Team Empire

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Team Information
Location:
Manager:
Alexander "StrangeR" Solomonov
Links
Solo Achievements
MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Spring Arena 2IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
History
Created:
2010-11-14
Disbanded:
2014-10-13
Recent Player Trades:
2014-05-07 - Kas leaves

Overview[edit]

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, 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.

ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
ruRussia tTicon small.png Happy Dmitry Kostin 31 March 2011 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
ruRussia zZicon small.png Easy Vyacheslav Trushkin 12 March 2014 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ukraineUkraine tTicon small.png Kas Mihaylo Hayda November 2010 7th May 2014 Cascadelogo std.png Cascade
ruRussia pPicon small.png Siw Vladimir Syzranov 29th July 2011 13th August 2013 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
ruRussia zZicon small.png Aristeo Anton Vasilyev 14th November 2010 16th July 2013 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
ruRussia tTicon small.png Brat_OK Pavel Kuznetsov 12th July 2012 16th July 2013 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
rsSerbia tTicon small.png Beastyqt Aleksandar Krstić 10th January 2011 28th June 2013 Cascadelogo std.png Cascade
ruRussia zZicon small.png ho8ot Andrei Mikheev 14th November 2010 17th February 2013 7xTeamlogo std.png 7x Team
grGreece pPicon small.png TheMista Themistoklis Bonidis 10th May 2012 8th January 2013 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png Retirement
krSouth Korea pPicon small.png VINES Lee Sang Hun 18th May 2012 8th September 2012 Apexlogo std.png apeX eSports
krSouth Korea zZicon small.png viOlet Kim Dong Hwan 21st January 2012 2nd July 2012 Azubulogo std.png AZUBU
fiFinland pPicon small.png Welmu Vesa Hovinen 29th July 2011 2nd March 2012 Small eclypsia.png Eclypsia
ruRussia tTicon small.png Noname Nikita Andreev 14th November 2010 18th September 2011 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png ksN
ruRussia pPicon small.png frum Yuri Kulik 14th November 2010 18th September 2011 Cascadelogo std.png Cascade
plPoland zZicon small.png Nerchio Artur Bloch 3rd April 2011 19th July 2011 Teamacerlogo std.png Team Acer
ruRussia tTicon small.png Cubert Marat Shakirzyanov 14th November 2010 31st March 2011 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
uaUkraine tTicon small.png OutSide Roman Emelyanov 14th November 2010 31st March 2011 IncrediblePaniclogo std.png incredible Panic
uaUkraine zZicon small.png Bly Aleksandr Svusuyk 25th January 2011 31st March 2011 Viruslogo std.png Virus Gaming
plPoland pPicon small.png KroLu Michał Królewski 25th January 2011 27th February 2011 Mymlogo std.png Meet Your Makers
ruRussia zZicon small.png LESTER Arzhan Bekzhanov 14th November 2010 20th February 2011 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
seSweden zZicon small.png Forsen Sebastian Fors 10th January 2010 21st January 2011 Ailogo std.png Alien Invasion
seSweden pPicon small.png NaNiwa Johan Lucchesi 30th November 2010 20th January 2011 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
plPoland tTicon small.png DieStar Marcin Wieczorek 14th November 2010 10th January 2011 Milllogo std.png Millenium
Empirelogo std.png Empire Academy
ruRussia zZicon small.png RusZerg Ilya Lyara October 2013 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia zZicon small.png Lost Andrew Smetanin October 2013 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png Marador Stepan Stulnik October 2013 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png uThermal Artem Podzorov October 2013 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png MrKillous Nikita Gurevich 12 March 2014 13 October 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png Huffy Alexander Chertulov October 2013 12 March 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
byBelarus pPicon small.png Koldun Paul Skripko October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia pPicon small.png jinbojeog Alexander Gordon October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
uaUkraine pPicon small.png Volt Max Harhota October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png Haidarovic Aizat Mavludov October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia tTicon small.png Casper Sergey Kozlov October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ruRussia pPicon small.png Doomer Sergey Takara October 2013 6 January 2014 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png

Organization[edit]

  • 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]

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

References[edit]

  1. Generic SC (6th January 2011). "[Interview SGL talks with Empire.Kas"]. www.teamliquid.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". teamliquid.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". www.teamliquid.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". www.teamliquid.net.
  13. Linz (22nd January 2012). "viOLet joins Team Empire". www.teamliquid.net.
  14. dragonborn (3rd March 2012). "Welmu and Empire part ways". www.teamliquid.net.
  15. Keeper (10th May 2012). "TheMista to Empire". www.teamliquid.net.
  16. Keeper (19th May 2012). "Empire signs VINES". www.teamliquid.net.
  17. johnnywup (2nd July 2012). "viOLet becomes free agent". www.teamliquid.net.
  18. Keeper (12th July 2012). "Empire welcomes Brat_Ok". www.teamliquid.net.
  19. Heyoka (8th September 2012). "Team Empire and VINES part ways". www.teamliquid.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.". www.teamliquid.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.