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Arium

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Player Information
Name:
Samson Nazaryan
Nationality:
Born:
August 24, 1999 (age 23)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Blink, TwitcH
Approx. Total Winnings:
$3,556
Years active:
2013 - 2015
2018 - 2019
Links
History
????-??-?? — 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
Recent Matches
Arium  United States
0:2
China  Asuna
2019-06-03 00:01:30UTC  
Arium  United States
0:2
Canada  Semper
2019-06-03 00:01:25UTC  
Arium  United States
2:0
Canada  YenFu
2019-06-03 00:01:05UTC  
Arium  United States
0:2
United States  Tesla
2018-06-06 00:01:37UTC  
Arium  United States
2:0
United States  Creature
2018-06-06 00:01:21UTC  


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

Biography[edit]

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]

2013[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]

2014[edit]

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]

2015[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Achievements[edit]

In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-09-023rdCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7
MYinsanity
4 : 1Extreme SupremacyExtreme Supremacy$20
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-11-081stDuSt League Season 1PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming5 : 2Flipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics$23.08
2015-07-012ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars July 2015 #1
MYinsanity
0 : 4Acer-Dead PixelsAcer-Dead Pixels$0
2015-06-111stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #3
MYinsanity
4 : 0Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$31.25
2015-06-071stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #2
MYinsanity
4 : 0Team AscensionTeam Ascension$31.25
2015-05-081stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #3
MYinsanity
4 : 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$31.25
2015-05-052ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #2
MYinsanity
3 : 4PrimePrime$0
2015-04-231stOFU Showmatches #2mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0$50
2015-04-102ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #2
MYinsanity
2 : 4BaguetteBaguette$0
2015-01-102ndG1K SoCal LAN - Tournament I - 2015mYinsanitymYinsanity1 : 2$500
2014-04-272ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #4
IvDgaming
3 : 4CW$0
2014-04-131st2014 Deimos Esports Team League
IvDgaming
5 : 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$113.93
2014-04-101stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2014 #1
IvDgaming
4 : 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$62.50
2014-03-102ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #3
IvDgaming
1 : 4mYinsanitymYinsanity$0
In A4Basic Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-03-031stRottiShowmatches Day 1 Match 6mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0$100
2014-05-151stMONEY $PEAK$ Match 1IvDgamingIvDgaming3 : 1$50
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss36 - 3948 %25 - 4336.8 %57 - 4555.9 %6 - 366.7 %124 - 13048.8 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A3Minor1124
Total1124

References[edit]

  1. Announcing the ROOT Academy: SEED Gaming!
  2. IvD Gaming Welcomes Arium and intense
  3. mYinsanity Welcomes Arium
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKzfgIq_dY ESFI Interview - MLG Spring 2013: CatZ discusses his match forfeit, ROOT as a family, player scouting