Woongjin Stars

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[e][h]Woongjin Stars
Team Information
Coaches:
S.E.S (Kim Sang Hoon / 김상훈), SONJJANG (Son Seung Wan / 손승완
Manager:
Lee Jae Kyun (이재균)
Team Captain:
Sponsor:
Woongjin
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
18
8
5
5
History
Created:
2001-05-01
Disbanded:
2013-12-13
Recent Player Trades:
 Light from MBCGame HERO (Feb 2011)
 Really from eSTRO (10/2010)
 GosI(Flying) from eSTRO (10/2010)


Woongjin Stars (웅진스타즈) was a former Korean StarCraft professional team that disbanded in 2013 after a brief transition to Starcraft II.[1]

Overview[edit]

The team formed in Busan as a guild/clan under the name StarCraft Mania.[2] It was composed of entirely Busan-based progamers with the earliest members being head coach Lee Jae-kyun, team captain H.O.T-Forever, S.E.S, FlyToTheSky, GARIMTO, Reach and Kingdom.[3][4] Shortly after moving to Seoul, the future legends H.O.T-Forever, GARIMTO, Kingdom and later Reach all posted very strong performances which made Hanbit decide to sponsor the team.[5][6] In May 2001 under the name of Hanbit Stars, they went on to foster talents such as Autumn, Sync, Control, Junwi, Clon and Sunny which helped them win the 2004 SKY Proleague Round 1 and 2004 SKY Proleague Grand Final.[7] In May 2008 Hanbit Soft decided to sell the team due to financial difficulties.[8] Woongjin started sponsoring the team in September 2008 changing their name to Woongjin Stars where they kept on producing strong players in GGPlay, ZerO, Free and Soulkey but were unable to reach another BW Proleague finals.[9]

With Woongjin group declaring bankruptcy in September 2012,[10] there was speculation among the community whether this means the end of Woongjin Stars due to previous teams such as eSTRO and Team 8 having problems finding sponsors. Despite some reassurances that they will not disband after having waived most of their player roster on October 2013,[11] the team would eventually disband two months later on December 2013.[12]

[edit]

  • Hanbitsoft, the Korean Starcraft distributer was the original sponsor.
  • Woongjin, a major Korean manufacturer of chemicals was the latest sponsor.

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2010-08-21DA4thA0Premier2010 GyeongNam-STX Cup Masters2010 GyeongNam-STX Cup Masters$2,534
2005-10-03BA2ndA0Premier2005 KTF BiGi KOREA eSports2005 KTF BiGi KOREA eSports$13,473
2005-02-26AA1stA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Grand Final2004 SKY Proleague Grand Final$39,667
2004-10-30CA3 - 4thA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 22004 SKY Proleague Round 22 : 3STX SouLSTX SouL 
2004-07-17AA1stA0Premier2004 SKY Proleague Round 12004 SKY Proleague Round 14 : 3SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1$60,104
2004-02-29CA3rdA0Premier2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup Proleague2003 Neowiz Pmang Cup Proleague0 : 3Suma GOSuma GO 
2004-02-28DA4thA0PremierLG IBM MBC Team LeagueLG IBM MBC Team League3 : 4Suma GOSuma GO$3,403
2003-10-11BA2ndA0Premier2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League2003 LifeZone KPGA Team League1 : 4Suma GOSuma GO$8,717
2003-08-30BA2ndA0Premier2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague2003 KTF EVER Cup Proleague1 : 4OrionOrion 
2003-06-22DA4thA0Premier2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League1-3Grp S.$3,360
Complete list of results in any tournament
DatePlaceTierTournamentPlayerResultPrize
2012-07-10CA3 - 4thA0Premier2012 Tving OSL2012 Tving OSLZerO South Korea2 : 3South Korea Jangbi$6,173
2011-06-11BA2ndA0PremierABC Mart MSLABC Mart MSLZerO South Korea0 : 3South Korea Flash$16,100
2009-08-23BA2ndA1Major2009 Blizzcon Invitational2009 Blizzcon InvitationalZerO South Korea1 : 2South Korea EffOrt$10,000
2009-02-01CA3 - 4thA0PremierGOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2free South Korea0 : 3South Korea JangBi$7,239
2007-07-21AA1stA0Premier2007 Daum OSL2007 Daum OSLGGPlay South Korea3 : 2South Korea Iris$32,200
2002-10-12AA1stA0Premier2002 SKY OSL2002 SKY OSLReach South Korea3 : 1South Korea BoxeR$16,100
2002-10-10AA1stA1Major2002 GhemTV Starleague Season 22002 GhemTV Starleague Season 2H.O.T-Forever South Korea3 : 2South Korea Junwi$4,329
2002-06-15AA1stA0Premier2002 NATE OSL2002 NATE OSLSync South Korea3 : 1South Korea H.O.T-Forever$16,100
2002-06-15BA2ndA0Premier2002 NATE OSL2002 NATE OSLH.O.T-Forever South Korea1 : 3South Korea Sync$8,050
2001-12-28AA1stA0Premier2001 SKY OSL2001 SKY OSLGARIMTO South Korea3 : 2South Korea BoxeR$8,050
Complete list of player results in any tournament

Facts[edit]

  • For the first time in Proleague history, Woongjin Stars used a line-up of only Zerg players in match against hite SPARKYZ.

Player Roster[edit]

ID Team Name Race ELO ELO Peak
BisAnG 윤지용 Yoon Ji Yong Protoss 0- 0-
Flying Woongjin Stars 신재욱 Shin Jae Wook Protoss 2018.82 pts 2069.03 pts
free 윤용태 Yoon Yong Tae Protoss 2033.98 pts 2254.8 pts
Impact SK Telecom T1 김준혁 Kim Joon Hyuk Zerg 0- 0-
BrAvO Samsung Galaxy KHAN 노준규 Noh Joon Kyu Terran 1997.22 pts 2028.52 pts
Light 이재호 Lee Jae Ho Terran 2154.13 pts 2250.23 pts
Aria Woongjin Stars 송광호 Song Gwang Ho Protoss 0- 0-
Soulkey 김민철 Kim Min Chul Zerg 2210.07 pts 2239.63 pts
HammEr Woongjin Stars 홍진표 Hong Jin Pyo Terran 0- 0-
sOs Jin Air Green Wings 김유진 Kim Yoo Jin Protoss 2061.91 pts 2075.34 pts
Woon 김성운 Kim Sung Woon Zerg 0- 0-
YongSu 박용수 Park Yong Su Zerg 0- 0-
ZerO 김명운 Kim Myung Woon Zerg 2213.75 pts 2267.25 pts

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]