Meet Your Makers

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[e][h]Meet Your Makers
Mym.png
Team Information
Coaches:
N/A
Manager:
Germany Picon small bw.png Max
Team Captain:
Germany Picon small bw.png Archi
Sponsor:
Hanbit, Raptor Gaming Technology
TLPD:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
11
Picon small bw.png 5
Ticon small bw.png 2
Zicon small bw.png 4
History
Created:
2001

Overview[edit]

The Danish multigaming clan Meet Your Makers added a StarCraft: Brood War squad to their page in 2006 . It was home to many of the most notable foreign players over three years and a long time competitor to Templars of Twilight's claim to the most dominant team. In the three years of its existence the MYM.BW team did not only win many prestitgeous leagues but organized and covered many events of their own.

History[edit]

The team's initial line-up could easily compete with most of the foreign teams. One reason of this solid roster was team pro Gaming's disbanding: from the original line-up Advokate, Draco and Raven transferred directly into the new team. Later players like Suncow, Blackman, 4Leaf, Lx, F91 and SarenS followed.

Other clans like Deutschlands Kranke Horde (DkH.) or eSa. Lehnitz focussed on recruiting players from the same nation. MYM did not follow the trend, while the arguably best players came from the Polish and Chinese Sub Scenes.

In 2007 MYM underwent two important changes. The first one was the addition of the Canadian random Player Testie and the Taiwanese Zerg Sen, both coming from their direct rival ToT. This compensated for the loss of Legend and Pj, since both mainly focussed on their training for SK Telecom T1. Shortly after the two Chinese players Draco and Suncow also went inactive, as both visited Korea.

With the background of pro Gaming's recruitmend of the former Templars of Twilight roster, this change in line-ups was heavily criticized again. Mostly, because the community argued over the "If you can't beat them, buy them" attitude.[1]

The second change in MYM.BW's line-up took place only few months later when they added almost the complete player and staff list of Deutschlands Kranke Horde to their squad. With that the "missing" German players of ex-[pG] followed their previous clan mates. The most notable players to join were Dreiven, Ghost and Gentleman.[2]

The team officially disbanded in late January 2009, since the management decided to change its focus on different titles. Many of the players transferred to ESC Icy Box in the following months.

Player Roster[edit]

Players Transferred from Reason for leave
Poland Ticon small bw.png Raven original Line-Up -
Poland Picon small bw.png Draco original Line-Up gone to excello
China Picon small bw.png PJ original Line-Up gone to SK Telecom T1
Ukraine Ticon small bw.png yan original Line-Up inactivity
Russia Ticon small bw.png Advokate original Line-Up left/fired for to inactivity
Bulgaria Ticon small bw.png ENJoY - inactivity
Norway Zicon small bw.png Stinger - inactivity / Honorable Member
China Ticon small bw.png HBQ - inactivity / Honorable Member
China Picon small bw.png Lx - SK Telecom T1
Poland Zicon small bw.png Suncow SoL. Drama
Poland Zicon small bw.png Blackman Trademark Gamers inactivity
Taiwan Picon small bw.png 4Leaf IntoThe -
China Zicon small bw.png F91 kicked due to bad internet connection
Poland  Wook - inactivity / Honorable Member
South Korea Picon small bw.png tosslife - won Courage and focussed on career
Russia Ticon small bw.png Ex IP -
France Ticon small bw.png SarenS - ToT
USA Zicon small bw.png Day(9) MediA inactivity
Brazil Zicon small bw.png ReasoN [SomE] kick for account sharing
USA Picon small bw.png TheEnd SW) -
Canada Ricon small bw.png Testie ToT -
Taiwan Zicon small bw.png SEn ToT inactivity
Germany Picon small bw.png Gentleman DkH. -
Germany Zicon small bw.png Breakdown DkH. inactivity
Germany Ticon small bw.png Ghost DkH. MYM disbanded
Germany Picon small bw.png Darkgamer DkH. -
Germany Zicon small bw.png Jae DkH. -
Germany Ricon small bw.png Jinsul DkH. -
Germany Picon small bw.png Zpiet DkH. -
Germany Picon small bw.png kAra | DkH. gone to mTw
Poland Picon small bw.png Dreiven DkH. MYM disbanded
Ukraine Ticon small bw.png Strelok excello MYM disbanded
Lithuania Picon small bw.png Arew clanless MYM disbanded
Canada Picon small bw.png JianFei excello -
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra excello MYM disbanded
Chile Zicon small bw.png DinoT excello MYM disbanded
Poland Zicon small bw.png UserZZZ - MYM disbanded
Poland Picon small bw.png Yayba DkH. MYM disbanded


  • Notes
    • Rumors state that Suncow left because he got into a fight and imprisoned afterwards during his trip to Korea. However an official post[3] on mymym.com stated he was merely injured and the victim, rather than the offender. A contradictory statement can be found in Archi's commentary [4] on MYM's disbanding. Other comments from players that met Suncow during his trip to Korea also state his difficult personality. The reason for him leaving / being kicked was not visit to Korea, as he was listed as players after being back in Poland again.
    • Many of the players visiting Korea (Draco, Suncow, Lx, PJ, tosslife) had to focus on their respective teams and underwent a short period of inactivity; however only Suncow was listed as official player later on again, as he couldn't get a permanent spot in one of Korea's pro teams
    • Many of the players that left due to inactivity can not be referenced, as MYM's internal personnel policy often remained quite untransparent, especially when it came to contracts. Furthermore, it's hard to figure out if a player left to internal disagreements or not.

Team Achievements[edit]

BWCL[edit]

  • gold.png 1st place BWCL Season 30
  • gold.png 1st place BWCL Season 29
  • gold.png 1st place BWCL Season 28
  • silver.png 2nd place BWCL Season 27

WGTCL[edit]

  • gold.png 1st place WGTCL Season 19

Misc[edit]

  • bronze.png 3rd place Fragbet League Season 1

Misc[edit]

  • Meet Your Makers had a partnership with ESL TV; from this cooperation the MymKOTH emerged and became one of ESL TV's permanent weekly features
  • With the addition of the Chinese players MYM tried to promote their team further in the Asian area. While this worked well for their other squads, the BW team was never recognized too much, as their star players left for Korea (Lx, PJ) or were inactive (HBQ). However, MYM did well to cover and promote their players in the big Chinese individual events (IEST 2006, 2007 IEST, PGL Season 1, PGL Season 2, PGL Season 3)
  • MYM.Max was one of the most influential and respected team managers in the past 10 years and was also leader of clans like DkH and ESC
  • MYM.TheCrow, a former Brood War.de editor, transferred to MYM and tried to make a living from his coverage. He has been known to write thourough reports on one hand, but to be quite a difficult character on the other hand. He now works at pokerstrategy.com
  • MYM also established a Media squad called Spirit Productions that produced wallpapers, banners and especially promotion highlight clips. This squad focussed mainly on their Warcraft 3 team but also enabled one of the most active Brood War movie makers to work: Retuh


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