ROOT ends their recruiting spree with ToD

Posted by Eyal "KOKOStern" Stern at 11 August 2012 11:54
ROOT gaming has decided to recruit one more player before they finally rest. The former War 3 player and now promising Protoss Yoan "ToD" Merlo is the latest addition to the ROOT family.

ToD started his professional career as a Warcraft 3 player, and has been regarded as one of the best players outside of Korea and China. He has numerous titles under his name, including BlizzCon and World Cyber Games events.

After a break, ToD went full force into Starcraft 2 in 2011, joining Millenium. Since then Yoan has been racking up achievements such as first place at the 2011 Millenium Cup defeating MaNa and Gold at the WCG 2011 France Qualifiers against SarenS. Later leaving Millenium, Yoan joined up with Fnatic where he was a member up to July 15th.

Today ROOT gaming has announced the final player in their recruitment spree. CatZ sat down with the team's latest newbie for a short interview.

What makes ROOT a good fit for you?
I'm friend with everyone on the team, it is one the very rare team where there actually is real team spirit in my opinion and that's something i have really been missing so far playing starcraft 2. ROOT is also the only pro team run by players, CatZ and drewbie know what players want and need and understand the game better than any other team owner obviously and the community support for the team is amazing, its just a really great atmosphere.

What are you hoping to accomplish on ROOT?
Hopefully i can improve, and try to give custom games/ internal practice a real shot besides laddering, other than that i'm expecting to live a great adventure with my new teammates, i know we can do well if we just try !

The current ROOT line-up:
Canada Josue 'Fayth' Sauvageau
Canada Jonathan 'KiWiKaKi' Gerneau
Canada Payam 'TT1' Toghyan
Canada Andrew 'Drewbie' Moysey
Canada Maru 'MaSa' Kim
Canada Paul-David 'SLusH' Pagé
United States Brandon 'puCK' Qual
United States Steven 'Destiny' Bonnell
United States Danny 'ViBe' Scherlong
United States Connor 'Fitzyhere' Fitzpatric
Netherlands Kevin 'RotterdaM' van der Kooi
France Yoan 'ToD' Merlo
Mexico Juan Carlos 'MajOr' Tena Lopez
Peru Paulo 'CatZ' Vizcarra

Source: ROOTgaming