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[e][h]Zerg H.O.T-Forever
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kang Doh Gyung
November 23, 1981 (age 41)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
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.


In A0Premier Tournaments
2004-07-171stA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 1Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars4 : 3SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1$6,685.53
2004-02-293rdA0Premier2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup ProleagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars0 : 3Suma GOSuma GO
2003-10-112ndA0Premier2003 LifeZone KPGA Team LeagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1 : 4Suma GOSuma GO$1,452.88
2003-08-302ndA0Premier2003 KTF EVER Cup ProleagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1 : 4OrionOrion
2003-06-224thA0Premier2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team LeagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1–3Grp S.$479.97
2002-06-152ndA0Premier2002 NATE OSLHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1 : 3$8,050
2000-05-162ndA0Premier2000 Hanaro OSL2 : 3$4,500
2000-01-283rdA0Premier2000 KBK Masters Season 1– : –$1,000
In A1Major Tournaments
2002-10-101stA1Major2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 2Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars3 : 2$4,329
2001-01-051stA1Major2000-2001 1st Game-Q World Championship2 : 0$2,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
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]