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ForGG

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[e][h] ForGG
Player Information
Name:
박지수
Romanized Name:
Park Ji-soo
Nationality:
Born:
February 13, 1990 (age 32)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
MǂForGG, oGsFin, Fin, oGsForGG, Raptor, Apex, ChooseGoose, Freakhill
Approx. Total Winnings:
$148,969
EPT KR rank:
Military Service:
Fulfilled
Years active:
2011 - 2015
2020 - Present
Links
Achievements
History
2006-??-?? — 2009-??-??
2009-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-??-?? — 2011-??-??
 (Inactive)
2011-??-?? — 2012-??-??
2012-06-28 — 2015-12-03
Retired:
2015
Recent Matches
ForGG  South Korea1:2South Korea  KeeN
March 11, 2022 - 8:30 UTC
ForGG  South Korea0:2South Korea  Ryung
March 11, 2022 - 8:30 UTC
ForGG  South Korea0:2South Korea  GuMiho
March 11, 2022 - 8:30 UTC
ForGG  South Korea2:1South Korea  Chance
March 11, 2022 - 8:30 UTC
ForGG  South Korea0:2South Korea  ByuN
March 11, 2022 - 8:30 UTC


Park "ForGG" Ji-soo (born February 13, 1990) is a retired Korean Terran player.

During his Brood War career he was well known under the ID fOrGG. Upon switching to StarCraft II and joining Old Generations he used the nick Fin. He changed his ID to ForGG upon joining Millenium.

Biography[edit]

ForGG played Brood War for Lecaf Oz and KT Rolster. His greatest successes include winning the 2008 Arena MSL (solo), the 2007 Shinhan Proleague with Lecaf Oz and the 2009-10 Shinhan Proleague with KT Rolster. He retired on 28 December 2010. On 30 September 2011, it was announced he would be joining oGs.[1] On the 27th of June 2012, it was announced that he joined Millenium.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

ForGG made his debut in the South Korean pro scene in the ESV TV Korean Weekly 12, where he took out Terius, Heart, Lots and Jjun before being defeated by AnNyeong in the semifinals.

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

On October 13, 2011, ForGG participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 12. After taking down Terius, Heart, Lots, and Jjun, ForGG went on to face AnNyeong. He was not able to advance any further after he lost to AnNyeong by a score of 1-3 and fell in to the 3rd/4th place match. He was able to defeat Min by a score of W-0, and was able to take third place.

Code A[edit]

ForGG made it into Code A of GSL November through the qualifiers, where he made his GSL debut.[3] In the Round of 48, he defeated Sage 2-0 and advanced. ForGG defeated Polt 2-0 in the Round of 32.[4] He faced July in the Round of 24 (a match-up of former Brood War champions) and won the series 2-0, securing a Code S spot.

Code S[edit]

ForGG made his debut in Code S in GSL 2012 Season 1. Despite his domination in Code A last season, ForGG would end up placing last in his Code S group losing to both Leenock and MC to drop him back down to Code A.

Transfer to Millenium[edit]

His transfer to Millenium was announced on June 26, 2012, live on Millenium TV. He joined a European gaming house to be able to participate in foreign tournaments like DreamHack or the LAN Assembly. He had to cancel his participation in Code S to fly to France, as well as forfeit his Code A match against his friend and former team mate TheStC. Ironically, they would meet twice in the following months, during Assembly Summer 2012 and Dreamhack Valencia.

Initial Successes in Europe (Shining Summer)[edit]

ForGG has literally harvested a lot of European tournaments during Summer 2012. His first event offline under the colors of Millenium was the Assembly Summer 2012. He passed the first and the second group stages, only losing to Moon, then went to face TheStC, in a remake for history of their missed code A match. He was able to beat his former teammate 3-2 on a close series. He was defeated in semifinal by TaeJa, the undefeated beast of this summer. However, he took his revenge against Moon, inflicting him a crushing defeat on the score of 3-0 and taking the 3rd place.

ForGG's next event was IEM Cologne. Despite a good second place in his group stage (ahead good players like SortOf, Inori and PuMa), he got crushed in the quarterfinals by the rising zerg from Spain VortiX 3-0.

One week later, he was in Berlin for the Campus Party Europe alongside with his teammate Feast, which was attended by strong players like SuperNoVa, Snute and Ret. He was able to reach the fourth place, losing against the winner of this tournament SuperNoVa and the runner-up Snute.

The New Poulidor (September - November 2012)[edit]

The peak of his trip was reached at the Dreamhack Valencia. He made a very impressive run to the finals, taking down his former teammate Stephano, with an epic come back in the game two. He was stopped 3 to 2 by his nemesis TaeJa (who was in a hot streak at this time) in a close series, despite an early 2 - 0 lead. But thanks to his second place he earned a spot for Dreamhack Winter 2012.

His next offline event was the ESWC 2012, on the beginning of November. He didn't drop a single game in his group stage, and reach the final by losing only one game against Harstem. He was looked as the favorite against MaNa (who did surprisingly beat Stephano in the semifinal). Unfortunately, he was sharply defeated 2 -0. For the second time in two consecutive events, he fall in the final, making a similitude with the French cyclist Poulidor.

Winter is Coming (November - February 2012)[edit]

ForGG had a disappointing Dreamhack Winter 2012, falling in the group stage after loss against NaNiwa, HerO and ThorZaIN. He also had to return to Korea due to visa issues, and was not able to participate to the Numericable M-House Cup despite having earned previously a spot. Back in Korea, he didn't attempt to requalify for code A, and mostly trained for Heart Of The Swarm, showing his skills in the game by not losing an single map on the 4 series he played at the Iron Squid 2 King Of The Hill.

