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[e][h] Revival
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Dong-hyun
January 31, 1992 (age 30)
Alternate IDs:
TSL.Posh, TSL_Pretty, Posh, ExcuseMe
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years active:
2011 - 2015
2010-10-14 — 2012-11-28
2012-12-10 — 2013-12-13
2014-03-05 — 2015-04-24
Recent Matches
Revival  South Korea
South Korea  Spear
2018-07-01 10:40:00UTC  
Revival  South Korea
South Korea  StuN
2018-06-28 12:40:00UTC  
Revival  South Korea
South Korea  Undefeatable
2018-06-24 11:40:00UTC  
Revival  South Korea
South Korea  Creator
2018-03-28 04:31:50UTC  
Revival  South Korea
South Korea  Patience
2018-03-27 06:30:44UTC  

Kim "Revival" Dong-hyun (born January 31, 1992) is a retired Korean Zerg player.

On November 19, 2015, it was announced that Revival would be joining the Korean army.[1]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

Revival has only had minimal success in Code A, but that was enough to grant him a spot in the 2011 GSL Super Tournament which was the tournament where he had the most success in the individual leagues of the GSL. He defeated Ensnare and HongUn in his group before falling to MarineKing 2-1 in the round of 16.

Revival has been one of TSL's staple players in GSTL Season 1, where he has been played in three of their matches, defeated TheStC, NaDa and MC in the match versus oGs.

On November 28, 2012, he left TSL, citing a desire for a "fresh new start." [2] He then proceeded to join EG on December 10, 2012.[3]

Code A[edit]

Revival's debut in Code A would be in GSL March where he qualified through the preliminaries. He beat ButterflyEffect in the first round before falling to HuK in the next, retaining his spot in Code A. In the following GSL, he would be defeated by Ryung in the first round, dropping out of Code A. Revival would also play in the GSL October to be defeated in the first round 2-1 by sC. He would once again qualify for Code A for the GSL November, defeating Sound in his group finals, but he was eliminated by KeeN 2-0 in round of 48.

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

On December 9, 2011, Revival participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 16. After taking down Line, HyuN, Sage, and Avenge, he advanced in to the finals to face Symbol. He was not able to advance any further and lost to Symbol by a score of 0-4 and ended up taking second place.

Esports Weekly Match[edit]

On May 18, 2012, Revival participated in the EWM Season 2 Week 8. Revival took down Hope, finale, True, YangSongE, and Tassadar to advance in to the finals against Lucky. He wasn't able to advance any further and had to settle for second place after losing to Lucky by a score of 1-2.

On July 13, 2012, Revival participated in the EWM Season 3 Week 6. Revival took down GGanDoL, sC, TheBest, and Lure to advance in to the finals against dreamertt. Revival defeated dreamertt by a score of 2-1 and advanced in to the EWM Season 3 Finals where he would have a shot to obtain a Code A seed if he won against the other weekly winners.

Outside Korea[edit]

Revival played in IEM Season VI - Guangzhou where he placed first in his group winning all three of his games. In the playoffs bracket, he would lose 1-3 to IdrA, ending his run.

On February 16, 2012, Revival participated in the ZOTAC Cup Monthly Final January 2012. He was able to take down Bly and viOLet before being knocked into the 3rd/4th place match by losing to fraer. In the 3rd/4th place match, Revival took down Forsen with a score of 2-0 and took 3rd place.

On July 24, 2012, Revival participated in the ZOTAC Cup Monthly Final June 2012. He was able to take down Dragon, AlaStOr, Terius, and went straight into the finals to face HyuN. After a fierce match, Revival was not able to take down HyuN and took 2nd place with a score of 2-3.

On November 22, 2012 Revival participated in IEM Season VII - Singapore, replacing Miya who was unable to attend. Winning his group 5-0 (10-3 on maps) he qualified straight to the quarterfinals, where he lost 3:0 to VortiX.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

During the WCS America 2013 Season 1 Premier League Qualifiers on April 20, 2013, Revival defeated Fitzyhere, Sage, and DeMusliM to qualify for the main tournament. During the group stages of Premier League, he defeated Americans IdrA, Goswser, Suppy, and Canadian Scarlett to reach the bracket stage. He defeated both Norwegian Snute and teammate aLive 3-1 to reach the finals against EG-TL teammate HerO in the finals, where he fell 2-4.

In the group stage of the Season Final, he defeated the Ukrainian player DIMAGA, but fell to the WCS Korea players INnoVation and RorO to fall out of the tournament.

Season 2[edit]

In the Round of 32 of WCS America 2013 Season 2 Premier League, Revival defeated the Chinese player Top and viOLet to advance first from his group to the Round of 16. He was unable to advance further, however, as although he was able to defeat Sage, he lost to both Scarlett and MacSed to fall to Challenger League. He defeated HwangSin 2-0 in the third round to advance to the third season of Premier League.

Season 3[edit]

In the Round of 32 of WCS America 2013 Season 3 Premier League, Revival was defeated by both Sage and Polt and fell down into Challenger League.

