White-Ra represents Tt eSPORTS in Starcraft 2 Championships
The dust has settled. After a wild Dreamhack Starcraft 2 Pro Invitational, a perennial champion was crowned, a fan base was stirred, and thousands upon thousands of viewers engaged in one of the best-run tournament productions in recent memory.
Expectations were high for Thermaltake & Tt eSPORTS sponsored player White-Ra: he had recently traveled to Sweden to compete in the Dreamhack Invitational after a 3-week stay in Seoul, South Korea where he participated in the GOMTV GSL World Championships. His biggest match of that tournament: repeat GSL champion oGsMC. Two of the world’s best Protoss players squared off in a show match which featured the foreigner World All-Stars against the incumbent Korean pro players; with global pride resting on his shoulders, White-Ra was called upon by coach Artosis to square off against oGsMC—considered by many as nearly unbeatable. Before oGsMC walked up to his sound-proof SC2 booth, he walked to the foreign team and gave a ‘thumbs-down’ signaling his dominance over any who oppose him. White-Ra, considered to be one of the most modest and nicest professional gamers approached his sound-proof booth. His weapons of choice: Tt eSPORTS Meka G1, Black, and Dasher mousepad. What followed was a surprising show of skill and strategy, as White-Ra pulled off the unlikely upset and sent oGsMC back to sit with his team. Bittersweet victory for White-Ra, he promptly walked by the Korean All-Stars and responded with a thumbs-down of his own.
Was a rivalry born? White-Ra had stormed through his bracket matches in the Dreamhack Invitational, and faced none other than oGsMC in the finals match. The prize at stake was a 100,000 SEK ($15,000 USD) winner-take-all prize: it was either win or go home for both players. The crowd cheered on as the game progressed. White-Ra had taken game 1 of the best-of-5 series, and the crowd continued to get louder. Could it be possible that White-Ra asserts himself as the best Protoss player in the world? Game 2 flies by, and again White-Ra shows amazing micro skill to win the map. Up 2-0, White-Ra would only need to win 1 more game to take home the prize; oGsMC would have to win 3 in a row.
Not known for his willingness to lie down, oGsMC put on a display of why he was the reigning GSL champion by evening the series at 2-2. The final deciding game 5 would determine the Dreamhack Invitational winner. As the crowd looked on with anticipation, the game began. Unfortunately for White-Ra, oGsMC knew that he had opened each game the exact same way. Being a champion also means being a student of the game, and oGsMC employed a tactic to counter the opening. The result: a fairly swift and easy victory in game 5 for oGsMC.
But White-Ra was not displeased with his 2nd place finish. Earlier in the tournament, he was interviewed by the Dreamhack host where he expressed that the money was not important to him; rather, the community support and fan base was more important. What followed was a love story of sorts: fans professing their unconditional support to one of the game’s finest professionals.
White-Ra commented on his success:
"Last month I have been very strained. I have passed a selection European stage on GSL World Final which passes once a year. In Korea I managed to show to the whole world that there are no invincible Korean players and I am glad to it. In Sweden I didn't have enough for only one game for a victory in this tournament, in the ending I though have lost but as a result I have won having received strong support from all game community and much more. I want to tell many thanks for support to my fans and sponsors. Duckload.com, Tt eSPORTS and ASrock."
Congratulations to White-Ra on his success at the Dreamhack Invitiational and GSL World Championships, and may you have more success to come.
White-Ra and Tt eSPORTS Fighting!
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About Tt eSPORTS
Thermaltake is a well known brand for gaming & DIY in Case, Cooler, and PSU for years. Due to the constant requests for keyboards and mice from gamers and end users, Thermaltake decided to create a series of gaming keyboards, mice, and headsets with the Tt eSPORTS brand. By using Tt eSPORTS, we want to extend our product lines into the gaming industry, and provide more ''personalized gaming'' gears to gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. With years of experience in gaming industry, Tt eSPORTS is committed to bring the most personalized and the highest quality weapons for the most competitive cyber battles. For more information, please visit www.ttesports.com.