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Dream

[e][h] Dream
Player Information
Name:
조중혁
Romanized Name:
Cho Joong-hyuk
Birth:
October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27) (age 23)
Country:
Race:
Alternate IDs:
DreamMvP, SKTDREAM
Total Earnings:
$97,208.94
Approx. Earnings 2020:
$24,330.72
EPT Korea rank:
EPT Circuit rank:
Military Service:
Fulfilled
Links
Achievements
All-kills:
× 1
History
2010-12-15 — 2014-07-31
2014-09-25 — 2016-10-18
2017-05-15
Retired
2019-06-14 — Present
Recent Matches
Dream  South Korea1:2South Korea  Armani
September 23, 2020 - 9:30 UTC
Dream  South Korea0:2South Korea  TY
September 23, 2020 - 9:30 UTC
Dream  South Korea4:2South Korea  DongRaeGu
September 11, 2020 - 13:05 UTC
Dream  South Korea3:2South Korea  Creator
September 11, 2020 - 11:00 UTC
Dream  South Korea1:2South Korea  TY
September 10, 2020 - 0:00 UTC

For the Chinese Protoss player, see: DreAm
For the Korean Protoss player, see: Dream

Cho "Dream" Joong Hyuk is a Terran player from South Korea currently playing for Brave Star Gaming and formerly playing for SK Telecom T1 and MVP.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Esports Weekly Match[edit]

On June 8, 2012, Dream participated in the EWM Season 3 Week 1. Dream received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down inori, Lucky, Whale, and sC to advance in to the finals against Noblesse. Dream defeated Noblesse by a score of 2-1 and advanced in to the EWM Season 3 Finals where he would have a shot to obtain a Code A seed if he won against the other weekly winners.

Code A[edit]

Dream first qualified for Code A in the 2011 Global StarCraft II League July and made it to the Round of 8 by defeating Ready and Luvsic. He lost to Leenock in the quarterfinals but earned the right to participate in the Up-Down matches. In the Up-Down matches, he was able to defeat Code S regulars MarineKing and FruitDealer but was unable to secure a high enough group ranking to make it into Code S.

He has also qualified for Code A in 2011 Global StarCraft II League August and 2011 Global StarCraft II League October where he lost in the Round of 32 and Round of 16 respectively.

He almost qualified for the 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 but lost 2-1 to True in the finals of his bracket.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013[edit]

Dream qualified for Code A (Challenger League) in the first Heart of the Swarm GSL, but lost in the Ro48 against Trust.

In the 2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL, Dream was once again able to qualify for Code A (Challenger League). This time, he went on a 6-0 run against ParalyzE, RorO and FanTaSy, qualifying for Code S the next season for the first time in his career.

In his Code S Ro32 of the 2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL, Dream lost to Bbyong and Sleep and thus dropped to Code A again.

In late November, Dream was sent to the IEM Season VIII - Singapore to participate in the Open Bracket. He was barely able to qualify for the main tournament, and then finished last in his Ro16 group.

On 29 December, Dream made his Proleague debut, playing the first map in the opening match of the 2014 Proleague for MVP against Rain. Dream lost against some aggressive two-base blink stalker play from Rain and Team MVP went on to lose 0-3 against SK Telecom T1. Just two days later, Dream also lost his second game in Proleague, this time as the fourth player for MVP against ByuL, who was then playing for Incredible Miracle.

2014[edit]

In the beginning of 2014, Dream was finally able to grab his first wins in Proleague. He finished the season with a mediocre 6-6 record while his team, MVP, ranked seventh overall.

In individual leagues, 2014 was a bad year for Dream, as he was not able to qualify for any premier tournament after dropping out of Code A in the first season of the 2014 GSL.

On July 31, Dream left MVP after almost 4 years with the team. In late September, it was reported that Dream joined SK Telecom T1 along with INnoVation.

2015[edit]

After joining SK Telecom T1, Dream quickly showed improvement and he qualified for 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 and 2015 GSL Season 1: Code S. Through a 4-3 semifinals victory against Life, he reached the finals in the SSL, in which he lost 1-4 against Maru. He took 9-12th place in GSL, after losing against Solar, winning the loser's match against Rain but eventually losing the deciding match against Rogue in his Round of 16 group.

His second-place finish in the SSL qualified Dream for the 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 1. In the quarterfinals, Dream met Life again but this time the Zerg player won.

Dream continued his strong performance in Season 2. After beating Life 3-2 in the quarterfinals, he won 4-0 against herO in an impressive series, and made it once again to the finals of StarLeague. However, as in the previous season, he lost 4-1 in the finals, losing this time to his teammate Classic. Dream also was able to reach the Ro16 in the GSL this season once again.

Finishing second in SSL, Dream was eligible to play in the 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 2. There, he reached the semi-finals before losing to his teammate Dark 0-3.

