Axslav

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ProtossAxslav
Player Information
Name: Nick Ranish
Birth: November 12, 1985 (1985-11-12) (age 28)
Country: USA United States
Race: Protoss
Alternate IDs: GladHeAteHer
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History
2010-07-?? – 2012-01-18

2012-01-23 – 2012-02-17

2012-03-12 – 2013-11-14


Nick "Axslav" Ranish is a Protoss player from the United States, formerly playing for Infinity Seven.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Axslav's performance in Wings of Liberty has been notable. For instance, he took home wins in Complexity's "The V" showmatches #4 and #5 (against dde and SLush, respectively). He also won the 2011 Dyr Straits Showmatch #1 against CatZ. Axslav and his teammate StrifeCro are considered to be one of the top 2v2 teams and represented EG in Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V and Prodigy Team Star League Season 1.[1]

On October 21 to 23d of 2011, Axslav reached the round of 16 of the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 in Paris, losing to eventual winner Stephano in a narrow 2-1 defeat.

On January 18, 2012, Axslav and his 2v2 partner StrifeCro parted ways with Evil Geniuses.[2] On January 23, 2012, he joined Team ReIGN.[3] When Team ReIGN disbanded, he became teamless again. He eventually joined Infinity Seven on March 12, 2012.[4]

On April 20 to the 22nd Axslav acted as an analyst in the 2012 MLG Spring Arena 1.[5]

On May 13, Axslav reached the finals of the MSI Battlegrounds LAN in Ventura, California, his first major LAN achievement of 2012.

Axslav participated in the MLG Spring Championship 2012 in the open bracket. He tore through the bracket taking down IdrA but lost to former team mate JYP. In the Loser's Bracket he defeated Ostojiy in order to advance into the Championship Bracket. He faced South Korean Lucky; where he was defeated 0-2 and knocked out of the tournament.

On July 14, 2012, Axslav participated in the IPL 5 North American Satellite Qualifiers. Axslav received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down FallenAngel and ecco, and then went on to advance in to the finals to face KawaiiRice. In the finals, Axslav defeated KawaiiRice by a score of 2-1 and was able to take first place. His first place finish qualified him for the IGN ProLeague Season 5.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

On September 20, 2013, Axslav played in the WCS America 2013 Season 3 Challenger League Qualifier while casting the tournament, including own games, from the MLG Studios in New York. He was able to reach the Round of 32 before losing to FXO player and GSL veteran Tassadar.

On Axslav's 28th birthday, it was announced that he and his casting partner Axeltoss have parted ways with MLG.[6] The next day his team, Infinity Seven, disbanded.[7]

Trivia[edit]

  • Attended the University of California at Santa Cruz.[Citation needed]
  • Was a prominent Warcraft III player who was known for his innovative style.[by whom?]
  • Played Terran in 2v2 with his former teammate StrifeCro.
  • Plays StarCraft II in 4:3 aspect ratio.[8]
  • Has notably low APM (80-100), considered low due to the fact that most other pro-gamers have upwards of 200-300 APM or more.[9]

Gallery[edit]

Achievements[edit]

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-05-13 A22nd MSI Battlegrounds 0 : 4 Zerg viOLet $500
2011-05-01 A44th IGN ProLeague Season 1 1 : 3 Protoss KiWiKaKi
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

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