Scan

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[e][h]Terran Scan
Player Information
Name:
유승곤
Romanized Name:
Ryoo Seung Kohn
Nationality:
Born:
October, 1993 (age 29)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
LaStScan, TattOO
Approx. Total Winnings:
$35,707
Approx. Winnings 2023:
$1,616
Links
Achievements
AoV_iCCup_StarLeagueAoV_iCCup_StarLeagueC-OSL_2C-OSL_2China_Champions_CupChina_Champions_CupBiaoge_League_2v2_Season1Biaoge_League_2v2_Season1Sanpao_StarLeague_CellGame_Cup/2Sanpao_StarLeague_CellGame_Cup/2
History
2021-10-04 — Present

Scan is a South Korean Terran player. Currently playing for StarCastTV Stars.

Overview[edit]

Scan, Ryoo Seung Kohn[2], was born in South Korea and studied abroad in the United States. The Terran started to play Brood War around 2003, took a break from playing competitively in 2005 and returned to the foreign scene around December 2007/January 2008.[3][4] Scan went widely unnoticed and was first recognized due to his records in TSL 2's Ladder Stage. During this ladder phase the Terran achieved an ICCup A- ranking with relatively good stats and was about to qualify. However, the TSL staff convicted Scan of sharing his account[5] in December 2009. Consequently Scan was banned from TSL 2 and future tournaments in the twelve months after.[6] Furthermore, Scan was excluded from GosuGamers.net events for six months[7] and was accused of maphacking, even though the accusations were a false positive.[8]

As a result from his bans Scan couldn't participate in any foreign tournaments. Only in the months after the StarCraft II Beta the Terran was able to sign up for foreign tournaments again. Due to the exodus of the established foreign elite class, the South Korean was able to win several tournaments of the new international competitive scene. His spree started in early January in the Defiler.ru Tournaments. Scan, Sziky and Heme formed a dominant trio in the Russian event series. Most gold medals were distributed equally among the three, only few other players could match their skill or take them down in a longer best of series.

The rivalry between the trio sparked during ISL 1, the tournament which Scan eventually won over the Hungarian ex-Templar Ace. Scan was playing for Los Reyes Del Mambo Evolutions (LRM or LRM Evolutions) in several clan leagues in the first half of 2011. After being kicked off the team due to disputes with its manager[9], he transferred to the team very Talented veterans. After the first ISL Scan was banned from many international events including ISL 2 due in part to a bad relationship with LRM)Game[10]. Despite this, Scan attempted to participate in ISL 2 in two ways: smurfing and playing on someone else's account[11] by going to that player's house in order to not be detected through his IP address[12]. After being found out due to a slip up with his hotkeys[13], he received an indefinite ban and was added to the GosuGamers.net blacklist with the remark "permanent"[14] for repeated cheating. However the duel between Scan and Sziky continued in the Russian Defiler series until late 2012.

Since Scan was denied entry in most tournaments, he focused on training on the Korean Fish Server and on the Chinese VS Platform. In late 2012 the Terran was able to win the second C-OSL 2 over the Chinese Protoss Zhanhun with a clear 4-1. Furthermore, Scan was invited to participate in Sonic's 16th Ranking Tournament ( SRT 16) in August 2013. He finished last in his group, but was able to take one set off the ex-KeSPA professional Movie. In the following 17th Ranking Tournament Scan was invited again and surprisingly advanced as first of his group into the Round of 16. However, he didn't show for the second stage of the tournament and lost by walk over.[15]

In October 2013 Scan joined the international Federation of Untouchables as mercenary for the STL[16]and left in early 2015.

Style[edit]

Scan's style was characterized by his strong mechanics. In comparison, almost no foreigner could keep up with Scan's control after the StarCraft II Beta. He often mixed exotic and rather cheesy openings with ordinary play, making it hard to predict a strategy by the Terran in longer series. Scan was especially known to open with Wraiths in the Terran vs. Zerg match up. Due to his training on Fish Server, almost no foreigner could keep up with the Korean in the late stages of games. In addition to his strong Terran Scan was known to use random as race or race pick against seemingly weaker opponents.


Rivalry[edit]

The direct rivalry between Scan and Sziky was more intense than any other duel in the foreign scene after the beta.[17] Sziky usually never commented on international forums and rarely participated in discussions, whereas Scan was infamous for trash talk and was relatively often the subject of drama-filled threads. Furthermore, both players started their rivalry in January 2011 at an equal skill level. Scan especially wanted to win the fans over and hence tried to beat his opponent with his off-races, starting in the 6th Defiler tournament. This attitude eventually cost him the second set of their first match and would in the future become one of the reasons he was seen as the loser of the duel. In addition to Scan's already negative reputation, the young Terran also started to directly insult and ridicule the Hungarian. The rivalry heated up in the Round of 8 of the ISL 1, in which Scan overdid the trash talk, despite winning the best of five by one game.

After 2011 Scan was banned from the big foreign tournaments and participated less and less in the Russian Defiler series. It was only in late 2012 that Sziky and Scan began to meet each other in the Russian tournaments occasionally.

  • Overall Finals in Defiler Tours: the winner started with a 1-0 advantage, one win was always subtracted!

Trivia[edit]

  • One of Scan's alternate IDs is Minus)tmzos, which is the word Scan typed on a Korean keyboard layout.

Matchup Statistics[edit]

Matchup Games Wins Losses Winrate
vs P 539 389 150 72.2 %
vs T 379 305 74 80.5 %
vs Z 632 487 145 77.1 %
All 1594 1224 370 76.8 %

Achievements[edit]

In A0Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2020-07-283rd - 4thA0PremierASTL Season 1Resun'z StarsResun'z Stars3 : 4AfreecaTV HeroesAfreecaTV Heroes$261.73
2019-02-013rdA0Premier2019 Biaoge League 2v2 Season13 : 0$2,241.76
2013-12-014thA0Premier2013 StarCraft Asian Open: 1v11 : 3$1,300
2013-12-013rdA0Premier2013 StarCraft Asian Open: 2v23 : 2$3,300
In A1Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2023-01-181stA1MajorCasterMuse Narak StarLeague Season 5StarCastTV StarsStarCastTV Stars4 : 2$1,615.87
2020-08-261stA1MajorSanpao StarLeague CellGame Cup Season 25 : 2$1,445.11
2020-08-092ndA1Major2020 ACS Season 21 : 2$1,681.83
2018-12-021stA1Major2018 Biaoge League 2v24 : 2$2,894.51
2013-02-281stA1MajorChina Champions Cup– : –$6,836.35
2012-12-051stA1MajorC-OSL 2– : –$801.50
Complete list of results in any tournament

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Fighting Spirit South Korea Terran Scan Epic and the most unrealistic 42 minute TvP
South Korea Protoss Movie
Date: 2015-05-01
Patch: 1.16.1 Replay VOD
Fighting Spirit South Korea Protoss Scan Finals of Defiler Tour 43, Set 2
Hungary Zerg Sziky
Date: 2012-11-04
Patch: 1.16.1 Replay VOD

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