Ladies and Gentleman we present you the the cream of the crop - the best Warcraft III players in Europe. The following players are already qualified for the first season of the Extreme Masters and will compete for more than 40,000 € in prize money - let's take a closer look, shall we?
How he qualified: Insomnia won the Bulgarian Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Insomnia is playing Warcraft III on top level since a long time now. He won the last WCG that was played in the orginal Warcraft III (Reign of Chaos) and has been considered to be one of the best human players in the world ever since. Insomnia is well known for his inventive play style and will surely try to surprise a few of the players in the Extreme Masters.
ESWC 2006 4th
ESL BTC Spring Challenge 1st
QPool FuerGamer Tournament 1st
How he qualified: Didi8 placed second in the Bulgarian Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Didi8 had his up and downs in his Warcraft 3 history but none the less still has to be considered as one of the best Nightelve players in Europe. It seems almost impossible for humans or orcs to tower rush him as his timing and micro in defending against these rushes is just perfect. Didi8 recently left his former team fnatic to join Just Players, a Bulgarian-only team which now forms the Europe team of World Elite.
ENC 2006 - Team Bulgaria, 2nd
WCG 2006 SAMSUNG Euro Championship, 3rd
CPL Dallas 2005, 2nd
How he qualified: HoT placed second in the Ukraine Extreme Masters qualifier. He won versus Hobbit in round one and versus Lose in the Extreme Masters qualifier and therefore qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Hot is probably the strongest Warcraft III player in Ukraine at the moment. Hot is known for his aggressive Night Elve play-style and he is able to regularly beat the 'big names'. His Night Elve mirror match is one of the best on this fair planet and his diversified play style is just impressive.
WCG 2006 Monza 3rd
Giga Games 2006 2nd
CIS Open Cup 2nd
How he qualified: Deadman won the Russian Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Andrey Sobolev came into the WC3L with the Armateam long ago, then moved on to 64AMD and finally found his home in SK. Since he joined, he has been a nearly sure point every playday whoever he was playing against. He is one of the best night elve players in the world, but can also play other races on a competitive level. Deadman likes to switch to orc in nightelve mirror and has shown that he can beat nearly everyone with that strategy. Deadman just recently won the Kode5 Global Finals and underlined his current strength.
Kode5 Global Finals 1st
Asus Spring Cup 1st
WSVG Sweden 1st
How he qualified: Elakeduck placed second the Swedish Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: A while ago Elakeduck was best known for his tower strategies and 'friendly discussions' with his opponents. However things have changed since that. Elakeduck just came back from a phase of inactivity due to an heavy poker addiction. It seems that he finally found the right balance between poker and Warcraft III. The orc from Sweden seems to be in the shape of his life at the moment and should be considered one of the favourites.
ENC 2006 Team Sweden, 1st
WCG 2006 Sweden Qualifier 1st
CPL Summer 2005 3rd