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[e][h]Zerg Shine
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Lee Young Han
August 24, 1991 (age 31)
Alternate IDs:
Shine[kaL], Shine[KQL]
Typhoon Zerg, Bag of Builds Zerg, 假卡
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2023:
CasterMuse Narak StarLeague Season 1
2008-03-05 — 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.

Matchup Statistics[edit]

Matchup Games Wins Losses Winrate
vs P 296 180 116 60.8 %
vs T 308 159 149 51.6 %
vs Z 194 139 55 71.6 %
All 831 507 324 61 %


In A0Premier Tournaments
2022-11-161stA0PremierStarcraft BJ Team BattleBasford UniversityBasford University3 : –$5,321.40
2018-12-301stA0PremierMoo Proleague Season 2Shinhan InvestShinhan Invest4 : 2Connects Zero TermConnects Zero Term$2,233.66
2017-06-042ndA0PremierASL Season 30 : 3$4,500
2012-08-045th - 8thA0Premier2012 Tving OSLSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN1 : 3$2,653
2010-01-083rd - 4thA0Premier2009 EVER OSLWeMade FOXWeMade FOX1 : 3$5,600
In A1Major Tournaments
2022-06-081stA1MajorUniversity League Season 1YuamSeok UniversityYuamSeok University4 : 2Chin-Parkjaehyuk UniversityChin-Parkjaehyuk University$1,825.91
2021-04-211stA1MajorKCM Race Survival 2021 Season 1ZergZerg4 : 3ProtossProtoss$933.87
2019-12-241stA1MajorKCM Race Survival Season 12ZergZerg– : –$623.88
2019-07-251stA1MajorCasterMuse Narak StarLeague4 : 1$1,699
2018-11-112ndA1MajorBrood War 20th Anniversary LAN2 : 3$1,435
Complete list of results in any tournament

Notable Games[edit]




vs EffOrt, EVER OSL Ro16