Jeon "Dragon" Yong Soo is a Terran player and caster from South Korea who is playing for Team YP. Dragon is a former high-level Brood War player who played under the ID "Mio," which he continued to use in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty as a member of the clan WeRRa. In May 2014, Dragon founded the Dragon Invitational Tournament series.
Wings of Liberty
Although Dragon joined SlayerS in 2010, he wasn't able to move into the SlayerS team house for some time due to his work commitments. He stated on his stream that he would enter the team house on October 26, 2011 but wouldn't be allowed to stream anymore. As of December 2011, Dragon was back home, having resumed streaming again. Destiny announced a YouTube partnership where he would upload VODs of Dragon's stream. In January 2012, Dragon left SlayerS to put aside professional gaming for a while to fully focus on work, but after a change of mind decided to look for a new team.
On March 6, 2012, it was announced that Dragon had joined team Millenium. On May 3, 2012, Dragon arrived at the Millenium team house to practice there for the months to come. In June of that year, he received a sponsorship from GeIL Memory to promote GeIL's Black Dragon RAM. He left the French team on December 3, 2012. After leaving Millenium, Dragon joined Meet Your Makers along with fellow Korean and former WeRRA teammate PhoeNix.
Global StarCraft II League
Three weeks after WeRRa's dissolution in October 2010, Dragon (under the name "Jys") qualified for the GSL Open Season 3, showing remarkable play against Season 2 winner NesTea but falling in the round of 64 with a score of 2-1. Dragon was added to the SlayerS roster on November 30, 2010, along with former WeRRa teammate Cella, shortly after his performance in the GSL Open Season 3. While Dragon was finishing his military service, BoxeR mentioned practicing with Dragon, then playing under the ID Seo Yeon Ji, to improve his TvT in a GSL Season 2 interview.
On February 28, 2012, it was announced that Playhem would be sponsoring Dragon at IGN ProLeague Season 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. At IPL, Dragon played in the open bracket, reaching the round of 16 of the winner's bracket by defeating RxNinja before being sent to the loser's bracket by Code S player GanZi 2-0. Dragon then made it to round four in the loser's bracket, defeating PanzerRH and more notably Team Liquid's Haypro 2-1 along the way before being eliminated by former Code S player Swagger (then going by Killer) 2-0.
Lone Star Clash
Evil Geniuses Master's Cup
Dragon played for Millenium in the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Season VII, an online team league, falling to ViBe of It's Gosu in week 3. He later lost to HasuObs of mousesports in week 4 and DeParture of Fnatic in week 6.
Dragon played in DreamHack Open: Summer 2012 in Jönköping, Sweden. He went undefeated with a score of 6-0 in Group Stage 1, defeating Zuth, Megashira, and Team Liquid's Snute. In Group Stage 2, Dragon was eliminated from the tournament, defeating Fade 2-0 but falling 2-1 to both Cytoplasm and MorroW. Dragon's game against Cytoplasm on Antiga Shipyard, which ended in a draw, was given an honorable mention in TeamLiquid's Best Games of 2012.
Dragon attempted to qualify for TeamLiquid StarLeague in the TSL 4 Qualifiers, defeating Pokebunny in the first round but falling to LaLuSh in the round of 16. He was defeated in the second qualifier in the round of 32 by mycerion.
Dragon came within one game of qualifying for ASUS ROG Summer 2012, defeating Bischu and Brat_OK before falling in the final match to Bly. In the second qualifier, Dragon defeated viPro but lost to Suppy in the following round.
In 2010, Dragon defeated Astraea and eventual Code S competitor BanBans in the WTA Takedown! before falling to GSL semifinalist Ensnare in the semifinals. On September 16, 2011, Dragon finished second place in CraftCup #L90, defeating BabyKnight 2-0 along the way but falling 0-2 in the finals to Orly. In February 2012, Dragon reached the semifinals of CraftCup #46, falling to sYz 0-2. He then managed to reach the finals of NA ZOTAC Cup #39, falling to Sleep in the finals and taking second place. In the same year, he reached the finals of EU ZOTAC Cup #113, falling to elfi in a close series and again taking second place.
