|Romanized Name:||Lee Jae Dong|
|Birth:||January 9, 1990|
|Alternate IDs:||EGJDRC, n.Die_Jaedong, n.Die_yOngKIN, EGJD|
|Nicknames:||The Tyrant, Legend Killer, The Dong|
|WCS Rank (Points):||#21 (775 points)|
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.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Wings of Liberty
- 3 Heart of the Swarm
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Championships
- 7 WoL Matches
- 8 HotS Matches
- 9 Interviews
- 10 Gallery
- 11 External Links
- 12 References
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
Inauspicious Beginnings (May 2012 – March 2013)
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. 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.
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. 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. 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
Hints of Greatness (April 2013 – November 2013)
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 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)
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.
- In May 2010, Lee Jae Dong was selected as a South Korea representative for the WCG 2010 Torch Relay.
- 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.
- 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.
- Following his 2nd place finish at the 2013 WCS Global Finals, Jaedong became the esports player with the highest career total prize money.
- 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.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-02-16||3 - 4th||IEM Season VIII - Cologne||2 : 3||HerO||$2,000|
|2013-12-07||1st||2013 ASUS ROG: NorthCon||4 : 2||Scarlett||$10,000|
|2013-11-09||2nd||2013 WCS Global Finals||1 : 4||sOs||$45,000|
|2013-10-20||3 - 4th||2013 WCS Season 3 America||2 : 3||ByuL||$7,000|
|2013-08-25||2nd||2013 WCS Season 2||0 : 4||Bomber||$20,000|
|2013-08-11||2nd||2013 WCS Season 2 America||0 : 4||Polt||$12,000|
|2013-07-20||2nd||2013 DreamHack Open: Valencia||1 : 3||HyuN||$5,390|
|2013-06-17||2nd||2013 DreamHack Open: Summer||2 : 3||StarDust||$5,390|
|2013-04-27||3 - 4th||2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm||1 : 2||NaNiwa||$3,080|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2013-12-22||1st||Numericable M-House Cup 3||4 : 2||Solar||$4,110|
|2013-01-10||1st||HyperX 10-Year Anniversary Tournament||4 : 2||MC||$7,000|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|ASUS ROG StarCraft II Champion|
| ASUS ROG Summer 2013
| ASUS ROG: NorthCon 2013
7 December 2013 – 1 February 2014
| ASUS ROG Winter 2014|
- vs Soulkey on Entombed Valley (2011-2012 Proleague Season 2, Round 2 - Week 4 Woongjin vs Team 8 ACE Match) - Jaedong shows a brilliant defense play.
- vs INnoVation on Whirlwind (ASUS ROG Northcon 2013, Semifinals Game 4) - Jaedong showing perfection in ZvT.
- Jaedong (Z) vs GungFuBanda (P) - ASUS RoG Winter 2014 / Group Stage (Bo5)
- vs MaNa on Heavy Rain (IEM Season VIII Cologne, Group Stage - Group C Decider Match Game 1) - Jaedong holding against a "Proxy 2-Gate build" with an "15-Hatch build".
- 2014-03-10 | 'Reflections' with Jaedong by Thorin of OnGamers (trans. )
- 2013-12-19 | DES Interview with Jaedong by Lee So-Ra of DailyeSports (trans. )
- 2013-11-29 | AN INTERVIEW WITH THE TYRANT by Alexander “Zeweig” Lind of DreamHack at 2013 DreamHack Open: Winter
- 2013-11-28 | EG.Jaedong English Interview @ DHW 2013 by Hotbid of Teamliquid.net at 2013 DreamHack Open: Winter
- 2013-11-18 | Jaedong: "It's an honor to be the highest-earnings esports player ever" by Slasher of ongamers at 2013 WCS Global Finals (trans. )
- 2013-11-22 | Jaedong at GStar Convention 2013 by inven.co.kr (trans. )
- 2013-10-24 | Despite Failures, Jaedong Remains Confident by redbull.com
- 2013-09-03 | Hungry for More: Jaedong on WCS & In-N-Out by Will Partin of Evil Geniuses (trans. )
- 2013-08-03 | Trials of the Tyrant - Jaedong and DreamHack by Michael Dorrill of Evil Geniuses at 2013 DreamHack Open Summer (trans. )
- 2013-06-11 | SPL Season 1 Round 6 CJ Entus vs EG-TL Winner by Daily eSports
- 2013-05-12 | SPL Season 1 Round 5 CJ Entus vs EG-TL Winner by playsc.com (trans. )
- 2013-04-08 | SPL Season 1 Round 4 Woongjin Stars vs EG-TL Winner by Daily eSports
- 2013-04-01 | SPL The Special - TaekBaengLeeSsang by Daily eSports
- 2013-01-02 | SPL Star Interview - Jaedong at EG-TL House by EsportsTV (trans. )
- 2012-12-19 | SPL Season 1 Round 1 EG-TL vs Samsung KHAN Winner by Daily eSports
- 2012-12-10 | GSL 2012 Season 5 Code A Ro32 Day 1 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-12-05 | Jaedong to EG: "I feel like I'm facing a new challenge" by esfiworld.com
- 2012-11-16 | GSL 2012 Season 5 Code A Ro48 Day 1 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-11-12 | GSL 2012 Season 5 Code A Preliminaries Day 2 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-10-29 | Interview with Jaedong: "I have the dream of becoming a foreign team's player." by Team Dignitas
- 2012-09-21 | Jaedong talks about his past and HotS by Inven
- 2012-08-16 | WCS Korea 2012 Losers' Round 2 Day 2 Winners by This Is Game at WCS Korea 2012
- 2012-08-14 | WCS Korea 2012 Losers' Round 1 Day 1 Winners by This Is Game at WCS Korea 2012
- Wikipedia Page
- Jaedong - The Tyrant who hated to lose - an in-depth retelling of Jaedong's BW career story for modern and SC2 fans, by Thorin.
- Jaedong's MONTAAAGE!
- State Of Play Documentary Trailer
- JvP Recap: Since When Can Jaedong Beat Protoss?
- In Search of Lost Time: EG.Jaedong - Road to Blizzcon #5
- Jaedong has a message for you.
- ↑ Temp0 - The Dong Song
- ↑ "Media Day: SK Planet Proleague Season 2". TeamLiquid.net. May 10th 2012.
- ↑ SPL [5.20] Rain (SKT) vs JD (8th) 2nd half - 5set / WCS Ohana LE. ESportsTV@YouTube.com. May 20th 2012.
- ↑ "And the MLG Spring Championship's 8 KeSPA Players Are..". MajorLeagueGaming.com. June 9th, 2012
- ↑ KeSPA seeds for GSL S4 Announced
- ↑ EG.Jaedong on tl.net Teamliquid.net 5 December 2012
- ↑ WCG 2010 Torch Relay Begins! WCG, 31 May 2010
- ↑ "Jaedong Proleague Season 2 regular season MVP (Original Korean text)". -- "Google translate to English".
- ↑ Signed Jaedong Keyboard Sold for 250,000 KRW
- ↑ http://www.esportsearnings.com/players