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[e][h] Impact
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Joon-hyuk
(1995-09-07) September 7, 1995 (age 25)
Alternate IDs:
fOKINS, Nock, Mekia
Total Earnings:
EPT KR rank:
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, formerly known as "Mekia", is a Zerg StarCraft II progamer from South Korea, who 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: Bucharest0 : 3 Life$5,000
In A2Major tournaments
2019-10-102ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 2 Allstars1 : 4 Solar$1,403
2018-05-191stBTSL S1: Vancouver3 : 0 DnS$2,600
2017-11-263rdTing Open Season 43 : 1 Denver$502
2017-04-201st2017 VSL Season 1 - Individual League3 : 0 herO$4,420
2015-09-301stASL Season 5 Prime League4 : 3 HyuN$2,000
2014-08-103rdRed Bull Battle Grounds: Global0 : 2 Solar$1,300
In A3Minor and A5Monthly tournaments
2020-05-271stOSC Elite SC2 Cup #23 : 1 MaNa$60
2019-12-221stAlpha Pro Series Xmas Showdown4 : 0 TY$600
2019-02-222ndHappy Friday CupZZZZZ1 : 3 Leenock$70
2018-09-171stWardiTV Summer Championship: South Korea4 : 0 Dear$250
2018-07-101stOlimoLeague Summer Finals5 : 3 Dear$1,246
2018-06-272ndBallistix Brawl: Season 3 Finals3 : 4 GuMiho$400
2018-04-161stBTSL S1: Korea & Asia4 : 2 herO$300
2018-04-112ndBallistix Brawl: Season 2 Finals2 : 4 Zest$400
2018-04-101stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: March 20184 : 3 RagnaroK$250
2017-11-291st2017 ONPOONG StarCraft 2 MASTERS Season 24 : 3 Creator$881
2017-10-241stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: October 20174 : 3 Ryung$250
2017-07-041stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: June 20174 : 1 Zest$250
2016-11-232ndLeifeng Cup 157ZZZZZ1 : 2 INnoVation$400
2016-05-062ndLeifeng Cup 1451 : 4 Solar$400
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements

In A1Premier tournaments
2019-06-112ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 13 : 4$1,789.60
2015-10-101st2015 SK Telecom Proleague4 : 2$4,240
2013-11-231st2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 26 : 7$6,056.12
2013-08-032nd2012–2013 SK Planet Proleague2 : 4$1,368.13
2013-07-091st2012–2013 SK Planet Proleague: Regular Season27-15Grp S.$4,104.39
In A2Major tournaments
2020-05-024thNeXT 2020 Spring0 : 4$212.75
2017-07-213rd2017 VSL Season 2 - Team League3 : 4$219.25
2017-04-283rd2017 VSL Season 1 - Team League1 : 4$221.25
2016-03-261st2016 Proleague: Round 14 : 2$1,603.73
2015-07-041st2015 Proleague: Round 34 : 3$1,336.59
2014-07-274thAcer TeamStory Cup Season 34 : 5$400
2013-12-152ndAcer TeamStory Cup Season 21 : 5$1,000
In A3Minor tournaments
2019-06-081st2019 BJ Destruction Match Season 24 : 3$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 742 - 49759.9 %733 - 58855.5 %525 - 45753.5 %2 - 0100 %2002 - 154256.5 %

Earnings Statistics

Medal Statistics

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  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.