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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:
Fulfilled 2022-01-19
Years active:
2012 - 2020
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
Recent Matches
LP Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer
Brave Star GamingBrave Star Gaming BSG
2020-06-27 10:00:00UTC  
Impact  South Korea
South Korea  Stats
2020-06-24 09:30:09UTC  
Impact  South Korea
United States  Astrea
2020-06-24 09:30:08UTC  
Impact  South Korea
South Korea  Stats
2020-06-24 09:30:06UTC  
Impact  South Korea
South Korea  Armani
2020-06-12 08:10:00UTC  

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

He is formerly known as "Mekia".

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
2019-06-11BA2ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 1Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 4Triumphant Song GamingTriumphant Song Gaming$1,789.60
2015-10-10AA1st2015 SK Telecom ProleagueSK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 2Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings$4,240
2014-04-27BA2nd2014 DreamHack Open: BucharestAxiomAxiom0 : 3$5,000
2013-11-23AA1st2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 2Axiom-AcerAxiom-Acer6 : 7AZUBUAZUBU$6,056.12
2013-08-03BA2nd2012–2013 SK Planet ProleagueWoongjin StarsWoongjin Stars2 : 4SouLSouL$1,368.13
2013-07-09AA1st2012–2013 SK Planet Proleague: Regular SeasonWoongjin StarsWoongjin Stars27–15Grp S.$4,104.39
In A2Major Tournaments
2020-05-02DA4thNeXT 2020 SpringTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer0 : 4Dragon Phoenix GamingDragon Phoenix Gaming$283.19
2019-10-10BA2ndChina Team Championship 2019 Season 2 AllstarsTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer1 : 4$1,404
2018-05-19AA1stBTSL S1: VancouverTitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0$2,600
2017-11-26CA3rdTing Open Season 4Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1$502
2017-07-21CA3rd2017 VSL Season 2 - Team LeagueTeam soOTeam soO3 : 4Team LeenockTeam Leenock$219.25
2017-04-28CA3rd2017 VSL Season 1 - Team LeagueTeam ImpactTeam Impact1 : 4Team ImpactTeam Impact$221.25
2017-04-20AA1st2017 VSL Season 1 - Individual LeagueDead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0$4,420
2016-03-26AA1st2016 Proleague: Round 1SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 2Jin Air Green WingsJin Air Green Wings$1,603.73
2015-09-30AA1stASL Season 5 Prime LeagueSK Telecom T1SK Telecom T14 : 3$2,000
2014-08-10CA3rdRed Bull Battle Grounds: GlobalAxiomAxiom0 : 2$1,300
2014-07-09DA4thAcer TeamStory Cup Season 3AxiomAxiom4 : 5mousesportsmousesports$400
2013-12-15BA2ndAcer TeamStory Cup Season 2AxiomAxiom1 : 5Team AcerTeam Acer$1,000
In A3Minor Tournaments
2020-04-23AA1stKung Fu Cup 2020 Weekly #14Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 2$200
2019-12-22AA1stAlpha Pro Series Xmas ShowdownTeam LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer4 : 0$600
2019-11-19AA1stOlimoLeague Week #174Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 1$100
2019-10-15AA1stOlimoLeague Week #170Team LaoPaoerTeam LaoPaoer3 : 2$100
2019-06-08AA1st2019 BJ Destruction Match Season 2TC4 : 3TH$1,107
2018-11-14AA1stBallistix Brawl: Season 4 Week #8TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0$100
2018-09-19AA1stBallistix Brawl: Season 4 Week #1TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 0$100
2018-09-17AA1stWardiTV Summer Championship: South KoreaTitanEX1TitanEX14 : 0$250
2018-07-10AA1stOlimoLeague Summer FinalsTitanEX1TitanEX15 : 3$1,246
2018-06-19AA1stOlimoLeague Week #125TitanEX1TitanEX13 : 1$100
2018-04-16AA1stBTSL S1: Korea & AsiaTitanEX1TitanEX14 : 2$300
2018-04-10AA1stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: March 2018TitanEX1TitanEX14 : 3$250
2018-01-07AA1stOnpoong Ultimate Battle #12TitanEX1TitanEX16 : 5$264
2017-11-29AA1st2017 ONPOONG StarCraft 2 MASTERS Season 2Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 3$881
2017-10-25AA1stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #66Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1$75
2017-10-24AA1stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: October 2017Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 3$250
2017-09-22AA1stFilthy NA Cup Weekly #42Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 2$150
2017-09-20AA1stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #58Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0$75
2017-08-23AA1stSC2 ONLINE Community Open #52Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 0$75
2017-07-04AA1stOlimoLeague Monthly Finals: June 2017Dead PixelsDead Pixels4 : 1$250
2017-06-13AA1stOlimoLeague Week #92Dead PixelsDead Pixels3 : 1$100
2016-12-08AA1stMake Korea Great Again 23 : 0$286
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete list of results in any tournament



External Links[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg702 - 48359.2 %697 - 55955.5 %494 - 43353.3 %8 - 280 %1901 - 147756.3 %
as Random0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-8 - 1044.4 %8 - 1044.4 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 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.