Best eSports Players of All Time

Top 5 League of Legends Players

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok

Faker

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Called the “Michael Jordan” of League of Legends by the vice president of Riot Games, this player is the best there is. Based in South Korea, Faker is widely respected and revered for his talent. He currently plays for SK Telecom T1 and he’s astonishingly versatile when it comes to champions, yet his favorites are Ryze, Azir, Zed, LeBlanc, and Ahri. Faker is something of a Guru in the world of eSports.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)Feb 2013 - Present
Big Wins (Events Finished in 1st)Champions 2013 Summer
Korea Regional Finals Season 3
World Championship Season 3
Champions 2014 Winter
All-Star 2014 Paris
NLB 2014 Summer
Champions 2015 Spring Preseason
Champions 2015 Spring Playoffs
Champions 2015 Summer
Champions 2015 Summer Playoffs
World Championship 2015
IEM Season 10 World Championship
LCK 2016 Spring Playoffs
MSI 2016
World Championship 2016
LCK 2017 SPring
LCK 2017 SPring Playoffs
2017 Mid-Season Invitational
LCK 2019 Spring Playoffs
Feats/SkillsPentakills (Team-Kills)
Champions Spring 2015 Week 1 using LeBlanc
Broadly praised for his deep champion pool and understanding
One of four people to successfully defend their World Championship
Along with Bengi, he is one of the only people to have won World Championship three times
First player to reach 1,000 kills in the LCK
Amazing solo-queue performance with Riven on the North American server during the Season 3 World Championship, a 92% win rate in 24 games

Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho

Smeb

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This South Korean player’s favorite heroes are Riven and Fiora. Smeb is currently the Top Laner for KT Rolster, though he has previously been a Bottom Laner. He was the 6th player to reach 1,000 kills which he performed with Camille in the LCK 2018 Spring Season. The rise to becoming one of the best players of the world was not easy for Smeb, as he had a slow debut.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)Oct 2012 - Present
Big WinsASRock Machi Show Tournament
International e-Culture Festival 2014
Champions 2015 Spring
LCK 2016 Spring
LCK 2016 Summer
LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs
KeSPA Cup 2016
KeSPA Cup 2017
LCK 2018 Summer
LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs
Feats/Skills
Pentakills
Champions Summer 2015 Week 4 using Riven
2-time Regular Season MVP in 2016 LCK SPring and 2016 LCK Summer

Ming “ClearLove” Kai

Clearlove

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EDward Gaming’s Jungler, this player has often been placed in situations where he would have been forced to play a position that he’s less proficient in. From China, his favorite champions are Evelynn, Lee Sin, and Jarvan IV. He has seen victory in a great many events with his current team, and it would be a shock to see him leave.

Nicknames include: Love Song Prince, Director, and eSports Beethoven.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2011 - Present
Big WinsUltimate Game Tournament
World e-Sports Masters 2012
International e-Culture Festival 2012
GIGABYTE StarWar League
Enter the Dragon
TGA Grand Prix 2012 Winter
IPL 5
HAN Pro League
G-League 2012 Season 2
NVIDIA Game Festival 2013
IEM Season 8 Shanghai
NEST 2013 Qualifiers
International eSports Tournament 2014
LPL 2014 Spring Playoffs
LPL 2014 Summer
LPL 2014 Summer Playoffs
China Regional Finals 2014
X Championship Season I
NVIDIA Game Festival 2014
NESO 2014
Demacia Cup Season 2
G-League 2014
Demacia CUp 2015 Spring
LPL 2015 Spring
LPL 2015 Spring Playoffs
MSI 2015
Demacia Cup 2015 Summer
LPL 2015 Summer
China Regional Finals 2015
Demacia Cup 2015 Grand Finals
LPL 2016 Summer - Group A
LPL 2016 Summer Playoffs
Demacia Cup 2016
Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS
LPL 2017 Summer - Group A
LPL 2017 Summer Playoffs
LPL 2018 Spring - West
Feats/SkillsHolds the highest KDA among all Jungle players in all LPL seasons that he attended
Excellent Jungler, inconsistently aggressive makes him difficult to predict

Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu

Deft

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A famous friend-maker, this player has been victorious on quite a list of events. He currently plays for Kingzone DragonX as a Bottom Laner, and his favorite heroes are Lucian and especially Ezreal. Deft reached his 1,000th kill in the LPL in August, 2016. He has a very good record as a teammate, as proven by the long list of gold medals below. He’s from South Korea.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)Feb 2013 - Present
Big WinsOGN Club Masters
Champions 2014 Spring
G-League 2014
Demacia Cup 2015 Spring
LPL 2015 Spring
LPL 2015 Spring Playoffs
MSI 2015
Demacia Cup 2015 Summer
LPL 2015 Summer
China Regional Finals 2015
Demacia Cup 2015 Grand Finals
LPL Summer - Group A
LPL Summer Playoffs
Demacia Cup 2016
KeSPA Cup 2017
LCK 2018 Summer
LCK 2018 Summer Playoffs
Feats/SkillsPentakills
LPL Spring 2016 Week 4 using Jinx
Demacia Cup Summer 2015 Finals using Vayne
LPL Spring 2015 Playoffs using Sivir
First and only player to reach 1,000 kills in two different regions

Bae “Bang” Jun-sik

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A Bottom Laner for 100 Thieves, this player is known for his deadliness. Scoring four penta-kills certainly is a feat, one not expected of a Bottom Laner. Hailing from South Korea and playing for SK Telecom 1, this player’s favorite champions are Kalista, Jhin, Tristana, and Ezreal. He began his professional career as an AD Carry for Najin Shield and since his rookie days Bang has improved tremendously.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)Oct 2012 - Present
Big Wins2017 Mid-Season Invitational
LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs
LCK 2017 Spring
World Champion 2016
MSI 2016
LCK 2016 SPring Playoffs
IEM Season 10 World Champion
World Champion 2015
Champions 2015 Summer Playoffs
Champions 2015 Summer
Champions 2015 Spring Playoffs 2015
Champions 2015 Spring Preseason
Feats/SkillsPenta-Kills (Team-Kills)
LCK Spring 2016 Week 13 using Sivir
Champions Summer 2015 Week 9 using Corki
Mid-Season Invitational 2015 using Lucian
Champions Summer 2014 Playoffs using Tristana
3rd player to reach 1,000 kills in the LCK; his 1,000th kill was on KT Rolster’s Support Mata in the LCK 2017 Spring Season using Ezreal
One of four people to successfully defend their World Championship title
In 2015 Season World Championship, he achieved a 71 overall group stage KDA

Top 5 Dota 2 Players

Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi

KuroKy

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A disability to his legs lead this German player to play video games and eventually climb his way up to becoming one of the best players in the world. His roles are Support and Captain for Team Liquid. His signature heroes are Rubick, Visage, and Lo. At the end of this year, his career in eSports will have spanned a decade.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)02/08/10 - Present
Big WinsChina Dota2 Supermajor Champion
The International 2017
EPICENTER 2017 Champion
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 Champion
EPICENTER 2016
ESL One Frankfurt 2015
Feats/SkillsIn 2013, was awarded Best Support Duo (with Puppey) by JoinDOTA Awards
Is one of three people ever to have actively competed in every International
Is the player with the highest tournament earnings in Dota 2 and eSports
Was the first player to reach 1,000 wins in his professional career
As of 2018, has the most unique heroes played in professional games
Total Earnings$4,198,714

Clement “Puppey” Ivanov

Puppey

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This player is an esteemed captain, known for his experimentation and effectiveness in any role. Nonetheless, he primarily fills the roles of Support, Jungler, and Captain for Team Secret. This Estonian is a remarkably durable and supportive member of his teams which is why he has been awarded accordingly—his prowess is especially recognized by the community.

Career (Status: Active)2007 - Present
Big WinsMDL Disneyland Paris Major
The Chongqing Major
DreamLeague Season 8
The SHanghai Major 2016
ESL One Frankfurt 2015
The International 2011
Feats/SkillsAwarded gold medal for Community’s Choice: Best Support three years in a row (2013-2015)
Won Best Captain/Drafter from Team Liquid Dota 2 Awards 2013
One of three people in the world to have actively competed in every International
Only player to have played in 4 Major and 3 International Finals
Total Earnings$2,218,744

Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi

MIracle

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Holding dual citizenship for Poland and Jordan, Miracle- has created quite a name for himself in his short career. He currently plays Solo Middle and Carry for Team Liquid and has raked in around $3,761,824 in total winnings. This player, in four years, drove himself to become one of the best Dota 2 players in the world.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)01/01/15 - Present
Big WinsChina Dota2 Supermajor
The International 2017
EPICENTER 2017
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3
ESL One Frankfut 2016
The Manila Major 2016
The Frankfurt Major 2015
Feats/SkillsIn 2016, Miracle- became the first player in Dota 2 history to achieve a matchmaking rating of over 9000
Won eSports Rookie of the Year 2016 from the eSports Industry Awards
Won PC Player of the Year by eSports Industry Awards 2017
Total Earnings$3,761,824

Peter “ppd” Dager

ppd

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This player is a Support and Captain for Ninjas in Pyjamas and has made a fortune with his abilities and alliances. His signature heroes are Treant Protector, Crystal Maiden, and Vengeful Spirit. This American player has moved through many different teams along the path of his career and has even worked with analysts and broadcasters when not playing.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2013 - Present
Big WinsThe International 2015
Dota Pit League Season 3
Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015
StarLadder StarSeries Season 10
World E-sport Championships 2014
Feats/SkillsAbility to continually out draft his opponents
Spent a year as CEO of Evil Geniuses
Broadcast Talent
Total Earnings$2,928,201

Gustav “s4” Magnusson

s4

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At first, this player found success in professional Heroes of Newerth, then he switched to Dota 2 and grew as a player. Today, he plays for the team Evil Geniuses and has accumulated over $2,000,000 in winnings. This Swedish player’s roles are Offlaner and Solo Middle, and his signature heroes are Puck, Magnus, and Batrider.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)01/17/12 - Present
Big Wins
The Kiev Major 2017
The Boston Major 2016
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1
World Cyber Arena 2015
ESL One Frankfurt 2015
MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring
THe Summit 3
The International 2013
Feats/SkillsIn 2013, both joinDOTA Awards and Team Liquid Dota 2 Awards gave the gold medal for Best Play to s4
He’s received a total of 14 awards between the years of 2012 and 2014
Esteemed for Magnus and Pluck plays
Total Earnings$2,242,221

Top 5 CS:GO Players

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

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Ukraine is the home of the best CS:GO player in the world. He currently plays for Natus Vincere and often fills the roles of Rifler, his type is often referred to as an ‘entry fragger,’ and AWPer. With a truckload of commendations and awards on this player, it’s fitting that so many acknowledge s1mple as the best in the world.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2013 - Present
Big WinsStarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 7
BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2018
ESL One: Cologne 2018
CS:GO Asian Championships 2018
STarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5
DreamHack OPen Winter 2017
ESL One: New York 2016
Feats/SkillsWon Red Bull's eSports Player of the Year 2016
Won FPL Award for Best Player of FPL 2017
Won Stockholm International Esport Award's Player of the year 2018
Won eSports PC Player of the year by eSports Industry Awards 2018
Known as excellent Rifler
Total Earnings$499,186

Nicolai “dev1ce” Reedtz

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A million-dollar man, this player has made an approximate total of $1,429,801 in winnings. He currently plays as an AWPer for the team Astralis, and but has before then played for many more teams native to his home country, Denmark. This player has qualified for a considerable list of events and competitions.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2009 - Present
Big WinsIntel Extreme Masters XIII - Katowice Major 2019
ESL Pro League Season 8 - Finals
eSports Championship Series Season 6 - Finals
FACEIT Major: London 2018
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018
eSports Championship Series Season 5 - Finals
ESL pRo League seaosn 7 - Finals
Intel Extreme Masters XI - World
ELEAGUE Major: Atlanta 2017
eSports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals
Feats/SkillsBroke the record for most HLTV MVPs in a single year by accepting his 7th MVP Award at the ECS Season 6 Finals
Total Earnings$1,429,801

Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer Gustafsson

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Holder of 24 trophies, this player has demonstrated his skill for years. He’s a member of FaZe Clan, and for that team, his role tends to be Rifler or AWPer. He, along with his teammate GuardiaN is the joint second person in the world to have ever been in a major final with two different teams.

Nicknames include: Boostmeister and Tec9meister.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2010 - Present
Big Wins
EPICENTER 2018
eSports Championship Series Season 4 - Finals
ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017
ESL One: New York 2017
Intel Extreme Masters X - World
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 2 - Finals
ESL One: Cologne 2015
ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - Finals
ESL One: Katowice 2015
Feats/SkillsLethal use of Tec-9
In ESL One Katowice 2015, around 50% of his kills came from the pistol
Known for his boost on the Overpass game against Team LDLC.com at DreamHack Winter 2014
He is the only player in the world ot make the playoffs at all CS:GO Major Championships
Total Earnings$791,786

Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund

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A career spanning almost two decades, this Swedish player has maintained his prowess for a long time. As a Rifler, sometimes referred to as a ‘lurker,’ GeT_RiGhT has been moving between many different teams throughout his time playing the game. He currently plays for Ninjas in Pyjamas, and most of his experience is with Counter-Strike, the dated version of the game.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2003 - Present
Big WinsIntel Extreme Masters XII
DreamHack Open Valencia 2017
Intel Extreme Masters XI
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2
DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016
ESL One: Cologne 2014
Intel Extreme Masters III
Feats/SkillsOften prevents opposing teams from executing strategies the way they want
Incredible aim
Flawless in-game IQ
Total Earnings$578,791.22

Marcelo “Coldzera” David

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Coldzera is a Brazilian player currently on the team MIBR. His roles are Rifler and AWPer, and his approximated total winnings are $899,199. He has been named MVP of many of the tournaments he participated in and has been recognized as one of the best CS:GO players in the world.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2012 - Present
Big WinsZOTAC Cup Masters 2018
ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals
BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2017
EPICENTER 2017
ESL One: Cologne 2017
eSports Championship Series Season 3 - Finals
Intel Extreme Masters XII
ESL One: Cologne 2016
ESL Pro League Season 3 - Finals
MLG Major Championship: Columbus 2016
Feats/SkillsFamous for remarkable consistency
Peerless Raw Fragging
Awarded as Best eSports Player by The Game Awards 2016
Awarded as PC Player of the year by eSports Industry Awards 2016
Total Earnings$899,199

Top 5 Fortnite Players

zRotation

The best Fortnite player of all time has scarcely played it outside of Xbox, yet even zRotation’s time spent on the console has been mostly in Squad. 13,692 matches played in total for a score of 8,196,540 for this American player. Intriguingly, the best player in the world is one that plays on console. Nevertheless, this player has been around since Season 3.

PlatformXbox One and PC
Xbox One and PC[XBOX] 10,448 (76.30%)
Solo: 29 (14.80%)
Duo: 168 (38.70%)
Squad: 10,251 (78.50%)
[PC] 31 (62.00%)
Solo: N/A
Duo: N/A
Squad: 31 (62.00%)
Kills[Xbox] 44,724 (13.78K/D)
Solo: 562 (3.37K/D)
Duo: 1,409 (5.30K/D)
Squad: 42,753 (15.21K/D)
[PC] 170 (8.95K/D)
Solo: N/A
Duo: N/A
Squad: 170 (8.95K/D)

shipings716

A later start than most others on this list, this player began the Fortnite grind in Season 4. Seasons have been packed to the brim with over 3,000 matches minimum, but Season 8 saw a decrease in playtime by about 1,000 matches. This player has some exposure to the PC version of the game, but it’s nothing noteworthy.

PlatformXbox One and PC
Wins[XBOX] 8,294 (37.60%)
Solo: 7,113 (41.40%)
Duo: 384 (22.00%)
Squad: 797 (25.10%)
[PC] 7 (20.00%)
Solo: 7 (25.00%)
Duo: N/A
Squad: 0 (0.00%)
Kills[Xbox] 132,368 (9.60K/D)
Solo: 108,568 (10.80K/D)
Duo: 8,078 (K/D)
Squad: 15,722 (6.63K/D)
[PC] 117 (4.18K/D)
Solo: 107 (5.10K/D)
Duo: N/A
Squad: 10 (1.43K/D)

WolfXBL

With a total score of 6,694,300 and 12,742 matches played, WolfXBL sits as the fourth-best Fortnite player in the world. This American player has been on the grind since Season 3 and has consistently played 1,300+ games each year. Although this player has played the game on PC, it’s minimal. Nevertheless, WolfXBL warns about frauds across many mediums.

PlatformXbox One and PC
Wins[XBOX] 8,147 (63.90%)
Solo: 200 (33.00%)
Duo: 287 (22.30%)
Squad: 7,660 (70.60%)
[PC] 7 (29.20%)
Solo: 1 (100.00%)
Duo: 1 (100.00%)
Squad: 5 (22.70%)
Kills[XBOX] 36,303 (7.90K/D)
Solo: 2,181 (5.37K/D)
Duo: 4,192 (4.18K/D)
Sad: 29,930 (9.39K/D)
[PC] 81 (4.76K/D)
Solo: 5 (5.00K/D)
Duo: 8 (8.00K/D)
Squad: 68 (4.00K/D)

TriLL OH Gee

This player has been participating since Season 3, wherein 3,479 matches were played out of a
Hefty total of 19,333 matches played. From America, TriLL OH Gee has been a steady player for the past several seasons and has shown remarkable dedication to the game. A commendation of versatility is in order because TriLL OH Gee has put a considerable amount of time into the PC version of the game, as well.

PlatformXbox One and PC
Wins[XBOX] 7,428 (38.40%)
Solo: 101 (6.50%)
Duo: 285 (16.90%)
Squad: 7,042 (43.70%)
[PC] 28 (4.60%)
Solo: 4 (1.90%)
Duo: 14 (4.90%)
Squad: 10 (9.10%)
Kills[XBOX] 56,668 (4.76K/D)
Solo: 3,579 (2.48K/D)
Duo: 4,064 (2.91K/D)
Squad: 49,025 (5.21K/D)
[PC] 985 (1.70K/D)
Solo: 333 (1.60K/D)
Duo: 371 (1.37K/D)
Squad: 281 (2.81K/D)

Terry 5v

From Mexico, this player has climbed to through the ranks over 9,823 matches. Terry 5v joined in Season 3 and played consistently until Season 8 where played far less than half of what he had the previous seasons. Although the majority of wins and kills come from Squads, the fact remains that Terry 5v is the #5 Fortnite player in the entire world.

PlatformXbox One
Wins7,245 (73.80%)
Solo: 121 (31.50%)
Duo: 88 (37.80%)
Squad: 7,036 (76.40%)
Kills43,995 (17.07K/D)
Solo: 1,760 (6.69K/D)
Duo: 983 (6.78K/D)
Squad: 41,252 (19.01K/D)
Kills Per Match
Solo: 4.58
Duo: 4.22
Squad: 4.48

Top 5 StarCraft II Players

Jung “Mvp” Jong Hyun

Mvp

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This South Korean Terran player is the best StarCraft II player in the world. He has total earnings of $402,867.55 and has been frequently afflicted with health issues. Originally a Brood War player, he switched to StarCraft II because the greater prize pools he could use to help his family whom he described as very poor.

Nicknames include: The King, King of Wings, and Jürgen.

Career (Status: INACTIVE)10/01/10 - 07/23/14
Big WinsGSL January 2011
GSL World Championship 2011
GSL August 2011
GSL Season 2 2012
MLG 2011 Anaheim Pro Circuit
BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational
World Cyber Games 2011
Intel Extreme Masters Season VII
2013 WCS Season 1 Europe
Feats/SkillsAll-Around Player
Excellent macro management
Impeccable timing
Superb unit control
Wide range of build orders
Surprises opponents with mix-ups, such as implementing all-ins to best of X series
Popularized the heavy use of Ghosts against Ultralisks and Brood Lords, which profoundly impacted Terran-versus-Zerg late game engagements
Known for the late-game strategy “Nomad Terran” wherein he opens with a standard mech composition and after building his unstoppable army, he lifts his structures and floats them with his air fleet as it destroys
One of the two (Life) only players to qualify for two separate Triple Crowns
Second player to achieve the NesTea Award after placing into GSL Code S ten times in a row
Total Earnings$402,867.55

Lee “Life” Seung Hyun

Life

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This Zerg player hails from South Korea and is the youngest WCS World Champion, achieving it at the age of 17. Life is the second most decorated player in Premier Tournaments and originally went by NEXLife. He formerly played for the teams Afreeca Freecs and KT Rolster. In 2016, Life was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment for match-fixing—allegedly, Life threw games in the first and second round of the 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 1 against Dream and Terminator.

Nicknames include: The Ling Kin, King of Zerglings, L’Enfant Terrible, and Kami Zerg.

Career (Status: BANNED)Mar 2011 - 2016
Big Wins2012 GSL Season 4
2015 GSL Season 1
2012 ML Fall Pro Circuit
2013 MLG Winter Pro Circuit
2012 GSL Blizzard Cup
Iron Squid - CHapter II
Intel Extreme Masters Season VIII
Intel Extreme Masters Season IX
DreamHack OPen: Bucharest
2014 WCS Global Finals World
Feats/SkillsFirst player to make two consecutive finals at BlizzCon (2014-2015)
Only player to win MLG championship and GSL championship in both Wings of LIberty and Heart of the Swarm
Zerg-versus-Zerg is statistically his best match-up, 75% win percentage in Korean events during his entire career
Won 17 consecutive matches in Korean events (28-3 record in games, a winning percentage of 90.32%)
Total Earnings$475,744.38

Yun “TaeJa” Young Seo

TaeJa

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A Terran player from South Korea, TaeJa went relatively unnoticed early on in his career in spite of his qualification for the very first season of the Global StarCraft League (GSL). His parents strongly opposed his desire to play StarCraft II professionally, but his brother supported him and helped him to become the pro gramer he is today. TaeJA’s journey is one of reoccurring hardships.

When Team Liquid picked TaeJa in 2012, the team’s CEO Nazgul claimed the transfer to be “Liquid’s biggest acquisition in history.”

Career (Status: ACTIVE)2010 - Present
Big WinsMLG 2012 Summer Arena Pro Circuit
ASUS ROG Summer 2012
ASUS ROG Summer 2013
DreamHack Open: Valencia
DreamHack Open: Bucharest
DreamHack Open: Winter
DreamHack Open: Summer
HomeStory Cup VII
HomeStory Cup VIII
HomeStory Cup IX
Intel Extreme Masters Seasons IX - Shenzhen
Feats/Skills
Well known for his all-kills
Mousesports
Quantic Gaming
ROOT Gaming
Incredible Miracle
Prime
F.United
ZeNEX
Most decorated player in Premier Tournaments of all time
First and only player to win three HomeStory Cup championships
Won 2014 DreamHack Open: Summer without losing a single map and with an overall score of 17-0
Only player to win four DreamHack championships
Total Earnings$292,097.73

Jang “MC” Min Chul

MC

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This South Korean player is currently a member of ROOT Gaming. He is one of the best performing Protoss players in the world and is known for his theatrical ceremonies after winning matches. In one case, he imitated—from costume design to special effects—WWE’s the Undertaker for a ceremony. He was the first player to: earn $200,000 in prize money; win two GSL Tournaments.

Nicknames include: Boss Toss and Suicide Toss.

Career (Status: ACTIVE)03/25/09 - Present
Big WinsGSL Open Season 3
GSL March 2011
Homestory Cup IV
Intel Extreme Masters Season VI World
Red Bull Battle Grounds
2014 WCS Season 1 Europe
Feats/Skills
Famous for his Stalker control and use of the Blink ability
Excellent mechanical control allows him to “surgically pull his opponents apart” with an aggressive style of non-stop pressure and harassment
The hyper aggression has been largely traded for late-game macro style prowess
Able to snowball early-game advantages into victory
In the 2014 WCS Season 1 Europe Premier League, he beat StarDust 3-1 in the quarterfinals by forcing StarDust into a defensive mistake and moving in; in that same league, MC dominated MMA in the finals with a mass High Templar flank in Game 5 and a deflection of MMA’s large main drop in Game 6
Total Earnings$511,049.54

Choi “Polt” Seong Hun

Polt

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From South Korea, Polt is the only player in history to have won at least one premier tournament each year for six consecutive years (2010-2016). Polt has won eighteen of the twenty-one Minor and Monthly tournaments he has participated in, and currently pursues graduate studies at the University of Texas as a fluent English speaker. He plays the Terran race.

Nicknames include Captain America, Sir Polt of Terran, and The Nexus Sniper.

Career (Status: RETIRED)2010 - 12/10/16 [due to compulsory military service]
Big WinsGSL Super Tournament 2011
ASUS ROG Winter 2012
2013 MLG Pro Circuit
2013 WCS Season 2 America
2013 WCS Season 3 America
Red Bull Battle Grounds
2015 WCS Season 1
2016 WCS Circuit: Winter
Feats/SkillsPopularized the Raven/Banshee “Polt Timing Attack” strategy
In 2013 MLG Winter Championship, Polt played an impressive game on Star Station using ignite afterburners and great multi-task to get an edge on his opponent, Life, in a macro game
Demolished the Swedish Zerg with a 4-0 victory where he convincingly played a different style each match
In 2012, Polt became one of the most qualified but expensive StarCraft II coaches at $250 per hour
In GSL 3, Polt defeated BoxeR 2-1 in the 32nd round—PlayXP had 78.79% of polled South Koreans favoring BoxeR to win
Total Earnings$455,560.09
  
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