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[e][h] Impact
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Joon-hyuk
September 7, 1995 (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
fOKINS, Nock, Mekia
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Started 2020-08-24
Years active:
2012 - 2020
 × 2
2011-03-28 — 2013-10-01
2013-10-01 — 2015-04-24
2015-05-08 — 2016-10-18
2017-02-05 — 2018-01-01
2018-01-01 — 2018-11-29
2019-03-22 — 2020-06-29

Kim "Impact" Joon-hyuk (born September 7, 1995) is a Korean Zerg player.

He is formerly known as "Mekia" and he is currently serving mandatory military service.

Wings of Liberty[edit]


Impact tried to qualify for the 2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1 but lost to Stork with a score of 1-2 in the Ro8 of Group B in the KeSPA Preliminaries after winning against hudadak with a score of 2-1 in the previous round.


Impact tried to qualify for the World Cyber Games 2012 but lost to Bogus with a score of 0-2 in the Ro8 of Group 6 in the KeSPA Qualifiers.


Impact tried to qualify for the 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series but lost to YoDa with a score of 0-2 in the Ro16 of Group G in the South Korean Preliminaries after receiving a BYE in the previous round.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

He went 3-3 in the 2012-2013 SK Planet Proleague Season 1 with victories over Stork, Bbyong, and Kop.

Impact successfully qualified for the 2013 Season 3 WCS Korea Challenger League, advancing from Group A1 in the Qualifiers after defeating Kong he then went on to the group finals in which he lost to Hydra before taking out TurN and then Journey to qualify for Challenger League.

On October 1, 2013, Impact joined Axiom eSports.[1] His first big achievement came a few months later, with a 2nd place finish at the 2014 DreamHack Open Bucharest, defeating players such as HerO, Ryung, MC and Jaedong to reach the final, before losing 0-3 in a rather one-sided series to Life, widely regarded as the best ZvZ player in the world.

It was announced on April 24, 2015, that Impact would not renew his contract with Axiom eSports, and thus leave the team, to seek new opportunities.[2] About a week later it was then announced that Impact would be joining SK Telecom T1.[3]

Acer TeamStory Cup[edit]

Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2[edit]

He played at Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2 with team Axiom, closing the season with a 69% win rate. During the Playoffs, in the loser's bracket final, he achieved an All-Kill against Team Liquid, beating Ret, Snute, TaeJa, TLO and, for the second time, Snute in the ace match, closing the series with a 5:0 victory for his team.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

After SK Telecom T1 disbanded on October 18, 2016, it was announced that Impact would be retiring.[4] However, he did not actually retire and continued playing. In 2020, he retired for real after entering military service.



In A1Premier tournaments
2014-04-272nd2014 DreamHack Open: BucharestAxiomAxiom0 : 3 Life$5,000
In A2Major tournaments
2019-10-102ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 2 AllstarsTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer1 : 4 Solar$1,404
2018-05-191stBTSL S1: VancouverTitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0 DnS$2,600
2017-11-263rdTing Open Season 4Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1 Denver$502
2017-04-201st2017 VSL Season 1 - Individual LeagueDead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0 herO$4,420
2015-09-301stASL Season 5 Prime LeagueSK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 3 HyuN$2,000
2014-08-103rdRed Bull Battle Grounds: GlobalAxiomAxiom0 : 2 Solar$1,300
In A3Minor tournaments
2020-05-271stOSC Elite SC2 Cup #2Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 1 MaNa$60
2020-04-231stKung Fu Cup 2020 Weekly #14Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 2 TRUE$200
2019-12-221stAlpha Pro Series Xmas ShowdownTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer4 : 0 TY$600
2019-12-172ndOlimoLeague Week #177Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer0 : 3 RagnaroK$50
2019-11-191stOlimoLeague Week #174Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 1 Rogue$100
2019-11-122ndOlimoLeague Week #173Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer1 : 3 Trap$50
2019-10-151stOlimoLeague Week #170Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 2 RagnaroK$100
2019-10-012ndOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: September 2019Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer1 : 4 Cure$150
2019-02-222ndHappy Friday CupZZZZZ1 : 3 Leenock$70
2018-12-132ndKung Fu Cup Weekly #25ZZZZZ0 : 3 GuMiho$100
2018-11-141stBallistix Brawl: Season 4 Week #8TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0 Stats$100
2018-10-242ndBallistix Brawl: Season 4 Week #6TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 Solar$50
2018-09-191stBallistix Brawl: Season 4 Week #1TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0 Solar$100
2018-09-171stWardiTV Summer Championship: South KoreaTitanEX1TitanEX14 : 0 Dear$250
2018-07-101stOlimoLeague Summer FinalsTitanEX1TitanEX15 : 3 Dear$1,246
2018-06-272ndBallistix Brawl: Season 3 FinalsTitanEX1TitanEX13 : 4 GuMiho$400
2018-06-191stOlimoLeague Week #125TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 1 aLive$100
2018-06-142ndKung Fu Cup Weekly #9TitanEX1TitanEX11 : 3 Rogue$100
2018-05-162ndBallistix Brawl: Season 3 Week #5TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 MMA$50
2018-05-082ndOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: April 2018TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 4 GuMiho$150
2018-05-032ndKung Fu Cup Weekly #3TitanEX1TitanEX11 : 3 INnoVation$100
2018-05-012ndOlimoLeague Week #120TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 GuMiho$50
2018-04-182ndBallistix Brawl: Season 3 Week #1TitanEX1TitanEX10 : 3 GuMiho$50
2018-04-172ndOlimoLeague Week #118TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 INnoVation$50
2018-04-161stBTSL S1: Korea & AsiaTitanEX1TitanEX14 : 2 herO$300
2018-04-112ndBallistix Brawl: Season 2 FinalsTitanEX1TitanEX12 : 4 Zest$400
2018-04-101stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: March 2018TitanEX1TitanEX14 : 3 RagnaroK$250
2018-02-022ndBaseTradeTV Star League Lite 3TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 herO$67
2018-01-232ndOlimoLeague Week #111TitanEX1TitanEX12 : 3 herO$50
2018-01-071stOnpoong Ultimate Battle #12TitanEX1TitanEX16 : 5 Trap$264
2018-01-062ndBaseTradeTV Star League Lite 1TitanEX1TitanEX11 : 3 herO$104
2017-12-031stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #75Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0 uThermal$75
2017-11-291st2017 ONPOONG StarCraft 2 MASTERS Season 2Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 3 Creator$881
2017-10-251stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #66Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1 Bly$75
2017-10-241stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: October 2017Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 3 Ryung$250
2017-09-262ndOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: September 2017Dead PixelsDead Pixels1 : 4 INnoVation$150
2017-09-221stFilthy NA Cup Weekly #42Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 2 Scarlett$150
2017-09-201stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #58Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0 Guru$75
