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Reynor

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[e][h]Zerg Reynor
Player Information
Name:
Riccardo Romiti
Nationality:
Born:
July 1, 2002 (age 21)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
iLPuPo, SamgyuReynor, Baby, JackFrost
Nicknames:
The Italian Stallion
Rhino
Little Caesar
Approx. Total Winnings:
$777,563
Approx. Winnings 2024:
$23,618
EPT KR rank:
EPT EU rank:
Years Active:
2013 - Present
Years Active (caster):
2020 - Present
Links
Achievements
2019 WCS Winter Europe 2019 WCS Summer DH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: Europe Douyu Cup 2020 DH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: Europe DH SC2 Masters 2020 Fall: Season Finals IEM Katowice 2021 DH SC2 Masters 2021 Summer: Season Finals King of Battles 3 HomeStory Cup XXII Gamers8 2023
All-Kills:
 × 8
History
201?-??-?? — 2013-09-27AoS
2013-11-12 — 2016-01-10mYinsanity
2016-01-13 — 2017-06-12True eSport
2017-06-12 — 2017-09-04Next Gaming
2017-09-04 — 2018-01-19Prophecy E-sports
2018-01-19 — 2018-11-12Exeed Esports
2019-01-12 — 2020-01-05GamersOrigin
2020-02-15 — 2022-03-21Team QLASH
2022-03-21 — 2023-02-20KaiZi Gaming
2023-02-24 — PresentBASILISK
Upcoming Matches
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July 14, 2024 - 22:00 CST  
BSLSK+ST BASILISK + ShoWTimEBASILISK + ShoWTimE
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Team VitalityTeam Vitality Vitality
July 21, 2024 - 22:00 CST  
Recent Matches
Reynor Zerg Italy
1:2
(Bo3)
South Korea Terran ByuN
June 17, 2024 - 12:25 CEST  
Reynor Zerg Italy
2:0
(Bo3)
South Korea Protoss Trap
June 17, 2024 - 11:45 CEST  
BSLSK+ST BASILISK + ShoWTimEBASILISK + ShoWTimE
4:2
(Bo7)
OFFSYDE + GABEOFFSYDE + GABE OFSG
June 14, 2024 - 20:00 CST  
Reynor Zerg Italy
1:2
(Bo3)
South Korea Zerg Solar
June 10, 2024 - 13:15 CEST  
Reynor Zerg Italy
2:0
(Bo3)
South Korea Terran Cure
June 10, 2024 - 12:35 CEST  


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

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 "End of the Year Event" finals three years in a row.
    • to have earned EPT Points while fully offracing (as Protoss) with his 3rd-4th place in AM Cup #123.
      • He repeated the feat a few weeks later, this time in the EU Cups also improving his placement (and points earned), ending up in 2nd place in the EU Cup #127 (as Protoss).
    • to have finished in money placement while fully playing Random with his 2nd place in EU Cup #166.
  • 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 lived in London, UK, for six months from mid November 2021.
  • He is personally sponsored by RedBull.

Achievements[edit]

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.


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Notable Games[edit]

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Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Zerg1102 - 49069.2 %1051 - 62762.6 %860 - 50363.1 %3 - 537.5 %3016 - 162565 %
as Protoss13 - 1448.1 %44 - 2365.7 %49 - 2665.3 %2 - 0100 %108 - 6363.2 %
as Terran18 - 1751.4 %2 - 250 %20 - 774.1 %1 - 233.3 %41 - 2859.4 %
as Random16 - 1551.6 %5 - 838.5 %9 - 469.2 %2 - 0100 %32 - 2754.2 %
Σ1149 - 53668.2 %1102 - 66062.5 %938 - 54063.5 %8 - 753.3 %3197 - 174364.7 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier111023127
Major3604114
Minor62405332142
Basic231200035
Total99687404218

References[edit]