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|Romanized Name:||Cao Jinhui|
|Birth:||October 10, 1995|
|WCS Rank (Points):||#58 (875 points)|
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
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
Brought to the Spotlight
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. On August 4, 2013, it was announced that he and teammate MacSed had acquired Visas in time for their WCS America matches. 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.
A Chinese power
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.
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.
- Has reached rank 1 on the Korean GM Server multiple times.
- Given the nickname "God Hehe" because he previously would only say "呵呵" (hehe) in response to other players.
- 2014-09-19 | Jim: Even PartinG praises my manoeuvres by 查尔星港 of s.163.com at GPL 2014 Season 1
- 2013-08-19 | Interview with iG.Jim by BreAKer by BreAKer
- 2013-08-13 | Invictus Gaming's Jim at Blizzard WCS America Starcraft Championship by Anna Prosser at 2013 WCS Season 2 America
- 2013-08-09 | Interview with Chinese Protoss player Jim at WCS America Round-of-16 by David Schmidt of ESFI at 2013 WCS Season 2 America
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-07-20||3 - 4th||IEM Season IX - Shenzhen||0 : 3||Solar||$2,000|
|2013-12-01||4th||World Cyber Games 2013||1 : 3||PartinG||-|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-09-27||1st||GPL 2014 Season 1||4 : 2||XiGua||$4,832|
|2014-01-18||1st||2013 G-League||3 : 1||MacSed||$8,267|
|2014-01-07||3rd||ECL 2013: Grand Finals||0 : 2||MacSed||$3,000|
|2013-10-13||1st||WCG 2013 Chinese Qualifier||2 : 1||MacSed||$9,810|
|2013-09-24||2nd||NEO Star League 2013||1 : 3||TooDming||$816|
|2013-08-03||1st||CPL Championship 2013||0 : 2 2 : 0||MarineKing||$3,500|
|2013-05-19||4th||NVIDIA Gaming Festival 2013||1 : 2||Infi||$815|
|2013-03-09||1st||2012 G-League Season 2||3 : 1||XiGua||$8,000|
|2013-01-13||2nd||ECL 2012: Grand Finals||3 : 2 1 : 3||XluoS||$1,600|
|2012-10-28||3rd||WCG 2012 Chinese Qualifier||2 : 0||Ash||$800|
|2012-09-09||3rd||CPL Championship 2012||W : -||BreaKingGG||$500|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- ↑ iG.Jim disqualified from IEM - Jim and MacSed possibly fail to acquire US Visas for WCS AM teamliquid.net. July 15 2013.
- ↑ MacSed and Jim receive Visas for WCS AM teamliquid.net. August 4 2013.
- ↑ Edison's Statement Regarding Jim's German Visa (Chinese)
- ↑ Jim plays Terran in WOL tournament
- ↑ iG.Jim Fanclub