Goodfriend

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[e][h]Terran Goodfriend
Player Information
Name:
이병민
Romanized Name:
Lee Byung Min
Nationality:
Born:
November 20, 1986 (age 35)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
T.3)Friend, Munchu[SaM]
Nicknames:
Count dlqudals von emfznekftm
Approx. Total Winnings:
$32,758
Links
History
2003-??-?? — 2004-08-??
2004-08-?? — 2005-09-03
2005-09-03 — 2008-01-17
2008-01-17 — 2008-06-03
2008-06-03
Retired

Lee "Goodfriend" Byung Min is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for eSTRO.

Biography[edit]

Goodfriend played for Pantech Curitel in his early career, until transferring to KTF in 2005 and then eSTRO in 2008. Goodfriend was a great Terran player of his time. He was a force in Proleague for KTF in his prime; even more impressively, he reached the finals of the EVER2005 OSL, the semifinals of the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 and 3rd place match of the IOPS OSL. However, in these matches he was beaten 3-2, 3-0, 3-0 by July, NaDa and GoRush respectively.

Despite his achievements and sometimes overwhelmingly strong gameplay, he also was the victim of several "of the year" matches: by Nal_rA with Hallucinated Arbiters overcoming mass Goliath in one swift move, and was "taken on a trip" by iloveoov with pure Wraiths against a Goliath/Turret line on Nostalgia. Being victim of these notable games and decisive Starleague matches, using the overplayed Terran race, and being a macromanagement player who became better as the match elongates, he was considered one of the more underappreciated progamers. Nevertheless, fans in Korea knew that Goodfriend was a very skilled Terran albeit having less 관심, or interest and fondness.[1]

Trivia[edit]

  • As an icon of the underappreciated progamer, people jokingly started to wonder if he really existed. From this lack of recognition Goodfriend got a new nickname "dllqudals", which is what you get if you type his name, 이병민, on an English keyboard. This in turn continued with his fans reading dllqudals out loud in Korean and making it into the word 들쿠달스. They then once again typed this down on an English keyboard and got the word emfznekftm. These two names eventually combined with the addition of "von" in the middle and "Count" at the beginning and thus Goodfriend got the new nickname "Count dlqudals von emfznekftm".

Achievements[edit]

In A0Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2008-05-03RG25 - 32ndA0Premier2008 Arena MSLeSTROeSTRO0–2Grp S.$805
2007-07-14QG17 - 24thA0Premier2007 GOMTV MSL Season 2KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1–2Grp S.$1,091.51
2007-02-24IG9 - 16thA0Premier2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs0 : 2$1,610
2006-11-08DA4thA0Premier2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1 : 2$6,509
2006-05-19IG9 - 16thA0Premier2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 1KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs0 : 2$2,132
2005-07-02BA2ndA0Premier2005 EVER OSLPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors2 : 3$8,050
2004-10-30AA1stA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 2Pantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors4 : 1STX SouLSTX SouL$10,548.49
2004-08-05DA4thA0Premier2004 SPRIS MSLPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors0 : 2$2,012
2004-07-17CA3rdA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 1Toona SGToona SG7–3Grp S.
2004-02-29BA2ndA0Premier2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup ProleagueToona SGToona SG1 : 4Suma GOSuma GO
Complete list of results in any tournament
Place Year Event/League
2nd 2007 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Pre-Masters

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