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[e][h] Hydra
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Shin Dong-won
September 4, 1991 (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
2015 WCS Season 2 Premier League2015 WCS Season 2 Premier League2016 DreamHack Open: Austin2016 DreamHack Open: Austin
 × 1
2011-05-08 — 2014-09-11
2014-09-24 — Present

Shin "Hydra" Dong-won (born September 4, 1991) is a retired Korean Zerg player who is currently playing for ROOT Gaming.


Hydra's crowning achievement in the Brood War era was his victory in the PDPop MSL in 2011.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Hydra lost his first official StarCraft II match during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2 against Trap.[1]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Hydra joined ROOT Gaming on September 24, 2014.[2] Due to acquiring a visa, Hydra is able to participate in WCS. In 2015 WCS Season 1 he reached the finals but ultimately fell short 3-4 against Polt. Unfazed by the defeat, Hydra returned to the finals in 2015 WCS Season 2, beat Lilbow 4-2 and, at last, became a champion.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

Hydra qualified for the 2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his wedding.[3] Subsequently, Hydra announced that he would be retiring as he is doing his military service at the end of the year.[4]

Videos & Replays[edit]

June 2015[edit]

Bunny (T) vs Hydra (Z) - (Best of 7 Playlist) - (m(EAT) Grinder Showmatches)

First Person View Match VODS[edit]






  • Can only see outlines with his left eye because of a childhood accident in which his eye got damaged by broken glass.
  • Lost his first SC2 official match against Trap during the hybrid 2011-2012 Proleague Season 2.[1]
  • Winning the second season of the 2015 WCS, Hydra is the fourth Brood War Champion to win a Starcraft II title along with Jaedong, Flash, and ForGG.
  • His favourite food is pizza, but he also really like Five Guys burgers.


