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[e][h]Zerg H.O.T-Forever
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kang Doh Gyung
November 23, 1981 (age 42)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
2000-2001 1st Game-Q World Championship 2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 2 WCG Korea 2003 2004 SKY Proleague Round 1
2001-??-?? — 2006-??-??
2006-??-?? — 2008-??-??
2008-??-?? — 2009-08-??
KTF MagicNs (Coach)
2009-08-?? — 2016-10-18
KT Rolster (Coach)


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.


2004-07-171stPremier2004 SKY Proleague Round 12004 SKY Proleague Round 1
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
4 : 3
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
2004-02-293rdPremier2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup Proleague2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup Proleague
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
0 : 3
Suma GOSuma GO
2003-10-112ndPremier2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1 : 4
Suma GOSuma GO
2003-08-302ndPremier2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1 : 4
2003-06-224thPremier2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1-3Grp S.$3,359.78
2002-10-101stMajor2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 2
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
3 : 2$4,329
2002-06-152ndPremier2002 NATE OSL2002 NATE OSL
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1 : 3$8,050
2001-01-051stMajor2000-2001 1st Game-Q World Championship2 : 0$2,000
2000-05-162ndPremier2000 Hanaro OSL2000 Hanaro OSL2 : 3$4,500
2000-01-283rdPremier2000 KBK Masters Season 1
Extended list of results
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]

Earnings Breakdown[edit]