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|Sister Teams (Current):||Giants Only The Brave |
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- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Team Achievements
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Highlight Videos
- 9 Articles
- 10 Interviews
- 11 See Also
- 12 External Links
- 13 References
Giants Gaming, stylized as GIANTS! Gaming is a Spanish multi-gaming organization that picked up their first League of Legends team in July of 2012. In addition to their League of Legends team, Giants Gaming also supports players for FIFA, Call of Duty, Hearthstone and also an academy division on League of Legends.
During the preseason, the first fully professional season of the LCS was established. Giants were invited to play to qualify for the LCS at the Season 3 LCS Spring Qualifiers. They finished undefeated in their group stage and beat mousesports in the first qualification round, successfully earning a berth in the eight-team, ten-week-long LCS. Their LCS roster included top laner Samux, jungler Morden, mid laner Exterminare, AD carry Jîmß0wnz, and support Babeta.
Giants had a shaky first split in the LCS, finishing seventh with a record of 8-20. The poor showing required the team to play in relegation matches at the Season 3 LCS Summer Promotion to win back their coveted league spot. In a close set vs Team ALTERNATE, the GIANTS! were unsuccessful winning back into the LCS, losing 3-2.
Life after LCS sent the team back into a recently-expanded amateur scene with them continuing to play at events, notably coming in third/fourth at Gfinity London 2013. On July 31st 2013, the GIANTS! Gaming organization announced that they would not renew the contracts of their League of Legends players and released them. With the exception of Samux in 2017, none of their players would again play in any LCS game.
In August 2014, Giants formed a roster of top laner Werlyb, jungler Fr3d3ric, mid laner PePiiNeRo, AD carry Adryh, and support Rydle (replacing FastDragon). As one of the top three teams on the EUW 5v5 Challenger ladder, they were invited to compete in the Spring Expansion Tournament, and qualified for the Offline Stage after beating Ascension and Millenium. In the Offline Stage, Giants won their first matchup against Reason Gaming, meaning they were one win away from the LCS. The team then lost to H2k-Gaming in the Winner's Bracket Final, but beat Reason Gaming in the Loser's Bracket Final, meaning they would go on to play in the 2015 LCS Spring Split.
2015 EU LCS Spring Split
The Spring Split itself was unsuccessful for the team, as they accumulated a 5-13 record in ninth place, which meant that they would play in the Summer Promotion. Here Giants Gaming faced Reason Gaming and came out victorious, securing their spot in the Summer Split.
2015 EU LCS Summer Split
The Summer Split was far more positive for Giants Gaming, finishing in sixth place at 8-10, thanks largely to PePiiNeRO's impressive performances in particular, as well as the replacement of Rydle by G0DFRED. In the Summer Playoffs, the team were beaten in the quarterfinals by H2k-Gaming, meaning that they would pick up 20 Championship Points and go on to play in the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals. Giants Gaming went on to lose 0-3 to Team ROCCAT in Round 1 of the gauntlet.
2016 EU LCS Spring Split
In the Giants' first season start without a Promotion Tournament, they replaced their top and jungler with Atom and k0u, but were stricken with poor performances and frequent roster swaps. In all, ten players competed for the team during the spring split, with Smittyj, betongJocke, Wisdom, S0NSTAR, and Hustlin subbing throughout the season. Only PepiiNeRo, since renamed to xPePii, stayed as the starter for his position throughout the entire split. Giants finished in last place with a 3-15 record, again cementing their unenviable spot in the upcoming promotion tournament.
In the Promotion Tournament, Giants scraped through by the skin of their teeth, narrowly avoiding defeat in the elimination round in a 3-2 victory over Copenhagen Wolves, and a follow-up 2-3 loss to Splyce, culminating in a 3-1 final round victory over Huma.
2016 EU LCS Summer Split
Before the start of the summer split, Giants made two Challenger Series additions to their roster, and replaced jungler Wisdom with Maxlore of the EU CS, and longtime mid laner xPePii with Night of the Korean CS.
The summer split of 2016 implemented a long-awaited format change, as the eighteen best-of-1 games changed to eighteen best-of-2 series. Here, the Giants met unprecedented success, finishing third with an 8-3-7 record. Rookie mid laner Night was awarded the second-most game MVP awards league-wide. Unfortunately, their victories ended there, as Giants were defeated in the playoff quarterfinals 1-3 by the Unicorns of Love.
2017 EU LCS Spring Split
- January 4th, Memento and HeaQ join. Samux leaves.
- January 5th, Th3Antonio joins as a sub. Fr3deric rejoins as a sub.
- January 6th, HeaQ joins ALTERNATE aTTaX on loan for 2017 EUCS Spring Qualifiers.
- January 9th, Memento rejoins Nerv on loan for 2017 EUCS Spring Qualifiers.
- January 19th, S0NSTAR rejoins as strategic coach.
