The tournament enters a new dimension with the addition of four great players.
Yes, Iron Squid was made to be a 16 players tournament. But considering its instant success and the quality of the players wanting to take part, four world class players are added to an already star studded line-up. We are very proud to announce you the last four players of the first chapter of the Iron Squid!
The Emperor, that the name that shall be used when talking about BoxeR. The Korean is one of the pioneers of professional gaming, who became a living legend by dominating BroodWar. The man created his own team on StarCraft II, and keeps on playing at the highest level while instructing younger players that are becoming the best forces on the scene. In IronSquid, BoxeR has a chance to win his first title on SC II, and use the occasion to meet his French fans in Paris. BoxeR is the founder and manager of team SlayerS, he contributes enormously to the development of e-sport in Korea.
If BoxeR is the Emperor, MMA is the legitimate heir to the throne. Trained by BoxeR himself, MMA first conquered the international scene by winning the MLG Columbus before climbing the GSL ladder till he won it all in October. MMA is impressive in every match up and very few players have won more titles than he has. In his quest of world’s number one, the captain of Team SlayerS will come to Paris to win.
With the announcement of NesTea, Iron Squid enters a new dimension. The king of Zerg has been dominating in 2011, winning nothing less than 3 GSL titles. The one Artosis calls “the 1000IQ Zerg” rarely shows up in international tournaments as he rather focuses on the GSL. As Mvp took the Blizzcon title of his hands, NesTea enters the tournmanet with the strong will to finally get a first international title. Elected best Zerg in 2011 at the GSL awards, NesTea is one of the two big guns of Incredible Miracle.
Iron Squid has the ESWC world champion in Stephano, the tournament now opens its doors to the WCG world champion. A world title which was the cherry on the top a huge cake as Mvp destroyed the competition winning basically everything from the MLG to the GSL Code S. His wrist issues have prevented him to play at his best lately, but he stated that it is being healed and his talent makes him a natural favorite to win any tournament he enters. Iron Squid is no exception and Mvp will be looking for a first trophy on the European soil. Mvp share the ace status with NesTea as they both wear the Incredible Miracle tag.