2018 - 2020
Jang "MC" Min Chul is a Protoss player from South Korea, who is currently playing for ROOT Gaming.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Biography
- 3 Wings of Liberty
- 3.1 Initial Rise in Korea (Sept 2010 – March 2011)
- 3.2 Success in Foreign Events (April 2011 – July 2011)
- 3.3 Around The World (June 2011 – December 2011)
- 3.4 Return to Victory (January 2012 – June 2012)
- 3.5 The Sen Syndrome (June 2012 – October 2012)
- 3.6 Hard Times before the Swarm (November 2012 – March 2013)
- 4 Heart of the Swarm
- 5 Legacy of the Void
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Achievements
- 8 Rivalries
- 9 Championships
- 10 Matches & VODs
- 11 Interviews
- 12 Articles
- 13 External Links
- 14 Gallery
- 15 Statistics
- 16 References
Jang Min Chul is one of the best performing Protoss players in the world, with two GSL titles and one second place finish to his name. He has also traveled to Europe several times, winning 2011 DreamHack Stockholm Invitational, Copenhagen Games Spring 2011, HomeStory Cup IV and IEM Season VI - World Championship while taking silver in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne.
Nicknamed the boss-toss, MC has strong mechanics and is famed for his Stalker control and impressive use of the Blink ability. He uses his mechanics to surgically pull his opponents apart with an aggressive style that involves constant pressure and harassment, though he also wields a fearsome late-game macro style against those players that can survive his initial pressure.
For much of Wings of Liberty, MC has been known for his killer instincts and piercing all-ins, coupled with very fine-tuned unit control. MC's 2 base play in this period is very powerful. As he transitioned into HotS, he lead the metagame for a short period with innovative oracle play. Though he appears to have lost some of his killer all-in abilities in HotS, he has shown stronger late game play, being able to snowball early-game advantages into victory more often.
After a stint on MBC's B-team, MC (a.k.a. IrOn) moved on to StarCraft II becoming at the time, the first active South Korean Brood War progamer on a proteam to publicly announce the switch.
Wings of Liberty
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Initial Rise in Korea (Sept 2010 – March 2011)
MC started his StarCraft II career with Old Generations and managed to qualify for all three GOMTV Global StarCraft II League open seasons. During season 1, he was knocked out by Polt in the round of 64. The next season, he won his first match in GSL, beating Overthezero, but lost in the round of 32 against the eventual winner of the tournament, NesTea. In between, oGs won in the Brainbox Team Invitational that was held during the GSL off-season. In the finals they beat the former WeRRa team, with MC scoring a 3-kill. During GSL Open Season 3, MC beat July, MarineKing, Jinro and finally Rain in order to become the first Protoss to win a GSL, as well as the last player of the pre-season 2010 to win the tournament. In the off-season before the GSL 2011 tournaments, MC took part in the YGosu Invitational as one of 16 invitees that featured predominantly GSL players. MC would reach the finals where he would come back from a 1-3 deficit against the Terran player Bomber to win 4-3. During the same time, MC also participated as one of four GSL invitees in a European tournament, the Kaspersky New Year's StarCraft II Invitational. He would yet again reach the finals where he faced off against teammate TOP who upset MC 0-4.
During the first GSL of 2011, GSL January 2011 Code S, MC would advance to the Round of 16 by beating NaDa and San. He would meet up once again with Jinro after having swept him in the previous GSL, but this time would fall 0-2 to the foreign Terran. Still, reaching ro16 was enough to qualify for the next Code S season.
At 2011 GSL March Code S, MC would reprise his dominance where he would go undefeated in his group stage and follow this with a sweep of ByuN and HongUn in subsequent rounds. MC would take his first loss in the semifinals but ultimately win the match-up against San, taking the series 3-1. He dominated July 4-1 in the finals to become the first multiple-time champion, with the defining moments including two borderline bad manner moments. First, he danced his Zealots while securing Game 1 and then made a proxy Nexus essentially inside July's main base after an "MC donut" of Force Fields decimated July's Roaches and allowed MC to make a decisive push. During the World Championship Team League he was upset by White-Ra. Later he would climb up to the semifinals in the main tournament, but would be stopped by MarineKing who was able to reverse a 2-0 lead by MC.
