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Reynor

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[e][h] Reynor
Player Information
Name:
Riccardo Romiti
Nationality:
Born:
July 1, 2002 (age 19)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
iLPuPo, SamgyuReynor, Baby
Nicknames:
The Italian Stallion
Little Caesar
Approx. Total Winnings:
$498,929
Approx. Winnings 2022:
$87,004
EPT EU rank:
Years active:
2013 - Present
Links
Achievements
DHM EUDHM EUDHM EUDHM EUSC2 MasterSC2 MasterEPTEPTSC2 MasterSC2 Master
History
201?-??-?? — 2013-09-27
2013-11-12 — 2016-01-10
2016-01-13 — 2017-06-12
2017-06-12 — 2017-09-04
2017-09-04 — 2018-01-19
2018-01-19 — 2018-11-12
2019-01-12 — 2020-01-05
2020-02-15 — 2022-03-21
2022-03-21 — Present
Upcoming Matches
Reynor  Italy
vs.
(Bo3)
Poland  Spirit
May 18, 2022 - 19:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy
vs.
(Bo3)
Ukraine  Hellraiser
May 19, 2022 - 18:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy
vs.
(Bo3)
France  SoulSpirit
May 22, 2022 - 18:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy
vs.
(Bo3)
Poland  Gerald
May 24, 2022 - 15:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy
vs.
(Bo3)
Poland  Elazer
May 25, 2022 - 19:00 UTC
Recent Matches
Reynor  Italy0:2South Korea  ByuN
May 17, 2022 - 1:50 UTC
Reynor  Italy0:2Russia  MindelVK
May 16, 2022 - 17:10 UTC
Reynor  Italy2:0South Korea  Armani
May 16, 2022 - 0:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy2:1Germany  ForJumy
May 16, 2022 - 0:00 UTC
Reynor  Italy2:0Peru  NeosShaggy
May 16, 2022 - 0:00 UTC


Riccardo "Reynor" Romiti (born July 1, 2002) is an Italian Zerg player who is currently playing for KaiZi Gaming.

He is personally sponsored by RedBull.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Reynor started playing StarCraft II from a young age, following in the footsteps of his father who also played SC2. He started gaining a reputation at the age of 11, where he reached Master. With a rapid growth in skill, he was able to play at Italian LANs, including The Game Championship 2013 and 1st Next SC2 Tournament.

On November 12, 2013, mYinsanity announced that Reynor has joined the Team B roster.[1]

His first notable result was a second place finish at the Campionato Italiano Personal Gamer#2, losing 3:2 against Narcotic in the final. He was also invited to play at Vasacast Invitational 2014, but he fell out after losing to DeMusliM in the Ro32 with a 2:0 score.

DreamHack[edit]

DreamHack Bucharest 2013[edit]

Reynor made his first international appearance at the 2013 DreamHack Open: Bucharest. In the Group Stage, he would lose 0:2 against monchi and HwangSin, but was able to defeat Vicius with a 2:0 victory. He closed the tourney with a third place in his group.

DreamHack Bucharest 2014[edit]

Reynor appeared again at a DreamHack event, where he achieved a first-place finish in his group in Group Stage #1, beating sSak and Zeny with a 4-0 in total. However, he would lose to MC in Group Stage #2 and was knocked out from the tournament by sLivko with a 0-4 score.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

Reynor won the Italian LAN B.i.G. Party 2015, and in the NationWars III qualifiers, he won 3 games in a row against the Ukrainian team before losing to Bly.

In October 2015, Reynor qualified to DreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship through the Southern Europe qualifier. In the Group stage, he lost 2-0 to Solar and Elazer but defeated Lambo, Avokado and Semper, closing the tournament with a fourth place in his group.

In 2016, Reynor continued to dominate the Italian scene, winning the LANs Torino Comics 2016 in April, the Sc2 Model Expo Verona 2016 on the 22nd of May and Level Up Roma October.

In 2017 and early 2018, Reynor has yet not been able to play in WCS events because of his age but has found success in online cups and minor tournaments such as Go4SC2 ESL, WardiTV Invitational 2, WardiTV Christmas Invitational 2, Proxy Tempest EU Open, GG year 2017 and many more.

In March 2018, Reynor reached top 8 in WESG, defeating Puck, iAsonu and SpeCial but was eliminated by Dark. A few days after WESG, he confirmed his high level of play by all-killing Team France in the ro32 of StarCraft II: NationWars V. During the Group Stage, he single-handedly defeated Team China and Team Norway with two all-kills, allowing Team Italy to advance to the Playoffs where the team fell to South Korea's all-kill executed by INnoVation.

During a BaseTradeTV King of the Hill event on May 3, 2018 he did a flawless 10 wins streak winning against PtitDrogo, DnS, Optimus, Snute, Nerchio, TLO, souL, Stephano, Denver and Harstem, breaking the previous record set by Serral.[2]

Korea and first steps in WCS[edit]

During his first official trip to Korea to train, Reynor participated in the qualifier for the 2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 3. There, he was successful in qualifying on the second day of qualifiers, defeating TOP, Trust, and Kelazhur to secure a spot in Code S.

Upon qualifying, Reynor was placed in the first group of the Round of 32, alongside Classic, Ryung, and sOs. He was defeated by Classic 2-0 in the initial match after Classic displayed superior builds with Glaive-upgraded Adepts and Double-Stargate Phoenix play. With this, he was then pitted against Ryung in the losers' match. In that match, Reynor came out victorious 2-0 after two late game ZvTs where Reynor displayed strong map control and late game control with brood lords. In the final match, Reynor had to face Classic once more in order to secure a spot in the Round of 16. During this series, Reynor adapted to the style of play that Classic displayed in the initial series, reading potential builds, enabling to first show his trademark multitasking. After two close matches between the two players, Reynor was able to take down the then #2-ranked WCS Korea player Classic 2-0, knocking a tournament favorite out early and becoming one of the youngest players to ever move on to the GSL RO16.

Having only turned 16 days before his GSL group, the 2018 WCS Valencia a week later would be his first ever WCS Circuit tournament. Due to the age restrictions placed on the tournament he wasn't able to attend the Challenger series and had to go through the open brackets. He managed to go through his first two groups 4-1, only dropping maps to Nerchio and Denver respectively. In Group Stage #3 he then beat both HuT and Showtime 2-0 each, moving on to the bracket stage in his first ever WCS Circuit tournament. In the Round of 16 bracket he hit SpeCial who was generally considered to be the best Terran outside of Korea. In the first game on 16bit, SpeCial seemed to dominate much of the early game, consistently harassing and trading, even taking out many of Reynor's hatcheries, but ended up falling to his late game. The two games after, where almost entirely controlled by Reynor, who eventually won the series 3-0. His next opponent would be the large tournament favorite in Serral. Coming off two WCS win in a row in both Leipzig and Austin, he was favored by many people to win the entire tournament. Having just barely edged out his last series against Scarlett however, people were looking at Reynor as the greatest possibility to take him out of the equation. The series itself however ended up being rather onesided in Serral's favor ending 0-3, ending Reynor's run in the Round of 8.

Top of the World[edit]

Reynor etched his name definitively into StarCraft 2 and E-Sports history with what he accomplished at the online IEM Katowice 2021. He went 4-1 in Group C to finish second after beating Dream, Trap, HeRoMaRinE and Astrea and losing only to the group winner, Zest. He then overcame deficits against four Korean opponents to win the tournament – in order, beating Stats from 2-1 down, beating Dark from 2-1 down to avenge his loss in the WCS 2019 final, beating Maru from 2-0 down and then finally beating Zest in a rematch after dropping the first game of the series. It made him the first foreigner to win the climactic IEM event and just the second foreigner World Champion after Serral in 2018. It also made him the first foreigner IEM event winner since Scarlett in Pyeongchang 2018 in the Olympic-partnered event.

