This Saturday, the High School Starleague will face off against the Collegiate Starleague. From each league, they have hand-selected players who have the potential to become the new rising stars of StarCraft 2 to face each other in this showmatch.
In this King of the Hill best-of-nine series, cheer on iS.Sanddbox who will be facing off against Protoss player: Eifer. Sanddbox will be supported by his HSL peers: GoSuPokeBunny, Xenocider, vVvEzalb, and other young fearsome players!
The Collegiate Starleague will try and prove why they are better than their younger counterparts. They have PZSniXSniPe, NrGDime, and Boonrebu to name a few who will be representing CSL. Although the big names such as KawaiiRice and Ostojiy will not appear, HSL should not go into this match carelessly. The showmatch will follow the GSTL format and map pool and the broadcast time is yet to be determined. Which league will you cheer for!? Let us know on Twitter if you’re rooting for HSL!
Cheer on Sanddbox this weekend and show your support by following him on Twitter!
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Season 11 for the Starcraft 2 League was a great success. We had an action-packed season with an exciting playoffs, and a team who for the first time ever in ESEA SC2 history, managed to go completely undefeated. Congratulations to Infinity Seven, who achieved a perfect 20-0 record this season and has become the new ESEA SC2 Champions! We took the time to interview the new champions after their 3-1 victory over the runner-up, CheckSix Gaming.
1st Place – Infinity Seven ($2,800)
2nd Place – CheckSix Gaming ($1,200)
3rd Place – It’s Gosu eSports ($600)
4th Place – LighT eSports ($200)
5/6th Place – Team Legion ($100)
5/6th Place – Team Nightmares ($100)
Congratulations on becoming the ESEA Season 11 Champions! How do you guys feel?
Freaking awesome! It’s an amazing feeling to know that we’ve done what no other team has done so far in ESEA and that is to go undefeated in the season.
This is your third season participating in ESEA. Previously Infinity Seven achieved 3rd and 4th place. What was the big factor in Infinity Seven’s success and first place finish this time around?
Mmm… Infinity Seven as a team changed much over the past few seasons. At first we were a group of young players who wanted to prove that we were the best. The team chemistry was raw and powerful which was one of the reasons why we were able to beat EG during the regular season last year.
The following season, we were going through a lot of shifts in our roster as we were trying to become a more stable team. We were finding out that, although we had some of the best players in the league, we weren’t able to clinch the necessary wins.
It wasn’t until this season did our team chemistry really mature. Our players trusted each other and with that confidence they were able to play more solid. We joked earlier in MLG Columbus that we were going to win ESEA, but we didn’t realize that we would do so in dominating fashion. I would have to say that in the end it was because of the team bond that we have. It was something that took time to grow though.
How did you guys prepare for the matches in playoffs? How did you prepare for the match versus CheckSix?
It’s a mixture of timing, luck, and confidence in our players. Our players are familiar with CheckSix roster so we knew what kind of team we were facing. It was definitely troubling to see an all-zerg line-up, especially with CrazyMoviNG unable to play ZvZ cross-region. Most of our players actually struggle against zerg currently.
In our first match against Check Six, Insur ended up losing the 4th match against Sleep which ended up tying the series; we had the choice of sending in either jEcho or Sanddbox. We knew Check6 would send out the expected pick: Sleep, thus a ZvZ match-up would be inevitable. In the end we sent Sanddbox; because, he had confidence in his ability to snipe Sleep. He came through beyond…
Thanks to Conan “xSixSuppy” Liu for conducting the interview and writing the wrap up!
Infinity Seven’s Axslav will be attending MLG Summer Arena as the official Protoss Analyst. This time around, there will be Alicia, Oz, Grubby, Sase, Hero, and four other Protosses that Axslav will pick at and analyze. Look forward to see a total of 32 of some of the best players around the world compete in a prize pool of 26.4k this weekend!
This marks Axslav’s 3rd consecutive appearance as the Protoss analyst for MLG. He has attended all the MLG Arena’s up-to-date, being a competitor for the first MLG Arena earlier this year. Known for his in-depth analysis on his thought process real-time, he quickly became an authoritative Protoss figure in North America while streaming on a daily basis.
Axslav will be assisting the casters: Artosis, djWheat, Day9, Apollo, and Mr Bitter with his insight. Look forward to see him analyze some of the best Protosses at MLG Summer Arena.
Make sure to show your support by following Axslav on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitch!
With the second MLG Championship just around the corner. Infinity Seven is proud to announce that CrazymoviNG, Axslav, jEcho, Insur, Pyre, and Sanddbox will be competing in MLG Spring Championships at Anaheim!
