ElkY and Nazgul have a long history that goes back for more than 15 years. Both played Brood War competitively and had been practice partners for a long time before Nazgul moved to Korea at age 18. In Seoul, it was ElkY that took care of him, showed him the city, and taught him the foundations necessary to become a progamer. Later on, after our careers had ended and both transitioned into poker, their friendship continued and they were able to rely on each other when needed. As we all know by now, his success extended into his new career; for the past 10 years his travels through the poker circuit have been well documented. During that time he accumulated over $10m in prize winnings, became a PokerStars sponsored player, set the Guinness World Record for most Single Table Sit & Goes played in one hour, and had countless TV appearances, and is one of the few players to win the poker the triple crown (WSOP, WPT, EPT wins). Now, he’s back to complete the circle, and looking to be an ambassador for both poker and Hearthstone.
When he approached Team Liquid about a return to competitive gaming through Hearthstone, it was a no-brainer that he fit in perfectly with the organization. The industry of esports has changed so much over the past decade, but his appetite remains strong as he plans to stream regularly along with competing with the best. Team Liquid look forward to supporting him wholeheartedly, and Team Liquid know that Neirea, SjoW, Savjz, Dog, and the entire coaching staff are all excited to have him on board.