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Silky (American player)

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[e][h]Zerg Silky
Player Information
Name:
Nick McNeese
Nationality:
Born:
September, 1996 (age 27)
Race:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$22,242
Approx. Winnings 2024:
$275
Years Active:
2012 - Present
Links
History
2013-08-?? — 2014-05-07Clarity Gaming
2014-05-07 — 2014-11-23Solaris Gaming
2015-01-02 — 2017-02-28FlipSid3 Tactics
2017-02-28 — 2021-03-13PSISTORM Gaming
Retired:
2021-03-13
Recent Matches
Silky Zerg United States
2:0
(Bo3)
United States Terran Vindicta
March 30, 2024 - 20:34 PDT  
Silky Zerg United States
0:2
(Bo3)
France Protoss ShaDoWn
December 15, 2023 - 16:00 EST  
Silky Zerg United States
0:2
(Bo3)
South Korea Terran Bunny
December 15, 2023 - 15:00 EST  
Silky Zerg United States
1:2
(Bo3)
United States Terran Future
July 11, 2023 - 23:15 CEST  
Silky Zerg United States
0:2
(Bo3)
South Korea Terran ByuN
July 10, 2023 - 22:00 EDT  

See Silky for the teamless player with the same ID (also a Zerg).

Nick "Silky" McNeese is a retired American Zerg player who last played for PSISTORM Gaming.

Biography[edit]

Nick is a Top Grandmaster player from Southern California. He is Grandmaster on the Korean Server, as well as consistently in the top 10 in North America, while being in high school. He entered UC Berkeley in Fall 2015 and continues to play Starcraft 2.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Silky picked up StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty after retiring from competitive Halo play in mid 2011. For his first RTS game, Silky rose up the ladder and achieved Masters League within 8 months of playing the game. He won 2 Local SoCal LANs that year as well as participating in MLG Anaheim 2011 where he faced Siphonn (a later to be teammate) and lost 0-2.

A year later, he participated in MLG Anaheim 2012 where he lost to State 0-2 in the winners bracket and then losing to Goswser 1-2 in the losers bracket.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

In June 2013, Silky participated in MLG Anaheim 2013, where he was eliminated in Losers Round 2.

In August of 2013, Silky was welcomed onto Clarity Gaming's Academy.

On September 25, 2013, Clarity Gaming announced the reform and merge of their academy and professional roster. Silky was a part of this change.[1]

In December 13, 2013, Silky won the Zowie NA Open Cup #2.

On December 15, 2013, Silky participated in the IEM San Paulo American Qualifier and was one round from moving on to the second stage. He beat players such as Days 2-0, Astrea 2-0, and JonSnow 2-1 before losing to desRow 0-2.

On January 19, 2014, Silky wins the UCSD Winter GameFest 2014 over teammate PaperBoat.

In May 2014, Silky joined Solaris Gaming and participated in many clan wars winning many games against top players.[who?]

Silky competed in MLG Anaheim 2014. After initially losing to Intense 1-2, he went on to beat Serenity 2-0 and ThisIsJimmy 2-0 and then eventually fell to AiuR 1-2.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

In May 2018, Silky, intuitioN and Padre won the Tespa Collegiate series 2018 after a loss in the first round of the Collegiate StarLeague playoffs. The team dropped 3 matches out of 15 during the season, defeated Texas 3-1 in the Quarterfinals, and University of Waterloo in the Finals 3:1.

Trivia[edit]

  • Grandmaster on Korean and American Servers.
  • Known for his macro and hatred of the immortal all-in and two-gate.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2024-03-311stMinorNorCal StarFest IINorCal StarFest II2 : 0$275
2023-07-112ndMinorMigs Cup #71 : 2$35
2023-03-122ndMinorNorCal StarFest INorCal StarFest I1 : 3$535.10
2020-08-211stBiw. (Basic)2020 NA Apprentice Cup #162020 NA Apprentice Cup #16
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 2$15
2020-07-101stBiw. (Basic)2020 NA Apprentice Cup #132020 NA Apprentice Cup #13
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$15
2020-07-041stWeek. (Basic)Battle of the Americas #21Battle of the Americas #21
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$15
2020-06-212ndMinorThe Miserable CupThe Miserable Cup
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
1 : 4$250
2020-05-151stBiw. (Basic)2020 NA Apprentice Cup #92020 NA Apprentice Cup #9
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$15
2020-04-151stMinor2020 NA Apprentice Season 22020 NA Apprentice Season 2
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
4 : 2$93
2020-04-101stBiw. (Basic)2020 NA Apprentice Cup #72020 NA Apprentice Cup #7
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
2 : 0$20
2020-03-281stBiw. (Basic)2020 NA Apprentice Cup #62020 NA Apprentice Cup #6
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
2 : 0$15
2020-02-152ndMinor2020 NA Apprentice Season 12020 NA Apprentice Season 1
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
2 : 4$52.35
2020-02-011st2v2 (Min.)E-Gaming 2v2 Cup 2: Electric Boogaloo3 : 0$44.13
2020-01-281stWeek. (Min.)January Series, North America #4January Series, North America #4
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 1$50
2020-01-271stWeek. (Min.)January Series, North America #3January Series, North America #3
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 2$50
2020-01-102ndWeek. (Min.)January Series, North America #1January Series, North America #1
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
1 : 3$20
2019-12-271stMinor2020 NA Apprentice Season 1 Preseason
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$50
2019-08-311stMinorNorCal StarCraft Open
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
2 : 0$305
2019-08-131stShowm. (Min.)PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - ArchonPSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - Archon1 : 0$40
2019-08-131stShowm. (Min.)PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - 4v4PSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - 4v4
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
9 : 1
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
$11.11
2018-11-112ndMajorWESG 2018 - USA QualifierWESG 2018 - USA Qualifier
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
0 : 3$5,000
2018-07-293rd - 4thMajorCheeseadelphia 7Cheeseadelphia 7
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
0 : 3$700
2018-06-243rd - 4thMajor2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
0 : 3$800
2018-03-113rdMajorOSC Team Championship 2017OSC Team Championship 2017
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
TBD
$100
2017-06-172ndMon. (Min.)Masters Cup 96Masters Cup 96
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
0 : 2$25
2017-06-161stWeek. (Min.)Filthy NA Cup Weekly #29Filthy NA Cup Weekly #29
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$75
2017-06-151stWeek. (Basic)Proxy Tempest Open Cup 56
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
3 : 0$15
2017-02-112ndMon. (Min.)Masters Cup 87Masters Cup 87
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics
0 : 3$25
2016-04-032ndMinorDuSt League Season 2DuSt League Season 2
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics
2 : 4
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
$13.64
2015-11-082ndMinorDuSt League Season 1DuSt League Season 1
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics
2 : 5
PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming
$21.43
Extended list of results

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Zerg221 - 18854 %234 - 16458.8 %210 - 17255 %6 - 185.7 %671 - 52556.1 %
as Random1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-6 - 746.2 %7 - 943.8 %
Σ222 - 19053.9 %234 - 16458.8 %210 - 17255 %12 - 860 %678 - 53455.9 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Major010203
Minor7716223
Basic8500013
Total151318239

References[edit]

  1. Admiral Adama (2013-09-24). "Clarity Gaming Restructures". TL.net. Retrieved 2014-11-19.