Kevin Van der Kooi
"E-sports IS the Good Life"
Kevin is an ex-WarCraft III pro.
Kevin “RotterdaM” Van der Kooi is currently a professional StarCraft II commentator and comes to the Razer Academy with a wealth of gaming experience, currently playing StarCraft II at a competitive level as well as being a former WarCraft III professional and Heroes of Newerth player.
In 2010 RotterdaM started working for Turtle Entertainment’s ESL TV as a professional English commentator living and working out of Germany, foregoing his time spent as a WarCraft III professional to take up shout-casting full time and dive into an area of e-Sports he’d always wanted to develop into, having racked up a string of solid results in WCIII and making numerous worldwide tournament appearances.
Kevin’s commitment and passion for gaming makes him a perfect candidate to head out a dedicated portal on the Razer Academy where he will help develop and instruct amateur and aspiring pro-gamers across the world. Kevin stays incredibly well connected in the gaming world, commentating with co-caster Ben “MrBitter” Nichol and being well known throughout the StarCraft II scene by all players as a friendly and amicable individual.
Wc3 Achievements: 5th Place Acon5 2005 Xian, China. 1st Place E-Masters Antwerpen 2006, Belgium. 2nd Place Asus Summer 2006 Moscow, Russia. 1st Place Eurocup XIII 2006 Arhus, Denmark 1st Place Euskal LAN 2006, Bilbao, Spain 4th Place Digital Life 2007 New York, USA. 4th Place IESF 2009 Taebeak, South-Korea.
Broadcasted Events: World Cyber Games 2008,2009,2010 & 2011 for Wc3, GOMTV Wc3 World Invitational 2010, South-Korea. Intel Extreme Masters Season 5 & 6 for StarCraft II HomeStory Cup I II III IV