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[e][h]Terran HiyA
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (age 34)
Alternate IDs:
Inguh, HiyA[fOu], Constantly
Magikarp Terran, Fishiking(金鱼)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2024:
GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4 HungryApp ESports League Special Match HungryApp ESports League Special Match StarCraft BJ Team Battle
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 Zerg Hyuk in the 2010 Korean Air Starleague Season 2.[1]

Matchup Statistics[edit]

Matchup Games Wins Losses Winrate
vs P 413 231 182 55.9 %
vs T 251 129 122 51.4 %
vs Z 338 209 129 61.8 %
All 1016 583 433 57.4 %


2022-11-161stPremierStarCraft BJ Team BattleStarCraft BJ Team Battle
Basford UniversityBasford University
5 : 3
CalmSung Women UniversityCalmSung Women University
2017-09-041stQual. (Prem.)AfreecaTV Starleague Season 4: Busan QualifierAfreecaTV Starleague Season 4: Busan Qualifier2 : 0-
2015-02-124thPremier10th SonicTV BJ Starleague10th SonicTV BJ Starleague1 : 3$1,816
2014-09-181stMajorHungryApp ESports League Special Match2 : 1$2,000
2014-07-241stMajorHungryApp ESports League Special Match2 : 1$2,000
2014-03-161stMajorGOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 4GOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 43 : 0$4,398
2013-05-182ndPremier8th SonicTV BJ Starleague8th SonicTV BJ Starleague1 : 3$2,760
2011-01-075th - 8thPremier2010 Bacchus OSL2010 Bacchus OSL
Hwaseung OZHwaseung OZ
1 : 2$2,701
2009-03-282ndPremier2009 Shinhan Bank Winners League2009 Shinhan Bank Winners League
Hwaseung OZHwaseung OZ
3 : 4
CJ EntusCJ Entus
2007-08-113rd - 4thPremier2007 Seoul e-Sports Festival
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
1 : 2$4,386
Extended list of results

Notable Games[edit]


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


Pathfinder South Korea Terran 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 Zerg Jaedong
Date: 2010-12-15
Patch: VOD


Triathlon South Korea Terran 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 Protoss Free
Date: 2010-05-08
Patch: VOD


Further Reading[edit]


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