Giants Gaming

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Giants Gaming
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Team Information
Location: Spain Spain
Coaches: André Guilhoto
Managers: David "Lozark" Vicente
Andres "An3" Cabrera
Sponsor(s): Ozone Gaming Gear
VS Gamers
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Organization
Sister Team (Current): Giants Only The Brave
Sister Team (Former): Giants Academy
EsportsWikis Network: Call of Duty
History
Created: 2012-07-02
Social Media and Links
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Current Roster
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Giants Gaming, previously 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.

History

The Giants Gaming League of Legends division was formed July 2012. They made notable showings at tournaments such as placing third at DreamHack Valencia 2012 and The Siege.

Season 3

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.

2015 Season

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 Season

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.

In a rematch of the quarterfinals series, Giants were dispatched 0-3 in the regional finals, or gauntlet, by the Unicorns of Love, and would not be competing in the 2016 Season World Championship.

2017 Season

Prior to the opening of the 2017 spring split, Giants replaced their top laner, jungler, and AD carry with Flaxxish, Team ROCCAT LCS veteran Memento, and HeaQ, respectively.

2017 EU LCS Spring Split

The EU LCS again changed format, forming two groups for the regular season. Giants were drafted into Group A along with Fnatic, Misfits, Team ROCCAT, and G2 Esports.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends
Current Official Residency South Korea Ruin Kim Hyeong-min (김형민) 01 Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Germany Gilius Erberk Demir 02 Jungle 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Italy Jiizuké Daniele di Mauro 03 Mid 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Portugal Minitroupax Amadeu Carvalho 04 AD 2018-11-19
Current Official Residency Poland Jactroll Jakub Skurzyński 05 Support 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Spain Th3Antonio Antonio Espinosa 06 Sub/Top 2017-11-20
Current Official Residency Portugal Joo João Pereira 10 Sub/Support 2017-11-20

Inactive

R C ID Name Role Reason
Current Official Residency South Korea NighT Na Gun-woo (나건우) 03 Mid Temporarily Retires

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mightybear Kim Min-su (김민수) Jungle VITlogo std.png Team Vitality IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Spain Jîmß0wnz Yon Mangas Cayetano 04 AD
None
Season 3 European Offline Qualifers
Spain BLITX Ángel Ionesi 04 AD
None
DreamHack Winter 2012

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
Spain Fr3deric Federico Lizondo 07 Sub/Jungle Giantslogo std.png Giants Only The Brave
Sweden Hustlin Morgan Granberg 05 Support Dark PassageLogo std.png Dark Passage
Estonia HeaQ Martin Kordmaa 04 AD NiPlogo std.png Ninjas in Pyjamas
Sweden Memento Jonas Elmarghichi 02 Jungle S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
Sweden Flaxxish Olof Medin 01 Top TKlogo std.png Team Kinguin
Spain Samux Samuel Fernández Fort 09 Sub/AD UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
Germany Upset Elias Lipp 04 AD S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
United Kingdom Maxlore Nubar Sarafian 02 Jungle ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
Germany Smittyj Lennart Warkus 01 Top S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
South Korea S0NSTAR Son Seung-ik (손승익) 04 AD Coachlogo std.png Coach
Netherlands Special Joran Scheffer 08 Sub/Mid Giantslogo std.png Giants Only The Brave
Sweden G0DFRED Oskar Lundström 10 Sub/Support
None
Spain xPePii Isaac Flores 03 Mid VCFlogo std.png Valencia CF eSports
South Korea Wisdom Kim Tae-wan (김태완) 02 Jungle MSFlogo std.png Misfits
Denmark Atom Peter Thomsen 01 Top Meltylogo std.png Melty eSport Club
Sweden betongJocke Joachim Rasmussen 02 Jungle
None
Spain Adryh Adrián Pérez 04 AD H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
Norway k0u Tinh Tri Lam 02 Jungle LEKlogo std.png Lions EK
Spain ReventXz Antonio Pino 06 Sub/Top ASUSlogo std.png ASUS ROG Army
Spain FastDragon Alejandro Pérez 10 Sub/Support Giantslogo std.png Giants Only The Brave
United Kingdom Caedrel Marc Robert Lamont 08 Sub/Mid RENlogo std.png Renegades: Banditos
Spain Werlyb Jorge Casanovas 01 Top Humalogo std.png Huma
Germany NoXiAK Lewis Felix 10 Sub/Support Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Spain Rydle Fernando Soria 05 Support Dark PassageLogo std.png Dark Passage
Spain Naruterador Ramón Meseguer Fructuoso 02 Jungle Dragonslogo std.png Dragons
Spain Zigurath Iván González 04 AD Dragonslogo std.png Dragons
Denmark Dave David Terp 05 Support
None
Spain Exterminare Juan Navarro 03 Mid Overlogo std.png OverGaming
Spain Morden Sebastian Esteban 02 Jungle Dimegio ClubLogo std.png Dimegio Club
Spain Neokaos Alejandro Manuel Tabares 04 AD Logo std2.png Aversion
Spain Tremnek Ignasi Ibáñez 05 Support K3logo std.png Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain Jîmß0wnz Yon Mangas Cayetano 09 Sub/AD K3logo std.png Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain Babeta Aarón Collados 10 Sub/Support Dimegio ClubLogo std.png Dimegio Club
Spain Motroco Mario Martínez 04 AD X6tencelogo std.png x6tence
Spain jer0mm Jerónimo Pujades 01 Top X6tencelogo std.png x6tence
Spain BarbeQ Ernesto Folch 05 Support Casterlogo std.png Caster
Spain Carbono Alex González 02 Jungle Wizardslogo std.png Wizards e-Sports Club
Spain neptuNo Alberto González 03 Mid K3logo std.png Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain QyiVo Mario Blasco 01 Top ASESlogo std.png ASES e-Sports Club
Spain Mty Alfonso Aguirre 05 Support Wizardslogo std.png Wizards e-Sports Club