Trivia[edit]

  • Evaner coached him since he was a low master, helping him to improve and become stronger.
  • Was chosen by the community to represent Italy at NationWars II and NationWars III, where he managed to take 3 games from Team Ukraine.
  • Reached 7000 MMR on the 12th of January 2018, it's then that he really started to think he could compete with the best of the best.[3]
  • Has not lost a single map in italian tournaments since the 29th of november 2016, where he lost a map against Purce, this has become a meme in the Italian community.
  • On May 3, 2018 he completed a 10-0 perfect streak in the PeopleImages Starcraft League 2 Europe Group KotH tournament.
  • In May 2022, he completed a 11-0 perfect streak in the WardiTV Spring Championship 2022: EU Regionals tournament.
  • In January 2022, he won the $1,700 Jumy Championship with a perfect 13-0 score.
  • His younger brother plays Terran with the ID BabyMarine. They share the same birthday, three years apart.
  • He is the first (and only) Italian player:
    • to qualify for a GSL.
    • to play in a WCS Final.
    • to have won a Premier Tournament in the history of StarCraft II.
  • He is the youngest player:
    • to play in a WCS Final at the age of 16.
    • to have won an IEM Katowice Finals.
    • to reach GrandMaster league at the age of 12 years and 40 days,[4] holding this record until February 2, 2021, when it was broken by Iba.
  • He is the only player:
    • to have won the Regional Finals and the Season Finals in the same DH SC2 Masters Event (2020 Fall).
    • to have reached a Global Finals finals three years in a row.
  • He is the only Foreigner:
    • to have reached a non-region-locked IEM Katowice Finals, also winning it.
    • to have reached a non-region-locked IEM Katowice Finals two times (also in a row).
  • He is the youngest Foreigner:
    • to qualify for a GSL, at the age of 15, and to advance to the Ro16, at the age of 16.
    • to make it to the Grand Finals of a WCS Global Final.
  • Along with SpeCial and TIME, he is the only player to have won 2 Regional Events of the ESL Pro Tour: 2020/21 in a row.
  • Was ranked first in Aligulac for the first time on July 15, 2020 being the second foreigner to reach such achievement after Serral in LotV.
  • On April 11, 2019, he won the IVGA "Best Esports Player" award. [5]
  • On September 21, 2020, he won the IIDEA "Best Italian Player" Award. [6]
  • On October 5, 2021, he won the IIDEA "Best Italian Player" Award. [7]
  • He lives in London, UK for six months since mid November 2021.

