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Dear

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Player Information
Name:
백동준
Romanized Name:
Baek Dong-jun
Nationality:
Born:
May 25, 1994 (age 28)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
Dear[ScM]
Nicknames:
Warrior
Approx. Total Winnings:
$246,531
Military Service:
Ongoing
Years active:
2012 - 2020
Links
Achievements
WCS KRWCS KRWCSWCS
History
????-??-?? — 2010-10-??
2010-10-?? — 2011-08-??
2011-08-?? — 2013-09-01
2013-09-01 — 2013-12-19
2013-12-19 — 2014-04-11
2014-07-31 — 2016-10-18
2019-02-16 — 2020-02-21
2020-02-21 — 2020-08-04
Retired:
2020-08-17
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Baek "Dear" Dong-jun (born May 25, 1994) is a retired Korean Protoss player.

He is currently serving his military duty.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Dear played his first official StarCraft II match during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2.

On July 23, 2012, Dear participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. Dear received a BYE in round one and then took down Leta, Bomber, JangBi, and faced sC in the finals. He was not able to advance any further as he lost to sC by a score of 0:2 and took 2nd place.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

On June 26, 2013 Dear participated in the WCS Korea Season 2 Qualifiers. He received a BYE in round one, and then beat Fury, Light, and Pet to qualify for Challenger League.

Dear qualified for the 2013 MLG Spring Championship through the Kespa Qualifiers. He won the Group C bracket, beating Solar, hyvaa, and jangbi, among others, for the spot. At the main event, Dear was placed into Bracket 7 in the Winners Bracket. After beating Nathanias, TheStC, and Stats he managed to beat qxc 2-1 to advance directly to the Final Bracket. After scoring an initial victory over Jaedong he lost 0-2 to Polt and then NaNiwa to be knocked out the tournament. His final record was 10-5 and he achieved a 5-6th place finish.

After defeating ByuN and losing to Flying in Challenger League, Dear played in the Season 3 Up and Down matches. In a five-player group, he won his first three matches against Curious, MarineKing, and Swagger, which was enough to secure him a spot in Premier League. After defeating SuperNova twice in the Round of 32, Dear defeated DongRaeGu and Sleep to reach the quarter finals. He defeated his team mate Trap 3-0 and the previous season's champion Maru 3-1 to reach the finals against soO. After a 4-2 victory over his opponent, he became the third Protoss player to win a GSL championship ans the second GSL royal roader after Life.

Dear played in the WCS 2013 Season 3 Finals on October 25–27 in Toronto, Canada. He defeated HerO, lost to Oz, then defeated HerO again to advance to the bracket stage. Similarly to his WCS Korea run, he defeated his first opponent MC 3-0 and his semifinal opponent Maru 3-1 to reach the finals against Soulkey. With a 4-0 score, he became the third consecutive player to sweep his opponent in a WCS Season final and the first player to win both a regional final and a season final. He also made the 2013 WCS Global Finals, where he beat TaeJa before falling just short against Jaedong in a nail-biting finish. On December 19, he was announced as the first Korean to join Mousesports.

Dear started the 2014 WCS season with a Code S seed in 2014 GSL Season 1 as a result of his performance in 2013 WCS Korea Season 3. After losing his first match against Dark 1-2, he narrowly managed to emerge from his group in the Round of 32 by defeating YongHwa 2-0 and getting revenge on Dark 2-1 in a close series. In the Round of 16, Dear was placed in a group of death containing every 2013 WCS Korea champion (Soulkey, Maru, and himself) and Zest. Dear managed to defeat Soulkey in his first match 2-1, but lost to Maru in the winner's match 1-2. He was then defeated by Zest 2-1 and dropped down to Code A.

In 2014 GSL Season 2 Code A, Dear surprisingly placed last in his group with a 1-4 map score. He lost to ByuL 0-2 and to Journey 1-2 and as a result dropped out of the GSL system.

His next major appearance was at ASUS ROG Winter 2014 where he topped his group with a 6-0 record to Snute and JonnyREcco. In group stage 2, he came in second to StarDust with a record of 8-6 knocking out TaeJa and KrasS. He went 3-1 with KrasS, then 2-3 to StarDust and finally 3-2 with TaeJa. Having reached the quarterfinals, he would face Apocalypse. He ended up defeating him 3-2 to advance to the semifinals against ForGG. He defeated ForGG with a score of 3-2 and battled with San for the title. However in the finals Dear got completely shut down with 0-4. However the second place spot was worth $5000 and 500 WCS points.

With his WCS points he got an invite to IEM Season VIII - Cologne and was seeded directly into group stage 2 facing off against Patience, jjakji and qxc. He however failed to qualify, with an over all map score of 3-4, having lost to jjakji 0-2, winning against qxc 2-0, then losing to jjakji once again but this time with a score of 1-2.

He successfully qualified for IEM Season VIII - World Championship going through the open bracket notably taking out Jaedong, Leenock and Hasuobs. Seeded into the Ro16, he faced off against HerO. He won the series 3-1 and advanced to the RO8 where he was defeated by Polt 2-3.

