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TargA

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Player Information
Name:
Kristoffer Marthinsen
Nationality:
Born:
April 15, 1990 (age 32)
Race:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$43,022
Years active:
2010 - 2015
Years active (caster):
2013
Links
History
2011-03-26 — 2012-??-??
2012-04-11 — 2012-11-06
2013-05-17 — 2014-01-15
2014-04-17 — 2015-07-19
2015-12-31
Retired
Recent Matches
TargA  Norway
3:1
Canada  Semper
2015-08-01 15:00:25UTC  
TargA  Norway
0:0
Canada  TT1
2015-07-25 15:45:22UTC  
TargA  Norway
2:3
South Korea  Heart
2015-07-24 17:00:00UTC  
TargA  Norway
0:2
Russia  CoolTea
2015-07-11 00:00:06UTC  
TargA  Norway
2:0
Poland  ArT
2015-07-11 00:00:04UTC  


Kristoffer "TargA" Marthinsen (born April 15, 1990) is a retired Norwegian Zerg player.

He previously played for Team Dignitas,[1] but left in January 2014.[2] He mainly competed in SEA tournaments, but also competed in the IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev. In September 2012 TargA moved back to Europe to focus on his pro gaming career.

TargA was also a member of the social clan Team inFinity

Biography[edit]

TargA is currently studying in Australia and he's a former Warcraft III player. He had strong placings in Norwegian tournaments and LANs, he also qualified for IeSF Grand Final 2010 in Daegu, South Korea.[3] TargA previously joined Team inFinity on March 26, 2011,[4] however switched teams to Mindfreak eSports on April 11, 2012.[5] As of November 6, 2012 Mindfreak has ceased support for their PC titles, citing a "Focus on console gaming".[6]

Career[edit]

After completing his tenure as a moderately successful Warcraft III player, TargA began competing on the European ladder in Wings of Liberty, taking down such names as Revenant and Deneb.

TargA would place well in future ESL tournament on SEA, once defeating mOOnGLaDe of Australia 3-2. TargA also placed well in a couple of SC2SEA Community opens, and was a grandmaster on NA, one of few SEA players to achieve that rank at the time.

After a surprising run through the NASL 2 Semi Open, TargA managed to qualify for the third season of the NASL.

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Season 4[edit]

From October 27 to October 28, 2011, TargA participated in the IPL 4 Australian Qualifiers. To start off the tournament, TargA was placed in Group A. After advancing through his group with a score of 3-1, TargA advanced in to the playoffs. In the playoffs, TargA was able to defeat iaguz, SenSei, and deth and then ended up facing Rossi. He wasn't able to advance in to the finals after losing to Rossi by a score of 0-2 and fell to the losers' bracket match against YoonYJ. TargA defeated YoonYJ by a score of 2-0 and advanced in to the finals at a shot for revenge. However, in the finals, TargA wasn't able to defeat Rossi and lost to him again by a score of 1-2/1-2 and had to settle for second place.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Norway Nationals[edit]

On July 28, 2012, TargA participated in the World Championship Series: Norway Nationals. TargA defeated KarateKyle and fubb before he lost to Seriously and fell in to the losers bracket. In the losers bracket, TargA took out CheesyJunk and Snute before falling to Noticimus by a score of 1-2 and took 3rd place.

DreamHack Open Valencia[edit]

In the weekend of the 25 and 26 September, TargA participated in the DreamHack Open: Valencia where he beat ForGG and ended his first group stage without a single map dropped. In Group Stage #2 he ended up in a tough group with VortiX, Socke and Adelscott. In this group he only lost to Socke and thus ended 1st in his group.

The playoffs were where TargA surprised everyone. After taking down fan favourite LucifroN and HerO he then had to take on TaeJa in the semifinals and lost to him by a score of 2-0.

SpillExpo 2012[edit]

In the first weekend of December 2012, TargA arrived at SpillExpo 2012 where he was to compete in both a Norwegian National Championship and the SpillExpo Invitational 2012. He got first place in both tournaments. He defeated both Eiki and Icho in the Norwegian Championship. Then later on, he won against the 2012 World Championship Series: Norway Nationals champion Noticimus and the Swedish Team Dignitas player Bischu in the invitational tournament, bringing home two victories in on the same day.

Trivia[edit]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2014-07-261stNationWars II by O'Gaming TV
Team Norway
4 : 2MexicoMexico$4,869.33
2012-09-233rd - 4thDreamHack EIZO Open: ValenciaMindfreakMindfreak0 : 2$3,045.98
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2014-10-041st2014 GigaconImaginary GamingImaginary Gaming3 : 1$3,902
2014-02-172ndbLAN 2014 Winter3 : 4$1,622
2014-01-191stNationWars by O'Gaming TV
Team Norway
4 : 1RussiaRussia$1,000
2013-10-032ndSørlanet 2013Team DignitasTeam Dignitas5 : 5$1,681.99
2012-12-021stNorwegian Championship SpillExpo 2012MindfreakMindfreak4 : 1$2,642.02
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-03-211stKomplett BarCraft Experience IIImaginary GamingImaginary Gaming3 : 1$992.27
2014-12-161stGo4SC2 November 2014Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming2 : 1$375.35
2014-09-302ndNationWars II Norway vs Korea
Team Norway
3 : 5South KoreaSouth Korea$634.55
2014-09-102ndGo4SC2 August 2014Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming0 : 3$193.84
2014-02-262ndSC2.no Norwegian StarLeague2 : 4$454.28
2014-02-222ndNemean LAN 20140 : 3$1,645.78
2013-11-102nd2nd Official eSN Norwegian ChampionshipsTeam DignitasTeam Dignitas– : –$648.44
2012-10-061stPolarParty 21MindfreakMindfreak4 : 1$1,055.88
2012-04-222ndACLPro SydneyMindfreakMindfreak0 : 2$518.61
2011-10-012ndTeamSpeak TL Open #260 : 3$50
2011-05-081stSEA Masters Cup 3Team inFinityTeam inFinity3 : 2$107.14
In A4Basic Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2014-12-221stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier December 2014 Cup 4Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming2 : 0$61.14
2014-11-241stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier November 2014 Cup 4Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming2 : 0$62.20
2014-10-121stGo4SC2 ESL Cup 413Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming3 : 0$126.46
2014-08-241stGo4SC2 ESL Cup 399Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming2 : 0$131.92
2014-08-111stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier August 2014 Cup 2Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming2 : 0$66.93
2014-08-101stGo4SC2 ESL Cup 395Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming3 : 2$134.06
2012-10-181stPlayhem EU Daily 388MindfreakMindfreak– : –$45
2012-09-121stPlayhem EU Daily 352MindfreakMindfreak– : –$45
2012-08-101stAlt-Tab Trophy Cup 45MindfreakMindfreak2 : 1$49.16
2011-10-261stSC2SEA.com Community Open 42Team inFinityTeam inFinity2 : 0$25
2011-10-261stSC2SEA.com Community Open 42Team inFinityTeam inFinity2 : 0$25
2011-10-121stSC2SEA.com Community Open 40Team inFinityTeam inFinity2 : 1$25
2011-10-121stSC2SEA.com Community Open 40Team inFinityTeam inFinity2 : 1$25
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

Matches & VODs[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

External links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Zerg289 - 24654 %136 - 12651.9 %302 - 16464.8 %8 - 0100 %735 - 53657.8 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier0011
A2Major2204
A3Minor46414
Total68519

References[edit]