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[e][h]Protoss JangBi
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Heo Yeong Moo
May 3, 1989 (1989-05-03) (age 32)
Alternate IDs:
Almighty, Huhneunim
Total Earnings:
2011 Jin Air OSL2012 Tving OSL
2006-03-21 — 2013-08-29

Heo "JangBi" Yeong Moo is a StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Protoss for Samsung KHAN.

After the Proleague transitioned to Starcraft II, Jangbi participated in it before eventually retiring and deciding to stream on Afreeca. [1][2]


KESPA era[edit]

First appearing on Samsung KHAN's lineup in early 2007, JangBi quickly became the star player of the team, with more ace match and finals appearances than anyone else on his team during the 2008-2009 season. Known for having arguably the best PvT in Korea, Jangbi holds the Elo peak for the Protoss vs Terran match-up and is generally considered a favorite against any Terran he faces. JangBi has long been in the shadow of his teammate Stork, who was seen as the star player of KHAN for a long time until the slump he suffered following his Incruit OSL victory. Some joke that JangBi still is in Stork's shadow; Stork was long known for always finishing 2nd in tournaments, and JangBi had earned 3 silver medals in the span of 1 season. In televised matches between the two, however, Jangbi is undefeated with five victories. Following his second consecutive MSL silver medal in the 2009 Lost Saga MSL, JangBi appeared to lose his previous good form and fell into a slump.

In round 1 of the 09-10 Proleague, JangBi performed poorly, finishing with stats of 1 win and 5 losses, including one ace match defeat to EffOrt. Despite his poor proleague performance, he qualified for the round of 32 in the 2009 Nate MSL which he passed 2-0 with victories over Firefist and Ruby for a spot in the round of 16. He was set to play Stats in his round of 16 match-up. For this encounter JangBi thumbed-down Ultimatum. Despite winning the opening game of the series with his Proxy DTs beating Stat's DT rush, Jangbi's eventually fell short against Stats' solid style. He dropped two games in a row and was knocked out 1-2.

He also qualified for the EVER 2009 OSL but was knocked out by Kwanro in the round of 36.

Since Mid 2010, JangBi had been playing poorly and dropped out of MSL and OSL play. In Mid 2011, there has been a resurgence: In Proleague, he started R6 with a 6-game winstreak, including a win over the PvP specialist Horang2. After that, he lost four games in a row, including three unfortunate losses in the playoffs against Woongjin Stars.

Jin Air OSL:

JangBi's path in the OSL was shaky: Already in the offline preliminaries, he was eliminated 0-2 by SKT T1's n.Die_soO in the finals of his group. However, due to Hogil's retirement, a wildcard tournament was held between the runner-ups of the 12 groups. JangBi took it by defeating Zero, Leta, Classic, and Sharp in turn. JangBi then managed to qualify for the group stage by defeating s2 and Shuttle in his ODT group.

After two losses and one win in the group stages, he was facing elimination again. However, he managed to defeat Calm and Baby in the tiebreakers and was paired against Flash in the quarterfinals. Losing the first set to Flash, JangBi came back strong in sets 2 and 3 and eliminated the "Ultimate Weapon". His opponent in the semifinal was none other than Soo, who had defeated him in the preliminaries. JangBi showed excellent preparation and swept the series for a 3-0 victory.

In the finals he faced the defending champion Fantasy who had soundly defeated his teammate Stork in the last OSL. The two players traded blows and after 4 sets the score was at 2-2. In the last set on Pathfinder, Jangbi opened with a 12 Nexus. Fantasy countered by employing his trademark Dropship play and taking advantage of the space behind JangBi's expansion to both harass the Probe line and to ferry troops into the main. JangBi, who lost to a similar tactic in the first set, opted for early Stargates, barely held on while patiently collecting Carriers. However, he lost a fair number of Probes and fell behind as much as 30 supply.

Once Observers were out, JangBi counter-attacked in desperation, pushing back Fantasy's reinforcing Goliaths with his combination of ground army and Carriers. Pinned in his base, Fantasy could not prevent significant losses. This allowed JangBi to isolate and sweep the fortifications behind his natural. Eventually he claimed a third base and managed to destroy Fantasy's third twice. Fantasy's last effort was a fleet of cloaked wraiths. Due to a large number of Observers, JangBi defeated them easily, ending the series and taking the championship.

Post KESPA era[edit]

In the 9th SonicTV Starleague, he advanced out of his group in the Round of 32 group stage as he beat Cola and Lazy. He was not able to advance much further as he lost 1-2 to Larva and 0-1 to PianO to get knocked out.


The left side of the table below shows JangBi's overall record as of May 8, 2012, while the right side shows his statistics during the Era of the Six Dragons from September 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009:

Overall Statistics Six Dragons Era
Matchup Games Win Loss Ratio Games Win Loss Ratio
vs. Terran 212 134 78 63.2% 30 24 6 80.0%
vs. Zerg' 230 128 102 57.6% 24 14 10 58.3%
vs. Protoss 180 103 77 57.2% 26 18 8 69.2%
Total 612 355 257 58% 80 56 24 70.0%


  • The name 'JangBi' is a Korean pronunciation of 'Zhang Fei', a military general of Shu Han in Three Kingdoms era of China.
  • JangBi has been in 5 finals. He lost 3 of them 1-3 (twice to Bisu and once to Luxury) and won 2 of them 3-2 and 3-1 (vs. Fantasy).
  • JangBi lost 2 consecutive MSL Finals (the ClubDay MSL and the Lost Saga MSL). He later won two consecutive OSL finals, Jin Air OSL and tving OSL.
  • JangBi lost to Bisu in a final twice within 3 months: the ClubDay MSL and the GOMTV Classic season 2. He beat Fantasy in his two OSL finals.
  • JangBi has his personal highest ELO peak, and the highest peak of all Protoss, in PvT with a score of 2260.
  • JangBi's nickname is "Almighty".
  • He is known for his excellent Psi Storms.
  • it is joked that he looks like Korean singer Moon Hee-joon [3]


2012-08-04AA1stA0Premier1v12012 Tving OSL2012 Tving OSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN3 : 1South Korea  Fantasy$35,274
2011-09-17AA1stA0Premier1v12011 Jin Air OSL2011 Jin Air OSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN3 : 2South Korea  Fantasy$36,070
2010-01-23IG9 - 16thA0Premier1v1NATE MSLNATE MSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 2South Korea  Stats$1,275
2009-03-20BA2ndA0Premier1v1Lost Saga MSLLost Saga MSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 3South Korea  Luxury$16,100
2009-02-08BA2ndA0Premier1v1GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2JangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 3South Korea  Bisu$10,859
2008-11-22BA2ndA0Premier1v12008 Club Day Online MSL2008 Club Day Online MSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 3South Korea  Bisu$16,100
2008-10-12CA3rdA1Major1v12008 Blizzcon Invitational2008 Blizzcon InvitationalJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 2South Korea  NaDa$5,000
2008-07-12EC5 - 8thA0Premier1v12008 EVER OSL2008 EVER OSLJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN0 : 2South Korea  BackHo$2,415
2008-02-26CA3 - 4thA0Premier1v12008 GOMTV MSL Season 42008 GOMTV MSL Season 4JangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN2 : 3South Korea  Kal$4,025
2007-08-12BA2ndA1Major1v12007 Seoul e-Sports Festival2007 Seoul e-Sports FestivalJangBiSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 2South Korea  Jaedong$8,772
Complete list of results in any tournament
OSL Champion
2010 Bacchus OSL
Preceded By:
South Korea  Fantasy
2011 Jin Air OSL
17th September 2011-31st March 2011
South Korea  JangBi
2012 Tving OSL
Succeeded By:
South Korea  JangBi
2011 Jin Air OSL
Preceded By:
South Korea  JangBi
2012 Tving OSL
31st March 2011-Present
South Korea  JangBi
2012 Auction All Kill OSL (SC2)
Succeeded By:
South Korea  Rain


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