Scan


[e][h]Terran Scan
Player Information
Name:
유승곤
Romanized Name:
Ryoo Seung Kohn
Birth:
October 14, 1993 (1993-10-14) (age 26)[1]
Country:
Race:
Team:
Alternate IDs:
LaStScan, TattOO, ArtTerran, SouL)T(Scan, SouL)T(esagito
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Scan is a South Korean Terran player. Currently playing for SouLGaming.

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 almost all international events, except the Russian Defiler series. In these the duel between Scan and Sziky continued 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.[10]

In October 2013 Scan joined the international Federation of Untouchables as mercenary for the STL[11]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.[12] 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.

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2013-12-01 A44th 2013 StarCraft Asian Open 1 : 3 China  Fengzi $1,300
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2018-05-01 A33rd 2018 Hangzhou StarCraft Carnival: 2v2 event $1,579
2018-04-30 A44th 2018 Hangzhou StarCraft Carnival 1 : 3 South Korea  beast
2017-12-17 A22nd Rus Brain Cup Season 1 0 : 3 South Korea  Mong $330
2013-12-16 A11st iCCup Ladder Main Event 3 : 0 Poland  trutaCz $300
2011-04-24 A11st AoV iCCup StarLeague 5 : 2 Hungary  Ace $500
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Team Result Winnings
2019-02-23 A11st Defiler Tournament 86 3 : 0 Poland  Bonyth $100
2018-12-22 A22nd Defiler Tournament 85 1 : 3 South Korea  Huro $70
2014-12-28 A22nd Defiler Super Tournament 2 : 4 Hungary  Sziky $100
2014-08-17 A11st Brood War: Open Heat Tournament 3 : 1 Hungary  Sziky $260
2012-05-20 A22nd MMM Tour 1 Kazakhstan  Gargoyle $30
2012-04-29 A11st Sas Tour 2 3 : 1 USA  Semih $55
2011-06-10 A11st Reality-Defined.com Winners Tournament 4 : 1 Belgium  EOnzErG $125
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

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


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