Neeb becomes first non-Korean StarCraft 2 player to win a premier event in Korea
Jesse Simms • October 4, 2016if( has_post_thumbnail( $post_id ) ): ?>
Yesterday, Ting’s very own Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft made history as the first non-Korean ever to win a premier StarCraft 2 tournament in South Korea.
Neeb took home first place in the 2016 KeSPA Cup, an international StarCraft 2 tournament that allowed two North Americans and two Europeans to qualify and compete live in South Korea against 12 of the best players Korea has to offer.
In his initial group stage, Neeb swept the competition, handily beating two of the top players in the world and placing first in his group. The only foreigner (non-Korean) to make it out of the group stage, Neeb overcame a tight quarterfinals series before facing off against fellow Protoss (one of three races in StarCraft) ‘Stats” in the semi finals and knocking him out 3-1.
Showing his strength in the Protoss versus Protoss matchup, Neeb carried this confidence into the finals where he took out another Protoss, Trap, in a dominant 4-0 fashion to become the 2016 KeSPA Cup champion.
The only non-Korean to win a premier StarCraft 2 tournament thus far, Neeb has proven that America can hang with the best when it comes to professional StarCraft 2 and we couldn’t be more proud. This is an unbelievable accomplishment and just the beginning for Neeb – with the WCS Global Playoffs in just three weeks, we’re excited to see what else he has in store for 2016.
Ting jersey giveaway
Just last week, we created a new Ting eSports jersey for Neeb. To celebrate Neeb becoming the 2016 KeSPA Cup champion, we’re giving away 10 of these snazzy new jerseys!
To enter to win, just retweet our @tingFTW tweet and you’re set.
— Ting (@tingFTW) October 4, 2016
Unfortunately, due to shipping constraints this giveaway is only open to citizens in the United States. Winners will be selected at 5 PM ET on October 11, 2016 and contacted on Twitter. GL HF!