Nathan Lawrence "Nathanias" Fabrikant is a North American Terran player who is better known for his casting than his accomplishments as a player. He is also known for his commentary during stream sessions.
Nathanias has been playing StarCraft since BroodWar in 2004, starting as a casual gamer. Nathan's competitive experiences are solely limited to StarCraft 2, with no tournament background in any other game. He originally preferred playing over casting, which he did to get closer to other players, but eventually became enamored with his role as a caster. He currently lives in Los Angeles with fellow caster RotterdaM,[Citation needed] where he casts WCS North America.
Wings of Liberty
Nathanias was a high Masters NA Terran. He began playing in March 2010 during the beta as Random up until April 2011. He regularly streams ladder games, commentating matches, and has built a substantial following in doing so.
World Cyber Games 2011
Nathanias competed in several online qualifiers for WCG during the 2011 season, his only competitive experience before reaching Master League.
MLG 2012 Circuit
Nathanias's first experience in the competitive scene was during the 2012 MLG Winter Championship on March 23, 2012, where he dropped from the winner's bracket during Round 2 by LiquidTLO 2-0. He eventually fell in the Loser's Bracket Round 4 to the then teamless Fitzyhere.
Nathanias attempted to qualify online for MLG's Spring season, however fell to STX in the Winner's Bracket Round 1. He would 2-0 Zthordorus in the Loser's Bracket before being eliminated by breek 0-2. At the 2012 MLG Spring Championship on June 8, 2013, Nathanias's run ended abruptly, with 0-2 losses in the first rounds of the Winner's Bracket as well as the Loser's Bracket to Complexity's Sasquatch and then xSixPanther.
At the 2012 MLG Fall Championship on November 2, 2012, Nathanias lost 0-2 to Mafia in the first round of the Winner's Bracket. He was able to reach Loser's Round 3 before being eliminated by Complexity's Ryze.
Nathanias made an attempt at the ESV TV Korean Weekly: Season 3, Week 8, falling 0-2 in his first match vs SSanaEE. He has also competed in many Playhem online tournaments, managing to defeat players such as Everize, toxsic, and Ryze.
Heart of the Swarm
The first premier tournament Nathanias casted was the 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer Tournament in Jönköping, Sweden from June 15 to June 17. He also did English casting throughout the Acer TeamStory Cup Group Stage.
Nathanias left ROOT Gaming on October 16, 2013, for career-related reasons. He re-joined ROOT Gaming on June 30, 2014. On March 15, 2016, he mentioned in a tweet that he was not part of ROOT Gaming anymore, although the exact date when he left is unknown.
Premier Tournaments Cast
- Acer TeamStory Cup Season 1
- 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer
- StarCraft 2 League
- 2013 DreamHack Open: Winter
- Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2
- IEM Season VIII - New York
- 2014 WCS Season 1 America
- 2014 WCS Season 2 America
- 2014 WCS Season 3 America
- Is well known[by whom?] for his impersonations of other SC2 personalities and movie characters.
- Wears a headband while streaming.
- Was given a shout-out by Naama for a build used to defeat Suppy at Assembly Summer 2012.
- His favorite color is blue and he is a Pisces.[Citation needed]
- His cast of the 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer tournament was discussed at length on State of the Game.
- Made GrandMasters league.
- 2014-10-23 | Richard Lewis Esports Podcast #6: Nathan "Nathanias" Fabrikant by Richard Lewis
- 2014-06-20 | Nathanias at MLG Anaheim: "Luck [in esports is 90% perseverance, 10% time"] by Hotbid of TL.net at 2014 MLG Anaheim
- 2013-10-14 | Nathanias at IEM New York: How To Become A Caster by Waxangel of TL.net at IEM Season VIII - New York
- 2013-06-28 | Nathan "Nathanias" Fabrikant - MLG Anaheim 2013 by Livinpink of flamingcow.tv at 2013 MLG Spring Championship
IPL5 Caster Search Contest
- How I got into casting/what it means to me
- QuanticGaming (2013-02-06). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/QuanticGaming/status/299360723694395392. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- _nathanias (2013-05-06). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/ROOTnathanias/status/331550294674644992. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- Kavik (2013-05-20). "Nathanias joins ROOT!". Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- DreamHack Summer 2013 Casters Announced
- Nathanias's Twitter
- nathaniastv (2016-03-15). "Nathanias mentioning he's not in ROOT Gaming anymore". Twitter.com.
- VOD of Nathanias' stream May 21st 2012.
- Tweet by Naama to Nathanias
- Nathanias being discussed on State of the Game