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Kas

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Player Information
Name:
Михайло Гайда
Romanized Name:
Mykhailo Gaida
Nationality:
Born:
November 25, 1988 (age 33)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
EmpireKas, Kasmatuy, Mikelangelo, Kascade, Digger, MagicGnome, ELKasito
Approx. Total Winnings:
$84,191
Approx. Winnings 2022:
$561
EPT EU rank:
Years active:
2010 - Present
Links
History
20??-??-?? — 20??-??-??
2010-11-?? — 2014-05-07
2014-05-24 — 2018-07-20
2018-08-01 — Present
Recent Matches
Kas  Ukraine2:3Spain  AqueroN
May 8, 2022 - 17:45 UTC
Kas  Ukraine2:0Slovakia  Hopt
May 8, 2022 - 16:40 UTC
Kas  Ukraine0:2France  SoulSpirit
May 8, 2022 - 16:00 UTC
Kas  Ukraine0:2Netherlands  Harstem
May 2, 2022 - 0:00 UTC
Kas  Ukraine0:2South Korea  Zest
April 28, 2022 - 0:00 UTC


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

Playstyle[edit]

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.

Biography[edit]

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 Pokerstrategy.com 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]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2012-01-22CA3rdIEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2$1,750
2011-12-11CA3rdWCG 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0$2,000
2011-05-14CA3rdPokerStrategy.com TSL3Team EmpireTeam Empire4 : 2$3,000
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-09-02BA2ndCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7CascadeCascade3 : 4MilleniumMillenium$75
2013-06-09CA3rd2013 Gigabyte Pro League #1Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0$397.38
2012-12-16BA2ndPokerStrategy.com LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire4–3Grp S.$1,500
2012-10-14CA3 - 4thASUS ROG The GD InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3$1,000
2012-07-15AA1st2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft 2 LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1$4,000
2012-04-07AA1stCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1$4,386.83
2011-09-22BA2ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VITeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3mousesportsmousesports$428.57
2011-08-21AA1 - 2ndChampions Trophy KotHTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 2$2,900
2011-08-20BA2ndSennheiser CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 3$1,439.70
2011-05-31DA4thDailymotion CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 3$288.55
2011-04-23BA2ndCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 4$2,535.91
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2021-04-25AA1stKing of CIS: April 2021Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM1 : 0$140.17
2021-01-29AA1stHereBalance Tournament #1Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM4 : 3$329.14
2020-09-26AA1stKing of CIS: September 2020Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM1 : 0$115.17
2019-10-24AA1stNations Tournament CIS 1CISCIS4 : 1UkraineUkraine$156.40
2018-12-29AA1stKing of CIS: December 2018Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM0 : 1$229.88
2014-11-06AA1stSC2Improve Summer League 2014CascadeCascade3 : 1$321.86
2014-10-02AA1stEU8 There's MoreCascadeCascade6 : 3$1,794.66
2013-10-28AA1stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 5Empire-EnceEmpire-Ence4 : 2MilleniumMillenium$200
2013-08-31AA1stTechlabs Cup UA 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1$1,000
2013-06-21AA1stRaidCall EMS Spring 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1mousesportsmousesports$625
2013-06-21AA1stRaidCall EMS Spring 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1mousesportsmousesports$625
2012-10-24AA1stincredible Panic Team League Season 4Team EmpireTeam Empire6 : 4RoXRoX$260
2012-06-28AA1stReverse Race TournamentTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2$310.33
2012-01-29AA1stONOG Starcraft 2 InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1$1,500
2011-12-24AA1stTwitchTV European InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 3$1,000
2011-12-22AA1stTT eSPORTS XMAS Cup 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2$1,337
2011-12-19AA1stGIGABYTE Cup Season 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2$649.82
2011-11-13AA1stGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$583.33
2011-07-01AA1stChampions Trophy Europe JulyTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1$250
2011-04-17AA1stHomerJ Tt eSports CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2$1,926.75
2011-04-07AA1stGo4SC2 March 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1$715.04
2011-03-10AA1stGo4SC2 February 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1$690.10
2011-02-03AA1stStarCraft2.net.pl InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 0$117
2011-01-29AA1stChampions Trophy Europe JanuaryTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0$250
2010-12-26AA1stGosuGamers Holiday SpecialTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0$393.47
2010-12-22AA1stHomerJ XMAS Cup 2010Team EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1$1,310.35
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete list of results in any tournament

Matches & VODs[edit]

TvZ[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 0 - 0-7 - 370 %0 - 0-0 - 0-7 - 370 %
as 1056 - 93053.2 %684 - 53656.1 %1018 - 97251.2 %8 - -1114.3 %2766 - 243753.2 %
as 0 - 0-5 - 550 %0 - 0-0 - 0-5 - 550 %
as 0 - 0-1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-4 - 930.8 %5 - 1131.3 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier0033
A2Major3328
A3Minor31233286
Total34263797

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 PokerStrategy.com TSL3 Qualifier #1 Recap
  2. Kirill «RusseD» Minnikov (May 7, 2014). "Kas leaves Team Empire". Team-empire.org. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  3. Mykhailo Gaida (May 24, 2014). "Kas joins Cascade". Twitter.com. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  4. http://eu.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/498165/1/EmpireKas/