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Player Information
Name: 김경덕
Romanized Name: Kim Kyeong Deok
Birth: January 27, 1995 (1995-01-27) (age 19)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Race: Protoss
Alternate IDs: LoveRip, finale
WCS Rank (Points): – (0)
Links
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Achievements
2013 WCS Season 2 Europe
History
2010-12-15 – 2013-12-12

Kim "duckdeok" Kyeong Deok formerly known as "finale" was a Protoss player from South Korea playing for MVP before he retired.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Duckdeok participated in the Korean StarLeague Daily where he managed to win KSL Week 2 Day 4, defeating all his opponents 2-0. Duckdeok showcased his skills when he came out in the KSL Opening Ceremonies Semifinals match against oGs, where he was able to take out TheStC, jookTo, SuperNova and ForGG, before finally being stopped by MC, allowing his team to easily close out the series 6-2.

Duckdeok has also played in a number of Teamleagues for coL.MvP. He has appeared in IGN ProLeague Team Arena Challenge 1 a number of times and was able to take out players such as SLush, SeleCT and KiLLeR.

GSL Open Seasons[edit]

In 2010 Duckdeok qualified for the GSL Open Season 2, but was taken out by TheWinD 0-2 in the Round of 64.

GSL Code A[edit]

In 2011 he qualified for the GSL 2011 May Code A tournament where he faced aLive, but was once again defeated 0-2 in the Round of 32.

Duckdeok qualified for GSL Season 4 by winning the EWM Season 3 Finals. His first opponent was the Brood War legend Jaedong, who had recently dropped down from Code S after receiving an invite. In a mild upset Duckdeok defeated him 2-0 with 2 sentry/immortal all-ins.

Duckdeok would find himself sent to the up and downs after a 0-2 loss to the StarTale Terran Hack however he would win his group 4-0 defeating Terrans Happy, Heart, and Sparta as well as the Team 8 Protoss Sang to secure his position in code S for 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5

GSL Code S[edit]

Duckdeok made his code S debut in 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5, where he was placed in Group A with TaeJa, Polt and PartinG. He would beat TaeJa 2-0 in his first match, taking him to the Winner's Match of his group. There, he dropped both of his games against PartinG, before losing 2-1 to Polt in the final mach, dropping him to Ro32 in Code A.

GSTL[edit]

In 2012, Duckdeok debuted in the GSTL in the GSTL 2012 Season 1 group playoff against FXO, where he was able to finish the series by taking out three consecutive members - Leenock, Oz and GuMiho.

Korean StarCraft II League[edit]

On December 8th, 2011, Duckdeok participated in the KSL Daily Week 2 Day 4. Duckdeok started off from the quarterfinals. Duckdeok took down Freaky and Hack in order to advance to the finals. In the finals, Duckdeok defeated IceCream by a score of 2-0 and grabbed first place.

Esports Weekly Match[edit]

On June 29th, 2012, Duckdeok participated in the EWM Season 3 Week 4. Duckdeok received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down GGF, Revival, Whale, and YongHwa to advance in to the finals against sC. Duckdeok defeated sC by a score of 2-1 and advanced in to the EWM Season 3 Finals where he would have a shot to obtain a Code A seed if he won against the other weekly winners.

On August 4th, 2012, Duckdeok participated in the EWM Season 3 Finals. Duckdeok took down Galaxy by a score of 2-0 in the first round and then advanced in to the second round to face Dream. After defeating Dream by a score of 2-0, Duckdeok advanced in to the finals to face Tear. After defeating Tear by a score of 2-0, Duckdeok received a Code A seed for the 2012 Global StarCraft II Season 4.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

WCS Europe[edit]

Duckdeok qualified for the 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe Challenger League, where he had a difficult start to his WCS career, losing 0-2 to HasuObs in the first round of the bracket stage. He was able to narrowly advance to the 2013 WCS Season 2 Europe Premier League through the Group Stage, losing to Bunny 1-2, but defeating KrasS 2-0 twice.

The Round of 32 did not start off auspiciously for duckdeok either, when he was dominated by DIMAGA in his first series, and lost 0-2, but recovered to defeat Dayshi 2-1 and then won the rematch with DIMAGA 2-1 to advance to the Ro16. Despite advancing, duckdeok received some criticism from the casters for his style of play, as he attempted a 1 or 2-base all-in in every game he played. As a result, duckdeok was an underdog coming into the Ro16 when he was placed in a group with last season's runner-up Stephano, who had gained fame with his seemingly unbeatable Swarm Host style in ZvP, PvP expert Welmu, and LucifroN, who was at the time considered the best non-Korean Terran player. Duckdeok surprised many by decisively beating Stephano 2-0, but lost 1-2 to Welmu in the Winners' Match, leaving him to battle LucifroN for a quarterfinals spot. Tied 1-1, duckdeok opted for an extremely risky fast 3-nexus build on Whirlwind, and seemed on the verge of falling to Challenger League to a 2-base all-in when he miraculously turned the tide of battle despite having LucifroN's army in his main base with many of his Gateways unpowered. In a post-game interview, duckdeok said that he was sure he had lost the game, and, perhaps somewhat modestly, credited his victory to luck.

In the quarterfinals, duckdeok was matched against NaNiwa. According to ToD, duckdeok was extremely confident before the match, predicting he would defeat NaNiwa 3-0. In fact, duckdeok won 3-1, repeatedly crushing NaNiwa's hidden tech builds with straightforward 1-base aggression. After narrowly edging out Grubby 3-2 in the semifinals, duckdeok advanced to play his countryman MC in the first WCS mirror match finals. After a tense, back-and-forth series, duckdeok prevailed in the decisive Game 7, recalling several of his quarterfinals victories over NaNiwa when he easily crushed MC's proxy Oracle build with a 1-base Stalker attack. Duckdeok was extremely emotional after his win, in sharp contrast to the guarded attitude he had throughout the tournament, which he attributed to having won a major tournament for the first time in an almost three-year StarCraft II career.

This accomplishment qualified duckdeok for the WCS 2013 Season 2 Final, where he won a rematch against his WCS Europe quarterfinals opponent NaNiwa 2-0 in his first match, but went on to lose 0-2 to both TaeJa and then in yet another rematch with NaNiwa, thus failing to advance past the group stage.

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-08-11 World Championship Series A11st 2013 WCS Season 2 Europe 4 : 3 Picon small.png MC $20,000
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-08-04 A11st EWM Season 3 Finals 2 : 0 Picon small.png Hurricane $500
2012-06-29 A11st EWM Season 3 Week 4 2 : 1 Ticon small.png sC $100
2012-05-19 A11st Revenge of the Nerds 3 : 1 Zicon small.png Moon €5,000
2011-12-08 A11st KSL Daily Week 2 Day 4 3 : 1 Ticon small.png Illusion $100
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