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Happy (Russian player)

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Player Information
Name:
Dmitry Kostin
Birth:
(1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 30)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Empire.Happy
Total Earnings:
$72,872.43
Years Active:
2011 - 2016
Links
History
EG, MyM, Mouz
2011-03-31 — 2014-10-13
Retired:
2016-06-08


Dmitry "Happy" Kostin (born June 17, 1991) is a retired Russian Terran player.

Biography[edit]

Happy was the best Warcraft III player to come out of Russia, playing the Undead race, and was a member of several prestigious teams during his Warcraft III career, including Meet Your Makers, Mousesports, and Evil Geniuses. His most notable achievements include reaching the third place of BlizzCon 2007 and World Cyber Games 2008, and reaching the fourth place of World Cyber Games 2009 and of Electronic Sports World Cup 2010.[1] He celebrated his biggest success in 2019 after winning the Warcraft Gold League, defeating Moon in the final.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Happy left Evil Geniuses and really switched to StarCraft II at the beginning of 2011, playing as Terran. He then competed in weekly tournaments in order to get used to every kind of playstyles, and eventually won an online cup for the first time in March 2011 by overwhelming Fargo in final of Go4SC2 Cup #93. It was only the beginning of a winning streak in weekly online events, while Happy was improving and making a name for his strong micromanagement.

His first participation in a premier event occurred in June 2011, at DreamHack Summer 2011, where he was unable to reach the playoffs. In September 2011, Happy won the World Cyber Games 2011 Russia Qualifiers, therefore securing a spot in World Cyber Games 2011 in Busan.

Happy participated in DreamHack Winter 2011, where he advanced from the first group stage after beating Beastyqt and Ciara, losing only to NaNiwa. The next day in the second group stage, Happy beat SjoW, lost to White-Ra, putting him at 1-1 in his group. It was all down to his match against ToD to decide which one of them would proceed to the playoffs. The first game[3] turned out to be a 74 in-game minutes nuke-fest on Tal'Darim Altar, also featuring a 5-Starport Battlecruiser tech-switch, which Happy ultimately lost. ToD took the second game[4] as well, proceeding to the playoffs the following day and knocking Happy out of the tournament.

World Championship Series[edit]

From July 21 to July 22, 2012, Happy participated in the World Championship Series 2012 Russia and went far in the winners' bracket as he took out Strange, Turuk, Roll, and then TitaN to make it straight into the finals. He lost in the finals to TitaN by a score of 1-2, 0-2, and had to settle for 2nd place.

At the World Championship Series 2012 Europe Finals from September 15 to September 16, 2013, Happy lost in the first round of the Winner's Bracket to LucifroN, but still made a deep run in the Loser's Bracket. En route to the Round of 8, he defeated sLivko, TitaN, and Socke before falling to LoWeLy. He narrowly missed out on a seed to the 2012 Battle.net World Championship by losing in the 7th place match to Nerchio.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Happy qualified for WCS Europe 2013 Season 1 Premier League on the first day of the Premier League Qualifiers. He made an impressive run in Premier League, defeating HasuObs, Bly, VortiX and BabyKnight to reach the Round of 8. He was defeated there by DIMAGA and lost to TLO in the 5th place bracket, which left him without a seed to the WCS Season Final.

In WCS Europe 2013 Season 2 Premier League, he lost to TitaN but defeated ToD and SortOf to reach the Round of 16. Although he won a series against Tefel, he lost to MMA 0-4 in maps and fell to Challenger League. He defeated the French Terran Dayshi to requalify for Premier League.

In the third season of WCS Europe 2013, Happy defeated SaSe and the previous season's champion duckdeok to advance to the Round of 16 of Premier League.

Happy qualified for WCS Europe 2014 Season 1 Premier League by defeating ABomB. In his Ro32 group stage he was able to win against Bly, but lost 1-2 to BlinG and Korean StarDust.

He won against the German player Lambo with a score of 3-0 to make his comeback to WCS Europe 2014 Season 2 Premier League. Happy had one of the most severe groups in Ro32. He won against TLO 2-1, lost to current WCS Europe champion MC 1-2 and lost in decider to Golden 1-2.

On August, 01, Happy defeated Adonminus to start his WCS Europe 2014 Season 3 Premier League journey. In Ro32 he was able to make it through his group with MC, leaving Grubby and Serral behind . In Ro16 he defeated Harstem and Miniraser to make it to Ro8. WCS 2014 Season 3 was the worst season for European players, only Happy and Bunny were able to make it to Ro8, the rest being Koreans. Happy lost to Golden with a score of 1-3 finishing on 5-8th place and getting $5000 USD prize money.

On October 13, 2014, Happy left Team Empire with no particular plans for the immediate future.[5]

Happy participated in 5 European qualifier before he could make it to 2015 WCS Season 1 Challenger. He lost to Verdi in qual-1, to Starbuck in final match of qual-2, to NaNiwa in final match of qual-3, to MaNa in final match in qual-4 and finally made it in qual-5 over Theo, Strelok, Adonminus and Boombox in finals.

In order to participate in Premier League Happy had to play a best-of-5 series against Majestic wining 3-2. Happy made his 7th in a row appearance in WCS Premier League showing himself as a very stable player.

Trivia[edit]

Achievements[edit]

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2016-04-094th2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: EuropeZZZZZ2 : 3 ShoWTimE$800
2016-02-141st2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: EuropeZZZZZ3 : 0 MarineLorD$1,400
2015-04-122ndFragbite Masters Season 4ZZZZZ0 : 4 Bunny$2,831.21
2014-12-064thFragbite Masters Season 3ZZZZZ1 : 3 Bunny$2,030
2014-04-192ndCopenhagen Games 20140 : 4 HyuN$2,078
2012-04-074thCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 Challenge2 : 4 Seiplo$654.75
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2016-04-302ndGoodGame Beaver League #5ZZZZZ0 : 3 Bly$114
2016-03-181stGoodGame Beaver League #4ZZZZZ3 : 1 Serral$294
2016-03-152ndGo4SC2 February 2016ZZZZZ0 : 3 Nerchio$161
2016-01-021stHungerCupZZZZZ3 : 1 Bly$70
2015-12-262ndGG Goda 2015ZZZZZ3 : 4 Elazer$425
2015-12-131stGoodGame Beaver League #2ZZZZZ4 : 3 Elazer$163
2015-10-311stGoodGame Beaver League #1ZZZZZ4 : 3 Elazer$165
2015-07-202ndGo4SC2 June 2015ZZZZZ1 : 3 Bly$162.52
2015-06-091stGo4SC2 May 2015ZZZZZ3 : 1 Scandicain$338.47
2014-12-271stGG Goda 2014ZZZZZ4 : 1 Kas$293.03
2014-12-141stSmileCup FinalsZZZZZ4 : 1 Kas$87
2014-08-292ndZOTAC Season 2 Final 20140 : 3 jjakji$937
2014-08-121stHappy vs LiveZerg4 : 1 LiveZerg$100
2013-11-121stEIZO StarCraft II Cup3 : 0 MarineLorD$672
2013-07-071stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 June3 : 0 StarDust$250
2013-06-302ndBattle of Four1 : 3 Verdi$456.82
2013-05-191stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 May3 : 0 Bly$250
2013-04-211stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 April3 : 2 Strelok$250
2013-04-032ndZOTAC Monthly Final February 20132 : 3 HyuN$256.96
2013-03-231stTechlabs Cup Moscow 20132 : 0 Kas$1,500
2012-12-091st300 Actions per Minute2 : 1 Brat_OK$1,298
2012-09-301st300 Actions per Minute: September2 : 0 Brat_OK$385
2012-07-222nd2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Russia Nationals1 : 4 TitaN$3,000
2012-04-152ndICE Hammer StarCraft II Invitational1 : 4 Turuk$134.85
2012-03-312ndICSA.TV Opening Cup1 : 4 TitaN$1,200
2011-07-312ndASUS Cup Summer 20111 : 3 DIMAGA$145
2011-05-292ndASUS Cup Spring 20110 : 2 DIMAGA$891.88
2011-05-061stGo4SC2 April 20113 : 2 LoWeLy$716.13
In A4Basic tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2016-03-161stVerdi vs CIS players Cup 1ZZZZZ4 : 3 Verdi$100
2016-02-071stGo4SC2 Cup 545ZZZZZ3 : 1 Guru$111.60
2016-01-241stGo4SC2 Cup 543ZZZZZ3 : 1 Nerchio$107.97
2015-06-281stGo4SC2 Cup 484ZZZZZ3 : 0 BlinG$109.75
2015-06-211stGo4SC2 Cup 482ZZZZZ3 : 1 hOpe$113.63
2015-05-171stGo4SC2 Cup 472ZZZZZ2 : 1 Hydra$114.44
2015-05-171stRottiShowmatches Day 3 Match 2ZZZZZ3 : 2 Snute$100
2015-01-151stDingIt Showmatches Match 8ZZZZZ4 : 3 Nerchio$150
2014-11-021stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 231ZZZZZ3 : 2 RandallFlagg$125.02
2014-10-151stSmileCup #3ZZZZZ3 : 1 Bly$74
2014-08-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2193 : 0 Diestar$134.07
2014-07-201stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2163 : 0 Bly$135.30
2014-07-131stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2153 : 1 Bly$136.07
2014-05-251stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2083 : 0 First$136.25
2014-05-041stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2053 : 0 DIMAGA$138.73
2014-04-271stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 2043 : 1 Kas$138.41
2014-03-091stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1973 : 2 Ryung$138.76
2014-03-021stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1963 : 1 Tefel$137.74
2014-02-231stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1953 : 1 jjakji$137.38
2014-01-121stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1893 : 2 PsiOniC$136.69
2013-12-071stRegular Cup Cup 763 : 1 Bly$91.64
2013-11-091stRegular Cup Cup 743 : 1 Kas$91.83
2013-10-191stRegular Cup Cup 723 : 0 DIMAGA$94.16
2013-10-131stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1783 : 2 Kas$135.61
2013-10-121stRegular Cup Cup 713 : 1 DIMAGA$92.98
2013-09-211stRegular Cup Cup 693 : 2 Noname$94.23
2013-09-141stRegular Cup Cup 683 : 0 HappyZerg$92.19
2013-08-241stRegular Cup Cup 663 : 1 sLivko$90.82
2013-08-101stRegular Cup Cup 643 : 1 LiveZerg$91.28
2013-07-271stRegular Cup Cup 623 : 2 Verdi$91.45
2013-07-211stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1663 : 1 LoWeLy$131.38
2013-07-201stRegular Cup Cup 613 : 1 sLivko$92.80
2013-07-061stRegular Cup Cup 593 : 0 Kas$90.01
2013-06-151stRegular Cup Cup 563 : 0 Noname$94.58
2013-05-311stRegular Cup Cup 543 : 1 Strelok$93.98
2013-05-181stRegular Cup Cup 523 : 1 Pro7ecT$95.36
2013-05-041stRegular Cup Cup 503 : 1 Bly$96.62
2013-04-141stGo4SC2 Cup 2833 : 2 Dayshi$192.70
2013-04-131stRegular Cup Cup 473 : 1 Verdi$96.55
2013-04-071stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1513 : 1 Kas$129.90
2013-03-311stRegular Cup Cup 453 : 0 Verdi$96.53
2013-03-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1473 : 1 RiSK$129.95
2013-03-021stRegular Cup Cup 413 : 1 Brat_OK$97.63
2013-02-241stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1453 : 0 Tarrantius$131.96
2013-02-231stRegular Cup Cup 403 : 2 Minato$98.57
2013-02-031stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1422 : 1 Tarrantius$136.55
2012-10-271stRegular Cup Cup 273 : 2 Siw$95.51
2012-10-141stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 1282 : 0 GoOdy$129.48
2012-09-011stRegular Cup Cup 193 : 0 sLivko$92.91
2012-08-281stEIZO Cup Monthly Cup 92 : 0 kauP$125.64
2012-06-161stRegular Cup Cup 103 : 0 Noname$92.53
2012-06-131stAntec Attack Cup 203 : 0 Kas$157.07
2012-06-091stRegular Cup Cup 9W : - Turuk$92.07
2012-06-061stAntec Attack Cup 193 : 1 Kas$157.23
2012-05-271stRegular Cup Cup 73 : 2 Affect$93.78
2012-05-121stRegular Cup Cup 53 : 1 fraer$99.48
2012-05-051stPlayhem EU Daily 233 Bly$60
2012-04-301stCyborg Cup Cup 203 : 2 GoOdy$264.85
2012-04-281stRegular Cup Cup 32 : 0 DIMAGA$102.33
2012-04-271stPlayhem EU Daily 225 HyuN$60
2012-04-171stXILENCE Cup 403 : 1 Underdark$100
2012-02-121stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 933 : 2 Satiini$131.98
2012-02-111stPlayhem EU Daily 149 Welmu$60
2012-02-051stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 923 : 1 Breach$131.60
2012-01-261st4PL Close Combat Cup 2012 Cup Jan Final2 : 0 Akki$327.66
2012-01-141stPlayhem EU Daily 121 roof$60
2012-01-071stPlayhem EU Daily 114 White-Ra$60
2012-01-051st4PL Close Combat Cup 2012 Cup Jan Quali 13 : 0 roof$63.96
2011-12-241stPlayhem EU Daily 100 horror$60
2011-12-151st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup Dec Quali 32 : 1 Jaxx$65.09
2011-11-121stPlayhem EU Daily 58 Artist$60
2011-11-031st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 802 : 1 Nerchio$172.65
2011-10-221stPlayhem EU Daily 37 GoOdy$60
2011-10-181stXILENCE Cup 153 : 1 Seiplo$100
2011-10-151stPlayhem EU Daily 30 Jaden$60
2011-10-061st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 763 : 0 Outside$167.86
2011-10-041stXILENCE Cup 133 : 0 Naama$100
2011-10-011stPlayhem EU Daily 16 RainBOw$60
2011-09-271stXILENCE Cup 123 : 0 Masterok$100
2011-08-301stXILENCE Cup 83 : 0 sYz$100
2011-08-091stXILENCE Cup 53 : 1 Farmer$100
2011-07-251stXILENCE Cup 33 : 0 Breach$100
2011-07-011stCraftCup Cup 393 : 0 Byebye$50
2011-06-251stGo4SC2 Cup 1163 : 2 Strelok$286.83
2011-06-161st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 512 : 0 DBS$177.70
2011-06-021st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 472 : 1 DIMAGA$181.14
2011-05-221stCyborg Cup Cup 143 : 0 Tefel$283.16
2011-05-181stCyborg Cup Cup 133 : 0 DeathAngel$285.02
2011-04-281st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 372 : 0 ActionJesuz$185.31
2011-04-251stCompeto Cup 373 : 0 Beastyqt$72.90
2011-04-241stGo4SC2 Cup 1003 : 1 ServaNT$284.64
2011-04-111stCompeto Cup 353 : 2 DeathAngel$72.16
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2014-01-192ndNationWars by O'Gaming TV1 : 4$500
2011-09-222ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI1 : 3$428.57
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2013-10-281stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 54 : 2$200
2013-05-071stRazer Russia vs Ukraine5 : 2$200
2012-10-241stincredible Panic Team League Season 46 : 4$260
2012-04-082ndincredible Panic Team League Season 32 : 4$50
2011-11-131stGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 23 : 2$583.33
Complete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2011[edit]

Matches & VODs[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 341 - 19563.6 %161 - 11757.9 %344 - 24358.6 %846 - 55560.4 %

Earnings Statistics


References[edit]