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Nick "Axslav" Ranish is a Protoss player from the United States, formerly playing for Infinity Seven.
Wings of Liberty
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.
On January 18, 2012, Axslav and his 2v2 partner StrifeCro parted ways with Evil Geniuses. On January 23, 2012, he joined Team ReIGN. When Team ReIGN disbanded, he became teamless again. He eventually joined Infinity Seven on March 12, 2012.
On April 20 to the 22nd Axslav acted as an analyst in the 2012 MLG Spring Arena 1.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2013-11-25 | Axslav talks post-MLG life and his plans going forward. by Waxangel of Teamliquid.net at Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City
- 2013-10-12 | iS.Axslav interview at IEM New York by WaxAngel of Teamliquid.net at IEM Season VIII New York
- 2013-06-02 | Axslav talks about the WCS Regional Finals, casting as a whole, and more. by Rachel Quirico of MachinimaVS at 2013 WCS Season 1 American Premier League
- 2012-08-13 | Interview with Nick "Axslav" Ranish by Definitive eSports
- 2012-07-21 | "Axslav Interview at MLG Summer Arena" by Hot_Bid of Teamliquid.net at 2012 MLG Summer Arena
- 2012-06-09 | "iS.Axslav MLG Anaheim Day 2 Interview" by Hot_Bid of Teamliquid.net at 2012 MLG Spring Championships
- 2012-03-29 | "Axslav at MLG Winter Championships 2012" by John King of ESFI World at 2012 MLG Winter Championships
- "Evil Geniuses part ways with Axslav and StrifeCro". myEG.net, 18 January 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
- "Axslav joins ReIGN" ReIGNSC2.com, 23 January 2012. Thread on TeamLiquid.net
- "Infinity Seven Signs Axslav". TeamLiquid.net, 12 March 2012.
- "MLG Spring Arena" Thread on Teamliquid.net
- Axeltoss and Axslav Part Ways With MLG: MLG's Future Involvement in SC2 Remains Unknown
- Goodbyes, Infinity Seven, and my time in SC2
- Axslav playing at MLG Spring Championship
- NASL Axslav profile