Woongjin Stars

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[e][h]Woongjin Stars
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Team Information
Coaches:
S.E.S (Kim Sang Hoon / 김상훈), SONJJANG (Son Seung Wan / 손승완
Manager:
Lee Jae Kyun (이재균)
Team Captain:
Sponsor:
Woongjin
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
18
Picon small bw.png 8
Ticon small bw.png 5
Zicon small bw.png 5
History
Created:
2001-05-01
Disbanded:
2013-12-13
Recent Player Trades:
Ticon small bw.png Light from MBCGame HERO (Feb 2011)
Ticon small bw.png Really from eSTRO (10/2010)
Picon small bw.png GosI(Flying) from eSTRO (10/2010)

Woongjin Stars was a former Korean StarCraft professional team that disbanded in 2013 after a brief transition to Starcraft II[1].

Overview[edit]

The team formed in Busan as a guild/clan under the name StarCraft Mania.[2] It was composed of entirely Busan-based progamers with the earliest members being head coach Lee Jae-kyun, team captain H.O.T-Forever, S.E.S, FlyToTheSky, GARIMTO, Reach and Kingdom.[3][4] Shortly after moving to Seoul, the future legends H.O.T-Forever, GARIMTO, Kingdom and later Reach all posted very strong performances which made Hanbit decide to sponsor the team.[5][6] In May 2001 under the name of Hanbit Stars, they went on to foster talents such as Autumn, Sync, Control, Junwi, Clon and Sunny which helped them win the 2004 SKY Proleague Round 1 and 2004 SKY Proleague Grand Final[7]. After Hanbit collapsed, Woongjin started sponsoring the team in September 2008 changing their name to Woongjin Stars where they kept on producing strong players in GGPlay, ZerO, Free and Soulkey but were unable to reach another BW Proleague finals[8].

With Woongjin group declaring bankruptcy in September 2012[9], there was speculation among the community whether this means the end of Woongjin Stars due to previous teams such as eSTRO and Team 8 having problems finding sponsors. Despite some reassurances that they will not disband after having waived most of their player roster on October 2013[10], the team would eventually disband two months later on December 2013[11].

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  • Hanbitsoft, the Korean Starcraft distributer[12] was the original sponsor.
  • Woongjin, a major Korean manufacturer of chemicals was the latest sponsor.[13]

Team Achievements[edit]

Facts[edit]

  • For the first time in Proleague history, Woongjin Stars used a line-up of only Zerg players in match against hite SPARKYZ.

Player Roster[edit]

ID Team Name Race ELO ELO Peak
BisAnG 윤지용 Yoon Ji Yong Protoss 0- 0-
Flying Woongjin Stars 신재욱 Shin Jae Wook Protoss 2018.82 pts 2069.03 pts
free 윤용태 Yoon Yong Tae Protoss 2033.98 pts 2254.8 pts
Impact SK Telecom T1 김준혁 Kim Joon Hyuk Zerg 0- 0-
BrAvO Samsung Galaxy KHAN 노준규 Noh Joon Kyu Terran 1997.22 pts 2028.52 pts
Light 이재호 Lee Jae Ho Terran 2154.13 pts 2250.23 pts
Aria Woongjin Stars 송광호 Song Gwang Ho Protoss 0- 0-
Soulkey 김민철 Kim Min Chul Zerg 2210.07 pts 2239.63 pts
HammEr Woongjin Stars 홍진표 Hong Jin Pyo Terran 0- 0-
sOs Jin Air Green Wings 김유진 Kim Yoo Jin Protoss 2061.91 pts 2075.34 pts
Woon 김성운 Kim Sung Woon Zerg 0- 0-
YongSu 박용수 Park Yong Su Zerg 0- 0-
ZerO 김명운 Kim Myung Woon Zerg 2213.75 pts 2267.25 pts

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