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[e][h]Protoss Nina
Player Information
Alison Qual
August 15, 1990 (age 33)
Alternate IDs:
puCK, LeiYa
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2023:
EPT AM rank:
Years active:
2012 - Present
Years active (caster):
2011-??-?? — 2012-06-02Convergence Gaming
2012-06-02 — 2012-10-16ROOT Gaming
2012-11-25 — 2013-10-17ROOT Gaming
2013-10-30 — 2015-01-02IvDgaming
2015-01-02 — 2016-03-02FlipSid3 Tactics
2016-06-09 — 2020-03-08ROOT Gaming
2020-03-08 — 2021-05-26Team eXoN
2021-05-26 — 2021-12-22PSISTORM Gaming
2022-06-16 — 2022-10-??License to Kill
Recent Matches
Nina Protoss United States
United States Terran Vindicta
November 19, 2023 - 03:35 CET  
Nina Protoss United States
Australia Protoss Sepheron
November 19, 2023 - 03:15 CET  
Nina Protoss United States
Canada Terran SpiffyBee
November 19, 2023 - 01:35 CET  
Nina Protoss United States
Brazil Terran Kelazhur
November 7, 2023 - 02:00 CET  
Nina Protoss United States
United States Terran Dolan
November 3, 2023 - 19:40 CET  

Alison "Nina" Qual (born August 15, 1990) is an American Protoss player who last played 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]


2023-03-201stMinorLTK Power Rankings #5LTK Power Rankings #53 : 2$120
2022-04-031stMinorNA Invitational #13 : 2$100
2021-10-164thPremierDH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: North AmericaDH SC2 Masters 2021 Winter: North America
0 : 3$2,900
2021-06-054thPremierDH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: North AmericaDH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: North America
0 : 3$2,600
2021-01-301stMon. (Min.)aXoN MVP Cup January 2021aXoN MVP Cup January 2021
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
3 : 1$100
2020-12-201stMinoraXoN eXMas CupaXoN eXMas Cup
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
4 : 2$400
2020-11-232ndMinorThe Buckstar Invitational
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
1 : 4$250
2020-10-211stWeek. (Min.)eXoN Cup Open #15eXoN Cup Open #15
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
3 : 1$153
2020-09-124thPremierDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: North AmericaDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: North America
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
0 : 3$3,500
2020-06-211stMinorThe Miserable CupThe Miserable Cup
Team eXoNTeam eXoN
4 : 1$500
2020-01-181stMinorRis3n Open Bracket Tournament
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
4 : 2$200
2019-11-232ndShowm. (Min.)The DAM Show Match of Endurance
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
12 : 35$405
2019-11-094thMajorWESG 2019 - USA QualifierWESG 2019 - USA Qualifier
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 3$1,000
2019-10-142ndShowm. (Min.)The DAM Show Match
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
0 : 7$220.80
2019-04-221stMinorRokk Cup #2Rokk Cup #2
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 0$125
2019-04-071stShowm. (Min.)Grandmaster Battle Royale #4Grandmaster Battle Royale #4
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2019-04-011stShowm. (Min.)Grandmaster Battle Royale #3Grandmaster Battle Royale #3
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2019-02-221stMinorFriday Night Fight: North AmericaFriday Night Fight: North America
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2-0Grp S.$100
2018-12-092ndMajorCheeseadelphia 8Cheeseadelphia 8
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2 : 4$1,700
2018-11-251stMinorAfreeca World 26Afreeca World 26
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
4 : 2$125
2018-11-113rd - 4thMajorWESG 2018 - USA QualifierWESG 2018 - USA Qualifier
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 3$2,000
2018-09-161stMinorBTSL S2: North AmericaBTSL S2: North America
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 1$400
2018-07-293rd - 4thMajorCheeseadelphia 7Cheeseadelphia 7
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 3$700
2018-06-242ndMajor2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 4$1,200
2018-05-191stMinorOne Base Play 2
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
4 : 3$250
2018-05-133rd - 4thMajor2018 WCS Austin - North America Qualifier2018 WCS Austin - North America Qualifier
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 3$800
2017-04-013rdMajor2017 WCS Austin - North America2017 WCS Austin - North America
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
0 : 3$800
2016-10-231stMon. (Min.)NA Ladder Heroes September 2016NA Ladder Heroes September 2016
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 0$200
2016-07-094thMajor2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North America2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North America
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
0 : 3$800
2016-04-092ndMajor2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North America2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North America3 : 2$1,200
2016-03-263rd - 4thPremierGold Series International 2016Gold Series International 20161 : 3$5,000
2015-11-011stMinorYoumacon 2015
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics
4 : 0$400
2015-10-011stMinorASL Season 5 Prime LOTV BetaASL Season 5 Prime LOTV Beta
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics
4 : 2$500
2014-10-182ndMinorASL Season 2 Prime LeagueASL Season 2 Prime League
1 : 4$400
2014-09-064thPremierWorld E-sport Championships 2014World E-sport Championships 2014
0 : 2$3,240
2014-04-131stMinor2014 Deimos Esports Team League2014 Deimos Esports Team League
5 : 1
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2013-10-171st - 8thMajor2013 WCS Season 3 America: Challenger League2013 WCS Season 3 America: Challenger League2 : 1$300
2013-08-183rdMajorLANHAMMER 2013
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 3$600
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 4$275.90
2013-05-301st - 8thMajor2013 WCS Season 1 America: Challenger League2013 WCS Season 1 America: Challenger League
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
2 : 0$300
Extended list of results

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 Protoss1028 - 71958.8 %798 - 73352.1 %1041 - 76857.5 %34 - 197.1 %2901 - 222156.6 %
as Zerg7 - 750 %3 - 442.9 %2 - 250 %0 - 0-12 - 1348 %
as Random2 - 166.7 %0 - 0-0 - 0-8 - 657.1 %10 - 758.8 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics