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[e][h] iAsonu
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Zhou Hang
November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19) (age 28)
Alternate IDs:
iG.iA, iA, NT.iA, NT.iAsonu, MilkyaW, aSim, Starry
Total Earnings:
Approx. Earnings 2020:
2013-12-01 — Present

Zhou "iAsonu" Hang, also known as iA, is a Chinese Zerg player playing for Invictus Gaming.


iAsonu is an undergraduate student in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, one of the top universities in China. He has recently started working full time in the corporate sector.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2014: The first step into the pro-scene[edit]

iAsonu persuaded his parents that he was able to postpone his undergraduate study for one year and joined Invictus Gaming, trying to be a full-time progamer.[1]

He qualified for the 2014 WCS America Season 1 Challenger League in the Wildcard qualifier by beating most notably XY and ElhayM.iAsonu faced Arthur in the Challenger match and, despite having promising macro, fell to Arthur's aggressions 1-3, unable to advance into Premier this season.

Despite qualifying for Challenger from the Chinese qualifier, iAsonu was banned from participation in 2014 WCS Season 3 for being XY's accomplice in trading wins on ladder.[2]

He decided to continue his study following the suspension and the commence of the new academic semester in China. During his term in the university, he still kept his passion and continued practising in his spare time. It has been seen he gathered considerable rising momentum as he managed to grab two silver medals in the fierce domestic tournaments at the end of 2014, one is on National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014, the other being 2014 G-League.

2015: Success in China[edit]

Starting from the new year, iAsonu was able to participate the WCS tournament once again. He qualified for Season 1 Premier League after beating XY 3:2 in China Challenger, which gave he the opportunity of travelling abroad to attend offline tournament for the first time. Unfortunately, he was eliminated early in the Group G by two of the eventual top 4 players of the season, ShoWTimE and Hydra.

He went back to China, attending the Playoff stage of GPL 2015 Season 1. Since this season, the China Challenger of WCS has been combined with GPL Playoff Ro8. iAsonu took a clean sweep against one of the Chinese veteran, Courage. He then went on to dismiss Jim, who dominated the Chinese scene over the last two years, in the semifinal and ultimately won the tournament by beating TooDming in the Grand Final.

In the next two months, iAsonu constantly showed strong performance in local events in China. Although it was during the examination season of Chinese university, he still managed to enter the final stage of GPL once again, where he lost to Jim 1-4. After the academic semester ended, he attended the offline final of 2015 G-League and lifted the trophy after beating XY.

In 2015 WCS Season 2 and 2015 WCS Season 3, he got the best results among all Mainland Chinese players, with a Ro16 finish in Season 2 and a Ro24 finish in Season 3.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

GPL 2015 International Challenge[edit]

He beat Lilbow twice in the 1v1 mode. At last, he got the two runner-ups, one in 1v1 tournament, the other in archon mode tournament.

2016 WCS Circuit[edit]

Although he got the ticket to 2016 DreamHack Open: Leipzig, he had to forfeit the tournament due to schedule conflict with GPL 2015 Grand Finals.

Due to the latency between China and NA server, many Chinese players forfeited the NA Server Qualifiers of 2016 WCS Winter Circuit Championship. Most of the remaining Chinese players who tried their luck got eliminated. However, iAsonu became the only one to get through the qualifier by beating Bails, State and Kelazhur.

In Katowice, before the tournament started, almost all people thought TLO was stronger than he. However, after losing the first game, at last, he won TLO by the score of 3-1. During Ro16, he didn't continue his good state and lost to Elazer by the score of 1-3.

As the invited player of Gold Series International 2016, he was eliminated in Group A after losing to PtitDrogo and Harstem.

Later, He got the ticket to 2016 DreamHack Open: Austin. After winning sWs twice, he met Kelazhur again after WCS Winter Qualifiers and WCS Spring Qualifiers. He won this opposite player by 3-0 again though He lost to puCK and got the result of Ro16 for the third time.

A week later, he felt not good and lost to uThermal by 0-3 in 2016 WCS Spring Circuit Championship.

In IEM Season XI - Shanghai, because MajOr forfeited his spot due to passport issues. iAsonu got the replacement spot against ShoWTimE. He lost to ShoWTimE by 1-3 and got eliminated in Ro16. This is the fourth time he finished in Ro16 in this year's the premier tournaments.


  • His two IDs, iA and luka, are both from a singing voice synthesizer - Vocaloid.
  • The first Chinese player to take interviews completely in English.[3]
  • The term, 南航北驰 (Zhou Hang (iAsonu) in the south and Ma Chi (Exia) in the north), was coined to praise them. The duo were the two best zerg players in Chinese college leagues before Exia switched to Heroes of the Storm.
  • In Match #2 of Alienware Challenge Cup, he finished his first All-kill though it is only a showmatch tournament.
  • He is the only player to have qualified to all the 2017 WSC Circuit Events through the Chinese Qualifiers.
  • He won's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the opening week of the China Team Championship 2019 Season 2.[4]


In A1Premier tournaments
2019-06-163rdGold Professional Championship 2019 Season 12 : 3 INnoVatioN$2,889
In A2Major tournaments
2020-01-032ndGPC 2019 - Grand Finals3 : 4 TIME$4,308
2019-12-141stWESG 2019 - China Qualifier4 : 3 Cyan$7,172
2019-07-283rd2019 WCS Fall: China Qualifier3 : 0 Firefly$1,454
2019-06-072nd2019 WCS Summer: China Qualifier0 : 4 TIME$2,984
2019-01-061stNational Electronic Sports Open 20184 : 0 XiGua$7,338
2018-11-113rd2018 Suning "Lion king" Invitational3 : 2 Scarlett$1,468
2018-10-033rdWESG 2018 - China Qualifier3 : 2 XY$1,460
2018-09-262ndNeXT 2018 Summer1 : 4 Solar$2,926
2018-05-121stGPL 2018 Season 24 : 0 XY$4,743
2018-02-042ndGPL 2017 - Grand Finals1 : 3 TIME$4,767
2017-12-171stNational Electronic Sports Open 20174 : 3 TooDming$7,557
2017-09-101stWESG 2017 - Asia-Pacific China Qualifier3 : 1 XiGua$4,530
2017-08-161stGPL 2017 Season 34 : 0 Cyan$5,400
2017-06-302ndGPL 2017 Season 22-1Grp S.$3,610
2017-05-211stGPL 2017 Season 1 Second Half4 : 2 TooDming$2,760.04
2017-04-091stGPL 2017 Season 1 First Half4 : 2 TIME$2,752.33
2017-01-082ndGPL 2016 - Grand Finals0 : 3 TooDming$4,326
2017-01-011stNational Electronic Sports Open 20162 : 0 Cyan$7,197
2016-10-041stWESG 2016 - Asia-Pacific China Qualifier3 : 0 XY$4,578
2016-09-041stWorld Cyber Arena 2016: China Summer Qualifier3 : 0 XY$7,670
2016-04-184thWorld Cyber Arena 2016: China Spring Qualifier0 : 2 XiGua$0
2016-04-063rd2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: China0 : 2 XY$800
2016-01-244thGPL 2015 - Grand Finals2 : 3 TIME$1,229
2015-11-212ndGPL 2015 International Challenge2 : 4 Snute$7,000
2015-07-111st2015 G-League3 : 1 XY$8,070
2015-05-302ndGPL 2015 Season 2/Premier1 : 4 Jim$1,280
2015-04-191stGPL 2015 Season 1/Premier4 : 1 TooDming$1,600
2014-12-282nd2014 G-League2 : 3 Jim$3,250
2014-11-022ndNational Electronic Sports Tournament 20140 : 2 XY$3,271.80
2014-10-263rdBoGou Cup: Grand Finals3 : 1 Ein$816
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2019-11-172ndWESG 2019 - China Northern Qualifier2 : 3 Cyan$1,141
2019-08-231stGPC 2019 August #24 : 1 Cyan$282
2019-03-291stGPC 2019 March #24 : 0 XY$297
2017-08-131stWESG 2017 - Asia-Pacific China Wuhan Qualifier2 : 0 DarkCarrot$445
2016-08-172ndLeifeng Cup 1521 : 2 ByuN$400
2016-07-132ndLeifeng Cup 1500 : 4 Ryung$400
2014-08-031stBoGou Cup: July2 : 0 MacSed$242.73
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2017-12-301stNEO Star League 20173 : 1$1,475.04
2017-08-062nd2017 GSL vs. The World: Teams Competition1 : 7$0
2017-06-041stNEO Star League 20163 : 2$2,418.86
In A2Major tournaments
2015-12-272ndStarcraft League 20152 : 3$457.14
2015-11-212ndGPL 2015 International Challenge0 : 2
In A3Minor tournaments
2014-06-151stEsports Champion League 2014: Spring3 : 2$690.19
Complete Results in any Tournament





External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
as 0 - 0-2 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 0100 %
as 435 - 28660.3 %370 - 22662.1 %380 - 24960.4 %16 - 0100 %1201 - 76161.2 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 433.3 %2 - 433.3 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics



  1. iAsonu (2014-12-12). "如果大家有兴趣了解下中国选手现状 " [If anyone is intereted in the current situation of Chinese progamers] (in Chinese). Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. Kim Phan (2014-07-11). "Statement on WCS Europe and America Season 3 (Official suspension thread)". Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  3. Meru (2015-05-24). "Interviews with Mystery and iAsonu". Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  4. TheOneAboveU (2019-08-30). "Weekly MVP Award: iG.iAsonu". Retrieved 2020-03-26.