MLG is preparing to host the biggest event yet with new exciting partnerships! Blizzard has decided to partner with MLG to host the World Championships Series: US Nationals at Anaheim. This means that Axslav, Insur, and Pyre will be competing in the tournament at the same time as MLG. They will be competing against the best players in the United States for a $30,000 prize pool and a chance to qualify for the NA Regional tournament. They will be busy playing both tournaments, so wish them good health and the best of luck!
But that’s not all, we will have our team owner, Zhang “zemotion” Jingna, present, alongside with Alpesh “Detox” Patel, who has helped this team grow since the beginning of its formation. Thundertoss our coach will there supporting our players. Nic, Adam, solo and Danglars will in attendance as supporting staff for the players as well.
We would like to thank our sponsors, SteelSeries, deviantArt, and GGWP Apparel for their continued support in our pursuit of becoming one the best teams in North America. And of course, never forgetting you, the fans that ultimately support the team. Thank you~
With the qualifiers for the USA Nationals finally at an end. We are proud to announce that Axslav, Insur, and Pyre have qualified for the tournament which will take place at this upcoming MLG!
The Starcraft 2 World Championships, hosted by Blizzard, sent out several invitations for the USA Nationals and cooperated with Playhem, Collegiate Starcraft League, and Beyond Gaming to host numerous qualifiers. Axslav was one of the few who received a special invitation to the tournament due to his participation in NASL season 3.
Our young up and coming protoss player, Insur, qualified for the USA Nationals in his first attempt in the 2nd Playhem Qualifiers, defeating Future and Siphonn on his way. Pyre, our sole terran, will be also representing Infinity Seven as well. He won the 9th Playhem Qualifier and beat NrG.Malice and Xenocider en-route to victory.
With Axslav, Insur, and Pyre representing Infinity Seven, they will be competing in the 64 man tournament against the best players in North America including Idra, Sheth, Qxc, and many more. They will have a chance to vie for a part of the $30,000 prize pool as well as an invitation to the North American Finals which will be held at MLG Raleigh!
Wish them the best of luck and cheer for them at Anaheim! Infinty Seven fighting~
This past weekend, Axslav and Thundertoss attended the MSi Battlegrounds tournament hosted by Green Forest Cafe in Ventura, California, with casters Day9, Gwin, Crota, and RaPiD. Even with competitors like SeleCt, viOLet, STX, Rhythm, and Beastyqt, Axslav looked in good shape to place high in the tournament.
On the first day, Axslav advanced through the Winner’s Bracket undefeated. He received his first loss from Empire. Violet in the Winner’s Bracket Finals in Day 2, where he would then face Violet’s teammate, Beastyqt, in the Loser’s Bracket Finals.
Casted by our very own Thundertoss, Axslav had a slugfest against Beastyqt in the first game on Antiga Shipyard. Both players showed showed impressive plays and decision making which resulted in a wild total of 180 workers killed from both sides. Axslav persevered, and it wasn’t until he was able to corner Beastyqt’s mobile army was he able to win.
The second game reflected Axslav’s game sense very well. With a quick scout with his initial observer on Shakuras Plateau, he sensed that something was awry and soon after found the hidden third that Beastyqt floated near his base. Axslav reacted accordingly and methodically controlled the pace of the game. Axslav defeated the terran in convincing fashion.
Axslav faced Violet once again in the tournament’s Grand Finals eventually, the result was no different from their last match. The last game showcased late game micro comprising of voidrays, high templars, carriers, and the mothership! But unfortunately, Axslav was unable to take the win and lost to Violet with an overall score of 4-0.
Regardless, we’d like to congratulate Axslav for placing second in the MSi Battlegrounds tournament! We are very proud of him on the good run, next up MLG Anaheim and WCS!
Photos by Carlton Beener
2-0 vs GoSu.Rhythm, Winner’s Quarter-finals
2-1 vs Quantic.State, Winner’s Semi-finals
0-2 vs Empire.Violet, Winner’s Bracket Finals
2-0 vs Empire.Beastyqt, Loser’s Bracket Finals
0-2 vs Empire.Violet, Grand Finals
Carlton Beener’s Photo Album
We’re excited to share that Infinity Seven has qualified for IGN ProLeague’s Team Arena Challenge #3! We are proud to be joining some of the top teams in the world to compete in the $20,000 tournament. Huge congratulations to our players Insur, Axslav, CrazymoviNG, jEcho, Sanddbox, Pyre, and owmygroin, who have all done extremely well in the qualifiers!
