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[e][h]Terran HiyA
KSL HiyA.jpg
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 28)
Alternate IDs:
HiyA[fOu], Constantly
Magikarp Terran, Fishiking
2007 – 2011

Ku "HiyA" Sung Hoon is a former StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for Hwaseung OZ. He currently plays in amateur leagues.


Ku Sung Hoon has been a regular on the Hwaseung OZ team since the Shinhan Bank Proleague 2007 season. His biggest claim to fame is winning the final game of the Shinhan Proleague 2007 Grand Final in the 5th set vs. firebathero. HiyA had posted mediocre results for the majority of his career, and has only advanced to the Ro32 in the Avalon MSL and recently to the Ro8 in the Hana Daetoo Securities MSL. HiyA broke out during the Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09, where he was statistically the 4th best player in the league, going 17–9. Upon the disbandment of Hwaseung OZ, HiyA retired, though briefly came out of retirement to play in the 2012 Tving OSL Dual Tournament. Currently HiyA streams on Afreeca as a hobby and plays in amateur leagues.


  • HiyA’s best match-up is TvP. During his prime he was able to defeat every one of the Six Dragons he faced except for Bisu.
  • HiyA’s nickname among TL fans is “Magikarp”, for his distinctive appearance.
  • Did the "trap card" ceremony when he defeated Zicon small bw.png Hyuk in the 2010 Korean Air Starleague Season 2.[1]


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2015-02-12 A44th SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL) 10th SonicTV BJ Starleague 1 : 3 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mong $1,800
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2014-03-16 A11st Transparent icon.png GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4 3 : 0 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Sea $4398
2013-05-18 A22nd Transparent icon.png 8th SonicTV BJ Starleague 1 : 3 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Killer $2,760
2007-08-12 A33 - 4th Transparent icon.png 2007 Seoul e-Sports Festival Hwaseunglogo std.png 1 : 2 South Korea Picon small bw.png Jangbi $4,386
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2017-02-16 A44th Transparent icon.png HoSic BJ Starleague Season 2 2 : 3 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Light
2015-04-16 A22nd Transparent icon.png 41 Maki Starleague Season 1 0 : 3 South Korea Zicon small bw.png EffOrt $35
2014-10-24 A11st Transparent icon.png LoveTV Starleague Season 3 Map Test SponLeague 2 : 0 South Korea Picon small bw.png Movie $94
2014-09-18 A11st Transparent icon.png HungryApp ESports League Special Match #4 2 : 1 South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu $2,000
2014-07-24 A11st Transparent icon.png HungryApp ESports League Special Match #1 2 : 1 South Korea Zicon small bw.png ZerO $2,000
2014-02-25 A33rd Transparent icon.png ZeuS Starleague Season 1 3 : 2 South Korea Picon small bw.png Shuttle $88
2013-11-01 A33rd Transparent icon.png 18th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 1 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mong $188
2013-10-20 A44th Transparent icon.png ZergMaN BJ Starleague 1 : 2 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Larva
2013-10-16 A33rd Transparent icon.png 17th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 0 South Korea Picon small bw.png Shuttle $264
2013-01-30 A33 - 4th Transparent icon.png 12th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 3 South Korea Picon small bw.png Movie $?
2012-11-29 A11st Transparent icon.png 10th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 4 : 3 South Korea Zicon small bw.png hero $528
2012-08-22 A33 - 4th Transparent icon.png 9th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 0 : 3 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Killer $?
2012-05-04 A11st Transparent icon.png 4th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 3 : 2 South Korea Zicon small bw.png MinHo $?
2012-03-17 A22nd Transparent icon.png Sonic's BJ Starleague Season 6 1 : 4 South Korea Picon small bw.png Sky $622
2012-02-19 A33rd Transparent icon.png Terror's PC Family BJ Starleague 2 : 0 South Korea Zicon small bw.png ZergMan $264
Complete Results in any Tournament

Notable Games[edit]


Python South Korea Ticon small bw.png HiyA When two Terrans spawn close by air on Python, you're bound to have an interesting game. Shinhan Bank Proleague 2007, Grand Final fifth set.
South Korea Ticon small bw.png firebathero
Date: 2008-02-16
Patch: VOD


Pathfinder South Korea Ticon small bw.png HiyA HiyA probably abuses the knowledge of his teammate's play to put a tough fight against him in the first match of the group stage. Watch beyond the "GG", and you'll see some nice winner's ceremony.
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
Date: 2010-12-15
Patch: VOD


Triathlon South Korea Ticon small bw.png HiyA 2010 Hana Daetoo Securities MSL, quarterfinal match B forth set. Ku Sung Hoon lost, but his play was wonderful. Possibly one of the best games of professional StarCraft. Also see the Live Report thread and dedicated Waxangel's thread "Did I mention that Brood War is better than SC II?".
South Korea Picon small bw.png Free
Date: 2010-05-08
Patch: VOD


Further Reading[edit]


  1. HiyA (2010) (in Korean) (Television broadcast). A Certain Starcraft Ceremony (YouTube). OnGameNet.