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[e][h]Protoss sOs
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Yoo Jin
October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16) (age 22)
Alternate IDs:
Trickster, Trickster Toss, $O$, Million Dollar Man
WCS Korea rank:
2013 WCS Global Finals IEM Season VIII - World Championship 2014 Hot6ix Cup MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015 2015 WCS Global Finals
2011-11-04 - 2013-12-13
2013-12-13 - Present

Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin is a StarCraft progamer from South Korea. He plays Protoss for team Jin Air Green Wings.[1]

Wings of Liberty

sOs played his first official StarCraft II match during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2. sOs also won the first GSL Ready Action! Cross Match tournament by defeating a GSL Terran player in the first round and AcE 2-1 in the finals.

World Championship Series

2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries

On July 22, 2012, sOs participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. sOs received a BYE in round one and then took down BarrackS, InCa, Alone, and faced CoCa in the finals. He was not able to advance any further as he lost to CoCa by a score of 0:2 and took 2nd place.

Global StarCraft II League

With his success in the hybrid Proleague, sOs was one of the four KeSPA Code A seeds for the 2012 GSL Season 4[2]

Heart of the Swarm


WCS Season 1 Korea

sOs played in the first Heart of the Swarm GSL Code S tournament. He placed first in his group after beating MarineKing and soO to advance into the round of 16 where he once again placed first, beating Bomber and TaeJa. In the quarterfinals he faced the LG-IM Zerg KangHo, and managed to defeat him with a score of 3-2. This led him into the round of 4 where he faced his teammate Soulkey. In the teamkill match, sOs initially fell down 0-3 in one sided matches where he tried to play greedily, but was punished by Soulkey. After winning the fourth game, sOs managed to even up the score to 3-3 using cannon rush openers. In the ace game, Soulkey managed to fend off sOs' attacks and deal enough damage to his bases to win the game.

WCS Season 1 Finals

Between June 7 and June 9, 2013 sOs participated in the WCS Season 1 Finals. In the Round of 16 he was placed in group C with ForGG, HerO, and Symbol. After a 2-0 win over Symbol, he lost in the winners match to ForGG, but was able to make it to the Round of 8 after beating HerO 2-0. In the Quarterfinals he was matched up against Alicia, who he beat in a fast 3-0. He moved on to face Soulkey in a rematch of their GSL semi-final of the previous month, whom he beat 3-2, although Soulkey almost came back from a 2-0 deficit. In the finals he would face INnoVation, who would beat him in a rather one-sided 4-0. In the fourth game, sOs seemed to be able to capitalize on his unusual Tempest-heavy style, but his opponent eventually won through superior unit positioning.

WCS Season 2 Korea

In the Season 2 Premier League sOs was seeded into Group C in the Round of 32. Although he got one win over EffOrt, back to back losses to soO and Maru knocked him down to the Challengers League Round of 32. In Challenger League, sOs would defeat Ruin 2-1 and Curious 2-0 to qualify for Premier League in Season 3.

WCS Season 3 Korea

sOs was placed in group C along with Dear, SuperNova, and JangBi for 2013 WCS Korean Season 3 Premier League. He was able to advance in first place with a walkover win over JangBi, who retired, and a 2-0 victory over Dear. sOs advanced to the Round of 16 but was eliminated in third place in his group following two losses to Trap. He fell to Challenger League but able to defeat Avenge 2-1 to once again qualify for Premier League.

WCS 2013 Global Finals

sOs earned enough WCS points throughout the year to qualify for the 2013 WCS Global Finals at Blizzcon. sOs went on a remarkable run, defeating HerO, Polt, and Bomber all by 3-1 scores. He would advance to the final to play Jaedong and win 4-1 to take the WCS 2013 Global Finals Championship and one hundred thousand dollars.

