Lee "Choya" Hyung-seop (born August 8, 1988) is a Korean coach.
Wings of Liberty
During the first GSL season in 2011, Choya was implicated in a scandal where he paused the matches at the start and asked the opponent to decide the winner by rock-paper-scissors. Due to this ladder abuse, he received a warning from GOMTV as well as a ban from the first team league event. Choya later apologized.
Global StarCraft II League
GSL Open Seasons
Choya was able to qualify for the GSL Open Season 2 but was immediately eliminated by Rain. He qualified again for the third season and caused a major upset as he ended up taking out Mvp with a 2-0 in the Round of 16 which guaranteed him code S status for next season. In the quarterfinals he met with Jinro and lost in a close 2-3 series.
In GSL January, Choya made a strong run to the Round of 8 before being swept 0-3 by NesTea. For GSL March, Choya finished last in his group stage sending him to the up and down matches where he was ousted from Code S by HuK.
Global StarCraft II Team League
2011 GSTL May
On May 18, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL May, fOu sent out Choya as their second player against SlayerS. The score was tied at 1-1 for both teams at that point. He wasn't able to take out SlayerS' GanZi and allowed SlayerS to take the lead at 2-1.
2011 GSTL Season 1
On July 15, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group B, fOu sent out Choya as their second player against FXO. The score was currently in favor for fOu at 3-1 at that point. Choya took out qxc and grabbed the victor for fOu by a score of 4-1.
On September 2, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group B, fOu sent out Choya as their third player against ST. The score was currently in favor for ST at 2-1 at that point. He wasn't able to take out ST's Curious and allowed ST to take the lead at 3-1.
2012 GSTL Season 1
On January 27, 2012, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, FXO sent out Choya as their starting player against SlayerS. He wasn't able to take out SlayerS' CranK and allowed SlayerS to take the lead at 1-0.
On February 17, 2012, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, FXO sent out Choya as their second player against MVP. The score was currently in favor for MVP at 1-0 at the point. Choya took out KeeN and tied up the score at 1-1. MVP sent out Monster next and Choya wasn't able to defeat him. Choya's loss allowed MVP to take the lead at 2-1.
On March 17, 2012, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, FXO sent out Choya as their third player against SlayerS. The score was currently tied at 2-2 at the point. Choya took out Ryung and MMA and allowed FXO to take the lead at 4-2. SlayerS sent out CranK next and Choya wasn't able to defeat him. Choya's loss lessened FXO's lead to 4-3.
On March 23, 2012, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Group A, FXO sent out Choya as their starting player against oGsTL. Choya took out InCa and allowed FXO to take the lead at 1-0. oGsTL sent out ForGG next and Choya wasn't able to defeat him. Choya's loss allowed oGsTL to tie up the score at 1-1.
On April 1, 2012, for the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Playoffs, FXO sent out Choya as their fourth player against Prime. The score was currently in favor for Prime at 3-2 at that point. He wasn't able to take out Prime's ByuN and allowed Prime to further their lead to 4-2.
Korean StarCraft II League
On December 12, 2011, Choya participated in the KSL Daily Week 3 Day 1. Choya started off from the quarterfinals. Choya took down Noblesse and TOP in order to advance to the finals. In the finals, Choya defeated LosirA by a score of 2-1 and grabbed first place.
FXOBoSs, the FXO team leader, announced he would be sending Choya to MLG Anaheim as a gesture of appreciation. There, he went through the upper bracket of the open bracket beating the likes of OpTiKzErO and Jinro before being stopped by Tyler in the final round, giving him a spot in the lower bracket of the championship bracket, where he beat ToD before falling to iNcontroL.
Heart of the Swarm
After fOu disbanded in late 2013, Choya joined Prime as a player-coach, largely focusing on the coaching side of things.
Choya's only notable result in Heart of the Swarm was in 2014 at GSL Season 2 where he placed in the Ro48 of Code A. He placed last in his group consisting of SuperNova, TRUE and TY. He went 1-4 in maps against TY and TRUE only taking a map off of TRUE.
- Known as a player who talks to himself consistently in his games, in order to calm his nerves.[Citation needed]
- Choya has been seen singing to himself during the 2011 GSL Super Tournament.[Citation needed]
- Known for smack talking on stream to his opponents.[Citation needed]
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2012-12-08||1st||2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3||5 : 3||$3,080.71|
|2012-07-28||1st||2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2||5 : 0||$2,928.22|
|2012-04-07||3 - 4th||2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1||3 : 5||$441.82|
|2012-03-18||3rd||North American Star Team League||3 : 2||$100|
|2011-05-19||3 - 4th||Global Starcraft II Team League May||3 : 4||$0|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2012-03-09||4th||IPL Team Arena Challenge 2||2 : 5||$285.71|
|In Minor Tournaments|
|2015-10-07||2nd||Leifeng Cup 122||0 : 3||$25|
|2015-04-24||2nd||SHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #6||1 : 4||$0|
|2015-01-17||2nd||OlimoLeague Week #19||0 : 3||$50|
|In Basic Tournaments|
|2011-12-12||1st||Korean StarCraft II League Daily 2011 Week 3 Match 1||2 : 1||$100|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
First Person View Match VODS
|as||61 - 83||42.4 %||106 - 129||45.1 %||104 - 120||46.4 %||269 - 331||44.8 %|
1v1 Medal Statistics