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Jani Kurkela
1987 (age 35-36)
Alternate IDs:
SJ.Napoleon, Lossilohi, Saab900, TD)2easy
Approx. Total Winnings:
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Jani Napoleon Kurkela is a Racepicker from Finland and is currently a member of Clan Revolution since the beginning of 2020.


Napoleon's career dates back to the year 2000. In the years since, the Racepicker has joined various high-profile teams, starting with the prestigious Scandinavian clan DSKY. He wasn't well-known for major tournament appearances, but was still one of the strongest players in both the individual and team ladders of the World Gaming Tour and the Progaming Tour in between 2000 and 2005.[1]

Kurkela gained international recognition when he began appearing frequently in clan wars as a representative of his team, Micro GamerZ. In the Fragbet League Season I the Racepicker had the strongest record of his team and managed to defeat two of the best international teams, the Czech Demolition Squad and Los Reyes Del Mambo, with an all kill. By the end of 2006 he was often called the strongest player in Finland.[2]

Between 2006 and 2009 Napoleon entered few tournaments and clan leagues, but he was never fully inactive. After the StarCraft II Beta, the Finnish appeared in bigger events once again. His experience and versatile play often enabled him to finish high in the few tournaments that he entered. However, he still played very little in individual tournaments and focused on 2v2 tournaments instead. Today he is one of the few players to have won more than a single Defiler Tournament.


  • Napoleon plays Zerg vs. Terran/Protoss and Terran vs. Zerg in 1v1 and Random in 2v2
  • The last match between TechnicS and Napoleon in the Xsplit Random Invitational finals might be one of the quickest plays of all time[3]


2019-12-283rd - 4thBiw. (Min.)EGM Fight Night Holiday Tour0 : 2$37.50
2019-12-143rdMinorBSL8 Ladder Gosu & Chobo #20 : 1$0
2018-12-233rdMinorBSL 5 ChoboLeague1 : 3$0
2013-04-073rdWeek. (Min.)Defiler Tournament 54Defiler Tournament 54Defiler Tournament 540 : 1$10
2013-03-031stWeek. (Min.)Defiler Tournament 51Defiler Tournament 51Defiler Tournament 513 : 1$40
2012-06-101stWeek. (Min.)Defiler Tournament 39Defiler Tournament 39Defiler Tournament 393 : 0$40
2012-02-051stMinorXsplit $100 Random Tournament3 : 2$50
2011-09-253rdWeek. (Min.)Defiler Tournament 26Defiler Tournament 26Defiler Tournament 260 : 1$10
2011-09-183rdWeek. (Min.)Defiler Tournament 25Defiler Tournament 25Defiler Tournament 250 : 1$10
2011-04-029th - 16thMajorAoV iCCup StarLeagueAoV iCCup StarLeagueAoV iCCup StarLeague1 : 3$0
Extended list of results

'Third LRM Island Tournament was tour which Napoleon won with Nizzy.


Notable Games[edit]

Chain Reaction Finland Terran Napoleon Last set of the Xsplit Random Invitational finals
Bulgaria Zerg TechnicS
Date: 2012-02-05
Patch: 1.16.1 VOD
No thumbnail available Finland Terran Napoleon Set 2 of the Winner Bracket finals in Defiler Tour 51
Spain Zerg eOnzErG
Date: 2013-03-03
Patch: 1.16.1 Replay
Circuit Breakers Finland Zerg Napoleon Set 2 of the Finals in Defiler Tour 51
Spain Terran eOnzErG
Date: 2013-03-03
Patch: 1.16.1 Replay