Dragon competed in the MSI Pro Cup #7, defeating ToD 2-1 but falling to Polt 0-2 in the quarterfinals. In May 2012, Dragon displayed strong performances in the ESL EU GO4SC2 Cup, first winning Cup #195 and later taking third place in Cup #197. In GameCreds Cup #57, Dragon reached the quarterfinals but lost to GoOdy. Two days later, Dragon fell to Nerchio in Antec Attack #15, also in the quarterfinals. Dragon also participated in Eclypsia Cup #1 but fell in the group stage to biGs, Bly, and Welmu. In the ESET Summer Masters Open #3, Dragon reached the finals but narrowly fell to KroLu, taking second place in the tournament.
In February 2012, Dragon played against Cella in a best of 7 Playhem showmatch, defeating his opponent 4-0. The next month, Dragon played against Golden in a best of 7 showmatch, taking two maps but falling to his opponent 4-2. Following Lone Star Clash, Dragon challenged Destiny to a showmatch, losing the series 4-0. In May, Dragon played against CatZ in a CSN Allstars best of 7 showmatch, defeating his opponent with a score of 4-2. He next played against desRow in a best of 5 showmatch, winning the series with a convincing score of 3-0. The following month, Dragon defeated LzGamer with a score of 4-2 in a best of 7 showmatch, bringing his record to four wins and two losses in Wings of Liberty showmatches.
Heart of the Swarm
Dragon left Meet Your Makers on April 1, 2013 after its StarCraft II team disbanded in order to focus on League of Legends. About a month later, Dragon was announced as a member of the Clarity Gaming team. While on Clarity, Dragon competed in various weekly and premier tournaments. In September 2013, Dragon was announced to have joined Core Gaming as a result of an agreement between Core and Clarity Gaming's Chief Operating Officer, Mike Orlani. However, it was determined that Orlani did not have the proper clearance to release Dragon from his contract with Clarity. The issue was satisfactorily resolved for both teams with the decision that Dragon would remain on Clarity Gaming until the expiration of his original contract. Dragon left Clarity in December 2013.
Dragon competed in the Iron Squid King of the Hill, challenging reigning champion DIMAGA and defeating him 2-0. Dragon then won two more series against ToD 2-1 and CatZ 2-1 before falling to ForGG 2-0, ending his 3-match win streak. His performance tied him with DIMAGA for the second-longest win streak in the event.
On June 21, 2013, Dragon played in the main tournament of HomeStory Cup VII. In Group Stage 1, Dragon defeated TLO 2-1. In the winner's match, Dragon lost to Seed 2-0, and was eliminated by TLO 2-0 in the final match of the group.
Major League Gaming
On June 28, 2013, Dragon participated in the 2013 MLG Spring Championship, where he fell in Round 1 of the winner's bracket to CatZ with a score of 2-0. In the loser's bracket, Dragon defeated Mewtwo and binski before being eliminated by ThorZaIN 2-1 in round three.
No Dice Invitational series
On March 8, 2014, Dragon participated in the No Dice Gaming Invitational #1, defeating South Korean player Hunter 3-2, before falling to Team Liquid's TaeJa 0-4 and taking second place. Later that month, Dragon competed in the No Dice Gaming Invitational #2, losing to HyuN 2-0 in the first round. He then defeated GSL champion Seed 2-0 before falling to Hunter 1-2 in the Losers' Finals and taking third place.
On April 30, 2014, Dragon participated in the No Dice Gaming Invitational #4, falling to Revival 2-0 in the opening match. Dragon managed to defeat South Korean player Pink 2-1, showcasing an uncommon style of mech TvP before falling to StarDust 2-0 in the deciding match.
In April 2013, Dragon attempted to qualify for GSL 2013 Season 1 Challenger but fell to Guilty in the round of 16 of the qualifiers. In July 2013, Dragon reached the finals of the WCS America 2013 Season 2 Qualifier, winning ten consecutive games against Ranchinator, LaserJSC, Petraeus, SeleCT, and Comm before falling to Arthur 0-2. The next year, Dragon competed in the WCS Europe 2014 Ladder Wildcard Qualifier but lost to Bischu in the round of 16.
Dragon competed in the American qualifiers for IEM Season VIII Shanghai, where he defeated desRow in the first round before falling to the loser's bracket to Sound. He was then eliminated from the tournament by Golden.
On March 24, 2013, Dragon competed in Home Clash II, defeating Harpner and Hanfy before falling to Welmu with a score of 1-3. The next month, he reached the semifinals of an EnerJ Cup Series tournament, winning 6 rounds against opponents including Turuk and Noname before losing to DIMAGA 2-1 in the round of 4.
