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[e][h] Golden
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Jo Myeong-hwan
July 19, 1994 (age 28)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Years active:
2010 - 2014
2016 - 2017
2020 - Present
Years active (caster):
2016 - 2017
2010-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-11-30 — 2012-01-16
2012-01-21 — 2012-07-22
2012-08-02 — 2012-12-04
2013-01-06 — 2013-11-24
2014-01-31 — 2014-10-06
2016-11-13 — 2017-12-28
2018-01-13 — 2019-09-03
2021-01-01 — 2021-05-01
Recent Matches
Golden  South Korea
South Korea  Solar
2022-08-01 00:00:18UTC  
Golden  South Korea
Canada  trigger
2022-08-01 00:00:05UTC  
Golden  South Korea
Italy  Reynor
2022-07-18 00:00:16UTC  
Golden  South Korea
France  Ragnar
2022-07-18 00:00:01UTC  
Golden  South Korea
Non-representing  SKillous
2022-07-11 00:00:02UTC  

Jo "Golden" Myeong-hwan (born July 19, 1994) is a Korean Zerg player.


Golden was a member of fOu before transferring to SlayerS.

On January 16, 2012, he announced that he had left SlayerS with the intention to join a foreign team.[1] On January 21, 2012 it was announced he joined LighT eSports with stalife.[2]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Golden qualified for 2010 Sony Ericsson Starcraft II Open Season 3 by beating NangChun in the qualifiers. He managed to beat TheWinD in the Round of 64 but was knocked out by Squirtle in the Round of 32.

Golden requalified for Code A in the 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 by beating Sirius in the Preliminaries.

On July 19, 2012, Golden announced that the coming MLG Summer Arena would be his last event with LighT eSports.[3]

On August 2, 2012, Golden joined Quantic Gaming.[4]

He would be left teamless following Quantic disbanding, though would be picked up by StarTale some time later.[5]

Code A[edit]

In the GSL Code A Tiebreaker Matches, Golden was put into group C. He managed to beat players Monster, TaeJa and PhoeNix but lost to Moon, August and BBi, ending with a score of 3-3 which let him qualify for Code A in the GSL January.

He would be ousted 2-0 by eventual Code A runner up ByuN, knocking him completely out of the tournament.

Foreign Tournaments[edit]

Golden would play in the IPL 4 Open Bracket, he beat his first 2 opponent 2-0, and 2-1 respectively, he would go on to lose 0-2 vs Leenock dropping him into the losers bracket. His first opponent was TLO who he beat 2-1, he would go on to defeat Scarlett and then lose to Swedish Protoss Player SaSe ending his tournament run. Golden played in HomeStory Cup V, he managed to make the playoffs, his first opponent in the Round of 8 was sLivko, Golden won in a close series with a 3-2 score. His next opponent was YongHwa whom golden lost to 1-3. A third place match took place where he played against MC he ended up losing 0-3, his final placing that tournament was 4th.

Golden would make a return to IPL with IPL 5, in his first round he played against Genius who he lost to, he would then win against his first losers bracket opponent to lose to fellow zerg player BBoongBBoong.

Golden won the NASL S4 Open Tournament against SortOf with a score of 3-2, this allowed him to participate in the Round of 16 Main Tournament bracket, his first opponent was Arthur who was a former SlayerS Protoss player, Golden managed to barely win with a score of 3-2 advancing him into the offline portion of the tournament. His opponent was Polt. Golden managed to win 1 game but that was all, Polt would win 3-1 advancing him over Golden.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Golden participated in the Red Bull Training Grounds. He was in Group B, he won all 3 of his matches vs DeMusliM, puCK, and SeleCT. He went on to face Canadian player Kane who he defeated 3-1 which put him into the finals against his team-mate Sound, Golden managed to win 4-2 crowning him the champion.

Golden was invited to Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City as he was the champion of the Red Bull Training Grounds. Golden announced right before the event that this would be his last tournament and he would retire after it. Golden Played in Group A where he faced against his soon to be ex-teammate Bomber and Scarlett. Golden would lose both series 0-2 knocking him out of his last tournament.

