That way our "Boss Toss" moves onto the Round of 4, qualifies for the World Finals later this year and by adding at least 7,500$ to his bank account, once again became the highest grossing StarCraft II player to date.
Min Chul 'MC' Jang 3-0 Vesa 'Welmu' Hovinen
Bel'Shir Vestige SE: MC 1 - 0 Welmu
Star Station: MC 1 - 0 Welmu
Newkirk Precinct TE: MC 1 - 0 Welmu
The previous game matched MMA(T) and HasuObs(P) against each other. The German had an excellent group stage affair thus far and came with a solid mindset into the match while his Korean opponent looked more worried than usual. Following a quick victory for MMA, he once again returned the smile to his face and despite losing the next game, confidence never left his side. Taking advantage of every mistake the German did, the Terran closed the series 3-1 following critical engagements and near perfect decision making and unfortunately, not one or two mistakes from HasuObs's side.
Seong Won 'MMA' Mun 3-1 Dennis 'HasuObs' Schneider
Star Station: MMA 1-0 HasuObs
Bel'Shir Vestige SE: MMA 1-0 HasuObs
Derelict Watcher: MMA 0-1 HasuObs
Whirldwind: MMA 1-0 HasuObs
Next up we had the foreigner "savior" NaniWa who had to face MVP's duckdeok in another PvP match. The Korean seemingly came a lot more level-headed into the match and overall had better decision making than his opponent, thus quickly taking game one. The Swede immediately retaliated by taking the next game and returned hope in the hearts of the European viewers. Unfortunately, that would be the last game that Nani plays in the upper bracket as duckdeok, staying true to his aggressive play style, cracked the Swedish defenses twice to advance to the Round of 4.
Johan 'NaNiwa' Lucchesi 1-3 Kim Kyung 'duckdeok' Deo
Derelict Watcher: Naniwa 0-1 duckdeok
Bel'Shir Vestige SE: Naniwa 1-0 duckdeok
Newkirk Precinct TE: Naniwa 0-1 duckdeok
Star Station: Naniwa 0-1 duckdeok
The last game offered a true spectacle as one part of the Spanish armada VortiX(Z) had to face the RTS legend Grubby. The Spaniard came into the match as the heavy favourite given the number of protoss players he defeated prior to meeting the former WarCraft 3 champion. The first game went as if by script to VortiX who outplayed his opponent and took advantage of every mistake to bring the victory home. Grubby composed himself and with excellent decision making, patience and calculated aggression overcame the Zerg threat. Many saw this as a surprise, but I recommend the VoD to everyone who has problems tackling zerg opponents as Grubby had a very intelligent approach to all four games.
Juan 'VortiX' Moreno Durán 1-3 Manuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen
Whirlwind: VortiX 1-0 Grubby
Newkirk Precinct: VortiX 0-1 Grubby
Star Station: VortiX 0-1 Grubby
Neo Planet S: VortiX 0-1 Grubby
The Round of 4 in the European WCS has now been decided and it is: MMA(T) vs. SK.MC and DuckDeok vs. Grubby. There is still hope for the players that lost today. The 5th/6th place match still gives out a spot for the World Finals, but competition is fierce and only those who bring their A-Game tomorrow will stand a chance. Tune in tomorrow to find who will be the winner of 2013 WCS Europe 2013.
Former lead editor and interviewer for SK Gaming
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iNNERFiRE - multi-game journalist and Editor-in-Chief: 2012
onGamers - League of Legends Feature Producer: 01.2014 - 02.2015
SK-Gaming - League of Legends Lead Editor: 11.2012 - 08.2015
My journey into eSports started in 2004 when I accidentally caught a small video on TV from the WarCraft 3 WCG 2004 final. I opened up the SK Gaming website from my father's laptop and never stopped reading to this day. In early 2010 I started writing at a Bulgarian news website simply because I disliked how the current editor was handling his job and with time, I got to be Editor-In-Chief. My main writing interests back then were StarCraft 2, QuakeLive and League of Legends.
Fast-forward to 2012, after a small hiatus and moving to England to attend university, I decided to start writing news posts again, inspired by a couple of industry figures who have taken their turns taking eSports writing to a new level. With the beginning of IPL5, I was given a trial with SK Gaming which was successful and I never looked back.
In early 2014, onGamers presented me with an incredible opportunity to join their ranks which I took. Although I believe my 2014 was rather poor (in terms of work ethic and results), I have made changes during the winter break to ensure that sufficient effort will be made to repair that. Unfortunately, due to the collapse of the team, the project was at a stand still which marked the end of my stint with the oG crew.
I continued producing 1 on 1 interviews with SK members until July 2015. After that, other commitments arose and I figured I could not provide the flow of content I promised my superiors and took a step back, leaving SK.
If you are an eSports fan who is looking to get into writing or simply want to chat about eSports across the years, you can always find me on my twitter - @Adddler . Below you can find some trivia about me.
BroodWar / StarCraft 2
BW pro: sAvi0r and Flash (for different reasons)
BW race: Terran
BW series: Hana Daetoo MSL
SC2 pro: Creator and Stephano (different reasons)
SC2 race: Terran
SC2 series: ThorZain vs Polt at DreamHack Open 2012 and any big final played by King MvP
StarCraft related article: God of the Battlefield
Pro: Alexey 'Cypher' Yanushevski
Map: Aerowalk, BloodRun (100% Eastern European choices)
Series: Cooller vs Cypher. Especially the brilliant defensive Cypher game on Aero (game 4).
Rivalry: Rapha vs Cypher
Quake related articled: The Quadra Interview and the one and only Cypher PoV
League of Legends
Pro(s): FORG1VEN, Faker, WeiXiao, NaMei and Mata.
Position: AD Carry
Series: All the World Elite games at IPL5, KT Bullets versus SK Telecom T1 K OGN Summer 2013 Final and LPL Summer Final between StarHorn Royal Club and EDG (The perfect Jinx game by Namei).
League related article: Most of TeamLiquid.net's takes on the 2012 and 2013 OGN tournaments.
Team: Fnatic (2008-2009)
Series: AGAiN vs Fnatic at WCG 2009. Literally broke a cup after the game. One of the most emotional series for me as a spectator.
Gfinity League of Legends - August 2013 (SK Gaming)
EU LCS Week 5 London - June 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
GamesCom 2014 Cologne - August 2014 (SK Gaming / onGamers)
EU LCS 2015 Week 7 Spring Split - March 2015 (SK Gaming)
Intel Extreme Masters Season IX Katowice - March 2015 (SK-Gaming)
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