ClouD

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Player Information
Name:
Carlo Giannacco
Birth:
May 31, 1987 (1987-05-31) (age 30)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
mYm.ClouD, ToT)ClouD(, inF.ClouD, SoL.ClouD
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History
InFerno eSports, ToT, iG, Play.it, SoL
2010-08-07 - 2011-08-14
2011-08-14 - 2013-01-10
2013-01-10
Retired

Carlo "ClouD" Giannacco is a former Terran player from Italy, who is now retired.

Biography[edit]

Known as one of the best foreign Protoss players, ClouD already made great results in 2005. By winning the Italian national qualifiers for WCG, and the peak of his StarCraft: Brood War skill is shown in the finals of the Spirit Tournament, hosted by scforall.com, when ClouD lost to Nony 3:4 in the finals. He made his name with exceptional Dragoon control and High Templar and Dark Templar usage.

In August 2010, he qualified for the 17th season of the German ESL Pro Series (EPS), which featured StarCraft II for the first time. In order to compete, ClouD has to move to Germany for the time of the league.

In January 2013, ClouD announced that he left Team ALTERNATE and would move from Germany back to Italy.[1]

In March 2013, ClouD announced his retirement from StarCraft II and progaming altogether.[2]

In Beta[edit]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

ClouD joined up with Meet Your Makers clan, along with the Swedish Protoss player NaNiwa.[3] Shortly after, he experienced his first success of launch by coming second in the Go4SC2 ESL Cup #25. This not only granted him the prize points, but also qualified him for the IEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne, the first major live StarCraft II event in Europe.

On August 4, 2011 ClouD's contract with Meet Your Makers expired [4] and shortly after it was announced that he joined Team ALTERNATE.[5] He was later invited to Electronic Sports World Cup 2011. In the ESWC ClouD would go 3-2 in his group placing second dropping series to IdrA and to an unknown Protoss player named Harpner, nonetheless he would advance to the elimination bracket where he would face ThorZaIN, ClouD would snatch the 2-1 win in a close series advancing to the round of 8, there he would be matched up vs Stephano, ClouD went onto losing 0-2 to the eventual champion but still getting a 5th-8th finish.

In 2012, ClouD would participate in ASUS ROG Winter 2012 at Assembly. He made it out of his group in first place but lost 2-0 in the Round of 16 to MaNa.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Italy Nationals[edit]

On May 1, 2012, ClouD participated in the 2012 World Championship Series: Italy Nationals. ClouD took out TtlLoacker and StarEagle before getting knocked in to the losers round after losing to JeaL. In the losers round, ClouD wasn't able to get any further and had to settle for 3rd place as he lost to StarEagle by a score of 0-2, who took revenge for his previous loss against ClouD

Trivia[edit]

  • Represented Italy in multiple WCGs in StarCraft: Brood War.[6]
  • Used to play Protoss, before playing Terran.[Citation needed]
  • Participated in TL-Attack!, Season 2.
  • ClouD was also a player of Team Italy.
  • Is trying to switch to be a full-time poker player.[7]

Achievements[edit]

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2012-04-29 A44th ESL Pro Series Germany Spring 2012 Alternatelogo std.png 2 : 3 Zicon small.png DarKFoRcE €600
2011-04-02 A22nd Ultimate Gaming Championship Mymlogo std.png 1 : 3 Picon small.png HasuObs $1,600
2010-12-05 A22nd ESL Pro Series Germany: Season 17 Mymlogo std.png 0 : 2 Picon small.png Socke €1,500
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2012[edit]

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

Notable Beta Matches[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]