New Star HoSeo
Team SCV Life
Karont3 e-Sports Club*
*Teams who qualified for the tournament through the opens
The qualifiers are now coming to a close, once all 24 teams have been determined, IPL TAC3 will begin on May 6th in a true double elimination all-kill format.
Below we have a quick recap from the qualifier, including VODs from our final match vs DtG.
Round of 16: FXO.CIS
It wasn’t our first time facing FXO.CIS in the IPL TAC qualifiers. Previously known as imba.FXO, they are now officially part of team FXO. Earlier in the year we faced them in the first round of the IPL TAC2 qualifiers. We were stopped short back then, but this time it was different.Axslav was our starter and opened with an incredible showing of taking down HappyZerg, Strelok, Elbegast, and LoWeLy all on his own. With FXO.CIS in serious trouble of being all-killed, they sent out their ace, Brat_OK. Brat_OK took out Axslav and then our strongest zergs, jEcho and CrazyMoviNG. With the score difference now being one game, we sent out Insur who out Brat_OK the last time we met, and once more he managed to defeat the Terran, closing the series in favor for us. Infinity Seven 5-3 FXO.CIS
Round of 8: Team NrG
We started with owmygroin and dictated the pace as we won against LuckyFool. NrG sent out ouGe and was able to beat owmygroin and Sanddbox. We reacted accordingly by sending out Insur who was able to close the series again taking out ouGe, Mihai, Malice, and Jsung. Infinity Seven 5-2 NrG.
Semi-Finals: Dream Team Gaming
The final opponent of the qualifiers was Dream Team Gaming, an all Korean player team. DtG started the match with their former GSL Code A Player GGanDoL. We sent Pyre as our starter who lost narrowly against him. It all came down to timing and GGanDoL was able to make the most of it.
Sanddbox was next on the lineup, and our young hope managed to shut down GGanDoL as well as their next protoss, sCaR. DtG responded by using Sickness who went 4 gate and caught Sanddbox unprepared. We sent jEcho up next and once again Sickness opened with gateway first, but wasn’t able to finish jEcho with a mid game timing attack. They transitioned into late game, but due to poor control and slightly inferior army composition, jEcho lost the first major battle and wasn’t able to recover from that.
An ace for an ace, we sent out CrazyMoviNG to take out Sickness and it was done in a convincing fashion. Sickness failed to put enough pressure on CrazymoviNG and eventually folded to his swarm of roaches and hydras. Nette was next to snipe CrazyMoviNG, the Terran succeeded by proxy two-raxing on the best map for that in the map pool, Entombed Valley.
For our final player, the team decided on sending Insur yet again, who proceeded to fend off Nette’s 1-1-1, and outclassed Saga in the following game, closing the series for us 5-4. Insur finished all three teams in this qualifier.
Infinity Seven vs Dream Team Gaming casted by IPL
We’ve been working on this site for the past couple months detailing out the layouts and graphics, and we are pleased with what we have produced. Although it pales in comparison to our old Enjin site in terms of content, we will adding more features over the course of the year. We just couldn’t wait to show you, the fans and supporters, the new site! so please look forward to the new additions to the site in the future.
Special thanks goes to our sponsor, Sciencewerk who helped with the creative aspect, the new design and layout, and with Nic Baumann who managed the project and also implemented his expertise in web and design to produce what we show you today.
Apr 16, 2012 – Today, Infinity Seven is proud to announce the signing with its newest sponsor — GGWP Apparel.
GGWP Apparel is a clothing company committed to providing awesome and high quality shirts for gamers and eSports enthusiasts. Whether your game is Starcraft 2, League of Legends, or anything else, GGWP creates clothing for you to show off your love for games and eSports.With this new partnership Infinity Seven and GGWP Apparel had the following to say:
“We are incredibly excited to be sponsoring Infinity Seven. As a team they have proven themselves time and time again and we could not be happier to be partnering with such a determined and talented group of people. We hope that great things will come out of our two organizations working
– Matthew Munk, Founder, GGWP Apparel
“As an admirer of GGWP Apparel for their passion for eSports and high regards to quality, we’re extremely excited to welcome their support as we strive to be one of the best teams in North America. We will continue doing our utmost best to represent our sponsors and I’m very much looking forward to working with GGWP Apparel.”
– Jingna “zemotion” Zhang, Team Owner, Infinity Seven
On this note, we are happy to release coupons for GGWP Apparel, offering a 10% discount on all merchandise in its online store with the discount code INF7. They will be good for a week from now until 4/23 11:59pm EDT.
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Season 11 has started! And we look forward to prove that we can do better than last season. The map pool is more favorable, but more importantly we have a stronger ESEA roster with the addition of Axslav, Pyre, and Sanddbox. Returning this season will be CrazyMoviNG, jEcho, and our last season MVP, Insur. This time we will aim for first place! We will be facing similar competition, and will have to avenge our losses from last season against Light, it’s GoSu, and Check Six.
We have a staff member who will be doing his best to cover the battle reports! Please welcome Thyrfa, a long time moderator for jEcho’s stream, and a fan and supporter of Infinity Seven, please read his first article:
Here we go: First Match of the Season!
Written by Ryan “Thyrfa” Whitesides
iS went up against coL Academy, who they beat on their run in the playoffs last season. coL was looking for revenge, but iS of course was unwilling to give it.
Axslav vs Goswer
The series started off dangerously, with iS.Axslav going down 2-0 to goswser. In game 1, on Cloud Kingdom, Axslav took an early third, but he took significant damage from goswser’s roach push that was accompanied by baneling rain, and despite eventually cleaning up that attack, it was just too much to come back from.
In game 2, on Metropolis, Axslav, going for a FFE, was surprised by a proxy hatchery. Goswser quickly placed down three spine crawlers on the creep, and successfully pushed Axslav’s front with a combination of spines, speedlings, and queens. This made the series 1-0 in favor for coL. Academy.
Axslav 0-2 Goswer
Pyre vs. Nocreativity
Game 1 was on Cloud Kingdom, and Pyre quickly set the tone for this series. He did an incredible amount of damage with a marine and hellion drop, killing four queens, clearing the main of drones, and destroying swarms of lings. After finally being forced out, Pyre macroed up, and was ready for when Nocreativity went for mutas. After all the Mutalisks were cleaned up, Nocreativity called a gg.
Game 2 was on Metalopolis, and Pyre once again tried to do some early harassment. Doing a reaper into blue flame hellion build, Pyre tried to do some damage, but Nocreativity held it off with roaches and queens, taking next to no damage. However, Pyre managed to keep Nocreativity off balance by taking out his third twice, and eventually the lack of additional expansions forced Nocreativity out of the game, evening the series 1-1 for both teams.
Pyre 2-0 Nocreativity
Sanddbox vs Fallen
In match 3, iSanddbox faced off against Fallen on Cloud Kingdom. Sanddbox went for a muta/ling mixture, whereas Fallen went for a mix of pheonix and gateway units. After losing a large portion of his army taking out a forge, Sanddbox held on for a while, having a much stronger economy than Fallen, especially after taking out all the probes in Fallen’s main. However, losing his army repeatedly eventually caught up to Sanddbox, as Fallen pushed into his base, and he simply just did not have an army to defend with, so Fallen took game 1.
In game 2 on daybreak, Sanddbox simply overwhelmed Fallen with mass roach, despite Fallen getting a very immortal heavy composition.
Game 3 was on Antiga Shipyard, determining whether coL or iS would take the lead in the series. Sanddbox, once again, merely macroed heavily, massing drones until he decided he was far enough ahead. After that point, he massed roaches once again against Fallen’s double robotics heavy immortal build, overrunning Fallen with sheer numbers, making the series stand 2-1 for iS.
Sanddbox 2-1 Fallen
jEcho vs Brobocop
Next up with jEcho vs. Brobocop, with jEcho able to end the series if he wins. Game 1 was a fairly standard ZvZ on Cloud Kingdom, with jEcho and Brobocop both getting Baneling nests and trying to deal some damage. However, jEcho also got a hatchery in the middle of these battles, giving him a major advantage if he could just hold off Brobocop’s attacks. With the help of great baneling hits and a defensive spinecrawler, Brobocop saw that he was just too far behind and gg’d out, putting jEcho up a game.
Game 2 was on Daybreak, and jEcho was confident enough to take a hatchery before getting a spawning pool, but Brobocop was going for the same build as last game, with early baneling pressure. jEcho held this off with queens blocking the ramp and a spinecrawler. Brobocop, at a big disadvantage but unwilling to let iS win, tried to follow up with a massive roach push. However, once jEcho held that with roaches of his own, as well as some drones, Brobocop had to leave.
jEcho 2-0 Brobocop
Infinity Seven wins 3-1 over complexity Academy!
Don’t forget to check our calender to follow the schedule for our ESEA clanwars!