NASL Player Profile: HerO

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Rising Star "HerO" Dominates the Starcraft II Scene with Innovative Playstyle

In the fast-paced world of professional Starcraft II, a new star has emerged on the horizon – Song Hyeon Deok, widely known as “HerO.” With an impressive background in Brood War, HerO effortlessly made the transition to Starcraft II and quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. Representing Team Liquid, this Protoss player has been making waves in both domestic and international tournaments, showcasing his aggressive and innovative playstyle. Let’s delve into the journey of this rising star and his remarkable achievements.

Making an Impact

HerO’s decision to join Team Liquid in late 2011 was a pivotal moment in his career. Seeking to participate in more foreign tournaments, he left the Korean team OGS behind. This move proved fruitful as he started accumulating an impressive array of prizes, including a noteworthy 2nd place in the Thailand Invitational and a triumphant 1st place finish in the IPL Season 3 Qualifier and Dramhack Winter.

Innovative Playstyle

What sets HerO apart from his peers is his aggressive and innovative approach to the game. Rather than relying solely on all-ins, he prefers to exert constant pressure on his opponents, skillfully maneuvering his forces and utilizing warp prisms to keep them on the back foot. HerO’s exceptional unit control is widely revered, and his ability to force matches into the late-game is a testament to his strategic prowess.

Season Highlights

In Season 2 of NASL, HerO made a memorable run, remaining undefeated in his first five series. He emerged as the top seed in the Grand Finals, where he faced tough opponents such as Hwangsin, HasuObs, and Sen. However, it was the defending champion PuMa who ultimately halted his victory march, resulting in a hard-fought 2nd place finish.

The following season, HerO showcased his dominance once again, securing 1st place in Division 2 and losing only a single match throughout the nine-week competition. Advancing to the Playoffs, he faced Ryung and emerged victorious, earning himself a spot in the live Grand Finals event. Unfortunately, his journey was cut short by Millenium Stephano in the first round, but HerO’s performance solidified his status as a formidable competitor.

Looking Ahead

With each tournament, HerO continues to refine his skills, captivating both fans and opponents alike. His strategic brilliance and innovative playstyle make him a thrilling player to watch. As he currently holds the prestigious Code S rank, the future looks incredibly promising for this Protoss prodigy.

Match History

DateOpponentResultScore
09.14.11CrunCherWon0-0
09.21.11FenixWon0-0
09.28.11LoWeLyWon0-0
10.05.11DeMusliMWon0-0
10.12.11White-RaWon0-0
10.26.11ShethWon0-0
11.02.11ViBeWon0-0
04.12.12RyungWon2-0
04.19.12DIMAGAWon
2-1
04.26.12CrazyMoviNGWon
2-0
05.03.12SjoWWon
2-0
05.10.12NonyWon
2-0
05.17.12DarKFoRcEWon
2-0
05.24.12
DeMusliM
Lost1-2
07.14.12
-Stephano-
Lost1-3
09.21.12
Dark
Won2-1
09.28.12
Beastyqt
Won2-0
10.05.12
Alicia
Won2-1
10.12.12
Strelok
Won2-1
10.19.12
LoWeLy
Lost1-2
10.26.12
viOLet
Lost1-2
11.02.12
MaNa
Won2-1
11.09.12GanziLost1-2
11.22.12
Sheth
Won3-0
11.29.12FinaleWon3-0
12.08.12
TaeJa
Won3-0
12.08.12
viOLet
Won4-2
12.08.12
Polt
Won4-2

HerO has become a rising star in the competitive Starcraft II scene. His seamless transition from Brood War to Starcraft II, coupled with his aggressive and innovative playstyle, has propelled him to the forefront of professional gaming. With a string of impressive achievements and an unwavering determination, HerO’s journey is one marked by skill, passion, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As the esports landscape continues to evolve, all eyes remain firmly fixed on this talented Protoss player, eagerly anticipating his next awe-inspiring move.

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