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[e][h]Protoss Sage
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Woo Kyung-chul
November 21, 1990 (age 33)
Alternate IDs:
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years Active:
2010 - 2014
 × 3
????-??-?? — 2010-10-24
2010-??-?? — 2012-08-10
2012-08-10 — 2012-11-15
2013-02-01 — 2014-06-27
Recent Matches
Phoenix Army Phoenix ArmyPhoenix Army
Griffin ArmyGriffin Army Griffin Army
February 22, 2014 - 11:00 EST  
Sage Terran South Korea
United States Zerg Minigun
February 14, 2014 - 02:00 EST  
Sage Protoss South Korea
Taiwan Protoss Has
January 22, 2014 - 18:00 EST  
Sage Protoss South Korea
United States Protoss Minigun
October 9, 2013 - 16:00 PDT  
Sage Protoss South Korea
Canada Zerg Jig
October 9, 2013 - 15:15 PDT  

Woo "Sage" Kyung-chul (born November 21, 1990) is a retired Korean Protoss player who last played for ROOT Gaming.



Extremely intelligent Protoss who shows extensive knowledge of the game using many innovative builds and intelligent placement of units and excellent micro and macro. His style is very intel-based and tends to focus more on scouting and reacting accordingly .


He has shown a build that is extremely StarCraft I esque. In this build, Protoss takes complete control of the air through mass Phoenixes and with good micro continually harasses Zerg's drone line while having Charge Zealots warp in to harass and possibly destroy expansions. While this is happening he is teching up to High Templar for Psionic Storm and Robotics Facility for Observers to shut down Creep Tumors and Immortals to counter Roaches, and later to Colossi to counter the high Hydralisk count made to counter the Phoenixes. Note that exactly like in StarCraft I he only pumped Zealots with Charge and had no Stalkers until about 10 minutes in the game. He also built no Sentries the entire game.[1][2]


Wings of Liberty[edit]

Sage made his first appearance in the GSL Open Season 2 under the id 'FreeDSL'. He fell 0-2 to SuHoSin in the first round.[3]

Sage qualified for the LG Cinema 3D Special League via the World IT Show. He beat MMA in the first round, Check in the next, and made it to the Semifinals where he was stopped by sC.

Sage generated excitement in the GSTL Season 1, where he performed an all-kill of team fOu in the second week, demonstrating clever and innovative strategies throughout the series.

August 9, 2012, Sage joined Alt-Tab.Gaming,[4] but was teamless after they disbanded November 15.

February 1, 2013, he joined ROOT Gaming.[5]

Code A[edit]

Sage made his debut in Code A in GSL October, defeating notable players such as SocceR and AcE in the preliminaries. He managed to go through YoDa, Check and Lucky before falling to Oz in the round of 4. He played in the Up and Down Matches where he placed third with a score of 2-2, therefore staying in Code A.

In the 2011 GSL November Sage faced ForGG in the Ro48. There he was defeated 0-2 and knocked out of the tournament.

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

On June 22, 2011, Sage participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 2. After taking down aLive, BanBans, and Jjun, Sage went on to face PuMa. He was not able to advance any further after he lost to PuMa by a score of 0-3 and fell in to the 3rd/4th place match. He was able to defeat San and took third place.

From July 19 to July 21, 2011, Sage participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Finals 1. To start off the tournament Sage was placed in Group B. After advancing through his group with a score of 2-0, Sage advanced in to the playoffs. In the playoffs, Sage took down NaYa and went on to face YongHwa. He wasn't able to advance any further and fell to the 3rd/4th place match after losing to YongHwa by a score of 0-3. Sage once again wasn't able to grab any more victories and had to settle for fourth place after losing to Curious by a score of 2-4.

On June 28, 2012, Sage participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 3 Weekly 7. After taking down TOP, Sparta, Tassadar, and Sia, Sage advanced in to the finals to face TaeJa. He wasn't able to grab first place after losing to TaeJa by a score of 1-3 and took second place.

Sage in Europe[edit]

On August 20, 2012, Sage arrived in Poland to train in the Ministry of Win with the aim of attending major European tournaments.[6] He's been streaming his ladder since then and has participated in many online daily and weekly events with great success. Up to 1,500 people simultaneously watched his stream on his third day in Warsaw, Poland.