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-02-27BA2ndIEM Katowice 2022Team QLASHTeam QLASH3 : 4$76,000
2021-07-04AA1stDH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: Season FinalsTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 3$10,000
2021-06-27BA2ndTeamLiquid StarLeague 7Team QLASHTeam QLASH3 : 4$4,500
2021-06-06BA2ndDH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: EuropeTeam QLASHTeam QLASH1 : 4$7,375
2021-02-28AA1stIEM Katowice 2021Team QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 2$65,400
2020-11-08BA2ndDH SC2 Masters 2020 Winter: EuropeTeam QLASHTeam QLASH2 : 4$8,375
2020-09-20AA1stDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: Season FinalsTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 3$12,500
2020-09-13AA1stDH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: EuropeTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 3$13,375
2020-08-16CA3 - 4thWar Chest Team LeagueNo Brain no PainNo Brain no Pain1 : 3Benny's$3,450
2020-08-13AA1stDouyu Cup 2020Team QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 1$7,199.32
2020-07-19CA3 - 4thDH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: Season FinalsTeam QLASHTeam QLASH1 : 3$5,000
2020-07-12AA1stDH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: EuropeTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 2$13,375
2019-12-08CA3rdStarCraft II: NationWars 2019ItalyItaly4 : 3FranceFrance$2,319.45
2019-11-24BA2ndHomeStory Cup XXGamersOriginGamersOrigin3 : 5$10,000
2019-11-01BA2nd2019 WCS Global FinalsGamersOriginGamersOrigin1 : 4$96,000
2019-09-08BA2nd2019 WCS FallGamersOriginGamersOrigin1 : 4$10,000
2019-08-18AA1st2019 GSL vs. The World: Teams CompetitionTeam Dark5 : 3Team Serral$825.88
2019-07-14AA1st2019 WCS SummerGamersOriginGamersOrigin4 : 2$20,000
2019-05-19CA3 - 4th2019 WCS SpringGamersOriginGamersOrigin0 : 3$6,000
2019-04-07AA1st2019 WCS Winter EuropeGamersOriginGamersOrigin4 : 3$12,000
2018-09-09BA2nd2018 WCS MontrealExeed EsportsExeed Esports3 : 4$10,000
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-05-01AA1stKing of Battles 3KaiZi GamingKaiZi Gaming4 : 0$4,050
2022-04-24CA3 - 4thCasters Civil WarRotterdaM AdmiralsRotterdaM Admirals2 : 3GOAT & The GangGOAT & The Gang$650
2022-01-09AA1stWTL 2021 Winter: WTL vs The WorldTeam World5 : 4Team WTL$1,967.02
2021-10-31BA2ndPiG Sty FestivalTeam QLASHTeam QLASH2 : 4$1,200
2020-11-29CA3 - 4thASUS ROG Online 2020Team QLASHTeam QLASH2 : 3$1,500
2019-08-24BA2nd2019 WCS Fall: Europe QualifierGamersOriginGamersOrigin0 : 4$1,200
2019-07-21BA2ndWorld Cyber Games 2019GamersOriginGamersOrigin0 : 2$15,000
2019-07-07CA3 - 4thWardiTV Team Liquid Map Contest #5GamersOriginGamersOrigin2 : 4$300
2019-06-22BA2nd2019 WCS Summer: Europe QualifierGamersOriginGamersOrigin1 : 4$1,200
2019-01-13DA4thOSC Championship Season 6GamersOriginGamersOrigin2 : 3$250
2018-05-27BA2ndPeopleImages Starcraft League 2Exeed EsportsExeed Esports3 : 4$1,120
2018-03-11AA1stOSC Team Championship 2017Exeed EsportsExeed Esports14 : 7PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming$25
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-01-30AA1stJumy ChampionshipTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 0$600
2021-10-18AA1stThe Rotti & Wardi Cup 3Team QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 0$500
2021-01-21AA1stTheatre of Dreams 2Team QLASHTeam QLASH3 : 2$500
2020-04-06AA1stWardiTV Spring Championship Pre-SeasonTeam QLASHTeam QLASH4 : 1$500
2019-07-27AA1stQLASH SC2 Invitational 2nd EditionGamersOriginGamersOrigin4 : 2$1,393
2018-08-29AA1stBTSL S2: EuropeExeed EsportsExeed Esports4 : 2$440
2017-12-30AA1stGG of the Year 2017Prophecy E-sportsProphecy E-sports4 : 2$540
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete list of results in any tournament

Championships[edit]

