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Rifkin

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Commentator Information
Name:
Graham Rogers
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Rifkin, Rif_kingz, Rif_king
Total Earnings:
$1,711.56
Links

Graham "Rifkin" Rogers is a StarCraft II caster. He is known as the founder and main caster for BaseTradeTV.

Biography[edit]

Rifkin casted with PengWin in the After Hours Gaming League Season 3 "So You Think You Can Cast" competition.[1][2]

Disputes[edit]

Rifkin is known to have had disputes with the former owners of z33k.com regarding the reported theft of ad revenue from Rifkin and PengWin for their casts on Z33ktv. This issue was unresolved as of the shutdown of z33k.com[3]

Rifkin also had a brief conflict with the owner of sc2casts.com, where a third party uploaded and took credit for videos of Rifkin's casts.[4] The uncredited videos were removed from the site shortly after attention was brought to them.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Rifkin founded BaseTradeTV around the end of 2012.[5] During this period he began casting weekly cups such as ZOTAC and Go4SC2 with various other community casters. He also began organizing showmatches between StarCraft professionals from various regions.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

In the Summer following the release of Heart of the Swarm, Rifkin hosted the SC2 Summer Survivor event, which featured well-known StarCraft II players and community figures, such as puCK and Temp0, and some lesser-known figures, such as brent and YuMe. At around this time he began casting as a community caster for the early rounds of DreamHack and the qualifiers for various other tournaments while continuing to host showmatches.

Events Run[edit]

See BaseTradeTV: Events Run

Tournaments Cast[edit]

Premier[edit]

Other[edit]

Starbow[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Owns an "aceKait" hat in homage to the aceKait emoticon for BaseTradeTV twitch subscribers, which features kaitlyn.[6]
  • Claims to "very publicly dislike Liquipedia"[7], although there has been contrary evidence.[8]

Achievements[edit]

DateTierTournamentPositionPartner List
2020-08-16A1PremierWar Chest Team LeagueEnglish Commentator
2020-07-12A1PremierDH SC2 Masters 2020 Summer: North AmericaEnglish B/C/D-Streams Commentator
2019-11-24A1PremierHomeStory CupHomeStory Cup XXB-Stream Commentator
2019-04-07A1PremierWorld Championship Series2019 WCS Winter EuropeB-Streams Commentator
2019-04-06A1PremierWorld Championship Series2019 WCS Winter AmericasB-Streams Commentator
2018-11-25A1PremierHomeStory CupHomeStory Cup XVIIICommentator
2018-07-14A1PremierWorld Championship Series2018 WCS ValenciaEnglish Community Commentator
2018-06-03A1PremierWorld Championship Series2018 WCS AustinCommunity Commentator
2017-07-15A1PremierWorld Championship Series2017 WCS ValenciaCommunity Commentator
2017-04-30A1PremierWorld Championship Series2017 WCS AustinEnglish Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2019-06-081stMatcherino Showdown: Rifkin vs BexySC Show MatchZZZZZ5 : 3 BexySC$638.56
2019-03-204 - 5thTwitch Rivals: StarCraft 2 Arcade Showdown NAZZZZZ$375
2017-06-3013 - 16thEsportsEarnings Casters InvitationalZZZZZ0-2Grp S.$73
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]