In WCS America 2013 Season 3 Challenger League Revival received a walkover in his first match against Ryung but forfeited his second round match against puCK. However, Revival was able to advance from his Challenger League group by defeating JonSnow and SeleCT which gave him enough points to challenge NaNiwa for a spot in the 2013 WCS Global Finals.

Global Finals[edit]

Revival played in a special tiebreaker match against NaNiwa for the 16th spot in the Global Finals bracket, due to the fact that the two were Tied in WCS Points for the year. Revival lost the match 3-0 and did not make the Ro16.

Other Tournaments[edit]


Revival qualified for the IEM Season VIII - Shanghai tournament via his WCS Ranking. He defeated the Russian TitaN twice in his Round of 16 group to advance to the bracket stage against Polt. He defeated his Terran opponent 3-2, MC 3-1 in the semifinals, and teammate Oz 4-0 in the grand finals to win his first premier tournament. This qualifed him for the IEM Season VIII World Championship in Katowice.


Revival participated in the 2012-2013 Proleague Season for team EGTL. Revival started play in Round 2 and finished the season with a 8-16 overall record.

2014 StarCraft II World Championship Series[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Revival played Slam in WCS America 2014 Challenger League and won 3-0 to advance to Premier League.

Revival was placed into Group C of 2014 WCS America Season 1 Premier League along with HyuN, ByuL, and TheStC. He was able to advance in second place by defeating TheStC and ByuL and advanced to the Round of 16.


  • Revival achieved first place 42 times in a Playhem Daily, which is the current record of most 1st place finishes.


In A1Premier Tournaments
2014-04-123rd - 4th2014 WCS Season 1 America Premier LeagueCM StormCM Storm2 : 3$7,500
2013-07-281stIEM Season VIII - ShanghaiEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses4 : 0$10,000
2013-06-022nd2013 WCS Season 1 America: Premier LeagueEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses2 : 4$12,000
2012-12-083rd - 4th2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3
Team SCV Life
3 : 5MVPMVP$528.12
2012-07-283rd - 4th2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2
Team SCV Life
2 : 5SlayerSSlayerS$501.98
2011-10-083rd - 4th2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
Team SCV Life
4 : 5PrimePrime$0
In A2Major Tournaments
2013-08-131st - 8th2013 WCS Season 2 America: Challenger LeagueEvil GeniusesEvil Geniuses2 : 0$300
2012-12-192ndGGA Finals Season 1Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses0 : 3$1,500
In A3Minor Tournaments
2015-02-161stTwo vs Twournament V2.23 : 0$120.50
2015-01-122ndLeifeng Cup 66CM StormCM Storm2 : 3$35
2014-12-222ndLeifeng Cup 61CM StormCM Storm2 : 3$35
2014-12-101stLeifeng Cup 58CM StormCM Storm3 : 1$50
2014-11-182ndLeifeng Cup 50CM StormCM Storm1 : 3$35
2014-09-231stLeifeng Cup 4CM StormCM Storm3 : 0$50
2014-09-062ndOlimoLeague Week #5CM StormCM Storm2 : 3$30
2013-01-042ndZOTAC Monthly Final November 2012Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses0 : 3$261.33
2012-10-232ndZOTAC Monthly Final September 2012Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life2 : 3$255
2012-07-242ndZOTAC Monthly Final June 2012Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life2 : 3$241.30
2012-07-131stEWM Season #3 Week #5Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life2 : 1$100
2011-12-072ndESV TV Korean Weekly S1W16Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life0 : 4$50
In A4Basic Tournaments
2012-10-061stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 72Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 0$100
2012-09-021stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #122Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$125.80
2012-08-051stGo4SC2 ESL Cup 217Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 0$244.75
2012-07-141stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 60Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life1 : 0$100
2012-07-041stAntec Attack Cup 23Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 2$156.60
2012-07-021stGameCreds Cup Cup #63Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$125.84
2012-06-171stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #111Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$126.38
2012-06-101stZOTAC Cup EU Cup #110Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 0$125.07
2012-06-021stHonor Cup Cup 7Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 2$100
2012-05-251stPlayhem NA Daily 253Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life– : –$60
2012-05-121stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 51Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$100
2012-05-111stHonor Cup Cup 4Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$100
2012-04-181stAntec Attack Cup 12Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 0$164.02
2012-04-061stPlayhem EU Daily 204Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life– : –$60
2012-03-311stPlayhem EU Daily 198Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life– : –$60
2012-03-311stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 45Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$100
2012-03-241stPlayhem EU Daily 191Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life– : –$60
2012-03-161stPlayhem EU Daily 183Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life– : –$60
2012-03-031stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 41Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 0$100
2011-08-201stZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 15Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life3 : 1$100
In Premier/Major Team Leagues
Complete list of results in any tournament



Matches & VODs[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]

External links[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Zerg257 - 23252.6 %242 - 25049.2 %214 - 17455.2 %10 - -1111.1 %723 - 65552.5 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics



  1. SetGuitarsToKill (2015-11-19). "Revival no longer GSL observer, joins Army".
  2. SeeKeR (2012-11-28). "Revival leaves TSL".
  3. "Calling for a Revival". 2012-12-10.