Once again it’s been a busy weekend for the mYinsanity Starcraft II team! Seven of our players represented us across five different tournaments, including two title victories at smaller local events.
First and foremost, our Korean star duo, Jung “Jjakji” Ji Hoon and Son “StarDust” Suk Hee, represented us at the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne, the final stop before the IEM World Championship in Katowice next month.
While Jjakji had qualified online through the European qualifier alongside MaNa and ForGG, StarDust had to play through the open bracket on day 1. StarDust demolished his way through the open bracket, making it look easy as he took out Fnatic.Miniraser, AI.Hanfy and MC without dropping a single map.
Unfortunately, he was unable to replicate the performance in the group stage, losing out 0-2 to CMStorm.Polt and 1-2 to EG.Jaedong.
Jjakji on the other hand had more luck, as he succeeded in advancing on to the quarterfinals following two convincing victories over mouz.Dear (2-0 and 2-1).
Eventually, Jjakji fell to the PvT specialist Rain (1-3), who had previously lost only one map in the matchup since November.
Over on the North American side of things, our Canadian, Sam “Kane” Morrissette was in action participating in the MLG GameOn Ender’s Game on Blu-ray Tournament.
Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, Kane advanced out of his first group stage in first, following a 2-0 win over Deimos.Siphonn and a 2-1 win over ROOT.MaSa.
On Saturday, he succeeded in advancing to the semi-finals in second place following a 2-0 win over SYF.Hitman and a 2-0 win over Acer.Scarlett.
In the semi-finals, Kane was unable to defeat ROOT.MaSa in a rematch, losing the series 1-3.
Back over in Europe, the fifth iteration of Fan4Fan LAN tournament series took place in Poland, and we were represented by both Radoslaw “DaNa” Danowski and one of our academy players, Mikolaj “Jade” Andrezejak.
Both of them topped their groups with mapscores of 4-0 in the first round, but Jade fell 1-2 to eSuba.meny in the round of 16. DaNa, however, fought his way through the winner bracket defeating ForAiur (2-0), Rodzyn (2-0) and sLh (2-1) to find himself in the winner’s finals.
After losing the winner’s finals to Miszu (0-2), DaNa picked himself back up, and after defeating sLh once again in the loser’s finals (2-0), went on to claim both revenge and the title with a 3-2 win over Miszu in the grand finals.
Over in the UK, another of our academy players, Isaac “Boombox” Charles, was in action at the EpicLAN tournament in Kettering.
Starting the tournament strong with a 2-1 win over Sabre, Boombox was unable to defeat Rotcod, dropping to the lower bracket where he would eventually lose to Revolution, ending his tournament run with a top 6 placing.
Finally, to round things out on a more local note, Dominic “LionS” Michel was able to win GameThat, a Swiss lan, claiming another local title to his name.
Congratulations to all of our guys for putting up good fights and showing some great results this weekend, we’re exceptionally proud of all of you!