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[e][h]Terran Advokate
Player Information
Dmitry Demichev
August 4, 1984 (1984-08-04) (age 35)
Alternate IDs:
A2, Advokate
Advokate, A2
? — 2009-??-??
? — 2010-??-??

Dmitry "Advokate" Demichev was a Russian Terran player and member of RoX.KIS.


Advokate can be counted among Russia's most known players in the period before the StarCraft II Wings of Liberty Beta. He belongs to the first generation of players, even though he was overtowered by other strong Russian players until 2003. In 2003 Advokate was able to qualify for the World Cyber Games the first time in his career as third place winner of the Russian preliminaries. In the major tournament the Terran advanced undefeated from his group, taking down relatively known players like White-Ra and ret in the process. However, Advokate was beaten in the Round of 32 by the Korean professional Silent Control with a 0-2.

In the years after 2003 Advokate, Androide and Ex dominated the Russian speaking community. The leading trio qualified for many offline tournaments and divided the Russian WCG Qualifiers between them. Although Advokate wasn't able to win one of the WCG preliminaries, he qualified as second for the main events in 2004 and 2005. In WCG 2004 the Terran repeated his solid performance of the year before and advanced as first place from his group, this time beating the eventual runner-up Midas. Two rounds later Advokate was knocked out by XellOs. In WCG 2005 Advokate advanced once again from his group, before he lost in the Round of 16 against Legionnaire. The skill level of the three Russians - Advokate, Ex and Androide - showed in this year. All three Terran could only be stopped by KeSPA professionals.

In the years between 2006 and 2009 Advokate focused mainly on playing in clan leagues and Russian events. He only scarcely participated in major international events, such as The ACE. However, if he did, he regularly finished among the top places. Whereas Androide and Ex slowly started to fade and transition away from Brood War, Advokate remained in the top field of the foreign players. In 2009 the Russian returned with a number of high finishes in several big events: 3rd place in the Valor Starleague, 3rd place WCG Russia 2009, 3rd Place Dreamhack Summer 2009 and gold in ASUS Summer 2009. Especially his win against JaeDong in the Round of 16 of the WCG 2009 added to his reputation, as JaeDong was still in his prime. Theoretically speaking, Advokate would most likely have also qualified for the TSL Season 1, but was disqualified after he abused during its ladder stage[1].

In 2010 Advokate qualified as second Russian for the WCG 2010. In his last major tournament, the Russian was knocked out during the Group stage. Soon after he retired from playing Brood War competitively.


The Terran's style was not extraordinary, but followed the current meta game strategies. However, his high mechanical skill granted him superior control over his army and bases than most other foreigners. Only very few Terran in foreign history could be compared to his level.



In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2009-11-15 A55 - 8th WCG 2009 1 : 2 South Korea  Jaedong
2005-10-20 A59 - 16th WCG 2005 1 : 2 Australia  Legionnaire
2004-10-10 A55 - 8th WCG 2004 0 : 2 South Korea  XellOs
2003-10-18 A59 - 16th WCG 2003 0 : 2 South Korea  Silent Control
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2010-07-24 A22nd WCG Russia 2010 1 : 2 Russia  BRAT_OK $1,000
2009-08-29 A11st ASUS Summer 2009 2 : 1 Russia  PallMall $634
2009-07-26 A33rd WCG Russia 2009 2 : 0 Russia  gOgna
2009-06-15 A33rd DreamHack Summer 2009 2 : 0 Sweden  Naugrim $511
2005-08-27 A22nd WCG Russia 2005 1 : 2 Russia  Ex $1,500
2004-07-10 A22nd WCG Russia 2004 0 : 2 Russia  Androide $1,900
2003-09-07 A11st WCG Russia 2003 2 : 1 Russia  Phellan
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2009-07-25 A33rd Valor Starleague W Russia  BRAT_OK $100
2008-05-25 A22nd Asus Spring 2008 1 : 2 Ukraine  Strelok $430
2008-04-01 A33 - 4th Masters of the Craft L USA  Nony
2008-02-10 A33rd RoX LAN 2008 0 : 2 Russia  localhost $50
2007-08-25 A11st Asus Summer 2007 2 : 0 Ukraine  White-Ra $800
2006-08-01 A33 - 4th EuroCup XIII 0 : 2 Germany  Mondragon $50
2006-04-01 A33rd The ACE 2006 1 : 3 Germany  Mondragon $100
2006-01-26 A33rd Play.IT Intel Tour 0 : 1 Canada  Testie $25
2005-01-01 A11st SomE Tournament 3 : 1 Germany  Schnibl0r $200
Complete Results in any Tournament

Notable Games[edit]

Tau Cross Russian Federation  Advokate Round of 16 of WCG 2009
Korea (South)  Jaedong
Date: 2009-11-12
Patch: 1.16.1 Replay VOD


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