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SjoW

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Player Information
Name:
Jeffrey Brusi
Nationality:
Born:
December 23, 1986 (age 34)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
SjoWBBII
Total Earnings:
$39,731.32
Links
Achievements
IEM Season V - European Championships Finals
History
2010-??-?? — 2012-03-01
2012-03-26 — 2012-08-02
2012-08-02 — 2012-12-12
2013-03-16 — 2014-03-16
Retired:
2014-03-16
Recent Matches
SjoW  Sweden0:3Germany  GoOdy
October 5, 2021 - 11:23 UTC
[[GeForce_Pro/Am/Pro_Playoffs|]] 
SjoW  Sweden2:3Canada  dde
October 5, 2021 - 11:23 UTC
[[GeForce_Pro/Am/Pro_Playoffs|]] 
SjoW  Sweden1:2Ukraine  DIMAGA
October 5, 2021 - 11:06 UTC
[[2011_GSL_World_Championship/Preliminaries|]] 


Jeffrey "SjoW" Brusi (born December 23, 1986) is a retired Swedish Terran player.

He now plays Hearthstone.[1] Before retiring, he played for team prOperty.[2] SjoW briefly switched his race to Protoss back in December 2013,[3] but announced 13 days later that he would be switching back to Terran.[4]

Biography[edit]

SjoW made a name for himself in the Warcraft III scene as a top tier 2v2 player with old teammate Delicato. After his transition to StarCraft II and a successful few weeks after launch, SjoW was signed by Team Dignitas as a sponsored player.[5]

- "I'm very happy to join up with Team Dignitas. They have warmly welcomed me into their family and everyone I talked to so far seems like great guys," says SjoW. "I will be representing Team Dignitas in the big online and offline events in StarCraft II. With this co-operation I will be able to make a name of myself and make Team Dignitas even more famous in the StarCraft II scene as well as improving my skills."

In March 16, 2013, SjoW joined Swedish team prOperty.

Playstyle[edit]

SjoW was known for his lack of scouting early game. At the time he stated that early scouting did not give him enough valuable information. He elaborated further by claiming scouting would only enable him to spot cheese which wouldn't change his build anyway.[6] By opting to not scout with workers SjoW would gain a better economy, enabling him to use safer builds. However, by the summer of 2011 he had started incorporating early game scouting.

SjoW is also known for having significantly lower APM than most of his opponents, but employs intelligent strategies and tactics to compensate for this.

In Beta[edit]

While SjoW may have played during beta, he wasn't a notable player. His only achievements during this time was second place in the ESL Viking Cup #5 and the ESL Viking Cup #6.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

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SjoW exploded onto the scene after launch, winning the Inferno Online SC2 Cup 1, by beating MorroW in the finals.[7] This being Sweden's first big Wings of Liberty tournament, many of the country's top gamers had gathered, including HayprO, Jinro and MaDFroG. Shortly after, SjoW won ZOTAC Cup #17 defeating Socke in the finals. Since his first victories, SjoW has scored victory after victory in weekly cups, including CraftCup and Go4SC2 ESL events. Due to high playing activity and consistent results he was rated 1st on both GosuGamer's and TLPD international's rating lists longer than anyone else during 2010.

He stated in an August 2010 interview that he was going to leave Shark Gaming Systems[8] but did not confirm where he will be going. There were many rumours suggesting SjoW would join MyM. This was fueled by a previous MyM announcement that NaNiwa and ClouD would be joining MyM, which contained SjoW's ID tagged under the heading.[9] Surprisingly, he eventually joined Team Dignitas. SjoW later confirmed that he had been in talks with both teams, stating that an unfavourable contract from MyM as the reason for joining Team Dignitas instead.

Dignitas's first act after sponsoring SjoW was to send him to the MLG Raleigh event in America as one of the few invited players in the event. In this event he finished 5th, winning $500. In late October, SjoW together with Socke and Naama dominated DS Rack LAN by taking top three in the LANs two main events. Together with MaDFroG, Naama and ThorZaIN, SjoW qualified for the Nordic ESL Pro Series playoffs, to be played at DreamHack Winter 2010. All four contestants also made it into DreamHack's main attraction; the Steelseries LAN tournament where SjoW was considered one of the front-runners.

