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[e][h]Terran HiyA
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ku Sung Hoon
July 21, 1989 (age 33)
Alternate IDs:
Inguh, HiyA[fOu], Constantly
Magikarp Terran, Fishiking(金鱼)
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2022:
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 417 235 182 56.4 %
vs T 298 157 141 52.7 %
vs Z 337 199 138 59.1 %
All 1062 601 461 56.6 %


In A0Premier Tournaments
2022-08-163rd - 4thA0Premier2007 Seoul e-Sports FestivalHwaseung OZHwaseung OZ1 : 2$4,386
2015-02-124thA0Premier10th SonicTV BJ Starleague1 : 3$1,816
2013-05-182ndA0Premier8th SonicTV BJ Starleague1 : 3$2,760
2011-01-075th - 8thA0Premier2010 Bacchus OSLHwaseung OZHwaseung OZ1 : 2$2,701
2010-08-119th - 12thA0Premier2010 Korean Air OSL Season 2Hwaseung OZHwaseung OZ1–2Grp S.$1,610
2010-05-295th - 8thA0PremierHana Daetoo Securities MSLHwaseung OZHwaseung OZ2 : 3$1,610
2009-08-082ndA0Premier2008-09 Shinhan Bank ProleagueHwaseung OZHwaseung OZ– : –
In A1Major Tournaments
2014-09-181stA1MajorHungryApp ESports League Special Match2 : 1$2,000
2014-07-241stA1MajorHungryApp ESports League Special Match2 : 1$2,000
2014-03-161stA1MajorGOMTV WeMakePrice Classic Season 43 : 0$4,398
Complete list of results in any tournament

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.