Byun "mini" Hyun Je is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Protoss for STX SouL.
He played Protoss in StarCraft II for STX SouL before retiring. Most recently, Mini played in amateur leagues and streams on Afreeca. In April 2015, he enlisted in the military as part of conscription before returning to Afreeca streaming in January 2017.
For individual tournaments, Mini only played in 2012 Tving OSL where he made it to the elimination stages losing to eventual champion Jangbi 1-3. In Proleague, he was a staple for STX SouL due to lack of consistent Protoss players. He played in both 2011–2012 Proleague Season 1 and 2011–2012 Proleague Season 2 finishing with a 7-9 record beating players like PianO and Snow.
Mini went on to participate in many tournaments including Sonic events, LoveTV Starleague, BCTV Starleague and 41 Starleague. In the 17th SOSPA Ranking Tournament, he was unable to advance from the Round of 32 group stage. In the 9th SonicTV Starleague, he made it past the group stages into the elimination rounds where he lost to Kwanro 1-3. In both LoveTV Starleague Season 1 and LoveTV Starleague Season 2, Mini fell in the Round of 16 group stage. In BCTV Starleague Season 1, Kwanro made the Round of 16 elimination stage only to get knocked out by Mind 1-3. Mini got his best results in the 41 Starleague Season 1 where he made it out of both group stages and advanced to the semifinals after beating PianO 3-1. In the semifinals, he was eliminated by hero 0-3. He went on to secure third place after beating Midas 3-1. Mini was not able to repeat this success in 41 Starleague Season 2 where he lost in the Round of 16 group stage.
Aside from individual tournaments, Mini also participated in the 2014 Gabangpop 1st Sonic Proleague playing under the ex-STX SouL tag. He took several wins against players such as Killer, Ample and Sky to end up with an overall record of 5-6.
Trivia and Facts
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2018-05-13||4th||Afreeca Starleague Season 5||2 : 3||hero||$2,796|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2017-08-08||4th||Thrill Starleague Season 3||L||Last||$262|
|2014-03-08||3rd||41 Starleague Season 1||3 : 1||Midas||$94|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- vs Kwanro, Mist, 9th SonicTV Starleague Ro8 - Mini's style
- "I was sure I would advance" - Mini interview after he advanced to the Round of 16 of the 10th SonicTV Starleague
- Short interview with Mini - Short interview with Mini after his first win in the Round of 16 groupstage of SSL10
- Interview with Mini - Interview with Mini after advancing to the quarterfinals of SSL 10
- "I'm not very happy about advancing first" - Mini interview after finishing his SSL 10 group with a 3-0 clean sheet