Manuel Schenkhuizen

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Grubby
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen.jpg
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen at MLG 2012 Summer Championship
Status Active
Date of birth (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 27)
Hometown Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Nationality Netherlands Netherlands
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. Since 2011, Grubby has been teamless and is currently independently sponsored. Grubby enjoys a large fan base throughout the world and especially in China. He's sometimes characterized as being not one of the fastest players, but one that compensates with smart and effective play styles. He's presently a Starcraft II progamer playing as Protoss.

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.

Solo LAN Achievements[edit]

Warcraft 3[edit]

  • 1st Place – Cyber X Games, 2003 (Las Vegas – USA)
  • 1st Place – CPL Turkey, 2004 (Istanbul – Turkey)
  • 1st Place – World Cyber Games '04, 2004 (San Francisco – USA)
  • 1st Place – Samsung Euro Championship '05, 2005 (Hannover – Germany)
  • 1st Place – Revelcell Masters, 2005 (Berlin – Germany)
  • 1st Place – Electronic Sports World Cup '05, 2005 (Paris – France)
  • 1st Place – Digital Life Gaming Tournament, 2005 (New York – USA)
  • 1st Place – BlizzCon '05, 2005 (Los Angeles – USA)
  • 3rd Place – World Cyber Games '05, 2005 (Singapore – Singapore)
  • 2nd Place – Blizzard Worldwide Invitational '06, 2006 (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 1st Place – Samsung European Championship '06, 2006 (Hannover – Germany)
  • 2nd Place – World e-Sports Games Masters '06, 2006 (Hangzhou – China)
  • 1st Place – V-Sports All-Stars, 2006 (New York – USA)
  • 1st Place – World E-Sports Festival, 2006 (Qingdao – China)
  • 2nd Place – ClanBase EuroCup 12, 2006 (Copenhagen – Denmark)
  • 1st Place – WSVG Qualifier, October 2006, (London – UK)
  • 1st Place – WSVG Grand Finals, December 2006, (New York – USA)
  • 3rd Place – KODE5 2006, September 2006, (Beijing – China)
  • 1st Place – Warcraft World War, October 2006, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 2nd Place – SuperFight II, November 2006, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 3rd Place – Battlenet Season 4, January 2007, (Cologne -Germany)
  • 1st Place – Warcraft World War, February 2007, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 3rd Place – European Cyber Games, March 2007, (Hannover – Germany)
  • 4th Place – World Series of Video Games, May 2007, (Wuhan – China)
  • 3rd Place – Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, May 2007, (Los Angeles – USA)
  • 1st Place – ESWC Dutch Qualifiers, 20 May 2007, (Enschede – Netherlands)
  • 3rd Place – Battlenet Season 5 Europe Finals, 22–23 June 2007, (Hamburg – Germany)
  • 3rd Place – ESWC Global Finals, 5–8 July, (Paris- France)
  • 2nd Place – Stars War IV, 12–15 July, (Shanghai – China)
  • 5th Place – PGL Season 2, 17–26 July 2007, (Beijing – China)
  • 3rd Place – W3 Summer Grand Prix, 28–29 July 2007, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 3rd Place – Blizzcon 2007, 3–5 August 2007, (Orange County – California – USA)
  • 3rd Place – eStars 2007, 11–12 August 2007 (Shared 3rd/4th), (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 1st Place – WCG Dutch Finals, 30 August 2007, (Rotterdam – Netherlands)
  • 1st Place – Clanbase EuroCup 2007, 8–9 September 2007, (Enschede – Netherlands)
  • 1st Place – KODE5 Dutch Qualifiers, 27–28 October 2007, (Enschede – Netherlands)
  • 1st Place – DreamHack Winter, November 2007, (Jönköping – Sweden)
  • 2nd Place – Extreme Masters Season II, March 2008, (Hannover – Germany)
  • 1st Place – ESWC Netherlands Qualifier 2008, 7 June 2008, (Enschede – Netherlands)
  • 3rd Place – Blizzard Worldwide Invitational 2008, 28–29 June 2008, (Paris – France)
  • 1st Place – WCG Netherlands Qualifier 2008, 12 July 2008, (Rotterdam – Netherlands)
  • 1st Place – eStars Seoul, 24–27 July 2008, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 1st Place – EPS Benelux, 6 September 2008, (Utrecht – Netherlands)
  • 1st Place – WCG Dutch Finals, 27 September 2008, (Amsterdam – Netherlands)
  • 3rd Place – World e-Sports Masters 2008, 24 Oct – 2 Nov 2008, (Hangzhou – China)
  • 1st Place – World Cyber Games 2008, 5–9 November 2008, (Cologne – Germany)
  • 1st Place – Extreme Masters III – Korea, 13–20 November 2008, (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 2nd Place – Extreme Masters III – China, January 2009, (Chengdu – China)
  • 2nd Place – Blizzard Battle.net Season 7 – Europe Regionals, June 2009 (Cologne – Germany)
  • 1st Place – e-Stars 2009 – King of the Game, July 2009 (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 2nd Place – BlizzCon 2009, August 2009 (Orange County – California – USA)
  • 1st Place – World e-Sports Masters 2009, December 2009 (Hangzhou – China)
  • 1st Place – Blizzard Season 8 European Regionals (Cologne – Germany)
  • 2nd Place – e-Stars 2010 – King of the Game (Seoul – South Korea)
  • 2nd Place – WCG 2010, October 2010 (LA – USA)

Starcraft 2[edit]

