Gabriel Raffaele "HeRoMaRinE" Segat (often abbreviated to simply Marine) is a Terran player from Germany, currently playing for mousesports. He's also sometimes called "Big G" or "Big Gabe" by casters, friends and people in the German SC2 community. It is a reference to his first name, Gabriel.
HeRoMaRinE is a German StarCraft II professional who started out playing StarCraft: Brood War until he switched to the StarCraft II Beta and played Protoss. He first gained recognition in the professional scene when mousesports picked him up as a talent in November 2011 when he was just 14 years old.
Despite his academic obligations, HeRoMaRinE still became known as one of the few promising foreign Terran players, and could not even participate in the most important competition in Germany, ESL Pro Series Germany, until he was 16. Eventually, he won the second season of EPS in which he participated, and also became the first Terran player to win the German championship.
Wings of Liberty
In January 2011, HeRoMaRinE switched to Terran.
HeRoMaRinE joined mousesports on November 5, 2011.
Heart of the Swarm
In late 2013, HeRoMaRinE participated in the ESL Pro Series Germany Winter Season 2013, where he was able to win a weekly cup and became runner-up in another one. Thereby he collected enough points to make it to the playoffs, where he convincingly placed first in his Group, only dropping a map to the former EPS Champion Hanfy. Having advanced out of the group stage, he was invited to play the offline finals in the ESL-TV Studio alongside three Protoss players. HeRoMaRinE advanced out of the semifinals, beating his teammate HasuObs with a score of 3-1 to play against Socke in the grand finals, where he won 3-2 in a close series, taking home the first place prize of €3,000.
In January 2014, HeRoMaRinE qualified for the WCS EU Challenger League 2014 Season 1 in the third qualifier, beating Noname, uzer, souL and fraer. He was then matched against Starbuck in his Challenger League game, where he lost 3-1.
In October 2014, HeRoMaRinE qualified for the WCS EU Challenger League 2014 Season 3 in the second qualifier, beating StarNaN, NightEnD and hOpe. He was matched against jjakji and lost this series 3-0.
In Season 2 of WCS, HeRoMaRinE was seeded to play against MaNa once again and lost with the same score of 2-3. Finishing the season in the 32nd-62nd position.
In Season 3 of WCS, HeRoMaRinE was seeded to play against Ret whom he beat with the score of 3-1, granting him a seed in the Premier League. In the Ro32, he was placed in Group C with ShoWTimE, Sen and Jaedong. He ended up losing his first series 0-2 to Jaedong and losing the next 1-2 against the Taiwanese Zerg Sen. He finished the season in 25th-32nd position bringing home $4,500.
HeRoMaRinE was invited to HomeStory Cup XI and was subsequently placed in Group E in Group Stage 1 with Zanster, Patience and BlinG. He was unable to take a map, finishing 0-4 after playing Zanster and Patience.
At IEM Gamescon, HeRoMaRinE qualified through the open bracket going 2-0 against Tarrantius and MaNa, losing to Patience 0-2 and beating Bly in the losers final 2-0. HeRoMaRinE was seeded into Group A in Stage 2 of the event with SoO, MMA and Happy. He was unable to win a map, losing 0-2 against SoO and 0-2 against Happy. He finished the event in 13th-16th position while bringing home $350.
Legacy of the Void
HeRoMaRinE was invited to play at HomeStory Cup XII in TaKe's new 2,000 Sq/M in Krefeld, Germany a month after Legacy of the Void came out. He was placed in Group G with Elazer, NoRegreT and RotterdaM. He finished first in the group, going 2-1 against RotterdaM and 2-0 against Elazer. In the second group stage, he was placed in Group B with Nerchio, Bunny and ShoWTimE, he finished 4th, going 0-2 against ShoWTimE and 1-2 against Bunny ending his run in the 13th-16th position.
HeRoMaRinE was invited to participate in HomeStory Cup XIII which took place in June of 2016. He was seeded in Group E with TRUE, Zanster and DnS. He finished first, winning 3-1 against Zanster and 3-0 against TRUE. In the 2nd Group stage, he was seeded with Harstem, Scarlett and TLO. He was eliminated in last place, losing 0-3 to Harstem and 0-3 to Scarlett.
HeRoMaRinE qualified to the WCS Summer Circuit Championship organised by DreamHack and held in Montréal after a close run in the EU Qualifier. He was unable to get through in the first qualifier losing in finals to Serral 2-3, but he was able to get through the second time winning 3-0 against Kas in the finals granting him a seed to the final qualifier. He lost to Bunny 2-3 in the Ro16, but then won every single match in the loser' bracket going 3-1 against Strange and Namshar.
In the Ro32 in Montréal, he played ShoWTimE winning 3-2 in a close series. Next up, he played MarineLorD defeating him once again with the score of 3-2. His next challenge would be MajOr whom he was able to overcome going 3-1. In the semifinals, HeRoMaRinE played against TRUE and his DreamHack Montréal run was ended with a score of 1-3, with him taking 1 of the 2 maps TRUE lost during the tournament. He finished 10-8 in 3rd-4th bringing home $10,000.
In 2017 HeRoMaRinE didn’t take part in any WCS main events, because he didn’t want to take part in them. He did play some of the qualifiers and IEM Katowice just for fun though.
IEM Season XII - World Championship
HeRoMaRinE took part in IEM Season XI - World Championship. He qualified in the offline qualifiers, beating Dayshi 2-0 and Elazer 2-1. In the group stage he almost made it out of his group. He went 2-3 in matches and 5-6 in maps. In this group stage he beat Solar 2-0 and Snute 2-0. But he lost 0-2 to ByuN, 0-2 against Ryung and 1-2 to herO. If he would have won against herO he would have advanced to the Ro12. HeRoMaRinE finished 13th-16th, bringing home $1,200.
- Corsair Cups
HeRoMaRinE played some weekly Corsair Cups in 2018, winning two of them (S7.3 and S9.1). Winning the Season 7 round 3 weekly Corsair Cup qualified him for the monthly finals of Season 7, which he won. He was then invited to the monthly finals of Season 8, which he also won. He streamed his tournament plays.
In early 2018 HeRoMaRinE played in the open bracket in WCS Leipzig. In the first group stage he won 2-0 vs MperorM and Optimus, making the first place in his group. He won 2-0 vs Kas and Harstem in the second group stage, making the first place in his group. In the Ro32 (third group stage) he won 2-0 vs Nerchio and 2-1 vs Cham. Next up, he played Neeb in the Ro16, losing to him 1-3. HeRoMaRinE finished 13-4 in 9th-16th place, bringing home $2,750 and 300 WCS Points.
IEM Season XII - World Championship
HeRoMaRinE took part in IEM Season XII - World Championship. He qualified in the offline qualifiers, beating Light 2-0, Snute 2-1 and Kelazhur 2-0. He didn’t make it out of his group, finishing in 17th-20th place, bringing home $2,700.
HeRoMaRinE qualified for WCS Austin, in the WCS Austin EU Challenger. He qualified for the WCS Austin EU Challenger from the ladder qualifier. In the Ro16 group stage he beat DnS 2-0 and Hellraiser 2-1. Next he won 3-1 vs Nerchio in the Ro8 and hence already qualified for WCS Austin. In the Ro4 he lost to Serral 1-3, being the only one that got a map out of Serral in the Challenger.
HeRoMaRinE stated on stream that he wouldn’t have taken part in WCS Austin if he hadn't qualified.
Since HeRoMaRinE qualified for WCS Austin, he got seeded directly into the R032 (third group stage). There he lost 1-2 to Stephano, won 2-1 against souL and 2-1 vs Has, making the second place of his group. In the Ro16 he crushed DnS 3-0. Next up, he played Serral in the Ro8, losing to him 0-3. HeRoMaRinE finished 8-7 in 5th-8th place, bringing home $4,000 and 600 WCS Points.
- PeopleImages Starcraft League 2
In July 2018 HeRoMaRinE played in WCS Valencia, starting in the open bracket. In the first group stage he got a freewin in his first “match” because it was a 3-player group and he had the highest seed. Then he won 2-0 vs Mamba, making the first place in his group. He won 2-0 vs NXZ and Hellraiser in the second group stage, making again the first place in his group. In the Ro32 (third group stage) he won 2-0 vs Seither and Namshar. Next up, he played again against DnS in the Ro16, crushing him again 3-0. In the Ro8 he beat uThermal 3-1. After that he lost 0-3 against Serral. HeRoMaRinE finished 16-4 in 3rd-4th place, bringing home $6,500 and 900 WCS Points.
In September 2018 HeRoMaRinE played in WCS Montreal, starting in the open bracket. In the first group stage he won 2-0 vs mLty and Dolan, making the first place in his group. He lost 1-2 against Silky in his first match in the second groupstage, but then won 2-0 against Future. In the decider match of his group in the second groupstage he won 2-0 against [Silky]]. Hence, he made the second place in his group. In the Ro32 (third group stage) he won 2-0 vs True and then lost 1-2 against ShaDoWn. In the decider match of his group he was able to beat TRUE again, this time with 2-1. Reching the Ro16 he qualified for Blizzcon 2018. Next up, he played against Semper in the Ro16, crushing him 3-0. In the Ro8 he lost 0-3 to TIME. HeRoMaRinE finished 17-8 in 5th-8th place, bringing home $4,000 and 600 WCS Points.
WCS Winter EU
In early 2019 HeRoMaRinE qualified via the Ladder-Qualifier for WCS Winter Europe. In the first group stage he made second place in his only-Protoss group and hence advancing to group stage 2. In his second group stage he got again second place, while playing in a hotel with his Laptop at DreamHack Leipzig 2019, where he promoted Zowie 8 hours on that day before playing his WCS group. With finishing second in this group he advanced to the Round of 8 Round-Robin-Group. There he lost to Lambo in his first match, playing bio and hiding his prepared builds. In the secon match he beat Serral 2-0, hence being the first European to beat Serral since April 2018. After that he beat Elazer 2-1 and Rail 2-0 hence havin a match-score of 3-1 after Day 1 of the Round-Robin-Groupstage. On Day 2 he beat ShoWTimE 2-0, then lost 1-2 against PtitDrogo. In his final match HeRoMaRinE beat Reynor 2-0, being the only one to take a match against Reynor in that Round-Robin-Groupstage. Altogether he went 5-2 in matches with a map score of 11-5, hence making 2nd in the Round-Robin-Groupstage and getting seeded into the semifinals of the Playoffs. In the Semifinals he lost 0-3 in 3 close games to Serral, hence making 3rd with a 21-14 overall map-score and taking home $6,000 and 875 WCS Circuit Points.
With reaching 2nd place in the WCS Winter Europe Group Stage 3 HeRoMaRinE amassed enough WCS points to be in the Top 4 of the Europeans in the WCS Circuit Standings after that Groupstage (being the 3rd European after Serral and Reynor in these Standings) and hence being invited to WCS Spring Challenger (EU). In his Challenger Group HeRoMaRinE won 2-0 against Clem and PtitDrogo, hence making the first place in his group and advancing to the round of 8. In his qualifying match against Elazer he lost 1-3, hence making 5-8th place, taking home $ 600 and 60 WCS Points.
In the 2019 WCS Spring open bracket HeRoMaRinE won 2-0 against both Sonix and Gerald, hence finishing first in his Group Stage 1 group. In Group Stage 2 he won 2-0 against both DIMAGA and Bly again making first place in his group. In Group Stage 3 HeRoMaRinE won his first match against Rex with 2-1. After that he lost 1-2 against MarineLorD, before losing 0-2 against uThermal. Hence he made third place in his group and dropped to the Knockout Brackets Round 6. There he faced Gerald again and crushed him with 3-0. With that he advanced to the Round of 24 of the Playoff Bracket where he beat DnS convincingly with 3-1. In the Round of 16 he barely lost 2-3 to Reynor, hence making 9th-16th place, taking home $2,750 and 300 WCS Points.
Due to Has not being able to secure a visa HeRoMaRinE, as the highest ranked player from the open bracket (according to the WCS Circuit Standings at that time), was given Has' spot in Group F of the third group stage an hence being able to skip group stages 1 and 2. In the third group stage HeRoMarine first beat Zanster with 2-1 and then Elazer with 2-0, hence advancing as group first directly to the Round of 16. In the Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals he defeated SortOf, respectively Elazer with 3-0 each. HeRoMaRines WCS Summer run ended in the Semifinals against the later winner of the whole tournament Reynor with a score of 1-3. Big Gabe made 3rd-4th place with an overall-score of 11-4 in WCS Summer, funnily only playing TvZ. With that he took home $6,000 and 900 WCS points from WCS Summer.
ASUS ROG Assembly Summer
In Group Stage 2 Gabe was able to beat GuMiho 2-0 in his first match, then he barely lost 1-2 against Stats in the winners match. Since GuMiho was able to beat Reynor in the losers match, the decider match was a rematch between HeroMarine and GuMiho. This time GuMiho was able to beat Gabe 2-0, hence ending HeRoMaRinEs tournament run as 9-12th, earning 50 WCS points.
GSL vs. the World
Between July 24th and August 1st the voting for the 2019 edition of GSL vs. the World took place. In this voting HeRoMaRinE was able to gather more than 50% of the total votes casted for all the 6 Terran players and hence getting invited to the tournament.
In the main tournament his first opponent was Trap to whom he lost with 1-3 in 4 close games, hence making 9-16th and taking home 3,000,000 KRW.
For the GSL vs. the World: Teams Competition Gabriel was picked up by Team Dark. After 7 games of the Showmatch between Team Dark and Team Serral the score was 4-3 in favour of Team Dark, hence if Team Dark would win the 8th map the victory could be secured. In this 8th map it came to a rematch between HeRoMaRinE and Trap in which Gabe was able to get his revenge by winning. With that he secured Team Dark the win and 8,000,000 KRW.
HeRoMaRinE was able to qualify for the WCS Fall EU Challenger via the ladder race. In his challenger group he first beat SKillous 2-0, then lost to PtitDrogo with 0-2. He then was able to advance to the Quarterfinals by defeating DnS in the decider match. In his Round of 8 match against Harstem, which took place the weekend after GSL vs. the World, he was able to win with 3-1 and hence qualified for the third group stage of WCS Fall. In the semifinals Gabe was defeated by Serral, the later winner of this Challenger, in a hard-fought series by 1-3. All together HeRoMaRinE took home $800 and 90 WCS points from WCS Fall EU Challenger.
Due to qualifying via the WCS Fall EU Challenger HeRoMaRinE was able to skip group stages 1 and 2 of WCS Fall. In the third group stage HeRoMarine first beat MaNa with 2-0 and then Lambo with 2-1, hence advancing as group first directly to the Round of 16. In the Round of 16 he had bad luck with the bracket and was the only player from the top 8 of the WCS Circuit Standings that had to face another player from the top 8 of the Standings. Still he was able to defeat ShoWTimE in a close match with 3-2. With reaching the round of 8 Gabriel secured himself a spot at the 2019 WCS Global Finals. HeRoMaRines WCS Fall run ended in the Quarterfinals against the later winner of the whole tournament Serral after 3 close maps with a score of 0-3 . Big Gabe made 5th-8th place with an overall-score of 7-6 in WCS Fall. With that he took home $4,000 and 600 WCS points from WCS Fall.
ESL Open Cups EU
HeRoMaRinE was able to reach the finals in all of the first five EU ESL Open Cups, winning three of them. While being sleep deprived because of a TaKeTV party in Krefeld he visited until the morning hours he didn’t perform to well in ESL Open Cup EU #6, only making fifth to eighth place. Not beeing able to participate in ESL Open Cup EU #7 due to IEM Katowice Gabe was able to come back with wins in the EU ESL Open Cups #8, #9 and #10. After five weeks of not winning an ESL Open Cup HeRoMaRinE managed to win EU ESL Open Cups #16, #17 and #18. Between Cups 19-30 Big Gabe was "only" able to win 3 of them (#22, #29 and #29). He started another winning streak with Cups #31, #32, #33, #34, #35 and #36.
DH Masters Summer
Big Gabe finished his round-robin Group in the Europe Division of DH Masters Summer with a 6-1 match score, advancing as second place of his group to the Playoffs. In the Playoffs he lost 1-3 against Reynor in the winner bracket, but was able to advance to the round of 4 by beating MarineLorD 3-0, PtitDrogo 3-2 and uThermal 3-1 in the lower bracket. In the round of 4 he again was matched against Reynor to whom he lost again with 0-3. All together HeRoMaRinE took home $3,750 and 250 EPT Circuit points from DH Masters Summer EU Division and qualified for the DH Masters Summer Season Finals.
In the DH Masters Summer Season Finals Gabe was able to advance first out of his Group, first beating PartinG 2-1 and then beating TIME 2-1. In the Playoffs HeroMarine lost 1-3 against Trap, making 5-8th place and taking home $3,250 as well as 80 EPT Global points.
- Played Terran in StarCraft: Brood War.
- Is a guest commentator at TaKeTV.
- Was a guest at a weekly German show called AheadOfTheMetagame with KnowMe and Biphy.
- Is known for his special sitting position while he's playing.
- Used to run a VOD series called "Sit and Own" on HomerJ.de (Site doesn't exist anymore) where he explains special builds in German.
- In late 2017 he qualified for IEM Season XII - PyeongChang through the South Europe Qualifier as an Italian representative.
- Streams regularly with educational commentary and a lot of personality. Sometimes he streams together with Brian, the ex-GSL translator, who translates his commentary into korean language during these streams.
- In the ESL Open Cups EU he won 9 of the first 18 editions and 18 of the first 36.
|In Premier tournaments|
|2021-06-05||4th||DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: Europe||2 : 3||Lambo||$3,875|
|2020-11-07||4th||DH SC2 Masters 2020 Winter: Europe||1 : 3||Clem||$3,500|
|2020-07-11||4th||DH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: Europe||0 : 3||Reynor||$3,750|
|2019-07-14||3 - 4th||2019 WCS Summer||1 : 3||Reynor||$6,000|
|2019-04-07||3rd||2019 WCS Winter Europe||0 : 3||Serral||$6,000|
|2018-07-14||3 - 4th||2018 WCS Valencia||0 : 3||Serral||$6,500|
|2016-08-14||3 - 4th||2016 WCS Circuit: Summer Circuit Championship||1 : 3||TRUE||$10,000|
|In Basic tournaments|
|2017-09-04||1st||Corsair Cup Season 9 Round 1||3 : 1||Nerchio||$60|
|2013-07-08||1st||Go4SC2 Premium Qualifier July 2013 Cup 2||3 : 1||hOpe||$65.30|
|2012-09-26||1st||EIZO Cup Monthly Cup 10||ClouD||$128.74|
|2012-01-16||1st||GameCreds Cup Cup 46||3 : 0||ho8ot||$126.57|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|In Premier tournaments|
|2019-08-18||1st||2019 GSL vs. The World: Teams Competition||5 : 3||$825.88|
|In Major tournaments|
|2014-07-27||3rd||Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3||4 : 5||$600|
|2014-01-19||4th||NationWars by O'Gaming TV||2 : 3||$200|
|2012-07-01||4th||Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VII||1 : 3||$0|
|In Minor tournaments|
|2014-04-28||1st||Winamax Expresso Invitational||3 : 2||$100|
|2013-10-04||1st||RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013||3 : 1||$564.88|
|2012-05-16||2nd||Eclypsia Colosseum||2 : 3||$159.03|
|In Premier/Major Team Leagues|
|2017-01-03||StarCraft II: NationWars IV||All Kill of Taiwan|
|HeRoMaRinE||Vaani Research Station||Has|
|2014-01-18||NationWars I||All Kill of Sweden|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|2021-05-09||Minor||hjp birthday cup #2||Commentator|
|2021-04-30||Sh.M. (Min.)||FunKaDeLiC Showmatch||Guest Commentator||None|
|2021-03-14||Major||StayAtHome Story Cup #3||Guest Commentator|
|2020-06-13||Major||StayAtHome Story Cup #2||Guest Commentator|
|2020-05-09||Minor||hjp birthday cup #1||Commentator||None|
|2020-04-11||Major||StayAtHome Story Cup #1||Guest Commentator|
|2019-12-22||Sh.M. (Basic)||DokwoN's troll Show Match||Commentator|
|2019-12-14||Minor||Big Gabe Invitational #1||Host and Commentator||None|
|2018-05-03||Qual. (Maj.)||PeopleImages Starcraft League 2: EU Group 1||Caster|
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