BLord

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Player Information
Name:
Julio Sotomayor
Birth:
October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02) (age 23)
Country:
Race:
Nicknames:
Bloodlord, BLord, ProZerg, VanessaTello
Total Earnings:
$1,816
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History
2012-04-12 – 2013-02-24
2013-06-04 – 2013-12-09
2013-09-04 – 2014-11-30
2015-02-28 – 2015-06-15
2015-08-18 – 2016-07-19
2016-07-19 – 2016-11-02
2016-11-02– 2017-05-04
2017-05-04– Present

Julio "BLord" Sotomayor is a Peruvian Zerg currently playing for 1F Pro Gaming.

Biography[edit]

BLord started playing Starcraft:Broodwar at the age of 5. Watching a professional Starcraft Match on TV by the age of 14 without realizing broodwar had a competitive gaming scene, made him put a little more effort into getting better at the game. He discovered e-sports scene in early 2011, having never heard about it. He discovered it was possible to play Broodwar online against players from around the world, 2 months prior to Starcraft2 release.

BLord was not very known in his country, despite getting decent results in local tournaments by 2012, until he managed to get first place in WCG Peru 2013, becoming one of the best players in that country. His 3rd Place in Copa América 2013 Grand Finals ranked him among the best players in Latin America.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Starting out as a Platinum player in the beta of WoL, BLord has been always active. His first ever tournament appearance was in a local lan, where he successfully metagamed his first opponent, which was master, going for a 1-bane bust, after doing pure macro builds with that same opponent in practice games. BLord got eliminated the round after. He started getting decent results at mid 2012.

He participated in WCS Peru Nationals 2012 where he managed to get 6th place after losing to the eventual 3rd place finisher.

He also participated in WCG Peru 2012 but did not get good results, placing 8th-7th place.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

With the release of HotS, it was Blord’s time to start dominating his local scene. Getting 1st in the 4 first local tournaments he participated in.

BLord dropped out of university for 1 semester to focus on StarcraftII, WCG Peru 2013 was happening in November, so with all the training he got from playing full-time, he managed to get 1st place with a 3-1 score over XionS, earning a paid trip to World Cyber Games China 2013, which was his first offline event outside his country and his first participation in a premier tournament.

In WCG China, he was in group B with players such as: Brat_OK, Enderr, Dayshi, DesRow, Suppy and Jim. Blord’s performance in the groupstage was fairly decent, with wins over Brat_OK(2-0) and DesRow (2-1) and a narrow loss against Jim(1-2), losing to Enderr, Dayshi, Suppy and Jim and not being able to get to the playoffs, the tournament was eventually won by Soulkey.

With the newly released Copa America Tournament for Latin America, he started practicing even harder. After managing to get enough points in the 4 qualifiers, BLord qualified for his first major tournament, the offline finals of Copa America in Argentina. After a rough start, losing to KiLLer 2-1, he dominated the lower bracket beating players like Jarppi, Tunico and eventually Killer again, with the last game of the bo3 series being decided by a 10pool with drone pull by BLord, which he managed to pull off and win the series. He was now in the finals of the losser bracket where he was matched against JimRising, with a $700 difference between 3rd and 2nd place and the possibility to maybe win the tournament, there was a lot in the line. Blord managed to win the first game despite being behind most of the game, but he ended up losing the series 1-2, getting 3rd place and $600.

He tried to qualify for WCS 2014 Challenger league but did not get good results.

Blord started the ImbaForce Gaming team with a friend. The team currently consists of several GM and Master league players. He left the team to his friend and switched to 1 Step Ahead. He then created and is the only player in his KremaZ team.

Trivia[edit]

  • He discovered it was possible to play online in Broodwar, 2 months prior to Starcraft2 release.
  • Loves to go Ultralisks and Vipers vs a Meching terran.
  • Went to WCG Peru 2011 to watch the best players of his country, beat those same players in WCG Peru 2013.
  • Was invited by a random person to play a showmatch for $25 in HotS beta. The person paid via PayPal and was not seen again.
  • Likes to play videogame themes on a piano.
  • BLord is currently doing Youtube videos where he presents different social content non-gaming related.