- January 26th, Miracle and David Suh join as development director and sports translator respectively.
- January 7th, Atom and k0u join. Samux and Hustlin join as subs. ReventXz and FastDragon leave. PePiiNeRO renames to xPePii.
- January 27th, betongJocke joins. k0u leaves.
- February 29th, Smittyj, Wisdom, and S0NSTAR join. Atom, betongJocke, and Adryh leave.
- March 15th, Hustlin becomes a starter. G0DFRED moves to sub.
- April 26th, Wisdom leaves.
- May 10th, Maxlore and NighT join. xPePii leaves.
- May 18th, Special joins as a sub. G0DFRED leaves. Maxlore joins Misfits EU on loan for 2016 EUCS Summer Qualifiers - Day 1.
- August (approx.), Special leaves.
- October 7th, Smittyj and S0NSTAR leave.
- November 21st, Maxlore leaves.
- December 6th, Flaxxish joins.
- December 8th, Upset joins.
- December 12th, Mightybear joins on loan from Team Vitality for IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi.
- December 26th, Upset leaves.
- May 6th, Samux leaves.
- May 26th, G0DFRED joins. Rydle becomes a sub. Bencel joins as an analyst.
- May 28th, Rydle leaves.
- July 22nd, NoXiAK leaves. ReventXz rejoins as a sub and Caedrel joins as a sub.
- August 29th, 4th place at the 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals.
- December 13th, Werlyb and Fr3deric leave.
- December 24th, Caedrel leaves.
- April 14th, Reven and Naruterador join.
- July 3rd, GIANTS! announces their new roster, PePiiNeRo, Zigurath, and Dave join.
- July 21st, previous roster is released. Reven, Naruterador, PePiiNeRo, Zigurath, and Dave leave.
- August 7th, Werlyb, Fr3deric, PePiiNeRo, Adryh, and FastDragon join.
- November 14th, Rydle joins as the starting support. FastDragon becomes a sub.
- January 27th, Jîmß0wnz joins.
- May 29th, Neokaos and Tremmek are being tested as the new bot lane.
- July 14th, 3-4th place at Gfinity London 2013.
- July 31st, contracts with Morden, Neokaos, Tremnek, Jîmß0wnz, Samux, Exterminare, and Babeta aren't renewed, they are released from the roster.
- July 2nd, GIANTS! Gaming forms with BarbeQ, Carbono, neptuNo, QyiVo, and Mty.
- August 1st, jer0m and Neokaos replace Qyivo and Mty. BarbeQ moves to support role.
- September 16th, Previous roster is released and Babeta, Exterminare, Morden, Samux, and Motroco join.
- October 31st, Motroco leaves.
|NighT||Na Gun-woo (나건우)||Mid||2017-11-20|
Formerly On Loan
|Mightybear||Kim Min-su (김민수)||Jungle||Team Vitality||IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi|
|Jîmß0wnz||Yon Mangas Cayetano||AD||Season 3 European Offline Qualifers|
|BLITX||Ángel Ionesi||AD||DreamHack Winter 2012|
|Samux||Samuel Fernández Fort||Sub/AD||Unicorns Of Love|
|Upset||Elias Lipp||AD||FC Schalke 04|
|Maxlore||Nubar Sarafian||Jungle||Team ROCCAT|
|Smittyj||Lennart Warkus||Top||FC Schalke 04|
|S0NSTAR||Son Seung-ik (손승익)||AD||Coach|
|Special||Joran Scheffer||Sub/Mid||Giants Only The Brave|
|xPePii||Isaac Flores||Mid||Valencia CF eSports|
|Wisdom||Kim Tae-wan (김태완)||Jungle||Misfits|
|Atom||Peter Thomsen||Top||Melty eSport Club|
|k0u||Lâm Trí Tin||Jungle||Lions EK|
|ReventXz||Antonio Pino||Sub/Top||ASUS ROG Army|
|FastDragon||Alejandro Pérez||Sub/Support||Giants Only The Brave|
|Caedrel||Marc Robert Lamont||Sub/Mid||Renegades: Banditos|
|NoXiAK||Lewis Felix||Sub/Support||SK Gaming|
|Rydle||Fernando Soria||Support||Dark Passage|
|Naruterador||Ramón Meseguer Fructuoso||Jungle||Dragons|
|Morden||Sebastian Esteban||Jungle||Dimegio Club|
|Neokaos||Alejandro Manuel Tabares||AD||Aversion|
|Tremnek||Ignasi Ibáñez||Support||Karont3 e-Sports Club|
|Jîmß0wnz||Yon Mangas Cayetano||Sub/AD||Karont3 e-Sports Club|
|Babeta||Aarón Collados||Sub/Support||Dimegio Club|
|Carbono||Alex González||Jungle||Wizards e-Sports Club|
|neptuNo||Alberto González||Mid||Karont3 e-Sports Club|
|QyiVo||Mario Blasco||Top||ASES e-Sports Club|
|Mty||Alfonso Aguirre||Support||Wizards e-Sports Club|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
- Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after week 4 of LCS Spring 2017
|Germán Domínguez||Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer|
