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[e][h] Petraeus
Player Information
Mackenzie Smith
June 25, 1996 (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
Dedication, Pet, Oranges, Temujin
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years active:
2012 - 2017
2012-04-19 — 2012-09-20
2012-09-29 — 2013-11-28
2013-11-28 — 2015-01-21
2015-01-26 — 2015-09-01
2015-10-10 — Present
Recent Matches
Petraeus  New Zealand
Australia  Frustration
2019-04-06 00:00:09UTC  
Petraeus  New Zealand
Australia  Seither
2019-04-06 00:00:00UTC  
Petraeus  New Zealand
Australia  iaguz
2017-03-18 00:00:29UTC  
Petraeus  New Zealand
Australia  PiG
2017-03-18 00:00:28UTC  
Petraeus  New Zealand
Australia  iaguz
2017-03-18 00:00:27UTC  

Mackenzie "Petraeus" Smith (born June 25, 1996) is a New Zealand Zerg player who is currently playing for ROOT Gaming.


Petraeus is originally from Auckland, New Zealand and has been an active part of the SEA competitive gaming scene since early 2012. He currently lives and trains at the ROOT Gaming team house in Antioch, California. Since his debut, he has competed in Tokyo, Paris, Austin, and many cities in Australia, and has reached the rank of Grandmaster on the North American, European, and Korean servers. Petraeus is well known for his impressive number of ladder games (#dedication), his featured Twitch stream (, and his fondness of oranges.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Petraeus qualified for the WCS America 2013 Season 3 Challenger League on September 28, 2013. In the first round he lost to Suppy 1-2 to drop to the group stage. He defeated Apocalypse 2-1, but lost to aLive 0-2 and again to Apocalypse in the rematch 2-1.

On November 28, 2013, Petraeus joined ROOT Gaming.[1]

In 2014, he played in the 2014 Season 1 and Season 2 WCS SEA Qualifiers, but came one match short of qualifying on both occasions. He has since taken fourth place in a competitive field in the No Dice Gaming Invitational, advancing first out of both of his groups. He also placed second in the Lone Star Clash 3 qualifiers, beating players such as Bly, iaguz, and SuperNova, to earn a spot at Lone Star Clash 3. At LSC3, Petraeus lost to Bomber during the group stage, but bested White-Ra 2-0 in the losers match. During the consolation match against Stephano, Petraeus went up 1-0 before losing the second game after an epic two-hour swarm host battle. He eventually fell 1-2 to Stephano to drop out of the tournament.

Petraeus soon after qualified for 2014 MLG Anaheim directly into the group stage, going 2-5 in his series against the other players in his group. This placed him early in the bracket, where he fell 2-0 to Seed, a Protoss player who qualified through the open bracket, in his first match. Petraeus made a much deeper run in 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit, beating both Gamja and GSL Code S competitor SuperNova. He eventually lost in the single-elimination bracket to TaeJa finishing 5th-8th alongside Snute, San, and HyuN.

At the expiration of his US Visa, Petraeus moved to Europe and is now training at the mYinsanity house in Switzerland. He has qualified for HomeStory Cup X, which he will attend in mid November.


  • Was the highest-ranking player in the 2014 WCS standings without any official WCS challenger or premier points.
  • Known for playing thousands of ladder games each season.
  • The name Petraeus was chosen from former director of the CIA David Petraeus, without knowledge of the sex scandal. Smith admits to choosing it "because it sounded cool."
  • Petraeus is a frequent competitor in the SEA Masters Cup, having almost 20 top 3 finishes.


In A2Major Tournaments
2016-02-14AA1st2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, JapanROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$2,000
2016-02-14CA3rd2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, JapanROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 2$600
In A3Minor Tournaments
2017-03-18BA2nd2017 ESL ANZ Cup MarchROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$191
2016-01-24BA2ndESL ANZ Summer Cup #1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3$250
2015-12-18BA2ndMasters Cup 62ROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$25
2015-10-11AA1stMasters Cup 59ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$75
2015-08-21AA1stMasters Cup 57mYinsanitymYinsanity2 : 0$75
2015-07-13AA1stSEAcraft Weekly 49mYinsanitymYinsanity2 : 1$41
2015-06-11AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #3mYinsanitymYinsanity4 : 0Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$31.25
2015-06-07AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #2mYinsanitymYinsanity4 : 0Sloth E-Sports ClubSloth E-Sports Club$31.25
2015-06-05BA2ndThe Hot SeatmYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 5$375
2015-05-08AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #3mYinsanitymYinsanity4 : 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$31.25
2015-05-03BA2ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #1CW3 : 4SBENUSBENU$0
2015-04-10BA2ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #2mYinsanitymYinsanity2 : 4BaguetteBaguette$0
2015-03-23AA1stLycan League Weekly March #3mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0$100
2015-03-16BA2ndLycan League Weekly March #2mYinsanitymYinsanity1 : 3$25
2015-03-09BA2ndLycan League Weekly March #1mYinsanitymYinsanity1 : 3$25
2014-11-06AA1stPSL Guy Fawkes Day $500 Final TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$500
2014-10-27BA2ndMasters Cup 46ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 4$75
2014-10-23BA2ndForeigner FunROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$500
2014-10-18AA1stHairy Bash #5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2$87.50
2014-08-03BA2ndMasters Cup 43ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 3$46.54
2014-06-15BA2nd2014 WCS Season 3 America: Oceania/South East Asia QualifierROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 2$400
2014-06-07AA1stHairy Bash #3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$93.32
2014-04-27AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #4CW4 : 3IvDgamingIvDgaming$62.50
2014-04-26BA2ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2014 #3CW1 : 4MVPMVP$0
2014-04-25AA1stMasters Cup 41ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2$92.69
2014-04-12AA1stHairy Bash #2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1$93.95
2014-03-22AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #7CW4 : 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$62.50
2014-03-02AA1stMasters Cup 39ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0$89.04
2014-03-01BA2ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #1CW3 : 4mYinsanitymYinsanity$0
2014-02-01AA1stHairy Bash #1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2$87.51
2013-11-09AA1stMSI Saturday Showdown 5Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array2 : 1$93.81
2013-11-03BA2ndMasters Cup 36Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array0 : 3$47.24
2013-10-06AA1stMasters Cup 35Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array3 : 0$94.38
2013-09-01AA1stMasters Cup 34Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array4 : 1$89.26
2013-08-11BA2nd2013 ACL Pro Season 2Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array1 : 3$505.48
2013-07-14BA2ndAdelaide Arena $5000 AVCon LANFrenetic ArrayFrenetic Array1 : 3$1,134.12
2013-06-30BA2ndMasters Cup 32Frenetic ArrayFrenetic ArrayFF : W$54.75
2013-06-02AA1stMasters Cup 31Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array3 : 1$95.70
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete list of results in any tournament

Matches in Heart of the Swarm[edit]

IEM Season VIII - Shanghai: SEA Qualifier[edit]

ACL Pro 2013 Season 2[edit]


Matches in Wings of Liberty[edit]

ACL Pro 2013 Season 1[edit]

Matches in Heart of the Swarm[edit]





Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg285 - 15864.3 %287 - 21157.6 %420 - 28659.5 %10 - -1111.1 %1002 - 65460.5 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics