Squirtle

Squirtle

Park Hyun Woo, 25 years South Korea

1
Gold in tournaments:
  • Dailymotion Cup 2013
Prize:

$4,000.00

Won
Draws
Lose
57.14% (20)
0.00% (0)
42.86% (15)

Total matches: 35

Squirtle

Park Hyun Woo, 25 years South Korea

This StarCraft II player from Korea started to play StarCraft during the StarCraft: Brood War era. Back then he was playing for the second roster of WeMadeFOX and became friends with another future SC2 professional player, LosirA. Squirtle (yes, yes, his nickname derives from the name of the Pokemon) was unsuccessful during the Brood War era and only started to gain fame when he moved to StarCraft II. Squirtle made the first all-kill in the first match of GSTL match. The Protoss player defeated four Terran players in a row, and PvT matchups later became Squirtle's signature. One month later, in Match 2011, Squirtle became part of the longest tie-breaks showed on TV in StarCraft II history. It happened at IEM World Championship, with Sjow and Socke failing to outperform Squirtle. He finished third at the tournament, showing a great result at StarCraft II's first world championship. Squirtle's career peaked in 2012. StarTale's leader finished second at IPL 4, defeating Bomber, MarineKing and MMA, and advanced to GSL 2012 S2 finals, defeating TaeJa on his way. In finals, Squirtle had to fight MVP, one of the greatest Terran players. It was one of the best finals in the history of StarCraft II. A truly legendary game on Metropolis with Battle Cruisers, Mothership and Vortex. The final outcome featured two successful proxy barracks with a 3-3 score. After the finals Squirtle started to lose to 2xProxy Barracks strategy, and his PvT matchup even became a subject of lots of jokes. Some time later he learnt how to counter such kind of strategies, but it didn't help him regain his positions. Squirtle disappeared from major tournaments. In February 2013 Squirtle joined Incredible Miracle. He returned to international online tournaments, started to play in ProLeague once again as well as other tournaments.