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Creator

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[e][h] Creator
Player Information
Name:
장현우
Romanized Name:
Jang Hyun-woo
Nationality:
Born:
February 23, 1997 (age 25)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
에이핑크 (A Pink)
Approx. Total Winnings:
$214,427
Approx. Winnings 2022:
$47,495
EPT KR rank:
Military Service:
Pending
Years active:
2011 - Present
Links
Achievements
History
2011-??-?? — 2015-07-20
2015-11-17 — 2019-12-02
2019-12-10 — 2020-11-30
2020-11-30 — 2022-08-14
2022-08-14 — Present
Upcoming Matches
Creator  South Korea
vs.
(Bo3)
Brazil  Kelazhur
2022-12-07 12:00:00UTC  
Recent Matches
Creator  South Korea
1:2
(Bo3)
China  TIME
2022-12-04 04:45:00UTC  
Creator  South Korea
2:0
(Bo3)
South Korea  Chance
2022-12-04 00:00:10UTC  
Creator  South Korea
2:0
(Bo3)
Indonesia  marco
2022-12-04 00:00:04UTC  
Creator  South Korea
3:2
(Bo5)
South Korea  ByuN
2022-12-03 09:30:00UTC  
Creator  South Korea
0:3
(Bo5)
South Korea  GuMiho
2022-12-03 08:15:00UTC  


Jang "Creator" Hyun-woo (born February 23, 1997) is a Korean Protoss player.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

First Appearances (April 2011-December 2011)[edit]

In April 2011, Creator made his first appearance in Code A during GSL May, while being only 14 years old at the time. After defeating Leenock in a close 2-1 series, he proceeded to lose to Ryung 1-2 in the round of 16. One month later, his Code A status earned him a spot in the 2011 GSL Super Tournament, and he was matched against Mvp in the round of 64. Albeit showing strong, solid play, he was unable to overcome the Incredible Miracle Terran, and was eliminated from the Super Tournament after losing 1-2.

In June, Creator would make another Code A appearance during GSL May, this time falling to Luvsic in the first round and, thus, being eliminated from Code A. After failing to qualify for GSL August, where he lost in the final round to TheBest, Creator suffered another close call during the preliminaries for GSL October, this time beaten by Oz in the semifinals of his group.

In early September, Creator participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 9. After taking down IsSuE, WP, Terius, and Crane, Creator went on to face BBoongBBoong in the semi-finals. He was not able to advance any further after he lost to BBoongBBoong by a score of 0-3, falling to the 3rd place match. He was able to defeat Squirtle by a score of W-0, taking third place.

On September 22, Creator defeated notable opponents Leenock and July to help Prime secure a 5-2 victory against StarTale in the GSTL Season 1 Playoffs. A week later, he would once again make a clutch appearance in the GSTL, beating Clide, Heart, Revival and aLive to carry his team back from a 1-4 deficit to a 5-4 victory against TSL. In the finals, Creator was defeated by Noblesse, and MVP ended up winning the tournament through a 5-3 win against Prime.

In late October, Creator took another shot at the Code A preliminaries during GSL November, this time securing his spot by besting Golden in group finals. Once in Code A, however, he was defeated and eliminated in the round of 48 at the hands of veteran player Clide.

On November 30, Creator took part in the KSL Daily Week 1 Day 3, starting off from the quarterfinals. Creator took down True and Vampire in order to advance to the finals, where he beat AcE by a score of 2-0 and grabbed first place. On December 22, another first place was achieved by Creator in the KSL Daily Week 4 Day 4, this time taking down SuperNova, Dream and Life.

Rise to Fame (January 2012-September 2012)[edit]

In early 2012, during 2012 GSL Season 1 Code A preliminaries, Creator managed to regain Code A status by defeating BanBans in the finals. He went on to beat Polt 2-1 in the round of 48, but lost to NaDa 1-2 in the following round. His performance guaranteed a spot in Code A for 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2, which would be his breakthrough season in the GSL. By securing convincing victories against Skit, Puzzle and Maru, Creator finally qualified for Code S, while being only 15 years old.

On June 12, Creator made his Code S debut during 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3, being placed in Group B and facing NesTea, NaNiwa and TheStC in the round of 32. After beating NaNiwa 2-1 and claiming the first game against NesTea in the Winner's Match, Creator ended up losing 4 straight games, dropping the set 1-2 to NesTea and being demoted to Code A after a 0-2 defeat to NaNiwa. Once in Code A, Creator took down jjakji 2-1 in the round of 32, but lost 0-2 to Curious in the following week, thus failing to qualify for Code S.

In late July, Creator participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. Creator received a BYE in round one and then proceeded to take down Olive, YoDa, Salmosa, facing Pet in the finals. A convincing 2-0 victory against Pet clinched him a spot in the World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals.