Success in Foreign Events (April 2011 – July 2011) 
During the month of April 2011, MC would begin to participate in some foreign events. He was amongst the thirteen invites from the Asian servers to play in the TeamLiquid StarLeague 3 online tournament. He would reach the round of 8 before falling to ThorZaIN in what is often described as one of the greatest StarCraft II series of all time.
His first LAN tournament in Europe was Dreamhack Stockholm Invitational as part of a small group of invitees. He placed first after beating MorroW, IdrA and coming back from a 0-2 deficit to defeat White-Ra in the finals, in order to take the entire prize pool of $15,000 as well as a spot in the DreamHack Summer 2011 event.
MC would then play again in GSL during 2011 GSL May, but would suffer an early exit from the group stages after being unable to defeat Polt twice. MC would easily retain Code S in the up/down matches by defeating Ryung 2-0.
After dropping out early in GSL, MC, this time with teammate and coach TheWinD, traveled to Europe for a second time to attend the Spring Copenhagen Games. Once again he took first place in an international tournament, sweeping runner-up Kas 4-0 and dropping only a single game to MorroW. Later in April, he was invited to play as a South Korean invite in the StarsWar Killer 6 tournament. In this tournament he would take out Loner in the first round and go on to eliminate Jinro and AcE to reach the offline portion of the tournament, played in China. There, he met xiaOt in the semifinals taking him out 3-1 to reach the final. He defeated LoveCD 4-1 in the final to win the tournament.
Around The World (June 2011 – December 2011)
In June, MC participated to his first North American event, as he was invited to 2011 MLG Columbus as a last-minute replacement for Bomber in Pool C, who had to withdraw due to visa issues. Although he would fall in his first match to IdrA 0-2, he made a commanding run through the rest of his pool-play games, not dropping another series. MC would later re-face IdrA in the fourth-place match, this time sweeping him to reach a final score of 4-2 in MC's favor. MC would lose to LosirA in the following round to leave with a third place finish.
On July 12, 2011, it was announced that MC would be representing SK Gaming in foreign events, with an SK Gaming patch added to his oGs uniform for South Korean events.
MC would then flew to Europe to participate in DreamHack Summer 2011 and Homestory Cup III. This trip was not as successful as previous journeys as he lost to Bomber 2-1 in the DreamHack quarterfinals, and was knocked out of the HomeStory Cup Upper Bracket again at quarterfinals by NaNiwa and then lost again in the Lower Bracket Finals to HuK and finished third overall.
In the month of July, he would play again in Korea on GSL July, where he defeated HuK 2-0 and advanced onto the Round of 8. There he lost 1-3 to HongUn. In August, MC would return to North America, having performed well in the NASL Season One, with a score of 6-3 in group play despite a forfeit to Brat OK due to a delayed flight back to Korea. Placing third of his group, he had to play a playoff bracket to qualify for the offline final. He would easily beat Cruncher and KiWiKaKi to do so. At the finals in Ontario, California, MC crushed both BoxeR and SeleCT 2-0, and defeated Sen 3-2 after a close series to reach the Grand Final against the Open Tournament winner PuMa. The games were incredibly close, with PuMa taking a 3-1 lead early on, but MC managed to push the series to a seventh game before losing 3-4. The same month, he participated to his first IEM event, 2011 IEM Cologne. He would easily reach the final, beating Kas, Beastyqt, KiLLeR, SeleCT and MaNa, losing a single map to KiLLeR, and face once again PuMa. He was swept 3 to nothing by the Korean Terran, finishing second.
