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Im Sung Choon
December 8, 1979 (age 43)
Han Bang Toss, God of High Templar
Approx. Total Winnings:
Im "IntoTheRain" Sung Choon is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Protoss for Greatest One.
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
In October 2012, Sung-Choon stepped into StarCraft II by joining AZUBU as a coach.
|2009-12-02||7th - 8th||Showm. (Min.)||IeSF Star Invitational Classic 8||1-2||Grp S.||-|
|2003-08-30||4th||Premier||2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague||0 : 3||-|
|2003-03-22||7th - 10th||Premier||2003 KTEC KPGA Winners Championship||0-4||Grp S.||-|
|2002-09-10||2nd||Qual. (Prem.)||2002-2003 Panasonic OSL Challenge League||1 : 3||-|
|2002-04-14||3rd||Major||2002 KPGA 1st Tour||1 : 0||-|
|2001-09-08||7th - 8th||Premier||2001 Coca-Cola OSL||1-2||Grp S.||-|
|2001-05-05||5th - 6th||Premier||2001 Hanbitsoft OSL||1-2||Grp S.||-|
|2000-08-27||3rd||Premier||2000 KBK Masters Season 2||$1,000|
|2000-06-01||1st||Major||2000 1st Game-Q Starleague||4 : 1||$4,421|
|Extended list of results|
|2nd||2002||2nd OnGameNet Challenge League|
|1st||2000||1st Progamer Classification Championship|
|2023-04-28||Premier||ASL Season 15||Korean Analyst|
|2022-04-09||Premier||ASL Season 13||Korean Analyst|
|2021-11-07||Premier||ASL Season 12||Korean Analyst|
|2021-06-06||Premier||ASL Season 11||Korean Analyst|
|2020-11-15||Premier||ASL Season 10||Analyst|
|2020-04-26||Premier||ASL Season 9||Analyst|
|2019-09-01||Premier||ASL Season 8||Analyst|
|2019-03-17||Premier||ASL Season 7||Analyst|
|2018-10-28||Premier||ASL Season 6||Analyst|
|2017-11-12||Premier||ASL Season 4||Analyst|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- Interview with IntoTheRain, 2005.
- Another interview with IntoTheRain, 2003.