Back to Europe[edit]

He made his come back in Europe during the month of February, returning in the Millenium's gaming house. He qualified himself for the ESET UK Master 2013 season 1, beating Shew, Fuzer and Strelok without dropping a single game. He also signed 2 all kills against Team PrOperty and Fnatic in the Cascade Clan League Season 4.

On November 25, 2015 ForGG announced that he was going to head back to South Korea[5] and just a week later he announced to be leaving team Millenium[6] after more than 3 years.

On March 11, 2016, ForGG announced on his YouTube channel that he would be going into military service for one year and nine months starting on May 3, 2016.[7]

Trivia[edit]

  • ForGG was the only player who beat Jaedong in a best of 5 Series in 2008, taking the victory 3-0 and winning Arena MSL. There, he also acquired his theme song 'The Pretender' by the Foo Fighters.
  • He started to play StarCraft II under the ID "Raptor" beginning on the 16th of July 2011.[8]
  • Was said to have defeated StarCraft: Brood War progamer HiyA so soundly in practice that HiyA abandoned all thought of playing StarCraft II competitively.[9]
  • His play is very very aggressive, taking advantage against his opponents by great micro/multi task and superior mechanics.
  • He popularised the Hellion/Banshee style in Europe.
  • Asked Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico for a lucky kiss just before the Dreamhack Valencia Grand Final, which she gave him.[10]
  • Was featured in Madals' APM compilation at 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm.
  • After winning 2014 DreamHack Open: Winter, ForGG became the third Brood War champion to win a title on StarCraft II after Jaedong and Flash.
  • Received around $7,300 from donations during his last stream before going into military service.[11]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-09-13CA3 - 4th2015 WCS Season 3 Premier LeagueMilleniumMillenium1 : 3$10,000
2014-11-29AA1st2014 DreamHack Open: WinterMilleniumMillenium4 : 2$30,000
2014-09-27CA3 - 4th2014 DreamHack Open: StockholmMilleniumMillenium0 : 2$3,000
2014-07-06CA3 - 4th2014 WCS Season 2 Europe Premier LeagueMilleniumMillenium1 : 3$7,500
2014-02-01CA3 - 4thASUS ROG Winter 2014MilleniumMillenium2 : 3$3,000
2013-05-26CA3 - 4th2013 WCS Season 1 Europe: Premier LeagueMilleniumMillenium1 : 3$7,000
2012-11-03BA2ndElectronic Sports World Cup 2012MilleniumMillenium0 : 2$12,000
2012-09-23BA2ndDreamHack EIZO Open: ValenciaMilleniumMillenium2 : 3$6,091.96
2012-08-04CA3rdASUS ROG Summer 2012MilleniumMillenium3 : 0$4,000
2011-12-06AK1 - 12th2011 Global StarCraft II League November: Code AOld GenerationsOld Generations2 : 0$890
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-09-02AA1stCascade1xbet Clan League Season 7MilleniumMillenium4 : 3CascadeCascade$240
2014-04-20AA1stGamers Assembly 2014MilleniumMillenium3 : 0$2,210.34
2013-12-22DA4thNumericable M-House Cup 3MilleniumMillenium0 : 1$273.46
2013-09-20AA1stMillenium Show CupMilleniumMillenium3 : 0$2,975.72
2013-08-18EA5thAcer TeamStory Cup Season 1MilleniumMillenium– : –Team AcerTeam Acer$428.57
2013-06-02BA2ndNumericable M-House Cup2MilleniumMillenium0 : 4$1,949.10
2012-08-24DA4thCampus PartyMilleniumMillenium1 : 2$1,500
2012-03-09CA3rdIPL Team Arena Challenge 2Old GenerationsOld Generations2 : 5New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo$375
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2015-02-03AA1stMyStarCraft Arena #6MilleniumMillenium3 : 1$827
2014-12-21BA2ndCaseKing X-Mas CupMilleniumMillenium0 : 3$873
2014-06-23BA2ndWarHounds Season 3MilleniumMillenium1 : 3$100
2014-05-16AA1stMM Anoss CupMilleniumMillenium3 : 1$205.42
2014-04-04AA1stGfinity Elite DivisionMilleniumMillenium4–1Grp S.$2,000
2014-03-06AA1stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #2MilleniumMillenium4 : 3Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$100
2013-10-28BA2ndCascade1xbet Clan League Season 5MilleniumMillenium2 : 4Empire-EnceEmpire-Ence$75
2013-03-31AA1stGamers Assembly 2013 Mad Catz Open TournamentMilleniumMillenium3 : 0$2,561.85
2013-03-30AA1stGamers Assembly 2013 MadCatZ InvitationalMilleniumMillenium3 : 0$1,282.25
2012-09-13BA2ndNVIDIA SC2 HotS CupMilleniumMillenium1 : 4$1,169.42
2012-08-12AA1stGIGABYTE NVIDIA Invitational #3MilleniumMilleniumW : FF$614.37
In A4Basic Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2014-11-16AA1stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #233MilleniumMillenium3 : 1$125.21
2014-10-13AA1stMONEY $PEAK$ Match 1MilleniumMillenium4 : 1$175
2013-03-16AA1stDLcompare.com HotS CupMilleniumMillenium3 : 0$65.40
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
DateEventResult
Complete list of results in any tournament

Championships[edit]

DreamHack DreamHack Champion
DreamHack Open: Stockholm
Preceded By:
South Korea  Solar
DreamHack Open: Winter
29 November 2014 - 9 May 2015
South Korea  ForGG
DreamHack Open: Tours
Succeeded By:
South Korea  PartinG

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as 217 - 16556.8 %206 - 11564.2 %226 - 16158.4 %2 - 0100 %651 - 44159.6 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier22610
A2Major2103
A3Minor63211
Total106824

References[edit]