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MorroW

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[e][h] MorroW
Player Information
Name:
Stefan Andersson
Nationality:
Born:
August 11, 1992 (age 29)
Race:
Nicknames:
The Infested Terran
Approx. Total Winnings:
$47,020
Years active:
2010 - 2016
Links
Achievements
IEM CologneIEM Cologne
History
2010-03-27 — 2012-06-27
2012-10-06 — 2012-11-18
2013-01-25 — 2013-10-03
2013-10-03 — 2016-07-24
Retired:
2016-07-24
Recent Matches
MorroW  Sweden
1:2
Sweden  SatO
2016-03-16 00:00:26UTC  
MorroW  Sweden
2:0
Sweden  BomBur
2016-03-16 00:00:23UTC  
MorroW  Sweden
1:2
Sweden  Mekar
2016-02-21 00:00:35UTC  
MorroW  Sweden
0:2
Sweden  Winter
2016-02-21 00:00:27UTC  
MorroW  Sweden
2:0
Sweden  Glorfindel
2016-02-21 00:00:25UTC  

Stefan "MorroW" Andersson is a retired Protoss player from Sweden, who previously played for Team Property. In Wings of Liberty, he was a race switcher, with the preferred match-ups of ZvP, ZvT and TvZ. For Heart of the Swarm, he switched to Terran only, and finally, during the beta of Legacy of the Void, decided to switch to Protoss.

Biography[edit]

MorroW was considered to be a new player on the scene, only joining the higher levels of the Brood War community in late 2008. Despite this he managed to get some success, amongst other things he managed to finish in 2nd place on the TSL2 ladder.

In Wings of Liberty, he was known for playing an economical, pressure based Terran style epitomized by his 5 Rax Reaper build into expand which he used extensively in the later parts of the IEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne. He later switched to Zerg, keeping his fondness for economic games, often playing a fast expand style, and become renowned for his midgame macro play as a result. Just prior to 2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Columbus he decided to become a race picker, playing ZvP, ZvT and TvZ (when possible).[1]

In Beta[edit]

MorroW had a successful beta, employing an economical style focusing on mech units, most successfully against Zergs. He won several events, including two CraftCups and ZOTAC Cup #15. His successes during the beta were mostly overlooked by the community since his wins came in the weekly tournaments and not the high profile invitationals.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

MorroW initially found success by taking IEM Global Challenge Cologne, the first major SC2 LAN tournament. MorroW received an invite to the tournament as a replacement for original invite, Brat_OK.[2] MorroW upset fan favorites such as TLO and DIMAGA to make the final where he would defeat IdrA with controversial heavy Reaper usage.

In late September 2010, he began his switch from Terran to Zerg. While MorroW soon practiced Zerg exclusively he would only slowly phase out his Terran in competitive play and did not make a full switch until the turn of the year. MorroW's first major tournament achievement representing the swarm would be placing second in SteelSeries StarCraft II Challenge during Assembly Winter 2011. He would however fall hard to Ret in the finals when the latter exposed some agonizing weaknesses in MorroW's ZvZ.

MorroW was one of the 50 players invited to participate in the North American Starleague. He placed third in Division 1 behind Moon and Sheth and twelfth in the group stage overall. MorroW went on to beat out Socke and NaDa in the qualifier bracket to make the playoffs, where he was knocked out immediately by July. In early June MorroW returned to using the Terran race versus Zerg due to struggling in the Zerg mirror match-up. His decision was made easier by his unique understanding of ZvT stemming from playing both races at the highest competitive level. He has since used TvZ in the Swedish WCG qualifiers, 2011 SHOUTCraft Invitational and DreamHack Summer.

In fall 2011, MorroW was invited to the North American Star League Season 2. He won his division with a 6-1 match and 12-5 game record, putting him at the top spot of Division 3. This would qualify him for the NASL Season 2 Offline Finals. At the finals, he faced teammate MaNa and defeated him 3-0. In the next round he would face yet another teammate, ThorZaIN. MorroW would lose to his teammate 3-1, eliminating him from the tournament.

In November 2011, mousesports announced that MorroW was going to practice in the progaming house of team New Star HoSeo for about three months, where he would be training for the North American Star League Season 2 Finals and the World Cyber Games 2011, and would compete in the GSL as well.[3] MorroW would be seeded into and play in the 2012 GSL Season 1 Up and Down Matches where he would end up going 1-3 in his group, beating Ryung. In his following Code A Ro48 match he would face off against Maru, losing 0-2.

On June 27, 2012, MorroW left mousesports.[4] He later jokingly posted on TL.net that he was forming a team with ICA (a Swedish supermarket franchise) as the sponsor together with many other at the time teamless Swedish players, such as NaNiwa and MaddeLisk.[5]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

From the moment he gained access to the HotS beta, MorroW started playing mech-style Terran all the time, and on November 14, 2012, during TeamLiquid: Attack!, Morrow announced he had switched to Terran full-time [6]

Trivia[edit]

  • Played Terran in Brood War.
  • Started as Terran in StarCraft II but switched to Zerg[7] and later turned back to Terran when playing other Zergs.[8]
  • Has an extensive knowledge of the SC2 Galaxy Editor and contributes to the map making community.
  • Winner of the first major StarCraft II LAN.
  • Won the first SC2BW Weekly tournament.

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2012-06-17DA4thNorth American Star League Season 3: Division 5mousesportsmousesports5–3Grp S.$750
2012-03-18BA2ndNorth American Star Team Leaguemousesportsmousesports2 : 3Team LiquidTeam Liquid$600
2011-02-12BA2ndAssembly Tournament: Steelseries Challengemousesportsmousesports1 : 3$1,825.92
2010-08-22AA1stIEM Season V - Global Challenge Colognemousesportsmousesports3 : 1$5,000
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-07-11CA3rdFEST Lyon 2015Team PropertyTeam Property3 : 1Team LiquidTeam Liquid$557.80
2015-05-16CA3 - 4thE-Sport SM 2015 - FinalsTeam PropertyTeam Property0 : 3$1,213.67
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
2011-05-31BA2ndDailymotion Cupmousesportsmousesports0 : 4$1,442.77
2011-04-23DA4thCopenhagen Games StarCraft 2 Challengemousesportsmousesports0 : 3$780.28
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2014-08-05AA1stRussian Starcraft 2 Team League Season 5 Top 3Team PropertyTeam Property– : –$14.02
2013-06-06BA2ndTL Open Map Contest #2Western WolvesWestern Wolves1 : 3$50
2013-05-25BA2ndSvenska E-sportcupen 2013 VästeråsWestern WolvesWestern Wolves1 : 3$1,504.48
2013-05-11AA1stBirdie 23Western WolvesWestern Wolves3 : 2$1,514.72
2013-04-02BA2ndSvenska E-sportcupen 2013 NorrköpingWestern WolvesWestern Wolves0 : 3$1,541.39
2013-03-31AA1stSC2BW Weekly #4Western WolvesWestern Wolves3 : 0$75
2013-03-12BA2ndDay[9]'s HotS King of the BetaWestern WolvesWestern Wolves0 : 3$1,000
2013-02-17AA1stSC2BW Weekly #2Western WolvesWestern Wolves3 : 0$100
2013-02-09AA1stSC2BW Weekly #1Western WolvesWestern Wolves3 : 0$150
2012-05-16BA2ndEclypsia Colosseummousesportsmousesports2 : 3EclypsiaEclypsia$190.47
2011-11-01BA2ndCerberus 3D Cup 3rd Editionmousesportsmousesports0 : 3$410.01
2011-06-30BA2ndCrota's Team Tournament S1mousesportsmousesports2 : 3FnaticFnatic$83.33
2011-06-15AA1stEndrey.com Tournament Seriesmousesportsmousesports4 : 0$400
2011-06-12BA2ndThe SHOUTcraft 1-day Invitationalmousesportsmousesports2 : 4$400
2011-02-27BA2ndsc2tv.ru and gametrix Tournamentmousesportsmousesports2 : 3$150
2011-02-19BA2ndTeamSpeak TL Open #14mousesportsmousesports2 : 3$50
2011-01-16BA2ndSCReddit Invitationalmousesportsmousesports1 : 4$500
2010-12-18BA2ndTeamSpeak TL Open #7mousesportsmousesports2 : 3$50
2010-12-11BA2ndTeamSpeak TL Open #6mousesportsmousesports1 : 3$50
2010-10-19AA1stSwedish SC2 Tournament Pilotmousesportsmousesports3 : 2$592.12
2010-10-01AA1st2010 Leave No Doubt Showmatch #2mousesportsmousesports3 : 0$150
2010-09-03AA1stGosuGuide Showmatch #1mousesportsmousesports4 : 2$200
2010-08-01BA2ndInferno Online SC2 Cup #1mousesportsmousesports1 : 3$416.11
2010-07-18BA2ndSC2TV.ru & cdkey24.com Open Invitationalmousesportsmousesports0 : 2$100
In A4Basic Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2012-05-06AA1stNASL Sunday Showdown 11mousesportsmousesports4 : 0$1,500
2011-09-20AA1stXILENCE Cup 11mousesportsmousesports3 : 1$100
2010-08-15AA1stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #18mousesportsmousesports3 : 0$127.57
2010-07-11AA1stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #15mousesportsmousesports3 : 2$126.43
Complete list of results in any tournament

Matches & VODs[edit]

Beta Matches[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Championships[edit]

Intel Extreme Masters Intel Extreme Masters

Preceded By:
None
Season V - Global Challenge Cologne
22 October 2010 – 5 March 2011
Sweden  MorroW
Season V - World Championships
Succeeded By:
South Korea  AcE

Links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss13 - 1056.5 %6 - 275 %6 - 1924 %0 - 0-25 - 3144.6 %
as Terran146 - 13252.5 %97 - 9251.3 %183 - 16352.9 %4 - 266.7 %430 - 38952.5 %
as Zerg133 - 9857.6 %131 - 10256.2 %46 - 4252.3 %5 - 271.4 %315 - 24456.4 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier1102
A2Major0112
A3Minor913123
Total1015227

References[edit]