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[e][h] Petraeus
Player Information
Mackenzie Smith
(1996-06-25) June 25, 1996 (age 25)
Sponsored by:
Ttesports, Twitch, V3 Gaming PC
Alternate IDs:
Dedication, Pet, Oranges, Temujin
Total Earnings:
Years Active:
2012 - 2017
× 1
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 Zealand2:0India  DemiLove
August 17, 2021 - 3:29 UTC
Petraeus  New Zealand2:0New Zealand  FLuX
August 17, 2021 - 3:29 UTC
Petraeus  New Zealand-:WAustralia  Namakaye
August 17, 2021 - 3:29 UTC
Petraeus  New Zealand-:WMalaysia  TheDominator
August 17, 2021 - 3:28 UTC
Petraeus  New Zealand-:WAustralia  PiG
August 1, 2021 - 11:29 UTC

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
2016-02-143rd2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, JapanROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 2 iaguz$600
2016-02-141st2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, JapanROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 PiG$2
In A3Minor tournaments
2017-03-182nd2017 ESL ANZ Cup MarchROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3 iaguz$191
2016-01-242ndESL ANZ Summer Cup #1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3 KingkOng$250
2015-10-111stMasters Cup 59ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 PiLiPiLi$75
2015-08-211stMasters Cup 57mYinsanitymYinsanity2 : 0 PiLiPiLi$75
2015-06-052ndThe Hot SeatmYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 5 Bunny$375
2015-03-231stLycan League Weekly March #3mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0 Guru$100
2014-11-061stPSL Guy Fawkes Day $500 Final TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 Arthur$500
2014-10-272ndMasters Cup 46ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 4 PiG$75
2014-10-232ndForeigner FunROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3 Lilbow$500
2014-10-181stHairy Bash #5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 Arthur$87.50
2014-06-071stHairy Bash #3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Arthur$93.32
2014-04-251stMasters Cup 41ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 PiG$92.69
2014-04-121stHairy Bash #2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 EnDerr$93.95
2014-03-021stMasters Cup 39ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 NXZ$89.04
2014-02-011stHairy Bash #1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 PiG$87.51
2013-11-091stMSI Saturday Showdown 5Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array2 : 1 KingKong$93.81
2013-10-061stMasters Cup 35Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array3 : 0 KingKong$94.38
2013-09-011stMasters Cup 34Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array4 : 1 Arthur$89.26
2013-08-112nd2013 ACL Pro Season 2Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array1 : 3 iaguz$505.48
2013-06-302ndMasters Cup 32Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array- : W Rossi$54.75
2013-06-021stMasters Cup 31Frenetic ArrayFrenetic Array3 : 1 Arthur$95.70
In A4Basic tournaments
2015-05-031stGo4SC2 Cup 468mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 2 Happy$111.88
2015-04-241stRottiShowmatches Day 2 Match 2mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 1 Ret$100
2015-04-191stGo4SC2 Cup 464mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0 Botvinnik$108.10
2015-04-051stGo4SC2 Cup 460mYinsanitymYinsanity3 : 0 Nerchio$110
2015-03-221stGo4SC2 Cup 456mYinsanitymYinsanity2 : 1 fraer$108.25
2014-12-231stGfinity 1v1 Cup 23 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming MarineLorD$155.22
2014-12-151stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier December 2014 Cup 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 MarineLorD$62.21
2014-12-141stGfinity 1v1 Cup 14 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming Hydra$157.24
2014-12-141stGo4SC2 Cup 431ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Complain$124.77
2014-12-091stGfinity 1v1 Cup 9 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming eMotion$156.84
2014-12-021stGfinity 1v1 Cup 2 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming Complain$156.46
2014-06-271stZOWIE NA Rumble Cup 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 Virium$50
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

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 vs vs vs Total
as 281 - 15864 %274 - 20757 %410 - 27859.6 %11 - 0100 %976 - 64360.3 %

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