SnypeR

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Player Information
Name:
Iain Turner
Birth:
September 12, 1986 (1986-09-12) (age 31)
Country:
Status:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$5,865
Links
History
Counter-Strike: Source
2011-??-?? – 2012-??-??

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

2014-02-17 – 2014-04-22
2014-07-10 – 2016-02-25
2016-02-25 – 2016-??-??
Team Immunity (Coach)
2016-09-06 – 2016-12-10
2016-12-05 – 2017-07-10

Iain "SnypeR" Turner (born September 12, 1986) is an Australian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He is most well-known for being the in-game leader of the Team Immunity squad that made it to ESL One Cologne in 2015.

Professional career[edit]

SnypeR was a founding member of Vox Eminor's CS:GO team, alongside former Team Immunity in-game leader Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill and Luke "Havoc" Paton, also joined by Aaron "AZR" Ward and Azad "topguN" Orami. This lineup would be the first Australian team to attend international tournaments, later to attend the first major for Australia, ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 where the Aussies would place last with losses from Team LDLC.com and 3DMAX. Roughly a month after the major, SnypeR was replaced by Justin "jks" Savage as their new star player.

It was not long before Turner returned to activity by joining Team Immunity with Chris "emagine" Rowlands, James "James" Quinn, Ricardo "Rickeh" Mulholland and Yaman "yam" Ergenekon. The Team Immunity lineup would be considered the 2nd best Australian team and under the leadership of SnypeR himself, the team would be able to defeat everyone in most cases except for Vox Eminor who they lost to every time they faced them. In the new year, yam was replaced by Karlo "USTILO" Pivac from Team Streamline, as the former was poached by Vox Eminor. Even before the roster changes, Turner's team were able to qualify for FACEIT League 2015 Stage I Finals over Vox Eminor, while they would also join them at Gfinity Spring Masters 2. In the former, Team Immunity were able to upset Team Liquid in a best-of-three series but were unable to make it to playoffs, although this helped gain the players a lot of experience including Turner himself.

It was until July of 2015 that Turner would make another major which was ESL One: Cologne 2015, thanks to the qualifier giving out spots to the top two teams over the winning team. In this case, Turner would qualify for the major with his team alongside his former team which became Renegades at this point. Unfortunately for Team Immunity, the team were eliminated after two straight losses from a very accomplished Virtus.pro as well as an upset from the underestimated Team Kinguin. With this group stage exit, Turner and his team were invited to DreamHack Stockholm 2015 which was treated as the offline qualifier for the next major: DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015 - though Team Dignitas were able to qualify for the major over the Australian side by the time of that event. Another notable tournament of Team Immunity's after this period however was the Crown Invitational on home soil, where Turner & co. would upset the best North American team, Cloud9, making it to the finals against Virtus.pro. Renegades could've met Team Immunity in the grand final but were defeated by the Polish side in the process.

In early 2016, Team Immunity lost USTILO to Renegades. During the downtime the team had, SnypeR decided to step down and retire but chose to stay tied to the team as their coach. Mohamed "MoeycQ" Tizani from Vox Eminor and Ryan "zewsy" Palmer, the New Zealander substitute from Chiefs eSports Club joined in their steads. This roster change would also result in emagine and James sharing the in-game leader role. Whilst the team had managed to secure a spot already at Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals with SnypeR and USTILO in their lineup, they would attend with their new lineup but would be eliminated in the quarterfinals by Virtus.pro. No other notable tournaments would come around for the Australian side, other than the Asia Minor Championship - Cologne 2016 where they would place 4th - ruling them out of a spot for the offline qualifier.

Shortly before the Team Immunity lineup disbanded, with only two of the previous players continuing its lifeline on Winterfox, SnypeR would leave Team Immunity but would later be seen playing for a team called plusvee. MoeycQ was also seen playing in this team after initially retiring in the aftermath of leaving Team Immunity himself. After a while, SnypeR would join Athletico with a new lineup but would later end up changing its lineup once again shortly after but built around Turner himself. It wasn't too long however until they disbanded after a series of mixed events as well as ex-Dark Sided being acquired by Athletico in its current at-the-time team's place.

Since then, SnypeR retired for a second time and has now moved over to broadcasting as a commentator and analyst, more so as the latter. He is often found at big Australian or otherwise Asian events, the most notable being Intel Extreme Masters Season XII Sydney and ROG Masters 2017 in Malaysia.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-04-12 A22nd A3Minor ESEA Season 24: Premier Division - Australia 1 : 2 $2,100
2017-04-10 A11st A3Minor CyberGamer Intermediate Season 10 2 : 0 $936.5
2015-11-01 A22nd A3Minor CyberGamer Premier League Season 4 1 : 2 $2,500
2015-10-10 A22nd A2Major Crown Counter-Strike Invitational 0 : 2 $7,195.43
2015-08-21 B313 - 16th A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2015 13 - 16 $2,000
2015-06-28 A22nd A3Minor Australian Cyber League 2015: Sydney 0 : 2 $1,500
2015-05-03 A55 - 6th A1Premier FACEIT League 2015 Stage I Finals 1/2 Grp. S. $4,000
2015-04-11 A22nd A3Minor CyberGamer Premier League Season 3 0 : 2 $1,500
2014-03-16 B313 - 16th A1Premier ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 7 - 16 $2,000
2013-09-22 A11st A2Major MSI Beat IT 2013 - Oceanian Qualifier 2 : 0 $2,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2016-03-17 A55 - 8th A2Major Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals 0 : 2 $0
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2017-12-10 A2Major ROG Masters ROG Masters 2017 Analyst
2017-11-18 A3Minor ZEN_Esports_Network_League ZEN Esports Network League 2017 Season 2 - Finals Commentator
2017-11-12 A3Minor International e-Sports Federation IeSF World Championship 2017 Commentator
2017-10-29 A7Qualifier ROG Masters ROG Masters 2017 - Asia Pacific Analyst None
2017-10-27 A7Qualifier ROG Masters ROG Masters 2017 APAC - Main Qualifier Analyst None
2017-09-09 A7Qualifier eXTREMESLAND eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Regional Final Commentator
2017-05-07 A1Premier Intel Extreme Masters Intel Extreme Masters XII - Sydney Analyst
2016-11-13 A2Major ASUS ROG ASUS ROG Masters 2016 Commentator
2016-10-01 A3Minor EB Expo Sydney 2016 Commentator
2016-07-24 A3Minor ESL/ANZ Championship ESL ANZ Championship - Season 1 Analyst
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]