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[e][h]Terran HiyA
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21) (age 31)
Alternate IDs:
HiyA[fOu], Constantly
Magikarp Terran, Fishiking
Total Earnings:
2006-03-21 — 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 professional career, and had only advanced to the Ro32 in the Avalon MSL and to the Ro8 in the Hana Daetoo Securities MSL. However, HiyA had a break out performance during the Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09, in which he was the 4th best player in the league statistically, 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 that he faced except for Bisu.
  • HiyA’s nickname among TL fans is “Magikarp”, due to his distinctive appearance.
  • Did the "trap card" ceremony when he defeated  Hyuk in the 2010 Korean Air Starleague Season 2.[1]


2015-02-12DA4thA0Premier1v110th SonicTV BJ Starleague10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA1 : 3South Korea  Mong$1,819
2014-09-18AA1stA2Minor1v1HungryApp ESports League Special Match #4HungryApp ESports League Special Match #4HiyA2 : 1South Korea  Bisu$2,000
2014-07-24AA1stA2Minor1v1HungryApp ESports League Special Match #1HungryApp ESports League Special Match #1HiyA2 : 1South Korea  ZerO$2,000
2014-03-16AA1stA1Major1v1GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4HiyA3 : 0South Korea  Sea$4,398
2013-05-18BA2ndA1Major1v18th SonicTV BJ Starleague8th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA1 : 3South Korea  Killer$2,760
2011-07-29IG9 - 16thA0Premier1v12011 Jin Air OSL2011 Jin Air OSLHiyA0-3Grp S.$1,803
2011-01-07EC5 - 8thA0Premier1v12010 Bacchus OSL2010 Bacchus OSLHiyA1 : 2South Korea  Stork$2,692
2010-08-11IC9 - 12thA0Premier1v12010 Korean Air OSL Season 22010 Korean Air OSL Season 2HiyA1-2Grp S.$1,610
2010-05-29EC5 - 8thA0Premier1v1Hana Daetoo Securities MSLHana Daetoo Securities MSLHiyA2 : 3South Korea  free$1,610
2007-08-12CA3 - 4thA1Major1v12007 Seoul e-Sports Festival2007 Seoul e-Sports FestivalHiyA1 : 2South Korea  Jangbi$4,386
Complete list of results in any tournament

Notable Games[edit]


Python South Korea  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.
South Korea  firebathero
Date: 2008-02-16
Patch: VOD


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


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


Further Reading[edit]


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