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[e][h] Nina
Player Information
Nina Qual
(1990-08-15) August 15, 1990 (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
ROOTpuCK, Cvg.puCK, AxSe, IronMan, ShloopY, SolaCe, MelloW, pOq, kOala, pillOw, puCK, Neenz
Total Earnings:
Approx. Earnings 2021:
EPT NA rank:
Years Active:
2012 - Present
????-??-?? — 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 — Present
Upcoming Matches
Nina  United States
Mexico  SpeCial
March 3, 2021 - 2:00 UTC
Recent Matches
Nina  United States1:2Germany  Moja
February 22, 2021 - 0:50 UTC
Nina  United States2:0Peru  Ryu
February 21, 2021 - 1:30 UTC
Nina  United States2:0Canada  Trigger
February 21, 2021 - 1:05 UTC
Nina  United States2:0South Korea  HonMonO
February 21, 2021 - 0:00 UTC
Nina  United States2:0Argentina  Elegacy
February 20, 2021 - 0:00 UTC

Nina Qual (formerly known as puCK) is an American Protoss player who is currently playing for Team eXoN.


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
2020-09-124thDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: North America0 : 3 Scarlett$3,500
2016-03-263 - 4thGold Series International 2016ZZZZZ1 : 3 Harstem$5,000
2014-09-064thWorld E-sport Championships 20140 : 2 HerO$3,240
In A2Major tournaments
2019-11-094thWESG 2019 - USA Qualifier1 : 3 Astrea$1,000
2018-12-092ndCheeseadelphia 82 : 4 Future$1,700
2018-11-113 - 4thWESG 2018 - USA Qualifier1 : 3 Neeb$2,000
2018-07-293 - 4thCheeseadelphia 71 : 3 Cham$700
2018-06-242nd2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier1 : 4 TRUE$1,200
2018-05-133 - 4th2018 WCS Austin - North America Qualifier1 : 3 Neeb$800
2017-04-013rd2017 WCS Austin - North America0 : 3 PiLiPiLi$800
2016-07-094th2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North America0 : 3 MaSa$800
2016-04-092nd2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North AmericaZZZZZ3 : 2 Polt$1,200
2013-08-183rdLANHAMMER 20131 : 3 Minigun$600
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2021-01-301staXoN MVP Cup January 20213 : 1 Gerald$100
2020-12-201staXoN eXMas Cup4 : 2 MaSa$400
2020-12-052nd2020 NA Apprentice Championship0 : 4 Future$80
2020-11-232ndThe Buckstar Invitational1 : 4 RagnaroK$250
2020-11-062ndLegion Invitational: Uranus1 : 3 SpeCial$104.63
2020-09-221stSneak Peek! #24 : 2 Namshar$50
2020-07-032ndMaple Series #11 : 3 Gerald$100
2020-06-211stThe Miserable Cup4 : 1 Silky$500
2020-04-232ndPre-Raid (shadows legends) Kick off0 : 2 Namshar$50
2020-01-181stRis3n Open Bracket Tournament4 : 2 starkiller$200
2019-04-221stRokk Cup #23 : 0 Vanya$125
2019-02-231stQT Cup 13 : 0 Bonkers$50
2019-02-221stFriday Night Fight: North America2-0Grp S.$100
2018-12-152ndKOTN: Suupa0 : 3 MaSa$100
2018-11-251stAfreeca World 264 : 2 qxc$125
2018-09-161stBTSL S2: North America3 : 1 Kane$400
2018-07-081stMidwest Cup 162 : 0 GAMETIME$75
2018-05-191stOne Base Play 24 : 3 PandaBearMe$250
2016-10-231stNA Ladder Heroes September 20163 : 0 Strange$200
2016-05-221stMasters Cup 71ZZZZZ3 : 1 PiLiPiLi$75
2015-12-051stMasters Cup 613 : 1 PiLiPiLi$75
2015-11-052ndPSISTORM Last HotS Hurrah0 : 3 TRUE$100
2015-11-011stYoumacon 20154 : 0 Winter$400
2015-10-011stASL Season 5 Prime LOTV Beta4 : 2 NightEnD$500
2014-10-182ndASL Season 2 Prime League1 : 4 MaSa$400
2013-07-212ndSEANA1 : 4 Polt$275.90
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A3Minor tournaments
2018-01-141stAfreeca World Team League4 : 0$133.33
2014-04-131st2014 Deimos Esports Team League5 : 1$113.93
Complete 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 vs vs vs Total
as 795 - 52360.3 %689 - 61652.8 %922 - 69956.9 %15 - 193.8 %2421 - 183956.8 %
as 0 - 40 %2 - 433.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 820 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-3 - 0100 %3 - 0100 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

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