At DreamHack Winter 2010, SjoW was met with an early exit in the main event. The Swede went 1-2 in the group stages, losing to MorroW and ServaNT. His Nordic rival Naama went on to win the tournament and it's 100 000 SEK grand prize, MaNa took second and South American player Fenix finished third. SjoW got his redemption later the same evening when he won the Nordic ESL Pro Series finals against MaDFroG. ThorZaIN managed to beat Naama to claim a Bronze medal.

SjoW cemented his place as one of the best players in Europe after winning $7,500 in the IEM Season V - European Championships with a first place finish over White-Ra. SjoW dominated his opponents throughout the event and dropped only two maps on his way to the title, one to Socke in group stages and one to White-Ra in the best of five finals. SjoW didn't lose a single game to a Terran opponent during the event and ended up with a 16-2 record.

SjoW was one of the 50 players invited to participate in the North American Starleague. He was placed into Division B. SjoW finished the competition with a 6-3 record and progressed to the playoff bracket. SjoW lost 1-2 to DarKFoRcE in bracket four of the playoffs.

On August 19, 2011, it was announced that SjoW would join fellow Dignitas teammate and countryman NaNiwa in Korea for "GSL September".[10]

In late August 2011 SjoW showed some good results in the MLG Raleigh finishing 8th and receiving $400. On his way he defeated strong players such as Rain, IdrA and his teammate NaNiwa 2-0. On top of this he also managed to take games off of both Bomber and HerO. He was defeated in the match for 7th/8th place against HuK who was also the only other foreigner to place well in the tournament. This also meant that he received a seed into Code A in GSL October as HuK had already secured his spot in Code S.

Korea[edit]

Due to getting a Code A spot from the GSL-MLG Exchange Program, SjoW played in Code A of GSL October. He managed to beat Maka 2-1 in the first round before falling to Curious 2-0, therefore ending his run but retaining his Code A spot. In spite of retaining his Code A spot, SjoW announced that he would not be participating in the next GSL and would be returning home instead.[11]

2012[edit]

On March 1, 2012, SjoW's contract with Team Dignitas came to its end and wasn't renewed, hence making SjoW a free agent.[12]

On March 26, 2012, it was announced that SjoW has rejoined Team Dignitas.[13]

On August 2, 2012, Eclypsia announced that SjoW has joined their StarCraft II progaming team.[14]

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Fight Club[edit]

SjoW had a unique IPL Fight Club experience. He played an interim match against Socke and then had an official match against Polt.

On May 11, 2012, SjoW was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. This match was a unique match as it was not the next official match but circumstances changed the course of the tournament and SjoW and Socke volunteered to play for that week.[15] SjoW defeated Socke by a score of 5-4 and earned the spot to face Polt next.

On May 19, 2012, SjoW faced his next opponent for the IPL Fight Club, Polt. He lost to Polt by a score of 0-5 and was not able to dethrone him.

Trivia[edit]

