Top

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Player Information
Name:
胡涛
Romanized Name:
Hu Tao
Birth:
January 29, 1990 (1990-01-29) (age 27)
Country:
Race:
Clan:
Nicknames:
一波狂魔
Total Earnings:
$38,870.02
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History
2011-11-07 - 2012-06-01
2012-06-01 - 2012-12-27
2012-12-27 - 2014-09-11
2015-03-09 - 2015-07-20
2015-10-15
Retired

Hu "Top" Tao is a former Chinese StarCraft II Protoss player, who is currently as a Heroes player.

Playstyle[edit]

He prefers an aggressive build order and tends to kill his opponents in early games in most of the matches. As a result, he is always compared to HuK among Chinese fans.

Wings Of Liberty[edit]

2012 WCS China Nationals[edit]

From July 2 to July 15, 2012, Top participated in the World Championship Series 2012 China making it all the way to the Winner Bracket Final after overcoming Super, Ezrc, Loner, Jim, XY, He fell to Comm in the winner bracket 0-2 and was subsequently eliminated after losing to TooDming in the Lower Bracket finals with a score of 1-2. Top finished in 3rd place and qualified for World Championship Series 2012 Asia.

2012 WCS Asia Finals[edit]

Top also competed in the World Championship Series 2012 Asia Finals after defeating Apro 2-0 in the first round, Top went on to face TooDming (The player who eliminated him from the Chinese Nationals), TooDming once again defeated Top 0-2. Top then defeated MacSed 2-1 but was eliminated from the tournament in the following round by Slam. Top finished the tournament in 12th-16th position.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013 WCS America Season 1[edit]

Top qualified for Challenger League in season one through the Invite-Only Qualifier after being controversially left out of the Open Qualifier (along with many other Chinese Professionals). He defeated Fitzyhere before being knocked to the Lower Bracket by Jim. Top then went on to defeat Miya to qualify for 2013 WCS Season 1 Challenger League.

In the Challenger League Bracket Stage Top was place in Bracket one, he defeated KiLLeR (2-1) and Fenix (2-0) and fell to Apocalypse 0-2 in the final. Booking himself a place in the Challenger League Group Stage.

Top was placed in Group F, his first opponent was Minigun who defeated him 0-2. Top would then go on to defeated Xenocider 2-0 and State 2-1 to finish second in his group and qualify for 2013 WCS America Season 2: Premier League.

2013 WCS America Season 2[edit]

Top competed Round of 32 of Premier League in Group E. He was defeated by Revival 1-2 and HwangSin 1-2 and fell to Challenger League.

In the Challenger League Bracket Stage, Top defeated 2-0 Capoch, Hack, and Sage to earn himself a spot in the 2013 WCS America Season 3 Premier League.

2013 WCS America Season 3[edit]

Top was placed in Group E in Premier League, where he fell 1-2 to HuK and 0-2 to TaeJa, dropping down to Challenger. In the bracket stage, Top defeated mOOnGLaDe 2-1 but lost to Arthur 0-2 in the next round, which placed him in the group stage with MajOr. DeMusliM, and desRow. He first lost to DeMusliM 1-2, but was able to take second in his group after defeating desRow 2-0 and DeMusliM 2-1 in the rematch, which secured him a spot in the WCS America 2014 Season 1 Challenger League.

2014 WCS America Season 1[edit]

In the Challenger match, Top faced ViOlet and narrowly defeated the Korean Zerg 3-2, including an unorthodox rubber match, to advance to Premier League. He was not able to move further in the Premier League as he lost to HerO and his Chinese fellow XiGua in Ro32.

2014 WCS America Season 2[edit]

Top once again attended the Premier League after a close series against Canadian zerg player, Kane. However, he once again finished bottom place in the Ro32 group stage, getting knocked out from Premier. This was the forth time in a row which saw he qualified to Premier League but finished last place.

2014 WCS America Season 3[edit]

Top drew a tough opponent in Seed in his Challenger match and was defeated with relative ease 0-3, unable to qualify for Premier League for the first time since his Premiere appearance in 2013 WCS Season 2.

2015 WCS Season 1[edit]

Although Top was defeated by iAsonu, he still mangaged to get the ticket to Challenger League by beating Ezrc. He didn't return Premier League because he was defeated with 1-3 by MacSed.

Return to SC2 - Failure[edit]

Following his joining of Newbee as a Heroes of the Storm player, he stopped practising SC2 until he left this team. Later, it seemed he decided to return to SC2 and played a match against SeRafiNe, where Top lost by 1-2.[1] However, he joined another Heroes of the Storm team, Zero Gaming, on Oct. 15, 2015. He forfeited the SC2 event of NESO 2015. He couldn't return to SC2.

Achievements[edit]

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2015-01-25 A22nd GPL 2014 Season 2 Hist std.png 2 : 4 Zicon small.png TooDming $2,416
2014-12-07 A33rd National Electronic Sports Open 2014 Hist std.png 2 : 0 Ticon small.png Zycart $1,630
2014-10-26 A11st BoGou Cup: Grand Finals Hist std.png 4 : 3 Ticon small.png XY $4,083
2014-10-07 A33 - 4th 2014 G-League Hist std.png 1 : 3 Zicon small.png iAsonu $1,625
2013-12-31 A33 - 4th 2013 G-League Zoo std.png 2 : 3 Picon small.png MacSed $1,653
2013-11-09 A11st National Electronic Sports Tournament 2013 Zoo std.png 2 : 0 Ticon small.png Loner $4,902
2012-11-01 A33rd International E-Culture Festival 2012 PhoenixTeamlogo std.png 2 : 0 Zicon small.png AK $2,000
2012-07-15 A33rd 2012 SC2 WCS: China Nationals PhoenixTeamlogo std.png 1 : 2 Zicon small.png TooDming $900
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2014-10-12 A22nd BoGou Cup: September Finals 0 : 2 Picon small.png Jim $163
2014-09-07 A11st BoGou Cup: August Finals Zoo std.png 2 : 1 Picon small.png Mystery $244
2014-05-04 A22nd BoGou Cup: April Finals Zoo std.png 0 : 2 Picon small.png Jim $163
2014-04-06 A11st BoGou Cup: March Finals Zoo std.png 2 : 0 Ticon small.png XY $244
2014-01-26 A11st SOC 2013-2014 Winter Season Finals Zoo std.png 3 : 1 Zicon small.png Courage $1,634
Complete Results in any Tournament

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