2017-08-231stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #52Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0 Bly$75
2017-07-041stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: June 2017Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 1 Zest$250
2017-06-131stOlimoLeague Week #92Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1 herO$100
2016-12-081stMake Korea Great Again 2ZZZZZ3 : 0 Ryung$286
2016-11-232ndLeifeng Cup 157ZZZZZ1 : 2 INnoVation$400
2016-05-062ndLeifeng Cup 145SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T11 : 4 Solar$400
2015-04-162ndOlimoLeague Monthly - MarchAxiomAxiom0 : 4 Sacsri$150
2015-01-042ndOlimoLeague Week #17AxiomAxiom0 : 3 Hydra$50
2014-11-191stLeifeng Cup 51AxiomAxiom3 : 2 Bunny$50
2014-11-121stLeifeng Cup 44AxiomAxiom3 : 2 Hurricane$50
2014-11-111stLeifeng Cup 43AxiomAxiom3 : 0 BBoongBBoong$50
2014-10-221stLeifeng Cup 31AxiomAxiom3 : 0 Arthur$50
2014-10-111stOlimoLeague Week #9AxiomAxiom3 : 1 MarineKing$50
2014-09-292ndOlimoLeague Monthly - SeptemberAxiomAxiom2 : 4 Center$150
2014-09-151stOlimoLeague Week #6AxiomAxiom3 : 1 Armani$50
2014-03-122ndGfinity Weekly Cup #3AxiomAxiom2 : 3 jjakji$150
In A4Basic tournaments
2020-05-131stPath of Star Episode 30Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer5 : 2 Has$100.27
2020-03-201stAlpha X Series #6Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer5 : 2 Zoun$50
2019-10-131stAlpha Pro Series Match 118Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer5 : 4 Astrea$79.80
2019-03-241stAlpha Pro Series Match 67Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer5 : 3 Creator$100
2016-12-181stNA Ladder Heroes December 2016 Week 3ZZZZZ$50
2016-12-111stNA Ladder Heroes December 2016 Week 2ZZZZZ$50
2014-05-081stMONEY $PEAK$ 8 (Starbow) Match 2AxiomAxiom3 : 1 CranK$75
2014-04-031stMONEY $PEAK$ 5 Match 1AxiomAxiom4 : 3 Dayshi$75
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2019-06-112ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 1Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 4Triumphant Song GamingTriumphant Song Gaming$1,789.60
2015-10-101st2015 SK Telecom ProleagueSK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 2Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings$4,240
2013-11-231st2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2Axiom-AcerAxiom-Acer6 : 7AZUBUAZUBU$6,056.12
2013-08-032nd2012–2013 SK Planet ProleagueWoongjin StarsWoongjin Stars2 : 4STX SouLSTX SouL$1,368.13
2013-07-091st2012–2013 SK Planet Proleague: Regular SeasonWoongjin StarsWoongjin Stars27-15Grp S.$4,104.39
In A2Major tournaments
2020-05-024thNeXT 2020 SpringTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer0 : 4Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$212.50
2017-07-213rd2017 VSL Season 2 - Team LeagueTeam soOTeam soO3 : 4Team LeenockTeam Leenock$219.25
2017-04-283rd2017 VSL Season 1 - Team LeagueTeam ImpactTeam Impact1 : 4Team ImpactTeam Impact$221.25
2016-03-261st2016 Proleague: Round 1SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 2Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings$1,603.73
2015-07-041st2015 Proleague: Round 3SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 3Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings$1,336.59
2014-07-274thAcer TeamStory Cup Season 3AxiomAxiom4 : 5mousesportsmousesports$400
2013-12-152ndAcer TeamStory Cup Season 2AxiomAxiom1 : 5Team AcerTeam Acer$1,000
In A3Minor tournaments
2019-06-081st2019 BJ Destruction Match Season 2Team ClassicTeam Classic4 : 3Team herOTeam herO$1,107
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete Results in any Tournament






External Links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs vs Total
as 714 - 49059.3 %702 - 56055.6 %500 - 44153.1 %8 - 280 %1924 - 149356.3 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics



  1. "Axiom eSports sign Impact (aka Mekia)". October 1, 2013.
  2. "Impact leaves Axiom eSports". April 24, 2015.
  3. "Impact joins SK Telecom T1". May 8, 2015.
  4. "Impact retires". October 18, 2016. "Innovation, soO, Classic, Dark, Dream continue SC2. Myungsik&Zoun will play another Game, Sorry, Impact retire #sc2"
  5. TheOneAboveU (2019-09-29). "Weekly MVP Award: LP.Impact". Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  6. TheOneAboveU (2019-10-08). "Regular Season MVP Award: LP.Impact". Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  7. TheOneAboveU (2020-06-08). "Weekly MVP Award: LP.Impact". Retrieved 2020-06-08.