Park "JYP" Jin Young is a retired Protoss player from South Korea and currently a commentator for the GSL.
JYP was one of the earliest recruits picked up by Team SCV Life in 2010, along with players such as Rain. His fist major competitive appearance for TSL was at the 2011 GSTL March season where he was picked as a starter in TSL's match versus Incredible Miracle. JYP would go on to make notable appearances at online tournaments such as the ESV TV Korean Weeklies.
On November 27, 2011, TSL announced that JYP had left the team. Shortly afterward, on December 30, 2011, EG announced that JYP had joined its roster. He made his EG team debut in HomeStory Cup IV.
Wings of Liberty
Global StarCraft II League
JYP first qualified for Code A during the 2011 GSL August season. He eliminated anypro in the opening round, and then moved on to defeat DongRaeGu 2-1 in the round of 16. His next opponent, TaeJa, ended his Code A run by defeating him 2-0. He then participated in the August Up and Down Matches, where he tied for second in his group with MarineKing and TricKsteR with a score of 2-2. He beat TricKsteR and lost to MarineKing in the tiebreak playoffs to end up in third place, enabling him to keep his Code A spot.
In the 2011 GSL October, JYP made it back to the Round of 8 of Code A before being defeated by Oz. This performance once again placed him in the Up and Down Matches, where he tied for last in his group with a 1-3 score (only winning his game against Hongun). Thus, he once again placed into Code A.
For his third time in Code A in the 2011 GSL November tournament, JYP advanced to the round of 32 after defeating SaSe 2-0. He then lost to Bomber 0-2, but this performance was enough to secure him a spot in the Up and Down Matches. There, he placed second in his group with a score of 3-2, securing himself a spot in Code S.
In the 2012 GSL Season 2 Code A he would beat Seal in Ro48 before losing 1-2 to jjakji in Ro32 and falling to the 2012 GSL Season 3 Up & Down Matches where he would go on to defeat July, but lose to both NesTea and eventual semifinalist ByuN, placing him in 2012 GSL Season 3 Code A.
During his run in this Code A he would face Miya in the round of 48 and proceed to defeat him 2-0 and advance to the round of 32 to face his newest teammate ThorZaIN. The match would start off in ThorZaIN's favor but JYP pulled through and took the series 2-1. In the round of 24 JYP would proceed to face Hack in a back and forth series that would end 2-1 in JYP's favor, securing a spot in Code S for the second time this year.
JYP made his Code S debut in the 2012 GSL Season 1 tournament. He dropped down to the Code A round of 48 after losing 0-2 against both sC and DongRaeGu in the first round. Back again in the Code A tournament, JYP defeated Life 2-1 in the round of 48 before losing 1-2 to HerO in Ro32.
Global StarCraft II Team League
2011 GSTL March
2011 GSTL Season 1
On July 14, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, Team SCV Life sent out JYP as their second player against SlayerS. The score was tied at 1-1 for both teams at that point. He wasn't able to take out SlayerS' Ryung and allowed SlayerS to further their lead at 2-1.
On August 11, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, Team SCV Life sent out JYP as their starting player against oGsTL. JYP took out VINES and put TSL in the lead by a score of 1-0. for JYP, oGsTL sent out TheStC next and JYP wasn't able to defeat him. JYP's loss allowed oGsTL to tie up the score at 1-1.
On September 29, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, Team SCV Life sent out JYP as their starting player against Prime. JYP took out Terius, AnNyeong, BBoongBBoong and put TSL in the lead by a score of 3-0. for JYP, Prime sent out MarineKing next and JYP wasn't able to defeat him. JYP's loss allowed Prime to lessen TSL's lead to 3-1.
2012 GSTL Season 2
On May 30, 2012, for the 2012 GSTL Season 2 Round 1, SlayerS-EG sent out JYP as their final player against ZeNEX. The score was in favor for ZeNEX at 4-3 at that point. JYP took out SuHoSin and TREME and allowed SlayerS-EG to make a come back and win the set by a score of 5-4.
On June 22, 2012, for the 2012 GSTL Season 2 Round 2, SlayerS-EG sent out JYP as their third player against MVP. The score was in favor for MVP at 2-0 at that point. He wasn't able to take out MVP's Sniper and allowed MVP to further their lead at 3-0.
On July 13, 2012, for the 2012 GSTL Season 2 Round 2, SlayerS-EG sent out JYP as their starting player against Fnatic. JYP took out ByuL, Rain, Moon and put SlayerS-EG in the lead by a score of 3-0. Fnatic sent out Oz next and JYP wasn't able to defeat him. JYP's loss allowed Fnatic to lessen SlayerS's lead to 3-1.
ESV TV Korean Weekly
On July 6, 2011, JYP participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 4. After taking down Daisy, Sleep, cOre, and Classic, JYP advanced in to the finals to face Life. In the finals, JYP defeated Life by a score of 4-2 and grabbed first place.
JYP's first offline tournament outside of Korea was IEM Season VI - Guangzhou where he placed second in his initial group, losing only to DIMAGA. In the playoffs, he lost to PuMa in the first round 0-3. At HomeStory Cup IV, JYP placed first in his group in the first group stage with a score of 3-0. In the second group stage, he once again placed first in his group with a score of 3-0. Moving onto the playoffs bracket, he beat DIMAGA 3-1. After losing 2-3 to MC in the semifinals, he went on to defeat viOLet 3-1 in the 3rd place match to secure himself a 3rd place finish.
IPL Fight Club
On June 4, 2012, JYP was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. His first opponent was MarineKing. His debut was cut short as he was knocked out in his very first match up by a score of 2-5, and was not able to dethrone MarineKing.
Heart of the Swarm
On February 12, 2015, after not hearing any news from JYP for a long time, he finally announced on his stream that he had retired.
With the beginning of the 2015 GSL Season 2 it was announced that JYP would work as an commentator from now on. JYP stated that he should be a good commentator since he is an ex-progamer.
- He has the same name as South Korean singer-songwriter Park Jin Young who also uses the pseudonym JYP.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2012-01-08||3rd||HomeStory Cup IV||3 : 1||viOLet||$2,000|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-07-25||4th||The Big One||0 : 3||ByuL||$300|
|2011-06-18||3 - 4th||LG Cinema 3D Special League||1 : 2||DongRaeGu||$2,770|
|2012-10-28||2nd||World e-Sports Masters 2012||0 : 3||Leenock||$8,000|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2011-07-06||1st||ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 #4||4 : 2||Life||$100|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- 2013-06-26 | 2013 WCS Korea Season 2 Challenger League Qualifiers Day 1 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-10-27 | WEM 2012 Lower Bracket Finalist by s.163.com
- 2012-09-13 | GSL 2012 Season 4 Code S Ro32 Group G Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-06-16 | Interview with JYP "Zerg always imba" by D-eSports.com at 2012 DreamHack Open: Summer (trans. )
- 2012-01-08 | EG.JYP: "A lot more opportunities than with a Korean team" by Fragster.de
- 2012-01-02 | EG’s New Recruit JYP: “I will show you my true value” by This Is Game
- Team SCV Life big changes
- Evil Geniuses' announcement regarding JYP's acquisition
- jyp1013 (12 February 2015). "JYP announces his retirement". Twitter.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- egernya (30 March 2015). "Sbenu sponsors GSL + JYP debuts as commentator". Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- JYP announces joining Team Spectre over Twitter
- Team Spectre (August 2, 2014). "Most of Team Spectre's roster is released". Facebook.com. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
- digmouse (February 12, 2015). "JYP retires". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
- . http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/481612-sbenu-sponsors-gsl-jyp-debuts-as-commentator.
- Park Jin Young's Wikipedia Article