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Manuel Schenkhuizen
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Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen at MLG 2012 Summer Championship
Status Active
Born (1986-05-11) 11 May 1986 (age 30)
Hometown Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Games Warcraft III
StarCraft II
Heroes of the Storm
Professional career
2002-present 4Kings
2008–2009 MeetYourMakers
2009–2011 Evil Geniuses
2011–present Independent

Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːnyˌʋɛl ˈsxɛŋkˌɦœy̯zə(n)]; born 11 May 1986) is a Dutch professional gamer. He competes 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 six are World Championships.[1] His command over the Horde placed him early enough among the elite of the WC3 players, while his clash with Jang "Spirit Moon" Jae-ho rewarded him with a legendary status among the fans of the game. 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]

Grubby in 2011

Grubby has been on 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). 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 Evil Geniuses in April 2009 with his wife[2] Cassandra "PpG" Ng. He left the team in April 2011 and continues to compete solo. His major tournament victories include the World Cyber Games in 2004,[3][4] Electronic Sports World Cup 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 III. 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 as a Protoss player.

In 2015, he began casting esports events for Heroes of the Storm, including casting the world championships at Blizzcon 2015 and 2016.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Schenkhuizen was born in Nieuwegein on 11 May 1986 in a family of Dutch Indo descent.[11] He became engaged to Cassandra ‘PpG’ Ng at BlizzCon 2009 and the two married in 2010.[12]

Tournament results[edit]

  • 1st Place – WCReplays Almojo $1000 Tournament
  • 2nd Place – NGTV League Season 1 Aug – Oct 2008[13]
  • 1st Place – AMD Black All Stars October 2008[14]
  • 2nd Place – 2on2 Fit4Gaming December 2008
  • 1st Place – GOMtv World Invitational (GWI) June 2009[15]


eSports awards[edit]

  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2005)[16]
  • eSports Team of the Year (2005),[16] with team 4Kings
  • eSports Player of the Year (2006)[17]
  • Best Warcraft 3 Player (2006)[17]
  • Western European eSports Player of the Year (2008)[18]
  • eSports WC3 Player of the Year (2009)[19]

GosuGamers awards[edit]

  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2006)[20]
  • Gosu Gamer of the Year (2008)[21]

ESL's WC3L awards[22][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] Archived 17 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  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.". 
  7. ^
  8. ^ "E-Sports Earning Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen". Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Heroes of Beyond the Game" –
  10. ^
  11. ^ Schenkhuizen, Manuel "Grubby" (February 11, 2012). "Love story of my grandparents". Facebook. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bembenek, Mike (5 March 2014). "The biggest celebrities of eSports". Red Bull eSports. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ "NWL: Fly100% wins". MeetYourMakers. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Grubby wins AMD Challenge Black All-Star event". SK Gaming. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  15. ^ "GOMtv World Invitational 2009". 11 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2005". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "eSports Awards 2006". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "eSports Awards 2008". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "eSports Awards 2009". eSports Awards. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  20. ^ Hellstrand, Patrik. "GosuGamers Awards 2006". Gosu Gamers. Archived from the original on 2012-02-25. 
  21. ^ "GosuGamers Awards 2008". Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  22. ^ "ESL's Homepage". 

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