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MaNa

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Player Information
Name:
Grzegorz Komincz
Nationality:
Born:
December 14, 1993 (age 28)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
mouzCC.MaNa, mouz.MaNa, ManaZZZor, mouzTosh, mouzCC.Tosh, BlinKing
Approx. Total Winnings:
$239,550
Approx. Winnings 2022:
$4,724
EPT EU rank:
Years active:
2010 - Present
Years active (caster):
2021
Links
Achievements
DH SummerDH SummerESWC 2012ESWC 2012
History
2010-01-03 — 2013-12-31
2014-02-21 — Present
Upcoming Matches
MaNa  Poland
vs.
(Bo3)
United States  Vindicta
2022-07-01 13:30:00UTC  
TL Team LiquidTeam Liquid
vs.
(Bo7)
Team NVTeam NV TNV
2022-07-09 13:30:00UTC  
TL Team LiquidTeam Liquid
vs.
(Bo7)
FreecsFreecs Freecs
2022-07-17 12:00:00UTC  
Recent Matches
MaNa  Poland
0:2
(Bo3)
Italy  Reynor
2022-06-27 00:00:23UTC  
MaNa  Poland
2:1
(Bo3)
Germany  GunGFuBanDa
2022-06-27 00:00:14UTC  
TL Team LiquidTeam Liquid
6:0
(Bo7)
瘦死骆驼 (SSLT)瘦死骆驼 (SSLT) SSLT
2022-06-25 13:50:00UTC  
MaNa  Poland
0:2
(Bo3)
Denmark  MaxPax
2022-06-22 15:15:00UTC  
MaNa  Poland
3:1
(Bo5)
Austria  HateMe
2022-06-21 21:10:00UTC  


Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz (born December 14, 1993) is a Polish Protoss player who is currently playing for Team Liquid.

Biography[edit]

MaNa played StarCraft: Brood War and was a notable player, making it into TSL2. He has also stated in his StarCraft II stream that his StarCraft: Brood War ICCup rank was A.[Citation needed]

MaNa was part of ESC ICYBOX's Brood War team featuring players such as White-Ra, Strelok, Ret and IefNaij. The team was acquired by mousesports on the 3rd of January 2010,[1] and by the 24th of March, mousesports announced that the team, including MaNa, had made the transition to the StarCraft II beta.[2] After leaving mousesports at the end of 2013, he joined Team Liquid on February 21, 2014.[3]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Transition into StarCraft II (Jan 2010 – Jan 2011)[edit]

MaNa was one of the better players in Poland towards the end of Brood War, having placed second at the WCG Poland 2010. He played for the German ESC ICYBOX team, together with players such as Ret and White-Ra, which, in January 2010, was acquired by mousesports. In late March 2010, MaNa was announced as one of the players on the mouz roster to have changed focus to the StarCraft II beta.

In November 2010, he attended his first big event in StarCraft II: the DreamHack Winter 2010 in Jönköping, Sweden. MaNa was one of the eight players who qualified through the BYOC competition held a day before the event, earning himself 3000 SEK (~$445). In the main tournament, he upset players such as TheLittleOne and LaLuSh, making it out of his group and eventually reaching the final after defeating MorroW, Socke and Fenix. MaNa lost in the finals 2-3 to Naama, his teammate. This second place finish won him 30,000 SEK ($4,300).

MaNa continued to show top form at the HomeStory Cup II in January 2011, defeating MorroW and Adelscott in the Winners Bracket, and then losing to NaNiwa. He continued his journey in the lower bracket, defeating Naama and Socke to ultimately fall again to NaNiwa, and taking home the bronze medal and $400.

Team League Monster, Runner-up Hero (May 2011 – December 2011)[edit]

MaNa spent the next few months of 2011 lying low, presumably due to academic pursuits, however he made a come back in May and June 2011, being instrumental in mousesports' victory in the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V, being both a 2v2 player, and the solo ace for the German side.

In the meantime, however, he still proved to be one of the top foreigners in solo tournaments, placing third, and earning $200 at the SHOUTcraft Invitational 1, defeating Kas 3-0, losing to MorroW, and then winning the third place match against White-Ra 3-2.

MaNa displayed impressive form at the ASUS ROG Summer 2011, where he went 3-0 in the groups, defeating DarKFoRcE, Jimpo, as well as eliminating tournament favourite HuK. In the playoffs, MaNa defeated NaDa, SjoW and Brat_OK to reach the grand final, where he lost 2-3 to DIMAGA, taking home $5,750.

