HyuN

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Player Information
Name: 고석현
Romanized Name: Ko Seok Hyun
Birth: January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15) (age 26)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Race: Zerg
Team: Team ROCCAT
Sponsor: ROCCAT
Alternate IDs: MyWay ,TSLHyuN , QuanticHyuN
Nicknames: Goberman, Roach King, Spider-HyuN, Hyunstoppable, Hyunbelievable
WCS Rank (Points): #1 (5625 points)
Links
Achievements
2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia 2014 WCS Season 1 America
History
2006-03-01 – 2011-10-31

2011-11-28 – 2013-01-03

2013-02-01 – 2014-01-01

2014-02-03 - Present


Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun is a former Brood War progamer from South Korea. He began his StarCraft II career in November 2011 with Team SCV Life. On January 3rd 2013 he became teamless following the disbanding of TSL.[1] On February 1st 2013, he joined Quantic Gaming.[2] Currently, he is sponsored by ROCCAT and playing for Team ROCCAT.[3]

Biography[edit]

HyuN was a Zerg progamer in Starcraft: Brood War, and was a member of team MBCGame HERO from 2005 to 2011.[4]

His last result in the OnGameNet Starleague was an elimination in the first round of the 2011 Jin Air OSL, and he has an overall record of 84 wins and 110 losses in official Brood War matches.[4]

Though HyuN was known as an online player for quite sometime, in late 2012, HyuN cemented himself as a legitimate tournament performer when he reached the Code S finals of the 2012 GSL Season 5 while simultaneously winning IPL Fight Club for 14 consecutive weeks.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

HyuN began playing StarCraft II in November 2011, and was able to move up to Master League within the month.[4] On November 28th, he joined Team SCV Life.[5] He stated that he planned to qualify for the first GSL Code A Championship of 2012, and to compete in foreign events as well.[4] HyuN successfully earned a spot in Code A by defeating Weekend in the 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 preliminaries, hence meeting the objective he set a month before. His stay in Code A was brief, however, as he lost to TaeJa in the Ro 48, falling back down to Code B. HyuN was able to qualify for Code A of the 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 a second time with a victory over Choya in the usual qualification process.

On March 15th, 2012, HyuN participated in the ZOTAC Cup Monthly Final February 2012. He was able to take down Breach and Revival but was not able to get any further after fraer took him down and sent him to the 3rd/4th place match. In the 3rd/4th place match, HyuN took down Crane with a score of 2-0 and took 3rd place.

On July 2nd, 2012, HyuN participated in the ZOTAC Cup Monthly Final May 2012. He was able to take down White-Ra and Satiini but was unable to advance any further than that after he faced fraer and got sent straight to the 3rd/4th place match. In the 3rd/4th place match, HyuN destroyed Seiplo with a score of 2-0 and was able to take 3rd place.

On July 24th, 2012, HyuN participated in the ZOTAC Cup Monthly Final June 2012. He was able to take down Welmu, Happy, Bly, and went straight into the finals to face Revival. After a fierce match, HyuN won against Revival with a score of 3-2 and took 1st place.

HyuN had his best GSL run in 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5 when he finished second narrowly losing to champion Sniper.

Esports Weekly Match[edit]

On May 4th, 2012, HyuN participated in the EWM Season 2 Week 6. HyuN took down TriMaster, Blaka, Vampire, Revival, and YangSongE to advance in to the finals against Brown. HyuN defeated Brown by a score of 2-0 and advanced in to the EWM Season 2 Finals where he would have a shot to obtain a Code A seed if he won against the other weekly winners.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries[edit]

On July 23rd, 2012, HyuN participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. HyuN received a BYE in round one and then took down 심준보, Sage, Maru, and faced Polt in the finals. He was not able to advance any further as he lost to Polt by a score of 1:2 and took 2nd place.

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Fight Club[edit]

On August 6th, 2012, HyuN was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. His first opponent was Squirtle. HyuN defeated Squirtle by a score of 5-3 and took his rightful seat at top of the throne.

On August 13th, 2012, HyuN faced his next opponent for the IPL Fight Club, MajOr. HyuN defeated MajOr by a score of 5-1 and remained at the top of the throne.

By October 16th, 2012, HyuN had defeated CranK, Tear, Grubby, aLive, TitaN, GuMiho, ByuN and Sea by scores of 5-1, 5-3, 5-0, 5-0, 5-1, 5-3, 5-3 and 5-1 respectively, being the first player to achieve over 3 wins in the fight club.

On October 29th, 2012, HyuN cemented his reign over Fight Club, this time with a 5-4 win over the reigning Code S champion Life, for a total of 12 consecutive wins. This match was the first time anyone had taken more than three games off HyuN in Fight Club. However, he would at last lose his Fight Club title in a 5-2 loss to Leenock after 14 consecutive wins.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013 Starcraft II World Championship Series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Hyun decided to give up his spot in GSL Code A in order to play in WCS America. Hyun participated in the 2013 WCS America Season 1 Challenger League Qualifiers but was defeated by both puCK and Sage and did not qualify for Challenger League.

Season 2[edit]

Hyun participated in the 2013 WCS America Season 2 Qualifier. This time he was able to advance from the first qualifier by beating players like Arthur, SSanaEE, Center, and SeleCT and therefore qualified for Challenger League.

Hyun faced puCK in his first Challenger League match and was defeated 2-1. He then dropped to the Challenger League group stages and was able to advance from his group in second place to qualify for the following season's Premier League.