Intel Extreme Masters Intel Extreme Masters
IEM Katowice 2020
Preceded By:
South Korea  Rogue
IEM Katowice 2021
28 February 2021 - Present
Italy  Reynor
IEM Katowice 2022
Succeeded By:
Finland  Serral
DH SC2 Master EU ESL Pro Tour
N/A
Preceded By:
N/A
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: Europe
12 July 2020 - 13 September 2020
Italy  Reynor
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: Europe
Succeeded By:
Italy  Reynor
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: Europe
Preceded By:
Italy  Reynor
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: Europe
13 September 2020 - 8 November 2020
Italy  Reynor
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Winter: Europe
Succeeded By:
France  Clem
ESL Pro Tour ESL Pro Tour
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer
Preceded By:
Finland  Serral
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall
13 September 2020 - 15 November 2020
Italy  Reynor
DH SC2 Masters 2020 Winter
Succeeded By:
Finland  Serral
World Championship Series StarCraft II World Championship Series
2018 WCS Montreal
Preceded By:
Finland  Serral
2019 WCS Winter EU
7 April 2019 - 19 May 2019
Italy  Reynor
2019 WCS Spring
Succeeded By:
Finland  Serral
2019 WCS Winter AM
6 April 2019 - 19 May 2019
United States  Neeb
2019 WCS Spring
Preceded By:
Finland  Serral
2019 WCS Summer
14 July 2019 - 8 September 2019
Italy  Reynor
2019 WCS Fall
Succeeded By:
Finland  Serral
Douyu Cup Douyu Cup
N/A
Preceded By:
N/A
Douyu Cup 2020
13 August 2020 - Present
Italy  Reynor
TBD
Succeeded By:
TBD

Rivalries[edit]

Serral[edit]

2018: Hints of greatness vs the Year of Serral[edit]

Reynor and Serral first met on a big stage at WCS Valencia, in the Quarterfinals. Serral was the favourite and went on to defeat the newcomer, who had recently become of eligible age to participate in WCS, with a clean 3-0 to later claim the Title. In the following, last WCS 2018 Stop, Montreal, they met again in the Finals. For Reynor, BlizzCon 2018 was on the line; he would only get the qualification spot if he won the Title. For Serral, his perfect 2018 run and bragging rights as undisputed #1 WCS player were at risk. This time around, it was much closer. Reynor was up 3-2 but blew his lead to narrowly lose 4-3, due to a horrible throw in the 6th game. In the collective minds of the fans, this was just the conclusion of the expected performance. Serral then went on to win the Reynor-less BlizzCon 2018.

2019: The Rivalry heats up[edit]

The first 2019 WCS event was a two-region split event between Americas and EU. In the EU the rivalry finally heated up, as Reynor defeated the undefeated Champion of 2018 twice, first in the Round Robin Group Stage and again in the Final, to win his first premier Tournament. For the final game, Reynor used a hidden +1 Zergling all-in to overwhelm his opponent. He later stated that the built was poorly executed and he tried to improve on his general play. The two next met at WCS Spring in the Semifinals. This time Reynor tried to keep up in straight-up games, but ultimately failed to do so, and lost 3-0 to the eventual Champion of the tournament.

At WCS Summer the Rivals once again met in the grand finals, where Serral looked far superior to Reynor in the first half of the match. Reynor forgot Roach speed in game 1 and 3 and was harshly punished for that. Serral, on the other hand, failed with a Roach-all-in in game 2. In Game 4, Serral looked like he was on the way to a 3-1, pulling Reynor apart with his End-game composition plus Nydus harass. Reynor, down in every aspect of the game, was finally able to pay back for the crushing defeat one year earlier in Montreal and went for the "the YOLO move, F2 A-move, and it worked", unsieging all his Lurkers at the same time and devastating the natural of his opponent. Rattled by that loss, Serral was uncharacteristically sloppy afterwards, and Reynor took the remaining games to finally win his first WCS proper.

At the last WCS Stop ever, and of 2019, the two once again met in the finals, already guaranteeing that the winner of the Serral-Reynor match-up won every WCS Event from 2019 (apart from Winter NA). Serral made short work of the youngster once again, taking a decisive 4-1 victory. With all WCS tournaments done, Serral was still widely considered to be the more dominant of the two. His wins were more convincing, as he won all EU Qualifier Matches pretty one-sidedly and was more consistent in Global Events over the year, like IEM Katowice (Top 8 vs eliminated in Open Bracket), Asus Rog (Top 4 vs eliminated in Group Stage 2) and GSLvsTW (1st vs Ro16).

