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Alex Ich
Alex Ich.jpg
NAME: Alexey Ichetovkin
BIRTHDAY: January 31, 1992 (1992-01-31) (age 27)
TEAM: Team EnVyUs
ROLE: SubMid.png Sub Mid Laner
TwitchLogo.png FacebookIcon.png TwitterIcon.png RedditIcon.png
Oct 2010 - Nov 2010
Dimegio Club
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011 - May 2011
Jul 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Team Empire
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Moscow Five
Jan 2013 - May 2014
Gambit Gaming
May 2014 - Oct 2014
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Oritura Sum
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Team Dragon Knights
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016 - May 2016
Team Dragon Knights
May 2016 - Present
Team EnVyUs

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Overview   Champion Statistics   Match History    

Alexey "Alex Ich" Ichetovkin is the SubMid.png Sub Mid Laner for Team EnVyUs.


Alex Ich hails from Kamenka, Russia. Alex has been in the League scene since 2009, playing in the high elo ladders.

League of Legends Career

Pre Season 2

He started dabbling in playing competitively in 2010, joining various teams, playing briefly for Dimegio Club, who were later acquired by SK Gaming, Liquicity, myRevenge after their main lineup was picked up by Fnatic, and MTG where he met future teammates Darien and Genja. Alex started making headway though in the scene when joining Team Empire as their mid player in October of 2011, who made large splash at IEM Season VI Qualifiers, winning it to be invited to play at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev but also due to making a now famed highlight vs SK Gaming, which gave birth to the meme and saying of players shouting "EMPIRE!". [1]

Season 2

Alex with the rest of Team Empire were recruited by organization Moscow Five in December 2011. Their first major appearance would be at the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev on January 19th, 2012. It would be here that Moscow 5 would make a name for themselves internationally, as they had little fame prior to IEM Kiev. At the event, Moscow 5 would show a dominant performance, going undefeated in group stage against Dignitas, against All authority, and Sypher. [2] Taking first by going 3-0 in the group stage, Alex and team would advance to the playoffs where they would take the series 2-0 against SK Gaming. Moving to the finals, Moscow 5 would defeat North American powerhouse Team SoloMid 2-1, dropping their only game of the tournament against Team SoloMid. [3]

On January 31st, 2012, Alex with company would compete in the online Kings of Europe tournament. Once again showing their strength, they would go undefeated in the group stage, defeating SK Gaming, exGBT, and Team Mistral. [4] Advancing to the playoffs, they would go on to defeat French team Sypher 2-1 in the semifinals. In doing so, Moscow 5 would face off against European favorite Counter Logic Gaming EU in the finals, where they would fall 1-2. [5]

On March 10th, 2012, Alex Ich would attend the IEM Season VI - World Championship in Hanover. Reproducing their results from Kiev, Moscow 5 once again went undefeated in group stage 5-0, defeating SK Gaming, Curse Gaming, Team SoloMid, Sypher, and EHome. [6] Alex would assist his team to would continue their win streak in the playoff bracket, beating Counter Logic Gaming Prime 2-0 in the semifinals and defeating Dignitas 2-0 in the finals to take home first place. [7] This tournament would mark a high point in Moscow 5's history, as they were able to come out of the tournament not only victorious, but were able to do so while not dropping a single game throughout the entire competition.

His team's next high placing at a major tournament would be at the online Corsair Vengeance Cup. Coming out of the group stage of the tournament 2-1, Moscow 5 had a strong run in the playoffs, defeating Hauteur 8, Intent Gaming, TeamRedbyteItalia, and Meet Your Makers in the first four rounds of the playoff bracket, before falling to against aAa 0-2 in the second phase of the winner's bracket, knocking the Russian team down to the loser's bracket. Moscow 5 would face off against Team SoloMid in their first match of the loser's bracket, in which the Russian team would come out victorious 2-1. Alex then faced and defeated SK Gaming 2-0 in the next round of the loser's bracket, which put them up to face against aAa once again. This time the team would come out victorious, defeating aAa 2-0, which put the team up against Counter Logic Gaming EU in the grand finals of the Corsair Vengeance Cup. Unfortunately, Moscow 5 would fall short to CLG.EU 0-2, losing to the team once again in a finals setting, taking home second place. [8]

On June 16, Alex and comrades would attend DreamHack Summer 2012 after taking second at the online qualifiers. Moscow 5 would take second in group stage going 2-1, defeating Absolute Legends and Mebdi's Minions, but losing to Counter Logic Gaming EU. Advancing to the semifinals, Moscow 5 would face off against Curse Gaming EU, where the Russian team was able to come out ahead 2-0, advancing them to the grand finals of DreamHack Summer 2012. At the finals, Moscow 5 would play against familiar opponent, Counter Logic Gaming EU, where they would fall 0-2. [9]

Alex and Moscow 5 attended European Challenger Circuit: Poland after qualifying online with a 2-0 victory over CLG.EU sending them to the loser's bracket. This would mean that the teams shall meet again in the group stage, where Moscow 5 took second place going 2-1, defeating and Ocelote World while losing a game to CLG.EU. In the semifinals, Moscow 5 had a strong showing defeating Curse EU 2-0, going with a perfect 15-0 score in the second game. At the finals, Moscow 5 would meet their rivals CLG.EU once again. After having a 0-4 record against them in lan events, Alex with his team were able to claim their revenge with a commanding 2-0 victory making them the ECC Poland champions. [10]

As one of the eight European invitees for the Season Two Regional Finals - Cologne, Moscow Five would fly out to Germany for a chance to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. Matched up against the recently formed Polish team EloHell, Moscow Five would take a 2-0 victory to advance to the second round of the playoffs. There, Moscow Five was able to come out victorious against Fnatic in a close 2-1, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles and advancing to the grand finals of the tournament. Continuing their dominant performance, Alex would help win the finals 2-0 against SK Gaming. [11]

At the Season 2 World Championship in October, Alex Ich with his teammates were considered by many analysts and professionals to be the favorites coming into the event. [12] They were was given a bye through the group stage and were selected to face Invictus Gaming in their quarterfinal match. Although iG consistently pressured M5's early game and won the laning phase, the Russian squad was able to overcome their deficits in the midgame and take the series 2-0. Advancing to face the Taipei Assassins in the semifinals, M5 continued their dominant form in the first game of the match and quickly secured game one. However, TPA matched M5's aggression in the next two games and successfully turned the series around. The Taiwanese team took the set 2-1, and Moscow Five was forced to settle for 3rd-4th place and $ 150,000.

Pre-Season 3

After the Season 2 Championships, Alex's team would attend the European tournament Tales of the Lane from October 27th through November 11th, 2012. They would emerge as first in their group stage 3-1, with wins against Curse EU, Eclypsia and MYM, but losing to the hungry IWantCookie. They were granted seeding directly into the semi-finals due to their placing in the group stages. On November 11th M5 would travel to Paris to compete in the offline portions of the tournament. There they would face an upset from Curse EU, knocking them into the 3rd place match losing 0-2. They would finish the tournament with a sweep of SK Gaming, taking 3rd and €5,000 in winnings.

On November 22nd, 2012, Moscow 5 had the great opportunity to fly to Shanghai to attend the TGA Winter 2012 event. While not contestants of the tournament itself, the team would look to boost their popularity with the Chinese tour, doing photo ops, fan signings and Mandarin greeting videos[13][14]. M5 also played two show matches against WE and iG, winning against both. They would leave China on November 27th, flying directly to Las Vegas to attend IPL 5.

On Day 1 of the IPL event, Alex and M5 would advance through the group stages by defeating Curse Gaming twice and dropping a game to world champions, Taipei Assassins. They would then face World Elite which they scrimmed against heavily in Shanghai. However, WE would rout the Russian team 2-0, dropping them to the losers bracket. M5 would then defeat the tournament favorites, Korean powerhouse Azubu Blaze in a close 3 game series. M5 would get a chance to revenge their loss in the Season 2 World Championship against in TPA in round 5. Despite Alex amassing an amazing 538 creep score and leading in gold to the very end of the game, M5 would still fall to the Taiwanese team in game 1, and lose again to Stanley on Nidalee in game 2, making it five consecutive loses to TPA. M5 would finish the tournament at 4th place and earn $3,000 in winnings.

On January 10th, 2013, resultant of the arrest of Moscow Five's CEO in July of the previous year leaving the organization with a lack of funding, the League of Legends roster was released from the eSports organization as it went defunct.[15][16]

Formation of Gambit Gaming

Four days later, on January 14th, it was announced that Gambit Gaming had acquired Alex Ich and the rest of the former M5 roster.

Pre-Season 3

Marking their first appearance in an offline event as Gambit Gaming, in late January of 2013, the Russian team would compete in IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice as one of the eight qualified teams. Gambit Gaming would go 1-2 in the group stage, winning against MYM, while losing to Curse Gaming EU as well as Azubu Blaze. Because of this, the round robin had a tie of MYM, Gambit, and Curse Gaming EU, who all went 1-2. A time coefficient was used to break the tie though, giving Gambit Gaming a spot in the semi-finals. Alex would help to defeat Azubu Frost as the underdogs 2-0, then go on to take first place by knocking out Frost's brother team, Azubu Blaze who they had lost to in the group stage. Gambit Gaming takes home $15,000 USD (~11,609 Euros) as well as a direct seed into IEM World Championship.

Season 3

Spring EU LCS

Having qualified as Moscow Five, Alex and company would compete in the Riot's new professional league for Season 3, the European Season 3 League of Legends Championship Series. Gambit would be a highly respected threat throughout the 10 week Spring league, being one of the most feared to play. They would complete the European Spring LCS Split 2nd place, with a record of 21-7. This ensured their LCS spot for the summer split portion of the league. They would then take second place in the Season 3 EU Spring Playoffs, losing 2-3 to Fnatic.

IEM World Championship & MLG Winter Championship

Gambit with Alex Ich attended the IEM Season VII - World Championship in Hannover, Germany held in March. The team dominated their group, going an undefeated 5-0, placing them in the semi-finals. They then faced CJ Entus Frost and lost the set 2-1, knocking Gambit out of the tournament and ending the team in 3rd.

The Russian players were then invited to play in an international exhibition at 2013 MLG Winter Championship, playing first against American Team Dignitas, and won 2-0, constantly pressuring the opponent. Gambit faced Korean top contender KT Rolster B in the exhibition finals but were unable to secure 1st place, losing 2-1.

LCS All Stars

In April, Alex Ich, as well with teammates Diamondprox, Genja and Edward were publicly voted to represent their respective lane positions on the Europe LCS All Star team to compete at All-Star Shanghai 2013 to play against the world's best All Star teams chosen in the same fashion. However, a rule stating that only 3 members of a team may be inducted onto the team, Genja was replaced as AD Carry by Evil Geniuses' Yellowpete. The team's top lane was sOAZ from Fnatic. Alex with the rest of the EU all stars first faced off against heavy favorites Korean OGN Champions, and although good early gameplay from jungler Diamondprox, the Korean team overtook them in a 2-0 set. Their next opponent was their sibling rivalry team , the North America LCS. Both teams played an explosive two games of up and down fighting however, NA LCS ended up being the victor, knocking Alex Ich with his all stars out of the tournament. In the All Star Skills Competition, Alex bested NA's scarra but lost to China's Misaya in the mid laners 1 v 1 tournament.

Summer EU LCS

Alex Ich qualified to the Season 3 World Championship with his team Gambit Gaming, finishing 3rd in the Summer Playoffs.

Season 4

During the 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs Alex Ich and Gambit Gaming finished 5th after losing 0-2 to Team ROCCAT but then beating Copenhagen Wolves 2-0 to secure their sport in the 2014 EU LCS Summer Split.

In May 2014, Alex Ich left Gambit Gaming[17] and joined Ninjas in Pyjamas as their new Top Laner.

In July 2014, Alex Ich moved back to the mid lane. [18]

Season 5
On January of 2015, Alex Ich moved to North America and joined the Challenger team Misfits, which rebranded to Renegades in June. The team made it through the Regular Split of the Challenger Series thus qualifying them for Playoffs. Renegades faced Team Coast in a best of five series, where the team won 3-2 and auto qualified for 2016 NA LCS.


