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[e][h]Terran Advokate
Player Information
Дмитрий Демичев
Romanized Name:
Dmitry Demichev
August 4, 1984 (1984-08-04) (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
A2, Advokate
Advokate, A2
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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.



2010-07-24BA2ndA1Major1v1WCG Russia 2010WCG Russia 2010Advokate1 : 2Russia  BRAT_OK$1,000
2009-11-15EC5 - 8thA0Premier1v1WCG 2009WCG 2009Advokate1 : 2South Korea  Jaedong 
2009-08-29AA1stA1Major1v1ASUS Summer 2009ASUS Summer 2009Advokate2 : 1Russia  PallMall$609
2009-06-15CA3rdA1Major1v1DreamHack Summer 2009DreamHack Summer 2009Advokate2 : 0Sweden  Naugrim$484
2008-05-25BA2ndA2Minor1v1Asus Spring 2008Asus Spring 2008Advokate1 : 2Ukraine  Strelok$430
2007-08-25AA1stA2Minor1v1Asus Summer 2007Asus Summer 2007Advokate2 : 0Ukraine  White-Ra$800
2005-08-27BA2ndA1Major1v1WCG Russia 2005WCG Russia 2005Advokate1 : 2Russia  Ex$1,500
2004-10-10EC5 - 8thA0Premier1v1WCG 2004WCG 2004Advokate0 : 2South Korea  XellOs 
2004-07-10BA2ndA1Major1v1WCG Russia 2004WCG Russia 2004Advokate2 : 3Russia  Androide$1,900
2003-09-07AA1stA1Major1v1WCG Russia 2003WCG Russia 2003Advokate2 : 1Russia  Phellan 
Complete list of results in any tournament

Notable Games[edit]

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


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