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Background Information
NameSamuel Richards
Country of BirthAustralia
BirthdayNovember 8, 1994 (1994-11-08) (age 25)
Social Media
Team History
TeamStart DateEnd DateRole
Team Dignitaslogo std.png d OCE3/20145/2014
Logo std2.png ExD5/20148/2014
Avant Gaminglogo std.png AV8/20149/2015
"Kenste" (Real Name: Samuel Richards) is a retired Australian League of Legends player, formerly a Mid Laner for Avant Garde.


Born in Australia, Kenste lives in Wellington, New Zealand. He began playing video games at a very young age, starting at the age of 8 playing on the PlayStation before moving on to Runescape, other games and eventually, League of Legends.

Career History

After playing at an extremely high level on both NA and OCE servers, Kenste was picked up by Team Dignitas OCE. With the team, he placed 3rd at the 2014 Oceanic Regional - Autumn. Kenste then moved on to play for Ex Dreamers for a few months before joining Avant Garde in August 2014, as part of their new roster along with Yozora, Porky, Veritas, NADA, and WarbleGubul. With the team, Kenste managed to finish 2nd in the Logitech CGPL Season 2 Winter, along with a 1st place finish at the 2014 Oceanic Regional Finals. This lead to the team's participation at IEM Season IX - Taipei, though they were beaten by Taipei Assassins in the quarterfinals.

2015 Season

Avant Garde placed fifth in the OPL 2015 Season Split 1 group stage and then fourth in the second split. In the second split's playoffs, they lost in the first round to Chiefs and finished tied for third with Dire Wolves. After the season, Kenste announced his retirement.[1]


  • Used to main AD Carry.
  • Enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the gym and playing football.


  • 2015
Date Place Event R Team Result Opponent
2015-07-20 SF.png OPL logo small old.png OPL 2015 Split 2 Playoffs Mid Laner Avant Gaminglogo std.png AV 0 : 3 Chiefs eSports Clublogo std.png CHF
2015-07-09 Copper.png OPL logo small old.png OPL 2015 Split 2 Mid Laner Avant Gaminglogo std.png AV 8 - 6
Round Robin
2015-03-30 5th OPL logo small old.png OPL 2015 Split 1 Mid Laner Avant Gaminglogo std.png AV 6 - 8
Round Robin
2015-01-28 5-6th Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 9 Taipei Avant Gaminglogo std.png AV 0 : 2 Taipei Assassinslogo std.png TPA



Articles & Videos

  • 2015

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