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[e][h] Axslav
Player Information
Nick Ranish
(1985-11-12) November 12, 1985 (age 35)
Alternate IDs:
Total Earnings:
Years Active:
2010 - 2013
2010-07-?? — 2012-01-18
2012-01-23 — 2012-02-17
2012-03-12 — 2013-11-14
Recent Matches
Axslav  United States0:4South Korea  viOLet
May 25, 2021 - 14:09 UTC

Nick "Axslav" Ranish is a retired Protoss player from the United States, formerly playing for Infinity Seven.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Axslav's performance in Wings of Liberty has been notable. For instance, he took home wins in Complexity's "The V" showmatches #4 and #5 (against dde and SLush, respectively). He also won the 2011 Dyr Straits Showmatch #1 against CatZ. Axslav and his teammate StrifeCro are considered to be one of the top 2v2 teams and represented EG in Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V and Prodigy Team Star League Season 1.[1]

On October 21 to 23d of 2011, Axslav reached the round of 16 of the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 in Paris, losing to eventual winner Stephano in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

On January 18, 2012, Axslav and his 2v2 partner StrifeCro parted ways with Evil Geniuses.[2] On January 23, 2012, he joined Team ReIGN.[3] When Team ReIGN disbanded, he became teamless again. He eventually joined Infinity Seven on March 12, 2012.[4]

On April 20 to the 22nd Axslav acted as an analyst in the 2012 MLG Spring Arena 1.[5]

On May 13, Axslav reached the finals of the MSI Battlegrounds LAN in Ventura, California, his first major LAN achievement of 2012.

Axslav participated in the MLG Spring Championship 2012 in the open bracket. He tore through the bracket taking down IdrA but lost to former team mate JYP. In the Loser's Bracket he defeated Ostojiy in order to advance into the Championship Bracket. He faced South Korean Lucky; where he was defeated 0-2 and knocked out of the tournament.

On July 14, 2012, Axslav participated in the IPL 5 North American Satellite Qualifiers. Axslav received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down FallenAngel and ecco, and then went on to advance in to the finals to face KawaiiRice. In the finals, Axslav defeated KawaiiRice by a score of 2-1 and was able to take first place. His first place finish qualified him for the IGN ProLeague Season 5.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

On September 20, 2013, Axslav played in the WCS America 2013 Season 3 Challenger League Qualifier while casting the tournament, including own games, from the MLG Studios in New York. He was able to reach the Round of 32 before losing to FXO player and GSL veteran Tassadar.

In November 2013, on Axslav's 28th birthday, it was announced that he and his casting partner Axeltoss have parted ways with MLG.[6] The next day his team, Infinity Seven, disbanded.[7]


  • Attended the University of California at Santa Cruz.[Citation needed]
  • Was a prominent Warcraft III player who was known for his innovative style.[by whom?]
  • Played Terran in 2v2 with his former teammate StrifeCro.
  • Plays StarCraft II in 4:3 aspect ratio.[8]
  • Has notably low APM (80-100), considered low due to the fact that most other pro-gamers have upwards of 200-300 APM or more.[9]



In A2Major tournaments
2011-04-294thIGN ProLeague Season 1: "Best Of The West"1 : 3 KiWiKaKi$0
In A3Minor tournaments
2012-05-132ndMSI Battlegrounds0 : 4 viOLet$500
2011-03-271stDyr Straits Showmatch #14 : 0 CatZ$100
In A4Basic tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings Elite Cup 33 : 2 Kreator$100
2011-11-041stPlayhem EU Daily 50 sLivko$60
2011-10-011stPlayhem NA Daily 16 Pokebunny$60
2011-02-181stThe V Showmatch 54 : 1 Slush$100
2011-02-111stThe V Showmatch 44 : 0 dde$100
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2011-03-203rdGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 13 : 2$71.43
In A3Minor tournaments
2011-11-132ndGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 22 : 3$142.86
2011-09-272ndESEA SC2 League Season 2- : W$133.33
Complete Results in any Tournament






External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs Total
as 74 - 9344.3 %135 - 9658.4 %106 - 11448.2 %315 - 30351 %
as 0 - 0-2 - 166.7 %1 - 233.3 %3 - 350 %

Earnings Statistics