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[e][h]Terran HiyA
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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 27)
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 Result Winnings
2015-02-12 A44th SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL) 10th SonicTV Starleague 1 : 3 Ticon small bw.png Mong $1,800

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-05-18 A22nd SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL) 8th SonicTV Starleague 1 : 3 Zicon small bw.png Killer ₩3,000,000

In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-2-16 A44th HoSic BJ Starleague Season 2 2 : 3 Ticon small bw.png Light $0
2015-04-16 A22nd 41 Maki Starleague Season 1 0 : 3 Zicon small bw.png EffOrt $35
2014-10-24 A11st LSL3 Map Test Matches #1 2 : 0 Picon small bw.png Movie $75
2014-09-18 A11st HungryApp ESports League Special Match #4 2 : 1 Picon small bw.png Bisu $2,000
2014-07-24 A11st HungryApp ESports League Special Match #1 2 : 1 Zicon small bw.png ZerO $2,000
2014-03-16 A11st 2014 GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4 3 : 0 Ticon small bw.png Sea $4,650
2014-02-25 A33rd ZeuS Starleague Season 1 3 : 2 Picon small bw.png Shuttle $94
2013-11-01 A33rd 18th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 1 Ticon small bw.png Mong ₩200,000
2013-10-16 A33rd 17th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 0 Picon small bw.png Shuttle ₩300,000
2012-07-29 A11st 10th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 4 : 3 Zicon small bw.png hero ₩600,000
2012-05-04 A11st 4th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 3 : 2 Picon small bw.png Sky
2012-03-17 A22nd SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL) 6th SonicTV BJ Starleague 1 : 4 Picon small bw.png Sky ₩700,000

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



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