Back in Korea again, he played in the GSL August. During group selections, he confidently picked Mvp and stated that he wanted to defeat the IM champions. His plans backfired when he was defeated in the group stages 0–2. He participated in the upcoming Up and Down Matches, where he surprisingly went 1-3, therefore placing him in Code A. September was an unsuccessful month for MC, only participating to GSL October code A and lost to Monster 1-2 in the Round of 32, becoming the first Champion to be demoted to Code B. In October, he was invited to play in IPL 3, but was immediately defeated by Inori in the ro32. A week later, MC participated in MLG Orlando. He finished 3rd in Pool D and was placed in Losers Round 5. On Championship Sunday he managed to take down Rain, Ret, PuMa, MarineKing, IdrA and TheStC before losing to HuK in the grand finals, finishing 2nd overall and obtaining his GSL Code S status once again via the GSL-MLG Exchange Program. Early in Novemer, MC took part in ESWC 2011 due to a new partnership between ESWC and the GSL. After getting through his group 10-0 and defeating HayprO 2-0 in the Ro16, he was eliminated by MaNa losing 0-2. He ended 5th-8th overall.
Bypassing the need to win through the Code A qualifiers and Up-and-Down Matches. He was back in GSL Code S again. He was able to advance onto the Round of 16 with the score of 2-1 but in the Round of 16, he was not successful, losing twice to sC and only winning the losers' match. He would drop down to Code A for the rest of the season. There he would face off Bomber, winning 2-0 securing Code S status again. Even after participating in only two MLG tournaments, MC had enough points to be seeded in MLG Providence 2011 Championship Bracket, in November. His first opponent would be Mvp coming from the open bracket. MC defeated him 2-1 and performed a Murloc ceremony. He then beat IdrA 2-0 and advanced to the Winners' Bracket semifinals where he faced DongRaeGu. He lost 0-2 and was sent to the Loser's Bracket. He had to rematch Mvp but eventually was eliminated by him, losing 2-4 for a 6th place finish. In December, MC would play in the Blizzard Cup by virtue of his third place slot in the GSL Player Rankings. He would place third in his group with a score of 2-2, making it into pool play due to his head to head win against Stephano. There, he would 3-1 Leenock before getting knocked out by DongRaeGu in the Semifinals with a score of 2-3. However, there was a consolation prize waiting for him, as he accepted the 2011 Protoss Player of the Year award just before the finals.
Return to Victory (January 2012 – June 2012)
At the beginning of 2012, MC returned to Europe under the SK Gaming banner, to play in HomeStory Cup IV where he would place first in his group with a score of 3-0 in the first group stage to move on to the next, where he end up second in is group losing only to MarineKing. In the playoffs bracket, he would face Nerchio first whom MC quickly took out 3-0. Next, he would face fellow South Korean Protoss JYP and end up winning 3-2 to secure a slot in the finals versus another South Korean, Sound. MC would 4-0 Sound to secure first place at the event, and his first tournament win in 10 months.
He played a week later in the Round of 32 of GSL 2012 Season 1's Code S. MC lost to former teammate SuperNova but defeated ForGG and Leenock to enter the Round of 16. In a group with GanZi, PartinG, and jjakji, he managed to come out on top, beating GanZi and PartinG both 2-0 to move onto the Round of 8. He had to play against Genius and lost in a 0-3 clean sweep, but remained his Code S spot for getting into the Round of 8.
In Februari, due to his sixth place at MLG Providence, he was invited to play in the 2012 MLG Winter Arena. In the winner’s bracket, he beat merz and TheSTC, but lost to PartinG, and to GanZi in the lower bracket, ending up in a 9 to 12 position, enough to qualify for the group play of 2012 MLG Winter Championship MC participated to IronSquid – Chapter 1. The matches were played online, and MC swept his group with a 4-0 record, and had to face aLive in the round of 8. He lost in close serie 2 to 3, thus missing the offline part of the event, in France. MC qualified for IEM Season VI - World Championship in March 2012 due to winning HomeStory Cup IV and placing second at IEM Global Challenge Cologne. He finished first of his Protoss heavy group with 3-2. He then beat viOLet 3-0 and Feast 3-1 and had to face PuMa in the finals. For the first time in a final, MC was able to defeat PuMa, beating him 3-2 and taking home $35,000.
Later in March, MC played in GSL 2012 Season 2 Code S. In the round of 32 MC lost to Virus in a close series 1-2, but was able to defeat InCa and NesTea in convincing fashion to enter the Round of 16. His group was really tough, considering that he eventually had to play two of the top PvP'ers Oz and Squirtle and even newcomer Maru couldn't be underestimated. He lost to Maru and Oz 1-2 in close games finishing 4th in his group and going down to Code A Round of 24. In Code A, he played and lost against GanZi and end up to the Up and Down matches. There he would easily advance going 4-1 in his group and placing first, gaining his spot in Code S again.
Still in March, he played at 2012 MLG Winter Championship, finishing third of his group with a 2-3 record. In the championship bracket, he won against Polt but was defeated by the foreigner Protoss NaNiwa, finishing 9th.
He stayed in North America until April, in order to play at IPL 4, where he was invited in the groupstage. He lost to Polt, Squirtle, Creator, only winning to PuMa, finishing fourth of the group, and was eliminated.
In June, he flew once again in North America, to play in the 2012 MLG Spring Arena 2. He showed once again a great PvT, winning against MMA and GanZi in the upper bracket, and against Polt in the lower bracket. But his once stellar PvZ betrayed him, losing to foreigner’s hope Stephano in the winner’s bracket semifinals and to Symbol in the fourth place match. A week later, MC finally won his first American tournament in the Red Bull Battlegrounds Invitational. After placing 2nd in his group, MC defeated SaSe, took his revenge on Stephano, and beat Bomber in the finals 4-2 to claim victory. MC returned in Korea to play in the 2012 GSL Season 3, he started in Group E with SuperNova, GanZi and Sniper, falling once to GanZi but defeating him and Sniper, to advance in second place in his group. In the Ro16 MC was in Group B, playing against Symbol, Squirtle and MarineKing, this time MC would advance first in his group defeating both MarineKing and Squirtle, to continue his GSL run. Advancing to the Ro8 and granting him a Code S spot for next season MC would play vs TaeJa, having a very close series MC would advance 3-2 and make his fourth Semifinals in GSL history. There, he played against DongRaeGu in one of the most anticipated Semifinals in the GSL's history. However, MC would take this highly anticipated match in a one-sided 3-0, earning him a shot at attaining his third GSL championship. Unfortunately for him, he was swept by Seed in the finals, in a one-sided pvp series.
The Sen Syndrome (June 2012 – October 2012)
In June, he played in 2012 MLG Spring Championship, having earned a spot with his fourth place finish at the MLG Spring Arena 2.
He ended up third of his group, with a 3-2 record, but was immediately eliminated of the championship bracket by Monster, finishing in a 13 to 16th position.
In July, he returned to Europe to defend his HomeStory Cup title during HSC V. He won both of his ro32 and ro16 groups with a 3-0 record, defeated Dutch zerg Ret in the round of 8, but lost to the polish one Nerchio in the semifinals, showing once again, some difficulties against European Zergs. He still proved his great PvZ by defeating Golden in the bronze match.
Later the same month, MC also participated to NASL 3 Playoffs, having secured a spot by finishing second of his group, behind Puzzle. He won convincingly against his old Nemesis PuMa, but was defeated by his new one and eventual winner, Stephano. In the third place match, he swept Ret and claimed another third place.
In August, he went to Finland for the first time, to play his first Assembly. He passed both group stages easily, then defeated MaNa and Moon in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively, but lost to TaeJa in the finals. He stayed in Europe to play at IEM Season VII – Cologne, he made it out of his group at the second place and beat Kas in the round of 12, but was destroyed once again by Nerchio 3-0 in the round of 8.
In September, he came back in Korea to play the 2012 GSL Season 2 code S. In his group he defeated the Tyrant Jaedong in his first GSL match, but then lost to Curious and MarineKing, falling in Code A. He lost his ro32 match against aLive and couldn’t make it through the Up And Down, and thus stayed in code A for the following season. In October, he qualified 2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1, the first StarCraft II OSL. In his group, he lost to the Brood War legend Flash, but won against San and BeSt, advancing to the quarterfinals. He defeated the Kespa protoss Flying but lost to DongRaeGu in the semifinal. In the third place match, he came back from a 0-3 disadvantage to beat Last 4 to 3, and take a third – third place in four months.
