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[e][h] Winter
Player Information
Evan Ballnik
(1993-03-22) March 22, 1993 (age 27)
Alternate IDs:
wintergaming, zLfreebird, WinterSC, Winterstarcraft
Total Earnings:
Years Active:
2014 - 2015
2019 - Present
Recent Matches
Winter  United States3:18United States  PiLiPiLi
February 3, 2021 - 0:00 UTC

This page is about the American Random player. To read about the Swedish Zerg, see Winter.

Evan "Winter" Ballnik is a Random player from the United States, currently teamless.


Winter is mostly notable as a streamer. Initially only moderately popular, he rose to fame when in 2014 his stream became one of the most watched StarCraft II player streams. While Winter does not play at the highest competitive level, his commentary on his own games and interaction with viewers proved popular.[1] Winter has raised his highest rank to Grand Master as both a Zerg player and then a Random player.[Citation needed] He said he wanted to do this to eventually become a competitive player.[Citation needed]
Winter now no longer pursues a professional Starcraft 2 competitive career and instead has chosen to focus on streaming on[Citation needed]

Winter also attended HomeStory Cup X as a caster in November 2014.

On 16 March 2015, Winter was un-featured from the Team Liquid stream page due to alleged use of viewbots to artificially increase his stream viewer count on Twitch.[2] After a six-month probation period, Winter was deemed clean by Team Liquid and refeatured.[3] Around the same time, he parted ways with nVidia when his initial contract ended, due to the surrounding drama.[4]


In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2015-11-012ndYoumacon 2015ZZZZZ0 : 4 puCK$220
2014-11-022ndYoumacon 2014ZZZZZ1 : 4 desRow$200
2013-11-041stYoumacon 2013ZZZZZ4 : 2 Yoshi$330
Complete Results in any Tournament


Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
as 2 - 433.3 %0 - 0-12 - 1446.2 %0 - 0-14 - 1843.8 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-3 - 1814.3 %3 - 1814.3 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

A7Show M.1405