VortiX

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Player Information
Name:
Juan Moreno Durán
Birth:
September 10, 1993 (1993-09-10) (age 27)
Country:
Race:
Undead
Status:
Alternate IDs:
Dancko
1.594
Barcode
ZANMATO
Medias (Social & stream)
History
2008-XX-XX - 2008-XX-XX
2008-XX-XX - 2009-03-14
2009-03-14 - 2010-05-04
2020-03-17 - present
Profiles
warcraft3.info VortiX's profileESL VortiX's profile

Juan "VortiX" Moreno Durán (born September 10, 1993) is a retired Spanish Undead player, currently playing for KPI Gaming.

Biography[edit]

VortiX started playing Warcraft III with the Undead race in late 2006. In late 2008, despite being very young, he gained moderate notoriety after finishing second in WCG Spain (losing to his brother LucifroN in the final), winning the ZOTAC Cup #112 3-2 against the Korean player ReminD, and getting signed by x6tence, the biggest Spanish club by that time. During 2009 and early 2010, his online performances in ZOTAC Cups, WC3L and SteelSeries Cups and the qualification for ESWC 2010, BlizzCon regionals 2009 and 2010 gained him notoriety as one of the best European players. His biggest result in a big tournament was a top 5/6 in the Warcraft III BlizzCon European regionals, losing 1-2 to both Grubby and LucifroN.

VortiX switched to StarCraft II with the release of Wings of Liberty in May 2010. In StarCraft II he became a succesful world class player, achieving multiple top positions in big tournaments, most remarkably a top 2 in 2012's WCS European championship, a top 5 in the world finals of the same year and a top 3/4 in the WCS 2013 European's championship.

After a succesful trajectory in Starcraft II, VortiX switched to the newly released Heroes of the Storm in January 2015, where he obtained three gold medals in Dreamhack tournaments as Team Liquid's captain. However, in 2016 he decided to retire from esports.

In January 2020, with the release of Warcraft III: Reforged, VortiX started competing in Warcraft III again. In February he signed up for W3iL as a stand in for uMaD Gaming[2] and was later acquired by the rising Spanish esports organization KPI Gaming. Soon after his comeback he was crowned Spanish champion in the ESL Masters Spain. Throughout his first year after his comeback he managed to earn multiple top positions in the three seasons of ESL Pro Tour 2020, gaining him a spot for the 2020 Dreamhack European Championship where he finished top 2 of Europe's 2020 circuit.

Trivia[edit]

  • He played Zerg professionally in Starcraft II.
  • He also played Heroes of the Storm tournaments professionally, most notably as the team captain of Team Liquid, where he was famous for his Lost Vikings play.
  • He is LucifroN's brother.
  • He graduated in computer science.
  • Can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 30 seconds.
  • Is a Real Madrid fan despite the Durán family living in Barcelona.

Weekly Cups[edit]

Cup 1st 2nd Earnings
Zotac Cup Zotac Cup 1 1 $149
Back2Warcraft B2W Weekly Cup 1 0 $75
Ryzing Star Cup Ryzing Star Cup 0 1 $50

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2021-05-16 A99 - 12th A2Tier 2 DreamHack Open 2020 DH Open 2021 Summer - Europe 0 : 2 Russia  JohnnyCage $400
2021-03-07 A22nd A1Tier 1 DreamHack Open 2020 DH 2020 Regional Championship - Europe 1 : 3 Russia  Happy $6,000
2020-12-13 A55 - 8th A2Tier 2 DreamHack Open 2020 DH Open 2020 Winter - Europe 2 : 3 Russia  Happy $600
2020-11-01 A33 - 4th A2Tier 2 StayAtHomestory Cup StayAtHomestory Cup 2 2 : 3 Russia  Happy $250
2020-10-11 A33 - 4th A2Tier 2 DreamHack Open 2020 DH Open 2020 Fall - Europe 0 : 3 Russia  Happy $800
2020-08-16 A33 - 4th A2Tier 2 DreamHack Open 2020 DH Open 2020 Summer - Europe 1 : 3 Russia  Happy $800
2020-07-05 A11st A3Tier 3 W3iL W3iL - S3 (Div 1) uMaD Gaming: ToD, Cash, Sonik, VortiX, TeRRoR, Nick, Bizzare, Sheik, Psike, DopeY, ForTreSs, Chr1zZZ. 8 - 4 $40
2020-05-16 A11st A2Tier 2 ESL Masters España ESL Masters Spain - Summer 2020 3 : 2 Spain  LucifroN $1,512
2020-04-25 A44th A2Tier 2 StayAtHomestory Cup StayAtHomestory Cup 1 1 : 2 United Kingdom  DeMusliM $150
2010-03-27 A22nd A2Tier 2 ESL Pro Series ESL Pro Series Spain - Season VI 0 : 2 Spain LucifroN $401
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

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