  • The name "Alex Ich" is derived from his real name, Alexey Ichetovkin.
  • Considered
    to be his favorite champions in early 2011.
  • Was a toplaner and a jungler all the time until Diamondprox and Edward joined Empire the week before IEM Kiev qualification.
  • Known for playing certain champions in unconventional lanes, e.g. mid lane
    and a preference for tanky and farm-heavy mages like
  • With a whopping creep score of 325 in the DreamHack 2012 Qualifier game against Sypher, Alex held the unofficial record for most minions slain in the first 25 minutes of a high level competitive match using
    , which was broken by Froggen in the Season 2 championship vs SAJ who had 330 minions at the 25 minute mark.
  • One of the few married League of Legends professional players. [19]
  • His favorite champion is
    . [20]
  • Known for playing unusual midlane champions in competitive play such as AP
    Master Yi
  • As of Febuary 7th, 2013 he became a father.[21] His son is named Dmitry (Not Ryze).[22]
  • Known for playing AD assassins such as
    during season 3.
  • Appears in Riot Games - Road to the Cup Season 3 video as
    . [23]
  • Platinum (almost Diamond) Starcraft II player.
  • Played jungle for team MTG before Irugat, who was the midlaner for that team left MTG due to misscommunication with Alex and other teammates
  • Is respected by the Korean community for being able to play well while being married and also for being a hard worker

Current Statistics

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Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2016-03-16 CS NA logo.png 2016 NACS Spring 2nd
1 : 3

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2015-08-12 CS NA logo.png 2015 NA CS Summer 1st
3 : 2

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2014-09-04 BMCup Small.png 2014 Black Monster Cup EU Summer 3rd
2 : 1
2014-08-07 CS EU logo.png 2014 EU CS Summer 4th
0 : 3
2014-07-30 CS EU logo.png 2014 EU CS Summer #2 2nd
0 : 2
2014-07-07 FaceitChallenge Logo.png FACEIT Challenger Invitational 3 1st
2 : 0
2014-06-21 CS EU logo.png 2014 EU CS Summer #1 2nd
0 : 2
2014-06-17 DH-star.png DreamHack Summer 2014 1st
2 : 0

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VIII - Cologne 1st
2 : 0
2013-08-25 EU LCS.png Season 3 EU LCS Summer 3rd
2 : 1
2013-04-28 NA LCS.png Season 3 EU LCS Spring 2nd
2 : 3
2013-03-08 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - World Championship 3 - 4th
1 : 2
2013-02-26 ESL Major Series Winter 2012 1st
2 : 0
2013-01-20 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VII - Global Challenge Katowice 1st
2 : 0

Team Achievements
Date Event Results
2012-12-10 The Siege 1st
2 : 0
2012-12-02 Ipllogo small.png IGN ProLeague Season 5 4th
0 : 2
2012-11-11 Tales of the Lane 3rd
2 : 0
2012-10-10 RpPoints.png Season 2 World Championship 3 - 4th
1 : 2
2012-09-25 ESL Major Series Season X 1st
2 : 1
2012-08-19 RpPoints.png Season 2 Regional Finals 1st
2 : 0
2012-08-03 Ipllogo small.png IGN ProLeague Elites 1st
3 : 0
2012-07-29 European Challenger Circuit: Poland 1st
3 : 0
2012-07-25 Absolute Arena Invitational 3 - 4th
1 : 2
2012-07-19 League of Champions July 1st
2 : 0
2012-07-17 Elite of Europe 3rd
2 : 1
2012-07-11 Absolute Arena Cup 2 1st
2 : 0
2012-06-18 DH-star.png DreamHack Summer 2012 2nd
0 : 2
2012-06-06 Esports Heaven Medion Challenge 2012 2nd
1 : 3
2012-06-02 SK Trophy May 1st
2 : 1
2012-05-24 ESL Major Series Season IX 2nd
0 : 2
2012-05-16 Corsair Vengeance Cup 2nd
0 : 2
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - World Championship 1st
2 : 0
2012-01-31 Kings of Europe 2nd
1 : 2
2012-01-22 Esltumbnail.png IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev 1st
2 : 1


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