Goodfriend

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[e][h]Terran Goodfriend
Player Information
Name:
이병민
Romanized Name:
Lee Byung Min
Birth:
November 20, 1986 (1986-11-20) (age 34)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
T.3)Friend, Munchu[SaM]
Nicknames:
Count dlqudals von emfznekftm
Total Earnings:
$85,501
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]

DatePlaceTierModeTournamentTeamResultPrize
2007-02-24IG9 - 16thA0Premier1v12006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 32006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3GoodfriendKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs0 : 2South Korea  Iris$1,610
2006-11-08DA4thA0Premier1v12006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 22006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2GoodfriendKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1 : 2South Korea  Midas$6,390
2006-05-19IG9 - 16thA0Premier1v12006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 12006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 1GoodfriendKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs0 : 2South Korea  YellOw$2,115
2005-07-02BA2ndA0Premier1v12005 EVER OSL2005 EVER OSLGoodfriendPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors2 : 3South Korea  July$8,050
2005-03-02DA4thA0Premier1v12004-2005 IOPS OSL2004-2005 IOPS OSLGoodfriendPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors0 : 3South Korea  GoRush 
2004-10-30AA1stA0PremierTeam2004 SKY Proleague Round 22004 SKY Proleague Round 2GoodfriendPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors4 : 1STX SouLSTX SouL$10,422
2004-08-05DA4thA0Premier1v12004 SPRIS MSL2004 SPRIS MSLGoodfriendPantech & Curitel CurriorsPantech & Curitel Curriors0 : 2South Korea  Nal_rA$2,012
2004-02-29BA2ndA0PremierTeam2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup Proleague2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup ProleagueGoodfriendToona SGToona SG1 : 4Suma GOSuma GO 
2004-02-26EA5 - 6thA0Premier1v12004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSLGoodfriendToona SGToona SG1 : 2South Korea  Nal_rA 
2003-10-30DA4thA0Premier1v12003 TriGem MSL2003 TriGem MSLGoodfriendToona SGToona SG0 : 2South Korea  iloveoov 
Complete list of results in any tournament
Place Year Event/League
2nd 2007 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Pre-Masters

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