Jang Min-chul

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MC

Jang Min-chul

Hangul 장민철
Revised Romanization Jang Min-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Chang Minch'ŏl
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Status Retired
Born (1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 25)
Nationality South Korea
Games StarCraft: Brood War (200?-2010)
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010-2013)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (since 2013)
Career prize money ~$500,000
Nickname(s) MC
Professional career
2010 MBCGame HERO
2010-2012 Old Generations
2011-2013 SK Gaming
2014-2015 Free agent

Jang Min-chul (장민철, born June 17, 1991), nicknamed MC, BossToss, President Toss and ObamaToss, is a former Korean professional StarCraft II player, playing as the Protoss faction. MC has accumulated more than $500,000 in tournament winnings, and won the Global StarCraft II League (GSL) championship twice. In 2014, Red Bull Esports called him "one of the most successful StarCraft 2 players ever".[1]

Starcraft II Career[edit]

Old generations (2010-2012)[edit]

He has won the Intel Extreme Masters Season VI World Championship (6–10 March 2012) by defeating PuMa 3-2 in the finals,[2] GOMTV Global StarCraft II League (GSL) twice, and as of 2012 is considered one of the top StarCraft II players in the world.[3][4][5][6] He has experienced similar success in Europe, winning 2011 DreamHack Stockholm Invitational and Copenhagen Games Spring 2011, while taking silver in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne.

SK Gaming (2012-2013)[edit]

In July 2011, Min Chul who was playing for the Korean team Old Generations (oGs), began representing SK Gaming in foreign events.[7] In January 2012, this partnership ended with Min Chul leaving Old Generations and moving to play for SK Gaming full-time.[8] He would remain with SK until the end of 2013, when the organization announced his departure.[9][10]

Free agent (2014-present)[edit]

Following his departure from SK Gaming at the end of 2013, MC announced that he would continue to work with his former manager at SK Gaming, but would not join a new professional team.[11]

On June 18, 2015, MC announced his retirement via Twitter.[12]

League of Legends Career[edit]

On November 2, 2016, it was announced that MC would coach Kongdoo's League of Legends team.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet MC, the legendary Protoss player". Red Bull ESports. 6 Jun 2014. Retrieved 2 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.esl-world.net/masters/season6/hanover/
  3. ^ Kolev, Radoslav. "MC and Jinro to attend Dreamhack Invitational". SK Gaming. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Miller, Patrick (8 April 2011). "eSports Update: Global StarCraft League World Championship Finals". PCWorld. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Stanton, Rich (11 April 2011). "Home News Watch this Starcraft 2 game NOW Watch this Starcraft 2 game Now". PC Gamer. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Billengren, Astrid (12 April 2011). "Favorit vann svenskt dreamhack". Nyheterna.se (in Swedish). TV4 Group. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Shields, Duncan (15 July 2011). "SK acquires MC and NaDa in oGs deal". SK Gaming. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Shields, Duncan (13 January 2012). "MC leaves oGs and joins SK full-time". SK Gaming. Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Khaw, Cassandra (December 30, 2013). "SK Gaming streamlines player rosters". onGamers. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  10. ^ Rob Zacny (31 Dec 2013). "Shakeups in StarCraft as star players Bomber and MC leave their respective teams". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2 Jan 2014. 
  11. ^ Cassandra 'deca7' Khaw (15 Jan 2014). "MC will not be joining a team". OnGamers. Retrieved 2 Jan 2015. 
  12. ^ STUCHIU (18 Jun 2015). "MC: Farewell to One of the Greatest". teamliquid. Retrieved 2 Jul 2015. 
  13. ^ "콩두 몬스터 LoL 팀, '프통령' 장민철 코치 선임" [Jang Min-chul Appointed Coach of Kongdoo's League of Legends Team] (in Korean). November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 

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