Team Empire

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To read about Team Empire's activities in Dota 2, see Team Empire.
Team Empire
Team empire.png
Team Information
Location: Russia Russia
Manager: Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Sponsor: Razer
Website Twitter Facebook YouTube Channel TLPD HotS TLPD International Aligulac Twitch Stream
Solo Achievements
2012_MLG_Pro_Circuit/Spring/Arena_2IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:


Picon small.png 0Ticon small.png 2Zicon small.png 0
Created: 2010-11-14
Recent Player Trades: 2013-08-13 - Siw retires


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

Team Empire is known as one of Russia's largest and best known gaming organisations, particularly for their teams and players in StarCraft II, League of Legends, Dota 2 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]

Player Roster[edit]

Russia Ticon small.png Happy
 Dmitry Kostin
Ukraine Ticon small.png Kas
 Mihaylo Hayda

Best Yearly Results[edit]

ID Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
ruRussia TTicon small.png Happy Dmitry Kostin - 17 - 24th DreamHack Winter 2011 8th 2012 WCS Europe Finals Premier League 5 - 8th ASUS ROG Summer 2013 HomeStory Cup VIII Premier League 17 - 24th Down.png 2014_WCS_Season_1_Europe/Premier
uaUkraine TTicon small.png Kas (Captain.png) Mihaylo Hayda - 3rd 2011 TSL3 World Cyber Games 2011 3rd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev 5 - 8th IEM Season VII - Katowice Premier League 25 - 32nd Down.png 2014 WCS Season 1 Europe


ID Name 2014
ruRussia zZicon small.png RusZerg Ilya Lyara -
ruRussia zZicon small.png Lost Andrew Smetanin -
ruRussia zZicon small.png Easy Vyacheslav Trushkin -
ruRussia tTicon small.png Marador Stepan Stulnik -
ruRussia TTicon small.png uThermal Artem Podzorov -
ruRussia pPicon small.png MrKillous Nikita Gurevich -

Notable Former[edit]

Full list of player transfers and former players here.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date Duration New Team
ruRussia pPicon small.png Siw Vladimir Syzranov 29th July 2011 13th August 2013 11 months ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
ruRussia tTicon small.png Brat_OK Pavel Kuznetsov 12th July 2012 16th July 2013 1 year ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
rsSerbia tTicon small.png Beastyqt Aleksandar Krstić 10th January 2011 28th June 2013 2 years 5 months Cascadelogo std.png Cascade
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png VINES Lee Sang Hun 18th May 2012 8th September 2012 4 months Apexlogo std.png apeX eSports
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png viOlet Kim Dong Hwan 21st January 2012 2nd July 2012 5 months Azubulogo std.png AZUBU
fiFinland pPicon small.png Welmu Vesa Hovinen 29th July 2011 2nd March 2012 7 months Small eclypsia.png Eclypsia
plPoland zZicon small.png Nerchio Artur Bloch 3rd April 2011 19th July 2011 3 months Acerlogo std.png Team Acer
uaUkraine zZicon small.png Bly Aleksandr Svusuyk 25th January 2011 31st March 2011 2 months Viruslogo std.png Virus Gaming
seSweden pPicon small.png NaNiwa Johan Lucchesi 30th November 2010 20th January 2011 2 months Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas


  • Russia Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov - HR manager and head StarCraft II Manager
  • Ukraine Sergey "AnahRoniX" Bykovskiy - PR manager and head dota II Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Event Result Prize
2013-10-28 Gold.png Cascade1xbet Clan League Season 5 Empire-ence std.png Empire-Ence 4 : 2 Milllogo std.png Millenium $1,200
2013-06-13 Gold.png RaidCall EMS Spring 2013 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 2 : 1 Mouzlogo std.png mouz $2,500
2013-03-19 Gold.png Cascade1xbet Clan League Season 4 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 4 : 2 FXOlogo std.png FXO.CIS $1,200
2012-12-15 Copper.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VIII Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 0 : 3 Acerlogo std.png Team Acer
2012-10-24 Gold.png Incredible Panic Team League Season 4 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 6 : 4 Roxicon std.png RoX $1,300
2012-05-14 Copper.png Eclypsia Colosseum Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 2 : 3 Absolutelegendslogo std.png AL
2012-04-08 Silver.png Incredible Panic Team League Season 3 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 2 : 4 FXOlogo std.png FXO.CIS $300
2012-03-17 Copper.png North American Star Team League Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 2 : 4 FXOlogo std.png FXO.KR
2011-11-13 Gold.png GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 3 : 2 Eglogo std.png EG $3,500
2011-10-30 Silver.png Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VI Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 1 : 3 Mouzlogo std.png mouz $3,000
2011-09-15 Silver.png Incredible Panic Team League Season 2 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 3 : 4 ImbaFXOlogo std.png imba $200
2011-06-19 Gold.png SC2CL Season 2 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire 5 : 0 Ailogo std.png AI €750


  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. Shadow_Dog (9th January 2013). "Second chance for Siw - Siw joins Team Empire".
  5. rox.kis.craft (9th January 2013). "Empire меняют TheMista'у на Siw'a".
  6. Labora (28th June 2013). "Team Empire and Beastyqt ways parted".
  7. StrangeR (16th July 2013). "Team Empire parted ways with Brat_Ok".
  8. StrangeR (1st August 2013). "Team Empire and Ence.elfi join forces for team leagues".
  9. FlamingPie (13th August 2013). "Empire Siw Retires from Starcraft 2".
  10. Linz (22nd January 2012). "viOLet joins Team Empire".
  11. dragonborn (3rd March 2012). "Welmu and Empire part ways".
  12. Keeper (10th May 2012). "TheMista to Empire".
  13. Keeper (19th May 2012). "Empire signs VINES".
  14. johnnywup (2nd July 2012). "viOLet becomes free agent".
  15. Keeper (12th July 2012). "Empire welcomes Brat_Ok".
  16. Heyoka (8th September 2012). "Team Empire and VINES part ways".
  17. Tex (10th January 2011). "Empire restructured - Report".
  18. Millenium (10th January 2011). "Millenium accueille un second Terran".
  19. (20th January 2011). "Starcraft 2: Naniwa перешел в Team Dignitas".
  20. (21st January 2011). "Starcraft 2: Team Empire избавилась от Forsen’а и обещала представить новых рекрутов".
  21. Team Empire (25th January 2011). "Team Empire Facebook Post".
  22. StrangeR (20th February 2011). "LESTER покидает Team Empire".
  23. Sheeperich (30th March 2011). "SC2CL Masters: Introducing our third invite".
  24. StrangeR (31st March 2011). "Happy вступает в Team Empire!".
  25. ikse (3rd April 2011). "Nerchio signe chez Empire".
  26. Numy (20th July 2011). "Team Acer adds SC2 team.".
  27. Bash (29th July 2011). "NCM Clan прощается с Siw и NCE".
  28. StrangeR (18th September 2011). "AsitY - назначается тренером sc2 состава и другие изменения.".
  29. StrangeR (23rd November 2011). "Чемпион Финляндии вступает в Team Empire".
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