Dennis Gehlen, (born March 7, 1986 in Krefeld, Germany) also known as TaKe, is a German professional StarCraft II commentator and works as a freelancer for Turtle Entertainment which hosts ESL-TV as well as the Electronic Sports League.
He is able to rely on many famous co-casters, because of his former gaming career. Gehlen is a former Warcraft III-player, founder and manager of the clan SK06 (today known as SK Gaming). Gehlen started the Homestory Cup in 2010, a bi-annual, invitational StarCraft tournament that takes place in his apartment and features top players from all over the world.
In 2001, Gehlen started his gaming-career with the game StarCraft: Brood War but one year later changed to Warcraft III playing "Human". Later in 2002, Gehlen was able to celebrate his biggest win in a tournament (finished second in the ESL Pro Series) and won 6500 €. In the next year Gehlen wasn't able to achieve such a good place, but in 2004 he was able to finish under the top three.
Only 19 years old, Gehlen became team-manager of his clan Team SK06. After finishing his A-Levels he started working for Turtle Entertainment and began his career as E-Sport-commentator. Furthermore, he is managing the Team Alternate and lead it to big tournaments wins in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Since the beginning of the Starcraft II Beta, he began playing and commentating for his new game. In spring 2011 Gehlen became a freelancer but gets hired by Turtle Entertainment for events like the ESL Pro Series or the Homestory Cup.
The first Homestory Cup took place in September 2010 and the only players attending were Benjamin "DeMusliM“ Baker, Dennis "HasuObs“ Schneider, Giacomo "Socke“ Thüs, and Jos "ret“ de Kroon. Gehlen and Kevin "RotterdaM“ Van der Kooi cast the event with a price money of 500 €. "DeMuslim“ was able to defeat the other players and to win the tournament. The event was cast from Gehlens flat which was the main reason why it was named "Homestory Cup".
Gehlen decided to acquire some sponsors, to raise the price money to 2800 € and he was able to invite eleven players to his house while five others were joining online. Gehlen and also players cast the games and viewer peaks of 20000 could be reached. White-Ra was able to win the tournament.
The third Homestory Cup took place from June 23 till 26, 2011 Because Gehlen moved to a bigger flat, it was possible to invite 32 players and the price pool increased to 5000 €. Furthermore, it will be possible to watch all the matches through the ESL-site or fans can watch it directly in an Irish Pub below Gehlen's flat.
From the 12th edition the location had changed to the TakeTV studio.
As of October 2018 the 18th edition of Homestory cup is being planned for November 22nd-25th with a €20.000 prizepool
|2002||ESL Pro Series Season 1||2. Place|
|2004||ESL Pro Series Season 5||3. Place|
|2006||NGL ONE||2. Place|
|2006||ASUS European Nations War 2006||1. Place|
|2007||ASUS European Nations War 2007||3. Place|
|2008||ASUS European Nations War 2008||1. Place|