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[e][h] Kas
Player Information
Михайло Гайда
Romanized Name:
Mykhailo Gaida
(1988-11-25) November 25, 1988 (age 32)
Alternate IDs:
EmpireKas, Kasmatuy, Mikelangelo, Kascade, Digger, MagicGnome
Total Earnings:
Approx. Earnings 2021:
EPT EU rank:
Years Active:
2010 -
× 1
20??-??-?? — 20??-??-??
2010-11-?? — 2014-05-07
2014-05-24 — 2018-07-20
2018-08-01 — Present
Recent Matches
Kas  Ukraine0:2Russia  Vanya
October 25, 2021 - 17:20 UTC
Kas  Ukraine1:6Spain  VortiX
October 21, 2021 - 0:00 UTC
Kas  Ukraine5:2South Korea  ReaL
October 21, 2021 - 0:00 UTC
Kas  Ukraine4:3France  CENSURE
October 21, 2021 - 0:00 UTC
Kas  Ukraine4:3France  Dayshi
October 21, 2021 - 0:00 UTC

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.


In A1Premier tournaments
2012-01-223rdIEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Zenio$1,750
2011-12-113rdWCG 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 TitaN$2,000 TSL3Team EmpireTeam Empire4 : 2 HasuObs$3,000
In A2Major tournaments
2014-08-011 - 16th2014 WCS Season 3 Europe Challenger LeagueCascadeCascade$0
2014-02-061 - 24th2014 WCS Season 1 Europe Challenger LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire$0
2013-06-093rd2013 Gigabyte Pro League #1Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Dayshi$397.38 LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire4-0-3Grp S.$1,500
2012-10-143 - 4thASUS ROG The GD InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3 ThorZaIN$1,000
2012-07-151st2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft 2 LeagueTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1 fraer$4,000
2012-04-071stCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1 Welmu$4,386.83
2011-08-211 - 2ndChampions Trophy KotHTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 2 SaSe$2,900
2011-08-202ndSennheiser CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 3 Strelok$1,439.70
2011-05-314thDailymotion CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire2 : 3 DieStar$288.55
2011-04-232ndCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 ChallengeTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 4 MC$2,535.91
In A3Minor tournaments
2021-06-272 - 3rdKing of CIS: June 2021Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM0 : 1 SKillous$62.32
2021-04-251stKing of CIS: April 2021Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM1 : 0 Nicoract$140.17
2021-01-291stHereBalance TournamentTeam STARCOMTeam STARCOM4 : 3 SKillous$329.14
2020-09-261stKing of CIS: September 2020Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM1 : 0 MilkiCow$115.17
2020-07-261 - 2ndKing of CIS: July 2020Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM0 : 1 Brat_OK$83.70
2019-12-071stBeAsT RTG Edition #3Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM3 : 1 Krystianer$77.74
2019-01-051stREGENERATE Open Weekly Cup #60Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM3 : 1 Milka$90
2018-12-291stKing of CIS: December 2018Team STARCOMTeam STARCOM0 : 1 Brat_OK$229.88
2018-06-241stKing of CIS: June 2018CascadeCascade0 : 1 Couguar$109.93
2018-04-082ndChampionship of UkraineCascadeCascade3 : 4 Hellraiser$75
2017-10-222nd2017 StarLadder Ultimate SeriesCascadeCascade1 : 3 Bly$500
2017-10-151stSunday Heroes Open #17CascadeCascade3 : 2 KeeN$60
2017-08-182ndFilthy NA Cup Weekly #38CascadeCascade1 : 3 GAMETIME$50
2017-05-021stRuFF STuFF #2CascadeCascade3 : 1 MCanning$70
2017-02-182ndThe Nydus $150 Open NSLCascadeCascade1 : 3 Zanster$50
2016-11-251stEURONICS Gaming Cup #8CascadeCascade3 : 1 Namshar$65.80
2016-10-012ndStarLine 1xBet League Season 2CascadeCascade2 : 4 Bly$185.02
2014-12-272ndGG Goda 2014CascadeCascade1 : 4 Happy$146.51
2014-11-061stSC2Improve Summer League 2014CascadeCascade3 : 1 Nerchio$321.86
2014-10-021stEU8 There's MoreCascadeCascade6 : 3 Harstem$1,794.66
2014-09-201stSmileCup #1CascadeCascade3 : 1 Creed$91.26
2014-09-182ndMoney $peak$: Kane vs KasCascadeCascade0 : 4 Kane$50
2014-07-281stKas vs. DIMAGA ShowmatchCascadeCascade4 : 2 DIMAGA$100
2013-08-311stTechlabs Cup UA 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 StarDust$1,000
2013-03-232ndTechlabs Cup Moscow 2013Team EmpireTeam Empire0 : 2 Happy$700
2012-12-152ndSCAN Invitational DecemberTeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3 JonnyREcco$282.97
2012-09-262ndGIGABYTE NVIDIA Invitational #5Team EmpireTeam Empire- : W HyuN$386.20
2012-06-281stReverse Race TournamentTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Nerchio$310.33
2012-06-012ndFnatic RaidCall Invitation #3Team EmpireTeam Empire0 : 3 Nerchio$500
2012-05-022ndTaKeTV Reloaded InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 4 Stephano$657.73
2012-01-291stONOG Starcraft 2 InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1 Illusion$1,500
2011-12-241stTwitchTV European InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 3 MaNa$1,000
2011-12-221stTT eSPORTS XMAS Cup 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Polt$1,337
2011-12-191stGIGABYTE Cup Season 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Nerchio$649.82
2011-08-242ndMSI Pro Cup #1Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 3 Stephano$216.18
2011-07-232ndGrubby's Starcraft II Series Pro InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire0 : 2 SaSe$287.16
2011-07-011stChampions Trophy Europe JulyTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 GoOdy$250
2011-04-171stHomerJ Tt eSports CupTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Brat_OK$1,926.75 InvitationalTeam EmpireTeam Empire4 : 0 Mondragon$117
2011-01-291stChampions Trophy Europe JanuaryTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 SaSe$250
2011-01-081stTeamSpeak TL Open #8Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Ciara$100
2010-12-261stGosuGamers Holiday SpecialTeam EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 SjoW$393.47
2010-12-221stHomerJ XMAS Cup 2010Team EmpireTeam Empire4 : 1 Tarson$1,310.35
1970-01-012ndGo4SC2 January 2017CascadeCascade0 : 3 Snute$52
