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[e][h]Protoss HongUn
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Ahn Hong-wook
March 26, 1987 (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
HongUn.Prime.WE, eSahara.HoungUn, WeHongUn, AL.HongUn
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Years Active:
2010 - 2012
2010-??-?? — 2011-11-17Prime
2012-01-15 — 2012-03-22eSahara
2012-03-22 — 2012-06-18Absolute Legends
2012-06-26 — PresentRetirement
Recent Matches
HongUn Protoss South Korea
South Korea Terran MMA
June 26, 2012 - 18:10 KST  
HongUn Protoss South Korea
South Korea Zerg Luvsic
November 14, 2011 - 20:00 KST  
HongUn Protoss South Korea
South Korea Zerg July
August 24, 2011 - 20:00 KST  
HongUn Protoss South Korea
South Korea Zerg NesTea
July 25, 2011 - 18:10 KST  
HongUn Protoss South Korea
South Korea Protoss MC
July 19, 2011 - 20:00 KST  

Ahn "HongUn" Hong-wook (born March 26, 1987) is a retired Korean Protoss player who last played for Absolute Legends.

He is remembered for his success in the early seasons of the GSL with two 3-4th place finishes and known for being one of the few Protoss players to incorporate the Carrier. On June 26, 2012 HongUn announced his retirement from competitive StarCraft II.[1]


HongUn is a competitive StarCraft II player from South Korea. He was a player on team Prime, but he then left the team. The 15th January 2012, it was announced that he joined eSahara.[2] When Absolute Legends absorbed the eSahara squad it was announced that HongUn would also be moving to Absolute Legends.[3]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

HongUn has been able to qualify for all of the GOMTV Global Starcraft II League Open seasons, the only Protoss player on the Prime team to do so. In the first season he was able to qualify for S-Class making it to the quarterfinals before losing to oGsEnsnare. The following season, HongUn was defeated by Kyrix in the Round of 64 in what many considered an upset at the time. HongUn qualified for GSL Season 3. After he defeated FruitDealer in the Round of 8, he alongside oGsMC became the first Protoss players to reach the final 4 in any GSL. He would try a variety of different builds in the semifinals but ultimately lose 2-4 to Rain.


In 2011, for the first Code S tournament in January, HongUn would be sent to the Up and Down Matches after falling 1-2 in the group stages to Hyperdub. He managed to fend off Moon, 2-1, and retain his Code S status for the proceeding tournament. HongUn would make a fairly deep run into GSL March, taking out players such as TOP and Jinro before being swept by MC in the Round of 8. HongUn would continue to struggle with early exits in the proceeding GSLs but always managed to remain in Code S. He would see a surprising resurgence during the GSL July season where he eliminated MC 3-1 in a rematch at the Round of 8 with heavy 4gate usage. He would be swiftly eliminated 0-3 by NesTea in the semifinals.

In GSL October, HongUn placed last in his group with a score of 0-2, therefore needing to play in the Up and Down Matches. There, he would place last, beating only KeeN, therefore dropping down to Code A for the first time.

The next season, GSL November, HongUn lost his first match 1-2 against Luvsic, and therefore lost his Code A status.

On May 27, 2012 Hongun participated in the GSL Season 3 qualifiers where he defeated Journey in the finals of his bracket and re qualified for the GSL. In the first round of 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code A he faced MMA and was defeated 2-0. Shortly after the match HongUn announced his retirement from professional StarCraft II[1]

Outside Korea[edit]

It was announced on Sept 16th that HongUn would be participating at MLG Orlando as part of the GSL-MLG Exchange Program.[4] He would place third in his group losing to Ret and TheStC. In the Championship Bracket, HongUn would beat HerO and July before falling to IdrA 0-2.


  • Was the first player in GSL history to make a Carrier in Season 3 where he took down JSL in the round of 32 with it.
  • Was the first player in GSL history to use a Carrier centric build in his GSL October Up&Down match vs KeeN.
  • Was the first Protoss to reach the Ro4 in a GSL (accomplished in GSL Open Season 3, one day before MC).


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Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs ZergTotal
as Protoss9 - 1340.9 %34 - 3450 %39 - 4347.6 %82 - 9047.7 %
as Terran0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 10 %0 - 10 %
Σ9 - 1340.9 %34 - 3450 %39 - 4447 %82 - 9147.4 %

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