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MaSa

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[e][h] MaSa
Player Information
Name:
Maru Kim
Nationality:
Born:
March 20, 1995 (age 26)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
ROOTMaSa, NMxMaSa
Approx. Total Winnings:
$141,923
EPT NA rank:
Years active:
2012 - 2021
Links
Achievements
All-kills:
 × 1
History
201?-??-?? — 2012-07-??
2012-07-12 — 2015-10-10
2016-01-01 — 2017-08-01
2017-08-06 — 2019-10-21
2019-11-01 — 2021-02-18
2021-02-18 — 2021-05-26
2021-05-26 — Present


Maru "MaSa" Kim (born March 20, 1995) is a Canadian/Korean Terran player who is currently playing for PSISTORM Gaming.

Biography[edit]

MaSa began seriously competing in StarCraft II after being inspired by players like BoxeR and NaDa competing in the GSL. He was a member of Team Nightmares before being signed by Root Gaming on July 12, 2012.[1]

On January 1, 2016, MaSa joined the Team eLevate.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

MaSa qualified for NASL Season 4 by reaching the top 4 of the Season 3 Open Tournament, falling to Beastyqt in the Ro4.

MaSa went undefeated through the I'm Out Already!? Invitational, defeating qxc, LzGaMeR, and CatZ without dropping a set.[3]

Trivia[edit]

