Jaedong

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Player Information
Name: 이제동
Romanized Name: Lee Jae Dong
Birth: January 9, 1990 (1990-01-09) (age 24)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Race: Zerg
Team: Evil Geniuses
Alternate IDs: EGJDRC, n.Die_Jaedong, n.Die_yOngKIN, EGJD
Nicknames: The Tyrant, Legend Killer, The Dong[1]
WCS Rank (Points): #22 (775 points)
Links
TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac TeamLiquid.net Stream Twitch Stream Twitter Facebook TeamLiquid.net Profile Fanclub
Achievements
ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013
History
2011-11-04 - 2012-12-05

2012-12-05 - Present

To read about Jaedong's StarCraft: Brood War career, see Jaedong.

Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong is a StarCraft progamer from South Korea. He currently plays for Evil Geniuses. He played his first official StarCraft II match during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2.[2]

Biography[edit]

Jaedong was one of the best players of the Brood War era, gathering no less than six premier titles (three time OnGameNet Starleague champion, two time MBCGame StarCraft League champion, and one time World Cyber Games champion).

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Inauspicious Beginnings (May 2012 – March 2013)[edit]

Jaedong played his first official StarCraft II match during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2 first round, and he was defeated by SK Telecom T1's Rain on May 20th.[3] In early June, he was one of the eight KeSPA-affiliated players to be sent to the KeSPA exhibition tournament at the 2012 MLG Spring Championship, where he eliminated Leta before losing to Bisu.[4]

Due to his success in the 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2, Jaedong would be one of the two KeSPA Code S seeds for the 2012 GSL Season 4[5]. He was chosen by MC to play in his group, Group C, together with Curious and MarineKing and made his GSL debut on Wednesday, September 5th. He would disappointingly go 0-2 in his group, winning only a single game against MarineKing and drop down to Code A. There, in his first match against finale, Jaedong would lose 0-2 to drop out of Code A and end his GSL debut.

Jaedong sprang back in the following GSL season, however, as he qualified for Code A after going through the brutal preliminaries. Jaedong beat Shuttle, Shine and PuMa to make it back into the GSL, only dropping a single game throughout his preliminary run. He then went on to defeat Sirius 2-1 in the first round, and LosirA 2-0 in the second. He faced Hack in the round of 24 for a Code S spot, but ultimately lost 1-2. In the Up and Down Matches, Jaedong was grouped with his Brood War rival Flash, and ended up beating him in their match. Despite ending the night with the same score as Flash, Jaedong's head to head win allowed him to place ahead of his rival, and secure third place for a shot at Code S via the Wildcard tournament. He was barely unable to qualify in the Wildcard matches, tying ByuN in map score but losing the head-to-head game. He subsequently fell out of GSL, losing to Lure in the first round of Code A.

On the 5th of December 2012 it was announced that Jaedong would be joining North American team Evil Geniuses.[6] He participated in the 2012-2013 Proleague as part of the EG-Liquid alliance. He had a fairly lackluster season, going 19-23, and more notably 6-14 against Protoss. Compared to Flash, who led the league with 44 wins, his poor team league performance stood out even more.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Hints of Greatness (April 2013 – November 2013)[edit]

Jaedong participated in the 2013 WCS America Season 1 Premier League Qualifier on April 20th, 2013, but was knocked out in the 11th round of the loser's bracked by teammate DeMusliM. He was still able to qualify for Challenger League through the Invite-Only Qualifier. He lost in the first round of Challenger League to theognis, but defeated Ian and Drunkenboi in the Group Stage to qualify for WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League.

Jaedong took his first of many silver medals at 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer.

Jaedong had a strong series of performances in the 2013 DreamHack Open series. At DreamHack Open Stockholm, he took 3rd/4th, losing to NaNiwa. He also took 2nd place at DreamHack Open Summer and DreamHack Open Valencia, losing to StarDust and HyuN, respectively. His Summer run saw him go 6-0 in the first three rounds of the Bracket Stage against prominent players Stephano, LucifroN, and TaeJa. However, despite his strong performances, he was unable to win any of these tournaments.

During WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League, Jaedong went 8-1 in the group stages, losing a single game to puCK while defeating Snute, Ryung, and Oz 2-0. He narrowly defeated Jim and Scarlett 3-2 in the bracket stage, but lost 0-4 to Polt in the finals, forcing Jaedong to settle for second place.

At the WCS 2013 Season 2 Finals, Jaedong had impressive results against Protoss opponents, with twelve map wins and only two losses in the group and bracket stages. However, meeting a strong Terran player in the finals once again in Bomber, Jaedong was unable to overcome the relentless 3-base aggression of his opponent and lost 0-4 for the second tournament in a row, and took second place in his fourth consecutive finals.

In the first group stage of the WCS America 2013 Season 3 Premier League, Jaedong defeated TheStC and ViBE 2-0 each. He then defeated Heart and TaeJa 2-0 and 2-1 respectively to reach the quarterfinals. After narrowly defeating Hack, he fell to ByuL in the semifinals. At the Season Final in Toronto, Canada, Jaedong fell out in the group stage after being defeated by Genius and MMA.

Jaedong played at the 2013 WCS Global Finals in Anaheim, California at Blizzcon, after ending the year ranked third in WCS points. On his way to the finals, he defeated 2013 WCS Season 1 Europe champion Mvp, 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL and 2013 WCS Season 3 Finals champion Dear, and 2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL champion Maru. In the finals, he was defeated 4-1 by a myriad of strategies from his opponent, sOs, who won his first premier tournament in StarCraft II.

A Taste of Victory (December 2013 – Present)[edit]

After 5 second place finishes in premier tournaments, Jaedong finally emerged victorious at ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013. After defeating StarDust and Nerchio in the group stage, he bested elfi and INnoVation to reach the finals against foreigner hope Scarlett. A close series ended with Jaedong winning over Scarlett 4-2, thus ending Jaedong's streak of silver medals and granting him the title of the first StarCraft: Broodwar champion to win a premier tournament in StarCraft II.

Trivia[edit]

  • In May 2010, Lee Jae Dong was selected as a South Korea representative for the WCG 2010 Torch Relay.[7]
  • There are two common South Korean nicknames for Jaedong: 폭군 (Pok-kkun, 'The Tyrant') and 파괴신 (Pagoesin, 'The God of Destruction' or 'Destructor'). The nickname ‘Tyrant’ was coined by OGN commentator Um Jae Kyung because Jaedong's hyper-aggressive style set him apart from other Zerg players. 'The Legend Killer' was a nickname given to Jaedong by the Western community.[Citation needed]
  • Was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2's regular-season.[8]
  • At an end of the year charity event in 2012, Jaedong's keyboard was sold for 250,000 KRW after a bidding war between two fangirls.[9]
  • Following his 2nd place finish at the 2013 WCS Global Finals, Jaedong became the esports player with the highest career total prize money[10].
  • He is the first player to break $500,000 earnings in e-sport.
  • He is the first player to win both a Starcraft 1 and a Starcraft 2 premier tournament.

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-02-16 Intel Extreme Masters A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne 2 : 3 Picon small.png HerO $2,000
2013-12-07 ASUS ROG Tournaments A11st 2013 ASUS ROG: NorthCon 4 : 2 Zicon small.png Scarlett $10,000
2013-11-09 World Championship Series A22nd 2013 WCS Global Finals 1 : 4 Picon small.png sOs $45,000
2013-10-20 World Championship Series A33 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 3 America 2 : 3 Zicon small.png ByuL $7,000
2013-08-25 World Championship Series A22nd 2013 WCS Season 2 0 : 4 Ticon small.png Bomber $20,000
2013-08-11 World Championship Series A22nd 2013 WCS Season 2 America 0 : 4 Ticon small.png Polt $12,000
2013-07-20 DreamHack A22nd 2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia 1 : 3 Zicon small.png HyuN $5,390
2013-06-17 DreamHack A22nd 2013 DreamHack Open: Summer 2 : 3 Picon small.png StarDust $5,390
2013-04-27 DreamHack A33 - 4th 2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 1 : 2 Picon small.png NaNiwa $3,080
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-22 A11st Numericable M-House Cup 3 4 : 2 Zicon small.png Solar $4,110
2013-01-10 A11st HyperX 10-Year Anniversary Tournament 4 : 2 Picon small.png MC $7,000
Complete Results in any Tournament

Championships[edit]

ASUS ROG Tournaments ASUS ROG StarCraft II Champion
ASUS ROG Summer 2013
Preceeded By:
South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa
ASUS ROG: NorthCon 2013
7 December 2013 – 1 February 2014
South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong
ASUS ROG Winter 2014
Succeeded By:
South Korea Picon small.png San

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