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[e][h] Arium
Player Information
Samson Nazaryan
August 24, 1999 (age 22)
Alternate IDs:
Arium , Blink , TwitcH
Total Earnings:
????-??-?? — 2013-09-09
2013-09-09 — 2014-01-20
2014-01-20 — 2014-07-21
2014-07-26 — 2015-09-03
2015-09-03 — 2016-01-18

Samson "Arium" Nazaryan (born August 24, 1999) is a retired American Protoss player.


On June 17, 2013 (2 months and 7 days before his 14th birthday) Arium was promoted to Grandmaster League making him the youngest GM player in North America and Europe[Citation needed] (and possibly Korea and SEA, unconfirmed) at the time.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Arium competed in his first live tournament, SoCal eSports LAN Circuit 2012 - Mission Viejo, as high masters at the age of 12 (as player name "Twitch"), where he placed in the (9th-12th) category of the Pro-Am Division.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]


In his second live event, LANFest SoCal Spring 2013, he would beat Gretorp 2-1 in a Bo3 along with other notable players. He would then go on to take 6th place in the tournament overall, out of 27 players, winning $30.

In the WCS America 2013 Season 1 Challenger League Open Qualifier, Arium placed in the Round of 256.

Arium competed in his first MLG event at the 2013 MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, California. He played against Bubbles on the main stage on day two, casted by Day9 and Axeltoss.

In the WCS America 2013 Season 2 Qualifier for Challenger League, Arium placed in Round of 64 for Qualifiers #1 and #3.

On September 9, 2013, Arium was announced as a member of ROOT Gaming's academy.[1]


On January 20, 2014, Arium was announced as a member of IvDgaming.[2]

In his second MLG event at 2014 MLG Anaheim, California, Arium placed 37-44 out of 186 players, losing 2-0 to StarDust then 2-0 to Apocalypse, but beating notable players such as Iaguz & ViBE.

In the 2014 WCS Season 3 America: American Qualifier, Arium defeated PiLiPiLi, Balloon, Jig, and JonSnow to qualify for his first time in the 2014 WCS Season 3 America Challenger League.

On July 26, 2014, he was announced as the newest member of mYinsanity.[3]


In July 2015, Arium participated in Dreamhack Valencia. After advancing from Group Stage 1 in second place, Arium was put in a group with Bunny and Lilbow, who had placed top 4 and 2nd respectively in WCS Season 2 just 3 weeks earlier. Arium achieved surprise victories against both of them, beating Lilbow 2-0 and Bunny 2-1, advancing from his group in first place. In the playoffs, he defeated Symbol 2-1 before losing to eventual finalist TRUE in the Round of 16.


  • Arium was one of the youngest qualified WCS players ever, qualifying for 2014 WCS Season 3 America Challenger League at the age of 14. Due to the age requirement being changed, Arium wasn't allowed to participate until he turned 16.


In A2Major tournaments
2014-07-231 - 16th2014 WCS Season 3 America Challenger LeagueZZZZZ$0
In A3Minor tournaments
2015-04-231stOFU Showmatches #2mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0 NoRegreT$50
2015-01-102ndG1K SoCal LAN - Tournament I - 2015mYinsanitymYinsanity1 : 2 Trace$500
In A4Basic tournaments
2015-03-031stRottiShowmatches Day 1 Match 6mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0 Kane$100
2014-05-151stMONEY $PEAK$ 9 (NA Edition) Match 1IvDgamingIvDgaming3 : 1 Phog$50
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A2Major tournaments
2015-09-023rdCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7mYinsanitymYinsanity4 : 1Extreme SupremacyExtreme Supremacy$20
In A3Minor tournaments
2015-05-111stPress Start LAN - Irvine 2015mYinsanitymYinsanity4 : 1$250
2014-04-131st2014 Deimos Esports Team LeagueIvDgamingIvDgaming5 : 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$113.93
Complete Results in any Tournament






Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics



  1. Announcing the ROOT Academy: SEED Gaming!
  2. IvD Gaming Welcomes Arium and intense
  3. mYinsanity Welcomes Arium
  4. ESFI Interview - MLG Spring 2013: CatZ discusses his match forfeit, ROOT as a family, player scouting