In the same month of August, MaNa earned another $8,000. $6,000 came from his third place in the IPL Season 2, for which he had qualified in May. He defeated DarKFoRcE, Fenix, ThorZaIN and IdrA but subsequently lost to White-Ra and Nerchio. The other €1,100 came from his first place at the ESET Summer Masters 2011, where he took his revenge over DIMAGA 3-1 in the Grand Final.

MaNa attended the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne as a last minute replacement for the Chinese spot, and claimed the top spot in his group of death featuring PuMa, SaSe and Stephano. In the playoffs, he defeated mOOnGLaDe, but lost to MC. He eventually won the match for the bronze against Socke, earning $1,750, making it his fourth Top 3 finish in a Premier event.

MaNa continued his runner up streak in October, as he qualified for the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011. Whilst he struggled in the group stage, having to play a tie-breaker against biGs and sYz in order to proceed to the playoffs, he repented through his performance in the following day, showing off his PvP to defeat Socke, MC and Grubby. He lost in the Grand Final against Stephano, taking home $12,000.

Throughout the rest of year, MaNa helped cement mousesports' position as one the best foreign teams through performances in team leagues. On the same weekend as the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011, at the Paris Games Week 2011, mouz was crowned the winner of the Medion Trophy PGW 2011, earning another $6,000. Later in 2011, mousesports won the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VI again, placed third in the GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 2, and second at the IPL Team Arena Challenge 1.

Relative Inactivity (January 2012 – May 2012)[edit]

On January 14, 2012, MaNa was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. His first opponent was GanZi. MaNa defeated GanZi by a score of 5-4 and took his rightful seat at top of the throne. On January 21, 2012, MaNa faced his next opponent for the IPL Fight Club, Nerchio. This was where his streak ended as he lost to Nerchio by a score of 1-5 and allowed Nerchio to overthrow him.

mousesports placed second, and earned $3,000 at the North American Star Team League. mouz received a direct invite into the event, and went on to place third at the regular season, behind Team Liquid and Team Empire. In the playoffs, mousesports defeated Team Empire, but lost to Team Liquid in the Grand Final.

In April 2012, he went back to France to compete at the Gamers Assembly 2012, where he lost to his team-mate, biGs in the Grand Final, taking home €1,500, but managed to win a side tournament, the Medion All Star Trophy, where he took his revenge on biGs in the semifinals, and defeated another team-mate, HasuObs in the Grand Final to take home the €1,000 prize.

Going Full-Time (June 2012 – July 2012)[edit]

Surprisingly, despite being one of the most highly decorated foreigners, MaNa was not playing full-time until Summer 2012.

His tournament performance has been exceptional with an absurd number of Top 3 finishes. Now for the scary part, he did all of that as a PART TIME player. Now he's going full time, be afraid, be very afraid.
John "TotalBiscuit" Bain ()

MaNa's full-time career started off with three challenges: the rise of another champion from his own country, namely Nerchio; the significant weakening of the mousesports roster with the departure of biGs, ThorZaIN and MorroW; and his statistically weak PvZ. This was apparent in May and early June, just before he turned full-time.

In May 12, 2012, MaNa participated in the 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series Nationals Poland. MaNa defeated Zazu and DieStar before falling to Nerchio and falling to the losers bracket. MaNa faced DieStar again and beat him to advance into the finals to face Nerchio. MaNa lost to Nerchio by a score of 2-0, 0-2, and had to settle for 2nd place.

On June 2, 2012, MaNa participated in the IPL 5 European Regional Qualifiers. He received a BYE in round one, and then went on to take down ClouD, LucifroN, LiveZerg and then went on to advance in to the finals to face Snute. He was not able to grab take first place and ended up taking second place after losing to Snute by a score of 0-2, thus failing to qualify for the prestigious IGN ProLeague Season 5.

A mere three weeks later, MaNa travelled to Sweden to compete at DreamHack Open: Summer 2012. MaNa came out of groups and defeated Cytoplasm convincingly in the round of 16. He then defeated HerO 2-1, a player who had a perfect 20-0 map record up to that point in the tournament and considered a favorite to win.[Citation needed] In the semifinals, he defeated Stephano 2-0, a player widely regarded then as the best non-Korean player in the world.[Citation needed] In the final he faced DIMAGA in a rematch of the ASUS ROG Summer 2011 final. This time, however, MaNa won the series with a 3-1 map score to become the winner of the championship, taking home 100,000 SEK ($14,400). The tournament marked MaNa's first victory in a premier event after coming in second several times (in DreamHack Winter 2010, Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 and ASUS ROG Summer 2011).

