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[e][h] Padre
Player Information
Clayton Finney
June 1995
Alternate IDs:
Padre, Minuit, TroutCatcher87
Total Earnings:
2014-02-09 - 2014-05-07
2014-05-07 - 2014-09-22
2014-12-08 - Present

Clay "Padre" Finney is a Grandmaster North American Protoss player and Player Manager for Flipsid3 Tactics.


Clay "Padre" Finney is a North American Protoss player and Player Manager for Flipsid3 Tactics. He is known for his consistency in tournaments, as well as coaching multiple teams.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

  • Padre placed into the very bottom of Bronze league, but quickly rose in skill through 2011. By 2012, he was a Top 8 Master on North American server, however did not see many results otherwise. Most notably was his advancement from the group stages at Southern California’s biggest LAN, UCSD Winter GameFest 2013.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

  • Padre achieved Grandmaster on North America after leaving Clarity Gaming and joining his new team, Solaris Gaming.
  • On December 13, 2013, Padre took 2nd Place in the Zowie NA Open #2, falling 3-1 to good friend and now teammate Silky.
  • January 8, 2014, Padre fell just short of qualifying for Challenger league, losing to XT’s Jimmy 2-1 in the Round of 16.
  • On January 17, 2014, he went undefeated in the group stages of UCSD’s Winter GameFest 2014, quickly advancing to the top 8. He was unfortunately forced to forfeit due to other commitments.
  • Padre placed 4th place in a recent Southern California tournament held on February 8, 2014. He defeated Traceuser from Team Gravity, but then was defeated 2-1 yet again by teammate Silky.
  • Padre once again made it to the Round of 16 for the 2014 WCS America Challenger Season 3 qualifier, defeating SiegeMode from SEED Gaming, a barcode Grandmaster, and Amplify from DuSt Gaming, before eventually falling to Phog from IvDgaming, who ended up qualifying.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

In May 2018, Silky, intuitioN and Padre won the Tespa Collegiate series 2018 after a loss in the first round of the Collegiate StarLeague playoffs. The team dropped 3 matches out of 15 during the season, defeated Texas 3-1 in the Quarterfinals, and University of Waterloo in the Finals 3:1.


Team Achievements

In A3Minor tournaments
2016-04-032ndDuSt League Season 22 : 4$13.64
2015-11-082ndDuSt League Season 12 : 5$21.43
Complete Results in any Tournament