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[e][h] Nina
Player Information
Nina Qual
August 15, 1990 (age 31)
Alternate IDs:
puCK, LeiYa
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2022:
Years active:
2012 - Present
Years active (caster):
????-??-?? — 2012-??-??
2012-06-02 — 2012-10-16
2012-11-25 — 2013-10-17
2013-10-31 — 2015-01-02
2015-01-02 — 2016-03-02
2016-06-09 — 2020-03-08
2020-03-08 — 2021-05-26
2021-05-26 — 2021-12-22
2022-06-16 — Present
Recent Matches
Nina  United States
South Korea  GuMiho
2022-06-28 00:15:20UTC  
Nina  United States
United States  Ninja
2022-06-27 23:30:15UTC  
Nina  United States
Canada  trigger
2022-06-15 02:45:00UTC  
Nina  United States
Canada  Scarlett
2022-06-15 01:55:00UTC  
Nina  United States
United States  Future
2022-06-15 00:45:11UTC  

Nina "Nina" Qual (born August 15, 1990) is an American Protoss player who is currently playing for License to Kill.

She was formerly known as puCK.


On April 11, 2012, Nina and Fitzyhere competed against each other in a BO21 showmatch to find out which of them would become part of ROOT Gaming's roster. After a hard fought battle Nina emerged victorious with a 11-8 score and joined ROOT's roster. As it happens ROOT accepted both Fitzyhere and Nina to their roster. On October 16, 2012, ROOT Gaming announced that Nina would be leaving the team to focus on personal issues.[1] A month later, Nina re-joined the team.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

At IGN ProLeague Season 5, Nina participated in the main event starting on November 29, 2012. After defeating the Polish Zerg Nerchio, she was defeated by Creator and sent to the Loser's Bracket. Nina defeated another notable foreigner and teammate in Drewbie before falling to another Korean BBoongBBoong.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

In WCS America 2013 Season 1, Nina was one of two players, alongside DeMusliM, to qualify for Premier League through the Challenger League qualifier and bracket stages. This included a 2-0 victory over Suppy, the best performing American in Season 1.

Nina played in the Acer TeamStory Cup Season 1 starting on March 27, 2013, as a member of ROOT Gaming. Nina was fairly successful in PvT and PvZ, going 3-0 and 3-1, respectively, but had an abysmal 0-6 record against Protoss for a subpar total score of 6-7.

In the Round of 32 of WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League, Nina seized a 2-1 win over MacSed before suffering consecutive 1-2 losses to Jaedong in the winner's match and MacSed in the final match. Against MacSed, Nina favored quick Blink research, which was read by her opponent and exploited with early aggression and quick Dark Templar tech. After falling to Challenger League, Nina defeated HyuN, who had just won 2013 DreamHack Open Valencia, but lost to Neeb 0-2, despite having defeated her the previous season. In the group stage, Nina advanced to Premier League for Season 3 by defeating mOOnGLaDe 2-1 and 2-0.

In the final season of the 2013 WCS America, Nina was placed in a group with teammate Minigun, CranK, and Scarlett. After falling to Scarlett 1-2, Nina defeated Minigun 2-1 to face CranK in the final match. In the third game of the match, Nina fell victim to an unusual Stargate into Dark Templar build to fall out of the tournament in the Round of 32. In Challenger League, Nina defeated JonSnow 2-1, received a walkover past Revival, and defeated HuK 2-1.

On October 17, 2013th, Nina announced her departure from ROOT Gaming.[3]

As of October 25, 2013, Nina is listed as a part of the Clan Team2Pro.[4]

On October 31, 2013, Nina joined IvDgaming alongside MaSsan.[5]

Based on her performance in the previous WCS season, Nina received a spot in the WCS America 2014 Season 1 Challenger League matches. On January 22, 2014, she defeated the Taiwanese player Ian 3-1 to qualify for Premier League. On March 12, 2014, played her Premier League group with SeleCT, MacSed, and Sen. She won against SeleCT 2-0 using Oracle openers effectively both games. She then lost 1-2 to MacSed after playing two drawn out games against the Chinese Protoss player. In her final match, Nina defeated Sen 2-0, including a game where she killed over 160 of her opponents Roaches. With a 2-1 match score in the group, Nina advanced to the live Round of 16 portion of WCS America which, due to the end of NASL's StarCraft II involvement, took place in Cologne, Germany.

Nina's WCS America 2014 Season 1 Premier League Round of 16 match took place on April 5, 2014. After losing the first game of her match against HyuN, she came back to win the match 2-1. She faced Oz in the winner's match and narrowly lost 1-2 to fall to the final match, where she again faced HyuN. Unable to win a second time, she lost 0-2 to drop out of the season.

In the second season of WCS America Premier League 2014, Nina played her Round of 32 group on May 26, 2014. She lost 1-2 to viOLet, then 0-2 to Oz and fell out of Premier League.

Nina qualified for the 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: North America on June 16 after winning the first qualifier and defeating viOLet in the finals of that qualifier. The tournament format was unusual in that each player in turn was allowed to challenge one of the remaining competitors and remained in the tournament until they had lost three matches. Nina began the tournament selecting viOLet as her opponent, but ended up losing the match 0-2. She was then challenged in each of the next five matches, where she defeated Scarlett, viOLet, and MajOr, and lost to HuK and Polt. She was therefore eliminated on the first day, and thus despite a 3-3 record, which was tied for second best at the event, received no prize money.

The following weekend on June 20, Nina competed at the 2014 MLG Anaheim tournament, where she was seeded into the pools after qualifying in the second online open qualifier. She had a 2-5 match score in the pool, including a victory over Incredible Miracle's Trap, and was subsequently eliminated in the Loser's Bracket 0-2 by KeeN.

Nina left IvDgaming on January 2, 2015.[6] She joined Flipsid3 Tactics on the same day.[7]


  • Is known for Phoenix play in PvT.[Citation needed]
  • Was known for using Colossus drops effectively in Wings of Liberty. Example
  • Chose her former ID (puCK) after the DotA hero puCK.[Citation needed]
  • In September 2020, she was banned for two weeks from the Shyrshadi Open series due to verbally harassing PartinG before a game.[8]


In A1Premier Tournaments
2021-10-16DA4thDH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: North AmericaPSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming0 : 3$2,900
2021-06-05DA4thDH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: North AmericaPSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming0 : 3$2,600
2020-09-12DA4thDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: North AmericaTeam eXoNTeam eXoN0 : 3$3,500
2016-03-26CA3 - 4thGold Series International 20161 : 3$5,000
2014-09-06DA4thWorld E-sport Championships 2014IvDgamingIvDgaming0 : 2$3,240
In A2Major Tournaments
2019-11-09DA4thWESG 2019 - USA QualifierROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$1,000
2018-12-09BA2ndCheeseadelphia 8ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 4$1,700
2018-11-11CA3 - 4thWESG 2018 - USA QualifierROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$2,000
2018-07-29CA3 - 4thCheeseadelphia 7ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$700
2018-06-24BA2nd2018 WCS Valencia - North America QualifierROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4$1,200
2018-05-13CA3 - 4th2018 WCS Austin - North America QualifierROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$800
2017-04-01CA3rd2017 WCS Austin - North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$800
2016-07-09DA4th2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$800
2016-04-09BA2nd2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North America3 : 2$1,200
2013-10-17AG1 - 8th2013 WCS Season 3 America: Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1$300
2013-08-18CA3rdLANHAMMER 2013ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$600
2013-05-30AG1 - 8th2013 WCS Season 1 America: Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0$300
In A3Minor Tournaments
2022-04-03AA1stNA Invitational #13 : 2$100
2021-02-02AA1stGrandmaster Battle Royale #18Team eXoNTeam eXoN– : –$100
2021-01-30AA1staXoN MVP Cup January 2021Team eXoNTeam eXoN3 : 1$100
2020-12-20AA1staXoN eXMas CupTeam eXoNTeam eXoN4 : 2$400
2020-10-22AA1stShyrshadi Open #35Team eXoNTeam eXoN3 : 2$86.25
2020-10-21AA1steXoN Cup Open #15Team eXoNTeam eXoN3 : 1$153
2020-06-21AA1stThe Miserable CupTeam eXoNTeam eXoN4 : 1$500
2020-03-07AA1stGrandmaster Battle Royale #17Team eXonTeam eXon– : –$100
2020-01-18AA1stRis3n Open Bracket TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$200
2019-04-22AA1stRokk Cup #2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$125
2019-04-07AA1stGrandmaster Battle Royale #4ROOT GamingROOT Gaming– : –$100
2019-04-01AA1stGrandmaster Battle Royale #3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming– : –$100
2019-02-22AA1stFriday Night Fight: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming2–0Grp S.$100
2018-11-25AA1stAfreeca World 26ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$125
2018-09-16AA1stBTSL S2: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1$400
2018-05-19AA1stOne Base Play 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 3$250
2018-01-14AA1stAfreeca World Team LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 0Sloth E-Sports ClubSloth E-Sports Club$133.33
2016-10-23AA1stNA Ladder Heroes September 2016ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$200
2016-05-22AA1stMasters Cup 713 : 1$75
2015-12-05AA1stMasters Cup 61Flipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics3 : 1$75
2015-11-01AA1stYoumacon 2015Flipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics4 : 0$400
2015-10-01AA1stASL Season 5 Prime LOTV BetaFlipsid3 TacticsFlipsid3 Tactics4 : 2$500
2014-04-13AA1st2014 Deimos Esports Team LeagueIvDgamingIvDgaming5 : 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$113.93
Complete list of results in any tournament

Matches & VODs[edit]

LotV Matches[edit]

HotS Matches[edit]

WoL Matches[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]



Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss931 - 61660.2 %733 - 66152.6 %968 - 71857.4 %28 - 196.6 %2660 - 199657.1 %
as Zerg0 - 40 %2 - 433.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 820 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-10 - 758.8 %10 - 758.8 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics