 2013 2 : 1 $2,500
2013-03-19 1st A3Minor Cascade1xbet Clan League Season 4 4 : 2 $1,200
2012
2012-10-24 1st A3Minor incredible Panic Team League Season 4 6 : 4 $1,300
2012-04-08 2nd A3Minor incredible Panic Team League Season 3 2 : 4 $300
2011
2011-11-13 1st A3Minor GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2 3 : 2 $3,500
2011-09-22 2nd A2Major Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI 1 : 3 $3,000
2011-09-15 2nd A3Minor incredible Panic Team League Season 2 3 : 4 $200
2011-07-30 3rd A3Minor Russian-language Pro League 4 4 : 0 $400
2011-06-19 1st A3Minor SC2CL Season 2 9/2 Grp. S. $1,071.52
2011-03-29 2nd A3Minor Russian-language Pro League 3 1 : 4 $300
2010
2010-11-20 3rd A3Minor Russian-language Pro League 2 3 : 4 $235.1

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.