Continuing with our presentation of the players qualified for the Extreme Masters main round, we offer you some of the world's best players in profile: Grubby and ToD. You can also read everything about Hum4niC, Spell, NapS and SaSe, get some of their best replays and take a look at their recent achievements
How he qualified: Grubby won the Dutch Extreme national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Manuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen should be known to every Warcraft III fan on this planet. Listing all his achievements can keep you busy for days. This orc player from the netherlands has won nearly every tournament there is at least once and is surely looking forward to win the Extreme Masters as well. His aggressive orc play-style is copied by countless players and his replays are always in the download rankings. So you better watch out as Grubby is on the hunt for his next title.
Kode5 Global Finals 3rd
Eurocup XIII 2nd
WEG Masters Hangzhou 2006 2nd
How he qualified: Hum4nic won the Czech Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Hum4niC is best known, and hated, for his mass-air strategies. Mass wyvern or mass batriders combined with perfect hit and run at it's best has brought many top players to their knees. Hum4nic has to be considered as an underdog, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing.
Extreme Masters national qualifier Czech Republic, 1st
WCG 2006 national qualifier Czech Republic, 1st
ESWC 2006 participant
How he qualified: Naps placed second in the Russian Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: Although NapS is playing Warcraft III a long time now he is nobody when it comes down to international achievements. It was quite a surprise for most of the followers of the russian Extreme Masters Qualifiers that he placed second. It remains to be seen if he is able to surprise the rest of the world even more or if he just got a lucky week in the qualifier.
Extreme Masters national qualifier Russia, 2nd
ESWC 2006 russian qualifier, 5th
How he qualified: Sase won the Swedish Extreme Masters national qualifier and therefore directly qualified for the Extreme Masters.
History: SaSe had his international break through as the 2v2 partner of Elakeduck. Their 2on2 team was one of the strongest, if not the strongest, in Europe and the WC3L. When Elakeduck joined SK-Gaming the top 2on2 was split up and SaSe had to play on his own. Since then SaSe has developed impressively and is always amongst the players who are considered favourites. His recent trips to Asia have surely helped to improve his skill and seems to be ready for his first major tournament win.
Eurocup XIII 3rd
WSVG Sweden 2nd
World Esports Festival China, 4th
How he qualified: Spell placed second in the German ESL Pro Series Season VIII and therefore qualified directly for the Extreme Masters.
History: Although is regularly showing an amazing performance he wasn't yet able to win any major international tournaments. In Germany he is one of the top players and his matches versus SK.Miou are almost legendary. Although he is quite successfull he still has a lot of potential to develop further. The Extreme Masters might be the platform for advancing his game to the next level - that is if he can stay motivated and continue training.
German ESL Pro Series VIII 2nd
German ESL Pro Series VII 2nd
German ESL Pro Series VI 2nd
How he qualified: ToD qualified through ESL France.
History: ToD has been a poster boy for European WarCraft 3 gaming for a very long time now. Starting off his days in the old French clan armaTeam, moving on to SK Gaming, back to aT, and finally to what looks to be his permanent home in 4Kings.Intel. ToD has had some very big accomplishments in his career, including a 1st place at the WeG 06, 3rd and 4th place finish at the World Cyber Games, and a slew of other tournament wins, not to mention one of the best performances in the WC3L for several seasons.
Kode5 Global Finals 2nd
WEG Masters Hangzhou 2006 1st
WCG 2006 SAMSUNG Euro Championship, 2nd