  • "SjoW" is pronounced the same as the word "show".
  • Former Night Elf Warcraft III player, most known for his 2v2 team with DeliCato.[Citation needed]
  • Previously played poker full-time but quit to focus on StarCraft II.[Citation needed]
  • Started playing during the later stages of the Beta, then using Protoss.[Citation needed]
  • During his training in Korea, the South Koreans referred to him as "Lazy Brusi", both due to his slow APM and to his practice habits.[Citation needed]
  • Is allergic to nuts, having stated in a tweet to Squirtle that "I die if I eat peanuts".[16]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2013-06-173 - 4thDreamHack Open Summer 2013Team PropertyTeam Property0 : 2 StarDust$3,094.72
2011-01-231stIEM Season V - European Championships FinalsTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 White-Ra$7,500
In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2012-06-174thE-Sport SM 2011-2012Team DignitasTeam Dignitas0 : 2 LaLuSh$0
2011-10-091stIeSF 2011 World ChampionshipTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Grubby$0
2011-04-231stThe Gathering Easter 2011Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 2 SaSe$5,605.77
2011-04-123 - 4thDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Stockholm InvitationalTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas0 : 2 White-Ra$0
2011-01-082ndPokerIdol.com European ChampionshipTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas0 : 3 TLO$1,931.55
2010-11-271stESL Pro Series Nordic Season 3Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 0 MaDFroG$2,648.20
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2013-10-132ndSvenska E-sportcupen 2013 JönköpingTeam PropertyTeam Property0 : 3 Zanster$1,544.83
2013-05-112ndBirdie 23Team PropertyTeam Property2 : 3 MorroW$302.94
2011-12-061stGrubby's Starcraft II Series Pro Invitational #4Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 sLivko$670.29
2010-12-262ndGosuGamers Holiday SpecialTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas0 : 3 Kas$196.73
2010-11-201stCerberus 3D Cup First EditionTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 0 GoOdy$205.31
2010-11-071stHazard LAN Winter 2010Team DignitasTeam Dignitas1 : 0 Seiplo$1,515.33
2010-08-011stInferno Online SC2 Cup #1Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 MorroW$970.91
1970-01-011stGo4SC2 October 2010Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 MaNa$710.63
In A4Basic tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2012-05-111stIPL Fight Club Week 17Team DignitasTeam Dignitas5 : 4 Socke$500
2012-01-171stIMBAlonian Star Cup 12Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 Snute$75
2012-01-151stGo4SC2 Cup 165Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 horror$258.91
2011-11-061stASUS ROG Stars Invite: Community Choice Showdown Match 1Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 1 elfi$1,000
2011-09-041stWellPlayed Sunday Night Fights Cup 5Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 TriMaster$150
2011-08-211stWellPlayed Sunday Night Fights Cup 4Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 CatZ$150
2011-08-141stWellPlayed Sunday Night Fights Cup 3Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Spanishiwa$150
2011-07-141st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 59Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 1 Delphi$176.83
2011-07-071st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 57Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 0 SLiDeR$179.49
2011-02-251stThe V Showmatch 6Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 3 Axslav$100
2011-02-081st4PL Close Combat Cup 2011 Cup 11Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 1 DieStar$136.30
2011-01-301stGo4SC2 Cup 77Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 DIMAGA$267.18
2010-12-101stCraftCup Cup 22Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 Kas$100
2010-12-021stESL Viking Cup 21 (Monthly)Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Naama$198.24
2010-11-231stUndeniable Tournament 12Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 RaNgeD$100
2010-11-211stGo4SC2 Cup 57Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 GoOdy$277.95
2010-11-171stCyborg Cup Cup 4Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 elfi$270.60
2010-11-121stCraftCup Cup 18Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Skutt$100
2010-11-111stESL Viking Cup 19Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 merz$68.32
2010-11-031stUndeniable Tournament 9Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 CatZ$100
2010-10-311stGo4SC2 Cup 51Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 Strelok$275.83
2010-10-191stCraftCup Cup 11Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 DieStar$100
2010-10-151stNVIDIA GosuGamers KOTH Match 6Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 3 SeleCT$119
2010-10-151stCraftCup Cup 10Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 DieStar$150
2010-10-091stNVIDIA GosuGamers KOTH Match 5Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 0 DarKFoRcE$119
2010-10-081stCraftCup Cup 9Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Bischu$150
2010-10-031stNVIDIA GosuGamers KOTH Match 4Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 1 Naama$119
2010-10-031stUndeniable Tournament 6Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 Mcleod$75
2010-09-301stESL Viking Cup 13 (Monthly)Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 0 merz$204.44
2010-09-251stNVIDIA GosuGamers KOTH Match 3Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 0 HuK$119
2010-09-171stCraftCup Cup 6Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 1 GoOdy$100
2010-08-231stCompeto Cup 2Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 1 HasuObs$63.24
2010-08-221stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 19Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 0 Jimpo$127.11
2010-08-191stESL Viking Cup 8Team DignitasTeam Dignitas4 : 2 Naama$64.08
2010-08-081stZOTAC Cup EU Cup 17Team DignitasTeam Dignitas3 : 2 Socke$132.81
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2011-03-202ndGosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1Team DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 3FnaticFnatic$333.33
In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2011-06-173rdEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series VTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas2 : 3compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming$222.22
Complete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Matches & VODs[edit]

WoL Matches[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

External links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier1012
A2Major3115
A3Minor43613
Total84820

References[edit]