Samson "Arium" Nazaryan is an American Protoss player who is currently teamless.
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
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
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.
In the WCS America 2013 Season 2 Qualifier for Challenger League, Arium placed in Round of 64 for Qualifiers #1 and #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 and advanced 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 noted by CatZ at 2013 MLG Spring Championship Anaheim as being one of the prime up-and-coming talents of SC2 at the time.
- 2014-11-16 | 15 yr old pro-gamer, Arium, Interview! by Imbagear.com
- 2014-06-21 | "IvD Arium and LivinPink chat at MLG Anaheim" by Livinpink of flamingcow.tv at 2014 MLG Anaheim
- 2013-06-29 | "13-year old Grandmaster player Arium on the floor at 2013 MLG Spring Championships" by David Schmidt of ESFI World at 2013 MLG Spring Championship
- 2013-06-29 | Eifer Asks - Arium - MLG Anaheim 2013 by Eifer of flamingcow.tv at 2013 MLG Spring Championship
- 2013-06-28 | "13 Year Old GrandMaster Arium in First Major Event – Interview" by Blizzard Entertainment at 2013 MLG Spring Championship