April 3rd 2018, Gaints Gaming becomes Vodafone Gaming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Team Played||Last Played||Total Encounters||W / L|
Last PlayedJun 2018
W / L3/8
Last PlayedMar 2017
W / L6/4
Last PlayedApr 2017
W / L5/3
Last PlayedApr 2017
W / L2/4
Last PlayedFeb 2016
W / L3/3
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