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[e][h]Terran Kas
Player Information
Михайло Гайда
Romanized Name:
Mykhailo Gaida
November 25, 1988 (age 35)
Alternate IDs:
Kasmatuy, Mikelangelo, Kascade, Digger, MagicGnome, ELKasito, ChillMarine, YukiYuki
Approx. Total Winnings:
EPT EU rank:
Years Active:
2010 - 2023
Years Active (caster):
2022 - 2023
 × 1
2010-11-?? — 2014-05-07Team Empire
2014-05-24 — 2018-07-21Cascade
2018-07-31 — PresentTeam STARCOM
Recent Matches
Kas Terran Ukraine
Poland Protoss Krystianer
November 24, 2023 - 20:30 CET  
Kas Terran Ukraine
Russia Protoss Strange
October 15, 2023 - 18:45 CEST  
Kas Terran Ukraine
France Protoss Rom
October 15, 2023 - 18:00 CEST  
Kas Terran Ukraine
Poland Terran Spirit
October 2, 2023 - 16:10 CEST  
Kas Terran Ukraine
Russia Protoss Strange
September 30, 2023 - 19:00 MSK  

Mykhailo "Kas" Gaida (born November 25, 1988) is a Ukrainian Terran player who is currently playing for Team STARCOM.


Kas has a very conservative playstyle developed through practice on ladder. Due to the nature of ladder and playing large numbers of players that he might be unfamiliar with, Kas has developed a safe style to survive, which lends greatly to his Big-Bracket success in best of one series.


Kas' RTS career began with Warcraft III. He only started playing it at a late stage (2007-2010) but soon became a strong player before the release of StarCraft II and winning 3 ZOTAC cups. Being a Human player in Warcraft, he picked Terran for StarCraft II. After numerous cup victories, he was the first player, aside from the seeded ones, to qualify for the TSL3 through winning the TL Open #8.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Kas has enjoyed much success in many of the Weekly Tournaments that he plays on the Europe server. He scored multiple wins in the Go4SC2 ESL events and ZOTAC Cup events. He is currently 5th in the ZOTAC Cup hall of fame with three first place finishes. Kas has a very solid and conservative style which aids him very well in these weekly tournaments which are frequently Best of One series until the last 16 players. Kas also took out the HomerJ XMAS Cup 2010 and the GosuGamers Holiday Special with clean 3-0 victories over MaNa and SjoW.

Kas' successful large bracket style led him to become the first qualifier for the 2011 TSL3 by winning the TeamSpeak TL Open 8. He had a tough bracket, defeating a notable in every round. He went through Whiplash, ToD, Adelscott, NaNiwa and finally Ciara to clinch the $100 prize and the lucrative TSL3 qualification position.

However, before his TSL3 appearance, Kas travelled to Kiev in the Ukraine for the IEM Season V European Championship Finals. He qualified through winning a Ukrainian National Cup and ended up winning his group of Tarson, HasuObs and Jimpo.

In the TSL3, Kas took out his first-round opponent HayprO 2-1. This was followed by a 3-0 dismantling of NaDa and a 3-1 against Adelscott. He would then face ThorZaIN in 5 close games, with Kas losing 1-4. In the third place seed match for TSL4, Kas defeated HasuObs 4-2.

Intel Extreme Masters[edit]

IEM Season VI Global Challenge Kiev[edit]

From January 19 to January 22, 2012, Kas participated in the IEM Season VI Global Challenge Kiev. The tournament started off with group stages. Kas was placed in to Group B with Zenio, NightEnD, and Grubby. Kas advanced out of his group with a score of 3-0 and headed in to the playoffs bracket. In the playoffs bracket, Kas defeated White-Ra in order to advance in to the semifinals. He wasn't able to advance any further and fell to the 3rd/4th place match after losing to DIMAGA by a score of 2-3. He went on to defeat Zenio by a score of 3-2 in the 3rd/4th place match and grabbed third place.

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Fight Club[edit]

On December 17, 2011, Kas was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. His first opponent was GanZi. His debut was cut short as he was knocked out in his very first match up by a score of 3-5, and was not able to dethrone GanZi.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Ukraine Nationals[edit]

On July 21, 2012, Kas participated in the World Championship Series 2012 Ukraine. Kas defeated sda in the first round before falling to the losers' bracket after losing to Strelok by a score of 0-2 in the second round. In the losers' bracket, Kas was able to grab one more victory against UkraineStar before taking fourth place after losing to White-Ra by a score of 0-2.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

After leaving his old team Empire[2] at the start of May 2014, he announced two weeks later that he joined the Ukrainian team Cascade.[3]


  • Has over 20000 league wins on his main account on the European server.[4]
  • Since his main source of practice is ladder, his playstyle is solid and suited to deal with everything his opponent throws at him.[1]
  • His best match-up, according to himself, is TvT.[1]
  • Nicknamed "The Machine" in Europe because of the huge amount of ladder games played and tournaments entered.


