Sync

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[e][h]Terran Sync
Player Information
Name:
변길섭
Romanized Name:
Byun Gil Sup
Nationality:
Born:
January 10, 1984 (age 38)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
H_BlaZe_W
Nicknames:
Sparks Terran(火花人族), Fireworks Terran
Approx. Total Winnings:
$34,272
Links
Achievements
NATE OSL
History
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]

Biography[edit]

[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.

Facts[edit]

  • Invented 3 Barracks Push in TvZ.

Achievements[edit]

In A0Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2006-05-0517th - 24thA0Premier2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 1KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs1–2Grp S.$1,088
2004-07-171stA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 1Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars4 : 3SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1$6,685.53
2004-02-282ndA0PremierLG IBM MBC Team LeagueKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs2 : 44U$1,066.04
2004-01-043rd - 4thA0Premier2003 KT KTF Premier LeagueKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs0 : 2$7,400
2003-10-112ndA0Premier2003 LifeZone KPGA Team LeagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1 : 4Suma GOSuma GO$1,452.88
2003-08-302ndA0Premier2003 KTF EVER Cup ProleagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1 : 4OrionOrion
2003-06-224thA0Premier2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team LeagueHanbit StarsHanbit Stars1–3Grp S.$479.97
2002-06-151stA0Premier2002 NATE OSLHanbit StarsHanbit Stars3 : 1$16,100
Complete list of results in any tournament
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
SKY2001 OSL
Preceded By:
South Korea Protoss GARIMTO
NATE OSL
16th June 2002-12th October 2002
South Korea Terran Sync
SKY2002 OSL
Succeeded By:
South Korea Protoss Reach

Earnings Breakdown[edit]

Gallery[edit]

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