|Miracle||Lee Hyeon-beom (이현범)||Development Director|
|David Suh||Sports Translator|
|Lozark||David Alonso Vicente||Head Coach|
|S0NSTAR||Son Seung-ik (손승익)||Strategic Coach|
|Netherbane||Pablo Calvo||Team Manager|
|Gustavo Muñoz||Chief Marketing Officer|
|koNN||Eduardo Hoyos||Remote Analyst|
|Álvaro García||Remote Analyst|
|Fochi D||Adolfo Biosca Román||Assistant Coach||ThunderX3 Baskonia|
|GrabbZ||Fabian Lohmann||Analyst||Team ROCCAT|
|Bali||Ana Negueruela Palomo||Team Manager||Origen|
|Bencel||Benjamin Encel||Analyst||Sin Gaming|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-12-07||1st||Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 7||2 : 0||Team SalsaLoL||€ 4,000|
|2014-11-02||1st||Paris Games Week 2014||2 : 0||Millenium Spirit||€ 6,000|
|2014-07-06||4th||Gamegune 2014||0 : 2||Gamers2||€ 1,000|
|2012-11-20||3rd||The Siege||0 : 2||Moscow Five||€ 1,500|
|2012-10-28||1st||Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 3||2 : 0||x6tence||€ 1,600|
|2012-09-23||3 - 4th||DreamHack Valencia 2012||0 : 2||x6tence||€ 625|
- July 2nd, Giant growth: From last to middle of the pack by Adel Chouadria on ESPN
- June 9th, They Might Be Giants: how Giants Gaming became a playoff contender from theScore
- August 6th, Giants' leap from near-relegation to Playoffs in one Split from LoL Esports
- August 11th, Epilogue: Giants Gaming from theScore
- December 16th, EU EXPANSION TOURNAMENT INFOGRAPHIC: GIANTS! from Azubu
- July 6th, GIANTS coach LoZarK: ‘In pick & bans, G2 did really well against Fnatic...we just copied the bans’ with theScore
- August 13th, Life after PePii: Coach Lozark discusses working with the new Giants roster with theScore
- November 22nd, Mini Entrevista a Lozark Coach de Giants PrePartido Ascension (Spanish video) with OGSeries
- December 3rd, We are Giants Gaming, ask us anything. with Reddit
- January 26th, eD Express: Entrevista al equipo Giants! de LoL en la Bootcamp de UnTTsWorld (Spanish video) with UnTTsWorld
- GIANTS! Gaming Team Profile on lolesports.com
- Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- Unicorns Of Love's Facebook Post facebook.com
- Iguana eSports nimmt als ALTERNATE aTTaX am CS-Qualifier teil summoners-inn.de
- Nerv's Tweet twitter.com
- Giants's Tweet twitter.com
- Hyeon-Beom “Miracle” Lee, new League of Legends Development Director of Giants facebook.com
- Meet our 2016 EU LCS Roster giantsgaming.pro
- Betongjocke to join our LCS Team giantsgaming.pro
- Smittyj, Wisdom & S0NSTAR replace Atom, Betongjocke & Adryh giantsgaming.pro
- Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- Farewell Wisdom giantsgaming.pro
- Ready for the Summer Split giantsgaming.pro
- Official statement regarding Smittyj and SONSTAR facebook.com
- Maxlore's Tweet twitter.com
- Our toplaner has a name facebook.com
- Our Marksman has a name facebook.com
- kenzi's Tweet twitter.com
- Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
- OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ELIAS "UPSET" LIPP facebook.com
- ATLAS eSports Team Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com
- Giants welcomes G0dfred giantsgaming.pro
- Bencel's Tweet twitter.com
- Dark Passage's Twitter Post (Turkish) twitter.com
- Farewell Fr3deric & Werlyb giantsgaming.pro
- Giants Gaming's Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
- About how Giants ventured again on League Of Legends giantsgaming.pro
- Mission accomplished: we're back on the summoner's rift giantsgaming.pro
- GIANTS! Gaming's Facebook Post (Spanish) facebook.com
- Dragons now wear blue. giantsgaming.pro
- Rydle replaces FastDragon as support giantsgaming.pro
- #WelcomeJimbo (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
- Nuestra botlane a prueba (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
- League of Legends division released from Giants giants-gaming.es
- Llegan los invocadores [+ Ganador sorteo: jonSnow] giants-gaming.es
- Ozone.GIANTS! con cambios en el equipo giants-gaming.es
- League Of Legends se reinventa giants-gaming.es
- Motroco sale de la alineación. En busca de un nuevo AD Carry. giants-gaming.es