Do you have a favorite progamer? Do you cheer wildly in your bedroom when Pusan rampages with his zealots? Do you giggle like a school girl when YellOw plays in proleague? (LastRomantic I'm looking at you!) Are you willing to stay up until 5am just to watch Sea crush the life out of another zerg? Then this is just the contest for you. We need an army of TL'ers to write.
TeamLiquid is looking for your enthusiasm and progaming knowledge to help support a future project. We need brief biographies written for the pro players that have entertained us over the years.
- Entries shouldn't be too long, a couple hundred words or so are fine (obviously this varies depending on the player).
- Entries should mention any achievements in leagues, play style, or foreign scene impact.
- Any outside anecdotes are good to include (check out the 50 progaming incidents in the articles section for ideas).
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Elky aka Bertrand Grospellier
Nickname: The Desperate Terran
Bertrand Grospellier was a member of the AMD / Hexatron franchise, one of the few proteams to carry active foreign players in Brood War. He began his televised playing career in early 2002, and finished in mid 2004. He played terran for most of his career, and is considered the second most successful foreigner in Korea after Guillaume Patry.
Elky's biggest achievement in Korea was reaching the semi-finals of the SKY 2 OSL in the summer of 2002. In the semi-finals Elky battled the Emperor, Boxer, in a best-of-5. That series was marred by controversy as Boxer used the allied-mine trick, causing a regame. Elky fell in the semi-finals to Boxer, and then lost a disappointing set to Yellow for the 3rd place spot. Nevertheless, no other player since Elky has even qualified for individual play, and his reputation as a legend is intact.
Outside Korea, Elky proudly represented his country at four WCG final tournaments. In the inaugural WCG in 2001, he made the finals after beating GoRush. There he had to face Boxer for the second time in the tournament but was unable to emerge victorious.
Elky retired from competitive StarCraft in 2004 and now plays professional poker for a living.
I encourage you to pick your favorite gamer and tell us what you know. If there are repeat entries for the same player, the best one will be chosen by the staff. I suggest you use the Articles Section and the Search Function to find all the information you can.
Your reward? Your name will be prominently featured on the player's profile page. In addition, the top writers for this contest will receive a contributors star on TL.
There is a great number of players to write about. The popular ones will of course fill up quickly. If you are a fan of a more obscure player, support them by writing them up! Players with no bio's are lonely T.T