Samsung KHAN is a StarCraft professional team from South Korea. Its current roster contains 10 players.
Samsung is the world's largest conglomerate, and is most famous for its electronics manufacturing.
The KHAN team contains notables such as Stork, who performed extremely well in the individual leagues but could only grasp one gold at the 08 Incruit OSL; and JangBi, who is a Protoss player who performed well in the 2008 seasons of MSL and GOM leagues, famous for his PvT and Psi Storm usage. Samsung has a tradition of strong 2on2 teams, which was essential in their 2008 Proleague win.
Shinhan 2008-09 Proleague
KHAN started out the season in superb form but that has slowly degraded through the rounds. In the first two rounds, they tied Hwaseung's excellent score of 15-7. In Winner's League they placed bottom five, and since then have been struggling, to the extent that key players have not been put in the last weeks' game lineups, almost forfeiting their playoff spot to the KTF MagicNs. In total, a 10-12 during r4 and r5 was enough to finish 6th, allowing them to compete in the playoffs. This was partly due to great emerging as a new key player for the team.
Playoffs R1 vs. STX Soul
With STX SouL coming off a 10-1 streak in r5, Samsung was clearly the underdog in this match that was played on two days with two separate Bo7 games. If the teams were tied 1-1, a single "super-ace" match was to decide. On day 1, Samsung narrowly won 4-3, with great winning the Ace match against Calm. Day 2 saw STX winning 4-1, so a super-ace match had to decide. In the super-ace, JangBi managed to surprise Calm and sent Samsung into the next round of the playoffs.
Playoffs R2 vs. CJ Entus
Also against CJ Entus, Samsung was thought to be at a disadvantage. However, with favorable matchups, they managed to win day 1 with 4-2, claiming an early lead. On day 2, they achieved a 3-1 lead, but were unable to capitalize on this - in two ace matches, one regular, one super-ace, EffOrt proved to be stronger than great and Stork respectively. Samsung thus finished the Proleague Season as 4th.
|Bunny[Name]||CJ Entus||이재선 Lee Jae Sun||Terran||-||-|
|By.hOpe||장지수 Jang Ji Soo||Zerg||-||-|
|huro||윤수철 Yoon Soo Chul||Protoss||-||-|
|JaeyOon||심재윤 Shim Jae Yoon||Protoss||-||-|
|JangBi||허영무 Heo Yeong Moo||Protoss||2239.49 pts||2305.82 pts|
|JuNi||유준희 Yoo Jun Hee||Zerg||1976.14 pts||2131.71 pts|
|Kop||지동원 Ji Dong Won||Terran||-||-|
|oDin||주영달 Ju Yung Dal||Zerg||1988.3 pts||2124.55 pts|
|Reality||Samsung Galaxy KHAN||김기현 Kim Ki Hyun||Terran||2105.21 pts||2115.36 pts|
|RorO||신노열 Shin No Yeol||Zerg||2100.09 pts||2213.31 pts|
|Sharp||BBARAS||조기석 Jo Ki Seok||Terran||1966.85 pts||-|
|Shine||이영한 Lee Young Han||Zerg||2194.32 pts||2238.6 pts|
|Stork||Samsung Galaxy KHAN||송병구 Song Byung Goo||Protoss||2194.94 pts||2321.42 pts|
|TurN||(Teamless or Personal Sponsorship)||박대호 Park Dae Ho||Terran||2075.3 pts||2143.65 pts|