Profile: Moscow 5 | PCGamesN

League of Legends

Profile: Moscow 5

While best known for their escapades on Summoner’s Rift in League of Legends, Moscow 5 started out in 2001 focusing mainly on Counterstrike (1.6) and Dota, with a little bit of Fifa and Warcraft 3 thrown in.

It wasn’t until late last year, at both at Dota 2’s International and League of Legend’s IEM Kiev, that Moscow 5 placed themselves properly on the competitive map, with strong performances in both competitions. They went on to take first place at IEM Kiev, and taking another first place at IEM Hanover. 

Since then, they’ve been going from strength to strength, recruiting players like PGG and Vigoss for their Dota 2 team, while their LoL team continues to impress.

Throughout this year they’ve been placing 1st and 2nd at tournaments like Corsair Vengeance, ESL Major Series and recently coming second in Dreamhack’s League of Legends tournament.
They’ve also been placing extremely highly in all of the Intel Extreme Masters warmups, putting them in a good position to head into the tournament when it kicks off in Cologne, at Gamescom this year.

On the Dota 2 side, they’ve qualified for the second International, coming 5th in last year’s tournament, and while the competition is considerably more fierce when you take into account teams like mTw and Na’Vi, they’re seeded to do respectably. 

Whether the arrest of their leader, Dmitry Smilyanets, is going to have an effect on their performance at either IEM or the International remains to be seen, but such controversy swirling around you while you just want to play your best can’t be all that healthy for your state of mind.

Login or Register
Try these free to play games
?

These are affiliate links - clicking them and playing the games directly supports PCGamesN

Spotlight
?

Our Spotlight units plug content our journalists have made, that our advertisers want to promote. Sometimes the promotion is paid for, but the content they go to is always independent with no client oversight or approval.

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

League of Legends

Fair play to Nick Allen: the SKT-Fnatic bug, and the ambiguities of pro League of Legends

Riot are trying to make deep utility a

Riot are trying to make deep utility a "more appealing" option in League of Legends

Fantasy eSports site AlphaDraft gets some major financial backing

Fantasy eSports site AlphaDraft gets some major financial backing

Ekko, League of Legends' newest champion, is a time-travelling assassin

Ekko, League of Legends' newest champion, is a time-travelling assassin

New League of Legends champ, time-shattering Ekko, revealed at Mid-Season Invitational

New League of Legends champ, time-shattering Ekko, revealed at Mid-Season Invitational

Korea takes on China in League of Legends showdown at Mid-Season Invitational

Korea takes on China in League of Legends showdown at Mid-Season Invitational

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

League of Legends

SK Telecom yield League of Legends MSI title to China's EDG as Faker falls short

League of Legends' Champion Mastery system is live; go level up your champions

League of Legends' Champion Mastery system is live; go level up your champions

New talent and old blood for LCS Summer following LCS promotions, Krepo retirement

New talent and old blood for LCS Summer following LCS promotions, Krepo retirement

Land of Legends: take in the ginormous new Riot campus

Land of Legends: take in the ginormous new Riot campus

With LCS victory over Unicorns of Love, Fnatic's League of Legends team complete their turnaround

With LCS victory over Unicorns of Love, Fnatic's League of Legends team complete their turnaround

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe: venues and dates announced

The 2015 League of Legends World Championships are heading to Europe: venues and dates announced

A Region Reborn - NA League of Legends Championship Series Playoffs crown TSM

League of Legends

A Region Reborn - NA League of Legends Championship Series Playoffs crown TSM

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

Industry analysts at EEDAR forecast an ever-growing MOBA market, led by League of Legends and Dota 2

League of Legends Championship Series' spring split ends with series of tie-breakers

League of Legends Championship Series' spring split ends with series of tie-breakers

League of Legends patch 5.6 is full of buffed, and ultimately happier, champions

League of Legends patch 5.6 is full of buffed, and ultimately happier, champions

Riot's skipping Gamescom to take League of Legends on a European road trip

Riot's skipping Gamescom to take League of Legends on a European road trip

League of Legends will be available on Windows 10’s app store

League of Legends will be available on Windows 10’s app store

How a quadriplegic ex-wrestler reached Gold in League of Legends

League of Legends

How a quadriplegic ex-wrestler reached Gold in League of Legends

League of Legends champion spotlight tells the tale of Bard, and how to use him

League of Legends champion spotlight tells the tale of Bard, and how to use him

League of Legends' newest champion is Bard, a cosmic spirit and roaming support

League of Legends' newest champion is Bard, a cosmic spirit and roaming support

League of Legends player behaviour at

League of Legends player behaviour at "record bests" despite missing Tribunal

How one streamer managed to get in a fight with Azubu, Twitch, Riot Games, Marc Merrill, and most of the internet

How one streamer managed to get in a fight with Azubu, Twitch, Riot Games, Marc Merrill, and most of the internet

League of Legends champion preview teases bard character with a stary campfire tale

League of Legends champion preview teases bard character with a stary campfire tale