In A1Premier tournaments
2016-05-081st2016 DreamHack Open: AustinROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 Neeb$16,000
2016-03-053 - 4th2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit ChampionshipROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 3 Snute$10,000
2015-06-281st2015 WCS Season 2 Premier LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2 Lilbow$30,000
2015-04-052nd2015 WCS Season 1 Premier LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 4 Polt$15,000
2013-12-013 - 4thIEM Season VIII - SingaporeCJ EntusCJ Entus0 : 3 San$2,000
In A2Major tournaments
2016-07-092nd2016 WCS Summer Regional Challengers: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 MaSa$1,200
2016-04-094th2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3 puCK$800
2016-02-142nd2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: North AmericaROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Polt$1,200
2015-09-153 - 4thASL Season 5 Prime LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4 HyuN$500
2015-08-234thHell, It's Aboot TimeROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 2 Seed$1,020
2015-05-032ndGfinity Spring Masters IIROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4 Solar$3,000
2015-04-301 - 31st2015 WCS Season 2 Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
2015-04-183 - 4thASL Season 4 Prime LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4 Rain$500
2015-03-292ndGfinity Spring Masters IROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 4 PartinG$3,000
2015-01-251 - 32nd2015 WCS Season 1 Challenger LeagueROOT GamingROOT Gaming$0
2014-08-104thRed Bull Battle Grounds: GlobalCJ EntusCJ Entus1 : 2 Impact$1,100
2013-10-171 - 12th2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL: Challenger LeagueCJ EntusCJ Entus2 : 1 KangHo$892
In A3Minor tournaments
2016-11-042ndSHOUTcraft Kings November 2016ROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 1 Nerchio$2,000
2016-07-011stSGL Cup 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Billowy$400
2016-06-252ndNA Ladder Heroes MayROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 3 PiLiPiLi$100
2016-06-211stSGL Cup 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 BreakingGG$400
2016-06-201stPolygon Invitational #2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 0 Kas$108.33
2016-05-101stGo4SC2 April 2016ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 SpaceMarine$341
2016-04-252ndMonday Night Gauntlet #5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 4 Neeb$100
2016-04-241stMatcherino Weekerino Cup 5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Elazer$279
2016-04-202ndOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: April 2016ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4 Reality$200
2016-04-151stOlimoLeague Week #60ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 TRUE$100
2016-04-122ndGo4SC2 March 2016ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 3 uThermal$170
2016-04-101stMasters Cup 68ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 RuFF$75
2016-04-031stMatcherino Weekerino Cup 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Billowy$547
2016-04-021stChairs4Gaming Cup 5ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Beastyqt$60
2016-03-281stCorsair Cup 16ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 Bly$60
2016-02-161stCorsair Cup 11ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 State$60
2016-01-291stCorsair Cup 8ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 PiLiPiLi$75
2015-10-241stHeart of the Swarm Farewell TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Jason$160
2015-09-221stGo4SC2 August 2015ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 Snute$333
2015-09-052ndTournament of Champions #3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 4 aLive$50
2015-08-021stGauntlet Cup Global FinalsROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 0 TRUE$650
2015-05-221stMasters Cup 54ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 Heart$75
2015-05-041stStarcraft 2 Legends BattleROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Patience$334.30
2015-04-191stDingIt Round Robin InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 3 PartinG$2,500
2015-02-111stGo4SC2 January 2015ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Strelok$339.92
2015-02-071stdesRow NA Weekly February #1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Arthur$75
2015-01-191stGo4SC2 December 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Verdi$348.10
2015-01-041stOlimoLeague Week #17ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Impact$100
2014-12-271st100$ Online Cup Powered by G1KROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 intense$75
2014-10-061stLeifeng Cup 17ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Miso$50
In A4Basic tournaments
2016-08-071stNA Ladder Heroes August 2016 Week 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$50
2016-07-241stNA Ladder Heroes July 2016 Week 4ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$50
2016-07-031stNA Ladder Heroes July 2016 Week 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming$50
2016-06-261stGo4SC2 Cup 585ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Beastyqt$110.35
2016-04-171stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2016: Week 2 Match 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 1 Seed$60
2016-04-101stSC2 Americas Open #63ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 PandaBearMe$50
2016-03-271stSC2 Americas Open #61ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 MaSa$50
2016-02-071stSC2 Americas Open #54ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2 NaNiwa$50
2016-01-281stASL Bacon Infinity Weekly Cup 13ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Nerchio$53.43
2015-10-181stGo4SC2 Cup 516ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Apocalypse$112.01
2015-10-041stGo4SC2 Cup 512ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 Guru$112.01
2015-09-291stASL Bacon Infinity Weekly Cup 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Apocalypse$55.88
2015-08-091stGo4SC2 Cup 496ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Bly$109.62
2015-08-091stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2015: August, Week 1 Match 3ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 3 PartinG$60
2015-06-191stRottiShowmatches Day 4 Match 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Snute$100
2015-06-141stGo4SC2 Cup 480ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 KiToO$112.21
2015-06-071stGo4SC2 Cup 478ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1 Nerchio$111.02
2015-05-311stGo4SC2 Cup 476ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Lilbow$109.60
2015-03-081stDingIt Showmatches Match 15ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 0 MaSa$150
2015-02-151stGo4SC2 Cup 446ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 Petraeus$113.98
2015-01-181stGo4SC2 Cup 438ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 1 Lilbow$115.63
2015-01-111stGo4SC2 Cup 436ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Starbuck$118.68
2015-01-041stGo4SC2 Cup 434ROOT GamingROOT Gaming2 : 0 Bly$119.46
2014-12-281stGfinity 1v1 Cup 28 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming Nerchio$155.52
2014-12-211stGo4SC2 Cup 433ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0 Strelok$122.21
2014-12-191stGfinity 1v1 Cup 19 Dec 2014ROOT GamingROOT Gaming DaNa$156.27
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2016-01-032ndNationWars IIISouth KoreaSouth Korea0 : 5FranceFrance$1,463.81
2012-09-221st2011-12 SK Planet Proleague Season 2CJ EntusCJ Entus2 : 0Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN$7,942.89
In A2Major tournaments
2014-05-202nd2014 Proleague: Round 3CJ EntusCJ Entus2 : 4SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1$443.24
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete Results in any Tournament


World Championship Series StarCraft II World Championship Series
2015 WCS Season 1
Preceded By:
South Korea  Polt
2015 WCS Season 2
28 June 2015 – 13 September 2015
South Korea  Hydra
2015 WCS Season 3
Succeeded By:
France  Lilbow


External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics