7 December 2011 - Sen, currently a StarCraft-II player for e-sports team GAMABEARS of Gamania Digital Entertainment, Ltd., battled well-known SC-II pros from around the world and in the end walked away with 3 rd place and $12,000USD in prize money at the North American Starcraft League (NASL) Season 2 Grand Finals held in Ontario, California 2-4 December.
Next, Sen will be in Busan, Korea from 8-11 December playing the 2011 World Cyber Games (WCG) SC-II tournament.
Evil Geniuses’ Terran PuMa was league champion for the second time, successfully defending his reigning throne against Team Liquid’s Protoss player HerO. Incidentally, the duo had battled the previous week at DreamHack Winter 2011, and HerO had clutched 1 st place after a 6-1 win over PuMa.
Prior to the tournament, Sen had been foreseen by local and overseas fans as a favorite for the top four finalists, which he did not disappoint. After an upsetting 0-4 loss to HerO in the semifinals, Sen recovered quickly and played with poise in the 3 rd/4 th place match, finally overcoming Swedish Terran ThorZaIN 4-2. During the post-game interview, Sen said that he will not be so modest in future tournaments because “every time I say I hope to get top 3, I jinx myself and always end up third! Next time, I want to be in the top 2!”
One of the highlights at the NASL was that all the players would take a red-carpet walk to the main stage before their match began, and Sen always received a considerable amount of attention from the sidelines, bringing commentators to occasionally awe over Sen’s overseas popularity during the games. For more news on Sen’s matches at the WCG from 8-11 December, check for updates on the GAMABEARS official fan page at: