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|This player has retired from competitive StarCraft II.|
|Romanized Name:||Ryoo Kyung Hyun|
|Birth:||October 21, 1988|
2010-08-27 - 2012-10-24
To read about SeleCT's Dota 2 career, see SeleCT.
Ryoo "SeleCT" Kyung Hyun is a retired Terran player from South Korea, who was formerly playing for Team Dignitas. He is also a two-time WCG winner in Dawn of War.
Kyung Hyun "SeleCT" Ryoo is a high level RTS player who first competed in both WarCraft III and Dawn of War. He found his greatest success in the latter, where he managed to become WCG champion twice. He later switched to StarCraft II, where he played Terran, before retiring to play DotA 2.
 Wings of Liberty
His participation in the MLG Pro Circuit events has made him a very well known player in North America. Although he placed respectably in 7th place in MLG Raleigh 2010, it was in MLG D.C. 2010 where he rose to prominence. After being knocked into the loser's bracket by Tyler, he made a marathon run to take second place, playing 11 consecutive matches before falling to IdrA. He then placed 12th at the MLG Dallas 2010 national championships, eliminating iNkA from the loser's bracket. SeleCT's performance in all three events made him the highest ranking Terran player for the 2010 MLG Pro Circuit, and third overall.
SeleCT and HuK were the two North American representatives at Blizzcon 2010. SeleCT also traveled to Korea in November 2010 to participate in GSL Season 3, the last of the 3 open seasons. There, he made it to the final qualifying round, losing 1-2 to NaYa.
Upon returning to North America, SeleCT placed highly in the FXO invitationals, taking a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finish in the three events he participated in. SeleCT would be announced in March, 2011, as one of the applicants chosen to play in the North American Star League. He went 7-2 in the season and placed second in his group, qualifying him for the grand finals. He would ultimately lose to MC in the Round of 8.
Due to his high performance in 2010, SeleCT would start out in the MLG Pro Circuit for 2011 in the pool play, avoiding the open bracket. He debuted with a notable 3rd place finish in Dallas. Disappointingly, SeleCT's subsequent performances in Columbus and Anaheim were lackluster as he would have difficulty retaining a top 20 finish. He noticeably struggled in the group stages where he dropped matches to the South Korean invites as well as pool regulars.
In August, 2011, SeleCT would be invited as part of the North American Battle.net Invitational. He ended up defeating TT1, Sheth, and HuK. This would become SeleCT's first major LAN victory of this caliber and he would take $10,000 and an invite to BlizzCon.
In that same month, SeleCT participated in MLG Raleigh. Starting in pool play, SeleCT went 4-1, dropping only a single series to the South Korean Zerg DongRaeGu. SeleCT would advance 2nd from his group but would lose his first Championship Bracket match 2-1, against legendary Brood War progamer NaDa. SeleCT was awarded a Code A seed for being one of the top 3 non-Koreans (that accepted the seed) in MLG and had his GSL debut in GSL October.
SeleCT's birthday coincided with the first day of BlizzCon 2011. He beat Nifi and DIMAGA in the upper bracket before going 1-2 against Mvp and falling to the lower bracket. On day two, SeleCT claimed that he still had his "Birthday Buff" from the day before, but ended up losing to Sen, 1-2.
On November, SeleCT took part in the ASUS ROG Stars Invite in Finland. He managed to defeat DIMAGA in a tied series in the first round, and later knocked-out the local crowd's favorite elfi in semifinals. He eventually lost to IdrA in final, therefore earning the 3.000 $ prize dedicated to the runner-up.
He announced his retirement on October 24th, 2012, looking to move to Dota 2.
- Played Eldar in Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War.
- Uses Razer DeathAdder and Razer BlackWidow Ultimate.
- Known for "¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Sup Son!".
- Played in Blizzcon on his birthday.
- A few days prior to Christmas 2011 he streamed dressed up as Santa.
- Was in the All-State Chorus in High School.
|2012-06-20||TeamLiquid StarLeague 4 Qualifiers EU #4||SeleCT 1 : 3 MaNa||N/A|
|2012-05-13||MSI Battlegrounds||SeleCT 0 : 2 Beastyqt||Hardware|
|2011-11-05||ASUS ROG Stars Invite||SeleCT 2 : 4 IdrA||$3,000|
|2011-08-31||Tt eSPORTS Challenge 2||SeleCT 2 : 0 dde||$750|
|2011-08-13||2011 North American Battle.net Invitational||SeleCT 2 : 1 Sheth||$10,000|
|2011-04-30||IGN ProLeague Season 1||SeleCT 2 : 3 KiWiKaKi||$1,000|
|2011-04-24||Multiplay i42||SeleCT 4 : 3 BlinG||£ 750|
|2011-04-17||Gadget Show Live||SeleCT 0 : 2 Socke||£ 750|
|2011-04-03||MLG Dallas 2011||SeleCT 0 : 2 KiWiKaKi||$2,000|
|2011-02-25||FXOpen Invitational Series 1||SeleCT 1 : 2 TheStC||$200|
|2011-01-08||Poker Idol Starcraft II EU Championship||SeleCT 3 : 1 HayprO||£ 750|
|2011-01-15||FXOpen Shatter The Sky||SeleCT 1 : 3 TheStC||$300|
|2010-10-17||MLG D.C.||SeleCT 0 : 2 IdrA||$1,500|
|2010-10-02||Altitude TL Open 2||SeleCT 3 : 0 LaLuSh||$100|
|2010-09-18||Altitude TL Open 1||SeleCT 3 : 2 Strelok||$100|
- 2012-07-03 | SeleCT Grilled by Thorin, on Dawn of War past, rivalries with IdrA and Kiwikaki and his life in America by Thorin of Team Acer
- 2012-03-23 | Interview with SeleCT by HotBid of TeamLiquid.net at MLG Winter Championships 2012
- 2010-10-26 | Interview with SeleCT by Artosis at BlizzCon 2010
- 2010-09-27 | Exclusive SeleCT Interview by Jer.732
- ↑ GOMTV tweet Twitter.com. November 16th, 2010.
- ↑ SeleCT retires from Starcraft II Teamliquid.net, October 24th, 2012
- ↑ WCG 2005 Prize Ceremony for Warhammer 40k Dawn of War Youtube.com July 21st, 2009.
- ↑ "SUP SON". KnowYourMeme.com. August 19th 2012.
- ↑ The SeleCT Fanclub Teamliquid.net, December 21st, 2011.
- ↑ Interview with Dignitas.SeleCT @ IPL4 Youtube.com April 6th, 2012.