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iAsonu

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Player Information
Name:
周航
Romanized Name:
Zhou Hang
Nationality:
Born:
November 19, 1992 (age 29)
Race:
Alternate IDs:
iG.iA, iA, NT.iA, NT.iAsonu, MilkyaW, aSim, Starry
Approx. Total Winnings:
$167,867
Years active:
2013 - 2020
Links
History
2013-12-01 — Present
Recent Matches
iG Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
4:2
(Bo7)
Dian Lake GamingDian Lake Gaming DLG
2020-06-08 12:15:00UTC  
iG Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
5:1
(Bo7)
Triumphant Song GamingTriumphant Song Gaming TSG
2020-06-01 11:00:00UTC  
iG Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
3:4
(Bo7)
Team GPTeam GP TGP
2020-05-18 11:00:00UTC  
iG Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
1:5
(Bo7)
KaiZi GamingKaiZi Gaming KaiZi
2020-05-12 11:20:00UTC  
iG Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming
3:4
(Bo7)
Alpha XAlpha X αX
2020-05-05 12:10:00UTC  


Zhou "iAsonu" Hang (born November 19, 1992) is a Chinese Zerg player who is currently playing for Invictus Gaming.

He is also known as iA.

Biography[edit]

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • His ID luka is from a singing voice synthesizer - Vocaloid.
  • His ID iAsonu is inspired from Linkin Park's "Numb", meaning "I am so numb".[3]
  • The first Chinese player to take interviews completely in English.[4]
  • 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 TL.net's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the opening week of the China Team Championship 2019 Season 2.[5]

Achievements[edit]

In A1Premier Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2019-06-16CA3rdGold Professional Championship 2019 Season 1Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 3$2,889
2017-12-30AA1stNEO Star League 2017Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 1RYE E-SPORTSRYE E-SPORTS$1,475.04
2017-08-06BA2nd2017 GSL vs. The World: Teams CompetitionWorld All StarsWorld All Stars1 : 7Korean All StarsKorean All Stars$0
2017-06-04AA1stNEO Star League 2016Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 2X-TeamX-Team$2,418.86
In A2Major Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2019-12-14AA1stWESG 2019 - China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 3$7,168.67
2019-07-28CA3rd2019 WCS Fall: China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 0$1,457
2019-06-07BA2nd2019 WCS Summer: China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming0 : 4$2,984
2019-01-06AA1stNational Electronic Sports Open 2018Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 0$7,338
2018-11-11CA3rd2018 Suning "Lion king" InvitationalInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 2$1,444.40
2018-10-03CA3rdWESG 2018 - China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 2$1,460
2018-09-26BA2ndNeXT 2018 SummerInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming1 : 4$2,926
2018-05-12AA1stGPL 2018 Season 2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 0$4,743
2017-12-17AA1stNational Electronic Sports Open 2017Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 3$7,557
2017-09-10AA1stWESG 2017 - Asia-Pacific China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 1$4,530
2017-08-16AA1stGPL 2017 Season 3Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 0$5,400
2017-06-30BA2ndGPL 2017 Season 2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2–1Grp S.$3,610
2017-05-21AA1stGPL 2017 Season 1 Second HalfInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 2$2,760.04
2017-04-09AA1stGPL 2017 Season 1 First HalfInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 2$2,752.33
2017-01-08BA2ndGPL 2016 - Grand FinalsInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming0 : 3$4,326
2017-01-01AA1stNational Electronic Sports Open 2016Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$7,197
2016-10-04AA1stWESG 2016 - Asia-Pacific China QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 0$4,578
2016-01-24DA4thGPL 2015 - Grand FinalsInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 3$1,229
2015-12-27BA2ndStarcraft League 2015Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 3X-TeamX-Team$457.14
2015-11-21BA2ndGPL 2015 International ChallengeInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 4$7,000
2015-07-11AA1st2015 G-LeagueInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 1$8,070
2014-12-28BA2nd2014 G-LeagueInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 3$3,250
2014-11-02BA2ndNational Electronic Sports Tournament 2014Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming0 : 2$3,276.70
2014-10-26CA3rdBoGou Cup: Grand FinalsInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 1$818.40
In A3Minor Tournaments
DatePlaceTournamentTeamScoreVsPrize
2019-08-23AA1stGPC 2019 August #2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 1$284
2019-03-29AA1stGPC 2019 March #2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming4 : 0$297
2017-08-13AA1stWESG 2017 - Asia-Pacific China Wuhan QualifierInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$445
2016-09-22AA1stOSC All Stars #2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 2$90
2014-10-12AA1stSOC 2013-2014: Autumn, Week 5Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 1$163
2014-09-28AA1stBoGou Cup: October, Week 2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 1$129.42
2014-08-03AA1stBoGou Cup: JulyInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$242.73
2014-07-27AA1stBoGou Cup: August, Week 1Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$129.20
2014-06-29AA1stBoGou Cup: July, Week 1Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$128.64
2014-06-15AA1stEsports Champion League 2014: SpringInvictus GamingInvictus Gaming3 : 2yoe Flash Wolvesyoe Flash Wolves$690.19
2014-05-29AA1stCollege Starleague: 2014, Season 1Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 1$1,634
2014-04-27AA1stBoGou Cup: April, Week 4Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming2 : 0$127.92
Complete list of results in any tournament

Interviews[edit]

Gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%RecordWin%
as Protoss0 - 0-2 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 0100 %
as Zerg433 - 28360.5 %363 - 22561.7 %373 - 24260.7 %16 - 0100 %1185 - 75061.2 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-2 - 433.3 %2 - 433.3 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics

TierTotal
A1Premier0011
A2Major117422
A3Minor12191142
Total23261665

References[edit]

  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)". battle.net. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  3. "周航的星际之旅 (iA's Starcraft Tour)". 2018-2-14.
  4. Meru (2015-05-24). "Interviews with Mystery and iAsonu". TL.net. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  5. TheOneAboveU (2019-08-30). "Weekly MVP Award: iG.iAsonu". TL.net. Retrieved 2020-03-26.