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|Romanized Name:||Ahn Sahng Won|
|Birth:||January 13, 1991|
|Alternate IDs:||IM.Seed, SeedSG, LG-IM.Seed, FXOSeed, Vengeance|
|WCS Rank (Points):||#88 (175 points)|
2011 - 2013-05-22
2013-05-22 - 2013-10-31
2013-10-31 - 2013-12-25
Ahn "Seed" Sahng Won, is a Protoss player from South Korea, who is currently teamless.
- 1 Style
- 2 Wings Of Liberty
- 3 Heart of the Swarm
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Achievements
- 6 Championships
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Interviews
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Vengeance is known for his smart play.
An example of his strong strategic play is his game against Hyperdub in the 2011 GSTL February in the match vs Old Generations. Hyperdub opted for the very popular at the time 1-rax Fast Expand. Seed expanded to another main base, and fooled his opponent into thinking that he was going for a 1-base all-in Immortal bust by using Hallucination to make a fake Immortal, when in fact, Seed did not even have a Robotics Facility. Hyperdub, of course, responded by making several bunkers and pulling several SCVs, thinking that if he could just hold the attack, he will win. Seed, having shown his Immortal to his opponent, made another Nexus at his natural this time. This gives Hyperdub the appearance that Seed gave up on his all-in and is simply expanding late, trying to catch up, when in fact, Seed had an economic advantage the whole time.
Another example of his smart play is his games in the 2012 GSL Season 1 Code A where he won some of his games by using unorthodox strategies, like Hallucination to fake teching to colossus, or opening with the at that time unpopular 3 gate expand.
Wings Of Liberty
Seed first participated in Code S during 2012 GSL Season 2, where he was placed in a group with SuperNova, Genius and BBoongBBoong. He ended up third in his group, winning only against BBoongBBoong with 3-4 in sets, dropping to Ro32 in Code A. After losing to Symbol in the Code A Ro32, he managed to qualify once again into Code S through the Up and Down matches, going 3-1 in his group, losing to MC, but then proceeding to win against Hack, Zenio, and Tree.
In the Ro32 of 2012 GSL Season 3 Code S, he went 2-1 in his group, with wins against Curious twice, but a loss to ByuN, advancing him into the Ro16. In the Ro16 he advanced from his group with 2-0, winning 2-1 against viOLet, and then 2-0 against TaeJa, advancing him to the Ro8. Seed faced Symbol in the Ro8. Symbol won the first 2 games, but Seed was able to come back and win the set 3-2, which advanced him to the Ro4. Seed's opponent in the Ro4 was ByuN, who he also managed to beat in a close 3-2 series. This earned Seed a spot in the finals of Code S for the first time in his StarCraft II career.
In the finals against MC, Seed appeared to be the heavy underdog in the match-up. Regardless, he gained a 3-0 lead and ultimately won with a score of 4-1, becoming the second Protoss GSL champion.
In 2011, Seed tried to qualify for GSL Code A. He made it to the finals in the 2011 GSL July Preliminaries, where he lost to his teammate YoDa in the finals and in the 2011 GSL October Preliminaries where he defeated Apocalypse in the Ro 8 and Hannibal in the Ro 4 before losing 2-0 to SUPERSTAR in the finals.
In 2012, Seed finally qualified for Code A in the 2012 GSL Season 1 Code A, defeating VINES in his bracket's finals and made his Code A debut in the 2012 GSL Season 1 Code A. There, he qualified for Code S winning all his opponents 2-0, not losing a map against Monster in the Round of 48, BoxeR in the Round of 32 and finally Leenock in the Round of 24.
After dropping to Code A in 2012 GSL Season 2, Seed faced Symbol in Ro32, where he lost 0-2.
Seed made his debut for the team Incredible Miracle in 2011 GSTL February. He started in the match vs Old Generations, where he had an impressive performance, taking out such oGs players as Ensnare, TOP, and Hyperdub, before being stopped by MC.
Korean StarCraft II League
On December 14th, 2011, Seed participated in the KSL Daily Week 3 Day 3. Choya started off from the quarterfinals. Seed took down S and Terius in order to advance to the finals. In the finals, Seed defeated Life by a score of 2-0 and grabbed first place.
Heart of the Swarm
MLG Winter Championship
The first major Heart of the Swarm tournament that Seed participated in was the 2013 MLG Winter Championship. In the Showdowns he faced Sniper, who he defeated 3-1 to qualify for the main event. However, he fell in the first round to Rain. Later on in the Exhibition Matches, he lost 3-2 to MarineKing, and got knocked out of the tournament entirely.
Homestory Cup 7
On June 3, 2013 Seed participated in the HomeStory Cup 7 Korean Qualifiers. There he went undefeated, beating DongRaeGu, sC, Creator, and Maru to qualify and win a paid trip to the Main Event where he was placed in Group G with TLO, Dragon, and Harstem. He managed to 2-0 Harstem and then Dragon to advance first out of his group. Moving on the the next group stage he faced off first against ToD, who he beat 2-1. He was unable to beat Snute, but managed to advance second in his group after beating Happy. Advancing out of the second group into the final bracket, he was matched up against TaeJa, who beat him 3-0, knocking him out of the tournament in 8th place.
WCS Korea Season 2
On June 26, 2013 Seed played in the WCS Korea Season 2 Qualifiers. He was seeded into Group D of the Evening Session. There, after receiving a BYE in the first round, he beat Cube, Organ, and Speed to qualify for the Challenger League.
- He is one of three Protoss GSL champions, the other ones being MC and Dear .
- Used MC's Murloc outfit during the interview preceding the match between LG-IM and NSH 2013 GSTL Preseason.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2012-07-27||1st||2012 GSL Code S: Season 3||4 : 1||MC||$42,633|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2014-04-05||2nd||No Dice Invitational 3||3 : 0||Bly||$1000|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2012-11-11||1st||MSI Pro Cup WW: Asian Qualifier||3 : 2||ForGG||$1050|
|2012-06-14||2nd||TeamLiquid StarLeague 4: KR Qualifier #1||2 : 3||Curious||$50|
|2012-03-19||2nd||RaidCall Invitational #2||2 : 3||aLive||$300 + EIZO Monitor|
|2011-12-14||1st||KSL Daily Week 3 Day 3||2 : 0||Life||$100|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|Global Starcraft II League Champion|
| 2012 GSL Season 2
| 2012 GSL Season 3
27 July 2012 – 20 October 2012
| 2012 GSL Season 4|
- 2014-03-26 | 2014 GSL Season 2 Code A Qualifiers Winners by inven eSports (trans. )
- 2014-01-09 | 2014 GSL Season 1 Code A Qualifiers Winners by inven eSports (trans. )
- 2013-02-26 | 2013 GSL Season 1 Code A Qualifiers Day 1 Winners by This Is Game
- 2013-01-30 | 2013 GSL Season 1 Code A Qualifiers Day 1 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-09-08 | GSTL 2012 Season 3 Round 1 NSH vs LG-IM by This Is Game
- 2012-08-21 | WCS Korea Winners' Round 3 Winners by This Is Game
- 2012-08-14 | WCS Korea Winners' Round 2 Day 2 Winners by This Is Game at 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals
- 2012-08-08 | WCS Korea Winners' Round 1 Day 2 Winners by This Is Game at 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals
- 2012-07-27 | GSL 2012 Season 3 Code S Finals Winner Interview by This Is Game
- Seed's 1st profile on the Korean Ladder
- Seed's 2nd profile on the Korean Ladder
- First Person POV of FXOSeed during the WCS Korea Challenger League Qualifier finals, Game 1