Hard Times before the Swarm (November 2012 – March 2013)
The end of 2012 was disappointing for MC, as he failed to show great results and top finishing places.
During 2012 GSL Season 5 he defeated Sin in his first code A match, but then lost the Kespa rising Zerg RorO in the round of 32. This time he was able to get out of his Up and Down group, beating both Brood War star players Flash and Jaedong in the process.
In November, he entered the open bracket of 2012 MLG Fall Championship. He lost to mOOnGLaDe in the Open winner’s bracket, but was able to reach the Championship bracket through the open losers bracket. He won against MajOr but lost to TheStC, ending up in a 25 to 32nd position, his worst placement in MLG so far.
He played a week later in his second IEM event of season VII, the IEM Global Challenge - Singapore. He destroyed his group with a 5-0 record, losing a single map against PiG, but then was surprisingly defeated by the Warcraft III legend Grubby in the round of 8. His last event of November wouldn’t be more successful. At IPL 5, he beat Daisuki and Shine before losing to Symbol in the winner’s bracket, and lost to Sniper, the future GSL winner, in the loser’s bracket, finishing with a 25 to 32nd placement. December wasn’t really any better, since he lost in the round of 16 of the HSC VI, after loss against Grubby and Kas in his group. He managed to get through his IronSquid - Chapter 2 group, and won his round of 16 match against viOlet, but once again missed the finals in Paris with a defeat against MarineKing in the quarterfinals. In the last GSL of the Wings Of Libery era, the 2013 GSL Season 1, he finally showed strong skills again, getting out of his ro32 group with a flawless 4-0 record, and finishing second of his group in the round of 16, reaching the round of 8 for the sixth time. In the quarterfinals he lost in a close series against the eventual winner RorO.
Heart of the Swarm
The first HotS tournament for MC was also the first premier HotS tournament ever, the IEM Season VII - World Championship, for which he had qualified thanks to his results in IEM Cologne, Singapore, and HomeStory Cup V and VI. For the first time in his IEM history, he would be unable to get out of his group, after losses against First, YongHwa and Ret.
A week later, he played in 2013 MLG Winter Championship, which he had previously qualified for by beating aLive in the Showdowns. There he managed to beat the Kespa Protoss herO, destroyed Bomber and Mvp before losing to the Zerg prodigy and eventual winner Life in the semifinals. He was also defeated by INnoVation in the bronze match, and ended up fourth, claiming $6,000.
On April 9, MC participated in his Code S group for 2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL. He and DongRaeGu, both favorites and previous GSL champions, were knocked out by Flying and YoDa, with MC only winning 1 game out of 5, putting him in the Challenger League.
MC then decided to try his luck elsewhere and participated in 2013 WCS Season 2 Europe. Compared to his Season 1 results, MC had a much more impressive run. He looked slightly shaky in group stage, as he advanced out of both Ro32 and Ro16 second place in his group. In the Playoffs, MC cleanly swept over Welmu 3-0, then went on to defeat MMA 3-1. In the finals he narrowly lost to Duckdeok 3-4 and claimed $12,000.
Despite his impressive run in Season 2 Europe, in the Season 2 Finals, MC was taken out in Ro16 as he lost to both Jaedong 2-1 and Rain 2-0, winning 2-1 only against Welmu. He had another chance to end his major championship drought in the Season 3 Europe Premier League as he reached the finals, but instead, MMA ended his own drought with a 4-2 win after taking the first three games. He did, however, earn a ticket to BlizzCon for the 2013 WCS Global Finals.
On New Year's Eve, it was announced that MC and SK Gaming were parting on amicable terms, although he had already joined another team to be announced. However, MC announced on January 15, 2014 that he would not be joining a traditional team and would instead work with former SK manager Reis (Min Sik Ko), eventually being personally sponsored by Global eSports Management. He subsequently placed second as IEM Season VIII - Sao Paulo.
