Air Force ACE
Air Force ACE is a Korean StarCraft professional team composed of members of the South Korean Air Force. Its current roster contains 11 players.
The Air Force team was founded in late 2006 when they announced that enlisted former pro-gamers Clon, ChRh, and H.O.T-Forever would be allowed to participate in the winter preliminaries. In South Korea, military service is mandatory for males (for 2 years at the time, though it has been reduced since then to 18 months), and the team thus attracted pro gamers who wanted to practice and compete during service. In April 2007, these 3 players, as well as Boxer, Mumyung, Sunny, fOru, and Rage, formed the core of the official team under the name Air-Force Challenges E-Sports (ACE). Air Force ACE first participated in proleague during the Shinhan Bank 2007 season.
- 2010 March Air Force ACE draft: Added: ggaemo (ex Hwaseung OZ)
- 2010 April Air Force ACE draft: Added: Rock (ex WeMade FOX)
- 2010 May Air Force ACE draft: Added: M18M (ex Samsung KHAN)
- 2010 June Air Force ACE draft: Added: firebathero (ex Samsung KHAN), Pusan (ex MBCGame HERO), koala (ex MBCGame HERO), Say (ex eSTRO)
- 2010 December Air Force ACE draft: Added: Iris (ex CJ Entus), Peace (ex MBCGame HERO)
- 2011 April Air Force ACE draft: Added: PianO (ex Woongjin Stars) Removed: XellOs (ex CJ Entus)
- 2011 May Air Force ACE draft: Added: Canata (ex SK Telecom T1)
- 2011 June Air Force ACE draft: Added: Chavi (ex Samsung KHAN), Orion (ex CJ Entus) Removed: RuBy ((ex MBCGame HERO)
- Although statistically the weakest team in ProLeague, AirForce ACE has the highest StarLeague achievements (MSL/OSL 1st/2nd/3rd place) per person due to the small roster size and number of “old school” players.
- Entered into the Guinness Book of Records Gamer’s Edition as the first military pro-gaming team.
- ACE has came in last place in every season of Proleague since the team was founded except for the SPL 2008 season, where they came out slightly ahead of eSTRO.
|Round||Record||Ace||Record||2nd Man||Record||3rd Man||Record||4th Man/2v2 Team||Record|
|2007 Round 1||6-16||BoxeR||6-12||MuMyung||7-8||Clon||4-11||H.O.T-Forever/ Sunny||3-4|
|2007 Round 2||3-19||BoxeR||11-10||Oversky||7-10||MuMyung||2-6||Clon/ Rage||4-3|
|2008 Proleague||6-16||DaezanG||7-12||BoxeR||5-11||Oversky||7-8||Clon/ fOru||8-2|
|08-09 Rounds 1-2||2-20||Oversky||7-8||Casy||6-6||Anytime||4-8||MuMyung||2-10|
|08-09 Round 3 (WL)||1-10||Anytime||11-9||Reach||9-10||Casy||1-9||Oversky||1-4|
|08-09 Round 4||5-6||Anytime||3-6||Oversky||6-2||GoRush||4-4||Casy||3-4|
|08-09 Round 5||1-10||Anytime||3-7||Oversky||3-5||GoRush||3-4||XellOs||2-4|
|09-10 Round 1||2-9||Ruby||6-7||Anytime||4-3||DarkElf||2-5||GoRush||1-7|
|09-10 Round 2||0-11||Ruby||2-7||DarkElf||2-4||Yellow||2-4||GoRush||1-5|
|09-10 Round 3 (WL)||2-9||Ruby||6-8||Much||4-6||Reach||2-6||DarkElf||1-6|
|10-11 Round 1||2-7||ggaemo||5-4||Much||4-3||M18M||4-5||firebathero||3-3|
|Canata||고인규 Ko In Kyu||Terran||2066.02 pts||2190.04 pts|
|Chavi||Air Force ACE||이정현 Lee Jung Hyun||Zerg||2001.6 pts||2032.25 pts|
|firebathero||이성은 Lee Sung Eun||Terran||2098.64 pts||2206.67 pts|
|ggaemo||김경모 Kim Kyung Mo||Zerg||2030.01 pts||2091.59 pts|
|Great||Air Force ACE||차명환 Cha Myung Hwan||Zerg||1978.08 pts||2170.61 pts|
|GuemChi||김승현 Kim Seung Hyun||Protoss||2027.85 pts||2154.85 pts|
|Iris||변형태 Byun Hyung Tae||Terran||2072.36 pts||2238.87 pts|
|Jila||김구현 Kim Ku Hyun||Protoss||2027.45 pts||2267.06 pts|
|StarDust||(Teamless or Personal Sponsorship)||손석희 Son Seok Hee||Protoss||2042.39 pts||2094.39 pts|
|OriOn||Air Force ACE||권수현 Kwun Soo Hyun||Zerg||1990.4 pts||2085.79 pts|
|Peace||Air Force ACE||김태훈 Kim Tae Hoon||Zerg||2004.43 pts||2062.38 pts|
|PianO||임진묵 Lim Jin Mook||Terran||2012.5 pts||2089.46 pts|
|Rock||안기효 Ahn Gi Hyo||Protoss||1965.63 pts||2152.89 pts|
- Gamer is royalty in South Korea - 2007-03-21 - by Bruce Weller (Los Angeles Times) - covers BoxeR's drafting and enlistment, his joining Air Force ACE, and his comeback match against Cool(fOu)