Ethan "iaguz" Zugai is a Terran player from Australia who is currently teamless.
iaguz is an Australian player living in Sydney. Before SC2 he was known as one of Australia's top Red Alert 3 players, one of the few successful RA3 converts to the StarCraft genre along with deth. Before RA3 he already had a rich strategy game background, playing games like Dawn of War and Company of Heroes at a reasonably competitive level, and in the world of tabletop gaming played several games from the Warhammer series.
Wings Of Liberty
iaguz was a noted performer in some of Australia's earliest tournaments in beta, but once Wings of Liberty was released he held off getting involved in the competitive scene until relatively late. In Wings of Liberty, iaguz has proven to be a contender for any of the online SEA server events and thrives at offline events, especially around the local Sydney area. His playstyle is macro-oriented with unique timing pushes and builds.
Heart of the Swarm
Legacy of The Void
On April 28, 2016, iaguz became a player for the newly formed esports organization Nuovo Gaming. On September 27, 2016, Nuovo Gaming announced to be entering an indefinite hyatus, releasing iaguz.
- Was a competitive Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 player as the Soviets faction.
- First games he played were The Lost Vikings and Dune 2.
- Plays WarHammer 40k and Bloodbowl.
- His competitive gaming "career" started in Dawn of War, where he hit 1v1 rank 1400 with Imperial Guard.
- Played Company of Heroes competitively, holding #1 USA faction player as well as holding spots in the other 3 faction's top 15 listings.
- Used to be a shoutcaster for Company of Heroes.
- Nicknamed Gimli by the Australian SC2 community due to his physical resemblance to the Lord of the Rings character.
- Bears an uncanny resemblance to Rory Swann and has rushed through the campaign on casual for at least 3 separate accounts to get the in game portrait.
- Competed in IEM Season VI: Guangzhou where he was nominated for the "Sick Nerd Baller of Guangzhou" for being the "Gimli Terran."
|In Major Tournaments|
|2017-06-24||1st||2017 WCS Valencia - Oceania, SEA Qualifier||4 : 3||Probe||$1,968|
|2017-05-21||1st||2017 WCS Jönköping - Oceania, SEA Qualifier||3 : 2||Seither||$3,052|
|2017-04-02||2nd||2017 WCS Austin - Oceania, SEA Qualifier||1 : 3||Probe||$2,000|
|2016-06-19||3rd||2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, Japan||0 : 3||Seither||$1,200|
|2016-04-17||1st||2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, Japan||4 : 2||KingKong||$2,000|
|2016-02-14||3rd||2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: Oceania, SEA, Japan||1 : 3||PiG||$1,200|
|2014-07-20||2nd||ACL Pro Circuit 2014: Sydney||0 : 4||KingKong||$2,000|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2016-09-24||2nd||ESL ANZ Cup September||2 : 3||Seither||$250|
|2016-07-31||1st||ESL ANZ Cup July||3 : 2||Seither||$500|
|2016-05-29||2nd||ESL ANZ Cup May||1 : 3||KingKong||$250|
|2016-04-30||2nd||ESL ANZ Cup April||0 : 3||Seither||$250|
|2016-03-12||1st||ESL ANZ Cup March||3 : 2||KingKong||$500|
|2016-02-21||1st||ESL ANZ Cup February||3 : 1||KingKong||$500|
|2015-05-22||3 - 4th||WATCH This: Jord Invitational||2 : 3||Welmu||$50|
|2015-01-18||3rd||OSC Global Allstars||0 : 2||Kane||$125|
|2014-06-15||3rd||2014 WCS Season 3: Oceania/SEA Qualifier||1 : 2||Petraeus||$350|
|2014-03-30||1st||2014 WCS Season 2: Oceania/SEA Qualifier||2 : 0||KingKong||$600|
|2013-08-11||1st||ACL 2013 Pro Circuit: Season 2||3 : 1||Petraeus||AU$1,000|
|2013-07-14||1st||Arena AVCon Tournament||3 : 1||Petraeus||AU$2500|
|2013-10-12||2nd||MSI Saturday Showdown Series #3||0 : 3||Arthur||AU$50|
|2013-09-28||2nd||MSI Saturday Showdown Series #2||0 : 3||Apocalypse||AU$50|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
Matches in Heart of the Swarm
IEM Season VIII - Shanghai
Matches in Wings of Liberty
ACL Pro 2013
IEM Season VI - Guangzhou
- Group Stage: iaguz vs Revival(Group Stage: Game 1 of 2)
- Group Stage: iaguz vs Revival(Group Stage: Game 2 of 2)
- 2017-05-26 | Get to Know Your WCS Challengers: iaguz by Waxangel of TeamLiquid.net
- 2014-11-02 | Bro Times With Olli: MSI Beat IT by "DarkLordOlli", "lichter", "CosmicSpiral" of TeamLiquid.net at MSI Beat IT 2014
- 2014-09-13 | INTERVIEW WITH ROOT IAGUZ by ploguidic3 of Esports Heaven
- 2014-07-30 | WCS AM CL - iaguz: "I would need a minor miracle" by Teamliquid.net at 2014 WCS Season 3 America
- 2013-07-22 | ReDeYe of ESLTV interviews iaquz at IEM Shanghai about Australia's Starcraft scene. by ReDeYe of ESLTV at IEM Season VIII - Shanghai
- 2012-07-20 | Livibee interviews iaquz at ACL Pro Melbourne. by Livibee at Australian_Cyber_League/2012_Pro_Circuit/Melbourne
- 2011-07-27 | Interview with iaquz. by Benji
- Mindfreak Esports expands SC2 roster with Iaguz
- iaguz joing Frenetic Array
- Introducing ROOT iaguz! root-gaming.com
-  root-gaming.com
- Jacob Wolf (2016-04-28). "Nuovo Gaming launches Oceanic esports organization". ESPN.com.
- AlexGLogics (2016-09-27). "Nuovo Gaming Indefinitive Hyatus". TwitLonger.com.
- Tom Peeters (2016-11-10). "Welcoming Back Iaguz". ROOT-Gaming.com.
- Gamereplays.org - Interview with iaguz
- http://au.gamespot.com/news/starcraft-ii-pro-am-tournament-meet-the-pros-part-2-6382666 Gamespot.au - Starcraft II Pro-Am Tournament: Meet the Pros--Part 2
- http://www.esl-world.net/masters/season6/guangzhou/sc2/groupstage/news/172438/ Vote for the SICK NERD BALLER of Guangzhou!