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[e][h]Terran Sync
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Byun Gil Sup
January 10, 1984 (age 39)
Alternate IDs:
Sparks Terran(火花人族), Fireworks Terran
Approx. Total Winnings:
2002 NATE OSL2004 SKY Proleague Round 1
2002-??-?? — 2003-12-??
2003-12-?? — 2008-01-??

Byun "Sync" Gil Sup is a retired StarCraft progamer from South Korea who played Terran for KTF MagicNs.[1]


[2]Sync is probably the most unknown out of all OSL winners. He debuted in the progaming scene in Hanbit Stars. He sneakily cruised easily through the group stages of the Coca-Cola Starleague, only to be hit hard in the Round of 8 which included the likes of Boxer, Yellow and IntoTheRain.

After some poor performances in the KPGA leagues, his breakout was the NATE Starleague, where he managed to defeat the likes of fOru, ChRh and then eventually H.O.T-Forever in the finals 3-1.

Sync then started to fall into one of many slumps, after the Panasonic OSL, failing to make another OSL until the 2004 EVER OSL. Meanwhile, in the MBC Leagues, he started to show up into the leagues, though not performing well. During this, he transferred to KTF along with Reach, leaving behind a formerly great team in trouble without their star players. He was also invited to the annual KT-KTF tournaments, but with unsatisfactory results.

He eventually snapped out of his slump, showing back his impressive Sparks Terran form from a bygone era, with some brilliant games showing his style, against Siva, JJu and Eliza. His impressive performance in EVER 2004 was short lived however, as he was taken down in the quarterfinals by Boxer. After this, some league appearances by Sync with uninspired results would cause another slump.

Near the end of his career, Sync was a poor performer for KTF, only appearing in very few 1v1 games. He was mainly used as a mentor/2v2 player.

The nickname Sparks Terran derives from the build Sync used to demolish his Zerg opponents, which was a 3 barracks -> +1 Weapons -> Academy build, with lots of firebats and medics. This build, along with Sync's aggressive micro, would break through any tough sunken line.


  • Invented 3 Barracks Push in TvZ.


2006-05-0517th - 24thPremier2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 12006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 1
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
1-2Grp S.$1,088
2004-07-171stPremier2004 SKY Proleague Round 12004 SKY Proleague Round 1
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
4 : 3
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
2004-02-282ndPremierLG IBM MBC Team LeagueLG IBM MBC Team League
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
2 : 4
4 Union4 Union
2004-01-043rd - 4thPremier2003 KT KTF Premier League
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
0 : 2$7,400
2003-10-112ndPremier2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1 : 4
Suma GOSuma GO
2003-08-302ndPremier2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1 : 4
2003-06-224thPremier2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1-3Grp S.$3,359.78
2002-10-125th - 6thPremier2002 SKY OSL2002 SKY OSL
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
1-2Grp S.$796.62
2002-06-151stPremier2002 NATE OSL2002 NATE OSL
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
3 : 1$16,100
2001-09-085th - 6thPremier2001 Coca-Cola OSL2001 Coca-Cola OSL1-2Grp S.-
Extended list of results
Place Year Event/League
2nd 2002 iTV Ranking 4th League
1st 2003 Ting KBC Super Game Show Tournament
3rd 2003 Hotbreak OnGameNet Masters
2nd 2003 3rd OnGameNet Challenge League
OSL Champion
Preceded By:
South Korea Protoss GARIMTO
16th June 2002-12th October 2002
South Korea Terran Sync
Succeeded By:
South Korea Protoss Reach

Earnings Breakdown[edit]