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Happy (Russian player)

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Player Information
Name:
Dmitry Kostin
Nationality:
Born:
June 17, 1991 (age 30)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Empire.Happy
Total Earnings:
$71,404.88
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
2015-01-251 - 32nd2015 WCS Season 1 Challenger LeagueZZZZZ$0
2014-12-064thFragbite Masters Season 3ZZZZZ1 : 3 Bunny$2,030
2014-08-011 - 16th2014 WCS Season 3 Europe Challenger LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire$0
2014-05-021 - 16th2014 WCS Season 2 Europe Challenger LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire$0
2014-04-192ndCopenhagen Games 2014Team EmpireTeam Empire0 : 4 HyuN$2,071.80
2014-02-061 - 24th2014 WCS Season 1 Europe Challenger LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire$0
2013-08-141 - 8th2013 WCS Season 2 Europe: Challenger LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 Dayshi$300
2012-04-074thCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 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
2016-01-021stHungerCupZZZZZ3 : 1 Bly$71.01
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
2014-12-271stGG Goda 2014ZZZZZ4 : 1 Kas$293.03
2014-12-141stSmileCup FinalsZZZZZ4 : 1 Kas$89.80
2014-08-292ndZOTAC Season 2 Final 2014Team EmpireTeam Empire0 : 3 jjakji$937
2014-08-121stHappy vs LiveZergTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1 LiveZerg$100
2013-11-121stEIZO StarCraft II CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 MarineLorD$670.45
2013-07-071stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 JuneTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 StarDust$250
2013-06-302ndBattle of FourTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3 Verdi$456.82
2013-05-191stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 MayTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Bly$250
2013-04-211stEnerJ Cup Series 2013 AprilTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Strelok$250
2013-04-032ndZOTAC Monthly Final February 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 3 HyuN$256.96
2013-03-231stTechlabs Cup Moscow 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 Kas$1,500
2012-12-091st300 Actions per MinuteTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 Brat_OK$1,298
2012-07-222nd2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Russia NationalsTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 4 TitaN$3,000
2012-04-152ndICE Hammer StarCraft II InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 4 Turuk$134.85
2012-03-312ndICSA.TV Opening CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 4 TitaN$1,200
2011-07-312ndASUS Cup Summer 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3 DIMAGA$145
2011-05-292ndASUS Cup Spring 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire0 : 2 DIMAGA$891.88
1970-01-011stGo4SC2 May 2015ZZZZZ3 : 1 Scandicain$338.47
1970-01-012ndGo4SC2 February 2016ZZZZZ0 : 3 Nerchio$161
1970-01-011st300 Actions per Minute: SeptemberTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 Brat_OK$385
1970-01-012ndGo4SC2 June 2015ZZZZZ1 : 3 Bly$162.52
1970-01-011stGo4SC2 April 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 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$73.31
2014-08-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 219Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Diestar$134.07
2014-07-201stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 216Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Bly$135.30
2014-07-131stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 215Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Bly$136.07
2014-05-251stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 208Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 First$136.25
2014-05-041stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 205Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 DIMAGA$138.73
2014-04-271stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 204Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Kas$138.41
2014-03-091stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 197Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Ryung$138.76
2014-03-021stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 196Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Tefel$137.74
2014-02-231stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 195Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 jjakji$137.38
2014-01-121stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 189Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 PsiOniC$136.69
2013-12-071stRegular Cup Cup 76Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Bly$91.64
2013-11-091stRegular Cup Cup 74Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Kas$91.83
2013-10-191stRegular Cup Cup 72Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 DIMAGA$94.16
2013-10-131stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 178Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Kas$135.61
2013-10-121stRegular Cup Cup 71Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 DIMAGA$92.98
2013-09-211stRegular Cup Cup 69Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Noname$94.23
2013-09-141stRegular Cup Cup 68Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 HappyZerg$92.19
2013-08-241stRegular Cup Cup 66Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 sLivko$90.82
2013-08-101stRegular Cup Cup 64Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 LiveZerg$91.28
2013-07-271stRegular Cup Cup 62Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Verdi$91.45
2013-07-211stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 166Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 LoWeLy$131.38
2013-07-201stRegular Cup Cup 61Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 sLivko$92.80
2013-07-061stRegular Cup Cup 59Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Kas$90.01
2013-06-151stRegular Cup Cup 56Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Noname$94.58
2013-05-311stRegular Cup Cup 54Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Strelok$93.98
2013-05-181stRegular Cup Cup 52Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Pro7ecT$95.36
2013-05-041stRegular Cup Cup 50Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Bly$96.62
2013-04-141stGo4SC2 Cup 283Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Dayshi$192.70
2013-04-131stRegular Cup Cup 47Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Verdi$96.55
2013-04-071stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 151Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Kas$129.90
2013-03-311stRegular Cup Cup 45Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Verdi$96.53
2013-03-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 147Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 RiSK$129.95
2013-03-021stRegular Cup Cup 41Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Brat_OK$97.63
2013-02-241stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 145Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Tarrantius$131.96
2013-02-231stRegular Cup Cup 40Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Minato$98.57
2013-02-031stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 142Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 Tarrantius$136.55
2012-10-271stRegular Cup Cup 27Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Siw$95.51
2012-10-141stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 128Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 GoOdy$129.48
2012-09-011stRegular Cup Cup 19Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 sLivko$92.91
2012-08-281stEIZO Cup Monthly Cup 9Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 kauP$125.64
2012-06-161stRegular Cup Cup 10Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Noname$92.53
2012-06-131stAntec Attack Cup 20Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Kas$157.07
2012-06-091stRegular Cup Cup 9Team EmpireTeam EmpireW : - Turuk$92.07
2012-06-061stAntec Attack Cup 19Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Kas$157.23
2012-05-271stRegular Cup Cup 7Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Affect$93.78
2012-05-121stRegular Cup Cup 5Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 fraer$99.48
2012-05-051stPlayhem EU Daily 233Team EmpireTeam Empire Bly$60
2012-04-301stCyborg Cup Cup 20Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 GoOdy$264.85
2012-04-281stRegular Cup Cup 3Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 DIMAGA$102.33
2012-04-271stPlayhem EU Daily 225Team EmpireTeam Empire HyuN$60
2012-04-171stXILENCE Cup 40Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Underdark$100
2012-02-121stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 93Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Satiini$131.98
2012-02-111stPlayhem EU Daily 149Team EmpireTeam Empire Welmu$60
2012-02-051stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 92Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Breach$131.60
2012-01-261st4PL Close Combat Cup 2012 Cup Jan FinalTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 Akki$327.66
2012-01-141stPlayhem EU Daily 121Team EmpireTeam Empire roof$60
2012-01-071stPlayhem EU Daily 114Team EmpireTeam Empire White-Ra$60
2012-01-051st4PL Close Combat Cup 2012 Cup Jan Quali 1Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 roof$63.96
2011-12-241stPlayhem EU Daily 100Team EmpireTeam Empire horror$60
2011-12-151st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup Dec Quali 3Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 Jaxx$65.09
2011-11-121stPlayhem EU Daily 58Team EmpireTeam Empire Artist$60
2011-11-031st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 80Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 Nerchio$172.65
2011-10-221stPlayhem EU Daily 37Team EmpireTeam Empire GoOdy$60
2011-10-181stXILENCE Cup 15Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Seiplo$100
2011-10-151stPlayhem EU Daily 30Team EmpireTeam Empire Jaden$60
2011-10-061st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 76Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Outside$167.86
2011-10-041stXILENCE Cup 13Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Naama$100
2011-10-011stPlayhem EU Daily 16Team EmpireTeam Empire RainBOw$60
2011-09-271stXILENCE Cup 12Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Masterok$100
2011-08-301stXILENCE Cup 8Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 sYz$100
2011-08-091stXILENCE Cup 5Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Farmer$100
2011-07-251stXILENCE Cup 3Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Breach$100
2011-07-011stCraftCup Cup 39Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Byebye$50
2011-06-251stGo4SC2 Cup 116Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Strelok$286.83
2011-06-161st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 51Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 DBS$177.70
2011-06-021st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 47Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 DIMAGA$181.14
2011-05-221stCyborg Cup Cup 14Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Tefel$283.16
2011-05-181stCyborg Cup Cup 13Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 DeathAngel$285.02
2011-04-281st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 37Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 ActionJesuz$185.31
2011-04-251stCompeto Cup 37Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Beastyqt$72.90
2011-04-241stGo4SC2 Cup 100Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 ServaNT$284.64
2011-04-111stCompeto Cup 35Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 DeathAngel$72.16
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2014-01-192ndNationWars by O'Gaming TVRussiaRussia1 : 4NorwayNorway$500
2011-09-222ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VITeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3mousesportsmousesports$428.57
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2013-10-281stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 5Empire-EnceEmpire-Ence4 : 2MilleniumMillenium$200
2013-05-071stRazer Russia vs UkraineRussiaRussia5 : 2UkraineUkraine$200
2012-10-241stincredible Panic Team League Season 4Team EmpireTeam Empire6 : 4RoXRoX$260
2012-04-082ndincredible Panic Team League Season 3Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 4FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$50
2011-11-131stGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$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]

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A2Major2204
A3Minor1310730
Total1512734

References[edit]