In August 2013, Dragon took first place in the Xilence and Plantronics Cup #11, defeating Revenge in the finals. He then reached the semifinals of Xilence and Plantronics Cup #12, losing in the end to StarNaN. At the end of the month, Dragon finished second place in the NA ZOTAC Cup #116, losing in the finals to Arthur.
On February 24, 2013, Dragon played against White-Ra in a best of 7 Playhem showmatch, defeating his opponent 4-2. Later that year, Dragon played against hendralisk in a best of 7 showmatch, losing the series with a score of 4-1.
Legacy of the Void
In May 2014, Dragon expressed an interest in becoming a caster. He began his casting career by founding the Dragon Invitational Tournament series and commentating the games in English. In June of that year, Dragon acquired Mechanische Tastatur as a sponsor for the tournaments.
Dragon Invitational Tournament series
Main article: Dragon Invitational Tournament.
On May 15, 2014, Dragon announced that he was sponsoring a $2,000 tournament and that he was looking for players to participate. This tournament became Dragon Invitational Tournament #1. It was the first of the Dragon Invitational Tournaments, a series of tournaments sponsored and organized by Dragon and held online on Dragon's official stream. Tournament #1 featured 16 players invited by Dragon. It was held online from May 23 to May 26, 2014 and cast in English by Dragon. The winner of Tournament #1 was INnoVation, who defeated RagnaroK in the finals 3-2.
On May 30, 2014, Dragon announced the second Dragon Invitational Tournament, also featuring a $2,000 prize pool and 16 players invited by Dragon. It was played from June 9 to June 12, 2014 and cast in English by Dragon and his former coach, Cella. In Tournament #2, INnoVation managed to defend his title, defeating Life in the finals 3-1.
On June 23, 2014, Dragon announced the third Dragon Invitational Tournament, again featuring a $2,000 prize pool and 16 players invited by Dragon. It was played on July 8, 13, and 14 and cast in English by Dragon. In Tournament #3, Life managed to reach the finals for the second time, defeating Leenock 3-2 to take the title.
On July 29, 2014, Dragon announced the fourth Dragon Invitational Tournament, also featuring a $2,000 prize pool and 16 players invited by Dragon. It was played from August 5 to August 8. In Tournament #4, San became the first Protoss medalist in a Dragon Invitational Tournament, defeating aLive 3-2 to take first place.
- Dragon Invitational Tournament 1
- Dragon Invitational Tournament 2
- Dragon Invitational Tournament 3
- Dragon Invitational Tournament 4
Under the account name Seo Yeon Ji, Dragon participated in A1 KotH, where he finished first in the September 2010 overall ranking. Based on this result, he was invited to play in the A1 StarCraft II Tournament #2 which invited the top 6 players from KotH along with 2 other players. In the first round of the tournament, Dragon played against TheStC and won. Soon after the match, TheStC wrote in PlayXP that “Seo Yeon Ji used absurd counter build order without scouting. I know that Seo Yeon Ji is MioWerra’s account and MioWerra has been doing stream-cheating online.” When he joined SlayerS, Dragon admitted to listening to a live stream of the tournament during his match when BoxeR asked him about TheStC's accusations.
After speaking with TheStC and members of WeRRa, Dragon publicly apologized to TheStC, members of oGs, and WeRRa, stating that "he was sorry for what he had done." Later, in response to allegations of match fixing, Dragon stated that he would “never dream of other tournaments, televised matches, or pursue a career as a pro-gamer,” but no match fixing was found to have occurred and Dragon returned to professional gaming after being cleared of his charges. WeRRa’s clan master, Gundam, and vice clan master, Cella, apologized for the controversy concerning Dragon, and Dragon was released from WeRRa. WeRRa disbanded a month later after an unrelated scandal surrounding its clan master, Gundam. After leaving WeRRa, Dragon joined SlayerS clan. He succeeded in qualifying for GSL Open Season 3 in November 2010 despite his earlier promise, for which Dragon apologized. In response to Dragon's apology, Mr. Chae of GomTV released a statement explaining that no action would be against Dragon. Dragon played his GSL match against the previous season's champion, NesTea, and was eliminated 2-1.
- Was an A+ player on iCCup in Brood War.
- Plays Random at a high Master level on the South Korean server.
- Enjoys trolling people in different server locations while streaming.
- After each won game, Dragon will thumbs up for the camera and say "SUSSESS!" (Success) while moving his eyebrows up and down.
