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Manuel Schenkhuizen
May 11, 1986 (1986-05-11) (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
Apple, GrubbyHOTS, Gondor

Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen is a Heroes of the Storm caster, and a former professional StarCraft II and Warcraft III player, from the Netherlands.


Grubby has a long career as a professional PC gamer. He has been competing in eSports in the real-time strategy games Warcraft III and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne as well as Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. As an Orc player in Warcraft, Schenkhuizen has won more than 38 LAN tournaments, of which 6 are World Championships. Grubby has been known for being part of one of the most successful WC3 teams in history, namely the British 4Kings. Later teams include the Danish MeetYourMakers and the North American Evil Geniuses. Grubby enjoys a large fan base throughout the world and especially in China, one of the hotbeds of Warcraft. He's sometimes characterized as being not one of the fastest players, but one that compensates with smart and effective play styles.

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

Since the launch of Heroes of the Storm, Grubby has been streaming and casting this game. He has been a caster at multiple premier tournaments, including Blizzcon 2015. As a caster, he is know for being analytical, and often takes this role when duo casting.