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Thomas "kAra" Ciolak is a Protoss player from Germany who is currently teamless.

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Player Information
Thomas Ciolak
October 17, 1986 (1986-10-17) (age 33)
Alternate IDs:
aAa.kAra, [BoW]kAra, aNc-kAra-, iD.smarttOss, MgZ)kAra, DkH.kAra, TomYumGai[CLF], kAra[F2F], mYm.kAra, mTw.kAra, TributeToMe
Total Earnings:
20??-??-?? — 20??-??-??
2010-09-15 — 2011-03-29
2011-04-10 — 20??-??-??
2012-04-18 — 2012-06-??
2012-07-04 — 2012-??-??
2012-09-13 — 2013-02-01


kAra started playing StarCraft: Brood War in 1999. His StarCraft II career began in the Beta.[1]

In Beta[edit]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

kAra joined team aAa on September 15, 2010, and quickly realised his first achievement by winning the DSRack Lan #3 2v2 Tournament the next month, alongside his manager, Kaoru.[1][2] He eventually left the team on March 29, 2011, because he wanted to focus on 2v2, which didn't match the team's goals.[3] He joined team ESC ICYBOX one month later.[4]

kAra played in all StarCraft II seasons of the ESL Pro Series Germany. In Season 18 and Season 19 he made it out of the Group Stage only to lose in the first round of Playoffs.

On July 4, 2012, kAra joined British organization Team Replika.

On September 13, he joined MYM's new academy.[5]

On February 1, 2013, he left MYM.[6]


  • Does not play full-time as he currently studies Life Science Engineering in Erlangen, Germany.[7]
  • Plays 2v2 with Delphi for Team Germany, and for team ESC ICYBOX when the latter was still a member of it.


In A2Major tournaments
2011-03-295 - 8thESL Pro Series Germany - Summer Season 2011 - Group Stage4-2Grp S.$563.39
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2012-06-037 - 8th2012 World Championship Series: Germany Nationals0 : 2 DBS$450
2012-01-142ndXMG Gaming Insight StarCraft II Tournament0 : 3 viOLet$633.95
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A3Minor tournaments
2011-12-021st4PL CLan League3 : 2$334.81
Complete Results in any Tournament



  1. 1.0 1.1 France "The new aAa.SC2 team has arrived!". Short interview with kAra as he joined aAa. September 15th 2010. Translated version
  2. France "DSRack recap". October 24th 2010. Translated version
  3. France "Read more about the departure of * aAa * SC2". March 29th 2010. Translated version
  4. "kAra in ESC Gaming". April 20th 2011.
  5. "MYM unveils its new project : SC2 academy!". 2012-09-21.
  6. MYM signs Arew and Ares for its Starcraft 2 division 01/02/2013.
  7. Germany "Interview mit Thomas ‘kAra’ Ciolak: Fulltime-Spieler könnte ich mir vorstellen" September 5th 2012. Translated Version