Achievements[edit]

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2014-11-15 A77 - 8th Copa America 2014 Grand Finals Imbaforcelogo std.png 0 : 2 Zicon small.png Cham $200
2013-11-17 A33rd Copa America 2013 Grand Finals Imbaforcelogo std.png 1 : 2 Zicon small.png JimRising $600


In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2017-05-12 A11st Filthy NA Cup Weekly 24 1fprogaminglogo std.png 3 : 0 Picon small.png Seigifried $75
2017-04-27 A22nd Proxy Tempest Open #49 Thunder awaken logo std.png 0 : 3 Ticon small.png FuturE $12
2017-04-26 A22nd Proxy Tempest EU Open #33 Thunder awaken logo std.png 1 : 3 Zicon small.png ZhuGeLiang $10
2017-04-19 A22nd Proxy Tempest EU Open #31 Thunder awaken logo std.png 1: 3 Zicon small.png ZhuGeLiang $10
2017-04-06 A22nd Proxy Tempest Open #46 Thunder awaken logo std.png 0 : 3 Zicon small.png True $10
2017-04-02 A11st Copa CWW Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 1 Zicon small.png ToToDile $18
2017-03-30 A11st Proxy Tempest Open #45 Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 0 Picon small.png Hjax $15
2017-03-14 A11st SCVRush Open #66 Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 1 Picon small.png EnigmA €5
2017-03-04 A11st Kohchoo Cup #1 Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 0 Ticon small.png FuturE $50
2017-02-24 A11st Filthy NA Cup Weekly #13 Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 0 Zicon small.png GAMETIME $82.5
2017-02-21 A11st SCVRush Open #63 Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 2 Zicon small.png TomikuS €5
2017-02-14 A11st SCVRush Open #62 Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 1 Ticon small.png ArchangeL €5
2017-02-07 A22nd Proxy Tempest EU Open #13 Thunder awaken logo std.png 0 : 2 Zicon small.png Cham $10
2017-01-18 A11st Proxy Tempest EU Open #11 Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 1 Picon small.png Indy $10
2017-01-08 A11st SttE Tournament #3 Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 0 Picon small.png WiNgiAN $50
2016-12-25 A11st Allin Holiday Something Something Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 0 Picon small.png rhizer $15
2016-12-22 A22nd Proxy Tempest Open #32 Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 3 Picon small.png PiLiPiLi $10
2016-12-15 A22nd Proxy Tempest Open #31 Thunder awaken logo std.png 1 : 3 Zicon small.png DemiLove $10
2016-10-02 A11st Lima Gaming Festival Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 1 Zicon small.png Odin $192
2016-09-19 A11st ElPadrinoTH Sc2 Cup #1 Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 0 Picon small.png Verytoss $80
2016-09-11 A11st Apentic Cup2 ReG GaminGlogo std.png 4 : 1 Zicon small.png Nefaste €10
2016-09-05 A11st II Juega Tec Thunder awaken logo std.png 2 : 0 Zicon small.png Odin $100 in hardware
2016-08-31 A11st Thunder League Thunder awaken logo std.png 3 : 0 Ticon small.png Legend $25
2016-02-04 A11st Ragnarok Lan Party 2016 3 : 1 Ticon small.png Smile $1200 in hardware
2015-06-14 A11st Imba Force League 2015 Season 1 1stepaheadlogo std.png 4 : 3 Picon small.png Frozt $100
2015-09-05 A11st Ragnarok Cup 2015 1stepaheadlogo std.png 3 : 1 Picon small.png XionS $1200 in hardware
2014-09-27 A11st ImbaForce League 2014 Imbaforcelogo std.png 4 : 0 Picon small.png Frozt $400 in hardware
2014-08-28 A44th Destroy Story Cup I Imbaforcelogo std.png 0 : 2 Ticon small.png Bulugulu $20
2014-08-28 A33rd Israeli Star League Imbaforcelogo std.png 2 : 0 Picon small.png MoskoTheBear $20
2013-03-11 A11st MasGamers Trujillo RoHlogo std.png 3 : 2 Picon small.png Gosudark $100 in Hardware
2013-09-01 A11st WCG Peru 2013 RoHlogo std.png 3 : 1 Picon small.png XionS Paid Trip to WCG 2013
2013-08-25 A44th Copa America 2013 Season 2 RoHlogo std.png 0 : 3 Zicon small.png JimRising $100
2013-06-14 A22nd Esla.pro Qualifier #2 RoHlogo std.png 0 : 2 Ticon small.png Fenix $75
2013-04-13 A22nd Gigabyte Top League #3 Furiouslogo std.png 0 : 2 Picon small.png XionS $200 in hardware
2012-12-07 A11st Gigabyte Top League #2 Furiouslogo std.png 3 : 0 Picon small.png XionS $600 in hardware
2012-11-22 A22nd Play4Hots #4 Furiouslogo std.png 0 : 2 Picon small.png Krr €25
2012-09-27 A11st Digital Generation League Furiouslogo std.png 2 : 0 Picon small.png Gosudark $50
2012-09-13 A33rd Gigabyte Top League Furiouslogo std.png 1 : 3 Ticon small.png Fenix $100
Complete Results in any Tournament

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