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[e][h] Sniper
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kwon Tae-hoon
(1995-01-22) January 22, 1995 (age 26)
Alternate IDs:
Lady killer
Total Earnings:
Years Active:
2011 - 2014
2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5: Code S
× 2
2010-12-15 — 2014-07-31
Recent Matches
sniper  Latvia0:1Latvia  Duff
July 14, 2021 - 6:59 UTC

Kwon "Sniper" Tae-hoon (born January 22, 1995) is a retired South Korean Zerg player.


Sniper retired from StarCraft II in 2014.[1] He is one of 'The Forgotten Champions of Code S', having won the 2012 Season 5 by defeating HyuN in a close finals. He now plays Heroes of the Storm professionally.

Wings Of Liberty[edit]

Code A[edit]

In 2011 Sniper managed to qualify for the GSL August Code A defeating inori 2-1 in the final of his group in the GSL August Preliminaries. In the GSL August Code A he defeated SaSe 2-0 in the Round of 32 and secured his Code A slot for the next season. Sniper did not manage to qualify for the Up&Down matches as he lost to Check 0-2 in the Round of 16.

In the GSL October Code A Sniper lost to Curious 2-0 in the Round of 32 and was eliminated from the tournament.

Sniper tried to qualify for the GSL November. He made it to the Round of 4 in the GSL November Preliminaries where he lost to YoDa.

World Cyber Games[edit]

In 2011 Sniper managed to qualify for the WCG Korea 2011 National Finals where he lost to TaeJa and NesTea and finished 4th in his group.

GSL in 2012[edit]

In the 2012 GSL Season 1 Preliminaries, Sniper defeated Sickness 2-0 in the Round of 4 and PuMa 2-0 in the final of his group and re-qualified for GSL Season 1 Code A where he defeated Clide 2-0 in the Round of 48 and Sen 2-0 in the Round of 32. Sniper's opponent in the Round of 24 was Mvp. He lost 1-2 and advanced to Group B of the Up and Down stage where he finished 3rd with a 2-2 score, failing to qualify for Code S.

In GSL Season 2 Code A, Sniper defeated Avenge 2-0, Curious 2-0 and Bomber 2-1, earning him a spot in GSL Season 3 Code S - Group E where he will face SuperNova in the first match.

After two consecutive Code S Round of 32 finishes Sniper rose to fame by winning 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5. He beat HyuN 4-3 in finals which were held in Las Vegas in conjunction with IGN ProLeague Season 5.

OnGameNet Star II League[edit]

2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Preliminaries[edit]

On July 2, 2012, Sniper participated in the 2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Preliminaries. Sniper received a BYE in round one and then took down Punisher, Supreme, horror, and faced Curious in the finals. After taking down Curious by a score of 2:1, Sniper advanced in to the 2012 OSL Non-KeSPA Dual Tournament.

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries[edit]

On July 22, 2012, Sniper participated in the 2012 South Korea WCS Preliminaries. He received a BYE in round one and then took down 김지성, Ares, Flash, and faced Puzzle in the finals. He was not able to advance any further as he lost to Puzzle by a score of 0:2 and took 2nd place.


In A1Premier tournaments
2012-12-203 - 4th2012 GSL Blizzard Cup0 : 3 PartinG$4,653.98
2012-12-021st2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 5: Code S4 : 3 HyuN$46,506.78
2012-10-181 - 12th2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Code A2 : 0 Sirius$905.38
Complete Results in any Tournament

Team Achievements


GOMTV Global StarCraft II League Global Starcraft II League Champion
2012 GSL Season 4
Preceded By:
South Korea  Life
2012 GSL Season 5
2 December 2012 – 9 March 2013
South Korea  Sniper
2013 GSL Season 1
Succeeded By:
South Korea  RorO






External links[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs vs vs Total
as 70 - 4660.3 %70 - 4660.3 %56 - 4754.4 %196 - 13958.5 %
as 0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 20 %0 - 20 %

Earnings Statistics


  1. Lumi (October 19, 2014). "Sniper retires". Retrieved October 19, 2014.