However Dream's individual success fell of heavily towards the end of 2015, losing in Code A in the GSL and dropping out in the group stage of the SSL. Dream also already lost again Hydra in the 2015 WCS Global Finals.

In addition to his individual league success, Dream showed solid performances in the 2015 Proleague. In Round 3 Week 3, when SK Telecom T1 faced long time rival KT Rolster, Dream played his first ace match for SK Telecom T1, which he won by beating Life, whom he had met on many occasions before this year. Dream finished the season with a much improved 12-6 record and also won a map against Maru in the 2015 Proleague Finals, helping his team beat Jin Air Green Wings. Dream's Heart of the Swarm career was thus crowned by a Proleague championship.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

2015[edit]

On December 8, it was announced that Dream's contract among others with SK Telecom T1 was renewed.

Dream tried to qualify for the 2016 Global StarCraft II League Pre-Season Week 1 and the 2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1, but was unable to make it through any of the qualifiers. On December 29, Dream was finally able to qualify for the 2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Code A. There he faced HyuN, whom he defeated 3-2 in a nail-biting series, securing himself a spot in the first Code S season of the year.

2017[edit]

On May 13th it was announced that Dream would join the military on the 15th.[1]


Trivia[edit]

  • He is one of the youngest players to qualify for GSL Code A at the age of 14 (Korean age of 16).
  • He won TL.net's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the ninth week of the Gold Series Team Championship 2020 Spring Season as well as the overall Regular Season MVP Award.[2] Due to his fantastic all-kill against KaiZi Gaming he was also named Playoffs MVP and Best Terran of the season.[3]
  • He once again won TL.net's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the third week of the Gold Series Team Championship 2020 Fall Season.[4]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2015-07-123 - 4thLOTTE Homeshopping 2015 KeSPA Cup Season 20 : 3 Dark$1,788
2015-06-202nd2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2/Main Event1 : 4 Classic$9,025
2015-03-212nd2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1: Main Event1 : 4 Maru$9,025
2013-01-202ndIEM Season VII - Katowice1 : 3 First$3,300
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-09-111stITaX Super Series #224 : 2 DongRaeGu$120
2020-08-121stAlpha X Series Special #64 : 0 Zest$120
2020-06-121stAlpha Pro Series: Ultimate Showdown #64 : 1 Armani$190
2020-03-041stKubo Esports Cup - Spring Invitational3 : 1 Coffee$1,433
2019-12-091stAfreeca World 484 : 0 Solar$125
2019-09-131stAlibaba $1,000 Invitational4 : 3 GuMiho$600
2019-03-011stFriday Night Fight: South KoreaZZZZZ2-0Grp S.$125
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-08-162ndWar Chest Team League1 : 3$3,700
2020-06-282ndGold Series Team Championship 2020 Spring1 : 4$2,828
2015-10-101st2015 SK Telecom Proleague4 : 2$4,240
2013-07-202nd2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 13 : 5$1,424.08
In A2Major tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2020-05-023rdNeXT 2020 Spring1 : 4$354.75
2019-11-084thNeXT 2019 Autumn3 : 4$286.67
2016-11-202ndVSL Team League3 : 4$508
2015-07-041st2015 Proleague: Round 34 : 3$1,336.59
2015-02-141st2015 Proleague: Round 14 : 2$1,707.34
2014-04-012nd2014 Proleague: Round 21 : 4$524.95
2013-08-181stAcer TeamStory Cup Season 15 : 3$769.23
2013-03-281st2013 IGN Pro Team League5 : 4$1,500
2012-11-213 - 4th2012 IGN Pro Team League1 : 5$250
2011-12-223rdIPL Team Arena Challenge3 : 5$90.91
In A3Minor tournaments
DatePlaceEventTeamResultWinnings
2019-07-061stMomentum Cup Season 2 EU vs NA4 : 2$350
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete Results in any Tournament

Interviews[edit]

2016[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 0 - 10 %1 - 233.3 %0 - 0-0 - 0-1 - 325 %
as 471 - 30860.5 %219 - 24047.7 %389 - 30456.1 %4 - 0100 %1083 - 85256 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

TierTotal
Premier0314
Minor90514
Monthly0235
Weekly561324
Daily1045
Show Match82010
Total23132662

References[edit]

  1. @INSLOG_SC2 (2017-05-13). "Dream joins the military". Twitter.com.
  2. TheOneAboveU (2020-06-15). "Weekly MVP Award: BSG.Dream, Regular Season MVP Award: BSG.Dream". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  3. TheOneAboveU (2020-07-06). "Playoffs MVP Award & Best Terran: BSG.Dream". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  4. TheOneAboveU (2020-08-31). "Weekly MVP Award: BSG.Dream". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-08-31.