HuK
Evil Geniuses
  • Protoss
    Race
  • Canada
    Country
  • 47
    Rank
  • 795
    Points
Bio

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.

Biography used with permission from Liquipedia. Liquipedia Photo taken by Kevin Chang for Team Liquid.

Past Events
Date Event Place
2015 WCS Challenger Season 3 33rd-64th
2015 WCS Challenger Season 2 32nd-62nd
2015 WCS Premier League Season 1 25th-32nd
IEM San Jose 2014 9th-16th
2014 WCS America Premier League Season 3 5th-8th
Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta 2014 3rd-4th
MLG Anaheim 2014 9th-12th
2014 WCS America Premier League Season 2 17th-24th
Lone Star Clash 3 5th-8th
2014 WCS America Premier League Season 1 13th-16th
2013 WCS America Challenger League Season 3 17th-24th
2013 WCS America Premier League Season 3 13th-16th
IEM New York 2013 13th-16th
2013 WCS America Challenger League Season 2 9th-16th
Dreamhack Open: Valencia 2013 9th-12th
2013 WCS America Premier League Season 2 17th-24th
MLG Spring Championship 2013 13th-16th
DreamHack Open: Stockholm 2013 13th-16th
2013 WCS America Challenger League Season 1 9th-16th
2013 WCS America Premier League Season 1 17th - 24th
2012 MLG Winter Championship 4th
MLG Winter Arena 3rd
MLG Orlando 2011 1st
DreamHack Summer 2011 1st
MLG DC 2010 3rd
MLG Raleigh 2010 1st