On December 17, 2013, Golden announced he would stream under sponsorship from Ownaj and Clarity Gaming until his military service in December 9, 2014. He would not return to progaming or join Clarity Gaming's roster.[6][7] However on January 30, 2014, he announced that he had reversed his decision and would come out of retirement since his draft notice calls for him to enlist in December instead of March as he originally thought. He also announced intentions to enter WCS in Season 2, perhaps in America, and also to enter foreign tournaments.[8]

On New Year's Day 2014, he also announced that he was organizing a 4-person tournament to support HyuN after the collapse of Quantic Gaming, which left HyuN owed $23,000 in back pay. The event will feature jjakji, StarDust, MC and Symbol as well as Golden and HyuN as casters.[9]

After being knocked out of the Round of 4 for the second season in a row in the 2014 WCS Season 3 Europe Premier League, Golden announced his retirement to perform his military service.[10]

Legacy of the Void[edit]

In September 2016, Golden was released from military service and began streaming.

On November 13, 2016, Golden announced that he is joined team mYinsanity.[11]

Hosting Tournaments, Showmatches[edit]


  • Wrote a letter to the SlayerS team after it was announced that he was leaving.[12]
  • Organized an APM League with a special rule - players must average 200 APM for a match and win to advance.[13]


In A1Premier Tournaments
2014-10-053rd - 4th2014 WCS Season 3 Europe Premier LeagueAlien InvasionAlien Invasion0 : 3$7,500
2014-07-063rd - 4th2014 WCS Season 2 Europe Premier LeagueAlien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 3$7,500
2013-11-233rd2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2StarTaleStarTale2 : 8AZUBUAZUBU$376.83
2012-07-084thHomeStory Cup VLighT eSportsLighT eSports0 : 3$2,000
2011-03-241stGlobal Starcraft II Team League MarchSlayerSSlayerS5 : 4Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle$1,276.93
In A2Major Tournaments
2014-08-162ndESET Masters 2013Alien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 3$5,000
2014-08-133rd - 4thESL Pro Series Germany - Summer Season 2014Alien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 3$735.08
2013-06-231stRed Bull Training GroundsStarTaleStarTale4 : 2$3,200
2012-06-174thGIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN InvitationalLighT eSportsLighT eSports2 : 3$500
In A3Minor Tournaments
2014-12-022ndCascade1xbet Clan League Season 6Alien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 4Punchline ESCPunchline ESC$75
2014-07-022ndESL Pro Series Germany - Summer Season 2014: Cup #3Alien InvasionAlien Invasion0 : 2$163.88
2014-06-171stGo4SC2 May 2014Alien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 0$406.40
2014-04-282ndWinamax Expresso InvitationalAlien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 3mousesportsmousesports$27.27
2014-04-151stGo4SC2 March 2014Alien InvasionAlien Invasion2 : 1$414.42
2012-05-232ndvVv's Wednesday Night StarCraft #39LighT eSportsLighT eSports1 : 4vVv GamingvVv Gaming$0
In A4Basic Tournaments
2014-03-241stGo4SC2 Premium Qualifier March 2014 Cup 3Alien InvasionAlien Invasion3 : 0$69.19
2012-05-291stPlayhem EU Daily 257LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-05-291stPlayhem NA Daily 257LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-05-281stPlayhem NA Daily 256LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-05-271stPlayhem NA Daily 255LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-05-141stPlayhem EU Daily 242LighT eSportsLighT eSports2 : 0$275
2012-04-031stPlayhem NA Daily 201LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-04-031stPlayhem EU Daily 201LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-04-011stPlayhem NA Daily 199LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-03-301stPlayhem NA Daily 197LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$60
2012-03-091stPlayhem NA Daily 176LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$60
2012-02-171stPlayhem NA Daily 155LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$60
2012-02-161stPlayhem NA Daily 154LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-02-111stPlayhem NA Daily 149LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$60
2012-02-021stPlayhem NA Daily 140LighT eSportsLighT eSports– : –$45
2012-01-281stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 36LighT eSportsLighT eSports3 : 0$100
Complete list of results in any tournament






External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss2 - 166.7 %0 - 20 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 340 %
as Zerg226 - 21950.8 %172 - 15352.9 %215 - 19452.6 %17 - 289.5 %630 - 56852.6 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 40 %2 - 0100 %2 - 433.3 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics