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Leenock after winning the 2012 MLG Summer Championship
Player Information
Name: 이동녕
Romanized Name: Lee Dong Nyoung
Birth: April 1, 1995 (1995-04-01) (age 19)
Country: South Korea South Korea
Race: Zerg
Team: yoe Flash Wolves
Alternate IDs: LeenockfOu
WCS Rank (Points): #62 (250 points)
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2011 MLG Pro Circuit/Providence 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Summer/Championship IGN ProLeague Season 5 2013 DreamHack Open/Stockholm
2010-??-?? - 2011-07-18

2011-07-18 - 2013-10-31

2013-10-31 - 2013-12-25

2014-01-28 - Present

Lee "Leenock" Dong Nyoung[1] is a Zerg player from South Korea, currently playing for yoe Flash Wolves.


Leenock was an amateur Brood War player who reached A rank on iCCup. Some of his games are still available from IdrA's Ladder Replay Pack during TSL2.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]


Leenock made his first competitive appearance in the GOMTV 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 2, representing fOu. Being 15 years old when he first entered, he was one of the youngest players to play in the GSL, behind Life and Maru. He gained recognition by reaching the Round of 16 where he faced off against NaDa and managed to take a set with a 6 pool before ultimately losing the match 1-2. He would again qualify for the Season 3 and reach the Round of 16, where he would lose 1-2 to MarineKing. During this season, he played a famous series against Clide where he eventually won 2-1. His performance qualified him for the inaugural Code S season in 2011. During this time period, casters Artosis and Tasteless have praised Leenock as a player with "unlimited potential".


Leenock was one of the initial Code S players, but would drop to Code A after the first season, taking 3rd place in his Ro32 group. Leenock competed in the first two GSTL seasons as a player of fOu and later for FXOpen e-Sports after fOu's acquisition in July. While in Code A, Leenock took 3rd place during the second, fourth and fifth seasons. After the Up & Down matches, Leenock re-qualified for Code S, for the October GSL season. He would lose 1-2 to GanZi in the Round of 16, but would qualify for the November GSL season.

The Leenoctopus tore through 2011 MLG Providence, defeating several MLG and GSL champions.

In October, Leenock traveled to Las Vegas along with teammate Lucky to participate in IPL 3.[3] However he was not allowed to participate due to the tournament taking place in a casino and him not being of full age.[4]

His first major international event was the 2011 MLG National Championship in Providence where he stormed through the Open Bracket, defeating five MLG champions (MMA, IdrA, HuK, Mvp and NaNiwa) and two GSL Code S champions (MMA and Mvp). He ultimately met the unstoppable-looking NaNiwa in the grand finals. NaNiwa used greedy Forge Fast Expand PvZ play throughout the tournament that stomped Zerg titans like DongRaeGu and NesTea. After falling behind one game, Leenock recognized the greediness of NaNiwa's play and used roach-ling cheeses to eventually defeat the swede 4-1. Leenock sported an overall 34-7 record by the end of the tournament. During this time, Leenock was the only player to have won a championship after falling to the Losers Bracket. Throughout his run, "Leenock" was trending worldwide on Twitter, creating large stream numbers, opening up Leenock's popularity worldwide, rather than GSL fans exclusively.

Before competing in MLG Providence, Leenock played in the November GSL season, where he took second place in his Round of 32 group and his Round of 16 group. About a week after MLG, Leenock would advance to the finals of GSL November by defeating Mvp 3-2. With this victory, he became the youngest GSL finalist at the age of 16. Due to hype surrounding Leenock after MLG, he was highly predicted to take GSL, but would lose 2-4 to jjakji. By taking second place in a GSL, Leenock was invited to participate in the Arena of Legends: The King of Kongs, but was eliminated in the first round by TOP and MarineKing.


In August, Leenock won his second MLG title by defeating First 4-1 in the final of the MLG Summer Championship, having come through the Open bracket for a second time. Leenock was then seeded into the MLG Fall Championship group stage and eventually reached the tournament finals, but lost 3-4 to Life.

In December, Leenock won the final IPL season, IGN ProLeague Season 5, defeating viOLet in the final. He would also reach the semifinal of the 2012 GSL Blizzard Cup.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]


Leenock won his first major championship after the release of Heart of the Swarm by defeating NaNiwa 3-2 in the finals of Dreamhack Stockholm.


On January 28, Leenock joined yoe Flash Wolves.[5]


Lessons about Leenock's Builds[edit]



In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-04-28 DreamHack A11st 2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm 3 : 2 Picon small.png NaNiwa $9,240
2012-12-20 GomTV Blizzard Cup A33 - 4th 2012 GSL Blizzard Cup 1 : 3 Zicon small.png Life $4,650
2012-12-02 IGN ProLeague A11st IGN ProLeague Season 5 2 : 1 Zicon small.png viOLet $40,000
2012-11-04 MLG A22nd 2012 MLG Fall Championship 3 : 4 Zicon small.png Life $15,000
2012-08-26 MLG A11st 2012 MLG Summer Championship 4 : 1 Picon small.png First $25,000
2011-12-03 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A22nd 2011 Global StarCraft II League November: Code S 2 : 4 Ticon small.png jjakji $17,820
2011-11-20 MLG A11st 2011 MLG Providence 4 : 1 Picon small.png NaNiwa $50,000
2011-08-22 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A33 - 4th 2011 Global StarCraft II League August: Code A 1 : 3 Ticon small.png MarineKing $740
2011-07-11 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A33 - 4th 2011 Global StarCraft II League July: Code A 1 : 3 Picon small.png Tassadar $740
2011-03-09 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A33 - 4th 2011 Global StarCraft II League March: Code A 0 : 2 Zicon small.png KangHo $710
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-12 A11st 2012 Ritmix Russian StarCraft II League Season 2 4 : 3 Zicon small.png Scarlett $3,000
2012-10-28 A11st World e-Sports Masters 2012 3 : 0 Picon small.png JYP $12,000
In Premier Team Leagues
Date Event Result
Complete Results in any Tournament


MLG MLG Pro Circuit Champion
MLG 2011 Orlando
Preceeded By:
Canada Picon small.png HuK
MLG 2011 National Championships Providence
20 November 2011 – 27 February 2012
South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
MLG 2012 Winter Arena
Succeeded By:
South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing
MLG 2012 Summer Arena
Preceeded By:
South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa
MLG 2012 Summer Championship
26 August 2012 – 4 November 2012
South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
2012 MLG Fall Championship
Succeeded By:
South Korea Zicon small.png Life
IGN ProLeague IGN ProLeague
IPL Season 4
Preceeded By:
South Korea Ticon small.png aLive
IGN ProLeague Season 5
2 December 2012 – Present
South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock

Succeeded By:
DreamHack DreamHack Champion
2012 DreamHack Open: Winter
Preceeded By:
South Korea Picon small.png HerO
2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm
27 April 2013 – 17 June 2013
South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock
2013 DreamHack Open: Summer
Succeeded By:
South Korea Picon small.png StarDust






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Wings of Liberty[edit]


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