DaezanG was one of the more prominent Korean Protoss amateur players before deciding to enter into progaming. His entry into progaming was at an old age (21), attributed by his decision to finish his college degree before pursuing progaming full-time. In his amateur days, he was known for his arbiter usage, as well as his special PvT play, where he would sacrifice early economy for major damage in the early game.
He sacrificed playing time to complete his studies, and eventually in early 2004, finally earned his progamer licence. Early on, he participated in qualifiers without a team, until he was sought after by Hanbitstars and then eventually recruited. In his first year with Hanbit, he was a valuable weapon in the proleagues as he took down BoxeR, RainBOw and Rock.
After this, he went on to be the key Protoss player for Hanbit until Free was drafted. He was a major player in team leagues. Unfortunately, his individual league success would not come until later in his career.
MBCGame's Minor Leagues would prove to be the turning point for DaezanG, as he went on to qualify for his first, and only major league, Pringles 2. After some nice performances against JJu and ChoJJa in the group stages, both sAviOr and Silver would knock him out in the bracket stages. After failing to make it past the next season's minor leagues, his last game for Hanbit would be against Child of STX.
When he joined the army to do his military service, he also joined Air Force ACE. There, he was still one of key players and oftentimes the first choice when it came down to an Ace-Match in Proleague. Together with OversKy ACE were quite a fearsome 2v2 team before 2v2s were removed from Proleague.
When BoxeR (Lim Yo Hwan) left ACE after finishing his military service in December 2008, DaezanG became captain of the team. With Anytime and Reach joining the team, ACE added some strong and experienced Protoss players to their lineup. Due to these new additions, Daezang has seen much less play time.
DaezanG will finish his military service in August 2009. According to an interview he gave to Fomos in June 2009, he wants to continue being a progamer after leaving the army:
I don't have anything specially planned, but I intend to continue being a progamer.
In August 2009, DaezanG rejoined his old team Woongjin Stars (Then Hanbit Stars). Although he received offers from other teams, he decided to rejoin Woongjin Stars as their captain.
- DaezanG means "Big Boss"
- DaezanG's Ace-Match statistics for Air Force ACE are 2-3
- His overall statistics for ACE are 11-29 with PvP being his best match-up (50% winrate)
- DaezanG is famous for his highly aggressive play