Alex "Neeb" Sunderhaft is an American Protoss (previously Terran) player who is currently sponsored by Ting.
Neeb is a 17 year-old Protoss player and lives in New York. Before playing competitive StarCraft 2, he played Runescape and League of Legends.
Heart of the Swarm
During the Acer TeamStory Cup US Qualifiers semifinals, he nearly all-killed FXOpen North America, defeating hendralisk and his future teammates Future, Drunkenboi and desRow. Unable to play the last game due to a conflict, his team, Starcraft2strategy, forfeited.
Neeb qualified for the 2013 WCS Season 1 America: Challenger League on May 4, 2013 with victories over Fitzyhere and teammate Moosegills. There he was able to beat HuK in the first round, but fell afterward to puCK and was knocked down to the group stages. He was placed in Group G along with Maker, hellokitty, and TaeJa. Although he couldn't beat TaeJa in the winners round, he was able to beat Maker and then hellokitty to come second in the group and qualify for the Season 2 Premier League.
During this time Neeb also participated in SHOUTcraft America. He was placed in Group B along with drunkenboi, Goswser, and hendralisk. After losing his initial match to drunkenboi, he was able to beat hendralisk 2-1, but then lost to Goswser and was knocked out of the tournament.
Neeb qualified for the WCS AM Season 2 Premier League Round of 32. He participated in Group C,along with Minigun, Alicia, and Apocalypse, but fell down to 2013 WCS Season 2 America: Challenger League in last place with a map score of 1-4. He reached the third round of the bracket stage, defeating puCK along the way, before falling to DeMusliM.
Neeb had to play a Bo5 in WCS America 2014 Challenger League in order to advance to Premier League. He was able to defeat EnDerr by a score of 3-1 and advanced to WCS America 2014 Season 1 Premier League.
In Premier, Neeb played his Ro32 group against Polt, Illusion, and Minigun. Despite being the underdog of the group, Neeb was able to defeat Minigun 2-0, narrowly lose to Polt in the winners match 1-2, and defeat Illusion 2-0 to advance from his group in second place. This qualified him for the Ro16.
On November 4, 2014, it was announced that Neeb and Fnatic parted ways.
Legacy of the Void
Neeb met Blizzard's changes to StarCraft II through the LotV expansion with mostly positive criticism. At the 2016 WCS Winter Circuit event, before his Round of 32 match, he stated that, "The game plays a lot faster... The action happens quicker, the games start up faster, and the games are decided faster - and I like that."
Neeb switched from Terran to Protoss around April 2015, and is especially known[by whom?] for his strong PvT play due to his intimate knowledge of the Terran race. According to Basetradetv, as of June 5, over the course of 52 professional matches against Terran opponents, Neeb has a 73.1% win percentage.
Beginning in early 2016, Neeb started to break through as one of the best American StarCraft II players, having several strong tournament performances against high-level competition.
In January, at the DreamHack Open tournament in Leipzig, Neeb defeated Dayshi 3-1, before falling 3-2 to PtitDrogo in the Round of 16. Neeb had a similar showing in March at the WCS Winter Circuit Championship in Katowice, advancing to the Round of 16 before losing to Hydra 3-2.
On May 16, Neeb was the highest ranked North American player in the WCS Circuit standings, at rank #6 with 1950 points.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-05-08||2nd||2016 DreamHack Open: Austin||2 : 4||Hydra||$8,000|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2016-05-31||3rd||BaseTradeTV Map Test Tournament||3 : 2||Beastyqt||$600|
|2016-04-26||1st||Ting of the Hill||3 : 0||Bails||$750|
|2016-03-20||2nd||Kings of the North 2016||3 : 4||MaSa||500 CAD|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- TeamLiquid.net. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=412278.
- FXOpeneSports (2013-03-27). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/FXOpeneSports/status/317108468165263360. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- FXO NA Disbands + More
- Aeromi (4 November 2014). "Fnatic and Neeb part ways". www.teamliquid.net.
- 2016-03-03 | StarCraft 2 - Kelazhur vs. Neeb (TvP) - IEM Katowice 2016 - Ro32 by ESL
- "Neeb sponsored by Ting". TeamLiquid.net. 23 April 2016.