  • 3rd Place – Copenhagen Games, 2011 (Copenhagen – Denmark)
  • 1st Place - ESWC Benelux, 2011 (Utrecht - Netherlands)
  • 1st Place - NK Gaming IeSF Qualifier, 2011 (Netherlands)
  • 1st Place - GosuGamer's GosuCup (Online)
  • 2nd Place - IESF World Championships, 2011 (Andong, Korea)
  • 1st Place - GIGABYTE Cup #5, 2011 (Online)
  • 4th Place - ESWC 2011 Grand Finals (Paris, France)
  • 1st Place - GSS Pro Invitational #3, 2011 (Online)
  • 2nd Place - GIGABYTE Cup #7, 2011 (Online)
  • 3rd Place - Cerberus3D Cup, 2011 (Online)
  • 4th Place - Lone Star Clash, Mar 18 2012 (Austin, Texas – USA)
  • 4th Place - The Gathering 2012, Apr 08 2012 (Hamar – Norway)
  • 1st Place - World Championship Series: Dutch Nationals, May 13, 2012 (Cologne - Germany)
  • 3rd Place - Samsung European Encounter, Aug 19 2012 (Cologne - Germany)
  • 5th Place - World Championship Series: Europe Finals, September 16, 2012 (Stockholm - Sweden)+seed for World Finals [10]
  • 2nd Place - Intel Extreme Masters, Nov 25 2012 (Singapore)
  • 1st Place - Alienware Arena's North America & Europe StarCraft II Pro-Am Challenge, Jan 13 2013 (Online)

Team LAN achievements[edit]

With Team 4Kings[edit]

  • 1st Place – Clanbase MCL Season 1 (2004)
  • 1st Place – ESL WC3L Season 4 (2004)
  • 2nd Place – ESL WC3L Season 5 (2004)
  • 1st Place – ESL WC3L Season 7 (2005)
  • 1st Place – ESL WC3L Season 8 (2005)
  • 2nd Place – ESL WC3L Season 9 (2006)
  • 1st Place – ESL WC3L Season 10 (2007)
  • 2nd Place – ESL WC3L Season 11 (2007)
  • 3rd Place – NGL-ONE Season 1 (2006)
  • 3rd Place – NGL-ONE Season 2 (2006–2007)
  • 3rd Place – NGL-ONE Season 3 (2007)
  • 3rd Place – NGL-ONE Season 3 (2007)

With Team MYM[edit]

  • 1st Place – ESL WC3L Season 13 (2008)
  • 3rd Place – ESL WC3L Season 14 (2009)
  • 3rd Place – NGL-ONE Season 5 (2008)
  • 3rd Place – Road of the King, in Wuhan, China (2008)

With Team Evil Geniuses[edit]

  • 3rd Place – ESL WC3L Season 15 (200

With Team West in the eStars Continental Cup[edit]

  • 1st Place – With SaSe and HoT and CS teams (2008)
  • 2nd Place – With LucifroN and Hasuobs and CS teams(2009)
  • 1st Place – With Happy and XlorD and CS teams (2010)

Miscellaneous teams[edit]

  • 2003 3rd Place – World Cyber Games Nations (Seoul – South Korea), with Arvid "Myth" Fekken
  • 2006 3rd Place – Trans-Atlantic Showdown (New York – USA), with Yoan "ToD" Merlo
  • 2006 3rd Place – Stars War II (Shanghai – China), as a member of team Europe
  • 2006 2nd Place – Stars War III (Shanghai – China), as a member of team Europe
  • 2007 2nd Place – Stars War IV (Shanghai – China), as a member of team Europe

Online achievements[edit]

Weekly €100 tournaments[edit]

  • 2 Go4wc3 victories
  • 5 WC3M victories
  • 10 inCup victories
  • 18 ZOTAC-Cup victories

Bigger tournaments[edit]

  • 1st Place – WCReplays Almojo $1000 Tournament
  • 2nd Place – NGTV League Season 1 Aug – Oct 2008[11]
  • 1st Place – AMD Black All Stars October 2008[12]
  • 2nd Place – 2on2 Fit4Gaming December 2008
  • 1st Place – GOMtv World Invitational (GWI) June 2009[13]

Awards[edit]

eSports awards[edit]

  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2005)[14]
  • eSports Team of the Year (2005),[14] with team 4Kings
  • eSports Player of the Year (2006)[15]
  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2006)[15]
  • Western European eSports Player of the Year (2008)[16]
  • eSports WC3 Player of the Year (2009)[17]

GosuGamers awards[edit]

  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2006)[18]
  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2008)[19]

ESL's WC3L awards[20][edit]

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Main Sponsors[edit]

  • In early 2012, Grubby announced his partnership with TwitchTV and runs a voluntary $4.99 monthly subscription on his stream.[21]
  • On June 8, 2012, BenQ was announced as one of Grubby's main sponsors.[22]

Stream Sponsor(s)[edit]

  • On February 22, 2013, Grubby announced AllKeyShop.com, a web store that sells CD keys, as one of his stream sponsors.[23]
  • On March 13, 2013, Grubby announced the trading school & community, Tradimo.com, as his new stream sponsor.[24] Since 2014, however, Tradimo has stopped their sponsorship of Grubby.

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. ^ http://www.myeg.net/article/article_detail.php?article_id=729
  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. ^ Video on YouTube
  11. ^ "NWL: Fly100% wins". MeetYourMakers. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Grubby wins AMD Challenge Black All-Star event". SK Gaming. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  13. ^ "GOMtv World Invitational 2009". GOMtv.net. 11 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2005". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2006". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  16. ^ "eSports Awards 2008". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "eSports Awards 2009". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "GosuGamers Awards 2006". Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "GosuGamers Awards 2008". Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  20. ^ "ESL's Homepage". 
  21. ^ Grubby's Stream
  22. ^ Grubby gets BenQ as main sponsor
  23. ^ AllKeyShop.com sponsors Grubby
  24. ^ tradimo supports Grubby.

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