zAAz

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Player Information
Name:
Zainab Turkie
Birth:
June 7, 1991 (1991-06-07) (age 26)
Country:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2002 – Present
Role:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$29,129
Alternate IDs:
zAAz
Links
History
Counter-Strike 1.6:
20??-??-?? – 2008-08-20
2008-08-20 – 20??-??-??
2009-04-17 – 2010-03-31
2010-03-31 – 2010-10-29
2011-08-29 – 20??-??-??

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

20??-??-?? – 2013-11-26
2014-01-01 – 2015-??-??
2016-01-17 – 2016-03-17
2016-03-17 – 2017-06-15
2017-06-17 – Present

Zainab "zAAz" Turkie is a Swedish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former Counter-Strike: 1.6 player from Lebanon. She currently plays for Dynasty Gaming Female as the rifler.

Information[edit]

As a kid zAAz was very competitive and competed in sport of athletics. At the age of 11 zAAz discoved Counter-Strike on one of her brothers computer. At this time she did'nt have a own computer so she did watch her brother play. When he wasnt home zAAz took the time and played, it was love at first sight. But everyone didnt understand zAAz passion for the game and her father cut the ethernet cabler several times to prevent her to play. That didnt stop her from playing and at the age of 15 she qualified to ESWC 2007 finals in Paris together with unFinished - Miranda, aprikos, Mandie and Ninnzan. zAAz was on her way to Paris when her father found out about it and forbid her to go. Her replacement in the tournamnet was zAAz future sister-in-arms IpSa.

That didnt stop her and that same year zAAz and IpSA joined the famous team Les Seules and joined forces with Cazzidy, inzane and Nisse. With Les Seules the team won ESWC Masters of Paris 2008. Just days before ESWC 2008 Les Seules was picked up by Meet Your Maker. In 2009 Pink Zinic acquired zAAz and company from Meet Your Makers. Pink Zinic was a real succes for zAAz and the team won almost every tournament they participated in. But nothing last forever and in 2010 Fnatic picked up Pink Zinic. The succes continued with Fnatic and the team got a second place at ESWC 2010. In October zAAz left Fnatic due to lack of time and that she wanted to focus on 1on1. Only one month after the departure from Fnatic zAAz returned to the Counter-Strike scene as a stand-in for Team ALTERNATE Female at DreamHack On Tour IO Female ALLSTARS. They manage to win the tournament and after that zAAz become inactive again.

In 2011 zAAz did a comeback and returned to Team ALTERNATE Female. They manage to get a second place at Rockstar World Cup in 2012 before switching to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

When Valve launch Counter-Strike: Global Offensive zAAz stayed with Team ALTERNATE Female. The got a second place at ESWC 2012 and later won Copenhagen Games 2013. At ESWC 2013 Team ALTERNATE Female dominated the other teams and made it to the final easy. In the final the swedish organization Druidz waited. A team Team ALTERNATE Female beat during the group stage. Druidz where stronger and won the final with 2-0. This was zAAz last performance in Team ALTERNATE Female and later she left the team together with iRene.

In 2014 zAAz joined forces with the Druidz-trio Juliano, Lillsan, Sonia and her Team Alternate teammate iRene in Bad Monkey Gaming. The new team was a succes and they manage to with both Copenhagen Games 2014 and GameGune 2014. At this point Bad Monkey Gaming decided to try compete with the men and got a invite to the third season of Fragbite Masters. Unfortunately Bad Monkey Gaming lost all their matches at Fragbite Masters. A few days after Fragbite Masters zAAz attended ESWC 2014 and got a thridplace.

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/rev in/rev CPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Raw input?
ZOWIE GEAR EC1-A 460 90.4 35.6 400 2.3 4/11 Off
No date of last update specified!
Hardware
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE GEAR EC1-A Xtrfy XGP1-L4
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
BenQ 120 Hz 1920×1080
Keyboard Headset
QPAD MK-85 QPAD QH-1339
No date of last update specified!

Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-04-15 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2017 Female 2 : 0 $7,960.12
2017-03-03 A11st A2Major Intel Challenge Katowice - 2017 2 : 0 $15,000
2016-10-31 A11st A2Major eSports World Convention 2016 Women 2 : 1 $7,000
2016-03-26 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2016 Female Tournament 2 : 0 $3,908.78
2016-03-06 A11st A2Major Intel Challenge Katowice 2016 2 : 0 $15,000
2015-03-15 A11st A2Major Intel Challenge Katowice 2 : 0 $15,000
2014-07-06 A11st A2Major GameGune 2014 2 : 0 $6,814.06
2014-04-20 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2014: Female Tournament 2 : 0 $5,111.56
2013-03-30 A11st A2Major SENNHEISER Female CSGO 2013 2 : 1 $4,487.88
2008-07-06 A11st A1Premier Electronic Sports World Cup Masters of Paris Women 16 - 12 $7,500
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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