Kwak "Maka" Han Eol is a retired Terran player from South Korea.
Maka is a professional StarCraft II and former Warcraft III player from South Korea. Maka, then known better as A.onE)Townhall, Townhall[aRi], or ConQ)Saber played as Night Elf in Warcraft III and currently plays as Terran in StarCraft II. He has played for the South Korean team Prime from the Beta to December 2011, but allegedly left the team on January 1, 2012. It was announced on January 4, 2012, that Maka had joined eSahara, to be reunited with his ex-teammate Check, but was dropped from the Absolute Legends roster (AL having acquired eSahara's SC2 team in March 2012) as of June 4, 2012 due to his failure to meet performance expectations.
Maka announced his retirement from StarCraft II via Twitter on January 13, 2013.
In phase 1 of the beta, Maka made a name for himself as a standout Terran on the heavily Zerg-dominated Asia server. Maka was considered to be one of the strongest Terran players during beta.
Maka represented his clan Prime in the Star2Gether Team Battle, in which Maka had a personal record of 2-1 after beating both Zenio and InCa but losing to Cool. Prime went on to lose the match 4-5 to oGs.
Wings of Liberty
Global StarCraft II League
GSL Open Seasons
Maka is most well known for his participation in GOMTV Global StarCraft II League events. He has managed to qualify for all 3 GSL Open seasons. Maka's furthest placement thus far was in GSL1 where he managed to reach the quarterfinals before being eliminated by LiveForever. Maka played very well in season 3, even taking a game off of the previous champion, NesTea, but Maka eventually lost to NesTea in Ro16. Maka alongside Genius were the two South Korean representatives at Blizzcon 2010. He would defeat players such as DIMAGA, DeMusliM, and HuK before ultimately losing to White-Ra.
In the 2011 January GSL Maka lost to NesTea and TheBestfOu in the Ro32, taking 4th place in his group with a final score of 0-2. He was then defeated 0-2 by FruitDealer in the Up and Down matches. Maka was one of the favorites to win the Code S Wildcard tournament. Despite this, he was defeated in the first round by his teammate, Polt, again 0-2. Polt went on to win the Wildcard Tournament. These losses assured his final placement into Code A for the 2011 March GSL season.
Maka was quickly dislodged from Code A entirely after being beaten by Noblesse 0-2 in the Round of 32, completing a surprising drop out of the GSL tournaments. Maka is one of three former Code S players to drop out of Code A, the others being LegalMind and jookTo.
Maka managed to re-qualify for Code A for GSL August. He defeated Dream in the Round of 32 then lost to Leenock in the Round of 16, staying in Code A. In the next GSL, he played against SjoW in the first round, who beat him 2-1.
Global StarCraft II Team League
2011 GSTL March
On March 22, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL March, Prime sent out Maka as their final player against ST. The score was in favor for ST at 3-0 at that point. Maka took out RainBOw and lessened Prime's lead to 3-1. ST sent out Curious next and Maka wasn't able to defeat him. Maka's loss allowed ST to increase their lead to 4-1 and to take the series.
2011 GSTL May
On May 17, 2011, for the 2011 GSTL May, Prime sent out Maka as their third player against MVP. The score was tied at 2-2 for both teams at that point. He wasn't able to take out MVP's GuineaPig and allowed MVP to take the lead at 3-2.
- Plays Terran in StarCraft II, and was a Night Elf player in Warcraft III.
- Maka is known for a peculiar strategy known as a "Maka Rax". The first (or occasionally second) barracks for the Terran player is built in a strange place; for example in the Terran's own natural expansion. It is almost always ridiculously easy to scout. Although the shortened rush distance is questionable, it has been hypothesized to allow for unit production without lowering the Terran wall. The proximity to the main also allows for lift off and retreating.
|In Premier tournaments|
|2011-06-09||9 - 16th||LG Cinema 3D Super Tournament||1 : 2||Polt||$1,860|
|2010-12-02||9 - 16th||2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3||1 : 2||NesTea||$1,734|
|2010-09-24||5 - 8th||2010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 1||1 : 2||LiveForever||$3,400|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|In Minor tournaments|
|2010-06-05||1st||178.com Asia-Europe Star League||9 : 5||$127.12|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
Matches & VODs
First Person View Match VODS
- 2011-06-08 | Maka's Prime by Jeff Kim of cadred.org
- "Maka streaming!" Thread on TL.net
- "Maka and pepe join eSahara". eSahara.net, 4 January 2012. Translated version TL.net Forum thread
- "AL.Sc2 without Satiini and Maka" AbsoluteLegends.net, 4 June 2012.
- "have been not played long time. aka retired"
- "Star2Gether Team Battle - Prime vs oGs" Thread on TL.net
- "(Q) Purpose of maka rax?" Thread on TL.net