Other Tournaments

2013 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games

sOs was one of two Korean players who qualified for the 2013 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games. He lost his match to Sen in the group stage but was able to defeat both Sen and Flash in the playoff bracket to claim the championship.


sOs participated in 2013 Dreamhack Open Bucharest on September 14, 2013. He began in Group Stage #2 and was able to advance over YugiOh, ParanOid, and SaltTheWound without dropping a map. In Group Stage #3, sOs was able to advance from his group in second place with a loss to Hyun but victories over Snute and Harstem. In the bracket stage, sOs was able to defeat Jaedong by a score of 2-1 to advance to the Round of 8 but lost to TaeJa there 2-0 and was eliminated from the tournament.

sOs participated in 2013 Dreamhack Open Winter on November 28, 2013. He was placed in a Round robin group with INnoVation, TaeJa, ForGG, and Sjow. He was able to defeat both Sjow and ForGG but took losses to TaeJa and INnoVation which made him third in his group. This meant he would be seeded into the loser's bracket. He was able to 2-0 Goswser in Loser's round 1 but was defeated by Patience in the following round and was eliminated from the tournament finishing 9th-12th.

Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City

sOs was invited to attend the Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City tournament due to his win at Blizzcon. He was placed in a group with MC, Hyun, and Snute and was able to advance in first place with 2-0 victories over both Hyun and MC. sOs then defeated Scarlett 3-2 in the semifinals after falling behind 0-2 in the first two maps. In the finals sOs was defeated 4-1 by PartinG and took second place.


WCS GSL Season 1 Korea

sOs began in Code A and was placed in a group with Classic, Gumiho, and Shine. sOs was able to advance in first place with a 4-0 map score and move on to Premier League. In 2014 GSL Season 1 Code S sOs would face a group of soO, Panic, and Ruin. sOs was able to advance despite a loss in the winner's match to soO by defeating both Ruin and Panic. sOs advanced over his all zerg Ro16 group consisting of Roro, Life, and Curious with a 4-0 map score. sOs was set to play Zest in the Ro8 on March 19, 2014. Unfortunately he was defeated by Zest 3-0 and was eliminated from the tournament.

WCS GSL Season 2 Korea

In GSL Season 2 Code S, after being eliminated in the Ro8 in the previous season, sOs was seeded into a group with former Woongjin Stars teammate Soulkey, Ro32 regular YongHwa, and Shine. After winning against Shine in the first series, sOs proceeded to play one of the best Bo3 of the season against Soulkey but after an exciting game on Merry Go Round,[3] sOs fell into the consolation match where he ultimately conceded the series to Shine, and fell into Code A.

Other Tournaments

IEM Season VIII World Championship

sOs was invited to attend the IEM Season VIII World Championship in Katowice Poland, which would be a winner take all tournament with a one hundred thousand dollar grand prize. sOs was able to advance from the Ro16 by defeating Oz 3-1. He advanced from the Ro8 by defeating Jjakji 3-0, notably using carriers to great effect in game 2. In the Round of 4 he was able to defeat TaeJa by a score of 3-1. In the grand finals, sOs would face herO for $100,000. By opening up the series by going for a proxy 2 gate strategy inside his opponent's main twice in a row, sOs claimed the early 2-0 lead. After dropping game 3 due to not being prepared for herO's Dark templars, sOs was able to take games four and five with solid defense of herO's blink play as well as a proxy gate in his natural. This gave sOs the 4-1 victory and the championship. This would be the second time sOs would claim a winner's purse of $100,000.


  • Defeated Bogus in his first official SC2 match.[4]
  • Gained the nickname $O$ after winning two $100,000 winner's purses (2013 WCS Global Finals and IEM Season VIII - World Championship). He went on to win a third $100,000 purse in the 2015 WCS Global Finals.
  • Starred in one of Khaldor's videos showcasing his APM.[5]
  • When the Green Wings' likenesses were featured on a Jin Air Boeing 737-800 that flies between Kimpo and Jeju, his image was placed on the tail fin.[6][7][8]
  • He completed his first set of the Triple Crown by winning all season ending tournaments.
  • His favorite foreign player is NaNiwa.[9]
  • First player in Proleague Playoffs history to Reverse All-Kill the opponents when down 0-3.
  • First player to win two WCS Global Finals (2013 and 2015).
    • He won 2015 WCS Global Finals with a tight score of 4-3 on Life that was also looking forward to win his second (and consecutive) WCS Global Finals title.


