ByuL

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Player Information
Name: 한지원
Romanized Name: Han Ji Won
Birth: August 7, 1992 (1992-08-07) (age 22)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Race: Zerg
Team: CJ Entus
Alternate IDs: FnaticRC.ByuL
WCS Rank (Points): #74 (550 points)
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History
2012-03-19 – 2012-11-13

2012-12-08 – 2014-07-31

2014-07-31 – Present


Han "ByuL" Ji Won is a former Brood War progamer from Samsung KHAN who became a professional StarCraft II player in March 2012. He currently plays for CJ Entus.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

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ByuL joined Fnatic on March 19, 2012, hence starting his StarCraft II career.[1]

Global Starcraft II League[edit]

2012 GSL Season 3[edit]

Byul participated in the 2012 GSL Season 3 Preliminaries. He was able to the final round of his bracket before being eliminated by Freaky.

2012 GSL Season 4[edit]

Byul participated in the 2012 GSL Season 4 Preliminaries. He was able to defeat Bunny in the first round but was then eliminated by Movie in round 2 by a 2-1 score.

2012 GSL Season 5[edit]

Byul participated in the 2012 GSL Season 5 Preliminaries. He was able to defeat MadBull, SonGDuri, and Sea to win his bracket and qualify for his first GSL Code A.

Byul played in 2012 GSL Season 5 Code A. He was able to surprisingly eliminate MMA in the first round before being beaten 2-1 by Keen in Round 2. This sent Byul to the 2013 GSL Season 1 Up and Down matches.

On November 13, 2012, ByuL left Fnatic [2]

It was announced on the 8th of December 2012, that ByuL had joined Incredible Miracle [3]

2013 GSL Season 1[edit]

Byul was placed in an Up and Down group with Bomber, HerO, Byun, sOs, and Genius. Byul was able to advance in second place only dropping a game to Bomber and advanced to his first ever Code S.

In 2013 GSL Season 1 Code S Byul was placed in a group with Life, Symbol, and Creator. He would fall to both Symbol and Creator 2-0 and finish last in his group. This sent him down to Code A.

In Code A Byul faced Effort in the first round and was defeated 2-0 and was sent down to Code B.

Global StarCraft II Team League[edit]

2012 GSTL Season 2[edit]

For the 2012 Hot6iX GSTL Season 2, ByuL made his very first GSTL debut. ByuL was sent out as the fourth player for FnaticRC during the very first round of the GSTL matches against TSL. His first debut was cut short when he lost to Symbol. However, in the next match up against IM, ByuL found a lot more fortune. He was sent out as the third player and grabbed four straight kills against YongHwa, Seed, Happy, and NesTea and allowed Fnatic to advance straight in to the next round. He wasn't able to find any more luck as he wasn't able to grab anymore victories even though Fnatic sent him out against Prime, MVP, and SlayerS

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Season 5[edit]

ByuL participated in the IPL 5 Asian Satellite Qualifiers. The tournament started straight off from the semifinals. ByuL defeated Terius by a score of 2-1 and was able to advance in to the finals to face Tassadar. Afterwards, ByuL took down Tassadar by a score of 2-1 and was able to take first place. His first place finish qualified him for the IGN ProLeague Season 5.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013 Starcraft II World Championship Series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Byul participated in the 2013 WCS Korea Season 1 Qualifier. He was able to advance through his bracket only dropping one map to qualify for WCS Korea Challenger League.

Byul participated in WCS Korea Challenger League 2013 Season 1. He would lose his first bracket match to JangBi 2-1 and was eliminated from WCS Korea.

Season 2[edit]

Byul decided to switch regions to America and participated in the 2013 WCS America Season 2 Qualifiers. He was able to advance from the second qualifier by beating players like MaSsan, Zenio, and Golden and therefore qualified for WCS America 2013 Challenger League Season 2.

Byul was able to run through his Challenger League bracket by defeating MajOr, Tilea, and Ryung by 2-0 scores and qualified for WCS America 2013 Season 3 Premier League.

Season 3[edit]

Byul made his Premier League debut in Group D against Hack, Arthur, and aLive. He was able to defeat Arthur 2-0 and Hack 2-1 to advance first in his group and make the Ro16. In the Ro16 he played in a group of Polt, Huk, and Apocalypse. Byul was able to recover from a first match loss to Polt and advance in second by defeating both Huk and Apocalypse. Byul would face MacSed in the Ro8 and advance with a 3-1 victory. In the Semifinals, Byul faced Jaedong and was able to win by a narrow 3-2 margin. Byul faced Polt once again in the finals and was defeated by a 4-1 score. Byul claimed second place and qualified to play in the 2013 WCS Season 3 Global Finals.

At the Global Finals, Byul faced a Ro16 group consisting of Maru, duckdeok, and soO. Byul was able to advance in second place after losing his first match by defeating duckdeok and soO by 2-0 scores. Byul then faced Trap in the Ro8 and was eliminated 3-1.

2014 Starcraft II World Championship Series[edit]

Byul was automatically seeded into 2014 WCS America Season 1 Premier League based on his 2013 WCS results. He was placed in a Ro32 group with Revival, Hyun, and TheStC. Byul won his first match 2-0 over TheStC but then was defeated by both Hyun and Revival by 2-1 scores and fell to Challenger League.

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-10-20 World Championship Series A22nd 2013 WCS Season 3 America 1 : 4 Terran Polt $12,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-25 A33rd The Big One 3 : 0 Protoss JYP $500
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Fnatic Academy welcomes ByuL". Fnatic.com, 19 March 2012. TeamLiquid.net Forum thread
  2. "ByuL leaves Fnatic"
  3. [1] "ByuL to LG-IM" TeamLiquid.net, 8 December 2012
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