From August 30 to September 2, he played his first live event in Europe, the Battle at Ministry of Win. He finished 2nd, only losing 3-1 to Nerchio in the finals. On November 15, 2012, he became teamless as Alt-Tab.Gaming disbanded.[7]

With Alt-Tab disbanding, Sage returned to Korea on November 17.[8]

Sage on Root Gaming[edit]

After being teamless for some time, Sage became a member of Root Gaming on February 1, 2013. He said in an interview upon joining the team that he hoped to focus on foreign tournaments.[9]

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

WCS America[edit]

On May 4, 2013 Sage participated in the WCS AM Challenger League Qualifiers. After losing his first match in the winners bracket to puCK he went on to defeat badcop, Center, trimaster, and HyuN to qualify. In the Main Tournament he lost 2-1 to Vibe in Bracket 5 of the Bracket Stage. He then beat Sen and Oz 2-0 in the group stage to qualify for the WCS AM Season 2 Premier League

MLG Spring Championship[edit]

From June 28 through June 30 of 2013 Sage participated in the 2013 MLG Spring Championship. Placed in bracket 2 of the Winners Bracket he beat Padre, binski, KawaiiRice, and SaSe without dropping a single map, advancing directly to the Final Bracket. After losing 2-1 to HerO in the winners bracket, he managed to defeat soO 2-1 in the losers bracket, but was then knocked out 2-0 by Sound. He achieved a final placement of 7-8th place.


On June 27, 2014, he announced on twitter that he retired from StarCraft II.[10]


2014-01-191stMinorSYF Invitational
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 0$200
2014-01-151stWeek. (Min.)MSI Saturday Showdown 9
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 1$112.08
2014-01-111stWeek. (Basic)ZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 134
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
3 : 2$100
2014-01-052ndMon. (Min.)Masters Cup 37Masters Cup 37
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
1 : 2$67.15
2013-01-051stWeek. (Basic)ZOTAC Cup: NA Cup Cup 833 : 1$100
2012-12-051stMon. (Min.)ZOTAC Monthly Final October 2012ZOTAC Monthly Final October 20123 : 2$653.54
2012-11-161stMajorAcer StarCraft Challenge
3 : 1$2,547.52 HotS Invitational
3 : 3$317.64 HotS Invitational
2 : 0$325.65
2012-09-151stDaily (Basic)Playhem EU Daily 355
2012-09-141stDaily (Basic)Playhem EU Daily 354
2012-09-111stDaily (Basic)Playhem EU Daily 351
2012-09-101stDaily (Basic)Playhem EU Daily 350
2012-09-022ndMinorBattle at Ministry of Win: get outPlayed
1 : 3$1,300
2012-08-241stWeek. (Basic)Alt-Tab Trophy Cup 47Alt-Tab Trophy Cup 47
2 : 1$50.26
2012-06-282ndWeek. (Min.)ESVTV Korean Weekly S3W7
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
1 : 3$50
2012-03-092ndMajorIPL Team Arena Challenge 2IPL Team Arena Challenge 2
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
7 : 8
2011-10-083rd - 4thPremier2011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
2 : 5
2011-10-033rd - 4thPremier2011 Global StarCraft II League October: Code A2011 Global StarCraft II League October: Code A
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
1 : 3$685.40
2011-06-163rd - 4thMajorLG Cinema 3D Special League
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
0 : 2$2,760
Extended list of results
All-Kill Achievements
2013-04-03 All-KillAcer TeamStory Cup Season 1
2012-03-04 All-KillIPL Team Arena Challenge 2
2011-07-01 All-Kill2011 GSTL Season 1

Matches & VODs[edit]

Wings of Liberty[edit]




First Person View Match VODS[edit]



External links[edit]


Matchup Statistics

vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss79 - 7053 %97 - 7456.7 %169 - 10960.8 %4 - 0100 %349 - 25358 %
as Terran0 - 0-0 - 0-4 - 357.1 %0 - 0-4 - 357.1 %
as Zerg1 - 0100 %0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-1 - 0100 %
Σ80 - 7053.3 %97 - 7456.7 %173 - 11260.7 %4 - 0100 %354 - 25658 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics