Light

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[e][h]Terran Light
Player Information
Name:
이재호
Romanized Name:
Lee Jae Ho
Birth:
March 28, 1990 (1990-03-28) (age 30)
Country:
Race:
Clan:
Moo.
Alternate IDs:
Light[aLive], NoN.ge
Nicknames:
Invisible Terran, Super Terran
Total Earnings:
$64,569
Links
Achievements
2019 Korea StarCraft League Season 4
History
2006-??-?? — 2006-04-??
2006-04-?? — 2011-02-28
2011-02-28 — 2013-09-17

Lee "Light" Jae Ho is a retired[1][2] StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for Woongjin Stars.

Since completing army conscription in late 2015, Light has been streaming Brood War on Afreeca.[3]

Biography[edit]

KeSPA Era[edit]

Signed to 'Pirates of Space' (P.O.S) from the 2006 draft at the young age of 16, Lee Jae Ho made his first TV appearance in Proleague the following month. Despite statistics of 3-7 he showed considerable promise with a dominating performance against Anytime. In the second half of the Proleague season Jae Ho became one of the strongest members of MBCGame Hero. Destroying his first 4 opponents with ease earned him much respect within the team and was even used for Ace on a number of occasions.

Shortly after the 1st season of the 2006 Proleague he participated in the i-Station Dual tournament and qualified for 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2. Despite losing 0-3 in a tough group (Eventual winner NaDa, an in-form ZergMaN and jy) he continued to show strong performances in the 9th MBC Movies Survivor League and qualified for the 2006 GOMTV MSL Season 1. In the 2nd OGN Dual Tournament Jae Ho showed an amazing performance finishing 1st from his group and qualifying for 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3. However, once again he met an insane group (eventual winner sAviOr, 2nd place NaDa and firebathero and departed 0-3.

Through his efforts in the latter half of 2006, Jae Ho earned the nickname "Dark Sorcerer" for his unparalleled multitasking which could only be achieved through some kind of dark magic. It was this amazing multitasking that Coach Ha originally saw in Jae Ho when he signed him onto P.O.S and this feature of Jae Ho was brought out very nicely by him. Using his amazing multitasking, he was able to turn the TvZ balance on Arcadia from deeply in Zerg's favor to strongly in Terran's favor. This also was considered an amazing feat, and his methods on the map were copied extensively by other Terrans.

Jae Ho would build on his 2006 success in 2007 by placing first in his group in GOM TV MSL and making his way to the tiebreak round for entry into the semifinals losing a close match 1-2 to Hwasin. Jae Ho earned himself the 6th seed for GOM TV 2 MSL, and came 1st in his group. Jae Ho would lose to eventual finalist and teammate Bisu in the first round and again to the other finalist Stork in the first round of the wildcard matches. Jae Ho also qualified for Daum OSL where he lost 1-2 to another tough group.[4]

For his entire career Light has been known for his top class TvZ, but his weaker TvP has prevented him from advancing farther in Starleagues. His deepest Starleague run to date was in the 2010 Bigfile MSL, where he defeated EffOrt 2-1 to advance to the semifinals against Jaedong. In a close series, Light displayed his phenomenal late-game play in games 2 and 3 to take the lead. However, he was shaken by Jaedong's unorthodox mass muta-queen build in the 4th set and subsequently failed to defend an aggressive 2 hatch mutaling in game 5 to lose the series 2-3.

Post-KeSPA Era[edit]

After Light finished his military service in September 2015 he started streaming again on Afreeca. So far Light's only tournament appearance was in Afreeca Starleague Season 2 for which he qualified in the Busan Qualifier by defeating Shine after getting eliminated by Soulkey in the Seoul qualifier. In ASL 2 Light was seeded into Group B, which included EffOrt, Rain and Force[Name]. After losing the Opening Match vs. EffOrt and winning the Losers Match against Force[Name] Light managed to advance to the Ro 16 in second place behind Rain by defeating EffOrt in the Deciders Match. His group in the Ro 16 consists of him, last season's champion Shuttle, newly returned Stork and GuemChi.

Statistics[edit]

The table shows Light's overall record as of May 4, 2013:

Overall Statistics
Matchup Games Win Loss Ratio
vs. Terran 152 83 69 54.6%
vs. Zerg' 160 109 51 68.1%
vs. Protoss 148 65 83 43.9%
Total 460 257 203 55.9%

Trivia[edit]

  • After his retirement in September 2013, Light did not join the SoSPA scene immediately but dedicated some of his free time on the weekends to streaming his play on AfreecaTV and produced a series of Terran strategy guides on his blog. These were translated into English by juki. [5]

Facts[edit]

  • Has one of the scariest TvZ of 2010. Going 21-2 (91.3%) which nearly matches iloveoov's 33-3. (As of July 31th 2010). During Winners League, he actually remained unbeaten against Zerg opponents.
  • Light had some of the strongest showings in the 08-09 Proleague, finishing with the result of 36 wins and 17 losses.
  • Light had the most wins in the '10 Winner's League.
  • Jaedong, possibly the best ZvT player ever, accounts for 12 of Light's 49 TvZ losses, which is about 24% of all of Light's TvZ losses.

Matchup Statistics[edit]

Matchup Games Wins Losses Winrate
vs P 337 182 155 54 %
vs T 211 118 93 55.9 %
vs Z 436 260 176 59.6 %
All 1008 584 424 57.9 %

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2020-05-30AA1stA1MajorGamst & Larva Random StarleagueGamst & Larva Random StarleagueLight4 : 3 Jaedong$4,046
2020-04-26BA2ndA0Premier2020 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 92020 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 9Light1 : 4 ZerO$8,105
2019-11-29AA1stA0Premier2019 Korea StarCraft League Season 42019 Korea StarCraft League Season 4Light4 : 2 Rain$25,435
2019-08-11EC5 - 8thA0Premier2019 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 82019 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 8Light1 : 3 FlaSh$1,656
2018-11-22IC9 - 12thA0Premier2018 Korea StarCraft League Season 22018 Korea StarCraft League Season 2Light1-2Grp S.$1,763
2018-08-17IC9 - 12thA0Premier2018 Korea StarCraft League Season 12018 Korea StarCraft League Season 1Light1-2Grp S.$1,781
2010-08-21CA3 - 4thA0Premier2010 Bigfile MSL2010 Bigfile MSLLight2 : 3 Jaedong$4,178
2010-01-23EC5 - 8thA0Premier2009-2010 NATE MSL2009-2010 NATE MSLLight0 : 3 Kwanro$1,739
2008-03-08EC5 - 8thA0Premier2008 GOMTV MSL Season 42008 GOMTV MSL Season 4Light1 : 3 Kal$2,086
2007-07-14IG9 - 16thA0Premier2007 GOMTV MSL Season 22007 GOMTV MSL Season 2Light0 : 2 Bisu$1,636
Complete list of results in any tournament

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