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[e][h] TheBest
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Kim Chan-Min
April 5, 1991 (age 31)
Alternate IDs:
TheBestfOu, KangJiYoungfOu, Review, FXOTheBest
Approx. Total Winnings:
Years active:
2010 - 2014
2010-10-07 — 2011-07-18
2011-07-18 — 2013-10-07
Recent Matches
TheBest  South Korea
South Korea  Billowy
2014-01-25 05:00:13UTC  
TheBest  South Korea
South Korea  Creator
2014-01-25 05:00:11UTC  
TheBest  South Korea
South Korea  CoCa
2014-01-23 04:00:48UTC  
TheBest  South Korea
South Korea  Stats
2014-01-23 04:00:46UTC  
TheBest  South Korea
South Korea  Sleep
2014-01-08 00:00:32UTC  

Kim "TheBest" Chan-Min (born April 5, 1991) is a retired Korean Terran player.

TheBest retired on October 7, 2013.[1] After retiring, TheBest was seen playing in the 2014 GSL S1 Qualifier where he managed to top his group and qualify for Code A.

In Beta[edit]

Wings of Liberty[edit]

TheBest qualified for GSL Open Season 3 and gathered enough points to acquire Code S.

In the 2011 GSL Super Tournament, he managed to reach the Round of 8 after upsetting TricKsteR and Min before being swept by MarineKing 0-3 in a series notorious for TheBest's poor banshee control.

Code S[edit]

In the first Code S season, he managed to reach the Round of 16 defeating players such as Maka and Polt, only to lose 0-2 in the Round of 16, falling to both Mvp and Choya. In the subsequent season, TheBest would be demoted to Code A after going 0-3 in his group and losing to SuperNova 0-2 in the up/down matches.

Code A[edit]

TheBest would lose in the Round of 32 in his first season in Code A and be knocked out of the GSL. He would make his return to the GSL by qualifying for August's Code A tournament. He would fall in the first round again however, losing 1-2 to YoDa.

TheBest re qualified for the GSL defeating Tassadar and PuMa he will make his return in 2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 code A.


TheBest made his first appearance in the GSTL against ZeNEX and won 3 games and the match for his team, coming back from a 1-3 deficit.

ESV TV Korean Weekly[edit]

On July 13, 2011, TheBest participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 1 Weekly 5. After taking down inori, MarineKing, and Heart, TheBest went on to face TaeJa. He was not able to advance any further after he lost to TaeJa by a score of 1-3 and fell in to the 3rd/4th place match. TheBest once again wasn't able to grab any more victories and had to settle for fourth place after losing to NaYa by a score of 2-3.

On April 19, 2012, TheBest participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 3 Weekly 1. After taking down Tassadar, HyuN, inori, Symbol, and TOP, TheBest advanced in to the finals to face GuMiho. In the finals, TheBest defeated GuMiho by a score of 3-1 and grabbed first place.

On May 3, 2012, TheBest participated in the ESV TV Korean Weekly Season 3 Weekly 3. TheBest received a BYE in round one and then went on to take down inori, Weekend, Revival, and HyuN, TheBest advanced in to the finals to face TheStC. In the finals, TheBest defeated TheStC by a score of 3-2 and grabbed first place.

Outside Korea[edit]

It was announced on August 10, 2011 that TheBest, along with his teammate Choya would be going to MLG Raleigh.[2] Later it would be amended, however, that the two, along with a third South Korean FXO player would be attending MLG Orlando instead.[3]

World Championship Series[edit]

2012 WCS Korea Preliminaries[edit]

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


  • When being asked by Artosis if he is, in fact, "The Best fOu", he was very modest and said no.
  • Often referenced by Tasteless and Artosis in GSL casts when Banshees are controlled badly due to his poor Banshee control in the 2011 Super Tournament.
  • His 1 base all-in strategies and trademark smirk in the GSL have made him villainous icon in Teamliquid's LR threads.


In A1Premier Tournaments
2012-12-081st2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 3
FXOpen e-Sports
5 : 3MVPMVP$3,080.71
2012-07-281st2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2
FXOpen e-Sports
5 : 0SlayerSSlayerS$2,928.22
2012-04-073rd - 4th2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
FXOpen e-Sports
3 : 5PrimePrime$441.82
2012-03-183rdNorth American Star Team League
FXOpen e-Sports
3 : 2Team EmpireTeam Empire$100
2011-06-105th - 8thLG Cinema 3D Super TournamentFor Our UtopiaFor Our Utopia0 : 3$4,650
2011-02-2425th - 31st2011 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Global StarCraft II League March: Code SFor Our UtopiaFor Our Utopia0–3Grp S.$1,330
2011-01-139th - 16th2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January: Code SFor Our UtopiaFor Our Utopia0–2Grp S.$1,793.40
2010-12-029th - 16th2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3For Our UtopiaFor Our Utopia1 : 2$1,734
In A3Minor Tournaments
2012-05-031stESVTV Korean Weekly S3W3FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports3 : 2$150
2012-04-191stESVTV Korean Weekly S3W1FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports3 : 1$150
Complete list of results in any tournament





Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Terran51 - 5448.6 %57 - 6945.2 %72 - 7150.3 %1 - 0100 %181 - 19448.3 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics