JazBas

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Player Information
Name:
Sung Jun 'Thomas' Cho
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
xGKingJazBas, nGenJazBas, NvJazBas
Total Earnings:
$7,052.39
Links
History
2011-08 – 2012-08
2012-08-16 – 2014-01-14
2014-01-14
Retired

Thomas "JazBas" Cho is a retired [1] New Zealander StarCraft II player, formerly on the Australian team GAMECOM Nv.

Biography[edit]

JazBas is a New Zealand player living in Auckland and is of Korean heritage. Growing up with games like Brood War he quickly became one of the more notable players from New Zealand, and one of many New Zealand players of Korean heritage who formed the social SEA clan nGen. He is known for showing great improvement over a short time, playing himself up from Bronze league with well-rounded play and his own style.

In his personal life, he majors in jazz and plays the bass guitar (both upright and electric), leading to his ID JazBas, which is a contraction of Jazz Bass. Another piece of trivia is JazBas' part in SEA's own version of the “Artosis Pylon” - During a clan match between nGen and Terror Australis, JazBas flew 30+ mutalisks into a bunch of marines in a game against Rossi. This lead to the phrase "JazBas’ing mutalisks" or "magic boxing marines" whenever mutalisks fly into marines.

Wings Of Liberty[edit]

Despite a Brood War background, JazBas started off in Bronze league but was one of the founding players in nGen. While in this clan his skill increased dramatically and he became a feature in many SEA online tournaments and offline events in New Zealand.

JazBas was one of the players from SEA to qualify for the BlizzCon 2011 tournament. He lost to Sen in the first round, 1-2, and then managed to beat MajOr in his first match of the lower bracket. JazBas would then be taken out in the following match by TooDming, 0-2.

In August 2011, Jazbas was announced as one of the founding members of Xeria Gaming, a Professional Gaming Team based in Australia/ New Zealand

On November 16, 2011, JazBas joined Team inFinity, a social team/clan, after his previous clan "New Generations" disbanded.[2]

On August 16, 2012, JazBas left Xeria Gaming and joined GAMECOM Nv.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS New Zealand Nationals[edit]

On the 2nd of June 2012, JazBas won WCS New Zealand after overcoming SiN, Kowi, KnighT, and then KnighT again in the finals with a score of 2-1. He competed in WCS Oceania, where he was less successful. He lost 0-2 to PiG and managed to defeat KnighT 2-0 in the loser's bracket before falling to tgun 1-2.

Trivia[edit]

  • Lives in Auckland, New Zealand, but has lived some of his life in Korea.
  • Majors in jazz.
  • Plays the bass guitar.
  • His ID comes from the first three letters each of the words Jazz and Bass.
  • Has phrases coined after him, "JazBas'ing mutalisks" or "magic boxing marines" after losing mutalisks to marines in a streamed match.

Achievements[edit]

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2011-09-182ndSEA / ANZ StarCraft II Battle.net Invitational 20111 : 2 mOOnGLaDe$3,000
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2012-06-021st2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: New Zealand Nationals2 : 1 KnighT$2,000
2012-04-151stCity Hunter's Kingston Comp #62 : 1 Mafia$250
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2011[edit]

See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

JazBas games - FPVODs - YouTube playlist @ SC2POVs

HotS Matches[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]