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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Choi Jong-hyuk
August 5, 1988 (age 34)
Alternate IDs:
PpungPpungPrime, iLikeChiCken
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Years active:
2011 - 2015
201?-??-?? — 2012-10-22
2012-10-30 — 2013-01-03
2013-01-30 — 2014-02-28
2014-11-06 — 2014-12-11
2014-12-11 — 2015-10-19
Recent Matches
BBoongBBoong  South Korea
South Korea  NaTuRal
2015-09-25 00:00:09UTC  
BBoongBBoong  South Korea
South Korea  Journey
2015-09-25 00:00:02UTC  
BBoongBBoong  South Korea
South Korea  ByuN
2015-09-23 00:00:12UTC  
BBoongBBoong  South Korea
South Korea  Choya
2015-09-23 00:00:09UTC  
BBoongBBoong  South Korea
South Korea  MyuNgSiK
2015-09-16 00:00:13UTC  

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

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]


In A1Premier Tournaments
2013-11-23Award2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2: Best CeremonyAZUBUAZUBU– : –$942.06
2013-11-232nd2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2
7 : 6Axiom-AcerAxiom-Acer$2,093.47
2013-07-134th2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
0 : 5Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle$494.45
2012-12-121st - 12th2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5: Code AMJ TeamMJ Team2 : 1$930.14
2012-06-031stKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1
6 : 0StarTaleStarTale$625
2012-06-034thKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage
4–3Grp S.$100
2012-04-071st2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
5 : 2StarTaleQStarTaleQ$3,787.04
2011-10-082nd2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
3 : 5MVPMVP$1,254.55
In A2Major Tournaments
2015-09-093rdWorld Leisure Games 2015 Iron Curtain CupPrimePrime2 : 0$3,137
2015-07-313rd - 4thASUS ROG Summer 2015PrimePrime1 : 3$1,500
2013-02-072ndAsia StarCraft LeagueAZUBUAZUBU2 : 3$1,000
2012-03-091stIPL Team Arena Challenge 2
8 : 7New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo$1,000
2011-11-123rd - 4thTeam Ace InvitationalPrimePrime1 : 2$1,331.56
In A3Minor Tournaments
2015-07-142ndLeifeng Cup 85PrimePrime0 : 3$25
2015-07-141stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars July 2015 #3
4 : 3Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$71.43
2015-05-272ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #6
1 : 4AxiomAxiom$0
2015-05-051stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #2
4 : 3mYinsanitymYinsanity$71.43
2015-04-232ndLeifeng Cup 78PrimePrime2 : 3$35
2015-04-092ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #1
1 : 4yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves$0
2015-01-082ndLeifeng Cup 65PrimePrime2 : 3$35
2014-12-312ndLeifeng Cup 63PrimePrime2 : 3$35
2014-11-282ndLeifeng Cup 57Invasion eSportInvasion eSport1 : 3$35
2014-11-112ndLeifeng Cup 43Invasion eSportInvasion eSport0 : 3$35
2014-11-092ndLeifeng Cup 41Invasion eSportInvasion eSport1 : 3$35
2014-11-031stLeifeng Cup 363 : 0$50
2014-10-032ndLeifeng Cup 141 : 3$35
2014-10-012ndLeifeng Cup 121 : 3$35
2014-09-292ndLeifeng Cup 100 : 3$35
2014-09-232ndLeifeng Cup 40 : 3$35
2011-09-142ndESV TV Korean Weekly S1W9PrimePrime1 : 4$50
2011-07-131stvVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #9
4 : 3vVv GamingvVv Gaming$25
In A4Basic Tournaments
2015-08-291stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2015: August, Week 3 Match 3PrimePrime4 : 1$60
2012-06-291stPlayhem NA Daily 288PrimePrime– : –$55
2012-06-251stPlayhem NA Daily 284PrimePrime– : –$45
2012-06-231stPlayhem NA Daily 282PrimePrime– : –$55
2012-06-201stPlayhem NA Daily 279PrimePrime– : –$45
2012-06-141stPlayhem NA Daily 273PrimePrime– : –$45
2012-06-101stPlayhem NA Daily 269PrimePrime– : –$45
2012-05-191stKung Fu Cup Weekly Season 1 Cup 3PrimePrime4 : 3$100
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete list of results in any tournament



Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg185 - 14456.2 %173 - 16850.7 %146 - 12354.3 %9 - 190 %513 - 43654.1 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics