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[e][h]Terran Polt
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Choi Seong-hun
July 2, 1988 (age 35)
Alternate IDs:
OptimusPrime, ProdiGY, csh4922
Captain America, Sir Polt of Terran, The Nexus Sniper, The Daredevil Terran
Approx. Total Winnings:
Military Service:
Years Active:
2010 - 2016,
2019 - 2020
LG Cinema 3D Super Tournament ASUS ROG Winter 2012    2013 MLG Spring Championship 2013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League 2013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit 2015 WCS Season 1 Premier League 2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship
2010-??-?? — 2011-09-14Prime
2011-09-23 — 2012-12-22Team SCV Life
2013-03-12 — 2016-03-05CM Storm
2016-05-04 — 2016-10-12Team EnVyUs
2016-10-12 — 2019-04-??Military
Recent Matches
Polt Terran South Korea
South Korea Protoss PartinG
March 22, 2020 - 23:15 CET  
Polt Terran South Korea
Netherlands Protoss Harstem
February 25, 2020 - 12:10 CET  
Polt Terran South Korea
Mexico Terran SpeCial
February 25, 2020 - 11:00 CET  
Polt Terran South Korea
Netherlands Protoss Harstem
January 28, 2020 - 19:35 CET  
Polt Terran South Korea
Taiwan Protoss Nice
August 5, 2019 - 19:30 TST  

Choi "Polt" Seong-hun (born July 2, 1988) is a retired Korean Terran player who last played for Team EnVyUs.

After having fulfilled his military duty he came back to SCII in mid 2019. He played Teamfight Tactics professionally for Team Liquid. He now is an analyst for HLE in League of Legends.


Polt played Warcraft III:The Frozen Throne at a semi-pro level as human. He was part of the South Korean team Lof for several years. Some replays are still available.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Early success for team Prime (2010 - September 2011)[edit]

Polt was one of four Prime members to have qualified for all 3 of the GOMTV Global StarCraft II League open seasons (the other three being Maka, Check, and HongUn). GSL 3 saw Polt gaining some fame in the StarCraft community as he defeated BoxeR with a score of 2-1 in the Round of 32. This was considered a huge upset as PlayXP had 78.79% of polled South Koreans favoring BoxeR to win.[2]

Polt entered 2011 GSL in Code S, but was quickly struck down in his group, and later lost to TheWinD in the Up and Down matches. However, he managed to reclaim a place in Code S when LiveForever had to take leave due to military duty by taking first place in the Wildcard bracket, defeating his teammate Maka as well as Moon and Cezanne along the way. Polt continued to struggle through GSL March, where he fended off SuperNova after being sent once again to the up/down matches. In the next season, Polt advanced out of the group stage for the first time, including a 2-0 victory over the March champion MC.

In June, 2011, Polt surprised many critics by winning the 2011 GSL Super Tournament where he swept MMA 4-0 in the finals. His road through the tournament included LosirA, HuK, Maka, Alicia, and TOP respectively (RO64–RO4). This championship victory was the first for the Prime team, and because of that he was awarded the "Optimus" ID by his team.

After his Super Tournament championship, Polt advanced to the semifinals in GSL August. En route, he placed second in his group and defeated MMA and KeeN before losing to TOP in the round of 4.

Joining Team SCV Life (September 2011 - January 2012)[edit]

From September 3 to September 4, 2011, Polt participated in the IPL Season 3 Qualifier 2. Polt started off from the Round of 64. Polt defeated ViBE, StrifeCro, Min, and Puzzle, in order to advance in to the semifinals to face aLive. He wasn't able to defeat aLive and fell down to the 3rd/4th place match. He was able to defeat Check by a score of 1-0 in the 3rd/4th place match and took third place.

On September 14, 2011, it was announced that Polt had left Prime.[3] Little more than a week later, Polt would join TSL, and be on leave from his university until the end of the year.[4] On January 2012, Polt began offering coaching on, after his first student (Dreadlord- NA Master) recommended the website after their lessons together, becoming one of the most qualified and expensive StarCraft II coaches at up to $250 per hour.[5]

In GSL October, Polt chose Killer to be in his group because in July, Killer beat Polt, ending Polt's perfect TvP record. Both players admitted respect towards each other during the group picking ceremony. After the ceremony, Polt would join Team SCV Life, ironically making him and Killer teammates. Polt lost to Killer again, however, and his revenge went unsettled.

Polt played in the Open Bracket of MLG Orlando as his first non-Korean LAN.[6] He managed to make it into the quarterfinals of his section of the Upper Bracket before losing to goswser. In the Lower Bracket, he managed to win his section to move on into the Championship Bracket, where he took out Jinro, iNcontroL, TLO, Sheth and HayprO all 2-0 before getting 2-0'd himself by PuMa.

In GSL November, Polt was placed in Group D with GanZi, Leenock, and Ensnare. In a small upset, he only won one game, falling to Code A Round of 32. Here he played ForGG. He lost 0-2 to move into the Up-and-Down Matches, where he ended up with an overall score of 2-2, placing fourth. This meant that Polt would be in Code A for the 2012 GSL Season 1. He would subsequently drop from Code A after losing to Creator 2-1 in the Round of 48.

IPL and other foreign tournaments (February 2012 - December 2012)[edit]

On February 18, 2012, Polt participated in the IPL 4 Online Qualifiers 2. Polt started off from the round of 64 and defeated InCa, HerO, Dream, TheStC, Creator and then advanced in to the finals to face Bomber. There he was able to defeat Bomber by a score of 2-0 and finished in first place. The first place finish qualified Polt for the IGN ProLeague Season 4.

Polt was one of the invitees to ASUS ROG Winter 2012 at Assembly. He advanced from his group 2-1, surprising many by losing 0-2 to BlinG and nearly dropping his series against TLO. Polt recovered and beat TaeJa, HerO, and Lucky in succession to reach the finals. In a very close series he managed to make several great comebacks against Stephano, ultimately winning the series 4-1 and becoming the ASUS ROG Winter 2012 champion.

Not long after, Polt would play in another foreign tournament with Stephano. This time it was the Lone Star Clash. Having beaten Heavens, State, and viOLet, Polt would once again face off against Stephano in round 6. This time around, Stephano took the series 2-1 knocking Polt into the loser's bracket where he beat Sleep. Polt would then have to play against Stephano again, this time in the grand finals. Polt would once again see himself defeated by the French Zerg, and thus he took 2nd place.

After being eliminated from Code A in 2012 GSL Season 1, Polt received a Code S seed for 2012 GSL Season 2 due to his great performances in foreign tournaments. He quickly dropped out of his Ro32 group with losses to PartinG and Oz.

Having won his qualifier, Polt was placed in Group C at IGN ProLeague Season 4. Here he placed at the top of his group ahead of Squirtle, losing only a single match against Creator. In round 1 in the championship bracket, Polt lost 2-1 to aLive knocking him down into the loser's bracket. Unfortunately for Polt, this would be the end of his run in the tournament as he lost 2-1 to MMA.

On April 21, Polt came second to ThorZaIN in Stockholm DreamHack Open. He had only dropped one game in the tournament, going 18-1 in the group stages and bracket stage, before his 3-1 defeat in the grand finals.

In Code A, Polt won against Sound 2-1 in the Round of 48 but lost to GanZi 1-2 in the Round of 32 knocking him into the Up & Down Brackets. Polt went 2-3 in his Up-and-Down Group, meaning he would stay in Code A for 2012 GSL Season 3. Here Polt beat TREME, Maru, and Shine thus returning to Code S for Season 4.

On May 5, 2012, Polt was invited to participate in the IPL Fight Club. His first opponent was MC. Polt defeated MC by a score of 5-2 and took his rightful seat at top of the throne. On May 19, 2012, Polt faced his next opponent for the IPL Fight Club, SjoW. Polt defeated SjoW by a score of 5-0 and remained at the top of the throne. On May 28, 2012, Polt faced his next opponent for the IPL Fight Club, Creator. This was where his streak ended as he lost to Creator by a score of 3-5 and allowed Creator to overthrow him.

On June 30, 2012, Polt participated in the IPL 5 International Qualifiers. Polt received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down Revival, HyuN, MaNa, and then went on to advance in to the finals to face TaeJa. He was not able to take first place and ended up taking second place after losing to TaeJa by a score of 2-3.

On July 23, 2012, Polt participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. Polt received a BYE in round one and then took down IcaruS, Bong, Bogus, and faced HyuN in the finals. After taking down Tear by a score of 2:1, Polt advanced in to the World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals.

In 2012 WCS Korea Nationals, Polt advanced to the third round after beating Mvp 2:1 and TAiLS 2:1. After that he lost to Seed 0:2 and immediately after that to HerO in the loser's bracket. The result tied him for 9th-12th place and so the Consolation Matches were organized (as only top 10 players were going to advance to WCS Korea Continentals). In them Polt once again lost - this time to Miya - ending his run on 11th/12th place tied with Puzzle and without a ticket to WCS Asia Championship.

For 2012 GSL Season 4 Polt was placed in Group H along with DongRaeGu, GuMiho, and Bomber. Polt advanced in second place with two series wins over GuMiho. Polt was the first player chosen in the Ro16 Group Nomination, picked by DongRaeGu to join Group A. This would come back to haunt the Zerg player when Polt won their opening series 2-1. Polt ended up in third place after losing the last series to TaeJa. Polt would then play in the 3rd round of Code A, where he defeated his opponent Sang 2-0, which will put Polt back into Code S for Season 5.

For 2012 GSL Season 5 Polt was placed into Group A with PartinG, finale, & TaeJa. Polt lost 1-2 vs PartinG, won 2-0 vs TaeJa, and then won 2-1 vs finale to advance into the round of 16. Here Polt would first win 2-0 against PartinG before falling to Bogus and Sniper, placing him 3rd in his group. In Code A Polt faced off against Bbyong whom he defeated 2-1 and thus he secured a spot in Code S in 2013.

Polt had an impressive run at IGN ProLeague Season 5 where he was seeded into round 4. After beating YoDa and Creator 2-0, Polt advanced to the final round of 6 where he was beaten by Leenock. In the loser's bracket, Polt first beat Sniper and then Bomber before playing viOLet in the loser's finals. Polt would finally lose to viOLet 3-2 thus taking 3rd place.

Polt played in the North American Star League Season 4 Grand Finals a week later. Up until this point, Polt had put on an impressive performance in the tournament sweeping his group completely. Afterwards Polt had received a walkover against NaNiwa in the round of 16. At the Grand Finals, Polt would first beat Golden 3-1 before losing to HerO 4-2, knocking him into the 3rd place match against SortOf. Polt completely dismantled the Swedish Zerg with a decisive 4-0 victory. This particular match was quite impressive, as Polt played a different style each match convincingly.

On 22 December 2012, it was announced that Polt had left TSL to go to America and study.[7] He consequently forfeited his spot in the 2013 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 Code S.[8]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

Life in America (March 2013 - Present)[edit]

On the 12th of March, 2013, CM Storm announced that Polt would be playing under their banner.[9]

Polt played in the 2013 MLG Winter Championship, which started on March 15, 2013. Although he only reached the round of 16, he went out in an impressively close 2-3 series to the eventual winner of the tournament, Life. This series included a very impressive game on Star Station where Polt used ignite afterburners and great multi-task to gradually gain the edge over Life in a tense macro game.

Polt participated in WCS America 2013 Season 1 Premier League, which began in April 2013. After easily topping his Round of 32 group, going 4-0 in maps over American players IdrA and Goswser, he ended up in a 3 person group with aLive and Ryung after viOlet was unable to participate in the Round of 16. He was unable to defeat either of his opponents, going 2-4 in maps, but his default 3rd place position dropped him into the final round of Challenger League, where he qualified for Premier League Season 2 after defeating TaeJa 2-0.

On June 28, 2013, Polt participated in the 2013 MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, California. He made his way to the finals by defeating notably Xenocider, Suppy, NaNiwa and the Kespa representative Dear. The finals was a match against his former TSL teammate, HyuN. Both players used plenty of diverse strategies during the back and forth finals, from Sky Terran to 2-bases timings, but it was Polt who finally overwhelmed his opponent in the fifth game. Winning this match not only gave Polt his first championship in over a year, but also the Triple Crown. He was only the fourth player to claim it at the time.

In WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League, Polt had little difficulty advancing to the bracket stage. He went 9-2 in the group stages, with the two losses to TaeJa in the Round of 32. Defeating Oz convincingly in the Round of 8, he faced TaeJa again, this time defeating his opponent 3-2. Polt defeated Jaedong 4-0 in the grand finals, giving Polt his second premier North American title. Through the entire tournament, Polt lost only four games, all to TaeJa.

During the 2013 WCS Season 2 Finals, Polt was placed in Group B with Bomber, First, and Grubby. Polt lost 0-2 versus First but won 2-0 against Grubby, giving him the chance to play in the final match where he once again played First. Despite his strong resilience he again lost 0-2 and was knocked out of the tournament.

In WCS America 2013 Season 3 Premier League after receiving a disqualification for the first best of 3 vs HyuN due to connection trouble, Polt went on to defeat Revival 2-1 in a macro oriented best of 3 and then advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Sage 2-1 convincingly, then eventually became the winner by defeating ByuL 4-1.

For the 2013 WCS Season 3 Finals, Polt was placed in group A with MC, Soulkey, and Hack. He lost 1-2 against Hack and then lost 1-2 against Soulkey, eliminating him from the tournament.

Because of this rally on second part of the year (MLG Anaheim, WCS America Season 2 & 3), Polt qualified at 4th place for Blizzcon WCS Grand Finals gathering the 16 best players in WCS. He beat aLive 3-0 convincingly but he fell 1-3 in quarter-final to the future winner of the event sOs.

In January 2014, Polt became the second Korean to obtain an Athlete Visa from the U.S. government after viOLet.[10] He subsequently placed second at IEM Season VIII - Cologne after beating Classic and Rain, losing only to HerO in a marathon final, and is due to compete at the IEM Season VIII World Championship.

On February 19, 2014, it was announced that Polt was sponsored by iBUYPOWER.[11]

On August 24, 2014, Polt managed to defeat TaeJa 3-0 to win the 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit.

Polt was able to accumulate enough WCS points to participate in the 2014 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon. After a close match, Polt was defeated 2-3 by Classic in the round of 16.

In 2015, Polt was able to win an additional Premier tournament by becoming a third-time WCS champion, defeating Hydra in a close TvZ match-up 4-3 in 2015 WCS Season 1. He was faced with Hydra again in 2015 WCS Season 2 but was defeated 0-3. Polt was able to attend the Global Finals for a third time, but was once again defeated by Rain 2-3.

Legacy of the Void[edit]

Polt managed to qualify for IEM Season X - Taipei and lost 2-3 to Soulkey in the quarterfinals. Polt was also able to qualify for the 2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship. During the tournament, on March 2, 2016, he announced that he would be leaving CM Storm after the tournament. Polt went on to win his fourth WCS title, after defeating Snute 4-2. and as a result was seeded to the 2016 WCS Global Playoffs.

On May 4, 2016, Polt signed with Team EnVyUs, and played in the 2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship under their banner, losing 3-0 in semifinals to Nerchio. At the 2016 WCS Circuit: Summer Circuit Championship, he reached yet another grand finals, his 13th, after coming back from 0-2 against PtitDrogo in the quarterfinals and beating the American Protoss player Neeb 3-1 in semifinals. He was unable to overcome the queen/ling/bane heavy style of the former Code S Zerg player TRUE and lost 4-1.

On October 12, 2016, Polt left Team EnVyUs in order to fulfill his mandatory military service in Korea.[12]

Beginning in April, 2019 Polt has returned from his mandatory military service and been regularly streaming on primarily on the Korean ladder. [13]


  • He popularized the Raven/Banshee Polt Timing Attack strategy in his Round of 64 match against MC in GOMTV StarCraft II Open 1.
  • Polt is a graduate of Seoul National University, reputed as the best school in South Korea. He currently pursues his graduate studies at the University of Texas (at the main campus in Austin). As a result of this, he is one of the best English speaking South Korean players and has conducted interviews solely in English.
  • Polt stirred up some controversy in his pregame interview before playing Jinro in March Code S. He stated that he did not feel Jinro was a good player, merely making two semifinals because of luck. This earned him criticism from Tasteless, Artosis and foreign fans. Jinro defeated Polt in the following match.
  • First player to hold the ID "Optimus" in Prime after his GSL win.
  • His 10-0 TvP winning streak was broken by Killer in the Code S group stages of GSL July, Polt however defeated Killer in their rematch and advanced from the group stage.
  • Polt had the longest run in the history of MLG out of the Loser's Bracket at MLG Orlando, winning eighteen games and nine matches in a row, including wins over aLive, Sheth, and Jinro, before finally falling to PuMa 2-0 and ending his tournament at an impressive record of 23 wins and 4 losses.
  • Polt completed the Triple Crown as the 5th player in the world, by winning the 2013 MLG Spring Championship.
  • Polt won two WCS America titles back to back, becoming the only player to win two WCS regional titles in 2013.
  • ReDeYe literally dubbed (knighted) him as "Sir Polt of Terran" after he beat Rain to reach the final of IEM Season VIII - Cologne and also qualify for the IEM Season VIII World Championship.[14]
  • Was featured in Madals' APM compilation at 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm.
  • Was featured in a CNN Money Tech section report in both video and print, including an interview with him.[15]
  • With his win at 2015 WCS Season 1, Polt became the first player to have won 3 WCS titles. He also was the first player to have won 2 WCS America titles back to back, winning 2013 WCS Season 2 America and 2013 WCS Season 3 America respectively.
  • With his win at 2016 WCS Winter Circuit Championship, Polt became the highest earning Terran in StarCraft 2 and the third highest in money earned (ignoring proleague earnings).[Citation needed]
  • Polt is the second player to have won a premier tournament in each StarCraft II expansion, after MMA.
  • As of March 2016, Polt is the only player in the history of StarCraft II to have won at least one premier tournament each year for six consecutive years.


2016-08-142ndPremier2016 WCS Circuit: Summer Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Summer Circuit Championship
Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs
1 : 4$15,000
2016-05-163rd - 4thPremier2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship
Team EnVyUsTeam EnVyUs
0 : 3$10,000
2016-04-093rdMajor2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North America2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers: North America2 : 3$800
2016-03-051stPremier2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship
CM StormCM Storm
4 : 2$35,000
2016-02-143rdMajor2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: North America2016 WCS Winter Regional Challengers: North America
CM StormCM Storm
1 : 3$800
2015-06-283rd - 4thPremier2015 WCS Season 2 Premier League2015 WCS Season 2 Premier League
CM StormCM Storm
0 : 3$10,000
2015-04-051stPremier2015 WCS Season 1 Premier League2015 WCS Season 1 Premier League
CM StormCM Storm
4 : 3$30,000
2014-10-123rd - 4thPremier2014 WCS Season 3 America Premier League2014 WCS Season 3 America Premier League
CM StormCM Storm
2 : 3$7,500
2014-09-213rdPremierRed Bull Battle Grounds: WashingtonRed Bull Battle Grounds: Washington
CM StormCM Storm
2 : 1$6,000
2014-08-241stPremierRed Bull Battle Grounds: DetroitRed Bull Battle Grounds: Detroit
CM StormCM Storm
3 : 0$8,000
2014-07-132ndPremierRed Bull Battle Grounds: AtlantaRed Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta
CM StormCM Storm
1 : 3$4,000
2014-06-222ndPremier2014 MLG Anaheim2014 MLG Anaheim
CM StormCM Storm
0 : 2$9,000
2014-06-192ndMajorRed Bull Battle Grounds: North AmericaRed Bull Battle Grounds: North America
CM StormCM Storm
0 : 2$1,600
2014-05-042ndMajorLone Star Clash 3Lone Star Clash 3
CM StormCM Storm
2 : 4$3,500
2014-02-162ndPremierIEM Season VIII - CologneIEM Season VIII - Cologne
CM StormCM Storm
2 : 4$4,000
2013-10-201stPremier2013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League
CM StormCM Storm
4 : 1$20,000
2013-08-111stPremier2013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League
CM StormCM Storm
4 : 0$20,000
2013-06-301stPremier2013 MLG Spring Championship2013 MLG Spring Championship
CM StormCM Storm
3 : 2$10,000
2013-03-121stMinorDay[9]'s HotS King of the Beta
CM StormCM Storm
3 : 0$2,000
2012-12-093rdPremierNorth American Star League Season 4North American Star League Season 4
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
4 : 0$10,000
2012-12-083rd - 4thPremier2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 32012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
3 : 5
2012-12-023rdPremierIGN ProLeague Season 5IGN ProLeague Season 5
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
2 : 3$11,000
2012-07-283rd - 4thPremier2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 22012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
2 : 5
2012-06-173rdPremierNorth American Star League Season 3: Division 5North American Star League Season 3: Division 5
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
5-3Grp S.$750
2012-04-222ndPremier2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
1 : 3$5,978.84
2012-03-172ndMajorLone Star ClashLone Star Clash
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
1 : 3$3,000
2012-02-251stPremierASUS ROG Winter 2012ASUS ROG Winter 2012
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
4 : 1$10,000
2011-10-082ndPremier2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
3 : 5
2011-09-053rd - 4thPremier2011 Global StarCraft II League August: Code S2011 Global StarCraft II League August: Code S
1 : 3$4,500
2011-06-181stPremierLG Cinema 3D Super TournamentLG Cinema 3D Super Tournament
4 : 0$93,000
Extended list of results



Polt and Stephano first met in the MSI Pro Cup #5, where Stephano was the three-time defending champion. Polt was able to end his streak, beating him 2-1 in a close series after losing the first game. They met in another online European tournament, EIZO Cup where Stephano was able to get revenge for his first loss to Polt, taking it to another close series, 3-2, where the Zerg was able to come out on top after dropping the first map.

The rivalry first came into the spotlight at ASUS ROG Winter 2012 where both Polt and Stephano made it through the group stages and knockout rounds to meet in the final. Both players respected each other going into the Grand Final, Stephano saying that Polt was one of the only players he was scared of and Polt believing Stephano was a genius for how he plays the game. In one of the most exciting finals in StarCraft II so far, Polt was able to come back from a 1-0 deficit to win four straight games and become Winter ASUS ROG champion. A couple of days after the Winter ASUS ROG tournament, the two would meet in the semifinals of the MSI Pro Cup #7 with Polt coming out the victor once more with a 2-0 victory.

They would meet only a few weeks later at the Lone Star Clash event in Texas. Favored by many to be the two finalists, neither disappointed as they made it to the winner bracket finals. Again in their rivalry, Polt was able to take the first game of the series on Antiga Shipyard, but fell the next two games to Stephano and into the loser bracket. After comfortably beating Sleep 2-0, Polt and Stephano faced once again in the Grand Finals where Stephano was able to take the series with a 3-1 score in another exciting series filled with back and forth games.

A week later after Lone Star, the two would both enter the Open Bracket at the 2012 MLG Winter Championship. Unluckily, the two were positioned in the same bracket, meaning only one would have a chance to make it to pool play while the other would have to go through the loser bracket. After two easy victories apiece over non-professional players, the two met on the main stage. Polt was able to take the series 2-1, using a fast Command Center into hellions and marauders to break down an unsuspecting Stephano.

The two would meet again at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, California during the group stages. They played the opening series of the weekend and Stephano took a comeback victory 2-1 after falling behind with a loss in the first game.

ThorZaIN was supposed to play in MSI Pro Cup #13, but due to illness had to drop out. Stephano took his place and faced Polt in the quarterfinals. They split the first two sets, and Stephano won the last map on Ohana to win the series.

After the MLG Spring Championship, the head-to-head record is 16 wins to 15 in Polt's favor.


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Dating back to when they first met in 2011, Bomber and Polt have met nine times. They first met during GSL Season 4 of Code S, with Bomber soundly beating Polt in the round of 16. Seven months later, they faced off again during the IPL Season 4 qualifiers, but this time it was Polt who showed his mastery and was able to beat Bomber. This series set off a back and forth between the two that would last throughout 2012. They next saw each other during the MLG Fall Qualifier and Bomber managed to overcome Polt 2-0. They lastly met in December 2012 for a chance to move onto the IPL Season 5 finals. The closest matches the two had played together as Polt saw himself advance over Bomber 2-1 in the losers bracket, eventually finishing third overall.

While they only sparred four times in 2011 and 2012, splitting their series, their rivalry heated up in 2014 when they met five times. Their first series of the year was in April as the two master Terran players went at it was in the WCS Season 1 Premier round of 16 group stage. Polt rose victorious 2-0. Bomber did not have to wait long for a rematch as they saw each other again at Lone Star Clash 3 in May, almost exactly a month later. In perhaps a set up for how close this rivalry had become, the two went down to game 5 with Polt edging out Bomber in their final game.

With Polt leading their series 4-2 at this point, Bomber went on a six-month run that rivaled the best StarCraft II had seen from a Terran in some time. The two men would met three times in three months, first at Red Bull Battlegrounds Atlanta. As Bomber fought to earn a spot in the grand finals of a tournament sponsored by his team, Red Bull, Polt was trying to keep his dominance alive. In the finals of the tournament which saw the two combatants go through a brutal gauntlet to duel again (Bomber overcoming viOLet and puCK and Polt fighting through HuK and Suppy), we saw Bomber display a level of play we had not seen from him before, beating Polt 3-1. Polt was given the chance for revenge less than two months later in Red Bull Battlegrounds DC for the grand finals, as Polt managed to qualifier at the Detroit Battleground. The two met in the semi-finals and gave us some of the best TvT we have seen in recent years as the two clashed. After Bomber took the first two maps Polt managed to claw his way back and force a game five by winning the next two in a row. In game 3 we saw Bomber make a critical blunder of flying his full, retreating medivacs into marines and then ignored them as Polt snuck underneath and sniped them, winning the game. In game five Bomber proved he was the child of destiny beating Polt and eventually winning the grand finals of the tournament for which he carried his teams banner.

Their most recent meeting happened just one month following Bombers victory in DC at the 2014 WCS Season 3 Premier, meeting in the round of 4. In a nearly mirror image series from what we saw in DC, the two were evenly matched. Bomber won game one but after a perfect bit of irony, he lost vitally full medivacs in game two, costing him the game. Polt continued on and won game three with it being Bomber's turn to win two in a row and force game five. In a match of these two Terran titans, Bomber secured his spot over Polt by claiming game five.

The two players are currently sitting at 5-4 (16-14 in games) with Bomber having the edge.



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Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Terran451 - 24265.1 %420 - 26061.8 %557 - 32363.3 %2 - 0100 %1430 - 82563.4 %
as Random13 - 861.9 %0 - 0-3 - 633.3 %5 - 0100 %21 - 1460 %
Σ464 - 25065 %420 - 26061.8 %560 - 32963 %7 - 0100 %1451 - 83963.4 %

Earnings Statistics

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