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[e][h]Zerg Shine
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Lee Young Han
August 24, 1991 (1991-08-24) (age 29)
Alternate IDs:
Shine[kaL], Shine[KQL]
Typhoon Zerg, Bag of Builds Zerg
Total Earnings:
????-??-?? — 2011-11-04
2011-11-04 — 2015-12-28

Lee "Shine" Young Han is a StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Zerg for Samsung KHAN.

In December 2015, he became a broadcast observer for the Global StarCraft League.[1]


Shine began to make a name for himself in the 09-10 Proleague season, the 2009 NATE MSL and the 2009 EVER OSL. Shine finished round 1 of the proleague with 5 wins and 3 losses, making him a key part of Wemade's strong 4th place finish in the opening 10 games. He qualified for the round of 32 of the MSL but was knocked out of his group with 1 win and 2 losses, both of which were to Hwasin. In his round of 36 OSL group, he defeated Really 2-1 and surprised many by defeating top player Bisu 2 games to 1. For the round of 16, Shine found himself in that season's Group of Death alongside top players; Fantasy, EffOrt and Calm. Shine finished his group 2-1, with victories over EffOrt and Fantasy. He qualified straight into the Round of 8 alongside Calm, when fantasy lost to EffOrt on day 6, failing to force a tie-break. He played Stork in best of 3 in the round of 8. He started the series by overwhelming Stork on El Niño with Mass Mutalisks to give him a helpful 1 game lead going into the second day. A long and intense game two on Fighting Spirit saw Stork breaking a strong contain and taking the map with very effective Templar and Reaver play and bringing the series to 1-1. Playing the final game on New Heartbreak Ridge Shine attempted to attack Stork with a ling run-by after mining out the minerals at the back of his base, however it was defended. Shine then attack Stork with Mutalisks doing immense economical damage and slowing stork considerably. Shine finished the match with a swift Hydra break at Stork's cannon line, quickly taking the final game to set up a Semi-Final Best of 5 against Movie. Shine has played Movie twice in two separate games and is 2-0 against the Protoss. He was however defeated 1-3 in what has been described as a one sided series.


Shine surprised by beating and eliminating Bisu 2-1 in 2009 EVER OSL Ro36.

Entering the group stage of that OSL, he was placed in group C. On the first playday, he was able to overbear EffOrt in a game through an aggressive ZvZ.

In the 2010 Bacchus OSL, he shocked everyone by eliminating Bisu again in the Ro36 (2-0), making a comeback from difficult situation in the first game on Pathfinder, and rushing him with 3 Hatch Hydra on Gladiator. In the ceremony of group selection for Ro32 PDPop MSL 2010, he intentionally put Bisu into his group, a move that Bisu didn't undo later (while he had this opportunity). Probably it was that move which got him a "Provocator Award" at the end of this ceremony.

He has now a record of 14-match winning streak (broken in the Bacchus OSL 2010 ro8 game 2 by Mind), which is a 2nd or 3rd result among the StarCraft professional players of all times. He also holds the biggest ZvZ winning streak in progaming, consisting of 12 matches.



2020-01-29BA2ndA1MajorCasterMuse StarLeague Season 2CasterMuse StarLeague Season 2Shine1 : 4 ZerO$848
2019-07-25AA1stA1MajorCasterMuse Narak StarLeague Season 1CasterMuse Narak StarLeague Season 1Shine4 : 1 Sorry$1,694
2018-11-11BA2ndA1MajorBrood War 20th Anniversary LANBrood War 20th Anniversary LANShine2 : 3 Miso$1,449
2018-08-03MC13 - 16thA0Premier2018 Korea StarCraft League Season 12018 Korea StarCraft League Season 1Shine0-2Grp S.$1,781
2017-06-04BA2ndA0Premier2017 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 32017 AfreecaTV Starleague Season 3Shine0 : 3 Flash$4,451
2012-08-04EC5 - 8thA0Premier2012 Tving OSL2012 Tving OSLShine1 : 3 Flash$2,646
2011-07-29IG9 - 16thA0Premier2011 Jin Air OSL2011 Jin Air OSLShine1-2Grp S.$1,803
2010-12-26IG9 - 16thA0Premier2010-2011 Bacchus OSL2010-2011 Bacchus OSLShine2-3Grp S.$1,795
2010-05-22IC9 - 12thA0Premier2010 Korean Air OSL Season 12010 Korean Air OSL Season 1Shine$1,651
2010-01-08CA3 - 4thA0Premier2009-2010 EVER OSL2009-2010 EVER OSLShine1 : 3 Movie$6,233
Complete list of results in any tournament

Notable Games[edit]




vs EffOrt, EVER OSL Ro16