GSL Code S (July 2012 – September 2012)[edit]

On July 10, MaNa announced that he would be going to Korea on August 10 with his brother funkay,[4] with the objective of staying in the GOMTV Foreigner House and will participating in the GSL Season 4 Up and Down matches.

MaNa got a seed into the Up & Down matches of 2012 GSL Season 4.On August 27, 2012 he participated in the matches where he defeated KeeN and HyuN, and lost to Bomber advancing 2nd in his group to Code S with a score of 2-1, becoming the first foreigner to reach Code S in this manner.

In Round of 32, MaNa was drawn in a "group of death", facing TaeJa, Mvp and MMA. He finally was defeated 0-2, losing against TaeJa 1-2, and MMA 0-2 in the loser's match, falling in Code A. Here he was taken out 2:1 by asd. Given his recent prowess in the PvT matchup it was somewhat disheartening to his fans for him to drop out to a series of terrans.

Back to Europe (September 2012 – March 2013)[edit]

On his return from Korea, MaNa was faced with a packed schedule, including the TeamLiquid StarLeague 4, for which he qualified in June after beating SeleCT. He lost in the RO32 against Hack. In September, he represented Poland, together with Nerchio, at the WCS Europe Finals, where his PvZ weakness acted up, winning his first match against DeMusliM, and getting knocked down to the loser bracket by Bly. In the loser bracket, he defeated team-mate HasuObs, but lost against the Swedish representative, SortOf, to place in the Top 16, and take home $900.

In October, he traveled to Romania to defend his DreamHack title, at the 2012 DreamHack Open: Bucharest. He topped the first and second group stages without dropping a series, defeating Beastyqt, PoYo, DeathAngel and Naama. In the playoffs, he defeated White and Sage, but once again lost to Bly, taking the 3rd/4th place, and earning $3,000.

MaNa represented Poland again in November, this time at the Electronic Sports World Cup 2012, where merely a year before, he had placed second, after losing to Stephano. In the group stage, MaNa lost a set to the relative unknown Czech player TomikuS, but defeated the Libyan and Romanian representatives to get through to the playoffs. He defeated TitaN and TargA, to face Stephano again in the semifinals, but this time, the Polish player took his revenge 2-1, to face ForGG in the Grand Finals. MaNa's PvT speciality shone as he easily defeated the South Korean Terran 2-0, to win the title of world champion, and earned himself $20,000.

His DreamHack Open: Summer 2012 victory gave MaNa an automatic spot in the DreamHack Open: Winter 2012, the largest and final DreamHack event of the year. MaNa's performance at the Premier events was also rewarded with a direct invite to the Iron Squid – Chapter II.

Before these events would begin MaNa participated in many smaller online events and qualifiers throughout November. Her regularly played in his team's main lineup in the EG Masters Cup Group Stage. Although the team struggled overall, he was able to pull through with 2 match victories over JonnyREcco to win their match against Dignitas. He also participated in the Qualifiers for the MSI Pro Cup Worldwide, but lost early on to LiveZerg and was knocked out. In the THOR Open Qualifiers he took wins over viPro, effecto, and SodoN to reach the finals, but there he lost 3 - 2 to Bischu. Throughout this time he also played in NASL Season 4 Group Stage. Although he was unable to beat HerO and Beastyqt, he finished with a 4 - 4 record that qualified him for the Wildcard Matches.

On November 22, 2012, MaNa entered Dreamhack Open Winter 2012, which he had qualified for through previous Dreamhack events. Placed in the largely protoss group of Feast, Socke, Bly, SaSe, and StarNaN, MaNa would go almost undefeated, losing only a single series 2 - 1 to Feast. However in the Main Bracket he would lose 3 - 0 in his first match to his countryman Nerchio. He achieved a final placement of 5th-8th.

MaNa would finish out the year in rather unimpressive fashion given his recent success in Dreamhack events. He would fall out of the RSL Season 3 in the Group Stage with back to back losses to Strelok and LoWeLy. He attended HomeStory Cup 6 and was placed in Group A with Snute, Symbol, and DIMAGA, however after losses to Snute and Symbol he was knocked out in the Group Stage again. After being invited to Iron Squid - Chapter II, MaNa played in Group G in late December. Although he was able to beat Miniraser, losses to Stephano and Mvp would knock him out in the Group Stages once again.

After some time off MaNa returned to the scene in January with the somewhat local IEM Katowice. MaNa made and impressive run through the Open Bracket to qualify for the group stage, where he was placed in Group B with PartinG, LucifroN, Bly, Tefel, and Siphonn. Although he lost matches to PartinG and Bly, he was able to advance out of the Group Stage with wins over the rest of the group, including an impressive 2 - 0 victory over LucifroN. In the Main Bracket however he would lose 2 - 3 to TLO in his first match for a final placement of 9th-12th.

MaNa would go inactive for some time following this tournament, but would return again in March for the IEM Season 7 World Championship. He was placed in Group C with viOLet, Sting, Socke, VortiX, and Snute. MaNa would advance in Second with place with an impressive 8-5 record losing only a single Best of 3 to viOLet. In the first round of the Main Bracket MaNa would take his revenge on Nerchio, beating him 3 - 2. He would lose in the Quarterfinals to Mvp for a final standing of 5th-8th place.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

MaNa struggled to transition Heart of the Swarm and the WCS, and a cooler run of form saw him opt to leave mousesports at the end of his contract in December 2013. He displayed some flashes of his old form in an upset of Jaedong at IEM Season VIII - Cologne, leading Team Liquid to sign him on February 22 along with Bunny.

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2018-06-03BA2nd2018 WCS AustinTeam LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 4$10,000
2017-01-21BA2ndStarCraft II: NationWars IVPolandPoland4 : 5South KoreaSouth Korea$2,500
2016-01-03CA3 - 4thNationWars IIIPolandPoland1 : 4South KoreaSouth Korea$731.91
2015-09-13BA2nd2015 WCS Season 3 Premier LeagueTeam LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 4$15,000
2014-07-26DA4thNationWars II by O'Gaming TVPolandPoland3 : 4FranceFrance$551
2012-11-03AA1stElectronic Sports World Cup 2012mousesportsmousesports2 : 0$20,000
2012-10-21CA3 - 4thDreamHack EIZO Open: Bucharestmousesportsmousesports1 : 2$3,040.61
2012-06-18AA1stDreamHack EIZO Open: Summermousesportsmousesports3 : 1$14,240.86
2012-03-18BA2ndNorth American Star Team Leaguemousesportsmousesports2 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$600
2011-10-23BA2ndElectronic Sports World Cup 2011mousesportsmousesports1 : 3$12,000
2011-08-21CA3rdIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Colognemousesportsmousesports3 : 2$1,750
2011-08-13CA3rdIGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic"mousesportsmousesports2 : 3$6,000
2011-08-05BA2ndASUS ROG Summer 2011mousesportsmousesports2 : 3$5,713.20
2010-11-27BA2ndDreamHack SteelSeries LANmousesportsmousesports2 : 3$4,290.30
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-04-29AA1stKing of Battles 3: Show Match #1Team LiquidTeam Liquid5 : 0$100
2021-01-21CA3rdWardiTV 2021 Qualifier #3Team LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 1$30
2020-01-19DA4thOSC Championship Season 7Team LiquidTeam Liquid1 : 3$300
2018-10-21BA2ndUltimate SeriesTeam LiquidTeam Liquid1 : 4$800
2018-08-05CA3 - 4thWardiTV Team Liquid Map Contest #3Team LiquidTeam Liquid0 : 4$250
2018-06-23CA3 - 4th2018 WCS Valencia - Europe QualifierTeam LiquidTeam Liquid0 : 3$800
2018-05-27CA3 - 4thPeopleImages Starcraft League 2Team LiquidTeam Liquid1 : 3$560
2016-04-09CA3rd2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: EuropeTeam LiquidTeam Liquid2 : 3$800
2016-03-16BA2ndTing Open Season 1Team LiquidTeam Liquid0 : 5$1,300
2015-07-11DA4thFEST Lyon 2015Team LiquidTeam Liquid1 : 3Team PropertyTeam Property$185.93
2014-09-07AA1stWho's The Best EuropeanTeam LiquidTeam Liquid4 : 3$2,500
2014-07-27BA2ndAcer TeamStory Cup Season 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid4 : 5Team AcerTeam Acer$833.33
2012-07-01DA4thEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VIImousesportsmousesports1 : 3SlayerSSlayerS$0
2011-12-22BA2ndIPL Team Arena Challengemousesportsmousesports3 : 5Quantic Incredible MiracleQuantic Incredible Miracle$600
2011-09-22AA1stEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VImousesportsmousesports3 : 1Team EmpireTeam Empire$833.33
2011-06-17AA1stEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series Vmousesportsmousesports3 : 0compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming$714.29
2011-01-16CA3rdHomeStory Cup IImousesportsmousesports1 : 3$401.17
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2019-05-31AA1stWardiTV European LeagueTeam LiquidTeam Liquid4 : 1$600
2019-05-11AA1stSTK Season 4Team LiquidTeam Liquid4 : 2$634
2014-11-25AA1stMyStarCraft Arena #1Team LiquidTeam Liquid3 : 1$1,064
2014-10-24AA1stLiga Cybersport - StarCraft IITeam LiquidTeam Liquid3 : 2$898.49
2013-10-03AA1stRaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013mousesportsmousesports3 : 1Natus VincereNatus Vincere$567.67
2012-09-13AA1stGIGABYTE NVIDIA Invitational #4mousesportsmousesports3 : 1$649.68
2012-04-07AA1stMedion All Star Trophymousesportsmousesports3 : 1$1,309.50
2011-08-20AA1stESET Summer Mastersmousesportsmousesports3 : 1$1,583.67
2011-01-10AA1stGo4SC2 December 2010mousesportsmousesports3 : 0$647.32
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete list of results in any tournament

Rivalries[edit]

Nerchio[edit]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

During interview with Reece Flexner for ESFI World, Nerchio stated that he and MaNa are "some kind of" rivals competing for the spot of best SC2 player in Poland.[5] Indeed for all national tournaments - qualifiers for ESWC, WCG or WCS - MaNa and Nerchio tend to get the top two spots with exception coming either from unlucky brackets or from one of the two missing the tournament. Later in an interviews during 2012 DreamHack Winter with Acer, Nerchio stated that he neither likes nor dislikes MaNa - he just wants to win against him to be best in Poland. On the other hand, Thorin stated that he earlier talked with MaNa and that MaNa actually disliked Nerchio.[6]

Despite the fact that both of these players are accomplished champions - currently having two premier titles championships under their belts - the head-to-head statistics are oddly one sided.

Their first official match against each other was 2011 HomerJ Ttesports Cup Qualifiers with Nerchio winning 1-0 against MaNa. Later they player against each other in EU Go4SC2 Cup #119 and #120 with MaNa winning first match 2-1 and Nerchio taking the subsequent one 2-0. Unfortunately, this was the last time when MaNa actually won against Nerchio: the Zerg player won their matches in IPL Season 2 3-2, in Grubby's Starcraft II Series Pro Invitational 2 semifinal 2-0, DreamHack Winter 2011 Round of 16 2-0, SCAN Invitational 2 3-0, IPL Fight Club 5-1, Eclypsia Cup 1 2-0, IPL Team Arena Challenge 3 1-0, 2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft 2 League 2-0, GIGABYTE NVIDIA Invitational #1 Quarterfinal 3-1. Nerchio and MaNa also played matches in some tournaments not mentioned in TLPD: in 2011 WCG Poland Nerchio won 2-0, in 2012 WCS Poland Nerchio again won 2-0 in winners bracket and then lost 0-2 and eventually won 2-0 in Grand Finals (MaNa was coming from losers bracket).

Overall MaNa won only 1/2 (depending on how to count Grand Final matches) matches out 15/16 matches and their set statistics is 33-8.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

During last days of Heart of the Swarm beta, MaNa and Nerchio clashed in Round of 12 during IEM Season VII - World Championship. While Nerchio won the first set of the Best of 5, MaNa was able to quickly take the lead 2-1 and finally win the series 3-2.


Championships[edit]

DreamHack DreamHack Champion
DreamHack Open: Stockholm
Preceded By:
Sweden  ThorZaIN
DreamHack Open: Summer
18 June 2012 – 23 September 2012
Poland  MaNa
DreamHack Open: Valencia
Succeeded By:
South Korea  TaeJa
Electronic Sports World Cup Electronic Sports World Cup
ESWC 2011
Preceded By:
France  Stephano
Electronic Sports World Cup 2012
3 November 2012 – Present
Poland  MaNa

Succeeded By:
None/TBD

Trivia[edit]

  • Was featured in Madals' APM compilation at 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm.
  • Part of team Poland who won the 2017 Heroes of the Storm Nexus Games Europe Championship.
  • Played against AlphaStar, DeepMind's AI and lost 5-0 at DeepMind's labs in december 2018, but winning the exhibition match, which happened live on the 24th of January 2019.

Matches & VODs[edit]

PvZ[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Replays[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss1288 - 85060.2 %1130 - 100652.9 %1373 - 122352.9 %11 - 284.6 %3802 - 308155.2 %
as Terran5 - 645.5 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-5 - 645.5 %
as Zerg3 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-3 - 0100 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-6 - 1331.6 %6 - 1331.6 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier25310
A2Major22610
A3Minor414571157
Total455280177

References[edit]