1970-01-012ndGo4SC2 August 2017CascadeCascade0 : 3 Snute$60
1970-01-011stGo4SC2 March 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Strelok$715.04
1970-01-011stGo4SC2 February 2011Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 DieStar$690.10
In A4Basic tournaments
2014-10-261stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 230CascadeCascade3 : 0 Happy$126.76
2014-09-211stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 225CascadeCascade2 : 1 Lilbow$128.40
2014-08-311stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 222CascadeCascade3 : 1 Firecake$131.27
2013-12-081stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 186Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 BurNinG$137.14
2013-11-231stRegular Cup Cup 75Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 LiveZerg$91.61
2013-11-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 182Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 DIMAGA$133.61
2013-10-271stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 180Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 eMotion$138.09
2013-09-281stRegular Cup Cup 70Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Bly$92.76
2013-08-111stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 169Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Nerchio$133.34
2013-08-031stRegular Cup Cup 63Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Strelok$91.37
2012-09-151stRegular Cup Cup 21Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Brat_OK$98.25
2012-07-081stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 114Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 HyuN$122.87
2012-07-071stRegular Cup Cup 13Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 Turuk$91.51
2012-05-231stAntec Attack Cup 17Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Sleep$157.35
2012-03-221stEIZO Cup Monthly Cup 4Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 NightEnD$131.99
2011-12-201stEIZO Cup Monthly Cup 1Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 GoOdy$130.82
2011-10-271stCyborg Cup Cup 16Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Siw$283.65
2011-10-231stGo4SC2 Cup 144Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Turuk$267.76
2011-10-131stIMBAlonian Star Cup 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 ClouD$75
2011-10-111stXILENCE Cup 14Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Happy$100
2011-09-051stGameCreds Cup Cup 30Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Nerchio$140.95
2011-07-131stCatZ vs Europe Showmatch Series Match 2Team EmpireTeam Empire4 : 2 CatZ$50
2011-07-041stGIGABYTE Cup Season 1 Cup 4Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Beastyqt$145.41
2011-06-241stCraftCup Cup 38Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Strelok$50
2011-06-231st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 53Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 rine$178.31
2011-05-251stdrewbie vs Europe Showmatch Series Match 4Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 drewbie$50
2011-05-241stRageQuit.TV Open Cup 3Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 Osho$118
2011-05-211stSennheiser Cup Season 1 Cup 15Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 DarKFoRcE$141.58
2011-04-041stGameCreds Cup Cup 8Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Beastyqt$142.18
2011-03-211stGameCreds Cup Cup 6Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 FuRy$142.15
2011-03-201stGo4SC2 Cup 90Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 0 Satiini$275.52
2011-03-111stCraftCup Cup 34Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 iNSoLeNCE$100
2011-02-271stGo4SC2 Cup 85Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 GoOdy$276.49
2011-02-071stCompeto Cup 26Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Kuba$67.89
2011-01-101stCompeto Cup 22Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2 Satiini$64.74
2010-12-201stCompeto Cup 19Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 0 GoOdy$65.61
2010-11-191st4PL Close Combat Cup 2010 Cup 23Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 1 Tarson$170.91
2010-11-021stCompeto Cup 12Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 1 DieStar$70.16
2010-10-311stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 29ZZZZZ3 : 1 Tarson$139.74
2010-10-241stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 28ZZZZZ3 : 2 Ciara$139.50
2010-09-131stCompeto Cup 5ZZZZZ2 : 0 Naugrim$64.39
2010-08-291stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 20ZZZZZ3 : 0 LaLuSh$127.63
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A2Major tournaments
2015-09-022ndCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7CascadeCascade3 : 4MilleniumMillenium$75
2014-01-193rdNationWars by O'Gaming TVUkraineUkraine3 : 2GermanyGermany$0
2011-09-222ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VITeam EmpireTeam Empire1 : 3mousesportsmousesports$428.57
In A3Minor tournaments
2019-10-241stNations Tournament CIS 1CISCIS4 : 1UkraineUkraine$156.33
2013-10-281stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 5Empire-EnceEmpire-Ence4 : 2MilleniumMillenium$200
2012-10-241stincredible Panic Team League Season 4Team EmpireTeam Empire6 : 4RoXRoX$260
2012-04-082ndincredible Panic Team League Season 3Team EmpireTeam Empire2 : 4FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports$50
2011-11-131stGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2Team EmpireTeam Empire3 : 2Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$583.33
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete Results in any Tournament

Matches & VODs[edit]


First Person View Match VODS[edit]








Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
as 0 - 0-7 - 370 %0 - 0-0 - 0-7 - 370 %
as 959 - 82253.8 %624 - 48556.3 %938 - 93050.2 %6 - 0100 %2527 - 223753 %
as 0 - 0-5 - 550 %0 - 0-0 - 0-5 - 550 %
as 0 - 0-1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-3 - 537.5 %4 - 736.4 %

Earnings Statistics

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.