2018 - Present
CatZ was a long time StarCraft: Brood War player. Teaming with Drewbie in 2v2 on iCCup they achieved an A rating. With the release of StarCraft II he has focused primarily on 1v1.
CatZ is known as a player with a very eclectic playstyle. Sometimes compared to TLO, CatZ has been known to engage in a variety of odd builds, including but not limited to early hatches in the opponent's main, pulling off half the starting workers as harassing units, and dropping Ultralisks into enemy mineral lines.
CatZ started the ROOT Gaming team in beta with Drewbie. CatZ recruited many top players from Warcraft III and Brood War. The team blossomed during beta into America's top clan. He was active in the beta tournament scene with notable wins in the ITL.
Wings of Liberty
With the release of Wings of Liberty, CatZ has seen moderate success in tournament play.
- Game One was played on Steppes of War. CatZ's play was centered heavily around one-base infestor harassment. He ultimately lost when LzGaMeR pushed with a mix of Thors, Marines, Marauders and Banshees.
- Game Two was played on Metalopolis, with CatZ spawning at 2 o'clock and LzGaMeR at 4 o'clock positions. LzGaMeR opened the game with strong Reaper play leaving CatZ playing from behind for the rest of the match.
In 2011, CatZ would post his first notable tournament result with a victory in the first Justin.tv Invitational. He defeated players such as Pokebunny and MaNa along the way. Catz would be announced as one of the initial invites to participate in the first season of the IGN ProLeague.
During this year, CatZ experienced relative mediocrity at MLG's, never making it out of the Open Bracket. His best result in the MLG Pro Circuit 2011 was placing 37th at MLG Columbus 2011, where he lost 0-2 to qxc in the loser's bracket finals of the Open Bracket.
On May 15, compLexity Gaming announced that they parted ways with CatZ and Drewbie after their contract was not renewed. CatZ also announced the same day the rebirth of ROOT Gaming. CatZ had originally planned to attend the MLG Summer Championship, but attended the WCG Pan-American Championship instead, where he took home the bronze medal.
- He is one of ROOT Gaming's founders and co-leaders.
- In StarCraft: Brood War, he was leader of Team Peru for the WCG.
- Was a 2v2 player in Brood War with Drewbie, which has since carried over in 2v2 tournaments like the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series.
- His handle does not refer to the animal, but is instead a nickname given by friends referring to his last name.
- He is known for interviewing himself.
- Was the last professional player to stream the Beta of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
- On Reddit CatZ revealed he suffers from Depression.
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|2022-06-05||Premier||DH SC2 Masters 2022 Valencia: Europe||English Main-Stream Commentator|
|2022-02-27||Premier||IEM Katowice 2022||Side Streams Commentator|
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|2021-10-17||Premier||DH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: Europe||Host and Commentator|
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|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2020-08-16||Award||War Chest Team League: 9th's Team Captain||– : –||$100|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-11-15||4th||Copa América 2014 Grand Finals||0 : 2||$700|
|2012-07-01||1st||Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VII|
|3 : 2||$384.62|
|2011-12-22||3rd||IPL Team Arena Challenge|
|3 : 5||$90.91|
|2011-08-11||3rd||Latin American Battle.net Invitational 2011||1 : 2||$3,000|
|2011-06-17||2nd||Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V|
|0 : 3||$272.73|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2022-07-30||1st||LTK Invitational Team League|
|4 : 0||$75|
|2019-08-13||2nd||PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming|
|0 : 1||$0|
|2019-08-13||2nd||PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - 4v4|
|9 : 1||$25|
|2018-01-14||1st||Afreeca World Team League|
|4 : 0||$133.33|
|2017-05-10||1st||DuSt League Season 4|
|4 : 2||$18|
|2015-06-21||1st||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #5|
|4 : 0||$41.67|
|2015-06-17||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #4|
|2 : 4||$0|
|2015-05-20||1st||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #4|
|4 : 3||$41.67|
|2015-05-08||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #3|
|3 : 4||$0|
|2015-04-28||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #7|
|3 : 4||$0|
|2015-04-17||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #3|
|3 : 4||$0|
|2014-06-29||2nd||Copa América 2014 Season 1||1 : 4||$300|
|2014-04-10||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2014 #1|
|3 : 4||$0|
|2014-03-22||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #7|
|2 : 4||CW||$0|
|2014-03-17||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #5|
|0 : 4||$0|
|2013-12-01||2nd||Reddit Open||0 : 3||$60|
|2013-08-31||2nd||Bay Area TeamLiquid LAN XI||0 : 3||$220|
|2012-09-12||2nd||pHD Inaugural HotS Beta Tournament||0 : 3||$500|
|2012-06-30||2nd||ALT StarCraft's AGL-June Invitational||3 : 6||$100|
|2011-07-12||1st||After the Clash 2||3 : 2||$400|
|2011-03-18||2nd||Creativity vs Insanity: TLO vs Catz Show Match||0 : 3||$50|
|2011-01-06||1st||Justin.tv Invitational||3 : 2||$400|
|2010-12-31||1st||SGL Season 1|
|4 : 3||$18.18|
|2010-12-01||1st||SGL Season 2|
|4 : 3||$81.25|
|In Basic Tournaments|
|2015-03-29||1st||Team Gravity's Fight Night 2015: March, Week 5 Match 1||3 : 1||$10|
|2015-01-26||1st||Team Gravity's Fight Night 2015: January, Week 3 Match 1||3 : 1||$10|
|2011-07-03||1st||The V Showmatch 19||0 : 0||$100|
|2011-06-25||1st||The V Showmatch 18||4 : 0||$100|
|2011-05-20||1st||The V Showmatch 17||4 : 2||$100|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
- CatZ vs. LzGaMeR MLG Raleigh pt.1-3
- CatZ vs. Zelniq from MLG gm.1 CatZ vs. Zelniq from MLG gm.2 CatZ vs. Zelniq from MLG gm.3
- CatZ vs. OpTiKzErO from The V Bo7 gm.1
- [e] 2011-11-19 | by Complexity Gaming at MLG Providence 2011
- [e] 2011-11-18 | by HotBid of TL.net at MLG Providence 2011
- [e] 2011-07-29 | by compLexity Gaming
- [e] 2011-06-07 | by AskJoshy at MLG Columbus 2011
- [e] 2011-04-09 | by AskJoshy
- [e] 2011-03-15 | by Philip Rasmussen of fnatic.com
- [e] 2011-03-06 | by PC World
- [e] 2011-01-15 | by compLexity Gaming
- CatZ on 12 Weeks with the Pros with Mr. Bitter
- CaZt of Zerg, a short casting series by CatZ featuring pro show matches and lower league Zerg players
- CatZ on TL Attack: Part 1, Part 2
First Person View Match VODS
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|as||0 - 2||0 %||0 - 0||-||0 - 2||0 %||0 - 0||-||0 - 4||0 %|
|as||258 - 203||56 %||205 - 270||43.2 %||254 - 242||51.2 %||17 - 2||89.5 %||734 - 717||50.6 %|
|as||0 - 2||0 %||0 - 0||-||2 - 1||66.7 %||0 - 0||-||2 - 3||40 %|
1v1 Medal Statistics
- CatZ's Proxy Hatchery vs SaSe
- CatZ's Ultralisk Drop Harass
- CatZ NASL video application
- NASL Season One Player List
- Complexity acquires ROOT
- compLexity parts ways with CatZ and Drewbie
- CatZ announces the re-birth of ROOT Gaming
- Interview with CatZ
- CatZ vs Tarson - Show Match Replays & Interview by iCCup.Tesla
- Explaining the story behind his ID
- ROOT Gaming re-forms
- CatZ stream archive (March 1st 2013)