Kwon "Sniper" Tae Hoon is a Zerg player from South Korea, now retired. He is one of 'The Forgotten Champions of Code S', having won the 2012 Season 5 by defeating HyuN in a close finals. He now plays Heroes of the Storm for Team No Limit.
Wings Of Liberty
In 2011 Sniper managed to qualify for the GSL August Code A defeating inori 2-1 in the final of his group in the GSL August Preliminaries. In the GSL August Code A he defeated SaSe 2-0 in the Round of 32 and secured his Code A slot for the next season. Sniper did not manage to qualify for the Up&Down matches as he lost to Check 0-2 in the Round of 16.
World Cyber Games
GSL in 2012
In the 2012 GSL Season 1 Preliminaries, Sniper defeated Sickness 2-0 in the Round of 4 and PuMa 2-0 in the final of his group and re-qualified for GSL Season 1 Code A where he defeated Clide 2-0 in the Round of 48 and Sen 2-0 in the Round of 32. Sniper's opponent in the Round of 24 was Mvp. He lost 1-2 and advanced to Group B of the Up and Down stage where he finished 3rd with a 2-2 score, failing to qualify for Code S.
After two consecutive Code S Round of 32 finishes Sniper rose to fame by winning 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5. He beat HyuN 4-3 in finals which were held in Las Vegas in conjunction with IGN ProLeague Season 5.
OnGameNet Star II League
2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Preliminaries
On July 2, 2012, Sniper participated in the 2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Preliminaries. Sniper received a BYE in round one and then took down Punisher, Supreme, horror, and faced Curious in the finals. After taking down Curious by a score of 2:1, Sniper advanced in to the 2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Dual Tournament.
World Championship Series
2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries
On July 22, 2012, Sniper participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. He received a BYE in round one and then took down 김지성, Ares, Flash, and faced Puzzle in the finals. He was not able to advance any further as he lost to Puzzle by a score of 0:2 and took 2nd place.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2012-12-20||3 - 4th||2012 GSL Blizzard Cup||0 : 3||PartinG||$4,650|
|2012-12-01||1st||2012 GSL Season 5||4 : 3||HyuN||$42,633|
|In Premier Team Leagues|