During the Korean Nationals, held on August 6–25, Creator put on an amazing run in the upper bracket, defeating DongRaeGu, HerO and Puzzle in convincing fashion, but ultimately losing 0-2 to Squirtle in the round of 4 and being sent to the loser's bracket. Nonetheless, wins against Rain, RorO and PartinG placed him in the Grand Final, where he managed to win two straight Bo3 against Squirtle for the title. Creator also earned a direct seed to the 2012 Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai and a seed to the Asian Championship.

On September 8, after over 2 months of competition, Creator faced Life in the Grand Finals of the TeamLiquid StarLeague 4, taking the series and the title 4-2 with a combination of safe macro builds and well-crafted timing attacks, as well as creative use of stargate play.

In late September, Creator participates in 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4, and yet again faces the challenge of reclaiming Code S status. Two straight 2-0 victories against Noblesse and ByuN place him at the round of 24 of Code A, where he makes short work of aLive to ensure another Code S appearance. This achievement, alongside his strong showings during the Battle.net Championship and TSL 4, consolidate Creator as one of the strongest and most solid Protoss players at the time.

Prime's Protoss Ace (October 2012-2013)[edit]

On October 13 and 14, Creator played in the Asian Championship. He was sent to the loser's bracket after a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Seed, and ended up eliminated by Curious in a close 2-1 series, claiming 7th place at the Championship.

On November 5, during 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5, Creator faced in the round of 32 what was widely acclaimed to be the group of death of the season, composed of no others than DongRaeGu, Mvp and Bbyong. Creator dropped the first set 0-2 to DongRaeGu, but clinched his first round of 16 appearance by convincingly beating both Mvp and Bbyong 2-0. Creator would then proceed to claim first place of his round of 16 group, this time defeating DongRaeGu and Curious in 2-1 sets.

On November 17 and 18, Creator participated in the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, besting Scarlett, Nerchio, VortiX and Rain to secure a place in the finals. He eventually lost 4-2 to PartinG, taking second place at the Championship and claiming a cool USD $40,000 in prize money.

On November 20, mere two days after his Battle.net Championship appearance, Creator played his Code S round of 8 match against HyuN. The lack of preparation showed, which, coupled with his opponent's impressive performance, led to a 1-3 defeat against HyuN. Due to his round of 8 run, Creator was automatically qualified for Code S for GSL's next season.

In late January 2013, Creator played his Code S round of 32 matches of the 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1. Facing Life, Symbol and ByuL, it looked as a promising start for the Prime Protoss, having had a two month break from his last official match to train and prepare for only one matchup. After decidedly dispatching ByuL 2-0, Life proved too strong for him, beating Creator with back-to-back unorthodox two base play. In the final match, Creator took a 1-0 lead after catching Symbol off-guard with his Dark Templar play, but went on to lose two consecutive games and was demoted to Code A.

On February 13, Creator was matched against YongHwa in the round of 32 of Code A. YongHwa quickly took game one with a hidden pylon 4-gate, and, despite dropping the second game, clinched the series 2-1 with a solid hold against Creator's blink stalker all-in. Creator's performance has guaranteed him a spot in the Up & Down Matches of GSL's next season.


Heart of the Swarm (2013-2015)[edit]

Now playing in the new expansion Heart of the Swarm, Creator played in MLG Winter. Facing off against Polt he played decently but lost only taking a single game, the final score was 1-3. This would be the only foreign tournament Creator attended from 2013 to 2014.

2013 marked the beginning of the WCS system, Creators previous run in GSL would be brought over into WCS and he would be seeded into the Ro32. In Code S he was placed in a group with RorO, Bomber and Crazy with his first match against Bomber. In that Bo3 series Creator lost 1-2 and eventually faced Crazy. Playing well, he 2-0'd the Zerg and would play the winner of Bomber/RorO. Having to face Bomber again he fought valiantly but lost with the same score of 1-2.

Now in WCS Korea S2, this time ran by OGN, Creator would have to fight out of Challenger league to be seeded back into Premier league. In the 4th bracket of Challenger, Creator failed to qualify, his opponent Reality knocking him out with his 2 games to Creator's 1. Creator will have to qualify next season.

In the third season of GSL Korea Creator was once again seeded into the Ro48 of Challenger League. This time around he made it further advancing into the Ro32 over Shine with a score of 2-1. He then faced herO but fell short without taking a single game.

On July 20, 2015, it was announced Creator had left Prime after five years on the team.[1]

Legacy of the Void[edit]

On November 17, 2015 Jin Air Green Wings announced that they signed Creator for their 2016 Starcraft team.[2]

Trivia[edit]

