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[e][h]Zerg H.O.T-Forever
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kang Doh Gyung
November 23, 1981 (1981-11-23) (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
2001 - 2006
2006 - 2008
2008 - 2009-08
2009-08 - 2016-10-18

Kang "H.O.T-Forever" Doh Gyung is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Zerg for Air Force ACE. He later on coached KT Rolster.

He was a coach in StarCraft II for KT Rolster.


H.O.T-Forever was one of the first progamers and captain of the Hanbit Stars team from 2001 through 2005. He left progaming in early 2006 to enlist in the military, later becoming one of the first Air Force progamers. H.O.T-Forever was a fairly accomplished 1v1 player but was more notable for his 2v2 skills. During his time with Hanbit he partnered with Reach to form one of the most powerful 2v2 teams in progaming. Later, during his tenure in ACE, he served as a 2v2 specialist and assisted the team in a coaching capacity. He was discharged from the military in 2008 and currently serves as a coach for KT Rolster.


  • A TL Final Edits article has been written about him for the occasion of his retirement from play and entering the KT coaching staff.
  • Despite having Zerg as his official race and spending most of his career on Hanbit(now Woongjin Stars), Forever is currently a coach for KT Rolster, specifically for their Protoss.
  • First top-1 Zerg on the Kespa Ranking.


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2002-06-15 A22nd OnGameNet StarLeague 2002 NATE OSL 1 : 3 South Korea  Sync $8,050
2000-05-16 A22nd OnGameNet StarLeague 2000 Hanaro OSL 2 : 3 South Korea  Grrrr... $4,500
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2003-08-17 A11st WCG Korea 2003 1 : 0 South Korea  Ogogo
2003-04-06 A22nd 2003 GhemTV Starleague Season 3 0 : 3 South Korea  NaDa
2002-10-10 A11st 2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 2 3 : 2 South Korea  Junwi $4,329
2001-01-05 A11st 2000-2001 1st Game-Q World Championship 2 : 0 South Korea  SSamJang $2,000
2000-01-28 A33rd 2000 KBK Masters Season 1 Team 3v3 $1,000
Complete Results in any Tournament

Place Year Event/League
3rd 2003 CJ G.O. Broadcasting All-Star Match
2nd 2001 KPGA November
2nd 2001 Cheonan Cyber Games Sports Festival
3rd 2001 KPGA October
1st 2001 KPGA September
3rd 2001 iTV All-Star 8 Exhibition
1st 2000-2001 1st Game-Q World Championship
1st 2000 SBS Progamer Korea Open King of Kings
2nd 1999 1999 Sports Seoul World Game Championship (2v2 section)[1]
WCG Korea Champion
WCG Korea 2002
Preceded By:
South Korea  YellOw
WCGC Korea 2003

South Korea  H.O.T-Forever
WCG Korea 2004
Succeeded By:
South Korea  Midas