Triple Crown

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The Triple Crown is an unofficial title reserved for players who have won Premier Tournaments in each of the major SC2 hotbeds: Europe, North America, and Korea. Since the release of Wings of Liberty, only nine players have accomplished this feat, with Mvp and Life completing it twice.

Players with Triple Crown[edit]

Player Date Achieved European Title North American Title Korean Title Notes
South Korea  MMA 2012-01-22 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev MLG 2011 MLG Pro Circuit: Columbus GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 Global StarCraft II League October N/A
South Korea  MC 2012-05-27 HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup IV Red_Bull#Red_Bull_BattleGrounds Red Bull Battlegrounds: Austin GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3 N/A
South Korea  Mvp 2012-08-19 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VII - Cologne MLG 2011 MLG Pro Circuit: Anaheim GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January N/A
South Korea  Life 2013-01-26 Iron Squid Iron Squid – Chapter II MLG MLG Pro Circuit 2012 – Fall Championship GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Code S N/A
South Korea  Mvp 2013-05-26 World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe BlizzCon BlizzCon 2011 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 GSL World Championship Second Set
South Korea  Polt 2013-06-30 ASUS ROG Tournaments ASUS ROG Winter 2012 MLG 2013 MLG Spring Championship GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 GSL Super Tournament N/A
South Korea  Bomber 2013-08-25 World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 2 MLG 2011 MLG Raleigh GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 GSL May - Code A N/A
South Korea  Life 2014-04-27 DreamHack 2014 DreamHack Bucharest MLG 2013 MLG Winter Championship GomTV Blizzard Cup 2012 GSL Blizzard Cup Second Set
South Korea  sOs 2014-12-07 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VIII - World Championship World Championship Series 2013 WCS Global Finals GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2014 Hot6ix Cup N/A
USA  Neeb 2017-06-19 World Championship Series 2017 WCS Jönköping World Championship Series 2017 WCS Austin KeSPA 2016 KeSPA Cup Only foreigner
South Korea  Rogue 2018-03-04 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season XII - World Championship World Championship Series 2017 WCS Global Finals GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 2 N/A

Players who are one title away[edit]

There are several players who have two of the three requisite titles for a triple crown championship.

Player European Title North American Title Korean Title Notes
South Korea  MC Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - World Championship Still Needed (best result = runner-up) GOMTV Global StarCraft II League GSL March Code S 2011 Second Set
South Korea  HerO DreamHack DreamHack Winter 2011 North American Star League North American Star League Season 4 Still Needed (best result = semi-final) N/A
South Korea  HerO DreamHack DreamHack Winter 2012 World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 1 America Still Needed (best result = semi-final) Second Set
Canada  HuK DreamHack DreamHack Summer 2011 MLG 2010 MLG Raleigh Still Needed (best result = round of 8) Retired
South Korea  DongRaeGu Still needed (best result = runner-up) Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Retired
South Korea  MMA Iron Squid Iron Squid – Chapter I Still needed (best result = runner-up) GomTV Blizzard Cup 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup Second Set
South Korea  Leenock DreamHack 2013 DreamHack Stockholm MLG 2011 MLG Providence Still Needed (best result = runner-up) N/A
South Korea  PuMa Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne North American Star League North American Star League Season 1 Still Needed Retired
France  Stephano Electronic Sports World Cup Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 IGN ProLeague IGN ProLeague Season 3 Still Needed (best result = 7-10th) N/A
France  Stephano World Championship Series 2012 World Championship Series: Europe North American Star League North American Star League Season 3 Still Needed (best result = 7-10th) Second Set
South Korea  TaeJa ASUS ROG Tournaments ASUS ROG Summer 2012 MLG 2012 MLG Summer Arena Still Needed (best result = semi-final) Retired
Sweden  ThorZaIN DreamHack 2012 DreamHack Stockholm Team Liquid Starleague TSL 3 Still Needed (best result = round of 32) Retired
South Korea  Dear Still Needed (best result = runner-up) World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 3 World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL N/A
South Korea  PartinG HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup X Red_Bull#Red_Bull_BattleGrounds Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City Still Needed (best result = runner-up) N/A
South Korea  Zest Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season IX - World Championship Still Needed (best result = runner-up) GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 N/A
South Korea  Life Still Needed (best result = runner-up) Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VIII - New York GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Third set
South Korea  Polt World Championship Series 2015 WCS Season 1 World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 2 America Still Needed (best result = semi-final) Second set
South Korea  herO Still Needed (best result = runner-up) Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season IX - San Jose KeSPA 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 1 N/A
South Korea  Rain HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup XI Still Needed (best result = runner-up) OnGameNet StarLeague 2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1 Retired
South Korea  Curious DreamHack 2015 DreamHack Valencia Still Needed (best result = round of 4) GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2011 GSL October - Code A Retired
South Korea  INnoVation Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season X - gamescom Still Needed (best result = 3rd) World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 1 N/A
South Korea  HyuN DreamHack 2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia World Championship Series 2014 WCS Season 1 America Still Needed (best result = 2nd) Retired
South Korea  Polt World Championship Series 2016 WCS Winter Circuit Championship World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 3 America Still Needed (best result = semi-final) Third set
South Korea  ByuN Still Needed (best result = round of 8) World Championship Series 2016 WCS Global Finals GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 N/A
South Korea  Zest HomeStory Cup Homestory Cup XVI Still Needed (best result = runner-up) GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2014 GSL Global Championship Second set

Variations[edit]

The "Little" Triple Crown[edit]

The "Little" Triple Crown title is reserved for players who have shown superior Starcraft 2 abilities in Europe, North America, and Korea, but have only earned a premier title in two regions and a major title in the third.

Player European Title North American Title Korean Title Notes
South Korea  DongRaeGu DreamHack 2011 DreamHack Valencia Invitational Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 N/A
South Korea  MMA Iron Squid Iron Squid – Chapter I GeForce Pro/Am GomTV Blizzard Cup 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup Second Set
South Korea  PartinG HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup X Red_Bull#Red_Bull_BattleGrounds Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City World Cyber Games 2013 WCG Korea National Finals N/A
South Korea  Life 2013 Ritmix Russian StarCraft II League Season 5 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VIII - New York GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Third set

The "Tiny" Triple Crown[edit]

The "Tiny" Triple Crown title is reserved for players who have shown superior Starcraft 2 abilities in Europe, North America, and Korea, but have only earned a premier title in one region and a major title in the other two. For clarity, "Tiny" Triple Crowns are presented only if they don't overlap with "Little" Triple Crowns.

Player European Title North American Title Korean Title
South Korea  MarineKing Numericable M-House Cup MLG 2012 MLG Winter Arena Arena of Legends 1

Silver Triple Crown[edit]

Silver Triple Crown can be thought as an "achievement" of a player who - while never won premier tournament - was in a final of one on each continent. Currently only four players have "achieved" such result:

Player NA title EU title KR title
South Korea  Symbol MLG MLG Spring Arena 2 2012 Iron Squid Iron Squid GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2013 GSL Season 1
South Korea  HyuN MLG 2013 MLG Spring Championship HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup VIII GOMTV Global StarCraft II League 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5
South Korea  soO World Championship Series 2017 WCS Global Finals DreamHack 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm World Championship Series 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL
South Korea  Solar 2014 MSI Beat IT 2015 MSI Masters Gaming Arena HomeStory Cup HomeStory Cup XVI World Championship Series 2016 WCS Korea Season 2 Cross Finals

Bronze Triple Crown[edit]

Interestingly enough, there is also one player who was never able to reach the final of premier event, but was able to grab bronze medal in premier events across all scenes:

Player NA title EU title KR title
Ukraine  Kas Team Liquid Starleague TSL 3 Intel Extreme Masters IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev World Cyber Games World Cyber Games 2011

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