After a first-round exit at the IEM Season VIII World Championship, MC returned in force during the 2014 WCS Season 1 Europe Premier League. He first dropped only one map in beating sLivko and NaNiwa to win Group A in the Round of 32 before he defeated Nerchio twice to book his quarterfinal birth despite losing to San. From there, he showed growth and the return of the killer instinct that had marked his initial rise. First, he beat StarDust 3-1 in the quarterfinals after a proxy Stargate producing an Oracle forced StarDust into a defensive mistake and allowed him to move in. He then defeated jjakji by the same score with the highlights including a Colossus drop that puCK had used in the past that MC parlayed into a 4-Colossus build and a proxy Stargate producing Oracles that decisively punished jjakji's Command Center-first opening in Game 4 and allowed him to take the series. This set up a rematch with MMA in the finals, and after they split the first four games, MC showed improved macro before landing two killing blows - a mass High Templar flank in Game 5 that swung the game's decisive engagement and deflecting MMA's large main drop in Game 6 and decisively countering. It marked MC's first Premier Tournament championship in 686 days - a fact that left MC emotional but also at the top of the WCS rankings and with an invite to return to Korea for the 2014 GSL Global Championship, despite being invited to the tournament MC decided to take part in 2014 DreamHack Open: Bucharest instead. MC was placed in the 2nd group stage for the tournament, he would play against Reynor and KrasS defeating both players 2-0 to advance to the 3rd group stage.
MC would beat the French Zerg FireCake but lose against StarDust, he would then defeate FireCake again to advance to the Round Of 16 Playoff bracket. MC's first opponent would be TY or formerly known as "BaBy", MC showed his prowess in the match-up by defeating the Terran 2-1, advancing to the Round of 8, where he would meet Axiom's Zerg player Impact despite a good tournament by MC he would end up falling to the Zerg 2-0.
MC announced his retirement via Twitter on June 18, 2015. Team Liquid then writes up a farewell article for MC.
Legacy of the Void
One More for the Road
In August 2015, MC came out of retirement to join his longtime friend and OGS-TL teammate, Evil Geniuses' HuK, for the 2015 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Santa Monica. MC and HuK would achieve a joint first place along with DongRaeGu and TRUE, who only lost a match to the Protoss archon team.
MC and HuK joined forces again in September 2015 to storm through the winners bracket of 2015 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Washington. During one interview, MC commented, "I am Obamatoss, I can't lose in Washington". His words proved to be accurate as MC and HuK took the championship with relative ease. In beating MMA and Bomber 3-1 twice (including in the finals) and Violet and MaSa 3-0, the Protoss Archon made prolific use of the Adept, a very powerful unit at the time, which has been nerfed in the following LotV beta patches. This victory meant MC was officially the first StarCraft pro gamer to have made $500,000 in tournament winnings and also clinched another trip to BlizzCon as he and HuK advanced to a Champions Showmatch at the 2015 WCS Global Finals against the Team Liquid Zerg Archon of Snute and TLO, who had qualified via the European Road to BlizzCon.
|In Major tournaments|
|2014-10-03||4th||Connecting Professional E-sports #1||2 : 3||FanTaSy||$800|
|2014-08-03||3 - 4th||Gfinity G3||0 : 3||HyuN||$3,000|
|2014-02-07||1st||Warer.com Invitational||4 : 3||HerO||$3,000|
|2013-12-09||4th||Fragbite Masters||0 : 2||HasuObs||$1,200|
|2013-01-09||2nd||HyperX 10-Year Tournament||2 : 4||Jaedong||$4,500|
|2012-12-16||4th||Numericable M-House Cup||2 : 3||Stephano||$263.63|
|2011-06-26||3rd||HomeStory Cup III||1 : 3||HuK||$1,062.77|
|2011-06-12||1st||GIGABYTE StarsWar Killer 6||4 : 1||LoveCD||$6,171.79|
|2011-04-23||1st||Copenhagen Games StarCraft 2 Challenge||4 : 0||Kas||$4,876.75|
|2011-04-12||1st||DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Stockholm Invitational||3 : 2||White-Ra||$15,875|
|In Minor and Monthly tournaments|
|2015-12-12||2nd||WW3||0 : 3||Solar||$600|
|2010-12-30||1st||Danawa Cup YGosu Invitational||4 : 3||Bomber||$1,771.10|
|2010-12-30||2nd||Kaspersky New Year Invitational||0 : 4||TOP||$400|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|In Premier tournaments|
|2011-05-19||3 - 4th||Global Starcraft II Team League May||2 : 4||$0|
|In Major tournaments|
|2012-11-21||2nd||2012 IGN Pro Team League||1 : 5||$444.44|
|2012-08-11||1st||IPL Team Arena Challenge 3||6 : 8||$1,125|
|In Minor tournaments|
|2018-12-21||1st||BJ Destruction Match Season 2||4 : 3||$1,110|
|2013-02-25||1st||2013 Global Starcraft II Team League Preseason||4 : 2||$459.87|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
Although IdrA and MC participated in the first four seasons of GSL before IdrA decided to move back to the US, their first official tournament meeting was at the semi-finals for the DreamHack 2011 Stockholm Invitational . Less than a month after his second GSL championship, MC was considered not only the best Protoss but the best player in the world at the time, while IdrA was vocalizing his belief that Zerg players could not compete on even ground because of balance issues. Still, during the first game of the series IdrA played on par with MC and looked poised to win until one bad engagement led to his defeat. MC successfully defended IdrA's 6 Pool in the second game and went on to claim the whole tournament.
In June, they met for the opening match of MLG Columbus 2011. Originally, IdrA was meant to play against Bomber, however MC's replacement of Bomber was announced a few days before the event. IdrA won 2-0, and went on to finish first in his pool. In a post-game interview, MC claimed that he lost because of jet lag and that he would win 4-0 against IdrA if they were to meet again later in the tournament. After MC's victory over ThorZaIN, he reiterated his intentions during his celebratory ceremony, which prompted IdrA to flip him off . In the final day of the tournament IdrA and MC met each other in the loser's bracket semi-final. Unlike in the group stage, IdrA did not opt to play his usual macro style but went for two all-ins in what was widely regarded as a result of nerves. Combined with a successful Cannon Rush, IdrA fell behind in the series. In the final game he went back to his macro style and was ahead of MC for a long time before losing to some undetected Dark Templars and MC's powerful Blink micro.
Two weeks later they played each other at the RO16 for DreamHack Summer 2011. Neither of the players attempted to cheese, which produced an even series similar to the first set at MLG Columbus 2011; however, this time MC claimed a 2-0 win.
Although their onstage behaviour has lead to speculations about them disliking one another, both IdrA and MC have described the other as a "nice guy". In an interview at DreamHack Summer 2011, IdrA stated that although he does not particularly like the WWE-like ceremonies and the trash talk that is characteristic of MC, he is happy to play along .
Later IdrA and MC met again. First in MLG Orlando 2011 where IdrA lost 1-2. Eventually MC finished the tournament on second place while IdrA was 4th. Their next meeting was at 2011 MLG Providence where MC swept IdrA 2-0. Their final engagement to date was in Iron Squid where MC once again emerge victorious 2-0.
On summary MC won all their matches (but not sets) with the only "win" of IdrA being negated by extended series mechanism of MLG which ended as 4-2 Victory for MC (After Initial 2-0 for IdrA). The result is 6-0 (14-3) in MCs favor.
|2012-03-18||Iron Squid||Daybreak, Cloud Kingdom||MC 2 : 0 IdrA|
|2011-11-19||2011 MLG Providence||Xel'Naga Caverns, Dual Sight||MC 2 : 0 IdrA|
|2011-10-16||2011 MLG Orlando||Metalopolis, Dual Sight, Shakuras Plateau||MC 2 : 1 IdrA|
|2011-06-19||2011 DreamHack Summer||Crevasse, Metalopolis||MC 2 : 0 IdrA|
|2011-06-05||2011 MLG Columbus||Shakuras Plateau, Tal'Darim Altar, Typhon Peaks, ICCup Testbug||MC 4 : 0 IdrA||Extended the match below|
|2011-06-03||2011 MLG Columbus||Metalopolis, Xel'Naga Caverns||MC 0 : 2 IdrA|
|2011-04-12||2011 DreamHack Stockholm||Metalopolis, Xel'Naga Caverns||MC 2 : 0 IdrA|
|Global StarCraft II League Champion|
|GSL Open Season 2
|GSL Open Season 3
18 December 2010 – 29 January 2011
|GSL January 2011|
|GSL January 2011
|GSL March 2011
19 March 2011 – 9 April 2011
|GSL May 2011|
|HomeStory Cup III
|HomeStory Cup IV
8 January 2012 – 8 July 2012
|HomeStory Cup V|
|Intel Extreme Masters|
|Season VI - Sao Paulo
|Season VI - World Championship
10 March 2012 – 19 August 2012
|Season VII - Cologne|
|Red Bull Battle Grounds Champion|
|Red Bull Battlegrounds: Austin
27 May 2012 – 25 November 2013
|Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City|
|StarCraft II World Championship Series: Europe Continental Champion|
|2013 WCS Season 3 Europe
|2014 WCS Season 1 Europe
13 April 2014 - 6 July 2014
|2014 WCS Season 2 Europe|
Matches & VODs
- VortiX vs MC - Game 2 - Overgrowth LE - Fragbite Masters 2014
- VortiX vs MC - Game 3 - Frost LE - Fragbite Masters 2014
First Person View Match VODS
- 2014-05-21 | by Miyato Kazuki of RedBull eSports (trans. by Ben Sillis)
- 2014-04-11 | Reddit at 2014 WCS Season 1 Europe Premier League by
- 2014-04-07 | Hotbid of [[TL.net]] at SeatStory Cup by
- 2013-11-25 | Waxangel of [[TL.net]] at Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City by
- 2013-10-26 | monk & Waxangel of [[TL.net]] by
- 2012-02-25 | This Is Game by
- 2013-02-15 | This Is Game by
- 2013-01-24 | This Is Game by
- 2013-01-07 | This Is Game by
- 2012-11-26 | This Is Game by
- 2012-10-20 | This Is Game by
- 2012-10-03 | This Is Game by
- 2012-10-02 | ESFI World by
- 2012-09-05 | This Is Game by
- 2012-08-30 | This Is Game by
- 2012-08-29 | Sang Jin Park of Inven.co.kr by
- 2012-07-23 | This Is Game by
- 2012-02-09 | This Is Game by
- 2012-01-11 | This Is Game by
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- YGosu Event Page
- 2011 GSL March Finals - Games 1 & 2 - MC BMs(?) July
- MC vs ThorZaIN TSL3 Ro8
- SK represented by MC and NaDa in foreign tourneys
- http://nasl.tv/Players/Profile/mc NASL - MC Player Profile
- MK, NADA and MC coming to ESWC 2011
- "MC leaves oGs and joins SK full-time" SK-Gaming.com, 13 January 2012. Thread on TL.net
- MC to leave SK Gaming TL.net
- MC: Farewell to One of the Greatest
- MC Murloc suit
- DreamHack Summer 2011 - HuK Vs. Tarson cast by TotalBiscuit and MC YouTube (originally aired on Justin.tv)
- Prizemoney Ranking on aligulac.com
- The Top 100 Career eSports Money List eSportsEarnings.com
- oGsMC before and after the match with Fnatic.Sen
- oGsMC Saying He Will Make Idra Cry
- oGsMC before and after the match with dignitas.SeleCT
- MC sounds angry
- Hyung Joon Becomes A Progamer Episode 7 with MC (Flounder) & MarineKing (Clare) YouTube
- MC buys mom car
- MC: Dreaming of being a Progamer
- April Fool's 2014 - ESL says goodbye to Carmac, hello to MC YouTube
- NEEDForSEAT - "Seat Improvement" with MC featuring Reis YouTube
-  YouTube
- MC versus IdrA official games record. TLPD.
- "Hail to the King." majorleaguegaming.com. May 2011.
- Interview with EG.Idra DreamHack Summer 2011. youtube.com. June 19th 2011.