Denis' first teams formed back during the Counter-Strike 1.6 days, playing for fbgaming, USSR, and place2play. He, as well as Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov, had been an active participant in Moscow's eSports community. seized and the USSR team reached the MSiBeatit! Russian quarterfinals in 2011 and won Tech labs Cup Ukraine with place2play. In his last LAN tournament of CS 1.6, ASUS Final Battle of the year, Denis and his 12.12.12 reached the semifinals.