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[e][h]Protoss BlinG
Player Information
Samayan Kay
November 7, 1991 (age 32)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years Active:
2010 - 2015
Years Active (caster):
2011-03-27 — 2015-08-10Team Dignitas
2015-08-10 — Present[[]]
Recent Matches
digpix Dignitas-Dead PixelsDignitas-Dead Pixels
Team LiquidTeam Liquid Liquid
July 13, 2015 - 16:00 CEST  
BlinG Protoss United Kingdom
South Korea Protoss sOs
May 1, 2015 - 19:40 BST  
BlinG Protoss United Kingdom
Germany Zerg roof
January 27, 2015 - 18:00 CET  
BlinG Protoss United Kingdom
Sweden Terran MorroW
January 23, 2015 - 21:00 CET  
BlinG Protoss United Kingdom
France Protoss Lilbow
November 25, 2014 - 19:15 CET  

Samayan "BlinG" Kay (born November 7, 1991) is a retired British Protoss player.


BlinG was formerly a Halo competitive player before switching to StarCraft II after the release of Wings of Liberty.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

BlinG started off winning a few tournaments in the UK scene and making it far in i41 and in various weekly events including a second place in CraftCup#39, losing to Nerchio in the final. He qualified for the finals of the 'Team Dignitas Gamer Search' and won the live finals event in London on March 27, 2011.[2] This tournament fuelled his entrance into the progaming scene as it not only granted him £750, but because of his performance in the tournament he won a spot on the team, which he accepted.

In the following weeks he played in the 'Gadget Show Live' event where he came 6th; beating HasuObs before being knocked out. He then made it to the final of the Multiplay i42 LAN where he defeated many top UK players, but defeating SeleCT. He won the winners bracket final but lost the overall final: 4-3 to his new teammate SeleCT, who came up from the lower bracket.

BlinG also participated in the IGN ProLeague Season 4 UK Qualifier, beating notable players such as ThorZaIN, StarEagle, and DarKFoRcE, finally falling to South Korean Terran player Ryung leaving him with a 5/6th place finish.

At Multiplay i43, BlinG managed to storm through the initial group stages and entered the playoff bracket. Here he lost to StarEagle and then Fargo in the winners and losers brackets respectively. At this tournament a qualifier was run for the WCG grand finals. The 32 player tournament was won by BlinG.

At the WCG finals, BlinG was placed in group G with players such as KiWiKaKi, LoWeLy, ClouD, Strelok, and ToD. He was able to convincingly top his group 6-0, advancing him to the round of 16, where he was matched against teammate KiLLeR whom he defeated 2-1. His tournament run ended in the quarterfinals where he was beaten 2-1 by Mvp.

After this breakout performance, BlinG was invited to the HomeStory Cup IV, and placed third in his group after beating DarkHydra and losing 0-2 and 1-2 to DarKFoRcE and JYP respectively and was knocked out of the tournament.

Shortly after the HSC4 tournament, BlinG faced off against DeMusliM in the War of the Roses show match.[3] This showmatch had the largest prizepool to date in SC2. BlinG charged off into a 3-0 lead, with DeMusliM seemingly struggling to adapt to BlinG's Zealot and Psi-Storm heavy style. BlinG used Warp Prisms effectively to shield his High Templar from the Ghost's EMP and get closer to the Terran's army in order to deal devastating blows to the bio army. DeMusliM made a comeback in the series and in the end it was closely fought, with BlinG eventually taking the series 5-4 and taking the unofficial title of 'Best player in the UK'.

In January 2012, he went to live for a few months in the Millenium House in Marseilles to practice with Stephano, Adelscott and Tarson.

On February 24, 2012 it was announced that he would receive a personal sponsorship from TotalBiscuit.[4]

On the 5th of May 2012 BlinG announced in an interview with definitive esports that he would be moving to Exeter. He was excited about this move as it would allow him to have an upgraded internet to what he had previously. He would be able to practise more and stream his games, which he said would give him more confidence when playing international tournaments as the lack of practise affected his mental state and his ability to perform well in tournaments.

BlinG participated in the 2012 Spring Arena but was knocked out in the first round of the winners and losers bracket. Dignitas Newman on The GD Show said that: "[BlinG] lost stuff that belonged to the team" and that they were not sure if they would send BlinG to tournaments beyond (the already booked) 2012 MLG Anaheim for the foreseeable future.[5]

Bling played at the 2012 Dreamhack Open in Valencia, Spain. He went 3-0 in his group, placing him first over the other notable player, which was Socke. In the second group stage he was placed with ForGG, Moon and Harstem. He got 3rd place in his group, going 1-2, but stated he was still happy with how he performed.

He participated in the tournament, Trial of the Xel Naga, hosted by Day9 and Red Bull, in which he beat Bomber to get to the semifinals before getting knocked out by iNcontroL.[6]

In December 2012 BlinG attended the ESET UK Masters 2012 tournament at the Insomnia47 Gaming Festival in the United Kingdom. In the groupstage he beat FluNIgs, lost to Ourk and beat Jamesykins to take second and progress to the playoffs. He faced Protoss teammate DreAm and took a 2-0 victory and advanced to meet another teammate in the form of Zerg JonnyREcco whom he bested in a close 3-2 match. In the final he met German Terran KrasS whom he swiftly beat 3-0 to take first place and £2,500.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

BlinG made history in Heart of the Swarm by becoming the first British player to advance to the Round of 16 in WCS Europe. In the 2014 WCS Europe Season 1 Premier League, he upset both StarDust and Happy to take first place in the Round of 32's Group E.


  • BlinG is from Cornwall, England and currently lives in Exeter.
  • He made a trampoline video a few years ago.
  • His mouse wouldn't work on stage during the ESET UK Masters 2012 final, so he borrowed a replacement from the crowd, who didn't want to sell it to BlinG after he had won.
  • His deciding set against Happy in the WCS Europe Round of 32 Winners' Match was interrupted when his mother accidentally unplugged his PC's power. His mother also temporarily joined the subsequent winner's interview with Apollo and Kaelaris.


2015-07-132ndMinorSC2Improve Team League Season 4SC2Improve Team League Season 4
Dignitas-Dead PixelsDignitas-Dead Pixels
2 : 4
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
2014-04-194thMajorInsomnia51 Multiplay StarCraft 2 Tournament
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
1 : 2$335.92
2013-12-192ndMinorPlantronics UK Autumn Open Cups
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
0 : 3$81.83
2013-08-252ndMinorESET UK Masters
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2 : 3$1,167.88
2013-07-141stMinorUK Pro League
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
4 : 1$211.43
2012-12-011stMajorESET UK MastersESET UK Masters
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
3 : 0$4,032
2012-08-272ndMinorInsomnia46 Multiplay StarCraft 2 Tournament
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2012-05-061stMinorInsomnia45 Multiplay StarCraft 2 Tournament
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
4 : 0$2,056.13
2012-01-211st2v2 (Min.)LDLC Winter Trophy 2v24 : 3$646.85
2011-10-301stMinorEGL4 London
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
4 : 3$1,612.10
2011-10-271stMinorSapphire Online Cup
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2 : 0$160.86
2011-09-271stWeek. (Basic)CraftCup Lite Cup L93CraftCup Lite Cup L93
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2 : 0$20
2011-09-131stWeek. (Basic)CraftCup Lite Cup L89CraftCup Lite Cup L89
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2 : 0$20
2011-08-272ndMinorStarcraft II European Anniversary PartyStarcraft II European Anniversary Party
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
0 : 3$217.45
2011-07-241stBasicTwitch eSports Championship Cup 1Twitch eSports Championship Cup 1
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
3 : 0$463
2011-06-281stWeek. (Basic)CraftCup Lite Cup L71CraftCup Lite Cup L71
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
2 : 0$20
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
1 : 4$619.70
2011-04-174thMajorGadget Show Live InvitationalGadget Show Live Invitational
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
0 : 2$816.47
2011-03-121stWeek. (Basic)3U cup Cup 273U cup Cup 272 : 0$12
2011-03-051stWeek. (Basic)3U cup Cup 253U cup Cup 252 : 0$12
Extended list of results

WoL Matches[edit]





See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

BlinG games - FPVODs - YouTube playlist @ SC2POVs



Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss156 - 13054.5 %153 - 11856.5 %184 - 18050.5 %14 - 670 %507 - 43453.9 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-5 - 455.6 %5 - 455.6 %
as Terran0 - 20 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 20 %
as Zerg2 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 0100 %
Σ158 - 13254.5 %153 - 11856.5 %184 - 18050.5 %19 - 1065.5 %514 - 44053.9 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics