Vladimir "Siw" Syzranov is a retired Protoss player from Russia, who was formerly a member of Team Empire.
Wings of Liberty
Siw mainly competes in weekly events, and won his first online cup in July 2011. A few days later, he participated in World Cyber Games 2011 Russian Qualifiers, where he was knocked-out in the round of 16 by Aristeo. On July 29, 2011, he joined Team Empire.
On November 23, Siw parted ways with Team Empire as Welmu was joining the team, because after months of personally unsatisfying results he had lost the motivation to practice any more and therefore decided to stop playing StarCraft II competitively for an indefinite period of time.
On October 10, Siw was kicked from Virtus.pro because he didn't warn his team or WCG organizers about passport problems (which led to inability to attend the World Cyber Games 2012 Russian Qualifier LAN Final).
Heart of the Swarm
He fell out of the Premier League, last in his group after losing to Mvp and Socke. He then lost 2-1 to TAiLS in the Challenger League and fell to the group stage. Although he was unable to beat NaNiwa, a win against BlinG in the losers match got him into the Season 2 Challenger League
On August 11, 2013, it was announced that Siw had decided to retire from progaming, forfeiting his spot in Challenger League.
|In Premier tournaments|
|2013-05-01||25 - 32nd||2013 WCS Season 1 Europe/Premier||0 : 2||Socke||$1,500|
|In Minor and Monthly tournaments|
|2013-03-17||1st||Ritmix OGIC 3||3 : 1||Turuk||$1,045|
|2013-01-04||3rd||ZOTAC Monthly Final November 2012||2 : 1||Tefel||$130.67|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- Siw joins Team Empire
- Two players leave NCM
- "Finnish Champion comes into Team Empire.". Team-Empire.tv. November 23rd 2011. Translated version
- "A new player in the VPBenQ" Virtuspro.org. February 25th 2012. Translated version
- "VPBenQ say goodbye to Siw" Virtuspro.org. October 10th 2012.
- Shadow_Dog (2013-01-08). "Second chance for Siw - Siw joins Team Empire". TeamLiquid.net.
- Siw finishes his esports career