Season 3[edit]

Hyun was placed in Group A of 2013 WCS America Season 3 Premier League along with Polt, Sage, and Revival. Hyun was able to advance from his group in first place with a walkover win over an absent Polt and a 2-1 victory over Sage. In the Ro16, Hyun faced a group composed of HerO, Hack, and Crank and finished in third place to be knocked down to Challenger League.

Other Tournaments[edit]

HyuN made his transition to Heart of the Swarm a successful one in 2013 with a win at DreamHack Valencia, including a win over Jaedong in the finals, and a semifinal run at IEM Season VIII - New York that only ended after NaNiwa produced an inspired comeback after HyuN had taken a 2-0 lead.

Quantic Controversy[edit]

At the turn of the new year, it was confirmed that Quantic Gaming had collapsed and left HyuN owed $23,000 in back pay. On New Year's Day, Golden announced that he was organizing a 4-person tournament to support HyuN, which will feature jjakji, StarDust, MC and Symbol as well as Golden and HyuN as casters.[6] With the support of the community, he continued his career, qualifying for the WCS America Premier League and then joining Team ROCCAT on February 4th.[7]

2014 Starcraft II World Championship Series[edit]

2014 WCS Season 1 America proved to be vindication of HyuN's decision to continue his career. After defeating Jig in the Challenger League with a convincing 3-0, he continued his form in the Premier League by winning the Round of 32's Group C ahead of Revival, Byul and TheStC. In the combined America/Europe top 16 in Cologne, he suffered an upset loss against puCK but rebounded by defeating Heart and then puCK in a rematch to take second place in Group A and advance to the quarterfinals, where he was matched against TaeJa in what HyuN himself called a nightmare draw. However, he was able to pull off a shocking 3-2 win and then cruised past Alicia 3-0 in the semifinals to secure a 2014 GSL Global Championship ticket and his maiden WCS regional final against Oz. After the two of them split the first four maps, HyuN seized control by taking Heavy Rain and then reversed Oz's Blink Stalker rush on Habitation Station to secure the championship.

Trivia[edit]

  • Gained the nickname "Spider-HyuN" when he entered the stage for his quarterfinal against DongRaeGu at IEM Season VIII - New York wearing a Spider-Man suit in addition to a Spider-Man backpack (the event coincided with Comic-Con New York.)
  • Also became famous for his choice of pants at HomeStory Cup.[8]
  • Is also famous from his Brood War days for arriving at an ABC MSL group nomination pretending to be drunk.[9]
  • His Bounty Hunters captain MC remarked in his AMA that if he had the opportunity to reform oGs, HyuN would be the one he wanted to sign most.

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-09 Taiwan eSports League A22nd 2014 Taiwan Open 3 : 4 Zerg Sen $5,000
2014-07-06 World Championship Series A33 - 4th 2014 WCS Season 2 America 1 : 3 Protoss Pigbaby $7,500
2014-04-13 World Championship Series A11st 2014 WCS Season 1 America 4 : 2 Protoss Oz $25,000
2013-11-17 HomeStory Cup A22nd HomeStory Cup VIII 0 : 4 Terran TaeJa $6,500
2013-10-13 Intel Extreme Masters A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - New York 2 : 3 Protoss NaNiwa $2,000
2013-08-03 ASUS ROG Tournaments A33 - 4th ASUS ROG Summer 2013 0 : 3 Protoss San $3,000
2013-07-20 DreamHack A11st 2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia 3 : 1 Zerg Jaedong $9,240
2013-06-30 MLG A22nd 2013 MLG Spring Championship 2 : 3 Terran Polt $6,000
2013-06-23 HomeStory Cup A44th HomeStory Cup VII 2 : 3 Zerg TLO $2,000
2012-12-01 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A22nd 2012 GSL Code S Season 5 3 : 4 Zerg Sniper $17,053
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-03 A22nd Gfinity G3 2 : 4 Terran Bunny $8,000
2014-07-25 A22nd The Big One 0 : 4 Zerg Life $1,500
2014-05-17 A11st Fragbite Masters 2014 Spring 4 : 0 Zerg VortiX $12,200
2014-05-04 A22nd TaKeTV ULTRA Invitational 2 : 4 Zerg Snute $1,500
2014-04-19 A11st Copenhagen Games Spring 2014 4 : 0 Terran Happy $4,425
2014-03-09 A22nd SeatStory Cup 2 : 4 Zerg Snute $4000
2013-07-26 A44th 2013 Ritmix Russian StarCraft II League Season 5 - : W Zerg Scarlett $500
2013-06-02 A44th Numericable M-House Cup 2 1 : 3 Protoss Squirtle €200
2013-03-31 A11st 2013 Ritmix Russian StarCraft II League Season 4 4 : 0 Terran LucifroN $3,000
2012-12-19 A11st GGA Cup 3 : 0 Zerg Revival $3,000
2012-12-13 A11st MSI Pro Cup Worldwide 3 : 0 Zerg Scarlett €3,000
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-26 A22nd MST #10 3 : 1
2 : 3
Zerg Sacsri €400
2014-05-26 A33rd Dragon Invitational Tournament #1 3 : 0 Protoss Seed $300
2014-05-02 A11st ZOTAC Season 1 Final 2014 3 : 2 Protoss First €1,200
In Premier Team Leagues
Date Event Result
Complete Results in any Tournament

Championships[edit]

DreamHack DreamHack Champion
2013 DreamHack Open: Summer
Preceeded By:
South Korea Protoss StarDust
2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia
20 July 2013 – 15 September 2013
South Korea Zerg HyuN
2013 DreamHack Open: Bucharest
Succeeded By:
South Korea Terran TaeJa

Interviews[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

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