Dear tried to qualify for HomeStory Cup IX in the Korean Qualifier but dropped out in the quarter finals by losing to Armani 0-2. On his way there he defeated PenguiN and a barcode both with 2-1.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Won the award for Best Protoss and Best Rookie in the 2013 Hot6ix Cup.

Trivia[edit]


Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2020-06-28CA3rdGold Series Team Championship 2020 SpringKaiZi GamingKaiZi Gaming0 : 4Brave Star GamingBrave Star Gaming$1,130.20
2019-06-10CA3 - 4thChina Team Championship 2019 Season 1NewbeeNewbee1 : 4Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer$1,993.67
2017-09-04DA4th2017 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2 - Premier2 : 4$4,513
2016-09-02CA3 - 4th2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code SSamsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy1 : 4$8,142.59
2016-04-22CA3 - 4th2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code SSamsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy0 : 4$7,614
2015-09-24CA3 - 4th2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code SSamsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy3 : 4$3,610
2014-02-01BA2ndASUS ROG Winter 2014mousesportsmousesports0 : 4$5,000
2013-12-06CA3 - 4th2013 Hot6ix CupSouLSouL1 : 3$3,784.62
2013-11-23Award2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2: 2nd Most WinsSouLSouL– : –$942.06
2013-10-27AA1st2013 WCS Season 3SouLSouL4 : 0$40,000
2013-10-19AwardGlobal StarCraft II League: Royal RoadSouLSouL– : –$0
2013-10-19AA1st2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL: Premier LeagueSouLSouL4 : 2$20,000
2013-08-03AA1st2012–2013 SK Planet ProleagueSouLSouL4 : 2Woongjin StarsWoongjin Stars$3,557.14
2013-07-09CA3rd2012–2013 SK Planet Proleague: Regular SeasonSouLSouL24–18Grp S.$2,667.85
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2020-05-02BA2ndNeXT 2020 SpringKaiZi GamingKaiZi Gaming3 : 4Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$849.56
2019-11-08BA2ndNeXT 2019 AutumnNewbeeNewbee1 : 4Triumphant Song GamingTriumphant Song Gaming$1,143.23
2019-05-31AA1stNeXT 2019 SpringNewbeeNewbee4 : 2Ocean GamingOcean Gaming$2,418.16
2017-10-13BA2ndMaster's Coliseum 20 : 4$2,000
2017-06-03CA3rd2017 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 - Challenge3–2Grp S.$1,675
2017-04-28DA4th2017 VSL Season 1 - Team LeagueTeam RogueTeam Rogue3 : 4Team ZestTeam Zest$110
2014-10-03BA2ndConnecting Professional E-sports #1Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy3 : 4$1,500
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2020-02-13BA2ndKung Fu Cup 2020 Weekly #5NewbeeNewbee2 : 3$100
2020-01-20BA2ndChinese Team Championship 2020 Pre-Season EventNewbeeNewbee2 : 4$715.39
2020-01-07BA2ndOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: December 2019NewbeeNewbee3 : 4$150
2019-12-28AA1stThe Gemini Korean Invitational December: Holiday SpecialNewbeeNewbee4 : 0$200
2019-12-10BA2ndOlimoLeague Week #176NewbeeNewbee0 : 3$50
2018-12-24AA1stBlazingSeries:May #303 : 1$113
2018-12-21AA1stBJ Destruction Match Season 22PLACE4 : 3FLYJIN$1,110
2018-12-01AA1stAnonymous #53 : 1$200
2018-11-29AA1stKung Fu Cup Weekly #233 : 1$300
2018-11-15BA2ndKung Fu Cup Weekly #220 : 3$100
2018-09-17BA2ndWardiTV Summer Championship: South Korea0 : 4$100
2018-08-21BA2ndOlimoLeague Week #1310 : 3$50
2018-07-10BA2ndOlimoLeague Summer Finals3 : 5$623
2018-05-29AA1stOlimoLeague Week #1233 : 2$100
2018-05-24BA2ndKung Fu Cup Weekly #62 : 3$100
2017-12-01BA2ndOnpoong Ultimate Battle #42 : 9$88
2017-03-07AA1stOlimoLeague Week #833 : 1$100
2016-03-27AA1 - 2ndGold Series International 2016: All Star ChallengeSamsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy4–0Grp S.$2,000
2014-08-27AA1stSummer Series #1Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy3 : 0$1,000
2014-04-28AA1stWinamax Expresso Invitationalmousesportsmousesports3 : 2Alien InvasionAlien Invasion$100
2014-03-23AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #8mousesportsmousesports4 : 0MVPMVP$100
Complete list of results in any tournament

Championships[edit]

World Championship Series StarCraft II World Championship Series Champion
2013 WCS Season 2
Preceded By:
South Korea  Bomber
2013 WCS Season 3
27 October 2013
South Korea  Dear

Succeeded By:
None/TBD

Gallery[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Articles[edit]

External Links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss300 - 23855.8 %405 - 26360.6 %355 - 24259.5 %6 - 185.7 %1066 - 74458.9 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-30 - 1763.8 %30 - 1763.8 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier2147
A2Major0213
A3Minor8102038
Total10132548

References[edit]