Juan "VortiX" Moreno Durán is a Zerg player from Spain, currently playing for Karont3 e-Sports Club. He was active in WarCraft III, and he is the younger brother of LucifroN, another Spanish progamer .
 Wings of Liberty
 Step by step (2011 - early 2012)
In early 2011, VortiX firstly made a name for himself not only as the brother of the Warcraft III player LucifroN, but also by winning the first StarCraft II Spain EPS, making him the first Spanish SC2 champion. During the year, he participated to small online events, or local lans, prioritizing his studies, like his brother.
He erupted at the international scene at The Gathering 2012 in Hamar, Norway. He finished 5th/8th at the tournament after showing a great skill level and being one of the revelation players of the tournament. He went though both group phases, beating 2-1 TitaN in his first match. At the bracket phase, VortiX defeated SjoW by a clear 2-0 and then lost 1-2 to Brat_OK, who made it to the grand final and lost to VortiX's brother, LucifroN.
From May 26th to May 27th, he participated in the 2012 World Championship Series: Spain Nationals. After beating AlaStOr in the loser bracket final, he then lost to his brother LucifroN in the grand finals.
On July 3rd, 2012, VortiX played in the TSL4 EU/NA #7 Qualifier, where he made it to the finals and defeated Golden 3-0, earning him a spot in TSL4, which would be his first premier event. He defeated BabyKnight in the first round of the event, but then narrowly lost 2 to 3 to Keen in the round of 16.
The same month, he also showed his value in team leagues. VortiX represented his team Karont3 in IPL Team Arena Challenge 3 against Empire, and brought back his team from 0-2 to 5-2, convincingly all-killing Empire's lineup which included Beastyqt, Kas, and Happy.
 Surpassing his brother (Summer 2012 - Winter 2013)
At the end of July, he retook his title of Spanish champion to his brother by defeating him in EPS Spain 9, who had defeated him in their three previous encounters.
VortiX attended IEM Season VII Global Challenge Cologne, celebrated at GamesCom on August 15-19th, 2012. It was his first premier offline tournament and he amazed the world by reaching the semifinals after going through the group stage and beating 2 South Korean superstars at the playoffs: ForGG
, 3-0, and SuperNova
, 3-2. He lost to the eventual champion, Mvp
, with a 1-3 score.
During the summer of 2012, VortiX made multiple podiums, making a name for himself in the StarCraft II scene as one of the best foreigners
From 15th to 16th September, Vortix represented Spain while participating in 2012 World Championship Series Europe. He fought his way through the upper bracket all the way to the Winner's Final beating Noticimus, SortOf, Bly and BabyKnight. Having already secured spot in WCS World Championship, VortiX clashed in Winner's final with favorite to the championship Stephano losing 0-2. In the loser's bracket he battled with his brother, LucifroN, winning 2-0. In the Grand Final he sought revenge against Stephano but after winning first match 2-1, he eventually lost 0-2 finishing - like in Spain Nationals - second.
In September, he also played in the first open DreamHack in his homeland (the previous DreamHack Valencia being an invitational). He crushed his first group, and went through his second one thanks to a good mapscore. In the playoffs he defeated the Korean Zerg viOlet before losing to the Terran one TheStC.
VortiX qualified himself for IEM Season VII Singapore from his placing in the European Qualifiers. Attending the tournament from 22nd to 25th November, 2012, he would be placed in group A. He would go 3:2 (7-4) on maps and thus managed to qualify for the playoffs. In the playoffs he would once again make it to the semifinals, defeating both Ninja and Revival 3:0. In the semifinals he would face Sting and would lose to the eventual champion 3:2.
From November 17th to November 18th VortiX participated in the Battle.net World Championship. He finished second in his group after losing 1-2 to Vibe in the first series, he then won Comm 2-0 and Vibe 2-0. In the bracket he had to face his brother LucifroN. After winning him 3-2 he lost to the runner-up of the tournament Creator by 2-3.
He also entered IPL 5, but couldnt do better than a 25 to 32 placement, after loss against Caliber in the first round, and DongRaeGu in the loser’s bracket.
VortiX kept playing in online tournament, and he notably finished third of the RSL 2. Despite a dominant groupstage with a 2 to 0 win against Leenock, he was defeated by Scarlett in the winner’s finals, and by the same Leenock in the loser’s finals.
From December 8th to December 9th VortiX participated in the first edition of the THOR open. He finished first in his group after winning Ourk, PoYo and Snute by 2-0. In the semifinals he had to face the Swedish Protoss Bischu and he won by another 2-0. Finally, he won Snute in the final by 3-0, finishing the tournament undefeated in series and maps, his first gold in a major event
His last Wings of Liberty event was IEM Katowice, where he was less successful, as he was eliminated in the groupstage, having suffered loss against the three Koreans of his group Daisy, Golden and First.
 Heart of the Swarm
The first HotS event for VortiX was IEM Season VII World Championship, but like in Katowice, he was unable to made it out of the groupstage.
After that, he lost his Spanish crown to his brother during EPS Spain 10, his first loss in months against LucifroN.
- He played Undead in WarCraft III.
- He is the brother of the progamer, LucifroN.
- He studies computer science.
- Can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 30 seconds.
| In Premier Team Leagues
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