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[e][h]Protoss Jim
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Cao Jinhui
October 10, 1995 (1995-10-10) (age 19)
Alternate IDs:
Total Earnings:
$ 71,687.13
WCS Rank (Points):
TLPD HotS TLPD International TLPD Korea Aligulac TeamLiquid.net Stream Twitch Stream Stream Weibo Tencent TeamLiquid.net Profile Fanclub
2011-03-?? - 2012-03-30
2012-03-30 - Present

Cao "Jim" Jinhui is a Chinese StarCraft II Protoss player who plays for Invictus Gaming.

Wings Of Liberty[edit]

In June 2011 Jim took part in G-League Season 1 where he was eliminated in the first round by Loner.

August 5th-9th 2011 Jim took part in CPL Invitational 2011 where he was eliminated in group stage with 2-0 losses to LoveCD and MarineKing after a 2-1 victory against Daisy.

In August 2011 Jim took part in 2011 Chinese Battle.net Invitational. He fell in the Round of 16 through a tough tiebreaker series with MacSed and WP.

From 14th September - 16th November Jim took part in three ESV TV Korean Weeklies, Week 9, Week 11, and Week 14.

In September - November 2011 Jim took part in the FXOpen King of the Hill (Korea) going 1-3, with his only win being against Leenock.

In October 2011, Jim took part in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou where he was eliminated in group stage with losses to elfi and IdrA.

From May 27th to June 10th, 2012, Jim participated in the IPL 5 Chinese Regional Qualifiers. To start off the tournament, Jim was placed in Group D. He advanced through his group with a score of 2-1 to enter the elimination bracket. In the elimination bracket, Jim went on to take down LoveCD before losing to F91 by a score of 2-3 and ended up in third place.

From November 2012 to March 2013, Jim competed in the 2012 G-League Season 2. In the group stage, he defeated LoveCD and TAiLS to advance to the semi-finals. He proceeded to defeat TooDming 3-0 and XiGua 3-1 to win the tournament.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Brought to the Spotlight[edit]

Jim was able to qualify for WCS America 2013 Season 1 Challenger League by playing through the online qualifiers. He managed to defeat Oz and Vibe in the bracket stage before falling to Scarlett, but still qualified for Premier League after defeating drunkenboi and Jaedong in the group stage. His strong results continued into Premier League, where he topped his Round of 32 group, defeating NesTea and MajOr 2-0.

Jim participated in the online Ritmix RSL Season 5 during June and July of 2013. He defeated TheStC twice in the group stage to advance to the Round of 16, where he fell to eventual 3rd place finisher Scarlett.

Jim participated in IEM Season VIII - Shanghai on July 25, 2013. In Stage 1 of the tournament, he defeated XiGua and Shuttle, and needed only one more win in his next two matches to advance to Stage 2. However, he left for an appointment to acquire a Visa for his WCS America Round of 16 live matches, and was unable to return in time to play his final IEM matches. During his appointment he was also unable to acquire the Visa as planned.[1] On August 4, 2013, it was announced that he and teammate MacSed had acquired Visas in time for their WCS America matches.[2] With visa in hand, Jim went to the United States to play in the ro16 of WCS America. Making it out of second place in his group, Jim lost to the eventual runner up Jaedong in the round of 8. However in the placement matches, Jim beat his teammate MacSed to face aLive for fifth place, who he also ended up beating.

Jim was supposed to be the sole Chinese representative at the 2013 WCS Season 2 Season Finals in Cologne, but due to a visa issue he could not attend.[3]

A Chinese power[edit]

Jim was placed in Group G in the WCS America 2013 Season 3 Premier League with HerO, Heart, and Neeb. He defeated Neeb 2-0 in the first match but fell to HerO 0-2 and Heart 1-2, dropping down to Challenger League. In the Challenger bracket stage, he defeated SSanaEE 2-0, TheStC 2-1, and Apocalypse 2-1, which would have secured him a spot in the WCS America 2014 Season 1 Premier League, but due to a change in format, it only granted him a spot in Challenger League next season.

From November 29th to December 1st, Jim took part in WCG 2013 by taking first place in the Chinese qualifier. He was able to defeat Suppy, Dayshi, desRow, Brat_OK, EnDerr, and BLord to advance first in Group B. He faced his teammate MacSed in the Round of 8 and was able to take the match 3-2. In the semifinal, Jim faced Soulkey and was narrowly defeated 2-3. He then lost to PartinG 1-3 in the third place match, taking 4th overall.

Jim faced Bomber in the WCS America 2014 Season 1 Challenger League, probably the toughest opponent coming from the qualifiers, and was defeated 0-3, falling out of WCS Season 1.

In the next season, he advanced to the Premier League after eliminating SeleCT in the Challenger. This time he was placed in the group of death, along with HyuN, Jaedong and Heart. Although he managed to defeat one of the fan favourite, the Dong, but could not make it through in the deciding match against Heart. Jim took an early lead in game three but Heart was able to barely squeeze the GG out of Jim in the final battle to advance to the Ro16.

From July 16th to July 19th, after Jim qualified for IEM Shenzhen through the Chinese qualifier defeating MacSed in the final, he was placed in a tough group with MMA, TaeJa, and Life. Jim made the incredible upset in winning 2-1 against Life and 2-0 against TaeJa to come out first in his group to advance to the bracket stage to face San. In the quarterfinal, Jim fought a nail biting series against San, opening stargate every game, and managed to edge out the Korean protoss 3-2 to play Solar in the semifinal. Unfortunately, Jim's impressive run was cut short, as Solar was unfazed by Jim's early game cannon rushes and zealot pressure and convincingly won 3-0 against Jim.

Placed in a group with Alicia, Nestea, and iaguz in the round of 32 of 2014 WCS America Season 3 Premier League, Jim handily defeated Nestea 2-0 with two cannon rush openings, but fell to iaguz's SCV pull twice in a row in the winner's match. Nevertheless, Jim once again beat Nestea 2-0 in the decider's match to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in WCS 2014.


  • Used to play Terran in Wings of Liberty.[4]
  • Has reached rank 1 on the Korean GM Server multiple times.[5]
  • Given the nickname "God Hehe" because he previously would only say "呵呵" (hehe) in response to other players.
  • Used Terran during 6th week of SoC 2014 Autumn and went into semifinal. [6]



In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-20 Intel Extreme Masters A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - Shenzhen 0 : 3 Zerg Solar $2,000
2013-12-01 World Cyber Games A44th World Cyber Games 2013 1 : 3 Protoss PartinG -
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-01-24 A11st SOC 2013-2014 Grand Finals 4 : 2 Protoss MacSed $8,150
2015-01-16 A33 - 4th GPL 2014 Season 2 2 : 3 Protoss Top $805
2014-12-28 A11st 2014 G-League 3 : 2 Zerg iAsonu $8,125
2014-12-07 A11st National Electronic Sports Open 2014 2 : 0 Protoss MacSed $6,520
2014-09-27 A11st GPL 2014 Season 1 4 : 2 Zerg XiGua $4,832
2014-01-18 A11st 2013 G-League 3 : 1 Protoss MacSed $8,267
2014-01-07 A33rd ECL 2013: Grand Finals 0 : 2 Protoss MacSed $3,000
2013-10-13 A11st WCG 2013 Chinese Qualifier 2 : 1 Protoss MacSed $9,810
2013-09-24 A22nd NEO Star League 2013 1 : 3 Zerg TooDming $816
2013-08-03 A11st CPL Championship 2013 0 : 2 2 : 0 Terran MarineKing $3,500
2013-05-19 A44th NVIDIA Gaming Festival 2013 1 : 2 Terran Infi $815
2013-03-09 A11st 2012 G-League Season 2 3 : 1 Zerg XiGua $8,000
2013-01-13 A22nd ECL 2012: Grand Finals 3 : 2 1 : 3 Protoss XluoS $1,600
2012-10-28 A33rd WCG 2012 Chinese Qualifier 2 : 0 Protoss Ash $800
2012-09-09 A33rd CPL Championship 2012 W : - Zerg BreaKingGG $500
Complete Results in any Tournament


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