- His trademark is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "EZ!"
- Dragon is also known for saying "I Not Gay" to his viewers due to the numerous amount of people who want to have his babies.
- Was nicknamed "Ladyboy" by his fans.
- Was ranked Number 1 in the world on his SEA server account "NyangKoSenSe" during Season 3.
- Achieved Grandmaster in HotS on a new account "SeexKing" in less than one day with a record of 32-4.
- Announced his retirement on stream, but later wrote "Dragon Will back Pro Level."
- Later announced his retirement again, stating "I'm leaving progaming level, just troll and fun games."
- Announced his return in September 2014 during a stream titled "i am back Progamer Search Team."
|In Premier tournaments|
|2010-11-22||33 - 64th||2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3||1 : 2||NesTea||$260.10|
|In Minor and Monthly tournaments|
|2014-03-29||3rd||No Dice Gaming Invitational||1 : 2||Hunter||$200|
|2014-03-08||2nd||No Dice Gaming Invitational||0 : 4||TaeJa||$300|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
Dragon played against Destiny at the Lone Star Clash, losing 2-1. Dragon then challenged Destiny to a showmatch at the IPL4 mainstage during an interview, which Destiny accepted. Destiny convincingly won the showmatch 4-0. After the loss, Dragon stated that he would be practicing harder on the Korean server to beat Destiny the next time they met.
- 2013-09-13 | Dragon Interview by Gillyweed by Gillyweed of BaseTradeTV
- 2013-06-29 | Dragon - MLG Anaheim 2013 by Gwin of flamingcow.tv at 2013 MLG Spring Championship
- 2012-05-09 | Interview with Millennium soon after moving to France by Millenium
- 2012-04-09 | Main stage interview at IPL 4 by IPL
- 2012-04-08 | Interview with Lani at IPL 4 by IPL
- 2012-04-08 | Backstage interview at IPL 4 by IPL
- DoA (2010-10-23). "Who is Seo Yeon Ji?". TL.net.
- Tony "ReiKo" Španjol (2009-09-18). "Infernal Gamers acquire Fly.Mio". gosugamers.net.
- Announcement of VOD cooperation with Destiny
- Team SlayerS (2012-01-16). "Dragon and Golden left Team SlayerS". facebook.com.
- SC2dragon (2012-01-29). twitter.com. https://twitter.com/SC2dragon/status/163632455952236548.
- Millenium (2012-03-06). "Dragon joins Millenium". TL.net.
- Announcement regarding Dragon's sponsorship with GeIL Memory.
- Dragon quitte Millenium. Millenium.org, 3 December 2012. TL.net thread
- "Major StarCraft II Player Moves Including PhoeNix, Dragon, PartinG and Stephano". mymym.com. 2013-01-13.
- "[SC II OPEN S3] Ro64, Match 1 - NesTea vs Jys" GomTV.net.
- Waxangel (2010-10-19). "Interview Sony Ericsson GSL Ro64, Day 1". TL.net.
- RyanDeSanto (2012-02-28). "Stream PlayhemTV". TL.net.
- Best Games of 2012, including Dragon's game in DreamHack
- "Dragon's showmatch against Destiny following Lone Star Clash".
- WinterTV (2013-05-18). "Clarity Gaming announces Dragon to the team". TL.net. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
- TeamLiquid announcement regarding Core Gaming's acquisition of Dragon
- Reddit post explaining the outcome of Core's acquisition of Dragon
- "Showcraft Showmatch: Dragon Vs Hendralisk". TL.net, September 9, 2013.
- "Dragon joins Team YP!". TL.net. February 16, 2016.
- Twitter post announcing $2000 tournament with Dragon as caster
- Official TeamLiquid announcement for Dragon Invitational Tournament #1
- Twitter announcement for second Dragon Invitational Tournament.
- Team Liquid announcement for third Dragon Invitational Tournament.
- Team Liquid announcement for fourth Dragon Invitational Tournament.
- TheStC's post in PlayXP
- Dragon's apology on the PlayXP Forums
- Dragon's post in PlayXP
- Summary of the incident regarding Dragon
- Mr. Chae's statement
- Forum post stating Dragon's BW rank. In reference #2, it is stated that he is an A+ player.
- Proof is in this vod, where he constantly checks his rank on sc2ranks and playxp and he eventually claims rank 1 in the world
- VOD of Dragon achieving Grandmaster on a new account in less than one day