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[e][h] Courage
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Qian Zanqi
August 24, 1988 (1988-08-24) (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
Chief No (No总), King of Roaches, Roach, Roach Qian
Total Earnings:
2011-11-07 - 2012-06-01
2012-06-01 - 2012-12-27
2012-12-27 - 2015-06-08
2015-06-08 - ???-??-??

Qian "Courage" Zanqi is a Chinese Zerg player with X-Team. He has been taking a caster job in NeoTV since he quit from a full-time progamer since late 2014.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Originally he used the ID "Nostalie" for the clan Etd, which was thought to stem from a Japanese word. Later, he started to take "Courage" as his main ID when he joined the professional team Dream. The purpose is to encourage himself to become stronger. However, he did not qualify in any premier tournament during the Wings of Liberty era.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2014 WCS America Season 1[edit]

From January 1 to January 3, 2014, Courage participated in the WCS America 2014 Season 1 Chinese Qualifier, where he defeated Loner 2-0 in the quarterfinals and XiGua 2-1 in the semifinals to earn himself a spot in WCS America 2014 Season 1 Challenger League. In Challenger, Courage faced Alicia and was defeated 1-3, falling out of Season 1.

2014 WCS America Season 2[edit]

He defeated TheStC in the Challenger League and made his way into Premier League for the first time. That match also marked the end of TheStC's professional career.[1] He did not manage to go further as he faced Polt and MajOr in the Ro32 group stage, which saw he strangely used ling/baneling all-in in all 4 games but without luck.

2014 WCS America Season 3[edit]

Courage faced the 14-year-old American Protoss player Arium in his Challenger match. After four relatively quick games tying the score 2-2, Courage was defeated in the rubber match by Arium with an impressive comeback using mass phoenixes after an aborted 8-gate.

2015 WCS[edit]

Though he had transferred into a semi-pro player, he still maintain strong performances in Chinese tournaments. He managed to qualify to WCS Challenger in Season 2 and Season 3. He failed to advance further into foreign countries because of the defeats against iAsonu in Season 2 and Jim in Season 3.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

As the member of X-Team, he won Miso by 2-1 in Round 2 of Playoffs of NeoTV Starcraft League 2015. At last, X-Team becomes the winner of the team tournament.

Play style[edit]

  • Courage strongly favours timing pushes with numerous Roaches.


  • Given the nickname Chief No (No总) since no one knows the meaning and pronunciation of his former ID, nostalie.


In A1Premier tournaments
2015-05-29 32 - 62nd2015 WCS Season 3/Challenger0 : 3 Jim$2,000
2015-04-18 32 - 62nd2015 WCS Season 2/Challenger0 : 3 iAsonu$2,000
2014-06-0317 - 24th2014 WCS Season 2 America/Premier1-2Grp S.$2,000
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2017-06-04 2ndNEO Star League 20162 : 3$806.29
In A2Major tournaments
2015-12-271stStarcraft League 20153 : 2$640
Complete Results in any Tournament



  1. "TheSTC Retires". 2014-4-30. Retrieved 2014-06-05.