2021-01-291stMinorHereBalance Tournament #1HereBalance Tournament #1
4 : 3$329.14
2015-09-022ndMajorCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7Cascade1xbet Clan League Season 7
3 : 4
2014-10-021stMinorEU8 There's More
6 : 3$1,794.66
2014-01-193rdMajorNationWars by O'Gaming TVNationWars by O'Gaming TV
Team UkraineTeam Ukraine
3 : 2
Team GermanyTeam Germany
2013-08-311stShowm. (Min.)Techlabs Cup UA 2013
Team EmpireTeam Empire
2 : 1$1,000
2013-06-131stMinorRaidCall EMS Spring 2013RaidCall EMS Spring 2013
Team EmpireTeam Empire
2 : 1
2013-06-093rdMajor2013 Gigabyte Pro League #12013 Gigabyte Pro League #1
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 0$397.38
2013-03-232ndMinorTechlabs Cup Moscow 2013
Team EmpireTeam Empire
0 : 2$700 League
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4-0-3Grp S.$1,500
2012-12-154thMajorEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIIIEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIII
Team EmpireTeam Empire
0 : 3
Team AcerTeam Acer
2012-10-143rd - 4thMajorASUS ROG The GD InvitationalASUS ROG The GD Invitational
Team EmpireTeam Empire
1 : 3$1,000
2012-07-151stMajor2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft 2 League2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft 2 League
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 1$4,000
2012-04-051stMajorCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 Challenge
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 1$4,386.83
2012-01-291stMinorONOG Starcraft 2 Invitational
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 1$1,500
2012-01-223rdPremierIEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 2$1,750
2011-12-241stMinorTwitchTV European Invitational
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 3$1,000
2011-12-221stMinorTT eSPORTS XMAS Cup 2011TT eSPORTS XMAS Cup 2011
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 2$1,337
2011-12-191stMinorGIGABYTE Cup Season 2GIGABYTE Cup Season 2
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 2$649.82
2011-12-113rdPremierWCG 2011WCG 2011
Team EmpireTeam Empire
2 : 0$2,000
2011-11-131stMinorGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 2
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
2011-09-222ndMajorEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VI
Team EmpireTeam Empire
1 : 3
2011-08-202ndMajorSennheiser CupSennheiser Cup
Team EmpireTeam Empire
0 : 3$1,439.70
2011-05-314thMajorDailymotion CupDailymotion Cup
Team EmpireTeam Empire
2 : 3$288.55 TSL3
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 2$3,000
2011-04-232ndMajorCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 Challenge
Team EmpireTeam Empire
0 : 4$2,535.91
2011-04-171stMinorHomerJ Tt eSports Cup
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 2$1,926.75
2011-04-071stMon. (Min.)Go4SC2 March 2011
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 1$715.04
2011-03-101stMon. (Min.)Go4SC2 February 2011
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 1$690.10
2010-12-261stMinorGosuGamers Holiday Special
Team EmpireTeam Empire
3 : 0$393.47
2010-12-221stMinorHomerJ XMAS Cup 2010
Team EmpireTeam Empire
4 : 1$1,310.35
Extended list of results
All-Kill Achievements
2016-12-21 All-KillStarCraft II: NationWars IV Qualifiers

Matches & VODs[edit]


First Person View Match VODS[edit]




Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Terran1168 - 110851.3 %752 - 60855.3 %1087 - 104151.1 %11 - 0100 %3018 - 275752.3 %
as Random0 - 0-1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-7 - 1630.4 %8 - 1830.8 %
as Zerg0 - 0-5 - 550 %0 - 0-2 - 166.7 %7 - 653.8 %
as Protoss0 - 0-7 - 370 %0 - 0-0 - 0-7 - 370 %
Σ1168 - 110851.3 %765 - 61855.3 %1087 - 104151.1 %20 - 1754.1 %3040 - 278452.2 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 TSL3 Qualifier #1 Recap
  2. Kirill «RusseD» Minnikov (May 7, 2014). "Kas leaves Team Empire". Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  3. Mykhailo Gaida (May 24, 2014). "Kas joins Cascade". Retrieved May 24, 2014.