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Hydra can also refer to the Zerg Unit Hydralisk or the KT Rolster Zerg player Crazy-Hydra. This article deals with the player Hydra from CJ Entus.

[e][h]Zerg Hydra
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Shin Dong Won
September 4, 1991 (age 31)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
2011 PDPop MSL
2008-03-05 — 2010-10-12
2010-10-12 — 2011-05-08
2011-05-08 — 2014-09-11

Shin "Hydra" Dong Won is a StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Zerg for CJ Entus.

He currently plays Zerg in StarCraft II for ROOT Gaming.


After Kwanro left CJ Entus for Woongjin Stars in the autumn of 2009 there was some room for a B-teamer to step up, and it seemed like Hydra was doing just that. Showing especially good ZvZ, though his ZvT and ZvP weren't that notable yet, he quickly become a dependable factor in the CJ line-up. Hydra was sharing his spot in the CJ line-up with sAviOr in the beginning. After showing solid results in Proleague and the latter being exposed in the Match Fixing Scandal Hydra became a full fledged A-teamer.

Before the 2010-11 season CJ Entus merged with Hite Sparkyz. Both teams had taken substantial hit's to their Zerg line-up in the months following the Match Fixing Scandal. Thus, after sAviOr's and YArnC's forced departures and Effort choice to quit progaming entirely, Hydra was now the teams main Zerg player. Hydra soon proved to be the right man for the task being one of the few ex Entus members to perform better in the newly formed Hite Entus. Early in the 2010-11 season, Hydra and up-and-coming player Snow stepped up once again. This time to share the Ace position with Leta, a player who along with the rest of the members had provided lackluster results. Hydra had gone from B-teamer to Zerg Ace in less than a year.

In December 2010 Hydra won the PDPop MSL beating Great 3-1 in the finals. Once again he proved his outstanding ZvZ, taking down former champions Calm and Jaedong on his way to victory.

In the first half of 2011, Hydra continued posting consistent results in teamleagues while developing his secondary matchups to become a more well-rounded player. He also followed up on his 2010 win by making the semis of both the subsequent MSL and OSL, only falling to the two best Terrans at the time, Flash and Fantasy respectively. Hydra had become a strong challenger for the Zerg throne of 2011, perhaps rivaled by a reinvigorated Zero and facilitated by Jaedong's apparent struggles in the individual leagues.


  • Can only see outlines with his left eye because of a childhood accident in which his eye got damaged by broken glass.[1]
  • Fourth player to win both a Brood War and a StarCraft 2 premier tournament (after Jaedong, Flash and fOrGG).


In A0Premier Tournaments
2012-08-049th - 16thA0Premier2012 Tving OSLCJ EntusCJ Entus1–2Grp S.$1,769
2011-09-023rd - 4thA0Premier2011 Jin Air OSLCJ EntusCJ Entus1 : 3$6,296
2011-06-023rd - 4thA0PremierABC Mart MSLCJ EntusCJ Entus0 : 3$4,025
2011-02-191stA0PremierPDPop MSLHite EntusHite Entus3 : 1$40,250
2010-12-249th - 16thA0Premier2010 Bacchus OSLHite EntusHite Entus1–2Grp S.$1,801
2010-08-2825th - 32ndA0PremierBigfile MSLCJ EntusCJ Entus0–2Grp S.$805
2010-08-119th - 12thA0Premier2010 Korean Air OSL Season 2CJ EntusCJ Entus1–2Grp S.$1,610
2010-05-299th - 16thA0PremierHana Daetoo Securities MSLCJ EntusCJ Entus1 : 2$1,275
2010-02-2429th - 40thA0PremierKorean Air Starleague 2010CJ EntusCJ Entus0 : 2$80
Complete list of results in any tournament
MSL Champion
Bigfile MSL
Preceded By:
South Korea Terran Flash
19th February 2011-11th June 2011
South Korea Zerg Hydra
2011 ABC Mart MSL
Succeeded By:
South Korea Terran Flash

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