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[e][h]Terran HiyA
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
HiyA[fOu], Constantly
Magikarp Terran, Fishiking
Total Earnings:
2007 – 2011

Ku "HiyA" Sung Hoon is a former StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for Hwaseung OZ. He currently plays in amateur leagues.


Ku Sung Hoon has been a regular on the Hwaseung OZ team since the Shinhan Bank Proleague 2007 season. His biggest claim to fame is winning the final game of the Shinhan Proleague 2007 Grand Final in the 5th set vs. firebathero. HiyA had posted mediocre results for the majority of his career, and has only advanced to the Ro32 in the Avalon MSL and recently to the Ro8 in the Hana Daetoo Securities MSL. HiyA broke out during the Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09, where he was statistically the 4th best player in the league, going 17–9. Upon the disbandment of Hwaseung OZ, HiyA retired, though briefly came out of retirement to play in the 2012 Tving OSL Dual Tournament. Currently HiyA streams on Afreeca as a hobby and plays in amateur leagues.


  • Created his own variation of a 4 factory build in TvP.
  • HiyA’s best match-up is TvP. During his prime he was able to defeat every one of the Six Dragons he faced except for Bisu.
  • HiyA’s nickname among TL fans is “Magikarp”, for his distinctive appearance.
  • Did the "trap card" ceremony when he defeated  Hyuk in the 2010 Korean Air Starleague Season 2.[1]


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2015-08-30 A59 - 16th 11th SonicTV BJ Starleague
2015-02-12 A44th 10th SonicTV BJ Starleague 1 : 3 South Korea  Mong $1,819
2014-03-15 A55 - 8th 9th SonicTV BJ Starleague 2 : 3 South Korea  Movie
2011-07-29 A59 - 16th 2011 Jin Air OSL $1,803
2011-01-07 A55 - 8th 2010 Bacchus OSL 1 : 2 South Korea  Stork $2,692
2010-05-29 A55 - 8th Hana Daetoo Securities MSL 2 : 3 South Korea  free $1,610
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2014-03-16 A11st GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4 3 : 0 South Korea  Sea $4,665
2013-05-18 A22nd 8th SonicTV BJ Starleague 1 : 3 South Korea  Killer
2007-08-12 A33 - 4th 2007 Seoul e-Sports Festival 1 : 2 South Korea  Jangbi $4,386
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2017-02-16 A44th HoSic BJ Starleague Season 2 2 : 3 South Korea  Light
2015-04-16 A22nd 41 Maki Starleague Season 1 0 : 3 South Korea  EffOrt $35
2014-10-24 A11st LoveTV Starleague Season 3 Map Test SponLeague 2 : 0 South Korea  Movie $94
2014-09-18 A11st HungryApp ESports League Special Match #4 2 : 1 South Korea  Bisu $1,799
2014-07-24 A11st HungryApp ESports League Special Match #1 2 : 1 South Korea  ZerO $1,799
2014-06-14 A44th HoSic BJ Starleague 1 : 3 South Korea  Mini
2014-02-25 A33rd ZeuS Starleague Season 1 3 : 2 South Korea  Shuttle $93
2013-11-01 A33rd 18th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 1 South Korea  Mong $188
2013-10-20 A44th ZergMaN BJ Starleague 1 : 2 South Korea  Larva
2013-10-16 A33rd 17th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 0 South Korea  Shuttle $281
2013-06-16 A33rd 멘붕킹배 NATEON BJ Starleague 3 : 2 South Korea  Movie $18
2013-01-30 A33 - 4th 12th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 2 : 3 South Korea  Movie
2012-11-29 A11st 10th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 4 : 3 South Korea  hero $554
2012-08-25 A33 - 4th 9th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 0 : 3 South Korea  Killer
2012-05-04 A11st 4th SOSPA Ranking Tournament 3 : 2 South Korea  MinHo
2012-03-17 A22nd Sonic's BJ Starleague Season 6 1 : 4 South Korea  Sky $622
2012-02-19 A33rd Terror's PC Family BJ Starleague 2 : 0 South Korea  ZergMan $264
Complete Results in any Tournament

Notable Games[edit]


Python Korea (South)  HiyA When two Terrans spawn close by air on Python, you're bound to have an interesting game. Shinhan Bank Proleague 2007, Grand Final fifth set.
Korea (South)  firebathero
Date: 2008-02-16
Patch: VOD


Pathfinder Korea (South)  HiyA HiyA probably abuses the knowledge of his teammate's play to put a tough fight against him in the first match of the group stage. Watch beyond the "GG", and you'll see some nice winner's ceremony.
Korea (South)  Jaedong
Date: 2010-12-15
Patch: VOD


Triathlon Korea (South)  HiyA 2010 Hana Daetoo Securities MSL, quarterfinal match B forth set. Ku Sung Hoon lost, but his play was wonderful. Possibly one of the best games of professional StarCraft. Also see the Live Report thread and dedicated Waxangel's thread "Did I mention that Brood War is better than SC II?".
Korea (South)  Free
Date: 2010-05-08
Patch: VOD


Further Reading[edit]


  1. HiyA (2010) (in Korean) (Television broadcast). A Certain Starcraft Ceremony (YouTube). OnGameNet.