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Samux 28 Giantslogo std.png 31 UOLlogo std.png 6 UOLlogo std.png 65 0 65



Morden 28 Giantslogo std.png 28 0 28



Exterminare 28 Giantslogo std.png 28 0 28



Jîmß0wnz 28 Giantslogo std.png 28 0 28



Babeta 28 Giantslogo std.png 28 0 28



Werlyb 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 Giantslogo std.png 2 Fnaticlogo std.png 38 0 38



Fr3deric 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 Giantslogo std.png 36 0 36



xPePii 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 Giantslogo std.png 54 0 54



Adryh 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 Giantslogo std.png 14 Giantslogo std.png 50 0 50



Rydle 18 Giantslogo std.png 18 0 18



G0DFRED 18 Giantslogo std.png 16 Giantslogo std.png 34 0 34



Atom 14 Giantslogo std.png 14 0 14



k0u 4 Giantslogo std.png 4 0 4



betongJocke 10 Giantslogo std.png 10 0 10



Smittyj
4
2
DIGGIADIGGIA.png
36 Giantslogo std.png 40 2 42
Wisdom 4 Giantslogo std.png 20 Origenlogo std.png 24 0 24



SONSTAR 4 Giantslogo std.png 36 Giantslogo std.png 40 0 40



Hustlin 2 Giantslogo std.png 36 Giantslogo std.png 32 Giantslogo std.png 70 0 70



Night 36 Giantslogo std.png 32 Giantslogo std.png 68 0 68



Maxlore 36 Giantslogo std.png 31 ROCCATlogo std.png 7 MSFlogo std.png 74 0 74



Memento 12 ROCCATlogo std.png 32 Giantslogo std.png 44 0 44



Flaxxish 32 Giantslogo std.png 32 0 32



HeaQ 32 Giantslogo std.png 6 NiPlogo std.png 38 0 38



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after LCS Summer 2017 - Week 2

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
Spain José Ramón Díaz Founder & Owner
Spain Germán Domínguez Co-Founder & General Manger
Spain Lozark David Alonso Vicente Esports Director
Spain An3 Andres Cabrera Team Manager
Portugal André Guilhoto Head Coach
Spain Naruterador Ramón Meseguer Assistant Coach
South Korea Miracle Lee Hyeon-beom (이현범) Development Director
South Korea David Suh Sports Translator

