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Silky (American player)

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Player Information
Name:
Nick McNeese
Birth:
September 1996
Country:
Race:
Sponsored by:
Zowie, Gigabyte
Total Earnings:
$20,354
Approx. Earnings 2020:
$5,230
EPT NA rank:
Links
History
2013-08-?? — 2014-05-07
2014-05-07 — 2014-11-23
2015-01-02 — 2017-02-28
2017-02-28 — Present
Recent Matches
Silky  United States-:WUnited States  Dolan
November 18, 2020 - 1:00 UTC
Silky  United States-:WUnited States  Vindicta
November 18, 2020 - 1:00 UTC
Silky  United States0:1United States  Creature
November 18, 2020 - 1:00 UTC
Silky  United States0:2France  PtitDrogo
September 14, 2020 - 0:00 UTC
Silky  United States2:0Bulgaria  Nitix
September 14, 2020 - 0:00 UTC

See Silky for the teamless player with the same ID (also a Zerg).
Nick "Silky" McNeese is a North American Zerg player who is currently playing 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]

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2018-11-112ndWESG 2018 - USA Qualifier0 : 3 Neeb$5,000
2018-07-293 - 4thCheeseadelphia 70 : 3 TRUE$700
2018-06-243 - 4th2018 WCS Valencia - North America Qualifier0 : 3 puCK$800
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-06-212ndThe Miserable Cup1 : 4 Nina$250
2020-04-151st2020 NA Apprentice Season 24 : 2 Vindicta$93
2020-02-152nd2020 NA Apprentice Season 12 : 4 Future$52.35
2019-12-271st2020 NA Apprentice Season 1 Preseason3 : 0 DisK$50
2019-08-311stNorCal StarCraft Open2 : 0 IntuitioN$305
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2018-03-112ndOSC Team Championship 20177 : 14$15
Complete Results in any Tournament

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 168 - 12557.3 %197 - 11962.3 %177 - 14954.3 %2 - 0100 %544 - 39358.1 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Major0123
Minor42410
Monthly0213
Biweekly5319
Weekly661123
Daily0022
Total15142150

References[edit]

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