Individual 2011 ABC Mart MSL 2010 WCG Grand Finals 2010 Korean Air Starleague Season 2 OSL 2010 Bigfile MSL 2010 Hana Daetoo Securities MSL 2009 EVER Starleague OSL 2009 GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 3 2008 Bacchus Starleague OSL 2008 GomTV Star Invitational
Team 2010-2011 Shinhan Bank Proleague 2010-2009 Shinhan Bank Proleague 2010 Shinhan Bank Winners' League
Introduction A few months ago, Flash debuted in his first ever Starcraft 2 match (a May 20th ProLeague match against Effort). He was already known to have practiced SC2 casually while he was recovering in the hospital, and managed to advance to Master League on the Korean server despite his injury. Now, he is practicing SC2 with all his might and is ready to make his foray into the Starcraft 2 competitive scene. Whether or not one agrees with the "elephant in the room" argument, Flash will be a force to be reckoned with. His amazing intellect and gift for strategy combined with his fantastic mechanics will, no doubt, make Flash a feared player in SC2.
Career as a Brood War Pro Gamer Flash was known by many as the most dominant player to ever touch the game of Starcraft: Brood War. After he joined the KTF MagicNs, he played his first televised match when he was a mere 14 years old! Rising to fame at a young age, Flash shook the world of professional gaming when he became the youngest ever Starleague Champion (2008 Bacchus OSL) at just 15 years old. Then, in 2010, Lee Young Ho started one of the most dominant runs ever in Brood War history. During a time known as the "LeeSsang" era, he played numerous tournament finals against his fiercest rival, Lee Jae Dong. At the time, these two players demonstrated skill unmatched by any other players and met each other in several tournament finals in a row. Though Jaedong was a formidable opponent, Flash became champion of both the MSL and OSL at the same time, the first player since NaDa to accomplish this feat. He continued on his epic run, accumulating the titles of 3 OnGameNet Starleagues and 3 MBCGame Starleagues by 2011. Currently, he is competing in the final Brood War OSL ever, looking to snag a final, seventh, trophy from a Korean Starleague.
If you're interested in his Brood War career, you can get more information at his BW Liquipedia Page. Additionally, check out Final Edits for an excellent article that discusses Flash's Brood War days.
Career as a Starcraft 2 Pro Gamer Chapter One: Wings of Liberty Though Flash has just begun to compete in Starcraft 2 tournaments, he has already demonstrated a level of skill above that of other former Brood War players who have competed against him. In June, Flash and eight other KeSPA gamers traveled to Anaheim, CA to compete in a special exhibition tournament coordinated by Major League Gaming. Each team (except AirForce ACE) sent their best player to compete in the event, and the player list was a veritable "who's who" of top Real Time Strategy talent. Flash defeated Stork, Soulkey (who, at the time, was rumored to be the best KeSPA player to make the transition to SC2), and Bisu to win the tournament.
The next challenge for Flash was the 2012 Auction All-Kill OSL, the first OSL to ever be played on Starcraft 2. Based on his Brood War experience, Flash was seeded into the KeSPA Dual Tournament. He made it through both his dual tournament group and round of 16 group in first place and finally lost in the quarterfinals against an STX Soul player, Last. During this time, he also played in GSL Code A Seasons 4 & 5, qualifying for the Up & Down matches both times. Flash was unable to advance either time in the Up & Downs.
Despite mediocre results, Flash's play continued to improve; his next success was once again on MLG turf. As part of the partnership between Major League Gaming and the Korean eSports Players' Association, Flash was invited to the MLG Fall Championship. Young Ho was able to win his group, advancing him directly to the quarterfinals. In the quarterfinals, he defeated Life, but fell to him in the next round. Flash's third place finish is, to date, his highest finish in a premier Starcraft 2 tournament.
Since the Fall Championship, Flash has been able to devote most of his time toward practicing for the first fully Starcraft 2 Proleague. Thusfar, he has posted a strong record of 17 wins and 9 losses.
Records Set by Flash Youngest OSL champion: 15 years, 8 months and 10 days, Bacchus OSL 2008 Youngest player to achieve the Golden Mouse: 18 years, 2 months and 6 days, Korean Air Season 2 OSL 2010 Most OSL and MSL wins: 6 (tied with NaDa) Longest streak of OSL finals appearances: 3 (tied with BoxeR) Most months as top KeSPA player: 19 Months Top KeSPA Terran: 30 months, 18 straight Most prize money earned in Starcraft: $407,228 Only progamer to appear simultaneously in both OSL and MSL finals 3 seasons straight
Guido Reni's God Young Ho (in the Capuchin church of Shinhan Bank Proleague Finals , Shanghai, 2011) tramples Bisu in an Ace match. A mosaic of the same painting decorates KTFlash's Altar within St. Peter's Basilica.
High quality versions of the KT Rolster logo available upon request. If you have anything that you would like me to add to the thread, feel free to send me a PM! Also, humongous thanks to nekoconeco for contributing the graphics! By Joshua 'Raihn' Keyes: ([url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qviopq4RZTg]Speed Drawing Video)
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