Serious Gaming / Team Razer, best known on this site for their star Quake players av3k and Cypher, has today announced the addition of a StarCraft II division consisting of various new and oldschool top RTS players, the team will consist of none other than (with descriptions as given in the announcement newspost):
Nikolaus "SonKiE" Cassidy - Terran
Dong Hwan "viOlet" Kim - Zerg
As a WarCraft III player SonKiE represented Serious and the American region at the last two BlizzCon events. He represented his nation at a number of tournament including the battle.net finals, Extreme Masters, World Cyber Games, Digital Life, Electronic Sports World Cup and the Pan-American WCG championship. At age 20 he already has a wealth of experience competing in Real Time Strategy events at the highest level. He will be looking to continue his success streak in the America region and build on that to become one of the world's leading RTS players.
Lennart "Sushilicious" Roest - Zerg
19-year old viOlet has in the past several months proven himself one of the best ten WarCraft III players in the world, by among other results winning the Korean XP League and being one of the most successful individual players in the WarCraft III Champions League. He was recognized as one of the newcomers of the year by GosuGamers and will continue to compete in WarCraft III competitions for the remainder of this year. hopefully proving his mettle in numerous major competitions. He has however expressed a desire to join the StarCraft II division after the current season of WarCraft III competition ends. Therefore he is included in the roster. We anxiously await till this RTS titan puts his full focus on the game, hopefully rivaling or improving on his success in WarCraft III.
Patrick "DaBoO" Bolleboom - Zerg
As a WarCraft III player Sushilicious came in towards the end. Nevertheless he became Dutch national champion two times and represented his country twice at the international e-sports federation championship in Seoul, Korea. Last year he was part of the team that took second place at the European Nations Championship in Cologne. In StarCraft II the 21-year old will be coming in at the beginning and with international tournament experience under his belt. He will be trying to transition from being one of the strongest Dutch WarCraft III players to being one of the strongest StarCraft II players in the region, and use that as an base to compete in tournaments at the highest level.
Jos "Zerter" Buijvoets (Manager) - Protoss
A newcomer to competitive RTS, DaBoO is a motivated, disciplined player with ambitions to be the best. His results in StarCraft II so far have been impressive, holding his own against opponents with years of professional gaming experience. We believe he has potential and a long way to go to fulfill his ambitions, and want make that journey together. At age 21 he should still have plenty of time to reach the heights of eSports. DaBoO might not have an background in gaming, but he is an international top tier contender in martial arts competitions, being a Dutch and European champion as well as a world championship bronze medalist in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.
Oskar "Zubie" Rudberg (Support) - Protoss
Co-founder of the Serious Gaming WarCraft III division, 22-year old Zerter has a extended background in competitive WarCraft III as a player and a manager. Most recently he helped his team reach a third place in the WarCraft 3 Champions League and as a national manager helped reach Team Netherlands reach second place at the European Nations Championship.
Neither a player or a manager, Zubie is a co-founder of the Serious Gaming WarCraft III division and currently plays StarCraft II for fun. The former ESWC Sweden champion will be a behind the scenes presence in the team, using his experience (Zubie is a ancient 24 by now) to provide support and cheer the team on to victory.
The original newspost also contains various statements and additional information surrounding the StarCraft II division, including plans to add additional players in the future.
Edited by xou at 17:23 CDT, 14 April 2010 - 8802 Hits