That's why Serral was, despite his losses earlier that year, still considered the favourite when they once again clashed at the BlizzCon 2019 Semifinals. In this series, Reynor relied less on tricks and gimmicky plays than before and was able to pull off the victory, withstanding Serral in straight-up games. Serral lost in a narrow 3-2 and went out with a (for his standards) disappointing 4th place. Reynor went on to become the youngest ever BlizzCon Grandfinalist, where he lost to Dark and finished in 2nd place.

But the year wasn't over yet. At HSC XX Reynor looked once again more dominant than his Finnish counterpart, getting to the Grand Final relatively unhassled. On the other hand, Serral had to fight tooth and nail in the Lower Bracket to get to his awaiting Rival. Serral's game was fierce, as he demolished everyone who stood in his way to get his BlizzCon revenge. Reynor's Winners' Advantage gave him a 2nd life, meaning Serral had to defeat him twice: 3-2 in a Bo5, and then 2-1 in a Bo3 to get the job done.

They clashed once more at Nationwars 2019, where Serral took 2 Maps off Reynor, bringing his Finnish team to the Final to beat South Korea, sending Reynor and his fellow Italians to the 3rd Place Match, where they defeated Clem and his French team.

2020: Rivalry at the top continues[edit]

In 2019 the two rivals came closer and closer in terms of skill level with every encounter. The beginning of 2020 seemed more reminiscent to the beginning of 2019 however. Reynor ultimately failed to get out of his IEM Katowice Group Stage, while Serral went on to finish top 4 in the event.

In the following Online-only world of Covid-19, the two met in the TSL5 Lower Bracket, sent there by HeRoMaRinE and Elazer respectively. Reynor took that Series 3-2 but later lost to INnoVation, ending his run. At the first online version of the HSC, the StayAtHomestory Cup #1, Reynor failed to reach his Rival awaiting in the Semifinals with a loss to Solar in the Ro8. In the 2nd instalment they clashed in the 2nd group stage, where Serral beat Reynor once again.

At the first Premier online competition of 2020, the newly established DH Masters Summer EU Division, the two met in the Upper Bracket Semifinals, where Serral won narrowly 3-2. Reynor then proceeded to destroy the Lower Bracket, mirroring Serrals HSC XX run from 8 months prior. In the finals, the two met once again, this time with Reynor out-multitasking Serral in dominant fashion and taking the series 4-1. With these results both Players advanced to the Summer Final where Reynor fell to Trap in the Semis, while Serral proceeded to win the Global Event. In the winners interview he stated, he was a bit sad, that he didn t face Reynor there, as he wanted revenge for the earlier loss.

Less than a month later the two Zergs met again in the Douyu Cup. They, once again, met in the Upper Bracket final, despite a strong field of Koreans (7 Code S - Round of 8 Players where also invited). And just like in DH Summer EU Serral had the upper hand there, sending Reynor to the lower Bracket. There the young Italian met Zest again, whom he defeatet 3-0 earlier in his run. The Korean Protoss delivered a way closer fight this time and almost denied another Serral - Reynor Final, going out 3-4. In the Grand Final, the Rematch Curse stroke once again, with Reynor winning another Final over his rival. With that Reynor ties the head to head record in Premier Tournaments finals 4-4.

Head to Head Results[edit]

As a Commentator[edit]

Reynor casted (as a Guest Commentator) some casual events:

Interviews[edit]

2021[edit]

2019[edit]

2018[edit]

2014[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

ZvP

Gallery[edit]

Articles[edit]

2021[edit]

2019[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 5 - 741.7 %10 - 855.6 %7 - 277.8 %0 - 0-22 - 1756.4 %
as 6 - 1037.5 %2 - 0100 %6 - 746.2 %0 - 0-14 - 1745.2 %
as 755 - 36067.7 %801 - 46463.3 %728 - 42063.4 %3 - 537.5 %2287 - 124964.7 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 0100 %8 - 657.1 %10 - 662.5 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier88218
A2Major1528
A3Minor47242394
Total563727120

References[edit]