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[e][h] Impact
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Joon-hyuk
September 7, 1995 (1995-09-07) (age 24)
Alternate IDs:
fOKINS, Nock, Mekia
Total Earnings:
Approx. Earnings 2020:
EPT Korea rank:
EPT Pro Tour rank:
× 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 - Present

Kim "Impact" Joon Hyuk, formerly known as "Mekia", is a Zerg StarCraft II progamer from South Korea, who is currently playing for Team LP.

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]


  • Impact was one of the three main subjects of the documentary State of Play, along with Jaedong and an amateur player. The film documents his drafting and early experiences in the Woongjin Stars team house.
  • He accidently destroyed his hatchery with his drone on OlimoLeague Week #120 against Jieshi.
  • He won's weekly MVP Award for his performance in the fourth week of the China Team Championship 2019 Season 2 as well as the MVP Award for the entire Regular Season of the tournament.[5][6]


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
2019-12-221stAlpha Pro Series Xmas Showdown4 : 0 TY$600
2019-02-222ndHappy Friday Cup1 : 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






External Links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


  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.