Artosis

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Player Information
Name:
Dan Stemkoski
Birth:
April 6, 1983 (1983-04-06) (age 33)
Country:
Team:
Nicknames:
King of the Nerds
Total Earnings:
$7,000
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Daniel "Artosis" Stemkoski is a former StarCraft II and Brood War player and well-known commentator from the United States, currently residing in Seoul, South Korea. He is best known for commentating the GOMTV/GOMeXP Global StarCraft II League (GSL) alongside his co-caster Tasteless and is a deeply respected member of the StarCraft community. He has sponsorship deals with Tt eSPORTS and iBUYPOWER[1][2] and competes in his own eSports jacket.

In Beta[edit]

Among 7 others, including StarCraft colleagues Day9, Husky and Trump, he was invited to participate in the first high-profile Hearthstone tournament which was held during BlizzCon 2013, the Innkeeper's Invitational. On his road to the finals, he swept his competition with a strong Paladin deck before he secured the championship in a close 3-2 match against Kripparrian after winning the deciding Warrior vs. Mage game with a Charge play. Friends of his from the StarCraft community including Tasteless, Suppy and DeMusliM rushed the stage after victory was secured, and he imitated the trophy kiss he had seen from GSL winners when he received the champion's silver tankard.

The StarCraft II WCS Global Finals' second semifinal between Jaedong and Maru was even briefly delayed in order to give Artosis and anyone who wanted to watch him time. Host ReDeYe took it upon himself to announce Artosis' win to the crowd, saying as they cheered, "Just goes to show you that as StarCraft players, we can play anything!" Artosis then returned to the caster's desk later that night to cast the grand finals between Jaedong and sOs alongside Tasteless and Apollo.

Since then, he has appeared on multiple Hearthstone seasons of Fight Night while also being a caster for the StarCraft II edition and also took 2nd place at the IEM Season VIII World Championship, where he also doubled as a StarCraft caster, and also casted during the opening phases of the BlizzCon World Championships before transitioning to the StarCraft casting and analysis desks for the remainder of the event.

Trivia[edit]

  • Is a native of New Hampshire.
  • Named his Priest deck "Artosis Curse", referencing his reputation as a StarCraft caster for cursing players when he predicts their victories.
  • Played Magic: The Gathering when he was younger and credits his Hearthstone skill in part to that experience.
  • Has been a part of Meet Your Makers and Sixjax Gaming and lived in the eSTRO team house during his Brood War career.
  • In StarCraft, he is currently a Protoss player, but he played as Terran in Brood War and as Zerg during the beta of Wings of Liberty.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Married in November 2013 and walked down the aisle to the Terran theme from StarCraft I. The Stemkoskis have a daughter named Aria born in January 2012.[3][4]
  • His filmography includes a voice acting part with Tasteless in the Korean disaster film Haeundae (Tidal Wave), where the two of them voice American helicopter rescuers, and a starring role in the documentary Sons of StarCraft, which chronicles his and Tasteless's careers as players and casters.
  • Has a gaming- and especially StarCraft-themed line of shirts and jackets with Tasteless called The Handsome Nerd.
  • Since the release of Hearthstone, while casting StarCraft, he has occasionally referred to Energy as Mana.

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2014-10-19 C525 - 32nd A1Premier SeatStory Cup II 1 : 3 USA StrifeCro $0
2014-05-06 A22nd A2Major OGN Invitational DogeHouse 0 : 4 Finland Savjz $5,000
2014-03-16 A22nd A2Major IEM Season VIII World Championship DogeHouse 1 : 3 Poland Gnimsh $1,000
2014-03-09 A44th A2Major SeatStory Cup I DogeHouse 3 : 4 USA Trump $1,000
2013-11-09 A11st A7Showm. 2013 Innkeeper's Invitational 3 : 2 Canada Kripparrian $0
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Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

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