NASL Player Profile: HuK

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Player Profile: HuK — The Canadian Starcraft II Pro Gamer Joining Evil Geniuses

Chris “HuK” Loranger, a prominent Protoss player hailing from Canada, has recently made waves in the esports community by joining the esteemed Evil Geniuses team. Known for his exceptional skills and strategic gameplay, HuK has achieved remarkable success in Starcraft II, securing victory in numerous major tournaments and earning a devoted fan base. This article delves into HuK’s career highlights, playstyle, and his journey through different seasons of competition.

HuK’s Rise to Stardom

As a former member of Team Liquid, HuK’s decision to join Evil Geniuses generated significant anticipation among fans and fellow players alike. His exceptional performances in Starcraft II have earned him numerous accolades, including winning the prestigious MLG Raleigh 2010 and EG Masters Cup, as well as securing 3rd place in MLG D.C. Moreover, HuK’s talent shone brightly in DreamHack Summer 2011, Homestory Cup III, and MLG Orlando, where he emerged as a top prize winner.

Unique Playstyle and “Huk Norris” Moniker

HuK’s gameplay is characterized by a reactive style with a strong emphasis on macro-oriented strategies. He showcases his comprehensive understanding of the Protoss race, particularly in the Protoss versus Protoss matchup (PvP). While he often utilizes standard builds, HuK distinguishes himself by crafting unique unit compositions, incorporating all units available to his race, from Zealots to Carriers. Fans have affectionately dubbed him “Huk Norris,” a playful nod to the legendary Chuck Norris, symbolizing his awe-inspiring skills and tenacity.

Seasonal Triumphs and Challenges

Season 3 witnessed HuK’s remarkable journey, starting from 8th place in Division 3 and steadily climbing to 2nd by the 5th weekend. Maintaining his lead for the final three weeks, HuK secured a spot in the Playoffs, where he showcased his prowess by defeating GanZi with a thrilling 3-2 victory. This achievement qualified him for the live Grand Finals event held in Canada, where he enjoyed tremendous support from the crowd. Despite a promising start, HuK faced a setback in the first round, succumbing to a defeat against the skilled Alicia.

Match History

DateOpponentResultScore
09.15.11MaNaWon0-0
09.22.11AxslavWon0-0
09.29.11ClouDWon0-0
10.06.11HayprOWon0-0
10.27.11DarKFoRcELost0-0
11.03.11RainWon0-0
11.10.11Brat_OKLost0-0
04.13.12StrelokLost0-2
04.27.12GanziWon2-0
05.04.12RainWon2-1
05.11.12SenWon0-0
05.18.12ViBeWon2-1
05.25.12AxslavWon2-0
06.01.12TLOWon2-0
07.14.12AliciaLost0-3
07.14.12jEchoWon0-0
07.14.12ImagineWon0-0
07.14.12TT1Lost0-0
07.14.12tubbythefatWon0-0
07.14.12ScarlettLost0-0
09.12.12RetWon2-0
09.19.12MorroWWon2-1
09.26.12ArthurWon2-1
10.03.12HasuObsLost1-2
10.10.12aLiveWon2-1
10.17.12PoltLost0-2
10.31.12MaSaWon2-0
11.07.12DongRaeGuLost0-2
11.23.12MMALost0-3

In Season 2, HuK faced formidable challenges in the 2nd division. Undeterred, he began the season with four consecutive wins, displaying his dominance. However, a surprising loss to Zerg player DarKForCe in Week 5 interrupted his winning streak. Despite subsequent victories against Rain, HuK encountered another setback against Brat_OK. Ultimately, he secured 2nd place due to the division’s outcome, earning a direct entry into the Grand Finals. Unfortunately, his journey concluded prematurely, as he was eliminated by HasuObs in the first round of the NASL season.

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