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
South Korea S0NSTAR Son Seung-ik (손승익) 11 Strategic Coach AURlogo std.png Team AURORA
Spain Netherbane Pablo Calvo Team Manager
None
Spain Gustavo Muñoz Chief Marketing Officer
None
Spain koNN Eduardo Hoyos Remote Analyst
None
Spain Álvaro García Remote Analyst
None
Spain Fochi D Adolfo Biosca Román Assistant Coach Basklogo std.png ThunderX3 Baskonia
Sweden Blumigan Marcus Blom 11 Analyst Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Academy
Germany GrabbZ Fabian Lohmann Analyst ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
Spain Bali Ana Negueruela Palomo Team Manager Origenlogo std.png Origen
Australia Bencel Benjamin Encel Analyst Sinlogo std.png Sin Gaming
Spain OvaX Ovidio Gómez Manager
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-08-24 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2018 EU LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2 S04logo std.png FC Schalke 04
2017-07-30 CS EU logo.png I1Q 2017 EUCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 WARlogo std.png Wind and Rain € 13,000
2017-07-16 CS EU logo.png A11st 2017 EUCS Summer Round Robin 4-0-1 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2017-04-14 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2017 EU LCS Summer Promotion 0 : 3 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Academy
2017-04-02 LCS logo 25x25.png A99 - 10th 2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 2 : 11 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-12-15 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season 11 - Gyeonggi 0 : 2 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid $ 3,500
2016-09-03 RpPoints.png A44th 2016 Season Europe Regional Finals 0 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2016-08-13 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 1 : 3 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love
2016-08-01 LCS logo 25x25.png A33rd 2016 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 8-3-7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2016-03-27 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1 Humalogo std.png Huma
2016-03-18 LCS logo 25x25.png B010th 2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 3 : 15 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-08-29 RpPoints.png A44th 2015 Season Europe Regional Finals 0 : 3 ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT
2015-08-08 LCS logo 25x25.png A55 - 6th 2015 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 0 : 3 H2klogo std.png H2k-Gaming
2015-07-24 LCS logo 25x25.png A66th 2015 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 8 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-04-25 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2015 EU LCS Summer Promotion 3 : 1 RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming
2015-03-27 LCS logo 25x25.png A99th 2015 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 5 : 13 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-12-21 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q 2015 EU LCS Spring Expansion 3 : 0 RGlogo std.png Reason Gaming
2013-07-14 Gfinity Small.png A33 - 4th Gfinity London 2013 0 : 2 Eternitylogo std.png Eternity Gaming $ 5,000
2013-05-06 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ LCS EU Season 3 Summer Promotion 2 : 3 ATTaXlogo std.png ALTERNATE aTTaX
2013-04-21 LCS logo 25x25.png A77th LCS EU Season 3 Spring Regular Season 8 : 20 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-01-27 LCS logo 25x25.png I1Q LCS EU Season 3 Spring Qualifiers 2 : 0 Mousesportlogo std.png mousesports
2012-11-23 DH-star.png A55 - 8th DreamHack Winter 2012 0 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 2,200
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-07-23 A11st 2017 ESL Masters SpainMalaga 0 : 2 Basklogo std.png Baskonia eSports € 4,000
2014-12-07 A11st Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 7 2 : 0 TSLlogo std.png Team SalsaLoL € 4,000
2014-11-02 A11st Paris Games Week 2014 2 : 0 Milllogo std.png Millenium Spirit € 6,000
2014-07-06 A44th Gamegune 2014 0 : 2 Gamers2logo std.png Gamers2 € 1,000
2012-11-20 A33rd The Siege 0 : 2 M5logo std.png Moscow Five € 1,500
2012-10-28 A11st Liga de Videojuegos Profesional Season 3 2 : 0 X6tencelogo std.png x6tence € 1,600
2012-09-23 A33 - 4th DreamHack Valencia 2012 0 : 2 X6tencelogo std.png x6tence € 625
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-06-11 A11st Black Monster Cup #2 2 : 0 Dark PassageLogo std.png Dark Passage Hardware
2013-06-01 A55 - 8th SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational 0 : 2 Eternitylogo std.png Eternity Gaming £ 100
2012-09-30 A11st Go4LoL EU West #109 1 : 0 Logo std2.png EQUALITY € 200

Gallery

Highlight Videos

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Interviews

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  2. Unicorns Of Love's Facebook Post facebook.com
  3. Iguana eSports nimmt als ALTERNATE aTTaX am CS-Qualifier teil summoners-inn.de
  4. Nerv's Tweet twitter.com
  5. Giants's Tweet twitter.com
  6. Hyeon-Beom “Miracle” Lee, new League of Legends Development Director of Giants facebook.com
  7. Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  8. S0NSTAR's Tweet twitter.com
  9. Giants Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. Dark Passage's Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com
  11. Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  12. Roster Update | SLO y Challenger Series youtube.com
  13. André Guilhoto's Tweet twitter.com
  14. Giants Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. [1]
  16. Meet our 2016 EU LCS Roster giantsgaming.pro
  17. Betongjocke to join our LCS Team giantsgaming.pro
  18. Smittyj, Wisdom & S0NSTAR replace Atom, Betongjocke & Adryh giantsgaming.pro
  19. Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  20. Farewell Wisdom giantsgaming.pro
  21. Ready for the Summer Split giantsgaming.pro
  22. Official statement regarding Smittyj and SONSTAR facebook.com
  23. Maxlore's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Our toplaner has a name facebook.com
  25. Our Marksman has a name facebook.com
  26. kenzi's Tweet twitter.com
  27. Giants Gaming's Tweet twitter.com
  28. OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ELIAS "UPSET" LIPP facebook.com
  29. ATLAS eSports Team Facebook Post (Turkish) facebook.com
  30. Giants welcomes G0dfred giantsgaming.pro
  31. Bencel's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Dark Passage's Twitter Post (Turkish) twitter.com
  33. Farewell Fr3deric & Werlyb giantsgaming.pro
  34. Giants Gaming's Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  35. About how Giants ventured again on League Of Legends giantsgaming.pro
  36. Mission accomplished: we're back on the summoner's rift giantsgaming.pro
  37. GIANTS! Gaming's Facebook Post (Spanish) facebook.com
  38. Dragons now wear blue. giantsgaming.pro
  39. Rydle replaces FastDragon as support giantsgaming.pro
  40. #WelcomeJimbo (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
  41. Nuestra botlane a prueba (Spanish) giants-gaming.es
  42. League of Legends division released from Giants giants-gaming.es
  43. Llegan los invocadores [+ Ganador sorteo: jonSnow] giants-gaming.es
  44. Ozone.GIANTS! con cambios en el equipo giants-gaming.es
  45. League Of Legends se reinventa giants-gaming.es
  46. Motroco sale de la alineación. En busca de un nuevo AD Carry. giants-gaming.es