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[e][h] Harstem
Player Information
Kevin de Koning
(1994-07-28) July 28, 1994 (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
LipToss, Flaming Lips, The Poopman
Total Earnings:
Approx. Earnings 2021:
Years Active:
2011 -
Gold Series International 2016HomeStory Cup XIII
× 2
????-??-?? — 2012-07-02
2012-07-02 — 2015-04-03
2015-04-03 — 2017-01-16
2017-06-09 — 2020-02-21
2020-02-21 — Present
Recent Matches
Harstem  Netherlands1:2Germany  Lambo
May 8, 2021 - 13:25 UTC
Harstem  Netherlands0:3Poland  Elazer
May 2, 2021 - 16:05 UTC
Harstem  Netherlands3:1South Korea  NightMare
May 1, 2021 - 16:05 UTC
Harstem  Netherlands0:2Germany  Lambo
May 1, 2021 - 15:40 UTC
Harstem  Netherlands0:2Italy  Reynor
May 1, 2021 - 11:00 UTC

Kevin "Harstem" Koning (born July 28, 1994) is a Dutch Protoss player who is currently playing for Team Liquid.


Formerly playing undead in Warcraft III, Harstem now plays Protoss in SC2 since release.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

He played online cups on a regular basis, reaching the finals of CraftCup Lite 4 times and winning once, beating ELVIS.

Competing in the Dutch IeSF qualifiers he placed second after losing to later runner-up of the main tournament, Grubby.

He also participated in all four of Grubby's Pro invitationals and barely failed to qualify for IEM São Paulo after taking out merz and BlinG in the qualifiers, only falling to biGs.

Harstem was member of the Dutch team in the ESL Country Championship, playing both 1v1 and 2v2.

On May 1, 2012, Harstem participated in the 2012 World Championship Series: Dutch Nationals. Harstem started off his very first match with a loss to Ret and fell straight to the losers bracket. In the losers bracket, Harstem saw more luck as he took out NOLot and PoYo but wasn't able to grab any more victories after he lost to Ret again by a score of 0-2 and took 4th place.

On June 16, 2012 he entered the 2012 Dreamhack Open: Summer He was placed in Group 18 for the first group stage along with qxc, ZanXala, and Zendo. Although he lost to qxc, two 2-0 victories over ZanXala and Zendo were enough for him to advance to group stage 2. There he was placed in Group K with ThorZaIN, LaLush, and hamfluxx. He was able to beat all three of them and advance first in the group. In the third group stage he landed in Group A with MaNa, Naugrim, and Bly. Even though he lost to both Bly and MaNa, he had a better record (4-4) than both Bly and Naugrim allowing him to advance to the championship bracket through a three-way tie. There he faced fraer in the first round and lost 2-1.

On July, 2nd, 2012, Fnatic announced Harstem joining their academy.[1] After only five months on the academy team, Harstem got promoted to the main team in recognition of his growth and results.[2]

Although he failed to advance in the Qualifiers he was invited to ASUS ROG Summer 2012 as a replacement for Pomi. He unfortunately dropped in the first round after losing to TaeJa and then Protosser in Group A of the first group stage.

On September 22, 2012 Harstem entered the 2012 DreamHack Open: Valencia. He was placed in Group I in the first group stage along with VortiX, LoLvsxD, and Exodus. As he and VortiX both beat LoLvsxD and Exodus, the match between them did not need to be played and Harstem advanced to the second group stage. There he was placed in Group E with ForGG, Moon, and BlinG, and although he was able to beat BlinG he lost to Moon and ForGG and was knocked out of the tournament.

On October 20, 2012 Harstem entered the 2012 DreamHack Open Bucharest. He was placed in Group C along with Naama, nOise, and bleah. After losing to Naama, he was able to beat nOise and bleah to advance to the next group stage. In the second group stage he was placed in Group G, with Bly, ClouD, and Tarrantius, and he managed to beat all three of them to advance to the final bracket. There he would face TLO in the first round and lose 2-1.

After winning the Netherlands Qualifier, Harstem was invited to participate in the Electronic Sports World Cup 2012. He advanced out of the group stage with wins over StarNan, and Zohan, and advanced to the final bracket. There he managed to beat TomikuS 2-1, but then lost 2-1 to ForGG in the quarterfinals.

After participating in many qualifiers for the THOR Open 2012, Harstem was finally able to win the 8th Qualifier, beating AcRo, CPU, AlaStOr, and LoLvsxD for a spot. In the Main Tournament he would come last in Group B losing to Nerchio, Bischu, and Kas.

On December 15, 2012 Harstem played in the Numericable M-House Cup as a replacement for ForGG. He unfortunately dropped out in the Group Stage, losing in Group A to Stephano and then MarineKing.

A few days later he was invited to HomeStory Cup 6, where he also dropped in the first Group Stage, losing in Group H to Symbol and then NightEnD.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Harstem made his first splash in Heart of the Swarm, by qualifying for the WCS EU Season 1 Challenger League. After getting to the Round of 16 in each of the Premier League Qualifiers, he was able to get to the semifinals of the Challenger League Qualifiers in the first day. He beat souL. ParanOid, Tarrantius, and BlinG among others to qualify.

However he didn't fare very well in the Main Tournament, as he lost in the first round to KrasS. For the Group Stage he was placed in Group F with Bunny, duckdeok, and KrasS. There he would lose to Bunny and then KrasS to fall out of the tournament entirely.

On June 16, 2013 he entered the 2013 DreamHack Open Summer. In Group Stage 1 he was placed in Group 17 with Snute, Loki, and VinceIP. Although he lost to Snute, he was able to beat Loki and VinceIP to move on to Group Stage 2. There he was placed in Group 10 with LucifroN, Feast, and Avekatten, and he beat all three of them to move on to Group Stage 3. There he was able to top out Group 1 with wins over TLO, Bischu, and GoOdy to move on to the Final Bracket. There he faced off against SjoW, and lost 2-1.

The next weekend he played in HomeStory Cup 7 as an invite. Unfortunately he dropped in the first group stage after losing to Seed and TLO.

On July 5, 2013 Harstem played in the Group Stage of the RSL Season 5. He played in Group A with Bly, ThorZaIN, and LucifroN. Although he was able to get a walkover win over ThorZaIN in the losers match, his 2 losses to Bly knocked him into third place in the group, and thus he did not advance.


  • Is called "Little Kevin" (RotterdaM being "Big Kevin") in the Dutch scene despite his impressive height of 1.96m (6ft 5in).
  • 2021 is the Year of Harstem, just like 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • Had his WCS Ro32 series vs. jjakji analysed by Day9.[3]
  • He is called the Captain and other Sailers are allowed to greet him with a friendly o7 in the chat.


In A1Premier tournaments
2016-06-261stHomeStory Cup XIII4 : 2 Scarlett$10,000
2016-03-261stGold Series International 20164 : 1 Snute$16,000
In A2Major tournaments
2017-10-013rdTaKe's Penthouse Party 30 : 3 Solar$500
2016-10-214thTaKe's Penthouse Party1 : 3 HeRoMaRinE$400
2016-08-203rdBonjwa Cup0 : 2 ShoWTimE$566.27
2014-04-201stInsomnia51 Multiplay StarCraft 2 Tournament4 : 2 Tefel$2,099.49
2013-11-093rdTaiwan eSports League 2013-2014 Season 14 : 1 Has$1,695
In A3Minor tournaments
2021-03-221stESL Open Cup #63 Europe3 : 2 ShoWTimE$200
2021-01-112ndESL Open Cup #53 Europe0 : 3 MaNa$100
2020-11-172ndWardiTV !Raid Invitational #30 : 3 souL$50
2020-08-242ndESL Open Cup #33 Europe0 : 3 HeRoMaRinE$100
2020-07-231stTeam KAP Showmatch 64 : 1 MarineLorD$87
2019-12-152ndDSCL Nationals 20191 : 4 Kelazhur$93
2019-11-112ndWardiTV Balance Test Mod Invitationals #20 : 3 Clem$50
2019-08-292ndWardiTV Summer Championship 2019: Europe0 : 3 ShoWTimE$180
2019-06-141stMomentum Cup Season 2 EU Cup 83 : 0 Kelazhur$60
2019-05-291stSC on the DL4 : 0 Namshar$300
2019-05-121stMomentum Cup Finals4 : 0 Clem$600
2019-04-251stMomentum Cup 43 : 2 Denver$60
2019-01-292ndWardiTV Arena January3-1Grp S.$90
2018-12-012ndDSCL Nationals 20181 : 4 uThermal$254.97
2018-06-261stWardiTV's Are EU Ready for Summer?3 : 1 Bly$175
2017-12-092ndDSCL Open 20172 : 4 uThermal$224
2017-11-301stThermyCup #13 : 0 Optimus$155
2017-11-192ndEU Ladder Heroes October 20172 : 3 TLO$75
2017-06-061stWardiTV Invitational 1ZZZZZ3 : 2 uThermal$75
2016-12-031stDSCL Open4 : 3 uThermal$448
2016-02-021stCorsair Cup 93 : 2 Nerchio$75
2015-04-072ndBattle of the Ladder Heroes: March 20152-1Grp S.$100
2014-10-022ndEU8 There's More3 : 6 Kas$897.33
2014-02-231stDSCL Spring Invitational4 : 3 Jona$412.14
2013-08-251stESET UK Masters3 : 2 BlinG$2,335.77
2013-06-011stDSCL Individual League4 : 2 Ret$519.76
2013-02-172ndFrag-o-Matic 15.0 Survival1 : 3 uThermal$333.57
In A4Basic tournaments
2021-01-091stBearMe Invitational 1 Match 53 : 0 Lambo$100
2019-05-131stBonjwa Fight Night Series Match 34 : 1 Bly$56
2019-04-111stAlpha Pro Series Match 715 : 1 Clem$101
2019-02-191stAlpha Pro Series Match 595 : 4 Bly$92
2017-10-021stCorsair Cup Season 10 Round 13 : 1 Bly$60
2016-01-171stGo4SC2 Cup 5413 : 2 Snute$109.18
2014-11-191stDingIt Showmatches Match 24 : 1 TLO$150
2013-01-061stGo4SC2 Cup 2573 : 0 Kimo$264.17
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2021-03-14A2MajorHomeStory CupStayAtHome Story Cup #3Guest Commentator
2021-02-28A1PremierIntel Extreme MastersIEM Katowice 2021C/D Stream Commentator
2021-02-07A2MajorWardiTV 2021Guest Commentator
2021-01-11A2MajorOSC Championship Season 8Guest CommentatorNone
2020-12-20A1PremierTeam Liquid StarLeagueTeamLiquid StarLeague 6Guest Commentator
2020-08-13A1PremierDouyu Cup 2020Guest CommentatorNone
2020-06-14A2MajorWardiTV Spring ChampionshipGuest CommentatorNone
2020-06-13A2MajorHomeStory CupStayAtHome Story Cup #2Guest Commentator
2020-04-11A2MajorHomeStory CupStayAtHome Story Cup #1Guest Commentator
2019-01-26A2MajorQLASH Casters InvitationalCommentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup
HomeStory Cup XII
Preceded By:
South Korea  MMA
HomeStory Cup XIII
26 June 2016 - 20 November 2016
Netherlands  Harstem
HomeStory Cup XIV
Succeeded By:
South Korea  Patience

Matches & VODs[edit]



First Person View Match VODS[edit]









Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
as 723 - 51858.3 %706 - 62153.2 %935 - 82553.1 %1 - 233.3 %2365 - 196654.6 %
as 2 - 625 %1 - 516.7 %0 - 0-0 - 0-3 - 1121.4 %

Earnings Statistics