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[e][h]Zerg BBoongBBoong
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Choi Jong-hyuk
August 5, 1988 (age 35)
Alternate IDs:
PpungPpungPrime, iLikeChiCken
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Years Active:
2011 - 2015
 × 1
201?-??-?? — 2012-10-22Prime
2012-10-30 — 2013-01-03MJ Team
2013-01-30 — 2014-02-28AZUBU
2014-11-06 — 2014-12-11Invasion eSport
2014-12-11 — 2015-10-19Prime
Recent Matches
BBoongBBoong Zerg South Korea
Mexico Terran MajOr
August 29, 2015 - 18:00 EST  
BBoongBBoong Zerg South Korea
South Korea Zerg Losira
July 31, 2015 - 20:30 EEST  
BBoongBBoong Zerg South Korea
South Korea Terran FanTaSy
July 31, 2015 - 17:00 EEST  
Prime PrimePrime
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
July 13, 2015 - 20:00 EDT  
BBoongBBoong Zerg South Korea
South Korea Terran KeeN
July 5, 2015 - 18:00 EST  

Choi "BBoongBBoong" Jong-hyuk (born August 5, 1988) is a retired Korean Zerg player who last played for Prime.

BBoongBBoong's career was effectively ended when he was charged with matchfixing and given a lifetime ban by KeSPA.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Global StarCraft II League[edit]

Code A[edit]

BBoongBBoong tried to get a spot in 2011 GSL August Code A, but was eliminated in the last round of Qualifiers by TaeJa.[2]

In the 2012 GSL Season 1 Code A qualifiers, BBoongBBoong defeated South Korean Protoss Dream to take a Code A spot. He defeated Tassadar 2-0 in the first round of Code A but lost to Zenio 2-0 in the second round. He then played in the 2012 GSL Season 2 Up & Down matches and qualified for Code S after going 3-2 in his group, losing to YugiOh and Squirtle and defeating Heart, KeeN and Avenge.

Global StarCraft II Team League[edit]

2011 GSTL[edit]

BBoongBBoong made his first appearance in a broadcasted event during the 2011 GSTL May, where he was the most successful player of his team, with two victories. He is engaged again by Prime in 2011 GSTL Season 1, and is still the most prolific player of his team, with three victories as of July 2011 over the famous players Killer, MC, and TOP.

He all-killed F.United in GSTL 1 by beating ThorZaIN, Fenix, Lyn and Moon.

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

September 14, 2011, BBoongBBoong participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 9. After taking down ByuN, LoveCD, Jim, Revival, Creator he advanced in to the finals to face TaeJa. He was not able to advance any further and lost to TaeJa by a score of 1-4 and ended up taking second place.

On September 27, 2011, BBoongBBoong participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 10. After taking down KingKong, Vampire, Luvsic, and TheStC, BBoongBBoong went on to face Symbol. he was not able to advance any further after he lost to Symbol by a score of 2-3 and fell in to the 3rd/4th place match. He was able to defeat Puzzle by a score of W-0, and was able to take third place.

From October 19 to October 25, 2011, BBoongBBoong participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Finals 3. To start off the tournament BBoongBBoong was placed in Group D. After advancing through his group with a score of 2-1, BBoongBBoong advanced in to the playoffs. In the playoffs, BBoongBBoong took down ForGG and went on to face Squirtle. he wasn't able to advance any further and fell to the 3rd/4th place match after losing to Squirtle by a score of 0-3. He was able to grab third place after defeating Sirius by a score of 4-0.

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Season 5[edit]

BBoongBBoong participated in the IPL 5 Asian Satellite Qualifiers. The tournament started straight off from the semifinals. BBoongBBoong defeated AriA by a score of 2-0 and was able to advance in to the finals to face San. Afterwards, BBoongBBoong took down San by a score of 2-1 and was able to take first place. His first place finish qualified him for the IGN ProLeague Season 5.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries[edit]

On July 22, 2012, BBoongBBoong participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. BBoongBBoong received a BYE in round one and then took down 김주열, finale, Seal, and faced TheStC in the finals. After taking down TheStC by a score of 2:0, BBoongBBoong advanced in to the World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals.

Match-fixing Scandal[edit]

See more at 2015 Match-Fixing Scandal#Arrest of YoDa, BboongBboong and Gerrard

On October 19, 2015, BBoongBBoong was accused of matchfixing by the Korea e-Sports Association. His name was listed along with former Prime head coach, Gerrard, and his fellow teammate YoDa as well as 9 other people who currently remain unnamed. Sources say that BBoongBBoong made around approximately $5,000 by throwing one match in 2015 Proleague.[3]

On March 31, 2016, it was reported that BBoongBBoong had been sentenced to 18 months of prison, suspended for three years.[4]


  • Wore black tape over his nipples and ate pizza between games during his all-kill vs. F.United.[5]
  • His name is a South Korean Onomatopoeia for the fart sound.
  • Was the first South Korean player to beat NesTea in a televised ZvZ.
  • Also displayed his enjoyment of eating during his appearance on GSL Off the Record, when challenged to eat a bowl of instant noodles during a match and win, he upped the ante and challenged himself (though unsuccessfully) to also eat another bowl of instant noodles and two rice seaweed rolls and drink a carton of chocolate milk and a glass of water.
  • Was one of the earliest members to join MJ Team.[6] He was left teamless when MJ Team disbanded but joined AZUBU the same month.[7][8]




Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg191 - 15056 %178 - 17151 %152 - 12754.5 %6 - 185.7 %527 - 44954 %
Σ191 - 15056 %178 - 17151 %152 - 12754.5 %6 - 185.7 %527 - 44954 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics