KinG

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Player Information
Name:
Tom-Andre Lærum
Birth:
April 19, 1993 (1993-04-19) (age 25)
Country:
Race:
Team:
Alternate IDs:
KinG
Total Earnings:
$1,312.67
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History
2011-??-?? - 20??-??-??
2012-??-??
2015-??-??
Retired
2018-07-?? - 2018-11-07
2018-11-07 - Present

Tom "KinG" Lærum is a Norwegian Zerg player, currently playing for DuSt Gaming.

Biography[edit]

KinG is an E-sports enthusiast and a known figure within the Norwegian e-sports scene. He spent three years playing for Team BX3, two of which he also served as a coach, manager & team captain. He announced his retirement in 2015, but returned around 3 years later.

Wings Of Liberty[edit]

In 2011, he was picked up by the British Pro-Team Team Replika but had to temporarily retire a year later because of arm issues (carpal tunnel), and left the team. In the middle of 2012, he came back from a long break regardless of the injury and started improving towards the Norwegian top. Shortly after he was picked up by Team BX3 as he qualified for round of 8 in the Norwegian championship NM SpillExpo 2012, the team ended up being his home for the remainder of his active career.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Having been plagued by his arm injury things started to look brighter after the release of Heart of the Swarm.

He was hired to host a course about E-sports and Starcraft at the 2014 Hypercamp, a summer camp arranged by Hyperion.[1]

He retired from competitive Starcraft on the 21st of May 2015 after notably finishing 3rd place behind Snute and Targa at Komplett Barcraft Experience II as his final event. On 13th of August 2015 KinG officially announced his retirement. He later revealed that the reason for his retirement was the decline in events arranged in Norway, and the high level of competition at the few small events that were held, with professional gamers like TargA & Snute attending nearly all of them. [2][3]

During his active years he had an unfortunate habit of facing off against Snute early in the brackets, out of the 6 events they both attended, they faced off against eachother in 5 of them for a total of 6 series and 11 matches, something that held his results back.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

KinG came back to playing the game some time during June 2018 and joined Team Apple Shark, but he did not announce his return until a few months later after winning OVK Autumn Tournament 2018 [4]

Team Captain of BX3[edit]

As team captain and playing manager of BX3's Starcraft II division he led the team through the following clan leagues:

  • 1st place Norwegian Clan League 2014 Season 1 [5] (The team went completly undefeated)
  • 1st place Norwegian Clan League 2014 Season 2 [6]
  • 1st place Norwegian Clan League 2015 Season 1 [7]

Trivia[edit]

  • Changed from his previous nick Dark in the end of Wings of Liberty
  • Common attender in Norwegian tournaments and LANs

Achievements[edit]

In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2018-10-131stOVK Autumn Tournament 20183 : 1 Emperor$458.58
2018-07-011stTur i renne3 : 1 Poseidon$77.04
2012-09-022ndGlobelan 190 : 3 K0str0$86.25
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2014-11-281stNorwegian Clan League 2014 Season 2$17.11
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

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