Manuel Schenkhuizen

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Manuel Schenkhuizen
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen.jpg
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen at MLG 2012 Summer Championship
Status Active
Date of birth (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 28)
Hometown Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Games Warcraft III
StarCraft II
Professional career
2004–2008 4Kings
2008–2009 MeetYourMakers
2009–2011 Evil Geniuses
2011-present Independent

Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaˑnyˌwɛl ˈsxɛŋkˌɦœyzə(n)]; born 11 May 1986, Nieuwegein), is a Dutch professional gamer. His family is of Dutch Indo descent and he was recently added to a list of famous Dutch Indo People. He has been competing in eSports in the real-time strategy games Warcraft III (WC3), Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and Starcraft 2. As an Orc player, Schenkhuizen has won more than 38 LAN tournaments, of which 6 are World Championships.[1] Grubby has been known for being part of one of the most successful WC3 teams in history, namely the British 4Kings. Later teams include the Danish MeetYourMakers and the North-American Evil Geniuses.

eSports career[edit]

Schenkhuizen has been in three professional teams throughout his career. His stay in Four-Kings (4K) lasted from October 2003 until January 2008. From January 2008 until January 2009 he featured in MeetYourMakers (MYM). Since April 2009 until April 2011, Grubby has been in Evil Geniuses (EG). Together with the multi-gaming team Four-Kings, Schenkhuizen had been on an undefeated streak for over a year. In the past, he has formed strong 2 versus 2 teams with Arvid "Myth" Fekken, Yoan "ToD" Merlo and Olav "Creolophus" Undheim. In 2008, 4K discontinued their Warcraft III team and all the players went their own way. After the disbanding of the team MeetYourMakers in January 2009, Grubby and his then team mate Jang Jae Ho parted ways. He then joined the team EvilGeniuses with his wife[2] Cassandra "PpG" Ng. He has since left the team and continues to compete solo. His major tournament victories include the World Cyber Games in 2004,[3][4] the Electronic Sports World Cup in 2005,[5] the World Series of Video Games in 2006, the World Cyber Games 2008,[6] World e-Sports Masters in 2009 and e-Stars 2009 – King of the Game, Seoul – South Korea

His accomplishments in the two World Cyber Games victories have led him to be included in the tournament's hall of fame.[7] Schenkhuizen is the only WC3 player to have won both the WCG and the ESWC title. He's also one of the longest playing professional players of Warcraft 3. His total prize money earnings exceed $293,565.32 USD including prize money from Warcraft 3 and StarCraft 2.[8] Schenkhuizen is the protagonist in the documentary film Beyond the Game.[9]

In 2011, Schenkhuizen moved from Warcraft III to StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm as a protoss player.

Tournaments[edit]

  • 1st Place – WCReplays Almojo $1000 Tournament
  • 2nd Place – NGTV League Season 1 Aug – Oct 2008[10]
  • 1st Place – AMD Black All Stars October 2008[11]
  • 2nd Place – 2on2 Fit4Gaming December 2008
  • 1st Place – GOMtv World Invitational (GWI) June 2009[12]

Awards[edit]

eSports awards[edit]

  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2005)[13]
  • eSports Team of the Year (2005),[13] with team 4Kings
  • eSports Player of the Year (2006)[14]
  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2006)[14]
  • Western European eSports Player of the Year (2008)[15]
  • eSports WC3 Player of the Year (2009)[16]

GosuGamers awards[edit]

  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2006)[17]
  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2008)[18]

ESL's WC3L awards[19][edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WCG '04, ESWC '05, BlizzCon '05, WSVG '06, WCG '08 and WEM '09 – see header "Solo LAN Achievements" for more information
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "World gaming triumph for UK team". BBC News. 11 October 2004. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Players prepare for game Olympics". BBC News. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Busy weekend pays off for gamers". BBC News. 13 August 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  6. ^ "Grubby beat MYM]Moon 2–1 in the final match of WarCraft III." – http://www.wcg.com/6th/fun/News/news_view.asp?keyno=C08111010000
  7. ^ http://www.wcg.com/6th/history/halloffame/hall_main.asp
  8. ^ "E-Sports Earning Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen". Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Heroes of Beyond the Game" – http://weblogs.hollanddoc.nl/beyondthegame/heroes/
  10. ^ "NWL: Fly100% wins". MeetYourMakers. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  11. ^ "Grubby wins AMD Challenge Black All-Star event". SK Gaming. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "GOMtv World Invitational 2009". GOMtv.net. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2005". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2006". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "eSports Awards 2008". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "eSports Awards 2009". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "GosuGamers Awards 2006". Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "GosuGamers Awards 2008". Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "ESL's Homepage". 

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