About a decade or two ago, there were some things that people didn’t dare to make a career out of. For example, it would have been unthinkable and considered foolish to hope for a growing presence in social media for the sake of influence. Nor was it even an option for a person to consider gaming as a profession. Playing was just another way to have fun. But today it’s a different world, and people like Alex Ich have found a way to make a living from things that were originally considered a hobby and a medium to pass the time.
Who Is Alex Ich?
Alex Ich was born on 31 January 1992 as Aleksei Ichetovkin and comes from Kamensky, Russia. That is pretty much all that can be said about Mr. I’s background. Details of his early life, family, and upbringing are largely unknown, and our efforts to learn about these things have not yet yielded any meaningful results.
While there is a thousand and one thing people don’t know about Alex, it is common knowledge that he is celebrated primarily for being a League of Legends (LoL), the midline player. For those who don’t know: LoL is an online video game in which a player who controls a single character competes with one team against another team of players.
The multiplayer action real-time strategy game from Riot Games is considered one of the most prominent and biggest electronic sports. Among the multitude of video game competitions, League of Legends stands out not only for its championship series and the many tournaments held annually around the world but is also one of the most lucrative pro-gaming franchises. Several years ago, in mid-2016, LoL was estimated to be one of the top five games in the history of e-sports, with over 4,000 players, nearly 2,000 tournaments, and more than $29 million in prize money.
To the best of our knowledge, Alex Ich has been affiliated with League of Legends since 2009. According to him, he is now exploring opportunities as a position coach and analyst. In 2010, Alex Ich began trying his hand at the LoL professional game. He joined a handful of teams but didn’t get much attention until he joined Team Empire in October 2011. He played with the team for Moscow Five (M5) in 2012 at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) in Kiev, Ukraine, where his popularity skyrocketed after winning the IEM qualifiers.
With M5, an eSports facility based in Russia, Alex Ich participated in the Kings of Europe Tournament, the IEM World Championship, the Corsair Vengeance Cup, and a number of other tournaments around the world until he joined Gambit Gaming with his Team Empire colleagues in 2013. With the organization, Alex and his gaming partners – Edward, Genja, Darien, and Diamondprox – kept pace with their extraordinary performance and their fame continued to grow.
But then, in 2014, Alex Ich decided that he was done with Gambit. It is said that he left because the team’s schedule had consumed his relationship with his family. When he left Gambit, he joined Rox in 2014 but left soon after to join Team 8 the following year (2015). In the same year, he founded Misfits with Remilia (Maria Creveling), Crumbz (Alberto Rengifo), RF Legendary (Oleksii Kuziuta), and Intense (Ritchie Ngo) as teammates. The outsiders later became Renegades, and after controversial and questionable dealings between the Renegades and North American team Dragon Knights (TDK) that led Riot Games to ban the latter team from playing in one of its sponsored leagues, Alex became a midfield substitute for Team EnVyUs.
Is He Married, Who Is His Wife?
If you need to talk about Alex’s love life, you only have to mention Ekaterina Ichetovkina, the woman he married about half a decade ago. Yes, Alex, I have been married to Ekaterina Ichetovkina since August 31, 2012.
It is said that Alex is one of the not very many League of Legends players who are married. Because of what this LoL star has shared, he has a healthy relationship with his wife and they have a child together.
Apparently, Yekaterina is proud of what her husband does. She even encouraged him to continue pursuing a career in e-sports when he wanted to leave the path for a more conventional profession.