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|Birth:||April 6, 1983|
2010-04-27 - 2011-03-31
2011-03-31 - 2011-09-16
To read about Artosis's StarCraft: Brood War career, see Artosis.
Daniel "Artosis" Stemkoski is a former StarCraft II and Brood War player, former manager of Sixjax Gaming and well-known commentator from the United States, currently residing in Seoul, South Korea. He is best known for commentating the GOMTV Global Starcraft II League main event alongside his co-caster Tasteless. He is a deeply respected member of the Starcraft community.
Artosis offers video insight into the GSL and GOMTV via his YouTube channel, including, but not limited to, interviews with all the foreign players who attempted to qualify for the GSL during the open seasons. Throughout the beta and continuing into the official release, Artosis was a vocal critic of Blizzard's race balancing decisions, asserting that they had severely weakened Zerg against the other races.
 In Beta
- On March 24, 2010, Artosis was ranked first in the Platinum League division 7 with a 310-157 record for 1v1.
- Artosis competed in the very first StarCraft II beta show match sponsored by MLG, the MLG SC2 KotBH, where he lost 1-3 against Louder.
 Wings of Liberty
Artosis continued to actively play after launch. His gameplay is characterized by an extremely safe, economical and passive style. He strongly dislikes cheese and/or all-in gameplay.
His first achievement came as a 3rd/4th-place finish in the IEM US Regular Season Cup #2 which gave him a spot in the IEM Group Stages and a chance to qualify for the IEM Season V - American Championships. On top of this, Artosis traveled to Germany as one of the 10 invitees to the IEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne, the first major live StarCraft event in Europe.
On January 16, 2011, MYM announced that their SC2 roster would be reinforced, albeit leaving Artosis as an inactive member of the roster for the remainder of his contract. On February 24, Artosis announced via a Twitter post that he had left MYM.
Artosis maintained his desire to continue as a player, being picked as the coach for the World All-Star team for 2011 GSL World Championship. Despite ultimately losing, he helped the foreigners to a surprisingly strong 7-8 finish against the South Koreans. In addition, he applied and was accepted as one of the 50 invitees for the North American Star League. He was placed into Division 1, which he finished with 1-8, only winning his match against Grubby. He returned to cast the Grand Finals in Ontario California alongside Tasteless, iNcontroL, Gretorp and Day9.
He operates a very popular stream on Twitch TV.
 Tournaments Cast
- Known for the saying: "When you are ahead, get more ahead."
- Played Terran in Brood War.
- Dislikes the Marauder and the Colossus unit and loves mech play. In SOTG Episode 42 he said, "The less I see the Marauder the more I feel like switching back to Terran."
- Started up a website selling StarCraft related T-shirts with Tasteless called The Handsome Nerd.
- Is a vegetarian.
- Once dreamed of becoming a guinea pig farmer.
- Has 2 ferrets
- Once said that he'll swallow a sword if San advances from his Code S group and did not follow through after San advanced.
- Stated in his NASL Season 1 application video that the player he'd wanted most to come back to competitive play full-time was Day9 due to their competition in the past.
- Decided upon his name by combining the first two characters of his old ID "Archmage-Danny" with the "tosis" portion of the Korn song "Cameltosis"
- As of State of the Game Episode 44, stated that his five favorite players to watch (in no particular order) were Tyler, PuMa, NesTea, Sage and Alicia.
- Has 8 screws and a metal plate in his foot.
- Source of the Artosis Pylon.
- Became a father on January 14, 2012.
 Beta Matches
 Replay Packs
- 2012-09-09 | After Thoughts with Artosis by itmeJP
- 2012-09-04 | Real Talk with Artosis by itmeJP
- 2012-07-01 | Interview with Artosis by Definitive eSports at WCS UK Nationals
- 2011-08-24 | Interview with Artosis at the GOMTV Studio by UpCloseGamers
- 2011-06-28 | Artosis Self Interview in Cambodia by ArtosisTV
- 2010-11-14 | Artosis interview at GSL Open Season 3 by ArtosisTV
- 2010-06-28 | Video Interview In-Game Footage with Artosis Co-casting by GLHF.it
- 2010-05-08 | Team Liquid Invitational #2 Interview by TeamLiquid.net
- 2010-04-03 | Artosis Interview about StarCraft II and on joining a Korean team by Fnatic
- 2010-02-18 | Artosis on SC2 and Kespa + Blizzard by AndroidBit
- ↑ http://twitter.com/Artosis/status/18502188378
- ↑ http://twitter.com/Artosis/status/20764947659
- ↑ 'US Platinum Ranks' on TL.net
- ↑ MLG SC2 KotBH
- ↑ TL's Preliminary Live Report thread with results, interviews and so on.
- ↑ http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=172368¤tpage=7#133
- ↑ http://www.mymym.com/en/news/19691.html
- ↑ http://twitter.com/#!/Artosis/status/40562568305057879 Twitter.com
- ↑ http://nasl.tv/
- ↑ Artosis joins Sixjax Gaming as new Team Captain
- ↑ SotG Episode 44 (About 1:36:00:00)
- ↑ Artosis confirms metal plate in foot on twitter.com
- ↑ Artosis is a daddy! Former eSTRO coach Hwanni on twitter.com