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[e][h]Protoss IntoTheRain
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Im Sung Choon
December 8, 1979 (1979-12-08) (age 40)
Han Bang Toss, God of High Templar
????-??-?? — 2005-??-??

Im "IntoTheRain" Sung Choon is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Protoss for Greatest Ones.


Brood War[edit]

[1]Im Sung Choon, better known as IntoTheRain started playing Original StarCraft since 1998, October, and started progaming since 2000, spring from Game-q Star League. He decided to start playing with Protoss, because Terran was too simple, and Zerg was too "disgusting". And he always used to like some magic stuff before StarCraft, so decided to choose Protoss. Sung-Choon never liked crowded places, with people watching him playing. He mentioned in a number of interviews that he sweated a lot, and he would make some mistakes when playing in front of massive live audience. He felt that he couldn't prove all his skills.

Before his progaming days Rain was in a guild called IntoThe, the very same team from where his apprentice, IntoTheRainbow, would rise a bit later. When the guild was founded, the leaders made a bunch of IDs from which the players could choose from. Rain never got the best ID in his opinion, IntoTheAiur, as it was already taken. So he was forced to take in his opinion the worst one, IntoTheRain.

Sung-Choon made himself known by winning one of the Game-Q tournaments finals vs BoxeR 3-2, and went later on to win the GeMBC Race Wars also vs Boxer(3-0). Although Rain is considered one of the best Protoss players ever, he never made it big in the Starleague, making it only to the second round twice in Hanbitsoft and Coca-Cola. The main reason why he never got to show his skill in high level OGN is because of his nerves in from playing in front of an audience. One of the things that seem to prove this is that he annihilated most of the players in the Game-Q tournaments because the games were played in closed chambers. Ironically, considering the history with Boxer in Game-Q tournaments, he was the one to drop Sung-Choon from his last Starleague, the Coca-Cola Starleague. Although IntoTheRain did well against every race, he was known as one of the best PvZers because of his storms.

After his progaming career Sung-Choon went on to become a commentator for KT-KTF. He also mentioned in his interviews of the possibility of opening his own internet café.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

In October 2012, Sung-Choon stepped into StarCraft II by joining AZUBU as a coach.


In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2002-04-14 A33rd 2002 KPGA 1st Tour 1 : 0 South Korea  ChRh
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2000-08-27 A33rd 2000 KBK Masters Season 2 South Korea  Side $898
2000-06-01 A11st 2000 1st Game-Q Starleague 4 : 1 South Korea  BoxeR $4,414

Complete Results in any Tournament

Place Year Event/League
2nd 2002 2nd OnGameNet Challenge League
1st 2000 1st Progamer Classification Championship