  • Known for being very emotional during his games, he's had a few heartwarming reactions to important victories, including:
    • During the GSTL Season 1 semifinal vs Team SCV Life after facilitating Prime's comeback from a 1-4 deficit.
    • After beating Zest during the ace match at 2015 Proleague round 1 and facilitating Prime's comeback from a 0-4 streak.
  • He won TL.net's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the first week of the World Team League 2021 Summer Season.[3]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-08-21AwardWorld Team League 2022 Summer: Playoffs MVPClub NVClub NV– : –$1,167
2022-08-14AwardWorld Team League 2022 Summer: Best Post-match Celebration No.4Club NVClub NV– : –$147.61
2022-08-14AwardWorld Team League 2022 Summer: Best Post-match Celebration No.3Club NVClub NV– : –$147.61
2022-08-142ndWorld Team League 2022 Summer
Team NV (Korean team)
2 : 4Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$4,059.15
2022-08-14AwardWorld Team League 2022 Summer: Best Post-match Celebration No.2Club NVClub NV– : –$147.61
2022-07-033rd - 4thDH SC2 Masters 2022 ValenciaTeam NVTeam NV1 : 3$6,500
2022-05-052nd2022 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code STeam NVTeam NV2 : 4$12,000
2022-01-232ndWorld Team League 2021 Winter
Team NV (Korean team)
1 : 4Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$3,481.34
2021-07-111stWorld Team League 2021 SummerTeam NVTeam NV4 : 3Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$1,543.47
2020-10-104thGold Series Team Championship 2020 Fall
Jin Air Green Wings
4 : 5Alpha XAlpha X$746.86
2016-09-031st2016 SK Telecom Proleague
Jin Air Green Wings
4 : 0KT RolsterKT Rolster$6,496.43
2012-11-182nd2012 Battle.net World ChampionshipPrimePrime2 : 4$40,000
2012-10-161st - 12th2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Code APrimePrime2 : 0$905.38
2012-09-081stTeamLiquid StarLeague 4PrimePrime4 : 2$16,000
2012-08-251st2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea NationalsPrimePrime4 : 1$10,614.11
2012-06-034thKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1: Group Stage
Prime
4–3Grp S.$100
2012-06-031stKorean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1
Prime
6 : 0StarTaleStarTale$625
2012-05-161st - 12th2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code APrimePrime2 : 0$858.05
2012-04-071st2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
Prime
5 : 2StarTaleQStarTaleQ$3,787.04
2011-10-082nd2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
Prime
3 : 5MVPMVP$1,254.55
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-10-303rd - 4thWardiTV Team Liquid Map Contest #90 : 3$350
2022-04-241stCasters Civil WarStasis WardisStasis Wardis3 : 2GOAT & The GangGOAT & The Gang$1,300
2017-07-214th2017 VSL Season 2 - Team League
Team Super VSL2017S2
1 : 4Team LeenockTeam Leenock$109.50
2017-04-284th2017 VSL Season 1 - Team League
Team Rogue VSL2017S1
3 : 4Team ZestTeam Zest$110
2016-07-311st2016 Proleague: Round 3
Jin Air Green Wings
4 : 1KT RolsterKT Rolster$1,926.94
2016-05-211st2016 Proleague: Round 2
Jin Air Green Wings
4 : 3KT RolsterKT Rolster$1,799.74
2016-03-262nd2016 Proleague: Round 1
Jin Air Green Wings
2 : 4SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1$712.77
2012-04-032ndIPL Tournament of ChampionsPrimePrime0 : 3$2,500
2012-03-091stIPL Team Arena Challenge 2
Prime
8 : 7New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo$1,000
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2022-02-121stBrawler's Club #21Team NVTeam NV3–0Grp S.$200
2021-09-201stESL Open Cup #89 AmericasTeam NVTeam NV3 : 0$250
2021-09-172ndBlazingSeries: Reality S7Team NVTeam NV1 : 4$432.83
2021-09-051stESL Open Cup #87 KoreaTeam NVTeam NV3 : 0$250
2021-08-291stESL Open Cup #86 KoreaTeam NVTeam NV3 : 1$250
2021-08-221stESL Open Cup #85 KoreaTeam NVTeam NV3 : 1$250
2021-03-151stESL Open Cup #62 KoreaTeam NVTeam NV3 : 1$200
2021-03-092nd2021 BJ Destruction Match Season 13AB2 : 4Reserve$586.90
2020-12-201stSolar Supreme StarleagueCreator3–0Grp S.$454.81
2019-12-301stBlazingSeries: May Season 3Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings4 : 1$400
2019-11-171st2019 BJ Destruction Match Season 3'진'에효4 : 0부산사나2$1,427.75
2019-04-071st2019 BJ Destruction Match Season 1Pizza Maru4 : 3SGG$1,107
2017-11-292nd2017 ONPOONG StarCraft 2 MASTERS Season 2Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings3 : 4$440
2014-02-091stJoyGear CupPrimePrime3 : 1$1,862
2012-07-141stGIGABYTE NVIDIA Invitational #1PrimePrime3 : 0$612.44
Complete list of results in any tournament

External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss1030 - 80556.1 %1025 - 93752.2 %898 - 74054.8 %28 - 0100 %2981 - 248254.6 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier4217
A2Major0112
A3Minor294980158
Total335282167

References[edit]

  1. kenzi (2015-07-19). "Creator has left Prime". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  2. lichter (2015-11-17). "Jin Air Green Wings sign Creator". TL.net. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  3. TheOneAboveU (2021-04-01). "Weekly MVP Award: NV.Creator". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-04-11.