NASL Player Profile: Strelok

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Eugin "Strelok" Oparyshev: Europe's Dominant Terran StarCraft II Player

Eugin “Strelok” Oparyshev, a renowned professional StarCraft II player hailing from Europe, has consistently showcased his exceptional skills as a Terran player. With a remarkable career spanning from his days in Brood War to his continued success in StarCraft II, Strelok has achieved numerous victories in prestigious tournaments. His unique playstyle, focusing on strategic positioning, combined with impeccable mechanics and multitasking, has earned him a reputation for creating intense and action-packed games. Let’s delve into the highlights of Strelok’s career and his notable performances in various seasons.

Season 1: A Strong Start

Strelok commenced Season 1 with a commanding walkover victory over Naniwa. In Week 2, he displayed his prowess with an impressive 2-0 win against Startale Protoss player Squirtle. Strelok’s dominance continued as he secured victories in six out of seven subsequent games, only losing to dde in Week 6.

Division 3 Triumph and Visa Woes

Having emerged as the top performer in Division 3, Strelok advanced to the grand finals. Unfortunately, despite his and NASL’s best efforts, he encountered visa complications that prevented his attendance at the live event. As a result, Strelok was replaced by aLive, leaving fans eagerly awaiting his return in future tournaments.

Season 2: Consistent Success

Season 2 witnessed Strelok’s exceptional performance, as he kicked off with an impressive winning streak, triumphing in the first five series with only a single game loss. Although he faced setbacks in Week 6 and 7 against Sen and SeleCT, his overall record of 5-2 secured him a top 2 finish in his division and an automatic spot in the Grand Finals. Unfortunately, his journey was halted by a defeat from IdrA in the Round of 16.

Season 3: Ups and Downs

Strelok’s Season 3 campaign began strongly with a commanding 2-0 victory over Huk. However, he faced a setback the following week when he was 2-0’d by TLO. Undeterred, Strelok showcased his resilience, bouncing back to win the rest of his games, except for a close 1-2 loss to Sen. Ultimately, he finished in second place in his division.

Wildcards and an Unfortunate Exit

Securing a spot in the Wildcards stage, Strelok faced off against TT1. Despite putting up a valiant effort, he was ultimately defeated 3-1, ending his Season 3 run. Nonetheless, his performance throughout the season showcased his formidable skills and cemented his position among Europe’s top players.

Strelok’s Playstyle

Strelok’s success can be attributed to his unique playstyle centered around strategic positioning. By leveraging the map layout, he skillfully carves out zones of control, allowing him to dictate the flow of the game. Coupled with his exceptional mechanics and multitasking abilities, Strelok consistently delivers high-action, surprise-filled matches that captivate audiences.

Match History

DateOpponentResultScore
04.14.11NaniwaWon0-0
04.22.11SquirtleWon2-0
04.29.11NaDaWon2-1
05.06.11AxslavWon2-1
05.13.11MOOnGLaDeWon2-1
05.20.11ddeLost1-2
05.27.11HayprOWon2-0
06.03.11KawaiiRiceWon2-0
06.10.11SlushWon2-1
09.17.11iNcontroLWon0-0
09.24.11MOOnGLaDeWon0-0
10.01.11NightEndWon0-0
10.08.11RetWon0-0
10.29.11iNkaWon0-0
11.05.11SeleCTLost0-0
11.12.11SenLost0-0
04.13.12HukWon2-0
04.20.12ViBeWon2-1
04.27.12AxslavWon2-0
05.04.12TLOLost0-2
05.11.12MaNaWon0-0
05.18.12SenLost1-2
06.01.12GanziWon2-1
09.14.12MaNaLost0-2
09.28.12GanziWon2-0
10.05.12viOLetLost0-2
10.12.12HerOLost1-2
10.19.12DarkLost0-2
10.26.12BeastyqtLost1-2
11.02.12AliciaLost1-2
11.09.12LoWeLyWon2-1

Eugin “Strelok” Oparyshev has established himself as one of the strongest Terran players in Europe, leaving a lasting impact on the StarCraft II competitive scene. His notable victories in tournaments like ZOTAC, Go4SC2 ESL, CraftCup, and King of the Tourneys, coupled with his strategic playstyle and unwavering determination, have solidified his position as a force to be reckoned with. While faced with challenges such as visa issues, Strelok’s talent and dedication continue to inspire fans and fellow players alike. As the StarCraft II scene evolves, we eagerly anticipate Strelok’s return to the stage, where he will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the game once again.

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