Printed on February 28, 2021
Italian Zerg phenom, Riccardo Romiti, higher identified in the neighborhood as Reynor, has received the StarCraft 2 Masters Championship at IEM Katowice. This marks the tip of the 2020 StarCraft 2 match circuit run by ESL and is now successfully the grand finals of StarCraft 2 since Blizzard handed the reigns over to ESL.
Reynor went by a gauntlet of the world’s greatest gamers to safe his win, defeating Korean StarCraft II legends: Stats (P), Darkish (Z), Maru (T), and at last Zest (P) within the grand finals. Reynor needed to get a win in all three matchups within the playoffs earlier than ultimately dealing with off and beating Zest 4-2.
Reynor’s win is the second time a participant from exterior of Korea has develop into StarCraft 2 grand champion; the primary time was when Serral received again in 2018.
This growth shouldn’t come as a shock to anybody that has been following the StarCraft 2 esports scene carefully over the previous few years. He was the runner-up within the 2019 world champion dropping that 12 months to Darkish.
Reynor has been a fixture in WCS/IEM circuit even at a particularly younger age, and at 18, is simply now hitting his prime and is already a grand champion.
For Zest, that is the second 12 months in a row that he made it to the grand finals however finally misplaced. StarCraft 2 followers are inclined to have a tender spot for constant contenders that don’t finally win, so I’m certain followers might be pulling further arduous for Zest subsequent 12 months.
Congratulations to Reynor and his household on the large win!