IdrA

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Player Information
Name: 그렉필즈
Romanized Name: Greg Fields
Birthday: August 21, 1989 (1989-08-21) (age 24)
Country: USA United States
Race: Terran
Clan: Media, 88
Alternate IDs: IdrA[Media], 88)IdrA
Links
TLPD Korea TeamLiquid.net Stream Twitch Stream Twitter Facebook TeamLiquid.net Profile Fanclub
History
???? - 2008-09-02

2008-09-02 - 2010-09-07

To read about IdrA's StarCraft II career, see IdrA.

Greg "IdrA" Fields is a StarCraft progamer from the United States who played Terran for CJ Entus.

He is currently retired, he used play Zerg in StarCraft II.

Biography[edit]

Greg Fields is a professional computer game player from New Jersey. Fields plays StarCraft by Blizzard entertainment for the progaming team CJ Entus (sponsored by CJ Corporation, whose products are food retail and distribution, and entertainment) in South Korea. He uses the alias "IdrA", originally inspired by the Hindu mythological character "Indrajit". Fields chose this path over attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on scholarship to study theoretical physics, and has been relatively successful in South Korea, having performed well and won the majority of tournaments he's participated in.

After one of his biggest accomplishments to date - winning the eSTRO SuperStars tournament, the Terran player IdrA was given the rare opportunity to be a part of the Korean progaming team eSTRO. Several months later, IdrA was given a progamer license and sent to CJ Entus in an effort to spread foreigners amongst the progaming teams (American Protoss player NonY had also recently joined eSTRO).

During his time in Korea IdrA has racked up a notable amount of foreigner tournament wins, such as the ESWC Masters, ESL Major Series and the GomTV Valor tournament. He is also the first foreigner since Lx in 2006 to have played in a televised progaming match, losing 2-1 to the Protoss player Trap.

Facts[edit]

  • IdrA played Brood War as Zerg before switching over to Terran.
  • He is known for having a very macro oriented style due to his mechanical skill.
  • IdrA was the heavy favorite to win the Poker Strategy TSL2. But was knocked out in the Ro8 by the eventual champion, NonY.

Achievements[edit]

2010
2009
2008
2007
  • 1st place, Teamliquid.net Liquibition #22 2007[10]

Rivalries[edit]

Ret[edit]

Since his arrival in Korea, IdrA has been a major favorite in every foreign tournament he has entered. In 2009, he won several major foreign tournaments. Of his competitors, only Ret was consistently able to match IdrA's increase in ability. The two met in the finals of the ESL Major Series, Season IV on the 2nd of August 2009. Ret, coming from the lower bracket, had to win two best-of-5 matches in order to win. He claimed the first one 3-2, but lost the second 1-3. At Blizzcon 2009, Ret knocked out IdrA 2-1 in the lower bracket after both lost to Korean professionals.

In October 2009, Ret was invited to play with the eSTRO team. In an interview about going to Korea, Ret was asked what excited him most about his new life. Ret answered:

I can’t wait to beat IdrA in every foreign tournament he ever participates in once I will be able to practice as much as he has [11]

Reception[edit]

IdrA has been received by the community as generally bad mannered (bm). Though not unanimous, IdrA has been known to get angry at the end of lost games and reflects it via his chat. Many of his endgame lines have often been quoted by the community. Most notably, "you're really good at making carriers, very useful talent toi [sic] have" or "Isn't it funny, you won without doing a single thing".

Interviews[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Team Liquid Attack![edit]

First Televised Match[edit]

IdrA vs By.Trap on Tau Cross - Set 1, GOM TV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 3 Ro.128 Group 3

References[edit]

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