Akuji has been playing RTS games for 16 years. He’s frequented the battlefields of StarCraft, StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Besides playing RTS games, he is interested in learning about biochemistry and molecular medicine as well as helping others live healthier lives. His favorite Grey Goo unit is the Radiant for the vital information it can gather about an opponent.
amQel’s love of RTS titles comes from Dune 2000, a game he was introduced to by his uncle. He was a top-10 player in Emperor: Battle for Dune and achieved top-50 status in Supreme Commander 2. An avid lover of sports, amQel played in a youth ice hockey league for 6 years and played on a team that won the “Country Champion” (Poland) title 3 times! Despite his love for the ice, his first love is all about snowboarding.
Sardine grew up playing games like Command & Conquer and Call of Duty 2. While he enjoys a good brawl in Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. Wii U, he mainly focuses on RTS and FPS games these days. When it comes to Grey Goo, his favorite thing to do is beef up walls with a bunch of Beta Guardians equipped with the artillery upgrade.
I've played Broodwar since 1998, but never had much success in it as a player, while seeing some success as a team manager and a reporter for sites such as GOS. I immediately experienced success, placing in Blizzard Top 200 20 Times, earning GM title in 2 seasons, winning 2 LAN events, multitude of online tournaments and most importantly spent a week in a gaming house - something I've always wanted to experience. I retired happy but just as I thought I was out GGTS pulled me back in!:)
Bikerushownz has been playing Grey Goo since its release in January of 2015. A prominent streamer of the game, Bikerushownz topped the pre-qualifer one leaderboard, ending in first place. His preferred faction is the Goo.
I love the SCI-FI aspects of Grey Goo, so I figured I would give it a try, and here I am in the tournament now! My favorite unit in Grey Goo would have to be Goo Mothers, Perpetual Motion baby!
CombustionPotato has been a fan of RTS games since Command & Conquer: Generals, released in 2003. Since then he's played a few games competitively, namely Starcraft II at lower levels and League of Legends at a Diamond level. He finished pre-Qualifier One in 7th place, and he prefers Goo faction. He occasionally streams various games on his Twitch channel. He competed in the 2015 Grey Goo Stars and Stripes Tournament, winning two matches before falling to Krux, the winner of the tournament.
Pretty much played all Command and Conquer games, starting at CnC for the Playstation 1. And I was competitive at CnC3, CnC3:KW and Red Alert 3. Other RTS games I played are WC3:TFT and Starcraft 2. Now I'm playing Grey Goo!
dotDash’s love of RTS games started with Warcraft II. He broke into the competitive RTS scene through Command & Conquer and quickly became one of the game’s top players. He has also played in StarCraft II’s Grandmaster League and has established a strong presence at the top of the Grey Goo leaderboards. While he loves his Mother Goo, he prefers to play as the Human faction. When he’s not gaming, dotDash loves to venture into the wild and hunt polar bears up in Sweden.
elfire played StarCraft II for two years and was in the gold league. When he’s not working or attending class, he likes to take on opponents in Magic: The Gathering. When it comes to Grey Goo, his favorite unit is the Drover. He says that if you’re on the blue team, Drovers look like they’re shooting water guns. Pew pew pew!
Robert "FatherTed" is 29 years old and from Ireland. He ended pre-Qualifier One in 9th place on the leaderboard and prefers playing the Beta faction. His first foray into RTS games was watching his dad play Command and Conquer, and he's been playing them ever since. When he's not working or playing games, you can often find him at a local pub watching football (soccer), playing pool and enjoying good craic (conversation).
Frekkerebba started his gaming journey from a pretty old-school place: chess. It wasn’t until his teenage years that Mega Man and Pokemon propelled him into the virtual world. While his first PC game was Age of Mythology, things really kicked into high gear at the age of 20 when he bought his own gaming PC and dove into Quake and StarCraft. When he’s not building bases or launching an attack on an unfortunate opponent, Frekkerebba enjoys performing card magic and riding BMX freestyle.
My number one hobby is gaming. Next to that i'm a huge fan of sports, I go shoot hoops every other day with my brother and run around 5 miles. I started out with Age of Empires on my old windows 95! Unfortunately, it broke down soon after and we only had a Mac. There I discovered an FPS widget and for the next four years I only played AoE and Quake. And now I'm playing Grey Goo!
I've actually been looking for a good RTS game for a very long time and I think Grey Goo is a perfect blend of various different games. I actually really enjoy it! The game is fun because it's somewhat slower pace allows for more strategical combat rather then apm intensive strategies.
Jdanzi has been playing video games ever since he discovered Macworld Magazine's demo discs in the mid 90s. He developed an interest in real-time strategy games through these discs as well, and has been playing them ever since. Jdanzi finished the Grey Goo pre-qualifier in 11th place and prefers the Goo faction. He has also played competitively in games such as Rise of Legends, Dawn of War II and StarCraft II.
Matiz started playing online RTS games in 2004 at the age of 11. While he honed his skills on titles like Rise of Nations and Supreme Commander, he became one of the top players in Red Alert 3. By 2014, he was among the best at Planetary Annihilation. While Matiz plays RTS games full-time, he also enjoys volleyball as well as reading about philosophy, history, and economics. Matiz also likes parties “that last ‘til 10:00 AM,” but we’re kind of scared to find out which time zone he’s referring to.
Mendel has a deep love for retro games from the 80s and 90s (he even started dabbling with button-pressing at the age of 4 with a pocket calculator). Beyond his collection of classic consoles and coin-op machines, Mendel enjoys reading written words from authors like Stephen King and Conn Iggulden. His foray into RTS gaming came with Command & Conquer and has played Emperor: Battle for Dune, Red Alert 3 and Grey Goo competitively.
Pluck's love affair with RTS games started with Age of Empires and Command & Conquer back in the early 2000s. Pluck later moved on to MOBAs, such as Heroes of Newerth and Dota 2. This of course all changed with the heroic arrival of Grey Goo, which now occupies the majority of Pluck's spare time (if we’re not counting indoor rock climbing). When he’s not scaling walls, he’s climbing the ladder (or at least scoping out his next move)!
Popeye's Right Hook's grandmother first introduced him to video games at the young age of three. He's been playing ever since. His favorite game of all time is Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. He ended pre-Qualifier One in 5th place on the leaderboard, and he prefers the Goo faction when playing. Outside of games and work, he enjoys playing the guitar and absolutely loves cold weather.
Romeo is a streamer that enjoys strategy. With a long background of running Company of Heroes 2 and Grey Goo tournaments (he finished 12th in our pre-qualifier), most people watch him for his commentary on high-level, competitive play. When he's not delivering hilarious and intelligent insights, he's a musician, an engineer and Juliet’s fictional other half.
Spikemonchi is relatively new to gaming, but he’s no stranger to competition—he once taught professional ballroom dancing at the competitive level. When he’s not playing roller hockey, cooking, or whipping up some homemade pastries or gelato, he likes to play a little game called Grey Goo. His favorite unit is the Humans’ upgraded Scimitar for its ability to quickly turn the tides of battle.
After half year I started playing Call of Duty 2 with my father. I stopped competitive playing a few years ago though. Now I'm playing Grey Goo. Oh man, if this game just had a movie. Developers, please, animated movie! The badass CGI cut-scenes in the camp! And the favourite part of Grey Goo though is the community and friends like Mendel, Dotdash, Andre, Spike, etc.
TheMista comes from Greece and has been a gamer since the age of seven. His first game was Command and Conquer: Red Alert. He prefers the Beta faction when playing Grey Goo, and he finished 2nd on the pre-Qualifier One leaderboard. An avid fan of other RTS games, TheMista has an extensive background with other games in the genre. He's currently working as a programmer.
Toucan’s introduction to the RTS genre came largely from Red Alert 2. He played Tiberium Wars competitively, winning several tournaments hosted through GameReplays.org under the alias of Sh0cktr34tm3nt. He’s also a fan of StarCraft II and Command & Conquer, but prefers the latter for its faster pace and less-intensive focus on macros. He picked up Grey Goo to try his hand at a new RTS (“It isn’t perfect, but it’s good fun to play,” he says). Toucan also enjoys playing guitar, and watching films.