INTEL THENESTM CUP PLAYER PREVIEWS 1-8
August 12, 2016 Pospi 0 Comments
Dennis Løtze – EURONICS Gaming – Germany – 20
Dennis “Massa” Løtze has had a fantastic showing in 2015, cementing his position as one of Germany’s top TrackMania players. After years of dominating online performances, the 20-year-old’s first taste of offline competition at Electronic Sports World Cup in 2014 resulted in a ninth place finish.
Henri Kyynäräinen – Team Dignitas – Finland – 21
A veteran of competitive TrackMania, Henri “Insane” Kyynäräinen is looking to prove himself offline at his second ever LAN event. As a long-term member of Team Dignitas, Kyynäräinen has gathered an array of team titles online, and has time and time again shown that he is not to be underestimated despite his past breaks from competitive play. His experience of playing competitive tracks for many years will no doubt help him to learn the maps in a short time frame, something that will be pivotal in order to succeed in TheNesTM Cup.
Leo Falcomer-Dawson – clanless – UK – 20
British player Leo “Leo” Falcomer-Dawson had a fantastic start to 2015: he was one of the key players in BX3’s run to second place in CPS14, with great showings in matches against Team Acer and MnM-Gaming (then Funteam). Before that, he showed potential at Electronic Sports World Cup 2014, taking joint thirteenth after losing out to Fredrik “Bergie” Bergmann in a close loser-bracket battle.
Fredrik Bergmann – Team Dignitas – Norway – 24
Few players have gathered as many team and individual titles as Fredrik “Bergie” Bergmann has in his career. Since winning Electronic Sports World Cup in 2010, the Team Dignitas captain has lead his teammates to victory in ESL CPS, TMM and STC seasons. As well as this, he took fourth at ESWC 2013 and sixth at ESWC 2014, showing that his individual performances are matched still to be reckoned with.
Marek Pacher – eSuba – Slovakia – 19
Marek “tween” Pacher is without a doubt one of the world’s best TrackMania players. Ranked second in Mania-Actu’s Top 20 of 2014, he has shown his prowess on tech-style maps both online and on LAN for many years. As well as three second-place finishes at Electronic Sports World Cup (most recently in 2014), he won the 2014 Gamers Assembly TrackMania competition and has placed well in MČR LANs in the Czech Republic multiple times.
Kevin Luu – Planetkey Dynamics – Germany – 22
Planetkey Dynamics player Kevin “Safran” Luu may not be the most well-established TrackMania player listed here, but he certainly has a wealth of experience under his belt. Luu is known for his solid online performances, and is considered one of the core players for the Planetkey Dynamics side.
Pascal Albusberger – EURONICS Gaming – Germany – 22
Koen Schobbers – Team Acer – Netherlands -22
Team Acer’s Koen “Koenz” Schobbers is another LAN veteran set to compete at The Nest. The Dutch player’s accomplishments so far in 2015 include a third-place finish at Gamers Assembly in France (after a close battle that almost saw Schobbers take first place) and first place at eSports Festival in Belgium.