  • Was called by RootCatZ the "secret weapon of ROOT", and after defeating ThorZaIN 2-0 in EG:MCSL, this assertion seems to hold some truth.
  • On January 8, 2020 he announced he became a Canadian citizen. [4]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2021-08-144thDH SC2 Masters 2021 Fall: North AmericaPSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming1 : 3 Astrea$2,800
2019-04-063rd2019 WCS Winter AmericasOSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 3 Neeb$6,000
2016-05-163 - 4th2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit ChampionshipTeam eLevateTeam eLevate0 : 3 ShoWTimE$10,000
2016-05-083 - 4th2016 DreamHack Open: AustinTeam eLevateTeam eLevate0 : 3 Hydra$5,000
In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2019-12-153rdCheeseadelphia XIAlpha XAlpha X0 : 3 uThermal$1,850
2019-11-102ndWESG 2019 - Canada QualifierAlpha XAlpha X1 : 4 Scarlett$3,250
2019-08-253 - 4th2019 WCS Fall: North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite2 : 3 Scarlett$800
2019-06-233 - 4th2019 WCS Summer: North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 3 Scarlett$800
2019-05-053 - 4th2019 WCS Spring: North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite2 : 3 JonSnow$800
2018-12-021stWESG 2018 - Canada QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 1 Scarlett$6,244
2018-08-263 - 4th2018 WCS Montreal - North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 3 Neeb$800
2018-05-132nd2018 WCS Austin - North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 4 Neeb$1,200
2018-01-213 - 4thCheeseadelphia 6OSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 3 Neeb$700
2018-01-073 - 4th2018 WCS Leipzig - North America QualifierOSC EliteOSC Elite0 : 3 Neeb$800
2017-08-263rd2017 WCS Montreal - North AmericaOSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 2 TRUE$800
2017-07-301stCheeseadelphia 5Team eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 0 TRUE$2,350
2017-07-231stDreamHack Atlanta 2017 BYOCTeam eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 0 TRUE$2,025
2017-06-101st2017 WCS Valencia - North AmericaTeam eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 1 Scarlett$1,600
2017-01-083 - 4thCheeseadelphia 4Team eLevateTeam eLevate0 : 3 JonSnow$400
2016-11-133rdWorld Cyber Arena StarCraft 2016 Americas QualifierTeam eLevateTeam eLevate2 : 0 Suppy$2,800
2016-09-253rdKings of the North Season 3Team eLevateTeam eLevate1 : 2 Kelazhur$574.83
2016-07-093rd2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North AmericaTeam eLevateTeam eLevate0 : 3 Hydra$800
2015-07-221 - 31st2015 WCS Season 3 Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Bails$0
2015-04-301 - 31st2015 WCS Season 2 Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
2014-05-071 - 16th2014 WCS Season 2 America Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
2014-02-161stMLG GameOn Ender's Game on Blu-ray TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 State$3,000
2014-01-291 - 24th2014 WCS Season 1 America Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
2013-12-082ndSHOUTcraft America WinterROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 4 HuK$1,200
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-12-302ndAlpha X MVP Cup #19Alpha XAlpha X0 : 3 Astrea$60
2020-12-202ndaXoN eXMas CupAlpha XAlpha X2 : 4 Nina$200
2020-11-281stAfreeca World 67Alpha XAlpha X4 : 2 Future$133.75
2020-06-271stAlpha X MVP Cup #17Alpha XAlpha X3 : 0 Vindicta$100
2020-06-251stAmerican ThunderLeague #2Alpha XAlpha X4 : 2 Future$200
2020-04-031stAfreeca World 56Alpha XAlpha X4 : 2 Future$125
2020-03-281stAlpha X MVP Cup #15Alpha XAlpha X3 : 2 Vindicta$100
2020-03-072ndAlpha X MVP Cup #14Alpha XAlpha X0 : 3 ArT$60
2020-02-011stAlpha X MVP Cup #13Alpha XAlpha X3 : 2 ArT$100
2019-11-302ndAlpha X MVP Cup #11Alpha XAlpha X1 : 3 Astrea$75
2019-11-252ndAlpha Scrims SpecialAlpha XAlpha X2 : 4 Astrea$60
2019-04-201stCheeseadelphia 9OSC EliteOSC Elite4 : 0 Rob$1,500
2019-02-222ndFriday Night Fight: North AmericaOSC EliteOSC Elite2-1Grp S.$50
2018-12-151stKOTN: SuupaOSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 0 puCK$225
2018-07-021stGauntlet Global Open 48OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 0 Semper$75
2018-07-011stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #100OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 1 Rex$104
2018-02-112ndLAN ETS 2018OSC EliteOSC Elite1 : 4 Semper$305
2018-02-071stFilthy NA Cup Weekly #61OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 0 JonSnow$75
2017-12-291stFilthy NA Cup Weekly #55OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 2 Semper$75
2017-08-191stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #51OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 1 FuturE$75
2017-08-061stNA Ladder Heroes June 2017OSC EliteOSC Elite3 : 2 PiLiPiLi$200
2017-08-041stFilthy NA Cup Weekly #36ZZZZZ3 : 1 Scarlett$75
2017-06-111stNA Ladder Heroes April 2017Team eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 2 TRUE$200
2017-06-041stKOTN VersusTeam eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 3 Neeb$70
2017-06-031stMasters Cup 95Team eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 2 Snute$75
2017-04-091stNA Ladder Heroes March 2017Team eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 0 Namshar$200
2017-02-242ndIntercontinental ClashTeam eLevateTeam eLevate1 : 4 ShoWTimE$106
2017-02-121stLAN ETS 2017Team eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 0 Semper$382
2016-12-171stGauntlet Season 2 FinalsTeam eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 1 MaNa$600
2016-10-071stGauntlet Weekly #2Team eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 1 Scarlett$70
2016-08-271stPolygon Invitational #4Team eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 1 TLO$86.60
2016-08-271stNA Ladder Heroes July 2016Team eLevateTeam eLevate3 : 1 Bails$200
2016-04-171stLAN ETS 2016Team eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 2 HuK$1,299
2016-03-201stKings of the North (2016)Team eLevateTeam eLevate4 : 3 Neeb$1,078.42
2015-12-181stMasters Cup 62ZZZZZ3 : 0 Petraeus$75
2015-03-301stdesRow NA Weekly March FinalsROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 HuK$150
2015-03-281stdesRow NA Weekly March #3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Hunter$75
2015-03-081stLAN ETS 2015ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 EJK$1,900
2015-02-281stdesRow NA Weekly February FinalsROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Bly$150
2014-10-181stASL Season 2 Prime LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 1 puCK$800
2014-08-172ndLANationROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3 HuK$367.16
2014-08-041stImmortals Minerals InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 HuK$100
2014-05-101stKings of the North (2014)ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Hendralisk$225
2014-03-021stLAN ETS 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 desRow$1,444.74
2014-02-222ndEnder's Game on Blu-ray ShowmatchROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 4 Minigun$3,000
2013-07-141stIcy CupROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 0 Hendralisk$962.15
In A4Basic tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-11-241stAlpha Pro Series Match 220Alpha XAlpha X5 : 2 PiLiPiLi$52.50
2020-04-231stAlpha Pro Series Match 165Alpha XAlpha X5 : 4 MaxPax$70
2020-03-111stMaSa vs. Cham Show MatchAlpha XAlpha X5 : 2 Cham$50
2020-01-251stAlpha Pro Series Match 143Alpha XAlpha X5 : 4 Vanya$70
2019-11-131stAlpha Pro Series Match 125Alpha XAlpha X5 : 2 Armani$81.25
2019-08-281stPath of Star Episode 13OSC EliteOSC Elite5 : 2 Lemon$75
2019-01-271stAlpha Pro Series Match 53OSC EliteOSC Elite5 : 1 Astrea$70
2017-09-171stGauntlet Global Open 15OSC EliteOSC Elite2 : 1 Jig$50
2015-02-011stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2015: February, Week 1 Match 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 1 viOLet$60
2012-12-081stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 81ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 HwangSin$100
2012-09-221stPlayhem EU Daily 362ROOT GamingROOT Gaming TheMista$55
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

VoDs[edit]

2017[edit]

2016[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2019[edit]

2016[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 602 - 42358.7 %469 - 21169 %753 - 45362.4 %8 - 0100 %1832 - 108762.8 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-7 - 463.6 %7 - 463.6 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier0033
A2Major531220
A3Minor36191368
Total41222891

References[edit]

  1. MaSa joins ROOT Gaming! ROOT leader ROOTCatZ mentioned in an interview that, while there is usually some debate among the team when a new player joins, almost every member of the team was very positive about picking up MaSa.
  2. Team eLevate Announcement.
  3. MaSa: Stunning performance at I’m Out Already!?
  4. MaSa is now Canadian