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[e][h] Ball
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Zhan Zhen Yu
March 15, 1984 (1984-03-15) (age 33)
Alternate IDs:
SoftBall, TtApolloBall, SoFtBalLRush
Total Earnings:
2011-??-?? - 2014-02-15

Zhan "Ball" Zhen Yu is a former Terran player from Taiwan, who is currently teamless. He retired in February 2014, during the TeSL 2013-2014 Season 3 Qualifier, due to recurrent hand injuries.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Ball has been most prominently participating in the TeSL for his team the Tt Apollos. In the first TeSL StarCraft II season, Ball was the highest rated Terran in the league, and regarded as the best player in the league.[2] Ball attempted to qualify for the GSL Open Season 3, however he failed, falling one game short from qualifying to the Round of 64. Ball alongside Sen were the two Taiwanese representatives at Blizzcon 2010, he defeated ice from Singapore in the first round, but was eliminated by HuK in the second round.

From Oct. 6 to Oct. 10 of 2011, Ball placed 4th in the IeSF 2011 World Championship held in Korea, losing 2-3 to DeathAngel in the bronze match.

NASL Season 2[edit]

Ball participated in the NASL Season 2 qualifier, but was eliminated in the Round of 64 of Bracket A. However, after the news of the withdrawal of many South Korean players from Season 2, Ball was officially announced to participate in the tournament as an invited player.[3] He finished the regular season with a 0-7 match record.


In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2013-05-05 A22nd TeSL 2012 - 2013: Second Half Season 1 1 : 3  Sen $2,343
2011-10-09 A44th IeSF 2011 World Championship 2 : 3  DeathAngel -
Complete Results in any Tournament


  • Ball was regarded as "the Emperor of Terran(人皇)" in Taiwan.[Citation needed]




  1. Daniel (2014-02-15). "Ball decides to retire due to recurrent hand injuries!". TeSL. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  2. BanelingMalt (2011-03-21). "Taiwan's TeSL: First pro SCII league on live TV". Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  3. "Ball and Sen to star in NASL Season 2".