Brendan "deL" Ferguson is a StarCraft II events manager and community personality, especially on his native SEA server. He runs various online competitive tournaments and events out of his hometown Sydney, Australia for FXOpen e-Sports.
deL has managed the Australian national team for both Brood War and StarCraft II.[Citation needed] He ran various competitions including team-based leagues, individual tournaments, and round-robin events.
In 2009, deL was a volunteer head news admin and super admin for iCCup. He began hosting small Australia and New Zealand friendly tournaments, which had turnouts that ranged from 16 to 32 players. When Team Australia reactivated, deL joined them as an admin. Through there, he was able to set up a meeting in Sydney with WeMade FOX's progamer NaDa, where he played against local players alongside his teammate herO.
deL further organised some events in early 2010, including the State of Origin (SoO) competition run through Team Liquid. This event was very popular among the few BW fans still remaining and even encouraged some, such as Legionnaire, out of retirement.[Citation needed] It also uncovered new stars of Australian Brood War such as fadetowhite and NrG.GoD-. While no official Australian team was formed after this activity, Australians did compete as a State All-Star team under management of deL as part of a showmatch against Evil Geniuses.[Citation needed]
With the release of the StarCraft II beta, Brood War activity slowed considerably, especially in the already fragile Oceanic scene. During this time deL hosted fewer tournaments, but after acquiring a beta key he hosted one last BW event under his name - the SwanSong Invitational. This international event featured top players from all over the world competing in qualifiers and the part invitational, part qualified finals. IdrA ended up taking out the event. deL left iCCup soon after to join CyberGamer in StarCraft II.
Aside from public tournaments, deL was also one of the first founding members of the largest Australian BW clan, Terror Australis. While his participation in clanwars was limited being more casual than competitive on the iCCup ladder, deL helped manage the clan to victory in the C2 division of an iCCup ClanLeague season as well as numerous clan in-house events.[Citation needed]
Wings of Liberty
deL picked up the StarCraft II beta about a month after it was officially open and played Terran under the ID knuffeltje. After briefly playing competitively on ladder deL eventually turned his attention back to tournament hosting and keeping the Australian scene active. This started with the TransTasman SC2 Championship series. As the spiritual successors to the Aus/NZ Brood War tournaments they were the first ever StarCraft II events for the Oceania StarCraft II scene. These events brought to light some of the top talent from the Oceanic region. In celebration of his 2000th post on TeamLiquid deL hosted a showmatch between two of the best current StarCraft II players from Australia. The Australian SC2 Showcase pitted Legionnaire against mOOnGLaDe.
Two events were hosted by deL and CG in the WD PSI Storm 2010, which had a $5,000 prize purse and included all SEA players, and the CyberGamer Live Ladder which was a $10,000 inter-state LAN event. The last events designed and hosted by deL on CyberGamer were the KOTH Australasia series of showmatches and the international event, the PanPacific Championship.
DeL was also involved with further events involving the SEA scene as a whole, such as the SEA Double Header NW which lead to the eventual SEA Nation War League. While he designed the rules and format for this event he only had a minor part in running the event, as he became busy with other commitments.
After some time focusing on clan Terror Australis, deL was free to run larger events again. He was offered a position on FXOpen e-Sports as an events manager shortly after the founding of the team. He has co-designed and hosted several major FXO events to date, including FXOpen Path of Ascension, FXOpen Shatter The Sky, the FXOpen Invitational Series and the FXOpen KOTH. This has not meant a total absence from the local Australian scene and he still contributes occasionally to through events such as KOTH Australia.
Wings of Liberty
- Race picked in Brood War.[Citation needed]
- Played Terran in Beta.[Citation needed]
- Currently plays Protoss after switching from Random in StarCraft II.[Citation needed]
- Is a vegetarian.[Citation needed]
- Former Events Manager for FXOpen e-Sports.
- His ID 'deL' came from an old ID from other games "Deliverance", after picking up the handle as a nickname.[Citation needed]
- 2011 Southeast Asian Battle.net Invitational was the first offline event deL administrated.[Citation needed]
As part of his warmup on the NA server for NASL, WeMade FOX progamer Moon played deL in some friendly matches.
- Battle.net SEA Profile
- Battle.net NA Profile
- CyberGamer Profile
- GosuGamers Profile
- TeamLiquid Profile