Gilius Domestic Career
Erberk “Gilius” Demir began his career on SK Gaming Prime. Together with his team, he took part in the 2014 EU CS Summer #1, but Prime made a quick exit after losing 0-2 against H2K. Gilius spent some time starting for Planetkey Dynamics and substituting for SK Gaming before joining Unicorns of Love (UOL).
He replaced UOL’s previous jungler—Dan—in the 2014 EU CS Playoffs. Surprisingly enough, Unicorns defeated G2 Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas to advance to the Promotion Tournament. There, they reverse-swept Millenium and qualified for the EU LCS.
Despite this success, UOL released Gilius, and he went back to Planetkey Dynamics. Still, the lack of notable showings caused Gilius to build his own team, Meloncats. Meloncats had a strong start in the 2015 Expansion Tournament, but technical issues on Gilius’s side caused them to forfeit their series against H2K.
Afterward, Gilius joined Team Nevo. With his help, Nevo took down Ragnarok and Gamers2 in the 2015 EU CS Spring Qualifiers. When Gamers2 bought out their roster, Gilius entered the Challenger Series under a new flag. However, the regular season wasn’t as kind to them, and they qualified for the playoffs in third place. The Quarterfinals had Gamers2 suffer back-to-back losses against LowLandLions White and Reason Gaming.
In summer, Gilius played several matches for Gamers2 before getting replaced by Maxlore. Fortunately, he got an offer to sub in for Unicorns of Love. He started in a handful of the 2015 EU LCS Summer Split series and helped UOL secure a fourth-place finish in the regular season.
Shortly thereafter, he joined MYM.TR in the 2016 TCL Winter Qualifiers. Unfortunately, his team fell short in the first series against Oyun Hizmetleri.
In the off-season, Gilius went to Elements to play in the 2016 EU LCS Spring Split. Despite the evident lack of the firepower, Elements exceeded expectations by securing a 6-12 record and avoiding relegation.
Even so, Gilius decided to leave the team for Schalke 04. But his team proved to be a cut below the competition. Schalke finished the regular season in eighth place and were forced to play in the Promotion Tournament. There, they were eliminated from the EU LCS after losing to Team ROCCAT and Misfits.
In an unexpected fashion, Gilius then signed with eUnited. His team put on a clinic in the 2017 NA CS Spring Split. They made it all the way to the Promotion Tournament before falling prey to Team Liquid and Team EnVyUs with the same 1-3 score.
This caused Gilius to go back to Europe to play for Giants Gaming. With his help, Giants took over the 2017 EU CS Summer Split and produced a 4-0-1 record (wins-ties-losses). In the playoffs, they defeated Wind and Rain to qualify for the Promotion Tournament. And while their series weren’t exactly easy, Giants made it into the 2018 EU LCS season after taking down NiP and Schalke 04.
In the off-season, four Giants’ players (including Gilius) were acquired by Team Vitality.
Gilius International Tournaments
Gilius went to his first international tournament—the 2014 World Championship—as a substitute for SK Gaming. Unfortunately, his team couldn’t adjust to its new jungler. SK Gaming suffered three losses while playing with Gilius and failed to exit the group stage.
On Unicorns of Love, Gilius attended IEM Season 10 San Jose. But a quick 0-2 loss against CLG put an end to UOL’s ambitions.