Chris “HuK” Loranger is a professional Protoss player who holds dual citizenship with both the United States and Canada.
HuK has one of the strongest fan bases among North American players, earning many nicknames such as “HuK Norris”, “The Incredible HuK”, “HuKeules” and “DreamHuK”. Showing much love to his fans and supporters, they in return are known to make cute images and pictures to display their appreciation of HuK’s play.
After playing for Millenium a while after release, Chris ‘HuK’ Loranger was announced as the newest member of Team Liquid on September 25th, 2010.
During the weekend of August 13th, 2011, a mystery announcement by Evil Geniuses created an elaborate countdown with audio clues revealed as the timer approached 0. This caused huge volumes of interest and speculation from the SC2 community. The reveal would come on August 16th, 2011, at 12:00 PM EDT when it was revealed that HuK would transfer from TL to EG as his contract was expiring soon. On October 21st, 2011, HuK moved from the oGs-Liquid house to the SlayerS house as the result of a training partnership between Evil Geniuses and SlayerS.
HuK is the first player to win two MLG titles, the first person to win an MLG title (Orlando 2011) without it being his first MLG event, and the first and only foreigner to win an MLG since the GSL-MLG exchange program began.
HuK’s playstyle has gone through so many different phases that it’s hard to pinpoint, and that’s become strong part of his play. While very familiar with safe fast expand builds, HuK loves to keep his opponents on their toes using a variety of other builds such as a 1 Gate FE (vs. Terran) or a Mothership Rush, along with the familiar standard openings of Protoss. In addition to his unpredictability, he is also known for his early aggression and excellent micro-management.