Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft has been hailed as a savior of American StarCraft 2. Exclusively sponsored by Ting, he’s been travelling the world as a professional gamer for several years now, making a name for himself as one of the best.
Last time we featured Neeb on the Ting blog, we praised his abilities as one of the top foreigners (non-Koreans) in the pro scene and the best American ever to play StarCraft 2. With consistent top results throughout all of 2016, we went as far as to say this would be the “Neeb era of StarCraft 2” and that the best was yet to come.
Was it ever.
Mere weeks after we wrote that article, Neeb would go on to become the first non-Korean in 16 years to win a premier StarCraft tournament in Korea (and the first ever in StarCraft 2).
This was no close final either: Neeb handily defeated Trap 4-0 in the grand finals of KeSPA Cup in Seoul, South Korea with stellar macro and clutch disruptor play. Representing Ting and North America, Neeb took home $18,000 and the KeSPA Cup trophy, making history in the process.
About a month later, Neeb would find even more success as the lone American representative at BlizzCon, placing top eight at the WCS Global Finals and picking up another $15,000. Earning over $93,000 in tournament winnings in one year is no easy feat, but it’s clear this is just the beginning for Neeb.