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2015-11-07 World Championship Series A11st 2015 WCS Global Finals Jin Air Green Wings 4 : 3 Zerg Life $100,000
2015-09-25 DreamHack A33 - 4th 2015 DreamHack Open: Stockholm Jin Air Green Wings 2 : 3 Zerg Solar $3,000
2015-08-31 2014 MSI Beat IT A11st 2015 MSI Masters Gaming Arena Jin Air Green Wings 3 : 0 Zerg Solar $10,000
2015-06-17 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A33 - 4th 2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 Jin Air Green Wings 2 : 4 Zerg ByuL $3,610
2014-12-07 GOMTV Global StarCraft II League A11st 2014 Hot6ix Cup Jin Air Green Wings 4 : 1 Terran MarineKing $18,188
2014-03-16 Intel Extreme Masters A11st IEM Season VIII - World Championship Jin Air Green Wings 4 : 1 Protoss herO $100,000
2013-11-24 Red_Bull#Red_Bull_BattleGrounds A22nd Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City Woongjin Stars 1 : 4 Protoss PartinG $10,000
2013-11-09 World Championship Series A11st 2013 WCS Global Finals Woongjin Stars 4 : 1 Zerg Jaedong $100,000
2013-06-09 World Championship Series A22nd 2013 WCS Season 1 Woongjin Stars 0 : 4 Terran INnoVation $20,000
2013-05-21 World Championship Series A33 - 4th 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL Woongjin Stars 3 : 4 Zerg Soulkey $7,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2016-02-02 A11st IEM Season X - Taipei Jin Air Green Wings 4 : 2 Terran ByuN $12,000
2013-07-02 A11st 2013 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games Woongjin Stars 2 : 1 Terran Flash -
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2016-07-04 A11st Leifeng Cup 149 Jin Air Green Wings 2 : 1
2 : 0
Terran Maru $1,800
2016-06-19 A33rd Leifeng Cup 148 Jin Air Green Wings 1 : 2 Terran Ryung $200
2016-02-07 A22nd Kings of the Craft Jin Air Green Wings 2 : 3 Terran Polt $600
In Premier Team Leagues
Date Event Result
Complete Results in any Tournament


World Championship Series StarCraft II World Championship Series: World Champion
BlizzCon 2011
Preceeded By:
South Korea Terran Mvp
2013 WCS Global Finals
9 November 2013 – 8 November 2014
South Korea Protoss sOs
2014 WCS Global Finals
Succeeded By:
South Korea Zerg Life
2012 World Championship
Preceeded By:
South Korea Protoss PartinG
2014 WCS Global Finals
Preceded By:
South Korea Zerg Life
2015 WCS Global Finals
7 November 2015 – Present
South Korea Protoss sOs
Succeeded By:
Intel Extreme Masters Intel Extreme Masters
Season VII - World Championship
Preceeded By:
South Korea Terran YoDa
Season VIII - World Championship
16 March 2014 – 15 March 2015
South Korea Protoss sOs
Season IX - World Championship
Succeeded By:
South Korea Protoss Zest
Season VIII - Cologne
Preceeded By:
South Korea Protoss HerO
Season IX - Shenzhen
Succeeded By:
South Korea Terran TaeJa
IEM Season X - gamescom
Preceeded By:
South Korea Terran INnoVation
IEM Season X - Taipei
2 February 2016 – 5 March 2016
South Korea Protoss sOs
IEM Season X - World Championship
Succeeded By:
South Korea Terran Polt
IEM Season XI - Shanghai
Succeeded By:
Netherlands Terran uThermal
GOMTV Global StarCraft II League GOMeXP Cup Champion
2013 GSL Hot6ix Cup
Preceded By:
South Korea Protoss Rain
2014 Hot6ix Cup
7 December 2014 – Present
South Korea Protoss sOs

Succeeded By:
2014 MSI Beat IT MSI Premier Champion
MSI Beat It 2014
Preceded By:
South Korea Zerg Solar
MSI Masters Gaming Arena 2015
31 August 2015 – Present
South Korea Protoss sOs

Succeeded By:






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